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Kani Ferris

  • Service number
    • WWI 20773 AWMM
    • WWII 817282 AWMM
    • WWII: 817282 - 28th Maori Battalion Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 3 April 2016 - Military Record
    • 1936-1943: # 2541 - NZ Territorial Force Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 3 April 2016 - Military record
    • WWII: 1942-1945: # 1622 NZ Air Force Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 3 April 2016 - Military record
  • Also known as
    Hirini Kani FERRIS Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 3 April 2016 - Military Record
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • WWI: NZ Maori Pioneers Btn 13th Rfts Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 April 2016 - Military record
  • Last rank
  • War
Nominal Roll Vol 3 (Roll 52), Page: 37 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 3 (Roll 52), Page: 37 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Kani AWMM
  • Surname
    Ferris AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Hirini Kani FERRIS Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 3 April 2016 - Military Record
  • Service number
    • WWI 20773 AWMM
    • WWII 817282 AWMM
    • WWII: 817282 - 28th Maori Battalion Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 3 April 2016 - Military Record
    • 1936-1943: # 2541 - NZ Territorial Force Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 3 April 2016 - Military record
    • WWII: 1942-1945: # 1622 NZ Air Force Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 3 April 2016 - Military record
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
    Whanaurua Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 3 April 2016 - Military record
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Church of England Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 3 April 2016 - Military Record

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    WWI: 11 April 1894; WWII: 18 March 1894 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 April 2016 - Military Record
  • Place of birth
    Wainui, Gisborne Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 April 2016 - Military Record
  • Birth notes
    son Charles William Ferris & Erena TUHUNA Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 April 2016 - Military Record & Research
  • Address before enlistment
    WWI: Wainui, Gisborne
    WWII: Lloyd George Rd, Wainui, Gisborne Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 April 2016 - Military Record
  • Post war occupation
    Farmer Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 April 2016 - Military Record
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mrs C.W. Ferris (mother), Wainui, Gisborne, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mrs Marie Ferris (Wife) of Lloyd George Rd, Wainui, Gisborne Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 April 2016 - Military Record
  • Relationship status
    WWI: single
    1926 Married Marie Lardelli Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 April 2016 - Military Record & Research

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    WWI: Western European; Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 April 2016 - Military record
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • WWI: NZ Maori Pioneers Btn 13th Rfts Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 April 2016 - Military record
  • Service number
    • WWI 20773 AWMM
    • WWII 817282 AWMM
    • WWII: 817282 - 28th Maori Battalion Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 3 April 2016 - Military Record
    • 1936-1943: # 2541 - NZ Territorial Force Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 3 April 2016 - Military record
    • WWII: 1942-1945: # 1622 NZ Air Force Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 3 April 2016 - Military record
  • Military service
    WWI: 1916-1919 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 April 2016 - Military record
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Britiah War Medal
    Victory Medal
    1939-1945 War Medal
    NZ War Service Medal Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 April 2016 - MilitaryRecord

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    3yrs with Te Aute College Cadets Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 April 2016 - Military record
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    • WW1 Unknown AWMM Clerk AWMM
    • 5 July 1916 - Narrow Neck
      6 Jan 1922 - Gisborne - NZTF
      15 Nov 1939 - Gisborne - 28th Maori Btn Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 April 2016 - Military record
  • Occupation before enlistment
    WWII: Farmer Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 April 2016 - Military Record
  • Age on enlistment
    WWI: 23yrs 1mth; NZTF: 28yrs; WWII: 45yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 April 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: Corporal
    WWII: Lieutenant Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 April 2016 - Military record

Biographical information

Biographical information

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Death

About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
    19 June 1970 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 April 2016 - Military Record & BMD NZ Records
  • Age at death
    77yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 April 2016 - Military Record & BMD NZ Records
  • Place of death
    Gisborne, NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 April 2016 - Military Record & BMD NZ Records
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
    Ferris Family Urupa, Wainui Gisborne Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 April 2016 - Military Record & BMD NZ Records
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1918). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      52: 37 AWMM
    • Soutar, M. (2019). Whitiki! Whiti! Whiti! E!: Maori In the First World War. New Zealand: David Bateman Ltd. AWMM

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04 April 2016Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher
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