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Full Name
Hupa Hamiora
Rank Last Held
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
Te Arawa
  • Tuhourangi
  • Ngati Hinerangi
Date of Birth
18 Jun 1908
First Known Rank
Second Lieutenant
Occupation before Enlistment
Next of Kin
Mrs T. Hamiora (wife), Whakarewarewa, Rotorua, New Zealand
Marital Status
Enlistment Address
Whakarewarewa, Rotorua, New Zealand
Military District
Body on Embarkation
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit
28 (Maori) Battalion, B Company
Nominal Roll Number
WW2 4
Page on Nominal Roll
WW2 145
Western Desert
Last Unit Served
28 (Maori) Battalion
Place of Death
Western Desert
Date of Death
5 July 1942
Age at Death
Year of Death
Cause of Death
Died of wounds
Cemetery Name
El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt
Grave Reference
VIII. H. 17.
Memorial Name
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories
  • Whakarewarewa, Te Hokowhitu-a-tu Memorial Gateway, Rotorua
Biographical Notes
  • Hupa Hamiora was the son of Pohiri and Kaihau Hamiora, of Whakarewarewa, Auckland, New Zealand; husband of Tarihira Hamiora, of Rotorua, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • He was the brother of Pohiri Hamiora Skipwith (810766) who also served in the Battalion
Description of Image
  • Portrait, Weekly News
  • Group of 28 Maori Battalion Officers at dinner, Hotel St George, Beirut, 1930 hours, 5 June 1942. From left to right: Colonel Edward Te Whiti Love, Rev. Captain Takimoana Kahi Harawira, Lieutenant Paikea Henare Toka, Captain Robert Cecil Shaw-Thompson, Captain Kereti Pau Mariu, Lieutenant Henry Colton Arundel Lambert, Mr Charles Basil Bennet, Lieutenant William Vercoe, WO1 Allan Campbell Wood, DCM, Lieutenant George Tuoro Marsden, John Richard Ormsby, Second Lieutenant Ian Graeme Howden, Major Sydney Freyberg Jackson, Captain Waipaina Matehe Awarau, Major James Clendon Tau Henare, CBE, Lieutenant Hupa Hamiora, Captain James Tuhiwai, mid, Lieutenant Kuru Waaka, Lieutenant Edward Morgan, Lieutenant Colonel Arapeta Awatere, Captain James Matahere, Second Lieutenant John College Reedy, Duncan McCrae, Lieutenant Dr Ronald Alexander MacDonald, Colonel W.W.Johnston, Ben Porter, CSM Rangi France Logan, Second Lieutenant Ehai John Ropata, Jumbo Joseph, Second Lieutenant Kingi Areta Keiha, Lieutenant Colonel Frederick Baker DSO.
  • Whakarewarewa, Te Hokowhitu-a-tu Memorial Gateway, (photo J Chong, 1998)
  • Whakarewarewa, Te Hokowhitu-a-tu Memorial Gateway, Roll of Honour 1939-1945 (photo J Chong, 1998)
  • Whakarewarewa, Te Hokowhitu-a-tu Memorial Gateway, comemorative plaque (photo J Chong, 1998)
Further References
Sources Used
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941)
  • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139.

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