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Benjamin Riwhi Shepherd

Portrait, Northland roll of honour and servicemen of WW II (2002) - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, Northland roll of honour and servicemen of WW II (2002) - This image may be subject to cop …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Benjamin Riwhi AWMM
  • Surname
    Shepherd AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 39462 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
    Mangonui, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs K. Shepherd (wife), Kenana, Mangonui, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Western Desert AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 39462 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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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
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Benjamin Shepherd was the son of Kare Hapa and Riwhi Hapa, of Kenana, Auckland, New Zealand; husband of Keeti Rawiri Rurawha, of Kaeo (CWGC)

    Husband of Mrs Kato Shepherd of Kenana, Mangonui. (NROH CD) AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    27 November 1941 AWMM
    Age 32 AWMM
    LibyaNorth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Alamein Memorial, El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Mangonui (Cenotaph) War Memorial, Mangonui, Northland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mangonui War Memorial Hall, Mangonui, Northland, New Zealand AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • 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. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 2 (Embarkations to 30th June, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 2: WW2 168 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

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