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Whetu Werohia

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 768 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 768 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Whetu AWMM
  • Surname
    Werohia AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 16/856 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Papamoa, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Henare Werohia (father), Papamoa, Tauranga, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 18 September 1915 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 16/856 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 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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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Hemi Hill, and his brothers Robert Hill (aka Waru Werohia) and Himiona Bruce Hill (enlisted under an unknown name) as well as an adoptive brother Whetu Werohia, all served in the Great War. Hemi and his brothers were the sons of Roger Hill (former Commissioned Officer in the Waikato and Auckland Militias, during the NZ Land Wars) and Whareherehere Mataki Anaru (Tutawake, Te Whanau-A-Apanui) of Whitianga/Omaio in the Bay of Plenty. Roger's father was a solicitor and originally lived in Doughty St, Bloomsbury. England (the Hill's were neighbours to Charles Dickens when he wrote Oliver Twist). It's believed that Hemi was not of age and enlisted with a friend Mita Hohua. Hemi was injured by German artillery fire on the first day of the Battle of Messines, June 7, 1917, witnessed by Mita and Hemi's adoptive brother Whetu; who carried Hemi back to the Dressing Station at Kandahar.
    Written by Public - Brent - Other Relative - 12 April 2015 - see Hemi Hill's page Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 7 February 2016 - Written by: Brent - Other Relative - 12 April 2015 - see Hemi Hill's page
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About death

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  • Death
  • 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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  • Memorial name

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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: 768 AWMM
    • Soutar, M. (2019). Whitiki! Whiti! Whiti! E!: Maori In the First World War. New Zealand: David Bateman Ltd. AWMM
    • Homeward bound : S.S. Briton. As transport H.M.N.Z.T. No. 268 the S.S. "Briton" departed Tilbury, London, 17 June 1919. AWMM


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07 February 2016Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher

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