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Full Name
Rakaherea Hakaraia
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
Rakaherea
Surname
Hakaraia
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
65399
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Private
Occupation before Enlistment
Labourer
Next of Kin
Mrs Charlotte Hakaraia (mother), Rangiuru Road, Otaki, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
Rangiuru Road, Otaki, New Zealand
Military District
Palmerston North
Body on Embarkation
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit
28 (Maori) Battalion
Nominal Roll Number
WW2 4
Page on Nominal Roll
WW2 142
Campaigns
Egypt
Last Unit Served
28 (Maori) Battalion
Place of Death
Egypt
Date of Death
7 April 1943
Age at Death
24
Year of Death
1943
Cause of Death
Died of wounds
Cemetery Name
Heliopolis War Cemetery, Egypt
Grave Reference
3. E. 23.
Biographical Notes
  • Rakaherea Hakaraia was the son of Hema Whata Hakaraia and of Charlotte Hakaraia (nee Cootes), of Otaki.
  • Two sons went to war Rakaherea Hakaraia (65399) who died of wounds and Arda Hakaraia (357130)
Description of Image
  • Portrait, Weekly News
  • Headstone, HeliopolisWar Cemetery, Egypt (photo B. Coutts, 2009)
Further References
Sources Used
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941)
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org

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