Charles Te Amaru Sciascia

Charles Te Amaru

World War 2

Serial No
Address on enlistment
Porangahau, New Zealand
Next of kin
Mrs D. Sciascia (mother), Porangahau, New Zealand

Comments (1)

The official 28th War History written by Cody mentions Charles on pg 440. In the footnote to his name it gives L-Corporal as his rank. I'm not sure which is correct. He was wounded on 27/4/45 while showing his cousin, Bert Ropiha around the battle field. He stepped on a mine which cost him both legs. Apparently he was mistaken for dead and placed in a room with others awaiting burial. The sentry on duty at the time was given the fright of his life when he heard a voice coming from a supposedly dead soldier. Moe mai ra e te ha koro i tou moenga roa. Nāhaku iti nei Nā Kaupoi-Walkabout