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Tamati Hira Matiu

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  • Service number
    16/812 AWMM
  • Also known as
    Tom Matthews AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • 3rd NZ Maori Pioneer Battalion Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 29 February 2016 - Military record
  • Last rank
  • War
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Nominal Roll 25 , Page: 2 - No known copyright restrictions AWMM

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Tamati Hira AWMM
  • Surname
    Matiu AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Tom Matthews AWMM
  • Service number
    16/812 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Church of England Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 29 February 2016 - Military Record

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    4 July 1894 AWMM RuatokiBay of Plenty AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Manutuke Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 29 February 2016 - Newspaper reports
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Ngawai Waana (aunt), Gisborne, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    single Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 29 February 2016 - Military record

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Egyptian, Egyptian EF & Western European Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 29 February 2016 - Military record
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • 3rd NZ Maori Pioneer Battalion Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 29 February 2016 - Military record
  • Service number
    16/812 AWMM
  • Military service
    1915-1918 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 29 February 2016 - Military record
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    British War Medal
    Victory Medal Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 29 February 2016 - Military record

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    • WW1 Unknown AWMM Labourer/Civilian AWMM
    • 19 Sept 1914 at Whakatane
      30 June 1915 entered Camp
      8 July 1915 at Takapuna
      4 Feb 1916 transferred Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 29 February 2016 - Military record
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment
    21yr 4mths Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 29 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
    Aug 1916, Apr 1917 & Sep 1917 hospitalized due to sickness; Dec 1917 Gassed; Aug 1918 Pulmonary TB Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 29 February 2016 - Military Record

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • One of the 50 Tūhoe soldiers who fought in WW1. Ngāti Tawhaki. aka Tom Matthews. Pvt. World War 1, 1914-1918, sn16/812, 3rd Māori Contingent, A Company, embarked 5-Feb-1916 for Suez, Egypt, discharged from service on account of illness contracted on active service in 1919. Labourer, next of kin - Ngawai Waana (aunt), Gisborne; b.04-Jul-1894 Ruatoki, aged 21 when he enlisted in 1915,dcd 26-Dec-1959 age 65Y Rotorua (Charles Timutimu Research Project).

    Urewera Lands Consolidation Scheme (Report of Commissioners as to position of). Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives, 1924 Session I, G-07."At a sitting of the Commission at Ruatoki in April last it was stated that a number of the Urewera Natives sold their lands prior to enlisting for the war; those who returned now find themselves landless, and they ask that the Crown give them land so that they may not be a burden on the members of their families." Matiu was listed as one of these men. AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    26 December 1959 AWMM
    Age 65 AWMM
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  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
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  • Obituary
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  • Memorial reference

Memorials

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Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      25: 2 AWMM
    • Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives of New Zealand. AWMM
      Urewera Lands Consolidation Scheme (Report of Commissioners as to position of). Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives, 1924 Session I, G-07. AWMM
    • Research for this record was kindly provided by the Nga Wahi Pakanga I Karipori Charles Timutimu Research (August 2014). This project focused on the men of the Te Urewera area who fought in the 1st World War 1914 - 1918. AWMM
    • Soutar, M. (2019). Whitiki! Whiti! Whiti! E!: Maori In the First World War. New Zealand: David Bateman Ltd. AWMM