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Anzac Piripi Tamihana Lewis

Portrait from The Weekly News; 9 July 1941 - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait from The Weekly News; 9 July 1941 - This image may be subject to copyright


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Anzac Piripi Tamihana AWMM
  • Surname
    Lewis AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ401460 AWMM
    • WWII 401460 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ401460 AWMM
    • WWII 401460 AWMM
  • Military service
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  • Embarkation details

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

Biographical information

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  • Anzac Lewis was the son of Tamihana and Hikianga Ruihi (Lewis), of Aorangi; husband of Kawariki Ruihi (Lewis).

    Sergeant Lewis was the rear gunner in a Havoc which perfomed a sudden turn in cloud. During this manoevre Sergeant Lewis was thrown out of the plane and killed. He was not wearing a parachute at the time. The Havoc and its remaining crew returned to base and landed safely. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    31 May 1941 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    United KingdomEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Hawkinge Cemetery, Kent, England AWMM Plot O. Grave 43. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Rotorua Citizens War Memorial (World War 2) AWMM

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  • Remembered by -
    I Maumaharatia ki Tāmaki Makaurau - 80 years today.
    Kia maumahara tātou i a rātou
    Lest we forget
    Public - I Maumaharatia ki Tāmaki Makaurau - 31 May 2021



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31 May 2021I Maumaharatia ki Tāmaki MakaurauTāmaki MakaurauOther
03 April 2019Eyres-MurphyPapamoaDirect descendant
03 April 2019SharonPapamoaDirect descendant

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