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Matenga Kau

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  • Service number
  • Also known as
    • K. Matenga AWMM
    • Kau Matenga AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
  • War
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
    Matenga AWMM
  • Surname
    Kau AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • K. Matenga AWMM
    • Kau Matenga AWMM
  • Service number
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    7 March 1898 Cook Islands WW1 Project AtiuCook Islands Cook Islands WW1 Project
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Rarotonga, Cook Islands AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Atiu, Cook Islands AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
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  • Military service
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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Occupation before 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
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Medical history

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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 Matenga K'. Source: WW1 NZEF ANZAC Soldiers Research Project.

    No online military record. 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

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  • Death
    15 December 1943 Cook Islands WW1 Project
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Mapumai Village, Atiu 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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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.175 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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