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Full Name
Pua Eparaima
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
Pua
Surname
Eparaima
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
39210
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Private
Occupation before Enlistment
Labourer
Next of Kin
Mr Kohai Eparaima (brother), Manutuke, Gisborne, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
Manutuke, Gisborne, New Zealand
Military District
Gisborne
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 58
Campaigns
Crete
Last Unit Served
28 (Maori) Battalion
Place of Death
Crete
Date of Death
2 June 1941
Age at Death
34
Year of Death
1941
Cemetery Name
Suda Bay War Cemetery, Crete, Greece
Grave Reference
11. B. 9.
Memorial Name
Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories
Biographical Notes
Pua Eparaima was the son of Hoera and Tantahi Eparaima, of Manutuke
Additional Information
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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