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Claude Ehau

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Claude AWMM
  • Surname
    Ehau AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    67408 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 Paparatu Station, Gisborne, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs E.A. Ehau (mother), Bartlett's Camp, via Gisborne, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    67408 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 Labourer/Civilian AWMM
    GisborneGisborne 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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Claude Ehau was the son of Eparainoca and Hine Ehau, of Bartletts

      Next of kin listed in the Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945 as MRs E.A. Shaw, Gisborne AWMM
      W.A.A.C.s Appreciated - In a recent letter home, Private Claude Ehau, Bartletts, who has; since been killed in action, praises the work being done in Egypt by the New Zealand W.A.A.C.s - He writes as follows; —“The W.A.A.C.s over here are worth their weight in gold, especially the girls at the club. They do toil here and more or less make the boys feel more at home. They treat us Maori chaps the same as they do the pakeha boys, and we appreciate it very much.’’ Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 7 May 2023 - GISBORNE HERALD, VOLUME LXIX, ISSUE 20961, 8 DECEMBER 1942, PAGE 2
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About death

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  • Death
    2 November 1942 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    Western DesertNorth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM I. H. 8. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Ehau —ln loving memory of my dearest friend, Pte Claude Ehau, killed in action during the El Alamein Campaign, November 2, 1942. —Inserted by his South African friend L/Cpl. J. J. E. Albertse, Molteno, Cape Province.
    Ehau. —ln loving memory of our dear son and brother, Private Claude (Doey) Ehau, killed in action at El Alamein, November 2, 1942.
    A loss like that is a glorious gain,
    And pitiful proud are we—
    For peace, must be bought with blood and tears.
    And the boy of our heart has paid. —lnserted by his loving mother, and brother, Bill,

    Ehau. —ln loving memory of our darling brother. Pte Claude (Doey) Ehau, Killed in action at El Alamein, November 2. 1942.
    Though we know there's a hasty grave,
    With a poor little cross at his head —
    And, the gold of his youth he so gladly gave,
    Yet to us he'll never be dead. — Inserted 'by his loving sisters; Sarah and Eileen. Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 30 June 2023 - ROLL OF HONOUR IN MEMORIAM
  • Memorial name
    Gisborne's War Memorial Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 January 2016 - Research
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Gisborne First World War Memorial, The Esplanade, Kaiti, Gisborne AWMM

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  • External links
  • References
    • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139. AWMM
    • Soutar, M. (2008). Nga tama toa = The price of citizenship : C Company 28 (Maori) Battalion 1939-1945. Albany, N.Z.: David Bateman. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1942). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 5 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1941 to 30 September, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 5: WW2 66 AWMM
    • Soutar, M. (2008). Nga tama toa = The price of citizenship : C Company 28 (Maori) Battalion 1939-1945. Albany, N.Z.: David Bateman. AWMM
      Portrait published in Soutar (2008) AWMM
    • Cody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
30 June 2023Lorraine Mona Gisborne Researcher
12 January 2016Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher

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