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28th MAORI BATTALION - Babbington to Butler

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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BABBINGTON, Taina - Private 815278
- from P.W.D Camp, Hataitai, Wellington
NOK: Mr J. Babbington (brother), P.W.D Camp, Plimmerton

BABBINGTON, Tuhaka - Private 445856
- from c/o M. Smith, Crownthorpe, Hastings
NOK: Mr T. McIlroy (uncle), PO Box 450, Hastings

BABBINGTON, Dave (aka Maori) - Private 65269
- from Hick's Bay
NOK: Mrs E. K. Babbington (wife), Whakawhitira, Ruatoria

BABBINGTON, Wiremu Kingi (aka Bill) - Private 817457
- from 22 Norman Road, Gisborne
NOK: Mrs H. Babbington (mother), 22 Norman Road, Gisborne

* BAILEY, Matiu Patatu - Private 39538
- from Putiki, Wanganui
NOK: Mrs Moari Maraea Bailey (nee Graham, mother), Putiki, Wanganui
KILLED IN ACTION 23 May 1941 in Crete aged 30

* BAKER, Matenga 'Sonny' - Temporary Sergeant 817685
- from Muriwai, Gisborne District
NOK: Miss P. Baker (sister), Muriwai, Gisborne District
KILLED ON ACTIVE SERVICE 3 April 1945 in Italy aged 23

BAKER, Frederick - Lieutenant Colonel 34879
- from 12 Sylvan Avenue, Mount Eden, Auckland
NOK: Mrs E.M. Baker (wife), 19A Austin Street, Wellington
born 19 June 1908 in Kohukohu, Hokianga, died 1 June 1958 in Wellington

BAKER, John Lionel - Corporal 65489
- from P.O., Patutahi
NOK: Mrs O. Baker (wife), P.O., Patutahi

BAKER, John Sonny (aka Jacky) - Lieutenant 64195
- from Ruatoria
NOK: Mrs R. Baker (wife), Mangatuna, Tolaga Bay

BAKER, Hubert George - Corporal 25811
- from c/o Berry, Hunui Station, Tolaga Bay
NOK: Mrs Te R. Baker (wife), Vicarage, Hauiti, Tolaga Bay

BALZER, Clarence Juna Victor - Second Lieutenant 65181
- from Whakarewarewa, Rotorua
NOK: Mrs Ellen Tuparahaki Balzer (nee Hunt, mother), Whakarewarewa, Rotorua

BALZER, Aubrey Huia - Sergeant 275754
- from Whakarewarewa, Rotorua
NOK: Mrs Ellen Tuparahaki Balzer (nee Hunt, mother), Whakarewarewa, Rotorua
born 30 Dec 1920, died 10 March 2013 in Maketu

* BALZER, Oswald Kenneth - Private 445107
- from Whakarewarewa, Rotorua
NOK: Mrs Ellen Tuparahaki Balzer (nee Hunt, mother), Whakarewarewa, Rotorua
DIED 7 Dec 1943 in ITALY aged 22
NOTE The above 3 Balzer brothers were sons of Walter Gordon Balzer, born in Casino, NSW, Australia & served as Sergeant 24549 in WWI, enlisting from Barton's Circus

BARBARICH, James - Private 25812
- from c/o Leamington Produce Co., Cambridge
NOK: Mr T. Barbarich (father), c/o Morgan Town, Te Awamutu
died 1984 aged 61

* BARLOW, Tiri - Private 810247
- from c/o W.H. Whittaker, Tamaki
NOK: Mrs D. Barlow (mother), Tuakau, Oruanui, Taupo District
KILLED IN ACTION, 12 April 1945 in Italy, aged 23

* BARNEY, George Allan Lance - Corporal 62575
- from c/o S. Edward, Bridge Pah, Hastings
NOK: Mr P. Barney (father), Main Street, Greytown
DIED 24 Oct 1942 in Western Desert aged 24

BARRETT, Henry Kokoro - Private 25813
- from P.O. Box 27, Temuka
NOK: Mrs H. Barrett (wife), P.O. Box 27, Temuka

BARRETT, Charles Donald Richard - Private 456511
- from 7 Stanley Street, Dannevirke
NOK: Mrs M. Barrett (mother), 3D Waterloo Street, Dannevirke

BARRETT, John Piurako Tikao - Second Lieutenant 25814
- from Rapaki, Lyttelton
NOK: Mrs N.T. Barrett (wife), Princes St. Ext., Hawera

BARTLETT, Robert - Private 39203
- from Mangatuna, Tolaga Bay
NOK: Mr S. Bartlett (brother), Mangatuna, Tolaga Bay

