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28th MAORI BATTALION - Uatuku to Vercoe

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

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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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* indicates he died for his country


U
UATUKU, Pita - Private 67593
- enlisted from c/o J. S. Merritt, Ruatoki
- next of kin: Master T. Uatuku (son), Ruatoki

* UATUKU Claude, - Corporal 62701
- from Taneatua - KILLED IN ACTION Italy 4 August 1944 aged 26
- next of kin: Mrs C. Uatuku (mother), Bartlett's Gisborne,

UATUKU, Taare - Lance-Corporal 802269
- from Ruatoki North
- next of kin: Mrs K. Uatuku (wife), Ruatoki North

UATUKU, Pene - Private 802268
- from Ruatoki North
- next of kin: Mrs N. Uatuku (sister), Ruatoki North

UENUKU, Wi, - Private 65498
- also known as Bill Uenuku/Uinuku
- from Ruatoria - WOUNDED & INVALIDED HOME
- next of kin: Mrs W.M. Uinuku (wife), Ruatoria
- died 7 September 1982 aged 74

URLICH, Pomare - Private 62706
- from Taupo
- next of kin: Mr P. Urlich (father), Whangaroa

URLICH, Ivan James - Private 62787
- enlisted from R.D. Kaitaia
- next of kin: Mrs J. Urlich (mother), R.D., Kaitaia

URLICH, Daniel - Second Lieutenant 1362
- from Rural Delivery, Kaitaia
- next of kin: Mrs Ruby Ann Beryl Urlich (wife), Rural Mail Delivery

URLICH, Stephen Henry - Second Lieutenant 68246
- from Kaitaia R.D
- next of kin: Mrs T. Urlich (mother), Kaitaia R.D.,

URU, Patu - Private 816164
- from Wangaehu
- next of kin: Mrs A. M. Uru (wife), Wangaehu

UTUTAONGA, Wally William - Corporal 68056
- from Opua
- next of kin: Mr H. Ututaonga (father), Opua

UTUTAONGA, Paratene - Private 67661
- from Oromahoe, Pakaraka
- next of kin: Mrs M. A. Ututaonga (wife), Pakaraka


V
VENABLES, James Alec - Private 17281
- from Brockville Road, Kaikorai, Dunedin
- next of kin: Mrs W.A. Venables (wife), Nurses Home, Wakari Hospital, Dunedin

* VERCAMER, David - Private 65261
- from State Forestry, Pongakawa
- KILLED IN ACTION Western Desert 11 Dec 1941 aged 22
- next of kin: Mr J. Vercamer (father), Matata

* VERCOE, Henry Te Rupe - Lieutenant 34877
- son of Major Henry Te Reiwhati DSO, DCM, OBE
- from Rotorua - DIED IN CRETE 22-5-1941 aged 33
- next of kin: Mrs Henrietta Pearl Vercoe (wife), Poroporo, Whakatane

VERCOE, William - Sergeant 4388
- from Rotoiti, son of Major Henry Te Reiwhati DSO, DCM, OBE
- next of kin: Mrs Vercoe (wife), Ruatoki North, Taneatua
- William was invalided home
A photo at William's link shows a group of 28 Maori Battalion Officers at dinner at the Hotel St George, Beirut, 1930 hours on 5 June 1942:
* Colonel Edward Te Whiti Love
* Rev. Captain Takimoana Kahi Harawira
* Lieutenant Paikea Henare Toka
* Captain Robert Cecil Shaw-Thompson
* Captain Kereti Pau Mariu
* Lieutenant Henry Colton Arundel Lambert
* Mr Charles Basil Bennet
* Lieutenant William Vercoe
* WO1 Allan Campbell Wood
* Lieutenant George Tuoro Marsden
* John Richard Ormsby
* Second Lieutenant Ian Graeme Howden
* Major Sydney Freyberg Jackson
* Captain Waipaina Matehe Awarau
* Major James Clendon Tau Henare
* Lieutenant Hupa Hamiora
* Captain James Tuhiwai
* Lieutenant Kuru Waaka
* Lieutenant Edward Morgan
* Lieutenant Colonel Arapeta Awatere
* Captain James Matahere
* Second Lieutenant John College Reedy
* Duncan McCrae
* Lieutenant Dr Ronald Alexander MacDonald
* Colonel W. W. Johnston
* Ben Porter
* CSM Rangi France Logan
* Second Lieutenant Ehai John Ropata
* Jumbo Joseph
* Second Lieutenant Kingi Areta Keiha
* Lieutenant Colonel Frederick Baker DSO

Surnames: UATUKU UENUKU URLICH URU UTUTAONGA VANABLES VERCAMER VERCOE
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