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Full Name
Parekura Ferris
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
Parekura
Surname
Ferris
Also Known As
  • Paddy
  • Scon Ferris
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
67409
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Private
Occupation before Enlistment
Shepherd
Next of Kin
Mrs M. Ferris (mother), Waitakaro, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
Waitakaro, New Zealand
Military District
Ruatoria
Body on Embarkation
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 7th Reinforcements
Embarkation Unit
28 (Maori) Battalion
Nominal Roll Number
WW2 5
Page on Nominal Roll
WW2 69
Campaigns
Egypt
Last Unit Served
28 (Maori) Battalion
Place of Death
Egypt
Date of Death
19 September 1943
Age at Death
24
Year of Death
1943
Cause of Death
Killed on active service
Cemetery Name
Heliopolis War Cemetery, Egypt
Grave Reference
5. L. 6.
Memorial Name
Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories
Biographical Notes
Parekura Ferris was the son of Charles William and Makere Ferris, of Ruatoria
Description of Image
  • Portrait, Weekly News
  • Headstone, HeliopolisWar Cemetery, Egypt (photo B. Coutts, 2009)
Additional Information
Recorded aka Paddy or Scon Ferris in Soutar (2008)
Further References
Sources Used
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 5 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1941 to 30 September, 1941)
  • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139.
  • 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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