Tori Purutanga


World War 2

Serial No
Address on enlistment
Waitomo Hostel, Waitomo Caves, New Zealand
Next of kin
Mr R. Purutanga (father), Waimiha, New Zealand

Comments (2)

this is my dads brother who i remember when i was little dad used to take me to visit him in Te Kuiti and i used to get spoiled at his place by him .loved him very much and miss you to uncle Toriwai(jack) aswe used to call him.was a well known cook at the waitomo hostel and i remember our family or some of us with our big sister visiting the caves and my young bro Hape had a denim jacket on with our whanau name on the back and the guide asked us if we were related to Jack and we said he was our uncle and she said she used to work at the hostel with him and knew him well and we ended up going thru the caves for free how's that eh .love you unc.