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Nominal Roll 25 , Page: 3 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll 25 , Page: 3 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
  • Surname
    Hemu AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 16/1052 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1896 AWMM NiuePolynesia AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Hikutavake, Niue Island Public - Rich Puivao - Other relative - 13 May 2016 - Oral Family History
  • Post war occupation
    Never returned to Niue, arrived to NZ, married had children with Niue family names. Public - Rich Puivao - Other relative - 13 May 2016 - Oral Family History
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • WW1 Miss Tifuongo (sister), Hikutaveke, Niue Island, Pacific Islands AWMM
    • Miss Tifuogo (sister), Hikutavake, Niue Island, Pacific Islands Public - Rich Puivao - Other relative - 13 May 2016 - Oral Family History
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 5 February 1916 AWMM Single/WWI AWMM
    • Single Public - Rich Puivao - Other relative - 13 May 2016 - Oral Family History


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 16/1052 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
    Farmer / Fisherman Public - Rich Puivao - Other relative - 13 May 2016 - Oral Family History
  • Age on enlistment


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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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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Hipa and Fokitifa.

    Four sons, brothers enlisted: Peni (16/1115), Hemu (16/1052), Hipa (16/1053) and Pulu (16/1107) (Pointer 2000, p. 16).

    Departed Alofi, Niue Island on 14 October 1915 on board SS Te Anau

    Arrived Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand on 19 October 1915 (Pointer 2000, p. 18).

    Sailed from Port Said, Egypt, to Marseilles, France, on board SS Canada on 9 April 1916. (Pointer 2000, p. 172)

    Sailed from England to New Zealand on board SS Arawa on 14 July 1916. (Pointer 2000, p. 175)

    Arrived Auckland, New Zealand on 3 September 1916. (Pointer 2000, p. 60) AWMM
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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



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  • Memorial name

Roll of Honour

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Leave a tribute or memory of Hemu

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  • Great Grand Uncle Hemu. You never returned to Niue and had your family in New Zealand. It was good to catch up with the extended family several years ago. You and great grandpa Hipa were the only 2 brothers to return from the War. One can only imagine the pain and suffering that you witnessed whilst serving your country. We thank you and remember you every year. Kia Monuia Ian, Adam & Emi Hipa
    Public - Ian - Direct descendant - 25 April 2018
  • G Grand uncle Hemu on behalf of our Tafatu Family in Wellington its an honor to pay tribute for your ultimate sacrifice and bravery. We will always remember you in the going down of the son and in the morning.Rest In Peace.
    Public - Jack Mac Andrew - Other relative - 28 September 2016
  • Great Grand Uncle to all of us Hipa's great grandchildren. My father's namesake and my grandma's favourite uncle. Bless you Papa Hemu. Would have loved to have seen you, even a photo would be good. Thank you for your bravery. Love you, from all of us your great grand nieces and nephews in NZ, Niue and around the globe.
    Public - Ofania Maugalina - Other Relative - 25 April 2015
  • Grand Uncle of Niutama Tuhipa from Hikutavake, Niue Island, Hemu is the son of Niuloa & Fukesifa Tuhega, Hemu is the brother of Niutama Niuloa Tuhega. Hemu & his three brothers served in World War 1 drafted from the island of Niue to train in Auckland, always remembered never to be forgotten from Niutama Tuhipa, wife & family.
    Public - Niutama - Other Relative - 22 April 2015

Related Serviceperson



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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Scadden, J. (2018). Broken branches : New Zealand families who lost three or more children in the Great War. 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
    • Pointer, M. (2000). Tagi tote e loto haaku - My heart is crying a little : Niue Island involvement in the Great War, 1914-1918. Alofi, Niue ; Suva, Fiji: Government of Niue ; Institute of Pacific Studies, University of the South Pacific. AWMM
      Pointer, M. (2000). pp. 16, 18, 60, 94, 170, 172, 175. AWMM
    • Pointer, M. (2015). Niue 1774-1974 : 200 years of conflict and change. Dunedin, New Zealand : Otago University Press. 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
    • The Fields of Remembrance Trust: Brothers Field, Auckland Museum (Armistice, 2018) AWMM
    • Scadden, J. (2018). Broken branches : New Zealand families who lost three or more children in the Great War. AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
25 April 2018IanHikutavake, Niue IslandDirect descendant
28 September 2016 Jack Mac AndrewWellington, New Zealand Other relative
13 May 2016Rich PuivaoAlofi, Niue IslandOther relative
25 April 2015Ofania Maugalinaauckland, nzOther Relative
22 April 2015NiutamaNew ZealandOther Relative

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