James Heke Unknown date of birth - Died 17 March 1944 PDF Print Share Key details Contribute › Service number65471 AWMM Also known as ForceArmy AWMM Last rankSergeant AWMM28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Lay a poppy Portrait, Weekly News - This image may be subject to copyrig … Read more View gallery Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesJames AWMM SurnameHeke AWMM Ingoa Also known as Service number65471 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 Joiner AWMM Post war occupation Address before enlistmentUnknown Devonport Road, Tauranga, New Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkationMrs H. Heke (mother), Devonport Road, Tauranga, New Zealand AWMM Relationship statusUnknown Single AWMM Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM CampaignsItaly AWMM ForceArmy AWMM Service number65471 AWMM Military service Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and AwardsMilitary Medal (MM) AWMM25 November 1943 AWMMThe National Archives. Recommendation for Award for Heke, James. (Ref. WO 373/26/504). Military Medal. AWMM Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentWW2 Unknown AWMMTauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand AWMM Age on enlistment Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW2 Private AWMM; 28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM; Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notesDied of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM Last known rank Contribute › Last rankSergeant AWMM28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › Son of Amokeiha Teheke Kereti and Hiria Teheke Kereti, of TaurangaNext of kin details compiled from information in the Casualty lists published in the newspapers. AWMM Death About death Contribute › Age at death34 AWMM Date of death17 March 1944 AWMM Cause of deathDied of wounds AWMM Place of deathItaly AWMM Death notesItaly AWMM Cemetery nameCassino War Cemetery, Italy AWMM Grave referenceVI. F. 23. AWMM Memorial nameAuckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM Memorial reference Obituary Roll of Honour Remember James Heke by laying a poppy. Henry Heke Hirini Heke James Heke Jim Heke Jock Heke Lay a poppy for 2016 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of James Heke Leave a note Contribute › Processing Sources Sources Contribute › External linksCommonwealth War Graves Commission.http://www.cwgc.orgSources Used28th Maori Battalion Website 1941-1945http://www.28maoribattalion.org.nz/Further ReferenceCommonwealth War Graves Commission record.http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=2410048Further ReferenceCody, J.F. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: War History Branch, Dept. of Internal Affairs.http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-WH2Maor.htmFurther Reference'The KING has been graciously pleased to approve the following awards in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the Middle East.' (London Gazette, 25 November 1943, p.5175.). Military Medal.http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/36261/pages/5175Further ReferenceThe National Archives. Recommendation for Award for Heke, James. (Ref. WO 373/26/504). Military Medal.http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/Details?uri=D7362477Further Reference DocumentsAuckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139. AWMMSecond New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMMWW2 4: WW2 156 AWMMThe New Zealand Herald AWMM[Casualties], Died of Wounds. (1944, March 28). AWMM Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.