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VC1232    Moana-Nui-a-Kiwa Ngarimu

Name   Moana-Nui-a-Kiwa Ngarimu   No.      POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   1232   Awards   VC   

Regiment   2nd New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 28th (Maori) Battalion



Rank VC Won    Second Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Second Lieutenant

Place Of Birth   Sir Apiraia Nata's Village, Ruatoria, New Zealand

Place Of Death   Tobaga Gap, Tunisia

Buried/Location Ashes   Sfax War Cemetery, 150 miles south of Tunis, Tunisia


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone (CWGC)     Plot/Grave no.   Plot X, Row E, Grave 14

Gazetted    4 June 1943

VC Presented   6 October 1943, Governor-General of New Zealand, Sir C Newall, Ruatoria, New Zealand


P  Headstone, Sfax War Cemetery, 150 miles south of Tunis, Tunisia

Memorial at Returned Servicemen's Association HQ, Dunedin, New Zealand

P  Named on Victoria Cross Memorial, Queens Gardens, Dunedin, New Zealand

Ngarimu Street, Palmerston North, New Zealand

Full Size Bust at Queen Elizabeth II Army Memorial Museum, Waloura, New Zealand

Moana Place & Ngarimu Crescent, Taradale, Napier, New Zealand

By The Way…

VC Held By

Tairawhiti Museum, Auckland, New Zealand



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BORN    7 April 1918

DIED   27 March 1943   AGE    24

VC Won   26-27 March 1943   AGE   24

Place VC Won   tebaga Gap, Tunisia

War/Campaign   Second World War

Second World War

VC Ephemera