David Huihui Bannister

  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal
  • Born 9 October 1898, Bruce Bay, South Westland, New Zealand
  • Died 1969
  • Last rank Sergeant
  • Service number 16/981
  • Served In 3rd Māori Contingent, A Company, New Zealand Pioneer (Māori) Battalion
  • Next of Kin Mr John William Bannister (father), Jacob’s River, Bruce Bay, South Westland
  • Pre-war occupation Self-employed Farmer/Carpenter
  • ReligionChurch of England (Anglican)
  • Enlisted17 April 1915, Greymouth
  • Embarkationaboard HMNZT 42 or HMNZT 43 or HMNZT 44, Ulimaroa or Mokoia or Navua, departed 5 February 1916, Wellington, disembarked Egypt, 5 March 1916.
  • Theatres of operationEgyptian 1916, Egyptian E.F. 1916 and Western European 1916-1917-1918-1919
  • Periods of service32 days in New Zealand and three years 63 days overseas in Egypt and Western Europe. Total service of four years and 21 days.
  • Returned to New Zealandaboard Westmoreland, 6 April 1919
  • Discharged7 May 1919, on termination of period of engagement
  • AwardedWWI British War Medal, Victory Medal, WWII War Medal 1939-45 and New Zealand War Service Medal

Served in WWI and WWII (819005). Was awarded WWII War Medal 1939-45 and New Zealand War Service Medal.

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