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John Butler Te Koeti

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  • Service number
    WWI 16/272 AWMM
  • Also known as
    • Butler Koeti AWMM
    • Koeti Butler AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • 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.
New Zealand. Army. 1st Maori Contingent. Scroll of the 1st N … Read more

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Butler AWMM
  • Surname
    Te Koeti AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Butler Koeti AWMM
    • Koeti Butler AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 16/272 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1 November 1883 Military personnel file Military personnel file
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Pre 1915 AWMM Westland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs Mary Koeti (sister), Arahura, Westland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1919 AWMM Single/WWI AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
    • 1914-1919 Egyptian Expeditionary Force (EEF) AWMM
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 16/272 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 15 October 1914 Military personnel file
    Age 30 AWMM
    Labourer/Civilian Military personnel file
    Military personnel file
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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
    • Oct 1915 AWMMWounds Diseases Etc., WWI AWMM
      Admitted diarrhoea and debility AWMM
    • 13 April 1917 AWMMWounds Diseases Etc., WWI AWMM
      Admitted bronchitis, France AWMM
    • 20 April 1917 AWMMWounds Diseases Etc., WWI AWMM
      Admitted slight pleurisy, France AWMM
    • 18 March 1918 AWMMWounds Diseases Etc., WWI AWMM
      Admitted bronchitis AWMM
    • 2 December 1918 AWMMWounds Diseases Etc., WWI AWMM
      Returned to NZ. HS Maungonui tuberculosis, clinical AWMM
    • Died after Discharge from Wounds Inflicted or Disease Contracted while on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Served as Butler Koeti. Full name is John Butler Te Koeti.

    Service record names Mary his sister as next of kin. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    13 March 1964 Cemetery record; BDM deaths
    Age 86 AWMM
    HokitikaWest Coast Cemetery record; BDM deaths
  • Date of death
    13 March 1964 Public - Elli - 20 April 2015 - Hokitika Cemetery Services plaque
  • Age at death
    86 years Public - Elli - 20 April 2015 - Hokitika Cemetery Services plaque
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Hokitika Cemetery, Seaview, Hokitika, Westland, New Zealand AWMM Block RSA No 2 Plot 49 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Hokitika Services Cemetery Public - Elli - 20 April 2015 - Hokitika Services grave plaque
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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