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Tuaine Peter Utanga

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Peter Utanga and mother in vignettes with the pyramids in the background. Peter took this image with him while on active service. Image kindly provided by Pepe Nicholas (May 2021).

Peter Utanga and mother in vignettes with the pyramids in the background. Peter took this image with …

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Tuaine Peter AWMM
  • Surname
    • Utanga AWMM
    • M.I.D. Public - Dale - Researcher - 13 November 2017 - Officers' Book, 14th Brigade, N.Z.E.F.I.P.
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Tuainekore Peter Utanga AWMM
  • Service number
    47708 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1907 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • 15 Arawa Street, Khyber Pass, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • 15 Arawa Street, Khyber Pass, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mr Utanga (brother), Raratonga, Cook Islands, Pacific Islands AWMM
    • Mr Utanga (brother), Raratonga, Cook Islands, Pacific Islands AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 8 August 1941 AWMM Single AWMM
    • Pre 3 December 1942 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    47708 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • The following may also be of interest:

    Private Tuaine Utanga took a guitar with him on active service. On the guitar's canvas case there are over 200 signatures of fellow New Zealand soldiers who served with the 30 Battalion and the 24 Battalion between 1941 and 1945.

    There is also a diary on the case of dates and places that suggest that the guitar was taken to the following destinations:

    'No. 3 Platoon Vickers MM Guns, Trentham, July 5th 1941; Samambula, Fiji, August 21 1941; Namaka, Fiji, September 18 1941.

    SS President Monroe, Noumea, 7 December 1942; Lambin, New Caledonia, 12 December 1942; Koumac, New Caledonia, 17 December 1942.

    New Hebrides, 28 August 1943; Guadalcanal, 27 August 1943; Vella Lavella 25 September 1943.

    Momi Bay, 2 January 1944; Cuvu (Thoovoo), 20 January 1944; 33 Mile Peg, 24 January 1944.

    Green Island, 31 January 1944-15 February 1944; Nepoui, New Caledonia, 5 June 1944; Noumea Staging, 9 August 1944; Papakura, New Zealand, 17 July 1944; Niue Island, 7 September 1944; Rarotonga, 11 September 1944; Auckland, New Zealand, 19 October 1944.

    Hobart, Tasmania, 9 January 1945; Maadi, Egypt, 30 January 1945; Advance Base, Taranto, [Italy], 5 March 1945; ? Senica, 12 March 1945; San Severino, 13 March 1945.' AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    12 July 1982 AWMM
    Age 75 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Waikumete Cemetery AWMM Service Persons Area M, Row 19, Plot 117 AWMM
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  • Obituary
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Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • External links
    Rorotongon Soldier Returns Home Free Beer and Jungle Adventures (17 November 1944)
    https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-315151198/view?sectionId=nla.obj-329337339&partId=nla.obj-315174126#page/n28/mode/1up
    Further Reference
  • References
    • Cooke, P. (2001). Defending New Zealand: ramparts on the sea 1840-1950s. Wellington, N.Z.: Defence of New Zealand Study Group. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1942). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 5 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1941 to 30 September, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 5: WW2 215 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 9 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1942 to 31st December, 1942). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 9: WW2 406 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 9 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1942 to 31st December, 1942). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 15 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 15 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1945 to 31st December, 1945). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
    • Burdon, R. (1959). 24 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM

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