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Sione Talia'uli

Nominal Roll 25 , Page: 3 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll 25 , Page: 3 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Sione AWMM
  • Surname
    Talia'uli AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • John Taliauli AWMM
    • Jione Taliauli AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 16/1335 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    21 June 1892 AWMM TongaPacific AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status
    Pre 5 February 1916 AWMM Single/WWI AWMM
    Single, 1 child AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • Sinai & Palestine AWMM
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 16/1335 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and 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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 4 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      11 stone 2 pounds AWMM
    • Dental, Unknown Period AWMM
      Excellent AWMM
    • Tattoos, Unknown Period AWMM
      Tattoo left upper arm; slight flat feet AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Measles AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Invalided to New Zealand on the Ulimaroa June 1916, struck off strength, sent to Epsom Convalescent Hospital AWMM
    • Died of Sickness, Cause of Death AWMM
      Died of pneumonia AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Brother of Uepi Tonga Lomavita, Sitiveni Kamaloni Lomavita and Fine’ingo Lomavita Vaipulu. Family source.

    His service record notes he was both invalided to New Zealand and an an extra orderly, interpreter on the Ulimaroa. Detached to Rarotongan Company January 1918 and embarked for Egypt 21 January 1918.

    Names recorded in Notes from Nominal Roll: a.k.a. TALIAULI, Sione; a.k.a. TALIAULI, John. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    11 October 1918 Family source
    Neiafu VillageVava'u Family source
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Neiafu, Vavau, Tonga AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Tonga War Memorial, Nuku'alofa AWMM

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Leave a note

Leave a tribute or memory of Sione Talia'uli

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  • Your a hero to our eyes, thank you for scarifying your life for trhe freedom of our country. You have proven that pacifics have big hearts and will do anything to serve their country. You have inspired our young ones to 'KEEP CHASING GREATNESS'! We salute you!
    Public - Fuatino - 7 May 2015
  • Even though you went through such hard times and died of Sickness, you will always be remembered and will always be loved. Setting examples for Pacific Islanders out there. Even though we never met nor do you know me, you will always be part of my history :) RIL xx
    Public - Tuga - 24 April 2015



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  • External links
  • References
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      25: 3 AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      49: 22 AWMM
    • Weddell, H. (2016). Soldiers from the Pacific : the story of Pacific Island soldiers in the New Zealand Expeditionary Force in World War One. Wellington, New Zealand : Defence of New Zealand Study Group. AWMM
    • Soutar, M. (2019). Whitiki! Whiti! Whiti! E!: Maori In the First World War. New Zealand: David Bateman Ltd. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM


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07 May 2015FuatinoNew ZealandOther
24 April 2015TugaNew ZealandOther

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