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Full Name
John Hannam Henderson
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
John Hannam
Surname
Henderson
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
67415
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Private
Occupation before Enlistment
Labourer
Next of Kin
Mr A.W. Henderson (father), Te Araroa, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
Te Araroa, New Zealand
Military District
Ruatoria
Body on Embarkation
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 7th Reinforcements
Embarkation Unit
28 (Maori) Battalion
Nominal Roll Number
WW2 5
Page on Nominal Roll
WW2 95
Campaigns
Western Desert
Last Unit Served
28 (Maori) Battalion
Place of Death
Western Desert
Date of Death
11 March 1942
Age at Death
23
Year of Death
1942
Cemetery Name
El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt
Grave Reference
XIII. H. 26.
Memorial Name
Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories
Biographical Notes
John Hannam Henderson was the son of Arthur William and Te Paea Henderson, of Te Araroa, Auckland, New Zealand.
Further References
Sources Used
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 5 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1941 to 30 September, 1941)
  • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139.
  • Soutar, M. (2008). Nga tama toa = The price of citizenship : C Company 28 (Maori) Battalion 1939-1945. Albany, N.Z.: David Bateman.

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