condensed discuss document expanded export feedback print share remove reset document_white enquire_white export_white report_white

Ernest John Trew


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Ernest John AWMM
  • Surname
    Trew AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    34931 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

Contribute ›
  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Box 1, Ngaruawahia, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Bertha Trew (mother), Rukuhia Rural Delivery, Hamilton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

Contribute ›

Military decorations

Contribute ›
  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

Contribute ›

Prisoner of war

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

Medical history

Contribute ›
  • Medical notes

Last known rank

Contribute ›
  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

Contribute ›
  • Husband of Peggy AWMM


About death

Contribute ›
  • Death
    1 June 2007 AWMM
    Age 91 AWMM
    TakapunaNorth Shore City AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Hamilton Park Cemetery, 395 Morrinsville Road, Newstead, Hamilton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death notice: New Zealand Herald, 4 June 2007 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



Contribute ›
  • Memorial name

Roll of Honour

Remember Ernest John Trew by laying a poppy.

Leave a note

Leave a tribute or memory of Ernest John Trew

Leave a note

Contribute ›
  • Think about you every Anzac Day and hoping you are proud of all of your grandchildren and great grandchildren whom you touched in the their early years. Always remember the Sausages for breakfast and your bowls and the mountains of church money to count. Miss you heaps
    Public - Sandra Michelle - Direct descendant - 8 January 2020
  • Papa, Just thinking about you. We found your old army book from your time in Fiji interesting "googling" your work there, you worked so hard and we miss you always. Know we still think about you and love our memories xx
    Public - Rachel - Direct descendant - 11 October 2019
  • Dad, thinking about you and Mum and miss you both every day. Love you lots.
    Public - Marie - Child - 4 April 2018
  • Papa, I am just thinking about you and missing you and Grandma. 2 days ago Grandma would have been 100 !! I know you 2 are watching over us all. Love always xxx
    Public - Rachel Maree - Direct descendant - 25 February 2016
  • Rest in Peace Papa - Thinking of you this ANZAC Day 2015
    Public - Craig - Other Relative - 26 April 2015



Contribute ›
  • External links
  • References
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 3: WW2 481 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death notice: New Zealand Herald, 4 June 2007 AWMM
    • Nominal rolls - Embarkation rolls B-force 8th infantry brigade group [New Zealand Military Forces - "B" Force - Embarkation Roll]. Archives New Zealand, Wellington, AAYS 8638 AD1/1421 (R22440171) AWMM
    • Gillespie, O. (1952). The Pacific. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM


Command item
Command item
Add new record Refresh
DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
08 January 2020Sandra MichelleNapier, New ZealandDirect descendant
11 October 2019RachelLower HuttDirect descendant
04 April 2018MarieAucklandChild
25 February 2016Rachel MareeWellingtonDirect descendant
26 April 2015CraigMelbourne, AustraliaOther Relative

The development of the Online Cenotaph is an ongoing process; updates, new images and records are added weekly. In some cases, records have yet to be confirmed by Museum staff, and there could be mistakes or omissions in the information provided.

Creative Commons LicenseOnline Cenotaph Data by Auckland War Memorial Museum is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.