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Mitikele

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Commemorative Plaque, Tuapa-Uhomutu Returned Soldiers, WW1, WW2, Vietnam, Tuapa, Niue Island (Photo P. Haynes 2009) - No known copyright restrictions

Commemorative Plaque, Tuapa-Uhomutu Returned Soldiers, WW1, WW2, Vietnam, Tuapa, Niue Island (Photo …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
  • Surname
    Mitikele AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Mitikeli AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 16/1087 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    2 March 1889 AWMM NiuePolynesia AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Hegatagaloa (wife), Hakupu, Niue Island, Pacific Islands AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status
    Pre 5 February 1916 AWMM Married AWMM
    Married, 3 children AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 16/1087 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
  • 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
    Died of Sickness, Cause of Death AWMM
    Heat stroke AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • "The second Niuean death in Egypt, which occurred after the first wave of troops had left for France, was 16/1087 Private Mitikele of Hakupu who died of heat stroke following sentry duty in the fierce midday sun." (Pointer 2000, p. 35)

    "16/1087 Private Mitikele died on 16 May 1916. He had previously been hospitalized in Egypt with bronchial problems then discharged from hospital in early May and assigned to duty at the Base Depot in Tel-el-Kebir War Memorial Cemetery, one of three New Zealand soldiers to lie there." (Pointer 2000, p. 181 n20) AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    16 May 1916 AWMM
    Age 27 AWMM
    Tel-el-KebirEgypt AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Tel El Kebir War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt AWMM 32 AWMM
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  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Hakupu Village Roll of Honour, Hakupu Village, Niue AWMM

Roll of Honour

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      25: 4 AWMM
    • Pointer, M. (2000). Tagi tote e loto haaku - My heart is crying a little : Niue Island involvement in the Great War, 1914-1918. Alofi, Niue ; Suva, Fiji: Government of Niue ; Institute of Pacific Studies, University of the South Pacific. AWMM
      Pointer, M. (2000). pp. 13, 18, 35, 114, 171, 181 n20. AWMM
    • Pointer, M. (2015). Niue 1774-1974 : 200 years of conflict and change. Dunedin, New Zealand : Otago University Press. AWMM
    • 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
    • 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
    • This record was partially completed by information provided by Noel George Smith and Lyn Griffiths (2021). AWMM

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