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28 (Maori) Battalion


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This volume was produced and published by the War
History Branch of the Department of Internal Affairs

Editor-in-Chief Sir Howard K. Kippenberger, kbe, cb, dso, ed
Associate Editor M. C. Fairbrother, cbe, dso, ed
Sub-Editor W. A. Glue
Illustrations Editor J. D.Pascoe
Archives Officer R. L. Kay

the author:Joseph F. Cody was educated at Sacred Heart College, Auckland, and served throughout the First World War with 1 Canterbury Battalion. He won the Military Medal and was commissioned in 1918. He served in the New Zealand Temporary Staff in the Second World War and is at present on the staff of the Social Security Department in Wellington. He is the author of several books, including the history of 21 Battalion and a biography of Sir Maui Pomare, and is at present writing the history of the New Zealand Engineers.

This book was printed and bound by Coulls Somerville Wilkie Ltd.,
and distributed by Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd.

12 Lt Te K. Wahapango; Poroporo, Whakatane; born Whakatane, 15 May 1918; labourer; wounded 26 Aug 1942.

2Not traced.

3Maj R. Wright, m.i.d.; Auckland; born NZ 4 Aug 1919; wounded 18 Feb 1944.

4In loving memory of the Maori soldiers who fell on the battlefields of Greece and Crete.

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.—St. John, xv. 13.

When a warrior dies on the field of battle, another arises to take his place.—Maori proverb.

From 28 NZ (Maori) Battalion, 2 NZEF.

25 September 1945.

4Lt-Col D. MacIntyre, DSO; Porangahau; born Hastings, 10 Nov 1915; sheep-station manager; CO Div Cav Bn Aug 1945–1946 (Japan).

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