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Full Name
Albert Heke
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
Albert
Surname
Heke
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
801961
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Private
Occupation before Enlistment
Farm hand
Next of Kin
Mr G. Heke (brother), Omanawa Falls, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
Omanawa Falls, New Zealand
Military District
Tauranga
Body on Embarkation
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit
28 (Maori) Battalion
Embarkation Date
21 July 1943
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Vessel
Nieuw Amsterdam
Destination
Egypt
Nominal Roll Number
WW2 12
Page on Nominal Roll
WW2 86
Campaigns
Italy
Last Unit Served
28 (Maori) Battalion
Place of Death
Italy
Date of Death
18 February 1944
Age at Death
24
Year of Death
1944
Memorial Name
  • Cassino Memorial, Italy
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories
Memorial Reference
Panel 15.
Biographical Notes
Albert Heke was the son of David and Elizabeth Heke of Tauranga.
Description of Image
Cassino War Cemetery (Photo. John Wright, 2004)
Further References
Sources Used
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 12 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1943 to 31st December, 1943)
  • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139.

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