Hone Hapa Harawene Unknown date of birth - Died 20 April 1943 PDF Print Share Key details Contribute › Service number39322 AWMM Also known as ForceArmy AWMM Last rankSergeant 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 ForenamesHone Hapa AWMM SurnameHarawene AWMM Ingoa Also known as Service number39322 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 Slaughterman AWMM Post war occupation Address before enlistmentUnknown Moerewa, New Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkationMrs Bertha Harawene (wife), Karetu, Bay of Islands, New Zealand AWMM Relationship statusUnknown Married AWMM Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM CampaignsTunisia AWMM ForceArmy AWMM Service number39322 AWMM Military service Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentWW2 Unknown AWMMKaikohe, Northland, New Zealand AWMM Age on enlistment Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW2 Private AWMM; 28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM; Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 2nd Echelon 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 rankSergeant AWMM28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › Hone Harawene was the son of Turi Harawene and of Raiha Harawene (nee Shepherd) of Karetu, Auckland. He was the husband of Bertha Harawene of Paihia, Auckland.The Rock of Takrouna was a key point of the enemy's defence line.Nestling on the northern slopes was the village of Takrouna, uninhabited at the time but normally the home of about 500 people.The countryside between the troops and this strategic feature though fairly flat and undulating was a natural death trap.One of the worst features being impenetrable walls of cactus which, it transpired, had been heavily mined.On the night of the attack each assaulting battalion was allotted three Crusader tanks for the purpose of smashing through the cactus.Machetes were also issued to the men. The New Zealand Division's intention was to attack and capture the Djebel el Froukr and Djebel el Ogla features and exploit to the north-west and north.In other words, they were to secure the end of a ridge and exploit into the hills.Fifth Brigade on the left of the New Zealand sector had for its first objective the capture of Djebel Cherachir which lay beyond Takrouna and Djebel Bir.The final objective, Djebel Froukr, lay a mile further north. The Enfidaville-Zaghouan road ran between Cherachir and Takrouna and was the final objective for the first phase of the attack - the responsibility of 28 Battalion, on the right and 21 Battalion on the left. The 21 Battalion was to reach the road by moving around the left or western side of Takrouna.Takrouna hill itself and Djebel Bir were to be taken by the 28 Battalion.For a detailed account of the whole event refer to 28 (Maori) Battalion by J.F. Cody Chapter II.A sound recording relating to the capture of Takrouna is also available. AWMM Read more Death About death Contribute › Age at death28 AWMM Date of death20 April 1943 AWMM Cause of deathKilled in Action AWMM Place of deathTakrouna, Tunisia AWMM Death notesTakrouna, Tunisia AWMM Cemetery nameEnfidaville War Cemetery, Tunisia AWMM Grave referencePlot VII, Row A, Grave 13 AWMM Memorial nameAuckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM Memorial reference Obituary Roll of Honour Remember Hone Hapa Harawene by laying a poppy. Te Mangai Haraki Wiremu Haraki Hone Hapa Harawene Rutene Harawene Cyril Harawira Lay a poppy for 2015 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of Hone Hapa Harawene Leave a note Contribute › Processing Sources Sources Contribute › External linksCommonwealth War Graves Commissionhttp://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 Reference DocumentsAuckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139. AWMMSecond New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 2 (Embarkations to 30th June, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMMWW2 2: WW2 78 AWMMGardiner, W. (1992). Te mura o te Ahi = The story of the Maori Battalion. Auckland, N.Z.: Reed. AWMMTe waka o-Tu (the war craft): on board H.M.T. Aquitania AWMM Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.