From the 28th Maori Battalion war diary, 23 January 1944
"Field Return of Other Ranks
C: Description of other ranks whose return to the unit is particularity requested.
62449, Sjt Oakes W, NZ Maori Inf, At NZ Maori Trg Deport (Urgenlty reqd for pay duties)."
*Another request filed on 30-1-44
Archives New Zealand, R23517745, ADQZ 18886, WAII 11666, DA 68/1/49