Edward Haupuru Wells

Ingoa whānau
Wells
Ingoa tuatahi
Edward Haupuru
E mōhiotia ana ki te ingoa
Eddie
Date of death
13-Mar-04
Place of death
Kamo Home, Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand

World War 2

Tau Rangatū
65372
Tūnga
Lance Sergeant
Address on enlistment
RD 4 Te Kao, Kaitaia, North Auckland, New Zealand
Whanaunga tino tata i te wā o te kuhunga
Mrs Emily Wells (mother), RD 4 Te Kao, Kaitaia, North Auckland, New Zealand

Takupu (3)

E kore ano to reo to kanohi ranei e kitea i to marae (Potahi) takoto mai e te papa. Ko koe tetahi o nga tino hoa tata a Rawhiti Ihaka ia kourua i te pakanga. Na kourua me etahi atu hoia o te kainga, te huarahi i parau pai tika hoki kia kore ai tatou katoa e rongo i te tukino a te hoa riri. Naku na Kingi Ihaka mo tatou - to iwi Te Aupouri i Te Kao.

I have searched long and hard to find the name of the comrade that was photographed with my Koroua, and thanks to your family; I have found you, and can finally put a name to your face. I am so grateful for this. Nga Mihi nui ki a koe e te Rangatira, Moe mai ra kei te Putahitanga o Rehua. Moe mai ra e koro.

It was an absolute joy to see a photo of my father that I have never seen ever!!! WOW Thank you for posting it to the Website. I listed my dad on the Auckland War Memorial Museum with photo and a story about him written by my sister.Eddie Wells lived and worked in Whangarei after the war and after he married my mother, Esther. They became members of the A Company 28 Maori Bn Association Whangarei Branch and as a result I grew up knowing many of my dad's comrades and their families. These Veterans attended each others special celebrations, family birthdays, wedding anniversaries, weddings and sadly the passing of 'mates' . We still have an association branch in Whangarei, kept running by other children of a Veteran, like myself, but we have recently lost our last Whangarei Veteran, Mr Bill Pitman. As Associate members of the 28MB Association we have raised a Pou to our fathers and mothers of the Whangarei Branch and it stands just outside the Whangarei Library.