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Roll of 15th Reinforcements, Jayforce and other personnel

This page lists servicemen from other units who were closely associated with the 28th Māori Battalion, those who were part of the 15th Reinforcements and those Māori volunteers recruited in New Zealand in 1946 and 1947 for service with Jayforce in Japan. The records of most of these men can be found on Auckland Museum's Cenotaph database.

See the main Battalion Roll for the 3600 men who officially served with the 28th Māori Battalion in the Middle East and Europe.

People from other units associated with 28th Māori Battalion

A number of personnel, both Māori and Pākehā, were attached to the 28th Māori Battalion for periods or worked closely with it, but were not officially members of the unit and therefore do not appear in the main Battalion roll. They include the following:

  • BENNETT, Reverend Manuhuia Augustus - Chaplain
  • CUMMING, Captain D.G. - New Zealand Medical Corps (Jul–Aug 1942)
  • D'ARCY, Captain Campbell N., MC - New Zealand Medical Corps (attached Aug 1942–April 1944 and Oct–Dec 1944) Read his memories
  • FISHER, Major W.B., OBE - New Zealand Medical Corps (attached Dec 1939–Aug 1940)
  • HOWDEN, 2nd Lieutenant Ian - Quartermaster (attached May 1942– ?) Read his memories
  • HŪATA, Reverend Wiremu Te Tau, MC - Chaplain Read his memories and his impressions of a 1977 pilgrimage to Europe
  • KIRKWOOD, Sergeant R.C.H., MM - Corps of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (attached)
  • KRONFELD, Captain (later Lt-Col) M. - New Zealand Medical Corps (attached Jun 1941–Jan 1942)
  • McDONALD, Captain R.M. - New Zealand Medical Corps (attached Jan–Jul 1942)
  • MILLER, Captain T.F. - New Zealand Medical Corps (attached April–Oct 1944)
  • MOORE, Lieutenant P.W.E. (Pat) - New Zealand Medical Corps (attached Dec 1944–?) Read his memories
  • MULES, Captain Charles M. - New Zealand Medical Corps (attached Aug 1940–May 1941) Read his memories
  • MUSGRAVE, Rex - Regimental Sergeant Major (attached Jun 1941–Jun 1942) (later 2nd Lieutenant, 23rd Battalion) Read his memories
  • PERRY, David Norman - YMCA Welfare Officer Read his memories
  • PRESCOTT, W.H. (Bill) - Quartermaster (attached) Read his memories
  • RANGI, Reverend Wharetini - Chaplain
  • SHAW-THOMPSON, Captain R. - New Zealand Dental Corps (attached Mar, May–Jun 1942)

15th Reinforcements

The following soldiers left New Zealand with the 15th Reinforcements and were at sea when the war in Europe ended on 7 May 1945. They arrived in Egypt that month and were sent to Italy later in the year, but did not see action with the 28th Māori Battalion. A number of these men also volunteered to serve with Jayforce in Japan. The records of most of them can be found on Auckland Museum's Cenotaph database.

Serial No.

