Matua Petuha Wehi

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Matua Petuha Wehi.

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Matua Wehi was the son of Pire Hani Wehi and Ripeka R. Wehi, of Norsewood, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand.

A private in the 28 (Maori) Battalion, he was killed in action in Crete in May 1941, aged 24.  He is buried in the Suda Bay War Cemetery, Crete, Greece.

He is listed on the Norsewood War Memorial.

Portrait from The Weekly News; 2 July 1941