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28th MAORI BATTALION - Abraham to Awatere

Journal by ngairedith

almost 3600 men served overseas with the Maori Battalion 1940-1945
of those, 649 were killed or died of wounds while another 1,712 were wounded
another 29 died as a result of service following discharge

read the INTRODUCTION to the 28th MAORI BATTALION

every soldier of the 28th has further information and photos, where available, at the site: BATTALION ROLL

many 28th Battalion soldiers used alternative names or were known by both Maori and English versions of their names; these are recorded where known - their address is where they were at time of enlistment

see also 28th MAORI BATTALION on Facebook
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ABRAHAM to AWATERE .. BABBINGTON to BUTLER .. CAIRNS to CURTIS
DANIELS to DYER .. EDMONDS to EVANS .. FACOOREY to FROST
GAGE to GUNSON .. HAAMI to HENARE .. HENDERSON to HUTANA
IHAIA to JURY .. KAA to KEWEN .. KIDWELL to KUTIA
LAMBERT to LUMSDEN .. MAAKA to MAUHENI .. MAUI to MUTU
NAERA to OTIMI .. PAAKA to PAWA .. PEACHEY to PUTARANUI
RAERENGA to REWIRI .. RIA to RYLAND .. SADD to SYLVIA ..
TAARE to TAYLOR .. Te ANO to TUTU .. UATUKU to VERCOE
WAA to WEBSTER .. WEEPU to YOUNG

* indicates he died for his country
* NOK - next of kin
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ABRAHAM, Simon Robert - Private 62864
- from 104 Nelson Street, Auckland
NOK: Mrs T. Abraham (mother), Panguru, Hokianga

* ADAMSON, Waru - Private 801873
- from Karioi, Island Bay, Wellington
NOK: Son of Te Rohana & Kuini Te Whetu, Karioi, Wellington; nephew of Mrs W. R. Pohe, Taihape
DIED in Italy 20-7-1945 aged 35

AHOMIRO, Sonny Ronald - Private 811029
- from State Forest Service, Te Puke
NOK: Mrs Ahomiro (wife), Waitangi Road, Te Puke

AHOMIRO, John - Private 802577
- from Pongakawa, Te Puke
NOK: Mrs T. Ahomiro (wife), Pongakawa, Te Puke

AKE, John - Private 811491
- from Oropi, Tauranga
NOK: Mr J. Ake (father), Oropi

AKUHATA, Tamihana Wetini (aka Tom Akuhata-Brown) - Private 65488
- from Tikitiki, Gisborne
NOK: Mrs A. J. Akuhata (wife), Tikitiki

AKUHATA, Hiko - Private 801875
- from c/o J. S. Merritt, Taneatua, Bay of Plenty
NOK: Mrs H. Akuhata (wife), Ruatoki, Bay of Plenty

AKUHATA, Pura - Private 39040
- from Waimana, Bay of Plenty
NOK: Mrs K. Hukahui (mother), Waimana

AKUHATA, Tauranga - Private 811668
- from Torere, Bay of Plenty
NOK: Mrs M. Akuhata (mother), Torere

AKURANGI, John - Private 65268
- from Whatatutu, Gisborne
NOK: Mr J. Ngapuhi (father), Te Whaiti, Bay of Plenty

AKURANGI, Tamure - Private 801876
- from c/o Wilson's Timber Mill, Te Whaiti, Bay of Plenty
NOK: Mr J. Ngapuhi (father), Te Whaiti

ALBERT, Jack (aka John, Tuhuna Erueti) - Corporal 39546
- from c/o State Forest Service, Karioi, Wellington
NOK: Mr R. Albert (brother), Karioi
born 21 March 1912 in Wanganui, died 31 Oct 1987 in Wellington

ALBERT, Motu (aka Roach) - Sergeant 62644
- from Central House, Opotiki
NOK: Mr T. Albert (brother), Opotiki

