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Tame Puru

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  • Service number
    WWI 16/835 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • NZ Maori Pioneer Battalion 2nd Cngt Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 3 September 2015 - Military record
  • Last rank
  • War
Second Māori Contingent, no. 7 platoon, B Company. From Left to Right, back row: William Walker, George Pomana, Pineamine Pohatu, Tere Hape, Rangi Ruru, unknown, Peta Mua, Kirihona Mackey, standing: Hemi Puru, Rua Kainuku, Mita Pohatu, Waka Horomona, Billy Porou, Mare Renata, Pene Waikare, James Brown, Whanoke Teare, Sitting: Tame Puru, Ngahiwi Petiha, Turoa Pohutu, Ihaia Kingi, Henare Kohere, Nurse, Tawhai Tamepo, Remana Paenga, Tuheke Matenga, unknown, Front: Pera Te Hau, Ropi Whenuanui, Hue Pera, Te Reinga Tooke, Taha Kara, Wi Weko, Philip Reha, Te Ua Pere. Image kindly provided by Sherayl McNabb on behalf of John Pohatu. Monty Soutar Whitiki! Whiti! Whiti! E! Māori in the First World War.

Second Māori Contingent, no. 7 platoon, B Company. From Left to Right, back row: William Walker, Geo …

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Identity

  • Title
    Private Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 3 September 2015 - Military record
  • Forenames
    Tame AWMM
  • Surname
    Puru AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 16/835 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
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    25 December 1891 Public Source
  • Date of birth
    25 December 1891 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 Manutuke, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Rangi Puru (uncle), Whatatutu, Gisborne, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 18 September 1915 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Egyptian & Egyptian EF & Western European Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 3 September 2015 - Military record
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • NZ Maori Pioneer Battalion 2nd Cngt Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 3 September 2015 - Military record
  • Service number
    WWI 16/835 AWMM
  • Military service
    1915-1916 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 3 September 2015 - Military record
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Training and Enlistment

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  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Labourer at Manutuke Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 3 September 2015 - Military record
  • Age on enlistment
    24 yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 3 September 2015 - Military record

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Days interned
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Suffered from varacose veins, sent to English hospital then invalided home & hospitalised in Gisborn 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

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Death

About death

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  • Death
    29 May 1947 Public Source
  • Date of death
    29 May 1947 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 3 September 2015 - Military Record
  • Age at death
    56 yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 3 September 2015 - Military Record
  • Place of death
    Whatatutu, Gisborne Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 3 September 2015 - Military Record
  • Cause of death
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Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Page No: 597 AWMM
    • Soutar, M. (2019). Whitiki! Whiti! Whiti! E!: Maori In the First World War. New Zealand: David Bateman Ltd. AWMM

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
26 August 2019IreneKawerauOther relative
03 September 2015Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher

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