Maori Battalion soldiers prepare for war

This 1942 Weekly Review film shows Māori reinforcements training in Northland before sailing overseas to join the 28th Battalion in North Africa.

A couple of B Company soldiers have been identified in the footage, at 3:05 - Te Whiu Bush sits at the centr of this group of 3 soldiers and Dick Ngoungou is at the right.  At 3:22 Robert Gillies is to the left of the open fire and again at 3:30 seated with other members of the Battalion.

Please let us know if you recognise any of the men in this film.


WEEKLY REVIEW No. 67, Archives New Zealand / Te Rua Mahara o Te Kāwanatanga
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Takupu (10)

I think i just saw my grandfather marching in this video clip KA_moko


hi there can any one help me out im trying to get some photos of my dad Te Raina Kingi he from Te Kaha Thanks hope to hear from whanau

can anyone out there help me out have any photos of my dad Te Raina Kingi he use live te kaha think he was born there thanks Hetekia Kingi im the only son of the 28th maoribattalion THANK YOU

Hi Hetekia I have photos of Te Raina Kingi and Te Ipo Kingi, they are my great grand parents my grandmother is their daughter as sister to Hanuere. Please contact me.

hi there ive just got your message just now when i just login of my father Hanuere Kingi. im wonder if you could help me out with some photos of my Dad and his family side Thanks

Hi the soldier on the right of the group of 3 is Dick Ngoungou 802097, I have this clip as a photo nice to put names to the faces.