ALBERT, Haunui (aka Sato) - Private 67674
- from Ruatoria
NOK: Mrs A. Albert (mother), Ruatoria

ALBERT, Richard - Private 801660
- from Kaukapakapa, Rodney, Auckland
NOK: Mrs M. Albert (mother), Kaukapakapa

ALEX, Dick - Private 67608
- from Toetoe, Whangarei
NOK: Mrs R. W. Alex (wife), Toetoe, Whangarei

* ALLEN, Robin - Corporal 39291
- from St Clair Hotel, Hobson Street, Auckland
NOK: Mr K. P. Allen (father), Ahipara, Mangonui (Koti Pene & Ewa Neke Arono)
DIED 23 May 1941 in Crete aged 22 (reported missing, presumed dead in July 1941)

ALLEN, William Naihi - Corporal 65334
- from c/o P.O. Saies, Whangaroa
NOK: Mrs B. Riwhi (mother), P.O., Saies, Whangaroa,

ALLEN, King - Sergeant 68210
- from Ahipara, Northland
NOK: Mrs E. Allen (wife), Te Kowhai,

ALLEN, Joseph - Private 801322
- from Whangaroa, Northland
NOK: Mrs J. Allen (mother), Saies, Whangaroa

ALLISON, Pua - Private 65215
- from Waihau Bay, Bay of Plenty
NOK: Mr W. Allison (father), Waihau Bay
listed as prisoner of war in Feb 1942

ALLISON, Hirini - Private 801878
- from Opotiki
NOK: Mrs I. N. Allison (wife), c/o J. McRoberts, Te Pa, Whakatane

ALLISON, Mahuika - Corporal 65214
- from Raukokore, Opotiki
NOK: Mrs R. Allison (wife), Ford Street, Opotiki

AMAPIU, Eric Francis - Private 801502
- from 226 Hobson Street, Auckland
NOK: Mr T. J. Amapiu (brother), Mamaku

AMOHAU, Anania - Corporal 6136
- from Whakarewarewa, Rotorua
NOK: Mrs J. M. Amohau (wife), 26 Ranfurly Street, Palmerston North
Amohau wrote the 28th (Maori) Battalion Marching Song in 1939

AMOTAWA, Kereti - Private 65212
- from c/o Paper Mills Ltd., Whakatane
NOK: Mrs R. Tamihana (mother), Rotorua

AMOTAWA, Thomas - Private 68038
- from Rotorua
NOK: Miss M. Amotawa (sister), Ngapuna, Rotorua

ANAHANA, Norman Pita - Private 810465
- from 101 Vincent Street, Auckland
NOK: Mr H. Anahana (father), Waihue, Dargaville

ANANIA, John Joseph - Private 67807
- from 20 Pitt Street, Auckland
NOK: Mr J. J. Anania (father), 20 Pitt Street, Auckland

ANANIA, John William - 25800
- from c/o C.P.O., Auckland
NOK: Mrs J. King (sister), Kaihu, Northland

ANARU, Paratene Tiweka - Sergeant 6178
- from Te Kaha, Bay of Plenty
NOK: Mr T. Anaru (father), Rangiuru Street, Rotorua

ANARU, Wi Patene - Major 5550
- from Native Department, Rotorua
NOK: Mr Tiweka Anaru (father), Rotorua

ANARU, Roland David - Private 815272
- from 29 Pembroke Street, Carterton, Wairarapa
NOK: Mrs M. E. Anaru (mother), 29 Pembroke Street, Carterton
with 28th in Italy 1944 & Jayforce in Japan 1946

* ANDERSON, Henry Toki - Private 65461
- from Endean's Mill, Waimiha, King Country
NOK: Miss M. K. Anderson (sister), c/o E.S. Davis, Waitete Road, Te Kuiti
KILLED IN ACTION in Tunisia 26 March 1943 aged 29

