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Wiremu Ruru

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War II Hall of Memories Panel  R_019. Image taken June 2020.

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War II Hall of Memories Panel R_019. Image taken June 2020.

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Wiremu AWMM
  • Surname
    Ruru AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    26026 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    1913 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 23 September 2015 - http://www.nzwargraves.org.nz/casualties/wiremu-ruru
  • Place of birth
    Te Karaka, Gisborne Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 23 September 2015 - http://www.nzwargraves.org.nz/casualties/wiremu-ruru
  • Birth notes
    Son of Iwi Ruru and of Emma Ruru (nee Haronga), Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 23 September 2015 - http://www.nzwargraves.org.nz/casualties/wiremu-ruru
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Te Karaka, Gisborne, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr I. Ruru (father), Te Karaka, Gisborne, 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
    26026 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

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

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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  • Wiremu Ruru was the son of Iwi Ruru and of Emma Ruru (nee Haronga), of Te Karaka, New Zealand. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    23 May 1941 AWMM
    Age 28 AWMM
    CreteGreece AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Suda Bay War Cemetery, Crete, Greece AWMM 11. A. 5. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
    Gisborne's War Memorial Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 January 2016 - Research
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

Roll of Honour

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • 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. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 3: WW2 415 AWMM
    • Soutar, M. (2008). Nga tama toa = The price of citizenship : C Company 28 (Maori) Battalion 1939-1945. Albany, N.Z.: David Bateman. AWMM
      Portrait published in Soutar (2008) 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
13 January 2016Lorraine MGisborneResearcher
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