Jack Hotere 20 September 1921 - 23 December 1943 Key details Contribute › Service number801800 AWMM Also known as ForceArmy AWMM Rank and unit at dischargePrivate AWMM28 (Maori) Battalion, A Company AWMM WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Report Play your part Contribute what you know about their war service and life. Lay a poppy Leave a note PDF Print Share 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 Report Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth20 September 1921 AWMM Place of birthRaweneNorthlandNew Zealand AWMM Birth notesRaweneNorth AucklandNew Zealand AWMM Report Occupations Contribute › Occupation before enlistmentWW2 AWMMLabourer AWMM Post war occupation Report Next of kin Contribute › Address before enlistmentUnknown AWMMMitimitiNew Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkationMrs C. Hotere (mother)MitimitiNew Zealand AWMM Relationship statusPre 21 July 1943 AWMMSingle AWMM Report Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM CampaignsItaly AWMM ForceArmy AWMM Service number801800 AWMM Military units Military service Report Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards Report Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentWW2 AWMMUnknown AWMMRaweneNorthlandNew Zealand AWMM Age on enlistmentWW2 AWMM Report Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW2 AWMM21 July 1943 AWMMWellingtonNew Zealand AWMM Embarkation bodyWW2 AWMM21 July 1943 AWMMSecond New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMM28 (Maori) Battalion AWMMNieuw Amsterdam AWMMPrivate AWMM Report Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Report Medical history Contribute › Medical notesKilled in ActionCause of Death AWMM Report Last known rank Contribute › Last rankPrivate AWMM28 (Maori) Battalion, A Company AWMM Report 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 Report 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 Report Cemetery Contribute › Cemetery nameSangro River War CemeteryItaly AWMM Grave referenceIX. D. 38. AWMM Report Memorial Contribute › Memorial nameAuckland War Memorial MuseumWorld War 2 Hall of Memories AWMMHokianga Arch of RemembranceKohukohuHokiangaNew Zealand AWMMMitimiti War MemorialHato Hemi te Whare Karakia (St James)MatihetiheMitimitiHokiangaNew Zealand AWMMMatihetihe School War Memorial 1939-45MatihetiheMitimitiHokiangaNew Zealand AWMM Memorial reference Obituary Report 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 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. 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