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Ben Paipa

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War II Hall of Memories Panel  P_001. Image taken June 2020.

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War II Hall of Memories Panel P_001. Image taken June 2020.

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Ben AWMM
  • Surname
    Paipa AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    25964 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    b. 1919 Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 20 November 2022 - https://www.nzwargraves.org.nz/casualties/ben-paipa
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
    Son of Hepetema and Motuoruhi Paipa, of Waiomatatini, East Coast Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 20 November 2022 - https://www.nzwargraves.org.nz/casualties/ben-paipa
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 241 Childers Road, Gisborne, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr S. Paipa (father), Waiomatatini, East Coast, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Western Desert AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    25964 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
    WW2 POW - Unknown Prisoner of War Camp POW Deaths (R25405152)
  • 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
    • 28 June 1942 AWMMOther, WWII AWMM
      Died. No other particulars available. AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Ben Paipa was the son of Hepetema and Motuoruhi Paipa, of Waiomatatini, New Zealand. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    28 June 1942 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    Western DesertNorth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Died on Active Service— Previously Reported Missing, (Believed Prisoner of War Paipa, Pte. Ben, Tikitiki. Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 28 July 2023 - FOUR COAST SOLDIERS
    GISBORNE HERALD, VOLUME LXXI, ISSUE 21354, 15 MARCH 1944, PAGE 4
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Alamein Memorial, El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Gisborne First World War Memorial, The Esplanade, Kaiti, Gisborne AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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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
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 3: WW2 364 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
    • Deaths While Prisoner of War - Navy, Army, Air Force and Civilians [WW2 NZ POW Deaths], Archives New Zealand, Wellington, AAAA 7393 Box 1 (R25405152). AWMM

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09 October 2023Lorraine Mona Gisborne Researcher

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