Jack Rio Maaka

Jack Rio
Also known as
Jack Rio
Date of death
9 September 2009

World War 2

Serial No
Address on enlistment
34 Drake Street, Auckland, New Zealand
Next of kin
Mrs M.M. Maaka (wife), c/o C.W. Gibson, Dalziel Road, Eltham, Taranaki, New Zealand

First enlisted and embarked as Jack Rio 65421; re-embarked as Jack Rio Maaka 65421

Death notice offers another service number 810692.

When first enlisted, gave next of Kin as Mr M. Rio (father), Kai Iwi, New Zealand and address at enlistment as Matapu, New Zealand.

First Unit 28 (Maori) Battalion, D Company; Last Unit 28 (Maori) Battalion, A Company

Comments (4)

Jack Rio Maaka is my grandad his was a cool as man. He is the father of my mother ( Natalie Maaka ) he past away on my 18th birthday (9th September 2009 ) he will always beloved in our hearts and soul he will live on through his loved ones. may his soul R.I.P i love him i'm gonna miss him. P.S love you grandad 

Well Dad you were here for quite awhile and now you are gone it seems you tried very hard to be here for another few years at least to one hundred well we all wishedthat was going to be true.  I feel a loss that no one will knowas we were apart and unable to talk i said what i said as i lived with that for years i love you and miss you very much. i see you laughing as your birthday is not far away and jumping and that big smile like a baby waiting for your presents.God Bless you Dad till we meet again as you lay with your comrades and family who fell before you so keep us a space up there where you are even though we willnot lay togetherCBarbarich

well this week is a year on the 9/9/2010 fathers day was not good no dad. This week on the 11/09/2010 memorial service held at Manurewa RSA will be off to service Papatoetoe rose memorial gardens then going to the RSA it is so hard this feeling of loss and the feeling my mother is going through I know it is absolutely devastating. so dad this is a closing for all the family but you will never leave our thoughts and hearts we will hurt for ever but still knowing what you have done in your life it is a legacy for us all to be proud of. a dad of all dads no one can match so i will miss you forever your cheeky smile, grumpy face a dance no one will ever do that only a few have ever seen and the love you had for all your children in different ways and many moko's that you loved and spoilt they too will know the loss that you are not with us any more. so Dad till we meet again .

RIP my great grandfather I really wished that I could have met you and you will be in our hearts forever and ever we really miss you being here with us your up in heaven in a safe community now I hope your having a great time with your son I love you jack rio maaka. xoxoxo