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Kopu Tanga

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  • Service number
    WWI 16/1224 AWMM
  • Also known as
    Tanga Tuanu AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
  • War
Photograph of Rarotongan soldiers. Pte. Frank William Tararo - 16/1228, Pte. Vavia William - 16/1203, Capt. W.S Cooper (Mauke Resident Agent), Pte. Paiti Metua (C.M.P. Williams) - 16/1191, Pte. Kopu Tanga - 16/1224 (left to right). Atiu, Mauke or Aitutaki, 1910s, Southern Cook Islands, by William Saunderson Cooper. Gift of Andrew Cooper, 2001. Te Papa (A.018155)

Photograph of Rarotongan soldiers. Pte. Frank William Tararo - 16/1228, Pte. Vavia William - 16/1203 …

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Kopu AWMM
  • Surname
    Tanga AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Tanga Tuanu AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 16/1224 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1895 AWMM MaukeCook Islands AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Kautai Vaine (friend), Avarua, Rarotonga, Cook Islands, Pacific Islands AWMM
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Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 16/1224 AWMM
  • Military service
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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

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Death

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  • Death
    10 July 1940 AWMM
    RarotongaCook Islands AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Arorangi, 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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Sources

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  • 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
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      25: 3 AWMM
    • Soutar, M. (2019). Whitiki! Whiti! Whiti! E!: Maori In the First World War. New Zealand: David Bateman Ltd. 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

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