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Mateaenga Taringa

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Portrait of Private Taringa. Image kindly provided by Tekau Framhein via Kees De Boer. Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Private Taringa. Image kindly provided by Tekau Framhein via Kees De Boer. Image has no …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Mateaenga AWMM
  • Surname
    Taringa AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Taringa Mateaenga AWMM
    • M. Taringa AWMM
    • Taringa AWMM
    • Notknown Taringa AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 16/1199 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1895 Military Personnel File AtiuCook Islands Military Personnel File
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mateaenga (father), Atiu, Areora, Cook Islands, Pacific Islands AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 16/1199 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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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 Mr Mateaenga of Atiu Areora, Cook Islands.

    Listed as 'Pte Taringa M' on Cook Islands Roll of Honour Board at RSA Rarotonga. Source: Cook Islands WW1 NZEF ANZAC Soldiers Research Project. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    15 August 1916 AWMM
    FranceEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Trois Arbres Cemetery, Steenwerck, Nord, France AWMM I. A. 9. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Cook Islands Roll of Honour Board, RSA Rarotonga AWMM

Roll of Honour

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Sources

Sources

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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
    • Soutar, M. (2019). Whitiki! Whiti! Whiti! E!: Maori In the First World War. New Zealand: David Bateman Ltd. AWMM
    • ‘Finding Our Way Back to Atiu’, Parts 1 -4, Cook Islands Television News/Cook Islands WW1 NZEF ANZAC Soldiers Research Project, 2019 AWMM
    • This record was partially compiled from information kindly provided by Bobby Nicholas, Paula Paniani and Cate Walker, Cook Islands WW1 NZEF ANZAC Soldiers Research Project AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • This record was partially completed by information provided by Noel George Smith and Lyn Griffiths (2021). AWMM

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