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Hone Hapa Harawene

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  • Service number
    39322 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    Sergeant AWMM
    28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM
  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Hone Hapa AWMM
  • Surname
    Harawene AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    39322 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Occupation before enlistment
    WW2 Slaughterman AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown Moerewa, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Bertha Harawene (wife), Karetu, Bay of Islands, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
  • Campaigns
    Tunisia AWMM
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    39322 AWMM
  • Military service
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Miilitary decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM
    Kaikohe, Northland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW2 Private AWMM
    28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM
    Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 2nd Echelon AWMM

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Sergeant AWMM
    28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • 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
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Death

About death

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  • Age at death
    28 AWMM
  • Date of death
    20 April 1943 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Killed in Action AWMM
  • Place of death
    Takrouna, Tunisia AWMM
  • Death notes
    Takrouna, Tunisia AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Enfidaville War Cemetery, Tunisia AWMM
  • Grave reference
    Plot VII, Row A, Grave 13 AWMM
  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
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Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 2 (Embarkations to 30th June, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 2: WW2 78 AWMM
    • Gardiner, W. (1992). Te mura o te Ahi = The story of the Maori Battalion. Auckland, N.Z.: Reed. AWMM
    • Te waka o-Tu (the war craft): on board H.M.T. Aquitania AWMM