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Ngatai Tunoa Wanoa

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
    9 August 1906 Waters et. al. RangitukiaGisborne Waters et. al.
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Ruatoria, East Coast, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs Katahua Wanoa (wife), Ruatoria Box 4, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • Greece AWMM
    • 1941 AWMM
      World War 2/wars AWMM
      Crete AWMM
    • North Africa AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 39615 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
    Wounds Diseases Etc., WWII AWMM
    Wounded, 23 May 1941 AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Served for the first three years of his service as a combatant, rising to the rank of Lieutenant. Commissiond as a Chaplain in 1942. 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

About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
    1963 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 8 January 2016 - BMD NZ records
  • Age at death
    57yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 8 January 2016 - BMD NZ records
  • Place of death
    NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 8 January 2016 - BMD NZ records
  • Cause of death
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  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Hinepare marae, Rangitukia AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • 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. (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 496 AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
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