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Hitini Kereopa

Headstone, Heliopolis War Cemetery, Egypt (photo B. Coutts, 2009) - This image may be subject to copyright

Headstone, Heliopolis War Cemetery, Egypt (photo B. Coutts, 2009) - This image may be subject to cop …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Hitini AWMM
  • Surname
    Kereopa AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    6095 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
    Te Arawa AWMM
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Care of Lands and Survey Department, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr Hori Kereopa (father), State Forest, Pongakawa, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1 April 1940 AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Western Desert AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    6095 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Draughtsman/Civilian AWMM
    AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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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  • Hitini Kereopa was the son of Charles and Rimupai Kereopa; husband of Nettie Kereopa, of Matangirau, Auckland, New Zealand.

    Hitini Kereopa, of Whangarei, was 33 years old when he died of wounds while serving with the Maori Battalion.

    He was employed in the Lands and Survey Department, Auckand, from the time he left St Stephen's College until his enlistment in November 1939, a total of 15 years service.

    He was a member of the Manukau Rovers Rugby Club and represented Auckland at rugby and was also a keen amateur wrestler.

    He went overseas with the Maori battalion in April 1940.

    He was a grandson of the well-known Arawa carver, Tene Waitere, and a brother of Guide Rangi at Whakarewarewa.

    Next of kin details compiled from information in the Casualty lists published in the newspapers. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    24 July 1942 AWMM
    Age 33 AWMM
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  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Heliopolis War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM 2. H. 7. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Whakarewarewa, Te Hokowhitu-a-tu Memorial Gateway, Rotorua AWMM

Roll of Honour

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  • I love you Koro Hitini. Forever and always in mine and our familys hearts
    Public - Jorjah-Joesphine Rawi Te-Huia Koia - Other Relative - 7 May 2015

Sources

Sources

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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
    • Gardiner, W. (2019). Ake ake kia kaha e! : Forever brave! : B Company 28 (Maori) Battalion, 1939-1945. Auckland : Bateman Books. 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
    • Northland roll of honour and servicemen of WW II [electronic resource]. (2002). Whangarei, N.Z.: Returned Services Association. 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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07 May 2015Jorjah-Joesphine Rawi Te-Huia KoiaNew ZealandOther Relative
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