Karipori Hongara Unknown date of birth - 23 November 1941 Key details Contribute › Service number39209 AWMM Also known asGullis AWMM 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 Karipori Hongara Public - Rob - Other Relative - 15 March 2015 - Whanau View gallery Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesKaripori AWMM SurnameHongara AWMM Ingoa Also known asGullis AWMM Service number39209 AWMM GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe Religion Images and documents Images Contribute › Report › 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 AWMMAorangi Post-officeRuatoriaNew Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkationMr Tuta Hongara (father)RuatoriaNew Zealand AWMM Relationship statusUnknown AWMMSingle AWMM Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM CampaignsWestern Desert AWMM ForceArmy AWMM Service number39209 AWMM Military units Military service Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentWW2 AWMMUnknown AWMMRuatoriaEast CapeGisborneNew Zealand AWMM Age on enlistmentWW2 AWMM Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW2 AWMM Embarkation bodyWW2 AWMMSecond New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 2nd Echelon 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 › Karipori Hongara was the son of Tuta and Heni Hongara, of Hiruharama, Auckland, New Zealand.Aka Gullis as recorded in Soutar (2008). 28 (Maori) Battalion, Main Body AWMM Death About death Contribute › Age at death23 AWMM Date of death23 November 1941 AWMM Cause of death Place of deathWestern DesertNorth AfricaAfrica AWMM Death notesWestern Desert AWMM Cemetery Contribute › Cemetery nameHalfaya Sollum War CemeteryEgypt AWMM Grave reference9. F. 7. AWMM Memorial Contribute › Memorial nameAuckland War Memorial MuseumWorld War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM Memorial reference Obituary Roll of Honour Remember Karipori Hongara by laying a poppy. Charles Honeyman William Berry Honeywell Karipori Hongara Raka Honiana Wehi Honiana Lay a poppy for 2015 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of Karipori Hongara Leave a note Contribute › Processing Sources Sources Contribute › External linksCommonwealth War Graves Commissionhttp://www.cwgc.orgSources Used28th Maori Battalion Website 1941-1945http://www.28maoribattalion.org.nz/Further 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. 2 (Embarkations to 30th June, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMMWW2 2: WW2 90 AWMMSoutar, M. (2008). Nga tama toa = The price of citizenship : C Company 28 (Maori) Battalion 1939-1945. Albany, N.Z.: David Bateman. AWMMPortrait published in Soutar (2008) AWMM Contributors Processing Command item Command item Add new record Refresh DateNameLocationRelationshipContact 1 15 March 2015RobNew Zealand Other Relative Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.