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Mataputa a Noo

Image of gravestone at O'Neills Point Cemetery provided by Paul Baker 2002 - No known copyright restrictions

Image of gravestone at O'Neills Point Cemetery provided by Paul Baker 2002 - No known copyright rest …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Mataputa AWMM
  • Surname
    a Noo AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Mataputa AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 16/1213 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
    WW1 Noo (parent), Rarotonga, Cook Islands, Pacific Islands AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 16/1213 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • 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 Sickness, Cause of Death AWMM
    Died from phthisis (pulmonary tuberculosis) while undergoing training with Maori Contingent Reinforcements in New Zealand AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Died while undergoing training with Maori Contingent Reinforcements in New Zealand. Son of Noo, of Rarotonga. Source: Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

    Listed as 'Pte Mataputa' on Cook Islands Roll of Honour Board at RSA Rarotonga. Source: WW1 NZEF ANZAC Soldiers Research Project.

    Not listed on the Atiu cenotaph April 2019. No online service record at Archives New Zealand. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    5 March 1916 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    O'Neill's Point Cemetery, 122 Bayswater Avenue, Bayswater, North Shore, Auckland AWMM Plot 125, Block G AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Cook Islands Roll of Honour Board, RSA Rarotonga AWMM

Roll of Honour

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/642928/mataputa,-/
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Weddell, H. (2016). Soldiers from the Pacific : the story of Pacific Island soldiers in the New Zealand Expeditionary Force in World War One. Wellington, New Zealand : Defence of New Zealand Study Group. AWMM
    • ‘Finding Our Way Back to Atiu’, Parts 1 -4, Cook Islands Television News/Cook Islands WW1 NZEF ANZAC Soldiers Research Project, 2019 AWMM
    • This record was partially compiled from information kindly provided by Bobby Nicholas, Paula Paniani and Cate Walker, Cook Islands WW1 NZEF ANZAC Soldiers Research Project AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
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