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Banaba (Ocean Island) Names of War Dead

Australian troops arrive on Banaba at the end of World War II to find all the Banabans missing.

Extracts:  Appendix 10  - THE NAMES OF THOSE WHO DIED ON BANABA DURING WORLD WAR II "Te Rii Ni Banaba - The Backbone of Banaba"

 by R. K. Sigrah & S. M. King

  Published IPS, University of South Pacific, Fiji 2001  

All material in this Web Site is Copyright © K. Sigrah & S. M. King  2001  All Rights Reserved.

 

THE NAMES OF THOSE WHO DIED ON BANABA DURING WORLD WAR II

Report from the committee which was appointed to investigate the death, injury, damage and other atrocities which happened during the Second World War.

Report prepared for the Kiribati House of Assembly - Maneaba Ni Maungatabu - November 1996

NAME

 AGE

REASONS FOR DEATH

 
NAME

AGE 

 REASONS FOR DEATH

Aareke Taubwerei

37 

Killed by Japanese  

Bateriki Uriam 

 35

 Died at sea

 Abetenoko Kabunginteiti

 

Killed by Japanese for being leper 

Batia

 

Killed on Banaba  

Abitara Abetenoko 

 

Killed by Japanese for being leper 

Batiua

 

Died of hunger on Banaba 

Aminiati Rota

 

Died during time of War  

Batuao Tioboa 

 

Died of hunger on Banaba 

Amota

 

Died of hunger on Banaba  

Bauia Atanieru

 

Died during World War 2 

Amota 

 

Died of hunger on Banaba

Bauro Karuru

 

Shot by Japanese 

Angang Kobae 

 

 Electrocuted by Japanese

Bauro Terebu

 

Died from Japanese  

Angkam Taebo

 

Beheaded by  Japanese  

Bauro Wanikaie

 

Shot by Japanese at Lillian Point  

Anterea

 

Burnt in launch at Nauru 

Beau Metai

 

Killed by Japanese on Banaba 

Anterea Tokaati

 

Died at sea  

Bebentau (Amota) 

 

Killed on Banaba 

Aratika U.

38 

Beaten by Japanese  

Beia

 

Killed on Banaba  

Areke Taubwerei

40 

Died of hunger on Banaba  

Beianibuariki Tamuera

 

Shot by Japanese  

Aretana

 

Died of hunger on Banaba 

Bere Teitia

 

Died during World War 2  

Ari

 

Killed by Japanese because of leprosy  

Berenti Timon

 

Died  

Aroito

 

Died of hunger  

Beretaita

 

Killed by Japanese  

Ataera Taaba

 

Died of hunger on Banaba 

Beretiata Eeteri

19 

Shot by Japanese 

Atera Taoieta

 21

Killed by Japanese  

Betero Teekea

 

Killed by Japanese  

Atia Kamaata

 

Killed by Japanese bombing  

Betero Teiwaki 

 

Died from Japanese 

Auatabu Ramanga

 

Killed on Banaba  

Betero Tuake

 

Killed by Japanese  

Autiaong

 

Killed by Japanese  

Betio Taaba

 

Died of hunger on Banaba  

Baaroum Takatau 

 

Died from bombing

Biribo Eria

 

Died from Japanese  

Baibuke

 

Killed on Banaba  

Birirake Koriri

 

Shot by Japanese at Lillian Point  

Baita Taubwerei

 

Killed by Japanese during Second World War  

Biroto Biroto

 38

Died of hunger on Banaba 

Baitau

 

Killed by Japanese  

Bitaki

56 

Shot because he was hungry  

Baitke Tangitang

 

Died from hunger on Banaba  

Bobu Taukaro 

 

Killed by Japanese 

Bakaia

 

Died from hunger on Banaba  

Boribou Bwakai

 

Killed by Japanese because he was leper  

Bakoaun

 

Died of hunger on Banaba  

Botaraa

 

Died of hunger on Nauru  

Bangao

 

Electrocuted by the Japanese  

Botiara Takeke

 

Killed by Japanese  

Banimone Mangoua

 

Accidentally died on Banaba during the War

Boua

 

Beheaded by Japanese  

Baniuea B.

