Ponaute Busby

Surname
Busby
Forename(s)
Ponaute

World War 2

Serial No
25823
Rank
Private
Address on enlistment
Pukepoto, Kaitaia, New Zealand
Next of kin
Mrs R. Busby (mother), Pukepoto, Kaitaia, New Zealand

Comments (2)

Ponaute Bon Busby passed away in Auckland in 1999 and is laid to rest at Rangihaukaha Urupa, Pukepoto.

Ponaute Busby was captured at Sphakia on 1/6/1941, and processed in Kreta VI with POW number 5443. In October/November 1941 he was at a POW camp in Tymbakion, Crete, where he was doing forced labour, with around 200 other men. Here he signed a pair of shorts, that were brought back from the war. He would have been shipped off Crete ~ 4th January 1942.