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Rata Namana

  • Service number
    WWI 16/26 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • 1st NZ Maori Contingent Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 27 February 2016 - 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
  • Forenames
    Rata AWMM
  • Surname
    Namana AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 16/26 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    1893 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 27 February 2016 - Military Record
  • Place of birth
    Mohaka, Wairoa, HB Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 27 February 2016 - Military Record
  • Birth notes
    mother - Ruia Namana of Mohaka Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 27 February 2016 - Military Record
  • Address before enlistment
    • Unknown AWMM Mohaka, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand AWMM
    • Unknown AWMM Unknown address AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Namana Takawhenua (father), Mohaka, Wairoa, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mrs Hunga Hunga (sister), Lower Mohaka, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Egyptian - Gallipoli, Mudros, Lemnos, & Western European Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 27 February 2016 - Military Record
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • 1st NZ Maori Contingent Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 27 February 2016 - Military Record
  • Service number
    WWI 16/26 AWMM
  • Military service
    1914-1916; 1916-1919 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 27 February 2016 - Military Record
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    1914-1915 Star
    British War Medal
    Victory Medal Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 27 February 2016 - Military Record

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment
    22yrs & 23yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 27 February 2016 - Military record

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
    Sep 1915 Bomb wound to head, invalided home - returns to Contingent 31 August 1916 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 27 February 2016 - Military Record

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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Death

About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
    11 November 1945 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 27 February 2016 - Masterton district Council's Cemetery Records
  • Age at death
    55yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 27 February 2016 - Masterton district Council's Cemetery Records
  • Place of death
    Masterton, NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 27 February 2016 - Masterton district Council's Cemetery Records
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
    Masterton Cemetery, Archer Street, Q E Park Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 27 February 2016 - Masterton district Council's Cemetery Records
  • Grave reference
    Area: Plan X Ex Servicemen; Row 1; Plot RN; Record # 005704 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 27 February 2016 - Masterton district Council's Cemetery Records
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Hamilton Memorial Park, Memorial Drive, Hamilton East, 3276 AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 531 AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      41: 40 AWMM
    • Soutar, M. (2019). Whitiki! Whiti! Whiti! E!: Maori In the First World War. New Zealand: David Bateman Ltd. AWMM
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