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Unknown AWMM Naumai, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
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Mrs H.H. Parata (mother), c/o Mrs M. Hutchinson, Whangarei, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
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Only 19 years of age when he volunteered and sailed for service overseas, Jack was the eldest son of Mr and Mrs Parata of Glenbervie.
Born in Whangarei and educated at the Glenbervie School, he farmed for a short while and then began work with the Public Works Department, with which he was working at Dargaville when he enlisted.
He sailed for the Middle East with an early reinforcement of the Maori Battalion and served in Libya where he was wounded. Recovering he again joined his unit and died of wounds received in the recent fighting in Tunisia.
Private Parata had an exceptionally bright and happy disposition and he was most
popular in both the Whangarei and Dargaville districts.
Next of kin details compiled from information in the Casualty lists published in the newspapers. AWMM
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- Cody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
Military Service Record AWMM
- Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
WW2 4: WW2 273 AWMM
- Northland roll of honour and servicemen of WW II [electronic resource]. (2002). Whangarei, N.Z.: Returned Services Association. AWMM
- Information kindly provided by family AWMM
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