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From: "Carol Spragg" <>
Subject: [nz] WW2 Personnel Tarawa Massacre 23 Oct 1944
Date: Thu, 14 Jan 2010 19:14:41 +1300

>From "Taranaki Daily News" 23 October 1944

Description of the Japanese massacre of British and NZ personnel on the
island of Tarawa in the Gilbert group on October 15,1942.There were 22
British victims.

The New Zealanders were:

ELLIS Pte Raymond A NOK Mrs J A ELLIS Auckland (wife)

HEARN Corp Henry H C NOK Mrs A SHEARN Hastings (mother)

HEENAN Corp Arthur C NOK Mr E P HEENAN Middlemarch (father)

HITCHON Pte Robert I NOK Mrs S HITCHON Waitoa (mother)

HOWE Pte Dallas H NOK Mrs S HOWE Thames (mother)

JONES Pte Reginald NOK Mr L JONES Auckland (brother)

KILPIN Pte Claude A NOK Mr W G JILPIN Te Aroha (father)

McCARTHY Corp John J NOK Mr J J McCARTHY Auckland (Father)

McKENNA Corp Arthur E NOK Mrs H WEBB Levin (aunt)

McKENZIE Pte Roderick M NOK Mr R H McKENZIE Te Kuiti (father)

MURRAY Corp Thomas C NOK Mr T MURRAY Hokitika (father)

NICHOL Pte John H NOK Mrs M A NICHOL Te Puke (mother)

PEARSALL Corp Clifford A NOK Mr L PEARSALL Lawrence (father)

SPEEDY Pte Leslie B NOK Mrs A SPEEDY Auckland (wife)

TAYLOR Lieut Allan L NOK Mr W C TAYLOR Waimate (father)


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