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the men of the 21st MAORI CONTINGENT Pioneer Battalion - 1917

Journal by ngairedith

50 men of the 21st Reinforcements MAORI CONTINGENT Pioneer Battalion embarked on the HMNZT 92 Ruahine on 15 August 1917 and arrived in the port of Glasgow, Scotland on 2 October 1917
- also on board was the 29th Reinforcements N.Z.E.F.

of the 50 men 6 died of disease and 3 died after discharge

PARAKUKA, Hamiora Terakata
- 2nd Lieutenant 20608
- a Boatbuilder from Rotorua
- NEXT OF KIN: wife, Te Aowhinga (nee Poururu), Ohinemutu, Rotorua

GRAY, Patrick
- Sergeant 19633
- a Station Hand from Tokaanu
- NEXT OF KIN: father, Hereipohiahia Gray, Tokaanu

KOKIRI, Watene
- Corporal 19718
- a Barman from Rotorua
- NEXT OF KIN: mother, Mrs Rangitarahae Kokiri, Te Ngae, Rotorua
- his brother Hapimana Reri Kokiri served with the 12th Maori Contingent as Private 19430 embarking 2 Jan 1917

- Lance Corporal 19912
- a Farmer from Kohukohu
- NEXT OF KIN:mother, Ella Smith, Kohukohu


AUBREY, Alfred Kiringaua 19973
- was a Labourer from Auckland
- NEXT OF KIN: wife, Alice Aubrey, 22 Napier St, Auckland,

- a Labourer of Whangarei
- NEXT OF KIN: mother, Mrs Puti Auwha, Pupuke, via Whangarei
- son of Auwha & Ngaporia of Matangirua, Whangaroa
- DIED OF DISEASE at sea, 27 September 1917 aged 19
- Auckland Provincial Museum Memorial, Waitakere

BROWN, Taupe 19477
- Bushman of Te Kaha
- brother of Teriaki below
- NEXT OF KIN: father, Heremia Brown, Te Kaha, Bay of Plenty

BROWN, Teriaki 19949
- Bushman from Te Kaha
- brother of Taupe above
- NEXT OF KIN: father, Heremia Brown, Te Kaha, Bay of Plenty

DAVIE, Waru 19940 - Farmer from Tauranga
- NEXT OF KIN: father, Kiekie Davie, Tauranga
- born in North Auckland to Kiekie & Annie Davie
- DIED after discharge OF DISEASE or WOUNDS 28 August 1920
- Maungatapu (Waitaia) Maori Cemetery, SUnset Crescent, Tauranga

DAVY, Para 19703
- Farmer from Tauranga
- NEXT OF KIN: mother, Ani Davy, Tauranga
- DIED OF DISEASE, France 8 Nov 1918
- III. E. 16. Awoingt British Military Cemetery, Nord, France

EDMONDS, Hemi 19914
- Bushman from Kaikohe
- NEXT OF KIN: father, Charles Edmonds, Kaikohe, Bay of Islands

EDWARDS, Sid 19845
- Labourer from Wairoa
- NEXT OF KIN: wife, Heni Edwards, Wairoa, Hawkes Bay

ENOKA, Tahere 'Harry' 19956
- Farmer from Te Teko
- NEXT OF KIN: wife, Makarita/Makereta (nee Tahere), Te Teko

GERRARD, Mohi 19954
- Labourer from Port Awanui
- NEXT OF KIN: father, Takena Gerrard, Port Awanui

GILMAN, Rua 19959
- Labourer from Tolaga Bay
- NEXT OF KIN: father, David Gilman, Tolaga Ba

HAEATA, Kani 19906
- Farmer from Whakatane
- NEXT OF KIN: cousin, Mrs Wirinia Tunui, Poroporo, Whakatane

HAEREWA, David 19955
- Blacksmith from Tuparoa
- NEXT OF KIN: father, Hakupa Haerewa, Tuparoa

INIA, Morehu 19971
- Farmer from Titoki
- NEXT OF KIN: father, Whare Inia, Mangakahia, Pipiwai, Titoki

JAMES, Charlie 19915
- Flaxmiller from Rotorua
- NEXT OF KIN: sister, Mata James, Okere Falls, Rotorua

KARAPAINA, Paratene 19948
- Farmer from Te Kaha
- NEXT OF KIN: father, Pirihi Karapaina, Te Kaha, Bay of Plenty
- DIED OF DISEASE, UK 31 Jan 1919
- his brother Hakota Karapaina, Private 16/1491, served with the 4th maori Contingent and was Killed In Action on Somme France 1916 (Paratene had been his next of kin)
- another brother, Waitangi Karapaina, served with the 23rd Maori Contingent, Private 20025, Nov 1917

MAKU, Phillip 19943 -
- Farmer from Whirinaki
- NEXT OF KIN: brother, Brown Maku, Whirinaki, Hokianga

MIRU, Thomas Nathan 19932
- Mill Hand from Mangawhare
- NEXT OF KIN: mother, Mrs Terehu Tai Miru, Mangawhare

