William Himiona Torepe

  • 1914 -1915 Star
  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal
  • Born 28 February 1892, Moeraki, Otago, New Zealand
  • Died 14 October 1966, Karitāne
  • Last rank Corporal
  • Service number 16/191
  • Served In 1st Māori Contingent, A Company
  • Next of Kin Mr H. Torepe (father), Temuka
  • Pre-war occupation Labourer, Freezing Works, Smithfield
  • ReligionChurch of England (Anglican)
  • Enlisted19 October 1914, Canterbury
  • Embarkationaboard HMNZT 20, Warrimoo, departed 14 February 1915, Wellington, disembarked 26 March 1915, Suez, Egypt
  • Theatres of operationEgyptian 1915-1916, Egyptian E.F 1916, Balkan 1915, Western European 1916-1917
  • Periods of service150 days in New Zealand and four years 222 days overseas. Total service of five years and seven days
  • Returned to New Zealandaboard Hororata, 28 July 1919
  • Discharged21 October 1919 due to termination of period of engagement
  • Awarded1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal