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Te Pehi Parata

Te Pehi's grave in the Soldier's section, Stellawood Cemetery, Durban.

At the grave of my grandfather in 2005

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Te Pehi AWMM
  • Surname
    Parata AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 39556 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    17 June 1917 Public - Gary Parata - Child - 2 September 2015 - Whakapapa files
  • Place of birth
    Waikanae Public - Gary Parata - Child - 2 September 2015 - Whakapapa files
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM Main Road, Waikanae, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Miss Charlotte Parata (sister), Waikanae, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single/WWII AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 39556 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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  • Te Pehi Parata was the son of Hira Wi Parata and Te Oriwa Parata (nee Horomona) of Waikana, Wellington, New Zealand.

    'D Company's Te Pehi Parata of Waikanae was struck by a car while walking along a pavement in Durban. He was the 4th member of the 28th Māori Battalion killed in the war.' Source: 28th Māori Battalion website project, Ministry for Culture and Heritage. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    13 March 1941 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    DurbanNatal AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
    Umbilo Bridge, Umbilo, Durban, Natal (now Kwazulu Natal) Public - Gary Parata - Child - 2 September 2015 - Oral history (Aunty Charlotte), Natal Mercury newspaper, Addington Hospital old records
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Block F. Grave 23., Durban (Stellawood) Cemetery, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Koro Te Pehi Parata is my dad uncle he is the son of Tira Wareware Parata who is another sister of Te Pehi. Dad always talked about his uncle and had high respect.
    Kaore tatou e warewaretia i a ratou. Oki oki oki moe mai raa.

    Ana Graham Ripia
    25 April 2019
    Public - Arlene Agnes - Other relative - 4 May 2019
  • Te Pehi Hira Wi Parata, son of Natanahira umutapu Te kakakura Wi Parata- 1860-1932, & oriwa ringi horomona-1890-1927
    Sister- Harata Ria Te uira Parata - 1925-1993.
    Brother- Tamaraungataua hira Parata - 1908-1935

    Spouse of Rangihanu Wharerau Parata- 1906-1962
    Son - Ronald Tup Parata - 1937-2014.
    Public - anne - Researcher - 9 July 2018
  • Kia Ora I'm a descendant of Tohuroa (Tom) Parata & Wiremu Te Kakakura Parata. I'm pretty sure that I'm also a descendant of Te Pehi Parata as my whanau are from Waikanae. God bless those who died for our country. Arohanui Paul Rangi Parata
    Public - Paul Rangi - Other Relative - 21 April 2015



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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
04 May 2019Arlene AgnesWhenuapaiOther relative
13 November 2015HohepaWaikanae New ZealandOther relative
02 September 2015Gary ParataTauranga, New ZealandChild
21 April 2015Paul RangiBrisbane, AustraliaOther Relative

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