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Jack Albert

Photograph of Jack Erueti Albert in uniform. Image kindly provided by son Hone Tarawhiti (April 2021).

Photograph of Jack Erueti Albert in uniform. Image kindly provided by son Hone Tarawhiti (April 2021 …

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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    21 March 1912 AWMM WhanganuiManawatu-Wanganui AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • Pre 26 January 1940 AWMM C/o State Forest Service, Karioi, New Zealand AWMM
    • Unknown AWMM C/o State Forest Service, Karioi, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mr R. Albert (brother), Karioi, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mr R. Albert (brother), Karioi, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 2 May 1940 AWMM Single AWMM
    • Pre 21 February 1944 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • North Africa AWMM
    • Italy AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    39546 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 2 inches AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Brown AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Brown AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      Dark AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Heart failure AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Erueti Te Rangirunga and Ngapera Matene raised by Hakaraia Te Tiwha

    Husband of Molly Nuku Tarawhiti

    A highly skilled Rider and trainer with Horses won the Steer Riding

    Championship in New Zealand.

    Enlisted in Whanganui; attested in Palmerston North

    Returned to New Zealand 3 February 1945.

    After discharge he returned back to his farm on the Parapara ranges and named his farm ‘Cassino’ after Monte Casino

    He continued training horses and attended the NZ Rodeo Competitions and horse race meetings.

    He went to Patea and worked at the Patea Freezing Works. This was where he met Molly Nuku Tarawhiti in 1955.

    Finally he left Patea in 1962 and went to reside in Wellington, he was a

    member of the Wellington RSA

    Honoured in 2008 by Her Majesty the Queen

    Photographs on 28 Maori Battalion site. 28 (Maori) Battalion, Main Body AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    30 October 1987 AWMM
    Age 75 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    urupa, Nga Mokai, Karioi AWMM
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  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • To the father and Dad that I never saw, though I was never given the chance to have met you, I will uphold your name and your memory as long as I live. I am your son and only surviving descendant. This is a special tribute for your sacrifice you made for our country and I acknowledge you for what you achieved you have not died in vain Dad neither have you been ever forgotten. Farewell and rest in peace always From your Son and Granddaughter Rangianewa and your Great granddaughter Aiomai.
    Public - HONE - Child - 3 May 2016



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03 May 2016HONERotorua, New ZealandChild

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