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Full Name
Anaru Heke
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
Anaru
Surname
Heke
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
65470
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Private
Occupation before Enlistment
Labourer
Next of Kin
Mrs L. Heke (wife), Maketu, Tauranga, New Zealand
Marital Status
Married
Enlistment Address
Maketu, 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
Western Desert
Last Unit Served
28 (Maori) Battalion
Place of Death
Western Desert
Date of Death
27 June 1942
Age at Death
25
Year of Death
1942
Cause of Death
Died of wounds
Memorial Name
  • Alamein Memorial, El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories
Memorial Reference
Column 103.
Biographical Notes
Son of Heke and of Taitimu Kaiawha (nee Maxwell), of Tauranga; husband of Letty Heke, of Maketu
Description of Image
Portrait, Weekly News
Additional Information
Next of kin listed in the Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945 as Mrs L. Heke, Maketu, Tauranga
Further References
28th Maori Battalion Website 1941-1945. URL: http://www.28maoribattalion.org.nz
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