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Tuheka Taonui Hetet

New Zealand. Army. 1st Maori Contingent. Scroll of the 1st New Zealand Maori Contingent, 1915. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-624. Cultural Permissions may apply.

New Zealand. Army. 1st Maori Contingent. Scroll of the 1st New Zealand Maori Contingent, 1915. Auckl …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Tuheka Taonui AWMM
  • Surname
    Hetet AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 16/446 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
    Tainui AWMM
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Te Kuiti, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 John Taonui 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
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 16/446 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
    WW1 14 November 1914 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    Carpenter/Civilian AWMM
    AvondaleChristchurch AWMM
  • 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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  • Brothers Tuheka Taonui Hetet (16/446) and Wetere Taonui Hetet (19418) served in WW1

    Memorial card including a photographs of Wetere Taonui (Kelly) Hetet and Tuheka Hetet WW1 and also of Kingi Tuheka (Hoppy) Hetet 28 Battalion WW2 laid by whanau in the Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    27 November 1938 Public Source
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Ngāti Maniapoto's WW1 Memorial, Te Tokanganui-a-noho Marae, Te Kuiti AWMM

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  • Tuheka Hetet
    Thank you for all your hard work, bravery And sacrifice
    Public - Griffin - Direct descendant - 25 April 2020
  • Papa Tuheka thankyou for your bravery and sacrifice. Your legacy lives on forever. Arohanui
    Public - Lisa - Direct descendant - 24 April 2020
  • Never met you but our mum (your daughter) spoke highly of a skilful and loving gentleman of a dad.
    Public - Ata - 17 April 2015
  • We honour you , we love you and we always remember the sacrifice you gave xo
    Public - Awhina - Other Relative - 2 April 2015



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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
25 April 2020GriffinKing countryDirect descendant
24 April 2020LisaWentworth Falls, NSW, AustraliaDirect descendant
13 March 2016Lorraine M Gisborne, NZResearcher
17 April 2015AtaWellingtonOther
02 April 2015AwhinaBrisbane , AustraliaOther Relative

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