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Full Name
Rihari Haimona
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
Rihari
Surname
Haimona
Also Known As
  • Rihari Haimona Symons
  • Hare
  • Charlie Symons
  • Charlie
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
68242
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Private
Occupation before Enlistment
Farm Hand
Next of Kin
Mr R. Haimona (father), Pawarenga, North Auckland, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
Pawarenga, North Auckland, New Zealand
Military District
Kaitaia
Body on Embarkation
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit
Infantry Reinforcements
Nominal Roll Number
WW2 9
Page on Nominal Roll
WW2 164
Last Unit Served
28 (Maori) Battalion, A Company
Place of Death
New Zealand
Date of Death
3 January 1995
Age at Death
78
Year of Death
1995
Cemetery Name
Wellsford Cemetery, 80 School Road, Wellsford, New Zealand
Grave Reference
RSA Burial. Block 1 Row A Plot 22 Seq 1
Cemetery Register No
472
Obituary
Poroporoaki: Te Maori News, January 1995 : v.4 n.1 p. 8
Biographical Notes
  • Son of Himona and Makarena Paraihe (Papawarenga).
  • Husband of Takutai (Tai) Dorothy Symons (-1997).
  • Lay at Ortawharo Marae.
Description of Image
Headstone, Wellsford Cemetery (Photo John Halpin, 2011)
Additional Information
  • Rihari Haimona listed in the Nominal Roll
  • Rihari Haimona (Charlie Symons) is listed as Archives New Zealand for Serviceman's Rehabilitation files (1960-1979) and used by Te Maori (1995)
  • The name Hare is provided by whanau on 28 Maori Battalion website (April, 2010)
  • Symons, Rihari Haimona is recorded on the Rodney cemetery record
Further References
Sources Used
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