RATANA, Wiremu
(Service number 16/714)

Aliases Ratea
First Rank Private Last Rank Private


Date Unknown Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Post-office, Whangape, New Zealand
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Tamaho Ratana, Whangape, New Zealand
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation 2nd Maori Contingent
Unit, Squadron, or Ship
Date 18 September 1915
Transport Waitemata
Embarked From Wellington, New Zealand Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With New Zealand Pioneer Battalion

Military Awards

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 Sunday 30 July 1916 Age
Place of Death France
Cause Died of wounds
Memorial or Cemetery Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France
Memorial Reference II. F. 123
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru

Biographical Notes

Wiremu Ratana was the son of Tamaho Ratana.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [5 Jan 2014]; Military Record - Archives New Zealand, Wellington Office Item ID R20804248

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John Sutherland, SC branch NZSG

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