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Kopa Waru

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Pte Kopa Waru of Whangape, killed in action. Taken from the supplement to the Auckland Weekly News 9 August 1917 p040. Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections AWNS-19170809-40-30. No known Copyright.

Pte Kopa Waru of Whangape, killed in action. Taken from the supplement to the Auckland Weekly News 9 …

Identity

  • Title
    Private Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 26 February 2016 - Military Record
  • Forenames
    Kopa AWMM
  • Surname
    Waru AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWI 16/369 AWMM
    • WWI 6/369 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    2 January 1892 Military Personnel File AhiparaNorthland Military Personnel File
  • Date of birth
    1892 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 26 February 2016 - Military Record
  • Place of birth
    Ahipara, Northland Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 26 February 2016 - Military Record
  • Birth notes
    son of Waru Puku (father), of Ahipara, Whangape, Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 26 February 2016 - Military Record
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Ahipara, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Waru Puku, Whangape, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 February 1915 AWMM Single/WWI AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Egyptian - Gallipoli, Egyptian EF & Western European Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 26 February 2016 - Military record
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • 1st NZ Maori Contingent Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 26 February 2016 - Military record
  • Service number
    • WWI 16/369 AWMM
    • WWI 6/369 AWMM
  • Military service
    1914-1917 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 26 February 2016 - Military record
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    1914-1915 Star
    British War Medal
    Victory Medal
    Plaque & Scroll # 5137726 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 26 February 2016 - Military Record

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    • WW1 AWMM
    • 17 Oct 1914 entered camp
      13 Nov 1914 at Avondale M C Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 26 February 2016 - Military Record
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Labourer Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 26 February 2016 - Military Record
  • Age on enlistment
    21yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 26 February 2016 - 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
    • Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
    • Aug 1915 wounded at the Dardanelles; June 1917 Killed in Action Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 26 February 2016 - Military record

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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Death

About death

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  • Death
    8 June 1917 AWMM
    BelgiumEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    La Plus Douve Farm Cemetery, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium AWMM IV. E. 9. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Hokianga Arch of Remembrance, Kohukohu, Hokianga, New Zealand AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Kohukohu Town Hall, 25 Beach Road, Kohukohu, New Zealand AWMM

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  • Thank you for your sacrifice, Poppa Kopa. We love and we remember you
    Public - Megan - Direct descendant - 25 April 2020
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Sources

Sources

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Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
25 April 2020MeganMelbourne, AucklandDirect descendant
26 February 2016Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher

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