36 

Died of hunger by Japanese  

Bouatemari

 

Killed 

Bannei

 

Beheaded  

Bouatemari Kauabuina

 

Died of hunger

Banro Kauaba

37
 

He was killed because he was wrongly accused of stealing food  

Bouatoa

 

Can’t prove reason of his death 

Banuea

 

Died on Banaba   

Bouatoa Taniana

 

Shot by Japanese at Lillian Pt 

Barekiau

 

Died from being beaten by Japanese  

Boubou Bakai

 

Killed by Japanese 

 

Bataka

 

Died of hunger  

Itaia 

 

Died of hunger on Banaba 

Buatia Beniamina

37 

Beheaded by Japanese  

Itemaera Koito 

 

Died  during World War 2  

Bure T

 68

Hunger  

Itienang

 

Shot by Japanese

Burentoun

 

Killed   

Itinikua

 

Died in jail on Banaba  

Butintoa Arekibo

30 

Died when shot by Japanese  

Itinneita Ieru

 33

Beheaded By Japanese  

Bwaita Taubwerei

38 

Beheaded by Japanese  

Itintoki Nariaki

 

Killed on Banaba by Japanese  

Bwataka Babaki

 

Shot by Japanese  

Ititaake Kuuta

 25

Shot by Japanese 

Bwebwetake Tekaie

 

Died of hunger  

Iuta Ietii

 

Killed on Banaba by Japanese  

Enete Moote

 

He was killed by Japanese  

Kabaea

 

Died from bombing on Banaba  

Ereata

 

Killed by Japanese  

Kabaki Uriam

 21

Shot by Japanese 

Ereniti

 

Nobody knows the reason of his death  

Kabatia Uatire

28 

No evidence of his death, recruited from Nonouti  

Eria

 

Beheaded by Japanese  

Kabiri Tewawa

 

Shot by Japanese  

Eria

 

Killed by Japanese  

Kabotau

 45

Shot by Japanese  

Eriakim Obera

25 

Killed on Banaba  

Kabureia Bakanebo

27 

Shot by Japanese 

Erim Anterea

 

Shot by Japanese  

 Kabwaki Uriam

 17

 Beheaded by Japanese

Eritai Ioane

 

Died from Japanese bombing  

Kaeia Teuea (Teaba)  

32 

From hunger by Japanese 

Eritara Takanang

18 

Shot  

Kaiaia

 

Killed  

Eriu

 

Killed by Japanese on Banaba 

Kaiaia Motiua

 

He was bitten by a shark trying to escape from Japanese  

Etekia Reebo 

 26

Shot by Japanese 

Kaimatang Iobi

37 

Killed by Japanese 

Etekiati Reetio

 

Killed by Japanese  

Kaiua Batake 

27 

Shot by Japanese 

Etekiati Tetio

 

Killed by Japanese  

Kaiwa

 

Killed on Banaba  

Etete K.

 58

Shot at Lillian Point by Japanese  

Kakaua Batake

 

Died of stomach ache cause by hunger 

Etuare Timon

 

Died of hunger on Banaba  

Kamainga (Kabiua)

 

Died of hunger on Banaba  

Iaekana Iatua

 

Killed by Japanese on Banaba  

Kamatua & anentoa

 

Killed on Banaba 

Iaokiri Metako

 29

Killed by Japanese on Banaba  

Kamoti Tabuu

 

Killed by Japanese  

Iareta Tione

13 

Hunger  

Kanan

 

Beheaded by Japanese  

Iebeta

 

Died of hunger on Banaba 

Kantarawa Tekaai

 

Killed by Japanese because he was leper  

Ieeru Karoba

 

