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Mologa Ah Mu

  • Service number
    WWI 16/1405 AWMM
  • Also known as
    • Maloga AWMM
    • Maloga Ah Mu AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
  • War
Portrait of Private Mologa Ah Mu (16/1405), 4th Maori Contingent, Auckland, 1916. Photographer: Percival Kingsford Daws (1872-1939), The Crown Studios, 266 Queen Street, Auckland. Image kindly provided from the Christina Heath collection. Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Private Mologa Ah Mu (16/1405), 4th Maori Contingent, Auckland, 1916. Photographer: Perc …


Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    6 February 1894 AWMM ApiaWestern Samoa AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs Aifai Ah Mu (wife), Apia, Samoa, Pacific Islands AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 6 May 1916 AWMM Married/WWI AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Branch Trade Proficiency
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    WW1 23 December 1915 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    Engineer/Military AWMM
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Prisoner of war

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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 feet 8 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      130 pounds AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      brown AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      dark AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      black AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of John Ah Mu.

    Husband of Aifai Ah Mu, Apia

    Served 3 years 91 days.

    Punished April 1916 for unlawfully assembling at the Central Police Station; confined to barracks 14 days.

    Name is spelled Mologa on service record including in signature. Name is spelled Maloga on the Nominal Roll.

    One of the few Chinese Samoan servicemen to serve during WWI. AWMM


About death

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  • My dear Grandpa. My father was Taisi ( Goldie Condie). Third eldest son Fond memories of Grandpa at family home in Epsom, Auckland. RIP Grandpa You have left an amazing family line and heritage for us all. Thank you endlessly xxx
    Public - Aloma Margie Tipesa - Direct descendant - 6 March 2024
  • As a kid I would go with my mama (your daughter Neise) to the dawn parades and I can remember the stories she would tell me about you. My dad was named after you. How greatfull I am to be from this bloodline. A great man.
    Public - Oscar Thomas - Direct descendant - 6 April 2018
  • This tribute is on behalf of my father - your first born son who carried your name Mologa (Jnr). ' LEST WE FORGET '
    Public - Wilma - Direct descendant - 7 August 2016
  • From my mother, one of your many granddaughters. Thank you for your service to our family and country.
    Public - Jason - Other Relative - 25 April 2015



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  • External links
  • References
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      31: 26 AWMM
    • Kennedy, A. (2015). Chinese Anzacs : Australians of Chinese descent in the defence forces 1885-1919 (revised to include New Zealand-born Chinese of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force 1914-1919) (2nd ed). Wellington: New Zealand Chinese Association. AWMM
    • Cowan, J. (1926). The Maoris in the Great War. Auckland, N.Z.: Maori Regimental Committee by Whitcombe & Tombs. AWMM
    • Liava'a, C. (2013). Le fitafita mai Samoa = The force from Samoa : soldiers from the Samoan Islands in the Great War. Auckland, N.Z.: Polygraphia. 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
      p.134 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. 4: Includes portrait AWMM
    • Soutar, M. (2019). Whitiki! Whiti! Whiti! E!: Maori In the First World War. New Zealand: David Bateman Ltd. AWMM
    • 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


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
06 March 2024Aloma Margie TipesaBulls New ZealandDirect descendant
06 April 2018Oscar ThomasAuckland Direct descendant
07 August 2016WilmaSydney AustraliaDirect descendant
25 April 2015JasonAuckland, New ZealandOther Relative

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