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Aio Taripo

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  • Service number
    • WWI 60727 AWMM
    • #60727 Corporal Public - Maria - Other Relative - 25 April 2015 - Cook Islands Soldiers World War One. CISWWO
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
  • War
Roll of honour, listing World War 1 soldiers from the Cook Islands. Ref: 1/1-006732-G. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. This is one of two honours boards. The second relates to the Fourth and Fifth contingents. Both are now housed in the Pioneer Lounge of the Cook Islands RSA. The Two boards originally stood in the old courthouse, but were moved just before a fire destroyed the building. (Information from Henry Wichman of Rarotonga, 2010). /records/22480864

Roll of honour, listing World War 1 soldiers from the Cook Islands. Ref: 1/1-006732-G. Alexander Tur …

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    • Aio AWMM
    • Aio Teatuanui Public - Maria - Other Relative - 25 April 2015 - Family Reunions
  • Surname
    • Taripo AWMM
    • Taripo Public - Maria - Other Relative - 25 April 2015 - Family Reunion
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWI 60727 AWMM
    • #60727 Corporal Public - Maria - Other Relative - 25 April 2015 - Cook Islands Soldiers World War One. CISWWO
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    11 November 1898 Military Personnel File RarotongaCook Islands Military Personnel File
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Taripo (father), Avatiu, Rarotonga, Cook Islands, Pacific Islands AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWI 60727 AWMM
    • #60727 Corporal Public - Maria - Other Relative - 25 April 2015 - Cook Islands Soldiers World War One. CISWWO
  • Military service
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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
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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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Next of kin/Family member/s: Taripo (Father) born Tahiti, Society islands, Tauira (Mother) born Rarotonga AWMM
    • Aio Teatuanui Taripo came home after the War to look after his 12 children.
      His first wife was Caroline Beatrice Mitchell, they had seven children.
      His second wife Maria Teanau Taputu, they were married in Penrhyn 18.03.1931 they had five children. Terii, Tepou, Aio George, Teanau and Rosemarie. Public - Maria - Other Relative - 25 April 2015 - Family. Reunion
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    31 August 1959 Family source
    Age 62 AWMM
    RarotongaCook Islands Family source
  • Date of death
    31.08.1959 Public - Maria - Other Relative - 25 April 2015 - Family Reunion
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Taputapuatea Burial Grounds, Avarua, Rarotonga, Cook Islands AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Cook Islands Roll of Honour Board, RSA Rarotonga AWMM

Roll of Honour

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  • This is for my mother, Tepou Kura I te ra Vakatini (nee) Taripo. She always had good things to say about her daddy.
    Public - Maria - Other Relative - 25 April 2015
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Military personnel file
    http://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=7823862
    Further Reference
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume IV. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      85: 18 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
    • Research on Second World War service in the Cook Islands kindly provided by Barry O’Sullivan. AWMM
    • This record was partially compiled from information kindly provided by Bobby Nicholas, Paula Paniani and Cate Walker, Cook Islands WW1 NZEF ANZAC Soldiers Research Project AWMM

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03 December 2019BarryNew ZealandResearcher
25 April 2015Maria Auckland, New ZealandOther Relative

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