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Atama Mikaere

Whakarewarewa Village, Memorial Gateway, Rotorua (photo J Chong, 1998) - This image may be subject to copyright

Whakarewarewa Village, Memorial Gateway, Rotorua (photo J Chong, 1998) - This image may be subject t …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Atama AWMM
  • Surname
    Mikaere AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Adam AWMM
    • Jack AWMM
  • Service number
    25946 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 Whakarewarewa, Rotorua, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs R. Mikaere (mother), Whakarewarewa, Rotorua, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    25946 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
    1941 AWMMKilled in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
    Libyan Desert AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Mikaere and Kirikowhai Heretaunga, of Whakarewarewa.

    Two sons brothers Witariana Heretaunga (Witiana Mikaere) and Atama (or Adam / Jack) Mikaere (25946) were killed in WW2.

    Served as Jack Mikaere. Listed on the Whakarewarewa Memorial as J Mikaere. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    23 November 1941 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    Western DesertNorth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM 9. F. 1. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Memorial text: "Waiho Te Riri Me Te Kino I Muri. Leave War and Strife Behind you". Erected to the memory of Atama (Adam) Mikaere. AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Whakarewarewa, Te Hokowhitu-a-tu Memorial Gateway, Rotorua AWMM

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  • Always remembered ... never forgotten Edline xoxox
    Public - Edline - Direct descendant - 25 April 2017
  • Always and foreva koro.. x0x0x 😙❤🌺🌷☘🌹
    Public - Atama - Direct descendant - 24 April 2017
  • Always in my ❤... Thinking of you always especially on Anzac Day.... x0x0x🌷🌺🌹🍀
    Public - Atama NgouNgou Hikitene - Other relative - 23 April 2016



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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
25 April 2017EdlineBrisbane AustraliaDirect descendant
24 April 2017AtamaRotorua Direct descendant
23 April 2016Atama NgouNgou Hikitene Rotorua Other relative

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