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Te Hau Tahu

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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 - 24 February 2016 - Military Record
  • Forenames
    Te Hau AWMM
  • Surname
    Tahu AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Hau AWMM
    • Hau Tahu AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 16/44 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Church of England Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 24 February 2016 - Military Record

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    11 June 1892 AWMM WaikaremoanaUrewera National Park AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 3 October 1914 AWMM Frasertown, Wairoa, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Raniera Tahu (brother), Frasertown, Wairoa, Hawke's Bay, 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
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
    • Armentieres AWMM
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • 1st NZ Maori Contingent Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 24 February 2016 - Military Record
  • Service number
    WWI 16/44 AWMM
  • Military service
    1914-1918 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 24 February 2016 - Military Record
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 3 October 1914 AWMM Labourer/Civilian AWMM
    WairoaHawkes Bay AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 7.5 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      154 pounds AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Bullet wound 6 August 1915 AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Wounded legs France 1916 AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Dislocated wrist 1917 AWMM
    • Aug 1915 bullet wound to leg; Jun 1917 dislocated wrist; Nov 1917 invalided home Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 24 February 2016 - Military Record

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    WW1 3 February 1918 AWMM
    Discharged being no longer fit for active service on account of pre-enlistment disability (deformed wrist joint) being aggravated by active service AWMM
    Private AWMM
    New Zealand (Maori) Pioneer Battalion AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Named by whanau in correspondence on the Service Record as Te Hau Tahu. Listed on the Nominal Roll and service record as Tahu. Medical notes at attestation note 25 (probably younger) AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    23 August 1986 AWMM
    WairoaHawkes Bay AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
    94yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 24 February 2016 - Wairoa District Council's Cemeteries' records
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
    Wairoa Cemetery, Wairoa, HB Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 24 February 2016 - Wairoa District Council's Cemeteries' records
  • Grave reference
    ce id: 030125A; Plot 25 Row 01; GIS Plot No 25; Block A Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 24 February 2016 - Wairoa District Council's Cemeteries' records
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

Roll of Honour

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Leave a note

Leave a tribute or memory of Te Hau Tahu

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  • My grandfather My mothers father (Dolores Anne Tahu) married name (Anne Thomas)
    Public - Rina - Other Relative - 5 May 2015

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Military personnel file
    http://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=7823509
    Further Reference
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Page No: 708 AWMM
    • Soutar, M. (2019). Whitiki! Whiti! Whiti! E!: Maori In the First World War. New Zealand: David Bateman Ltd. AWMM

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