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Full Name
Edward Kohi Delamere
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
Edward Kohi
Surname
Delamere
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
62661
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Private
Occupation before Enlistment
Labourer
Next of Kin
Mr P. Delamere (father), Omaio, Opotiki, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
Omaio, Opotiki, New Zealand
Military District
Opotiki
Body on Embarkation
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 5th Reinforcements
Embarkation Unit
28 (Maori) Battalion
Nominal Roll Number
WW2 4
Page on Nominal Roll
WW2 93
Campaigns
Western Desert
Last Unit Served
28 (Maori) Battalion
Place of Death
Western Desert
Date of Death
13 December 1941
Age at Death
23
Year of Death
1941
Cause of Death
Died of Wounds
Cemetery Name
Tobruk War Cemetery, Libya
Grave Reference
7.O.3
Memorial Name
Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories
Biographical Notes
Edward Delamere was the son of Paul and Hannah Delamere of Omaio.
Description of Image
Headstone, Tobruk War Cemetery, Libya (photo B. Coutts, 2009)
Further References
Sources Used
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941)
  • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139.
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
  • Soutar, M. (2008). Nga tama toa = The price of citizenship : C Company 28 (Maori) Battalion 1939-1945. Albany, N.Z.: David Bateman.

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