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Kirikava Atai

Roll of honour, listing World War 1 soldiers from the Cook Islands, courthouse, Avarua, Rarotonga, Cook Islands. Ref: 1/1-006730-G. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. /records/23180172

Roll of honour, listing World War 1 soldiers from the Cook Islands, courthouse, Avarua, Rarotonga, C …

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Kirikava AWMM
  • Surname
    Atai AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Atai Kirikava AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 84546 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Aitutaki AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Taumaki K. Atai (wife), Rarotonga AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 84546 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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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
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      6 ft AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      196 lb AWMM
    • Eye colour, WWI AWMM
      Brown AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    WW1 7 December 1918 AWMM Private AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Did not embark overseas on active service. The soldiers who enlisted in the 4th & 5th contingents did not leave New Zealand due to the armistice.

    Next of Kin: Tuamaki K Atai (Wife) Atai (Father) Elizabeth (Mother)

    Headstone not on grave. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    28 May 1959 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Amuri, Aitutaki, Cook Islands AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Cook Islands Roll of Honour Board, RSA Rarotonga AWMM

Roll of Honour

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Leave a tribute or memory of Kirikava Atai

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  • Kia Orana. My name is Teauraki Nicholas Tuaana, my mother is Pari Akatea Daniel & my grandfather is the late Teauraki Daniel Kirikava who I believe is the grandson of Atai Kirikava. I would firstly just like to pay homage and show my gratitude to you Atai Kirikava for your services not only to Nz and your homeland of the Cook Islands but to your name & bloodline that lives on today. I am truly honored to know that my descendants took up the call. Respect❤💛💚
    Public - Teauraki Nicholas - Direct descendant - 25 April 2020
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Weddell, H. (2016). Soldiers from the Pacific : the story of Pacific Island soldiers in the New Zealand Expeditionary Force in World War One. Wellington, New Zealand : Defence of New Zealand Study Group. AWMM
      p.138 AWMM
    • This record was partially compiled from information kindly provided by Bobby Nicholas, Paula Paniani and Cate Walker, Cook Islands WW1 NZEF ANZAC Soldiers Research Project AWMM

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25 April 2020Teauraki NicholasOpotikiDirect descendant

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