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Full Name
Joseph Hemopo
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
Joseph
Surname
Hemopo
Also Known As
Hohepa
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
25865
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Private
Occupation before Enlistment
Shop-assistant
Next of Kin
Mrs M.H. Hemopo (mother), Ohinemutu, Rotorua, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
Ohinemutu, Rotorua, New Zealand
Military District
Rotorua
Body on Embarkation
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit
28 (Maori) Battalion
Nominal Roll Number
WW2 3
Page on Nominal Roll
WW2 208
Campaigns
Western Desert
Last Unit Served
28 (Maori) Battalion
Place of Death
Western Desert
Date of Death
24 October 1942
Age at Death
18
Year of Death
1942
Cemetery Name
El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt
Grave Reference
XIII. F. 16.
Memorial Name
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories
  • Whakarewarewa, Te Hokowhitu-a-tu Memorial Gateway, Rotorua
  • Rotorua Citizens War Memorial (World War 2)
Biographical Notes
Joseph Hemopo was the son of Te Wera Hemopo and Maria Putiputi Hemopo, of Rotorua, New Zealand.
Description of Image
Rotorua Citizens War Memorial (World War 2), War Memorial Park. Photo G.A. Fortune 1999
Additional Information
  • Age at death on Commonwealth War Graves is recorded as 18 years.
  • Named H.hemopo on the Whakarewarewa memorial
Further References
Sources Used
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941)
  • 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

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