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Karipori Hongara


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Karipori AWMM
  • Surname
    Hongara AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Gullis AWMM
  • Service number
    39209 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Aorangi Post-office, Ruatoria, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr Tuta Hongara (father), Ruatoria, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Western Desert AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    39209 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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Karipori Hongara was the son of Tuta and Heni Hongara, of Hiruharama, Auckland, New Zealand.

    Aka Gullis as recorded in Soutar (2008). 28 (Maori) Battalion, Main Body AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    23 November 1941 AWMM
    Age 23 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. 7. 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

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  • I by accident stumbled across this page.
    I am a collateral descendant to Papa Karipori as I descend from his sister Nohoroa Hongara.
    One of Nohoroa's children was named after the cemetery where Karipori lies her name is Halfaya Sollum better known as Aunty Faye.
    It is with much sadness that I reflect on the sacrifices that were made and of all that was taken from whanau. The loss of our brothers, our uncles, our Papa, our Leaders.

    Ka maumahara tonu tātou ki a rātou
    Ka maumahara tonu tātou ki a rātou
    Public - Tania Awhenata - Direct descendant - 15 January 2019
  • This guy is my nanny Nohora Hongara brother. Rest easy xx
    Public - cilla - Direct descendant - 26 December 2015



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  • External links
  • Documents
    • 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. 2 (Embarkations to 30th June, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 2: WW2 90 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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15 January 2019Tania AwhenataCambridge, New ZealandDirect descendant
26 December 2015cillalower huttDirect descendant
15 March 2015RobNew Zealand Other Relative
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