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Full Name
Herewini Gage
Rank Last Held
Sergeant
Forename(s)
Herewini
Surname
Gage
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
39117
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Temporary Sergeant
Occupation before Enlistment
Labourer
Next of Kin
Mrs Kuhupo Gage (mother), Omaio, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
Omaio, New Zealand
Military District
Opotiki
Body on Embarkation
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 4th Reinforcements
Embarkation Unit
28 (Maori) Battalion
Nominal Roll Number
WW2 3
Page on Nominal Roll
WW2 163
Campaigns
Western Desert
Last Unit Served
28 (Maori) Battalion
Place of Death
Western Desert
Date of Death
23 November 1941
Age at Death
26
Year of Death
1941
Cemetery Name
Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery, Egypt
Grave Reference
9. F. 9.
Memorial Name
Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories
Biographical Notes
Herewini Gage was the son of Tu and Kuhupo Keeti (Gage), of Omaio; husband of Marei Gage, of Wellington
Description of Image
Headstone, HalfayaSollum War Cemetery, Egypt (photo B. Coutts, 2009)
Further References
Sources Used
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941)
  • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139.
  • Commonwealth War 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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