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Full Name
Manawarere Hunia
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
Manawarere
Surname
Hunia
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
39771
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Private
Occupation before Enlistment
Labourer
Next of Kin
Mrs Kararaina Hunia (mother), Waitakaro, Ruatoria, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
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 92
Campaigns
Western Desert
Last Unit Served
28 (Maori) Battalion
Place of Death
Western Desert
Date of Death
5 September 1942
Age at Death
25
Year of Death
1942
Cemetery Name
El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt
Grave Reference
XIII. J. 13.
Memorial Name
Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories
Biographical Notes
Manawarere Hunia was the son of Wi and Kararaina Hunia, of Ruatoria, Auckland, New Zealand.
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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