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Heta Tamahori

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War II Hall of Memories Panel  T_001. Image taken June 2020.

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War II Hall of Memories Panel T_001. Image taken June 2020.

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  • Title
    Corporal Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 24 October 2015 - Military Record
  • Forenames
    Heta AWMM
  • Surname
    Tamahori AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    67474 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1919 Public Source
  • Date of birth
    1919 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 26 October 2015 - Research
  • Place of birth
    East Coast, Waiapu Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 26 October 2015 - Research
  • Birth notes
    son of Rev. Pineamine & Mareana TAMAHORI Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 26 October 2015 - Research
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Tikitiki, East Coast, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs M. Tamahori (mother), Tikitiki, East Coast, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • 8th Reinforcments 28th Maori Battalion Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 26 October 2015 - Military Record
  • Service number
    67474 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 Clerk AWMM
    RuatoriaEast Cape 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 on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Son of the Reverend Pineamine Tamahori.and Mereana Muheni Tamahori, of Ruatoria

      Invalided with injuries to New Zealand AWMM
    • Correction: Son of the Reverend Pineamine Tamahori. Public - Che - Other Relative - 7 January 2015 - Family papers


About death

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  • Death
    11 September 1943 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Mangatarewa Cemetery, Ruatoria, New Zealand AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    L/CPL. HETA TAMAHORI The death occurred in Wellington last Saturday of L/Corporal Heta Tamahori, who had recently been invalided home from the Middle East. L/Corporal Tamahori was the third son of the late Rev. Pine Tamahori and Mrs. M Baker, of Kakariki, East Coast. He was born in Tuparoa and educated at Te Aute College and left Gisborne on July 10, 1941, to enter the army, proceeding overseas in January, 1943. Prior to enlistment, he was a member of the staff of the Native Department, Gisborne, and was held in great respect by all members of the staff; ' The mortal remains of the deceased arrived from Wellington on Tuesday morning and were conveyed to Poho-o-Rawiri, where a short service was held to enable Gisborne friends and fellow-workers to pay their last ‘respects to a comrade who had given his life for his Country arid the cause of freedom. After the ceremony, which was largely attended by both Europeans and Maoris, the casket was carried by members of the Native Land Court to the waiting car, which was to convey the body to the East Coast for interment. Those left to mourn are his mother and the Rev. John Tamahori. George, overseas, Henare, R.N.Z.A.F., Phillip, Native Department, Wellington, Rangi and Hana Tamahori. Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 17 July 2023 - N.Z.E.F. CASUALTIES
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  • 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
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 9 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1942 to 31st December, 1942). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 9: WW2 388 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
14 October 2023Lorraine MonaGisborne Researcher
26 October 2015Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher
07 January 2015CheGrey Lynn, AucklandOther Relative

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