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Kura Edwards

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  • Service number
    39612 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    Private AWMM
    28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM
  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Kura AWMM
  • Surname
    Edwards AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    39612 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 Dairy farming AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown Reporua, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Rere Te Hei (mother), Reporua, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
  • Campaigns
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    39612 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Miilitary decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Military Medal (MM) AWMM
    • Military Medal (MM) AWMM
      17 June 1943 AWMM
      The National Archives. Recommendation for Award for Edwards, Kura. (Ref. WO 373/25/223). Military Medal. AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM
    Ruatoria, East Cape, Gisborne, New Zealand AWMM
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW2 Private AWMM
    28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM
    Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 2nd Echelon 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
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Private AWMM
    28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • 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 Edward

    Record in SOutar (2008) as Died on Active Service, Buried in New Zealand AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Age at death
    26 AWMM
  • Date of death
    14 November 1944 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Died of wounds AWMM
  • Place of death
    New Zealand AWMM
  • Death notes
    New Zealand AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Kaonui Cemetery, Reporua, New Zealand AWMM
  • Grave reference
  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
  • Memorial reference
  • Obituary

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 2 (Embarkations to 30th June, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 2: WW2 57 AWMM
    • Soutar, M. (2008). Nga tama toa = The price of citizenship : C Company 28 (Maori) Battalion 1939-1945. Albany, N.Z.: David Bateman. AWMM
      Portrait published in Soutar (2008) AWMM