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Iaveta Karika

  • Service number
    WWI 19244 AWMM
  • Also known as
    • Karika Laveta AWMM
    • Iaveta Karika Tavake AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
  • War
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
    Iaveta AWMM
  • Surname
    Karika AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Karika Laveta AWMM
    • Iaveta Karika Tavake AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 19244 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1894 AWMM RarotongaCook Islands AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs Iaveta (wife), Umaroa, 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 19244 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
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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
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Medical history

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Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Manuka then transhipped to "Malwa" at Sydney for Suez. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    11 September 1931 AWMM
    RarotongaCook Islands AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Taputapu Atea Burial Grounds, Avarua, Rarotonga, Cook Islands 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

Roll of Honour

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  • Kia Orana
    Iaveta Tavake Karika. I'm Paying my Respect and Honouring you on this ANZAC day 25 April 2022 Im George Teariki Karika Great grand Nephew Mokopuna, son of Takau George Karika.Newsflash: 4 Plants line up with the Moon on the 23 April 2022 Saturn,Mars,Venus,Jupiter this has not happen since 947AD. 1000 yrs ago. Papa just wanna share that with you. Im fascinated to what's beyond the Universe.
    kia Orana.
    Public - George - Direct descendant - 25 April 2022
  • kia orana e PapaIaveta
    today is remembrance ANZAC I appreciate the sacrifice you went through during ww1 .I have your Photos with Papageorge & PapaMani On my Instagram Page so Proud of you all. kia Mataora
    Public - george - Other relative - 24 April 2021
  • kia Orana , Iaveta Karika paying respect and honouring my great-granduncle.
    your great-grandnephew George teariki Karika.

    Forward the light brigade was there a man dismayed
    not tho the soldier knew someone had blundered
    their's not to make Reply
    their's not to reason Why
    their's but to do and Die
    into the valley of death rode the six hundred
    by Alfred Lord Tennyson - 1855
    Public - George - Other relative - 25 April 2020



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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
      44: 1 AWMM
    • Soutar, M. (2019). Whitiki! Whiti! Whiti! E!: Maori In the First World War. New Zealand: David Bateman Ltd. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family 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
    • 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


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25 April 2022GeorgeDarwin, AustrailaDirect descendant
25 April 2020GeorgeAustraliaOther relative

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