Also known as
- WWI 24/233 AWMM
- WWI N/N AWMM
Date of birth
28 June 1889 Public - Bronwyn Marie - Researcher - 28 April 2018 - https://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/969400
Place of birth
Maraeroa, Hokianga NZ. Public - Bronwyn Marie - Researcher - 28 April 2018 - https://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/969400
Address before enlistment
Unknown AWMM Maraeroa, Hokianga, New Zealand AWMM
Post war occupation
Next of kin on embarkation
Ben Muriwai (father), Maraeroa, Hokianga, New Zealand AWMM
POW liberation details
POW serial number
John Muriwai was the son of Perene and Erana Muriwai, of Maraeroa, Hokianga
Brother of Tame (Tom) Muriwai 16/475.
The Northern Advocate obituary gives Muriwai's age incorrectly as 22 years. The WWI Nominal Rolls give Muriwai's address on enlistment as "Mananoa" and his father's address as "Manaroa". Both are misspellings of "Maraeroa". Listed at Archives New Zealand as MURIWAI, John - WW1 N/N - Army(no number) AWMM
28 June 1915 AWMM
Age 26 AWMM
Date of death
Age at death
Place of death
Cause of death
urupa, Rangiahua (Korokota) Maori Cemetery, Northland, New Zealand. AWMM
Following on an attack of measles and pneumonia while he was in camp at Trentham, Private John Muriwai died in Wellington Hospital on Monday. His relatives reside in the Hokianga district. (Auckland Weekly News, 1 July 1915, p. 20)
Private John Muriwai, who died on Trentham on Monday of measles and pneumonia, was the fourth brother of Mrs Woods, wife of Mrs G.H. Woods, interpreter, Whangarei. The deceased soldier, aged 22 years, was a resident of Waihou, Hokianga, and arrangements have been made for a military funeral. The body will arrive at Onerahi on Saturday by the Manaia", and it will be conveyed to Waihou via Otiria. Mr H. Muriwai, father of the deceased, has arrived in Whangarei to meet the body. Another son, Tom Muriwai, is with the Maori troops in Malta." (Northern Advocate, 1 July 1915) AWMM
- Matakohe War Memorial, WW1, Matakohe, New Zealand AWMM
- Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM
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- The New Zealand Herald AWMM
8 July 1915, p9. AWMM
- Auckland Weekly News AWMM
Obituary: 1 July 1915, p. 20. AWMM
- Northern Advocate AWMM
Obituary:1 July 1915. AWMM
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