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Turanga Tupe

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
    Turanga AWMM
  • Surname
    Tupe AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    39269 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
    Mataatua AWMM
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Waiohau, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Haromi Pouwhare (mother), Waiohau, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1941 AWMM
    World War 2/wars AWMM
    Crete AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    39269 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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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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  • Turanga Tupe was the son of Tohi Tupe and Haromi Tupe, of Waiohau, New Zealand. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    23 May 1941 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    CreteGreece AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Athens Memorial, Phaleron War Cemetery, Athens, Greece AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

Roll of Honour

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Leave a note

Leave a tribute or memory of Turanga Tupe

Leave a note

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  • Kia Ora Koro, I just left a message for Koro Te Naawe telling him how I wish I met you both. Actually I wish I had met my koro Tohaia, my mums dad, and your brother. I'm blessed that your memory has been kept alive through other whanau members teaching us about you. Grateful for your sacrifice. Arohanui.
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Gardiner, W. (2019). Ake ake kia kaha e! : Forever brave! : B Company 28 (Maori) Battalion, 1939-1945. Auckland : Bateman Books. 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 189 AWMM
    • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139. AWMM
    • Gardiner, W. (2019). Ake ake kia kaha e! : Forever brave! : B Company 28 (Maori) Battalion, 1939-1945. Auckland : Bateman Books. AWMM
    • Cody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
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