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John Davis Tawhai

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Davis AWMM
  • Surname
    Tawhai AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    68244 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    b. 1919 Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 19 October 2022 - https://www.nzwargraves.org.nz/casualties/john-davis-tawhai
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
    Son of Mita and Pera Tawhai, of Waima Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 19 October 2022 - https://www.nzwargraves.org.nz/casualties/john-davis-tawhai
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM P.O. Box, Rawene, Hokianga, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs R.R. Tawhai (wife), C/o M. Tutu, P.O., Mititai, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Unknown AWMM Married AWMM
    • Husband of Rurea Ritihia Tawhai, of Mititai Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 19 October 2022 - https://www.nzwargraves.org.nz/casualties/john-davis-tawhai

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    68244 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 Unknown AWMM Farmer/Civilian AWMM
    RaweneNorthland 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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  • John Tawhai was the son of Mita and Pera Tawhai, of Waima and husband of Rurea Ritihia Tawhai, of Mititai, Auckland. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    8 May 1943 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    TunisiaNorth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Enfidaville War Cemetery, Tunisia AWMM VI. D. 22. 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
    • Whakarewarewa, Te Hokowhitu-a-tu Memorial Gateway, Rotorua AWMM
    • Hokianga Arch of Remembrance, Kohukohu, Hokianga, New Zealand AWMM

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Sources

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Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
02 April 2024Lorraine Mona Gisb orne Researcher
12 June 2022Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher

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