Beheaded by Japanese 

Kareman

 

Died of hunger on Banaba  

Ientau

 

Killed on Banaba  

Karibaua Tabwebwe 

68 

Died of hunger 

Ieu

 

Killed by Japanese on Banaba  

Kataba Terama

 

Hunger  

Ioane Arame

28

Shot by Japanese  

Katarake

 

Died of hunger on Banaba

Ioera Kamaata

 

Died of hard labour  

Kaua

 

Died of hunger on Banaba  

Iona

 

Died of hunger on Banaba 

Kauaba Boata

 

Electrified  

Ioreme Batongabiti

 39

Beheaded by Japanese  

Kauabatonga

 

Death unknown  

Iote 

 

Killed by Japanese 

Kaumai Teakin 

 

Killed by Japanese 

Iote Iote

 

Killed by Japanese on Banaba 

Kaumiti

 

Killed by Japanese  

Ioteba Kaumai

 

Died of hunger on Banaba  

Kauongo

 

Died of hunger on Banaba  

Iotua Airu

45 

Killed  

Kautu

 

Killed on Banaba  

Iou Mareko (Nanonna)

 

Died from Japanese  

Keke Taukai

 

Killed because he was leper  

Iram Etekiera

 

Died from Japanese  

Kewekewe Moatau

 

Shot by Japanese  

Irannau

 

Killed  

Kiakia

 

Died from hunger on Banaba  

Irata Bine

 

Killed on Banaba 

Kiatoa Kaumai

 

Killed by Japanese on Banaba  

Irata Teweru

 

Died of hunger 

Nautuao

 

Killed on Banaba by Japanese  

Kiatoa Tatau

23 

Killed by Japanese  

Nawaine Pine

 

Shot by Japanese 

Kiteon

 

Died of hunger in Banaba 

Neemia

 

Died of hunger on Banaba  

Koakoa Baitongabiti

22 

Shot at Lilian Pt. by Japanese  

Nekita T

 53

Hit by bullet  

Kokia

 34

Japanese killed him while repairing buoy in Harbour  

Neneuri 

 

Killed on Banaba by Japanese 

Koriri A

38 

Shot by Japanese  

Ngaia Timea

 35

Died of hunger 

Koura

30 

Died of hunger on Banaba  

Ngarontaake Tikunteiti

 

Killed by Japanese because he was leper  

Maata T.

28 

Shot 

Nonouri Anterea

 

Shot by Japanese 

Maemae

 

Killed by American bombing in Nauru  

Nuea Tabwi

 39

Beheaded  

Maene Rii

19 

Died of hunger on Banaba  

Nuete Nuete 

 

Killed on Banaba by Japanese 

 Maibintebure

 3

Died of hunger 

Nukai Aurane 

 

Killed on Banaba 

Maningare Atauea

 

Died of hunger on Banaba 

Numaia Intia

 

Killed by Japanese  

Mannaua Tabakarawa

 

Shot by Japanese  

Obena (Maera) 

 

Killed on Banaba  

Maraea Airu

41  

Shot 

Obeta Redfern

30+ 

Burnt to death by Japanese 

Maraea Tekoriri

Died of hunger  

Omeri

 19

 Shot

Mariano Tekaai

 

Killed by Japanese because he was leper  

Oteta 

 

Killed by Japanese 

Maron 

 

Died of hunger on Banaba  

Oteti Reema

 

Died of hunger on Banaba  

Mataroa Matakite 

 

Died by Japanese 

Penipelite Salanoa

20 

Shot by Japanese  

Matata

 

Died of hunger on Banaba  

Penisula Falesau

 

Killed by Japanese

Matin Mweia

 

Died during World War 2

Ramten

 

Killed  by Japanese  

Meeti

43 

Hunger  

Raoboia

 

Killed by Japanese 

Mereki Miti

27

Shot and Killed  

Rebaio T

30 

 Shot 

Metutera Tiira 

 

