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Rewiri Ihaka

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
  • Forenames
    Rewiri AWMM
  • Surname
    Ihaka AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Rewiri lhaka AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWI 16/452 AWMM
    • WWII 1/22/332 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
    WW1 Wairoa, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Ihaka Rewiri (father), Whangape, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 February 1915 AWMM Single/WWI AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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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
    • 11 April 1918 AWMMHospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      GSW Lower Jaw. Treated at The Queen's Hospital "Frognal", Sidcup. AWMM
    • Other, WWI AWMM
      Nature of injury: C/f lt. ankle, jaw, and loss little finger rt, hand Pension: 5/- Percent: [Not stated] Source: New Zealand. Army (c.1920). A further list of the names of ex-members of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force suffering permanent disability from 20% to 100% AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Fought at Gallipoli with the First Maori Contingent

    First Maori Contingent (Te Hokowhitu a Tu) sailed from Wellington to join the New Zealand Expeditionary Force in Egypt. The Maori Contingent landed at Anzac Cove on 3 July 1915. At Gallipoli they dug the Great Sap which was a communication trench and carried out many other duties such as dig trenches, carried water , maintained roads and also took part in battles.

    Auckland Museum World War 1 "Going Back" display. Display item is the Gallipoli Medal of Rewiri Ihaka and Dardanelles Medal Ribbon. AWMM
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Death

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  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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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
      Vol1: 356 AWMM
    • Pugsley, C. (1995). Te Hokowhitu a Tu : the Maori Pioneer Battalion in the first World War. Auckland, N.Z.: Reed. AWMM
    • Cowan, James. 'The Maoris in the Great War: a history of the New Zealand Native Contingent and Pioneer Battalion. Gallipoli 1915. France and Flanders 1916-18. AWMM
    • New Zealand. Army (c.1920). A further list of the names of ex-members of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force suffering permanent disability from 20% to 100% : compiled from returns supplied by the Commissioner of Pensions, in respect to: a) Permanent war pensions; and from returns supplied by the Director-General of Medical Services, regarding: b) discharged hospital patients; assessed as suffering permanent disability, and who are whilst in hospital, receiving full pensions. New Zealand. Director-General of Medical Services. AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 2: Includes portrait AWMM
    • Soutar, M. (2019). Whitiki! Whiti! Whiti! E!: Maori In the First World War. New Zealand: David Bateman Ltd. AWMM

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