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Full Name
Dick Hakaraia
Rank Last Held
Lance Corporal
Forename(s)
Dick
Surname
Hakaraia
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
39351
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Lance Corporal
Occupation before Enlistment
Labourer
Next of Kin
Rangi Greening (cousin), Horohoro, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
Horohoro, New Zealand
Military District
Palmerston North
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 77
Campaigns
Crete
Last Unit Served
28 (Maori) Battalion
Place of Death
Crete
Date of Death
2 June 1941
Age at Death
35
Year of Death
1941
Cemetery Name
Suda Bay War Cemetery, Crete, Greece
Grave Reference
15. D. 5.
Biographical Notes
Dick Hakaraia was the son of Hakaraia Patene and of Te Meringa (nee Pirihi), of Te Puke
Archives NZ source
Military personnel file, Headquarters, New Zealand Defence Force
Further References
Sources Used
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 2 (Embarkations to 30th June, 1940)
  • CommonwealthWar Graves Commission URL http://www.cwgc.org

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