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Puaka Whitau

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories Panel Wheeler, N. - White, A. (photo J Halpin 2010) - No known copyright restrictions
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Puaka AWMM
  • Surname
    Whitau AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 16/188 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
    Unknown AWMM Tuahiwi, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Miria Kemara (aunt), Temuka, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 February 1915 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 16/188 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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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  • Son of Teone and Ratira Whitau, of Temuka, Southland, New Zealand. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    10 October 1915 AWMM
    Age 19 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Wokingham (St Sebastian) Churchyard, Heathlands Road, Nine Mile Ride, Wokingham Berkshire England AWMM Special Plot 1 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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

Roll of Honour

Remember Puaka Whitau by laying a poppy.

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  • At this time remembering the end of the 'great war' it is with deep sadness that my wife and I find you in a quaint CWGC graveyard so far from home as a sole New Zealander. Along with fellow servicemen from Canada and the United Kingdom of all services some with honours most without, we want you to know that we have placed a poppy against your Headstone and said a small prayer of thanks for your service and duty to the commonwealth.

    As members of the Royal British Legion and an ex serving airman of 22 years we as a family and a nation are grateful.


    God bless all those who served in WW1 & WW2
    Public - Nigel & Lindsey - Self - 10 November 2018

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 771 AWMM
    • New Zealand. Army. 1st Maori Contingent. Scroll of the 1st New Zealand Maori Contingent, 1915. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-624. AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2015). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-3). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 1: Includes portrait 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

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10 November 2018Nigel & LindseyBracknell, Berkshire, United KingdomSelf
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