Charles Te Amaru Sciascia

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Charles Te Amaru

World War 2

Tau Rangatū
Wāhi noho
Porangahau, New Zealand
Whanaunga tino tata i te wā o te kuhunga
Mrs D. Sciascia (mother), Porangahau, New Zealand

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The official 28th War History written by Cody mentions Charles on pg 440. In the footnote to his name it gives L-Corporal as his rank. I'm not sure which is correct. He was wounded on 27/4/45 while showing his cousin, Bert Ropiha around the battle field. He stepped on a mine which cost him both legs. Apparently he was mistaken for dead and placed in a room with others awaiting burial. The sentry on duty at the time was given the fright of his life when he heard a voice coming from a supposedly dead soldier. Moe mai ra e te ha koro i tou moenga roa. Nāhaku iti nei Nā Kaupoi-Walkabout