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Reihana Matiu

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  • Service number
    • WWI 16/343 AWMM
    • WWII: N/N Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 23 February 2016 - Military record
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • 1st NZ Maori Contingent Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 23 February 2016 - Military record
    • WWII: Monganui battalion Home Guard Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 23 February 2016 - Military record
  • Last rank
  • War
Private Reihana Matiu, wounded. Taken from the supplement to the Auckland Weekly News 30 September 1915 p045. Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, AWNS-19150930-45-41. Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Private Reihana Matiu, wounded. Taken from the supplement to the Auckland Weekly News 30 September 1 …

Identity

  • Title
    • Corporal Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 23 February 2016 - Military records
    • WWII: T/Lieutenant Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 23 February 2016 - Military record
  • Forenames
    Reihana AWMM
  • Surname
    Matiu AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWI 16/343 AWMM
    • WWII: N/N Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 23 February 2016 - Military record
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion
    Church of England Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 23 February 2016 - Military records

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    20 January 1894 Public Source
  • Date of birth
    20 January 1894 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 23 February 2016 - Military record
  • Place of birth
    Whatuwhiwhi, far North Island, NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 23 February 2016 - Military record
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 48 Hobson Street, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Kiriona Kiripini Matiu, Whatuwhiwhi, via Mangonui, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 February 1915 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Egyptian - Gallipoli, Egyptian EF & Western European Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 23 February 2016 - Military record
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • 1st NZ Maori Contingent Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 23 February 2016 - Military record
    • WWII: Monganui battalion Home Guard Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 23 February 2016 - Military record
  • Service number
    • WWI 16/343 AWMM
    • WWII: N/N Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 23 February 2016 - Military record
  • Military service
    • 1914-1919 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 23 February 2016 - Military record
    • 1941-1943 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 23 February 2016 - Military record
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • British War Medal (1914-1920) AWMM
    • Mentioned in Despatches (MiD) AWMM
      London Gazette 11 July 1919, p8837, Rec No 3416 AWMM
    • 1914-1915 Star
      British War & Victory Medals
      (MID) Mention in Despatches by Sir D Haig for distinguished & Gallant Service & devotion to duty during the period 16/9/1918 to 15/5/1919 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 23 February 2016 - Military record

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    • WW1 Farrier/Military AWMM
      AWMM
    • 13 Nov 1914 at Avondale
      1941 At Monganui Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 23 February 2016 - Military Record
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment
    20yrs 8mths Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 23 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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Sept 1915 - Private Reihana Matiu, who is reported to be wounded in the chest, was educated at the Rangiawhia native school, Mangonui. He gained his scholarship in the year 1906, when barely 12 years of age, and then spent three years at St. Stephen's School, Parnell. He is a blacksmith by trade Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 23 February 2016 - New Zealand Herald, Volume LII, Issue 16016, 7 September 1915, Page 9

Death

About death

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  • Death
    1 December 1970 Public Source
  • Date of death
    1 December 1970 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 23 February 2016 - Military Record
  • Age at death
    75yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 23 February 2016 - BMD NZ Records
  • Place of death
    Kaitaia, Northland Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 23 February 2016 - Military Record
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • McDonald, W. (2013). Honours and Awards to the New Zealand Expeditionary Force in the Great War, 1914-1918. (3rd ed.). Hamilton, N.Z.: Richard Stowers. AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 492 AWMM
    • Soutar, M. (2019). Whitiki! Whiti! Whiti! E!: Maori In the First World War. New Zealand: David Bateman Ltd. AWMM

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15 April 2024Lorraine Mona GisborneResearcher
23 February 2016Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher

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