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Kahutia Kiripatea

Gravestone at Rotorua Cemetery for 16/167 Albert Kiripatea. No Known Copyright.

Gravestone at Rotorua Cemetery for 16/167 Albert Kiripatea. No Known Copyright.


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Kahutia AWMM
  • Surname
    Kiripatea AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Albert Kiri AWMM
    • Albert Hoani Kiripatea AWMM
    • Albert Kiri AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 16/167 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    29 September 1890 Whanau informant Mokoia IslandLake Rotorua Whanau informant
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Pre Nov 1914 AWMM 4 Selwyn Street, Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Manu Tuki (brother), Matata, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 February 1915 AWMM Single/WWI AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1914-1919 Egyptian Expeditionary Force (EEF) AWMM
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 16/167 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 6 November 1914 Military personnel file
    Age 23 AWMM
    Blacksmith/Civilian Military personnel file
    Military personnel file
  • 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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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Son of Patate Paratomeo (also known as Merepaea Paratomeo), she was living at Matata and so was Manu Tuki (20616), her second son to go to war.

      He served as Albert Kiri and signed the Scroll of the 1st New Zealand Maori Contingent in 1915 as A. Kiri. The name on his headstone is A.H. Kiripatea. His son notes his name is Kahutia Kiripatea.

      Manu, his brother, is named as next kin on the Embarkation Roll and his name was misspelled as Maku. AWMM
    • Albert Hoani Kiripatea Public - Te Rangikaheke - Child - 16 July 2015 - Personal knowledge of my father. He also had the name Kahutia Kiripatea. He enlisted as Albert Harold Kiri.
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About death

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  • Death
    29 October 1967 Whanau informant
    Age 81 AWMM
    RotoruaBay of Plenty Whanau informant
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Rotorua Cemetery and Crematorium, 160 Sala Street, Rotorua, New Zealand AWMM Block 6 Section RSA Plot 317 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name

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Leave a note

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  • Hi Great Grandkoro,
    Every ANZAC day we March for you, my children, and me. Thank you for your service in the Māori Pioneer Regiment in Egypt, Turkey, and in Europe. I married a serviceman who lost his Grandad in the next World War on the battlefield of Italy. If you see him where you are give him a hug from his family.
    Thank you Great Koro, I wished I had met you to hear your stories even though I know from personal experiences that you probably would have had War trauma and PTSD preventing you from telling of the horrors of war but I'm sure I'll meet you one sunny day on the other side and you can tell me then. Until that day, I will tell the story I know to future generations and will continue to March in your honor. We are seeking the medals you earned so our kids can March wearing them. Rest in the arms of Jesus
    With much Aroha
    Your Great Grandmoko
    Kiriana (Kerri Anne) Brougham
    Public - Kerrianne - Direct descendant - 8 May 2023
  • What was your life like? Did you want to go to war? Did it worry you were taking life even to save your own? Did you ever feel the same after returning? Did the country officials provide you all with benefits to help you transition from the war to civilian life? Did you dream of a better life for you and our whanau?
    Did you dream of walking on your land, through the trees, sitting on the hill, laying in the grass looking up at the sky, falling asleep dreaming…?
    Did you dream about raising your whanau on your own land, teaching them to work the land, building a humble abode, drawing water from the natural spring, lots of tamariki and moko running around, everyone getting ready for the day, whanau feasts, fruit trees and vegetable patches, livestock, helping community…….? I know I do.
    Your dream was the right of any man’s dream… what great vision you had!
    Love from your Grand-daughter
    Public - Paula Leanne - Direct descendant - 17 December 2022
  • Always remembered , never forgotten. Your great granddaughter - Dionne Arotia Kerrigan-Pele
    Public - Dionne - Direct descendant - 14 October 2016
  • Ka nui te mihi ki a koe e Pa, raua ko to teina Manuhuia Tukihaukore. Na Te Rangikaheke
    Public - Te Rangikaheke (Ivin) - Child - 23 April 2015
  • My thoughts are with you during this momentous period in time, your grandson Kevin Kiri
    Public - Kevin - Other Relative - 13 April 2015



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  • External links
  • References
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Page No: 397 AWMM
    • Soutar, M. (2019). Whitiki! Whiti! Whiti! E!: Maori In the First World War. New Zealand: David Bateman Ltd. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
08 May 2023KerriannePort Macquarie, NSWDirect descendant
17 December 2022Paula LeanneEsperance, Western Australia - GranddaughterDirect descendant
14 October 2016DionneRotoruaDirect descendant
16 July 2015Te RangikahekeRotoruaChild
23 April 2015Te Rangikaheke (Ivin)RotoruaChild

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