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Aubrey Horotiu Black

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Aubrey Horotiu AWMM
  • Surname
    Black AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Aubrey Horotui Black AWMM
    • Aubrey Horotui AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWI 12/962 AWMM
    • WWI 13/962 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    10 December 1892 Military Personnel file ManganuiWaikato AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 12 Roslyn Terrace, Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Stanley Black, Dargaville, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWI 12/962 AWMM
    • WWI 13/962 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 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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Aubrey Black was the son of Alfred and Tuhi Black, of Dargaville.

    Listed by Archives New Zealand as BLACK, Aubrey Horotiu - WW1 13/962 - Army and by CWGC and in Nominal Rolls with service number 12/962. Typo in Nominal Rolls name mispelt as Horotui AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    8 August 1915 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    GallipoliTurkey AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Chunuk Bair (New Zealand) Memorial, Chunuk Bair Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Northern Wairoa RSA, Dargaville AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • Lest we Forget
    Public - Angela - Other relative - 25 April 2016
  • From his Niece, Marie Dropulich (nee Black) and Family: We remember Aubrey. His last entry in his War Diary reads: Slept out. No blankets or great coat. Very cold in morning.
  • Killed in action, Gallipoli, Turkey, 8th August 1915 aged 22 years. Son of Charles Black and Te Tuhiwhakaura Paerau Black (nee Ihakara). He was born at Manganui Bluff with their Grandfather Aukaha acting as midwife. He was survived by his twin brother Stanley who remained at the family home in Dargaville and passed at the age of 85 - Aubrey was my Koro's first cousin; their mothers were sisters - they were of Ngati Tamakari of Lake Rotoehu.
    Public - Angela - Other Relative - 25 April 2015
  • Aubrey is a Cousin 2x. In the year of our 100 anniversary I am very proud of this family connection. Pity such commitment was not so evident today.
    Public - Tony - Other Relative - 13 April 2015



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  • External links
  • References
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 57 AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 3: Includes portrait AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Auckland Province (digital copy), 1914 - 1919. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2016-2. AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
27 June 2021Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
17 March 2017AllanRotoruaResearcher
25 April 2016AngelaBowen, AustraliaOther relative
13 April 2015TonyMelbourne, AustraliaOther Relative

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