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Roki Whenuanui

  • Service number
    WWI 16/857 AWMM
  • Also known as
    • Ropi Whenuanui Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 28 February 2016 - Military record - NZ Archives
    • Ropi TE WHENUANUI Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 28 February 2016 - Death Record (BMD NZ Records)
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • 2nd NZ Maori Pioneer Battalion Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 28 February 2016 - Military Record
  • Last rank
  • War
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Identity

  • Title
    Private Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 28 February 2016 - Military Record
  • Forenames
    Roki AWMM
  • Surname
    Whenuanui AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Ropi Whenuanui Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 28 February 2016 - Military record - NZ Archives
    • Ropi TE WHENUANUI Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 28 February 2016 - Death Record (BMD NZ Records)
  • Service number
    WWI 16/857 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Church of England Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 28 February 2016 - Military Record

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    1891 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 28 February 2016 - Military Records
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
    son of Mrs Moko Matatua of Waikaremoana Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 28 February 2016 - Military Record
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Gisborne, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mrs Moko Matatua (mother), Waikaremoana, via Wairoa, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand AWMM
    • sister - Rita Heke of Waikaremoana Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 28 February 2016 - Military Record
  • Relationship status
    Pre 18 September 1915 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Egyptian, Egyptian EF & Western European Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 28 February 2016 - Military Record
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • 2nd NZ Maori Pioneer Battalion Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 28 February 2016 - Military Record
  • Service number
    WWI 16/857 AWMM
  • Military service
    1915-1919 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 28 February 2016 - Military Record
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    1914-1915 Star
    British War Medal
    Victory Medal Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 28 February 2016 - Military Record

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    • WW1 1915 AWMM
      Age 24 AWMM AWMM
    • 8 July 1915 at Takapuna Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 28 February 2016 - Military Record
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Labourer Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 28 February 2016 - Military Records
  • Age on enlistment
    24yrs 2mths Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 28 February 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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • One of the 50 Tuhoe soldiers who fought in WW1. Te Urewera. Pvt. World War 1, 1914-1918, sn. 16/857, 2nd Māori Contingent, embarked 18-Sept-1915 for Suez Egypt. Next of kin - Mrs Moko Matatua (mother), Waikaremoana. Labourer; b. 1896 Waikaremoana, aged 24 when he enlisted in 1915 (Charles Timutimu Research Project). AWMM
    • Intended address at Discharge: Waimako Marae, Tuai, Wairoa Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 28 February 2016 - Military Record (spelt incorrectly as Waimuku Pa)
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Death

About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
    1946 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 28 February 2016 - BMD NZ Records
  • Age at death
    66yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 28 February 2016 - BMD NZ Records
  • Place of death
    NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 28 February 2016 - BMD NZ Records
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

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Sources

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
      Page No: 771 AWMM
    • Research for this record was kindly provided by the Nga Wahi Pakanga I Karipori Charles Timutimu Research (August 2014). This project focused on the men of the Te Urewera area who fought in the 1st World War 1914 - 1918. AWMM
    • Soutar, M. (2019). Whitiki! Whiti! Whiti! E!: Maori In the First World War. New Zealand: David Bateman Ltd. AWMM
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