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Pa Rima

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  • Service number
    WWI 16/1195 AWMM
  • Also known as
    • A. Rema AWMM
    • Rima AWMM
    • Rima AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    • WW1 Private Military Personnel file
  • 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
    Pa AWMM
  • Surname
    Rima AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • A. Rema AWMM
    • Rima AWMM
    • Rima AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 16/1195 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    31 January 1892 Military Personnel file AitutakiCook Islands Military Personnel file
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • WW1 Pa Nirau (father), Avarua, Rarotonga, Cook Islands, Pacific Islands AWMM
    • WW1 Pa (father), Tupapa, Rarotonga, Cook Islands, Pacific Islands AWMM
  • Relationship status
    12 March 1918 AWMM Single/WWI AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 16/1195 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
    • WW1 28 September 1915 Military Personnel file Labourer/Civilian Military Personnel file
    • WW1 16 February 1918 Military Personnel file Labourer/Civilian Military Personnel file
  • 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
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      2nd General Hospital, Chelsea 1916 AWMM
    • Nov 1916 AWMMHospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Invalided to NZ per SS Rotorua AWMM
    • Sep 1915 AWMMTattoos, WWI AWMM
      American eagle on right forearm AWMM
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5 foot 6 inches AWMM
    • Sep 1915 AWMMDental, WWI AWMM
      Not good AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    • WW1 26 March 1917 AWMM
      No longer physically fit for war service on account of illness contracted on active service AWMM
      Private Military Personnel file

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Rima Pa enlisted twice, first in 1915 and signed with one name Rima. He attested again in 1918 at both Rarotonga and at Narrow Neck Military Camp and signed his name as Rima Pa.

    Reported that he was visited in hospital, 18th August 1916, in the New Zealand War Contingent Association weekly report published in the Chronicles of the NZEF (August (1) p. 17) as in 2nd General Hospital, Chelsea with an injured arm, and out. Listed again Chronicles of the NZEF (August (2) p. 43) as returned to hospital swollen glands

    Listed with one name Rima in Volume II Nominal Roll (Ex 3rd Maori Contingent as Rima). Listed at Archives New Zealand as PA, Rima - [a.k.a. RIMA] - WW1 16/1195 - Army. Listed in the Chronicles as Rema, A.

    Next of Kin: Pa Nirau (Avarua, Rarotonga)

    Notes: Enlisted in February 1916. Invalided home November 1916.

    During WW2 he served with the New Zealand homeguard.

    Pte Rima Pa is the brother of Sgt George Tuaine 12/1812 3rd Reinforcements, 1st Battalion Auckland Infantry Regiment)

    Headstone/Grave Location: Died in New Zealand. Returned o Aitutaki for burial at Palace grounds, Arutanga, Aitutaki, Cook Islands. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    24 March 1976 AWMM
    New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Palace grounds, Arutanga, Aitutaki, 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

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Sources

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  • Documents
    • 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
      Vol1: 3 AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume IV. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      85: 18 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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