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Full Name
Ngare William Mangaroa
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
Ngare William
Surname
Mangaroa
Also Known As
Ngare
War
World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.
16/400
Iwi
Ngati Tuwharetoa
Hapu
Ngati Manunui
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Private
Occupation before Enlistment
Student
Next of Kin
Thompson Mangaroa (brother), Taumarunui, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
Kakahi, New Zealand
Military District
Wellington
Body on Embarkation
1st Maori Contingent
Embarkation Unit
A Company
Embarkation Date
14 February 1915
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Transport
Vessel
Warrimoo
Destination
Suez, Egypt
Nominal Roll Number
Vol1
Page on Nominal Roll
480
Last Unit Served
New Zealand Maori Contingent
Place of Death
Malta ex Gallipoli
Date of Death
30 December 1915
Year of Death
1915
Cause of Death
Died of pleurisy, following wounds received on Gallipoli
Cemetery Name
Pieta Military Cemetery, Malta
Grave Reference
C. IV. 2.
Biographical Notes
  • Brother of Miss Kuhu Mangaroa of Kakahi.
  • Private Mangaroa was wounded in action on 10 August 1915 during the August Offensive. He was evacuated off Gallipoli to Malta where he died of pleurissy on 30 December 1915.
  • Two brothers served in WW1 and died : Ngare William Mangaroa (16/400) and Thompson Mangaroa (25556).
Description of Image
Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915
Additional Information
From the spring of 1915, the hospitals and convalescent depots established on the islands of Malta and Gozo dealt with over 135,000 sick and wounded, chiefly from the campaigns in Gallipoli and Salonika, although increased submarine activity in the Mediterranean meant that fewer hospital ships were sent to the island from May 1917.
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Sources Used
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume I. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1914-1919
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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