Ranga Pako Heka Unknown date of birth - 23 May 1941 Key details Contribute › Service number39323 AWMM Also known as ForceArmy AWMM Rank and unit at dischargePrivate AWMM28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Report 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 ForenamesRanga Pako AWMM SurnameHeka AWMM Ingoa Also known as Service number39323 AWMM GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe Religion Report Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth Place of birth Birth notes Report Occupations Contribute › Occupation before enlistmentWW2 AWMMLabourer AWMM Post war occupation Report Next of kin Contribute › Address before enlistmentUnknown AWMMKaitaiaNew Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkationMrs Pako Heka (mother)Te KauNew Zealand AWMM Relationship statusUnknown AWMMSingle AWMM Report Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM CampaignsCrete AWMM ForceArmy AWMM Service number39323 AWMM Military units Military service Report Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards Report Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentWW2 AWMMUnknown AWMMKaitaiaNorthlandNew Zealand AWMM Age on enlistmentWW2 AWMM Report Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW2 AWMM Embarkation bodyWW2 AWMMSecond New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 2nd Echelon AWMM28 (Maori) Battalion AWMMPrivate AWMM Report Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Report Medical history Contribute › Medical notes Report Last known rank Contribute › Last rankPrivate AWMM28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM Report Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › Ranga Heka was the son of Pako Heka and Unaiki Pako, of Te Kao, Auckland, New Zealand. AWMM Report Death About death Contribute › Age at death28 AWMM Date of death23 May 1941 AWMM Cause of death Place of deathCreteGreece AWMM Death notesCrete AWMM Report Cemetery Contribute › Cemetery name Grave reference Report Memorial Contribute › Memorial nameAthens MemorialPhaleron War CemeteryAthensGreece AWMMAuckland War Memorial MuseumWorld War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM Memorial referenceFace 13. AWMM Obituary Report Roll of Honour Remember Ranga Pako Heka by laying a poppy. Adam Heka Dan Heka Ranga Pako Heka Rangi Jack Heka Tepene Heka Lay a poppy for 2015 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of Ranga Pako Heka Leave a note Contribute › Processing Sources Sources Contribute › External linksCommonwealth War Graves Commissionhttp://www.cwgc.orgSources Used28th Maori Battalion Website 1941-1945http://www.28maoribattalion.org.nz/Further 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 DocumentsSecond 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 83 AWMM Report Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.