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Full Name
Nepia Jones
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
Nepia
Surname
Jones
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
65284
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Private
Occupation before Enlistment
Dairy farmhand
Next of Kin
Mr N. Jones (father), Tolaga Bay, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
Tolaga Bay, New Zealand
Military District
Gisborne
Body on Embarkation
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 6th Reinforcements
Embarkation Unit
28 (Maori) Battalion
Nominal Roll Number
WW2 4
Page on Nominal Roll
WW2 184
Campaigns
Western Desert
Last Unit Served
28 (Maori) Battalion
Place of Death
Western Desert
Date of Death
7 November 1942
Age at Death
27
Year of Death
1942
Memorial Name
  • Alamein Memorial, El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories
Memorial Reference
Column 103.
Biographical Notes
Nepia Jones was the son of Nepia and Jane Jones, of Tolaga Bay, Auckland, New Zealand.
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.
  • 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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