Whito Arona Unknown date of birth - 21 December 1943 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 Play your part Contribute what you know about their war service and life. Lay a poppy Leave a note PDF Print Share 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 AWMMKohukohuHokiangaNew Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkationMiss J. Arona (niece)KohukohuHokiangaNew 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 AWMMBroadwoodNorthlandNew Zealand AWMM Age on enlistmentWW2 AWMM Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW2 AWMM21 July 1943 AWMMWellingtonNew Zealand AWMM Embarkation bodyWW2 AWMM21 July 1943 AWMMSecond New Zealand Expeditionary Force 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 CemeteryItaly AWMM Grave referenceIX. D. 39. AWMM Memorial Contribute › Memorial nameAuckland War Memorial MuseumWorld War 2 Hall of Memories AWMMHokianga Arch of RemembranceKohukohuHokiangaNew 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.