John Aorangi Unknown date of birth - Died 25 July 1944 PDF Print Share Key details Contribute › Service number801881 AWMM Also known as ForceArmy AWMM Last rankPrivate AWMM28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Lay a poppy Portrait, Weekly News - This image may be subject to copyrig … Read more View gallery Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesJohn AWMM SurnameAorangi AWMM Ingoa Also known as Service number801881 AWMM GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe Religion Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth Place of birth Birth notes Occupation before enlistmentWW2 Labourer AWMM Post war occupation Address before enlistmentUnknown Care of Mayfield Brothers, Hawkebridge, Bethlehem, Tauranga, New Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkationMrs M. Aorangi (wife), Tauranga, New Zealand AWMM Relationship statusPre 21 Feb 1944-31 Mar 1944 Married AWMM Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM CampaignsItaly AWMM ForceArmy AWMM Service number801881 AWMM Military service Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentWW2 Unknown AWMMTauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand AWMM Age on enlistment Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW2 Vessel was Mooltan or Willem Ruys AWMMPrivate AWMM; 28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM; Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notesKilled in Action, Cause of Death AWMM Last known rank Contribute › Last rankPrivate AWMM28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › John Aorangi was the son of Arthur and Iritana Aorangi of Tauranga. He was the husband of Martha Aorangi of Wairoa. AWMM Death About death Contribute › Age at death26 AWMM Date of death25 July 1944 AWMM Cause of deathKilled in Action AWMM Place of deathItaly AWMM Death notesItaly AWMM Cemetery nameFlorence War Cemetery, Italy AWMM Grave referenceVII. D. 13. AWMM Memorial nameAuckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM Memorial reference Obituary Roll of Honour Remember John Aorangi by laying a poppy. Laurence Anyan James William Mitchell Anyon John Aorangi William Aorere Archie Ap[pleton Lay a poppy for 2016 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of John Aorangi Leave a note Contribute › Processing Thank you so much koro for your contribution, services and life not only for myself and your mokopunas but also for Aotearoa. Even though I did not get to meet you, you are never forgotten as we remember you and the others on this day every year. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SACRIFICE Public - AMIRIA TE RANGI - Direct descendant - 25 April 2016 Report Good to see this information and to find my great grandfather! Public - Tuwhakaiti - Other Relative - 5 March 2015 Report Sources Sources Contribute › External linksCommonwealth War Graves Commission.http://www.cwgc.orgSources Used28th Maori Battalion Website 1941-1945http://www.28maoribattalion.org.nz/Further ReferenceCody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington: Dept. of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. Digital copy.http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-WH2Maor.htmFurther ReferenceAuckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-93-139.http://www.aucklandmuseum.com/collections-research/collections/record/am_library-catalogq40-4796Further Reference DocumentsSecond New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 13 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1944 to 31st March, 1944). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMMWW2 13: WW2 6 AWMM Contributors Processing Command item Command item Add new record Refresh DateNameLocationRelationshipContact 25 April 2016AMIRIA TE RANGIROTORUA NEW ZEALANDDirect descendant 05 March 2015TuwhakaitiRotorua, NZOther Relative Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.