Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

19/3/2007

Prince honours Maori war hero

For God, for king and for country.

The deeds and gallantry of Lance Sergeant Haane Manahi were recognised in Ohinemutu on Saturday.

The World War II hero from Rotorua may have been passed over for a Victoria Cross, but for his whanau and Te Arawa iwi, there was atonement for its downgrading to a Distinguished Conduct Medal.

His Royal Highness, Prince Andrew, the Duke of York presented Sgt Manahi’s sons with a special citation for bravery, an altar frontal cloth and a letter of tribute from the Queen. He also presented a sword on permanent loan from the royal collection in recognition of his brave actions. for more click here

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