Ra Wairau Unknown date of birth - 11 September 1915 Key details Contribute › Service number16/53 AWMM Also known as ForceArmy AWMM Rank and unit at dischargeWW1 AWMMPrivate AWMMNew Zealand Maori Contingent AWMM WarWorld War I, 1914-1918 AWMM Play your part Contribute what you know about their war service and life. Lay a poppy Leave a note PDF Print Share Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories P … Read more View gallery Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesRa AWMM SurnameWairau AWMM Ingoa Also known as Service number16/53 AWMM GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe Religion Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth Place of birth Birth notes Occupations Contribute › Occupation before enlistmentWW1 AWMM Post war occupation Next of kin Contribute › Address before enlistmentUnknown AWMMMuriwaiNew Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkationMiss Wahati Wairau (sister)MahiaHawke's BayNew Zealand AWMM Relationship statusPre 14 February 1915 AWMMSingle AWMM Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War I, 1914-1918 AWMM Campaigns ForceArmy AWMM Service number16/53 AWMM Military units Military service Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentWW1 AWMMUnknown AWMMWellingtonNew Zealand AWMM Age on enlistmentWW1 AWMM Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW1 AWMM14 February 1915 AWMMWellingtonNew Zealand AWMM14 Feb 1915-26 March 1915 AWMMHMNZT 20 AWMMWellingtonNew ZealandSuezEgypt AWMMDepart - 14 Feb 1915Arrival - 26 Mar 1915 AWMM Embarkation bodyWW1 AWMM14 February 1915 AWMM1st Maori Contingent AWMMB Company AWMMWarrimoo AWMMPrivate AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notesDied of woundsCause of Death AWMM Last known rank Contribute › Last rankWW1 AWMMPrivate AWMMNew Zealand Maori Contingent AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › Son of Ra and Wahati Wairau, of Opoutama, Hawkes Bay.Brother of Paihau, of Opoutama, Hawkes Bay, and Raniera, who died of disease on 30 October 1916, en route to England from France.From the spring of 1915, the hospitals and convalescent depots established on the islands of Malta and Gozo dealt with over 135,000 sick and wounded, chiefly from the campaigns in Gallipoli and Salonika, although increased submarine activity in the Mediterranean meant that fewer hospital ships were sent to the island from May 1917. AWMM Read more Death About death Contribute › Age at death Date of death11 September 1915 AWMM Cause of deathDied of wounds AWMM Place of death Death notesMalta to Gallipoli AWMM Cemetery Contribute › Cemetery namePieta Military CemeteryMalta AWMM Grave referenceB.X.4. AWMM Memorial Contribute › Memorial nameAuckland War Memorial MuseumWorld War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM Memorial reference Obituary Roll of Honour Remember Ra Wairau by laying a poppy. Pirimoana Waipouri Fred Waipuka Ra Wairau Ramera Wairau Tarona Wairau Lay a poppy for 2015 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of Ra Wairau Leave a note Contribute › Processing Sources Sources Contribute › External linksCommonwealth War Graves Commission.http://www.cwgc.orgSources UsedMilitary personnel filehttp://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=22021128Archives NZNew Zealand Electronic Text Collection topic pagehttp://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/name-130815.htmlNZETC DocumentsNew Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMMPage No: 748 AWMMAuckland Weekly News AWMMA photograph of his grave, at Pieta Military Cemetery appears in the Auckland Weekly News (28 September 1916, p. 35) under the name 'Wairan'. AWMM Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.