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Tamaturanga Te Rakai-a-Hawea Tomoana

Sergeant Hawea Tomoana, of Hastings, missing on operations. Taken from the supplement to the Auckland Weekly News 29 SEPTEMBER 1943 p020.  Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections AWNS-19430929-20-17. No known Copyright.

Sergeant Hawea Tomoana, of Hastings, missing on operations. Taken from the supplement to the Aucklan …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Tamaturanga Te Rakai-a-Hawea AWMM
  • Surname
    Tomoana AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Tamaturangi AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ41615 AWMM
    • WWII 41514 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
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  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    30 November 1913 AWMM HastingsHawkes Bay AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs Kuini Ripeka Tomoana (mother), Waipatu Road, Hastings, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand AWMM
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Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Europe (Air) AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ41615 AWMM
    • WWII 41514 AWMM
  • Military service
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  • Medals and Awards

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
    Killed on air operations AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Son of Paraire Henare and Kuini Ripeka Tomoana of Hastings. Husband of H. Tomoana of Epsom, Surrey, England.

      The CWGC register incorrectly records Tomoana's service number as 41514 and spells his first name as Tamaturangi. Next of kin details compiled from information in the Casualty lists published in the newspapers. AWMM
    • Father to Paraire Tomoana.
      Amiria Keefe Tomoana, Hawea Tomoana, paritia Rigby, Mohi Tomoana, Ria Tomoana Crawford.

      Number of Great grandchildren: 16.
      Number of great great: 10. Public - Paritia - Direct descendant - 26 April 2020 - Family
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About death

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  • Death
    29 June 1943 AWMM
    Age 29 AWMM
    Europe AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
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  • Memorial name
    Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, United Kingdom AWMM

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  • Ko taku ngakau he pouri. I have never meet you koko, but my dad has taken us back to Waipatu where you were brought up so we will never forget where we came from. My dad Paraire nevet got to meet you and i and my siblings never got to know you as our grandfather. Your photo hangs on the wall next to your son and his mum. You will always live on in our hearts. Kia maumahara tonu.
    Public - Paritia - Direct descendant - 26 April 2020
  • He Maumahara Aroha to our Uncle Tamaturanga-Te Rakai-a-Hawea - Our Mum's (Ringahora Hēni Ngākai Ybelle Tomoana Huata) older Brother - who was shot down over France in WW2. We Will Always Remember You ... ANZAC Day 2017. Arohanui
    Public - Ngatai - Other relative - 2 May 2017
  • Will remember the sacrfice you gave for your country & so that your Tomoana whanau can forever be proud of you. 100th year ANZAC celebration ... I will remember you.
    Public - Matau - Other Relative - 23 April 2015
  • Remembering our uncle Tino arohanui Waipatu Whanau
    Public - Waiora Numia - Other Relative - 18 April 2015



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28 August 2020Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
26 April 2020ParitiaWellingtonDirect descendant
02 May 2017NgataiHastings, Hawke's Bay, Aotearoa - New ZealandOther relative
23 April 2015MatauHastings,New ZealandOther Relative
18 April 2015Waiora NumiaNew ZealandOther Relative

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