Wi Nira Edwards Unknown date of birth - Died 26 July 1944 PDF Print Share Key details Contribute › Service number67407 AWMM Also known as ForceArmy AWMM Last rankCorporal AWMM28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Lay a poppy 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 Occupation before enlistmentWW2 Chainman AWMM Post war occupation Address before enlistmentUnknown 4 Millers Street, Dannevirke, New Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkationMrs H. Edwards (wife), Muhunoa West, Ohau, New Zealand AWMM Relationship statusPre 21 Feb 1944-31 Mar 1944 Married AWMM Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM CampaignsItaly AWMM ForceArmy AWMM Service number67407 AWMM Military service Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentWW2 Unknown AWMMDannevirke, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand AWMM Age on enlistment Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW2 Vessel was Mooltan or Willem Ruys AWMMTemporary Sergeant AWMM; 28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM; Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notesDied of wounds, Cause 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 nameAssisi War Cemetery, Italy AWMM Grave referenceVI. H, 4. AWMM 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 2016 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.