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Manu Tuki

Pte Manu Tuke of Matata, wounded. Taken from the supplement to the Auckland Weekly News 21 June 1917 p041. Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, AWNS-19170621-41-35. Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Pte Manu Tuke of Matata, wounded. Taken from the supplement to the Auckland Weekly News 21 June 1917 …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Manu AWMM
  • Surname
    Tuki AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Manu Tuke AWMM
    • Manu Tuki AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 20616 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    9 October 1896 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 Mrs M. Brett (mother), Manawahe, Matata, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 8 May 1916 Military personnel file Telegraphist/Civilian Military personnel file
  • 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
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Tuki Haukore and his wife Merepaea Paratomeo. Brother of Kahutia Kiripatea (A.H. Kiri) (16/167).

    New Zealand at the Front (a magazine written and published and illustrated in France by men of the New Zealand Division) 1917 issue, page141.

    Member of the Maori Pioneer Battalion attached to the New Zealand Tunnelling Company.

    43 members of the NZ (Maori) Pioneers served with the New Zealand Tunnelling Company and assisted in the late 1916 early 1917 preparations of the Arras caverns for the Battle of Arras. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    7 June 1917 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    BelgiumEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Westhof Farm Cemetery, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM II. B. 2. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • This is my great uncle tuki and only my nana has seen him before and that she said he died in a minefield. I've never met him
    Public - Isaiah - Other relative - 13 April 2017



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