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William Perenara

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William AWMM
  • Surname
    Perenara AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    65475 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
    Te Arawa AWMM
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Matata, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs M. Perenara (wife), Matata, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Italy AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    65475 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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • William Perenara was the son of Rawakata Perenara and of Heni Perenara (nee Menehira), of Matata, New Zealand; husband of Marie Perenara, of Matata. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    18 February 1944 AWMM
    Age 27 AWMM
    ItalyEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cassino War Cemetery, Italy AWMM VI. K. 18. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • Kia Ora my name is Nikau Perenara. Great Grandson of Your brother Rawakata. Moe mai ra
    Public - Nikau james - Other relative - 4 March 2018
  • My name is Peri, I am the grandson of your brother Rawakata Perenara moe mai ra
    Public - Sapphire - Other Relative - 21 April 2015

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • 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. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 4: WW2 280 AWMM
    • Cody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM

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04 March 2018Nikau jamesAuckland, New ZealandOther relative
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