From 28th Maori Battalion diary
'Field Return of Officers'
"Lieut Katene G, NZ Maori Inf, 7.12.43, Killed In Action"
Reference: Archives New Zealand - R23517744, ADQZ 18886, WAII 11666, DA 68/1/48
From JF Cody's Official history, p.332
"Lieutenant Katene met Tomoana about this time and asked if there were any targets for the mortars. He then moved on towards A Company and was killed en route. Katene was a foundation member of the Maori Battalion and one of the very few still serving."