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Bob Ngatama

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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
    Bob AWMM
  • Surname
    Ngatama AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Papu Ngatama AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 60772 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1899 AWMM MaukeCook Islands AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Akaea (father), Mari, Rarotonga, Cook Islands, Pacific Islands AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Sinai & Palestine AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 60772 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 16 February 1918 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, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 6.25 inches AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Sick to hospital, 17 October 1918 AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      October 1918, Influenza AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    WW1 20 March 1919 AWMM
    No longer physically fit for war service on account of illness contracted on active service, influenza AWMM
    Private AWMM
    New Zealand Rarotongan Company AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Attested 12 March 1918 at Narrow Neck, signed with a cross.

    Returned to New Zealand aboard the Malta.

    Next of kin/Family member/s: Akae (Mother) Atiu, Ngatama (Father) Mauke, Tangi (Wife)

    Notes: The Cook Islands WW1 NZEF ANZAC Soldiers Research Project team have received information which leads us to believe that this headstone and the neighbouring headstone of Pte Tua Tafifi Ura were moved from the graves, and the graves were subsequently cleared during the construction of the "Muri Beach Club Hotel".

    Date of Death: 23/11/1927 as per Cook Islands Death Register - 24/11/1927 as per military headstone. AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    24 November 1927 AWMM
    Age 28 AWMM
    RarotongaCook Islands AWMM
  • 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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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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