Skinner Arena Unknown date of birth - 11 May 1945 Key details Contribute › Service number68504 AWMM Also known as ForceArmy AWMM Rank and unit at dischargePrivate AWMM28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Play your part Contribute what you know about their war service and life. Lay a poppy Leave a note PDF Print Share Portrait, Northland roll of honour and servicemen of WW II - … Read more View gallery Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesSkinner AWMM SurnameArena AWMM Ingoa Also known as Service number68504 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 Occupations Contribute › Occupation before enlistmentWW2 AWMMQuarryman AWMM Post war occupation Next of kin Contribute › Address before enlistmentUnknown AWMMWaikiekie Lime WorksPrivate BagWhangareiNorth AucklandNew Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkationMrs H.K. Arena (wife)PakotaiWhangareiNorth AucklandNew Zealand AWMM Relationship statusPre 1943 AWMMMarried AWMM Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM CampaignsRimini AWMM ForceArmy AWMM Service number68504 AWMM Military units Military service Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentWW2 AWMMUnknown AWMM Age on enlistmentWW2 AWMM Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW2 AWMM1943 AWMM Embarkation bodyWW2 AWMM1943 AWMMSecond New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 9th Reinforcements AWMM28 (Maori) Battalion AWMMPrivate AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notes Last known rank Contribute › Last rankPrivate AWMM28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › Son of Arena Teawa and Tarati Arena Teawa, of Pakotai; husband of Heni Kina Arena, of Tangiteroria.Born at Pakotai, Private Arena was educated at the Kaikohe Native School where he began to take a keen interest in football. Later he played for various clubs throughout the North. In 1936 he was a member of the Kia Toa football team and had represented Bay of Islands.Previous to enlisting he was employed by the Waikiekie Lime Company.He was survived by his wife, three daughters and two sons. AWMM Read more Death About death Contribute › Age at death39 AWMM Date of death11 May 1945 AWMM Cause of death Place of deathFaenzaItaly AWMM Death notesFaenzaItaly AWMM Cemetery Contribute › Cemetery namePadua War CemeteryItaly AWMM Grave referenceIII. A. 13. AWMM Memorial Contribute › Memorial nameAuckland War Memorial MuseumWorld War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM Memorial reference Obituary Roll of Honour Remember Skinner Arena by laying a poppy. Cecil Leonard Ardley Gordon A. Areka Skinner Arena Te Rangi Arena Gordon James Francis Arenas Lay a poppy for 2015 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of Skinner Arena Leave a note Contribute › Processing 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.F. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: War History Branch, Dept. of Internal Affairs.http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-WH2Maor.htmFurther Reference DocumentsSecond New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 11 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1943 to 30th June, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMMWW2 11: WW2 6 AWMMGardiner, W. (1992). Te mura o te Ahi = The story of the Maori Battalion. Auckland, N.Z.: Reed. AWMM Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.