Thomas Te Whao

  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal
  • 1914 -1915 Star
  • Born 14 October 1891, Puketeraki, Otago, New Zealand
  • Died 6 March 1967
  • Last rank Corporal
  • Service number 16/307
  • Served In A Company, 1st Māori Contingent
  • Next of Kin John Te Whao (father) Puketeraki, Otago, New Zealand
  • Pre-war occupation Farm Labourer for A.W. Douglas, Waikouaiti
  • ReligionChurch of England (Anglican)
  • Enlisted19 October 1914
  • Embarkationaboard HMNZT 20, Warrimoo, departed 14 February 1915, Wellington, disembarked 26 February 1915, Suez Egypt
  • Theatres of operationEgyptian 1915-1916, Egyptian E.F 1916, Balkan 1915 and Western European 1916-1917-1918
  • Periods of service236 days in New Zealand and overseas four years and 52 days. Total service of four years and 288 days
  • Returned to New Zealandfrom Liverpool aboard SS Moreland
  • Discharged1 August 1919, no longer physically fit for war service on account of illness (tuberculosis) contracted on active service
  • Awarded1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal