Topic: 28th Māori Battalion

The last officer of the 28th Māori Battalion has fallen

By Te Kāea

Lieutenant Alfred Preece, fondly known as Bunty, passed away this morning at his Chatham Island home.

At 96 years of age, he was the last officer of the 28th Māori Battalion.

He spent three years serving in the New Zealand Army mostly in the front-line.

Preece shared with Māori Television his incredible story of survival and his strong views on war.