Also known as
- Issacs AWMM
- Soloman AWMM
- Isaaka Solomona AWMM
- Isaacs Solomon AWMM
WWI 16/1033 AWMM
Date of birth
Place of birth
Address before enlistment
WW1 Pre Oct 1915 AWMM Northcote, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
Post war occupation
Next of kin on embarkation
- WW1 Henry Issacs, Tautu, Aitutaki, Cook Islands, Pacific Islands AWMM
- Isaac Solomona (grandson), Tepora Solomona (grand daughter); Rarotonga, Cook Islands: Teariki Solomona (grandson); Aitutaki, Cook Islands Public - Isaac - 29 January 2015 - family
- 1919 AWMM Single/WWI AWMM
- Aug 1922 AWMM Married AWMM
Teremoana Tikiteina AWMM
- When he was discharged he returned to home island - Aitutaki, Cook Islands. Married Teremoana Tikiteina they had one son, Solomona Junior Solomona before he passed away. Public - Isaac - 29 January 2015 - family
POW liberation details
POW serial number
- Wounds Diseases Etc., WWI AWMM
Bronchitis and pneumonia AWMM
- Sep 1916 AWMMWounds Diseases Etc., WWI AWMM
Admitted sick, France AWMM
- Oct 1916 AWMMWounds Diseases Etc., WWI AWMM
Convalescent, Codford from Brokenhurst AWMM
- Aug 1918 AWMMWounds Diseases Etc., WWI AWMM
Admitted, pneumonia, dangerously ill, Cairo AWMM
- Dec 1918 AWMMWounds Diseases Etc., WWI AWMM
Embarked for NZ on the Malta AWMM
- Height, WWI AWMM
5' 8" AWMM
- Weight, WWI AWMM
168 lb AWMM
Listed by National Archives NZ as Soloman Isaacs.
Husband of Teremoana Tikiteina, father to Solomona Solomona.
His brother and father both served in the army.
One of two Cook Islanders to inscribe their names in the caverns of Arras. One of only 47 Cook Island men to serve in France. Member of the Maori Pioneer Battalion attached to the New Zealand Tunnelling Company.
War service: Egypt, Western Front, Palestine
Disembarked Suez, 15 March 1916.
Embarked Port Said to join the British Expeditionary Force, France, 9 April 1916.
Admitted to No 11 Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 9 September 1916 (trench fever); transferred to England, 12 September 1916, and admitted to No 1 NZ General Hospital, Brockenhurst, 14 September 1916; discharged to NZ Command Depot, Codford, 7 October 1916.
Proceeded from Sling Camp overseas to France, 15 November 1916.
Attached to NZ Entrenching Company, in the field, 8 December 1916.
Attached to Pioneer Bn, in the field, 26 February 1917.
On leave, 26 August 1917; rejoined Bn from leave, 7 September 1917.
Detached to Rarotongan Company, 14 January 1918.
Embarked Marseilles for Egypt, 21 January 1918; disembarked Alexandria, 4 February 1918.
Posted to Rarotongan Company, in the field, 7 March 1918.
Admitted to 128th C. Field Ambulance, 17 May 1918 (not yet diagnosed); discharged to duty, 26 May 1918.
Admitted to 33rd Clearing Hospital, Jaffa, 2 August 1918 (pneumonia: dangerously ill); reported out of danger, 6 August 1918; transferred to No 2 Australian General Hospital, 13 September 1918; to Aotea Convalescent home, Heliopolis, 13 September 1918; to Rest Camp, Port Said, 19 September 1918.
Commenced return to New Zealand from Suez on board RL 'Malta', 14 December 1918; discharged (no longer physically fit for War Service on account of illness: pneumonia, bronchitis), 7 March 1919.
Total war service: 3 years 139 days (of which 2 years 357 days were abroad) AWMM
3 September 1923 Military personnel file
Age 27 AWMM [Aitutaki]
, Aitutaki Military personnel file
Date of death
Age at death
Place of death
Cause of death
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So awesome to visit the etchings in Arras, France in April 2017 with Uncle Isaac Solomon that you left behind 100 years ago. On Anzac Day 2017, We will remember you. Thank you for your service Papa Solomona Isaac.
Public - Moeroa - Direct descendant - 25 April 2017
I was your neighbour in Tautu, Aitutaki in the Cook Islands. I am proud of you Solomona, being a soldier and you did very well. All the best, Polly
Public - Polly - 10 April 2017
Solomon Isaacs has been featured on a commemorative stamp for New Zealand Post. This is a great whakaaro for the contribution of the Cook Islanders who served in the First World War. https://www.nzpost.co.nz/about-us/media-centre/media-release/cook-islands-soldier-featured-on-ww1-stamps
Public - Ashley - Researcher - 3 April 2016
- New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
25: 2 AWMM
- NZEF Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra AWMM
- Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2015). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-3). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
Vol. 3: Includes portrait AWMM
- Weddell, H. (2016). Soldiers from the Pacific : the story of Pacific Island soldiers in the New Zealand Expeditionary Force in World War One. Wellington, New Zealand : Defence of New Zealand Study Group. AWMM
- Soutar, M. (2019). Whitiki! Whiti! Whiti! E!: Maori In the First World War. New Zealand: David Bateman Ltd. AWMM
|25 April 2017||Moeroa ||Auckland, NZ||Direct descendant||
|10 April 2017||Polly||New Zealand||Other||
|03 April 2016||Ashley||Wellington, New Zealand||Researcher||
|29 January 2015||Isaac||Rarotonga, Cook Islands||Other||
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