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Ramera Wairau

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  • Service number
    16/779 AWMM
  • Also known as
    • Ramera Wairau AWMM
    • RANIERA WAIRAU Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 February 2016 - http://www.nzwargraves.org.nz/casualties/raniera-wairau
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    WW1 Private AWMM
    New Zealand Pioneer Battalion AWMM
  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
Walton and Weybridge Cemetery, England, where 19 New Zealanders are buried. (Courtesy of Daphne Hobby, no date) - No known copyright restrictions
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Identity

  • Title
    • Private Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 February 2016 - Miltiary record
  • Forenames
    Ramera AWMM
  • Surname
    Wairau AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Ramera Wairau AWMM
    • RANIERA WAIRAU Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 February 2016 - http://www.nzwargraves.org.nz/casualties/raniera-wairau
  • Service number
    16/779 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Catholic, Christian AWMM

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    • Jul 1895 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
    • Jun 1895 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 February 2016 - Military record
  • Place of birth
    • Hawkes Bay, New Zealand Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
    • Mahi, Hawkes Bay Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 February 2016 - Military record
  • Birth notes
    • Son of Ra and Wahati Wairau, of Opoutama
      Ra Wairau was in the NZ Maori Contingent, Died 1915 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 February 2016 - Military record & Research
  • Occupation before enlistment
    • Farm Hand Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 February 2016 - Military record
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown Clive, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Miss Wahatu Wairau (sister), Mahia, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 18 Sep 1915 Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    16/779 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM
    Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW1 18 Sep 1915-26 October 1915 AWMM from Wellington, New Zealand AWMM to Suez, Egypt AWMM HMNZT 29 AWMM
    Vessel was Waitemata AWMM
    Private AWMM
    2nd Maori Contingent AWMM
    New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMM

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Died of Sickness, Cause of Death AWMM
      Died of sickness AWMM
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 5.75" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      147 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    WW1 Private AWMM
    New Zealand Pioneer Battalion AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Son of Ra and Wahati Wairau, of Opoutama, Hawkes Bay.

      Brother of Paihau, of Opoutama, Hawkes Bay, and Ra, who died of disease on 11 December 1915, en route to Malta from Gallipoli.

      No. 2 New Zealand General Hospital, Mount Felix, Walton. (see vertical files (Hospitals, Military), Armoury Information Centre, Auckland War Memorial Museum)

      Embarked, 18 September 1915; disembarked Suez, 26 October 1915.
      Posted toOtago Infantry Bn, Moascar, 20 January 1916.
      Embarked Port Said, Egypt, with a pioneer unit and proceeded overseas to France, 9 April 1916.
      Admitted to No 2 NZ Field Ambulance, and transferred to NZ Divisional Rest Station, 24 June 1916 (enteritis); discharged to duty, 27 June 1916.
      Admitted to No 50 Casualty Clearing Station, 19 August 1916 (influenza); transferred to No 32 Stationary Hospital, Wimereux, 21 August 1916; embarked for England, 13 September 1916.
      Died, No 2 NZ General Hospital, Walton-on-Thames, 30 October 1916 (tuberculous and pleurisy).

      Parents: Ra and Wahati Wairau,Opoutama, Hawke's Bay AWMM
    • Ramera Wairau was a young maori boy/ teenager who was following the footsteps of his father, who also served for his country , city, town, and neighborhood.
      Ramera served New Zealand in 1914 during WW1. Where he was ranked private throught out the war. The last unit that Ramera served was the New Zealand Pioneer Battalion .
      Family
      Son of Ra (Regt. 16/53) and Wahati Wairau, sister Waihatu Wairau. Ramera wanted to be like his father growing up, then sadly Ramera's father passed away from a disease on 11 December 1915 en route to Malta from Gallipoli.
      Sadly Ramera's life came to an end in 1916, when he died from sickness in England Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 February 2016 - https://prezi.com/qjvo9xlhyala/ramera-wairau/
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Death

About death

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  • Age at death
    21 AWMM
  • Date of death
    30 October 1916 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Died of Sickness AWMM
  • Place of death
  • Death notes
    No. 2 New Zealand General Hospital ex France AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Walton and Weybridge (Walton-on-Thames) Cemetery, Surrey, England AWMM
  • Grave reference
    Screen Wall. 909. AWMM
  • Memorial name
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • St Mary's Church Memorial Board, Tikitiki near Rangitukia, East Coast, New Zealand AWMM
  • Memorial reference
  • Obituary

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12 February 2016Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher