Te Whata Iraia Unknown date of birth - Died 16 December 1941 PDF Print Share Key details Contribute › Service number39353 AWMM Also known asW. Iraia AWMM ForceArmy AWMM Last rankPrivate AWMM28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Lay a poppy 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 Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth Place of birth Birth notes Occupation before enlistmentWW2 Steel worker AWMM Post war occupation Address before enlistmentUnknown 20 Edenvale Rd. Mount Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkationMr Dave Iraia (brother), Waimamaru, Hokianga, New Zealand AWMM Relationship statusUnknown Single AWMM Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM CampaignsWestern Desert AWMMGreece AWMM1941 Crete AWMM ForceArmy AWMM Service number39353 AWMM Military service Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentWW2 Unknown AWMMAuckland, New Zealand AWMM Age on enlistment Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW2 Private AWMM; 28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM; Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 2nd Echelon 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 AWMM 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 Death About death Contribute › Age at death35 AWMM Date of death16 December 1941 AWMM Cause of deathKilled in Action AWMM Place of deathWestern Desert, North Africa, Africa AWMM Death notesWestern Desert AWMM Cemetery name Grave reference Memorial nameAlamein Memorial, El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt AWMMAuckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMMHokianga Arch of Remembrance, Kohukohu, Hokianga, New Zealand AWMM Memorial referenceColumn 103. AWMM Obituary 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 2016 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 ReferenceAuckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-93-139.http://www.aucklandmuseum.com/collections-research/collections/record/am_library-catalogq40-4796Further 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 Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.