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Ongariti Makiru

  • Service number
    WWI 19261 AWMM
  • Also known as
    Onogokoriti Makiru AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
  • 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
    Ongariti AWMM
  • Surname
    Makiru AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Onogokoriti Makiru AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 19261 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
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Civilian life

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  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Ongokoreiti (father), Rarotonga, Cook Islands, Pacific Islands AWMM
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Service

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  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 19261 AWMM
  • Military service
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Prisoner of war

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Medical history

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Biographical information

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  • A Makiru, a Mangaian of Ivirua village, Cook Islands is described and photographed by Ronald Syme in his 1978 travel book: "a white-haired veteran seated on a box on his little verandah called to me in kitchen Arabic ..." Makiru said "I heard you'd been amongst the Arabs, so was I. All the way from camp in Cairo to Akaba on the Red Sea, and then up to Jaffa and Jerusalem with the British Army under General Allenby." The conversation is recounted - being with the NZEF, digging latrines and unloading ships, in the Gunners with sixteen-pounders, the certificate, medals and pension (p. 117-118).

    Manuka then transhipped to "Malwa" at Sydney for Suez. Listed at Archives New Zealand as MAKIRU, Onogokoriti - WW1 19261 - Army (October 2008) AWMM
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Death

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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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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Syme, R. (1978). The lagoon is lonely now. Wellington, N.Z.: Millwood Press. AWMM
    • 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
      44: 1 AWMM
    • Soutar, M. (2019). Whitiki! Whiti! Whiti! E!: Maori In the First World War. New Zealand: David Bateman Ltd. AWMM
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