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Hone Te Kauru Green

Headstone, Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Libya (photo B. Coutts, 2009) - This image may be subject to copyright

Headstone, Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Libya (photo B. Coutts, 2009) - This image may be subject to …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    • Hone Te Kauru AWMM
    • Ihipera Cairns-Edmonds Public - ihipera - Direct descendant - 2 March 2017 - Whanau
  • Surname
    • Green AWMM
    • Cairns-Edmonds Public - ihipera - Direct descendant - 2 March 2017 - Whanau
  • Ingoa
    Milner/ Green Public - ihipera - Direct descendant - 2 March 2017 - Whanau
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 39582 AWMM
  • Gender
    • Male AWMM
    • Female Public - ihipera - Direct descendant - 2 March 2017 - Whanau
  • Iwi
    • Iwi Māori AWMM
    • Ngati Porou, Te Rarawa, Maniapoto, Tuhoe,Te Aupouri, Ngai Tahu Public - ihipera - Direct descendant - 2 March 2017 - Whanau
  • Hapū
    Ngati Rangi Public - ihipera - Direct descendant - 2 March 2017 - Whanau
  • Waka
    Horouta Public - ihipera - Direct descendant - 2 March 2017 - Whanau
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Tikitiki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Maria Green (wife), Tikitiki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Married AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Western Desert AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 39582 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

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

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Hone Te Kauru Green was the son of Reweti Totorewa and Keita Harahara Green, of Tikitiki, Auckland, New Zealand; husband of Maria Green, of Tikitiki, New Zealand. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    15 December 1941 AWMM
    Age 33 AWMM
    Western DesertNorth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, Libya AWMM 6. C. 11. 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

Roll of Honour

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Leave a note

Leave a tribute or memory of Hone Te Kauru Green

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  • Tēnā koe e te koroua, ngā mihi tino aroha ki a koe. Kua ngaro koe i te po mo ake tonu atu, engari kei ahau he tino aroha mōhou. You are a guiding source of eternal light upon me as gaze up into the celestial realms for guidance, there you are!
    Public - Mererangi - Direct descendant - 11 September 2020
  • Aroha koro tonu koe ✨
    Public - keita-marie - Direct descendant - 22 April 2017
  • Awww, our Papa Koroua! You lay so far away from us. How we wish you were closer. The memories shared here, let us know you a little better, where you were and what you were doing? You would of been proud of your beautiful children, my mum, aunts and uncles. They are a very loving, beautiful family, one we are so lucky to be part of. My heart warms and a smile comes when thinking of them all. Mum has photos of you everywhere and their is a strong resemblance. :) We think of you constantly. So proud to be one of your many mokopuna. Until we meet, you'll be forever in our hearts <3
    Public - Hoana - Direct descendant - 29 April 2016
  • E Pa I am so proud to be your grand-daughter, part of your loving family. The honour your service brought to our whanau, the leadership you showed in serving our country, the sacrifices you made in loyalty makes my heart swell in pride. I see glimpses of you in our family, my Mum, my brother and sisters, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Me! And in sadness I think of what I will never have........ your hugs, your laugh, your voice. And grieve over the sacrifice and loss we feel. You will always be with me, my thoughts and in my heart I carry the memory of you. Love always Your Mokopuna Anne
    Public - Anne - Other Relative - 30 April 2015
  • To Hone, I admire what you and many others fought for. I am proud to be your relative, and to say I had an ancestor fight for our country, and our culture. Love Isaiah
    Public - Isaiah Vance - Other Relative - 27 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 183 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


Command item
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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
11 September 2020MererangiRangitukia, TikitikiDirect descendant
22 April 2017keita-mariefoxton, new zealandDirect descendant
02 March 2017ihiperaGisborneDirect descendant
29 April 2016HoanaTe KuitiDirect descendant
01 November 2015Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher

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