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Kepa Hamuera Anaha Ehau

  • Service number
    WWI 16/872 AWMM
  • Also known as
    Kepa Hamuera Auaha AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
  • War
Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 211 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 211 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    • Kepa Hamuera Anaha AWMM
    • Kepa Hamuera Anaha Public - Donelle - Other Relative - 10 April 2015 - He is my Great Granfather
  • Surname
    Ehau AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Kepa Hamuera Auaha AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 16/872 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 Rotorua, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs Wikitoria N. Ehau (wife), Rotorua, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 18 September 1915 AWMM Married AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 16/872 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Second Lieutenant 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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Lieutenant Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 20 July 2015 - Military Record

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Name incorrectly spelt as Kepa Hamuera Auaha in Nominal Roll. AWMM
    • At the age of 29 and with a family of four, Kepa enlisted in the army on 17 June 1915 to fight in the First World War. He sailed with the Second Maori Contingent on 19 September 1915 and saw service in Egypt, and then in France with the New Zealand Pioneer Battalion and attained the rank of lieutenant. He was invalided to England in December 1916 and rejoined his unit in June 1917. On 4 August at Basseville (Bassevelde), Flanders, he was severely wounded in both legs under heavy shell fire. He was evacuated to New Zealand in December. During his overseas service Kepa learnt to speak fluent French and later added German and Italian. Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 20 July 2015 -
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About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name

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  • "Lest We forget"
    Public - Parewhakaarahia - Direct descendant - 25 April 2020
  • Kei Wareware Tātou. Lest We Forget.
    Public - George - Other relative - 25 April 2020
  • I whawhaitia e koe te whawhai pai, i omakia e koe te omanga roa, e moe e koro.
    Public - Darrell Guy Rangitihi - Direct descendant - 25 July 2017
  • E kore e warewaretia xxxx
    Public - Tania - Other Relative - 24 April 2015
  • Kepa is my Great Great Grandfather
    Public - Huia - Other Relative - 24 April 2015



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25 April 2020ParewhakaarahiaPerth, AustraliaDirect descendant
25 July 2017Darrell Guy RangitihiRotoruaDirect descendant
24 April 2015Tania New ZealandOther Relative
24 April 2015HuiaSydney, AustraliaOther Relative
10 April 2015DonelleRotorua, New ZealandOther Relative
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