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Tioni Tuakana

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  • Service number
    WWI 84554 AWMM
  • Also known as
    • Tioni Tamaono-Tuakana AWMM
    • John Trego Tamaono-Tuakana AWMM
    • John Trego Tuakana Masters 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
    Tioni AWMM
  • Surname
    Tuakana AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Tioni Tamaono-Tuakana AWMM
    • John Trego Tamaono-Tuakana AWMM
    • John Trego Tuakana Masters AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 84554 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    Circa 1893 AWMM Palmerston AtollCook Islands AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Oneroa, Mangaia, Cook Islands AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Tamaongo Tuakana (father), Mangaia, Cook Islands AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 84554 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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  • Headstone & Grave Location: Unknown April 2019. Unclaimed military headstone is at the RSA Nikao, Rarotonga, Cook Islands

    TO BE CONFIRMED: This Soldier - T. TUAKANA - 84554 Died -18 Feb 1964. Cook Islands research project believe it to be this person who is buried in Takuvaine - T. TUAKANA (aka - Tione Tuakana / John Tuakana / Tione / John Marsters)
    and John Trego Tamaono Marsters (aka - John Trego / John Trego Tamaono / John Trego Tamaono Marsters) are the same person

    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
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    18 February 1964 AWMM
    RarotongaCook Islands AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • 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.222 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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