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Rupi Wiremu

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Rupi AWMM
  • Surname
    Wiremu AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 16/237 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    18 March 1882 AWMM WaikaremoanaUrewera National Park AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Fernhill, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Tauwhitu Wiremu (brother), Waikaremoana, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 February 1915 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 16/237 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 1914 AWMM
    Age 32 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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  • One of the 50 Tuhoe soldiers who fought in WW1. Te Whanaupani, Te Urewera. Pvt. World War 1, 1914-1918, sn.16/237, 1st Māori Contingent, embarked in Wellington 14-Feb-1915 for Suez Egypt; Rupi also fought in the Boer War. He’d initially been sent to care for the horses but was eventually commandeered to fight; Labourer, b. 18-Mar-1882 Waikaremoana, aged 32 when he enlisted in 1914, dcd 1945 age 64 (Charles Timutimu Research Project).

    Urewera Lands Consolidation Scheme (Report of Commissioners as to position of). Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives, 1924 Session I, G-07."At a sitting of the Commission at Ruatoki in April last it was stated that a number of the Urewera Natives sold their lands prior to enlisting for the war; those who returned now find themselves landless, and they ask that the Crown give them land so that they may not be a burden on the members of their families." Wiremu was listed as one of these men. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    1945 AWMM
    Age 64 AWMM
  • 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
    Anzac Hall, Te Rewarewa Marae, Ruatoki AWMM

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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: 795 AWMM
    • Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives of New Zealand. AWMM
      Urewera Lands Consolidation Scheme (Report of Commissioners as to position of). Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives, 1924 Session I, G-07. 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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