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David Norman Perry

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  • Service number
    WWII 581670 AWMM
  • Also known as
    • Norm AWMM
    • Norman AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
  • War

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    David Norman AWMM
  • Surname
    Perry AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Norm AWMM
    • Norman AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 581670 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    25 July 1914 AWMM GisborneGisborne AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Omaio, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs P.R. Perry (wife), 30 Platina Street, Remuera, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Italy AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 581670 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Training and 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
    Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
    Seriously wounded in Italy 1944, invalided to NZ AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Phyllis (nee Conway) married Norman Perry in 1939, she died in December 2003 aged 90 years.

    Secretary and assistant to Apirana Ngata 1938-1950

    Nominated a member of 28th NZ Maori Battalion 1941-44, served as the YMCA officer at the Battalion's request

    Lay Moderator of the Presbyterian Church General Assembly in 1964.

    Leader of Ecumenical Church Vietnam Peace Mission. In association with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (supported by the Prime Minister & Secretary of Foreign Affairs), initiated peace talks between Buddhists and Christians in North Vietnam, South Vietnam 1965

    Member of the Roper Commission and prison reform initiatives

    MBE awarded 1965. Knighted in 1977 for services to the community and Maori people, a photograph from the investiture published with the obituary (NZHerald, 2006)

    A service was held at Te Maungarongo Marae, Ohope, followed by tangi and karakia at Tutawake Marae, Whitianga, East Opotiki, and interment in the Hapu Urupa

    Known as Norman or Norm Perry AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    2 August 2006 AWMM
    Age 92 AWMM
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  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Obituary: New Zealand Herald, 12 August 2006 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

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