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Enoka Potae

  • Service number
    WWI 16/81 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • 1st NZ Maori Pioneer Contingent Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 6 January 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.

New Zealand. Army. 1st Maori Contingent. Scroll of the 1st New Zealand Maori Contingent, 1915. Auckl …

Identity

  • Title
    Private Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 6 January 2016 - Military Record
  • Forenames
    Enoka AWMM
  • Surname
    Potae AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 16/81 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
    Te Araroa - Waiapu Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 6 January 2016 - Research
  • Religion
    Church of England Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 6 January 2016 - Military Record

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    30 Sept 1894 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 6 January 2016 - Military record
  • Place of birth
    Te Araroa Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 6 January 2016 - Military record
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Te Araroa, Gisborne, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
    Interpreter Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 6 January 2016 - Military record
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Pani Potae, Te Araroa, Gisborne, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 14 February 1915 AWMM Single AWMM
    • 1919 married Atareta (Addie) Mulligan, daughter of Peter Mulligan at Te Araroa Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 6 January 2016 - Poverty Bay Herald, Volume XLVI, Issue 14863, 17 March 1919, Page 2

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Egyptian - Gallipoli, Egyptian E F, & Western European Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 6 January 2016 - Military record
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • 1st NZ Maori Pioneer Contingent Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 6 January 2016 - Military record
  • Service number
    WWI 16/81 AWMM
  • Military service
    1914-1919 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 6 January 2016 - Military record
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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
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  • Enlistment
    • WW1 AWMM
    • 17 Oct 1914 at Te Araroa Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 6 January 2016 - Military Record
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment
    recorded as 21yrs (actually 18yrs) Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 6 January 2016 - Military Record - also refer Newspaper Report: Poverty Bay Herald, Volume XLVI, Issue 14823, 29 January 1919, Page 2

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Prisoner of war

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  • Liberation date
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Medical history

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Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • In reference to the Photo attached
    AFTER 24 YEARS
    ECHO OF GREAT WAR HOSPITABLE- FRENCH FAMILY MEMBER VISITING DOMINION Great War friendships with New Zealand troops whom alio and her family were able help and entertain at their home in Bois Grenier, France, in 1910, will be renewed after 24 years by Mrs. S. Jacob, of Sydney, who, accompanied by her husband, a former Australian soldier, was to arrive at Wellington yesterday on her first visit to the Dominion. A meeting of especial interest will take place at Auckland on April 26 between Airs. Jacob and Mr. E. M. Potae, a well-known interpreter, of To Araroa, East Coast, who, according to French war custom, she adopted as a war brother. To many New Zealand soldiers, both Maori and pakehn, Mrs. Jacob will be remembered as Germaine, who, with her sister Madelaine, lived with thcii parents in the "Little White House" near Bois Grenier, Many units enjoyed their hospitality during 1916 before proceeding to the Sommc. Among these were members of C Company, New Zealand Maori Pioneer Battalion, to which Mr. Potae belonged. Two Homes Blown Up "Many pleasant evenings were spent there after ,the day's routine work," states a correspondent in referring to the '.'Little White House." "There were dancing and impromptu concerts, and once or twice some of the Empire's great songsters and entertainers made an appearance there." The members of the family were great favourites with the troops and many friendships were made that have continued up to the present. The "Little White House" was the family's second home during the war, their first having been blown up by German fire. The "Little White House" was also within reach of the German guns and was destroyed in 1917, the family going to Paris as refugees. Migration to Australia In 1919 Germaine married Mr. Jacob and emigrated to Australia, but the other members of the family remained in France. It has long been Mrs.' Jacob's ambition to visit New Zealand and renew her many friendships. A gathering of- returned soldiers in honour of Mrs. Jacob is to be held in Christchurch on Sunday. As the time at her disposal does not permit Mrs. Jacob visiting her many friends among the Maoris on the East Coast, Mr. Potae is making his first visit to Auckland in 20 years to convey their greetings. Arrangements are also being made for her to address East Coast Maori ex-servicemen by radio. Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 6 January 2016 - New Zealand Herald, Volume LXXVII, Issue 23633, 17 April 1940, Page 12
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Death

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  • Death
    8 September 1961 Public Source
  • Date of death
    8 September 1961 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 6 January 2016 - BMD NZ Records & Military Record
  • Age at death
    66yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 6 January 2016 - BMD NZ Records
  • Place of death
    Gisborne, NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 6 January 2016 - BMD NZ Records & Military record
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06 January 2016Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher

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