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Jack Parata

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Jack AWMM
  • Surname
    Parata AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    62763 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 Naumai, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs H.H. Parata (mother), c/o Mrs M. Hutchinson, Whangarei, North Auckland, 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
    62763 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
    WW2 Labourer/Civilian AWMM
    AWMM
  • 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
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Only 19 years of age when he volunteered and sailed for service overseas, Jack was the eldest son of Mr and Mrs Parata of Glenbervie.

    Born in Whangarei and educated at the Glenbervie School, he farmed for a short while and then began work with the Public Works Department, with which he was working at Dargaville when he enlisted.

    He sailed for the Middle East with an early reinforcement of the Maori Battalion and served in Libya where he was wounded. Recovering he again joined his unit and died of wounds received in the recent fighting in Tunisia.

    Private Parata had an exceptionally bright and happy disposition and he was most

    popular in both the Whangarei and Dargaville districts.

    Next of kin details compiled from information in the Casualty lists published in the newspapers. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    20 April 1943 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    TunisiaNorth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Enfidaville War Cemetery, Tunisia AWMM VII. F. 28. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Family grave memorial, Pehiaweri Maori Church Cemetery, Glenbervie, Whangarei AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • 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 273 AWMM
    • Northland roll of honour and servicemen of WW II [electronic resource]. (2002). Whangarei, N.Z.: Returned Services Association. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM

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