Parekura Ferris Unknown date of birth - Died 19 September 1943 PDF Print Share Key details Contribute › Service number67409 AWMM Also known asPaddy AWMM ForceArmy AWMM Last rankPrivate AWMM28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Lay a poppy Portrait, Weekly News - This image may be subject to copyrig … Read more View gallery Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesParekura AWMM SurnameFerris AWMM Ingoa Also known asPaddy AWMM Service number67409 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 Shepherd AWMM Post war occupation Address before enlistmentUnknown Waitakaro, New Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkationMrs M. Ferris (mother), Waitakaro, New Zealand AWMM Relationship statusUnknown Single AWMM Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM CampaignsNorth Africa AWMM ForceArmy AWMM Service number67409 AWMM Military service Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards 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, 7th Reinforcements AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notesKilled on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM Last known rank Contribute › Last rankPrivate AWMM28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › Parekura Ferris was the son of Charles William and Makere Ferris, of RuatoriaRecorded aka Paddy or Scon Ferris in Soutar (2008) AWMM Death About death Contribute › Age at death24 AWMM Date of death19 September 1943 AWMM Cause of deathKilled on Active Service AWMM Place of deathEgypt AWMM Death notesEgypt AWMM Cemetery nameHeliopolis War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM Grave reference5. L. 6. AWMM Memorial nameAuckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM Memorial reference Obituary Roll of Honour Remember Parekura Ferris by laying a poppy. Lewis Daniel Ferris Owen Ernest Oscar Ferris Parekura Ferris Patrick Benedict Ferris Richard Ferris Lay a poppy for 2015 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of Parekura Ferris Leave a note Contribute › Processing 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 Report Sources Sources Contribute › External links28th 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 DocumentsAuckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139. AWMMSecond 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. AWMMWW2 5: WW2 69 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 Contributors Processing Command item Command item Add new record Refresh DateNameLocationRelationshipContact 28 October 2015WilliamNew Zealand Other relative Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.