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Puti Vakatini

Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 44), Page: 2 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 44), Page: 2 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Puti AWMM
  • Surname
    Vakatini AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 19294 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1891 Military Personnel file RarotongaCook Islands Military Personnel file
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Maka (mother), Rarotonga, Cook Islands, Pacific Islands AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 19294 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • 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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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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

    Maka (Mother), Taaki (Father), Matakeu (Wife) AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    10 October 1927 Military Personnel file
    Age 36 AWMM
    RarotongaCook Islands Military Personnel file
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Upper Tupapa, Rarotonga, Cook Islands AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name

Roll of Honour

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  • Kia orana tatou katoatoa. My name is Amiria Puia-Taylor. My mother is Michelle Tauura Puia, my grandmother's name is Helen Snowball nee Puia and my Great Grandmother (we call her Mama), her name is Koimataariki o Nga Tangiia. Her father was Puti Vakatini. Her mother is Matakeu. In late 2012 I had the privilege of meeting my Mama's family at the Bishop Family Reunion. It was through this experience of meeting new family that us younger ones worked out who our Papa Puti was. He survived the War and returned back to the Cook Islands wounded with a bullet still in his body. At the time there was no sufficient medical treatment to remove it. So he turned to alcohol to rid the pain, this was common with alot of our Cook Island soldiers. Today he is buried next to our homestead in just before Matavera, Rarotonga. I acknowledge the strife of our fallen and those who returned. Lest we forget.
    Public - Amiria - Direct descendant - 9 November 2015



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  • External links
  • 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
    • 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


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
09 November 2015AmiriaAuckland New ZealandDirect descendant

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