WAKE, Norman
(Service number 28388)

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Date 7 February 1894 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Heretaunga Street, Hastings
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin A. E. WAKE (father), Heretaunga Street, Hastings
Religion Methodist
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 18th Reinforcements, J Company
Date 11 October 1916
Transport Tofua
Embarked From Destination Plymouth, Devon, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

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No information

Prisoner of War Information

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Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
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Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations



Date 4 July 1974 Age 80 years
Place of Death Hastings
Memorial or Cemetery Havelock North Cemetery
Memorial Reference Block G, Plot 562
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Norman Wake was the eldest son of Albert Edward and Annie Isabella (née Armstrong) Wake. He was educated at several schools in south Canterbury – Fairview, Gleniti (Wai-iti), Springbrook and Kingsdown. In 1925 he married Amelia Helen Goddard. His brother, Archibald Armstrong Wake, also served in World War I.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [24 March 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [25 March 2020]; School Admission records [27 March 2020]; Havelock North Cemetery burial record (Hastings District Council) [27 March 2020]

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