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Lewis Ruatiki PENI

Date of birth:08 February 1923
Date of death:13 February 1944
Place of birth:Whakatane, New Zealand
Awards:1939-45 Star, Italy Star, War Medal 1939-45, NZ War Service Medal
Places of relevance:, , , , and
Occupation:Market Gardener
Last known residence:Vance St, Shannon
Cause of death:Killed in action - Accidentally
Place of death:Italy
Buried where:Caserta War Cemetery. VI. C. 16
Spouses name:Unmarried
Children:, , , , and
Fathers name:Iraia Peni
Mothers name:Makareta (née Nepia)
Siblings:, , , , and
Date of arrival overseas:14 August 1943
Theatres of war:Middle East & Italy
War memorial:Shannon
Place enlisted:Levin
Christian names:Lewis Ruatiki
Place of arrival overseas:Middle East
School:Moutoa; Shannon; Palmerston North Technical
Wars:WW 11
Service number:802137
Date enlisted:11 September 1941
Final rank:Private
Regiment or service:28th Maori Bn NZ Infantry
User reference:7.38

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