Wiremu Paipeta

  • 1914 -1915 Star
  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal
  • Born 17 March 1885, Rāpaki, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Died 31 December 1934, Tuahiwi, Christchurch
  • Last rank Private
  • Service number 16/693
  • Served In 2nd Māori Contingent
  • Next of Kin Mrs W. Crane (sister), Woodend, North Canterbury
  • Pre-war occupation Farm Contractor
  • ReligionWesleyan
  • Enlisted29 June 1915, Canterbury
  • Embarkationaboard HMNZT 29, Waitemata, departed 18 September 1915, Wellington, disembarked 26 October 1915, Suez, Egypt
  • Theatres of operationEgyptian 1915-1916, Egyptian E.F. 1916 and Western European 1916
  • Periods of service109 days in New Zealand and one year 125 days overseas in Egypt and Western Europe. Total service of one year and 234 days.
  • Returned to New Zealandaboard Navua, 20 January 1917
  • Discharged17 February 1917, no longer physically fit for war service, on account of wounds received in action
  • Awarded1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal