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Patara Tarawhiti

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Portrait, Weekly News - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, Weekly News - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    14 March 1910 AWMM New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Huntly West, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Hana Tarawhiti (mother), Huntly West, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 8 November 1940 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • North Africa AWMM
    • Italy AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    26046 AWMM
  • Military service
    4th Mounted Rifles, 1 Camp AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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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 in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Patara Tarawhiti was adopted to George Tahau Ariki Tarawhiti

    Patara went AWOL in 1940 many times.This continued in 1941 when he was overseas. He was on CB and incurred loss of pay.

    Photographs on the 28 Maori Battalion website AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    5 July 1942 AWMM
    Age 32 AWMM
    Western DesertNorth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM VIII. J. 5. 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

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Sources

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