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ADOPT an ANZAC

'Adopt an Anzac' is a project that a few people in Levin took on board after a challenge was put out at the 2006 Anzac Day celebration by ex Mayor Sonny Sciascia, that these men, especially WW1 whose names appear on the memorial are fast becoming forgotten men and something should be done to 'make them people again'.

By Anzac Day 2007 researchers had completed a short biography of most of the men from the district who died and are listed on the Memorials, Honours Boards, Rolls of Honour etc in the Horowhenua District. A few are proving 'difficult' as they have very common names or they don't seem to be locals and there is nothing found to date to pin point them to the area they are remembered in.

This is an ongoing project as people find out about it and send us information. Some men we have found more information on than others, but that was to be expected especially if they were 'out of towners' and there are no relatives in or around the area.

WW11 is also being done and Shannon has 1 Boer War victim and Foxton and Shannon each have a Vietnam victim who have also been recorded.

One of our group has been writing articles that once a week goes into the local paper about a man, men, battalions or whatever. We have even linked cousins that went away and who didn't come back.

visit their site ADOPT an ANZAC where you can search for a particuar soldier

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ROLL of HONOUR - New Zealanders in the KOREAN WAR

NZ in the KOREAN WAR The involvement of New Zealand in the Korean War was significant. When the United Nations Security Council called for combat assistance in the erupting Korean War, New Zealand was one of the first (of sixteen) nations to respond with support.

On June 29, just four days after 135,000 North Korean troops crossed the 38th parallel in Korea, the New Zealand government ordered two Loch class frigates of the Royal New Zealand Navy - Tutira and Pukaki to prepare to make for Korean waters and for the whole of the war, at least two NZ vessels would be on station in the theater.

On 3 July, these two first ships left Devonport Naval Base, Auckland and joined other Commonwealth forces at Sasebo, Japan, on 2 August. These vessels served under the command of a British flag officer and formed part of the US Navy screening force during the Battle of Inchon, performing shore raids and inland bombardment. Further RNZN Loch class frigates joined these later - Rotoiti, Hawea, Taupo and Kaniere, as well as a number of smaller craft.
Only one RNZN sailor was killed during the conflict - during the Inchon bombardments

A TIMELINE 1947 - 1953 of New Zealand and the Korean War

BUSAN, Korea formerly spelled PUSAN


the ROLL of HONOUR

* served with Australian Forces


Edward William ALLNATT (aka Alanatt)
- born: 11 February 1927 in Oamaru
- prior occupation: Driver
- Gunner 207937 Royal New Zealand Air Force
- LAST UNIT SERVED: New Zealand Artillery, 16 Field Regiment
- Enlistment Address: Blenheim
- Next of Kin: Mrs M. McIntosh (sister), Dunedin
- DIED OF WOUNDS - 26 November 1951 aged 24 in Korea
- Cemetery: United Nations Cemetery, Pusan, Korea
- Military Awards: New Zealand Operational Service Medal (NZOSM)

Allwyn BAILEY
- born: St John's, Newfoundland
- prior occupation: Bushman
- Gunner 207931 Royal New Zealand Air Force
- LAST UNIT SERVED: New Zealand Artillery, 16 Field Regiment
- Enlistment Address: Hororata
- Next of Kin: Mrs E. Bailey (mother), 13 Hope Road, Tipton, England
- KILLED IN ACTION 17 November 1951 aged 30 in Korea
- Cemetery: United Nations Cemetery, Pusan, Korea
- Military Awards: New Zealand Operational Service Medal (NZOSM)

Peter Rex BERRY
- born: Foxton
- prior occupation: Regular Soldier
- Gunner 644568
- LAST UNIT SERVED: New Zealand Artillery, 16 Field Regiment
- Enlistment Address: unknown
- Next of Kin: Mrs Faisala Ah-Ching (friend) 208 Ponsonby Rd, Auckland
- ACCIDENTALLY KILLED in ACTION 17 February 1953 aged 20 in Korea, along with Joseph Shortland & Eric Griffiths
- Cemetery: United Nations Cemetery, Pusan, Korea
- Military Awards: New Zealand Operational Service Medal (NZOSM)

* Brian Charles Quintall BROWNE (aka QUINTALL)
- born 24 September 1926 Auckland
- prior occupation: Painter/Decorator
- Private 2/5065
- LAST UNIT SERVED: 1 Royal Australian Regiment (RAR)
- Enlistmeni address: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
- Next of kin: unknown
- ACCIDENTAL DEATH 10 September 1952 aged 25
- Cemetery: Memorial Panel

John Ewing BURBOROUGH,
- born: 12 April 1929 Geraldine, Canterbury
- prior occupation: Truck Driver
- Driver 208850
- LAST UNIT SERVED: Royal New Zealand Army Service Corps
- Enlistment Address: Fairlie, Canterbury
- Next of Kin: unknown
- VEHICLE ACCIDENT on ACTIVE SERVICE 4 November 1954 aged 25 in Korea. Driver John Burborough and Corporal Arthur May (one of the company's original members) died as a result of vehicle accidents which occurred on successive days

Ramon Dean CARSON
- born: 29 June 1931 in Christchurch
- prior occupation: Labourer
- Gunner 33946
- LAST UNIT SERVED: New Zealand Artillery, 16 Field Regiment
- Enlistment Address: Christchurch
- Next of Kin: Mrs A. Carson
- Died VEHICLE ACCIDENT on ACTIVE SERVICE 6 June 1953 aged 21
- Cemetery: United Nations Cemetery, Pusan, Korea

Ivo Raymond CLARK,
- born: 9 September 1929 Cromwell, Otago
- prior occupation: Shearer
- Gunner 208707
- LAST UNIT SERVED: New Zealand Artillery, 16 Field Regiment
- Enlistment Address: Fernhills, Hawkes Bay
- Son of Mrs V.G.M. Clark of Centre Bush, Southland
- DIED ON ACTIVE SERVICE 5 June 1954 in Korea aged 24
- Cemetery: Yokohama War Cemetery, Japan

Robert Edward COMPTON
- born: 21 April 1927 in Wellington
- prior occupation: Tractor driver
- Gunner 206066
- LAST UNIT SERVED: New Zealand Artillery, 16 Field Regiment
- Enlistment Address: Pironoa
- Next of Kin: Mr R.R. Compton (brother), Featherston
- DIED OF WOUNDS 24 November 1951 aged 24 in Korea
- Cemetery: United Nations Cemetery, Pusan, Korea
- Military Awards: New Zealand Operational Service Medal (NZOSM)

Gordon Brian COOK
- born: 29 October 1930
- prior occupation: Regular Soldier
- Corporal 33004
- LAST UNIT SERVED: Royal New Zealand Armoured Corps
- Enlistment Address:
- Next of Kin: Mrs E.M. Cook (mother), Hastings
- DIED OF WOUNDS 25 May 1952 in Korea aged 21
- Cemetery: United Nations Cemetery, Pusan, Korea

Leslie John COOPER
- born: 30 April 1926 in Waihi, Coromandel
- prior occupation: Fitter & Turner
- Gunner 203513
- LAST UNIT SERVED: New Zealand Artillery, 16 Field Regiment
- Enlistment Address: Paeroa & Auckland (served twice)
- Next of Kin: Mr L.A. Cooper (father), Station Road, Paeroa
- KILLED IN ACTION 13 October 1951 on Hill 227 Korea aged 25
- Cemetery: United Nations Cemetery, Pusan, Korea
- Military Awards: New Zealand Operational Service Medal (NZOSM)

William Henry COOPER
- born: 18 February 1931 in Cromwell, Otago
- prior occupation: Regular Serviceman
- Ordinary Seaman
- LAST UNIT SERVED: Royal New Zealand Navy, HMNZS Tutira
- Enlistment Address: unknown
- Next of Kin:
- DROWNED ON ACTIVE SERVICE near Yonakuni Shima Island off the coast of Taiwan 29 July 1950 aged 19 (body not recovered)
- Military Awards: New Zealand Operational Service Medal (NZOSM)

Wallace Bruce DICKSON
- born: 10 June 1929 in Te Puke, Bay of Plenty
- prior occupation: Carpenter's apprentice
- Gunner 203658
- LAST UNIT SERVED: New Zealand Artillery, 16 Field Regiment
- Enlistment Address: unknown
- Next of Kin: Mrs E.M. Dickson (mother), Papamoa RD, Te Puke
- KILLED IN ACTION 4 October 1951 West-central sector of the United Nations front aged 22
- Cemetery: United Nations Cemetery, Pusan, Korea

Dennis Siddall FIELDEN MiD, RNZA
- born: 17 November 1918 in St Albans, England
- prior occupation: Salesman
- 2nd Lieutenant 203624
- LAST UNIT SERVED: New Zealand Artillery, 16 Field Regiment
- Enlistment Address: Auckland
- Next of Kin: Mr F. Fielden (father), England
- KILLED IN ACTION 24 April 1951 in Korea aged 32
- Mentioned in Despatches (MiD) posthumously
- Cemetery: United Nations Cemetery, Pusan, Korea
- New Zealand Operational Service Medal

Mervyn Frederick FRITH
- born: 13 February 1928 in New Plymouth
- prior occupation: Machine Operator
- Gunner 203526
- LAST UNIT SERVED: New Zealand Artillery, 16 Field Regiment
- Enlistment Address: Auckland
- Next of Kin: Mrs C. Frith (mother), Springs Flat, Kamo, Whangarei
- DIED OF WOUNDS 5 November 1951 in Korea aged 23
- Cemetery: United Nations Cemetery, Pusan, Korea

Eric James GRIFFITHS
- born: 2 April 1927 in Auckland
- prior occupation: Carpenter
- Gunner 204461
- LAST UNIT SERVED: New Zealand Artillery, 16 Field Regiment
- Enlistment Address: Te Kuiti
- Next of Kin: Mr A. J. Griffiths (father), Edward Street, Te Kuiti
- ACCIDENTALLY KILLED in ACTION 17 February 1953 in Korea aged 25, along with Joseph Shortland & Peter Berry
- Cemetery: United Nations Cemetery, Pusan, Korea
- Military Awards: New Zealand Operational Service Medal (NZOSM)

William Todd Lawson Richardson HAMILTON
- born: 11 October 1925 in Stirlingshire, England
- prior occupation: Linesman
- Signalman
- LAST UNIT SERVED: Royal New Zealand Signal Corps
- Enlistment Address: Dargaville
- Next of Kin: unknown
- ACCIDENTAL DEATH 22 October 50 in New Zealand aged 24
- Cemetery: unknown
- Served with Royal New Zealand Navy 1945-47 & Kayforce 1950

Herbert Lester HUMM
- born: 14 August 1931 in Christchurch
- prior occupation:
- Driver 817039
- LAST UNIT SERVED: Royal New Zealand Army Service Corps
- Enlistment Address: unknown
- Next of Kin: unknown
- DIED ON ACTIVE SERVICE 21 October 1955 in Korea aged 24 as a result of injuries in an accident on 16 October 1955
- Cemetery: United Nations Cemetery, Pusan, Korea

Donald Cameron JACKSON
- born: 24 May 1925 in Palmerston North
- prior occuuption: Bus Driver
- Gunner 206360
- LAST UNIT SERVED: New Zealand Artillery, 16 Field Regiment
- Enlistment Address: Lower Hutt
- Next of Kin: Mr R. A. Jackson (father), Lower Hutt,
- DIED of haemorrhagic *(Songo or Manchurian) FEVER on ACTIVE SERVICE 27 November 1951 aged 26. Along with Jefford Watson, they were the only 2 casualties of this disease among the troops
- Cemetery: United Nations Cemetery, Pusan, Korea

Richard George LONG
- born: 30 August 1920 in Dunedin
- prior ocupaton: Farmer at Taradale & Grocer in Ponsonby
- Warrent Officer Clas 2 203631
- LAST UNIT SERVED: 163 Battery Kayforce New Zealand Artillery, 16 Field Regiment
- Enlistment Address: Auckland (previously served from Taradale)
- Next of Kin: Mrs K. Long (mother), Auckland (previously at Pacific House, Marine Parade, Napier,)
- KILLED IN ACTION durng an ambush at Samnangjin-ni, thirty-three kilometres south of Miryang on the main Miryang-Pusan Road, Korea on 13 January 1951 aged 30
- Cemetery: United Nations Cemetery, Pusan, Korea

