John Heketa Unknown date of birth - 23 September 1944 Key details Contribute › Service number820978 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 ForenamesJohn AWMM SurnameHeketa AWMM Ingoa Also known as Service number820978 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 AWMMWarehouseman AWMM Post war occupation Next of kin Contribute › Address before enlistmentUnknown AWMM328 Durham StreetChristchurchNew Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkationMrs H.R. Heketa (mother)McLean Flats10 The TerraceWellingtonNew Zealand AWMM Relationship statusPre 21 Feb 1944-31 March 1944 AWMMSingle AWMM Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM CampaignsItaly AWMM ForceArmy AWMM Service number820978 AWMM Military units Military service Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentWW2 AWMMUnknown AWMMChristchurchCanterburyNew Zealand AWMM Age on enlistmentWW2 AWMM Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW2 AWMMWellingtonNew Zealand AWMM Embarkation bodyWW2 AWMMSecond New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMM28 (Maori) Battalion AWMMMooltan or Willem Ruys 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 › John Heketa was the son of Tai Heketa and of Helen Rubina Heketa (nee Urquhart), of Wellington, New Zealand. AWMM Death About death Contribute › Age at death29 AWMM Date of death23 September 1944 AWMM Cause of death Place of deathItaly AWMM Death notesItaly AWMM Cemetery Contribute › Cemetery nameCesena War CemeteryItaly AWMM Grave referenceV, D, 6. AWMM Memorial Contribute › Memorial name Memorial reference Obituary Roll of Honour Remember John Heketa by laying a poppy. Te Roha Heke Tom Heke John Heketa T. W. Heketa Tarakitai Heketa Lay a poppy for 2015 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of John Heketa 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 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. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 13 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1944 to 31st March, 1944). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMMWW2 13: WW2 54 AWMM Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.