Kura Edwards Unknown date of birth - Died 14 November 1944 PDF Print Share Key details Contribute › Service number39612 AWMM Also known as ForceArmy AWMM Last rankPrivate AWMM28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Lay a poppy Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesKura AWMM SurnameEdwards AWMM Ingoa Also known as Service number39612 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 Dairy farming AWMM Post war occupation Address before enlistmentUnknown Reporua, New Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkationMrs Rere Te Hei (mother), Reporua, New Zealand AWMM Relationship statusUnknown Single AWMM Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Campaigns ForceArmy AWMM Service number39612 AWMM Military service Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and AwardsMilitary Medal (MM) AWMMMilitary Medal (MM) AWMM17 June 1943 AWMMThe National Archives. Recommendation for Award for Edwards, Kura. (Ref. WO 373/25/223). Military Medal. AWMM Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentWW2 Unknown AWMMRuatoria, East Cape, Gisborne, New Zealand AWMM Age on enlistment Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW2 Private AWMM; 28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM; Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 2nd Echelon 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 rankPrivate AWMM28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › Kura Edwards was the son of Tom and Reri Edwards, of Ruatoria, New Zealand.Listed in the Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945 as Kura EdwardRecord in SOutar (2008) as Died on Active Service, Buried in New Zealand AWMM Death About death Contribute › Age at death26 AWMM Date of death14 November 1944 AWMM Cause of deathDied of wounds AWMM Place of deathNew Zealand AWMM Death notesNew Zealand AWMM Cemetery nameKaonui Cemetery, Reporua, New Zealand AWMM Grave reference Memorial nameAuckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM Memorial reference Obituary Roll of Honour Remember Kura Edwards by laying a poppy. K.W. Edwards Keith Napier Edwards Kura Edwards L. Edwards L.K. Edwards Lay a poppy for 2016 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of Kura Edwards Leave a note Contribute › Processing Sources Sources Contribute › External linksCommonwealth War Graves Commissionhttp://www.cwgc.orgSources Used28th Maori Battalion Website 1941-1945http://www.28maoribattalion.org.nz/Further ReferenceCody, J.F. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: War History Branch, Dept. of Internal Affairs.http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-WH2Maor.htmFurther Reference'The KING has been graciously pleased to approve the following awards in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the Middle East.' (London Gazette, 17 June 1943, p.2762.). Military Medal.http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/36057/supplements/2762Further ReferenceThe National Archives. Recommendation for Award for Edwards, Kura. (Ref. WO 373/25/223). Military Medal.http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/Details?uri=D7361442Further Reference DocumentsAuckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139. AWMMSecond New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 2 (Embarkations to 30th June, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMMWW2 2: WW2 57 AWMMSoutar, M. (2008). Nga tama toa = The price of citizenship : C Company 28 (Maori) Battalion 1939-1945. Albany, N.Z.: David Bateman. AWMMPortrait published in Soutar (2008) AWMM Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.