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Full Name
Kura Edwards
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
Kura
Surname
Edwards
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
39612
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Private
Occupation before Enlistment
Dairy farming
Next of Kin
Mrs Rere Te Hei (mother), Reporua, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
Reporua, New Zealand
Military District
Ruatoria
Body on Embarkation
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 2nd Echelon
Embarkation Unit
28 (Maori) Battalion
Nominal Roll Number
WW2 2
Page on Nominal Roll
WW2 57
Military Awards
Military Medal (MM)
Last Unit Served
28 (Maori) Battalion
Place of Death
New Zealand
Date of Death
14 November 1944
Age at Death
26
Year of Death
1944
Cause of Death
Died of wounds
Cemetery Name
Kaonui Cemetery, Reporua, New Zealand
Memorial Name
Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories
Biographical Notes
Kura Edwards was the son of Tom and Reri Edwards, of Ruatoria, New Zealand.
Additional Information
Listed in the Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945 as Kura Edward Record in SOutar (2008) as Died on Active Service, Buried in New Zealand
Further References
Sources Used
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 2 (Embarkations to 30th June, 1940)
  • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139.
  • CommonwealthWar 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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