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William Kapo Porou

Headstone, Taruheru Cemetery, Gisborne (photo Noel Taylor 2009) - Image © Auckland Museum CC BY.

Headstone, Taruheru Cemetery, Gisborne (photo Noel Taylor 2009) - Image © Auckland Museum CC BY.

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Kapo AWMM
  • Surname
    Porou AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Billy AWMM
    • Billy Porou AWMM
    • William Kaapo Porou (aka Barlett) & 'Rusty' Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 16 April 2016 - Research
  • Service number
    WWI 16/938 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Morman Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 16 April 2016 - Military Record

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
    Muriwai, Gisborne Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 16 April 2016 - Military Record
  • Birth notes
    Son of Humphry May Bayly and Matire III Matenga Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 16 April 2016 - Military Record & Research
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Muriwai, Gisborne, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Bartlett Matire (mother), Muriwai, Gisborne, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 18 September 1915 AWMM Single AWMM
    • 1920 married Roroa Karehana Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 16 April 2016 - Military Record & Research

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Egyptian, Egyptian EF & Western European Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 16 April 2016 - Military Record
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • 2nd NZ Maori Pioneer Battalion Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 16 April 2016 - Military Record
  • Service number
    WWI 16/938 AWMM
  • Military service
    1915-1919 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 16 April 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 AWMM
    • 26 July 1915 at Takapuna Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 16 April 2016 - Military Record
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Labourer Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 16 April 2016 - Military Record
  • Age on enlistment
    20yrs 2mths Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 16 April 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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Known and served as Billy AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    20 June 1968 AWMM
    Age 70 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
    Gisborne, NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 16 April 2016 - Gisborne Cemetery Records
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Taruheru Cemetery, Nelson Road, Gisborne District, New Zealand AWMM Block RSA Plot 499 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
    Warrant # 12052 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 16 April 2016 - Gisborne Cemetery Records
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

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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: 588 AWMM
    • Taruheru Cemetery, Nelson Road, Gisborne District, New Zealand AWMM
      Cemetery register no. 12052 AWMM
    • Soutar, M. (2019). Whitiki! Whiti! Whiti! E!: Maori In the First World War. New Zealand: David Bateman Ltd. AWMM

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16 April 2016Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher
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