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Full Name
Maui Bennett Delamere
Rank Last Held
Maui Bennett
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
First Known Rank
Lance Corporal
Occupation before Enlistment
Next of Kin
Mrs H.M. Delamere (wife), care of Mr R. Hudson, Main St., Opotiki, New Zealand
Marital Status
Enlistment Address
Opotiki, New Zealand
Military District
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 49
Western Desert
Last Unit Served
28 (Maori) Battalion
Place of Death
Western Desert
Date of Death
2 November 1942
Age at Death
Year of Death
Cemetery Name
El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt
Grave Reference
Memorial Name
Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories
Biographical Notes
Maui Delamere was the son of Parerimu and Weihana Delamere of Opotiki. He was the husband of Bella Delamere and the nephew of Mary Black of Opotiki, New Zealand.
Additional Information
  • Recorded as Corporal in Souter (2008)
  • 28 (Maori) Battalion, Main Body
Further References
Sources Used
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 2 (Embarkations to 30th June, 1940)
  • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139.
  • CommonwealthWar Graves Commission URL
  • 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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