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Tokohau Rima Samuels

Headstone, Tokohau Rima Samuels, Papakura Cemetery (photo provided by Sarndra Lees 2012) - This image may be subject to copyright

Headstone, Tokohau Rima Samuels, Papakura Cemetery (photo provided by Sarndra Lees 2012) - This imag …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Tokohau Rima AWMM
  • Surname
    Samuels AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Toko AWMM
    • Tokohau Rima Samuels AWMM
    • Toko AWMM
    • Sam AWMM
  • Service number
    Vietnam 514047 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    19 November 1931 AWMM TuruaWaikato AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Malaya Kerepehi, Hauraki Plains AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    Malaya 17 March 1951 Public source
  • 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

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Rima and Evelyn Samuels (Source:Public source)

    Received the 'Certificate of Outstanding Achievement From President of the Republic of Vietnam' for services in 1971-72 (Source:Public source)

    Died while serving as WO1 while on release leave from Papakura Camp AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    5 January 1975 AWMM
    Age 43 AWMM
    Wanganui : WhanganuiManawatu-Wanganui AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
    Wanganui General Hospital. Wanganui NZ Public - Patricia Carol - Wife - 8 November 2015 - NZ Death Certificate Reg. No. 1975029329
  • Cause of death
    Carcinoma of the Colon Public - Patricia Carol - Wife - 8 November 2015 - Dr WJ Trezise. Wanganui
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Papakura Public Cemetery, Great South Road and Settlement Road, Papakura, New Zealand AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Always in our hearts, Dad. I think of you often, especially Today. You achieved many things in your short life. Remembering you with pride and much love. Arohanui
    Public - Angela Atareta - Child - 25 April 2020
  • Thinking of you this ANZAC day during lockdown 2020. We are, and always will be, much poorer from your passing and missing the benefit of your wisdom. However, the short time you were with us continues to provide fond memories, countless lessons, and a warmth that will never fade. Arohanui Dad - ONWARD.
    Public - David Tokohau - Child - 24 April 2020
  • Forever in our hearts and minds Dad. After 45 years of life without you the loss doesn’t get any easier but our memories of you remain strong. As a family we remain very proud of all you achieved and often wonder what more you would have achieved had you not passed away at such a very young age. This year as always on Anzac Day we will remember you - with love, a deep sense of loss that never diminishes and a great deal of pride that you were our Dad. We know you are with us in spirit and that you will watch over our whanau and keep them protected , especially those who are many miles away from home at this very difficult time for all New Zealanders. Arohanui Koro
    Public - Denise Mamaeroa Aroha - Child - 22 April 2020
  • You are forever in the hearts of everyone who loved you. RIP Dad. xx
    Public - Denise Mamaeroa Aroha - Child - 25 April 2016



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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
25 April 2020Angela AtaretaAuckland, New ZealandChild
24 April 2020David TokohauWellington New ZealandChild
22 April 2020Denise Mamaeroa ArohaAucklandChild
16 April 2016Patricia CarolTauranga New ZealandWife

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