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Hori Whakataka

  • Service number
    WWI 20759 AWMM
  • Also known as
    Hori (George) Apinga Whakataka Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 7 April 2016 - Research
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • NZ Maori Pioneer Battalion 8th Reinforcements Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 7 April 2016 - Military record
  • Last rank
  • War
Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 41), Page: 40 - No known copyright restrictions
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
  • Surname
    Whakataka AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Hori (George) Apinga Whakataka Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 7 April 2016 - Research
  • Service number
    WWI 20759 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
    Ngati Porou Public - Ihipera Monowai Whakataka - Other Relative - 24 April 2015 - Family Geneology
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
    Te Tairawhiti Public - Ihipera Monowai Whakataka - Other Relative - 24 April 2015 - Family Geneology
  • Religion
    Church of England Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 7 April 2016 - Military Record

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    22 June 1893 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 7 April 2016 - Military Record
  • Place of birth
    Tokomaru Bay, East Coast Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 7 April 2016 - Military Record
  • Birth notes
    son of Haua Whakataka & Harata Kaiwai Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 7 April 2016 - Military Record & Research
  • Address before enlistment
    Tokomaru Bay, East Coast, Aotearoa, New Zealand Public - Ihipera Monowai Whakataka - Other Relative - 24 April 2015 - Family records
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Haua Whakataka (father), Tokomaru Bay, New Zealand AWMM
    • His mother was Harata Kaiwai Public - Ihipera Monowai Whakataka - Other Relative - 24 April 2015 - Family records
  • Relationship status
    • 1918 married Kathleen Dorothy Denton in St Mary's Church, Walton on Thames, Chertsey, Surrey Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 7 April 2016 - Military Record & Research
    • Hori Apinga Whakataka, eldest child of Haua Whakataka and Harata Kaiwai.
      Hori married Kathleen Dorothy Denton in Church Surrey, England. Their eldest child is Ruben Lesley George Whakataka, my father Public - Ihipera Monowai Whakataka - Other Relative - 24 April 2015 - This information is from family geneological records, and marriage certificate of my parents, Ruben Lesley George Whakataka and Ruihi Naera Matauhi Porou.

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Western European Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 7 April 2016 - Military record
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • NZ Maori Pioneer Battalion 8th Reinforcements Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 7 April 2016 - Military record
  • Service number
    WWI 20759 AWMM
  • Military service
    1916-1919 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 7 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 - 7 April 2016 - Military Record

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    • WW1 Unknown AWMM Labourer/Civilian AWMM
    • 24 June 1916 at Narrow Neck Camp Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 7 April 2016 - Military Record
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment
    21yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 7 April 2016 - Military 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
    Other, WWI AWMM
    Nature of injury: Loss rt. Leg Pension: 32/- Percent: [Not stated] Source: 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% AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Private Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 7 April 2016 - Military record

Biographical information

Biographical information

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Death

About death

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  • Death
  • 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)
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
    St Mary's Church Urupa, Tuatini, Tokomaru Bay Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 7 April 2016 - Military Record (Death Notification)
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Roll of Honour

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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

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • 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

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07 April 2016Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher
29 June 2015AnleaBlenheimOther
25 April 2015TeRangiTumaiBrisbane AustraliaOther Relative
24 April 2015Ihipera Monowai WhakatakaGisborneOther Relative
06 April 2015Sheryl PatriceWellington, New ZealandOther Relative
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