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Full Name: Rihari Haimona
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): Rihari
Surname: Haimona
Also Known As:
  • Rihari Haimona Symons
  • Hare
  • Charlie Symons
  • Charlie
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 68242
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Farm Hand
Next of Kin: Mr R. Haimona (father), Pawarenga, North Auckland, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: Pawarenga, North Auckland, New Zealand
Military District: Kaitaia
Body on Embarkation: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit: Infantry Reinforcements
Nominal Roll Number: WW2 9
Page on Nominal Roll: WW2 164
Last Unit Served: 28 (Maori) Battalion, A Company
Place of Death: New Zealand
Date of Death: 3 January 1995
Age at Death: 78
Year of Death: 1995
Cemetery Name: Wellsford Cemetery, 80 School Road, Wellsford, New Zealand
Grave Reference: RSA Burial. Block 1 Row A Plot 22 Seq 1
Cemetery Register No: 472
Obituary: Poroporoaki: Te Maori News, January 1995 : v.4 n.1 p. 8
Biographical Notes:
  • Son of Himona and Makarena Paraihe (Papawarenga).
  • Husband of Takutai (Tai) Dorothy Symons (-1997).
  • Lay at Ortawharo Marae.
Description of Image: Headstone, Wellsford Cemetery (Photo John Halpin, 2011)
Additional Information:
  • Rihari Haimona listed in the Nominal Roll
  • Rihari Haimona (Charlie Symons) is listed as Archives New Zealand for Serviceman's Rehabilitation files (1960-1979) and used by Te Maori (1995)
  • The name Hare is provided by whanau on 28 Maori Battalion website (April, 2010)
  • Symons, Rihari Haimona is recorded on the Rodney cemetery record
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