David Norman AWMM
Also known as
WWII 581670 AWMM
Date of birth
Place of birth
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
POW liberation details
POW serial number
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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David Norman Perry
- 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
- Cody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
- Information kindly provided by family AWMM
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