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Hauaru Howe James

Gravestone of Major Hauaru James, Opotiki Cemetery, Opotiki, Bay of Plenty. Image courtesy of Carol Foster (2021).

Gravestone of Major Hauaru James, Opotiki Cemetery, Opotiki, Bay of Plenty. Image courtesy of Carol …

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Hauaru Howe AWMM
  • Surname
    James AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Howe James AWMM
  • Service number
    • Malaya 326781 AWMM
    • W326781 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    13 January 1932 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    1951 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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Millie; father of Dorothy, Paula, Bronwyn and Howard.

    Instructor, Officer Cadet School, Portsea, Australia 1971-1974.

    Photo of Sgt H. James in The Warrant Officers & Senior NCOs, 1st Battalion The New Zealand Regiment (Nyasa Camp, Malaya 1958)

    Photo of Sgt H. James in I.N.Z. Regiment, WOs & SGTs (Sabroan Camp, Taiping, Perak 1958 - 1959)

    Photo of WOII H. James in 1st Battalion New Zealand Infantry Regiment, WOs & SGTs (Terendak Camp, Malaysia 1964) AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    16 November 2007 Cemetery Record
    Age 75 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Opotiki Public Cemetery, Opotiki, Bay of Plenty AWMM RSA 295 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 17 November 2007 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Our father dedicated his life to the Army. His men came before anything else. We are honoured to have had you as our "Dad" and know that the strength, courage and commitment that you showed throughout your life are traits that are strongly entrenched in our Whanau.
    Public - Tarati Dorothy - Child - 17 April 2015



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  • External links
    Interview with Major Howe James, Malayan Emergency Oral History Project, Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, OHInt-0190/48
    Further Reference
  • References
    • Taylor, A. (1998). The New Zealand roll of honour : New Zealanders who have served their country in peace and war : 150 years, 1845-1995. Auckland, N.Z.: Roll of Honour Publications. AWMM
    • Chamberlain, H. (1995). Service lives remembered : the Meritorious Service Medal in New Zealand and it's recipients 1895-1994. Wellington, NZ.: Author. AWMM
      Chamberlain, H. 1995. p 241 AWMM
    • Clamp, B., Clamp, D., & 1st Battalion the New Zealand Regiment (1957-59) Association. (2007). 1st battalion the New Zealand regiment (1957-59) association 50th anniversary: the first of the first. B. Clamp. AWMM
    • 1st Battalion - New Zealand Regiment - Historical Records - General, July 1957-1959, Archives New Zealand, Wellington, ADRC 17588 2/1/1 (R17928162). AWMM
    • 1NZIR Honours and Awards 1957-1959, Archives New Zealand AWMM
    • This record was partially created from Cemetery research completed by Carol Foster (2021). AWMM
    • Fry, P., & New Zealand. Army. Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment. Battalion, 1st. (1983). The First Battalion Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment : Journal / [P.J. Fry, editor] (25th anniversary commemorative ed.). Singapore: The Regiment. AWMM
    • Malayan Veterans Assn. (2004-). Selamat : Newsletter of the Malayan Veterans' Association Inc. AWMM


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17 April 2015Tarati DorothyTitirangi, Auckland, NZChild

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