William Henry Tuwharetoa Grace Born 24 November 1913 - Died 16 February 1945 PDF Print Share Key details Contribute › Service number802401 AWMM Also known asBill AWMM ForceArmy AWMM Last rankCorporal AWMM28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Lay a poppy Portrait, with message "To M... & Papa from Bill" - This ima … Read more View gallery Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesWilliam Henry Tuwharetoa AWMM SurnameGrace AWMM Ingoa Also known asBill AWMM Service number802401 AWMM GenderMale AWMM IwiNgāti Tūwharetoa AWMM Hapū Waka Rohe ReligionChurch of England, Christian AWMM Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth24 November 1913 AWMM Place of birthTokaanu, Waikato, New Zealand AWMM Birth notesTokaanu, Waikato, New Zealand AWMM Occupation before enlistmentWW2 Chainman AWMM Post war occupation Address before enlistmentPre 01 Sep 1943 PO Box 83, Taupo, New Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkationMrs M.A. Grace (wife), PO Box 83, Taupo, New Zealand AWMM Relationship statusPre 31 Mar 1944 Married AWMM Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM CampaignsItaly AWMM ForceArmy AWMM Service number802401 AWMM Military service Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentWW2 1 September 1943 AWMMRotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand AWMM Age on enlistmentWW2 27 AWMM Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW2 Temporary Corporal AWMM; 28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM; Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force 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 rankCorporal AWMM28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › William Grace was the son of Puaatata Alfred Grace and Te Reiti Grace. He was the husband of Margaret Ann Grace of Tarawera AWMM Death About death Contribute › Age at death31 AWMM Date of death16 February 1945 AWMM Cause of deathKilled in Action AWMM Place of deathItaly AWMM Death notesItaly AWMM Cemetery nameFaenza War Cemetery, Italy AWMM Grave referencePlot I Row B Grave 10 AWMM Memorial nameAuckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM Memorial reference Obituary Roll of Honour Remember William Henry Tuwharetoa Grace by laying a poppy. Thomas John Grace Thomas Marshall Percy Grace William Henry Tuwharetoa Grace William Robert Grace William Russell Grace Lay a poppy for 2015 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of William Henry Tuwharetoa Grace Leave a note Contribute › Processing i have the memorial cross and medals to bill , had them for 15 years, they are now for sale , would like to sell to a family member, seeing bill was married , 2 crosses may have been issued Public - walter - 14 August 2015 Report This is my Great Grandfather on my mothers side. I am travelling to Europe this year and will visit La Faenza cemetery to pay my respects - it will be emotional but I can't wait! The originals of letters he has sent back from War are still in our Grace Museum in Tokaanu so am looking forward to reading all of these before my trip. Any other relatives please feel free to get in touch. I am enjoying linking up with my Turangi/Tokaanu/Taupo whanau! Public - Jana Maree Ruingarangi - Other Relative - 21 April 2015 Report 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. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington: Dept. of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. Digital copy.http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-WH2Maor.htmFurther Reference DocumentsSecond New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 13 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1944 to 31st March, 1944). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMMWW2 13: WW2 47 AWMM Contributors Processing Command item Command item Add new record Refresh DateNameLocationRelationshipContact 14 August 2015walterrotoruaOther 21 April 2015Jana Maree RuingarangiTauranga, New ZealandOther Relative Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.