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Dan Waharai

Portrait, Northland roll of honour and servicemen of WW II (2002) - This image may be subject to copyright
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Dan AWMM
  • Surname
    Waharai AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • D. Waha Rai AWMM
    • Dan Waha Rai AWMM
  • Service number
    62773 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 Dargaville, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Rai (mother), c/o P.O. Box 2, Rawene, Hokianga, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    62773 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Labourer/Civilian AWMM
    AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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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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  • Dan Waharai was the son of Waha and Maria Waharai, of Mitimiti, Northland, New Zealand.

    Prior to his enlistment, Dan worked as a farm hand and bushman. He joined up in the Dargaville district.

    Listed as D. Waha Rai on the Hokianga Memorial. Listed as Dan Waha Rai on the Nominal Roll. His surname on his home memorial is Waharai AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    16 December 1941 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
  • 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
    • Hokianga Arch of Remembrance, Kohukohu, Hokianga, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mitimiti War Memorial, Hato Hemi te Whare Karakia (St James), Matihetihe, Mitimiti, Hokianga, New Zealand AWMM
    • Matihetihe School War Memorial 1939-45, Matihetihe, Mitimiti, Hokianga, New Zealand AWMM

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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
    • Northland roll of honour and servicemen of WW II [electronic resource]. (2002). Whangarei, N.Z.: Returned Services Association. 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. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 4: WW2 290 AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
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