BARTLETT, Michael - Private 68368
- from Te Aute
NOK: Mrs E. Bartlett (mother), Opapa

BARTLETT, Thomas - Private 817528
- from Mohaka
NOK: Mrs L. Bartlett (wife), Mohaka

BARTON, William - Private 810712
- from I.M.D., Pukekohe
NOK: Mrs V.R. Barton (wife), William Street, Te Kuiti,

BEASLEY, Daniel - Lance Corporal 39299
- from Ahikiwi, Dargaville
NOK: Mrs M. Beasley (mother), c/o A. E. Harding, Aoroa, Dargaville,

* BEATTIE, Whare - Private 39046
- from Private Bag, Waireka No 1, Kaingaroa
NOK: Mr W. Beattie (father), Wairoa, Hawkes Bay
DIED 26 Aug 1942 in Western Desert aged 25

BEATTIE, Brown - Private 62933
- from Tarawera Timber Company, Napier
NOK: Mrs Beattie (mother), North Clyde, Wairoa,

* BEATTIE, Moana - Private 62645
- from Kiwi Road, Wairoa, Hawke's Bay
NOK: Mrs K. Beattie (mother), Kiwi Road, Wairoa, Hawke's Bay
DIED OF WOUNDS 14 Dec 1941 in Sollum, Egypt aged 22

BEAZLEY, Selwyn - Private 802755
- from 3 Baker Street Auckland
NOK: Mrs E. Morunga (sister), Omanaia

BEAZLEY, Bob - Corporal 68212
- from Pakotai
NOK: Mrs M.B. Beazley (wife), Pakotai

BELL, John Pani - Private 39003
- from Maori Pa, Te Kuiti
NOK: Mr R. Bell (father), Maori Pa, Te Kuiti

BELL, Benjamin Raniera - Private 39747
- from 57 The Square, Palmerston North
NOK: Mrs C. Bell (mother), Mill Road, Otaki, Horowhenua

* BELL, Lawrence John - Captain 30969
- from 7 Tutanekai St, Waipukurau
NOK: Mrs L. Bell (wife), 7 Tutanekai Street, Waipukurau, Hawkes Bay
KILLED IN ACTION 22 May 1941 in Crete aged 35

* BELL, Richard Nikora - Private 67511
- from King Street, Te Kuiti
NOK: Mrs M. Te W. Bell (wife), c/o J. W. Hetet, King Street, Te Kuiti
DIED 24 Oct 1942 in WESTERN DESERT aged 23

BELL, Charles Rangiriri - Corporal 22066
- from Rangitoto Road, Te Kuiti
NOK: Mrs R. Bell (wife), Rangitoto Road, Te Kuiti

BENNET, Charles Basil (Charlie) - #38188
-from YMCA Wellington
NOK: Mr T. Bennet (father), 27 Gresham St., Andersons Bay, Dunedin
born 5 July 1908 in Dunedin, died 3 Sep 1978 in Auckland
* During the war Charles was the driver of the bullet-riddled mobile canteen that followed the 28th Battalion through some torrid Middle East Campaigns

BENNETT, Charles Moihi Te Arawaka - Lieutenant Colonel 6121
- from 16 Hawkestone Street, Wellington
NOK: Bishop Bennett (father), Box 300, Hastings
born 27 July 1913 in Rotorua, died 26 Nov 1998 in Tauranga

BENNETT, Frederick Tiwha (aka Tiff) - Second Lieutenant 6122
- from 140 The Terrace, Wellington
NOK: Bishop Bennett (father), Box 300, Hastings,

BENNETT, George Ranginohoora - Second Lieutenant 6123
- from 32 Hawkestone Street, Wellington
NOK: Mr H.D. Bennet (father), 32 Hawkestone Street, Wellington
prisoner of war at the German Prisoner of War Camp Oflag VB
born 9 Apr 1910 to Henry Dargaville Bennett & Wiki Te Park, married Marie Kohane, died 6 Feb 1986 in Rhode Island, USA

BENNETT, Albert 'Abby' Te Auheke - Lieutenant 65444
- from Okere Falls, Rotorua
NOK:

BENNETTS, Robert Patrick - Private 819445
- from Cobb River
NOK:

BERGHAN, Joseph Andrew - Second Lieutenant 65336
- from Awanui
NOK:

BERGHAN, Joseph - Private 6098
- from Kaitaia
NOK:

BERGHAN, Henery - Private 5710
- from Tuai, Wairoa
NOK:

BERRYMAN, Edward - Private 60137
- from Huntly West
NOK:

BERTRAND, George Frederick - Lieutenant Colonel 10
- from 12 Bell Street, New Plymouth
NOK:

