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Wiremu Karati

  • Service number
    16/453 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Force
    • Army AWMM
    • 1st NZ Maori Contingent > AIB > NZ Maori Pioneer Btn Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 March 2016 - Military record
  • Last rank
    WW1 New Zealand (Maori) Pioneer Battalion AWMM
  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
Portrait of Wiremu Karati. Swarbrick, Margaret. Miscellaneous papers, 1914 - 1947. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-1468. Image has no known copyrigh restrictions.
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Wiremu AWMM
  • Surname
    Karati AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    16/453 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Church of England Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 March 2016 - Military record

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    1891 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 March 2016 - Military record
  • Place of birth
    Tairua, Coromandel Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 March 2016 - Military record
  • Birth notes
  • Occupation before enlistment
    WW1 Shearer AWMM
  • Post war occupation
    At Te Reinga, HB Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 March 2016 - Military record
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown Thames, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Hone Karati (stepbrother), Thames, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 Feb 1915 Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
  • Campaigns
    Egyptian - Gallipoli, Egyptian EF & Western European Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 March 2016 - Military record
  • Force
    • Army AWMM
    • 1st NZ Maori Contingent > AIB > NZ Maori Pioneer Btn Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 March 2016 - Military record
  • Service number
    16/453 AWMM
  • Military service
    1914-1919 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 March 2016 - Military record
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Miilitary decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    1914-1915 Star
    British War Medal
    Victory Medal Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 March 2016 - Military record

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    • WW1 Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • 12 Nov 1914 at Avondale Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 March 2016 - Military record
  • Age on enlistment
    • 23yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 March 2016 - Military record

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW1 14 Feb 1915-26 March 1915 AWMM from Wellington, New Zealand AWMM to Suez, Egypt AWMM HMNZT 20 AWMM
    Vessel was Warrimoo AWMM
    Private AWMM
    A Company AWMM
    1st Maori Contingent 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
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Hospitalised at No. 1 NZ General Hospital, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, England. [date and circumstances of admission unknown] AWMM
    • Mar 1914-1917 Hospitalised for Mumps/Bronchitis X 4; Aug 1916 wounded jaw; Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 March 2016 - Military Record

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    • WW1 New Zealand (Maori) Pioneer Battalion AWMM
    • Private Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 March 2016 - Military record

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • The Auckland Museum Library manuscripts collection holds the personal papers of ex-Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD) nurse Margaret Swarbrick which includes a sketch by and photograph of Private Karati contained within (MS 1468, Folders 2 and 3). AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Age at death
    43yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 March 2016 - Gisborne Cemetery Records & Military record
  • Date of death
    28 December 1933 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 March 2016 - Gisborne Cemetery Records & Military record
  • Cause of death
    Acute tuberculosis Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 March 2016 - Gisborne Cemetery Records & Military record
  • Place of death
    Gisborne, NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 March 2016 - Gisborne Cemetery Records & Military record
  • Death notes
    NZEF, 16/453 Pte WIREMU KARATI, Maori Pioneer Battn, died 28 December 1933 aged 43. Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 March 2016 - Gisborne Cemetery Records & Military record
  • Cemetery name
    Taruheru Cemetery, Gisborne Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 March 2016 - Gisborne Cemetery Records & Military record
  • Grave reference
    Block S; Plot 64; Warrant # 2563 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 March 2016 - Gisborne Cemetery Records & Military record
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  • Memorial reference
  • Obituary

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Sources

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