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Jerry Rata

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories Panel Rata, J. - Rakete, W. (CC BY John Halpin 2010)

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories Panel Rata, J. - Rakete, W. (CC BY John H …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Jerry AWMM
  • Surname
    Rata AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 19411 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    20 December 1895 AWMM MangamukaHokianga AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Rata Herewaka (father), Mangamuka, Hokianga, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 19411 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Sling Camp AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 4 September 1916 AWMM
    Age 21 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
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Two months at Tidworht Military Hospital, suffering from pleurisy. AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      New Zealand Convalescent Hospital at Hornchurch, suffering from pleurisy. AWMM
    • 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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  • Rata left for France at the beginning of December 1917 and joined the Pioneer Battalion near Ypres on 25 December. (Church, p.174)

    "On March 1918, after nearly three months stay in the Ypres area, Rata was on the move again. The Battalion was required to transfer to the Hebuterne area, north of the Ancre River and the Pioneers spent April at Bertrancourt working on defensive work, digging trenches and wiring. The weather was damp and showery and many men contracted influenza. Rata fell ill on 12 May with infected lymphatic glands and was admitted to hospital at Rouen." (Church, p.174)

    He was transferred to No.1 NZGH, Brockenhurst on 25 May and survived a few more weeks. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    20 June 1918 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    BrockenhurstHampshire AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Brockenhurst (St Nicholas) Churchyard, Hampshire, England AWMM Plot A, Row 5, Grave 17 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • I will always remember you, one day I will come and visit you. rest in peace koro. Lest we froget
    Public - Stuart - Other Relative - 30 April 2015



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29 November 2018JulianaAucklandResearcher
30 April 2015StuartBrisbane. AustraliaOther Relative

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