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Full Name
Hector Huriwaka
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
Hector
Surname
Huriwaka
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
65187
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Private
Occupation before Enlistment
Mill hand
Next of Kin
Mrs J. Huriwaka (mother), Ngaputahi, Rotorua, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
Ruatahuna, Rotorua, New Zealand
Military District
Rotorua
Body on Embarkation
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit
28 (Maori) Battalion
Nominal Roll Number
WW2 4
Page on Nominal Roll
WW2 172
Campaigns
Egypt
Last Unit Served
28 (Maori) Battalion
Place of Death
Egypt
Date of Death
6 October 1943
Age at Death
25
Year of Death
1943
Cause of Death
Died on active service
Cemetery Name
Heliopolis War Cemetery, Egypt
Grave Reference
5. N. 1.
Memorial Name
Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories
Biographical Notes
Hector Huriwaka was the son of Huriwaka Te Whare and Heeni Huriwaka. Husband of Tataurangi Huriwaka, of Wharepaina, Auckland, New Zealand.
Description of Image
  • Portrait, Weekly News
  • Headstone, HeliopolisWar Cemetery, Egypt (photo B. Coutts, 2009)
Further References
Sources Used
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941)
  • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139.
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org

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