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Joe Williams

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New Zealand. Army. 1st Maori Contingent. Scroll of the 1st New Zealand Maori Contingent, 1915. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-624. Cultural Permissions may apply.

New Zealand. Army. 1st Maori Contingent. Scroll of the 1st New Zealand Maori Contingent, 1915. Auckl …

Identity

  • Title
    Private Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 23 February 2016 - Military Record
  • Forenames
    Joe AWMM
  • Surname
    Williams AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Joe Williams AWMM
    • AKA Ho Huni Wiremu Rori Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 23 February 2016 - Newspaper Reports
  • Service number
    WWI 16/112 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Roman Catholic Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 23 February 2016 - Military Record

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1884 Public Source
  • Date of birth
    1884 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 23 February 2016 - Military record
  • Place of birth
    Hokianga Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 23 February 2016 - Military record
  • Birth notes
    son of Wiremu Rori Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 23 February 2016 - Military record
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Tuparoa, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Wiremu Rori, Hokianga, New Zealand AWMM
    • son: Petera H Hirori (Williams) c/- McAlister, Sealey St, Thames, (later c/- Kikaera Kinu of Kaihu Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 23 February 2016 - Military record
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 14 February 1915 AWMM Single AWMM
    • husband of Raiha Heke, of Kaihu, Hobson Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 23 February 2016 - Military record

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Egyptian - Gallipoli Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 23 February 2016 - Military Record
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • 1st NZ Maori Contingent Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 23 February 2016 - Military Record
  • Service number
    WWI 16/112 AWMM
  • Military service
    Nov 1914-Aug 1915 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 23 February 2016 - Military Record
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    1914-1915 Star
    British War & Victory Medals
    Plaque & Scroll # 514155 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 23 February 2016 - Military Record

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Labourer for William Ludbrook of Tuparoa, East Coast Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 23 February 2016 - Military record
  • Age on enlistment
    30yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 23 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
    Died of Sickness, Cause of Death AWMM
    Died of dysentery AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Mr. Ngakuru Williams and Maraka Hokianga; husband of Raiha Heke, of Kaihu, Hobson, Auckland. Native of Kaihu, Hobson. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    13 August 1915 AWMM
    Age 38 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
    At sea, HMHS Neuralia Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 23 February 2016 - Military Record
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
    Lone Pine Cemetery, Anzac, Turkey Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 23 February 2016 - http://www.nzwargraves.org.nz/casualties/joe-williams
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    The following letter has reached the Prime Minister from a Maori father whose son fell at the front while serving with the Maori forces at Gallipoli; O Chiefs of the Government of New Zealand and the Maori people, I now reply to your merciful announcement of the death of my son, Ho Wiremu Rori. It is a source of pride and satisfaction ro me to have your assurance of your concern in my loss of my son. Accept now my assurance that I do not begrudge him in this world conflict; it is enough for me to reflect that he has died doing his duty to his country. ln that sense, then, I do not grieve for him, but naturally the pangs of a parent are mine. As it is written: There is a time for sorrow and a time for rejoicing. I thank you for our kind concern, and will add some words of farewell to my departed and beloved son Depart, thou descendant of Rahiri. Farewell, thou descendant of Tupoto, Of Kopuru, of Tama-ki-te-ra, Thou descendant of Heaven above And of Earth beneath, Of Tamatea-uri, of Pareaute, and of Te N Araiti; Thou representative of the warrior tribe of Ngatirangi. Let that suffice as a farewell to my son. From your humble friend, Wlremu Hori. Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 23 February 2016 - Hawera & Normanby Star, Volume LXIX, 17 November 1915, Page 4
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  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Lone Pine Memorial, Lone Pine Cemetery, Anzac, Turkey AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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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
      Page No: 783 AWMM
    • New Zealand. Army. 1st Maori Contingent. Scroll of the 1st New Zealand Maori Contingent, 1915. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-624. AWMM
    • Soutar, M. (2019). Whitiki! Whiti! Whiti! E!: Maori In the First World War. New Zealand: David Bateman Ltd. AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Auckland Province (digital copy), 1914 - 1919. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2016-2. AWMM
    • This record was partially completed by information provided by Noel George Smith and Lyn Griffiths (2021). AWMM

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10 October 2021Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
23 February 2016Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher

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