Hira Edmonds Unknown date of birth - 24 December 1943 Key details Contribute › Service number65341 AWMM Also known as ForceArmy AWMM Rank and unit at dischargeCorporal AWMM28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Report Play your part Contribute what you know about their war service and life. Lay a poppy Leave a note PDF Print Share Portrait - This image may be subject to copyright AWMM View gallery Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesHira AWMM SurnameEdmonds AWMM Ingoa Also known as Service number65341 AWMM GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe Religion Report Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth Place of birth Birth notes Report Occupations Contribute › Occupation before enlistmentWW2 AWMMBushman AWMM Post war occupation Report Next of kin Contribute › Address before enlistmentUnknown AWMMNgawhaNorth AucklandNew Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkationMrs F.E. Edmonds (wife)C/o Mrs DickeyOld Wairoa RoadPapakuraAucklandNew Zealand AWMM Relationship statusUnknown AWMMMarried AWMMMarried, 3 children AWMM Report Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM CampaignsItaly AWMM ForceArmy AWMM Service number65341 AWMM Military units Military service Report Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards Report Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentWW2 AWMMUnknown AWMMWhangareiNorthlandNew Zealand AWMM Age on enlistmentWW2 AWMM Report Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW2 AWMM Embarkation bodyWW2 AWMMSecond New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMM28 (Maori) Battalion AWMMSergeant AWMM Report Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Report Medical history Contribute › Medical notesKilled in ActionCause of Death AWMM Report Last known rank Contribute › Last rankCorporal AWMM28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM Report Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › Son of Thomas and Ella Edmonds; husband of Frances Edmonds, of KaikoheWas born and educated at Ngawha. Was a prominent local rugby footballer, playing as a Bay of Islands representative in the same team in which his brother and father, Mr Tom Edmonds, playedHe left New Zealand in December 1942 and fought in the Tunisian battle. His death occurred on the Eighth Army front in Italy. He left a wife, Mrs R. Edmonds and three small children, including twin boys. AWMM Read more Report Death About death Contribute › Age at death26 AWMM Date of death24 December 1943 AWMM Cause of deathKilled in Action AWMM Place of deathItaly AWMM Death notesItaly AWMM Report Cemetery Contribute › Cemetery nameMoro River Canadian War CemeteryItaly AWMM Grave referenceCollective. grave XIII. A. 2-5. AWMM Report Memorial Contribute › Memorial nameAuckland War Memorial MuseumWorld War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM Memorial reference Obituary Report Roll of Honour Remember Hira Edmonds by laying a poppy. Henry Edmonds Henry Alfred Edmonds Hira Edmonds James Charles Edmonds James Frederick Edmonds Lay a poppy for 2015 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of Hira Edmonds Leave a note Contribute › Processing Sources Sources Contribute › External links28th 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 DocumentsNorthland roll of honour and servicemen of WW II [electronic resource]. (2002). Whangarei, N.Z.: Returned Services Association. AWMMSecond New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 9 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1942 to 31st December, 1942). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMMWW2 9: WW2 121 AWMM Report Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.