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Te Puni Family
« on: Tuesday 12 September 17 22:37 BST (UK) »
Hi, I am trying to research my family please and any help would be much appreciated, I know George Arthur Te Puni was in the 25th battalion and fought in North Africa WW2 but have come to a stop. Any idea's were I could look to research this please. Thanks

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Re: Te Puni Family
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 12 September 17 22:43 BST (UK) »
Hi

A George Arthur Te Puni is showing on electoral registers for Wellington NZ between 1949 - 1978.  Is this the right person?   

Are you researching his ancestry or his WW2 service?
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Re: Te Puni Family
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 13 September 17 01:08 BST (UK) »
Hi. yes that is him thanks,  as I have just started researching I am looking up both, history of the family and his war service, Thanks

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Re: Te Puni Family
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 13 September 17 03:18 BST (UK) »
I don't know if this will help, there is a Te Puni family that could be related on Family Search K2QJ-298.

Ivor Arthur Te Puni, born 1886, Picton, Marlborough, New Zealand. ​

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Re: Te Puni Family
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 13 September 17 03:21 BST (UK) »
and his war service

Below link has some military information such as his service # address, occupation etc. And his sisters name.

http://www.aucklandmuseum.com/war-memorial/online-cenotaph/record/C129000

Also in New Zealand archives there is also indexes to a couple of records including a index to his probate.

https://archway.archives.govt.nz/

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Re: Te Puni Family
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 13 September 17 03:28 BST (UK) »
Going by the name of his sister on his military record this appears to have been her marriage.

New Zealand marriage index
1929/ 6573   Ida Minnie   Te Puni  AND   George   McLeod

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Re: Te Puni Family
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 13 September 17 03:34 BST (UK) »
George Arthur Te Puni. service number 805104 .
71 Esplanade, Petone, Wellington, New Zealand.
Next of kin. Mrs I. MacLeod (sister), 71 Esplanade, Petone, Wellington, New Zealand.
Relationship status, Pre 21 Feb 1944 Single.
Embarkation details. WW2 Vessel was Mooltan or Willem Ruys, Infantry Reinforcements, Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force.

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Re: Te Puni Family
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 13 September 17 03:48 BST (UK) »
Ida Minnie Te Puni.   
Immigration, 1926. Age 20, single. Ship Name Ulimaroa.
Event Place Sydney, New Zealand.
Departure Port Wellington.
Arrival Port Sydney.

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Re: Te Puni Family
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 13 September 17 03:51 BST (UK) »
I couldnt find George's birth index, most likely he was born outside the online dates. Found his sister's birth tho which gives both parents names.

1907/16852   Te Puni   Ida Minnie   Mother  Georgina   Father  Thomas Henry