Pakikore (John Butler) Te Koeti

  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal
  • 1914 -1915 Star
  • Born 18 November 1883, Bruce Bay, Westland, New Zealand
  • Died 13 March 1964, Hokitika
  • Last rank Private
  • Service number 16/272
  • Served In New Zealand Pioneer (Māori) Battalion, 1st Māori Contingent, A Company
  • Next of Kin Mrs Mary Koeti (sister), Arahura, Westland
  • Pre-war occupation Labourer
  • ReligionChurch of England (Anglican)
  • Enlisted19 October 1914, Canterbury
  • Embarkationaboard HMNZT 20, Warrimoo, departed 14 February 1915, Wellington, arrived 26 March 1915, Suez, Egypt
  • Theatres of operationEgyptian, 1915-16, Egyptian E.F. 1916, Balkan, Gallipoli, 1915 and Western Europe, 1916-1917-1918
  • Periods of service228 days in New Zealand and three years 331 days overseas. Total service of four years and 193 days
  • Returned to New Zealandaboard Maunganui, 2nd December 1918
  • Discharged15 April 1919, no longer physically fit for war service on account of illness contracted on active service
  • Awarded1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal

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