Rank

Name

824110

Lieutenant

POANANGA Bruce Tikitiki-o-Rangi

413017

T/S/Sgt

COX Herbert Edward

817772

T/Sgt

GRAY William

808598

T/S/Sgt

KEREKERE William Brian

810761

T/Sgt

MATAIRA Hāwea

801280

T/Sgt

NEPIA Douglas

805768

T/Sgt

WAAKA Edward

801692

Cpl

HETARAKA Wikiriwhi

801680

T/Cpl

DUNN Henry

813562

T/Cpl

HIRINI Pōtene

811800

T/Cpl

KOHU Harrison Andrew

39384

T/L/Cpl

MCDONALD Harry

619510

T/Cpl

NEPIA George

817792

T/Cpl

MAYNARD Hiwi

805769

T/Cpl

WAITITI Hoani Retimana

801196

Pte

ABRAHAM Roy

811813

Pte

AHOMIRO William

817819

Pte

AKURANGI Tū

801661

Pte

ALECK Rika

810768

Pte

ANDERSON Ned

823231

Pte

BATES Peter Gordon

801667

Pte

BEAZLEY George

811809

Pte

BRELL William

812683

Pte

BROUGHTON Tāruke James

811814

Pte

BROWN Waitangi

817770

Pte

BROWN William Richard

811805

Pte

CLEAL Gussie

817798

Pte

COLMAN Kimete Tim

816595

Pte

COOK William

810734

Pte

DANIELS William

813574

Pte

DAVIS Arthur Robert

812674

Pte

DUNN Stephen

810772

Pte

EDWARDS Boydie

817832

Pte

ERIA Maremare

813565

Pte

FALWASSER Percy

816591

Pte

GARDINER John

817744

Pte

GOVERNOR Joseph

811804

Pte

GRAY Joseph Atutahi

811799

Pte

HAIMONA Peter

812679

Pte

HARRIS Meka

801368

Pte

HARRIS Tony

816602

Pte

HAWIRA Murray

815325

Pte

HENARE Thomas

817791

Pte

HENRY Edward

811433

Pte

HEREWINI Moana

812407

Pte

HEREWINI Robert

817817

Pte

HIROKI Korora

801694

Pte

HITA Te Rau Renata

805231

Pte

HOKOPAURA Tehingawaru

817799

Pte

HOLLIS Sydney Brownie

801389

Pte

HONE Paul

815328

Pte

HUIHUI Tipi

817752

Pte

HURUNUI Wharepiki

817788

Pte

ISAAC Jimmy

810767

Pte

KAPEA Rex

812593

Pte

KARAKA Haki Herewini

817797

Pte

KARAKA Hori

817619

Pte

KAWANA David

816601

Pte

KAWENGA Tangiwai

811815

Pte

KEETI Hati

816588

Pte

KING Richard

817804

Pte

KINGI William

823225

Pte

KINI Daniel

811795

Pte

KIPA Charles Marsh

801805

Pte

KIRA Cecil Mahia

801806

Pte

KIRA Frederick William

812685

Pte

KOMENE Percy

810681

Pte

LAWSON Daniel

812686

Pte

LEAF William

804684

Pte

MAAKA McKenzie

816593

Pte

MCDONALD Tātere

817810

Pte

MAERE Taiehe Solomon

623006

Pte

MAKIHA Peter

414111

Pte

MANAWAROA Hunga

810312

Pte

MANGERE Thomas

813557

Pte

MANNING James Stewart Iria

812179

Pte

MARSH Andrew

811778

Pte

MARTIN Dick

815329

Pte

MATIU John Hemi

802865

Pte

MAUNSELL Leslie

813553

Pte

MAURIOHOOHO Kaku

810744

Pte

MIKAERE Smokey William

801279

Pte

MILLER William Samuel

817801

Pte

MOANANUI Karal

812677

Pte

MOKA Neiken Davis

811801

Pte

NGAWHIKA Stanley

810760

Pte

NOBLE Peta

801732

Pte

PARORE Walter Teaau

811796

Pte

PEARSON Peter

802136

Pte

PENE Rudolph

817783

Pte

PERE Tute Kohi

810737

Pte

POATA Arapata

39400

Pte

POHARAMA Dave

812687

Pte

POMARE Tuu Reiti

811816

Pte

POROA Whakatama

816594

Pte

POTAKA William Goth

812688

Pte

POU Wiremu Reihana

817812

Pte

PURIRI Adam Arama

801844

Pte

RAHARAHA Henry

801744

Pte

RAHUI Te Kooti

801459

Pte

RAKATAIRI Tutere

810773

Pte

RAKEI Rameka

817826

Pte

RARERE Robert Owen

813558

Pte

RAURETI Lawrence Frederick

805779

Pte

RENATA Tumaiwaho

817813

Pte

RETI Joseph Teotāne

804669

Pte

RIPOHAU Leslie

179509

Pte

RONDON Roy

804690

Pte

ROPATA Koipata

817800

Pte

ROPIHA Raturoa

811803

Pte

ROYAL Taiaroa

810724

Pte

RURI James Mita

817808

Pte

RUTENE Johnson

811807

Pte

SEYMOUR J

810766

Pte

SKIPWORTH Hamiora Pōhiri

805771

Pte

STAFFORD William

810732

Pte

TAIAPA Rongomai

811806

Pte

TAITUA Sam

817328

Pte

TAKITIMU Heta

812689

Pte

TAMIHANA Hutu Wi

811808

Pte

TAPSELL Jack Leon

817831

Pte

TAREHA Dan Teroera

817814

Pte

TAUTAU Houpara

811058

Pte

TAWHARA James

817807

Pte

TAYLOR Harry

811794

Pte

TE KURA Te Paoro

817784

Pte

TE RURE Turei

817787

Pte

THOMPSON Boy

801495

Pte

TIA Albert

815346

Pte

TUA Wally

811818

Pte

TUREI William Brown

817793

Pte

TUTAKI Tipene Matua

811798

Pte

TUWAIRUA Henry

808604

Pte

UNAHI Albert Haukaretu

812690

Pte

WAENGA Penaia

816589

Pte

WAHO Manu Hapuku

805778

Pte

WALKER Arthur Edward

816592

Pte

WALLACE Davis

816321

Pte

WATENE Robert Valentine

812678

Pte

WELSH David Raymond

817829

Pte

WIHONE Charlie

800099

Pte

WIKATENE Riwai

811793

Pte

WIIKEEPA Whareaoni

444833

Pte

WILLIAMS James Hamish

810747

Pte

WILLIAMS Paul

802487

Pte

WILLIAMS Peri

810777

Pte

WILLIAMS Smithy

817794

Pte

WILSON Hiwi

817786

Pte

WILSON Rangi

817795

Pte

WINITANA Ngarangi Hemi

817855

Pte

WITHERS Thomas Charles

801288

Pte

WRIGHT John

   

