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Full Name
John Heketa
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
John
Surname
Heketa
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
820978
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Private
Occupation before Enlistment
Warehouseman
Next of Kin
Mrs H.R. Heketa (mother), McLean Flats, 10 The Terrace, Wellington, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
328 Durham Street, Christchurch, New Zealand
Military District
Christchurch
Body on Embarkation
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit
28 (Maori) Battalion
Embarkation Date
21 February 1944 or 31 March 1944
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Vessel
Mooltan or Willem Ruys
Destination
Egypt
Nominal Roll Number
WW2 13
Page on Nominal Roll
WW2 54
Campaigns
Italy
Last Unit Served
28 (Maori) Battalion
Place of Death
Italy
Date of Death
23 September 1944
Age at Death
29
Year of Death
1944
Cemetery Name
Cesena War Cemetery, Italy
Grave Reference
V, D, 6.
Biographical Notes
John Heketa was the son of Tai Heketa and of Helen Rubina Heketa (nee Urquhart), of Wellington, New Zealand.
Further References
Sources Used
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 13 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1944 to 31st March, 1944)
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org

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