Māori › George Haapu Died 28 June 1942 PDF Key details Service number25855 AWMM Also known as Armed force / branchArmy AWMM Last rankPrivate AWMM 28 (Maori) Battalion, C Company AWMM WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Enquire Lay a poppy Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War II Hall of Memories Panel H_001. Image taken June 2020. © Auckland Museum CC BY AWMM Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesGeorge AWMM SurnameHaapu AWMM Ingoa Also known as Service number25855 AWMM GenderMale AWMM IwiIwi Māori AWMM Hapū Waka Rohe Religion Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Birth Date of birth Place of birth Birth notes Address before enlistmentUnknown AWMM Whangara Post-office, Gisborne, New Zealand AWMM Post war occupation Next of kin on embarkationMr Karauria Haapu (father), Whangara, Poverty Bay, New Zealand AWMM Relationship statusUnknown AWMM Single AWMM Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM CampaignWestern Desert AWMM Armed force / branchArmy AWMM Service number25855 AWMM Military service Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers Military decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training Branch Trade Proficiency EnlistmentWW2 Unknown AWMM Labourer/Civilian AWMM Gisborne, Gisborne AWMM Occupation before enlistment Age on enlistment Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW2 Private AWMM 28 (Maori) Battalion, C Company AWMM Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 4th Reinforcements AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date Liberation Repatriation POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notesKilled on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM Last known rank Contribute › Last rankPrivate AWMM 28 (Maori) Battalion, C Company AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › George Haapu was the son of Pa Paa and Heni Haapu of Whangara. AWMM Death About death Contribute › Death28 June 1942 AWMM Age 24 AWMM Western Desert, North Africa AWMM Date of death Age at death Place of death Cause of deathKilled on Active Service AWMM Death notes Cemetery Cemetery name Grave reference Obituary Memorial name Memorial reference Memorials Memorial Contribute › Memorial nameAlamein Memorial, El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM Roll of Honour Remember George Haapu by laying a poppy. Darkie Mura Haapu Eapai Lyon Haapu George Haapu Iwi Hoia Ngarue Haapu Jack Haapu Lay a poppy for 2021 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of George Haapu Leave a note Contribute › Processing Related objects Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945 Library / Pictorial › manuscripts and archives MS-1993-139 Sources Sources Contribute › External links28th Maori Battalion Website 1941-1945 http://www.28maoribattalion.org.nz/ Further Reference Cody, J.F. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: War History Branch, Dept. of Internal Affairs. http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-WH2Maor.htm Further Reference Commonwealth War Graves Commission record https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/2769027 Sources Used DocumentsAuckland 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. (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 189 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 The development of the Online Cenotaph is an ongoing process; updates, new images and records are added weekly. In some cases, records have yet to be confirmed by Museum staff, and there could be mistakes or omissions in the information provided.Online Cenotaph Data by Auckland War Memorial Museum is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.