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Joseph Nepata

The marker for Joseph at the El Alamein Commonwealth War Grave. Taken on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the battle.

The marker for Joseph at the El Alamein Commonwealth War Grave.

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Joseph AWMM
  • Surname
    Nepata AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 65519 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
    Tākitimu AWMM
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Puketapu, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs R. Kukaukau (aunt), Puketapu, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 65519 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 on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Joseph Nepata was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Nepata; nephew of Maretire Kaukau, of Puketapu, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    4 September 1942 AWMM
    Age 23 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 VIII. J. 9. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

Roll of Honour

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Leave a note

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  • We remember the Battle you fought for us. Always remembered never forgotten our Brave Soldiers.
    Public - Mary - Other relative - 3 September 2019
    Report 
  • Okioki tonu mai e whanaunga. Nga roimata o to hapu e noho ana nei i te ao marama e rere atu tonu. Aue e pa. Ahakoa te roa o te wa, ia ra, ia tau, ka maumahara tonu tatou i a koe e pa, kei wareware tatou.
    Public - Damien - Other relative - 31 August 2019
    Report 

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Gardiner, W. (2019). Ake ake kia kaha e! : Forever brave! : B Company 28 (Maori) Battalion, 1939-1945. Auckland : Bateman Books. 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 261 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

Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
03 September 2019MaryNapier Other relative
31 August 2019Damien Auckland, New ZealandOther relative

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