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William Wereta

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    William AWMM
  • Surname
    Wereta AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    65390 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 Waverley, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs M. Wereta (wife), Waverley, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Married AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Western Desert AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    65390 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and 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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • William Wereta was the son of Kiri Wereta and of Teata Wereta (nee Huirua), of Whenuakura, New Zealand; husband of Minnie Wereta, of Patea, Taranaki. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    26 October 1942 AWMM
    Age 28 AWMM
    Western DesertNorth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM V. G. 8. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • William Wereta is my koro my dad John Wereta is his son thank you koro for your service so I and others could have a better life what a legend
    Public - Erin Shane - Direct descendant - 14 July 2021
  • Kia Ora, my siblings and I are the Great, great grandchildren of William Wereta. His son John Wereta is our Great Grandfather.
    Public - Bree-Anna - Direct descendant - 7 February 2021
  • Kia Ora, William Wereta was my father's whangai dad. My dad passed in 2011 but he was always interested in knowing more about the war and what his dad must have been through. It's great to have a site like this to show my kids their great grandfather. RIP xx
    Public - Suzi - Other Relative - 25 April 2015
  • My dad is Sonny Joseph Wereta. I am researching whanau for a Kura project for ANZAC commemorations. My dad told me that Wiremu Joseph Wereta is his grandfather. Rest in peace Koro.
    Public - Te Ariki Timoko - Other Relative - 21 April 2015



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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
14 July 2021Erin ShaneWhanganui New Zealand Direct descendant
07 February 2021Bree-AnnaTaihape Direct descendant
25 April 2015SuziDunedin, NZOther Relative
21 April 2015Te Ariki TimokoHamilton, New ZealandOther Relative

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