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Maka Tairi

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  • Service number
    WWI 84539 AWMM
  • Also known as
    • Tairi Maka AWMM
    • Leon AWMM
    • Leong AWMM
    • Leonard AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
  • War
Photograph of the Atiu Cenotaph, Atiu, Cook Islands. Image courtesy of Bobby Nicholas, Paula Paniani and Cate Walker, Cook Islands WW1 NZEF ANZAC Soldiers Research Project (October 2019). Image is subject to copyright restrictions.

Photograph of the Atiu Cenotaph, Atiu, Cook Islands. Image courtesy of Bobby Nicholas, Paula Paniani …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Maka AWMM
  • Surname
    Tairi AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Tairi Maka AWMM
    • Leon AWMM
    • Leong AWMM
    • Leonard AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 84539 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    Circa 1899 Cook Islands WW1 Project AtiuCook Islands Cook Islands WW1 Project
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Atiu, Cook Islands AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Maka Tekao (father), Atiu, Cook Islands AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 84539 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 June 1918 AWMM Planter/Civilian AWMM
  • 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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  • Listed on the Cook Islands Roll of Honour Board, RSA Rarotonga, as 'Pte Maka T'. Source: WW1 NZEF ANZAC Soldiers Research Project.

    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

Death

About death

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  • Death
    25 September 1974 AWMM
    AtiuCook Islands AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    St Anthony's Catholic Church, Atiu, Cook Islands AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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

Roll of Honour

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • 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
    • ‘Finding Our Way Back to Atiu’, Parts 1 -4, Cook Islands Television News/Cook Islands WW1 NZEF ANZAC Soldiers Research Project, 2019 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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