George Arthur Huria

  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal
  • Born 9 May 1884, Kaiapoi, Canterbury, New Zealand
  • Died 22 January 1953, Woodend, Canterbury, New Zealand
  • Last rank Lance Corporal
  • Service number 19490
  • Served In Māori contingent, 13th Reinforcements, New Zealand Pioneer (Māori) Battalion
  • Next of Kin Mr Joseph Puneke Huria (brother), North Road, Kaiapoi
  • Pre-war occupation Labourer for Fred Chinnery, Woodend
  • ReligionChurch of England (Anglican)
  • Enlisted3 October 1916
  • Embarkationaboard the HMNZT 75 Waitemata, departed 19 January 1917, Wellington, disembarked 27 March 1917, Plymouth, Devon, England
  • Theatres of operationWestern European 1917-1918
  • Periods of service135 days in New Zealand and two years 81 days overseas in Western Europe. Total service of two years and 216 days
  • Returned to New Zealandaboard Westmoreland, 6 April 1919
  • Discharged7 May 1919, on termination of period of engagement
  • AwardedBritish War Medal and Victory Medal