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Full Name
John Hapeta
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
John
Surname
Hapeta
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
801952
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Lance corporal
Occupation before Enlistment
Farm labourer
Next of Kin
Mrs M. Hapeta (wife), Care of N. Nehemia, PO Box 107, Waihua, Wairoa, New Zealand
Marital Status
Married
Enlistment Address
Mohaka, New Zealand
Military District
Wairoa
Body on Embarkation
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit
28 (Maori) Battalion
Nominal Roll Number
WW2 11
Page on Nominal Roll
WW2 55
Campaigns
Italy
Last Unit Served
28 (Maori) Battalion
Place of Death
Italy
Date of Death
16 December 1943
Age at Death
31
Year of Death
1943
Cause of Death
Killed in action
Cemetery Name
Sangro River War Cemetery, Italy
Grave Reference
IX. D. 36.
Biographical Notes
John Hapeta was the son of Hana and Hoari Hapeta, of Waihua, Hawke's Bay; husband of Mary Hapeta.
Description of Image
Portrait from Weekly News; 19 April 1944
Further References
Sources Used
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 11 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1943 to 30th June, 1943)
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org

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