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Raukawa Hura

"A funeral of J.J. Monahan 10/27". Private R. Hura (16/339) cross in background. Image kindly provided by Kawharu family. Image has no known copyright restrictions.

"A funeral of J.J. Monahan 10/27". Private R. Hura (16/339) cross in background. Image kindly provid …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Raukawa AWMM
  • Surname
    Hura AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 16/1339 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    Dec 1893 AWMM RuataniwhaHawkes Bay AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Mere Hura (mother), Ruataniwha, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • Somme AWMM
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 16/1339 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Sling Camp on Salisbury Plain AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 16 December 1915 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
    Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
    Died of disease AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • "Raukawa Hura was attached to strength of the New Zealand Infantry at the New Zealand General Base Depot at Etaples until 27 September when he joined the Maori (Pioneer) Battalion on the Somme. The new advance on Flers with the aim of capturing factory Corner had begun on 25 September. The Pioneers were required to construct various advanced lines of communication trenches." (Church, p.125)

    "During September the Pioneers worked on erecting barbwire entanglements, but on the 19, Raukawa was evacuated to hospital sick, suffering from conjunctivitis. His health did not improve so he was transferred to No.1 New Zealand General Hospital, Brockenhurst. He was a patient for four months." (Church, p.125) AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    10 April 1917 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    BrockenhurstHampshire AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Brockenhurst (St Nicholas) Churchyard, Hampshire, England AWMM Plot A, Row 1, Grave 3 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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