Aka Puri Tea Aperahama Public - Brian - Researcher - 28 May 2016 - http://fightingthekaiser.blogspot.com.au/2013/11/pokarekare-ana.html
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WWI 41 AWMM
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Pre 28 October 1914 AWMM Mrs Te Ure-Manas McTaggart, Taihopi, New Zealand AWMM
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Mrs Te Ure-Manas McTaggart, Taihopi, New Zealand AWMM
Pre 28 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM
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Aka Puri Tea Aperahama. A Maori born in New Zealand (and said to be of "high birth"), he enlisted at the Liverpool Camp in Sydney while studying at Hawkesbury College. After serving at Gallipoli and in France, he returned in December, 1917 suffering from tuberculosis and dementia. He was scheduled for discharge in NSW, but his condition had worsened on the voyage aboard HMAT Belltana to the extent that he was taken from the ship when it landed in Melbourne and was transferred to the Royal Park Mental Hospital.
He was later moved to 5 AGH in St. Kilda Road, Melbourne where he died on 18 January, 1918.
Compounding the tragedy and perhaps explaining his mental condition was the fact that both his mother and the sister named as next of kin had also died of tuberculosis while he was overseas. Public - Brian - Researcher - 28 May 2016 - http://fightingthekaiser.blogspot.com.au/2013/11/pokarekare-ana.html
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