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Tuhura Hami

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  • Service number
    39616 AWMM
  • Also known as
    Haami AWMM
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    Private AWMM
    28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM
  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
Wreath, 1999, laid by the Greek Community on the Cenotaph in Auckland and later moved to the Hall of Memories, Auckland War Memorial Museum on Anzac Day 1999 in memory of those who died in Greece. - This image may be subject to copyright
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Tuhura AWMM
  • Surname
    Hami AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Haami AWMM
  • Service number
    39616 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 Care of J. Graham, Pongakawa, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr Whiti Jones (father), Te Karaka, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
  • Campaigns
    Greece AWMM
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    39616 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
    Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand AWMM
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW2 Private AWMM
    28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM
    Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 2nd Echelon 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
    Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Private AWMM
    28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Tuhura Hami was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Whiti Hami, of Te Karaka, Auckland, New Zealand.

    The 'Review' of December 1945 states the following: "Information is desired concerning 39616 Pte. Tuhura Hami of Te Karaka. He was taken prisoner during he evacuation of Greece, and the latest received came from a 2nd NZEF officer who was prisoner of war, who stated that Pte. Hami was taken into prison camp on the 30th April 1941. Any returned P.O.W who has seen him or can give additional information is asked to communicate with the Secretary of the Wellington R.S.A, or his mother, Mrs Whiti Jones, Te Karaka."

    Name recorded as Haami in Soutar (2008). 28 (Maori) Battalion, Main Body AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Age at death
    27 AWMM
  • Date of death
    19 October 1941 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Killed on Active Service AWMM
  • Place of death
    Greece AWMM
  • Death notes
    Greece AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Memorial name
    • Athens Memorial, Phaleron War Cemetery, Athens, Greece AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
  • Memorial reference
    • Face 13. AWMM
  • Obituary

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  • Tuhura Haami was the younger brother of my mother Matilda Rakahana Haami Jones. Their mother Te Whare Rerekau Oaks married whiti Haami who had 16 children all sons were in the Forces Air, land and sea..majority were in the Army.
    Public - June Rerekau Munro - Other Relative - 23 January 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. 2 (Embarkations to 30th June, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 2: WW2 77 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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23 January 2015June Rerekau Munro Brisbane AustraliaOther Relative