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Kingi Te Aho Aho Gilling Tahiwi

Portrait of Flying Officer King Tahiwi, Auckland Weekly News, 30 December 1942. Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections AWNS-19421230-23-34. Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Flying Officer King Tahiwi, Auckland Weekly News, 30 December 1942. Auckland Libraries H …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Kingi Te Aho Aho Gilling AWMM
  • Surname
    Tahiwi AWMM
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  • Also known as
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    • WWII NZ411951 AWMM
    • WWII 411951 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    17 November 0114 AWMM OtakiWellington Region AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Married/WWII AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ411951 AWMM
    • WWII 411951 AWMM
  • Military service
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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 23 March 1941 AWMM Radio announcer/Civilian AWMM
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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

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  • Son of Kingi Tahiwi and Jean Esther Tahiwi, of Miramar, Wellington, New Zealand; husband of Phyllis Gretchen Tahiwi. Iwi: Ngati Raukawa

    Listed on CWGC as age 33 AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    30 September 1942 AWMM
    Age 28 AWMM
    Mediterranean AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
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  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
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  • Memorial name
    Alamein Memorial, El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM

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  • Dear Grand Uncle Kingi, We never met, but my nana - Mereana Henare Currie (nee Tahiwi), told me stories of you. She loved you so much and I remember growing up seeing your photo on her mantle piece my entire life. No doubt you and my Nana have become reacquainted in heaven, (she passed some years ago) I just wanted to say hello and let you know that you are not forgotten, that your memory lives on, first with my Nana and her children, and then her grandchildren of which I am one, and now from me to my son, and now onto my grand-daughter (who has yet to make an appearance - due Jan 2017).
    Public - Te-Araorehua - Direct descendant - 8 September 2016
  • Ka maumahara tonu taatou ki a raatou Kaore maatou e warewaretia. Naa te whaanau o Richard Kima Tahiwi
    Public - Kelly - Other Relative - 23 April 2015



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08 September 2016Te-AraorehuaLower Hutt, WellingtonDirect descendant
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