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Piri Wiremu Patrick

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Portrait, seated in lounge chair - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, seated in lounge chair - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    15 November 1921 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • Pre 12 March 1941 AWMM 13 May Street, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
    • Unknown AWMM 13 May Street, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
    Clerk AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Jayforce Mr M.W. Patrick (father), 2 Anzac Street, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Jayforce Mr M.W. Patrick (father), 2 Anzac Street, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    • WW2 12 March 1941 AWMM
      Age 20 AWMM
      Clerk AWMM
      AWMM
    • Jayforce 1943 AWMM Clerk AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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
    Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
    Emphysema AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Born 15 November 1921, at Auckland, New Zealand, Piri Wiremu (William) Patrick was the son of Mr M.W. Patrick, of Takapuna. On 13 March 1941 Patrick enlisted at Wellington and joined the 28 (Maori) Battalion, sailing on the troop ship 'Nieuw Amsterdam' on 21 July 1943, landing in Egypt. He served in Italy and J Force. He died at Rotorua on 27 April 2001.

      The New Zealand Service Medal 1946-1949 is sometimes referred to as the J Force Medal. AWMM
    • Uncle Bill has a son John, who lives in Ponsonby in Auckland Public - George kereama - Other Relative - 15 April 2015 - John came to my dad's tangi, Tai Mana Wiripo on the 19th April 2008
    • Piri William Patrick had three children, Jonathan, Christopher and Richard Public - Christopher - Sibling - 7 August 2016 - Family
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    27 April 2001 AWMM
    Age 79 AWMM
    RotoruaBay of Plenty AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Dearest Grandpa, I miss you~ You are my hero. I think of you daily, and I love you so much! I have so many memories of you that I cherish.
    Public - Tracey - Other relative - 6 September 2017
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  • Remembering uncle bill, i just wish i had known him more but i was only a little boy, remembering honour, time & glory 2017, his memory will live forever
    Public - George - Direct descendant - 24 April 2017
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  • Remembering Uncle Bill, he was a man who kept to himself & so proud that he served in the 28th Maori Battallion, I wish I could have known him more, remembering him always on Anzac Day, kiaora, aroha mai, moe mai, moe mai ra e koro,
    Public - George kereama marcus - Other Relative - 15 April 2015
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Gardiner, W. (2019). Ake ake kia kaha e! : Forever brave! : B Company 28 (Maori) Battalion, 1939-1945. Auckland : Bateman Books. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 12 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1943 to 31st December, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 12: WW2 150 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1950). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 16 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1946 to 30th June, 1948). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 16: WW2 102 AWMM
    • Cody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • Brocklebank, L.W. (1997). Jayforce : New Zealand and the military occupation of Japan, 1945-48. Auckland, N.Z.: Oxford University Press. AWMM

Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
06 September 2017TraceyNZOther relative
24 April 2017George Auckland, New ZealandDirect descendant
07 August 2016Christopher St Heliers, AucklandSibling
15 April 2015George kereama marcusAuckland, New ZealandOther Relative

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