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Hohepa Tuainani Kotua

Studio portrait of a two men in military uniform, a woman and a baby. The man standing in military uniform is believed to be Joe Kotua. The man seated in military uniform is believed to be Pehiatea Akuhata (Percy August) Kotua who is thought to have been a fisherman in Nelson before World War One. These two men were brothers. The lady holding a baby is thought to be Sophia Ngahopi Kotua (nee Warena), the wife of Pehiatea Akuhata Kotua. The baby is thought to be "Joey" Ngamamae (Josephine) Kotua. Kotua. Nelson Provincial Museum, Tyree Studio Collection: 90020.

Studio portrait of a two men in military uniform, a woman and a baby. The man standing in military u …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Hohepa Tuainani AWMM
  • Surname
    Kotua AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Hohepa Tuainane Kotua AWMM
    • Jospeh AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWI 16/273 AWMM
    • WWII 35157 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • WW1 Unknown AWMM Croixelles, Nelson, New Zealand AWMM
    • WW2 Pre 1940-1941 AWMM Plimmerton AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • WW1 Mrs H. Kotua, Croixelles, Nelson, New Zealand AWMM
    • WW2 Mrs. E. Kotua, Cluny Rd., Plimmerton (wife) AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and 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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Biographical information

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About death

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  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
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  • External links
  • References
    • Gillespie, O. (1952). The Pacific. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      Military Service Record AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 400 AWMM
    • New Zealand. Army. 1st Maori Contingent. Scroll of the 1st New Zealand Maori Contingent, 1915. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-624. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.260 AWMM
    • Soutar, M. (2019). Whitiki! Whiti! Whiti! E!: Maori In the First World War. New Zealand: David Bateman Ltd. AWMM
    • Nominal rolls - Embarkation rolls B-force 8th infantry brigade group [New Zealand Military Forces - "B" Force - Embarkation Roll]. Archives New Zealand, Wellington, AAYS 8638 AD1/1421 (R22440171) AWMM

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