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Wharetini Rangi

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Group, WW2, Three chaplains: from Left to Right: Ngatai Tunoa Wanoa (39615), Kahi Harawira (39652), Wharetini Rangi (69291). (Photograph kindly supplied by Paul Baker) - This image may be subject to copyright

Group, WW2, Three chaplains: from Left to Right: Ngatai Tunoa Wanoa (39615), Kahi Harawira (39652), …

Identity

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    30 July 1891 Waters et. al. Tolaga BayGisborne Waters et. al.
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Ruatoki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs R. Rangi (wife), Ruatoki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
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  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 69291 AWMM
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Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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Medical history

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Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • ' . . . a man of great spiritual force, well-loved and respected. He was once described as having the face of a New Testament saint and the fire of an Old Testament prophet. He was not young for infantry work, having three sons serving with him in the battalion, but he made little of age and was giving splendid service up to the time when both his eardrums were burst by an exploding shell at Alamein. Source: Sydney D. Waters et. al., Chaplains, The Official History of New Zealand in the Second World War 1939–1945, Wellington, 1950.

    ‘The only troops known to have asked for, and to have been granted the privilege of regular Family Prayers were the Maori Battalion of the New Zealand Division in the Eighth Army.’ Lambeth Calls, by Canon J. McLeod Campbell. Source: Sydney D. Waters et. al., Chaplains, The Official History of New Zealand in the Second World War 1939–1945, Wellington, 1950. AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    6 August 1967 Cemetery Record
    Age 82 AWMM
    RuatokiBay of Plenty Cemetery Record
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    Hillcrest Cemetery, Whakatane AWMM Plot 70, RSA Block W AWMM
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Memorials

Memorial

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  • Papa, Reverend Chaplain, Captain Wharetini Rangi 69291,

    Ka maumahara tonu matau ki a koutou, otira ki nga Papa,

    Cpl Renata Numia Rangi 25996

    Sgt Wiremu Parata Rangi 39248

    L/Cpl Te Ua Numia Rangi 62689

    Lt Hati Rangiuia 25998

    S/Sgt Matu Rangi IH 6087

    Public - Niwa - Direct descendant - 21 April 2021
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Sources

Sources

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    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1942). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 8 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1942 to 30th June, 1942). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.36 AWMM
    • Rev. M. L. Underhill ... [et al.] (1950). New Zealand chaplains in the Second World War. Dept. of Internal Affairs, War History Branch, Wellington, N.Z. AWMM
    • Gardiner, W. (2019). Ake ake kia kaha e! : Forever brave! : B Company 28 (Maori) Battalion, 1939-1945. Auckland : Bateman Books. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM

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21 April 2021NiwaPORIRUADirect descendant
14 February 2020NgaioWellington, New ZealandOther

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