BIDDLE, Kenana - Private 811719
- from Waimana
NOK:

BIDDLE, Robert William - Lance Corporal 801891
- from Wainui Beach
NOK:

BIDOIS, Maurice - Private 65137
- from 28 Claude Street, Hamilton
NOK:

BIDOIS, Robert Harvey - Private 437433
- from Tauranga
NOK:

* BIRD, George Gabriel - Lance Corporal 4204
- from Murupara, Bay of Plenty
NOK: Mr W. F. Bird (grandfather), Murupara, Bay of Plenty
KILLED IN ACTION 27 May 1941 in Crete aged 28

BIRD, Tahawai Henry - Private 39045
- from Murapara
NOK:

* BIRD, Sydney Joseph - Private 65445
- from Murapara
NOK: Mrs A. T. Bird (wife), Murupara
DIED 2 Nov 1942 in Western Desert aged 24

* BIRD, James William - Private 68039
- from Murapara
NOK: Mrs H. Bird (sister), Murupara, Rotorua
DIED OF WOUNDS 15 Dec 1944 in Italy aged 24

BIRD, Maurice Douglas Tukuha - Private 67528
- from Ohinemutu, Rotorua
NOK:

BISHOP, Albert Sonnie - Private 67512
- from Whatawhata
NOK:

BISHOP, Paul - Private 414038
- from Kahuri Road, Rahotu
NOK:

BISHOP, Jim - Private 801892
- from Rahotu
NOK:

BLACK, John - Private 25815
- from Nukuhou North, Waimana
NOK:

BLACKBURN, Matthew - Private 801894
- from Raetihi
NOK:

BLOMFIELD, Cecil James - Captain 6093
- from 61 Brooklyn Flats, Emily Place, Auckland
NOK:

BLUETT, Charles - Private 39563
- from No. 5 Camp, Devil's Elbow, Napier
NOK:

BLUETT, Fred - Private 62658
- from Pekatahi, Taneatua
NOK:

BLUETT, Raymond - Private 801895
- from Taneatua
NOK:

BLUETT, Samuel Corporal 6171
- from Taneatua
NOK:

BOBBETTE, Murray William - Private 801896
- from Rototahi Station, Tolaga Bay
NOK:

BORRELL, Phillip - Private 811690
- from Whakamarama
NOK:

BOWMAN, Leo - Private 801333
- from 425 Queen Street, Auckland
NOK:

BOWMAN, George - Private 810611
- from P.W.D. Camp, Avondale, Auckland
NOK:

BOWMAN, Henry Robert - Private 65441
- from Bradford Street, Waihi
NOK:

BOWMAN, John Hura - Private 813527
- from Koputauaki, Coromandel
NOK:

BRASS, Logan David - Private 25816
- from Ahipara, Kaitaia
NOK:

* BRASS, Barney - Private 67610
- from Ahipara, Kaitaia
NOK: Mrs M. Brass (mother), Ahipara, Kaitaia
DIED 18 Feb 1944 in ITALY aged 25

BRIAN, Warry - Private 62659
- from Motiti Island, Tauranga
NOK:

BRIGHTWELL, Murray Richard - Private 631478
- from Tiratu, Dannevirke
NOK:

BROOKING, Stephen Tute Horora - Private 65270
- from Te Araroa
NOK:

BROOKING, Owen Kani - Private 65271
- from Te Araroa
NOK:

BROOKING, Ned Everard - Private 801897
- from Te Araroa
NOK:

* BROOKING, Frank Rodney - Private 65272
- from Waiomatatini, Gisborne
NOK: Mrs H. Brooking (wife), Ruatoria
KILLED IN ACTION 27 March 1943 in Tunisia aged 29

BROOKING, Arthur - Private 25817
- from Te Araroa
NOK:

BROOKING, Henry - Private 801898
- from Te Araroa
NOK:

BROOKING, Iwa - Private 801905
- from Te Araroa
NOK:

BROOMFIELD, Richard Theodore - Private 812615
- from Kaikohe
NOK:

* BROUGH, John Michael - Private 807466
- from 6 Harper Street, Nelson
NOK: Mrs Margaret Rennie Brough (wife), 81 Grove Street, Nelson
DIED 8 Dec 1943 in Italy aged 22

BROUGHTON, Kenneth Renata - Corporal 1997
- from Redcliffe Road, Taradale
NOK:

BROUGHTON, Jock Tame Tame - Private 816565
- from Whenuakura R.D., Patea
NOK:

BROWN, David William - Private 817709
- from Ngatapa
NOK:

