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- Araki Angene AWMM
- Ariki AWMM
- Angene Ariki AWMM
- Angene AWMM
WWI 16/1205 AWMM
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WW1 Angene (father), Avarua, Rarotonga, Cook Islands, Pacific Islands AWMM
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He is listed in Archives New Zealand under Angene a.k.a Angene, Ariki, in the Nominal Roll as Angene, and on his attestation as Angene. Listed as 'Pte Angene A' on Cook Islands Roll of Honour Board at RSA Rarotonga. Source: Cook Islands WW1 NZEF ANZAC Soldiers Research Project.
One of two Cook Islanders to inscribe their names in the caverns of Arras. One of only 47 Cook Island men to serve in France. Member of the Maori Pioneer Battalion attached to the New Zealand Tunnelling Company.
43 members of the NZ (Maori) Pioneers served with the New Zealand Tunnelling Company and assisted in the late 1916 early 1917 preparations of the Arras caverns for the Battle of Arras. AWMM
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- New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
25: 2 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
- Soutar, M. (2019). Whitiki! Whiti! Whiti! E!: Maori In the First World War. New Zealand: David Bateman Ltd. AWMM
- ‘Finding Our Way Back to Atiu’, Parts 1 -4, Cook Islands Television News/Cook Islands WW1 NZEF ANZAC Soldiers Research Project, 2019 AWMM
- Research on Second World War service in the Cook Islands kindly provided by Barry O’Sullivan. AWMM
- This record was partially compiled from information kindly provided by Bobby Nicholas, Paula Paniani and Cate Walker, Cook Islands WW1 NZEF ANZAC Soldiers Research Project AWMM
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