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Rapata Tuhaka

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War II Hall of Memories Panel  T_017. Image taken June 2020.

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War II Hall of Memories Panel T_017. Image taken June 2020.

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Rapata AWMM
  • Surname
    Tuhaka AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Roapata AWMM
  • Service number
    802244 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    23 December 1923 Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 2 October 2022 - https://ancestors.familysearch.org/en/MJWD-GFN/rapata-wairemana-tuhaka-1923-1944
  • Place of birth
    Rahui, Rangitukia, East Coast Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 2 October 2022 - https://ancestors.familysearch.org/en/MJWD-GFN/rapata-wairemana-tuhaka-1923-1944
  • Birth notes
    Son of Kereama and Ripeka Tuhaka, of Rangitukia, Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 2 October 2022 - https://ancestors.familysearch.org/en/MJWD-GFN/rapata-wairemana-tuhaka-1923-1944
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Rangitukia, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs T. Tuhaka (mother), Rangitukia, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 21 July 1943 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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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 Unknown AWMM Labourer/Civilian AWMM
    GisborneGisborne AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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 on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Rapata Tuhaka was the son of Kereama and Ripeka Tuhaka, of Rangitukia, Auckland, New Zealand.

    Listed in the Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945 as Roapata AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    23 September 1944 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    ItalyEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cesena War Cemetery, Italy AWMM V, E, 1. 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

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 12 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1943 to 31st December, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 12: WW2 196 AWMM
    • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139. AWMM
    • Cody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • Ko te Reo Huringa Tau o te Ope Maori Tuarua, i noho ki Remuera, Ohaeawai, 1942-43: The Anniversary Magazine of the Second Maori Battalion, Remuera, Ohaeawai 1942-1943. Patrick Smyth Papers, MS-2002-147, Auckland War Memorial Museum. AWMM
    • Nominal Roll of Members of the 2nd Maori Battalion, 26th January 1943. Part of the 2nd Maori Battalion Anniversary Magazine. (MS-2002-147). Auckland War Memorial Museum. AWMM

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06 October 2022Lorraine MonaGisborneResearcher
03 October 2022Lorraine Mon aGisborneResearcher

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