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Unknown AWMM Matauri Bay, New Zealand AWMM
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Paihana Epiha was the son of William and Erana Epiha, of Matauri Bay, New Zealand.
Born in Matauri Bay and educated there, he became a member of the Matauri Bay senior Rugby football team which won the Whangaroa Sub-Union's last championship. Lance-Corporal Epiha was also a keen tennis player.
He enlisted for overseas service in 1941 and was called up for the Maori Battalion the same year. He was retained in NZ for a time and was also for some time an instructor at the Home Guard military school. He was eventually recalled to his Unit and was in the Middle East during the Tunisian Campaign. AWMM
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Moe mai I te Marie. Ka maumahara tonu tatou i a ratou . ❤️
Public - Glenys - Direct descendant - 26 February 2017
Our beautiful uncle not a day goes by without remembering you in our hearts.. love you forever..R.I.P.
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Public - Lucretia - Direct descendant - 24 April 2016
- Northland roll of honour and servicemen of WW II [electronic resource]. (2002). Whangarei, N.Z.: Returned Services Association. AWMM
- 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 39 AWMM
- Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139. AWMM
|26 February 2017||Glenys ||Whangarei ||Direct descendant||
|24 April 2016||Lucretia ||Whangarei||Direct descendant||
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