Rangawhenua Eparaima Unknown date of birth - Died 24 October 1942 PDF Print Share Key details Contribute › Service number62882 AWMM Also known as ForceArmy AWMM Last rankSergeant AWMM28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Lay a poppy Whakarewarewa Village, Memorial Gateway, Rotorua (photo J Ch … Read more View gallery Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesRangawhenua AWMM SurnameEparaima AWMM Ingoa Also known as Service number62882 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 Labourer AWMM Post war occupation Address before enlistmentUnknown Whakarewarewa, New Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkationMrs M. Eparaima (mother), Whakarewarewa, Rotorua, New Zealand AWMM Relationship statusUnknown Single AWMM Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM CampaignsWestern Desert AWMM ForceArmy AWMM Service number62882 AWMM Military service Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentWW2 Unknown AWMMRotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand AWMM Age on enlistment Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW2 Company Sergeant Major 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 notes Last known rank Contribute › Last rankSergeant AWMM28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › Rangwhenua Eparaima was the son of Henare and Minnie W. Eparaima, of Whakarewarewa AWMM Death About death Contribute › Age at death23 AWMM Date of death24 October 1942 AWMM Cause of death Place of deathWestern Desert, North Africa, Africa AWMM Death notesWestern Desert AWMM Cemetery nameEl Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM Grave referenceI. E. 22. AWMM Memorial nameAuckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMMWhakarewarewa, Te Hokowhitu-a-tu Memorial Gateway, Rotorua AWMM Memorial reference Obituary Roll of Honour Remember Rangawhenua Eparaima by laying a poppy. Tom Enwright Pua Eparaima Rangawhenua Eparaima B.C.H. Epiha Daniel Epiha Lay a poppy for 2016 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of Rangawhenua Eparaima 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/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 ReferenceHMNZT 100 - The link. Guiney, D.J. (Douglas James), editor. Brosnahan, L.P. (Leo Patrick), editor. Wright, S. (Samuel), editor. Tarr, G. (George), illustrator. Smith, Vivian, illustrator. King, Marcus, illustrator. -- London : Printed by W.H. Smith & Son : .http://www.aucklandmuseum.com/collections-research/collections/record/am_library-catalogq40-81914Further ReferenceAuckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-93-139.http://www.aucklandmuseum.com/collections-research/collections/record/am_library-catalogq40-4796Further Reference DocumentsSecond New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMMWW2 4: WW2 108 AWMM Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.