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Eruera Kawhia

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 10 August 1916 p041 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 10 August 1916 p041 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    Declared on Military Form 12 Sept 1893 (should be 1896) Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 3 January 2016 - Military record
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
    Son of Raniera and Heni Kawhia, of Rangitukia Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 3 January 2016 - http://www.nzwargraves.org.nz/casualties/eruera-kawhia
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 10 October 1914 AWMM Rangitukia, Port Awanui, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Raniera Tuhoro Kawhia (father), Kahukura, Port Awanui, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 February 1915 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • Somme AWMM
    • Armentieres AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 16/95 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    In service New Zealand, 21 October 1914 - 9 February 1915 AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 10 October 1914 AWMM Farmer/Civilian AWMM
    AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      6 feet AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      14 stone 2 pounds AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      brown AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Black AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      17 December 1915 admitted 1st South General Hospital discharged 29? December 1915 AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      received in action, Armentieres 8 June 1916 AWMM
    • Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM
      received in action AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Eruera Kawhia was the son of Raniera and Heni Kawhia, of Rangitukia, brother of Potene Tuhoro (16/769)

    He attested at Kahukura 10 October 1914 and lied about his age. He was 15 or 16 years old

    Military History sheet records he served in New Zealand 21 October 1914 to 9 February 1915 (112 days)

    Aboard HMNZT 20 10 February 1915 to 25 March 1915 (44 days)

    AWMM Auckland War Memorial Museum. Scars on the Heart gallery, WW1. Signature on the Scroll of the 1st New Zealand Maori Contingent, 1915. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 624.

    Egypt 26 March 1915 to 5 April 1915 (11 days)

    Casualty form records he boarded Aquitania for England [from Egypt] 1915

    16 January 1916 attached to strength, Hornchurch 16 January 1916

    14 April 1916 left for Boulogne , France 14 April 1916

    17 April 1916 attached to strength, Etaples

    17 May 1916 to rejoin unit

    Parents, Raniera and Heni had 2 sons die in WW1: Eruera Kawhia (16/95) and Potene Tuhoro (16/769). They went on to have 2 more sons and they named them in memory of the older boys. The namesakes are: Eruera Armentières Tuhoro (802247) and Potene Brockenhurst Tuhoro.

    Lied about age to enlist, claimed to have been born 12 September 1893. He was only 15 or 16 years old AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    8 June 1916 AWMM
    Age 20 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres, France AWMM II. A. 34. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Gisborne War Memorial AWMM
    • St Mary's Church, Memorial Board, Tikitiki, near Rangitukia, East Coasts, New Zealand AWMM
    • Tairawhiti Marae Gates, Rangitukia, East Coast, New Zealand AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

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03 January 2016Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher
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