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Rota Waipara

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  • Service number
    WWI 16/51 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • 1st NZ Maori Pioneer Battalion Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 19 July 2015 - Military Record
  • 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 …

Identity

  • Title
    2nd Lieutenant Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 19 July 2015 - Military Records
  • Forenames
    Rota AWMM
  • Surname
    Waipara AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 16/51 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Church of England Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 19 July 2015 - Military Records

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1894 Public Source
  • Date of birth
    1894 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 19 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Place of birth
    Waiapu, East Coast, NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 19 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Birth notes
    son of Rota Waipara (snr) of Gisborne Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 19 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Gisborne, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Rota Waipara (father), Gisborne, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 February 1915 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Gallipoli & Western Front in France and Belgium Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 19 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • 1st NZ Maori Pioneer Battalion Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 19 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Service number
    WWI 16/51 AWMM
  • Military service
    1915-1919 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 19 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers
    Private and promoted through to 2nd Lieutenant Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 19 July 2015 - Military Record

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Blacksmith in Gisborne Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 19 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Age on enlistment
    20 yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 19 July 2015 - 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
    1916 Fulham Military Hospital AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    2nd Lieutenant Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 19 July 2015 - Military Record

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Reported as discharged from Fulham Military Hospital in the New Zealand War Contingent Association hospital report published in the Chronicles of the NZEF (August (2) p. 44) AWMM
    • Contributed by: Jackie, on 2008-11-07
      My grandfather was born in a small Maori community on the east coast of the north island of New Zealand in 1896. His name was Rota Waipara and he was the last in a long line of generations of Maori warriors. He joined the New Zealand Army in 1914 as a private. He fought at Gallipoli and on the Western Front in France and Belgium and worked his way through the ranks to 2nd Lieutenant. Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 19 July 2015 - http://www.bbc.co.uk/remembrance/wall/record/9025
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    24 January 1959 Public Source
  • Date of death
    24 January 1959 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 19 July 2015 - Military Record & Research
  • Age at death
    65 yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 19 July 2015 - Military Record & Research
  • Place of death
    Manutuke, Gisborne Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 19 July 2015 - Military Record & Research
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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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
      Vol1: 748 AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 1: Includes portrait AWMM
    • Soutar, M. (2019). Whitiki! Whiti! Whiti! E!: Maori In the First World War. New Zealand: David Bateman Ltd. AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 5: Includes portrait AWMM

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04 April 2018AllanRotoruaResearcher
19 July 2015Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher

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