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Rameka Taupaki

Nominal Roll 25 , Page: 1 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll 25 , Page: 1 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Rameka AWMM
  • Surname
    Taupaki AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Rameka Taupaki AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 16/954 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    17th September 1890 Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 22 April 2024 - Military Record
  • Place of birth
    Awaiti, Paeroa Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 22 April 2024 - Military Record
  • Birth notes
    Son of Hoani Matiu & Raiha Te Iri Kōwhai TAUPAKI Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 22 April 2024 - Military Record
  • Address before enlistment
    Paeroa Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 22 April 2024 - Military Record
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Raiha Iri Kowhai (mother), Paeroa, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    single Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 22 April 2024 - Military Record


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 16/954 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 Labourer/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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Son of Hoani Natiu Taupaki and Raika Tirikowhai, of Paeroa, New Zealand. AWMM
    • Son of Hone Matiu Taupaki and Raiha Te Iri Kowhai Public - Hardie - Other Relative - 26 April 2015 - Family Whakapapa


About death

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  • Death
    31 December 1917 AWMM
    YpresBelgium AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Ramparts Cemetery, Lille Gate, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM B. 1. 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

Roll of Honour

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Leave a tribute or memory of Rameka Taupaki

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  • Dear family of Lance Corporal Rameka Taupaki. Almost 100 years after Rameka died is he not forgotten.
    Every year is the 4 days march (32 km a day) in rememberance for the soldiers who died for our freedom.
    This year I walked for the 18th time the 4 days organized by the Belgium army. I visit every time I go to Ypres (18km of my hometown) his grave. Greetings from Belgium.
    Public - Mario - Researcher - 29 November 2017
  • Researching my fathers biological surname I came across a photo of your grave just 2 days away from Anzac Day how fitting. Not sure if we are connected or not but will continue the work for my father who is now passed. I lay this poppy to commerate your service and sacrafice. Lest we forget. Taupaki family ♡
    Public - Loviani - 24 April 2017
  • Hi Papa..he tino aroha kia koe Wish you were not so faraway then we could come see you. As you can see I am named after nana. I never got to see grandad either but we visit him an Ganny Wai at Tirohia. You would be amazed at how many moko's you have and how big the family has grown. We will Remember Papa Always Ka pine koe kore Ki te pine o te aroha KI te pine e kore nei e waikura e
    Public - Raiha Iri Te Kowhai - Direct descendant - 1 March 2016



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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: 1 AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 1: Includes portrait AWMM
    • Soutar, M. (2019). Whitiki! Whiti! Whiti! E!: Maori In the First World War. New Zealand: David Bateman Ltd. AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Auckland Province (digital copy), 1914 - 1919. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2016-2. AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
22 April 2024Lorraine MonaGisborneResearcher
30 July 2018LorraineNZResearcher
29 November 2017MarioMenen, BelgiumResearcher
24 April 2017LovianiBrisbaneOther
01 March 2016Raiha Iri Te KowhaiAucklandDirect descendant

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