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Ben Hape

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Ben AWMM
  • Surname
    Hape AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    801362 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Pupuke, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs D. Hape (wife), Care of Mrs Findlater, Fraser Street, Te Awamutu, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 21 Feb 1944-31 March 1944 AWMM Married AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Italy AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    801362 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 Farmer/Civilian AWMM
    KaeoNorthland AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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
    Died from Natural Causes, Cause of Death AWMM
    Died on active service AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Three Hape men signed up together for service in WW2, they have consecutive service numbers: Ben Hape (801362) died on active service; Mita Hape (801363); and Tuauru Hape (801364) AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    28 August 1944 AWMM
    Age 36 AWMM
    ItalyEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Caserta War Cemetery, Italy AWMM I, D, 9. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Whangaroa Memorial Hall, Leigh Street, Kaeo 0478 AWMM

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  • You are forever loved & remembered. My children and theirs will continue to know your story xx
    Public - Nina Marie - Direct descendant - 22 April 2021
  • We honour your legacy as the years go by on this day, we will stand at dawn to remember you. We will never forget you. Moe mai ra Papa. (Great Grandfather)
    ❤️Lest We Forget❤️
    🌹Ben (Pene) Wiparata Hape🌹

    Public - Sofia - 25 April 2020
  • Thank you Grand Uncle Ben, For your brave service and Duties in WW2. I always thought I had just one family member who served in the wars, and have now noticed that there were actually five or six Hape soldiers WW1 and WW2. I want too Honour You all by trying too fill in missing pieces of information eg D.o.b, spouses, Place of birth, Parents names and so fourth, this will take some time and money, but I am willing too try for positive outcome. Hei Konei Ra Uncles, Antonia Hape
    Public - Antonia - Direct descendant - 22 January 2017



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  • External links
  • References
    • Cody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139. AWMM
    • 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 51 AWMM
    • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139. AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
22 April 2021Nina MariePalmerston North NZDirect descendant
25 April 2020SofiaAuckland Other
22 January 2017AntoniaAucklandDirect descendant

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