Motu (Mutu) Mangai Areta

  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal
  • Born 16 August 1895, Kaiapoi, Christchurch or 7 June 1894, Porangahau, Hawke’s Bay
  • Died 4 March 1973, Hillmorton, Christchurch
  • Last rank Private/Trooper
  • Service number 7/1943
  • Served In New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 9th Reinforcements, Canterbury Mounted Rifles, C Squadron
  • Next of Kin Mr Raine Areta (father), Kaiapoi, and Mrs G. Briggs (cousin), Lyttelton
  • Pre-war occupation Farmer, Burnham Industrial School
  • ReligionChurch of England (Anglican)
  • Enlisted18 October 1915
  • Embarkationaboard HMNZT 37 Maunganui, departed 8 January 1916, Wellington, disembarked Suez, Egypt, 8 February 1916.
  • Theatres of operationEgyptian 1916, Egyptian E.F. 1916 and Western European 1916-17-18-19
  • Periods of service110 days in New Zealand and three years 87 days overseas in Egypt and Western Europe. Total service of three years 197 days.
  • Returned to New Zealandaboard Westmoreland, 6 April 1919
  • Discharged4 May 1919 on termination of period of engagement
  • AwardedBritish War Medal and Victory Medal

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