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Ma Ruaporo

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  • Service number
    WWI 19263 AWMM
  • Also known as
    Na Ruaporo Peiaa AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
  • War
"Rarotongan soldiers at Narrow Neck camp" in The War Effort of New Zealand, edited by Lieutenant H.T.B. Drew Whitcombe and Tombs Limited, Wellington 1923. Unable to identify personnel but we believe this image is of the 2nd Rarotongan Contingent part of the 11th Maori Reinforcements (November 1916).

"Rarotongan soldiers at Narrow Neck camp" in The War Effort of New Zealand, edited by Lieutenant H.T …

No Known Copyright Restrictions AWMM

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Ma AWMM
  • Surname
    Ruaporo AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Na Ruaporo Peiaa AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 19263 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    20 April 1889 AWMM MangaiaCook Islands AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Uavaiute (wife). Avarua, Rarotonga, Cook Islands, Pacific Islands AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 November 1916 AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 19263 AWMM
  • Military service
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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
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  • Occupation before enlistment
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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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Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Manuka then transhipped to "Malwa" at Sydney for Suez.

    The military headstone is currently not on the grave and is stored with the family on Rarotonga (November 2019) AWMM

Death

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  • Death
    18 May 1966 AWMM
    Age 77 AWMM
    RarotongaCook Islands AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Tupapa, 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
      44: 2 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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