Robert Edward MARCHIONI
- born: 1 April 1932 in Taihape
- Able Seaman NZ13155
- LAST UNIT SERVED: Royal New Zealand Navy, HMNZS Rotoiti
- Enlistment Address: unknown
- Next of Kin: Mrs Ena Mary Robson Marchioni (mother, nee PETERSEN 1910-1989), Wanganui, formerly of Utiku (father was Basil Charles Marchioni 1903-1979)
- KILLED IN ACTION in a raid on Sogon-ni, south of Ch'o-do, Korea on 25 August 1951 aged 19. He was the first naval casualty in Korea and was the RNZN's only fatal battle casualty of the war
- body not recovered
- Military Awards: New Zealand Operational Service Medal (NZOSM)
Mentioned in Despatches (MiD) Posthumous

Ronald MacDONALD,
- born: 3 January 1929 in Wellington & educated at the Marist Brothers' School, Palmerston North
- Gunner 206353
- prior occupation: Mechanic
- LAST UNIT SERVED: New Zealand Artillery, 16 Field Regiment
- Enlistment Address: unknown
- Next of Kin: Mrs I. MacDonald (mother), Kaikohe,
- KILLED IN ACTION 13 January 1951 in an ambush at Samnangjin-ni thirty-three kilometres south of Miryang on the main Miryang-Pusan Road, Korea aged 21
- Cemetery: United Nations Cemetery, Pusan, Korea
- Military Awards: New Zealand Operational Service Medal (NZOSM)

Arthur MAY
- born: 20 November 1926 in Christchurch
- prior occupation: Electrician
- Corporal 208678
- LAST UNIT SERVED: Royal New Zealand Army Service Corps
- Enlistment Address: elson
- Next of Kin: unknown
DIED of complications after a vehicle accident on ACTIVE SERVICE 21 November 1954 aged 28
- Cemetery: Yokohama War Cemetery, Japan

Ray McDONALD
- born: Havelock, Marlborough
- Gunner 208405
- LAST UNIT SERVED: New Zealand Artillery, 16 Field Regiment
- Enlistment Address: Canvastown, Marlborough
- Next of Kin: unknown
- DIED ACCIDENTALLY on ACTIVE SERVICE 15 November 52
- Cemetery: United Nations Cemetery, Pusan, Korea
- Military Awards: New Zealand Operational Service Medal (NZOSM)

* John Lawrence McKANDRY
- born 1 October 1930 in Auckland
- Private 2/400919
- LAST UNIT SERVED: Royal Australian Army (RAR) 1952-53
Enlistment Address:
- Next of Kin: unknown
- KILLED IN ACTION 14 May 1953 aged 22
- Cemetery Memorial Panel

Edward Michael Noel McLAUGLIN
- born: 25 December 1920 Xmas Day in Wellington
- prior occupation: Clerk
- Sergeant 206904
- LAST UNIT SERVED: New Zealand Artillery, 16 Field Regiment
- Enlistment Address:
- Next of Kin:
- died of NATURAL CAUSES on ACTIVE SERVICE 30 November 54 in Korea aged 33
- Cemetery: United Nations Cemetery, Pusan, Korea
- Military Awards: New Zealand Operational Service Medal (NZOSM)
- New Zealand Operational Service Medal (NZOSM) presented to his son Murray Manson of Greymouth in 2003

John McRAE
- born: 13 May 1928 in Thames
- prior occupation: Millhand
- Gunner 204368
- LAST UNIT SERVED: New Zealand Artillery, 16 Field Regiment
- Enlistment Address: Hikutaia
- Next of Kin: Mr Leonard McRae (father), Whangamata,
- KILLED IN ACTION 3 May 1953 aged 24 behind Hill 159. Along with Reginald Reid, they were the only enemy-inflicted fatal casualties of the year.
- Cemetery: United Nations Cemetery, Pusan, Korea
- Military Awards: New Zealand Operational Service Medal (NZOSM)

Peter Jame MOLLINSON
- born: 21 December 1937 in Whakatane
- Telegraphist 14747
- LAST UNIT SERVED: Royal New Zealand Navy, HMNZS Royalist
- Enlistment Address: unknown
- Next of Kin: unknown
- DIED of DISEASE on ACTIVE SERVICE. The cruiser HMNZS Royalist arrived in Korean waters as part of a Commonwealth Naval Squadron and was attached to the UN Command for a week. During this time Peter fell ill and died on 29 ctober 1957 aged 19. He was New Zealand's last casualty in Korea.
- Cemetery: United Nations Cemetery, Pusan, Korea

Raymond Herbert MORTIMER
- born: 14 November 1929 in Bluff
- prior occupation: Shearer
- Gunner 208611
- LAST UNIT SERVED: New Zealand Artillery, 16 Field Regiment
- Enlistment Address: unknown
- Next of Kin: Mrs T. Mortimer (mother), Bluff
- DIED OF WOUNDS 14 September 1952 aged 22 from the first shell to fall in the area. He was evacuated to a field ambulance unit and from there taken by helicopter to an American field hospital. Thomas O'Neill was killed in action while fetching a stretcher for his badly wounded comrade Raymond
- Cemetery: United Nations Cemetery, Pusan, Korea

Lyn MURRAY
- born: 26 March 1929 in Pahiatua
- prior occupation: Labourer
- Sergeant 206405
- LAST UNIT SERVED: New Zealand Artillery, 16 Field Regiment
- Enlistment Address: Petone
- Next of Kin: unknown
- DIED of disease *(Songo fever) on ACTIVE SERVICE 27 December 1952 aged 23
- Cemetery: United Nations Cemetery, Pusan, Korea

Dickson NGATAI
- born: 22 December 1928 in Tauranga
- prior occupation: Labourer
- Signalman 204092
- LAST UNIT SERVED: New Zealand Operational Service Medal (NZOSM)
- Enlistment Address: Mangakino
- Next of Kin: unknown
- died in VEHICLE ACCIDENT on ACTIVE SERVICE 28 Jan 1953 aged 24
- Cemetery: unknown

Thomas Mervyn O'NEILL
- born: 15 February 1930 in Auckland
- prior occupation: Builders Labourer
- Gunner 204264
- LAST UNIT SERVED: New Zealand Artillery, 16 Field Regiment
- Enlistment Address: Auckland
- Next of Kin: unknown
- KILLED IN ACTION 13 September 1952 aged 22. Thomas lost his life while fetching a stretcher for a badly wounded comrade. The man he was trying to help, Gunner Raymond Mortimer of Bluff (see above), died of wounds. A third man, Gunner W. Lavery of Napier, was wounded in the leg during the same enemy shelling
- Cemetery: Busan Commonwealth Cemetery, Korea
- Military Awards: New Zealand Operational Service Medal (NZOSM)

Dennis PAEHUA (aka Daniel Waitapu & Dennis Waitapu. Real name Daniel Paehua)
- born: 2 July 1935 in Mangaoranga
- prior occupation: Regular Serviceman
- Able Seaman
- LAST UNIT SERVED: Royal New Zealand Navy, HMNZS Pukaki
- Enlistment Address: unknown
- Next of Kin: unknown
- died of ACCIDENTAL INURY on ACTIVE SERVICE 25 November 1955 in Kure, Japan aged 20. He and Thomas te Hau Taiatini, who also died in Kure, were returned to New Zealand for burial
- Military Awards: New Zealand Operational Service Medal (NZOSM) received by his sister-in-law Mrs Patricia Waitapu in 2003

Frederick William PARKER (Real name Frederick Williams]
- born: 4 December 1922 in London, England
- Temporary Corporal 208182
- LAST UNIT SERVED: Royal New Zealand Army Service Corps
- Enlistment Address: unknown
- Next of Kin: unknown
- died of NTURAL CAUSES on ACTIVE SERVICE 17 March 1953
- Cemetery: United Nations Cemetery, Pusan, Korea

Frank Osmond PERCIVAL
- born: 30 June 1924 in Workington, England
- prior Occupation: Farm Worke
- Signalman 208237
- LAST UNIT SERVED: Royal New Zealand Signal Corps
- Enlistment Address: Sheffield, New Zealand
- Next of Kin: unknown
- KILLED IN ACTION by a landmine immediately behind Divisional Headquarters 6 December 1951 aged 27
- Cemetery: United Nations Cemetery, Pusan, Korea

Frederick Terence POYNTON
- born: 16 September 1924 in UK
- Temporary Lance Corporal 34845
- LAST UNIT SERVED: Royal New Zealand Signal Corps
- Enlistment Address: unknown
- Next of Kin: Mr F.G. Poynton (father), Doncaster, Yorkshire, England
- died of DISEASE on ACTIVE SERVICE 15 September 1951 in Japan. Less than a month after he arrived in Japan Frederick was struck down by polioencephalmyelitis
- Cemetery: United Nations Cemetery, Pusan, Korea

Brian Charles QUINTALL
- see Brian Charles BROWNE

Reginald James REID
- born: 16 March 1926 in Goomalling, West Australia
- Signalman 206204
- LAST UNIT SERVED: New Zealand Artillery, 16 Field Regiment
- Enlistment Address: Wellington
- Next of Kin: Miss M. A. Reid (sister), Cottersloe, Western Australia
- KILLED IN ACTION 3 May 1953 aged 27 behind Hill 159. Along with Joh McRae, they were the only enemy-inflicted fatal casualties of the year.
- Cemetery: United Nations Cemetery, Pusan, Korea
- Military Awards: Military Medal (MM) for his line repair efforts whilst under fire

Douglas Neville RODGERS
- born: 18 March 1928 in Christchurch
- prior occupation: Coal Miner
- Driver 208875
- LAST UNIT SERVED: Royal New Zealand Army Service Corps
- Enlistment Address: Denniston
- Next of Kin: unknown
- died of injuries in a VEHICLE ACCIDENT on ACTIVE SERVICE 27 December 1953 aged 25
- Cemetery: United Nations Cemetery, Pusan, Korea

James Martin Conrad SCHAHILL
- born: 18 December 1926 in Rotorua
- prior occupation: Driver/Labourer
- Gunner 203572
- LAST UNIT SERVED: New Zealand Artillery, 16 Field Regiment
- Enlistment Address: Henderson, Auckland at age 17
- Next of Kin: Mrs E.A. Scahill (mother), Great North Road, Henderson, Auckland. Father was Martin Scahill, timber merchant
- KILLED IN ACTION 18 November 1951 aged 22 as a member of the artillery observation party, when the Chinese infantry again attacked the hill in strength after it had been pounded by artillery and mortar
- Cemetery: United Nations Cemetery, Pusan, Korea
- Military Awards: New Zealand Operational Service Medal (NZOSM)

Joseph SHORTLAND
- born: 10 June 1926 in Rangiahua
- prior occupationL Platelayer
- Lance Bombardier 204192
- LAST UNIT SERVED: New Zealand Artillery, 16 Field Regiment
- Enlistment Address: Taipuha
- Next of Kin: Mr J. Pomare (uncle), 19 Fleet Street Auckland,
- ACCIDENTALLY KILLED in ACTION 17 February 1953 aged 26 along with Peter Berry & Eric Griffiths
- Cemetery: United Nations Cemetery, Pusan, Korea

Thomas Te Hau TAIATINI
- born: 28 October 1923 in Okere Flls, Rotorua
- Able Seaman
- LAST UNIT SERVED: Royal New Zealand Navy, HMNZS Pukaki
- Enlistment Address: unknown
- Next of Kin: unknown
- ded in a VEHICLE ACCIDEN on ACTIVE SERVICE 23 Augus 1955 aged 21 in Kure, Japan
- returned to New Zealand for burial
- Military Awards: New Zealand Operational Service Medal (NZOSM)

Colin Franklin TAYLOR
- born: 3 July 1925 in Rangiora, North Canterbury
- prior occuption: Labourer
- Driver 208891
- LAST UNIT SERVED: Royal New Zealand Army Service Corps
- Enlistment Address: Christchurch
- Next of Kin: unknown
- died from INJUSRIES in a VEHICLE on ACTIVE SERVICE 17 May 1954 aged 28
- Cemetery: United Nations Cemetery, Pusan, Korea

