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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:
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