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Wiremu Peihana Peachey

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Wiremu Peihana AWMM
  • Surname
    Peachey AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Bill AWMM
  • Service number
    802130 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    1917 Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 10 September 2022 - Awatere Urupa Register
  • Place of birth
    Te Araroa, NZ Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 10 September 2022 - Awatere Urupa Register
  • Birth notes
    son of William Keno PEACHY & Eileen nee' BRISTOWE. Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 10 September 2022 - Awatere Urupa Register
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Te Araroa, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs E.R. Peachey (wife), Te Araroa, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Married AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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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 in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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About death

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  • Death
    5 January 1944 AWMM
    Age 27 AWMM
    ItalyEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Cassino Memorial, Italy AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Pte W P PEACHEY (aka PEACHY) was Killed in Action in Italy. A memorial of Wiremu Peihana PEACHY can be found in the Awatere Urupa, Te Araroa, at his son's, Richard PEACHY's Grave Plot 8. Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 10 September 2022 - Awatere Urupa, Marangairoa Road, Awatere REGISTER

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  • Ka tangi te titi, ka tangi te kaka,
    Ka tangi hoki ko au
    Tihei Mauri ora.
    Kia ora I'm proud to acknowledge Bill Peachey as a tipuna
    I am a mokopuna of the late Elizabeth peachey (Lilibet)
    My nanny was the eldest child of Eileen Bristowe& Bill Peachey.
    if their is any whanaunga who see this and would like to share any other whakapapa with me that would be nice as i'm trying to learn as much as I can Kia ora whanau. is my email tena koutou katoa.
    Public - Kristina Ripeka Loretta - Direct descendant - 20 June 2018
  • In Honor and Memory to Our Koro, A big THANK YOU for taking a stand, for your country and Your whanau. Much Love from all your Nga Mokopuna.
    Public - Jacqueline Anne - Other Relative - 22 April 2015
  • Love you uncle Wiremu.
    Public - michelle kathleen - Other Relative - 20 April 2015



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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
    • 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. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 11 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1943 to 30th June, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 11: WW2 102 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
    • Ko te Reo Huringa Tau o te Ope Maori Tuarua, i noho ki Remuera, Ohaeawai, 1942-43: The Anniversary Magazine of the Second Maori Battalion, Remuera, Ohaeawai 1942-1943. Patrick Smyth Papers, MS-2002-147, Auckland War Memorial Museum. AWMM
    • Nominal Roll of Members of the 2nd Maori Battalion, 26th January 1943. Part of the 2nd Maori Battalion Anniversary Magazine. (MS-2002-147). Auckland War Memorial Museum. AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
20 October 2022Lorraine Mona Gisborne Researcher
20 January 2022Ian Banks Taumarunui New ZealandResearcher
19 July 2018SarahSydney AustraliaDirect descendant
20 June 2018Kristina Ripeka LorettaTe KarakaDirect descendant
22 April 2015Jacqueline AnneGloucester, AustraliaOther Relative

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