Killed by Japanese 

Rekau Teekea

 

Died during the War 

Minataba Timwea 

 

Killed by Japanese during the War 

Renren

 

Killed on Banaba  

Miriama Tito

 

Died of hunger caused by Japanese 

Rerewa

 

Shot by Japanese at Lilian Point  

Mitire Mekieru

 23

Killed (recruited from Onotoa)  

Reuera

 

Killed at sea while trying to escape  

Moteti Tiotebwa

Injected by Japanese and died later 

Ribai

 

Killed by Japanese (shot)  

Moutu Tokiauea

32 

Shot  

Ribine

 

Died of hunger on Banaba  

Mwaake Rianako

 

Beheaded by Japanese  

Ribinine Taaba 

 

Died during the War 

Mwaerere Tekatau

 

Killed by bomb  

Riboriki Tara 

Shot by Japanese 

 Mwariko

 

Died from desperation of hunger caused by Japanese 

Riria Itienang

42 

Died of hunger  

Mweretaka

45 

Admitted to hospital but Japanese didn’t feed him.  

Ritang Keebwa

 

Died during Second World War  

Naatia Ribaai

 

Shot by Japanese by being leper  

Riuai Teunaia

 

Killed because he was leper  

Nabari

 

Died of hunger on Banaba  

Riwa Uriamti

 

Killed on Banaba  

Nabere Ribantaai

40  

Died from hunger

Roau Timwea

 

Killed by Japanese during the War  

Nabutau Teaniwai

 

Shot by Japanese  

Roboam Terebo

 

Killed on Banaba  

Naiti

 

Died of hunger on Banaba  

Rokoua Teimone

34 

Killed on Banaba by Japanese  

Nakarua

40 

He was poisoned by Japanese  

Ronikanimeang

 

Shot by Japanese  

Nakekea

 

Died of hunger on Banaba  

Roota Bakatokia

 10

Beheaded by Japanese  

Namoriki Kaitangare 

 

Shot by Japanese 

Rooti Kairo

 

Died during the War  

Naniten Aretana

 

Died during Second World War  

Ruka Kauaba

 

Died of hunger on Banaba 

Nariki Teubei 

 

Shot by Japanese

Rukai Maika 

 

Died during the War 

Nataua

 

Killed by Japanese because he was leper  

Taom Eria

 

Shot by Japanese  

 Ruoitao Tiaoti

 34

Shot 

Taoroba

 

Killed by Japanese  

Taam Botibara

 

Died of hunger on Banaba  

Tarae Ribaai

 19

Shot because he was a leper  

Taam Taam

 

Killed on Banaba  

Tarakabu Tebau

 

Died from Japanese  

Tabanga Kaitano

34 

Died of hunger on Banaba  

Tarakia

 

Died of hunger on Banaba  

Tabea Reo

 

Died on Banaba  

Taratai

46 

Died of hunger  

 Tabenaba

 

 Killed (Recruited from Onotoa) 

Tareti Maio

 

Died of heart attack when bomb exploded  

 Tabewaa Tibaua

 

Beheaded by Japanese 

Tatoa 

 

Died of hunger on Banaba 

Tabikarawa

54+ 

Died of hunger  

Tauamarawa Beia

 

Killed by Japanese  

 Taboia

 

Killed by Japanese 

Tauantang 

 

Died of hunger 

Tabonteren (Doctor)

42

Stabbed by Japanese bayonet when he refused to inject children with poison  

Tauantang Aakori

 

Electrocuted by Japanese 

Tabore Teuea

40 

Shot 

Taukaro Kauaba 

 

Killed by Japanese 

Taboua

 

Died at sea while fishing for Japanese 

Tauna

 

Died of hunger  

Tabua Tekaiwa

 

Died of hunger on Banaba  

Taunii Airu 

28 

Died of hunger by Japanese  

Tabuaki Baketi

 

