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Hi does anyone know where William Ishmael Mitai lives? I am his grandaughter and have never met him. I actually started this Mitai line here under Swimming14. In that time I have found out his name and now need to know where he lives.
I am at present living in Australia which makes it difficult for me to have access to records to find him. I hope someone can help me.
Kia ora Swimming15
MITAI William Ishmael 65157, on the 28th Maori Battalion Nominal Roll.
Obviously, when they returned to NZ, it would have been in the mid-'40s.
I sent away for my grandfather's service records (not a MITAI koro though). My Koro was in the Navy and Army, so I got some incite into where he served and what ships he was on, etc. It did cost some money though (can't remember how much).
I can't remember where I sent away to, but I had to supply some whakapapa.
You could try asking the webmaster at the Maori Battalion site for advice on how to get your koro's service records.
BTW, my great grandmother was a MITAI from Helensville.
Sorry that I wasn't any help. Good luck.