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John Fraser

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
    John AWMM
  • Surname
    Fraser AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 16/138 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Te Ngae, Rotorua, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs Atareta Tihini Fraser (mother), Te Ngae, Rotorua, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 February 1915 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
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  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 16/138 AWMM
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    WW1 AWMM
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  • Thinking of my brave and courageous Grandad today -John Fraser.
    Public - Raeleen Rinaha - Direct descendant - 25 April 2016
  • Grandad lived with my mother Kristine Savage ( Fraser ) and father Cleve Savage in Matata for my early years. Wonderful memories of licorice, dried apricots, visits to the cinema and lollies from the dairy next door. I didnt know till later that he spent periods of time in Tokonui Hospital. I loved him so much and he did spoil me on one of my birthdays with a ride on turtle. This stands out because my older sister Raeleen was the one who was normally spoiled. Granddad left to live with Aunty Emily in Hastings and I never saw him again. I clearly remember being told when he died and his funeral procession to the cemetary.
    Public - Yolande Atarina - Direct descendant - 26 March 2016
  • 26/3/16 This is my grandfather and until now I have not known any details of his service. The ship he embarked on or where he served. He died 20/01/1969. He is buried at the RSA cemetary in Whakatane.
    Public - Yolande Atarina - Direct descendant - 26 March 2016



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  • External links
    Casualty Department Nominal Rolls of Service Personnel Returning to New Zealand Index, Auckland Council Archives
    Further Reference
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Page No: 246 AWMM
    • Soutar, M. (2019). Whitiki! Whiti! Whiti! E!: Maori In the First World War. New Zealand: David Bateman Ltd. AWMM


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25 April 2016Raeleen RinahaTuakauDirect descendant
26 March 2016Yolande AtarinaAucklandDirect descendant
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