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Paul Kingi

  • Service number
    16/573 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • Maori Pioneer Battalion Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 19 July 2015 - 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.
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Identity

  • Title
    Private Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 19 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Forenames
    Paul AWMM
  • Surname
    Kingi AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    16/573 AWMM
  • Gender
    • Male AWMM
    • Male Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 19 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Church of England Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 19 July 2015 - Military Record

Civilian life

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  • Date of birth
    1895 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 19 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Place of birth
    NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 19 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Birth notes
    son of Tu Te Ari of Te Karaka Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 19 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Address before enlistment
    • Unknown AWMM Te Karaka, New Zealand AWMM
    • Unknown AWMM Unknown address AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Tu te Ari (father), Te Karaka, New Zealand AWMM
    • Unknown next of kin AWMM
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Service

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    Egyptian Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 19 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • Maori Pioneer Battalion Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 19 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Service number
    16/573 AWMM
  • Military service
    1915- 1916 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 19 July 2015 - Military Record
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  • Occupation before enlistment
    Labourer at Te Karaka Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 19 July 2015 - Military record
  • Age on enlistment
    20 yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 19 July 2015 - Military record

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Prisoner of war

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Medical history

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    • Other, WWI AWMM
      Nature of Injury: Loss left leg Pension: 32/- 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
    • Wounded at Anzac, hospitalized at Alexandra then sent to England - lost a leg Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 19 July 2015 - Military record & Newspaper reports

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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%): Te Karaka AWMM
    • 11 August 1917 - PAUL KINGI, 16/573, writing from London reports that he has got his new leg and is looking forward to take on any of his old comrades when he returns to N.Z. He wishes to be remembered to all the Boys Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 19 July 2015 - Observer, Volume XXXVII, Issue 49, 11 August 1917, Page 15
    • IN A TIGHT CORNER.
      HOW LIEUT. KAIPARA. AND HIS COMRADES FELL.
      Corporal Walter Heany, of the N.Z. Pioneers, writing to his mother, Mrs. Donald Gordon, of Gisborne, gives the first details that have been received respecting the death of Lieut A.P Kaipara and a number of other East Coast members of the Pioneers. The writer explains that the battalion went out wiring a stronghold that the New Zealanders had taken from the Germans. Fritz had made things very warm for them since, Corporal Heany remarks. The Pioneers got to within 100 yards of where they had to erect the entanglements, when Fritz opened up on them. The boys halted for it awhile, and then moved through shell fire to their sector. Shells were thrown all around them, and machine gun fire was turned on, this being about 1.3O a.m. The writer, details the circumstances under which Bill Morris, of Gisborne (wounded), was carried out to, the dressing station. On the way back they were up to their waists in mud, and Fritz concentrated fire on them, thus delaying them a good deal. The shells were bashing in the trenches and ploughing through the mud in the shell fire was a trying experience. Patience, however, got them through safely, though they were all fairly exhausted. Lieut. Kaipara rushed along and requested them 'to go back for Ehau, another Gisbornite who was wounded in the leg. As there was no one else he and his mate went back again with Kaipara. They were fairly beaten, and shells were falling worse than ever. Kaipara kept urging them to hurry, but they were so done up they could hardly for dear life lift their legs out of the boggy ground. Frequently they had to put the stretcher down, and then shells would burst near them, the concussion knocking them over in the mud. Eventually his mate dragged himself back to get fresh men, and he could hear Ehau calling "Come on, Heany" but he was completely knocked up. It was then that Kaipara dropped, shot through the head by a piece of shell. The writer went on to say that he had simply to lie down in the mud with the pathetic words still ringing in his ears and cursing himself for being unable to carry on. Subsequently he managed to drag himself out and to get fresh men to carry the wounded out. Two nights later they went out again to dig a trench and about midnight Fritz poured shells into them again. One shell came into the trench and killed Viv Ruru and another chap who had just joined up, besides wounding Trotter and Maharangi Pohatu. Heany was placed in charge to carry Trotter down to the dressing station, where he learned than Kaa, the Ngati Porou officer was killed, also Winiana and Dick Hale (corporal of the section). The party was carrying out one of the fellows (killed), when a shell landed right in the middle of them. With an officer, the writer went back and found their bodies, which were brought in and laid to rest. All were Gisborne and Coast boys. Donald Cameron was killed the same night as Kaipara. The casualties during the two nights were Killed, Lieutenants P Kaa, Kaipara, Cameron, and MacNeil, Corporal Hale, Privates V. Ruru, A. Kopua, Winiana. wounded: -Lieutenant J Ehau, Privates R. Trotter. W. Morris, Manuel, M. Pohatu, and P Kingi Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 20 July 2015 - Poverty Bay Herald, Volume XLIV, Issue 14452, 12 November 1917, Page 7
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    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 396 AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      42: 3 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
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2015). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-3). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 2: Includes portrait AWMM
    • Soutar, M. (2019). Whitiki! Whiti! Whiti! E!: Maori In the First World War. New Zealand: David Bateman Ltd. AWMM