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Effort to give relatives of Māori Battalion vets the medals they never received

An Auckland lawyer has embarked on a mammoth effort to help descendants of Māori Battalion veterans receive medals their tipuna were never issued.

The journey is a personal one for David Stone, whose great-uncle Dooley (Turi) Swann from Gisborne was killed during the Italian campaign in 1944 while serving with the battalion.

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