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Full Name
Whito Arona
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
Whito
Surname
Arona
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
39289
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Private
Occupation before Enlistment
Labourer
Next of Kin
Miss J. Arona (niece), Kohukohu, Hokianga, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
Kohukohu, Hokianga, New Zealand
Military District
Broadwood
Body on Embarkation
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit
28 (Maori) Battalion, A Company
Embarkation Date
21 July 1943
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Vessel
Nieuw Amsterdam
Destination
Egypt
Nominal Roll Number
WW2 12
Page on Nominal Roll
WW2 8
Campaigns
Italy
Last Unit Served
28 (Maori) Battalion, A Company
Place of Death
Italy
Date of Death
21 December 1943
Age at Death
25
Year of Death
1943
Cemetery Name
Sangro River War Cemetery, Italy
Grave Reference
IX. D. 39.
Memorial Name
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories
  • Hokianga Arch of Remembrance, Kohukohu, Hokianga, New Zealand
Biographical Notes
Son of Whito Arona and Kare Caroline Arona, of Hokianga
Description of Image
  • Hokianga Arch of Remembrance, Kohukohu, World War 2 Roll of Honour, names: Arona - Moa (supplied by G.A. Fortune in 2008.)
  • Hokianga Arch of Remembrance, Kohukohu (supplied by G.A. Fortune in 2008.)
Further References
Sources Used
  • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139.
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org

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