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Horopapera Karauti

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  • Service number
    WWI 16/1308 AWMM
  • Also known as
    • Hori AWMM
    • George Hori Karauti Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 March 2016 - News Reports
    • Horopapera Karauti Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 March 2016 - Marriage - BMD NZ Records
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • 4th NZ Maori Pioneer Battalion Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 March 2016 - Military Record
  • Last rank
  • War
Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 31), Page: 25 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 31), Page: 25 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    29 November 1879 Public Source
  • Date of birth
    • 29 November 1978 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 March 2016 - Military record
    • correction: 29 November 1879 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 March 2016 - Military Record
  • Place of birth
    Rangitikei, NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 March 2016 - Military record
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Ohau, Manawatu Line, Rangitikei, NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 March 2016 - Military record
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Wiripini Waiwera Karauti (wife), Ohau, Manawatu Line, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Married/WWI AWMM
    • 1915 marrried Wiripine O'Brien at Otaki Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 March 2016 - Military record

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Western European Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 March 2016 - Military Record
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • 4th NZ Maori Pioneer Battalion Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 March 2016 - Military Record
  • Service number
    WWI 16/1308 AWMM
  • Military service
    1915-1919 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 March 2016 - Military Record
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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Otaki Mounted Rifles Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 March 2016 - Military Record
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    • WW1 Unknown AWMM Farmer/Civilian AWMM
    • 23 Oct 1915 entered camp
      6 Nov 1915 at Takapuna
      1919: NZ Officer Reserves, Wgn West Coast Rgt Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 March 2016 - Military Record
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment
    Abt. 37yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 March 2016 - Military Record

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Lieutenant Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 March 2016 - Military Record

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Left NZ 14.5.16, returned NZ Mar 19. Contd. Records lack detail re health, casualty etc in Territorials, reserve of officers. Failing eyesight, died age 53. AWMM
    • Two returned soldiers figured in thE appointment of two paid officials by the Otaki Maori Racing Club this week. Mr. Skipwith was re-appointed starter on his return from active service, whilst an experiment is to be tried in the appointment of a judge by handing over that responsible position to another returned soldier, Mr. G. Hori Karauti, who is probably the only native judge acting in the Dominion. The latter is reported to be the possessor of a remarkable eyesight which no doubt will prove of great advantage in close finishes. Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 March 2016 - Feilding Star, Volume XV, Issue 3813, 1 August 1919, Page 2
    • Refer records in the National Library of NZ
      (2) Date: 1909-1937 By: Karauti, Horopapera, 1878-1932Karauti, Wiripine Waiwera, 1882-1949
      Ref: MS-Group-1447
      Includes letters to his wife from the war, in both English and Maori, ephemera collected overseas, training diary, other papers relating to the war, photographs from the war and earlier (some relating to Te Aute College), other material. Other - Collection as a whole received into Manuscripts; material transferred to other sections from here Karauti left New Zealand as a 2nd Lieutenant with the 4th Maori Contingent in May 1916 and served with the New Zealand (Maori) Pioneer Battalion in France Quantity: 45 folder(s). 7 volume(s). 0.40 Linear Metres. Physical Description: Mss, typescripts and printed matter Provenance: Donor/Lender/Vendor - Donated by Mrs M Lomas, Wellington, November 2005 Transfers: To Photographic Archive - 1 box of photographs (PAColl-8921) - To Book Collections - 1 box of various publications (PR-06-0099, PR-06-0100) - To Drawings & Prints Collection - Sketches of soldiers and `Jeannette' (A222-014/021) - To Cartographic Collection - World War One trench maps. Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 March 2016 - The National Library of NZ
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Death

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  • Death
    23 February 1932 Public Source
  • Date of death
    23 February 1932 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 March 2016 - Military Record
  • Age at death
    53yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 March 2016 - Estimated for Birth/Death Dates
  • Place of death
    Palmerston North Hospital Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 March 2016 - Military Record
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
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  • Obituary
    OBITUARY.
    LIEUTENANT HORO KARAUTI. The death occurred in the Palmerston North Hospital this week of an esteemed Native of Levin district, who was a member of the original Maori Contingent in the Great War, Lieutentant Horo Karauti, of Ohau. He was born about 53 .vears ago, and in his prime was a very alert and intelligent member of his race. He saw active service to the end of the War, and his decorations included the Croix de Guerre. He was a well educated man, an ex-student of the Otaki Maori College. For some years, after his return to the Dominion, he acted as judge for the Otaki Maori Racing Club, a duty which he had eventually to relinquish owing to failing eyesight. His health was badly affected by his experiences at the Front, an about five ago he became a patient in the hospital. Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 March 2016 - Press, 27 February 1932
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  • The following records can be found in the National Library of NZ (1) Karauti, Horopapera, 1878-1932 :Maps from Papers Date: 1914 - 1918 By: Karauti, Horopapera, 1878-1932 Ref: MapColl-Collection-Karauti Maps of France, Belgium, 1916-18, including trench maps. One with ms annotations Quantity: 12 map(s). Physical Description: Lithographs and ink on diazo Provenance: Donated by M Lomas, Wellington, November 2005 Transfers: From Manuscripts & Archives - Karauti, Horopapera, 1878-1932. Papers. Reference - MS-Group-1447.
    Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 March 2016
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Sources

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  • References
    • HMNZT 52.The bugle call of the 12th NZ Reinforcements : being the souvenir number of The Mokoia chronicle.(1916). On board ship: Published on board H.M.N.Z. Transport no. 52 "S.S. Mokoia". AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      31: 25 AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 2: Includes portrait AWMM
    • Soutar, M. (2019). Whitiki! Whiti! Whiti! E!: Maori In the First World War. New Zealand: David Bateman Ltd. AWMM
    • Iwi, Hapū, Rohe and additional whakapapa information kindly provided from “Ngāti Raukawa and 20th century wars. Ngā Pakanga o Te Ao. Participation, Price, and Post-War Experience.” Research conducted by Te Kenehi Teira and Heeni Collins (2022). Report commissioned by Crown Forestry Rental Trust, Wellington (Wai 2200 Porirua ki Manawatu Inquiry). AWMM

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