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Wiremu Rangitauwira

Maori Pioneer Battalion; reinforcements, Wanganui and West Coast (North Island) Platoons - Photographer unidentified. From left to right, Back row: N Taiaroa, H Tanguru, N Potaka, R Tamakehu, H Erueti, D Te Huna, K Te Huia. Third row: Kahukura, T Hiri, P Timoti, Rangi (the bugler), W Rangitauira, C Tawhati, D Tonihi, P Haami, Tom Kingi, R Wheato, T Kaiwhare.Second row: W Taputoro, K Huirua, R Marumaru, T Te Hina, P Katene, A Phillips. Seated: Rangi Pokiha, Pirihira Kingi, R Tapa, R Tuatini, Mrs Tuatini, Lieutenant H Omana, Sergeant J Omana, B Stubbins, Hori Tinirau. Image kindly provided by Alexander Turnbull Library Ref: 1/1-021303-G.No known copyright restrcitions.

Maori Pioneer Battalion; reinforcements, Wanganui and West Coast (North Island) Platoons - Photograp …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Wiremu AWMM
  • Surname
    Rangitauwira AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 60500 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs Rawinia Rangitauwira (wife), Koriniti, Wanganui, New Zealand AWMM
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Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 60500 AWMM
  • Military service
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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Farmer/Civilian AWMM
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Prisoner of war

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  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
    Pneumonia AWMM

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Wiremu Rangitauwira was the son of Mahirini and Kahutaiki Rangitauwira, of Pipiriki, Wanganui, New Zealand; husband of Rawinia Kingiti Pataka, of Te Haroto, Napier. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    31 March 1918 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    United KingdomEurope AWMM
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  • Age at death
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  • Cause of death
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  • Cemetery
    Liverpool (Kirkdale) Cemetery, Liverpool, England AWMM VI. C.E. 58. AWMM
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