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Percy Rameka

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Full length portrait of Private Percy Rameka, Reg No 16/1574, of the 5th Maori Contingent, New Zealand Maori Pioneer Battalion. Died at sea en route to New Zealand from France on 26 May 1918. (Photographer: Herman Schmidt, 1916). Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, 31-R2106. No known copyright.

Full length portrait of Private Percy Rameka, Reg No 16/1574, of the 5th Maori Contingent, New Zeala …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Percy AWMM
  • Surname
    Rameka AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Pahi RAMEKA Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 24 January 2017 - Military Record
  • Service number
    WWI 16/1574 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Church of England Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 24 January 2017 - Military Record

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    Circa 1895 Public Source
  • Date of birth
    abt 1895 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 24 January 2017 - Military record
  • Place of birth
    Ohaeawai, Kaikohe Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 24 January 2017 - Military record
  • Birth notes
    Son of Waikerapuru & Matire Rameka Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 24 January 2017 - Military record
  • Address before enlistment
    Kaikohe, Northland Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 24 January 2017 - Military record
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Waikerepuru Rameka (father), Ohaeawai, Bay of Islands, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    single Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 24 January 2017 - Military record

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 16/1574 AWMM
  • Military service
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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
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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
    Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
    Phthisis (Tuberculosis) AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Percy Rameka was the son of Matire and Waikerapuru Rameka. Born at Ohaeawai, Northland, New Zealand. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    26 May 1918 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
  • Date of death
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  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
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  • Cemetery
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  • Obituary
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  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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    • Auckland Provincial Memorial, Waikumete Cemetery, Glen Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Kaikohe War Memorial Hall, Memorial Drive Kaikohe Far North AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • KIA ORA KORO PERCY
    TOMORROW MY FAMILY REMEMBER YOU, WE ARE DOING A HAKA FOR LIFE COROBEREE 2018 HERE IN PERTH WITH THE ABORIGINAL AT THE ANZAC DAY TRIBUTE IN KINGS PARK REMEMBERING OUR FALLEN HEROES...AND WE HAKA FOR YOU..LOVE YOU KORO PERCY...NATASHA, GREAT GRAND DAUGHTER OF TUINI RAMEKA (SISTER)
    Public - Natasha-Tuini - Direct descendant - 24 April 2018
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      37: 37 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. 1: Includes portrait AWMM
    • Soutar, M. (2019). Whitiki! Whiti! Whiti! E!: Maori In the First World War. New Zealand: David Bateman Ltd. AWMM
    • The ulima-roarer : a collection of wails & fishy stories, etc., from the Indian Ocean. (1916). [Indian Ocean]: [15th Reinforcements]. AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Auckland Province (digital copy), 1914 - 1919. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2016-2. AWMM

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24 April 2018Natasha-TuiniPerth, AustraliaDirect descendant
24 January 2017Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher

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