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Jim Hauraki

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  • Service number
    62718 AWMM
  • Also known as
    • P. Hauraki AWMM
    • James AWMM
    • Jimmy AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    Private AWMM
    28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM
  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
Portrait, seated writes home to his family. "We never forgot" information supplied by Mere Cassidy of Omanaia and 2006 Reunion Committee. - This image may be subject to copyright
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Jim AWMM
  • Surname
    Hauraki AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • P. Hauraki AWMM
    • James AWMM
    • Jimmy AWMM
  • Service number
    62718 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
    [Ngāti Kaharau] AWMM
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Occupation before enlistment
    WW2 Farm hand/Civilian AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown Omanaia, Hokianga, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr P. Hauraki (father), Omanaia, Hokianga, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
  • Campaign
    Western Desert AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    62718 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM
    Kawakawa, Bay of Islands, 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 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
    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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  • Son of Mr Pae Hauraki of Omanaia, Hokianga.

    His brother was 801371 Paraire Hauraki.

    'James Hauraki served in World War II. From the hapu of Ngati Kaharau, Kapotai, Waikato and Maniapoto, he was the brother of Pou Hauraki, Te Waihoroi Tana, Paraire Hauraki, Mere Cassidy and Ritihia Thompson.

    James died of wounds in 1942. When James died his brother Paraire Hauraki enlisted.

    His sister's name was Timaru Rogers.

    Listed as P. Hauraki on the Hokianga Memorial. Next of kin details compiled from information in the Casualty lists published in the newspapers. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Age at death
    25 AWMM
  • Date of death
    27 August 1942 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Died of wounds AWMM
  • Place of death
    Western Desert, North Africa, Africa AWMM
  • Death notes
    Western Desert AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM
  • Grave reference
    XIII.E.15 AWMM
  • Memorial name
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Hokianga Arch of Remembrance, Kohukohu, Hokianga, New Zealand AWMM
  • Memorial reference
  • Obituary

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  • Tēnā koe Papa Jimmy Moe mai i runga i ngā ringaringa o te Matua nui te Rangi. Today is the first day that I have seen you for the first time in a photo. I have over the last few years through my mothers sister June Ginnes Tana found out a little more about you as my Grandfather's (Pou Hauraki) brother. My children and my husband work with youth/cadets in the NZCF and I have always wanted to apply for a replica of your medal/s so our sons could wear these in your honour. Having seen you today has moved me deeply and I am aware of the loss of not knowing you and also Grandad Pou. Grandad Pou had 12 children in my life time and many many grand children of whom I am one of the many. There are many great-grand and now great-great-grand children from the Maggie and Pou uri. To this organisation, thank you for having this clear record of my whanau member. Arohanui
    Public - Joan Vivian Whareaitu - Other Relative - 19 June 2015

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19 June 2015Joan Vivian WhareaituKaikohe/KaitaiaOther Relative