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Taura Tukinga

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Roll of honour, listing World War 1 soldiers from the Cook Islands. Ref: 1/1-006732-G. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. This is one of two honours boards. The second relates to the Fourth and Fifth contingents. Both are now housed in the Pioneer Lounge of the Cook Islands RSA. The Two boards originally stood in the old courthouse, but were moved just before a fire destroyed the building. (Information from Henry Wichman of Rarotonga, 2010). /records/22480864

Roll of honour, listing World War 1 soldiers from the Cook Islands. Ref: 1/1-006732-G. Alexander Tur …

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Identity

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

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    2 May 1894 Noel Smith and Lyn Griffiths research AtiuCook Islands Noel Smith and Lyn Griffiths research
  • 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
  • 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 Sickness, Cause of Death AWMM
      Died of sickness AWMM
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      6' 1" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      185 lb AWMM

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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

    Listed on the Atiu cenotaph as "Taura Tuakina"

    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

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  • Death
    7 January 1917 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    EnglandUnited Kingdom AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Walton and Weybridge (Walton-on-Thames) Cemetery, Surrey, England AWMM Screen wall. 909 AWMM
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  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
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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

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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
    • NZEF Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra 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. 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
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Auckland Province (digital copy), 1914 - 1919. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2016-2. AWMM
    • This record was partially completed by information provided by Noel George Smith and Lyn Griffiths (2021). AWMM

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