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Full Name
George Haapu
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
George
Surname
Haapu
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
25855
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Private
Occupation before Enlistment
Labourer
Next of Kin
Mr Karauria Haapu (father), Whangara, Poverty Bay, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
Whangara Post-office, Gisborne, New Zealand
Military District
Gisborne
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 189
Campaigns
Western Desert
Last Unit Served
28 (Maori) Battalion
Place of Death
Western Desert
Date of Death
28 June 1942
Age at Death
24
Year of Death
1942
Memorial Name
  • Alamein Memorial, El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories
Memorial Reference
Column 103
Biographical Notes
George Haapu was the son of Pa Paa and Heni Haapu of Whangara.
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.
  • 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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