ANDERSON, Arthur Tukiri - Private 67509
- from Tawata R.D., Taumarunui
NOK: Mr A. Anderson (father), Tawata R.D., Taumarunui
born 11 March 1917, died Xmas Eve 2010 in Taumarunui

ANDERSON, Ben - Trooper 802866
- from Utakura, Okaihau, North Auckland
NOK: Mrs M. Anderson (mother), Utakura, Okaihau

ANDERSON, Boyd - Private 449259
- from Tokarangi, Halcombe
NOK: Mr J. Anderson (father), Karapiro Hydro, Cambridge

ANDERSON, Charles Katene - Private 801880
- from Wylie Street, Rotorua
NOK: Mrs M. J. Anderson (wife), Wylie Street, Rotorua

ANDERSON, Frederick - Private 39287
- from Kaeo, North Auckland
NOK: Mrs H. Anderson (wife), Kaeo, North Auckland

ANDERSON, George Tahuri Waitara - Private 39280
- from Te Puke
NOK: Mr Timoto Waitara (father), Judea, Tauranga
born 1918, died 6 July 1972 in Auckland

* ANDERSON, Jack - Private 62845
- from 171 Victoria St East, Auckland
NOK: Mrs M. Anderson (mother), Mareroa, Hokianga
KILLED IN ACTION 11 Dec 1941 Western Desert

ANDERSON, Jack - Private 67390
- from 16 Gordon Road, Otahuhu
NOK: Mrs D. M. Anderson (wife), Bombay Street, Auckland

ANDERSON, Joseph Tuteri - Lance Corporal 65216
- from Matatoki (south east of Thames & north of Paeroa)
NOK: Mrs M. Hira (aunt), Omahu, Thames

ANDERSON, Morris (aka Maurice) - Private 8745
- from Troopers Road, Arapae, Te Kuiti
NOK: Mrs W. Anderson (mother), Ahuroa Road, Te Kuiti

ANDERSON, Potaua - Private 811645
- from Murupara, Bay of Plenty
NOK: Mrs A. Anderson (wife), Murupara

ANDERSON, Sinclair Valentine - Private 634509
- from Te Teko, Bay of Plenty
NOK: Mr L. Anderson (father), Te Teko

ANDERSON, Victor Wyatt - Private 810669
- from Riverhead, Rodney
NOK: Mrs M. M. Anderton (mother), Riverhead, Rodney

ANDERSON, William - Private 67609
- from Ohaewai, Northland
NOK: Mrs M. T. K. Anderson (wife), c/o Taki Rangi, Te Ahuahu

ANDREW, Hiko - Private 68367
- from c/o F. Steed, Waitai Valley, Wairoa
NOK: Mrs B. Andrew (wife), c/o Dr H. M. Wilson, Lyndhurst Road, Hastings
born 26 Nov 1919, died 27 Jan 1985

ANDREWS, Henry - Private 65150
- from 66 Parnell Rd, Auckland
NOK: Mrs D.R. Andrews (wife), 22 Khyber Pass, Auckland

ANGEL, Richard Athelstan - Private 452573
- from 93 Smart Road, Onehunga, Auckland
NOK: Mrs E. Jones (mother), 93 Smart Road, Onehunga, Auckland

ANGELL, Joseph Tai - Lance Corporal 39288
- from c/o Kaipara Steam Ship Company, Helensville
NOK: Mrs M. A. Angell (mother), Portland, Whangarei

ANGLEM, John Topi (record has John Toby) - Corporal 25804
- from Temuka Post Office
NOK: Mrs Anglem (mother), c/o Post-office, Temuka
died 27 June 1973 aged 70 & buried Arowhenua with wife (Alice Hopkinson, 1899-1974)

* AORANGI, John - Private 801881
- from c/o Mayfield Brothers, Hawkebridge, Bethlehem, Tauranga
KILLED IN ACTION in Italy 25 July 1944 aged 26

APANUI, Karangawai - Private 25801
- from P.W.D., Houpoto, Opotiki, Bay of Plenty
NOK: Mr J. Apanui (father), Opotiki

