Private Tono Brown

Tonotu Paraone SN16/1432, 4th Maori Contingent, NZ Maori Pioneer Battalion was awarded the Military Medal in September 1917.

"Tono Brown Kawiti, who won the Military Medal during the recent fighting in France, is a descendant of a line of warriors. He is the great grandson on both sides of the old warrior, Kawiti of Ruapekapeka Pa fame; the name Brown being added when Sir Gore Brown was Governor of New Zelaand. He joined the Expeditionary Forces early in 1916. His home is at Waiomio, near Kawakawa."


Family collection, courtesy of Mark Cavanagh. No reproduction without permission. 

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