Tuapaoa Whitau

  • Born 9 April 1894, Temuka, Canterbury, New Zealand
  • Died 21 January 1956
  • Last rank Private/Lance Corporal
  • Service number 16/231
  • Served In A Company, 1st Māori Contingent
  • Next of Kin Mrs Miria Kemara (aunt), Temuka
  • Pre-war occupation Labourer
  • ReligionChurch of England (Anglican)
  • Enlisted19 October 1914
  • Embarkationaboard the HMNZT 20, Warrimoo, departed 14 February 1915, Wellington, disembarked 26 June 1915, Suez, Egypt
  • Periods of service123 days in New Zealand and four years and 292 days overseas
  • Returned to New Zealandaboard S.S. Kigoma, 20 November 1919
  • Discharged12 January 1920 for misconduct