Horiana Rupapera

Ingoa whānau
Rupapera
Ingoa tuatahi
Horiana

World War 2

Tau Rangatū
801470
Tūnga
Rank Sergeant
Address on enlistment
Tokarau Beach, New Zealand
Whanaunga tino tata i te wā o te kuhunga
Mrs H. Rupapera (mother), Tokarau Beach, New Zealand
Ngā tuhinga

Whānau information provided states Hori was married at time of enlistment (June 2020)

Takupu (7)

Horiana was my grandfather and I am trying to gather information about him, especially information or stories concerning his time in the army. If anyone has any further information could you please email me. Arohanui, Lysandra

Just wanted to jump on a tautoko the people who held the last name before my generation arrived. arohanui!

FULL NAME Horiana Rupapera FORENAME(S) Horiana SURNAME Rupapera WAR World War II, 1939-1945 SERIAL NO. 801470 GENDER Male FIRST KNOWN RANK Private OCCUPATION BEFORE ENLISTMENT Carpenter NEXT OF KIN Mrs H. Rupapera (mother), Tokarau Beach, New Zealand MARITAL STATUS Single ENLISTMENT ADDRESS Tokarau Beach, New Zealand MILITARY DISTRICT Kaitaia 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 169

Kia ora, I am the daughter of Walter RUPAPERA who is the son of Horiana Rupapera, my papa. In the information box it states that Papa Horiana was single, when in fact he had a wife, my nana, Isabell Rupapera. I'm glad I got to find out a bit more info about my papa though as I never met him. My father does however have a photo of Isabell.

Kia ora, thank you. The information has been added as a note on the page. However, the enlistment information has not been altered as this is historical reference information taken from the nominal roll. And corresponds with other records such as your father's personnel file. 

Kia ora Walter. I have amended your father's rank. Apologies for the delay, I was waiting for information from the NZDF.