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Auckland Weekly News Auckland Weekly News
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13 OCTOBER 1943

Maori Battalion, Ceremonies, Wheelchairs, Ngarimu, Moana-Nui-a-Kiwa, Bennett, Charles, Bertrand, George, Royal, Rangi, Porter, Ben, Hemana, Arihia Ngarangioue, Reedy, MateroaMaori BattalionCeremoniesWheelchairsNgarimu, Moana-Nui-a-KiwaBennett, CharlesBertrand, GeorgeRoyal, RangiPorter, BenHemana, Arihia NgarangioueReedy, Materoa
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Taken from the supplement to the Auckland Weekly News 13 OCTOBER 1943 p018

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Posthumous Victoria Cross investiture for Lieutenant Moana-nui-a-Kiwa Ngarimu. From left to right: Lieutenant Colonel Charles Bennett (in wheelchair), Lieutenant Colonel George Bertrand, Major Rangi Royal, and Major Ben Porter. The woman behind Lieutenant Colonel Charles is his mother, Arihia Ngarangioue Hemana. The woman on the far left is Materoa Reedy, aunt of Lieutenant Moana-nui-a-Kiwa Ngarimu, who was killed in action.