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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: HMNZT 29
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: Military personnel file
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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