Ranga Pako Heka Unknown date of birth - Died 23 May 1941 PDF Print Share Key details Contribute › Service number39323 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 ForenamesRanga Pako AWMM SurnameHeka AWMM Ingoa Also known as Service number39323 AWMM GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe Religion Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth Place of birth Birth notes Occupation before enlistmentWW2 Labourer AWMM Post war occupation Address before enlistmentUnknown Kaitaia, New Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkationMrs Pako Heka (mother), Te Kau, New Zealand AWMM Relationship statusUnknown Single AWMM Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Campaigns1941 Crete AWMM ForceArmy AWMM Service number39323 AWMM Military service Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentWW2 Unknown AWMMKaitaia, Northland, New Zealand AWMM Age on enlistment 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 notes Last known rank Contribute › Last rankPrivate AWMM28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › Ranga Heka was the son of Pako Heka and Unaiki Pako, of Te Kao, Auckland, New Zealand. AWMM Death About death Contribute › Age at death28 AWMM Date of death23 May 1941 AWMM Cause of death Place of deathCrete, Greece AWMM Death notesCrete AWMM Cemetery name Grave reference Memorial nameAthens Memorial, Phaleron War Cemetery, Athens, Greece AWMMAuckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM Memorial referenceFace 13. AWMM Obituary 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 Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.