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Peni Hipa AWMM
WWI 16/1053 AWMM
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WW1 Hikutavake, Niue Island, Pacific Islands AWMM
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WW1 Tifa (wife), Hikutavake, Niue Island, Pacific Islands AWMM
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- Son of Hipa and Fokitifa; husband of Puakafa.
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.
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 HS Marama on 31 August 1916. (Pointer 2000, p. 175)
Arrived in Niue in December 1916. (Pointer 2000, p. 64)
"16/1102 Corporal Manatoa of Tuapa, 16/1119 Private Pakitau of Mutalau and 16/1053 Corporal Hipa of Hikutavake were hospitalized in late April and subsequently transferred by hospital train then hospital ship to England where Manatoa and Pakitau were reunited in the 2nd London General Hospital but Hipa spent more time alone in the Royal Victoria Hospital in Netley. When they were well enough to be discharged they were sent to Hornchurch where the Niueans were gathered prior to being returned to New Zealand." (Pointer 2000, p. 40)
Listed at Archives New Zealand as HIPA - WW1 16/1053 - Army and on CWGC as Peni Hipa AWMM
- Mother's name is spelt 'Fukesifa' Public - Esther - Other relative - 25 April 2019 - Family
23 June 1916 AWMM
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To our dearest Great Grandfather Tipae Hipa, Great Grand uncles Hemu, Pulu & Peni, we thank you for the sacrifice you gave for our tiny nation - Niue. Our great grandfather we are bless to live in the village that you called home - Hikutavake. We will never forget you and your brothers. Tomorrow we will meet in Alofi to pay respect to you all and your colleagues that left to fight another countries war. It is our duty as your direct descendants to continue the legacy that you all left behind for us and our future generation. We can only imagine the trauma that you all suffered. We hope and pray that we will never have to face another war. Forever in our hearts Great Grandpa Hipa, Great Grand Uncles Hemu, Pulu, Peni. Eternal rest grant to them our Lord and may they rest in peace. Eternally bless to carry the Hipa name. Great Grandson Ian Hipa, Great Great Grandson Adam Hipa.
Public - Hipa - Direct descendant - 25 April 2017
Each ANZAC celebration a small price to pay getting up at dawn and pay tribute knowing that you our great grand uncles played a big part in the world war effort. I will always remember, we will remember and thank you from the very bottom of our hearts.
Public - Jack Mac Andrew Fotuga - Direct descendant - 28 September 2016
We the direct descendants of Hipa and the three brothers Pulu, Peni and Hemu who went to WW1 and the other 146 young men from Niue, will always hold you close to heart. Your sacrifice in a war that our small island country had no cause, was a response to the call of England. You suffered diseases, the extreme cold and hot weathers, foreign hostile environments, and lost two brothers Peni and Pulu, who buried at sea, in the waters of Qatar, thousands of miles from Niue.
On every ANZAC Day we not only lay a wreath in remembrance of you and your brothers, but our children, and their children will keep this day very special.
On this ANZAC day Monday 25th April, here in the Auckland Museum, we are walking through the WW1 Exhibition, trying to walk in your footsteps, but not the same.
With the greatest of respect, honor and humility, we carry your names, and your sacrifices will live on in
Public - Richard Tafatu - Direct descendant - 25 April 2016
Our brave Great Great Grandfather, it is indeed beyond a great honor that I call myself your Great Great Grandchild.
Today, thousands if not millions of people all around the World remember you and all your comrades, that fought in the First World War, 100 years and for what? OUR FREEDOM! It is an honor to have your blood running through my veins, as not many can say this, I say with utmost pride!
Every year we bow our heads and celebrate ANZAC Day, to remember the efforts of you, your three brothers Peni, Pulu & Hemu and the other strong men of Niue, your strong hearts,will & love for your country are the reason we stand tall today, as FREE PEOPLE!
I take off my hat to you and all the brave soldiers for the lives we live today.
Oue tulou Matua ke he haau a loto Toa, to nakai nimo mo e nakai galo.
"At the going down of the Sun and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM"
Public - Aldric Tutaki Richard Hipa - Other Relative - 25 April 2015
Laid a poppy for you. Thank you for being brave enough to face this challenge so we your descendants can live freely today. We are so proud of you and your 3 brothers, and we are forever grateful for your contribution to this war.
Coming from peaceful and warm Niue to a great big change can't have been easy, but you survived and went back home to Hikutavake. Wherever you are Papa Sipae, we honour your memory and we say thank you. Love you.
From all your great grandchildren all over the world.
Public - Ofania Maugalina - Other Relative - 25 April 2015
To our dearest Great Grandfather Hipa, We have a lot to thank you for, and are extremely proud of how you served left our tiny nation of Niue to fulfill the duties of making this world a better place for future generations. Not a day goes by without us thinking about you. We will always be eternally grateful to you and your 3 brothers Hemu, Pulu and Peni for your sacrifice. We will always remember and love you. Ian, Adam & Emi Hipa.
Public - Ian & Emi Hipa - 23 April 2015
- 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, 40, 41, 64, 94, 120, 166, 170, 172, 175. AWMM
- Pointer, M. (2015). Niue 1774-1974 : 200 years of conflict and change. Dunedin, New Zealand : Otago University Press. AWMM
- Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
Vol. 2: Includes portrait 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
|25 April 2019||Esther||Auckland||Other relative||
|25 April 2016||Richard Tafatu ||Alofi, Niue Island||Direct descendant||
|25 April 2015||Aldric Tutaki Richard Hipa||Alofi, Niue||Other Relative||
|23 April 2015||Ian & Emi Hipa||Niue Island||Other||
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