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Togo Naera

Portrait from The Weekly News; 4 October 1944 - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait from The Weekly News; 4 October 1944 - This image may be subject to copyright


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Togo AWMM
  • Surname
    Naera AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 802166 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
    Te Arawa AWMM
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM Ohinemutu, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs R. Naera (mother), Ohinemutu, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 21 Feb 1944-31 March 1944 AWMM Single/WWII AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Italy AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 802166 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 or died while a Prisoner of War, Cause of Death AWMM
    Killed on active service whilst a POW AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Togo Naera was the son of Timoti and Rohi Naera, of Ohinemutu. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    11 August 1944 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    ItalyEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Florence War Cemetery, Italy AWMM VIII. F. 15. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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

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  • I was actually looking for information about Tame Naera which I did find, who in 1956 was part of Merv McLean's waiata recording done around Ohinemutu. He explains a waiata tawhito and then sings it. My husband Karl Leonard who is Ngāti Ngāraranui and Ngāti Rangiwewehi have revived this waiata. I saw the name 'Togo Naera' with picture next to his. It grabbed me because often 'Togo' is a mispronunciation of the prefix to Māori names that start with 'Toko'. My uncle all my life was uncle Togo growing up - full name Tokorārangi. Well we know better now. It noted he was killed in action, Italy campaign, buried in Florence or Firenze. Karl & I visited this urupā with the kura ā-iwi Māori o Whangaparaoa, seniors. I saw this name. Nā reira he tuku aroha tēnei nāku ki te tupuna nei i kitea e mātou e takoto mai rā ki tarawāhi ao. Moe mai i tō marae o tuawhakarere, o ō tūpuna.
    Public - Ruihapounamu - Researcher - 1 September 2021



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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
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 13 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1944 to 31st March, 1944). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 13: WW2 90 AWMM
    • Gardiner, W. (2019). Ake ake kia kaha e! : Forever brave! : B Company 28 (Maori) Battalion, 1939-1945. Auckland : Bateman Books. AWMM
    • Cody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM


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11 December 2021Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
01 September 2021Ruihapounamu RotoruaResearcher

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