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Wiremu Ratana

PTE. W. RATANA, of Whangape, Died of wounds. Taken from the supplement to the Auckland Weekly News 21 September 1916 p040. Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, AWNS-19160921-40-29. Image has no copyright restrictions.

PTE. W. RATANA, of Whangape, Died of wounds. Taken from the supplement to the Auckland Weekly News 2 …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Wiremu AWMM
  • Surname
    Ratana AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Ratea AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 16/714 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Post-office, Whangape, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Tamaho Ratana, Whangape, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 18 September 1915 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 16/714 AWMM
  • Military service
  • 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 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
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Wiremu Ratana was the son of Tamaho Ratana.

    Listed as W. Ratea on the Hokianga Arch of Remembrance AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    30 July 1916 AWMM
    FranceEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France AWMM II. F. 123 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Hokianga Arch of Remembrance, Kohukohu, Hokianga, New Zealand AWMM
    • Kohukohu Town Hall, 25 Beach Road, Kohukohu, New Zealand AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • I am Wiremu Ratana's great great niece.
    Public - maia - Direct descendant - 9 May 2018
  • I am the great nephew of Wiremu Ratana, grandson of John Williams from Mitimiti/Whangape
    Public - Terry John - Other relative - 30 December 2016



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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
26 August 2019AllanRotoruaResearcher
09 May 2018maiaAucklandDirect descendant
30 December 2016Terry JohnAuckland, New ZealandOther relative

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