APANUI, Christie - Private 68093
- from Otara Rd, Opotiki
NOK: Mrs H. Apanui (mother), Otara Road, Opotiki

APANUI, Manu - Lance Corporal 65217
- from Lower Waiawa
NOK: Mrs T. Apanui (mother), Lower Waiawa

APATARI, Heemi Te Whatu (aka Heni) - Temporary Lance Corporal 817740
- from Muriwai, North Auckland
NOK: Mrs N. Porou (mother), Muriwai, North Auckland

* APATU, Nirai Nepe - Private 39584
- from Takapau, Hawkes Bay
NOK: Ngaroma Nepe (Aunt), Waipawa
KILLED IN ACTION in Crete 23 May 1941 aged 30

APERAHAMA, Toka - Private 25806
- from Pukepoto, Kaitaia
NOK: Mr Rewi Aperahama (father), Te Hapua, North Auckland

APERHAMA, James Gerard Pera - Second Lieutenant 35671
- from 78 Ghuznee Street, Wellington
NOK: Mrs J. O. Aperahama (wife), 29 George Street, Mt. Albert, Auckland
born 9 May 1916 in Tolaga Bay, died 20 July 1991 in Taipa, Northland

APERAHAMA, John - Private 800785
- from 101 Church St, Onehunga, Auckland
NOK: Mrs M. Aperahama (mother), 112 Church Street, Onehunga, Auckland

APES, Harry Navau - Private 807383
- from Glenavy, Canterbury
NOK: Mrs H. Wesley (grandmother), Glenavy
born 5 March 1913, died 24 July 1997

APIATA, Mack - Private 39294
- from Matauri Bay, Mangomui
NOK: Mr H. Apiata (father), Kaeo, Matauri Bay

APIATA, Tau - Private 62657
- from c/o A. Davies, Tauranga
NOK: Mr H. Apiata (father), Raukokore, East Coast

APIATA, Leonard - Private 39658
- from Mamaku, Rotorua
NOK: Mr Kawe Apiata (father), Whangaroa, North Auckland

APIATA, Alfred - Private 801590
- from Pakaraka, Northland
NOK: Mrs H. Apiata (mother), Pakaraka

APIATA, Wessie - Private 801882
- from Raukokore, East Cape
NOK: Mrs M. Apiata (sister), Raukokore

APIHAI, Charles Titirahi - Private 25807
- from Awakeri, Whakatane
NOK: Mr T. Apihai (father), Te Teko, Bay of Plenty

APIHAI, William Titirahi - Private 39043
- from Te Teko, Bay of Plenty
NOK: Mr Titirahi Apihai (father), Te Teko

APIRANA, Edward - Private 811315
- from Ohinemutu, Rotorua
NOK: Mrs M. Apirana (wife), Ohinemutu

APUWAI, Sonny - Private 25808
- from Ruatoria. Gisborne
NOK: Mr M. Apuwai (father), Whakawhitira Post-office, Gisborne

* ARAMAKUTU, Haretea Tuniuarangi (aka Tu, Cole Atkins) - Private 65409
- from c/o J. A. Tawse, Waipawa
NOK: Mr T. Aramakutu (father), Waipawa
DIED Western Desert 2 Nov 1942 aged 37

ARANO, Heremaia (aka Jerry Allen) - Corporal 62793
- from Ahipara, Northland (south end of ninety mile beach)
NOK: Mrs M. Williams (sister), Ahipara

ARANUI, Kara - Private 817526
- from Mohaka, Hawkes Bay
NOK: Mrs E. King (sister), Raupunga, Paengaroa, Western Bay Of Plenty

ARANUI, Kamira - Private 67527
- from c/o P.O., Horo Horo, Rotorua
NOK: Mrs M. Aranui (wife), P.O., Horo Horo, Rotorua

