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Paora Arapeta

  • Service number
    WWI 20874 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • 10th NZ Maori Pioneer Battalion Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 21 February 2016 - Military Record
  • Last rank
  • War
Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories Panel Ansell W.H. - Armitage-McElwaine B.G. (photo J Halpin 2010) - No known copyright restrictions

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories Panel Ansell W.H. - Armitage-McElwaine B. …

Identity

  • Title
    Private Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 21 February 2016 - Military record
  • Forenames
    Paora AWMM
  • Surname
    Arapeta AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 20874 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Church of England Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 21 February 2016 - Military record

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    5 June 1895 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 21 February 2016 - Military Record
  • Place of birth
    Omaio, BOP Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 21 February 2016 - Military Record
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Omaio, BOP Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 21 February 2016 - Military Record
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Awhirakau Arapeta (mother), Omaio, Opotiki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    single Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 21 February 2016 - Military Record

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Western European Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 21 February 2016 - Military Record
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • 10th NZ Maori Pioneer Battalion Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 21 February 2016 - Military Record
  • Service number
    WWI 20874 AWMM
  • Military service
    1916-1919 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 21 February 2016 - Military Record
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    British War & Victory Medals Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 21 February 2016 - Military Records

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment
    21yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 21 February 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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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Death

About death

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  • Death
    24 December 1929 AWMM
    MaraenuiEastern Bay of Plenty AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
    Maraenui Urupa, East Bay of Plenty Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 21 February 2016 - Research
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
    Tikitiki Church War Memorial Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 21 February 2016 - Research
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

Roll of Honour

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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
      45: 34 AWMM
    • Soutar, M. (2019). Whitiki! Whiti! Whiti! E!: Maori In the First World War. New Zealand: David Bateman Ltd. AWMM
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