Graham Rangi Morrison THOMAS
- born: 19 August 1923 in Levin
- prior occupation: Barman
- Gunner207899
- LAST UNIT SERVED: New Zealand Artillery, 16 Field Regiment
- Enlistment Address: Lower Hutt
- Next of Kin: unknown
- Died of DISEASE on ACTIVE SERVICE in NZ29 August 1952 aged 29

Robert James UNSWORTH
- born: 15 April 1930 in Wellington
- prior occupation: Regular Soldier
- Lieutenant 31360
- LAST UNIT SERVED: Royal New Zealand Infantry Corps
- Enlistment Address: unknown
- Next of Kin: Mr A.C. Unsworth (father), Main Road, Trentham
- DIED OF WOUNDS 12 January 1953 aged 22. Robert made the mistake of returning from a brief reconnaissance away from his men by an unexpected route. The waiting patrol, hearing approaching noises in the darkness and fearing that they were about to be set on by Chinese, opened fire, mortally wounding Unsworth and killing the private with him (not yet found who that was)
- Cemetery: United Nations Cemetery, Pusan, Korea

Cedric John VUGLER
- born: 9 September 1927 in Auckland
- prior occupation: Clerk
- Sergeant 203586 (First known rank - Bombardier)
- LAST UNIT SERVED:
- Enlistment Address: Auckland
- Next of Kin: unknown
- died of SMALL POX ON ACTIVE SERVICE 11 February 1951
- Cemetery:United Nations Cemetery, Pusan, Korea
- Military Awards: New Zealand Operational Service Medal (NZOSM)

Dennis/Daniel WAITAPU
- see Dennis PAEHUA

Jefford Rex WATSON
- born: 26 February 1928 in Paongaroa, Manawatu
- prior occupation: Driver & Fencer
- Gunner 206403
- LAST UNIT SERVED: New Zealand Artillery, 16 Field Regiment
- Enlistment Address: Pahiatua
- Next of Kin: unknown
- DIED OF haemorrhagic (Songo or Manchurian) FEVER on ACTIVE SERVICE 18 November 1951 aged 23. Along with Donald Jackson, they were the only 2 casualties of this disease among the troops
- Cemetery: United Nations Cemetery, Pusan, Korea
- Military Awards: New Zealand Operational Service Medal (NZOSM)

Bryce WHANGAPIRITA
- born: 3 November 1928 in Ruatoria, Gisborne
- prior occupation: Labourer
- Driver 206610
- LAST UNIT SERVED: Royal New Zealand Army Service Corps
- Enlistment Address: Wellington
- Next of Kin: unknown
- DROWNED on ACTIVE SERVICE 23 June 1952 aged 23. Bryce got into difficulties while swimming across the river
- Cemetery: United Nations Cemetery, Pusan, Korea

Barton "Wickie" WICKSTEED
- born: 29 May 1910 in STratford
- his parents were Shafto Harrison 'Harry' Wicksteed & Norah WEST of Kai Iwi. His grandparents were Arthur Herbert Wicksteed & Louisa Adelaide HARRISON, London to Wanganui. His great grandparents were John Tylson Wicksteed & Emma Ancilla BARTON (where he got his name)
- prior occupation: Teacher
- Major 33682
- LAST UNIT SERVED: New Zealand Artillery, 16 Field Regiment. Also served in WWII Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 3rd Division (IP)
- Enlistment Address: unknown
- Next of Kin: Mrs Eileen Mary Wicksteed (wife nee HANCOCK), Grand Hotel, Wellington
- KILLED on ACTIVE SERVICE 4 August 1952 aged 42 in Korea
- Cemetery: United Nations Cemetery, Pusan, Korea

Frederick William WILLIAMS
- see Frederick William PARKER

* NOTES
*To combat the fever [Songo or Manchurian fever, a type of haemorrhagic fever], which was transmitted by fleas, the men were required to adopt strict rodent control. Rats were hunted ruthlessly. The keeping of dogs was prohibited and everybody had to smear all their clothes, inside and out, with an unpleasant smelling anti-flea ointment. Despite these measures Songo fever remained a lurking danger, especially during winter months


PHOTO
Gun crew of Easy 4, 163 Battery, Korea
, 17 July 1952
LEFT to RIGHT
* Lance Bombardier 203921 - James Leslie Reid, Auckland
* Bombardier - M. J. Chittock, Oamaru
* Gunner - W. Sunderland, Port Chalmers (see comment below)
* Gunner 204192 - Joseph Shortland, Northland
* - T. P. Green
* Gunner - T. S. Baker, Hawkes Bay


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28th MAORI BATTALION - 3600 SOLDIERS

the 28th MAORI BATTALION, commonly known as the Maori Battalion was an infantry battalion of the New Zealand Army that served during WWII

It was formed following pressure on the Labour government by some Maori MPs and Maori organisations throughout the country wanting a full Maori unit to be raised for service overseas.

The Maori Battalion followed in the footsteps of the Pioneer Battalion that served during the First World War which had been very successful and was wanted by Maori to raise their profile and to serve alongside their Pakeha compatriots as citizens of the British Empire.
It also gave a generation of people with a well-noted military ancestry a chance to test their own warrior skills.

Raised in 1940 as part of the Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), the 28th (Maori) Battalion was attached to the New Zealand 2nd Division as an extra battalion that was moved between the division's three infantry brigades.
The battalion fought during the Greek, North African and Italian campaigns during the war and a contingent was sent to Japan as an occupation force afterwards.

the following is just a sample of the information available at the above link, go to link for the full story

FORMATION
- On 26 January 1940 the battalion came together for the first time, marking its official raising at the Palmerston North Show Grounds.
Upon formation it was decided that the battalion would be organised upon tribal lines.
The unit consisted of a headquarters company and four rifle companies, designated 'A' through 'D':
* 'A' Company was recruited from North Auckland
* 'B' Company from Rotorua, Bay of Plenty and Thames-Coromandel
* 'C' Company from the East Coast from Gisborne to East Cape
* 'D' Company from Waikato, Maniapoto, Hawkes Bay, Wellington and the South Island, as well as some Pacific Islands and the Chatham and Stewart Islands

UNITED KINGDOM
- In June July 1940 the 28th (Maori) Battalion were attached to a mixed brigade under Brigadier Harold Barrowclough.
During this time they manned defences in the south of England and undertook further training.
The battalion suffered from a lack of equipment however, largely due to the priority given to re-equip British units following the losses suffered by the British Expeditionary Force in France. As a consequence, training was largely focused upon anti-gas and route marching.
On 6 July they were inspected by King George VI and he was said to have been impressed by the "smartness of the close order and arms drill of the Mori Battalion" and "by the fine physique, keenness and determined demeanour" of the men

MIDDLE EAST
- After sailing via Freetown, Cape Town and Durban, the "Athlone Castle" sailed up the east coast of Africa and entered the Suez Canal, arriving at Tewfik harbour on 3 March 1941.
In the afternoon the battalion entrained and two days later they arrived in the desert, where they were met by motor transport which carried them to camp Garawi, about 20 miles (32 km) from Cairo.
At this point they were met by about 300 reinforcements which were used to replace men who had been laid down with influenza and to bring the battalion up to a higher establishment.
Shortly afterwards they were moved to Alexandria, where they embarked on the Cameronia, bound for Greece

GREECE
- On 6 April the German invasion of Greece and Yugoslavia began.
In order to help defend Greece a composite force of three divisions of Australian, British and New Zealand troops were to be deployed, and were grouped together under the title of 'W' Force.
However, by the time the invasion began only two of the three divisions had arrived and the New Zealanders were consequent spread thin, holding a position to the north of Katerini, where they were tasked to defend the strategic Olympus Pass to the south.
During this time, the 28th (Maori) Battalion was attached to the 5th Infantry Brigade, which was later grouped with other Australian and New Zealand units to form the Anzac Corps.
Vastly outnumbered, within two days the situation for the Allies was not good as the Germans had broken through the defences along the Bulgarian border and the Yugoslav resistance had collapsed.
As the situation worsened, orders came down from brigade headquarters that the passes would be held "to the last man and last round".

CRETE
- After being evacuated from Greece, the Maori Battalion embarked upon the Glenglye and was taken to Crete where they formed part of the island's hastily formed garrison.
The 5th Infantry Brigade was allocated to the area surrounding the airfield and the battalion was positioned on the north coast at Platanias, on the brigade's right flank.
On 20 May 1941, the Germans launched the opening stages of their campaign with large-scale glider and parachute drops of troops from Maleme to Canea. The landings were focused in the area around the airfield and no troops landed in the area being held by the Maori, nevertheless, a small force of glider troops were found to be occupying a house on the beach about 0.5 miles (0.80 km). A platoon was dispatched to carry out an attack upon them and after a brief fire-fight in which two New Zealanders were wounded and eight Germans were killed, the 10 remaining men in the house surrendered

NORTH AFRICA
- After their escape from Crete, the 28th (Maori) Battalion were evacuated to Egypt where they were re-issued with summer uniforms and began to receive reinforcements. In June they carried out a ceremonial parade for the King and Queen and the commander of the New Zealand 2nd Division, Lieutenant General Bernard Freyberg.
Throughout July, the battalion undertook desert familiarisation training and sports parades before moving to Kabrit where they concentrated with the rest of the 5th Infantry Brigade for a three week combined operations exercise.
Later, in August, they moved to a position 20 miles (32 km) west of El Alamein, known as the "Kaponga Box" where throughout September and into October they undertook the unfamiliar task of road construction.
In October, however, the brigade received orders to link up with the rest of the division in preparation for their commitment to the battle along the frontier

ITALY
- The battalion returned to Egypt with the 5th Brigade in late-May and underwent a period of refit and retraining, during which the bulk of the original unit was given three months leave and returned to New Zealand.
Following the evacuation to hospital of Lieutenant Colonel Kingi Keiha, there were no suitable senior Maori officers available and he was replaced as commanding officer by Lieutenant Colonel Monty Fairbrother on 11 September.
Having taken no part in the Allied invasion of Sicily in July August, the 2nd New Zealand Division was committed to battle again in late-1943 as part of Eighth Army during the Italian Campaign.
The Maori Battalion subsequently arrived in Italy on 22 October, landing at Taranto.

DISBANDMENT
- On 2 May 1945 news was received that all German forces west of the Isonzo River had surrendered. While this did not officially end the fighting in Italy, it was all but over. Five days later, on the night of 7 May, the battalion received the momentous news that Germany had surrendered unconditionally to the Allies and that the war in Europe was over.
Nevertheless, tensions remained high and concerns about the intentions of Yugoslavia regarding the disputed province of Istria meant that the 28th (Maori) Battalion remained on high alert ...
... Finally, on 6 December the battalion entrained at Florence and embarked upon the Dominion Monarch at Taranto on Boxing Day.
Sailing through the Suez Canal, they sailed via Fremantle, arriving in Wellington on 23 January 1946, where they were met by the acting Prime Minister, Walter Nash, at Aotea Quay for an official Maori welcome home ceremony.

Afterwards the men were sent back to their homes and the battalion was disbanded.

Throughout the course of the war, 3,600 men had joined the battalion. Of these, 649 were killed or died of wounds while another 1,712 were wounded. Another 29 died as a result of service following discharge

LISTEN to an early version of the
'MAORI BATTALION MARCH TO VICTORY' song, written in 1939 by one of the soldiers, Anania AMOHAU, and sung here in te reo Maori
NOTE amendment, sorry guys but have found recently that some of the links are broken to some of these enjoyable viewing or audio experiences including the Trilogy below

LISTEN & WATCH the footage of the
MAORI BATTALION TRILOGY sung by Prince Tui Teka
- click the window ...



VIEW a large collection of photos in the categories:
* About the 28th
* Call to Arms
* Greece and Crete
* Desert Fighters
* Italian Campaign
* Life in the Battalion
* Home Front
* After the War
* Graves
NOTE it may be necessary to register (free) to view some photos

WATCH 15 short videos about the Maori Battalion, including the 1946, 10 minute Documentary on the Battalions Return and one of the 2008 Battalion Reunion

READ the Maori Battalion DIARY of April 1941 which includes the
sinking of the HELLAS on 24-4-1941

LISTEN to 52 AUDIO regarding the Maori Battalion, including a speech by Hon Dr Pita Sharples, Minister of Maori Affairs, at the launch of the
28th MAORI BATTALION WEBSITE at Parliament, 6 August 2009


AND these were THE 3600 MEN WHO SERVED with the
28th MAORI BATTALION

NOTE
the list of solders names at the links below is now complete
However, genealogy info for each soldier is still in progress


* 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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SMITH SOLDIERS of the 28th MAORI BATTALION

from the SMITH burial database of New Zealand
- FAMOUS (or INFAMOUS) SMITHs in NEW ZEALAND

the 28th MAORI BATTALION, commonly known as the Maori Battalion was an infantry battalion of the New Zealand Army that served during the Second World War.

