Eruera Dennis Hamon 8 February 1920 - 30 November 1941 Key details Contribute › Service number39202 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 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 KarakaGisborneNew Zealand AWMM Birth notesTe KarakaGisborneNew Zealand AWMM Occupations Contribute › Occupation before enlistmentWW2 AWMMLabourer AWMM Post war occupation Next of kin Contribute › Address before enlistmentPre 30 December 1939 AWMM10 Waverley StreetGisborneNew Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkationMr Henare Hamon (father)10 Waverley StreetGisborneNew Zealand AWMM Relationship statusPre 1 May 1940 AWMMSingle AWMM Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM CampaignsWestern Desert AWMM ForceArmy AWMM Service number39202 AWMM Military units Military service 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 AWMM30 December 1939 AWMMGisborneGisborneNew Zealand AWMM Age on enlistmentWW2 AWMM19 AWMM Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW2 AWMM1 May 1940 AWMM Embarkation bodyWW2 AWMM1 May 1940 AWMMSecond New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 2nd Echelon 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 notesHeightUnknown Period AWMM5 foot 11 inches AWMMComplexionUnknown Period AWMMhalf caste AWMMHair colourUnknown Period AWMMBlack AWMMEye colourUnknown Period AWMMbrown AWMMDied of woundsCause 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 DesertNorth AfricaAfrica AWMM Death notesWestern Desert AWMM Cemetery Contribute › Cemetery nameHalfaya Sollum War CemeteryEgypt AWMM Grave reference9.H.6 AWMM Memorial Contribute › Memorial nameAuckland War Memorial MuseumWorld 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 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. 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. AWMMPortrait published in Soutar (2008) AWMM Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.