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Apu Tepuretu

Portrait, (Photograph kindly provided for Cenotaph by family and delivered by H. Wichman Vice President Cook Islands RSA 2009) - No known copyright restrictions
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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Apu AWMM
  • Surname
    Tepuretu AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 16/1222 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Tepuretu (father), Avarua, Rarotonga, Cook Islands, Pacific Islands AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 16/1222 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


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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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Tepuretu and Miriama of Avarua, Rarotonga AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    30 September 1916 AWMM
    Age 19 AWMM
    SommeNorthern France AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Quarry Cemetery, Montauban, Somme, France AWMM II. H. 3. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Thank you for your service.
    Public - Ian David - Other relative - 25 April 2017
  • Thank you Papa Apu Te Puretu for your service. What an honour to visit your grave in The Quarry Cemetery in the Somme. Te Atua Te Aroa x
    Public - Moeroa - Friend - 25 April 2017
  • I Benjamin would like to thank you for fighting for my contrie
    Public - Benjamin - Researcher - 30 April 2015



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25 April 2017Ian DavidMelbourne AustraliaOther relative
25 April 2017MoeroaAuckland NZFriend
30 April 2015Benjaminauckland nzResearcher
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