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Wi Paku Te Runa

  • Service number
    WWI 16/1503 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • NZ Maori Pioneer Battalion, 5th Reinforcements Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 22 April 2016 - Military Record
  • Last rank
  • War
Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 37), Page: 38 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 37), Page: 38 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Wi Paku AWMM
  • Surname
    Te Runa AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 16/1503 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Church of England Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 22 April 2016 - Military Record

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    March 1896 (actually 4/6/1900) Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 22 April 2016 - Military Record & Death Record
  • Place of birth
    Tokomaru Bay, East Coast, NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 22 April 2016 - Military Record
  • Birth notes
    son of Rewi Te Runa & Putiputi Te Pere Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 22 April 2016 - Military Record
  • Address before enlistment
    Tokomaru Bay Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 22 April 2016 - Military Record
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Puti Puti Te Pere (mother), Tokomaru Bay, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    single
    1930 married Mere Tarahau Brown (aka Meretarahau Paraone) Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 22 April 2016 - Military Record & research

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Western European Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 22 April 2016 - Military Record
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • NZ Maori Pioneer Battalion, 5th Reinforcements Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 22 April 2016 - Military Record
  • Service number
    WWI 16/1503 AWMM
  • Military service
    1916-1919 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 22 April 2016 - Military Record
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    British War medal
    Victory Medal Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 22 April 2016 - Military Record

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    • WW1 Unknown AWMM Labourer/Civilian AWMM
    • 21 March 1916 at Narrow neck Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 22 April 2016 - Military Record
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment
    20yrs (actually 16-17yrs) Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 22 April 2016 - Military Record & Cemetery/death Record

Embarkations

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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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Private Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 22 April 2016 - Military Record

Biographical information

Biographical information

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Death

About death

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  • Death
    1 July 1972 Public Source
  • Date of death
    July 1972 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 22 April 2016 - Gisborne Cemetery records
  • Age at death
    72yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 22 April 2016 - Gisborne Cemetery records
  • Place of death
    Gisborne, NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 22 April 2016 - Gisborne Cemetery records
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
    Taruheru Cemetery, Gisborne Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 22 April 2016 - Gisborne Cemetery records
  • Grave reference
    Block 28; Plot 401; Warrant # 13240 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 22 April 2016 - Gisborne Cemetery records
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

Roll of Honour

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Leave a tribute or memory of Wi Paku Te Runa

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  • Still trying to find out who and what happened to your mum, grandad. We don't give up easily, we're like bloodhounds hehe. Thinking of you everyday.
    Public - Dianne - Direct descendant - 13 August 2021
    Report 

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Military personnel file
    http://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=7824994
    Further Reference
  • Documents
    • The ulima-roarer : a collection of wails & fishy stories, etc., from the Indian Ocean. (1916). [Indian Ocean]: [15th Reinforcements]. AWMM
      Military Service Record AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      37: 38 AWMM
    • Soutar, M. (2019). Whitiki! Whiti! Whiti! E!: Maori In the First World War. New Zealand: David Bateman Ltd. AWMM

Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
13 August 2021DianneTauranga nzDirect descendant
22 April 2016Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher

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