Kingi Teokoro Runga

Kingi Teokoro

World War 1

WW1 Serial No
WW1 next of kin
Mrs Herbert Kiel (mother), Opoutama, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
WW1 embarkation body
5th Maori Contingent

WW1: Pioneer Battalion. NZ Maori (Pioneer) Battalion
Full Name: Kingi Teokoro Runga
Forenames: Kingi Teokoro 
Surname: Runga 
War: World War 1, 1914-1918 
Serial No: 16/1563 
First Known Rank: Private 
Occupation: Farmer 
Next Of Kin: Mrs Herbert Keil. (Mother). Opoutama, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
Body Of Embarkation: Maori Contingent 
Embarkation Unit: 5th Reinforcements 
Embarkation Date: 26th July 1916 
Place Of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand 
Transport: HMNZT 59
                 HMNZT 60
Vessel: Waitemata or Ulimaroa
Destination: Devonport, England
Kingi's total service was: 2 years 17 day's. Wounded In Action 5.08.1917
Discharged 06-05-1918, No longer fit for War Service on account of wounds received in action
Born: 21st October 1894
On enlistment age: 22 years 6 months
Religion: Anglican
Another record shows: Embarked Wellington 29-07-1916. Wimaroa. Embarkment Roll 15th Rifles
Disembarked: Plymouth 28-09-1916. 4th Maori Reinforcements -Regiment or Corps

Kingi farmed a property along Kaiwaitau Road, Mahia. In later years he lived in Waghorne Street Napier and was a carpenter for the education board.

He was a generous person having cut out a number of sections from his farm for family members to build on.

I along with Mike Bailey surveyed those properties in 1984 and I've owned one since 1984. Originally it had been gifted to Sophie Hura. (Information courtesy of Bill Carswell 2/3/16)

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