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Abraham Witana

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Abraham AWMM
  • Surname
    Witana AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Abraham Witana AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 20778 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
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Witana (father), Lower Waihou, Hokianga, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 20778 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 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
    Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
    Died of disease AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Son of Witana and Merina; brother of Martin Witana, of Whakarapa, Hokianga, New Zealand AWMM
    • Abraham was born Tame but used his older brothers name to enlist into the army because he was too young. His two older brothers Aperahama (Abraham who took the name Hemi Witana when enlisting) and Matiu planned to enlist. Feeling scared for his brothers safe return home, Tame decided to go ahead of his brothers and used Abrahams details to enlist with the hope that he would bring his brothers safely home. Tame (who enlisted as Abraham) died over seas baring his brothers name and his two brothers Aperahama (Hemi Witana) and Matiu returned home. Public - Michelle - Other relative - 7 April 2024 - Family oral history

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About death

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  • Death
    1 November 1917 AWMM
    BelgiumEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France AWMM XXX. J. 2. 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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07 April 2024MichelleTitirangiOther relative

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