Tane (Tanetiki or Dan) Hopa

  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal
  • Born 11 July 1896, Temuka, South Canterbury, New Zealand
  • Died 17 February 1953, Wellington, New Zealand
  • Last rank Sapper/Sergeant
  • Service number 20668
  • Served In Māori Contingent, 7th Reinforcements
  • Next of Kin Mrs C Hopa (wife), 9 Kenton Street, Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London and Mrs O Cosgrove (formerly Hopa) (mother), Tuahiwi, Kaiapoi, New Zealand
  • Pre-war occupation Labourer for J. Judson, Woodend
  • ReligionChurch of England (Anglican)
  • Enlisted22 May 1916
  • Embarkationaboard HMNZT 61 Aparima, departed 19 August 1916, Wellington, disembarked 24 October 1916, Devonport, Devon, England
  • Theatres of operationWestern European 1917-1918
  • Periods of service117 days in New Zealand and three years 69 days overseas in Western Europe. Total service of three years and 186 days
  • Returned to New Zealandaboard Ionic, 25 October 1919
  • Discharged23 November 1919 on termination of period of engagement
  • AwardedBritish War Medal and Victory Medal