Te Whata Iraia Unknown date of birth - 16 December 1941 Key details Contribute › Service number39353 AWMM Also known asW. Iraia AWMM ForceArmy AWMM Rank and unit at dischargePrivate AWMM28 (Maori) Battalion 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 Northland roll of honour and servicemen of WW II [e … Read more View gallery Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesTe Whata AWMM SurnameIraia AWMM Ingoa Also known asW. Iraia AWMM Service number39353 AWMM GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe Religion Report Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth Place of birth Birth notes Report Occupations Contribute › Occupation before enlistmentWW2 AWMMSteel worker AWMM Post war occupation Report Next of kin Contribute › Address before enlistmentUnknown AWMM20 Edenvale Rd. Mount EdenAucklandNew Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkationMr Dave Iraia (brother)WaimamaruHokiangaNew Zealand AWMM Relationship statusUnknown AWMMSingle AWMM Report Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM CampaignsWestern Desert AWMMGreece AWMMCrete AWMM ForceArmy AWMM Service number39353 AWMM Military units Military service Report Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards Report Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentWW2 AWMMUnknown AWMMAucklandNew Zealand AWMM Age on enlistmentWW2 AWMM Report Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW2 AWMM Embarkation bodyWW2 AWMMSecond New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 2nd Echelon AWMM28 (Maori) Battalion 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 AWMM Report Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › Te Whata Iraia was the son of Rewi Iraia Mu and Kare Rewi Iraia, of Waimamaku, Auckland, New Zealand.Private Iraia, who was well known in Hokianga sporting circles, left New Zealand with the 2nd Echelon and saw service in Greece and Crete. He was killed in action in Libya .Listed as W. Iraia on the Hokianga Memorial. Next of kin details compiled from information in the Casualty lists published in the newspapers. AWMM Report Death About death Contribute › Age at death35 AWMM Date of death16 December 1941 AWMM Cause of deathKilled in Action AWMM Place of deathWestern DesertNorth AfricaAfrica AWMM Death notesWestern Desert AWMM Report Cemetery Contribute › Cemetery name Grave reference Report Memorial Contribute › Memorial nameAlamein MemorialEl Alamein War CemeteryEgypt AWMMAuckland War Memorial MuseumWorld War 2 Hall of Memories AWMMHokianga Arch of RemembranceKohukohuHokiangaNew Zealand AWMM Memorial referenceColumn 103. AWMM Obituary Report Roll of Honour Remember Te Whata Iraia by laying a poppy. David Iraia Maru Iraia Te Whata Iraia Ted Iraia William Iredale Lay a poppy for 2015 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of Te Whata Iraia 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 94 AWMMNorthland roll of honour and servicemen of WW II [electronic resource]. (2002). Whangarei, N.Z.: Returned Services Association. AWMM Report Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.