Wiremu Ruru

Ingoa whānau
Ingoa tuatahi
Date of death
Place of death

World War 2

Tau Rangatū
Wāhi noho
Te Karaka, Gisborne, New Zealand
Whanaunga tino tata i te wā o te kuhunga
Mr I. Ruru (father), Te Karaka, Gisborne, New Zealand

Takupu (2)

The photo of the headstone gives his date of death in 1941, but the photo of the men with the barrels of muttonbird identifies him as being alive in 1944! I suspect the man in the muttonbird photo is my birth mother's uncle. However she passed away in 2011, so I am not sure.

Kia ora Cheyne, Thanks for pointing this out. I think the photo with the muttonbirds is either incorrectly dated orWiremu is wronglyidentified. Wiremu's date of death is confirmed as per his headstone andin the publication Nga Tama Toa. The later date is confirmed as per Wiremu's personnel file. I'll look into it and contact you when I figure it out.Noho ora mai,Leanne (Site Admin)