Nau mai, haere mai
Welcome to the official 28th Māori Battalion website
Between 1941 and 1945, New Zealand’s 28th (Māori) Battalion forged an outstanding reputation on the battlefields of Greece, Crete, North Africa and Italy. This site is dedicated to the men who served with the Māori Battalion and to their whānau and friends. It also remembers the Māori and Pacific Island men who served in the First World War. Discover their fascinating stories of spirit and adventure, courage and camaraderie, victory and tragedy.
Presented by the 28th Māori Battalion Association and Manatū Taonga
Search the Battalion roll
Discover more about Māori servicemen who served in the First World War and the 3600 men of the 28th who served in the Second World War through our fully searchable Battalion roll.
Contribute your stories
Find out how you can contribute your 28th Māori Battalion stories, photographs, video and sound.
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