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Puia Tamehana

  • Service number
    WWI 20862 AWMM
  • Also known as
    Te Pini AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • NZ Maori Pioneer Battalion, 19th Reinforcements Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 March 2016 - Military Record
  • Last rank
  • War
Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 45), Page: 34 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 45), Page: 34 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Puia AWMM
  • Surname
    Tamehana AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Te Pini AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 20862 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Church of England Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 March 2016 - Military Record

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    May 1886 Public Source
  • Date of birth
    May 1886 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 March 2016 - Military Record
  • Place of birth
    Ruatoki, BOP, NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 March 2016 - Military Record
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Whakatane, NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 March 2016 - Military Record
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Rerekai Tamehana (mother), Ruatoki, via Rotorua, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    single Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 March 2016 - Military Record

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Western European Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 March 2016 - Military Record
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • NZ Maori Pioneer Battalion, 19th Reinforcements Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 March 2016 - Military Record
  • Service number
    WWI 20862 AWMM
  • Military service
    1916-1919 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 March 2016 - Military Record
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Croix de Guerre 1914-1918 (France) AWMM
      The London Gazette (14 December 1917), Supplement:30431, p.13207. AWMM
    • British War Medal
      Victory Medal
      French Croix de guerre Medal - awarded July 1917 by General Commanding the 1st French Army Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 March 2016 - Military Record

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    • WW1 Unknown AWMM Farmer/Civilian AWMM
    • 1 August 1916 at Narrow Neck Camp Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 March 2016 - Military Record
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment
    20yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 March 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
    Mar 1917 slight Colitis; Jun 1917 wounded left hand; Feb 1919 Influenza Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 March 2016 - Military Record

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Private Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 March 2016 - Military record

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • One of the 50 Tuhoe soldiers who fought in WW1. Ngāti Rongo, Ngāti Koura. Pvt. World War 1, 1914-1918, sn 20862, 10th Reinforcements Māori Contingent, embarked 15-Nov-1916 for Devonport England. Farmer, next of kin - Mrs Rerekai Tamehana (mother) Ruatoki. Wounded July 1917, awarded Croix de Guerre medal in 1918 by the French Govt for conspicuous bravery in the field (Charles Timutimu Research Project).

    Urewera Lands Consolidation Scheme (Report of Commissioners as to position of). Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives, 1924 Session I, G-07."At a sitting of the Commission at Ruatoki in April last it was stated that a number of the Urewera Natives sold their lands prior to enlisting for the war; those who returned now find themselves landless, and they ask that the Crown give them land so that they may not be a burden on the members of their families." Tamehana was listed as one of these men. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Anzac Hall, Te Rewarewa Marae, Ruatoki AWMM

Roll of Honour

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  • He had eight children to his wife Kerehitina Tamati and is buried at Motutapu Mourea where he lived and worked as a farmer on Pukahukiwi, some of his children were raised up in Mourea and others at Te Teko. Today he has only three children Living Kerehitina 2, Roimata, and one Son John, John and Roimata are living in Rotorua, and Kerehitina in Kaeo up north.
    Public - John thomas Hautehoro - Child - 5 September 2017
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Sources

Sources

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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
      45: 34 AWMM
    • Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives of New Zealand. AWMM
      Urewera Lands Consolidation Scheme (Report of Commissioners as to position of). Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives, 1924 Session I, G-07. AWMM
    • Research for this record was kindly provided by the Nga Wahi Pakanga I Karipori Charles Timutimu Research (August 2014). This project focused on the men of the Te Urewera area who fought in the 1st World War 1914 - 1918. AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 4: Includes portrait AWMM
    • Soutar, M. (2019). Whitiki! Whiti! Whiti! E!: Maori In the First World War. New Zealand: David Bateman Ltd. AWMM

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05 September 2017John thomas Hautehoro Rotorua AotearoaChild
25 March 2016Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher

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