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Ka Aruake

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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
    Ka AWMM
  • Surname
    Aruake AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 84547 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    22 May 1897 AWMM AitutakiCook Islands AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Aruake Manuela (father), Aitutaki AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 84547 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

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.

    Aruake Manuela (Father) Mere (aka Emere Strickland) (Mother) AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    29 November 1944 AWMM
    AitutakiCook Islands AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Nikaupara, 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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  • Thank you to all who have restored the plot of our Great Grand Father and those who were enlisted with him, thanks for making that part of his story more clearer to us.
    Public - Karson - Direct descendant - 25 April 2022
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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 2022KarsonAKL, New ZealandDirect descendant

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