 

Jayforce

The following Māori served in the New Zealand component of the British Commonwealth Occupation Force in Japan (known as Jayforce) after the Second World War, but were not members of the 28th Battalion between 1939 and 1945. Māori troops had their own unit in Japan, D Squadron, which was part of the Divisional Cavalry Regiment. A total of 12,000 New Zealanders served in Japan between 1946 and 1949. The records of most of the men listed below can be found on Auckland Museum's Cenotaph database.

  • Ahuriri, Matu
  • Ahuriri, Anthony Russell
  • Anderson, Ben
  • Aorere, William
  • Apuwai, John
  • Aranga, Warren
  • Aupouri, Frederick
  • Babbington, Morgan Romeo
  • Bailey, Whetu
  • Baker, Peter Wakefield
  • Baker, Nohinohi Mahima
  • Baker, Manning
  • Barnett, Thomas
  • Bayne, Francis Kenneth
  • Beazley, Kino
  • Beecham, September
  • Bell, Daylion
  • Bertrim, Paul
  • Biddle, Piki Tekaha
  • Blackmore, Raymond
  • Bluett, Max
  • Bristow, John
  • Brooking, Paddy
  • Bryan, Gene
  • Bryan, Willie
  • Capps, Darcy
  • Chapman, Louis Hilyard
  • Clair, Bethell Gordon
  • Clark, Albert
  • Clark, John Michael
  • Clendon, Warana Matene
  • Collier, Donald Joseph
  • Cotter, Richard Teao
  • Davidson, Raymond George
  • Dodd, Roy Reginald
  • Douglas, Hugh Gavin
  • Edwards, Ben
  • Edwards, Joseph Harold
  • Emery, John
  • Ereatara, Wakamoe
  • Erstich, George
  • Eruera, Rapata
  • Fraser, Norman
  • Galvin, Alexander Joseph
  • George, Thomas (813693)
  • Gillette, Mac Philip
  • Goldsmith, Phillip Morehu
  • Gordon, Pomare Douglas
  • Gordon, Donald Claude
  • Grace, Jury
  • Green, Duncan
  • Grimwood, Francis Julian
  • Gundry, Kenneth Carpenter
  • Haapu, Eapai Lyon
  • Haare, Mick
  • Haenga, Harry
  • Hakaraia, Percy
  • Hakaraia, Hohaia
  • Harawira, Teina Mutu
  • Harris, Charlie
  • Harris, James
  • Hautapu, Whare
  • Hautu, Harry
  • Hawaikirangi, Pierre
  • Hawaikirangi, William Robinson
  • Hawkins, Joseph
  • Hayward, Hoterene Tai
  • Heke, Taheke Tai
  • Heke, Jim
  • Heurea, Frank
  • Higgison, Thomas Henry
  • Hill, Percy Reginald
  • Hireme, Isaac William Ropu
  • Hoani, Moses
  • Hori, George
  • Hotu, Jackie Wetini Waikato
  • Houia, Teri
  • Howard, William
  • Hunt, Hingatui Tunatahi
  • Ihaea, Muhu
  • Irwin, Rutene
  • Jones, Leo
  • Jones, Douglas
  • Joseph, Joe
  • Kaiawha, Rangi Teorere Heke
  • Kairau, Raymond
  • Kaiwahie, Jack Hurae Grace
  • Kane, Thomas
  • Karaka, Raupatu Pikau
  • Karetai, Te Ruahikihiki
  • Karipa, Robert
  • Katene, Raymond
  • Keepa, William
  • Kelly, Marsh
  • Kepa, Don
  • Kerekere, Ivan Panapa Tutere
  • Kewene, Tim
  • Kingi, Edward John
  • Kirikiri, Rutene
  • Kiwara, Tame
  • Kokiri, Johnny
  • Kopua, Bob
  • Koromene, Thomas Henry
  • Lanigan, William
  • Latimer, Graham Stanley
  • Lauder, Ned
  • Leef, Harding
  • Love, Rangi Ian David
  • Mackie, Rapata
  • MacLeod, George Andrew
  • MacPherson, Charles Bailie
  • Maika, Paul
  • Manawaiti, James Tepoe
  • Maniapoto, William
  • Manu, Kapua
  • Manuera, Hona
  • Martell, Jerry Mia
  • Martin, Api
  • Martin, Rennie
  • Mason, Henry(810796)
  • Matthews, Joseph Stanley
