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Herewini Gage

Headstone, Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery, Egypt (photo B. Coutts, 2009) - This image may be subject to copyright

Headstone, Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery, Egypt (photo B. Coutts, 2009) - This image may be subject to …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Herewini AWMM
  • Surname
    Gage AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    39117 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    b. 1915 Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 19 October 2022 -
  • Place of birth
    Omaio, TE KAHA Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 19 October 2022 -
  • Birth notes
    Son of Tu and Kuhupo Keeti (Gage), of Omaio Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 19 October 2022 -
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Omaio, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Kuhupo Gage (mother), Omaio, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Unknown AWMM Single AWMM
    • Husband of Marei Gage, of Wellington City Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 19 October 2022 -


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Western Desert AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    39117 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and 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
    Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Herewini Gage was the son of Tu and Kuhupo Keeti (Gage), of Omaio; husband of Marei Gage, of Wellington AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    23 November 1941 AWMM
    Age 26 AWMM
    Western DesertNorth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM 9. F. 9. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death of Opotiki Soldier. Official advice has been received of the death in action of T/Sergt. Herewini Gage, of Omaio. The next-of-kin is his wife, Mrs. Gage, of Omaio. Private advice was received some time ago of T-Sergt. Gage’s death in the Libyan battle. Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 8 October 2023 - OPOTIKI NEWS, VOLUME V, ISSUE 391, 10 FEBRUARY 1942, PAGE 2
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

Roll of Honour

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Leave a tribute or memory of Herewini Gage

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  • Members of the Gage Whanau have tried for many years to visit the war graves in Sollum Egypt with no success the closest they could was El Alamein near Alexandria.

    Long story short we made the journey to Sollum in June 2023, we took some sea weed,shells and a assortment of stones from outside of the Otuwhare and Nuku Marae.
    Kaue e wareware tatou
    We will remember them
    Public - Leo Noema - Other relative - 28 June 2023
  • Kia ora e Koro Although i will never meet you, I am your eldest grandson from your eldest son Popata Gage. I have 2 brothers and a whangai sister, Nathan Rangi Tautua, Morgan Popata and Darnae Tanya Louise, you have 7 great grandchildren Kearn Herewini, Karley Te Aorangi, Zion Bo Herewini, Reef Adlam Popata, Hoani, Tyler and Tamia. Every ANZAC day my brothers parade yours and your sons medals with pride, and we have a proud heritage of having a soldier in our family, Morgan being the latest and not the last. My father said that if I was to visit your grave 1 day that I was to take some dirt from the East Coast (Tawhitinui) and bury it with you. I know your grave is plot 9 row 9 and I will be there one day. Arohanui e Koro Deane Gage
    Public - Deane Herewini Samuel Gage - Direct descendant - 6 October 2015
  • I will always remember you. You are my Grandfather...just like I remember my father Murray Morehu Gage your youngest son. I have fond memories of Uncle Ben and Uncle Tama. Always in my heart Dad and Granddad.♥
    Public - nicola margaret - Other Relative - 27 April 2015
  • To my darling grandfather I never had the pleasure of meeting you face to face but you have always been in my thoughts and in my heart. I am so proud to be your granddaughter and wonder often how life would have been had you returned. I vowel to one day stand next to you at your final resting place and express my love to you. Rest in peace Koro arohanui maatua Jacinda xxxx
    Public - Jacinda Marae - Other Relative - 24 April 2015



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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
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 3: WW2 163 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
08 October 2023Lorraine MonaGisborne Researcher
28 June 2023Leo NoemaOpotikiOther relative
06 October 2015Deane Herewini Samuel GageHamilton New ZealandDirect descendant
27 April 2015nicola margaretkaikouraOther Relative
24 April 2015Jacinda MaraePapamoa Beach New Zealand Other Relative

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