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Full Name
Pekama Hunia
Rank Last Held
Lance Sergeant
Forename(s)
Pekama
Surname
Hunia
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
801986
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Lance Corporal
Occupation before Enlistment
Labourer
Next of Kin
Mrs R. Hunia (mother), Waitakaro, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
Waitakaro, New Zealand
Military District
Ruatoria
Body on Embarkation
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 9th Reinforcements
Embarkation Unit
28 (Maori) Battalion
Nominal Roll Number
WW2 11
Page on Nominal Roll
WW2 64
Campaigns
Italy
Military Awards
Mentioned in Despatches (MiD)
Last Unit Served
28 (Maori) Battalion
Place of Death
Italy
Date of Death
15 December 1944
Age at Death
33
Year of Death
1944
Cemetery Name
Forli War Cemetery, Italy
Grave Reference
IV, B, 21.
Memorial Name
Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories
Description of Image
Headstone, Forli Cemetery (photo Gabrielle Fortune 2008)
Further References
Sources Used
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 11 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1943 to 30th June, 1943)
  • 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.
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org

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