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Kapu Hurihanganui

Whakarewarewa Village, Memorial Gateway, Rotorua (photo J Chong, 1998) - This image may be subject to copyright

Whakarewarewa Village, Memorial Gateway, Rotorua (photo J Chong, 1998) - This image may be subject t …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    • Kapu AWMM
    • Te Kapua-i-waho Public - John Kapua - Other Relative - 22 April 2015 - Oral family history
  • Surname
    Hurihanganui AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Kapu Public - John Kapua - Other Relative - 22 April 2015 - Oral family history
  • Service number
    67552 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
    • Ngāti Whāoa AWMM
    • Iwi Māori AWMM
    • Ngāti Whaoa Public - John Kapua - Other Relative - 22 April 2015 - Oral family history
  • Hapū
  • Waka
    • Te Arawa AWMM
    • Te Arawa Public - John Kapua - Other Relative - 22 April 2015 - Oral family history
  • Rohe
    Waiariki Public - John Kapua - Other Relative - 22 April 2015 - Oral family history
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Wharepaina, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs M. Hurihanganui (wife), Whakarewarewa, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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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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  • Kapu Hurihanganui was the son of Haare Hurihanganui and of Ngahaka Hurihanganui (nee Clarke), of Whakarewarewa, New Zealand; husband of Miriata Hurihanganui, of Whakarewarewa, New Zealand AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    31 July 1942 AWMM
    Age 26 AWMM
    Western DesertNorth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM I. G. 3. 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
    • Whakarewarewa, Te Hokowhitu-a-tu Memorial Gateway, Rotorua AWMM

Roll of Honour

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Leave a note

Leave a tribute or memory of Kapu Hurihanganui

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  • Ko John Kapua Hurihanganui tēnei e tuhi atu nei. Hei mokopuna ahau mā Kapu, Ko Hoana taku whaea taketake, nā tōna tuakana, nā Aperahama (rāua ko Hine Kihāwai) ahau i whakatupu. Ko Te Ataahia (26), ko Aperahama (24), ko Te Āniwaniwa (21), ko Tamatekapua (19) aku tamariki. Ko Mario Kapua Castorina taku mokopuna.
    Public - John Kapua - Direct descendant - 15 May 2017
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  • Ko Te Kapua-i-Waho Hurihanganui tōku Tīpuna Matua, ko Aperahama Te Kapua-i-Waho Hurihanganui tōku Koro, Ko John Kapua Hurihanganui tōku Matua, Ko Te Ataahia Eraina Hurihanganui Castorina ahau, ā, ko Mario Kapua Castorina taku tamatāne. Mauri ora!
    Public - Te Ataahia Eraina - Direct descendant - 27 September 2016
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  • Lest we forget
    Public - Erina Roimata - Other Relative - 22 April 2015
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  • Thank you. Love you so much, I am Kapua Hurihanganui Thornicroft your great grandson. My mum is Erina Roimata Hurihanganui, her dad is Aperahama Te Kapua i Waho, your son.
    Public - Kapua Hurihanganui - Other Relative - 22 April 2015
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • 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. (1942). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 5 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1941 to 30 September, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 5: WW2 104 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

Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
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15 May 2017John KapuaTe Whanganui-ā-TaraDirect descendant
27 September 2016Te Ataahia ErainaWellingtonDirect descendant
22 April 2015Erina RoimataGisborne, AotearoaOther Relative
22 April 2015Kapua HurihanganuiGisborne, New ZealandOther Relative
22 April 2015John KapuaWellington Aotearoa NZOther Relative

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