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Tango Kokiri

Bartlett, W.H. (ca. 1914-1918) Maori soldier. Auckland War Memorial Museum - Tamaki Paenga Hira. PH97/2 env6.10. No known copyright restrictions.

Bartlett, W.H. (ca. 1914-1918) Maori soldier. Auckland War Memorial Museum - Tamaki Paenga Hira. PH9 …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Tango AWMM
  • Surname
    Kokiri AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 20598 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    16 December 1887 AWMM RotoruaBay of Plenty AWMM
    Rotorua, New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 1 May 1916 AWMM Rotorua, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Wiremu Kingi (brother), Ohinemutu, Rotorua, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 2 April 1917 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    • Narrow Neck Camp AWMM
    • Trentham Camp AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 1 May 1916 AWMM
    Age 28 AWMM
    Civil servant/Civilian AWMM
  • 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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 7.5 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      15 stone AWMM
    • Dental, Unknown Period AWMM
      good AWMM
    • Died of Sickness, Cause of Death AWMM
      Died acute appendicitis and suppurative peritonitis AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Attended Te Aute College

    Commissioned as Sergeant 6th Hauraki Regiment, 9 November 1916, gazetted, NZ Gazette No 135, 1 December 1916.

    Commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant gazetted, NZ Gazette, No. 47, 15 March 1917.

    NOK, brother's name anglicised on the Nominal Roll to William King AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    21 April 1917 AWMM
    South Atlantic OceanAtlantic Ocean AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Obituary: Tiki Talk (troopship magazine), June, 1917. AWMM
  • Memorial name
    Te Arawa Soldiers' Memorial
    Government Gardens
    New Zealand Public - Pamela - Researcher - 30 January 2015 - Research into Te Arawa Soldiers' Memorial; list of names in 1927 Rotorua Chronicle Souvenir Programme
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Auckland Provincial Memorial, Waikumete Cemetery, Glen Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • In remembrance of the man (the younger brother of our paternal grandfather, Wiremu Kingi Atetini Te Wharepurangi aka Kihi Tanira) for whom our father Tangonui (Tango) Falkland Kokiri Kingi was named.
    Public - Tarita - Other Relative - 27 April 2015



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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
27 April 2015TaritaTurangi, New ZealandOther Relative
30 January 2015Pamela Rotorua New Zealand Researcher

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