ARATEMA, David Kohuru - Private 62443
- from 8 Maraetai Street, Tokoroa
NOK: Mrs E.H. Aratema (wife), Ohinemutu, Rotorua

ARENA, Te Rangi - Private 39292
- from Totara North
NOK: Mr Ahitopere Allen (father), Waimate North, Bay of Islands
died 10 April 1988

* ARENA, Skinner - Private 68504
- from Waikiekie Lime Works, Private Bag, Whangarei
NOK: Mrs H.K. Arena (wife), Pakotai, Whangarei
DIED in Faenza, Italy 11 May 1945 aged 39

* ARONA, Whito - Private 39289
- from Kohukohu, Hokianga
NOK: Miss J. Arona (niece), Kohukohu, Hokianga
DIED in Italy 21 Dec 1943 aged 25

ASHBY, Henry - Private 812659
- from Pakotai, Whangarei
NOK: Miss M. Ashby (sister), Pakotai, Whangarei

* ASHBY, George - Private 39295
- from Pahia, Bay of Islands
NOK: Miss Sophie Ashby (sister), Paihia, Bay of Islands
DIED in England 4 Nov 1940 aged 27

* ASHBY, James - Private 801331
- from 142 Maunu Road, Whangarei
NOK: Mr M. Kairua (uncle), Whangarei
DIED in Italy 9 Feb 1945 aged 23

ASHBY, Arthur Walter - Private 65333
- from Paihia, Northland
NOK: Mrs K. Ashby (wife), Paihia

ASHBY, Kimete - Private 801883
- from Kaukapakapa, Rodney
NOK: Mrs W. Ashby (wife), Kaukapakapa R.D.

* ASHER, George Asher - Second Lieutenant 62486
- from 95A Grafton Rd, Auckland
NOK: Mr M. E. Asher (father), Mt Eden, Auckland
KILLED IN ACTION in Italy 18 Feb 1944 aged 29

ASHER, John David Atirau - Private 800851
- from Tokaanu, Turangi
NOK: Mrs P. Asher (mother), Tokaanu
reported prisoner of war in March 1944

* ASPINALL, Louis - Private 67312
- from Apia, Samoa
NOK: Mrs D. Aspinall (wife), Lotopa, Samoa, Pacific Islands
KILLED IN ACTION Italy 20-3-1944 aged 26

ASTLE, Harry - Private 810690
- from 40 St Paul St, Auckland
NOK: Mr C. Astle (brother), 103 St., George's Bay Road, Parnell, Auckland

ATA, Joe Naka - Private 64585
- from 41 Railway Street, Frankton, Hamilton
NOK: Mr L. Ata (brother), s.s. Waitaki, Union Steam Ship Company

ATAMA, Harry (aka Henare) - Private 802764
- from Te Kaha, Bay of Plenty
NOK: Mrs A. Atama (wife), Te Kaha

ATAMA, Manuera - Private 25809
- from Pawarenga, North Auckland
NOK: Mrs P. Atama (mother), Pawarenga, North Auckland,

ATARAU, John - Private 811037
- from Waiahau, Whakatane
NOK: Mrs M. Atarau (wife), Waiohau

ATARAU, Maia - Private 65265
- from Waiahau, Whakatane
NOK: Mrs T. Atarau (mother), Waiahau, Whakatane

ATKINA, Jim - Private 815702
- from Winter Show Camp, St John Street, Wellington
NOK: Mr J. Atkins (father), Te Karaka, Gisborne

* ATKINS, Joe (aka Joe Atkins Hamilton) - Private 39642
- from Eureka, Hamilton
NOK: Mr T. Atkins (father), Tikitiki, East Coast
KILLED IN ACTION Western Desert 15 Dec 1941 aged 28

ATKINS, Rakapa - Private 801886
- from Tikitiki, East Coast
NOK: Mrs H. Atkins (wife), Tikitik

