Paka Joseph Newton

  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal
  • Born 30 August 1893, Stewart Island, Southland, New Zealand
  • Died 19 April 1961, Christchurch
  • Last rank Private
  • Service number 25292
  • Served In New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 14th Reinforcements, J Company
  • Next of Kin Miss Merina Newton (sister), care of G. Newton, Ruapuke Island, Bluff
  • Pre-war occupation Labourer, Union Steam Ship Company
  • ReligionPresbyterian
  • Enlisted7 March 1916
  • Embarkationaboard HMNZT 57 Tahiti, departed 26 June 1916 Wellington, disembarked England
  • Theatres of operationWestern European 1916-1917-1918
  • Periods of service321 days in New Zealand and two years 121 days overseas in Western Europe. Total service of three years and 77 days
  • Returned to New Zealandaboard H.S. Maheno 22 October 1918
  • Discharged22 May 1919, no longer physically fit for war service on account of wounds sustained on duty
  • AwardedBritish War Medal and Victory Medal

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