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Rangipuatea Jerome Parkinson Parkinson

Buckingham Palace 1945

TH Hopapa,Sam Samuels,Cleo Smith,RJ Parkinson,Tom Love,palace guard

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Rangipuatea Jerome Parkinson AWMM
  • Surname
    Parkinson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Jerome Harry Parkinson AWMM
    • Harry Parkinson AWMM
    • Jerry AWMM
  • Service number
    802123 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
    Mataatua AWMM
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    8 June 1924 AWMM East CoastNew Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 2 February 1942 AWMM Lower Waiawa, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs H. Parkinson (mother), Otira, East Coast, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1944 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • Pacific Theatre of War AWMM
    • Pacific Theatre of War AWMM
    • Italy AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    802123 AWMM
  • Military service
    2nd Maori Battalion Nom Roll. 2nd Maori Battalion
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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Papakura Military Camp AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 2 February 1942 AWMM
    Age 18 AWMM
    Farm hand/Civilian AWMM
    OpotikiBay of Plenty AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment
    more like 15 or 16 Public - Vallon Roe - Child - 10 September 2016 - Dad told me his brother Jules Verne pinched his call up papers because he was older than Dad & hadn't received his papers! Jules(Jerry) stood on a mine in north Africa & lost part of his leg close to his 18th birthday


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Prisoner of war

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  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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  • POW serial number

Medical history

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Biographical information

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    • Son of Frederick and Lucy (nee Kahoro) Parkinson

      Brothers Jules Verne (Jeromi) Parkinson (67603) and Rangipuatea Jerome (Harry) Parkinson (802123) served with the Maori Battalion

      Notes sent in by family record that : Maori Battalion, Ohaeawai from Lynton to Whenuapai to Fiji to Ohakea. Regiment: Hauraki

      Transferred from 42nd Reinforcements to the Maori Battalion 1 April 1943

      Posted to to 9th 1944 served 2-5 months in Fiji

      Served with 13th reinforcements 28th Maori Battalion transferred back to army 9th ? 1944 Trentham Camp

      November 1944 - Egypt, Maadi Camp emabrked on Donnotier castle ship,1st January 1945 for Italy

      Italy, Faenza camp, front line Semio river, Combard Plains, Po River

      Returned to New Zealand on the Dominion Monarch

      Enlisted as Harry. More commonly known in the Maori Battalion as Jerry AWMM
    • Mother's name is Lucy Kahoro Parkinson (nee Maaka).
      Brothers who served in World War II were Jules Verne Parkinson and Foch Marshall Parkinson Public - Coralie - Other Relative - 2 March 2015 - Family knowledge
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About death

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  • Death
    2003 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
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  • External links
  • References
    • Gardiner, W. (2019). Ake ake kia kaha e! : Forever brave! : B Company 28 (Maori) Battalion, 1939-1945. Auckland : Bateman Books. AWMM
      Correspondence AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 14 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1944 to 31st December, 1944). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 14: WW2 76 AWMM
    • Cody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • Ko te Reo Huringa Tau o te Ope Maori Tuarua, i noho ki Remuera, Ohaeawai, 1942-43: The Anniversary Magazine of the Second Maori Battalion, Remuera, Ohaeawai 1942-1943. Patrick Smyth Papers, MS-2002-147, Auckland War Memorial Museum. AWMM
    • Nominal Roll of Members of the 2nd Maori Battalion, 26th January 1943. Part of the 2nd Maori Battalion Anniversary Magazine. (MS-2002-147). Auckland War Memorial Museum. AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
10 September 2016Vallon RoeWaikanae WellingtonChild
21 May 2015Jules VernePerth WAChild
02 March 2015CoralieGisborne, New ZealandOther Relative

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