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Kingi Tuheka Hetet



  • Title
  • Forenames
    Kingi Tuheka AWMM
  • Surname
    Hetet AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Kingi Hoppy Hetet AWMM
    • Hoppy AWMM
  • Service number
    68599 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    8 August 1921 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM N.M. School of Instruction, Narrow Neck, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs L. Hetet (wife), King Street, Te Kuiti, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Married AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM Clerk AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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
    Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
    Wounded in the Italian campaign AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Lyle (Darling) nee Eketone; father of Nettie-Ann, Gillian and Jonna.

    Adopted father of Waretini children: Robert, Tui, James, Hone, Chic and Laurie

    Originally in D Company but brought into C Company (New Zealand Herald 2007)

    Tangi held at Te Tokanganui a noho Marae, Te Kuiti

    Memorial card including a photographs of Wetere Taonui (Kelly) Hetet and Tuheka Hetet brothers who fought in WW1 and also of Kingi Tuheka (Hoppy) Hetet 28 Battalion WW2 laid by whanau in the Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    7 July 2009 AWMM
    Age 87 AWMM
    Te KuitiWaikato AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, July 9 2009. p. B5

    Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 10 July 2009 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name

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  • You are and always will be my hero. I love and miss you heaps Papa xxx
    Public - Victoria - Other Relative - 20 April 2015
  • Maori Battalion march to victory Maori Battalion staunch and true Maori Battalion march to glory Take the honour of the people with you We will march, march, march to the enemy And we'll fight right to the end. For God! For King! And for Country! AU - E! Ake, ake, kia kaha e! For protecting all that is Aotearoa Me te mihi nui mo o manaakitanga Sherane
    Public - Sherane - Other Relative - 19 March 2015



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  • External links
  • References
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 11 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1943 to 30th June, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 11: WW2 59 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Ihaka, J. (2007, June 2). Old soldiers meet after 63 years. p. A2 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death Notice: July 9 2009. p. B5 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death Notice:10 July 2009 AWMM
    • Cody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • Ko te Reo Huringa Tau o te Ope Maori Tuarua, i noho ki Remuera, Ohaeawai, 1942-43: The Anniversary Magazine of the Second Maori Battalion, Remuera, Ohaeawai 1942-1943. Patrick Smyth Papers, MS-2002-147, Auckland War Memorial Museum. AWMM
    • Nominal Roll of Members of the 2nd Maori Battalion, 26th January 1943. Part of the 2nd Maori Battalion Anniversary Magazine. (MS-2002-147). Auckland War Memorial Museum. AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
20 April 2015Victoria HamiltonOther Relative
19 March 2015SheraneWhatawhata, New ZealandOther Relative

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