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Full Name
Harry Hema
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
Harry
Surname
Hema
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
39347
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Private
Occupation before Enlistment
Farm hand
Next of Kin
Mrs A. Hema (mother), Kawakawa Bay, Clevedon, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
Kawakawa Bay, Clevedon, New Zealand
Military District
Auckland
Body on Embarkation
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 2nd Echelon
Embarkation Unit
28 (Maori) Battalion
Nominal Roll Number
WW2 2
Page on Nominal Roll
WW2 84
Campaigns
Tunisia
Last Unit Served
28 (Maori) Battalion
Place of Death
Tunisia
Date of Death
27 March 1943
Age at Death
24
Year of Death
1943
Cause of Death
Killed in action
Cemetery Name
Sfax War Cemetery, Tunisia
Grave Reference
X. F. 16.
Memorial Name
Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories
Biographical Notes
Harry Hema was the son of Parauri and Te Ma Mae Hema, of Kawakawa Bay, Auckland, New Zealand.
Description of Image
  • Portrait, Weekly News
  • Headstone, SfaxWar Cemetery, Tunisia (photo B. Coutts, 2009)
Further References
Sources Used
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 2 (Embarkations to 30th June, 1940)
  • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139.
  • CommonwealthWar Graves Commission URL http://www.cwgc.org

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