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Full Name
Rawiri Hemi
Rank Last Held
Corporal
Forename(s)
Rawiri
Surname
Hemi
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
801792
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Lance Corporal
Occupation before Enlistment
Bush worker
Next of Kin
Mr R. Hemi (brother), Huia Road, Kaeo, North Auckland, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
Whangarei, North Auckland, New Zealand
Military District
Whangarei
Body on Embarkation
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit
28 (Maori) Battalion
Nominal Roll Number
WW2 11
Page on Nominal Roll
WW2 58
Campaigns
Italy
Military Awards
Military Medal (MM)
Last Unit Served
28 (Maori) Battalion
Place of Death
Italy
Date of Death
22 September 1944
Age at Death
25
Year of Death
1944
Cause of Death
Killed in action
Cemetery Name
Cesena War Cemetery, Italy
Grave Reference
V. D. 1.
Memorial Name
Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories
Biographical Notes
Son of Piripi and Maata Hemi.
Description of Image
Portrait, Weekly News
Further References
Sources Used
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 11 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1943 to 30th June, 1943)
  • 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
  • 28th Maori Battalion Website 1941-1945

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