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Paki Whetu Para

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Gravestone at urupa, Kaikohe Maori Cemetery provided by Gabrielle Fortune, November 2009 - Image has All Rights Reserved

Gravestone at urupa, Kaikohe Maori Cemetery provided by Gabrielle Fortune, November 2009 - Image has …

Identity

  • Title
    Private Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 24 February 2016 - Military Record
  • Forenames
    Paki Whetu AWMM
  • Surname
    Para AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Parae AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 16/346 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Anglican Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 24 February 2016 - Military Record

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    25 February 1894 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 24 February 2016 - Military record
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
    Son of Mr. and Mrs. Whetu Para, of Okaihau, Northland Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 24 February 2016 - Military record
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Kaikohe, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Whetu Para, Kaikohe, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 February 1915 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Egyptian - Gallipoli Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 24 February 2016 - Military record
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • 1st NZ Maori Contingent Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 24 February 2016 - Military record
  • Service number
    WWI 16/346 AWMM
  • Military service
    1914-1916 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 24 February 2016 - Military record
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    • WW1 Bushman/Civilian AWMM
      AWMM
    • 13 Nov 1914 at Avondale Military Camp, Auckland Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 24 February 2016 - Military record
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment
    20yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 24 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
    • Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM
    • Feb 1916 from hronchurch Hospital he was invalided Home & admitted to Cambridge Hospital Apr 1916 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 24 February 2016 - Military record

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Son of Mr and Mrs Whetu Para of Okaihau, Northland, New Zealand. AWMM
    • Hornchurch Hospital Report -Feb 1916 - whilst working a machine gun he was shot thro the thigh just below the Art - sup spire. An attempt was made to remove the bullet but failed and the bullet is still lying deep to the ... muscle Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 24 February 2016 - Military record
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    9 May 1916 AWMM
    New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
    23yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 24 February 2016 - Military & BMD NZ Records & http://www.nzwargraves.org.nz/casualties/paki-whetu-para
  • Place of death
    Kaikohe, NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 24 February 2016 - Military & BMD NZ Records & http://www.nzwargraves.org.nz/casualties/paki-whetu-para
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    urupa, Kaikohe Maori Cemetery, Kaikohe, New Zealand AWMM Burials in a churchyard, 2 km west of Kaikohe towards Taheke and Opononi AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Kaikohe Church Yard, Kaikohe Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 24 February 2016 - Military & BMD NZ Records & http://www.nzwargraves.org.nz/casualties/paki-whetu-para
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

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Contributors

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24 February 2016Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher

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