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Full Name: Matiu Patatu Bailey
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): Matiu Patatu
Surname: Bailey
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 39538
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Labourer
Next of Kin: Mrs Moari Maraea Bailey (mother), Putiki, Wanganui, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: Putiki, Wanganui, New Zealand
Military District: Wanganui
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 11
Campaigns: Crete
Last Unit Served: 28 (Maori) Battalion
Place of Death: Crete
Date of Death: 23 May 1941
Age at Death: 30
Year of Death: 1941
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Memorial Name: Athens Memorial, Phaleron War Cemetery, Athens, Greece
Memorial Reference: Face 13.
Biographical Notes: Matiu Bailey was the son of Ihaka Bailey and of Moari Maraea Bailey (nee Graham), of Wanganui
Description of Image: Portrait from The Weekly News; 9 July 1941
Further References:
Sources Used:
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 2 (Embarkations to 30th June, 1940)
  • CommonwealthWar Graves Commission URL http://www.cwgc.org
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