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Teira Hoani Mete Kingi

Corporal T. H. Mete Kingi, killed in action. Taken from the supplement to the Auckland Weekly News 30 September 1915 p045. Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, AWNS-19150930-45-18. Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Corporal T. H. Mete Kingi, killed in action. Taken from the supplement to the Auckland Weekly News 3 …


  • Title
    Corporal Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 21 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Forenames
    Teira Hoani AWMM
  • Surname
    Mete Kingi AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Hira AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 16/383 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Church of England Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 21 July 2015 - Military Record

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
    Son of Hoani and Peeke Metekingi, of Putiki, Wanganui, Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 25 November 2022 -
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Wanganui, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Hoani Mete Kingi (father), Kaetahi, Putiki, Wanganui, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 February 1915 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • Egyptian - Gallipoli Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 21 July 2015 - Military record
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • 1st NZ Maori Battalion Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 21 July 2015 - Military record
  • Service number
    WWI 16/383 AWMM
  • Military service
    1914-1915 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 21 July 2015 - 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 Labourer/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Refer to the extract from Chronicles of the N.Z.E.F,dated December 27 1916, at p 209, for further information. This is found also in the Cenotaph record for Henare Mete Kingi, younger brother of Teira Hoani Mete Kingi.

      Son of Hoani and Peeke Mete Kingi, of Putiki, Whangarei AWMM
    • Aug 1915 - CORPL. METE KINGI KILLED. A private wire has been received from the Hon James Allen (Minister for Defence) by Mr Hoani Mete Kingi, of Putiki, that one of his sons, Corporal Teira H. Mete Kingi, has been killed in action on that great night attack on the 8th inst. Corporal Mete Kingi, who was 26 yeans of age, was employed on a farm up the Wanganui river when he joined the First Maori Contingent, together with his two younger brothers, Q.M.S. Paki Mete Kingi and Private Henry Mete Kingi. These boys were amongst the first to answer the Call when war broke out, and they immediately joined the First Maori Contingent. They came from a great fighting stock and of a well-known family among the natives throughout the Dominion. They were grandsons of that well-known fighting cheif Mete Kingi Paetahi, who was the leader of the native "friendlies" who fought for the British against the Hauhaus at the Moutoa Island battle on the Whanganui River, and the Moutoa Monument now stands in the Moutoa Gardens in memory of that great combat, and many other engagements on the West Coast in the sixties. The young Corporal was a member of the Wanganui Irish Rifles, and took a very keen interest in volunteering. Mr. Mete Kingi also received a wire of condolence from the Governor on behalf of the King and Queen. Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 1 January 2016 - Wanganui Chronicle , Issue 20448, 30 August 1915, Page 8
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About death

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  • Death
    8 August 1915 AWMM
    Age 28 AWMM
    GallipoliTurkey 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



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  • Memorial name
    Chunuk Bair (New Zealand) Memorial, Chunuk Bair Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey AWMM

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  • External links
  • References
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 500 AWMM
    • New Zealand. Army. 1st Maori Contingent. Scroll of the 1st New Zealand Maori Contingent, 1915. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-624. 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. 4: Includes portrait AWMM
    • Soutar, M. (2019). Whitiki! Whiti! Whiti! E!: Maori In the First World War. New Zealand: David Bateman Ltd. AWMM
    • The Fields of Remembrance Trust: Brothers Field, Auckland Museum (Armistice, 2018) AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
25 November 2022Lorraine MonaGisborneResearcher
27 July 2021Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
01 January 2016Lorraine M Gisborne, NZResearcher
21 July 2015Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher

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