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Angene Angene

Portrait of Privater Angene Angene. Noel Tayor (June 2006) commented "looking at the Blanket Roll, patched SD hat and 1913 pattern NZ webb the photo was taken at Narrow Neck Camp prior to embarkation as I have not seen the pattern 13 web in any the overseas photos. There is also a photo of a hut at Narrow Neck Camp Also with similar walls to background in photo. Photograph kindly provided for Cenotaph by family and delivered by H. Wichman, Vice President Cook Islands RSA 2009. Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Privater Angene Angene. Noel Tayor (June 2006) commented "looking at the Blanket Roll, p …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Angene AWMM
  • Surname
    Angene AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Araki Angene AWMM
    • Ariki AWMM
    • Angene Ariki AWMM
    • Angene AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 16/1205 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
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About birth

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  • Birth
    31 December 1895 AWMM AtiuCook Islands Cook Islands WW1 Project
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  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
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  • Next of kin on embarkation
    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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  • Death
    28 January 1956 AWMM
    RarotongaCook Islands AWMM
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  • Cemetery
    Tupapa, Rarotonga, Cook Islands AWMM
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  • Memorial name
    Cook Islands Roll of Honour Board, RSA Rarotonga AWMM

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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
    • 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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