Ernest William Rissetto

  • Victory Medal
  • British War Medal
  • Born 29 September 1894, Greenhills, Southland, New Zealand
  • Died 22 May 1956, Waihi
  • Last rank Private
  • Service number 13096
  • Served In 12th Reinforcements, Wellington Infantry Battalion, J Company, New Zealand Expeditionary Force
  • Next of Kin Mrs Lydia Rissetto (mother), Greenhills, Southland
  • Pre-war occupation Self-employed Labourer
  • ReligionChurch of England (Anglican)
  • Enlisted12 January 1916, Bluff
  • Embarkationaboard HMNZT 52 or HMNZT 53, Mokoia or Navua, departed 6 May 1916, Wellington, disembarked 21 June 1916, Suez, Egypt
  • Theatres of operationEgyptian E.F. 1916 and Western European 1916-1917-1918
  • Periods of service142 days in New Zealand and two years 269 days overseas in Egypt and Western Europe. Total service of three years and 46 days
  • Returned to New Zealandaboard Marama, 30 January 1919
  • Discharged26 February 1919, no longer physically fit for war service on account of wounds received in action
  • AwardedBritish War Medal and Victory Medal