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Wiremu Tuhiwai

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Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917 - No known copyright restrictions
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Identity

  • Title
    Private Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 30 December 2015 - Military Record
  • Forenames
    Wiremu AWMM
  • Surname
    Tuhiwai AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Wlremu Tuhiwai AWMM
    • William Tuhiwai Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 30 December 2015 - Military Record
  • Service number
    16/46 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Anglican Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 30 December 2015 - Military Record

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    1895 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 30 December 2015 - Military record
  • Place of birth
    Tolaga Bay Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 30 December 2015 - Military record
  • Birth notes
    Son of Tamate and Mereana Tuhiwai, of Tolaga Bay Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 30 December 2015 - Military record
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Tolaga Bay, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Mereana Tuhiwai (mother), Tolaga Bay, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 14 February 1915 AWMM Married AWMM
    • 1915 married Nellie Kilburn
      father of 1 child Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 30 December 2015 - Military record

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Egypt & Western European Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 30 December 2015 - Military Record
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • 1st NZ Maori Pioneer Battalion Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 30 December 2015 - Military Record
  • Service number
    16/46 AWMM
  • Military service
    1915-1917 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 30 December 2015 - Military Record
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    1914-1915 Star
    British War & Victory Medals
    Plaque & Scroll # 513314 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 February 2016 - Military Record

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Te Aute Cadets Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 30 December 2015 - Military record
  • Enlistment
    • WW1 Unknown AWMM AWMM
    • 21 Oct 1914 at Tolaga Bay Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 30 December 2015 - Military record
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Labourer for Tolaga Bay Trading Co Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 30 December 2015 - Military record
  • Age on enlistment
    21yrs 4mths (b. 22 May 1893) by death age - birthdate is 1895 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 30 December 2015 - Military record

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 Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
    Died of disease AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Wiremu Tuhiwai was the son of Tamate and Mereana Tuhiwai, of Tolaga Bay, New Zealand; husband of Nellie Tuhiwai, of Tokomaru Bay. AWMM
    • July 1917 - Mrs Nellie Tuhiwai, wife of Private William Tuhiwai of Tolaga Bav, has received advice from the Minister of Defence that her husband died of pneumonia on June 19, 1917 at the 3rd Canadian Hospital, Boulogne, aged 22 years. He enlisted in October 1914, and left with the Main Body. He was wounded in the battle in July 1915, later doing light duty in Egypt. He was sent to France in 1916. finally arriving in England on 11 days' leave, returning to the firing line in France. His illness was very short. Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 30 December 2015 - Poverty Bay Herald, Volume XLIV, Issue 14346, 11 July 1917, Page 3
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    19 June 1917 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    BelgiumEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Boulogne, France AWMM IV. A. 10. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
    Gisborne's War Memorial Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 February 2016 - Research
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • St Mary's Church Memorial Board, Tikitiki near Rangitukia, East Coast, New Zealand AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • Wiremu Tuhiwai is my grandfather , My mother Dorothy Tuhiwai was born a month later after he disenbarked to go to war so she grew up never knowing her father. He kept a war diary which he made entries every day right up till his last day in the hospital. I have this in my possession today. He will always be remembered even though he lies buried in Boulogne France.
    Public - ELIZABETH HIRA BALLYCLARE - Direct descendant - 3 March 2016

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03 March 2016ELIZABETH HIRA BALLYCLARE AUCKLANDDirect descendant
30 December 2015Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher