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Full Name
Wi Nira Edwards
Rank Last Held
Corporal
Forename(s)
Wi Nira
Surname
Edwards
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
67407
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Temporary Sergeant
Occupation before Enlistment
Chainman
Next of Kin
Mrs H. Edwards (wife), Muhunoa West, Ohau, New Zealand
Marital Status
Married
Enlistment Address
4 Millers Street, Dannevirke, New Zealand
Military District
Dannevirke
Body on Embarkation
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit
28 (Maori) Battalion
Embarkation Date
21 February 1944 or 31 March 1944
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Vessel
Mooltan or Willem Ruys
Destination
Egypt
Nominal Roll Number
WW2 13
Page on Nominal Roll
WW2 37
Campaigns
Italy
Last Unit Served
28 (Maori) Battalion
Place of Death
Italy
Date of Death
26 July 1944
Age at Death
27
Year of Death
1944
Cause of Death
Died of wounds
Cemetery Name
Assisi War Cemetery, Italy
Grave Reference
VI. H, 4.
Biographical Notes
Wi Edwards was the son of Walter George Edwards and of Heni Edwards (nee Barrett), of Dannevirke, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand; husband of Helen Edwards, of Dannevirke.
Description of Image
Portrait, Weekly News
Further References
Sources Used
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 13 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1944 to 31st March, 1944)
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org

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