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Apu Tepuretu

Group photograph of Apu Tepuretu, Anthony Manuel, Augere Angene, Raitia Tepuretu on cannon. Image kindly provided by Tekeu Emil Framhein via Kees De Boer. Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Group photograph of Apu Tepuretu, Anthony Manuel, Augere Angene, Raitia Tepuretu on cannon. Image ki …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Apu AWMM
  • Surname
    Tepuretu AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Apu Tepuretu AWMM
  • 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
    Battle of the Somme AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 16/1222 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
  • 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, Apu Tepuretu was the first Cook Islander killed in France. 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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  • Memorial name
    Cook Islands Roll of Honour Board, RSA Rarotonga AWMM

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

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