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Full Name
Wiremu Erueti
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
Wiremu
Surname
Erueti
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
6174
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Private
Occupation before Enlistment
Labourer
Next of Kin
Mrs Bessi E. Moses Erueti (wife), Ruatoki, New Zealand
Marital Status
Married
Enlistment Address
Ruatoki North, New Zealand
Military District
Whakatane
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 59
Last Unit Served
28 (Maori) Battalion
Place of Death
Crete
Date of Death
27 May 1941
Age at Death
36
Year of Death
1941
Cause of Death
Killed in action
Memorial Name
  • Athens Memorial, Phaleron War Cemetery, Athens, Greece
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories
Memorial Reference
Face 13.
Biographical Notes
Wiremu Erueti was the son of Mei Erueti and of Erana Erueti (nee Rigby), of Wairoa, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand.
Description of Image
Portrait from The Weekly News; 2 July 1941
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

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