MOKA, James 19779
- Barman from Mangamuku
- * enlisted as James Williams
- his brother Willie Moka, Corporal 20624, also enlisted as Williams, with the 7th Maori Contingent. He died of wounds in France 4 Sept 1918, 26 days before James
- NEXT OF KIN: father, William Moka, Mangamuku, Hokianga
- Son of William & Ellen Moka of Mangamuka, Hokianga
- DIED OF DISEASE, at No. 1 New Zealand General Hospital, Brockenhurst, England on 30 Sep 1918, 8 weeks after falling ill
- Buried Brockenhurst (St Nicholas) Churchyard, Hampshire, UK
- Plot A, Row 3, Grave 19 Brockenhurst (St Nicholas) Churchyard, Hampshire, England

NGATIPEHI, Ieni 19925
- Labourer from Ohinemutu
- NEXT OF KIN: wife, Meteria Ngatipehi, Ohinemutu, Rotorua,

OTENE, Tawhiwhi 19931 - Farmer from Hastings
- NEXT OF KIN: father, Taho Otene, Hastings,

OTENE, Wi Maihi 19967
- Farmer from Hastings
- NEXT OF KIN: father, Paerikiriki Otene, Hastings,
- was livng in Taupo 1972

PANIORA, Arthur 19938
- Labourer from Waipoua
- NEXT OF KIN: wife, Tetawhia Paniora, Waipoua, Hokianga

PAORA, Kahuroa 16/696
- Timber Worker from Taupo
- NEXT OF KIN: father, Rokino Paora, Taupo,
- 4 Drake St, Freeman's Bay
- Buried 7 Jun 1921 Purewa Cemetery, Auckland

PAUL, Rori 19965
- Farmer from Katikati
- NEXT OF KIN: father, Para Paul, Katikati

PERA, Manga 19941
- Labourer from Kaikohe
- NEXT OF KIN: father, Kato Pera, Kaikohe

RAKETE, Wiri 19916
- Sawmill Hand from Kaikohe
- NEXT OF KIN: father, Piri Hakete, Kaikohe

RANGI, Tommy 19946
- Labourer from Te Kuiti
- NEXT OF KIN: father, Marikena Rangi, Te Kuiti

RANSFIELD, Robert 19930
- Farmer from Ohau
- NEXT OF KIN: father, Simon Ransfield, Ohau

RICHMOND, Whare 19926
- Packer from Torere
- NEXT OF KIN: father, Rehua Richmond, Torere, Bay of Plenty

ROBSON, George Thomas 19969
- Labourer from Pukepoto
- NEXT OF KIN: father, Herbert Robson, Pukepoto, via Kaitaia

ROBSON, Paerata 19970
- Labourer from Pukepoto
- NEXT OF KIN: father, William Robson, Pukepoto, via Kaitaia

RUA, Peter 55549
- Fisherman from Chatham Islands
- NEXT OF KIN: father, Te Rua Hereta, Chatham Islands

RUKA, Tu 19922
- Farmer from Rotorua
- NEXT OF KIN: father, Ngapapa Ruka, Ngapuna, Rotorua

SAVAGE, Daniel Hiko 19975
- Ferryman from Matata
- NEXT OF KIN: father, John Savage, Matata, Bay of Islands
- DIED after discharge of DISEASE or WOUNDS 31 Dec 1923 aged 25

TAUTAU, John 19960
- Sheep-farmer from Gisborne
- NEXT OF KIN: father, Waitanwha Matenga (father), Gisborne
- DIED after discharge of DISEASE or WOUNDS 10 Nov 1919

TAWHIAO, Peter 19957
- Farmer from Tauranga
- NEXT OF KIN: father, Tawhiao of Tauranga

TEAOMARAMA, Hirini 19923
- Labourer from Waiotapu
- NEXT OF KIN: father, Teaomarama, Waiotapu, via Rotorua,

TE MARO, Herewini 19970
- Labourer from Rangitukia
- Son of Ohipene Te Maro of Rangitukia, East Cape
- DIED OF DISEASE, NZ to France 19 Mar 1920
- Buried Tikapa Maori Cemetery, Gisborne District (urupa, Tikapa Road, beside Pokuia Marae, 17km from Ruatoria, Gosborne)

TE RAINA, Teweka 16/1389
- Bushman from Te Kaha
- NEXT OF KIN: father, Kingi Te Raina, Te Kaha, Opotiki
- DIED OF DISEASE, NZ to France 15 Jun 1918
- buried Te Kaha Maori Cemetery, 74km north of Opotiki

TEREI, Willie 19976
- Mill Hand from Putaruru
- NEXT OF KIN: father, Paehua Terei, Waotu, via Putaruru,

TIPUNA, Apirana 19944
- Horse-trainer from Gisborne
- NEXT OF KIN: mother, Mrs Rina Waipare (mother), Gisborne

TONGI, Taraia 19924
- Labourer from Hastings
- NEXT OF KIN: father, Davis Tongi, Hastings

UWERATA, Romana 19966
- Farmer from Huria
- NEXT OF KIN: sister, Ngarongoa Uwerata, huria, Tauranga

WILLIAMS, James - see Jame MOKA abve

WILLIAMS, Paewai 19958
- Scrub cutter from Gisborne
- NEXT OF KIN: father, Harry Williams, Gisborne

WITEHIRA, Robert 19950
- Labourer from Kaikohe
- NEXT OF KIN: father, Eramiha Witehira, Kaikohe, Bay of Islands
- his brother Joe Witehira served with the 22nd Maori Contingent as Private 19934

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Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them


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