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Full Name
Nirai Nepe Apatu
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
Nirai Nepe
Surname
Apatu
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
39584
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Private
Occupation before Enlistment
Labourer
Next of Kin
Ngaroma Nepe (Aunt), Waipawa, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
Takapau, New Zealand
Military District
Dannevirke
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 9
Campaigns
Crete
Last Unit Served
28 (Maori) Battalion
Place of Death
Crete
Date of Death
23 May 1941
Age at Death
30
Year of Death
1941
Cause of Death
Killed in action
Memorial Name
Athens Memorial, Phaleron War Cemetery, Athens, Greece
Memorial Reference
Face 13.
Description of Image
Portrait from The Weekly News; 6 August 1941
Additional Information
D Company
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

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