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Full Name
Tuhura Hami
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
Tuhura
Surname
Hami
Also Known As
Haami
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
39616
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Private
Occupation before Enlistment
Labourer
Next of Kin
Mr Whiti Jones (father), Te Karaka, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
Care of J. Graham, Pongakawa, New Zealand
Military District
Tauranga
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
Greece
Last Unit Served
28 (Maori) Battalion
Place of Death
Greece
Date of Death
19 October 1941
Age at Death
27
Year of Death
1941
Cause of Death
Killed on active service
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
  • Tuhura Hami was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Whiti Hami, of Te Karaka, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • The 'Review' of December 1945 states the following: "Information is desired concerning 39616 Pte. Tuhura Hami of Te Karaka. He was taken prisoner during he evacuation of Greece, and the latest received came from a 2nd NZEF officer who was prisoner of war, who stated that Pte. Hami was taken into prison camp on the 30th April 1941. Any returned P.O.W who has seen him or can give additional information is asked to communicate with the Secretary of the Wellington R.S.A, or his mother, Mrs Whiti Jones, Te Karaka."
Description of Image
  • Wreath, 1999, laid by the Greek Community on the Cenotaph in Auckland and later moved to the Hall of Memories, Auckland War Memorial Museum on Anzac Day 1999 in memory of those who died in Greece.
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories, World War 2. Looking West. (taken in April 1999).
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories, World War 2. (taken in April 1999).
  • Hall of Memories, World War 2, Auckland War Memorial Museum, April 1999, view 1
  • Hall of Memories, World War 2, Auckland War Memorial Museum, April 1999, view 2
Additional Information
  • Name recorded as Haami in Soutar (2008)
  • 28 (Maori) Battalion, Main Body
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
  • 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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