Rihari Watson

  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal
  • Born 14 March 1892, Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand
  • Died 24 November 1918, France
  • Killed In Action Died of disease (influenza), France
  • Last rank Private
  • Service number 47562
  • Served In New Zealand Pioneer (Māori) Battalion, Māori Contingent, 18th Reinforcements
  • Next of Kin Mrs McLaren (cousin), Buller Bridge, Westport
  • Pre-war occupation Labourer/Waterside Worker, Union Company, Westport
  • ReligionChurch of England (Anglican)
  • Enlisted9 February 1917
  • Embarkationaboard HMNZT 86 Maunganui, departed 12 June 1917, disembarked 15 August 1917, Plymouth, Devon, England
  • Theatres of operationWestern European 1918
  • BuriedCaudry British Cemetery, Nord, France. Grave reference: II.B.12.
  • AwardedBritish War Medal and Victory Medal