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Tuahae Carroll

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New Zealand. Army. 1st Maori Contingent. Scroll of the 1st New Zealand Maori Contingent, 1915. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-624. Cultural Permissions may apply.
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Identity

  • Title
    Corporal Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 6 February 2016 - Military Record
  • Forenames
    Tuahae AWMM
  • Surname
    Carroll AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    16/572 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
    Te Aitanga-a-Mahaki & Ngati Kahungunu Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 6 February 2016 - Research
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Church of England Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 6 February 2016 - Military Record

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Gisborne, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mo Pohatu, Gisborne, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 14 February 1915 AWMM Single AWMM
    • Widower. Public - Anihera - Other Relative - 25 April 2015 - Family oral history.

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    16/572 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 AWMM
    • 29 Jan 1915 at Avondale Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 6 February 2016 - Military Record
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment
    27yrs 10mths Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 6 February 2016 - Military Record

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Tuahae Carroll was the son of Mo Pohatu, of Gisborne, New Zealand.

      Husband of the late Peti Ngahako.

      Carroll had the same service number as Pte Samuel Cook, who embarked with the Second Maori Contingent in WWI. AWMM
    • Correction: Ko te ingoa tuarua o tona hoa wahine ko 'Ngakaho' no Whakawhitiraa / Te Whanau a Uruahi. Public - Anihera - Other Relative - 25 April 2015 - Family oral history.
    • Tuahae (Ngai Taamanuhiri / Rongowhakaata) was a whangai to Heni Materoa and James Carroll (Sir). He was survived by son Toki who upon Tuahaes death also became whangai to Heni and James. Public - Anihera - Other Relative - 25 April 2015 - Family oral history.
    • BRAVE, STRONG, AND OF GOOD HEART."
      Mrs Whare Carroll has received the following letter from Tuahae Carroll (who is serving with the Maoris at Gallipoli), written at Anzac, August 26th: "We have been through two attacks now, and there are less than half of us left, but we beat the Turks badly both times and took their trenches. Our last attack on Saturday was the worst; bullets were falling all around us just like hail, and they had their machine guns and big guns trained on us. We started the attack with 100 men, and only 52 of us got into their trenches, the rest being either killed or wounded. I am sorry to say August Paku was killed—he was hit by shrapnel and killed instantaneously. He died for his country, and T. Halbert and I gave him a decent burial one night shortly afterwards. All our officers are away sick, and we are split up among the different New Zealand Regiments now. The Gisborne and Wairoa boys are with the Otago Infantry. The Ngatiporou and Te Arawa are with the Wellington Infantry. In writing to his mother (Lady Carroll), from Gallipoli, on September 1, Tuahae states: "I am well and in the best of health. Etera and Rangi Rua are away in Egypt, sick, but I got a letter from them, saying they were getting better. Our contingent have had a great time, and have come out of it bravely, as we are only boys, but when we get in the firing line we are all tried men. Our officers speak very well of us. We have tried to remember the good advice you gave us before we left. 'Be brave, be strong, and be of good heart.' I think we have fulfilled what you told us to do. The Maoris have secured a great name for themselves here, and I think we have upheld the good name of our ancestors as fighters. There are only 160 of us left now the remainder have been either killed or wounded. Our only officers on Gallipoli are Dr. Buck and the Rey. Henare Wepiha, they are very brave and strong Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 6 February 2016 - Poverty Bay Herald, Volume XLII, Issue 13821, 22 October 1915, Page 3
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    10 December 1915 AWMM
    GallipoliTurkey AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
    28yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 6 February 2016 - BMD NZ Records
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Embarkation Pier Cemetery, Turkey AWMM Special Memorial A. 46. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Advice was received by Lady Carroll yesterday of the death of her adopted son Corporal Tuahae Carroll, who was killed in action on Decembter 10, and whose name is included in to-day's casualty list. Corporai Carroll was a smart, promising young fellow who had resided with Sir James and Lady Carroll from infancy. He was educated at Wellington College, and subsequently went sheepfarming, possessing special ability as a wool classer. On the formation of the Maori contingent he was one of the first local natives to volunteer but he failed to pass the medical examination. However, he secured inclusion in the contingent at Auckland just prior to its departure, being accepted with others to fill up certain vacancies. He went away with the rank of private, but his ability on active service secured promotion for him as a Corporal, and when the Maoris were divided up among the New Zealand Infantry Corporal Carroll was given charge of the Gisborne and Wairoa section. Although not of a robust constitution, he succeeded in lasting out the sever hardships of the campaign with-out being put out of action. Returned members of the contingent have spoken in warm praise of Corporal Carroll's ability in the field. His death, therefore only about a week before the evacuation of Anzac, adds to the sadness of his loss in which Sir James and Lady Carroll will have much sympathy. Tuahae will be remembered as a prominent player in the Y.M.P. Football team. He was about 28 years of age, and a widower, leaving one little son, a popular member of Sir James and Lady Carroll's household Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 6 February 2016 - Poverty Bay Herald, Volume XLIII, Issue 13885, 7 January 1916, Page 4
  • Memorial name
    Gisborne's War Memorial Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 6 February 2016 - Research
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • St Mary's Church Memorial Board, Tikitiki near Rangitukia, East Coast, New Zealand AWMM
    • St Mary's Church Memorial Board, Tikitiki near Rangitukia, East Coast, New Zealand AWMM

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  • Moe mai ra e koro i roto i to kakahu wairua whakaruruhau. Ko au to mokopuna e noho mokemoke ana. Aue te mamae. Ka maumahara matou ko to whanau mo ake tonu atu.
    Public - Anihera - Other Relative - 25 April 2015

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06 February 2016Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher
25 April 2015AniheraHastings, New ZealandOther Relative