Ben Hape Unknown date of birth - 28 August 1944 Key details Contribute › Service number801362 AWMM Also known as ForceArmy AWMM Rank and unit at dischargePrivate AWMM28 (Maori) Battalion 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 Portrait, Weekly News - This image may be subject to copyrig … Read more View gallery Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesBen AWMM SurnameHape AWMM Ingoa Also known as Service number801362 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 AWMMFarmer AWMM Post war occupation Next of kin Contribute › Address before enlistmentUnknown AWMMPupukeNew Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkationMrs D. Hape (wife)Care of Mrs FindlaterFraser StreetTe AwamutuNew Zealand AWMM Relationship statusPre 21 Feb 1944-31 March 1944 AWMMMarried AWMM Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM CampaignsItaly AWMM ForceArmy AWMM Service number801362 AWMM Military units Military service Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentWW2 AWMMUnknown AWMMKaeoNorthlandNew Zealand AWMM Age on enlistmentWW2 AWMM Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW2 AWMM21 Feb 1944-31 March 1944 AWMMWellingtonNew Zealand AWMM Embarkation bodyWW2 AWMM21 Feb 1944-31 March 1944 AWMMSecond New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMM28 (Maori) Battalion AWMMMooltan or Willem Ruys AWMMPrivate AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notesDied from Natural CausesCause of Death AWMMDied on active service AWMM Last known rank Contribute › Last rankPrivate AWMM28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › 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 Contribute › Age at death36 AWMM Date of death28 August 1944 AWMM Cause of deathDied from Natural Causes AWMM Place of deathItaly AWMM Death notesItaly AWMM Cemetery Contribute › Cemetery nameCaserta War CemeteryItaly AWMM Grave referenceI, D, 9. AWMM Memorial Contribute › Memorial nameAuckland War Memorial MuseumWorld War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM Memorial reference Obituary Roll of Honour Remember Ben Hape by laying a poppy. Sid Hapakuku Sydney Hapakuku Ben Hape Hona Hape Mita Hape Lay a poppy for 2015 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of Ben Hape 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/Sources Used28th Maori Battalion Website 1941-1945. Personal pagehttp://www.28maoribattalion.org.nz/soldier/ben-hapeFurther 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 51 AWMM Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.