William Tuna Rickus

  • 1914 -1915 Star
  • Gallipoli Medallion
  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal
  • Born 26 February 1892, Timaru, South Canterbury, New Zealand
  • Died 18 May 1955, Timaru
  • Last rank Private
  • Service number 16/289
  • Served In New Zealand Pioneer (Māori) Battalion, A Company, 1st Māori Contingent
  • Next of Kin Mr James Rickus (father), Temuka
  • Pre-war occupation Labourer
  • ReligionChurch of England (Anglican)
  • Enlisted20 October 1914, Wellington
  • Embarkationaboard HMNZT 20, Warrimoo, departed 14 February 1915, Wellington, disembarked 26 March 1915, Suez, Egypt
  • Theatres of operationGallipoli 1915, Egypt 1915-1916 and Western European 1916-1917-1918
  • Periods of service148 days in New Zealand and four years 84 days overseas in Egypt, Balkan, Gallipoli and Western Europe. Total service of four years and 232 days
  • Returned to New Zealandaboard Northumberland, 12 May 1919
  • Discharged8 September 1919, on termination of period of engagement
  • Awarded1914-15 Star, Gallipoli Medallion, British War Medal and Victory Medal

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