Eruera Dennis Hamon Born 8 February 1920 - Died 30 November 1941 PDF Print Share Key details Contribute › Service number39202 AWMM Also known as ForceArmy AWMM Last rankPrivate AWMM28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Lay a poppy Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesEruera Dennis AWMM SurnameHamon AWMM Ingoa Also known as Service number39202 AWMM GenderMale AWMM IwiTe Aitanga a Māhaki AWMM HapūNgā Potiki AWMM Waka Rohe ReligionChurch of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints AWMM Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth8 February 1920 AWMM Place of birthTe Karaka, Gisborne, New Zealand AWMM Birth notesTe Karaka, Gisborne, New Zealand AWMM Occupation before enlistmentWW2 Labourer AWMM Post war occupation Address before enlistmentPre 30 Dec 1939 10 Waverley Street, Gisborne, New Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkationMr Henare Hamon (father), 10 Waverley Street, Gisborne, New Zealand AWMM Relationship statusPre 01 May 1940 Single AWMM Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM CampaignsWestern Desert AWMM ForceArmy AWMM Service number39202 AWMM Military service Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards1939-1945 Star AWMMAfrica Star AWMMDefence Medal AWMMWar Medal 1939-1945 AWMMNew Zealand War Service Medal AWMM Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentWW2 30 December 1939 AWMMGisborne, Gisborne, New Zealand AWMM Age on enlistmentWW2 19 AWMM Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW2 Private AWMM; 28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM; Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 2nd Echelon AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notesHeight, Unknown Period AWMM5 foot 11 inches AWMMComplexion, Unknown Period AWMMhalf caste AWMMHair colour, Unknown Period AWMMBlack AWMMEye colour, Unknown Period AWMMbrown AWMMDied of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM Last known rank Contribute › Last rankPrivate AWMM28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › Eruera Hamon was the son of Henare Hamon and Riria Hamon (nee Sawyer), of Gisborne, Auckland, New Zealand.Entered Camp 26 January 1940, embarked 1 may 1940 for Scotland and arrived in Egypt 4 march 1941Wounded in action between 18 and 30 November 1941He sketched "Spirit of the bayonet" as part of a 2 NZEF art competition and a copy is held by the Auckland War Memorial Museum.Armoury file. Changed birthdate to enlist, 8 February 1918 is incorrect. 28 (Maori) Battalion, Main Body AWMM Read more Death About death Contribute › Age at death21 AWMM Date of death30 November 1941 AWMM Cause of deathDied of wounds AWMM Place of deathWestern Desert, North Africa, Africa AWMM Death notesWestern Desert AWMM Cemetery nameHalfaya Sollum War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM Grave reference9.H.6 AWMM Memorial nameAuckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM Memorial reference Obituary Roll of Honour Remember Eruera Dennis Hamon by laying a poppy. William Munro Hammond B. W. E. Hamon Eruera Dennis Hamon George Thomas Hamon Harry Gordon Hamon Lay a poppy for 2015 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of Eruera Dennis Hamon Leave a note Contribute › Processing Sources Sources Contribute › External linksCommonwealth War Graves Commissionhttp://www.cwgc.orgSources Used28th Maori Battalion Website 1941-1945. Headstone image and biographical detailshttp://www.28maoribattalion.org.nz/photo/eruera-dennis-hamons-grave#comment-202Further 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 DocumentsAuckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139. 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) AWMMSecond New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 2 (Embarkations to 30th June, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMMWW2 2: WW2 78 AWMMMurphy, W.E. (1961). The relief of Tobruk. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.