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Tepaki Poaza

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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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Tepaki AWMM
  • Surname
    Poaza AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Tepaki AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 84507 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    22 September 1902 Military Personnel File AitutakiCook Islands Military Personnel File
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Aitutaki, Cooks Islands/Rarotonga AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mokotupu Poaza (father), Aitutaki, Cooks Islands AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 84507 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    WW1 7 December 1918 AWMM Private AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Family have his date of birth recorded as 1902, so he likely lied about his age to enlist.

      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: Mokotupu Poaza (Father) and Tapere (Mother).

      oaza Tepaki BOAZA / MOKOTUPU to be checked. Is he the brother of John MOKOTUPU Tepaki BOAZA Tepaki /Tama/MOKOTUPU AWMM
    • Registered Birth Name: Noomataiti
      Baptised Name: Tepaki Nooapii Mokotupu
      Father: Poata Mokotupu. (Also known as Poaza, Boaza, Mokotupu Iti, Mokotupu Tama).
      Mother: Tapere-Ariki Tepakitama (Also seen as Tuaine Purotu a Tepakitama).

      Youngest half sibling to older brothers: Turuariki Poaza Mokotupu, Tau Poaza Mokotupu and John Tereapii Wycliffe Poaza Mokotupu. Public - Miria - Direct descendant - 28 January 2023 - Family Genealogical Research.

      Ziona Tapu Arutanga Church Birth and Baptism Records. BDM Registers.
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About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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

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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.192 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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28 January 2023MiriaAuckland, New ZealandDirect descendant

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