Ra Wairau Unknown date of birth - Died 11 September 1915 PDF Print Share Key details Contribute › Service number16/53 AWMM Also known asRawhira Wairau AWMM ForceArmy AWMM1st NZ Maori Contingent Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 6 February 2016 - Military record Last rankWW1 Private AWMMNew Zealand Maori Contingent AWMM WarWorld War I, 1914-1918 AWMM Lay a poppy Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories P … Read more View gallery Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › TitlePrivate Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 6 February 2016 - Military record ForenamesRa AWMM SurnameWairau AWMM Ingoa Also known asRawhira Wairau AWMM Service number16/53 AWMM GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe ReligionChurch of England Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 6 February 2016 - Military record Images and documents Images Contribute › Report › Report › Report › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth23 June 1894 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 6 February 2016 - Military record Place of birthMuriwai, Gisborne Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 6 February 2016 - Military record Birth notes Occupation before enlistmentLabourer for G H Black of Muriwai Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 6 February 2016 - Military record Post war occupation Address before enlistmentUnknown Muriwai, New Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkationMiss Wahati Wairau (sister), Mahia, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand AWMM Relationship statusPre 14 Feb 1915 Single AWMM Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War I, 1914-1918 AWMM CampaignsEgyptian - Gallipoli Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 6 February 2016 - Military record ForceArmy AWMM1st NZ Maori Contingent Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 6 February 2016 - Military record Service number16/53 AWMM Military serviceOct 1914 - Sept 1915 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 6 February 2016 - Military record Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards1914-1915 StarBritish War MedalsPlaque & Scroll # 513497 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 6 February 2016 - Military record Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentWW1 Unknown AWMMWellington, New Zealand AWMM14 Oct 1914 at Gisborne Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 6 February 2016 - Military Record Age on enlistment20yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 6 February 2016 - Military Record Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW1 14 Feb 1915-26 March 1915 AWMM from Wellington, New Zealand AWMM to Suez, Egypt AWMM HMNZT 20 AWMMVessel was Warrimoo AWMMPrivate AWMM; B Company AWMM; 1st Maori Contingent AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notesDied of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM Last known rank Contribute › Last rankWW1 Private 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. AWMMPrivate Ra Wairau 16/53 1st New Zealand Maori Battalion, B Company, was born in Muriwai, New Zealand on 23 June 1894, his recorded next of kin was his sister Wahati Wairau, Mahia, Hawkes Bay. His brother was Ramiera Wairau who was also died of wounds 30 Oct 1916 in England He left Wellington, New Zealand on HMNZT 20 (‘Warrimoo') with the 1st Maori (515 troops) on 14 February 1915 and disembarked Suez 26 March 1915. - On 6 August 1915 Ra was sent to hospital at Anzac suffering from a gunshot wound to the head resulting in a severe compound fracture of the skill. SS Itonus transported him from Anzac Cove firstly to Imbros on 13 August 1915 and then on to Malta. His condition at Malta initially was described on 22 August 1915 as "dangerously ill" and then on 8 September 1915 as "out of danger." However, by the 10 September 1915 he was described again as "dangerously ill" and on 11 September 1915 he died of wounds received in action. He was buried the same day by Chap E E Smith at Pieta Cemetery Malta No 4 Row 10B. - As his sister had died, his brother Paihau received his service medals.Ra was also 21 years old when he died, 11 months before Ramiera Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 6 February 2016 - http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=42907619 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 namePieta Military Cemetery, Malta AWMM Grave referenceB.X.4. AWMM Memorial nameAuckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMMSt Mary's Church Memorial Board, Tikitiki near Rangitukia, East Coast, New Zealand AWMM Memorial reference ObituaryWAIRAU Ra. Private, 16/53 New Zealand. Maori Contingent. Died 11th September 1915, from wounds he received at Gallipoli. He was the brother of Mr. Paihau Wairau, of Opoutama, New Zealand. His army record shows that he was shot in the head at Anzac 6th August 1915 and was transferred to Malta on the 14th August. He died on the 6th August and was buried by Chaplain E E Smith at Pieta Military Cemetery, the same day. At rest in Pieta Military Cemetery, Malta. Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 6 February 2016 - http://www.militaryimages.net/media/thomas-j-newson-ra-wairau-cecil-h-ellison.90433/ Roll of Honour Remember Ra Wairau by laying a poppy. Pirimoana Waipouri Fred Waipuka Ra Wairau Ramera Wairau Tarona Wairau Lay a poppy for 2016 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of Ra Wairau Leave a note Contribute › Processing You may lay thousand miles from your kainga and whenua but you are always remembered, the ultimate sacrifice your life for your country. You will never be forgotten sincere love from your Wairau whanau in Wairoa and your homeland Mahia. Public - Sharlene - Other Relative - 11 September 2015 Report Sources Sources Contribute › External linksCommonwealth War Graves Commission.http://www.cwgc.orgSources UsedMilitary personnel filehttp://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=22021128Further ReferenceNew Zealand Electronic Text Collection topic pagehttp://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/name-130815.htmlFurther ReferenceFamNet: The Family History Network record pagehttp://famnet.net.nz/login_pages/Cenotaph.aspx?Systemid=C16204Further Reference'Tikitiki church war memorial ', URL: http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/media/photo/tikitiki-church-war-memorial, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 29-Oct-2014http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/media/photo/tikitiki-church-war-memorialFurther ReferenceRoll of Honour, Auckland Province (digital copy), 1914 - 1919, Auckland War Memorial Museum Library, MS-2016-2http://www.aucklandmuseum.com/collections-research/collections/record/am_library-manuscriptsandarchives-11061Further Reference 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 Contributors Processing Command item Command item Add new record Refresh DateNameLocationRelationshipContact 11 September 2015SharleneWairoa, Hawkes BayOther Relative Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.