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John Kereopa

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  • Service number
    WWI 16/533 AWMM
  • Also known as
    John Tihoni KEREOPA Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 March 2016 - Whanganui Cemetery Records
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    WW1 Private Military personnel file
  • War
Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 49), Page: 22 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 49), Page: 22 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John AWMM
  • Surname
    Kereopa AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    John Tihoni KEREOPA Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 March 2016 - Whanganui Cemetery Records
  • Service number
    WWI 16/533 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    5 March 1890 Military personnel file Wanganui : WhanganuiManawatu-Wanganui Military personnel file
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 17 August 1916 AWMM Utiku, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs W. Winiata (guardian), Utiku, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 16/533 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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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
    • 22 March 1917 AWMMHospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Septic sore left foot AWMM
    • 28 December 1918 AWMMHospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Influenza AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    WW1 10 April 1915 AWMM
    Medically unfit AWMM
    Private Military personnel file

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Joseph William Murphy (NZ424993) who was in the Air Force Bomber Command in WWII filled out a questionnaire for the D Day Oral History Project. He wasn’t interviewed but he included an essay he wrote for the local RSA about his service with the questionnaire. In it he talks about how his uncle was saved by John Kereopa during WW1. Joe wrote: “My mother’s eldest brother was left for dead in France with horrific head injuries. It was only the fact that Johnny Kereopa from Ohingaiti, a member of the Maori Pioneer Battalion who were charged with the burying of the dead, decided to give a good burial to the young lad from Mangaweka. My uncle survived, but had a cleft forehead for the rest of his life”.

    Attested twice, in 1915 and again in 1916.

    On the Nominal Roll as 12th Reinforcement to Maori Contingent AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    13 August 1978 BDM, Deaths
    Wanganui : WhanganuiManawatu-Wanganui Military personnel file
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
    80yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 March 2016 - Whanganui District Council's Cemetery records
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
    Whanganui Cemetery, Whanganui Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 March 2016 - Whanganui District Council's Cemetery records
  • Grave reference
    Plot 51 Servicemen's ; Lawn/B/1 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 March 2016 - Whanganui District Council's Cemetery records
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Thank you Grandad for all you and your mates did for us,
    Gone but never forgotten❤️
    Love always Mary-Ann xx
    Public - Tracey Moana - Direct descendant - 20 April 2021
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      49: 22 AWMM
    • Soutar, M. (2019). Whitiki! Whiti! Whiti! E!: Maori In the First World War. New Zealand: David Bateman Ltd. AWMM

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
20 April 2021Tracey MoanaWarkworth AucklandDirect descendant
04 March 2016Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher

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