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Taura Tukinga

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Walton and Weybridge Cemetery, England, where 19 New Zealanders are buried. (Courtesy of Daphne Hobby, no date) - No known copyright restrictions
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Taura AWMM
  • Surname
    Tukinga AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Taura AWMM
    • Terekia Taura AWMM
    • Taura Tukina AWMM
    • Taura AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 16/1202 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1894 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra AtiuCook Islands Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Tuakina (father), Atiu, Rarotonga, Cook Islands, Pacific Islands AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 5 February 1916 AWMM Single/WWI AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 16/1202 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • 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 Sickness, Cause of Death AWMM
      Died of sickness AWMM
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      6' 1" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      185 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Tuakina Atiu, of Rarotonga, Cook Islands. Listed as 'Pte Taura T' on Cook Islands Roll of Honour Board at RSA Rarotonga. Source: WW1 NZEF ANZAC Soldiers Research Project.

    No. 2 New Zealand General Hospital, Mount Felix, Walton. (see vertical files (Hospitals, Military), Armoury Information Centre, Auckland War Memorial Museum)

    Embarked, 4 February 1916; disembarked Suez, 15 March 1916.
    Proceeded overseas to France, 9 April 1916.
    Admitted to No 3 Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 19 October 1916; transferred No 3 General Hospital, Boulogne, 20 October 1916; to England, 3 November 1916, and admitted to No 2 NZ General Hospital, Walton-on-Thames, 4 November 1916; listed as 'seriously ill', No 2 NZ Hospital, Walton on Thames (tuberculous glands lung).
    Died, No 2 NZ General Hospital, Walton-on-Thames, 7 January 1917 (tubercular glands, neck). AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    7 January 1917 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Screen wall. 909, Walton and Weybridge (Walton-on-Thames) Cemetery, Surrey, England 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
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Military personnel file
    http://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=7823996
    Further Reference
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      25: 3 AWMM
    • NZEF Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2015). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-3). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 3: Includes portrait 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
    • ‘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
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