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Full Name
James Heke
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
James
Surname
Heke
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
65152
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Private
Occupation before Enlistment
Labourer
Next of Kin
Mrs N. Heke (mother), Pupuke, Whangaro, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
92 Grey's Avenue, Auckland, New Zealand
Military District
Auckland
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
Last Unit Served
28 (Maori) Battalion
Place of Death
Western Desert
Date of Death
4 September 1942
Age at Death
25
Year of Death
1942
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 Hirini Putete Heke and Ngawhare Hirini Heke, of Pupuke
Further References
Sources Used
  • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139.
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941)

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