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Hemara Hemara

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Hemara AWMM
  • Surname
    Hemara AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    39342 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 Opononi, Hokianga, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr M. Hemara (father), Pakanae, Hokianga, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    39342 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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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About death

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  • Death
    Jul 1986 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Pakanae Cemetery, Cemetery Road, Opononi, Northland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Kia Ora e te iwi. Ko Asia Hemara toku ingoa Hemara Hemara is my great grand Uncle. He lived with my mother and father on Buckland rd, Mangere for a few years. Unfortuantely I never got to meet him as he passed on before I was born but, I have heard many great stories about him and his journey in the Maaori batallion. My dad told me he was a very sarcastic man, he had a bubbly nature and loved his whaanau dearly. Another thing my dad told me was he always use to carry PK chewing gum in his pocket...ALWAYS! And if it wasen't in his pocket it was on a draw beside his bed. It was his favourite hahahahaha!! He is buried in Pakanae Roiho Urupaa which is a family cemetery. I visit him now and then when I go down to see other family too. It is awesome to know that he is just one of my many Uncles who fought for our country. Now and then I just come on and randomly lay a poppy :)
    Public - Asia - Other relative - 12 May 2016



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  • External links
  • References
    • Cody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. 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 84 AWMM


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