Wiremu (Wi/Win) Paneta

  • 1914 -1915 Star
  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal
  • Born 28 October 1887, Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand
  • Died 12 July 1920
  • Last rank Private
  • Service number 16/694
  • Served In 2nd Māori Contingent. New Zealand Pioneer (Māori) Battalion
  • Next of Kin Mrs Pani Paneta (mother), Kaikōura
  • Pre-war occupation Labourer
  • ReligionRoman Catholic
  • Enlisted1 July 1915
  • Embarkationaboard HMNZT 29, Waitemata, departed 18 September 1915, Wellington, disembarked 26 October 1915, Suez, Egypt
  • Theatres of operationEgyptian 1915
  • Periods of service350 days in New Zealand and 99 days overseas. Total service of one year and 84 days
  • Returned to New Zealandaboard Tahiti, 25 December 1915
  • Discharged3 October 1916, no longer physically fit for war service on account of illness contracted while on active service
  • Awarded1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal