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Full Name
William Takiwa Duff
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
William Takiwa
Surname
Duff
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
802444
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Private
Occupation before Enlistment
Mill hand
Next of Kin
Mrs F. Duff (wife), PO Box 71, Rotorua, New Zealand
Marital Status
Married
Enlistment Address
43 Amahau Street, Rotorua, New Zealand
Military District
Rotorua
Body on Embarkation
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit
28 (Maori) Battalion
Embarkation Date
21 July 1943
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Vessel
Nieuw Amsterdam
Destination
Egypt
Nominal Roll Number
WW2 12
Page on Nominal Roll
WW2 54
Campaigns
Italy
Last Unit Served
  • New Zealand Infantry
  • 28 (Maori) Battalion
Place of Death
Italy
Date of Death
15 December 1944
Age at Death
26
Year of Death
1944
Cause of Death
Died of wounds
Cemetery Name
Forli War Cemetery, Italy
Grave Reference
II, A, 5.
Memorial Name
Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories
Biographical Notes
Son of Hankino and Hingina Tami Duff; husband of Freda M. Duff, of Ratana
Description of Image
  • Portrait, Weekly News
  • Headstone, Forli Cemetery (photo Gabrielle Fortune 2008)
Further References
Sources Used
Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139.

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