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Luke Douglas Tamatea

The Roll of Honour for those who served in Bosnia, Kuwait, East Timor, and Afghanistan. Auckland War Memorial Museum - Tāmaki Paenga Hira. Unveiled on 30 June 2019. No known copyright restrictions.

The Roll of Honour for those who served in Bosnia, Kuwait, East Timor, and Afghanistan. Auckland War …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Luke Douglas AWMM
  • Surname
    Tamatea AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Tama AWMM
  • Service number
    H1008511 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
    Afghanistan Kawerau AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status
    Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    H1008511 AWMM
  • Military service
    • Timor-Leste AWMM
    • Solomon Islands AWMM
    • Sumatra AWMM
  • 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
    2000 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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Son of Peter and Lynne Tamatea. Partner of Sarah.

      Killed along with two others when his vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device. AWMM
    • Son of Henry Tamatea and Lynne O'Brien Public - Paige - Direct descendant - 23 April 2017 - Whakapapa.. We're first cousins, our Fathers are brothers..


About death

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  • Death
    19 August 2012 AWMM
    Age 31 AWMM
    Bamyan ProvinceAfghanistan AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Kawerau Cemetery, Kawerau, New Zealand AWMM RSA Section AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death notice: New Zealand Herald, 27 August 2012 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name

Roll of Honour

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Leave a tribute or memory of Luke Douglas Tamatea

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  • Taken to soon my BROTHER IN ARMS. RIP Luke... Kura Takahi Pini ONWARD!!!
    Public - TANGIIA - Comrade - 11 June 2018
  • Fallen but never forgotten....Onward. Aroha mai aroha atu xx
    Public - Paulette - Direct descendant - 2 June 2018



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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
11 June 2018TANGIIAAUCKLAND, NZComrade
02 June 2018PauletteKAWERAU Direct descendant
23 April 2017PaigePapakuraDirect descendant
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