Killed by Japanese

 Taura

26

Killed by bombing on Banaba 

Tabuariki

 

Killed (recruited from Tabiteuea)  

Tauro Romania

38 

Killed by Japanese 

Tabuatoatau

 

Killed on Banaba  

Tautebua Taebo

 

Beheaded by Japanese  

Tabuia

 

Died of hunger on Banaba  

Tautebwa Kauarawete 

 

Shot by Japanese 

Tabuia Iete

 

Electrocuted by Japanese  

Tautua Tuiko

 

Died of hunger in Banaba  

Tabuke Tuen 

 27

 Shot by Japanese

Tawake

 

Killed by Japanese 

Tabutoatau Iokara

 45

Beheaded by Japanese  

Tawita

 

Died of hunger on Banaba 

Tabwanin

Hunger caused by Japanese 

Teaeki Taukai

 

Shot because he was a leaper  

Tabwewaa Tibaua

 

Shot by Japanese  

Teaiwa Tebuanna 

 

Died of hunger on Banaba 

 Tabwiia Naeuta

 34

Died from electric shock 

Takin Nakua

18 

Killed by Japanese

 Taebo Koura

 

Died at sea 

Teangabai

 

Died of hunger on Banaba  

Taeka

 

Died of hunger 

Teannaki

 

Died of hunger on Banaba  

Taiau Tabeaua 

 40

Died of hunger cause by Japanese 

 Teannaki Bokai

 

Killed by Japanese 

Taivasa Siose

23 

He was bayoneted by Japanese  

Teanningo Taboia

 

Killed by Japanese

Takaingutu 

 

Killed (recruited from Tabiteuea) 

Tearau Rukio

 

Died of hunger on Banaba  

Takaio Tekeua

26

Shot by Japanese  

Tearo

 

Killed by Japanese on Banaba  

Takanoi

 

Killed on Banaba 

Teatao Matakite

 

Killed by Japanese  

Takaria Tauoua 

 

Killed by Japanese 

Tebanro Kauaba

 23

Beheaded by Japanese 

Tamaiti Kirataruru

48 

Hunger  

Tebara Tiwai

46 

He was burnt  

Tamuera Teaon

37 

Shot by Japanese  

Tebau Tikauea 

 

Killed by the Japanese 

Tamwennang Tebo

 

Died of hunger on Banaba 

Tebauia

 

Killed at Banaba 

Taneai

 

Killed by Japanese  

Tebebe Korotabu

 

Died of hunger by Japanese  

Tanentoa Tautebwa

 

Killed by Japanese 

Tebetaio Ieremia

 

Killed by the Japanese  

Tanentoa Temaiana

 

Died of hunger and eating leaves 

Tebikemone

 

He was killed because he was leper  

Tangaroa Tengakia

20 

Shot by Japanese 

Tebionga

 

Died on Banaba from hunger  

Tanibanarata Mareko

 

Beheaded by Japanese  

Tebiri Tamuera

24 

Shot by the Japanese  

Tanna Kobae

 

Died of hunger by Japanese 

Teboitabu

28 

Killed by the Japanese  

Tannang Beiaruru

 

 Killed by Japanese

Tebwaebwa Nakau

35 

Left hungry by the Japanese  

Taoieta Tatabwano

 

Died after being beaten by Japanese  

Temango 

 

Killed by Japanese\ 

Tebwara Tiwai

 

He was burnt by Japanese because he was leper 

Temataake Taam

 

Hit by bomb  

 Teebora K.

