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Skipper Pou Hemi

Marlborough War Memorial exterior. Image provided by John Halpin 2017, CC BY John Halpin

Marlborough War Memorial exterior. Image provided by John Halpin 2017, CC BY John Halpin


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Skipper Pou AWMM
  • Surname
    Hemi AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 16/1320 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
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Pou Whiro Hemi (father), Canvastown, Havelock, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 5 February 1916 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 16/1320 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Labourer/Civilian 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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Pou and Tire Hemi, of Canvastown, Marlborough AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    10 September 1916 AWMM
    Age 31 AWMM
    SommeNorthern France AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Quarry Cemetery, Montauban, Somme, France AWMM VI. E. 5. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Marlborough War Memorial, 20 Seymour Street, Blenheim, 7201 AWMM
    • Canvastown Memorial Hall, State Highway 6, Canvastown 7178 AWMM
    • Marlborough Great War Memorial, WW1 AWMM

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  • Kipa Pou Hemi Whiro aka Skipper Pou Hemi is my Grandfathers brother, I visited him where he is buried in France in 2018. I've been to the place where he was killed on September 10 1916 near Turk Lane in the Somme. My Great Grandfather performed a powhiri for the returning soldiers in 1919 on the main street of Havelock, Sth Island and his son wasn't with them. Must've been the worst feeling ever. RIP my tipuna.
    Public - Lyndon - Other relative - 30 December 2020
  • We attended the ANZAC service at Torea Bay in the Marlborough Sounds. Skipper Pou Hemi is on the monument there and was remembered. He was also remembered at Havelock and Canvastown services. He is Ngati Kuia. We asked around and have found a picture of him and are looking at where he is on the family tree. We are very proud of him.
    Public - Ivan - Other Relative - 28 April 2015
  • Skipper Pou Hemi, Im not sure how many great's it is but he is my granddad with lots of greats. I'm doing a school project about war and my dad told me to search him. It sounds like he was a great man.We Will Remember Him. From Kyla
    Public - Kyla - Other Relative - 23 April 2015



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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
30 December 2020LyndonMount Eden, AucklandOther relative
03 July 2017JeniferWairarapaResearcher
28 April 2015IvanBlenheim, New ZealandOther Relative
23 April 2015KylaAuckland New ZealandOther Relative

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