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Tamati Kainuku

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  • Service number
    WWI 60676 AWMM
  • Also known as
    • Kainuku Tamati AWMM
    • Amati AWMM
    • Amati Itaata Parapu AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
  • War
Nominal Roll Vol 4 (Roll 85), Page: 19 - No known copyright restrictions
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Tamati AWMM
  • Surname
    Kainuku AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Kainuku Tamati AWMM
    • Amati AWMM
    • Amati Itaata Parapu AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 60676 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    4 July 1899 AWMM RarotongaCook Islands AWMM
  • Date of birth
    27 April 1897 Public - Andrew Tamati - Direct descendant - 18 June 2020 - Family Papers
  • Place of birth
    Ngatangiia Rarotonga Public - Andrew Tamati - Direct descendant - 18 June 2020 - Family Papers
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Ngatangiia Rarotonga Public - Andrew Tamati - Direct descendant - 18 June 2020 - Family Papers
  • Post war occupation
    Planter-Landowner Public - Andrew Tamati - Direct descendant - 18 June 2020 - Family Papers
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Kainuku (father), Ngatangiia, Rarotonga, Cook Islands, Pacific Islands AWMM
    • Father Parapu Vaikai Kainuku, mother Teputiki Tamarua main road Ngatangiia Rarotonga Public - Andrew Tamati - Direct descendant - 18 June 2020 - Family Papers
  • Relationship status
    Single Public - Andrew Tamati - Direct descendant - 18 June 2020 - Family Papers

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 60676 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
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Planter/Civilian AWMM
  • 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
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 9" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      150 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • War service: Egypt
      Embarked Wellington on board SS 'Manuka', 13 June 1918; disembarked Sydney, New South Wales, 18 June 1918; embarked Sydney on board SS 'Port Lyttleton', 24 June 1918; disembarked Suez, 4 August 1918, and posted to Training Regiment.
      Commenced return to New Zealand on board HT 'Malta', 13 June 1918; disembarked New Zealand, 29 January 1918; discharged, 20 March 1919.
      Total war service: 1 year 33 days (of which 230 days were abroad) AWMM
    • Awarded British War Medal and the Victory Medal 2 September 1924 Public - Andrew Tamati - Direct descendant - 18 June 2020 - Military Personnel files
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    5 June 1979 AWMM
    RarotongaCook Islands AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Kainuku family burial ground, Avana, Ngatangiia, Rarotonga, Cook Islands AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Hi Great Grand Papa,
    I love you. I love what you have done. Your Amazing. Im Christina. My dad's name is Airi Kainuku Tamati and My Mums Patiora Aratangi Kainuku. I just want to send you all my love and from my Siblings and parents. Your an awesome inspiration papa, I'm so proud of you and all you have acquired. Your the greatest legend. Thankyou for fighting for us and giving us the freedom and More papa that we have today! We love you and we forever embrace your memory. Your A Legend Papa, The Greatest Of All.
    We love and appreciate you always.
    My love and respect to you papa, from all of us.
    Love Always,
    Your Great Grandaughter
    Christina
    Public - Christina - 21 June 2020
  • Kia-Orana Papa Kainuku,

    I am your Great grand-daughter, Inangaro. My Father is Mataroa Mataroa, eldest son of your daughter Rite. Seeing your photo puts a face to the stories Nana has told me about you, she misses you and Mama deeply. I feel that she is to you how I am with my own father... Daddy's girl, even though I don't know you in person, I feel connected just as much. Thank you for all you have done to keep us alive and safe today, your service in the war will be remembered every year and your life will be an inspiration to all your greats.
    Public - Inangaro - Direct descendant - 19 June 2020
  • To our grandfather Tamati Itaata Kainuku, we your family are so proud of what you achieved in your life. I think of you often and the times we shared.
    Public - Andrew Tamati - Direct descendant - 18 June 2020
  • Kia Orana,

    Thank you Papa Kainuku our Grand father for your Courage and Bravery you displayed in representing your Family and all those Cook Islanders, NZ Maori, ANZACS and all who served in WW1. We are forever Grateful for the Freedom we live today.

    We Thank You All
    God Bless.

    Grandson
    Peter Pittman
    Public - Peter - 23 April 2020

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
    • NZEF Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra 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

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DateNameLocationRelationshipContact
21 June 2020ChristinaAucklandOther
19 June 2020InangaroAucklandDirect descendant
18 June 2020Andrew TamatiAuckland New ZealandDirect descendant
23 April 2020PeterAustralia Other
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