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Headstone, Hornchurch (St Andrew) Churchyard shared, of Privates Filitoua and Taleva (Courtesy of Brian Taylor of Brentwood, Essex) - No known copyright restrictions

Headstone, Hornchurch (St Andrew) Churchyard shared, of Privates Filitoua and Taleva (Courtesy of Br …


  • Title
  • Forenames
  • Surname
    Taleva AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Notknown Taleva AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 16/1132 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1891 Military personnel file TamakautogaNiue Military personnel file
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Tamakautoga, Niue Island, Pacific Islands AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Filitupe (wife), Tamakautoga, Niue Island, Pacific Islands AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 5 February 1916 AWMM Married/WWI AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 16/1132 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 30 September 1915 Military personnel file
    Age 24 AWMM
    Settler/Civilian Military personnel file
    AlofiNiue 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
    • 30 September 1915 AWMMHeight, WWI AWMM
      5 foot 7.5 inches AWMM
    • 30 September 1915 AWMMWeight, WWI AWMM
      141 pounds AWMM
    • 30 September 1915 AWMMDental, WWI AWMM
      Normal AWMM
    • 18 April 1916 AWMMHospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Admitted to Hospital in France AWMM
    • Died of Sickness, Cause of Death AWMM
      Pneumonia AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Filitupe

    Departed Alofi, Niue Island on 14 October 1915 on board SS Te Anau. (Pointer 2000, p. 13)
    Arrived Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand on 19 October 1915 (Pointer 2000, p. 18).
    Sailed from Port Said, Egypt, to Marseilles, France, on board SS Canada on 9 April 1916. (Pointer 2000, p. 172)

    " ... Niue Islanders had been converted to Christianity by missionaries of the Congregational Church and so a Congregational minister was brought in to conduct the service at St Andrew's. The same minister, the Reverend J. Benson Evans, was back in the church the following day to conduct the service for 16/1132 Private Taleva of Tamakautoga who had died of pneumonia on 12 June, also at the depot hospital." (Pointer 2000, p. 50)

    Private Taleva was buried on 14 June 1916. Because of a shortage of space in the churchyard, he lies in a shared grave with Private Filitoua. (Pointer 2000, p. 183 n16)

    Register of Burials in the Parish of Hornchurch, Essex, 1916, No. 1347, p. 169. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    12 June 1916 Military personnel file
    Age 21 AWMM
    HornchurchEssex Military personnel file
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Hornchurch (St Andrew) Churchyard, Essex, England AWMM I. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Tamakautoga War Memorial, Niue AWMM
    • Alofi National Memorial, Niue AWMM

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