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Portrait of Sergeant Kaipati. Courtesy of the National Archives of Australia. NAA: R3, VOLUME 117/39. Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Sergeant Kaipati. Courtesy of the National Archives of Australia. NAA: R3, VOLUME 117/39 …


  • Title
  • Forenames
  • Surname
    Kaipati AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Kaipati AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 16/1333 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1892 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra NanumeaTuvalu Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Tamuna (mother), Nanumea, Ellice Island AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 16/1333 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


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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, WWI AWMM
    5 ft, 10.5 in AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Disembarked Suez, 15 March 1916.

    Embarked Port Said to join the British Expeditionary Force, France, 9 April 1916.

    Admitted to Australian Hospital, Wimereux, 15 July 1916 (pleurisy); transferred to No 1 Convalescent Camp, 16 July 1916; to NZ Base Depot, Etaples, 21 July 1916; rejoined battalion in the field, 28 July 1916.

    Admitted to No 1 Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 3 November 1916 (bronchitis); transferred to No 8 Stationary Hospital, Wimereux, 8 November 1916; to No 1 Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 8 November 1916; to NZ Base Depot, Etaples, 13 November 1916; rejoined unit in the field, 16 January 1917.

    Appointed Lance Corporal, 28 March 1916.

    Admitted to No 3 NZ Field Ambulance, 23 March 1917; transferred to No 7 General Hospital, St Omer, 23 March 1917 (mumps); discharged to duty, 10 April 1917; rejoined unit in the field, 13 May 1917.

    Admitted to No 3 NZ Field Ambulance, 15 May 1917 (delusional insanity), and transferred same day to No 2 Australian Casualty Clearing Station; to No 8 Stationary Hospital, Wimereux, 16 May 1917; to England, 17 May 1917, and admitted to Royal Victoria Hospital, Netley, 18 May 1917 (mental). Transferred to Lord Derby War Hospital, 22 May 1917; to 4th London General Hospital.

    Classified unfit by Medical Board, 30 July 1917, and placed on NZ Roll.

    Commenced return to New Zealand from Avonmouth on board HS 'Maheno', 8 August 1917; discharged (no longer physically fit for War Service on account of illness contracted on Active Service), 4 December 1917.

    Total war service: 2 years 17 days (of which 1 year 224 days was abroad) AWMM
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About death

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



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  • Memorial name
    Cook Islands Roll of Honour Board, RSA Rarotonga AWMM

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  • Gone but never forgotten, RIP Grandpa. We love you always
    Public - Erietera - Other relative - 7 March 2023



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  • External links
  • References
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      25: 2 AWMM
    • NZEF Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra AWMM
    • Soutar, M. (2019). Whitiki! Whiti! Whiti! E!: Maori In the First World War. New Zealand: David Bateman Ltd. AWMM
    • Liava'a, C. (2015).Taan Buaka Mai Nukan Te Betebeke: Men from the Central Pacific Islands in the Great War Auckland, N.Z.: Polygraphia. AWMM
    • Weddell, H. (2016). Soldiers from the Pacific : the story of Pacific Island soldiers in the New Zealand Expeditionary Force in World War One. Wellington, New Zealand : Defence of New Zealand Study Group. AWMM


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07 March 2023ErieteraAucklandOther relative
27 January 2017AshleyWellingtonResearcher

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