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Pahia Ropata

Private Pahia Ropata, Maori Contingent, killed in action. Taken from the supplement to the Auckland Weekly News 23 December 1915 p040. Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, AWNS-19151223-40-39. Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Private Pahia Ropata, Maori Contingent, killed in action. Taken from the supplement to the Auckland …

Identity

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Little River, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Ngaruti Parata, Otaki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 February 1915 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 16/199 AWMM
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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Tangaho Ropata and Metapere Ropata, of Otaki, Manawatu Line, Wellington; husband of Pearle Hunt (formerly Ropata), of Little River, Christchurch.

    Died Gallipoli 6.8.15, tupapaku not retrieved, remained at Gallipoli, named on monument there, & Otaki town. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    6 August 1915 AWMM
    Age 25 AWMM
    GallipoliTurkey AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
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  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
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Memorials

Memorial

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    Chunuk Bair (New Zealand) Memorial, Chunuk Bair Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey AWMM

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  • E te Pāpā e kore e warewaretia moe mai ra
    Public - Ropata - Other relative - 24 April 2020
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Sources

Sources

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  • References
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 629 AWMM
    • New Zealand. Army. 1st Maori Contingent. Scroll of the 1st New Zealand Maori Contingent, 1915. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-624. 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. 1: Includes portrait AWMM
    • Soutar, M. (2019). Whitiki! Whiti! Whiti! E!: Maori In the First World War. New Zealand: David Bateman Ltd. AWMM
    • Iwi, Hapū, Rohe and additional whakapapa information kindly provided from “Ngāti Raukawa and 20th century wars. Ngā Pakanga o Te Ao. Participation, Price, and Post-War Experience.” Research conducted by Te Kenehi Teira and Heeni Collins (2022). Report commissioned by Crown Forestry Rental Trust, Wellington (Wai 2200 Porirua ki Manawatu Inquiry). AWMM

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04 August 2021Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
24 April 2020RopataTaurangaOther relative

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