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Wi Nira Edwards

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  • Service number
    67407 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    Corporal AWMM
    28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM
  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Wi Nira AWMM
  • Surname
    Edwards AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    67407 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Occupation before enlistment
    WW2 Chainman AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown 4 Millers Street, Dannevirke, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs H. Edwards (wife), Muhunoa West, Ohau, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 21 Feb 1944-31 Mar 1944 Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
  • Campaign
    Italy AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    67407 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM
    Dannevirke, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand AWMM
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW2 Vessel was Mooltan or Willem Ruys AWMM
    Temporary Sergeant AWMM
    28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM
    Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMM

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Corporal AWMM
    28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Wi Edwards was the son of Walter George Edwards and of Heni Edwards (nee Barrett), of Dannevirke, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand; husband of Helen Edwards, of Dannevirke. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Age at death
    27 AWMM
  • Date of death
    26 July 1944 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Died of wounds AWMM
  • Place of death
    Italy AWMM
  • Death notes
    Italy AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Assisi War Cemetery, Italy AWMM
  • Grave reference
    VI. H, 4. AWMM
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Sources

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  • Documents
    Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 13 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1944 to 31st March, 1944). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
    WW2 13: WW2 37 AWMM