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28th MAORI BATTALION - Abraham to Awatere

Journal by ngairedith

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

read the INTRODUCTION to the 28th MAORI BATTALION

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

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

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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
- - -
ABRAHAM, Simon Robert - Private 62864
- from 104 Nelson Street, Auckland
NOK: Mrs T. Abraham (mother), Panguru, Hokianga

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* AWATERE, Tamati - Private 39161
- from 157 Clifford Street, Gisborne
NOK: Mrs Rosie Awatere (wife), c/o Mrs J. Grant, Tokomaru Bay
DIED Western Desert 23 Nov 1941 aged 30
_ _ _

* 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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