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70 years ago this month

To ready for the approaching Winter Campaign the Battalion completed a 100-mile march from Maadi to Alexandria in six days. They also suffered casualties during night manoeuvres.  Read the war diary for August 1943 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.
SurnameForename(s)RankSerial Nosort icon
BertrandGeorge FrederickLieutenant Colonel10more details
BroughtonKenneth RenataCorporal1997more details
BirdGeorge GabrielLance Corporal4204more details
BerghanHeneryPrivate5710more details
BlomfieldCecil JamesCaptain6093more details
BerghanJosephPrivate6098more details
BennettCharles Moihi Te ArawakaLieutenant Colonel6121more details
BennettFrederick TiwhaSecond Lieutenant6122more details
BennettGeorge RanginohooraSecond Lieutenant6123more details
BluettSamuelCorporal6171more details
BunkerRangi PeniPrivate12443more details
BrownHarveyPrivate15131more details
BellCharles RangiririCorporal22066more details
BakerHubert GeorgeCorporal25811more details
BarbarichJamesPrivate25812more details
BarrettHenry KokoroPrivate25813more details
BarrettJohn Piuraki TikaoSecond Lieutenant25814more details
BlackJohnPrivate25815more details
BrassLogan DavidPrivate25816more details
BrookingArthurPrivate25817more details
BrownCharles SmithTemporary Corporal25818more details
BrownDavidPrivate25819more details
BrownJamesPrivate25820more details
BrownJohn RawhitiPrivate25821more details
BusbyPonautePrivate25823more details
BryersThomas Peter WaiataCorporal25824more details
ButlerKehuPrivate26145more details
BrownJackPrivate26359more details
BruntonWalker CullingPrivate26654more details
BurkeGarrett LeslieWarrant Officer Class 230486more details
BellLawrence JohnCaptain30969more details
BakerFrederickLieutenant Colonel34879more details
BennetCharles Basil38188more details
BellJohn PaniPrivate39003more details
BrownRobertPrivate39044more details
BirdHenry TahawaiSergeant39045more details
BeattieWharePrivate39046more details
BartlettRobertPrivate39203more details
BrownHauraki AkuhataPrivate39226more details
BusbySelwynPrivate39296more details
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