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Edward John Edwards

New Zealand. Army. 1st Maori Contingent. Scroll of the 1st New Zealand Maori Contingent, 1915. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-624. Cultural Permissions may apply.

New Zealand. Army. 1st Maori Contingent. Scroll of the 1st New Zealand Maori Contingent, 1915. Auckl …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Edward John AWMM
  • Surname
    Edwards AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWI 16/319 AWMM
    • WWII 802790 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 Poroti, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Teddy Edwards, Whangarei, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 February 1915 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Farmer/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes

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Biographical information

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About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
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  • Cause of death
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  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
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  • Great-granddaddy, I have finally found you. I bring with me the love and respect of myself, my 7 children and 2 grandchildren and lay a single poppy for us all.

    I remember as a child, mum would always tell tales of her granddad from The War, and she would sing that song of the Bismarck and the Hood.

    Thank you for your sacrifice so we may enjoy our freedoms.

    Love you
    Public - Tania - Direct descendant - 12 October 2017
  • My Grandfather ( Edward John Edwards } died in 1952 when I was about 4/5, so my memories are quite vague. I do remember specific incidences of my time with him, but it does not include a whakapapa of any kind. My maternal grandmother was divorced from him long before I was born, and my mother never filled any gaps, so his memory was not kept alive and any knowledge of him withered, apart from what I can remember as a 4 y.o. As there are no other Edward John Edwards recorded in returned services records, so I have to assume that this man is the Grandfather I never got to know anything about. I do believe he left land to my mother somewhere between Whangarei and Dargaville, which would make him linked to Ngati Hine. I also believe he had links to Ngati Whatua, but this is unconfirmed. I do have in my possession a photograph taken of him, my Grandmother, and my mothers sister as a baby,
    Public - Gavin John - Other Relative - 20 April 2015



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  • External links
  • References
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 210 AWMM
    • Soutar, M. (2019). Whitiki! Whiti! Whiti! E!: Maori In the First World War. New Zealand: David Bateman Ltd. AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 5: Includes portrait AWMM


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12 October 2017TaniaAucklandDirect descendant
20 April 2015Gavin JohnGt Barrier IslandOther Relative

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