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Moananui-a-Kiwa Ngarimu
Birth: Apr. 7, 1918
Death: Mar. 27, 1943

World War II Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Ruatoria, New Zealand, he served as a 2nd Lieutenant in the 28th Māori Battalion, New Zealand Military Forces. On the night of March 26, 1943, Second Lieutenant Ngarimu commanded a platoon during the attack at Tebaga Gap, Tunisia. He was the first to reach the crest of the hill and destroyed two enemy machine-gun posts. The enemy counter-attacked and in the course of hand-to-hand fighting, Lieutenant Ngarimu was twice wounded, but refused to leave his post. During the night the Germans succeeded in piercing the line, Lieutenant Ngarimu killed some of the enemy, drove back the rest with his tommy-gun and led his men back to their position. In the morning, he was killed while defying a further counter-attack. For gallantry in the face of the enemy, he was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross presented to his parents by the Governor General Sir Cyril Newall at Ruatoria, New Zealand, on October 6, 1943. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Sfax War Cemetery
Sfax
Sfax, Tunisia
Plot: X. E. 14.
 
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Record added: Dec 10, 2003
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Moananui-a-Kiwa Ngarimu
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
Moananui-a-Kiwa Ngarimu
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Moananui-a-Kiwa Ngarimu
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Rest in peace old chap - Kia ora!
- derrick unwin
 Added: Jun. 22, 2014
Rest in Peace, beloved soldier. See you in Heaven.
- Mary
 Added: Jun. 4, 2014

- MosherSt.Munger
 Added: Mar. 27, 2014
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