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Full Name
James Heke
Rank Last Held
Sergeant
Forename(s)
James
Surname
Heke
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
65471
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Private
Occupation before Enlistment
Joiner
Next of Kin
Mrs H. Heke (mother), Devonport Road, Tauranga, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
Devonport Road, Tauranga, New Zealand
Military District
Tauranga
Body on Embarkation
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit
28 (Maori) Battalion
Nominal Roll Number
WW2 4
Page on Nominal Roll
WW2 156
Campaigns
Italy
Military Awards
Military Medal (MM)
Last Unit Served
28 (Maori) Battalion
Place of Death
Italy
Date of Death
17 March 1944
Age at Death
34
Year of Death
1944
Cause of Death
Died of wounds
Cemetery Name
Cassino War Cemetery, Italy
Grave Reference
VI. F. 23.
Memorial Name
Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories
Biographical Notes
Son of Amokeiha Teheke Kereti and Hiria Teheke Kereti, of Tauranga
Description of Image
  • Portrait, Weekly News
  • Headstone, CassinoWar Cemetery, Italy (photo B. Coutts, 2009)
Additional Information
Next of kin details compiled from information in the Casualty lists published in the newspapers.
Further References
Sources Used
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
  • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139.
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941)
  • New Zealand Herald

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