Jack Hotere Born 20 September 1921 - Died 23 December 1943 PDF Print Share Key details Contribute › Service number801800 AWMM Also known as ForceArmy AWMM Last rankPrivate AWMM28 (Maori) Battalion, A Company AWMM WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Lay a poppy Portrait - This image may be subject to copyright AWMM View gallery Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesJack AWMM SurnameHotere AWMM Ingoa Also known as Service number801800 AWMM GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe Religion Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth20 September 1921 AWMM Place of birthRawene, Northland, New Zealand AWMM Birth notesRawene, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Occupations Contribute › Occupation before enlistmentWW2 AWMMLabourer AWMM Post war occupation Next of kin Contribute › Address before enlistmentUnknown AWMMMitimiti, New Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkationMrs C. Hotere (mother), Mitimiti, New Zealand AWMMMrs Ana Maria Hotere Public - Christine - Other Relative - 8 April 2015 - Family Relationship statusPre 21 July 1943 AWMMSingle AWMM Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM CampaignsItaly AWMM ForceArmy AWMM Service number801800 AWMM Military units Military service Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentWW2 AWMMUnknown AWMMRawene, Northland, New Zealand AWMM Age on enlistmentWW2 AWMM Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW2 AWMM21 July 1943 AWMMWellington, New Zealand AWMM Embarkation bodyWW2 AWMM21 July 1943 AWMMSecond New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMM28 (Maori) Battalion AWMMNieuw Amsterdam AWMMPrivate AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notesKilled in Action, Cause of Death AWMM Last known rank Contribute › Last rankPrivate AWMM28 (Maori) Battalion, A Company AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › Jack Hotere was the son of Chris and Ana Hotere, of Hokianga, New Zealand.Educated at Te Karae and Mitimiti School, he also won a scholarship to St Peter's College, Northcote. On leaving school he farmed with his father for two years.He enlisted in 1940.Hotere was a keen footballer playing the position of fullback.He gained high praise for his intrepid action in a fatal accident which occurred while he was serving with the Territorial Force. An army truck with several soldiers was returning from a dance at Kohukohu when it went over a bank in the Mamamuku Forge, falling into the water. Asleep at the time Private Hotere was the last to get out of the truck, which had fallen into about 12 feet of water, and got ashore half dead, considerably knocked about. However when he heard a cry for help from the river, he made a plucky attempt to rescue his companion, but was too exhausted from the effects of a gash on the head plus immersion in the water. He managed to get ashore a second time with great difficulty, but his companion was drowned.Next of kin details compiled from information in the Casualty lists published in the newspapers. Age at death listed by CommonwealthWar Graves Commission as 22. AWMM Read more Death About death Contribute › Age at death28 AWMM Date of death23 December 1943 AWMM Cause of deathKilled in Action AWMM Place of deathItaly AWMM Death notesItaly AWMM Cemetery Contribute › Cemetery nameSangro River War Cemetery, Italy AWMM Grave referenceIX. D. 38. AWMM Memorial Contribute › Memorial nameAuckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMMHokianga Arch of Remembrance, Kohukohu, Hokianga, New Zealand AWMMMitimiti War Memorial, Hato Hemi te Whare Karakia (St James), Matihetihe, Mitimiti, Hokianga, New Zealand AWMMMatihetihe School War Memorial 1939-45, Matihetihe, Mitimiti, Hokianga, New Zealand AWMM Memorial reference Obituary Roll of Honour Remember Jack Hotere by laying a poppy. Wiremu Mita Hotene Hipiriona Barney Hotere Jack Hotere Joseph Hotere M. Hotere Lay a poppy for 2015 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of Jack Hotere Leave a note Contribute › Processing Kia ora whanau. My Great grandmother Maatareta (Martha Rapira nee Hotere) was Jack's aunty. At the end of June I am travelling with a group of Maori boys from Tauranga Boys' College to tour Europe to follow in the foot steps of the 28th Maori battalion. My Dad Dr Lawrence is coming too. Public - Hoani Mark Rapira - Other Relative - 20 April 2015 Report In loving memory of our uncle we sadly did not meet. Arohanui from the Graham whanau in Melbourne Public - Patricia Graham - Other Relative - 8 April 2015 Report Loved and Missed Dearly Always Remembered by everyone Uncle Jack xxxx Public - Mary - Other Relative - 8 April 2015 Report 1 2 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.F. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: War History Branch, Dept. of Internal Affairs.http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-WH2Maor.htmFurther ReferenceKamira Whanau. Kamira, J. (2009). Memorial flagpole at Matihetihe Native School.http://www.kamirawhanau.com/?p=160Further Reference DocumentsSecond New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 12 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1943 to 31st December, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMMWW2 12: WW2 93 AWMMNorthland roll of honour and servicemen of WW II [electronic resource]. (2002). Whangarei, N.Z.: Returned Services Association. AWMM Contributors Processing Command item Command item Add new record Refresh DateNameLocationRelationshipContact 20 April 2015Hoani Mark Rapira Mount MaunganuiOther Relative 08 April 2015Patricia Grahammelbourne Australia Other Relative 08 April 2015MaryAustraliaOther Relative 08 April 2015DawnRotorua New ZealandOther Relative 08 April 2015christinemelbourne AustraliaOther Relative Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.