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Pa Tawhai

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.
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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Pa AWMM
  • Surname
    Tawhai AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Patoremu AWMM
  • Service number
    16/215 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    23 April 1893 AWMM PaekakarikiWellington AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 21 October 1914 AWMM Dannevirke, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Jack Tawhai (brother), Dannevirke, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 February 1915 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    16/215 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 21 October 1914 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    Farmer/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on 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
    Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
    Private Tawhai was seriously ill with pneumonia in 1917. From February to June he spent time in hospitals in Walton and Hornchurch AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

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About death

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  • Death
    8 November 1959 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Mangatera Cemetery, Dannevirke, Tararua District, New Zealand AWMM RSA 108 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Rest In Peace Koro

    You raised my mum (Moana Te Huki nee Tawhai) as your own daughter when in fact you were her Grandfather. She always spoke glowingly of you and how you spoilt her. Mum has recently joined you in paradise and I just want to thank you for bringing mum up and to look out for her up in heaven. Rest in Paradise Koro - Much Love.
    Public - Bryan - Direct descendant - 17 April 2019



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17 April 2019BryanDannevirke, New ZealandDirect descendant