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Rakapa Akena

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Identity

  • Title
    Private Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 February 2016 - Military Record
  • Forenames
    Rakapa AWMM
  • Surname
    Akena AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 16/598 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
    Ngati Porou Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 February 2016 - Research
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1897 AWMM Port AwanuiEast Cape AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
    Son of Patio and Mere Akena of Kahukua, Tokomaru, later of Rangitukia Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 8 January 2016 - Military File
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Pre 28 June 1915 AWMM Tolaga Bay, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Patio Akena, Kahukura, Tokomaru, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 18 September 1915 AWMM Single/WWI AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
    • Egyptian, Egyptian E.F & Western European Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 8 January 2016 - Military record
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • 2nd NZ Maori Pioneer Battalion Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 8 January 2016 - Military record
  • Service number
    WWI 16/598 AWMM
  • Military service
    1915-1918 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 8 January 2016 - Military record
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    1914-1915 Star
    British War & Victory Medals
    Plaque & Scroll # 500094 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 February 2016 - Military Record

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    • Egypt AWMM
    • Narrow Neck, Takapuna, NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 8 January 2016 - Military record
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    • WW1 28 June 1915 AWMM Labourer/Civilian AWMM
      AWMM
    • 28 June 1915 at Tolaga Bay Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 8 January 2016 - Military record
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Labourer for G Smith of Tolaga Bay Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 8 January 2016 - Military File
  • Age on enlistment
    20yrs (actually only 16-17yrs) b. abt 1899 by age when he died Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 8 January 2016 - Military record & Research

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
    Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
    Tuberculosis AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Patio and Mere Akena of of Rangitulda, Tokomaru Bay, New Zealand.

    "Rakapa had several spells in hospital in France, the final period being in March 1918, when he was suffering from tuberculosis of the lungs. He was evacuated to England straightaway and admitted to No.1 NZGH, Brockenhurst."(Church, p.92) AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    16 June 1918 AWMM
    Age 19 AWMM
    BrockenhurstHampshire AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Brockenhurst (St Nicholas) Churchyard, Hampshire, England AWMM Plot A, Row 2, Grave 17 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
    Memorial to soldiers at Hinepare marae, Rangitukia, WWI List Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 February 2016 - http://www.28maoribattalion.org.nz/photo/memorial-hinepare-marae
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Gisborne War Memorial AWMM
    • St Mary's Church Memorial Board, Tikitiki near Rangitukia, East Coast, New Zealand AWMM

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Sources

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Contributors

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08 January 2016Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher
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