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Raha Nopera

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 …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Raha AWMM
  • Surname
    Nopera AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 16/192 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    21st March 1883 Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 8 April 2024 - Military Record
  • Place of birth
    Nelson Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 8 April 2024 - Military Record
  • Birth notes
    Son of Mohi NOPERA of Temuka, Timaru Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 8 April 2024 - Military Record
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Temuka, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Nihi Nopera, Temuka, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 February 1915 AWMM Single AWMM


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  • War
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    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 16/192 AWMM
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  • "A large gathering of relatives and friends of the late Mr Raha Nopera met at the Porirua Pa last Sunday to pay their last respects to his memory. The deceased was a Maori veteran of the Great War, having fought and been wounded on Gallipoli. When the call for Home Guard recruits came the late Mr. Nopera was among the earliest to enlist and joined the Titahi Bay mounted unit. The funeral took place on Sunday in the Maori Cemetery. The Titalii Bay unit provided a firing party and pall-bearers under Platoon Commander Thornton. Members of the Titahi Bay platoon, the mounted unit, and the Returned Soldiers' Association followed the cortege to the cemetery after a short service in the pa conducted by Mr George Katene. At the graveside Corporal Melville read the funeral service. Bugler F. Martin sounded the Last Post and the Reveille."
    REF: Wellington Evening Post of 17 September 1941
    Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 8 April 2024



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08 April 2024Lorraine MonaGisborne Researcher

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