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Full Name
Claude Ehau
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
Claude
Surname
Ehau
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
67408
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Private
Occupation before Enlistment
Labourer
Next of Kin
Mrs E.A. Ehau (mother), Bartlett's Camp, via Gisborne, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
Paparatu Station, Gisborne, New Zealand
Military District
Gisborne
Body on Embarkation
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 7th Reinforcements
Embarkation Unit
28 (Maori) Battalion
Nominal Roll Number
WW2 5
Page on Nominal Roll
WW2 66
Last Unit Served
28 (Maori) Battalion
Place of Death
Western Desert
Date of Death
2 November 1942
Age at Death
23
Year of Death
1942
Cause of Death
Killed in action
Cemetery Name
El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt
Grave Reference
I. H. 8.
Memorial Name
Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories
Biographical Notes
Claude Ehau was the son of Eparainoca and Hine Ehau, of Bartletts
Description of Image
Portrait, Weekly News
Additional Information
Next of kin listed in the Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945 as MRs E.A. Shaw, Gisborne
Further References
Sources Used
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 5 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1941 to 30 September, 1941)
  • 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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