Tahatu Whaitiri

  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal
  • Born 25 October 1892, Moeraki, Otago, New Zealand
  • Died 6 April 1946, Bluff
  • Last rank Private
  • Service number 19464
  • Served In 12th Reinforcements, Māori Contingent
  • Next of Kin Teaare Whaitiri (cousin), Chatham Islands
  • Pre-war occupation Fisherman, Chatham Island Fishing Co.
  • ReligionChurch of England (Anglican)
  • Enlisted19 September 1916
  • Embarkationaboard HMNZT 73, Opawa, departed 1 February 1917, Wellington, disembarked 27 March 1917, London
  • Theatres of operationWestern European 1917
  • Periods of service134 days in New Zealand, two years and 274 days overseas. Total service of three years and 43 days
  • Returned to New Zealandaboard S.S. Sierra Cordoba, 18 July 1919
  • Discharged30 October 1919, on termination of period of engagement
  • AwardedBritish War Medal and Victory Medal