Wi Nira Edwards Unknown date of birth - 26 July 1944 Key details Contribute › Service number67407 AWMM Also known as ForceArmy AWMM Rank and unit at dischargeCorporal AWMM28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Play your part Contribute what you know about their war service and life. Lay a poppy Leave a note PDF Print Share Portrait, Weekly News - This image may be subject to copyrig … Read more View gallery Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesWi Nira AWMM SurnameEdwards AWMM Ingoa Also known as Service number67407 AWMM GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe Religion Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth Place of birth Birth notes Occupations Contribute › Occupation before enlistmentWW2 AWMMChainman AWMM Post war occupation Next of kin Contribute › Address before enlistmentUnknown AWMM4 Millers StreetDannevirkeNew Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkationMrs H. Edwards (wife)Muhunoa WestOhauNew Zealand AWMM Relationship statusPre 21 Feb 1944-31 March 1944 AWMMMarried AWMM Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM CampaignsItaly AWMM ForceArmy AWMM Service number67407 AWMM Military units Military service Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentWW2 AWMMUnknown AWMMDannevirkeManawatu-WanganuiNew Zealand AWMM Age on enlistmentWW2 AWMM Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW2 AWMMWellingtonNew Zealand AWMM Embarkation bodyWW2 AWMMSecond New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMM28 (Maori) Battalion AWMMMooltan or Willem Ruys AWMMTemporary Sergeant AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notesDied of woundsCause of Death AWMM Last known rank Contribute › Last rankCorporal AWMM28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › 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 Contribute › Age at death27 AWMM Date of death26 July 1944 AWMM Cause of deathDied of wounds AWMM Place of deathItaly AWMM Death notesItaly AWMM Cemetery Contribute › Cemetery nameAssisi War CemeteryItaly AWMM Grave referenceVI. H, 4. AWMM Memorial Contribute › Memorial name Memorial reference Obituary Roll of Honour Remember Wi Nira Edwards by laying a poppy. Walter John Edwards Walter Thomas Edwards Wi Nira Edwards Wilfred Smith Edwards William Edwards Lay a poppy for 2015 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of Wi Nira Edwards Leave a note Contribute › Processing Sources Sources Contribute › External linksCommonwealth War Graves Commission.http://www.cwgc.orgSources Used28th Maori Battalion Website 1941-1945http://www.28maoribattalion.org.nz/Further ReferenceCody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington: Dept. of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. Digital copy.http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-WH2Maor.htmFurther Reference DocumentsSecond 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. AWMMWW2 13: WW2 37 AWMM Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.