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Whaingaroa Taia Nathan



Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    15 January 1932 AWMM
  • Date of birth
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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Pearl, father of Wee John, David, Gary, Gregg, Patty, Mere, Daphne

    Cenotaph database record compiled from information in the Death Notice

    Listed as 326560 TAIA, N. W. in Selamat. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    1 September 2011 AWMM
    Age 79 AWMM
    WhangareiNorthland AWMM
  • Date of death
    6 September 2011 Public - David Whaingaroa William - Direct descendant - 22 April 2017 - Whanau
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  • Obituary
    Death notice: New Zealand Herald, 9 September 2011 AWMM
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  • Scruff was born in 1933. A326600 Whaingaroa Taia (Scruff) NATHAN [MV? BV?] (SNCO-1970=WO2) 1 September 2011 aged 79. buried at St Mary's Anglican Church Urupa. Nathan Road, (Te Pounga Marae, 130 Nathan Road,) Oneriri, Kaiwaka, Northland, 0573. [ -36.19242, 174.41007] LEST WE FORGET



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  • External links
  • References
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death notice: New Zealand Herald, 9 September 2011 AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • Malayan Veterans Assn. (2004-). Selamat : Newsletter of the Malayan Veterans' Association Inc. AWMM
    • FARELF Nominal Roll Part 1 1958-1961 - Archives New Zealand, Wellington, CAJN CH189/Box70 41/4/11 (R21234083) AWMM


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22 April 2017David Whaingaroa WilliamWellingtonDirect descendant

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