Wi Erimana

Ingoa whānau
Ingoa tuatahi
E mōhiotia ana ki te ingoa
Wi Hirini

World War 1

Tau Rangatū
Whanaunga tino tata i te wā o te kuhunga
Hirini Erimana (father), Mohaka, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
Rōpū whakaeke
Maori Reinforcements
Ope whakaeke
8th Reinforcements

Takupu (2)

I am either the great or great grand daughter of Wi Erimana and am trying to locate his burial site and or any other family that was either enlisted under him. Any info would be much appreciated.

Kia ora Amieleigh, I've done a little bit of research, but couldn't find anything concrete. According to Wi Erimana's military record, he came from Mohaka, Hawke's Bay and died on 20 August 1982. The electoral rolls from 1978 have someone with varations of Wi's name living in Mohaka, Flaxmere, and Napier. I couldn't find any record of Wi Erimana or Wi Hirini in the council cemetary databases for Napier, Hastings or Central Hawke's Bay, but he could be under a different spelling. He may be buried at a local urupa. Waipapa A Iwi marae at Mohaka has an active Facebook page and may be able to help. Hopefully one of our other contributors may have more information. You could also post on the 28th Māori Battalion Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MaoriBattalion/ Ngā mihi, Kate, Site Admin