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William Rewi

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Headstone, Tripoli War Cemetery, Libya (photo B. Coutts, 2009) - This image may be subject to copyright
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William AWMM
  • Surname
    Rewi AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Bill Rewi AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 65412 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Ratana AWMM

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    12 May 1919 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Pre 28 July 1940 AWMM Papawai Road, Greytown, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs M. Rewi (mother), Papawai Road, Greytown, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 13 September 1941 AWMM Single/WWII AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 65412 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    • Papakura Camp AWMM
    • NZ Signal School AWMM
  • Enlistment
    WW2 28 July 1940 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    Farm hand/Civilian AWMM
    MastertonWairarapa 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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 feet 5 inches AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Brown AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Dark AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      Dark AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Admitted 1 Camp Hosital 1.11.41 AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Admitted 2 NZGH 16.6.42 AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Admitted 1NZConvalescent Depot 19.6.42 AWMM
    • Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • William Rewi was the son of Hitau and Miriama Rewi, of Papawai, Wellington, New Zealand. He died aged 23 years, 8 months AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    5 January 1943 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Tripoli War Cemetery, Libya AWMM 12.D.7. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Greytown War Memorial Baths and Avenue of Remembrance, Kuratawhiti Street, Greytown, New Zealand AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • 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 177 AWMM
    • Cody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
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