Makamaka, Whini

Date of birth:
January 6th, 1917 (Waimana, New Zeeland)
Date of death:
1968 (Ruatoki, New Zeeland)
Nationality:
New Zealander (1907-1947, Dominion UK)

Biography

Whini Makamaka joined the Air Force in 1943 en went on May 24th 1944 in to the New Zeeland Army with COmpany B, 28th Maori Battalion. On June 29th 1944 he was send to Italy. During this time he was promoted to Corporal. Het returend from Egypt to New Zeeland in 1945 and arrived in Wellington on January 23rd 1946. He was discharged in 1948.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1944
Italy Star
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Corporal
Unit:
Maori Battalion
War Service Medal 1939-1945

Sources

  • Photo 1: Rawinia Meister
  • Photo: Rawinia Meister
  • - Document's from the New Zealand Army

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