  • Maunsell, Thomas Robert
  • Maxwell, Len
  • McDonald, Rawiri
  • McDonald, Ray
  • McGrath, Arthur
  • Mihaere, Benjamin
  • Mihaka, Pohipohi Ngamoko
  • Milner, Pahau
  • Mohi, Joseph
  • Moki, Robert John
  • Morgan, Tumorehu
  • Morrell, Poutu
  • Morrison, James Remi
  • Moses, William Thomas
  • Murphy, Allen Sydney
  • Naera, Kawhena
  • Ngatai, Joe
  • Nia Nia, James Paratene
  • Nuri, Taranaki
  • Ormond, Jose Osborne
  • Packer, George Stewart
  • Paenga, Eru Kawhia
  • Pahi, Rawiri Ropotini
  • Pakura, Tangira
  • Paraha, Mairia
  • Parata, Donald
  • Patuaka, Matahaere
  • Payne, Spencerman
  • Pehi, Wiremu
  • Pere, Caesar John
  • Peters, Clarke
  • Petricevich, Frederick
  • Pewhairangi, Star
  • Pewhairangi, Rere Waipuke
  • Pihama, Murray Tautuhi
  • Pirihi, Robert
  • Pirihi, William Murdoch
  • Pokai, Hohepa
  • Popata, James Tekapa
  • Potaka, Erueti Tawhai
  • Pou, Horo Himi Te Waihika
  • Pourau, Martin
  • Poutu, Mei Karaka
  • Pouwhare, Taua
  • Puia, Bill
  • Puriri, Hohaia Joseph Kawiti
  • Rakato, Walter
  • Rangikotua, Whare
  • Ransfield, Hiwi
  • Rapi, Te Ua
  • Rapihana, Haki Tuari
  • Rarere, John Tayner
  • Raureti, Neil Kenneth
  • Rawson, James
  • Reihana, James Jackson
  • Reihana, Daniel
  • Reweti, Hereaka
  • Reweti, Tony
  • Richards, Robert
  • Riki, Wi
  • Rikihana, Rikihana
  • Rissetto, Isaac
  • Roa, Tukotahi
  • Roberts, David Harold Sam
  • Robson, David
  • Rolleston, George
  • Royal, Hape
  • Ruka, Rihari
  • Savage, Hiram Paki
  • Shelford, Nathan Edward
  • Skipper, Thomas
  • Smiler, Sydney
  • Smith, Isaac
  • Smith, Matthew
  • Solomon, George
  • Stevens, John
  • Stewart, Donald
  • Sullivan, Dallison Joseph
  • Taare, Koha
  • Tahu, Windy
  • Tait, Raymond
  • Takarangi, James Robert
  • Tamaki, Rollo
  • Tamehana, Hupa
  • Tanara, Rongo
  • Tangiora, Oliver Broughton
  • Tango, Tom
  • Taueki, Joseph
  • Taueki, Jack Herbert
  • Tawera, Jack Philips
  • Tawhi, William
  • Te Amo, Billy
  • Te Hau, David
  • Te Hau, Rangi
  • Te Hei, James
  • Te Kahika, Barney
  • Te Kakau, Kiharoa
  • Te Kani, Hiki
  • Te Kani, Sydney Knox
  • Te Momo, Gerald
  • Te Tau, Witehuki Winsbury
  • Te Whata, Philip
  • Te Whata, Douglas William
  • Te Whau, Michael John
  • Teddy, Richard Dick
  • Temepara, Darkie
  • Terure, Terry
  • Thomas, Douglas Rangi
  • Thompson, Ephraim
  • Tiopira, Jim
  • Tipu, Hemi
  • Togo, Eru
  • Toi, Tamihana Dick
  • Toki, George
  • Toki, Stephen Henry
  • Toss, Aui
  • Tuapawa, James
  • Tuhoro, Ronald Joseph
  • Tuhoro, Watene Tawa
  • Tukaki, William
  • Tupe, Dane
  • Tureia, Robert Panapana
  • Turner, Charles James
  • Turuwhenua, Robert Hiao
  • Tuuta, Tom
  • Tuwhare, Hone Pene
  • Waetford, Harris George
  • Waihi, Te Rua Karaka
  • Waikato, Tom
  • Waitoa, Hori Paku
  • Walker, Titi
  • Wallace, Henry
  • Watene, Mateora
  • Whare, William
  • Wharehinga, Wally Tauhore
  • White, Edward Hiki
  • White, Jack Te Whaiti
  • Whitehead, Graham
  • Williams, Jimmy
  • Williams, John
  • Williams, Punehu
  • Williams, Robert
  • Wilson, D'Arcy Rewini
  • Woon, Lu
  • Wright, Richard
  • Young, Arthur Stephen