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Kohi Tatana Hemana

  • Service number
    WWI 16/444 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • 1st NZ Maori Contingent Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 24 February 2016 - Military record
  • Last rank
  • War
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.
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Kohi Tatana AWMM
  • Surname
    Hemana AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 16/444 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    28 July 1882 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 24 February 2016 - Military Record
  • Place of birth
    Kaipara Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 24 February 2016 - Military Record
  • Birth notes
    son of Tatana Hemana Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 24 February 2016 - Military Record
  • Address before enlistment
    • Unknown AWMM Pahi, Kaipara, New Zealand AWMM
    • Unknown AWMM Unknown address AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Tatana Hemana (father), Batley, via Helensville, New Zealand AWMM
    • Tatana Hemana, Batley, Kaipara, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Egyptian - Gallipoli, Egyptian EF & Western European Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 24 February 2016 - Military record
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • 1st NZ Maori Contingent Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 24 February 2016 - Military record
  • Service number
    WWI 16/444 AWMM
  • Military service
    1914-1919 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 24 February 2016 - Military record
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    1914-1915 Star
    British War Medal
    Victory Medal Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 24 February 2016 - Military Record

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    • WW1 Unknown/Civilian AWMM
      AWMM
    • WW1 Unknown AWMM Farmer/Civilian AWMM
    • 12 Nov 1914 at Avondale, Auckland
      19 Jan 1916 at Narrow Neck, Takapuna (returned to duty) Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 24 February 2016 - Military Record
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment
    1914: 32yrs 2mths Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 24 February 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
    Wounded in shoulder 1915 AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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Death

About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
    31 December 1940 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 24 February 2016 - Auckland Star, Volume LXXI, Issue 310, 31 December 1940, Page 8
  • Age at death
    59yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 24 February 2016 - Auckland Star, Volume LXXI, Issue 310, 31 December 1940, Page 8
  • Place of death
    Auckland, NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 24 February 2016 - Auckland Star, Volume LXXI, Issue 310, 31 December 1940, Page 8
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
    Oruwharo Urupa, Port Albert, North Auckland Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 24 February 2016 - Auckland Star, Volume LXXI, Issue 310, 31 December 1940, Page 8
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    MR. K. T. HEMANA. WELL KNOWN SOCIAL WORKER. Noted for his indefatigable social work among the Maoris, Mr. K. T. Hemana died this morning at his home, 4 Harding Street, Auckland West, at the age of 59. Mr Hemana was a son of the late Chief Tatana Hemana of Oruawaharo and Aropaoa in the Kaipara district and was a member of the Ngatiwhatua tribe. He served in the Great War during 1914-18 and was invalided home twice, being at the time of his death a member of ihe Auckland Maori Returned Soldiers' Association. An apostle in the Ratana Church stationed in Auckland, Mr Hemana had acted as a mission worker and welfare officer among the Maori people of the city, where his work was well known and appreciated through wide circles. He was also chairman of the Tokerau (Northern Maori) district central Maori executive of the Labour party. Mr. Hemana is survived by his wife and a daughter by a former marriage as well as two young adopted children. His niece. Hinerupe Paraone, is the wife of Mr. P. K. Paikea. M.P. The body will lie in state at his home in Harding Street from this evening until to-morrow when it will be taken to the Oruawharo settlement near Port Albert, where the members of his tribe will gather to pay their respects. The funeral will take place on Thursday afternoon. Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 24 February 2016 - Auckland Star, Volume LXXI, Issue 310, 31 December 1940, Page 8
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Memorials

Memorial

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  • My beloved Father of my dearly loved Nana Henry Hemana thank you dearly love from your moko tua rua Shellie xxx Rest in the Lords Arms my dear papa xxx
    Public - Shellie - Direct descendant - 19 April 2020

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 321 AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      31: 26 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. 4: Includes portrait AWMM
    • Soutar, M. (2019). Whitiki! Whiti! Whiti! E!: Maori In the First World War. New Zealand: David Bateman Ltd. AWMM

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