Pita (Peter) Tauwhare

  • 1914 -1915 Star
  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal
  • Born 18 March 1890, Arahura, West Coast, New Zealand
  • Died 17 July 1932, Te Oreore, Masterton
  • Last rank Private
  • Service number 16/213
  • Served In New Zealand Māori Contingent, New Zealand Pioneer (Māori) Battalion, A Company
  • Next of Kin Tiri Tauwhare (sister), Kaiapoi
  • Pre-war occupation Law Clerk
  • ReligionChurch of England (Anglican)
  • Enlisted19 October 1914, Wellington
  • Embarkationaboard HMNZT 20, Warrimoo, departed 14 February 1915, Wellington, disembarked 26 March 1915, Suez, Egypt
  • Theatres of operationEgyptian 1915 and Gallipoli 1915
  • Periods of service178 days in New Zealand and 355 days overseas in Egypt and Gallipoli. Total service of one year and 168 days
  • Returned to New Zealandaboard S.S. Rotorua, 16th December 1915
  • Discharged4 April 1916, no longer physically fit for active service
  • Awarded1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal