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Full Name
Tamati Awatere
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
Tamati
Surname
Awatere
Also Known As
Tom
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
39161
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Private
Occupation before Enlistment
Labourer
Next of Kin
Mrs Rosie Awatere (wife), c/o Mrs J. Grant, Tokomaru Bay, New Zealand
Marital Status
Married
Enlistment Address
157 Clifford Street, Gisborne, New Zealand
Military District
Gisborne
Body on Embarkation
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 2nd Echelon
Embarkation Unit
28 (Maori) Battalion
Nominal Roll Number
WW2 2
Page on Nominal Roll
WW2 11
Campaigns
Western Desert
Last Unit Served
28 (Maori) Battalion
Place of Death
Western Desert
Date of Death
23 November 1941
Age at Death
30
Year of Death
1941
Cemetery Name
Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery, Egypt
Grave Reference
9. F. 5.
Memorial Name
Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories
Biographical Notes
Tamati Awatere was the son of Petuere and Heni Tukehu Awatere, of Ruatoria, Auckland; husband of R. Awatere, of Hautanoa
Further References
Sources Used
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 2 (Embarkations to 30th June, 1940)
  • CommonwealthWar Graves Commission URL http://www.cwgc.org
  • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139.
  • Soutar, M. (2008). Nga tama toa = The price of citizenship : C Company 28 (Maori) Battalion 1939-1945. Albany, N.Z.: David Bateman.

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