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James Paumea Ferris

  • Service number
    • WWI 16/50 AWMM
    • WWII N/N AWMM
    • WWII: N/N Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 2 March 2016 - Military Record
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • WWII: based at Auckland Military Headquarters Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 2 March 2016 - Military Record
    • 1st NZ Maori Contingent, transferred to 2nd NZ Maori Pioneer Btn Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 2 March 2016 - Military record
  • Last rank
  • War
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 N … Read more

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    James Paumea AWMM
  • Surname
    Ferris AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWI 16/50 AWMM
    • WWII N/N AWMM
    • WWII: N/N Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 2 March 2016 - Military Record
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Church of England Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 2 March 2016 - Military Record

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    24 October 1888 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 2 March 2016 - Military Record
  • Place of birth
    Gisborne, NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 2 March 2016 - Military Record
  • Birth notes
    son of Charles W. FERRIS & Erena nee' TUHUNA of Wainui, Gisborne Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 2 March 2016 - Military Record & research
  • Address before enlistment
    • Unknown AWMM Hawai Station, Tolago Bay, New Zealand AWMM
    • Unknown AWMM Unknown address AWMM
  • Post war occupation
    Farmer Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 2 March 2016 - Military Record
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • C.W. Ferris (father), Wainui, Gisborne, New Zealand AWMM
    • C.W. Ferris (father), Wainui, Gisborne, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • WWII: Home Duties Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 2 March 2016 - Military Record
    • Egyptian, & Western European Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 2 March 2016 - Military record
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • WWII: based at Auckland Military Headquarters Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 2 March 2016 - Military Record
    • 1st NZ Maori Contingent, transferred to 2nd NZ Maori Pioneer Btn Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 2 March 2016 - Military record
  • Service number
    • WWI 16/50 AWMM
    • WWII N/N AWMM
    • WWII: N/N Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 2 March 2016 - Military Record
  • Military service
    1914-1916 & 1916-1919 WWII: 1939-1945 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 2 March 2016 - Military record
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    1914-1915 Star
    British War Medal
    Victory Medal
    1939-1945 War Medal
    NZ Defence Medal
    1944 awarded (M.B.E.) Member of the Most Excellent Order, of the British Empire Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 2 March 2016 - Military record

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    WWII: 4 1/2 yrs in WWI Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 2 March 2016 - Military record
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    • WW1 Unknown/Civilian AWMM
      AWMM
    • WW1 Unknown AWMM Farmer/Civilian AWMM
    • 10 Oct 1914 at Tolaga Bay
      1 Dec 1916 - NZ Duties due to illness
      24 Sept1917 returned to 2nd NZMPB Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 2 March 2016 - Military record
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment
    26yrs 11 mths WWII: 52yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 2 March 2016 - Military record

Embarkations

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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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    WWI: Lieutenant
    WWII: Lieutenant Colonel Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 2 March 2016 - Military record

Biographical information

Biographical information

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Death

About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
    26 November 1948 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 2 March 2016 - Military record & BMD NZ Records
  • Age at death
    61yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 2 March 2016 - Military record & BMD NZ Records
  • Place of death
    Wellington, NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 2 March 2016 - Military record & BMD NZ Records
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

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Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 228 AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1918). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      68: 16 AWMM
    • New Zealand. Army. 1st Maori Contingent. Scroll of the 1st New Zealand Maori Contingent, 1915. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-624. 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. 3: Includes portrait AWMM
    • Soutar, M. (2019). Whitiki! Whiti! Whiti! E!: Maori In the First World War. New Zealand: David Bateman Ltd. AWMM

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02 March 2016Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher
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