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Image of headstone at O'Neill's Point Cemetery provided by Paul Baker 2002. - No known copyright restrictions

Image of headstone at O'Neill's Point Cemetery provided by Paul Baker 2002. - No known copyright res …


  • Title
  • Forenames
  • Surname
    Vilipate AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Vilipata AWMM
    • Wilipate AWMM
    • Vipata AWMM
    • Notknown Vilipate AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 16/1178 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1893 Military personnel file Niue Military personnel file
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Pre 1915 AWMM Liku, Niue Island, Pacific Islands AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Taufisione (mother), Liku, Niue Island, Pacific Islands AWMM
  • Relationship status
    1915 AWMM Married/WWI AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 16/1178 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
    WW1 29 September 1915 Military personnel file
    Age 22 AWMM AlofiNiue Military personnel file
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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  • Embarkation details

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
    • 29 September 1915 AWMMHeight, WWI AWMM
      5 foot 4 inches AWMM
    • 29 September 1915 AWMMWeight, WWI AWMM
      133 pounds AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Died from disease contracted, while training with the NZEF in New Zealand AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • His name is Vilipate, he has signed the Attestation Form as Vilipate. His surname is recorded as Wilipate on the cover sheet of the digital record by Archives New Zealand (2015) and his name was recorded as Vipata on his headstone (2010). AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    25 December 1915 Military personnel file
    DevonportNorth Shore City Military personnel file
  • 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 Block G. Plot 126 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Alofi National Memorial, Niue AWMM
    • Liku War Memorial, Niue AWMM

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18 September 2016DonelleNorthcoteOther

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