 60

He was shot 

Temoa

 

Beheaded by Japanese  

Teekea Teeu

24 

He was shot by the Japanese  

Temoai Kamata

 38

He was shot 

Teeta Biribo

 

Beheaded by the Japanese  

Tenanai Tione

 9

He died of hunger by Japanese  

Teibeiki Koura

 

He was killed by the Japanese  

Teneabing T

54
 

He was hit by a bullet 

Teibira Timoteo

24 

He was beheaded by the Japanese  

Tenieta Nuete

 

He was shot by Japanese  

Teibora Timoteo

38 

He was beaten by the Japanese  

Tennang Kakau

 

He was killed by Japanese 

Teieru

 

He died at sea 

Tentau

 

Died of hunger on Banaba 

Teikaabua Tekaua

48 

He was beheaded by the Japanese  

Terangabure 

38 

Shot by Japanese 

Teikabua

 

He died of hunger on Banaba  

Teraoi

 

Beaten to death by Japanese 

Teikaoti Teimone

 32

He was killed by Japanese  on Banaba

 Terara

60 

He was killed for being leper 

 Teikarawa

 

He was killed on Banaba

Terawea 

38 

He died during Japanese time because there was not food 

Teimaiana 

 

Died of hunger on Banaba 

Teretia

 

He was taken out to sea on barge and shot by Japanese  

 Teimarane

 

He was killed on Banaba 

Teretia Nuea 

 

Burnt by Japanese because he was leper 

Teinai Tabore

 

Killed by the Japanese 

Teriboriki

 

Died of hunger on Banaba 

Teinamoroa

 

Killed on Banaba  

 Terikano Obaia

 34

Died of hunger

Teitao Teubaa

26 

He was shot by the Japanese 

Terikaua

 

Killed on Banaba by Japanese  

Teitawana

 

He died in Banaba  

Terikiai (Tion)

 

Killed 

Tetibwebwe Kabiriera

 

He died of hunger on Banaba  

Terokouea

 

Died of hunger on Banaba  

Teitikai Tabutoua

 

Killed by the Japanese  

Teruaa Atanieru

 

Died from the Second World War  

Teitoi

 

Died of hunger on Banaba  

Teruka

 18

Shot  Stabbed by Japanese  

Tekaai Kanone 

 

He died of hunger because the Japanese feeding only on leaves 

Tetabo

 

Died of hunger on Banaba 

Tekaai Ribauea

 

He was killed by the Japanese because his child had leprosy  

Tetange Tongaii

56 

 Beheaded by Japanese

Tekai

 

Died of hunger on Banaba 

Tetanibea (Teburimai)

 

Killed Stabbed by Japanese  

Tekamino Temone

 18

Shot by the Japanese  

Teteka

 

Beheaded by Japanese  

Tekanan Kariaa

 

Killed on Banaba  

Teteki Baewe

 

Beheaded by Japanese  

Tekatara Ionikara

38 

Shot by a Japanese  

Teteki Baintoun

 

He was shot by Japanese for no reason

Tekau

 

Killed on Banaba by Japanese  

Tetieuea 

 

Killed on Banaba by Japanese

Tebautu M.

38 

Shot 

Tetuai

 

Died of hunger on Banaba  

 Tekea

 

Died of hunger on Banaba

Teuanang Bureua

 

Died of hunger by Japanese  

Tekeabuti Tion

Died of hunger during Japanese time  

Teuarai

 

Beheaded by Japanese  

Tekeuea Tieka

25 

Killed on Banaba by Japanese  

Teuati Amatia 

 

Shot by Japanese 

Tekiera Teaeaki

 

Killed by Japanese 

Teuea Aata

 

Shot by Japanese  

Tekimai Tetita

 

Killed by Japanese 

Teukera Tiuere

25 

Beheaded by Japanese  

Tekinene Boua

 

Beheaded by Japanese 

Teuta Ereaatara 

 

Beheaded by Japanese 

Tekirai Taiau

15 

Shot by Japanese  

Tewae

 

Died of hunger on Banaba  

Tekonaba

 

Beheaded by Japanese  

Tewaiti

 

Died of hunger on Banaba  

Temaiana

 

Died while under force labour by Japanese 

Teweaniti Ribaai

21

Shot because he was a leper  

 Temaiana Tiroi

 40

Beheaded by Japanese 

Toakarawa Teaero

 

