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Tawhai Riri Tamepo

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  • Service number
    • WWI 16/743 AWMM
    • WWII H/G N/N AWMM
    • WWII: N/N - Home Guard, Tairawhiti Btn Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 20 April 2016 - Military Record
  • Also known as
    • Taiwahi Tamepo AWMM
    • Taiwahi Tamepo AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • WWI: 2nd NZ Maori Pioneer Battalion Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 20 April 2016 - 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
  • Forenames
    Tawhai Riri AWMM
  • Surname
    Tamepo AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Taiwahi Tamepo AWMM
    • Taiwahi Tamepo AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWI 16/743 AWMM
    • WWII H/G N/N AWMM
    • WWII: N/N - Home Guard, Tairawhiti Btn Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 20 April 2016 - Military Record
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    3 January 1896 AWMM Waipiro BayGisborne AWMM
  • Date of birth
    • 3 January 1896 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 20 April 2016 - Military Record
    • WWII: 3 November 1896 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 20 April 2016 - Military Record
  • Place of birth
    Waipiro Bay, East Coast, NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 20 April 2016 - Military Record
  • Birth notes
    son Renata Tamepo Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 20 April 2016 - Military Record
  • Address before enlistment
    • WW1 Unknown AWMM Waipiro Bay, New Zealand AWMM
    • WWII: Te Puia Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 20 April 2016 - Military Record
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 R. Tamepo (father), Waipiro Bay, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 18 September 1915 AWMM Single AWMM
    • 1921 married Arihia Maxwell Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 20 April 2016 - Military Record & Research

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
    • WWI: Egyptian, Egyptian EF & Western European Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 20 April 2016 - Military Record
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • WWI: 2nd NZ Maori Pioneer Battalion Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 20 April 2016 - Military Record
  • Service number
    • WWI 16/743 AWMM
    • WWII H/G N/N AWMM
    • WWII: N/N - Home Guard, Tairawhiti Btn Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 20 April 2016 - Military Record
  • Military service
    WWI: 1915-1919; WWII: 1940-1945 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 20 April 2016 - Military Record
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
    • Farmer at Opiki Station, Waipiro Bay Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 20 April 2016 - Military Record
    • WWII: Farmer Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 20 April 2016 - Military Record
  • Age on enlistment
    19yrs 5 mths Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 20 April 2016 - 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
    Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
    Wounded 1916 AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    WWI: Company Sergeant Major (WO2)
    WWII: Captain (to command E Coy, Tairawhiti Btn Home Guard) Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 20 April 2016 - Military Record

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Listed as wounded, Chronicles of the NZEF 1916 (2) p. 40

    First name edited on History Sheet from Tawhai to Taiwahi AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    8 May 1978 Public Source
  • Date of death
    8 May 1978 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 20 April 2016 - Military Record & BMD NZ Records
  • Age at death
    81yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 20 April 2016 - Military Record & BMD NZ Records
  • Place of death
    Te Puia, East Coast NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 20 April 2016 - Military Record & BMD NZ Records
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
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  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Thinking of your lifetime of contributions to the East Coast communities farming, Marae , te Reo and so much more. I am sitting in the C Company Trust meeting in Gisborne thinking of you
    Public - Mere - Friend - 19 June 2016
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02 October 2022Lorraine MonaGisborneResearcher
19 June 2016MereGisborneFriend
20 April 2016Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher

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