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Full Name
Karipori Hongara
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
Karipori
Surname
Hongara
Also Known As
Gullis
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
39209
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Private
Occupation before Enlistment
Labourer
Next of Kin
Mr Tuta Hongara (father), Ruatoria, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
Aorangi Post-office, Ruatoria, New Zealand
Military District
Ruatoria
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 90
Campaigns
Western Desert
Last Unit Served
28 (Maori) Battalion
Place of Death
Western Desert
Date of Death
23 November 1941
Age at Death
23
Year of Death
1941
Cemetery Name
Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery, Egypt
Grave Reference
9. F. 7.
Memorial Name
Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories
Biographical Notes
Karipori Hongara was the son of Tuta and Heni Hongara, of Hiruharama, Auckland, New Zealand.
Additional Information
  • Aka Gullis as recorded in Soutar (2008)
  • 28 (Maori) Battalion, Main Body
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
  • 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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