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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
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
    • Tamati AWMM
    • Tamati Itaata Parapu Public - Andrew Tamati - Direct descendant - 15 July 2020 - Family History
  • 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
    Ngati Kainuku Public - Andrew Tamati - Direct descendant - 15 July 2020 - Family History
  • Hapū
    Parapu Public - Andrew Tamati - Direct descendant - 15 July 2020 - Family History
  • Waka
    Takitumu Public - Andrew Tamati - Direct descendant - 15 July 2020 - Family History
  • Rohe
    Ngatangiia and Takitumu Public - Andrew Tamati - Direct descendant - 15 July 2020 - Family History
  • 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
    • Grandson to Tamati Itaata Parapu Kainuku Ariki Public - Andrew Tamati - Direct descendant - 15 July 2020 - Family History

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

Roll of Honour

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Leave a tribute or memory of Tamati Kainuku

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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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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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
    • 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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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
15 July 2020Andrew TamatiAucklandDirect descendant
21 June 2020ChristinaAucklandOther
19 June 2020InangaroAucklandDirect descendant
23 April 2020PeterAustralia Other

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