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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
    • Son of Peta Kōmaru Tumaurirere and Ruth Maurirere (nee Walker) of Mangatuna, Tolaga Bay, New Zealand Public - Allison - Other relative - 4 May 2022 - Family oral and written history
  • Address before enlistment
    • Unknown AWMM Mangatuna, Tolaga Bay, New Zealand AWMM
    • 1077 Waiapu Road
      Otānga
      Mangatuna
      Tolaga Bay Public - Allison - Other relative - 4 May 2022 - Family oral and written history
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mrs P. Maurirere (mother), Mangatuna, Tolaga Bay, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mrs Ruth Maurirere (mother) Public - Allison - Other relative - 4 May 2022 - Family oral and written history
  • 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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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
    • Wiremu Mahu Maurirere was the son of Peta Kōmaru Tumaurirere and Ruth Maurirere (nee Walker) of Mangatuna, Tolaga Bay, New Zealand Public - Allison - Other relative - 4 May 2022 - Family oral history

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
    Maurirere. —ln loving memory of our dear brother and uncle. Pte. Wiremu M. Maurirere, who was killed in action.
    Farewell dear brother and uncle,
    Who fell for our King and country.
    Rest in Peace. —lnserted by his loving brothers, sisters,. nieces and nephews.
    Maurirere. —Pte. Wiremu M.
    He tangi whakamutunga
    Tenei na mau ko o natua.
    Haere etama, Haere,
    Mate Rangatira to mate,
    I mate koe mote .
    Whenua mote Emepaea.
    —lnserted by Mum and Dad and brother Tutu, prisoner of war. Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 20 July 2023 - IN MEMORIAM
    GISBORNE HERALD, VOLUME LXIX, ISSUE 20937, 10 NOVEMBER 1942, PAGE 1
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Gisborne First World War Memorial, The Esplanade, Kaiti, Gisborne AWMM
    • Hinemaurea ki Mangatuna Memorial Gates, Mangatuna, Tolaga Bay, Unveiling in 1946 Public - Allison - Other relative - 4 May 2022 - Family oral and written history

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Sources

Sources

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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
    • 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
    • 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
20 July 2023Lorraine Mona Gisborne Researcher
04 May 2022AllisonGisborneOther relative
14 February 2020NgaioWellington, New ZealandOther
10 April 2016Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher

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