Also known as
Hori (George) Apinga Whakataka Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 7 April 2016 - Research
WWI 20759 AWMM
Church of England Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 7 April 2016 - Military Record
Medals and Awards
British War Medal
Victory Medal Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 7 April 2016 - Military Record
POW liberation details
POW serial number
Private Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 7 April 2016 - Military record
Date of death
26 December 1935 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 7 April 2016 - Military Record (Death Notification)
Age at death
42yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 7 April 2016 - Military Record (Death Notification)
Place of death
Tokomaru Bay, East Coast, NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 7 April 2016 - Military Record (Death Notification)
Cause of death
Typhoid Fever Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 7 April 2016 - Military Record (Death Notification)
St Mary's Church Urupa, Tuatini, Tokomaru Bay Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 7 April 2016 - Military Record (Death Notification)
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aroha mutunga kore ki tō mātou pāpā xox
Public - Anlea - 29 June 2015
As one of many mokopuna of Hori Whakataka I respect and acknowledge his contribution and personal sacrifice in his endeavours in the First World War in France. The fact that he returned to New Zealand and he and Kathleen Denton forged a life together raising their family of which my Mother, Ruby Kathleen Julia Whakataka was their second child.
Public - TeRangiTumai - Other Relative - 25 April 2015
My mind goes back to when a young wounded soldier was nursed by an English nurse, they fell in love and married. Hori Whakataka was not accepted by her family and when our dad was born they had probably already planned the journey to NZ, which to Kathleen was on the other side of the world. How brave of her to leave her family and country and bring her son (my father, Ruben Lesley George Whakataka) who was only six weeks old to New Zealand - to Tokomaru Bay. That would've been some culture shock for her, bless her! Her sister came to NZ with them, her name was Charlotte Denton and she married a Chalcraft and settled further up the East Coast. One of our sisters is named for Charlotte. We are descendants of intrepid travellers, adventurous, and looking to start their future together. Ka mau te wehi.
Public - Ihipera Monowai Whakataka - Other Relative - 24 April 2015
Our dearest great grand father. My daughter and I have gone through your files and have learnt a lot from what we have seen. I have only ever heard minimal stories and being able to read your files has made me feel a bit closer to you. From the place you lost your leg to the church you were wedded at. The family that you and our great grandmother Kathleen started many decades ago are living strong and we are HUGE. We honour your memory forever great grand daddy. Arohanui from your whanau in Windy Wellington.
Public - Sheryl Patrice - Other Relative - 6 April 2015
E te koro kei te heke tonu ngaa roimata, kei te heke tonu ngaa hupe, kei te heke tonu te kupu aroha, te kupu poroporaki. Kare kau ana he whakamaumaharatanga. Moe mai i roto i te aroha o te ariki.
To my grandfather as I remember you I have tears in my eyes and they fall, I have mucus in my nose and it falls, I have words of love for you and they fall. I will never forget you though I have never met you. The Lord look after you.
Public - Lawrence Sonny Jensen - Other Relative - 6 February 2015
- New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
41: 40 AWMM
- New Zealand. Army (c.1920). A further list of the names of ex-members of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force suffering permanent disability from 20% to 100% : compiled from returns supplied by the Commissioner of Pensions, in respect to: a) Permanent war pensions; and from returns supplied by the Director-General of Medical Services, regarding: b) discharged hospital patients; assessed as suffering permanent disability, and who are whilst in hospital, receiving full pensions. New Zealand. Director-General of Medical Services. AWMM
- Soutar, M. (2019). Whitiki! Whiti! Whiti! E!: Maori In the First World War. New Zealand: David Bateman Ltd. AWMM
|07 April 2016||Lorraine M||Gisborne, NZ||Researcher||
|29 June 2015||Anlea||Blenheim||Other||
|25 April 2015||TeRangiTumai||Brisbane Australia||Other Relative||
|24 April 2015||Ihipera Monowai Whakataka||Gisborne||Other Relative||
|06 April 2015||Sheryl Patrice||Wellington, New Zealand||Other Relative||
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