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Morgan Manu Waa

Headstone, Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma (photo Noel Taylor 2006) - Image © Auckland Museum CC BY.

Headstone, Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma (photo Noel Taylor 2006) - Image © Auckland Museum CC …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Morgan AWMM
  • Surname
    Manu Waa AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Manuwaa AWMM
  • Service number
    25930 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
    Te Orewai AWMM
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Pipiwai, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr Wiremu Manu Waa (father), Pipiwai, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Western Desert AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    25930 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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  • Morgan Manu Waa was the son of Wiremu Manu Waa and Tirita Manu Waa, of Pipiwai, New Zealand.

    Name incorrectly written in the Nominal Roll; the Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945.MS 93/139; and consequently in the Hall of Memories (March 2010) . AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    16 December 1941 AWMM
    Age 25 AWMM
    Western DesertNorth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, Libya AWMM 6. A. 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

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  • Kia ora ....i am a descendant of Ruruhira Neho nee Herewini who was a first cousin to Te Manu Waa...much love and aroha to my great uncle...
    Public - Ratareria Manuel - Other relative - 23 April 2017
  • Morgan was my fathers brother, my dads name is Royal Waa. My name is Nga Parani Timu
    Public - Nga Parani - Direct descendant - 30 November 2016
  • Morgan was the brother of Tahi Waa and Royal Waa. Their father was Te Manu Waa and their mother was Tirita. They belong to the Te Orewai hapu of Ngati Hine. I knew Tahi Waa and Roe Waa well but not their brother nor their parents. They were from another generation to me. We all descend from Hemi Waa Paora who married his first cousin Ruruhira. The parents of Hemi Waa were Paora and Ripekatitiparu. Ripekatitiparu was taken from Te Totara pa at Hauraki by Ngapuhi in 1822.
    Public - Pierre - Other Relative - 6 April 2015
  • RIP Uncle Morgan.. GBNF
    Public - Michael John - Other Relative - 6 April 2015



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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
23 April 2017Ratareria ManuelNZOther relative
30 November 2016Nga ParaniAustraliaDirect descendant
06 April 2015PierreTamaki MakaurauOther Relative
06 April 2015Michael John Mount Maunganui Other Relative

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