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Hone Te Kauru Green

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  • Service number
    39582 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    Lieutenant AWMM
    28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM
  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
Headstone, Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Libya (photo B. Coutts, 2009) - This image may be subject to copyright
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Hone Te Kauru AWMM
  • Surname
    Green AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    39582 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 Labourer AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown Tikitiki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Maria Green (wife), Tikitiki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
  • Campaigns
    Western Desert AWMM
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    39582 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Miilitary decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM
    Ruatoria, East Cape, Gisborne, New Zealand AWMM
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW2 Second Lieutenant AWMM
    28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM
    Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 4th Reinforcements 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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Lieutenant AWMM
    28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Hone Te Kauru Green was the son of Reweti Totorewa and Keita Harahara Green, of Tikitiki, Auckland, New Zealand; husband of Maria Green, of Tikitiki, New Zealand. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Age at death
    33 AWMM
  • Date of death
    15 December 1941 AWMM
  • Cause of death
  • Place of death
    Western Desert, North Africa, Africa AWMM
  • Death notes
    Western Desert AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, Libya AWMM
  • Grave reference
    6. C. 11. AWMM
  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
  • Memorial reference
  • Obituary

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  • Awww, our Papa Koroua! You lay so far away from us. How we wish you were closer. The memories shared here, let us know you a little better, where you were and what you were doing? You would of been proud of your beautiful children, my mum, aunts and uncles. They are a very loving, beautiful family, one we are so lucky to be part of. My heart warms and a smile comes when thinking of them all. Mum has photos of you everywhere and their is a strong resemblance. :) We think of you constantly. So proud to be one of your many mokopuna. Until we meet, you'll be forever in our hearts <3
    Public - Hoana - Direct descendant - 29 April 2016
  • E Pa I am so proud to be your grand-daughter, part of your loving family. The honour your service brought to our whanau, the leadership you showed in serving our country, the sacrifices you made in loyalty makes my heart swell in pride. I see glimpses of you in our family, my Mum, my brother and sisters, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Me! And in sadness I think of what I will never have........ your hugs, your laugh, your voice. And grieve over the sacrifice and loss we feel. You will always be with me, my thoughts and in my heart I carry the memory of you. Love always Your Mokopuna Anne
    Public - Anne - Other Relative - 30 April 2015
  • To Hone, I admire what you and many others fought for. I am proud to be your relative, and to say I had an ancestor fight for our country, and our culture. Love Isaiah
    Public - Isaiah Vance - Other Relative - 27 April 2015

Sources

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. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 3: WW2 183 AWMM
    • Soutar, M. (2008). Nga tama toa = The price of citizenship : C Company 28 (Maori) Battalion 1939-1945. Albany, N.Z.: David Bateman. AWMM
      Portrait published in Soutar (2008) AWMM

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DateNameLocationRelationshipContact
29 April 2016HoanaTe KuitiDirect descendant
30 April 2015AnneOtorohanga, New ZealandOther Relative
27 April 2015Isaiah VancePalmerston North, New ZealandOther Relative