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Wiremu Puke Barrett Parete

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War II Hall of Memories Panel  P_002. Image taken June 2020.

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War II Hall of Memories Panel P_002. Image taken June 2020.

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Wiremu Puke Barrett AWMM
  • Surname
    Parete AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    25976 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 Whakatane, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr P. Parete (father), Omeka Pa, Te Poi, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    25976 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 on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Wiremu Parete was the son of Puke Parete and Ngaurupa, of Matamata, Auckland, New Zealand. AWMM
    • He was the brother of joseph edward barrett(parete) john barrett. Miky barrett. Public - joesph frank barrett - Other Relative - 17 April 2015 - Family papers


About death

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  • Death
    27 May 1941 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    CreteGreece AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Suda Bay War Cemetery, Crete, Greece AWMM 12. E. 17. 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

Roll of Honour

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  • Kia ora whanau.
    This is also my great uncle.
    My koko's brother. (Pango Puke Parete/ John Barrett.i have whakapapa & photos ,but would love to no more Information about our rangatira if you can face book is. Hone Hohepa
    Kia ora
    Tirau/Tainui allday
    Public - Jonathan - Direct descendant - 7 May 2020
  • This is my great uncle .my grandfathers brother .his father holds the key to our whakapapa please if anyone can help.pai marie taku rangatira moe moe mai ra.
    Public - joesph frank barrett - Other Relative - 17 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
    • Gardiner, W. (2019). Ake ake kia kaha e! : Forever brave! : B Company 28 (Maori) Battalion, 1939-1945. Auckland : Bateman Books. 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 365 AWMM
    • Cody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
29 April 2022Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
07 May 2020JonathanNorthland NZDirect descendant
17 April 2015joesph frank barrettmotuekaOther Relative

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