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Full Name
Ben Hape
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
Ben
Surname
Hape
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
801362
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Private
Occupation before Enlistment
Farmer
Next of Kin
Mrs D. Hape (wife), Care of Mrs Findlater, Fraser Street, Te Awamutu, New Zealand
Marital Status
Married
Enlistment Address
Pupuke, New Zealand
Military District
Kaeo
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 51
Campaigns
Italy
Last Unit Served
28 (Maori) Battalion
Place of Death
Italy
Date of Death
28 August 1944
Age at Death
36
Year of Death
1944
Cause of Death
Died on active service
Cemetery Name
Caserta War Cemetery, Italy
Grave Reference
I, D, 9.
Memorial Name
Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories
Biographical Notes
Three Hape men signed up together for service in WW2, they have consecutive service numbers: Ben Hape (801362) died on active service; Mita Hape (801363); and Tuauru Hape (801364)
Description of Image
  • Portrait, Weekly News
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories. Panels beginning with names: Hadley, Hansen, Harwood.
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories, World War 2. Looking West. (taken in April 1999).
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories, World War 2. (taken in April 1999).
  • Hall of Memories, World War 2, Auckland War Memorial Museum, April 1999, view 1
  • Hall of Memories, World War 2, Auckland War Memorial Museum, April 1999, view 2
Further References
Sources Used
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 13 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1944 to 31st March, 1944)
  • 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
  • 28th Maori Battalion Website 1941-1945

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