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Ben Mitai

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Portrait of Ben Mitai. New Zealand's Roll of Honour: Non-commissioned officers and men, killed, wounded, and missing in the world struggle for freedom. Taken from the supplement to the Auckland Weekly News 28 October 1915, p40. No known Copyright.

Portrait of Ben Mitai. New Zealand's Roll of Honour: Non-commissioned officers and men, killed, woun …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Ben AWMM
  • Surname
    Mitai AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 13/710 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    4 April 1888 AWMM WairoaSouth Auckland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Pakapa, Kawakawa, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs Louisa Wilkinson (mother), Kaikohe, Bay of Islands, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 December 1914 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 13/710 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 Bushman/Civilian AWMM
    AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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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
    Other, WWI AWMM
    Nature of Injury: G.S.W. left shoulder Pension: 20/- 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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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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%): Kawa Kawa AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    22 June 1963 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Roll of Honour

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  • I have such fond memories of you Uncle Ben. My Mum adored you but we really didn't see enough of you back in the 1950's. I treasure the memories of sitting on your knee in the afternoon son in Sandringham. It is fantastic to discover you were at the Battle of Chunik Bair. Now you are my War Hero for ever as well as my favourite 'Uncle'. You were wounded and lucky to survive Gallipoli I have found your photo when you enlisted. A very handsome young man. I would love to find out where you are buried now and where you are resting at peace. You are remembered with much love. Thank you for your sacrifice. Lewis
    Public - Lewis - Other relative - 26 April 2016
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Sources

Sources

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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: 508 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

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26 April 2016LewisKerikeri NorthlandOther relative

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