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Rawiri Taewa

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 - 17 January 2016 - Military Record
  • Forenames
    Rawiri AWMM
  • Surname
    Taewa AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Rauiri Taewa Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 5 February 2016 - Tikitiki Church's War Memorial
  • Service number
    WWI 16/68 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Church of England Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 17 January 2016 - Military Record

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    2 August 1886 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 17 January 2016 - Military record
  • Place of birth
    Hiruharama, near Ruatoria Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 17 January 2016 - Military record
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Tuparoa, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Erueti Kopa Taewa (brother), Tuparoa, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 February 1915 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • Egyptian - Galipolli Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 17 January 2016 - Military Record
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • NZ Maori Contingent Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 17 January 2016 - Military Record
  • Service number
    WWI 16/68 AWMM
  • Military service
    1914-1915 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 17 January 2016 - Military Record
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    1914-1915 Star
    British War & Victory Medals
    Plaque & scroll # 512791 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 17 January 2016 - Military Record

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    • WW1 Unknown AWMM AWMM
    • 14 Nov 1914 at Avondale Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 17 January 2016 - Military Records
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Labourer for K S Williams of Tuparoa Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 17 January 2016 - Military Record
  • Age on enlistment
    28yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 17 January 2016 - Military Records

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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Listed on Archives New Zealand and CWGC as TAEWA, Rawiri AWMM
    • Sept 1915 - Amongst the. members of the Maori Contingent, recently reported killed in action were Whare Baker of Waipiro Bay, Rawiri Taewa of Tuparoa, and Hauraki Waiti Waipiro Bay, whilst Hori N. Te Awarau, who died of pneumonia, also belonged to Waipiro Bay. Private George Morgan, wounded, is a relative of Mrs Raiha. Morgan, of Gisborne Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 17 January 2016 - Poverty Bay Herald, Volume XLII, Issue 13801, 29 September 1915, Page 4
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    21 August 1915 AWMM
    GallipoliTurkey AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
    Hill 60 Cemetery, Turkey Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 17 January 2016 - http://www.nzwargraves.org.nz/casualties/rawiri-taewa
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
    Gisborne's War Memorial Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 17 January 2016 - Research
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Hill 60 (New Zealand) Memorial, Hill 60 Cemetery, Turkey AWMM
    • St Mary's Church Memorial Board, Tikitiki near Rangitukia, East Coast, New Zealand AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

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17 January 2016Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher
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