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Pene Mataora Tawiri

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Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War II Hall of Memories Panel  T_004. Image taken June 2020.

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War II Hall of Memories Panel T_004. Image taken June 2020.

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Pene Mataora AWMM
  • Surname
    Tawiri AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    39225 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1908 Public Source
  • Date of birth
    1908 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 17 January 2016 - estimated from age at death
  • Place of birth
    NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 17 January 2016 - research
  • Birth notes
    Son of Kerehona Tawiri and of Tarita Tawiri (nee Mataora), of Muriwai Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 17 January 2016 - http://www.nzwargraves.org.nz/casualties/pene-mataora-tawiri
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Muriwai, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Miss Tini Tawiri (sister), Waipiro Bay, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Unknown AWMM Widowed AWMM
    • husband of (widower) Kere Tawiri. Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 17 January 2016 - http://www.nzwargraves.org.nz/casualties/pene-mataora-tawiri

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Western Desert AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    39225 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 Labourer/Civilian AWMM
    GisborneGisborne 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 on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Pene Tawiri was the son of Kerehona Tawiri and of Tarita Tawiri (nee Mataora), of Muriwai, Auckland, New Zealand; husband of Kere Tawiri. AWMM
    • This should be Muriwai, Gisborne, not Muriwai,Auckland. Public - Stephen - Other relative - 7 September 2019 - Family whakapapa verified from MLC records.

Death

About death

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  • Death
    23 November 1941 AWMM
    Age 33 AWMM
    Western DesertNorth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM 9. F. 6. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    • Tawiri. —Private P. M„ killed in action. November 1941. Moe e pene itou moenga roa
      Ko ou Haerenga i wenganui itou
      Iwi ite kainga nei kaore e wareware.
      —lnserted by Eru Tawiri and family. Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 6 September 2023 - ROLL OF HONOUR IN MEMORIAM.
      GISBORNE HERALD, VOLUME LXIX, ISSUE 20954, 30 NOVEMBER 1942, PAGE 1
    • Tawiri.—ln loving memory .of my brother. P. 'M. Tawiri, killed in action, Libya (Solium), November 22. 1941.
      Two years, desert winds have sighed
      O’er your grave, wafting there
      From home, thoughts of pride
      For a brave who recked
      Not danger, sought not self to save.
      —lnserted by T. Pokai.

      Tawiri.—ln fond remembrance of our dear Daddy, killed in action, Libya (Solium), November 22, 1941,
      As the years go by, Daddy,
      We’ll grow cherishing dear memories of you.
      —lnserted by Nancy and Sam, Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 6 September 2023 - ROLL OF HONOUR IN MEMORIAM.
      GISBORNE HERALD, VOLUME LXX, ISSUE 21258, 22 NOVEMBER 1943, PAGE 1
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Gisborne First World War Memorial, The Esplanade, Kaiti, Gisborne AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Cody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139. 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 2: WW2 181 AWMM
    • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139. AWMM

Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
06 September 2023Lorraine Mona Gisborne Researcher
07 September 2019StephenGreytown NZOther relative
17 January 2016Lorraine MGisborne, NZOther relative

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