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Walker Rangi

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Walker AWMM
  • Surname
    Rangi AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    805749 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
    • Iwi Māori AWMM
    • Taranaki Iwi Public - Dean - Other relative - 27 February 2020 - Rangi whanau o Rahotu
  • Hapū
    Ngati Haupoto Public - Dean - Other relative - 27 February 2020 - Rangi whanau o Rahotu
  • 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 Upper Kahui Road, Rahotu, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr W. Rangi (father), Upper Kahui Road, Rahotu, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Italy AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    805749 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 in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Walker Rangi was the son of Whare and Mamaimaha Rangi, of Rahotu, Taranaki. Brother of Ron Rangi 815267 AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    4 January 1945 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    ItalyEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Forli War Cemetery, Italy AWMM VI, A, 6. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Tena koe Great Uncle Walker,

    I met the memory of you in my grandmother's - your elder sister Te Kawahau Winnie Murray's sad eyes one beautiful melancholy dawn at the Opunake cenotaph when I was only five years old. Nan always attended ANZAC services for you, I knew in lots of quiet ways how much she adored you, in the name of her youngest son Uncle Walker Walter James Murray, in the correspondence you sent her which was kept like treasure, in her eyes, in her quiet moments.

    From recollections of locals I would have had fun with you as you knew how to do cool stuff and have fun.

    I always think of you and great granny and great Koko put a cool memorial facing you in Italy at the urupā in Rahotu. I live nature and adventure like you did.

    I love you uncle Walker your neice Terese Tessa xxx
    Public - Terese Andrea - Direct descendant - 25 April 2022
  • Our uncle's memorial portrait always sat above the fireplace in our home in Manawaru, and then when Mum and Dad built a home in Hamilton. I believe, like all our cousins, we knew how special he was to his family. Arohanui Uncle Walker.
    Public - Raewyn Mamaemaha - Direct descendant - 25 April 2019
  • I'm a descendant of Rons, much missed and much loved still - I hope family are doing well oxo
    Public - Bridget - Direct descendant - 31 August 2017
  • Dear Great Uncle Walker, if you were anything like your Brother Harry, who is my Grandfather, you must have been an amazing person! Who was kind hearted & hard working & loved his family. I don't remember much about Grandad but I remember all the happy memories my Mum Dorothy Rangi (Dee Gaites) has told my brothers and sisters and I since we were kids. I don't know alot about you but I have a great fondness in my heart for you all the same. One of the reasons for this is because one of my little Brothers.. Caleb, looks so much like you! Caleb is dearly loved by us all and I know the fact he looks so much like you makes him proud. Thank you for serving your country as proudly as you did. We who love you acknowledge your sacrifice not just on this day of remembrance but every day in our hearts. Say hi to Grandad from Ricci, Daniel, Gina, Crystal, Caleb, Tiger & Mel. Arohanui my dear Uncle.
    Public - Melanie - Direct descendant - 12 November 2016
  • Although I never met you Uncle Walker my deepest respect and love goes to you.Im so proud of you and what you gave to the world.One of your great nephews looks so much like you its uncanny. I am filled with emotion each Anzac Memorial I attend when I close my eyes ,think of you and thank you for your sacrifice.I truly wish I could of met you but will always be very proud of my Uncle Walker.Love you.
    Public - Dee - Direct descendant - 11 November 2016



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  • External links
  • References
    • Cody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      Military Service Record AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 14 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1944 to 31st December, 1944). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 14: WW2 81 AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
25 April 2022Terese Andrea WellingtonDirect descendant
18 December 2021Ian Banks Taumarunui New ZealandResearcher
25 October 2021Dean Hawke's Bay Other relative
25 April 2019Raewyn MamaemahaNew Plymouth/HamiltonDirect descendant
31 August 2017BridgetHamiltonDirect descendant

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