condensed discuss document expanded export feedback print share remove reset document_white enquire_white export_white report_white
Online Cenotaph

Joseph Hemopo

-
  • Service number
    25865 AWMM
  • Also known as
    Hohepa AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    Private AWMM
    28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM
  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
Rotorua Citizens War Memorial (World War 2), War Memorial Park. Photo G.A. Fortune 1999 - Image has All Rights Reserved
Rotorua Citizens War Memorial (World War 2), War Memorial Pa … Read more

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Joseph AWMM
  • Surname
    Hemopo AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Hohepa AWMM
  • Service number
    25865 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

Contribute ›
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Occupation before enlistment
    WW2 Shop assistant/Civilian AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown Ohinemutu, Rotorua, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs M.H. Hemopo (mother), Ohinemutu, Rotorua, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

Contribute ›
  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
  • Campaign
    Western Desert AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    25865 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

Contribute ›
  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

Contribute ›
  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM
    Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand AWMM
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

Contribute ›
  • Embarkation details
    WW2 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 notes

Last known rank

Contribute ›
  • Last rank
    Private AWMM
    28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

Contribute ›
  • Joseph Hemopo was the son of Te Wera Hemopo and Maria Putiputi Hemopo, of Rotorua, New Zealand.

    Age at death on Commonwealth War Graves is recorded as 18 years. Named H.hemopo on the Whakarewarewa memorial AWMM

Death

About death

Contribute ›
  • Age at death
    18 AWMM
  • Date of death
    24 October 1942 AWMM
  • Cause of death
  • Place of death
    Western Desert, North Africa, Africa AWMM
  • Death notes
    Western Desert AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM
  • Grave reference
    XIII. F. 16. AWMM
  • Memorial name
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Whakarewarewa, Te Hokowhitu-a-tu Memorial Gateway, Rotorua AWMM
    • Rotorua Citizens War Memorial (World War 2) AWMM
  • Memorial reference
  • Obituary

Roll of Honour

Remember Joseph Hemopo by laying a poppy.

Leave a note

Leave a tribute or memory of Joseph Hemopo

Leave a note

Contribute ›

Sources

Sources

Contribute ›