It was formed following pressure on the Labour government by some Maori MPs and Maori organisations throughout the country wanting a full Maori unit to be raised for service overseas.

The Maori Battalion followed in the footsteps of the Pioneer Battalion that served during the First World War which had been very successful and was wanted by Maori to raise their profile and to serve alongside their Pakeha compatriots as citizens of the British Empire.
It also gave a generation of people with a well-noted military ancestry a chance to test their own warrior skills.

Raised in 1940 as part of the Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), the 28th (Maori) Battalion was attached to the New Zealand 2nd Division as an extra battalion that was moved between the division's three infantry brigades.
The battalion fought during the Greek, North African and Italian campaigns during the war and a contingent was sent to Japan as an occupation force afterwards.

The unit was disbanded in January 1946.

almost 3600 men served overseas with the Maori Battalion between 1940-1945, of these 649 were killed in action or died on active service


the SMITH soldiers who served with the 28th MAORI BATTALION


SMITH, Zakie - Private 806479
- from Public Works Department, Private Bag, Gisborne
- NEXT OF KIN - Miss A. Smith (sister), P.O. Box 2, Tolaga Bay

SMITH, Roy - Private 65202
- from Mourea, Rotorua
- NEXT OF KIN - Miss S. Williams (cousin), Whakatane

SMITH, Hingangaroa (aka Major Jackson) - Private 453083
- from Hauiti, Tolaga Bay
- NEXT OF KIN - Mr D. Smith (brother), 22 Marsden Street, Lower Hutt

SMITH, Chappie Te Hata - Private 816559
- from Care of Taite And Company, The Square, Palmerston North
- NEXT OF KIN - Mr D. Smith (brother), 22 Marsden Street, Lower Hutt, Wellington

SMITH, Frederick Jonathan - Private 815288
- from Nuhaka, Hawkes Bay
- NEXT OF KIN - Mr D. Smith (father), Nuhaka, Hawkes Bay

SMITH, Wilson - Private 66023
- from Anakaha P.B., Havelock
- NEXT OF KIN - Mr G. Smith (not stated), Kimbolton

SMITH, Peter - Private 67400
- from 145 Hobson Street, Auckland
- NEXT OF KIN - Mr J. Smith (father), Waiuku

SMITH, Edward - Private 26031
- from Maramarua
- NEXT OF KIN - Mr P. Smith (father), Horahora

SMITH, Heber - Private 62621
- from Bridge Pa, Hastings
- NEXT OF KIN - Mr P. Smith (father), Nuhaka

SMITH, Cleo Ronald - Sergeant 67472
- from Nuhaka,
- NEXT OF KIN - Mr T. Smith (father), Nuhaka

SMITH, Stanley - Private 68277
- from Nuhaka
- NEXT OF KIN - Mrs H. Mitchell (sister), Nuhaka

SMITH, James - Private 630225
- from 7 Pilkington Road, Panmure, Auckland
- NEXT OF KIN - Mrs L. Smith (mother), 8 Harding Street, Auckland,

SMITH, Jerry - Corporal 5482
- from Whangaehu
- NEXT OF KIN - Mrs L. Smith (mother), care of J. Gilbert, Putiki, Wanganui

SMITH, Barney Hapi - Private 808554
- from Waiotapu
- NEXT OF KIN - Mrs M. Smith (mother), Opoutama,

SMITH, Bonny Naki - Private 808555
- from Waiotapu
- NEXT OF KIN - Mrs M. Smith (mother), Opoutama

SMITH, Joseph - Temporary Corporal 811050
- from Ohinemutu, Rotorua
- NEXT OF KIN - Mrs M. Smith (wife), Ohinemutu

SMITH, Johnny - Private 26032
- from Raurakaumanga, Huntly
- NEXT OF KIN - Mrs M. Smith (wife), Raurakaumanga, Huntly

SMITH, William Hikitangaarangi - Private 813519
- from Parikino, Wanganui
- NEXT OF KIN - Mrs R. Smith (mother), Putiki, Wanganui

SMITH, Tommy - Private 62622
- from Waimarama
- NEXT OF KIN - Mrs Smith (mother), Waimarama

SMITH, Riki - Second Lieutenant 67473
- from Nuhaka
- NEXT OF KIN - Mrs T.A. Smith (mother), Nuhaka

28th MAORI BATTALION - Peachey to Puturanui

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
__________________

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
__________________
PEACHEY, Tom - Private 65315
- from Tikitiki
NOK:

* PEACHEY, Wiremu Peihana Private 802130
- from Te Araroa - KILLED IN ACTION in Italy 5-Jan-44 aged 27

PEACHEY, Albert Walton Private 62610
- from Tikitiki

PEARSON, David William Private 39581
- from Dannevirke

PEARSON, Albert Timothy Private 62685
- from Te Puru, via Thames

PEARSON, Maurice Private 65410
- from Dannevirke

PEARSON, Henry Piahana Private 811709
- from Gate Pa

PEAT, Douglas James Private 39700
- from Tawhiti Bakery, Hawera

* PEEPE, Moses Private 62797
- from Waipu - DIED Western Desert 4-9-1942 aged 34

* PEHI, Paratene Private 801832
- from Waima - DIED Italy 15-12-1944 aged 26

PEHI, Hone Private 39420
- from Waima

PEITA, Hemi Kuti Private 68234
- from Motatau

PENE John William Private 39721
- from Wairapakau

PENE, Michael Private 65196
- from Whakarewarewa

PENE, Edward Private 802131
- from Te Kura Road, Otane

PENE, Reupena Corporal 802135 (aka Duddin Ruben)
- from Whakarewarewa

PENE, Bowman - Temporary Lance Corporal 801734
- from Riponui Road, Hikurangi, Northland

* PENE, James Private 802132
- from Porangahau - KILLED IN ACTION Italy 17-12-1943 aged 31

* PENE, Pani - Private 802134
- from Waipawa - KILLED IN ACTION Italy 21-7-1943 aged 40

PENE, Harry Engel Private 805178
- from Koputaroa,

PENE, Manu Ruhi Sergeant 4188
- from Ohinemutu, Rotorua

PENEAMENA, Studholme Ono - Sergeant 447232
- from Beach Road, Morven

* PENETITO, Ken Private 39144
- from Keripehi - DIED Crete 22-5-1941 aged 22

* PENEWIRIPO, Kupu Private 67646
- from Herekino - DIED Western Desert 12-11-1942 aged 23

PENFOLD, Francis Cecil Private 65316
- from Ruatoria

* PENI, Lewis Ruatiki Private 802137
- from Vance Street, Shannon - DIED Italy 13-2-1944 aged 21

PERAWITI, Ransfield Private 65397
- from Ohau

* PERAWITI, George Private 816555
- from Ohau - KILLE IN ACITON Italy 10-4-1945 aged 25

PERE, Mane Paapa Trooper 801835
- from Matauri Bay

PERE, Kani Private 804782
- from Waituhi, Gisborne

PEREKI, Bert Private 65167
- from 20 Phillips Street, Ponsonby, Auckland

PERENARA, Haami Private 39233
- from Pongakawa

* PERENARA, William Private 65475
- from Matata - DIED Italy 18-2-1944 aged 28

* PERETINI, Hekenui Private 67787
- from Karioi - KILLED IN ACTION Italy 7-12-1943 aged 34

