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Mare Amoa

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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
    Mare AWMM
  • Surname
    Amoa AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 60699 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    16 June 1898 AWMM RarotongaCook Islands AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Amoa (father), Ngatangiia, 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 60699 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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Next of kin/Family member/s: Amoa (Father), Poro (Mother), Purumu (Wife) AWMM

Death

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  • Death
    19 February 1945 AWMM
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  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Muri, 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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  • Mare Amoa returned to Rarotonga and married Tereapii Pittman. They had many children. His many descendants are scattered all over the world. Two of his children are still alive today; Tamati Amoa (Rarotonga) and Tutu Seil (Auckland) nee Amoa. When he returned home after the war, Mare became a school teacher. He eventually went blind and it was his son Tamati who helped him. Mare is buried in Muri, Ngatangiia on the family marae. Next to the marae is the site of the home Mare lived in.
    Public - Florence Tia - Other Relative - 10 March 2015

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume IV. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      85: 19 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
    • 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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10 March 2015Florence TiaAuckland, New ZealandOther Relative
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