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Tawheo Matenga

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  • Service number
    WWI 19961 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • 22nd Reinforments, NZ Maori Pioneer Battalion Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 24 January 2017 - Military Record
  • Last rank
  • War
Full length portrait of Private Matanga, possibly Private Tawheo Matenga, Reg No 19961, of the New Zealand Maori Pioneer Battalion, Maori Contingent, 22nd Reinforcements. (Photographer: Herman Schmidt, 1917). Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, 31-M3840. No known copyright.

Full length portrait of Private Matanga, possibly Private Tawheo Matenga, Reg No 19961, of the New Z …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Tawheo AWMM
  • Surname
    Matenga AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 19961 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Morman Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 24 January 2017 - Military Record

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    25 May 1897 Public Source
  • Date of birth
    25 May 1897 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 24 January 2017 - Military record
  • Place of birth
    Gisborne, NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 24 January 2017 - Military record
  • Birth notes
    son of Waitaniwha Matenga & Rina Waipare Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 24 January 2017 - Military record
  • Address before enlistment
    136 Hobson St., Auckland Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 24 January 2017 - Military record
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Waitaniwha Matenga (father), Gisborne, New Zealand AWMM
    • (mother) Rina Waipare of Nuhaka Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 24 January 2017 - Military record
  • Relationship status
    single
    1923 married Meihana Pine Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 24 January 2017 - Military record

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Western European Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 24 January 2017 - Military Record
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • 22nd Reinforments, NZ Maori Pioneer Battalion Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 24 January 2017 - Military Record
  • Service number
    WWI 19961 AWMM
  • Military service
    1917-1919 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 24 January 2017 - Military Record
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    • WW1 Unknown AWMM Farmer/Civilian AWMM
    • 30 May 1917 in Auckland Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 24 January 2017 - Military Record
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Farmer for R Caup of Gisborne Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 24 January 2017 - Military record
  • Age on enlistment
    20yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 24 January 2017 - Military Record

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
    1918 admitted to Brockenhurst Hospital, England with Tonsolitis Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 24 January 2017 - Military Record

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Private Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 24 January 2017 - Military Record

Biographical information

Biographical information

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Death

About death

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  • Death
    2 May 1964 Public Source
  • Date of death
    2 May 1964 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 24 January 2017 - Military Record & BMD NZ records
  • Age at death
    64yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 24 January 2017 - Military Record & BMD NZ records
  • Place of death
    Hastings, NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 24 January 2017 - Military Record & BMD NZ records
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1918). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      72: 30 AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 3: Includes portrait AWMM
    • Soutar, M. (2019). Whitiki! Whiti! Whiti! E!: Maori In the First World War. New Zealand: David Bateman Ltd. AWMM

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