PERI, Albert Private 62768
- from

PERRETT, John Douglas Private 62651
- from

PETA, Rangaiti Private 62687
- from

PETA, Rongo Private 68100
- from

PETA, Rutangi Toby Sergeant 802455
- from

PETE, Peter Private 62765
- from

PETERA, Charlie Private 800740
- from

PETERA, Rima Private 801448
- from

PETERS, Rongo Private 25980
- from

PETERS, Edward Private 67547
- from

PETER, William Wiki Private 39399
- from

PETERS, Sam Private 67576
- from

PETI, Wiremu Private 809446
- from

PETI, Werahiko Hanii Private 62762
- from

PETI, Henry Private 39412
- from

PETI, Samuel Private 62881
- from

PETRICEVICH, Mati Private 65355
- from

PEWHAIRANGI, Joseph Private 805102
- from

PHILLIPS, Raymond Private 801228
- from

PHILLIPS, William Private 25981
- from

PHILLIPS, Pat Private 39232
- from

PHILLIPS, Barney Private 810634
- from

PHILLIPS, Ihimaera Private 816357
- from

PHILLIPS, Rangi Private 62764
- from

PHILLIPS, Poi Hakena Jackson Private 800875
- from

PIHEMA, Richard Thomas Private 38418
- from

PIKI, Ross Hikoata Corporal 62751
- from

PIKIA, Parawhau Private 68474
- from

PIKTOKUTU, James Raihania Private 67519
- from

PILE, John Hall Second Lieutenant 64930
- from

PINEAHA, Boss Private 39561
- from

PINI, Leonard Albert Private 65442
- from

PIRI, Jacob Private 39407
- from

PIRIHI, George Willard Private 68238
- from

PIRIHI, James Corporal 25982
- from

PIRIHI, Benjamin Maurice Private 3708
- from

PIRIHI, Leslie Lance Corporal 39688
- from

PIRIHI, Abraham Private 65356
- from

PIRINI, Waha Private 39162
- from

PIRINI, Arapeta Private 802139
- from

PIRINI, Wiwi Private 39230
- from

PIRIPI, Remana Private 816133
- from

PIRIPI, Maukino Trooper 812613
- from

PIRIPI, Hae Hae Corporal 39411
- from

PIRRIE, Robert Major 23144
- from

PITA, Te Kauwhata Temporary Lance Corporal 812410
- from

PITA, Oliver Humphrey Private 39567
- from

PITAMA, Paora Tuhea Ngawaea Corporal 6114
- from

PITAMA, Eutahi Tahu Mataa Sergeant 7605
- from

PITCAIRN, John Gordon Lieutenant 5267
- from

PITIHIRA, Ronald John Kohera Lance Corporal 805117
- from

PITIROI, Mohi Private 39231
- from

PITMAN, Leslie James Lance Corporal 39406
- from

PITMAN, George Private 39410
- from

PITMAN, Reweti Corporal 39404
- from

PITMAN, Togo Corporal 3145
- from

PITMAN, Horace Private 801838
- from

PITMAN, William Private 28982
- from

PITMAN, Edward Temporary Sergeant 29925
- from

PITMAN, John Private 62766
- from

PITT, Rodney Dean Private 67446
- from

PIVAC, Keith Mack Private 801647
- from

PIWARI, Peter William Private 817717
- from

POA, Benjamin Private 39409
- from

POA, Toka Rarangi Private 39197
- from

POA, Hana Reihana Private 25983
- from

POA, Geoffrey Private 39415
- from

POARI, Peter Matekino Private 815271
- from

POATA, William Major 39424
- from

POATA, Tahi Private 802518
- from

POATA, Joe Private 67648
- from

POHA, Wilson Private 802456
- from

POHARAMA, John Private 39401
- from

POHATU, Vivian Private 817644
- from

POHATU, Raniera Dan Private 814941
- from

POHATU, Ned Private 817557
- from

POHATU, Hurahanga Private 62649
- from

POHATU, Mataiata Bartlett Private 802141
- from

POHE, Frederick Private 39017
- from

POHE, William Henry Private 65354
- from

POHIO, Edward Clayton Captain 1926
- from

POHIO, William Charles Private 805755
- from

POI, Noema Private 25984
- from

POKAI, Tokena Private 39139
- from

POKAI, Peta Haenga Private 39787
- from

POKAI, Kireona Private 62805
- from

POKAI, Teira Private 39593
- from

POKAI, Tumanoko Private 805210
- from

POKAI, Timi Hori Private 65245
- from

POKAI, Barney Private 802668
- from

POKAIHAU, Hira Pera Private 62761
- from

POKAIHOU, Tau Pera Temporary Sergeant 39419
- from

POKAU, George Wiremu Corporal 35542
- from

POKAU, Andrew Private 805072
- from

POKI, Wi Patene Private 39219
- from

POKI, Thomas Private 802142
- from

POLWART, Vernon Charlie Private 577499
- from

POMANA, Rongo Private 802143
- from

POMANA, George Private 67447
- from

POMANA, Mick Private 817645
- from

POMARE, Gus Murray Private 65159
- from

POMARE, Robert Private 801742
- from

POMARE, Thomas Private 25985
- from

PONGIA, Kina Private 801841
- from

PORIWHIRA, Tau Private 62760
- from

PORTER, Waka Private 67599
- from

PORTER, George Corporal 62859
- from

PORTER, Tei Private 801318
- from

POSTGATE, Colin Willison Major 821080
- from

POTAE, Morgan Ratu Private 62611
- frp

POTAE, Henare Lance Corporal 802145
- from

POTAKA, Hori Private 62884
- from

POTAKA, Tini Private 62570
- from

POTAKA, Pene Winiata Private 62571
- from

POTAKA, Reneti Tapa Private 816154
- from

POTAKA, Henry Riri Private 802567
- from

POTAKA, William Sergeant 67790
- from

POTATAU, Hemi Corporal 62893
- from

POTATU, John Sergeant 25987
- from

POTENE, Harry Kiri Private 811585
- from

POTIKI, Thomas Ihaia Private 65467
- from

POTTS, Ronald Campbell Private 244977
- from

POU, Peter Private 65507
- from

POU, Adam Private 68236
- from

POU, Henry Private 802669
- from

POU, Jacob Akaripa Private 29987
- from

POU, George Lance Sergeant 65506
- from

POUMAKO, John Private 801519
- from

POUPART, William Samuel 527353
- from

POUTAMA, Pat Private 67489
- from

POUTU, Wiremu Keiha Lance Corporal 6183
- from

POUTU, Raana Private 62612
- from

POUTU, Henare Temporary Lance Corporal 39228
- from

POUTU, Putu Private 39629
- from

POUTU, John Private 25989
- from

POUWHARE, Mack Private 62872
- from

POWER, Thomas Edwin Private 817698
- from

PREECE, Alfred Lance Corporal 807292
- from

PRESTON, Healey Private 818097
- from

PRIESTLEY, William Augustine Corporal 65317
- from

PRIESTLEY, James Patterson Temporary Sergeant 39639
- from

PRIME, Ephraim Jack Private 802147
- from

PUHA, Jerald Private 802148
- from

PUHA, Wiremu Private 67448
- from

PUHA, Haupai Lance Corporal 65495
- from

PUHA, Sergent Private 25990
- from

PUHARA, Peter Private 67449
- from

PUHI, Puhi Poni Private 39018
- from

PUHIRERE, Teaomarama Lance Corporal 811033
- from

PUIA, Tamati Karaha Private 39788
- from

PUKE, Charlie Corporal 25991
- from

PUKE, Donald Private 802150
- from

PUKETAPU, Iharaira Private 25992
- from

PUMIPI, Barney William Private 68237
- from

PUOHOTAUA, Tawaroa Temporary Corporal 25993
- from

PURE, Wirimu Private 62767
- from

PURU, Rua Private 62688
- from

PURU, Toute Private 812657
- from

PURUTANGA, Frederick Private 62873
- from

PURUTANGA, Tori Private 65172
- from

PUTURANUI, Tere Orikena Private 65524
- from

28th MAORI BATTALION - Kidwell to Kutia

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
__________________

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
__________________
KIDWELL, Lance Private 67173
- from
NOK:

KIEL, Joseph Private 25904
- from

KIEL, Kohi Private 25905
- from

KIHI, Jimmy Pouwhare Private 39637
- from

KIHI, Wakihi Rangi Private 65540
- from

KIHI, William Coleman Private 62592
- from

KIHI, Jonnie Private 62888
- from

KIHIRINI, Tokau Te Koata Perenara Private 811435
- from

KIMA, Tupene Private 65515
- from

KIMURA, William Private 816182
- from

KING, Dolphas Private 65154
- from

KING, Mita Private 65156
- from

KING, Louis Staff Sergeant 65436
- from

KING, Isaac Lance Corporal 65155
- from

KING, Arthur William Private 62738
- from

KING, Marsh Private 62736
- from

KING, Henry Private 67634
- from

KING, George David Private 800816
- from

KING, Benton Temporary Corporal 65516
- from

KING, William Albert Private 802018
- from

KINGI, Hone Private 812660
- from

KINGI, Kaumoana Private 805206
- from

KINGI, Mangu Herbert Staff Sergeant 62564
- from

KINGI, Robert Private 802020
- from

KINGI, Alfred Edwin Private 39085
- from

KINGI, George Private 39082
- from

KINGI, Ben Lance Corporal 68228
- from

KINGI, Thomas Mix Private 802023
- from

KINGI, George Private 801804
- from

KINGI, Tango Private 39086
- from

KINGI, Tukino Corporal 4228
- from

KINGI, Te Raina Private 39120
- from

KINGI, Ike Private 39547
- from

KINGI, James Paul Robert Private 6185
- from

KINGI, Tūtewehiwehi Private 802419
- from

KINGI, Tamati Private 801405
- from

KINGI, John Karaitiana Private 817714
- from

KINGI, Wi Sergeant 39134
- from

KINGI, Barney Raureti Private 39545
- from

KINGI, Te Mohi Te Hutu Private 802022
- from

KINGI, Noel Lance Corporal 65190
- frpm

KINGI, Rangi Private 802019
- from

KINGI, Hanuere Private 65407
- from

KINGI, Kani Private 39081
- from

KINGI, Waka Private 62565
- from

KINITA, Rewi Private 811046
- from

KINITA, Tutanekai Private 68044
- from

KINO, Charlie Private 802505
- from

KINO, Daniel Private 802506
- from

KIO, Harold Wi Private 26092
- from

KIRA, James Private 801807
- from

KIRIKAU, Harry Henry Private 813281
- from

KIRIKIRI, Mutu Private 25908
- from

KIRK, Thomas Private 39143
- from

KIRK, Jack Brooks Corporal 802027
- from

KIRK, Barney Private 802026
- from

KIRK, Harold Kupai Private 62594
- from

KIRKWOOD, Tokorua Private 67392
- from

KIRKWOOD, Steven Private 813528
- from

KIWARA, Rere Private 67431
- from

KIWARA, Henry Private 65289
- from

KIWHA, Kerepori Sergeant 802028
- from

KNOX, Alfred Private 25909
- from

KOHA, Tom Private 68408
- from

KOHA, Leonard Private 800869
- from

KOHERE, Paratene Warihi Lance Corporal 6139
- from

KOHERE, Ian Tawhai Kura Lance Corporal 65492
- from

KOHERE, Hone Hiki Sergeant 39595
- from

KOHUNUI, Wharepapa Private 67564
- from

KOHUNUI, Nathan Private 802029
- from

KOIA, David Rawiri Private 39600
- from

KOIA, Neho Private 802031
- from

KOIA, Rerepo Private 67432
- from

KOIA, Eruera Private 802030
- from

KOIA, Timoti Private 811753
- from

KOIA, Martini Trooper 817870
- from

KOIA, Matekino Tukutoroa Private 829034
- from

KOINAKI, Ronnie Private 62889
- frpm

KOMENE, Samuel Private 4256
- from

KOMENE, Patari Private 62810
- from

KOMENE, Ngaro Trooper 25911
- from

KOMENE, Clem Private 810653
- from

KOMENE, Abraham Corporal 25910
- from

KOMENE, Edward Private 39369
- from

KOMENE, Parekura Private 811725
- from

KOMENE, Ken Private 811547
- from

KOMENE, Phillip Private 62737
- from

KOMENE, William Makarini Private 39621
- from

KONI, Wiremu Private 801629
- from

KONIA, Dave Private 39634
- from

KOOPU, Te Owai Private 802422
- from

KOOPU, Takataka Private 25912
- from

KOOPU, Rapata Private 802601
- from

KOPAE, Walter Corporal 802658
- from

KOPU, Reuben Private 11062
- from

KOPUA, Lenning Wairua Private 817754
- from

KOPUA, Hira Private 6186
- from

KOPUA, Hawi Private 817779
- from

KORA, Iri Private 67565
- from

KORA, Monty Private 62904
- from

KORAU, Tapore Private 39187
- from

KORAU, Mohi Private 39181
- from

KOREWHA, Tapiki Private 68229
- from

KOTI, James Private 39752
- from

KRUGER, Paora Noho Private 811060
- from

KUITI, Tihi Private 67485
- from

KUITI, Bertram Patrick Private 4286
- from

KUKUTAI, Tira-Kerei Corporal 802034
- from

KUMEROA, George Private 68292
- from

KUPA, Jim Private 817728
- from

KUPA, Mahini Private 65512
- from

KURU, Rangi Private 62566
- from

KURUPO, Paora Private 39564
- from

KURUPO, Tareha Private 39573
- from

KURURANGI, Hohua Private 39142
- from

KUIA, Pomare Private 39199
- from

KUIA, Victor Private 65288
- from

KUIA, Haare Private 802656
- from

KUTIA, Henare Hapi Private 805204
- from

28th MAORI BATTALION - Weepu to Young

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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... W ...
WEEPU, Tangihaere Morera - Private 26085
- from Arahura
NOK: Mr I. Weepu (father), Rural Delivery, Arahura
died 8 Jan 1961 aged 47

WEEPU, Ihaia - Corporal 26089
- from Arahura
NOK: Mrs C.H. Weepu (wife), c/o P.O., Ngaruawahia
died 16 April 1971 aged 60

* WEHI, Matua Petuha - Private 39802
- from Norsewood
NOK: Mrs. R. Weti (mother), Norsewood
KILLED IN ACTION Crete 23-5-1941 aged 24

WEHIPEIHANA, Kootu - Private 65404
- from Ohau
NOK: Miss J. Wehipeihana (sister), Ohau

WEHIPEIHANA, James William Kaka - Private 39649
- from 77 Vivian Street, Wellington
NOK: Mr. Wehipeihana (father), Central Hotel, Cambridge
died 5 Nov 1957 aged 36

WEHIPEIHANA, Robert - Private 813381
- from Taylor Street, Cambridge
NOK: Mrs C. Wehipeihana (mother), Taylor Street, Cambridge

WEHIPEIHANA, Seth - Temporary - Lance Corporal 810629
- from Public Works Department Camp, Avondale, Auckland
NOK: Mrs C. Wehipeihana (mother), Taylor Street, Cambridge
born 31 July 1924, died 27 Oct 2005

WEIR, Gerald Harcourt - Captain 6131
- from c/o Department of Internal Affairs, Wellington
NOK: Mrs. Weir (wife), 113 Glenmore Street, Wellington

WELLINGTON, Hokio Walton - Temporary Staff Sergeant 1363
- from Ngunguru, Northland
NOK: Mrs M. Wellington (mother), Ngunguru

WELLS, Jack William - Private 634514
- from Matakana Island
NOK: Mrs A. Marsh (mother), Otiria

WELLS, Eruiti Haupuru 'Edward, Eddie' - Lance Sergeant 65372
- from RD 4 Te Kao, Kaitaia
NOK: Mrs Emily Wells (mother), RD 4 Te Kao, Kaitaia
born 18 Jan 1920 - died 13 March 2004 at Kano Home, Whangarei

WELLS, Morgan Andrew - Sergeant 6108
- from Whakatane
NOK: Mrs N. Wells (mother), Box 85, Whangarei

WELSH, Colin - Private 39500
- from Aratapu, Northern Wairoa
NOK: Mrs. E. Welsh (mother), Aratapu, Northern Wairoa

WEPA, Harry - Private 815315
- from Kiln Street, Silverstream, Heretaunga
NOK: Mrs B. Wepa (wife), Kiln Street, Silverstram, Heretaunga

WEPIHA, Tipene - Private 812609
- from Kelly's Sawmill, Port Albert
NOK: Mrs H. Murphy (mother), Utakura

