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Hohepa Jacob

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  • Service number
    • WWI 16/268 AWMM
    • WWII 816237 AWMM
    • WWII 816237 AWMM
    • WWII: Home Guard # 7679 ; NZTS # 816237 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 March 2016 - Miltiary Record
  • Also known as
    Harry AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • WWI: 1st NZ Maori Contingent; WWII: Home Guard & NZ Territorial Services Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 March 2016 - Miltiary Record
  • Last rank
  • War
Portrait of Hohepa Jacob : Annotated on the reverse: Lieut H. Jacob, N.Z.M. (P) Battalion, New Zealand Expeditionary Force, France. Went to France August 7th 1918. (kindly provided by Kylie Coles) - No known copyright restrictions
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Hohepa AWMM
  • Surname
    Jacob AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Harry AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWI 16/268 AWMM
    • WWII 816237 AWMM
    • WWII 816237 AWMM
    • WWII: Home Guard # 7679 ; NZTS # 816237 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 March 2016 - Miltiary Record
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    16 November 1894 AWMM LevinManawatu-Wanganui AWMM
  • Date of birth
    WWII: 28 December 1895 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 March 2016 - Military Record
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • Pre 20 October 1914 AWMM Levin, New Zealand AWMM
    • WWII: Otaki Railway Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 March 2016 - Military Record
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Wiremu Makiaha (father), Poroutawhia, Levin, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mrs Lucy Hohepa of Levin Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 March 2016 - Military Record
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 14 February 1915 AWMM Single AWMM
    • 1919 married Lucy Winiata Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 March 2016 - Military Record & Research

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • WWI: 1st NZ Maori Contingent; WWII: Home Guard & NZ Territorial Services Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 March 2016 - Miltiary Record
  • Service number
    • WWI 16/268 AWMM
    • WWII 816237 AWMM
    • WWII 816237 AWMM
    • WWII: Home Guard # 7679 ; NZTS # 816237 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 March 2016 - Miltiary Record
  • Military service
    1914-1919 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 March 2016 - Miltiary Record
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Military Medal (MM) AWMM
      MC. For distinguished service in connection with military operations in France and Flanders 3 June 1919. (Service record) AWMM
    • 1914-1915 Star
      British War Medal
      Victory Medal Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 March 2016 - Military Record

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    • WW1 20 October 1914 AWMM Farmer/Civilian AWMM
      AWMM
    • 13 Nov 1914 at Avondale
      23 Sept 1942 at Palmerston North (NZ Territorials) Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 March 2016 - Military Record
  • Occupation before enlistment
    WWII: Custodian of the Otaki Racing Club Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 March 2016 - Military Record
  • Age on enlistment
    20yrs; WWII: 46yrs 10mths Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 March 2016 - Military Record

Embarkations

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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
    Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
    Reported slightly wounded, remained with unit 7 June 1917 AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Lucy Winiata, married 1919

    Commissioned in the field

    Member of New Zealand Maori Army team for rugby and nicknamed “The N.Z. Tanks” along with Gardiner.

    Served 4 years 197 days.

    An All Black 1920 and several times Maori All Black

    Death on service record is Palmerston North, 31 May 1955 AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    30 May 1955 AWMM
    Age 60 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Hohepa (Harry) Jacob
    The death has occurred of one of NZ's most promonent Maori Rugby players os some years ago - Mr Hohepa (Harry) Jacob, of Levin. He was aged 61.
    Mr Jacob had a remarkable rugby career which has been described in our sports section this issue Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 March 2016 - TE AO HAU - No. 12 (September 1955)
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  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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