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Full Name
Rawiri Tamanui Jones
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
Rawiri Tamanui
Surname
Jones
Also Known As
Davy
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
39189
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Private
Occupation before Enlistment
Labourer
Next of Kin
Mrs J. Jones (mother), Tolaga Bay, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
Tolaga Bay, New Zealand
Military District
Tolaga Bay
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 99
Campaigns
Crete
Last Unit Served
28 (Maori) Battalion
Place of Death
Crete
Date of Death
28 May 1941
Age at Death
24
Year of Death
1941
Memorial Name
  • Athens Memorial, Phaleron War Cemetery, Athens, Greece
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories
Memorial Reference
Face 13.
Biographical Notes
Rawiri John was the son of Nepia and Jane Jones, of Tolaga Bay, Auckland, New Zealand.
Additional Information
Also known as Davy as recorded in Soutar (2008)
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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