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Warena Mokopapaki Tapsell

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories Panel Tapp. G.E. - Tatham, J.H. (CC-BY John Halpin 2010)

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories Panel Tapp. G.E. - Tatham, J.H. (CC-BY Jo …


Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    24 January 1899 AWMM TaurangaBay of Plenty AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 18 October 1918 AWMM Maketu, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Kiri Tapsell (father), Maketu, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWI 84744 AWMM
    • WWI N/N AWMM
  • Military service
    6th Hauraki Regiment AWMM
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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 8 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      11 stone AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      dark AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      brown AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Died from influenza AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Incorrect number in the Evening Post 84774 AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    4 November 1918 AWMM
    Age 19 AWMM
    DevonportNorth Shore City AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    urupa, Otukopiri, Welcome Bay, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    The death occurred at Narrow Neck Camp on Sunday last of Private Warana Tapsell, eldest son of Mr Kiri Tapsell, of Maketu, and a grandson of the well-known Papamoa native, Hirama. deceased was only nineteen years of age. The body was brought to Tauranga by the Ngatiawa yesterday, the interment taking place at Waitao last evening at 6 o'clock. Staff-Sergeant-Major Anderson represented the military authorities. Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 13 June 2024 - BAY OF PLENTY TIMES, VOLUME XLVII, ISSUE 7088, 8 NOVEMBER 1918, PAGE 2
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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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13 June 2024Lorraine Mona GisborneResearcher

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