WERETA, William Mahuri - Private 6129
- from Cross Creek
NOK: Mr. T. Wereta (father), Ohinemutu, Rotorua

* WERETA, William - Private 65390
- from Waverley
NOK: Mrs M. Wereta (wife), Waverley
KILLED IN ACTION Western Desert 26-10-1942 age 29

* WERETA, Oliver Maketu - Private 67490
- from NZ Railways, Kai Iwi
NOK: Mrs N. E. D. Wereta (wife), 391 Rangitikei Street, Palmerston North
DIED 5-6-1942 aged 27 - urupa, Kauangaroa Pa, Wanganui

* WERETA, Lorimer Tehauwhakamaru - Private 26088
- from Tuahiwi, Canterbury
NOK: Mrs W. Pitama (sister), Tuahiwi, North Canterbury
DIED Greece 20-4-1941 aged 22

WEROHIA, Whetu Deryk Kempton - Temporary Corporal 801522
- from c/o J. H. Evans, Te Puke
NOK: Mr W. H. Werohia (father), Papamoa R.D., Te Puke

WEROHIA, Whetu - Second Lieutenant 4997
- from Papamoa
NOK: Mrs. Marjory Dinah Werohia (wife), Papamoa

WEST, Thomas Patrick - Private 807351
- from Wainui
NOK: J. H. Nutria (aunt), Little River

* WEST, Paki Coupar - Lieutenant 39572
- from View St., Heidleburg, Invercargill
NOK: Mr G. West (father), View Street, Heidleburg, Invercargill
DIED Western Desert 24-10-1942 age 27

WEST, William Henry - Private 8458
- from Marine Parade, Bluff
NOK: Mrs Nedelca Cecilia West (wife 1919-2003), Marine Pde., Bluff

WEST, Thomas Bernard - Corporal 608942
- from 100 Barrow Street, Bluff
NOK: Mrs S. A. West (wife), 100 Barrow Street, Bluff

WETERE, Wiki - Private 65210
- from Te Kuiti
NOK: Mr R. Wetere (father), Te Kuiti

WETERE, Hector - Private 26086
- from Otakeo
NOK: Mrs M. Rameka (mother), Auroa Road, Otakeho

WETERE, Hori - Private 804893
- from Pongaroa
NOK: Mrs M. Wetere (wife), Morrinsville

WETI, John - Private 811737
- from Waikino
NOK: Mr T. Watene (grandfather), Whatawhata
died 29 May 2013 in Australia & buried Rookwood Cemetery, Sydney

* WETINI, Glen - Private 67525
- from Otorohanga
NOK: Mrs F. Wetini (wife), Haerehuka, Otorohanga
KILLED IN ATION Tunisia 20-4-1943 aged 43

* WETINI, Tim Corporal 26087
- from Te Teko
NOK: Mrs T. Wetini (mother), Te Teko, Bay of Plenty
DIED OF WOUNDS Italy 2-6-1944 aged 26

WHAANGA, Christianity - Private 62632
- from Whangara Estate, Gisborne
NOK: Mr O. Whaanga (father), Wairoa

WHAANGA, Teratau - Sergeant 68282
- from Nuhaka
NOK: Mrs J. Whaanga (wife), Nuhaka

WHAANGA, Norman - Private 62633
- from 65 Carlyle Street, Napier
NOK: Mrs M. Whaanga (mother), Nuhaka

WHAANGA, Rangi - Private 817674
- from Nuhaka
NOK: Mrs M. Whaanga (mother), Nuhaka

WHAIAPU, Tommie - Private 811130
- from Waotu, Putaruru
NOK: Mr R. Whaiapu (father), The Poi, Matamata

WHAIAPU, Keith - Private 813540
- from Karapiro Hydro Works, Cambridge
NOK: Mrs D. Whaiapu (mother), Karapiro Hydro, Cambridge

WHAITIRI, Robert Agrippa Moengaroa - Sergeant 8756
- from c/o Tourist Dept., Rotorua
NOK: Mr R.A. Lloyd-Waitiri (father), Foyle Street, West Bluff - Robert's Story
born in Bluff 9 May 1916 - died 11 July 1996 Invercargill

* WHAKARAU, Eruera Te Kahu Iver - Private 62879
- from 25 Smith St., Frankton
NOK: Mrs R. Whakarau (mother), 7 Bate Street, Wanganui
DIED Western Desert 24-10-1942 aged 24

WHAKATAKA, Syd - Private 817675
- from Manutuke, Gisborne
NOK: Mr S. Whakataka (father), Manutuke,

* WHARE, John - Private 39760
- from PAKIPAKI
NOK: Mrs N. Whare (mother), Pakipaki, Hastings, Hawke's Bay
KILLED IN ACTION Crete 23-5-1941 aged 26

* WHAREAITU, Rongo - Private 65262
- from Otamarakau, Tauranga
NOK: Mrs H.I. Whareaitu (mother), Matapihi, Tauranga
KILLED IN ACTION Western Desert 2-11-1942 aged 24

* WHAREAITU, Hone Kira - Private 39638
- from Wellington
NOK: Mrs H.I. Whareaitu (mother), Matapihi, Tauranga
KILLED IN ACTION Italy 1-8-1944 aged 30

WHAREAITU, Wiremu - Sergeant 802301
- from Ohinemutu, Rotorua
NOK: Mrs K. Wareaitu (wife), Ohinemutu

WHAREHINGA, George - Corporal 802300
- from c/o Mr Jackson, Arakiha Station, Tolaga Bay
NOK: Mrs D. Raroa (cousin), Tolaga Bay

WHAREHINGA, Tuakana - Private 808559
- from Te Araroa, Bay of Plenty
NOK: Mrs S. Wharehinga (wife), Tolaga Bay

WHAREHINGA, Kereama (aka Graeme) - Sergeant 39744
- from c/o Sacred Heart College, Auckland
NOK: Mrs. R. Wharehinga (mother), Waipiro Bay

WHAREHINGA, Barney Te Urikore - Private 817676
- from Tikitiki, Gisborne
NOK: W. T. Wharehinga (cousin), Tolaga Bay

WHAREKURA, Tani - Private 65263
- from Waimana, Bay of Plenty
NOK: Mr A. Wharekura (father), c/o Native Scheme Dept., Ruatoki North

WHAREPAPA, Papera - Private 39129
- from Te Kaho, Gisborne
NOK: Kerana Tuhou (mother), Te Kaho

WHAREPAPA, Ngawaea - Private 809257
- from 52 Upper Queen Street, Auckland
NOK: Mr H. Wharepapa (brother), Ruatoria

* WHAREPAPA, Te Wiremu Private 802637
- from Te Kaha, Bay of Plenty - DIED Italy 6-9-1945 aged 24
NOK: Mrs K. Wharepapa (mother), Te Kaha

* WHAREPAPA, Bridger - Private 802483
- from Matapihi, Tauranga
NOK: Mrs M. Wharepapa (wife), Matapihi, Tauranga
DIED OF WOUNDS Orsonga, Italy 13-12-1943 aged 25

* WHARERAU, Maru - Private 39511
- from Whangarei
NOK: Mr Wireko Wharehau (brother), Waima, Hokianga
DIED Western Desert 15-12-1941 aged 29

* WHARERAU, Nick (aka Mick) - Private 62863
- from 86 Hobson Street, Auckland
NOK: Mrs A. Wharerau (mother), Waima, Northland
DIED Tunisia 14-4-1943 aged 33

* WHARERAU, Moa - Private 811764
- from c/o T. Rae, RD, Te Puke
NOK: Mrs K. Wharerau (wife), c/o T. Rae, Te Puke
DIED OF WOUNDS Italy 16-12-1944 aged 31

WHAREREWA, Toihau - Private 39276
- from Poroporo, Bay of Plenty
NOK: Mrs Materoa Wharewera (mother), Poroporo, Whakatane

WHAREREWA, Walter Waretina - Private 39277
- from Poroporo, Bay of Plenty
NOK: Mrs Materoa Wharewera (mother), Poroporo, Whakatane
born 18 April 1919 - died 13 April 2005 in Whakatane

WHATA, Aperahama - Staff Sergeant 802302
- from Rotoiti
NOK: Mrs F. T. Whata (wife), Rotoiti

WHATARAU, Daniel - Private 801859
- from Towai, Northland
NOK: Mrs M. Whatarau (mother), Towai

* WHATARAU, Haupai - Private 812612
- from Towai
NOK: Mrs M. Whatarau (mother), Towai, Northland
KILLED IN ACTION Italy 15-12-1944 aged 21

WHATU APITI, William - Private 62880
- from 34 Higgins Road, Frankton
NOK: Mrs E. Whatu Apiti (mother), 34 Higgins Road, Frankton

WHATU, Tuhi Whetu - Private 802682
- from Torere, Bay of Plenty
NOK: Mrs A. P. Whetu (wife), Torere

WHITE, Abe - Private 26090
- from Tokomaru Bay
NOK: Mr Pat White (father), Tokomaru Bay

WHITE, Eru Te Pauhu - Private 67468
- from Hicks Bay, Gisborne
NOK: Mrs V. White (mother), Hicks Bay

WHITE, Mathew - Private 26091
- from Mititai, Dargaville
NOK: Mrs Margaret White (mother), Mititai

* WHITE, Mema - Private 805083
- from Richmond St., Waitara
NOK: Mr J. M. White (uncle), Richmond Street, Waitara
DIED OF WOUNDS Italy 29-5-1944 aged 23

* WHITE, Thomas - Private 67479
- from Hicks Bay
NOK: Mrs V. White (mother), Hicks Bay, Gisborne
- wounded 4 times and invalided home
DIED in New Zealand 28-7-1947 aged 27

* WHITE, Mark - Private 62635
- from Hicks Bay
NOK: Mrs W. White (mother), Hicks Bay, Gisborne
KILLED IN ACTION Western Desert 23-11-1941 aged 25

WHITE, Rawhira - Private 39619
- from Wairoa
NOK: Miss Iwingaro White (sister), Wairoa

WHITE, Tutu - Private 39154
- from Horoera, Te Araroa, East Cape
NOK: Mrs Hine Tipiorangi (mother), Horoera, Te Araroa

WHITEHEAD, Christian Pakura Private 62656
- from Tikapa, Waiomatatini
NOK: Mr H. Te Maro (cousin), Tikapa, Waiomatatini

WHITI, Matangi - Corporal 6109
- from Whakarewarewa, Rotorua
NOK: Mrs T. Whiti (wife), Whakarewarewa

WHITU, Paiheke - Private 64169
- from Ruatahuna, Gisborne
NOK: Mrs N. T. Whitu (wife), Ruatahuna

WI, Kharki - Private 813312
- from Rangitoto Road, Te Kuiti
NOK: Mrs R.N. Wi (mother), Rangitoto Road, Te Kuiti

WI, Leonard Kio - Corporal 68442
- from Rangitoto Road, Te Kuiti
NOK: Mrs M. Waikai (sister), Nettle Street, Te Kuiti

WI, Sugar (aka Hukarere Sugar Wi) - Private 67526
- from Te Kuiti
NOK: Miss K. K. Wi (daughter), Rangitoto Road, Te Kuiti

* WI KEEPA, Anania Private 67595
- from Otakiri
NOK: Mrs K. Wi Keepa (wife), Paroa, Whakatane
KILLED IN ACTION Tunisia 20-4-1943 aged 30

WI KEEPA, Hekiheki - Private 811676
- from Poroporo, Bay of Plenty
NOK: Mrs N. Wi Keepa (mother), Tauranga
died 25 April 2009

WI NEERA, Ngahina (aka Wineera) - Private 805275
- from Porirua
NOK: Mrs R. Wi Neera (mother), Porirua Pa, Porirua

WI PAURO, Tutawha - Private 816557
- from Makirikiri, Manawatu
NOK: Mrs M. Wi Pauro, Makirikiri

WI REPA, Reginald Tutu Taonga 'Tutu' - Major 39149
- from Ruatoria
NOK: Mrs M. Wi Repa (wife), Waiomatatini, Ruatoria
born 23 Feb 1915 - died 6 Oct 1983

WICKLIFFE, Ceylon Hirone - Sergeant 6086
- from Box 300, Hastings
NOK: Mr. M. Wickliffe (brother), Wharepaina, Waiotapu

