Francis Taniwha

Ingoa whānau
Ingoa tuatahi
Date of death
Place of death

World War 2

Tau Rangatū
Wāhi noho
P.W.D. Camp, Avondale, Auckland, New Zealand
Whanaunga tino tata i te wā o te kuhunga
Mr M. Taniwha (father), Pupuke, New Zealand

Takupu (4)

My mother Francis Iriaka(Rudolph) was named after him as this was her mother's brother. Little is known about my great uncle as he died so young. I am honored to be a descendant of his and for many years have had the priviledge to have his Army Portrait hang on our Family lounge wall. Though my mum knew little of her Uncle that served with other GREAT and BRAVE men in the 28th Maori Battalion, with the posting of his Memorial Stone on this site I believe this is a lovely tribute for her, myself and generations after us to remember our Beloved whanau as the HEROS they ALL were!!!Arohanui xxxx

my grandfather william king taniwha and mohi were brothers...your uncle francis and my dad were first cousins my dad was with francis when he was killed...we are planning a trip to italy to visit war graves uncle francis was on the list to visit my email is [email protected] please email me so we can korero thank you and arohanui

hi francis and my father were 1st cousins my dad being with francis when he was killed in italy..their fathers kingi and mohi were brothers..we are planning a trip to italy to visit war graves francis grave being one if you are interested email me at [email protected] arohanui