Whito Arona Unknown date of birth - Died 21 December 1943 PDF Print Share Key details Contribute › Service number39289 AWMM Also known as ForceArmy AWMM Rank and unit at dischargePrivate AWMM28 (Maori) Battalion, A Company AWMM WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Lay a poppy Hokianga Arch of Remembrance, Kohukohu, World War 2 Roll of … Read more View gallery Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesWhito AWMM SurnameArona AWMM Ingoa Also known as Service number39289 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 AWMMLabourer AWMM Post war occupation Next of kin Contribute › Address before enlistmentUnknown AWMMKohukohu, Hokianga, New Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkationMiss J. Arona (niece), Kohukohu, Hokianga, New Zealand AWMM Relationship statusPre 21 July 1943 AWMMSingle AWMM Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM CampaignsItaly AWMM ForceArmy AWMM Service number39289 AWMM Military units Military service Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentWW2 AWMMUnknown AWMMBroadwood, Northland, New Zealand AWMM Age on enlistmentWW2 AWMM Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW2 AWMM21 July 1943 AWMMWellington, New Zealand AWMM Embarkation bodyWW2 AWMM21 July 1943 AWMM28 (Maori) Battalion, A Company AWMMNieuw Amsterdam 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, A Company AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › Son of Whito Arona and Kare Caroline Arona, of Hokianga AWMM Death About death Contribute › Age at death25 AWMM Date of death21 December 1943 AWMM Cause of death Place of deathItaly AWMM Death notesItaly AWMM Cemetery Contribute › Cemetery nameSangro River War Cemetery, Italy AWMM Grave referenceIX. D. 39. AWMM Memorial Contribute › Memorial nameAuckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMMHokianga Arch of Remembrance, Kohukohu, Hokianga, New Zealand AWMM Memorial reference Obituary Roll of Honour Remember Whito Arona by laying a poppy. Ernest Aroa Robert Aroa Whito Arona Edwin Arres James Arrol Lay a poppy for 2015 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of Whito Arona 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 ReferenceCommonwealth War Graves Commission.http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=2377194Further 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 Documents Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.