(Service number 16/192)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank|
|Date||21 March 1883||Place of Birth||Nelson|
|Address at Enlistment||Temuka|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mohi NOPERA, Temuka, Timaru, South Island|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||1st Maori Contingent|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||A Company|
|Date||14 February 1915|
|Embarked From||Wellington||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||New Zealand (Maori) Pioneer Battalion|
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|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Place of Death|
|Memorial or Cemetery||(Porirua Maori Cemetery)|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Raha Nopera was residing at Temuka and working for mr Connell at Washdyke when he enlisted. He returned to new Zealand by the Westmorland in early April 1919. R. Nopera was one of the native boys who were presented with an illuminated address at a social function at the Arowhenua Pa in May 1920 (after the last man had returned).
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [17 February 2017]; Otago Daily Times, 18 August 1915, Evening Post, 30 September 1915, 17 September 1941, Sun, 29 March 1919, Temuka Leader, 1 April 1919 (Papers Past) [18 & 19 February 2017]
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