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Perenara Rewi

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Headstone of Private Perenara Rewi (20664). Berks Cemetery Extension, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. New Zealand War Graves Trust (BEAK7338). CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.

Headstone of Private Perenara Rewi (20664). Berks Cemetery Extension, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Bel …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Perenara AWMM
  • Surname
    Rewi AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 20664 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    2 January 1892 Noel Smith and Lyn Griffiths research
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Hemo Rewi (mother), Mangonui, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Battle of Messines AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 20664 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 Settler/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Perenara Rewi was the son of Rewi Puhi and Hemo Rewi Puhi. AWMM
    • According to his attestation upon recruitment (given 23rd May 1916), he was born on Motukaraka and was 24 years old at enlistment (though this doesn't match the age on his grave stone). He was unmarried at the time and had no prior military service. Public - Lucy - Researcher - 31 October 2020 - Attestation upon enlistment
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    23 March 1917 AWMM
    Age 32 AWMM
    MessinesBelgium AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Berks Cemetery Extension, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium AWMM I. B. 22. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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

Roll of Honour

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      38: 40 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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31 October 2020LucyWaterlooville, UKResearcher

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