John Heketa Unknown date of birth - Died 23 September 1944 PDF Print Share Key details Contribute › Service number820978 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 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 Street, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkationMrs H.R. Heketa (mother), McLean Flats, 10 The Terrace, Wellington, New 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 AWMMChristchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM Age on enlistmentWW2 AWMM Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW2 AWMMWellington, New 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 Cemetery, Italy 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.