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Parekura Tureia

Headstone, Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery, Egypt (photo B. Coutts, 2009) - This image may be subject to copyright

Headstone, Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery, Egypt (photo B. Coutts, 2009) - This image may be subject to …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Parekura AWMM
  • Surname
    Tureia AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Turei Parekura AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWI 19980 AWMM
    • WWII 6179 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
    Son of Waiheke Tureia and of Ruihana Tureia (nee de Jones) of Gisborne, Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 14 August 2023 -
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM Care of Native Department, Gisborne, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • WW2 Mrs Hinehou Tureia (wife), 11 Lindhurst Street, Gisborne, New Zealand AWMM
    • WW1 Mrs Ruahana Paenga (mother), Kahukura, Waiapu, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Unknown AWMM Married AWMM
    • Husband of Hinetiurangi "Tui" Swann. Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 14 August 2023 -


Wars and conflicts

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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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    • Son of Waiheke Tureia and of Ruihana Tureia (nee de Jones), of Gisborne; husband of Hinehou Tureia, of Gisborne AWMM
    • Poverty Bay Footballers Three prominent Poverty Bay footballers are included among the casualties in the Libyan campaign, according to official advice received by their relatives to-day. Captain Parekura Tureia, of Gisborne, has been reported killed in action with the Maori Battalion. Captain Tureia was an outstanding Rugby footballer. He played for the New Zealand Army team at the close of the 1914-18 war and later for New Zealand Maori teams. He captained the Maori team which toured Australia. In civil life he was an employee of the Native Department, and was a gifted translator. Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 16 July 2023 - DESERT CASUALTIES
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About death

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  • Death
    23 November 1941 AWMM
    Age 44 AWMM
    Western DesertNorth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery AWMM 16. G. 3. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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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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08 October 2023Lorraine MonaGisborne Researcher

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