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Herewini Rapihana

Private Herewini Rapihana, killed in action. Taken from the supplement to the Auckland Weekly News 30 September 1915 p045. No known Copyright.

Private Herewini Rapihana, killed in action. Taken from the supplement to the Auckland Weekly News 3 …


  • Title
    Private Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 20 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Forenames
    Herewini AWMM
  • Surname
    Rapihana AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 16/580 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Church of England Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 20 July 2015 - Military Record

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    20 January 1892 Noel Smith and Lyn Griffiths research
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Pukepoto, Mangonui, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Wiremu Rapihana, Pukepoto, Mangonui, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 February 1915 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 16/580 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 Farmer/Civilian 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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Son of Wiremu and Maki Rapihana of Pukepoto, Kaitaia. AWMM
    • RAPIHANA, Private, HEREWINI, 16/580. N.Z. Maori Contingent. Killed in action 6th August 1915. Age 20. Son of Wiremu and Maki Rapihana, of Pukepoto, Kaitaia, North Auckland. 24. Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 20 July 2015 -


About death

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  • Death
    6 August 1915 AWMM
    Age 20 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
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

Roll of Honour

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Leave a tribute or memory of Herewini Rapihana

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  • My great uncle and a great hero, we honour him. A Maori warrior, he will not be forgotten
    Public - Kara - Direct descendant - 9 November 2019
  • Moe mai rā e te tūpuna i roto i te ringa kaha o te atua
    Public - Danna Hera - Other Relative - 25 April 2015



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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 603 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. 4: Includes portrait AWMM
    • Soutar, M. (2019). Whitiki! Whiti! Whiti! E!: Maori In the First World War. New Zealand: David Bateman Ltd. AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Auckland Province (digital copy), 1914 - 1919. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2016-2. AWMM
    • This record was partially completed by information provided by Noel George Smith and Lyn Griffiths (2021). AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
02 August 2021Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
09 November 2019KaraBrisbaneDirect descendant
20 July 2015Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher
25 April 2015Danna HeraChch, NZOther Relative

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