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Full Name
Edward Ngatata Howell
Rank Last Held
Sergeant
Forename(s)
Edward Ngatata
Surname
Howell
Also Known As
Eddie
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
5742
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Corporal
Occupation before Enlistment
Barman
Next of Kin
Mrs Olive Marr (sister), Post-office, Matata, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
Matata, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
Military District
Rotorua
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 91
Campaigns
Egypt
Last Unit Served
28 (Maori) Battalion
Place of Death
Egypt
Date of Death
20 July 1941
Age at Death
33
Year of Death
1941
Cause of Death
Accidentally killed on active service
Cemetery Name
Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt
Grave Reference
K. 76.
Memorial Name
Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories
Biographical Notes
Edward Howell was the son of Edward and Ngahuia Howell, of Matata
Description of Image
Portrait from The Weekly News; 6 August 1941
Additional Information
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
  • 28th Maori Battalion Website 1941-1945

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