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Mataio

  • Service number
    WWI 16/1187 AWMM
  • Also known as
    • Mataia AWMM
    • Metua Mataio AWMM
    • Mataia AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
  • War
Roll of honour, listing World War 1 soldiers from the Cook Islands. Ref: 1/1-006732-G. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. This is one of two honours boards. The second relates to the Fourth and Fifth contingents. Both are now housed in the Pioneer Lounge of the Cook Islands RSA. The Two boards originally stood in the old courthouse, but were moved just before a fire destroyed the building. (Information from Henry Wichman of Rarotonga, 2010). /records/22480864

Roll of honour, listing World War 1 soldiers from the Cook Islands. Ref: 1/1-006732-G. Alexander Tur …

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
  • Surname
    Mataio AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Mataia AWMM
    • Metua Mataio AWMM
    • Mataia AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 16/1187 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Paitai (father), Avarua, Rarotonga, Cook Islands, Pacific Islands AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 16/1187 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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Death

About death

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  • Death
    22 December 1945 AWMM
    Cook IslandsPolynesia AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Tupapa, 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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  • RIL Granddad, remembering you every ANZAC, thank you for your sacrifice.

    Love your granddaughter
    Marama xxx
    Public - Ngamarama - Direct descendant - 22 April 2021
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  • Rest in love Great Grandpa Mataio x

    Sitting here in Auckland Museum learning about you and where my dad (Tai) came from is absolutely incredible and moving.

    Your memory lives on in us ... the legacy you left behind !

    Love your great grandson.
    Public - Ben - Direct descendant - 4 August 2018
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  • RIL Great Grand Dad. Your legacy lives on through your children.
    Public - Roshni - Direct descendant - 6 January 2018
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  • RIL Great Grandad, May God Bless and keep u always, luv Caroline Tuakana Mataio, Grandaughter of ur your son, The Late Mataio Mataio of Akarana NZ Te Atua Te Aroa
    Public - Caroline - Direct descendant - 26 April 2017
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  • In loving memory of our father and grandfather of my five children, very much remembered. From your loving daughter Ngametua, son in law Bill, granddaughter Hilary and grandsons Bill, Tere John, Bob and Fred
    Public - Hilary - Other Relative - 7 March 2015
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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
    • 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

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
22 April 2021NgamaramaParaparaumuDirect descendant
04 August 2018BenBrownsbay, AucklandDirect descendant
06 January 2018Roshni Auckland NZDirect descendant
26 April 2017Caroline AustraliaDirect descendant
07 March 2015Hilary Wanganui, New ZealandOther Relative

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