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Full Name
Ramera Wairau
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
Ramera
Surname
Wairau
Also Known As
Ramera Wairau
War
World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.
16/779
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Private
Next of Kin
Miss Wahatu Wairau (sister), Mahia, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
Clive, New Zealand
Military District
Wellington
Body on Embarkation
New Zealand Expeditionary Force (NZEF)
Embarkation Unit
2 Maori Contingent
Embarkation Date
18 September 1915
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Transport
Vessel
Waitemata
Destination
Suez, Egypt (26 October 1915)
Nominal Roll Number
Vol1
Page on Nominal Roll
748
Last Unit Served
New Zealand Pioneer Battalion
Place of Death
No. 2 New Zealand General Hospital ex France
Date of Death
30 October 1916
Age at Death
21
Year of Death
1916
Cause of Death
Died of sickness
Cemetery Name
Walton and Weybridge (Walton-on-Thames) Cemetery, Surrey, England
Grave Reference
Screen Wall. 909.
Memorial Name
Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories
Biographical Notes
  • Son of Ra and Wahati Wairau, of Opoutama, Hawkes Bay.
  • Brother of Paihau, of Opoutama, Hawkes Bay, and Ra, who died of disease on 11 December 1915, en route to Malta from Gallipoli.
Description of Image
  • Walton and Weybridge Cemetery, England, where 19 New Zealanders are buried. (Courtesy of Daphne Hobby, no date)
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories Panel Wainwright, F. - Walker, C.L. (photo J Halpin 2010)
Additional Information
No. 2 New Zealand General Hospital, Mount Felix, Walton. (see vertical files (Hospitals, Military), Armoury Information Centre, Auckland War Memorial Museum)
Archives NZ source
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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