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Eruera Dennis Hamon

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  • Service number
    39202 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    Private AWMM
    28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM
  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
Pte Eruera Dennis HAMON # 39202, of Gisborne, died of wounds  - No known copyright restrictions.
Pte E D HAMON

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Eruera Dennis AWMM
  • Surname
    Hamon AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    39202 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
    Te Aitanga a Māhaki AWMM
  • Hapū
    Ngā Potiki AWMM
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints AWMM

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    8 February 1920 AWMM
  • Place of birth
    Te Karaka, Gisborne, New Zealand AWMM
  • Birth notes
    • Te Karaka, Gisborne, New Zealand AWMM
    • son of Henare (Henry) HAMON & Riria (Lydia) Maria Sawyers Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 31 October 2015 - Research
  • Occupation before enlistment
    WW2 Labourer AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 30 Dec 1939 10 Waverley Street, Gisborne, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr Henare Hamon (father), 10 Waverley Street, Gisborne, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 01 May 1940 Single 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
    39202 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Miilitary decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • 1939-1945 Star AWMM
    • Africa Star AWMM
    • Defence Medal AWMM
    • War Medal 1939-1945 AWMM
    • New Zealand War Service Medal AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW2 30 December 1939 AWMM
    Gisborne, Gisborne, New Zealand AWMM
  • Age on enlistment
    WW2 19 AWMM

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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 11 inches AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      half caste AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Black AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      brown AWMM
    • Died of wounds, 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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  • 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 1941

    Wounded in action between 18 and 30 November 1941

    He 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
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Death

About death

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  • Age at death
    21 AWMM
  • Date of death
    30 November 1941 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Died of wounds AWMM
  • Place of death
    Western Desert, North Africa, Africa AWMM
  • Death notes
    Western Desert AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM
  • Grave reference
    9.H.6 AWMM
  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
  • Memorial reference
  • Obituary

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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
    • 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
    • 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 78 AWMM
    • Murphy, W.E. (1961). The relief of Tobruk. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM