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Roll of honour, listing World War 1 soldiers from the Cook Islands. Ref: 1/1-006732-G. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. This is one of two honours boards. The second relates to the Fourth and Fifth contingents. Both are now housed in the Pioneer Lounge of the Cook Islands RSA. The Two boards originally stood in the old courthouse, but were moved just before a fire destroyed the building. (Information from Henry Wichman of Rarotonga, 2010). /records/22480864

Roll of honour, listing World War 1 soldiers from the Cook Islands. Ref: 1/1-006732-G. Alexander Tur …

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  • Title
  • Forenames
  • Surname
    Inga AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Ingatu Ngau AWMM
    • I. Ngau AWMM
    • Notknown Inga AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 16/1184 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    21 August 1895 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra MangaiaCook Islands Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Ngau (father), Avarua, Rarotonga, Cook Islands, Pacific Islands AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 16/1184 AWMM
  • Military service
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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • 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 Sickness, Cause of Death AWMM
      Died of malaria and broncho pneumonia AWMM
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 10.5" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      165 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • War service: Egypt, Western Front, Palestine
    Disembarked Suez, 15 March 1916.
    Embarked Port Said to join the British Expeditionary Force, France, 9 April 1916.
    Admitted to No 7 General Hospital, St Omer, 12 June 1916 (German measles); rejoined unit, in the field, 30 June 1916.
    Admitted to No 2 NZ Field Ambulance, 3 January 1917 (chilblains, feet); transferred to NZ Division Rest Station, 4 January 1917; rejoined unit, in the field, 17 January 1917.
    On leave to United Kingdom, 1 August 1917; rejoined unit, in the field, 13 August 1917.
    Found guilty, 20 October 1917, of when on Active Service being absent from Working Parade, 5.45 am to 11.15 am, 20 October 1917, thereby causing his work to be performed by another soldier: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeited 1 day's pay.
    Detached to Rarotongan Company, 14 January 1918.
    Embarked Marseilles for Egypt, 21 January 1918; disembarked Alexandria, 4 February 1918.
    Admitted to 130th C[?] Field Ambulance, 4 July 1918 (malaria); transferred to 36th Stationary Hospital, Gaza, 7 July 1918; to 24th Stationary Hospital, Kantara, 14 July 1918; to 27th General Hospital, Abbassia, 17 July 1917; to Aotea Convalescent Home, Heliopolis, 6 August 1918; discharged to duty, 11 August 1918; rejoined unit, in the field, 1 September 1918.
    Admitted to 76th Casualty Clearing Station, Ludd, 7 December 1918 (malaria); transferred to 26th Casualty Clearing Station, 9 December 1918 (dangerously ill: malaria and pneumonia).
    Died of disease (malaria and broncho-pneumonia), 12 December 1918. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    12 December 1918 AWMM
    PalestineMiddle East AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel AWMM A55 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Cook Islands Roll of Honour Board, RSA Rarotonga AWMM

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  • External links
  • References
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      25: 2 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.35; p.185 AWMM
    • NZEF Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra AWMM
    • Soutar, M. (2019). Whitiki! Whiti! Whiti! E!: Maori In the First World War. New Zealand: David Bateman Ltd. AWMM
    • This record was partially compiled from information kindly provided by Bobby Nicholas, Paula Paniani and Cate Walker, Cook Islands WW1 NZEF ANZAC Soldiers Research Project AWMM


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