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Martin Mitchell

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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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Martin AWMM
  • Surname
    Mitchell AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 60682 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    6 May 1897 AWMM RarotongaCook Islands AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Taitapu Mitchell (wife), Avatiu, Rarotonga, Cook Islands, Pacific Islands AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 60682 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Blacksmith/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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: Taitapu Mitchell (Wife), Avatiu, Rarotonga, Allen Mitchell (Father) born New York, USA, Maria (Mother) born Mitiaro AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    23 December 1949 AWMM
    Age 52 AWMM
    RarotongaCook Islands AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Catholic Cemetery, Panama, Rarotonga, Cook Islands AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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

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  • Martin Mitchell would have been my great-great grandmother Madelines brother. I am so glad to find more information and photos of past relatives. I have been trying to research more about this side of my family as well as his parent's Allen Micthell and Roimatas history. If anyone has more information I would love to hear about it. Meitaki maata!
    Public - Alani - Other relative - 7 August 2021
  • Remembering our Papa Martin and Papa John Mitchell again 2017. Thank you for your Service my Papas
    Public - Teremoana - Direct descendant - 19 April 2017
  • My Great Grandpa is Louis Mitchell, a brother to Martin, Louis married Paura Tita (Uritaua from Avatiu), they had 2x daughters, my grandmother Paura and her sister Annie (Cafferey line) My grandmother Paura married James Vahua (from Manihiki) They had 15 children, the oldest being my mother Temauiarii. After 13 yrs of research, I found Allen Mitchell's grandparents (his mother's parents) so exciting!!!
    Public - Alice - Other relative - 9 April 2017
  • Martin Mitchell is my maternal great grandfather. His son Remy is my mum Roselines father. Papa Martin married Taitapu Tavita a woman from Rurutu but has links to Takitumu and Te au O Tonga in Rarotonga. Martins Father was Allen Mitchell from Texas USA and his mother Roimata was from Ngaputoru. Martin and Taitapu had 9 children but only 5 had issue. Teau, Remy, Teremati, Vaine and Pio. He and his sons were blacksmiths like Martins father and brothers. They also baked and sold bread and were a very enterprising family. Our Papa Martin came with the 3rd Rarotonga Contingent along with his older brother John. They both attested on the 12th March 1918 and sailed to Egypt together. Both brothers survived the war and on return John went back to his place of birth - Tahiti and died there while our Papa died in Rarotonga. We as their descendants are proud and priviledged and honoured to b
    Public - Teremoana - Other Relative - 7 April 2015



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  • External links
  • References
    • 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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07 August 2021AlaniAuckland, NZOther relative
19 April 2017Teremoana AucklandDirect descendant
09 April 2017Alice Sydney AustraliaOther relative

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