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Joseph Hemota Campbell

Cpl # 39223 Joseph CAMPBELL of RuatoriaMain Body of the 28th Maori Battalionwounded once


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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Joseph Hemota AWMM
  • Surname
    Campbell AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Joseph Hemotu AWMM
  • Service number
    39223 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
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  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Aorangi Post Office, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr W.E. Campbell (father), Aorangi, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM


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    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    39223 AWMM
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  • 28 (Maori) Battalion, Main Body AWMM


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  • But Haley Campbell was deeply grateful she did not have to wait.
    Joseph Hemotu Campbell, who fought in the Māori Bttn's C Company
    Her koro, Joseph Hemotu Campbell, & uncle, Pani Campbell, were both included in Stone's list.
    It was very overwhelming to see the names listed there. It was a proud moment for us & I just want to give a big mihi to David on behalf of our entire whānau. If it wasn't for his work we would have never known, she said.
    My dad was only 12 years old when my koro passed away, & dad was an only child so I let him know & he was quite blown away really, to see his father's name on the list.
    Haley said her koro may not be here anymore, but the memory of him & that of the 28 Māori Bttn would continue to live on.
    The significance of those taonga, they will be passed on to the next generation, she said.
    Those hōia in the Māori Bttn, they were fighting for our Māoritanga, to
    Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 29 September 2022



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  • References
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 2 (Embarkations to 30th June, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 2: WW2 31 AWMM
    • Cody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM


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29 September 2022Lorraine MonaGisborneResearcher

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