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Paniora Mairaro

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
    Paniora AWMM
  • Surname
    Mairaro AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 84523 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, Cook Islands AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 84523 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
    WW1 12 April 1918 AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on 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

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. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    1 August 1954 AWMM
    Age 70 AWMM
    AitutakiCook Islands AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    CICC grounds, Arutanga, Aitutaki, Cook Islands AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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

Roll of Honour

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  • Kia orana papa my name is Paiti Araia son of Benjamin Araia my grandfather is Paiti Paniora I just want to pay tribute to my great great great grandfather wish I had met you papa but I know I will in the next life in heaven I pray my son grows up to be as brave as you were may you rest easy in paradise love from all your family
    Public - Paiti tamatoa benjamin Araia - Direct descendant - 3 February 2021
  • Kia Orana my name is Paniora Paiti Araia. My father is Paiti Paniora Araia who was born in Arutanga, Aitutaki.. We are direct decendants of Paniora Mairaro who os pur grea great Grandfather/Uncle.. I paniora have a son who is named Mairaro after our brave Papa.. We the family of Papa Paniora Mairaro honour him and his name forever.. Meitaki Atupaka Kia Manuia
    Public - Paniora Paiti - Direct descendant - 24 April 2019



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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.171 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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03 February 2021Paiti tamatoa benjamin Araia hastings Direct descendant
17 December 2019Paniora Paiti AraiaHastings, Hawkes BayDirect descendant
24 April 2019Paniora PaitiHastings, Hawke's BayDirect descendant

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