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Full Name: Wi Harawira
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): Wi
Surname: Harawira
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 18147
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Dairy Farmer
Next of Kin: Mrs T.W. Harawira (mother), Tuawhi, Canterbury, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: Tuawhi, Canterbury, New Zealand
Military District: Christchurch
Body on Embarkation: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit: Infantry Reinforcements
Nominal Roll Number: WW2 4
Page on Nominal Roll: WW2 146
Campaigns: Western Desert
Last Unit Served: 20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: Western Desert
Date of Death: 17 July 1942
Age at Death: 22
Year of Death: 1942
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Cemetery Name: El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt
Grave Reference: I. G. 1.
Biographical Notes: Son of Kereopa and Tewhe Harawira, of Tuahiwi, Canterbury
Further References: Commonwealth War Graves Commission record. URL: http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=2094419
Sources Used:
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941)
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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