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Frank William Tararo

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
    Frank William AWMM
  • Surname
    Tararo AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 16/1228 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    25 February 1897 Public Source
  • Date of birth
    25/02/1897 Public - Tengaepu (Epu) O Te Rangi - Direct descendant - 25 April 2016 - Tengaepu Tararo Snr (offspring)
  • Place of birth
    Mauke, Cook Islands Public - Tengaepu (Epu) O Te Rangi - Direct descendant - 25 April 2016 - Tengaepu Tararo Snr (offspring)
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Oiretumu, Makatea, Mauke, Cook Islands. Public - Tengaepu (Epu) O Te Rangi - Direct descendant - 25 April 2016 - Tengaepu Tararo Snr (offspring)
  • Post war occupation
    Gardener Public - Tengaepu (Epu) O Te Rangi - Direct descendant - 25 April 2016 - Tengaepu Tararo Snr (offspring)
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mrs Tararo, Mauke, Cook Islands, Pacific Islands AWMM
    • Rina Tararo Public - Tengaepu (Epu) O Te Rangi - Direct descendant - 25 April 2016 - Tengaepu Tararo Snr (offspring)
  • Relationship status
    Spouse Public - Tengaepu (Epu) O Te Rangi - Direct descendant - 25 April 2016 - Tengaepu Tararo Snr (offspring)

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 16/1228 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
    Other, WWI AWMM
    Nature of Injury: Loss left arm Pension: 30/- Percent of disability: [Not stated] Source: New Zealand. Army (1920). List of the names of all ex-members of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, suffering permanent disability from 20% to 100% AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Present address (as listed in New Zealand. Army (1920). List of the names of all ex-members of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, suffering permanent disability from 20% to 100%): Devonport, Auckland AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • 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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  • You are always in our heart ❣
    Public - Tui - Direct descendant - 25 April 2019
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  • Although years may pass, you will always be in our hearts.
    Public - Tui - Direct descendant - 25 April 2017
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  • To my grandfather whom I barely knew. Your stories of bravery and strength are an inspiration. You're always in hour hearts.
    Public - Tengaepu O Te Rangi - Direct Descendant - 25 April 2016
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  • In your sons, I have seen you, my mother speaks of you with love I have never met you, But I feel you in my blood I honour you for your strength, and am humbled by your sacrifice Akatokamanava
    Public - Victoria - Direct descendant - 24 April 2016
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  • A personal tribute to a dearly loved and treasured Grandfather - Private Frank William Tararo from Akatokamanava, Cook Islands. Our love and memory of you is forever ingrained on our hearts. `At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them'.
    Public - Tui - Direct Descendant - 17 April 2015
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  • Remembering our grandfather with love, pride, & honour.
    Public - Dorothy - Direct Descendant - 8 April 2015
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Military personnel file
    http://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=7823845
    Further Reference
  • 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
      25: 3 AWMM
    • New Zealand. Army (1920). List of the names of all ex-members of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, suffering permanent disability from 20% to 100%, compiled from returns supplied by the Commissioner of Pensions, in respect to: a) Permanent War Pensions, and from returns supplied by the Director-General of Medical Services, regarding: b) Discharged and undischarged hospital patients, assessed as suffering permanent disability, but not yet in receipt of a pension at date (28-4-20). New Zealand. Director-General of Medical Services. NZ Times Co. (Printer). AWMM
    • Soutar, M. (2019). Whitiki! Whiti! Whiti! E!: Maori In the First World War. New Zealand: David Bateman Ltd. AWMM

Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
25 April 2019TuiWellingtonDirect descendant
25 April 2016Tengaepu (Epu) O Te RangiPorirua, New ZealandDirect descendant
15 June 2016Tengaepu O Te RangiPorirua, New ZealandDirect Descendant
24 April 2016VictoriaManukauDirect descendant
15 June 2016DorothyNew ZealandDirect Descendant

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