* ATKINS, Jerry - Private 811345
- from Opotiki
NOK: Mrs R. Kawha (mother), Ford Street, Opotiki, East Coast
KILLED IN ACTION Florence, Italy 24 July 1944 aged 23

ATKINS, Rangi (aka Parekura Pone Parata) - Private 801887
- from Tokomaru Bay
NOK: Mrs R. Kopu (foster mother), Tikitiki

ATKINS, Bill (aka Parekura Pone Parata) - Private 67497
- from Tokomaru Bay
NOK: Mrs R. P. Atkins (mother), Tokomaru Bay

ATUTAHI, David George Ngaro (aka Mukukai Ipu Mihinui) - Private 25810
- from c/o T. Rolleston, Patea
NOK: Mr G. N. Atutahi (father), Matamata, Waikato

ATUTAHI, Henry - Private 813512
- from Te Kuiti
NOK: Mrs R. Atutahi (wife), c/o A. W. Joseph, Te Kuiti

AUGUST, Tipuna - Corporal 65218
- from Torere, Opotiki
NOK: Mr T. August (brother), Torere, Opotiki

* AUGUST, John - Warrant Officer Class 2 65434
- from Auckland
NOK: Mrs R. August (wife), 163 Hobson Street, Auckland
KILLED IN ACTION Western Desert 2-11-1942 aged 33

AUKAHA, Koro Pene - Temporary Sergeant 802386
- from c/o Mr Haeusler, Whakatane
NOK: Mr P. Aukaha (father), Tauranga
born 15 July 1925, died 29 Jan 1993

* AUPOURI, Hemi Hemara - Private 39041
- from Reporoa
NOK: Next of kin on enlistment:
Mrs R. Aupouri, (Mother), Reporua
DIED Western Desert 3 Aug 1942 aged 30

AWAHOU, John - Private 815280
- from Okaiawa, Taranaki
NOK: Miss H. Awahou (sister), Okaiawa

AWARANGI, Jacob - Private 817527
- from Waihirire Road, Wairoa
NOK: Mrs M. Awarangi (wife), Waihirire Road, Wairoa

AWARAU, Paul Matehe (aka Awarua) - Private 26150
- from Waipiro Bay, Gisborne
NOK: Edith Te Awarau (sister), Waipiro Bay

AWARAU, Waipaina Matehe - Captain 39656
- from Native Land Court, Sydney Street, Wellington
NOK: Mrs D.A. Awarau (wife), Waipiro Bay, Poverty Bay

AWATERE, Arapeta Marukitepua/Maru Kitipua Pitapitanuiarangi (aka Peter/Pita)
- Lieutenant Colonel 39636
- from 110 Crawford Road, Gisborne
NOK: Mrs E. B. Awatere (wife), 110 Crawford Road, Gisborne
born 25 March 1910 at Waitotoki, Tuparoa, Poverty Bay, died 6 March 1976 in Auckland

* AWATERE, Tamati - Private 39161
- from 157 Clifford Street, Gisborne
NOK: Mrs Rosie Awatere (wife), c/o Mrs J. Grant, Tokomaru Bay
DIED Western Desert 23 Nov 1941 aged 30
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ABRAHAM to AWATERE .. BABBINGTON to BUTLER .. CAIRNS to CURTIS
DANIELS to DYER .. EDMONDS to EVANS .. FACOOREY to FROST
GAGE to GUNSON .. HAAMI to HENARE .. HENDERSON to HUTANA
IHAIA to JURY .. KAA to KEWEN .. KIDWELL to KUTIA
LAMBERT to LUMSDEN .. MAAKA to MAUHENI .. MAUI to MUTU
NAERA to OTIMI .. PAAKA to PAWA .. PEACHEY to PUTARANUI
RAERENGA to REWIRI .. RIA to RYLAND .. SADD to SYLVIA ..
TAARE to TAYLOR .. Te ANO to TUTU .. UATUKU to VERCOE
WAA to WEBSTER .. WEEPU to YOUNG
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