WICKLIFFE, Richard - Private 62704
- from Maketu, Bap of Plenty
NOK: Mrs M. Wickliffe (mother), Maketu

WICKLIFFE, Katene Joseph - Private 805758
- from Maketu, Bap of Plenty
NOK: Mrs M. Wickliffe (mother), Maketu

WIHONGI, Mutu - Private 65373
- from c/o Mr. P. Wihongi, Awarua, Northland
NOK: Mr H. Wihongi (father), Awarua

* WIHONGI, Tahi - Private 39516
- from Kaikohe
NOK: Mrs Aniwha Karuru Wihongi (mother), Kaikohe
KILLED IN ACTION Crete 25-5-1941 aged 23

* WIHONGI, Hemi - Private 62789
- from Kaikohe
NOK: Mrs H. Wihongi (wife), Kaikohe
DIED Western Desert 11-12-1941 aged 29

WIHONGI, Hone Tangiwai - Lance Corporal 39515
- from Kaikohe
NOK: Mrs Tarati Wutaingo Wihongi (mother), Kaikohe

WIKAIRA, Jack - Lance Corporal 39507
- from c/o Tuck and Watkins, Putaruru
NOK: Mr. M. Wikaira (father), Whirinaki, Hokianga

WIKAIRA, Arthur - Private 801781
- from Whirinaki, Northland
NOK: Mrs M. Wikaira (mother), Hikurangi

WIKAIRA, Walter - Private 801506
- from Waihaha, Waikato
NOK: Mrs A. Wikaire (mother), Waiahaha

WIKETENE, Tamehana - Temporary Sergeant 68291
- from Turangi, Taupo
NOK: Mrs G. Wikatene (wife), Matapihi, Tauranga

WIKI, Harry - Private 811756
- from Ruatoki, Bay of Plenty
NOK: Mr E. Biddle (grandfather), Ruatoki

WIKI, Meinata - Private 39496
- from Te Kao, Mangonui
NOK: Mr Robert Wiki (father), Te Kao, Mangonui

WIKI, Wiki - Private 65439
- from 37 Rosebank Road, Avondale, Auckland
NOK: Mrs E. Wiki (wife), 37 Rosebank Road, Avondale, Auckland

WIKINGI, Whetu - Trooper 802685
- from Te Nagae, Rotorua
NOK: Mrs R. Wikingi (mother), Te Nagae, Rotorua

WIKIRIWHI, Rewi - Lance Sergeant 6110
- from Pongakawa, Bay of Plenty
NOK: Mrs. M. A. Wikiriwhi (wife), Maketu

WIKIRIWHI, Matarehua - Captain 39282
- from Cape Runaway,
NOK: Mrs. Tiaria Delamere (sister), Te Piki, Cape Runaway
born 4 April 1918 at Whakarewarewa, died 29 Oct 1988 and was buried with military honours at Rotorua

WIKIRIWHI, Te Tuahu - Lance Corporal 802305
- from Whakarewarewa, Rotorua
NOK: Nella Vernon (friend), Whakarewarewa

WIKITERE, Tony - Private 39678
- from Herekino, North Auckland
NOK: Mr Rene Wikitere (brother), Herekino, Mangonui, North Auckland

WILCOX, Aramiha - Lance Corporal 5539
- from 7 Malta Street, Auckland,
NOK: Mr. N. Wilcox (father), Tautoro, Kaikohe, Bay of Islands

WILLIAM, Whare - Trooper 817980
- from Tikitiki, East Coast
NOK: Mrs M. Dewes (mother), Tikitiki, East Coast

WILLIAMS, Atu - Private 65165
- from 74 Vincent Street, Auckland
NOK: Mrs E. Williams (mother), Omanaia, Rawene

WILLIAMS, Douglas - Private 802640
- from c/o D. S. Ross, Ranguiri Road, Te Puke
NOK: Mr T. Williams (father), Gate Pa

WILLIAMS, Henry Rupi - Private 68284
- from c/o Mr S. Cotter, Frasertown
NOK: Mr R. Williams (father), Ruatoki North

WILLIAMS, Hewa - Private 65377
- from 20 Rust Lane, Whangarei
NOK: Mrs T. Williams (sister), Coromandel

WILLIAMS, Hilford Paul - Trooper 811884
- from Karaka Street, Thames
NOK: Mrs H. S. Williams (mother), P.O., Ahimia, Waikato

WILLIAMS, Jacob - Private 802306
- from Kauaeranga Valley, Coromandel
NOK: Mrs R. A. Williams (wife), Thames

WILLIAMS, James - Private 805222
- from Kukuta, Makirikiri
NOK: Mr P. Williams (father), Kukuta, Makirikiri

WILLIAMS, James 'Walter' (aka Pihema) - Private 39512
- from 14 Harding St, Auckland
NOK: Mrs. Sarah Williams (wife), 14 Harding Street, Auckland
born 10 Dec 1908, died 6 July 1972

* WILLIAMS, John - Private 810360
- from Public Works Department Camp, Avondale, Auckland
NOK: Mrs H. Williams (mother), Rotokohu Road, Paeroa
DIED Japan 22-3-1948 aged 25

WILLIAMS, John (aka Jack Te Ngangi) - Lance Corporal 802307
- from Ngapuna, Rotorua
NOK: Mrs A. M. Williams (wife), Ngapuna, Rotorua
born 15 Nov 1920, died 25 Jan 1999

WILLIAMS, Maketu - Private 810129
- from 2 Arawa Street, Khyber Pass, Auckland
NOK: Mrs C. Strange (aunt), Kereta, Thames

WILLIAMS, Paddy - Private 39499
- from Maromaku, Northland
NOK: Mr W. Williams (brother), Auckland

WILLIAMS, Paewai (aka Sam) - Private 817711
- from Tolaga Bay
NOK: Mrs R. Williams (mother), Tikitiki

* WILLIAMS, Patu Andy - Private 39728
- from Elizabeth St., Tauranga
NOK: Mrs A. Williams (mother), Elizabeth Street, Tauranga
KILLED IN ACTION Crete 23-5-1941 aged 23

WILLIAMS, Peter - Private 62792
- from 5 Dundas Road, Whangarei
NOK: Mrs Burkhardt (sister), 5 Dundas Road, Whangarei

WILLIAMS, Reginald Iretoro (aka Reti) - Private 65264
- from Torere Pa, Opotiki
NOK: Mrs M. Edwards (aunt), Torere Pa, Opotiki

WILLIAMS, Roy - Trooper 802642
- from Colville, Coromandel
NOK: Mrs S. Williams (mother), Colville

WILLIAMS, Sidney - Private 62636
- from Manutuke, Gisborne
NOK: Mrs T. Brown (cousin), Manutuke

WILLIAMS, Tohi - Private 809444
- from 29 Davis Cresent, Newmarket, Auckland
NOK: Mr P. Williams (father), 55 Upper Queen Street, Auckland

WILLIAMS, William (aka Bill, Wiremu Wi Te Koha) - Lance Corporal 62705
- from c/o A. J. Denzil, Colville,
NOK: Mr R. Williams (father), Colville

WILLIAMS, William - Private 802488
- from c/o H. Taylor, Kerepeehi
NOK: Mr T. Williams (father), Ahimia

WILLIAMS, William 'Bill' (aka Wiremu Hotete Wiremu) - Private 802639
- from c/o W. Butler, Waioeka Road, Opotiki
NOK: Mrs H. Williams (mother), Matauri Bay
born 1 Feb 1922, died 21 Aug 1996

* WILLIAMS, Wiremu - Private 801599
- from c/o Mrs W. Ratana, Dargaville
NOK: Mrs K. Williams (mother), Mitimiti
DIED Italy 15-12-1944 aged 22

WILSON, Alex - Private 67504
- from 14 Petone Avenue, Petone, Wellington
NOK: Miss K. Wilson (sister), Orphanage, Palmerston North

WILSON, Hako - Private 67553
- from c/o T.A. Mellor, Kiwitahi R.D., Morrinsville
NOK: Mr M. Wilson (father), Kiwitahi R.D., Morrinsville

WILSON, Pat - Private 39624
- from Mahoenui, Taranaki
NOK: Mr Te Ora Wilson (father), Mahoenui, Taranaki

WILSON, Richard Charles - Temporary Sergeant 6176
- from Ruatoki North
NOK: Mrs J. Wilson (wife), Ruatoki North

WILSON, Tawehi - Private 817677
- from Muriwai, West Coast of Auckland
NOK: Mrs K. Waaka (grandmother), Muriwai

WILSON, Willie Robert - Private 817712
- from Muriwai, West Coast of Auckland
NOK: Mrs K. Wilson (mother), 24 Clarence Street, Gisborne

WILSON, George - Private 205306
- from 55 Seaview Road, Remuera, Auckland
NOK: Mrs K. Wilson (wife), Kaeo

WILSON, Joseph - Private 819530
- from Canvastown, Marlborough
NOK: Mrs M. Wilson (mother), Canvastown

* WILSON, Leonard Hugh - Sergeant 5428
- from 11 Argyle Street, Claudelands, Hamilton -
NOK: Mrs Marjorie Lilian Wilson (wife), 93 West End Road, Westmere, Auckland
KILLED IN ACTION Western Desert

WILSON, Rawiri - Private 631523
- from Waituhi, Patutahi
NOK: Mrs R. G. Wilson (wife), Patutahi

WINEERA, Madson/Madsen - Private 68560
- from Maori Pa, Rotorua
NOK: Mrs G. V. Wineera (mother), PO Box 9, Porirua
born, died 8 Nov 2007 in Porirua

WINEERA, Edison Te Kanae - Private 805274
- from Porirua
NOK: Mrs P. Wineera (mother), Porirua

WINIATA, Whiwhi Lindsay Private 67491
- from 523 Ferguson Street, Palmerston North
NOK: Mr C. Winiata (brother), 523 Ferguson Street, Palmerston North
born 1923, died 11 Nov 1959 aged 36

WINIATA, Pat - Lance Corporal 802311
- from Kuku, Ohau
NOK: Mr N. Winiata (father), Ohau

* WINIATA, Dick - Private 67469
- from Bag 66, Iwitea, Wairoa
NOK: Mrs M. H. Winiata (wife), Bag 66, Iwitea, Wairoa
KILLED IN ACTION Italy 1-8-1944 aged 34

* WINIATA, Kiri - Private 39281
- from Cape Runaway
NOK: Mrs. K. Winiata (wife), Omaio
DIED P.O.W. Germany 19-6-1943 aged 39

WINIFEREI, Rawhiti - Private 802312
- from c/o Fong Lee, Leamington, Cambridge
NOK: Mr F. P. Winikerei (father), Arapunui

WINIKEREI, Bob - Private 65206
- from c/o H. Selby, Tirau
NOK: Mr Ned Winikerei (father), Ngaruawahia

WINIKI, Max - Private 64167
- from c/o E.W. Hampton, Tatuanui
NOK: Mrs M. Amarii (mother), Taaone, Papeete, Tahiti

WINITANA, Sydney - Private 68285
- from Tuai, Hawkes Bay
NOK: Mrs H. Rurehe (grandmother), Tuai
died 20 April 2011 in Riverton, Southland

WINTERBURN, Alfred John - Private 6021
- from c/o C. Durie, Feilding
NOK: Mr F. Winterburn (father), Convent Road, Otaki

WIPAKI, Tomati Reweti - Private 39286
- from Torere, Bay of Plenty
NOK: Miss Huia Mio (cousin), Torere

WIPERI, Buck - Private 26094
- from Manunui
NOK: Mrs Rapana (mother), Horoeke, Hokianga

WIPERI, Rahiri - Private 802535
- from Manunui
NOK: Mrs T. Wiperi (wife), Raetihi

WIPITI, Leslie Manurau - Corporal 4142
- from Mangorei Rd, Fitzroy, New Plymouth
NOK: Mrs Esther Wipiti (wife), Mangorei Road, Fitzroy, New Plymouth

WIREMU, Himi (aka Hemi) - Second Lieutenant 6111
- from Rotorua
NOK: Mr Wiremu (father), Rotorua

* WIREMU, Wipere - Private 801287
- from c/o Te Aroha Cheese Factory, Te Aroha
NOK: Mrs B. Kanute (mother), Raurimu
DIED Italy 18-2-1044 aged 28

