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Wiremu Rangi


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Wiremu AWMM
  • Surname
    Rangi AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Patara AWMM
  • Service number
    39248 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
    Mataatua 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 Taneatua, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Rotu Rangi (mother), Taneatua, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    39248 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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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Wiremu Patara Rangi was the son of Wharetini Rangi and Rotu Numia Rangi of Ruatoki. His father served as a Padre in the 28 (Maori) Battalion. He was Rev. Captain Wharetini Rangi.

      His brother Lance Corporal Teua Numia Rangi of the 28 (Maori) Battalion was killed in action on 24 December 1943. His brother Renata Rangi also served in the 28 (Maori) Battalion. AWMM
    • Wiremu Patara RANGI died 8th June 1967 aged 82yrs. He is buried in the Hillcrest Cemetery, Whakatane - Blk RSA X Plot 34 Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 14 November 2022 - Whakatane Cemetery Records
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About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • I always go to Dawn Parade Dad as that was our last gathering in Whakatane the same year your passed away. I miss you still to this day and am so proud of you always for your contribution to our beautiful New Zealand. Arohanui from your daughter Muna and son in law Gordon.
    Public - Muna - Child - 25 April 2016



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  • External links
  • References
    • 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. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 3: WW2 392 AWMM
    • Cody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
14 November 2022Lorraine MonaGisborneResearcher
25 April 2016MunaAustraliaChild

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