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Skinner Arena

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Skinner AWMM
  • Surname
    Arena AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    68504 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
    Unknown AWMM Waikiekie Lime Works, Private Bag, Whangarei, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs H.K. Arena (wife), Pakotai, Whangarei, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1943 AWMM Married AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Rimini AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    68504 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM Quarryman/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Arena Teawa and Tarati Arena Teawa, of Pakotai; husband of Heni Kina Arena, of Tangiteroria.

    Born at Pakotai, Private Arena was educated at the Kaikohe Native School where he began to take a keen interest in football. Later he played for various clubs throughout the North. In 1936 he was a member of the Kia Toa football team and had represented Bay of Islands.

    Previous to enlisting he was employed by the Waikiekie Lime Company.

    He was survived by his wife, three daughters and two sons. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    11 May 1945 AWMM
    Age 39 AWMM
    FaenzaItaly AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Padua War Cemetery, Italy AWMM III. A. 13. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 11 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1943 to 30th June, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 11: WW2 6 AWMM
    • Gardiner, W. (1992). Te mura o te Ahi = The story of the Maori Battalion. Auckland, N.Z.: Reed. AWMM
    • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139. AWMM