Bob (Robert Captain) Parata

  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal
  • 1914 -1915 Star
  • Born 21 May 1890, Puketeraki, Otago, New Zealand
  • Died 16 February 1949, Dunedin
  • Last rank Sergeant
  • Service number 9/387
  • Served In New Zealand Māori (Pioneer) Battalion, Otago Mounted Rifles, Main Body
  • Next of Kin John Parata, Puketeraki, Dunedin
  • Pre-war occupation Self-employed Farmer
  • ReligionAnglican
  • Enlisted14 August 1914
  • Embarkationaboard HMNZT 5 or HMNZT 9, Ruapehu or Hawkes Bay, departed 16 October 1914, Port Chalmers, Dunedin, disembarked Suez, Egypt
  • Theatres of operationEgyptian 1915-1916, Egyptian E.F. 1916, Gallipoli 1915 and Western European 1916-1917-1918
  • Periods of service95 days in New Zealand, four years and 172 days overseas in Egypt, Gallipoli and Western Europe. Total Service of four years and 267 days
  • Discharged7 May 1919
  • Awarded1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal