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Teapaina Taote

Photograph of the Atiu Cenotaph, Atiu, Cook Islands. Image courtesy of Bobby Nicholas, Paula Paniani and Cate Walker, Cook Islands WW1 NZEF ANZAC Soldiers Research Project (October 2019). Image is subject to copyright restrictions.

Photograph of the Atiu Cenotaph, Atiu, Cook Islands. Image courtesy of Bobby Nicholas, Paula Paniani …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Teapaina AWMM
  • Surname
    Taote AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Taote AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 19331 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1894 Cook Islands WW1 Project AtiuCook Islands Cook Islands WW1 Project
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • WW1 Ravea (mother), Atiu, Cook Islands, Pacific Islands AWMM
    • Father is Teapaina Rongo also known as Tuonio of Atiu, Cook Islands.
      Mother is Te Atua Ravea Nganurakau also of Atiu, Cook Islands. Public - Miria - Other relative - 6 May 2023 - "Cook Islands, Public Records, 1846-1989," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 3 May 2017), Land Records > Atiu > Land court minute books 1919-1955 vol 1-2 > image 274 of 490; citing Land and Survey Office, Avarua and the Justice Department, Rarotonga.
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 19331 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

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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

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  • Last rank

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    • Listed on the Cook Islands Roll of Honour Board, RSA Rarotonga, as 'Pte Teapaina T'. Source: WW1 NZEF ANZAC Soldiers Research Project.

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

      Listed on the Atiu cenotaph as "Taote"

      Headstone/Grave Location: Unknown April 2019 AWMM
    • Brother to Tukurangi (m), Te Atuaura (f), Rota (f), Rima (m), Metua (m), Ravea (f) DSP, Tua (m) DSP, Himself Taote.

      Married to Tanga Ruamoana of Atiu, Cook Islands on the 19 November 1919. Public - Miria - Other relative - 6 May 2023 - (n.d.). Retrieved May 6, 2023, from
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About death

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  • Death
    14 October 1946 AWMM
    AtiuCook Islands AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Atiu, Cook Islands AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Atiu Cenotaph, Atiu, Cook Islands AWMM
    • 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
      44: 2 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
    • 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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06 May 2023MiriaAuckland, New ZealandOther relative

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