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Full Name
Ranga Pako Heka
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
Ranga Pako
Surname
Heka
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
39323
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Private
Occupation before Enlistment
Labourer
Next of Kin
Mrs Pako Heka (mother), Te Kau, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
Kaitaia, New Zealand
Military District
Kaitaia
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 83
Campaigns
Crete
Last Unit Served
28 (Maori) Battalion
Place of Death
Crete
Date of Death
23 May 1941
Age at Death
28
Year of Death
1941
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
Ranga Heka was the son of Pako Heka and Unaiki Pako, of Te Kao, Auckland, New Zealand.
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

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