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Eruera Tihema Te Aika Tirikatene

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 728 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 728 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Eruera Tihema Te Aika AWMM
  • Surname
    Tirikatene AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Edward James Te Aika Tregerthen AWMM
    • Eruera Tihema Tirikatene AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 16/765 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    5 January 1895 AWMM KaiapoiCanterbury AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Tawhakitiriki, Kaiapoi, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    J.D. Tirikatene (father), Tawhakitiriki, Kaiapoi, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 18 September 1915 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 16/765 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM CanterburyNew Zealand AWMM
  • 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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Ruti Matekino Solomon (Horomona), father of 12 children

    He initiated the Battalion band, playing the cornet.

    He settled at Kaiapoi on four acres of land his father had purchased for him out of his accumulated army pay.

    Changed name to Tirikatene, falsified age to enlist in 1914 AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    11 January 1967 AWMM
    KaiapoiCanterbury AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Kai-a-te-Atua cemetery, Kaiapoi, New Zealand AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name

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