Heke Wehipeihana


World War 1

WW1 Serial No
WW1 address
Care of Richard Wilson, Tirau, New Zealand
WW1 next of kin
Rohana Wehipeihana (father), Ohau, New Zealand
WW1 embarkation body
2nd Maori Contingent

Comments (1)

The following article was found on page 15 of the Sun newspaper, 1 January 1916:What is regarded as a genuine '''message in a bottle" was recently discovered on the beach near Titahi Bay by Mr Thomas Barton, of Brooklyn (Wellington). The bottle, which was securely corked, was found among the seaweed and beach refuse, and the following message, legibly written, was found inside: —"To the finder of this note: Please correspond with 16/854, Bugler H. Wehipeihana, A Company, Second Maori Contingent, G.F.0., Wellington. We are just 18 hours out from Wellington. We left there at 10 o'clock last night, Sunday, 18th September. We are going to God knows where on the ship, H.M. N.Z.T. No. 29, Waitemata."