Date of birth
Place of birth
Address before enlistment
WW1 Pre 5 February 1917 AWMM Bruce Bay, South Westland, New Zealand AWMM
Post war occupation
Next of kin on embarkation
WW1 Mrs Eva Paurini Bannister (wife), Bruce Bay, South Westland, New Zealand AWMM
POW liberation details
POW serial number
- 1916 AWMMHeight, WWI AWMM
6 foot AWMM
- 1916 AWMMWeight, WWI AWMM
14 stone AWMM
- Oct 1917 AWMMWounds Diseases Etc., WWI AWMM
Wounded shoulder and arms, admitted AWMM
- 18 October 1917 AWMMWounds Diseases Etc., WWI AWMM
Admitted NZGH, Brockenhurst AWMM
- 24 December 1917 AWMMWounds Diseases Etc., WWI AWMM
Invalided to NZ on the HS Maheno AWMM
WW1 13 May 1918 AWMM
No longer physically fit for war service on account of wounds received in action AWMM Rifleman Military personnel file New Zealand Rifle Brigade Military personnel file
Son of Sarah and John William Bannister. Husband of Eva (nee Paurini), married November 1914. Father of John William (born 1915) and Eva born October 1917.
Attested at Hokitika 26 December 1916. Marched into Camp 5 February 1917.
During WW2 he was appointed Platoon Commander with rank as Lieutenant with the Home Guard, No 9A Area, Hokitika Battalion.
Named William Koeti on the service record and marriage register. AWMM
5 July 1966 Military personnel file
Age 79 AWMM Mahitahi
, West Coast Military personnel file
Date of death
Age at death
Place of death
Cause of death
Hokitika Cemetery, Seaview, Hokitika, Westland, New Zealand AWMM RSA No 2, Plot 56 AWMM
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