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Walter Downs Piiti Wordley

Group Photograph: (Left-Right) 5550 WI Patene Anaru, 6105 Walter Downs Piiti Wordley, 5482 Jerry (Gerry?) Smith, 39784 Moana Nui-a-Kiwa Ngarimu VC. - This image may be subject to copyright

Group Photograph: (Left-Right) 5550 WI Patene Anaru, 6105 Walter Downs Piiti Wordley, 5482 Jerry (Ge …


  • Title
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    Walter Downs Piiti AWMM
  • Surname
    Wordley AWMM
  • Ingoa
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  • Service number
    6105 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Dargaville, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Annie Wordley (mother), Dargaville, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM


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    Army AWMM
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    6105 AWMM
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  • Details of a Burial in Maunu Cemetery, Cemetery Road, Whangarei
    Age:78 Years
    Date of Death:10 May 1994
    Funeral Director:Newberrys Funeral Home, P O Box 5116, Regent, WHANGAREI
    Cemetery:Maunu Cemetery, Cemetery Road, Whangarei
    Plot Location:Forest Lawn Block Twenty Three Plot 2393
    Date of Burial:13 May 1994
    Body / AshesBody
    Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 25 September 2022
  • Walter Downs Piti Wordley of A Company who embarked with the Main Body in 1940.
    He was a member of the Battalion's Freyberg Cup winning rugby team in 1943. They played the Divisional Signals at Castel Benito (Tripoli) on 14 February 1943
    Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 25 September 2022



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  • External links
  • References
    • Cody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 2 (Embarkations to 30th June, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 2: WW2 204 AWMM


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25 September 2022Lorraine MonaGisborneResearcher

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