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Date of birth
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Unknown AWMM Mitimiti, New Zealand AWMM
Post war occupation
Next of kin on embarkation
- Mrs C. Hotere (mother), Mitimiti, New Zealand AWMM
- Mrs Ana Maria Hotere Public - Christine - Other Relative - 8 April 2015 - Family
Pre 21 July 1943 AWMM Single AWMM
POW liberation details
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Jack Hotere was the son of Chris and Ana Hotere, of Hokianga, New Zealand.
Educated at Te Karae and Mitimiti School, he also won a scholarship to St Peter's College, Northcote. On leaving school he farmed with his father for two years.
He enlisted in 1940.
Hotere was a keen footballer playing the position of fullback.
He gained high praise for his intrepid action in a fatal accident which occurred while he was serving with the Territorial Force. An army truck with several soldiers was returning from a dance at Kohukohu when it went over a bank in the Mamamuku Forge, falling into the water. Asleep at the time Private Hotere was the last to get out of the truck, which had fallen into about 12 feet of water, and got ashore half dead, considerably knocked about. However when he heard a cry for help from the river, he made a plucky attempt to rescue his companion, but was too exhausted from the effects of a gash on the head plus immersion in the water. He managed to get ashore a second time with great difficulty, but his companion was drowned.
Next of kin details compiled from information in the Casualty lists published in the newspapers. Age at death listed by CommonwealthWar Graves Commission as 22. AWMM
- Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
- Hokianga Arch of Remembrance, Kohukohu, Hokianga, New Zealand AWMM
- Mitimiti War Memorial, Hato Hemi te Whare Karakia (St James), Matihetihe, Mitimiti, Hokianga, New Zealand AWMM
- Matihetihe School War Memorial 1939-45, Matihetihe, Mitimiti, Hokianga, New Zealand AWMM
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Hello. I wonder if Jack is related to Joseph Hotere from Rawene? My Grandfather James George Tandy was a friend of Joseph from WW1. There were both leg amputees at Oatlands Park hospital in England. I have a photo of Joseph that I would like to share. Please contact me. Regards, Brent
Public - Brent - 24 April 2016
Kia ora whanau.
My Great grandmother Maatareta (Martha Rapira nee Hotere) was Jack's aunty. At the end of June I am travelling with a group of Maori boys from Tauranga Boys' College to tour Europe to follow in the foot steps of the 28th Maori battalion. My Dad Dr Lawrence is coming too.
Public - Hoani Mark Rapira - Other Relative - 20 April 2015
In loving memory of our uncle we sadly did not meet.
Arohanui from the Graham whanau in Melbourne
Public - Patricia Graham - Other Relative - 8 April 2015
Loved and Missed Dearly Always Remembered by everyone Uncle Jack xxxx
Public - Mary - Other Relative - 8 April 2015
Uncle Jack We will Remember. Arohanui Dawn
Public - Dawn - Other Relative - 8 April 2015
Always remembered uncle Jack.. XXXX
Public - christine - Other Relative - 8 April 2015
- Cody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
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. 12 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1943 to 31st December, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
WW2 12: WW2 93 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
- Information kindly provided by family AWMM
|24 April 2016||Brent||New Zealand||Other||
|20 April 2015||Hoani Mark Rapira ||Mount Maunganui||Other Relative||
|08 April 2015||Patricia Graham||melbourne Australia ||Other Relative||
|08 April 2015||Mary||Australia||Other Relative||
|08 April 2015||Dawn||Rotorua New Zealand||Other Relative||
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