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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: HMNZT 20
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.
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Sources Used:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume I. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1914-1919
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
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