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Ponga Winiana

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories Panel Wilson, W.F.C. - Winstone, W.H. (photo J Halpin 2010) - No known copyright restrictions

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories Panel Wilson, W.F.C. - Winstone, W.H. (ph …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Ponga AWMM
  • Surname
    Winiana AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Wynyard AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 16/1462 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    Jul 1895 Military personnel file Bay of IslandsNew Zealand Military personnel file
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Pre 24 February 1916 AWMM Te Arai, Poverty Bay, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Charlie Wynyard (father), Karetu, Bay of Islands, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 16/1462 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 24 February 1916 Military personnel file
    Age 20 AWMM
    Stationhand/Civilian Military personnel file
  • 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
    • Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
    • 5 June 1917 AWMMWounds Diseases Etc., WWI AWMM
      Admitted hospital, France severe AWMM
    • 21 January 1916 AWMMHeight, WWI AWMM
      5 foot 11 inches AWMM
    • 21 January 1916 AWMMWeight, WWI AWMM
      11 stone 9 pounds AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Charles (Charlie) Winiana (aka Wynard), of Russell, Bay of Islands, New Zealand. His father is also named as Harry Winiana of Manutuke on his service record.

    Whanau have been named after Ponga Winiana AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    14 August 1917 Military personnel file
    Age 21 AWMM
    Military personnel file
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Underhill Farm Cemetery, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium AWMM A. 32. 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
    • Family memorial, namesake, special name AWMM

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  • My father, Warren Wynyard, gave to me a medal that you, Ponga Winiana received. He said that I was his only likely child to bring this medal back to you. My grand father, Ponga Wynyard, was named for you. You both share the same father. You were both the eldest son from each wife - you the first wife and my grand father from the second. I am honored by the task that has been given to me and I promise that I will visit you one day soon in Belgium. I am proud that you fought for New Zealand. He tangata ngāwari, he hūmārie, he mateoha, he atawhai tangata, he tangata whakapono. Arohoanui.
    Public - Glenda Mary - Other Relative - 24 April 2015



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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
24 April 2015Glenda MarySydney, AustraliaOther Relative
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