BROWN, Charles Smith - Temporary Corporal 25818
- from 261 Queen Street, Thames
NOK:

* BROWN, Ivan - Private 801901
- from Takapau
NOK: Mr D. Brown (brother), Dannevirke
DIED 7 Dec 1943 in Italy aged 24

* BROWN, Harry - Private 62711
- from R.D., Pataua, Whangarei
NOK: Mr G. W. Mahunga (uncle), R.D., Pataua, Whangarei
DIED 4 Sep 1942 in Western Desert aged 22

* BROWN, John Rawhiti - Private 25821
- from Welcome Bay, Tauranga
NOK:
KILLED IN ACTION Greece aged 27

BROWN, Wuru Edward - Private 65382
- from Kaitaia
NOK:

* BROWN, Brown - Corporal 39297
- from Te Kao, Mangonui
NOK: Mr Jobe Brown (brother), Te Kao, Mangonui
KILLED IN ACTION 8 May 1943 in Tunisia aged 27

BROWN, Albert - Private 817458
- from Te Aroha
NOK:

BROWN, Hauraki Akuhata - Private 39226
- from Whangaroa
NOK:

BROWN, James - Private 25820
- from Tangoio
NOK:

BROWN, David - Private 25819
- from Ahimia, Coromandel
NOK:

* BROWN, Kawiti - Private 65335
- from Ngunguru
NOK: Mrs B. Tana, Ngunguru, Northland
KILLED IN ACTION 21 April 1943 in Tunisia aged 28

BROWN, Buffalo - Private 801336
- from Pokere
NOK:

BROWN, Whare Puita - Private 819484
- from Te Aroroa
NOK:

BROWN, Edward - Private 811311
- from Te Wairoa, Tauranga
NOK:

BROWN, Teri - Private 39765
- from Motu, Gisborne
NOK:

BROWN, Thomas - Private 811772
- from Opotiki
NOK:

BROWN, Tiweka - Private 802646
- from Opotiki
NOK:

BROWN, Joseph - Private 635724
- from Waingaromia Station, Tolaga Bay
NOK:

BROWN, Thomas - Private 801900 mor
- from Ruatoria, East Coast
NOK:

BROWN, Tamihana - Private 801903
- from Puha
NOK:

BROWN, Rangi - Private 801902
- from Mangatuna, Tolaga Bay
NOK:

* BROWN, Harvey - Private 15131
- from Waimiha, King Country
NOK: Mrs Rangi Turner (mother), Te Kuiti
KILLED IN ACTION 26 March 1943 in Tunisia aged 25

BROWN, William - Private 801906
- from Ruatahuna
NOK:

BROWN, Robert - Private 39044
- from Rotokawa, Rotorua
NOK:

* BRUNTON, Walker Culling - Private 26654
- from Kaukapakapa, Rodney
NOK: Mrs S. Brunton (mother), Kaukapakapa, Rodney
DIED 27 Oct 1942 in WESTERN DESERT aged 36

* BRYERS, Thomas Peter Waiata (aka Tom) - Corporal 25824
- from Okaihau Rural Delivery
NOK: Mr E.N. Bryers (father), Rural Delivery, Okaihau
KILLED IN ACTION 20 April 1943 in Tunisia aged 22

BRYERS, John - Private 812972
- from Okaihau RD, Bay of Islands
NOK:

BUNKER, Rangi Peni - Private 12443
- from Kaik, Akaroa
NOK:

BUNYAN, John - Private 812415
- from Opononi, Hokianga
NOK:

* BURKE, Garrett Leslie Warrant - Officer Class 2 30486
- from 7 Newton Street, Trentham
NOK: Mrs E.A. Burke (wife), Palmer Crescent, Trentham,
DIED 23 May 1941 in CRETE aged 30

* BUSBY, Henry - Private 62847
- from 21 Burch St, Mt Albert, Auckland
NOK: Mrs E. Busby (mother), Pukepoto, Kaitaia
DIED 27 Nov 1941 in the Western Desert age 23

BUSBY, Selwyn - Private 39296
- from Pukepoto, Kaitaia
NOK:

* BUSBY, Leopold - Private 801608
- from c/o S. Busby, Pukepoto
NOK: Mrs L. Busby (mother), Herekino, Far North
KILLED IN ACTION 10 April 1945 in Italy aged 22

BUSBY, Ponaute - Private 25823
- from Pukepoto, Kaitaia
NOK:

BUSH, Whiu - Private 67554
- from Ruatoki North
NOK:

BUTLER, Rere - Private 65490
- from Ruatoria
NOK:

BUTLER, Kehu - Private 26145
- from Paroa, Whakatane
NOK:
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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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