Jack Henry Hemi

Jack Henry

World War 2

Serial No
Address on enlistment
Waikawa Road, Picton, New Zealand
Next of kin
Mr Edwin Hemi (father), Waikawa Road, Picton, New Zealand

Comments (5)

waant to find out any information on my da while he was in the 28th maori battalion has any one got photo or stories i can have please his full name was Jack Henry Manahira Hemi no 39001 thanks his daughter carolyn macdonald

Hi Carloyn, my name is Steve Andrews, I just found this site about the Maori Battalion and looked up my mum's uncle, who was Jack Hemi- your dad. My mum is Martha (or more commonly known as Jackie) Andrews, so that would mean she is your cousin, I guess. She was a Macdonald from Picton, but has lived in Wellington for many years. I noticed your message about more information about Jack Hemi, I have a photo of Jack from a leaflet which I scanned that mum gave me, so will try and find it for you, and e-mail it to you. I also went to Te Papa museum 4 years ago whilst I was visiting home ( I live in London at the moment) and took a photo of who I believe to be your dad from a Maori Battalion group portrait which is in the museum. Likewise, I can e-mail you that as well. I guess I shall await a reply from you before I go on the hunt for these two photo's. my e-mail address is: [email protected] hope to hear from you soon, Cheers ; Steve.

Jack Henry Hemi is my fathers brother, ( my uncle) Dads name is Peter Te Pou Hemi, anyone got any photos of him this would be much appreciate. I would love to know more about my uncle and also for my father.

Hi my dad became a captain in the 28th Maori battalion  his no is 39001.He was wound 3 times he enlisted when he was only  16/17 he signed  his dad's name on his enrollment  papers  so he could  join  the war his dad had only found out what dad had done when dad went home and said he had signed up for the Maori battalion.dad stayed in the army until the war was over