In August 1941, Eruera Dennis Hamon sent this photo home of himself and his friend T. Tangohau (seated).
Dennis died 3 months later on the 30th of November, 1941 and is buried in Halfaya Sollum Cemetery, Egypt.
Nga mihi mahana ki te whanau Tangohau. We are unsure if Uncle Dennis' friend seated on the left is Tame or Harry Tangohau of Tolaga Bay and know you will be able to identify him. We look forward to hearing from you. We have added both soldiers to the 'Related' field.
(It was difficult to decipher the name and is appeared to begin with an 'R' hence the title on the photograph as R. Tangohau.
Update: 10 Sept 2011
Kia ora ano ra Te Awhi,
Nga mihi o te wa kia koe. I hope my email finds you well.
I was just doing some searching on Sollum and found your photograph.
We've now got photos up of the Tangohau whanaunga from C Company and from looking at their photos it looks like it is Tame Tangohau who is pictured with Dennis Hamon.
Noho ora mai
Leanne Tamaki | Content Officer
Thanks Leanne. That is wonderful to know. They look so young and it is nice to know they were together. - Te Awhi.
Grace Riria Hamon Herbert Family Collection 2010.