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Makiroa Cuthers

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  • Service number
    WWI 16/1214 AWMM
  • Also known as
    • T. Makiroa AWMM
    • Makaroa AWMM
    • Tamaiva Makiroa AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
  • War
Portrait of Private Makiroa. Image courtesy of Bobby Nicholas, Paula Paniani and Cate Walker, Cook Islands WW1 NZEF ANZAC Soldiers Research Project. Image is subject to copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Private Makiroa. Image courtesy of Bobby Nicholas, Paula Paniani and Cate Walker, Cook I …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    • Makiroa AWMM
    • Makiroa Public - James Koteka - Child - 18 April 2015 - Makiroa had 13 children to Tutevera Heather in Arorangi, Rarotonga. His youngest son is Puai Cuthers which is my father. My name is Koteka Cuthers. Makiroa was incorrectly spelt as 'Makaroa' and his surname was not recorded.
  • Surname
    • Cuthers AWMM
    • Cuthers Public - James Koteka - Child - 18 April 2015 - Makiroa's father was William Cuthers of Arorangi Rarotonga. Makiroa's mother was Piapaina Tokoua.
  • Ingoa
    Makiroa Public - James Koteka - Child - 18 April 2015 - Makiroa had 13 children to Tutevera Heather in Arorangi, Rarotonga. His youngest son is Puai Cuthers which is my father. My name is Koteka Cuthers. Makiroa was incorrectly spelt as 'Makaroa' and his surname was not recorded.
  • Also known as
    • T. Makiroa AWMM
    • Makaroa AWMM
    • Tamaiva Makiroa AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 16/1214 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    17 May 1893 AWMM RarotongaCook Islands AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • WW1 Tamaira (father), Arorangi, Rarotonga, Cook Islands, Pacific Islands AWMM
    • Incorrect spelling. Tamaiva Teava was Makiroa's 'adopted feeding father' from Arorangi Public - James Koteka - Child - 18 April 2015 - Tamaiva is correct spelling
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 16/1214 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
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Name misspelled as Makaroa on Nominal Roll, correct spelling is Makiroa, Tamaiva Makiroa is an alias as he was raised by a man naved AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    30 November 1940 AWMM
    Age 47 AWMM
    RarotongaCook Islands AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Arorangi, (behind BT Rentals), Rarotonga, Cook Islands AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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

Roll of Honour

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Leave a tribute or memory of Makiroa Cuthers

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  • My name is Moeroa Cuthers, Makiroa Cuthers was my father-in-law, I was married to his youngest son Puai Cuthers who has since passed on 11th Dec 2015. Puai is buried on his homestead in Arorangi, Rarotonga, Cook Islands. Puai and I had 6 children we now have 13 grandchildren & 5 great grandchildren at the time of writing this. Puai moved from Rarotonga to NZ in 1958 he met & married me, we moved to Otara, Auckland, where we raised our 6 children and both worked until retirement, we then returned home to Arorangi, Rarotonga in 1989. Puai is survived by his wife Moeroa & all his children grandchildren & great-grandchildren. We are currently organising a proper military headstone for Makiroa which was never done. We feel he needs to be recognised for his part in WW1. The family appreciate that Makiroa has been recognised on this site for his contribution to the war after all these years.
    Public - Moeroa O Tetini Raua Ko Toreka - 6 January 2017
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • 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
      Military Service Record AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      25: 2 AWMM
    • Soutar, M. (2019). Whitiki! Whiti! Whiti! E!: Maori In the First World War. New Zealand: David Bateman Ltd. AWMM

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06 January 2017Moeroa O Tetini Raua Ko TorekaRarotonga, Cook IslandsOther
18 April 2015James KotekaAucklandChild

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