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Full Name
Wiremu Rangi Akuira
Rank Last Held
Corporal
Forename(s)
Wiremu Rangi
Surname
Akuira
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
16248
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Private
Occupation before Enlistment
Electric linesman
Next of Kin
Mrs H Akuira (wife), Tuahiwi Road,Kaiapoi, New Zealand
Marital Status
Married
Enlistment Address
Tuahiwi Road, Kaiapoi, New Zealand
Military District
Christchurch
Body on Embarkation
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit
Infantry Reinforcements
Nominal Roll Number
WW2 3
Page on Nominal Roll
WW2 8
Last Unit Served
20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death
Italy
Date of Death
31 May 1943
Age at Death
40
Year of Death
1943
Cause of Death
Died of sickness whilst a Prisoner of War
Cemetery Name
Udine War Cemetery, Italy
Grave Reference
IV. E. 2
Biographical Notes
Son of Akuira Te Rangi and Ngahei Te Rangi, of Rangiotu, Wellington, New Zealand; husband of Hera Akuira, of Linwood, Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand.
Sources Used
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941)
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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