LCpl Taiko Hemopo

Surname
Hemopo
First name(s)
Taiko
Also known as
Tom; Motutaiko Hemopo
Rank
LCpl
Corps
RNZIR
Service number
541785
Unit

Disclaimer

The Vietnam List is an updated version of New Zealand's original Vietnam nominal roll – the Flinkenberg List – compiled by Captain Con Flinkenberg in 1972. Name, rank and unit information are from New Zealand military pay records. Read more about the Vietnam List.

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Submitted by DieppeBarracks on Wednesday, 29 August 2018 - 11:52am

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Motutaiko HEMAPO. Long Maori names were looked down apon in the 70's/80's so the boys would use a shorter version or a Pakeha version. Named from the island on Lake Taupo...he lives at Rotoiti ;-)