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Jim Hauraki

Portrait, seated writes home to his family. "We never forgot" information supplied by Mere Cassidy of Omanaia and 2006 Reunion Committee. - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, seated writes home to his family. "We never forgot" information supplied by Mere Cassidy o …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Jim AWMM
  • Surname
    Hauraki AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • P Hauraki AWMM
    • James AWMM
    • Jimmy AWMM
    • Himi Hauraki, Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 23 October 2022 -
  • Service number
    62718 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    25 February 1917 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Omanaia, Hokianga, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr P. Hauraki (father), Omanaia, Hokianga, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single/WWII AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Western Desert AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    62718 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

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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
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Mr Pae Hauraki of Omanaia, Hokianga.

    James Hauraki served in World War II. From the hapu of Ngati Kaharau, Kapotai, Waikato and Maniapoto, James was the brother of Pou Hauraki, Te Waihoroi (Annie) Tana, Paraire (Friday) Hauraki, Mere Cassidy, Timaru (Mo) Rogers, Hannah Hauraki, Ritihia Thompson.

    James died of wounds in 1942. When James died his brother Paraire Hauraki 801371 enlisted.

    In the attached photo (sitting at a desk) James writes home to his family.
    We never forgot."

    Information given by James Hauraki's sister Mere Cassidy of Omanaia

    Listed as P. Hauraki on the Hokianga Memorial. Next of kin details compiled from information in the Casualty lists published in the newspapers. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    27 August 1942 AWMM
    Age 25 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 XIII.E.15 AWMM
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Hokianga Arch of Remembrance, Kohukohu, Hokianga, New Zealand AWMM

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  • Tēnā koe Papa Jimmy Moe mai i runga i ngā ringaringa o te Matua nui te Rangi. Today is the first day that I have seen you for the first time in a photo. I have over the last few years through my mothers sister June Ginnes Tana found out a little more about you as my Grandfather's (Pou Hauraki) brother. My children and my husband work with youth/cadets in the NZCF and I have always wanted to apply for a replica of your medal/s so our sons could wear these in your honour. Having seen you today has moved me deeply and I am aware of the loss of not knowing you and also Grandad Pou. Grandad Pou had 12 children in my life time and many many grand children of whom I am one of the many. There are many great-grand and now great-great-grand children from the Maggie and Pou uri. To this organisation, thank you for having this clear record of my whanau member. Arohanui
    Public - Joan Vivian Whareaitu - Other Relative - 19 June 2015

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  • External links
  • References
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 4: WW2 152 AWMM
    • Northland roll of honour and servicemen of WW II [electronic resource]. (2002). Whangarei, N.Z.: Returned Services Association. AWMM
    • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139. AWMM
    • Cody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
23 October 2022Lorraine MonaGisborneResearcher
30 August 2017Syra Johnda Auckland, New Zealand Direct descendant
19 June 2015Joan Vivian WhareaituKaikohe/KaitaiaOther Relative

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