William (Bill) Te Koeti Bannister

  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal
  • Born 9 August 1888, Bruce Bay, Westland, South Island, New Zealand
  • Died 5 July 1966, Mahitahi
  • Last rank Corporal
  • Service number 46870
  • Served In New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 25th Reinforcements, J Company, 26th Infantry
  • Next of Kin Mrs E. Bannister (wife), Bruce Bay, South Westland
  • Pre-war occupation Bridge Carpenter
  • ReligionChurch of England (Anglican)
  • Enlisted26 December 1916, Hokitika
  • Embarkationaboard HMNZT 8384 Turakina, departed 26 April 1917, Wellington, disembarked Plymouth, England, 19 July 1917
  • Theatres of operationWestern Front 1917
  • Periods of service178 days in New Zealand and 285 days overseas in France. Total service of one year and 98 days
  • Returned to New Zealandaboard H.S. Maheno, 24 December 1917
  • Discharged13 May 1918, due to no longer being physically fit for war service on account of wounds received in action
  • AwardedBritish War Medal and Victory Medal

Served in WWI and WWII (Home Guard). *Also known as William Koeti Bannister and William Paitoto Bannister.

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