My Father was Rewiti Pitman also known & Dave. He was in the Headquarters Company.
His brother is William (Bill) Pitman .my Uncle, the President of 28th Maori Battalion. His other brothers ,also members of the 28th Maori Battalion,were John & Edward (Ted).
I had the privilege of visiting Crete in 2005 which is shown in the attached photograph. We were shown the most utmost respect and hospitality when it was known that my dad was a member of the 28th Maori Battalion. Even young teenagers were aware of who they were & we were amazed & humbled by the high regard & esteem in which they are held by all the Cretans we met.