Date of death
Place of death
World War 2
Address on enlistment
Porirua, New Zealand
Next of kin
Mrs Te Arohi Katene (mother), Porirua, New Zealand
From 28th Maori Battalion diary
'Field Return of Officers'
"Lieut Katene G, NZ Maori Inf, 7.12.43, Killed In Action"
Reference: Archives New Zealand - R23517744, ADQZ 18886, WAII 11666, DA 68/1/48
From JF Cody's Official history, p.332
"Lieutenant Katene met Tomoana about this time and asked if there were any targets for the mortars. He then moved on towards A Company and was killed en route. Katene was a foundation member of the Maori Battalion and one of the very few still serving."
Lieut. Katene remembered in Ngati Toa service
Submitted by TeAwhi_Manahi on Thu, 10/02/2011 - 10:07
Poppy Places Palmerston North
Submitted by Moose on Tue, 28/06/2016 - 09:18
I am the researcher and contributor for Poppy Places, Palemrston North (http://poppyplaces.nz/). I am currently researching the Awatapu subdivision and the 28th Maori Battalion individuals which the streets are named for as commemoration of their service overseas. I am looking for any and all information which anyone can supply about the following individuals: Major Wi Patene Anaru, Lieutenant George Katene, Sergeant E T M Pitama, Lieutenant Colonel H Ruha and Major M P Te Punga. I have already completed articles for Brigadier George Dittmer, Lieutenant Colonel J C Henare, Captain Wiremu Te Tau Huata and Captain M Wikiriwhi, but any more information would be greatly appreciated to add on.
If anyone can provide any information on these individuals it would be greatly appreciated. You can contact me via [email protected]