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Hori Taia

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 …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Hori AWMM
  • Surname
    Taia AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 16/101 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1849 Military personnel file OpotikiBay of Plenty Military personnel file
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Opape, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Paora Taia (father), Opotiki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 February 1915 AWMM Single/WWI AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 16/101 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 20 October 1914 Military personnel file
    Age 35 AWMM
    Labourer/Civilian Military personnel file
    WellingtonNew Zealand Military Personnel file
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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
    • 1 October 1914 AWMMHeight, WWI AWMM
      5 foot 7.25 inches AWMM
    • 1 October 1914 AWMMWeight, WWI AWMM
      170 pounds AWMM
    • 1 October 1914 AWMMDental, WWI AWMM
      Very good AWMM
    • 5 August 1915 AWMMWounds Diseases Etc., WWI AWMM
      Sprain,sent to hospital from ANZAC AWMM
    • 5 August 1915 AWMMWounds Diseases Etc., WWI AWMM
      Admitted on board Gloucester Castle, transferred to Cairo AWMM
    • 10 August 1915 AWMMWounds Diseases Etc., WWI AWMM
      Admitted Hospital, Cairo AWMM
    • 12 August 1915 AWMMWounds Diseases Etc., WWI AWMM
      Transferred to Special Camp, Zeitoun AWMM
    • 24 October 1915 AWMMWounds Diseases Etc., WWI AWMM
      Invalided to New Zealand on the Tofua, for a change AWMM
    • Oct 1915 AWMMWounds Diseases Etc., WWI AWMM
      Medical Board, rheumatism and dysentery recommended 28 days at Rotorua Sanitorium AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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About death

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  • Death
    1958 BDM, deaths
    Age 79 AWMM
    New Zealand BDM, deaths
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • External links
  • 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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