Shadrach (Heteraka) Ruru

  • 1914 -1915 Star
  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal
  • Born 3 August 1872, Port Levy, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Died 17 August 1952, Port Levy
  • Last rank Corporal
  • Service number 16/226
  • Served In New Zealand Pioneer (Māori) Battalion, A Company, 1st Māori Contingent
  • Next of Kin Mrs Huihana Ruru (mother), Port Levy, Lyttelton
  • Pre-war occupation Labourer, Port Levy
  • ReligionChurch of England (Anglican)
  • Enlisted20 October 1914 at Canterbury
  • Embarkationaboard HMNZT 20, Warrimoo, departed 14 February 1915, Wellington, disembarked 26 March 1915, Suez, Egypt
  • Theatres of operationGallipoli 1915, Egypt 1915-1916, Egyptian E.F. 1916 and Western European 1916-1917-1918
  • Periods of service146 days in New Zealand and three years 311 days overseas in Egypt, Balkan, Gallipoli and Western Europe. Total service of four years and 91 days
  • Returned to New Zealandaboard Tofua, 22 December 1918
  • Discharged18 January 1918
  • Awarded1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal