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Taataa Takareu

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
    Taataa AWMM
  • Surname
    Takareu AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Taataa Takareua AWMM
  • Service number
  • 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 Cook Islands AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status

Service

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
  • Military service
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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
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Medical history

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Biographical information

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  • 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.

    Cook Islands' research leads us to believe that there are two military headstones for this soldier in Rarotonga. One is in the name of "Pte. T (Taataa) TAKAREU died 29/12/1956 aged 59 years" and is on the soldier's grave in the Panama Catholic Cemetery. The other headstone is in the name of "Pte. T. TAATAA 29/12/1956 aged 57 years" and is sitting unclaimed at the RSA in Rarotonga. We believe that both of these headstones were ordered and manufactured for the same soldier.

    Next of kin/Family member/s: Telea (Mother), Takareu (Father), Metuapaiti Wycliff (Wife) AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    29 December 1956 AWMM
    Age 59 AWMM
    RarotongaCook Islands AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Catholic Cemetery, Panama, Rarotonga, 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

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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.207 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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