KARETAI, Edmonds Stewart Turi Karetai
(Service number 16/271)

Aliases Stewart
First Rank Private Last Rank Private


Date abt 1894 Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Otakou, New Zealand
Occupation Labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Joseph Karetai, Otakou, New Zealand
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in
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 Contingent

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 21 August 1915 Age 21
Place of Death Gallipoli, Turkey
Cause Killed in action
Memorial or Cemetery Hill 60 (New Zealand) Memorial, Hill 60 Cemetery,Turkey
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru; Arowhenua War Memorial. On Roll of Honour Tamatea, Otakou Marae, Otago Peninsula, New Zealand

Biographical Notes

Son of Joseph and Elizabeth Karetai of Otakou Post Office, Otakou, Dunedin


Cenotaph database (October 2014); NZ Historical BDM records (bdmhistoricalrecords,

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Ann Munro, SC branch NZSG

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