PORETE, August Paani
(Service number 16/287)

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Date Unknown Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Hillgrove, Otago, New Zealand
Occupation Labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Paani Porete, Hillgrove, Otago, New Zealand
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation 1st Maori Contingent
Unit, Squadron, or Ship A Company
Date 14 February 1915
Transport Warrimoo
Embarked From Wellington, New Zealand Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With New Zealand Maori Contingen

Military Awards

Campaigns Gallipoli
Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 11 September 1915 Age 22
Place of Death Egypt
Cause Enteric fever
Memorial or Cemetery Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt
Memorial Reference D. 192
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru; Arowhenua War Memorial

Biographical Notes

Son of Timaima Kaipuke and Paani Porete of Hillgrove, Otago. August Porete died in Egypt having been evacuated from Gallipoli.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [3 Jan 2014]; Military Record - Archives New Zealand, Wellington Office Item ID R20802098; SCRoll web submission by K Whitau-Kean 26 October 2018

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