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Kiri Te Awekotuku

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    WWI 16/142 AWMM
  • Also known as
    Kiri Te Awe-kotuku AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
  • War
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
    Kiri AWMM
  • Surname
    Te Awekotuku AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Kiri Te Awe-kotuku AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 16/142 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
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  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Brooklands, Waiotapu, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    H.K. te Kiri (father), Te Ngae, Rotorua, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 February 1915 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
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  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 16/142 AWMM
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    WW1 Unknown AWMM AWMM
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Prisoner of war

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  • I am grateful for this opportunity to pay my respects and appreciation, to you my great grandfather
    Kiri Te Awekotuku. I am your great grand daughter Zania, I am the eldest daughter of Marvin and his māmā & my nana is Hinepuia your beautiful daughter (who I miss dearly). Although we have never met. I am grateful for this special opportunity to acknowledge your WW1 service to Aotearoa & we will always remember you in hearts.

    Our deepest respect & we love you always.

    Zania, My husband Nikora and our children Tamamutu, Karrah-Lee, Hoera, Ariana, Nikora, Amelia & Te Rangiita ❤❤
    Public - Zania Elizabeth - Direct descendant - 25 April 2020
  • To my Mothers Father, Kiri Te Awekotuku. Words can not express the admiration I hold for you as i've come to learn of the honourable yet tragic and horrific nature one would have experienced during your time of service. You gave 4 yrs and 290 days of complete and selfless service for your fellow man which in turn was service for our God. Much Love and appreciation Granddad. You will forever be remembered and looked up to.

    "one proud grandson"
    Public - Jared - Direct descendant - 10 April 2020
  • My koro - With love and gratitude, your memory lives on. Your service to our country, never forgotten. - Daughter of your daughter, Aneta Te Awekotuku
    Public - Christine - Direct descendant - 13 April 2018



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  • External links
    Military personnel file
    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
      Vol1: 716 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
25 April 2020Zania ElizabethHamilton, NZDirect descendant
10 April 2020JaredMelbourne, AustraliaDirect descendant
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