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Rore Antonio Wellington

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War II Hall of Memories Panel  W_011. Image taken June 2020.

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War II Hall of Memories Panel W_011. Image taken June 2020.

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Rore Antonio AWMM
  • Surname
    Wellington AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    7896 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 Ngunguru, Northland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr H. Wellington (father), Ngunguru, Northland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 5 January 1940 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1941 AWMM
    World War 2/wars AWMM
    Crete AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    7896 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

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
    Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Henare and Ihapara Te Ru Werengitana (Wellington), of Ngunguru AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    25 May 1941 AWMM
    Age 31 AWMM
    CreteGreece AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Suda Bay War Cemetery, Crete, Greece AWMM 12. D. 10. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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

Roll of Honour

Remember Rore Antonio Wellington by laying a poppy.

Leave a note

Leave a tribute or memory of Rore Antonio Wellington

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  • Planning to visit Crete and leave a poppy on Rore’s grave at Suda Bay. I leave on April 4, and am happy to take messages from whanau with me. Rore was my cousin and Mary Robinson, the mother of his only uri, was my aunt, so I feel doubly connected.
    Public - Erica - Other relative - 22 March 2018
  • In memory of Rore, from the foster sister of your son, Robin Leslie McGoram. Son of Rore Wellington and Mary Robinson. Robin Was adopted by Thomas and Flora McGoram, from Ellerslie, Auckland.
    Public - Selma Janet - Other relative - 7 April 2016

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/937186
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Kay, R. (1958). 27 (Machine Gun) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 1: WW2 193 AWMM
    • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139. AWMM

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
22 March 2018EricaTutukaka NZOther relative
07 April 2016Selma Janet Sydney, Australia Other relative
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