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Hipiriona Barney Hotere

Detail, Roll of Honour, Matihetihe School War Memorial, Matihetihe, Mitimiti, Hokianga (photo J. Halpin November 2011) - This image may be subject to copyright

Detail, Roll of Honour, Matihetihe School War Memorial, Matihetihe, Mitimiti, Hokianga (photo J. Hal …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Hipiriona Barney AWMM
  • Surname
    Hotere AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Barney AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 802501 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    7 November 1921 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM Railways, Taumarunui, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs Agnes Hotere (mother), Manunui, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 21 February 1944 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 802501 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    15 December 1944 AWMM
  • 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
    WW2 30 August 1945 AWMM Private AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Name Barney provided by whanau, listed in the personnel file as missing in December 1944, reported safe in the UK on the 14 May 1915. AWMM
    • Hipiriona (Barney) Hotere Public - ROMOLLO - Child - 3 May 2016 - Sargent Major


About death

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  • Death
    6 May 2001 AWMM
    Age 79 AWMM
    New Zealand 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



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  • Memorial name
    Matihetihe School War Memorial 1939-45, Matihetihe, Mitimiti, Hokianga, New Zealand AWMM

Roll of Honour

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Leave a tribute or memory of Hipiriona Barney Hotere

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  • I never knew you Uncle Barney but I have heard many times about you and I am pround to be your grand-grand nephew. Lots of Love Your grand-grand nephew, Caleb
    Public - caleb - Other Relative - 21 April 2015
  • Dear Uncle Barney, I was only a baby when you past away, but thank you for fighting for our country. Love, your great-grand-neace, Kiana :)
    Public - Kiana - Other Relative - 13 February 2015

Related Serviceperson



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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 13 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1944 to 31st March, 1944). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 13: WW2 59 AWMM
    • Cody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM


Command item
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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
03 May 2016ROMOLLONEWZEALANDDirect descendant
23 October 2015Rosaria aucklandDirect descendant
21 April 2015calebaucklandOther Relative
13 February 2015KianaaucklandOther Relative
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