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Ben Hape

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  • Service number
    801362 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    Private AWMM
    28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM
  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Ben AWMM
  • Surname
    Hape AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    801362 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 Farmer/Civilian AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown Pupuke, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs D. Hape (wife), Care of Mrs Findlater, Fraser Street, Te Awamutu, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 21 Feb 1944-31 Mar 1944 Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
  • Campaign
    Italy AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    801362 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW2 Vessel was Mooltan or Willem Ruys AWMM
    Private AWMM
    28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM
    Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force 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
    Died from Natural Causes, Cause of Death AWMM
    Died on active service AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Private AWMM
    28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Three Hape men signed up together for service in WW2, they have consecutive service numbers: Ben Hape (801362) died on active service; Mita Hape (801363); and Tuauru Hape (801364) AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Age at death
    36 AWMM
  • Date of death
    28 August 1944 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Died from Natural Causes AWMM
  • Place of death
    Italy AWMM
  • Death notes
    Italy AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Caserta War Cemetery, Italy AWMM
  • Grave reference
    I, D, 9. AWMM
  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
  • Memorial reference
  • Obituary

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  • Thank you Grand Uncle Ben, For your brave service and Duties in WW2. I always thought I had just one family member who served in the wars, and have now noticed that there were actually five or six Hape soldiers WW1 and WW2. I want too Honour You all by trying too fill in missing pieces of information eg D.o.b, spouses, Place of birth, Parents names and so fourth, this will take some time and money, but I am willing too try for positive outcome. Hei Konei Ra Uncles, Antonia Hape
    Public - Antonia - Direct descendant - 22 January 2017

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22 January 2017AntoniaAucklandDirect descendant