D Company soldiers who embarked with the Main Body in 1940.
Back row: ?, Tim Pahau, ?, ? Katene, Bunny Hawkins (Wakatu), Johnson Whare, ?, Major Rewi, George Tawhai, Willy Rupe, Eddy (Kapai) Ngapuhi (*), ?, Eddie Ngapuhi(*), ?, ?, Joe Larkins (Rangitāne), ?, Rangi Mateparae, Norman Tane (Te Kuiti), Noble Carroll, Bill Tauri, ?
Third row: ?, Jack Tainui, ?, Jim Koti, J.J Taha, Kiwa Pomare Hura, Joe Te Rangi (Chatham islands), ?, Bill Rangitawa, Nelson Carroll, ?, Iriwhata (Ponchey) Hunter, Don Mitchell (Wairoa), Waki Lewis (Ngāti Kauwhata), William Heperi, Bill Iwihora, Tuakana (Tew) Nikora, John Rangi (Waitōtara), George (Old Horse) Martin, John (Swanne) Collins, Philip Parahi, Nirai Apatu, George Cook, Bob Ropiha, Tom Ormond (Māhia), ?, Taake Karetu, Jim Tahau
Second row: Bill Kurupo (Le Bas), Barney Kingi, Willy Tamaki, Te Raetea Kahu Paku, Felix Edwards, Boy Tamaki, Lemuel Mahanga (Wairoa, Hawkes Bay), Jim Roach, Walla West, Jack Rewiti, Bob Mangere, Jim Kihi (Ngāti Maniapoto), Willie Komene, Maurice Anderson, ?, Pat Wright, ?, Les Wipiti, Peter Tapine (Piha), Jim Bailey (Whanganui) or Boss Pineaha, Peter Tahatu, Joe Hiroti (Whanganui), Robert Fowler, Boyce Te Mana, Joe Manaena, John Parata (Pehi), Mat Bailey (Pūtiki)
Front row: Hori Tauroa Roa, Fraser Goodnight, Paul Kurupo, Bill Tukere Te Anga, Dean (Hati) Paipa, Martin Murphy, George Te Hau, Bill Mohi, Jackson Martin, Tom Pitama (identified as Petaina), Rangi Logan, George Te Kuru, Teri Gilroy, Cpt. Ces Blomfield, Maj. Humphrey Dyer, Paul Te Punga, Wally McKay, Sgt. Ted Pohio, Whiti Mane (Hastings), Jerry Smith (Whanganui), Barney Manawatu, Stan Cooper, Tom Smiler, Stanley Rangi Martin, Sam Komene, Henry Skipper, George Turner, Howe Iwihora.
These men were identified by D Company's Company Sergeant Major Rangi Logan in the 1990s. If you can identify any of the unnamed men please contact the Site Administrator.
? Not identified
(*) Identity requires confirmation.
In the case where a soldier's name is not linked to his soldier page it may be that we have not confirmed his identity or he is not listed on the website's Battalion roll. If he is not on this roll we have not confirmed his membership or he did not embark for war.
Full reference information:
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Title: No 4 D Coy
Date: c. 1940
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D Company, Main Body. Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. Not to be reused without permission. Image reference: PA.000038.