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Full Name
John Aorangi
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
John
Surname
Aorangi
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
801881
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Private
Occupation before Enlistment
Labourer
Next of Kin
Mrs M. Aorangi (wife), Tauranga, New Zealand
Marital Status
Married
Enlistment Address
Care of Mayfield Brothers, Hawkebridge, Bethlehem, Tauranga, New Zealand
Military District
Tauranga
Body on Embarkation
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit
28 (Maori) Battalion
Embarkation Date
21 February 1944 or 31 March 1944
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Vessel
Mooltan or Willem Ruys
Destination
Egypt
Nominal Roll Number
WW2 13
Page on Nominal Roll
WW2 6
Campaigns
Italy
Last Unit Served
28 (Maori) Battalion
Place of Death
Italy
Date of Death
25 July 1944
Age at Death
26
Year of Death
1944
Cause of Death
Killed in action
Cemetery Name
Florence War Cemetery, Italy
Grave Reference
VII. D. 13.
Memorial Name
Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories
Biographical Notes
John Aorangi was the son of Arthur and Iritana Aorangi of Tauranga. He was the husband of Martha Aorangi of Wairoa.
Description of Image
  • Portrait, Weekly News
  • Headstone, Florence War Cemetery (photograph Gabrielle Fortune 2008).
Further References
Sources Used
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 13 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1944 to 31st March, 1944)
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
  • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139.

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