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Wiremu Mahu Maurirere

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Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War II Hall of Memories Panel  M_026. Image taken June 2020.

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War II Hall of Memories Panel M_026. Image taken June 2020.

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Wiremu Mahu AWMM
  • Surname
    Maurirere AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    65301 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1916 Public Source
  • Date of birth
    1916 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 April 2016 - Military Record
  • Place of birth
    Mangatuna, Tolaga Bay Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 April 2016 - Military Record
  • Birth notes
    Son of Peta Maurirere and of Ruth Maurirere (nee Walker), of Mangatuna Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 April 2016 - Military Record
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Mangatuna, Tolaga Bay, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs P. Maurirere (mother), Mangatuna, Tolaga Bay, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    65301 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 in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Wiremu Mahu Maurirere was the son of Peta Maurirere and of Ruth Maurirere (nee Walker), of Mangatuna,Tolaga Bay, New Zealand. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    26 October 1942 AWMM
    Age 26 AWMM
    Western DesertNorth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM II. E. 16. 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

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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
    • Soutar, M. (2008). Nga tama toa = The price of citizenship : C Company 28 (Maori) Battalion 1939-1945. Albany, N.Z.: David Bateman. AWMM
    • Cody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      Military Service Record AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 4: WW2 242 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

Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
14 February 2020NgaioWellington, New ZealandOther
10 April 2016Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher

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