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John Tana Warena

NZ Hospital Brockenhurst, Hampshire, England. - No known copyright restrictions

NZ Hospital Brockenhurst, Hampshire, England. - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Tana AWMM
  • Surname
    Warena AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 19661 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
    Mrs Ari Warena (mother), Wanganui, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 19661 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Sling Camp, England AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 30 January 1917 AWMM Carpenter/Civilian AWMM
  • 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 Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Died of disease AWMM
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 3" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      140 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Warena was the son of William and Ari Warena, of Morrinsville, New Zealand.

    Warena left for France on 5 September in the Reserve Group and was attached to strength at Etaples on 8 September.

    "Warena never reached the Front line because he fell ill on 2 October with influenza and tuberculosis of the lung. Within three weeks he was a patient at No.1 NZGH, Brockenhurst. He survived less than a fortnight longer." (Church, p.210)

    Warena's brother also died in the Great War only days before him. He was Private Kitohi Warena, 16/1354. (Church, p.210)

    Embarked Wellington, 26 April 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 20 July 1917, and marched into Sling Camp.
    Marched out Sling Camp and proceeded overseas to France, 5 September 1917; attached to strength NZ Base Depot, Etaples, 8 September 1917.
    Admitted to No 24 General Hospital, Etaples, 2 October 1917 (influenza and tuberculous of lung).
    Embarked on HS 'Stad Antwerpen' for England, 12 October 1917, and admitted same day to No 1 NZ General Hospital, Brockenhurst.
    Placed on 'Seriously Ill' List, 20 October 1917.
    Placed on 'Dangerously Ill' List, 22 October 1917.
    Died, 1 November 1917 (tuberculous of lung).

    Parents: William and Ari Warena, Morrinsville AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    1 November 1917 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    BrockenhurstHampshire AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Brockenhurst (St Nicholas) Churchyard, Hampshire, England AWMM Plot A, Row 2, Grave 12 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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