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Te Rehe Amohanga

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 …


Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    9 November 1892 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
    Hangatiki, King Country Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 19 June 2024 -
  • Birth notes
    Son of Te Amohanga Te Hauparoa & Ereni Werawera Hetet Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 19 June 2024 -
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Te Kuiti, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Te Amohanga Hauparoa, Hangatiki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 14 February 1915 AWMM Single/WWI AWMM
    • 1918 Te Rehe AMOHANGA married Barbara Ann Jane HAYWOOD in England Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 19 June 2024 -


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 16/432 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 Farmer/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
    April 1918 severe gunshot wound to shoulder AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Barbara Anne Jane married Registry Office, Wandsworth District, 20 February 1918.

    Served 4 years 217 days; of which 4 years 70 days were overseas.

    Rehe Te Amohanga went to Parliament to make a submission to a Select Committee. In front of them all, he took off his medals and threw them in the rubbish bin, shocking the committee. He stated that this is what these medals mean for returned Māori soldiers because they never received the same benefits as non-Māori. After the committee finished, and before making their findings public, they went to visit Rehe at his home in the King Country. They informed him that Māori returned soldiers would now have the same benefits as non-Māori and the chairperson presented him with his medals again. AWMM
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About death

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  • Date of death
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  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
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  • Memorial name
    Ngāti Maniapoto's WW1 Memorial, Te Tokanganui-a-noho Marae, Te Kuiti AWMM

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  • So very proud of my Great Uncle Te Rehe Amohanga who fought bravely in WW1. Your proud Nephew Jonathan Hodgson, Grandson of his brother Wi Nikora.
    Public - Jonathan - Other relative - 18 June 2020
  • Rehe's granddaughter Jacqie Amohanga visited Auckland Museum 15 February 2016. Jacqui said her grandfather fought at Gallipoli where the Maori survivors were 137 (out of 500?) and those survivors became the founders of the Maori Pioneer Battalion. The Maori Pioneer Battalion marched off Gallopoli. Rehe was subsequently injured in Europe. While convalescing in England he met the daughter of a music scholar (professor?) Ernest HAYWOOD. They married. Their first son Kiwi Ernest Rehe Amohanga was born in the UK. They returned to NZ to join in the first ANZAC commemoration.
    Public - Helen - Researcher - 15 February 2016



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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
19 June 2024Lorraine MonaGisborneResearcher
18 June 2020JonathanAustraliaOther relative
13 March 2016Lorraine M Gisborne, NZResearcher
15 February 2016HelenEpsomResearcher

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