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Henry Kokoro Barrett

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Henry Kokoro AWMM
  • Surname
    Barrett AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    25813 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    2 October 1911 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM P.O. Box 27, Temuka, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs H. Barrett (wife), P.O. Box 27, Temuka, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    25813 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) AWMM
    During the attack at Pascussio Ridge on 7 December 1943 Cpl. Barrett's platoon was held up by heavy machine-gun fire from the top of a steep escarpment 400 yards from the objective. Leading his Cpl. Barrett climbed over hand to the top and personally dealt with the first light machine-gun post. Calling up his men, his section under his leadership cleared two more light machine-gun posts and then with fixed bayonets charged the remaining enemy and gained their objective astride the Orsogna - Ortona Road. While reorganising, his platoon came under fire from a house some 400 yards away. Cpl. Barrett, with six men, rushed the house and destroyed that post also. During subsequent counter-attacks. Cpt Barrett showed the same vigorous aggressiveness which was an inspiration to his whole platoon and an example of high courage and devotion to duty. L.G. 6/4/1944 (I) AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM Labourer/Civilian AWMM
    TimaruCanterbury AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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Death

About death

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  • Death
    28 March 1985 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 3: WW2 28 AWMM
    • Cody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
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