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Robert Thomas Paki

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Robert Thomas AWMM
  • Surname
    Paki AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    802617 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 Waitomo Caves, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs K. Paki (mother), Waitomo Caves, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 21 Feb 1944-31 March 1944 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Italy AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    802617 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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Robert Paki was the son of Thomas and Kamoe Paki, of Otorohanga, New Zealand. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    28 May 1944 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    ItalyEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cassino War Cemetery, Italy AWMM X. B. 11. 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 am a grand child of robert paki's sister Pauline Parekaihina Tane. I Thank you for what you done for our country my nana spoke of you often and still has your letters in her waldrobe today. you are forever in our thoughts and hearts. may you rest in peace PRIVATE ROBERT THOMAS PAKI...XOXOXOXXO
    Public - carly - Direct descendant - 13 April 2019
  • In my heart and Thank you ❤
    Public - Irene - Other relative - 25 April 2018
  • Thankyou for being apart of the Maori Battilion and fighting for our country. A famous name in our family. RIP Robert Paki
    Public - Detroit/Ella/Mia - Other relative - 9 October 2016
  • Tena koe e Te rangatira, moe mai moe mai I to moengaroa....... Koro Robert Thomas Paki I would like to thank you for your contribution into getting us where we are today.... We will forever be greatful for what you and your fellow soldiers have done for us from the bottom of my heart Koro thank you.....
    Public - Chonetell karakia - Other Relative - 25 April 2015
  • Love you Koro forever and always Thank you for all that you have done for us so that we may live the way we do this day love from me and my baby xoxo
    Public - Deejay - Other Relative - 25 April 2015
  • Thank you Koro for fighting for our country! Lest We Forget! xx
    Public - Leeluu - Other Relative - 25 April 2015
  • Thank you koro and to all who fought before, beside, and after you. Rest in peace, never to be forgotten.
    Public - Connie Waimaria - Other Relative - 25 April 2015
  • E kore ratou e koroheketia Penei i a tatou kua mahue nei E kore hoki ratou e ngoikore Ahakoa pehea i nga ahuatanga o te wa. I te hekenga atu o te ra Tae noa ki te aranga mai i te ata Ka maumahara tonu tatou ki a ratou. Ka maumahara tonu tatou ki a ratou. They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them. We will remember them. My Great, Great, Great Grand-Koro Its an honor & a blessing to know that you Sacrificed your life and fought for our country along side those women and men whom also fought with you too...! Your Legacy will live on within the Paki whaanau. Kia maumahara tonu kia koe e te Rangatira..! Nui te aroha kia koe Moe mai, moe mai, moe mai ra e koro...!!! "LEST WE FORGET "
    Public - Crystal - Other Relative - 25 April 2015
  • My great grand koko, you served our country along side your fellow country men. We are blessed to know you help fought for our country. You will live on in our memories now and within generations to come for our Paki Whanau. At the rising of the sun, we will remember them. Lest we forget xxx
    Public - Lavonda - Other Relative - 25 April 2015
  • LEST WE FORGET. THANK YOU KOKO, OUR SOLDIER, OUR HERO X X X Arohanui from the paki whanau in SYDNEY X X X
    Public - LouAnne - Other Relative - 25 April 2015
  • Rest in peace koko
    Public - Ruby - Other Relative - 25 March 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
    • 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 95 AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
23 February 2022Ian Banks Taumarunui New ZealandResearcher
13 April 2019carlyotorohangaDirect descendant
25 April 2018IreneAustraliaOther relative
09 October 2016Detroit/Ella/MiaTauranga/New ZealandOther relative
25 April 2015Chonetell karakiaPutaruruOther Relative

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