* WIRIHAMA, Kapi - Private 65663
- from Kihikihi
NOK: Mrs M. Wirihama (mother), Paeroa
DIED Tunisia 22-4-1943 aged 28

WIRINGI, Wirirapata - Private 802489
- from c/o Princess Gate Hotel, Rotorua
NOK: Mrs M. Wiringi (mother), Hinomea Point, Rotorua

WIRORI, Ned - Private 801860
- from Panguru, Hokianga
NOK: Mrs E. Wirori (wife), Panguru

WITANA, Thomas - Private 801861
- from Hokianga
NOK: Mrs M. Witana (grandmother), Panguru

WITANA, William - Private 817678
- from Waiotemarama, Northland
NOK: Mrs M. R. Witana (wife), 211 Stanley Road, Gisborne

WITANGA, Daniel - Private 65328
- from Mangonui
NOK: Mr A. Witanga (father), Mangonui

WITARIANA, Toby - Private 68060
- from Ngapuna, Rotorua
NOK: Mrs H. Witariana (mother), Ngapuna, Rotorua

* WIWARENA, Natanahira - Private 39285
- from Whakarewarewa
NOK: Mrs Raimona Heretaunga (mother), Whakarewarewa, Rotorua
DIED Western Desert 26-8-1942 aged 29

* WOLFGRAMM, Sonny - Private 26096
- from Ohinemutu, Rotorua
NOK: Mrs L. Manahi (sister), Ohinemutu
DIED Western Desert 22-7-1942 aged 24

WOOD, Allan Campbell - Captain 30485
- from 4 Scotlad St., Nelson
NOK: Mr E.A. Wood (father), 4 Scotland Street, Nelson
born 1916, died 1 March 1964 in Nelson aged 47

WOOD, George - Private 33039
- from Ohinemutu, Rotorua
NOK: Mrs R. T. N. Wood (mother), Ohinemutu, Rotorua

WORDLEY, Joseph Tono - Corporal 805373
- from 61 Milton St., Nelson
NOK: Mr A. G. Wordley (father), Waihue, Dargaville

WORDLEY, Walter Downs Piiti - Corporal 6105
- from Dargaville
NOK: Mrs Annie Wordley (mother), Dargaville

WORRALL, Thomas Wilfred - Temporary Warrant Officer Class 2 26565
- from c/o Rotoiti Timber Company, Ngongotaha, Rotorua
NOK: Mrs E. Worrall (wife), Rotoiti & Mrs Francis (sister), P.O., Rotoiti

WRIGHT, Frederick Samuel - Private 39029
- from Ngaruawahia, Waikato
NOK: Mr George Wright (father), Ngaruawahia

WRIGHT, Rawson (aka Ross) - Major 801657
- from Kawaka
NOK: Mr H. V. Wright (father), 73 Clonbern Road, Remuera, Auckland
born 4 Aug 1917, died 11 March 1997

WRIGHT, Patrick - Private 39030
- from Hangatiki, Waikato
NOK: Mr Thomas Wright (father), Otorohanga

* WYLLIE, Honihana Joe - Private 65326
- from Muriwai, Gisborne
NOK: Mr T. Wyllie (father), Muriwai, Gisborne
KILLED IN ACTION Tunisia 14-4-1943 aged 25

WYLLIE, Jack Belneavis - Private 810518
- from Muriwai
NOK: Mr T. Wyllie (father), Muriwai

... Y ...
YATES, Tai - Corporal 1365
- from Awanui
NOK: Mrs Patricia Yates (wife), Awanui, near Otiria

YOUNG, Frederick - Private 39519
- from Waiuku
NOK: Mrs Harriet Young (mother), Waiuku

YOUNG, Russell Richard Thomas - Colonel 30024
- from Richmond, England
NOK: Mrs D Young (wife), Ledman Flats, 133 Tinakori Rd, Wellington
Company Commander 28 Maori Battalion Dec 1943 - Aug 1944 & awarded a DSO
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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
__________________

28th MAORI BATTALION - Babbington to Butler

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
__________________

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:
__________________

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
__________________

28th MAORI BATTALION - Cairns to Curtis

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
__________________

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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CAIRNS, Fred John - Private 65487
- from Waimana
NOK:

CALLAGHAN, James - Private 62660
- from Raukokore, Opotiki

CALLAGHAN, Te Moana - Corporal 801909
- from Waihau Bay

CALLAGHAN, William (aka Harawira Callaghan) - Private 815308
- from 41 Thorndon Quay, Wellington

CALLAGHAN, John - Corporal 801908
- from c/o Mr J.G. Neilson, Otara Road, Opotiki

CAMERON, John - Private 25825
- from Pukepoto, Kaitaia,

* CAMPBELL, Stuart Alexander - Private 446853
- from Glendining Home, Andersons Bay, Dunedin - DIED Italy aged 22

CAMPBELL, Eruera Kape - Private 801910
- from Te Araroa

CAMPBELL, Rutene - Private 39766
- from Te Araroa

CAMPBELL, John Sidney (aka Sydney) - Private 65274
- from Aorangi, Ruatoria

CAMPBELL, Joseph Hemota - Private 39223
- from Aorangi

CAMPBELL, Pani (aka Tom) - Corporal 67405
- from Aorangi, Ruatoria

CAMPBELL, Hikurangi - Private 65273
- from Hick's Bay

CAMPBELL, George Paihea - Private 67406
- from Ruakituri

CAMPBELL, Tahaa - Private 811317
- from Omaio

CARKEEK, Manukiao - Private 804674
- from c/o Mrs C. Fuller, Coley Street, Foxton

CARLSON, William - Private 801911
- from Opotiki

CARR, Dick - Private 801912
- from Puha

CARR, Joseph - Second Lieutenant 46089
- from Anaura Station, Tolaga Bay

CARRINGTON, Cooper - Private 817460
- from Manutuke

CARROLL, Alfred Nelson - Private 39590
- from orth Clyde, Wairoa

CARROLL, Kingi George Gallipoli - Private 817532
- from Wharerangi, Puketapu

CARROLL, Alfred Taihoa - Trooper 817531
- from Wharerangi, Puketapu

CARROLL, John Henry - Temporary Corporal 817587
- from c/o T. Robinson, Little River

CARROLL, Richard John - Private 62576
- from North Clyde, Wairoa

CARROLL, Joseph Francis - Private 39558
- from 505 Riverslea Road, Hastings

CARSON, Henry - Private 25826
- from Hoe-o-tainui

CASH, Moses - Private 813382
- from Pokaka

* CASSIDY, William Diamond - Private 62848
- from Takapuna - DIED in Yunisia 20-4-1943 aged 26

CASSIDY, Tom - Private 62708
- from Parua Bay

CASSIDY, Henry - Private 62709
- from Moerewa

* CASTLETON, Robert Scott - Private 275359
- from Rotorua - KILLED IN ACTION in Italy Xmas Eve 1943 aged 24

CHADWICK, John Te Kuru - Temporary Sergeant 817533
- from Hastings

* CHALCRAFT, Leslie William - Private 802299
- from Gisborne - KILLED IN ACTION in Italy 24-7-1944 aged 21

CHAMBERS, Charles - Private 39767
- from Te Araroa

CHASE, Rangi - Private 62577
- from Kaitoke, Dannevirke

* CHESTERMAN, Earle Richard - Major 11805
- from Nelson College - KILLED IN ACTION Western Desert aged 27
- born in Masterton. Mentioned in Despatches

CHRISTIAN, William (aka Bill Kiel) - Private 65433
- from Gisborne

CHRISTY, Benjamin Goodard - Major 68371
- from Nuhaka

CHURCH, Charles - Private 816356
- from Kakatahi

CLARK, Thomas - Private 67667
- from Kakanoa Street, Huntly

CLARK, Roy - Private 25827
- from Bethlehem, Tauranga

CLARK, William Matthew - Private 25828
- from 12 Harding Street, Auckland C. 1

CLARK, William - Private 801563
- from Kaitaia

CLARK, Teone - Private 815257
- from 62 Waiwhetu Road, Lower Hutt

CLARK, Richard - Private 62869
- from Huntly

CLARKE, Murdock Spencer - Corporal 3226
- from Kamo, Whangarei

CLARKE, Peter Tauatahi - Warrant Officer Class 2 62710
- from Ngawha, North Auckland

CLARKE, Herbert - Private 39302
- from Ruawai

CLARKE, Edward - Private 39501
- from Aratapu, Dargaville

CLARKE, Samuel - Private 811774
- from Manoeka, TePuke

CLAY, Martin Hood Archer - Lieutenant 5769
- from Mataura

COATES, Miki Arama Karaka - Private 65468
- from Te Teko

COLE, Herbert Francis - Temporary Corporal 811035
- from Tahuna

COLEMAN, John Thomas - Private 67598
- from Hautanoa, Tokomaru Bay

* COLEMAN, Dick - Private 811094
- from Lower Waiawa - DIED OF WOUNDS Italy 15-1-1945 aged 22

* COLEMAN, Simon - Private 25829
- from Kaitaia - KILLED IN ACTION Tunisia 8-5-1943 aged 25

COLEMAN, Nai - Private 801913
- from Hautanoa

COLLIER, James Patrick - Private 25830
- from Tokomaru Bay

CONNOR, Lance William - Private 67498
- from 144 King's Crescent, Lower Hutt

CONROY, William James - Private 802777
- from Rangiuru, Te Puke

CONROY, Francis Patrick - Private 65219
- from Rangaiuru via Te Puke

COOK, Hohipuha Kareanui - Private 67480
- from Raukawa Street, Otaki

COOK, Edmund - Private 65683
- from Apia, Samoa

COOK, George - Private 39036
- from Manakau

COOK, Alfonso Robert - Private 801309
- from c/o Mrs Strongman, 23A Pine Street, Mt. Eden, Auckland

COOK, Burnett Neville - Private 39304
- from Kerikeri Inlet, Bay of Islands

COOPER, William Hohepa - Private 65337
- from Kawakawa

COOPER, Stanley - Lance Corporal 2814
- from c/o Ellis and Burnand, Mangapehi

COOPER, Walter James - Corporal 6099
- from Kaingaroa

COPE, Henare - Private 39300
- from Taheke Hokianga

COPE, Mathew Iti - Private 62712
- from Taheke, Hokianga

CORBETT, Wha - Private 813277
- from Manunui

* CORCORAN, John - Private 39740
- from Auckland - DIED in Austria 13-5-1945 aged 27

CORKERY, James - Private 62578
- from Hautanoa, Tokomaru Bay

COULSTON, Reuben Edward (aka Ted) - Second Lieutenant 68373
- from Raukituri

* COURTNEY, Walter Mark - Private 39707
- from Maketu, Te Puke - DIED Crete 23-5-1941 aged 23

COWELL, Robert - Private 62849
- from Maioro, P.W.D., Waiuku

* COWELL, William - Private 62850
- from Waiuku - KILLED IN ACTION Western Desert 5-7-1942 aged 23

CRAPP, Lawson Tunoa - Sergeant 67555
- from Toroa Street, Whakatane

CRAWFORD, Jury (aka Digger) - Private 801915
- from Tolaga Bay,

CRAWORD, Karu (aka Fred) - Private 39208
- from Mangatuna, Tolaga Bay

CRAWFORD, Tui - Private 65275
- from Te Araroa

CRAWFORD, Naopa Hoia Terau Ririwa (aka Soldier) - Private 811038
- from Waihau Bay

CREWTHER, Edward James - Private 65138
- from 35 Cliff Road, St. Heliers, Auckland

CRIBB, Kiwi - Private 62561
- from Awahuri

CROSS, Thomas Gladstone - Private 804718
- from 142 Nith Street, Invercargill

CROWN, Toi - Private 39708
- from Thames

CULLEN, Ralph - Lance Corporal 801916
- from 45 Wellington Street, Auckland

CUNNINGHAM, John - Private 65276
- from Puha

CUNNINGHAM, Joseph - Private 817725
- from Whakatu, Hastings

CUNNINGHAM, Koro - Private 817736
- from Bridge Pah, Hastings

* CURRY, John - Private 39732 more details
- from Arohena, Waikato - DIED Crete 23-5-1941 aged 23

CURTIS, James Hurinuku - Private 39709
- from Rotorua