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John Wipani

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories Panel Winyard, T.H. - Wood, C. (photo J Halpin 2010) - No known copyright restrictions
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  • Title
  • Forenames
    John AWMM
  • Surname
    Wipani AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 16/1398 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Dick Wipani (brother), Kohukohu, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 16/1398 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Labourer/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
    Bronco pneumonia AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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About death

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  • Death
    31 December 1918 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Dunkirk Town Cemetery, Nord, France AWMM IV. D. 38. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • I lay my poppy for my namesake John Wipani. John Wipani is my Grandfathers older brother who died in Italy in WWI. My Grandfather, Wirimu (William or Bill) Wipani named me after his brother John. I lay my poppy for my namesake John Wipani. Least We Forget.
    Public - John Wharetapu - Other Relative - 24 April 2015
  • Tena Koe e te rangatira e te whanaunga, moe mai ra i runga i te rangimarie, kei roto koe i nga ringaringa o te atua me o tipuna.
    Public - Miringa - Other Relative - 19 April 2015
  • Much Respect....from your sister Te Hana family in Australia.She talked of you as her elder brother that went to war and never came home.You will always be remembered by me the way your sister Hana spoke of you.R.I.P.
    Public - Lisa - Other Relative - 31 March 2015



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24 April 2015John WharetapuAuckland New ZealandOther Relative
19 April 2015MiringaAuckland North ShoreOther Relative
31 March 2015LisaAustraliaOther Relative
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