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Epiha Puru

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  • Service number
    WWI 16/36 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • NZ Maori Pioneer Battalion Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 3 September 2015 - 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 - 3 September 2015 - Military record
  • Forenames
    Epiha AWMM
  • Surname
    Puru AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 16/36 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
    • Iwi Māori AWMM
    • Te Aitanga-a-Māhaki Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 3 September 2015 - Research
  • Hapū
  • Waka
    Horouta and Takitimu Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 3 September 2015 - Research
  • Rohe
    Turanganui-a-Kiwa Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 3 September 2015 - Research
  • Religion
    Church of England Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 3 September 2015 - Military record

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    4 May 1892 Public Source
  • Date of birth
    4 May 1892 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 3 September 2015 - Military Record
  • Place of birth
    Whatatutu, Gisborne Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 3 September 2015 - Military Record
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Whakatutu, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mere Tutapu, Waikare, Mohaka, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 14 February 1915 AWMM Single AWMM
    • married to Mere Pongere Tamui Puru Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 3 September 2015 - Research

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Egyptian & Egyptian EF - Gallipoli Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 3 September 2015 - Military Record
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • NZ Maori Pioneer Battalion Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 3 September 2015 - Military Record
  • Service number
    WWI 16/36 AWMM
  • Military service
    1914-1917 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 3 September 2015 - Military Record
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    • WW1 AWMM
    • 16 October 1914 at Gisborne Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 3 September 2015 - Military Record
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Labourer for Waikohu County Council Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 3 September 2015 - Military Record
  • Age on enlistment
    22 yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 3 September 2015 - 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
    1915 suffered from dysentry; 1917 wounded hand hospitalized in England Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 3 September 2015 - Military record

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Private Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 3 September 2015 - Military Record

Biographical information

Biographical information

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Death

About death

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  • Death
    1 August 1956 Public Source
  • Date of death
    1 August 1956 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 3 September 2015 - Military Record
  • Age at death
    64 yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 3 September 2015 - Military Record
  • Place of death
    • Gisborne, NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 3 September 2015 - Military Record
    • He is buried in the Te Honehau Urupa, Whatatutu, Gisborne Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 14 June 2022 - Research
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  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
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  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
14 June 2022Lorraine MonaGisborneResearcher
03 September 2015Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher

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