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Hamuera Paul Te Punga

Portrait of Major Hamuera Paul Te Punga, Auckland Weekly News, 29 November 1944. Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections AWNS-19441129-26-1. Image may be subject to copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Major Hamuera Paul Te Punga, Auckland Weekly News, 29 November 1944. Auckland Libraries …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Hamuera Paul AWMM
  • Surname
    Te Punga AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 4506 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
    Tainui AWMM
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 78 Raroa Road, Kelburn, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mr H. Te Punga (father), Halcombe, Manawatu, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 2 May 1940 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • Libya AWMM
    • 1941 AWMM
      World War 2/wars AWMM
      Crete AWMM
    • Greece AWMM
    • Italy AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 4506 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Clerk AWMM
    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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Educated at Feilding Agricultural High School. Brilliant scholar. Dux of the School.

    28 (Maori) Battalion, Main Body AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    23 September 1944 AWMM
    Age 28 AWMM
    RiminiItaly AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cesena War Cemetery, Italy AWMM V, E, 4. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Halcombe War Memorial, Halcombe, Manawatu, New Zealand AWMM

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  • "E kore koe e koroheketia"....
    Public - Moko - Comrade - 28 January 2015

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 13 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1944 to 31st March, 1944). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 2: WW2 183 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 2 (Embarkations to 30th June, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 13: WW2 123 AWMM
    • Gardiner, W. (2019). Ake ake kia kaha e! : Forever brave! : B Company 28 (Maori) Battalion, 1939-1945. Auckland : Bateman Books. AWMM
    • Cody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
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