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Rima Raa

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  • Service number
    WWI 60689 AWMM
  • Also known as
    • Rimaputa Raa AWMM
    • Rima Paiaa AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
  • War
Roll of honour, listing World War 1 soldiers from the Cook Islands, courthouse, Avarua, Rarotonga, Cook Islands. Ref: 1/1-006730-G. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. /records/23180172

Roll of honour, listing World War 1 soldiers from the Cook Islands, courthouse, Avarua, Rarotonga, C …

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Rima AWMM
  • Surname
    Raa AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Rimaputa Raa AWMM
    • Rima Paiaa AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 60689 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    12 January 1899 AWMM RarotongaCook Islands AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Raavaine (mother), Marairenga, Rarotonga, Cook Islands, Pacific Islands AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Husband to Maui (nee Tiihiva)
    Father of Five. Tekura (f)(dsp), Terii Taomihau Rima Raa (m)married Margaret (nee Williams) with 14 children also Married Marion (nee Cowan) with 1 Child, Tetuanui (f)(ds Public - Anthony Ngatokorua - Direct descendant - 20 April 2018 - Family information

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 60689 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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Date of Death: 25/11/1966 as per Cook Islands Death Register - 24/11/1966 as per military headstone

    Next of kin/Family member/s: Raa (Father) Raa Vaine (Mother), Marairenga, Rarotonga AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    24 November 1966 AWMM
    Age 71 AWMM
    RarotongaCook Islands AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Back Road, Are te Tonga Road Tupapa 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
  • 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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20 April 2018Anthony NgatokoruaNew ZealandDirect descendant

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