Tuhuru Bannister

  • British War Medal
  • 1914 -1915 Star
  • Victory Medal
  • Gallipoli Medallion
  • Born 13 July 1894, West Coast
  • Died 10 December 1964, Auckland
  • Last rank Private
  • Service number 16/230
  • Served In New Zealand Pioneer (Māori) Battalion, 1st Māori Contingent, A Company
  • Next of Kin Mr J.W. Bannister, Jacob’s River, Bruce Bay, West Coast
  • Pre-war occupation Labourer, Timaru
  • ReligionChurch of England (Anglican)
  • Enlisted15 November 1914, Canterbury
  • Embarkationaboard HMNZT 20 Warrimoo, departed 14 February 1915, Wellington, disembarked Suez, Egypt, 26 March 1915.
  • Theatres of operationEgyptian 1915-1916 and Egyptian E.F. 1916
  • Periods of service121 days in New Zealand and one year 67 days overseas, in Gallipoli and Egypt. Total service of one year and 188 days.
  • Returned to New Zealandaboard HMNZT SS Ulimaroa, from Suez 17 March 1916, disembarking in New Zealand 21 April 1916.
  • Discharged21 May 1916
  • Awarded1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal and Gallipoli Medallion

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