World War 1
Pvt. sn.20059, 23rd Reinforcements, Māori Contingent.
Declared age at enlistment was 20Y on 15-Jul-1917 and he embarked
overseas on 22-Nov-1917. He didn’t read or write and signed his form
with an ‘x’. He was called ‘Thomas' on his medical record. In 1918 he
recovered from influenza in France. Awarded British War and Victory
Medals. Occupation: Farmer. Next of kin: Kimo Ereatara (father). Born
December 1896, died 1977 age 82Y."
Reference: Tūhoe Mātauranga Trust, Tūhoe: I te wā o te Pakanga Tuatahi o te Ao, Taneatua, 2015.