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70 years ago this month

Reconnaissance and patrols are undertaken to ready for the Battalion's attack on the Cassino railway station. The attack saw the unit suffer over 100 casualties in less than 24 hours, the heaviest of any of the New Zealand units. Read the war diary for February 1944 here

Battalion Roll

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Note this roll does not contain the names of those who were in other units but worked closely with the 28th Māori Battalion or those who served in the 15th Reinforcements or Jayforce. See a list of these people here. The names and other details given in this roll are those recorded on enlistment. Many 28th Battalion soldiers used alternative names or were known by both Māori and English versions of their names; these are recorded where known. Rank information is often first known rank. Please let us know if a soldier was known by an alternative name or was promoted to a higher rank by the end of the war.
Surnamesort iconForename(s)RankSerial No
LambertIhipaPrivate25915more details
LambertJohnPrivate62550more details
LambertWiremuLance Corporal39087more details
LambertHenry Colton ArundelMajor29357more details
LamblyPercy OvertonSergeant62740more details
LaniganFrank BenjimanPrivate811726more details
LarkinsDavyPrivate67486more details
LarkinsFordPrivate67635more details
LarkinsSamuel RobertPrivate39371more details
LarkinsReuben PatrickPrivate39373more details
LarkinsRobert JamesPrivate802035more details
LarkinsDonaldPrivate812598more details
LarkinsJosephPrivate39748more details
LatimerPaul KingPrivate62854more details
LatimerFrankPrivate802809more details
LawrenceThomas WilliamSergeant25916more details
LawsonGeorgePrivate65230more details
LawsonHoaniLieutenant39089more details
LawsonTukorehu JohnPrivate62868more details
LawtonEdwardPrivate641358more details
LazarusDickPrivate62741more details
Le NoelFraserPrivate67638more details
LeachDarkiePrivate39160more details
LeafHarding WaipukeCaptain16more details
LeafDavisPrivate62789more details
LeafWilliam HenryPrivate801409more details
LeeWalton RaymondSergeant261074more details
LeefEdward SelwynPrivate67636more details
LeefJosephPrivate65348more details
LeefArthurPrivate805114more details
LeefGordon St IvesPrivate801630more details
LeefRaroaLance Corporal802425more details
LegerAlexanderPrivate26514more details
LegerVictor EmanuelLance Corporal39090more details
LennardWilliam HenryPrivate802378more details
LeonardEdwardCorporal39091more details
LeonardHiwiPrivate67539more details
LeonardLen ManawaroaTemporary Corporal816148more details
LewisClarke ManuelPrivate65503more details
LewisWakiLance Corporal1934more details
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