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Full Name
Tom Henare
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
Tom
Surname
Henare
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
25867
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Private
Occupation before Enlistment
Truck-driver
Next of Kin
Mr M. Henare (father), Mangonui, North Auckland, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
Care of H. Oliver, Rural Delivery, Mangonui, New Zealand
Military District
Kaikohe
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
27 November 1941
Age at Death
25
Year of Death
1941
Cemetery Name
Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery, Egypt
Grave Reference
22. E. 8.
Memorial Name
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories
  • Mangonui (Cenotaph) War Memorial, Mangonui, Northland, New Zealand
  • Mangonui War Memorial Hall, Mangonui, Northland, New Zealand
  • Hokianga Arch of Remembrance, Kohukohu, Hokianga, New Zealand
Biographical Notes
Tom Henare was the son of Heremia and Maria Henare, of Waimahora
Description of Image
  • Mangonui (Cenotaph) War Memorial, Roll of Honour (photo J. Halpin 2011)
  • Mangonui (Cenotaph) War Memorial, Dedication Plaque (photo J. Halpin 2011)
  • Mangonui (Cenotaph) War Memorial, full view (photo J. Halpin 2011)
  • Mangonui War Memorial Hall, Roll of Honour (photo J. Halpin 2011)
  • Mangonui War Memorial Hall, Interior Plaque (photo J. Halpin 2011)
  • Mangonui War Memorial Hall, Heritage Information Board (photo J. Halpin 2011)
  • Mangonui War Memorial Hall, External View (photo J. Halpin 2011)
  • Hokianga Arch of Remembrance, Kohukohu, World War 2 Roll of Honour, names: Arona - Moa (supplied by G.A. Fortune in 2008.)
  • Hokianga Arch of Remembrance, Kohukohu (supplied by G.A. Fortune in 2008.)
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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