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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

Portrait of Hohepa Jacob : Annotated on the reverse: Lieut H. Jacob, N.Z.M. (P) Battalion, New Zeala …

Identity

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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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • 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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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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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

    Illness in Europe, dysentery, pleurisy, then arthritis, died 1955, aged 60. AWMM

Death

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  • Death
    30 May 1955 AWMM
    Age 60 AWMM
    HorowhenuaManawatu-Wanganui AWMM
  • Date of death
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  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
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  • 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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Sources

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  • References
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 362 AWMM
    • Soutar, M. (2019). Whitiki! Whiti! Whiti! E!: Maori In the First World War. New Zealand: David Bateman Ltd. AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 5: Includes portrait AWMM
    • Iwi, Hapū, Rohe and additional whakapapa information kindly provided from “Ngāti Raukawa and 20th century wars. Ngā Pakanga o Te Ao. Participation, Price, and Post-War Experience.” Research conducted by Te Kenehi Teira and Heeni Collins (2022). Report commissioned by Crown Forestry Rental Trust, Wellington (Wai 2200 Porirua ki Manawatu Inquiry). AWMM
    • Ngāti Raukawa in World War 2 - 1939-1945 & further (credit to Reuben Waaka, Diane Taylor, Te Kenehi Teira). Part of “Ngāti Raukawa and 20th century wars. Ngā Pakanga o Te Ao. Participation, Price, and Post-War Experience.” Research conducted by Te Kenehi Teira and Heeni Collins (2022). Report commissioned by Crown Forestry Rental Trust, Wellington (Wai 2200 Porirua ki Manawatu Inquiry). AWMM
    • Iwi, Hapū, Rohe and additional whakapapa information kindly provided from “Ngāti Raukawa and 20th century wars. Ngā Pakanga o Te Ao. Participation, Price, and Post-War Experience.” Research conducted by Te Kenehi Teira and Heeni Collins (2022). Report commissioned by Crown Forestry Rental Trust, Wellington (Wai 2200 Porirua ki Manawatu Inquiry). AWMM
    • McDonald, W. (2013). Honours and Awards to the New Zealand Expeditionary Force in the Great War, 1914-1918. (3rd ed.). Hamilton, N.Z.: Richard Stowers. AWMM

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10 March 2016Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher

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