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Thomas Matengaro Hetet

Lieut. T. Hetet, of Te Kuiti, wounded. Taken from the supplement to the Auckland Weekly News 13 July 1916 p043. Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections AWNS-19160713-43-9.

Lieut. T. Hetet, of Te Kuiti, wounded. Taken from the supplement to the Auckland Weekly News 13 July …

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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1 March 1895 AWMM New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Te Kuiti, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • H.M. Hetet (father), Te Kuiti, New Zealand AWMM
    • H.M. Hetet (father), Te Kuiti, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 February 1915 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 16/445 AWMM
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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    • WW1 19 October 1914 AWMM Clerk AWMM
    • WW1 Unknown AWMM Clerk AWMM
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Prisoner of war

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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Wounded 28 June 1916 AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Wounded December 1917, multiple gunshot wounds, shrapnel in left thigh AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Served 19 October 1914 - 4 May 1919; 4 years 199 days

    Was well under age at the time of enlistment for WW1. Date of birth at Enlistment listed as 1893.

    Promoted Lieutenant 21 November 1914

    Prominent in the RSA

    Service record states he held the rank of Lieutenant at discharge AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    24 January 1960 AWMM
    Age 64 AWMM
    Te KuitiWaikato AWMM
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  • Memorial name
    Ngāti Maniapoto's WW1 Memorial, Te Tokanganui-a-noho Marae, Te Kuiti AWMM

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  • I once shared a room with Uncle Duke at aunty June's place. He had many nightmares. As a kid I thought he looked like Mr Magic. With love
    Public - Ata - 17 April 2015
  • A grandfather who fought with pride for King & Country, a grandfather who I never knew but whom I knew him through Thomas's son - Achi (named after a hill in Gallipoli - Achi Baba).
    Public - Graeme - Other Relative - 15 April 2015



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17 April 2015AtaWellingtonOther
15 April 2015GraemeTauranga, NZOther Relative

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