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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.

© Auckland Museum CC BY AWMM

Identity

  • 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

Service

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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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • 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
    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
      Shared on https://www.myheritage.com/site-47599801/hikumurphy-whanau-site

Death

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

Memorials

Memorial

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

Roll of Honour

Remember William Mapi by laying a poppy.

Leave a note

Leave a tribute or memory of William Mapi

Leave a note

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  • 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
    Report 
  • We will remember you
    Public - John - Other relative - 25 April 2016
    Report 
  • We will remember you ... thank you x
    Public - Sharon - Other relative - 25 April 2016
    Report 

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
    • 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

Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
22 April 2021SharonAucklandOther relative
25 April 2016JohnAuckland New ZealandOther relative

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