David Kaka Te Au

  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal
  • 1914 -1915 Star
  • Born 10 June 1882, Colac Bay, Southland, New Zealand
  • Died 7 August 1963
  • Last rank Private
  • Service number 16/305
  • Served In A Company, 1st Māori Contingent, New Zealand Pioneer (Māori) Battalion
  • Next of Kin Mr Ratimera Te Au (father), Colac Bay, Southland
  • Pre-war occupation Fisherman, Bluff Fish and Oyster Co.
  • ReligionChurch of England (Anglican)
  • Enlisted17 October 1914, Otago
  • Embarkationaboard HMNZT 20, Warrimoo, departed 14 February 1915, Wellington, disembarked 26 March 1915, Suez, Egypt
  • Theatres of operationGallipoli 1915, Egypt 1915-1916, Egyptian E.F. 1916 and Western European 1916-1917-1918
  • Periods of service152 days in New Zealand and four years and 51 days overseas in Egypt, Gallipoli and Western Europe. Total service of four years and 203 days
  • Returned to New Zealandaboard S.S. Westmoreland, 28th February 1919
  • Discharged7 May 1919, on termination of period of engagement
  • Awarded1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal