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Full Name
Maui Bennett Delamere
Rank Last Held
Corporal
Forename(s)
Maui Bennett
Surname
Delamere
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
6170
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Lance Corporal
Occupation before Enlistment
Labourer
Next of Kin
Mrs H.M. Delamere (wife), care of Mr R. Hudson, Main St., Opotiki, New Zealand
Marital Status
Married
Enlistment Address
Opotiki, New Zealand
Military District
Opotiki
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
Campaigns
Western Desert
Last Unit Served
28 (Maori) Battalion
Place of Death
Western Desert
Date of Death
2 November 1942
Age at Death
25
Year of Death
1942
Cemetery Name
El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt
Grave Reference
I.H.19
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 http://www.cwgc.org
  • 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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