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Nopera Haenga



  • Title
  • Forenames
    • Nopera AWMM
    • De Latour Public - Anna - Direct descendant - 11 February 2017 - Family Bible
  • Surname
    Haenga AWMM
  • Ingoa
    Noble Public - Anna - Direct descendant - 11 February 2017 - Mail
  • Also known as
  • Service number
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    19 August 1890 AWMM TikapaEast Cape AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Tokomaru Bay AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Tuharaki Haenga - Wife AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
  • 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 14 July 1915 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
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      6 ft 1 AWMM
    • Eye colour, WWI AWMM
      Brown eyes AWMM
    • Hair colour, WWI AWMM
      Black hair AWMM
    • Died from Natural Causes, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Biographical notes from Private Haenga's Granddaughter: "I only ever knew of Nanny Pop (Nopera) in his old age living alone in his house at Tikapa, Ruatoria, East Cape. For a time he came to Manurewa, Auckland to live with us and we enjoyed his company. He walked everywhere and some-times we as children went with him. He'd go to St Lukes Anglican Church on the corner of Weymouth and Russell Road, Manurewa. I went with him and took my first communion. We would go to kapahaka run by Ngapo Wehi. We went to an All Blacks game once, the only football game I ever went to in my whole life. I loved my Nanny Pop and do miss him". AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    1977 AWMM
    Age 89 AWMM
    GisborneNew Zealand AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Taumata Cemetery AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • I have fond memories of my grandfather Nopera. He was very generous & kind to me. He also disciplined us when we needed disciplining. On one occasion we went to his house in Tikapa, Ruatoria and he took us (his grandchildren) on a cart pulled by a horse. We rode down to the beach to collect driftwood for the fireplace. He hit the horse very hard with his whip and the horse farted loudly. Then he hit the horse even harder and he swore at the horse saying "pokokohua". We his grandchildren were in hysterics laughing. That was a fun memory of our granddad. He came to Auckland to live with us and he used to walk from our house near Mountfort park to Southmall. I would walk with him to church. The church was close to town. He fed me at night with chocolates when I slept with him. He named me after his wife "Ani" who had died.
    Public - Anna - Other Relative - 27 April 2015



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11 February 2017AnnaAuckland, NZDirect descendant

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