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William Raroa

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PTE. WM. K. RAROA, of Rangitakia, Died of sickness. Taken from the supplement to the Auckland Weekly News 23 January 1919 p041. Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, AWNS-19190123-41-13. Image has no known copyright restrictions.

PTE. WM. K. RAROA, of Rangitakia, Died of sickness. Taken from the supplement to the Auckland Weekly …

Identity

  • Title
    Private Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 February 2016 - Military Record
  • Forenames
    William AWMM
  • Surname
    Raroa AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Wiremu Raroa AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 20736 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion
    Church of England Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 February 2016 - Military Record

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    2 June 1896 Public Source
  • Date of birth
    2 June 1896 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 February 2016 - Military Record
  • Place of birth
    Waiapu Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 February 2016 - Military Record
  • Birth notes
    Son of Riwai Raroa, of Rangitukia Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 February 2016 - Military Record
  • Address before enlistment
    Tokomaru Bay Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 February 2016 - Military Record
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Riwai Raroa (father), Waiapu, Rangitukia, New Zealand AWMM
    • brother - Pare Raroa of Rangitukia Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 February 2016 - Military Record
  • Relationship status
    single Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 February 2016 - Military Record

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Western European Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 February 2016 - Military record
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • 17 Reinforcements, NZ Maori Pioneer Battalion Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 February 2016 - Military record
  • Service number
    WWI 20736 AWMM
  • Military service
    1916-1918 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 February 2016 - Military record
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    • WW1 Unknown AWMM Labourer/Civilian AWMM
    • 21 June 1916 at Narrow Neck Camp Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 February 2016 - Military record
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment
    20yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 February 2016 - Military record

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
    Pneumonia AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • William Raroa was the son of Riwai Raroa, of Rangitukia, New Zealand. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    6 December 1918 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
    Walton on Thames Hospital, Surrey, England Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 February 2016 - Military record
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Brookwood Military Cemetery, Woking, Surrey, England AWMM II. F. 4. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
    Gisborne's War Memorial Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 February 2016 - Research
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • St Mary's Church Memorial Board, Tikitiki near Rangitukia, East Coast, New Zealand AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

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13 February 2016Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher

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