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Parekura Ferris

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Parekura AWMM
  • Surname
    Ferris AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Scon Ferris AWMM
    • Paddy AWMM
  • Service number
    67409 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Waitakaro, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs M. Ferris (mother), Waitakaro, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    North Africa AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    67409 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Parekura Ferris was the son of Charles William and Makere Ferris, of Ruatoria

    Recorded aka Paddy or Scon Ferris in Soutar (2008) AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    19 September 1943 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    EgyptNorth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Heliopolis War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM 5. L. 6. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

Roll of Honour

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  • The great sacrifice you gave for our family our iwi and our nation has not been forgotten nor in vain. The Karanga of Tumatauenga had called you to a distant land to oppose the forces of tyranny to that which you gave the ultimate sacrifice.. Now great son, hear now the Karanga, the call goes forth, your people are gathering, soon you shall return home.
    Public - William - Other relative - 28 October 2015

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. (1942). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 5 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1941 to 30 September, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 5: WW2 69 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

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28 October 2015WilliamNew Zealand Other relative