Private Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 February 2016 - Miltiary record
Also known as
- Raniera Wairau AWMM
- RANIERA WAIRAU Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 February 2016 - http://www.nzwargraves.org.nz/casualties/raniera-wairau
WWI 16/779 AWMM
Date of birth
Jun 1895 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 February 2016 - Military record
Place of birth
Mahi, Hawkes Bay Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 February 2016 - Military record
Son of Ra and Wahati Wairau, of Opoutama
Ra Wairau was in the NZ Maori Contingent, Died 1915 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 February 2016 - Military record & Research
Address before enlistment
Unknown AWMM Clive, New Zealand AWMM
Post war occupation
Next of kin on embarkation
Miss Wahatu Wairau (sister), Mahia, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand AWMM
Pre 18 September 1915 AWMM Single AWMM
POW liberation details
POW serial number
- Died of Sickness, Cause of Death AWMM
Died of sickness AWMM
- Height, WWI AWMM
5' 5.75" AWMM
- Weight, WWI AWMM
147 lb AWMM
- Son of Ra and Wahati Wairau, of Opoutama, Hawkes Bay.
Brother of Paihau, of Opoutama, Hawkes Bay, and Ra, who died of disease on 11 December 1915, en route to Malta from Gallipoli.
No. 2 New Zealand General Hospital, Mount Felix, Walton. (see vertical files (Hospitals, Military), Armoury Information Centre, Auckland War Memorial Museum)
Embarked, 18 September 1915; disembarked Suez, 26 October 1915.
Posted toOtago Infantry Bn, Moascar, 20 January 1916.
Embarked Port Said, Egypt, with a pioneer unit and proceeded overseas to France, 9 April 1916.
Admitted to No 2 NZ Field Ambulance, and transferred to NZ Divisional Rest Station, 24 June 1916 (enteritis); discharged to duty, 27 June 1916.
Admitted to No 50 Casualty Clearing Station, 19 August 1916 (influenza); transferred to No 32 Stationary Hospital, Wimereux, 21 August 1916; embarked for England, 13 September 1916.
Died, No 2 NZ General Hospital, Walton-on-Thames, 30 October 1916 (tuberculous and pleurisy).
Parents: Ra and Wahati Wairau,Opoutama, Hawke's Bay AWMM
- Ramera Wairau was a young maori boy/ teenager who was following the footsteps of his father, who also served for his country , city, town, and neighborhood.
Ramera served New Zealand in 1914 during WW1. Where he was ranked private throught out the war. The last unit that Ramera served was the New Zealand Pioneer Battalion .
Son of Ra (Regt. 16/53) and Wahati Wairau, sister Waihatu Wairau. Ramera wanted to be like his father growing up, then sadly Ramera's father passed away from a disease on 11 December 1915 en route to Malta from Gallipoli.
Sadly Ramera's life came to an end in 1916, when he died from sickness in England Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 February 2016 - https://prezi.com/qjvo9xlhyala/ramera-wairau/
30 October 1916 AWMM
Age 21 AWMM
Date of death
Age at death
Place of death
Cause of death
Walton and Weybridge (Walton-on-Thames) Cemetery, Surrey, England AWMM Screen Wall. 909. AWMM
- Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM
- St Mary's Church Memorial Board, Tikitiki near Rangitukia, East Coast, New Zealand AWMM
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- New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
Vol1: 748 AWMM
- NZEF Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra AWMM
- Soutar, M. (2019). Whitiki! Whiti! Whiti! E!: Maori In the First World War. New Zealand: David Bateman Ltd. AWMM
- The Fields of Remembrance Trust: Brothers Field, Auckland Museum (Armistice, 2018) AWMM
|12 February 2016||Lorraine M||Gisborne, NZ||Researcher||
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