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Hamiora Kereopa

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

Portrait, Northland roll of honour and servicemen of WW II [electronic resource]. (2002). - This ima …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Hamiora AWMM
  • Surname
    Kereopa AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    S. Kereopa AWMM
  • Service number
    39365 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 Whirinaki, Hokianga, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Huhama Kereopa (mother), Whirinaki, Hokianga, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1941 AWMM
    World War 2/wars AWMM
    Crete AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    39365 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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Hamiora Kereopa was the son of Kereopa and Susan Huhana Kereopa, of Whirinaki, Auckland, New Zealand.

    Listed as S. Kereopa on the Hokianga Memorial

    Takahiwai is listed on his record on the Northland roll of honour and servicemen of WW II [electronic resource].2002. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    25 May 1941 AWMM
    Age 28 AWMM
    CreteGreece AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Suda Bay War Cemetery, Crete, Greece AWMM 6. A. 8. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
    • Whangarei wall of Rememberence, Laurie Hall Park, Whangarei,New Zealand. Public - Karen Marie - Other Relative - 25 April 2015 - War Memorial Museum
    • Whirinaki, Hokianga memorial to Captain Harding W Leaf and others Public - Stuart - Researcher - 10 June 2015 - Personal observation of the memorial
  • Memorial reference
    Whangarei Public - Karen Marie - Other Relative - 25 April 2015 - RSA

Memorials

Memorial

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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

Roll of Honour

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  • Kia Ora I am a direct descendant of Haimora Kereopa as follows: His mother was my grandmothers mother and we have recently been to Whirinaki to get his war medals for my son Casey Namana to take and wear while he is over in Gallipoli for Anzac day this year. A proud moment for him and our whanau. Uncle, you have given your life for your country and every year we honor you, this year it is done in such a special way that one of your whanau wear your medals on the 100th anniversary on the ground that you lay. We will remember them always and forever
    Public - Janice - Other Relative - 5 February 2015
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Northland roll of honour and servicemen of WW II [electronic resource]. (2002). Whangarei, N.Z.: Returned Services Association. 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 102 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

Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
10 June 2015StuartKerikeri, New ZealandResearcher
25 April 2015Karen MarieWhangarei, New ZealandOther Relative
05 February 2015Janice Whangarei, Northland, NZOther Relative

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