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