George Haapu Unknown date of birth - 28 June 1942 Key details Contribute › Service number25855 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 Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesGeorge AWMM SurnameHaapu AWMM Ingoa Also known as Service number25855 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 AWMMLabourer AWMM Post war occupation Next of kin Contribute › Address before enlistmentUnknown AWMMWhangara Post-officeGisborneNew Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkationMr Karauria Haapu (father)WhangaraPoverty BayNew Zealand AWMM Relationship statusUnknown AWMMSingle AWMM Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM CampaignsWestern Desert AWMM ForceArmy AWMM Service number25855 AWMM Military units Military service Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentWW2 AWMMUnknown AWMMGisborneGisborneNew Zealand AWMM Age on enlistmentWW2 AWMM Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW2 AWMM Embarkation bodyWW2 AWMMSecond New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 4th Reinforcements AWMM28 (Maori) Battalion AWMMPrivate 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 rankPrivate AWMM28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › George Haapu was the son of Pa Paa and Heni Haapu of Whangara. AWMM Death About death Contribute › Age at death24 AWMM Date of death28 June 1942 AWMM Cause of death Place of deathWestern DesertNorth AfricaAfrica AWMM Death notesWestern Desert AWMM Cemetery Contribute › Cemetery name Grave reference Memorial Contribute › Memorial nameAlamein MemorialEl Alamein War CemeteryEgypt AWMMAuckland War Memorial MuseumWorld War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM Memorial referenceColumn 103 AWMM Obituary Roll of Honour Remember George Haapu by laying a poppy. Darkie Mura Haapu Eapai Lyon Haapu George Haapu Jack Haapu Bernard Francis Haar Lay a poppy for 2015 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of George Haapu Leave a note Contribute › Processing Sources Sources Contribute › External links28th Maori Battalion Website 1941-1945http://www.28maoribattalion.org.nz/Further ReferenceCody, J.F. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: War History Branch, Dept. of Internal Affairs.http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-WH2Maor.htmFurther Reference DocumentsSoutar, M. (2008). Nga tama toa = The price of citizenship : C Company 28 (Maori) Battalion 1939-1945. Albany, N.Z.: David Bateman. AWMMSecond 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. AWMMWW2 3: WW2 189 AWMMSoutar, M. (2008). Nga tama toa = The price of citizenship : C Company 28 (Maori) Battalion 1939-1945. Albany, N.Z.: David Bateman. AWMMPortrait published in Soutar (2008) AWMM Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.