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William Mapi

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War II Hall of Memories Panel  M_021. Image taken June 2020.

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War II Hall of Memories Panel M_021. Image taken June 2020.

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    William AWMM
  • Surname
    Mapi AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    802509 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
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM P.O., Manunui, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs C. King (sister), Aoroa, Dargaville, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Italy AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    802509 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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    • William Mapi was the son of James and Agnes Mapi. AWMM
    • William (Pire Pire) Mapi was the son of James (Himiona Aporo Pehikauri MAPI) and Agnes (Akinihi) nee Hau Public - Sharon - Other relative - 22 April 2021 - Family Records from his Aunty Mereaira (Ailey) Aporo MAPI
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About death

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  • Death
    22 April 1945 AWMM
    Age 32 AWMM
    ItalyEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Forli War Cemetery, Italy AWMM VIII, A, 4. 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

Roll of Honour

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Leave a tribute or memory of William Mapi

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  • To dear great-uncle William,

    It is because of you and all who fought with you, that each year we embrace the ANZAC Dawn Service to commemorate all the New Zealand military personnel, especially the 28th Maori Battalion, who served in wars, so that we can remain safe and free.

    We sincerely thank you

    Moe mai rā e te Rangatira
    Public - Sharon - Other relative - 25 April 2022
  • On this 22nd day of April 2021,
    the 76th anniversary of your death,
    caused by a landmine,
    We Remember You
    and Thank You for Your Service.
    Moe mai rā e te Rangatira, Great-Uncle Bill
    Public - Sharon - Other relative - 22 April 2021
  • We will remember you
    Public - John - Other relative - 25 April 2016
  • We will remember you ... thank you x
    Public - Sharon - Other relative - 25 April 2016



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  • External links
  • References
    • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139. AWMM
    • Cody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 14 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1944 to 31st December, 1944). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 14: WW2 64 AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
25 April 2022SharonAucklandOther relative
17 December 2021Ian Banks Taumarunui New ZealandResearcher
25 April 2016JohnAuckland New ZealandOther relative

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