Killed by Japanese

Teweia Aata

 

Died of hunger and Japanese feed them on leaves  

Toatoa 

 

Beheaded on Banaba 

Teweru Awiu

 

Died of hunger on Banaba  

Tokaaba

 

Died of hunger on Banaba 

Teweti Abiuta

59 

Died of hunger on Banaba 

Tokaia Mweaua

 

Killed by Japanese  

Tewiatabu Amuera

 

Died by Japanese 

Tokiauea Tem

 

Shot by Japanese 

Tewita Eritai

 

Died of hunger (He came from Tamana)  

Tominiko Tauroba 

 

Killed by Japanese 

Tiaon Tarau

 25

Killed by Japanese  

Tongabiri

 

Killed on Banaba by Japanese 

Tibwere Meia

 

Shot by Japanese (Came from Nonouti) 

Tongabiri

 

Died of hunger on Banaba  

Tibwere Rotoman

35 

Blind folded and beheaded by Japanese  

Tongoiti

40 

Died of hunger 

Tikunteiti

 

Killed because he was leper 

Tooti Kauoto

 

Shot by Japanese  

Tim

 

Killed by Japanese  

Tooti Tooti 

34 

Shot by Japanese 

Timaio

 

Killed by Japanese  

Torata

 

Killed by Japanese  

Timaio Bateka

21 

Shot  

Torua 

 

Killed on Banaba by Japanese 

Timi

 

Beheaded by Japanese  

Toteai Tooa 

 

Died of hunger  

Timoteo Teaero

24 

Shot or beheaded by Japanese 

Touati Amatia

 

Shot by Japanese  

Timun Araba

 

Killed by Japanese

Tuanikai Teuriaki

 

Shot by Japanese  

Tinabora Tekaie

 

He worked hard and had no food except the leaves on the trees  

Tubua Rokea

 

He died in the War  

Tinga

 

Died of hunger on Banaba  

Tubua Tiua

 

He was hit by the American bomb  

Torata 

 

Killed by Japanese 

Tuenge Tuengeri

 

Killed by Japanese during the War  

Tion Tarau

 

Died in the Second World War  

Tuengeri Ieete

 

Died of hunger on Banaba  

Tiong

 40

Died of hunger on Banaba  

Tuewi Tuiko

 

Killed by Japanese  

Tioti Koraubara

24 

Died of hunger by Japanese  

Tutu 

40 

Died of hunger by Japanese 

Tirae Tabeaua

 

Died from the Japanese  

Uakeia Nawere

 

Died on Banaba 

Tiri

 

Killed by Japanese because he was leper 

Ueanteiti Teiabure

 49

Died of hunger on Banaba  

Tiribo (Oriawa)

 

Killed on Banaba  

Urete

 

Killed by Japanese because he was leper 

Tiribo Rekau

 

Beheaded by the Japanese  

Uriam Baaka

 39

Died of hunger on Banaba  

Tiroia

 

Killed on Banaba by Japanese  

Uriam Tamueru

 

Shot by Japanese (Came from Beru) 

Tiroia Kaumai

 

Shot by Japanese  

Utia Ribae

 

Killed by Japanese 

Titanre Tongai

56 

Beheaded by Japanese  

Utiate Buake

35 

Died from during the Second World War  

Tito Tarau

 

Killed by Japanese

Vanro Kauaba 

32 

Killed by Japanese 

Tiuta

 

Killed at Banaba  

Wareri

 

Died of hunger on Banaba  

Toa

 

Killed by Japanese on Banaba  

Winuea Tarua 

 

Killed by Japanese 

Toa (Tentoa)

 

Killed on Banaba  

     

 

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 Banaba Under Japanese Occupation World War II 

 The Story, Photos and Video of Kabunare's Story of Survival during WWII on Banaba

 

 

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