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Hira Edmonds

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  • Service number
    65341 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    Corporal AWMM
    28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM
  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Hira AWMM
  • Surname
    Edmonds AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    65341 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 Bushman AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown Ngawha, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs F.E. Edmonds (wife), C/o Mrs Dickey, Old Wairoa Road, Papakura, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown Married AWMM
    Married, 3 children AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
  • Campaigns
    Italy AWMM
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    65341 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Miilitary decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM
    Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW2 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
    Killed in Action, 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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  • Son of Thomas and Ella Edmonds; husband of Frances Edmonds, of Kaikohe

    Was 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, played

    He 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
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Death

About death

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  • Age at death
    26 AWMM
  • Date of death
    24 December 1943 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Killed in Action AWMM
  • Place of death
    Italy AWMM
  • Death notes
    Italy AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Moro River Canadian War Cemetery, Italy AWMM
  • Grave reference
    Collective. grave XIII. A. 2-5. AWMM
  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
  • Memorial reference
  • Obituary

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