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Full Name: Paetaha Paora
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): Paetaha
Surname: Paora
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 16/201
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Farmer
Next of Kin: Paora Kohatu, Taupo, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: Taupo, New Zealand
Military District: Auckland
Body on Embarkation: 1st Maori Contingent
Embarkation Unit: B 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: 562
Campaigns: Gallipoli
Last Unit Served: New Zealand Pioneer Battalion
Place of Death: Malta
Date of Death: 4 February 1916
Year of Death: 1916
Cause of Death: Died of disease
Cemetery Name: Pieta Military Cemetery, Malta
Grave Reference: C. VII. 6.
Biographical Notes: Paetaha Paora was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Kohatu Paora, of Taupo, Rotorua, New Zealand.
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.
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
NZETC: New Zealand Electronic Text Collection topic page
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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