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Hoani Sullivan

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  • Service number
    • WWI 16/415 AWMM
    • WWII 6119 AWMM
    • WWII: 6119 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 27 February 2016 - Military record
  • Also known as
    aka John Sullivan Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 27 February 2016 - Military Record
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • 1st NZ Maori COntingent; WWII 28th Maori Battalion Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 27 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.

New Zealand. Army. 1st Maori Contingent. Scroll of the 1st New Zealand Maori Contingent, 1915. Auckl …

Identity

  • Title
    Private Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 27 February 2016 - Military record
  • Forenames
    Hoani AWMM
  • Surname
    Sullivan AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    aka John Sullivan Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 27 February 2016 - Military Record
  • Service number
    • WWI 16/415 AWMM
    • WWII 6119 AWMM
    • WWII: 6119 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 27 February 2016 - Military record
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion
    Church of England Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 27 February 2016 - Military record

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    3 April 1894 Public Source
  • Date of birth
    3 April 1894 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 27 February 2016 - Military Record
  • Place of birth
    Waitotara Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 27 February 2016 - Military Record
  • Birth notes
    son of Tahi Sullivan of Waitotara Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 27 February 2016 - Military Record
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Waitotara, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
    soldier in the 2nd World War - 28th Maori Battalion Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 27 February 2016 - Military Record
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Taki Sullivan (father), Waitotara, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 14 February 1915 AWMM Single AWMM
    • WWII: married - wife - Bessie Sullivan of Waitotara Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 27 February 2016 - Military Record

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Egyptian - Gallipoli, Egyptian EF & Western European Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 27 February 2016 - Military Record
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • 1st NZ Maori COntingent; WWII 28th Maori Battalion Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 27 February 2016 - Military Record
  • Service number
    • WWI 16/415 AWMM
    • WWII 6119 AWMM
    • WWII: 6119 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 27 February 2016 - Military record
  • Military service
    WWI: 1914-1917; WWII: 1939-1942 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 27 February 2016 - Military Record
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    • WW1 Farmer/Civilian AWMM
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    • 30 Sept 1914 at Wanganui
      5 Dec 1939 at Trentham Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 27 February 2016 - Military Records
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment
    WWI: 20yrs; WWII: 41yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 27 February 2016 - Military Records

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Other, WWI AWMM
      Nature of Injury: G.S.W. left buttock Pension: 15/- Percent of disability: [Not stated] Source: New Zealand. Army (1920). List of the names of all ex-members of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, suffering permanent disability from 20% to 100% AWMM
    • Aug 1915 Wounded at Dardanelles; again in May 1916; GSW to hip Sept 1916 in France Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 27 February 2016 - Military record

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Present address (as listed in New Zealand. Army (1920). List of the names of all ex-members of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, suffering permanent disability from 20% to 100%): Waitotara AWMM
    • WW1: 16/415 Hoani Sullivan 1914-1918 and WW2: 6119 John Sullivan 1939-1945
      He was known as Hoani Sullivan in World War one and John Sullivan in World War two.
      As Hoani Sullivan he was a former member of the Wairoa Mounted Rifles and then he joined the Pioneer Battalion 1914-1918 having served in Egypt, Gallipoli and the Somme. He suffered injury to his jaw line which needed surgery and the following year he suffered shell fractures to his left buttock and hip. He suffered with these injuries from 1916 with the addition of asthma attacks. These were the physical scars and symptoms he carried until his death in 1942.
      In the year 1939 he signed up for WW2 to rejoin the forces in the 28th Maori Battalion. He was able to join the second World War but only for 33 days. His past injuries of 1914-1918, started to reoccur again and his health pains began to increase, however he regained his strength and was able to march out 33 days later with the rank of 2nd Lieutenant. He continued on lighter duties working for the homeguard in Waitotara. He also signed up as first class interpreter and recruiting officer in charge of the South Taranaki region and he was also Chief of Ngaa Rauru and Ihupuku pa, Waitotara. He was also a member of the Taranaki Maori Council and the Aotea Maori Association. He was well respected by Pākehā and Māori. Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 21 April 2024 - https://28maoribattalion.org.nz/photo/hoani-john-sullivan-wwi-wwii
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Death

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  • Death
    16 September 1942 Public Source
  • Date of death
    16 September 1942 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 27 February 2016 - Military Record
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
    Hawera, NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 27 February 2016 - Military Record
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
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  • Obituary
    He passed away at his residence in Kaipo on the 15th September 1942 surrounded by family members. He had one of the biggest military funerals ever seen in Waitotara. He was carried up the Ihupuku cemetery hill by his sons and given the military guard of honour. Bugler Pfeffer played the bugle as they lowered Hoani /John Sullivan also known as Tatara Tarawene into his final resting ground Ihupuku Cemetery Waitotara. The service was performed by Rev Matarae Tauroa of Okaiawa. Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 21 April 2024 - https://28maoribattalion.org.nz/photo/hoani-john-sullivan-wwi-wwii
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Memorials

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Sources

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  • References
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 702 AWMM
    • New Zealand. Army. 1st Maori Contingent. Scroll of the 1st New Zealand Maori Contingent, 1915. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-624. AWMM
    • New Zealand. Army (1920). List of the names of all ex-members of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, suffering permanent disability from 20% to 100%, compiled from returns supplied by the Commissioner of Pensions, in respect to: a) Permanent War Pensions, and from returns supplied by the Director-General of Medical Services, regarding: b) Discharged and undischarged hospital patients, assessed as suffering permanent disability, but not yet in receipt of a pension at date (28-4-20). New Zealand. Director-General of Medical Services. NZ Times Co. (Printer). AWMM
    • Soutar, M. (2019). Whitiki! Whiti! Whiti! E!: Maori In the First World War. New Zealand: David Bateman Ltd. AWMM

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21 April 2024Lorraine MonaGisborneResearcher
27 February 2016Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher

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