James Heke Unknown date of birth - 4 September 1942 Key details Contribute › Service number65152 AWMM Also known as ForceArmy AWMM Rank and unit at dischargePrivate AWMM28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM 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 ForenamesJames AWMM SurnameHeke AWMM Ingoa Also known as Service number65152 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 Occupations Contribute › Occupation before enlistmentWW2 AWMMLabourer AWMM Post war occupation Next of kin Contribute › Address before enlistmentUnknown AWMM92 Grey's AvenueAucklandNew Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkationMrs N. Heke (mother)PupukeWhangaroNew Zealand AWMM Relationship statusUnknown AWMMSingle AWMM Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Campaigns ForceArmy AWMM Service number65152 AWMM Military units Military service Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentWW2 AWMMUnknown AWMMAucklandNew Zealand AWMM Age on enlistmentWW2 AWMM Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW2 AWMM Embarkation bodyWW2 AWMMSecond New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMM28 (Maori) Battalion AWMMPrivate 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 › Son of Hirini Putete Heke and Ngawhare Hirini Heke, of Pupuke AWMM Death About death Contribute › Age at death25 AWMM Date of death4 September 1942 AWMM Cause of death Place of deathWestern DesertNorth AfricaAfrica AWMM Death notesWestern Desert AWMM Cemetery Contribute › Cemetery name Grave reference Memorial Contribute › Memorial nameAlamein MemorialEl Alamein War CemeteryEgypt AWMMAuckland War Memorial MuseumWorld War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM Memorial referenceColumn 103. AWMM 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 2015 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=2769307Further 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 DocumentsSecond 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 AWMM Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.