Te Matenga Haeroa Taiaroa

  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal
  • Born 8 December 1892, Ōtākou, New Zealand
  • Died 4 March 1950, Dunedin
  • Last rank Private
  • Service number 16/1245
  • Served In A Company, 3rd Māori Contingent
  • Next of Kin Mrs Margaret Karetai (mother), Ōtākou, Dunedin
  • Pre-war occupation Farmer
  • ReligionChurch of England (Anglican)
  • Enlisted26 October 1915
  • Embarkationaboard HMNZT 42 or HMNZT 43 or HMNZT 44, Ulimaroa, Mokoia or Navua, departed 5 February 1916, Wellington
  • Theatres of operationEgyptian 1916, Egyptian E.F. 1916 and Western European 1916-1917-1918
  • Periods of service130 days in New Zealand and three years 110 days overseas in Egypt and Western Europe. Total service of three years and 240 days
  • Returned to New Zealandaboard Paparoa, 1 May 1919
  • Discharged22 June 1919, on termination of period of engagement
  • AwardedBritish War Medal and Victory Medal