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Cpl. Teira Hoani Mete Kīngi

Also Known As: "Hira"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Marton, Manawatū-Whanganui, North Island, New Zealand
Death: August 08, 1915 (27)
Gallipoli, Çanakkale, Turkey (World War I: Killed in Action)
Place of Burial: [Panel 24], Chunuk Bair Cemetery, Gallipoli, Çanakkale, Turkey
Immediate Family:

Son of Hoani Mete Kingi and Ruku Peeke Mete Kingi
Brother of Te Oretu Metekingi; Ngapaki Hoani Metekingi; Pte. Henare Mete Kingi; Rora Ngaraihi Metekingi; Panatahi Metekingi and 3 others
Half brother of Rakapa Ramiha Taiaroa; Te Haku Potaka; Private; Private and Private

Occupation: Labourer | 1st NZ Maori Battalion
Find A Grave ID: 56477546
Service No: WWI 16/383
Managed by: Jason Scott Wills
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About Cpl. Teira Hoani Mete Kīngi

Aug 1915 - CORPL. METE KINGI KILLED. A private wire has been received from the Hon James Allen (Minister for Defence) by Mr Hoani Mete Kingi, of Putiki, that one of his sons, Corporal Teira H. Mete Kingi, has been killed in action on that great night attack on the 8th inst. Corporal Mete Kingi, who was 26 yeans of age, was employed on a farm up the Wanganui river when he joined the First Maori Contingent, together with his two younger brothers, Q.M.S. Paki Mete Kingi and Private Henry Mete Kingi. These boys were amongst the first to answer the Call when war broke out, and they immediately joined the First Maori Contingent. They came from a great fighting stock and of a well-known family among the natives throughout the Dominion. They were grandsons of that well-known fighting cheif Mete Kingi Paetahi, who was the leader of the native "friendlies" who fought for the British against the Hauhaus at the Moutoa Island battle on the Whanganui River, and the Moutoa Monument now stands in the Moutoa Gardens in memory of that great combat, and many other engagements on the West Coast in the sixties. The young Corporal was a member of the Wanganui Irish Rifles, and took a very keen interest in volunteering. Mr. Mete Kingi also received a wire of condolence from the Governor on behalf of the King and Queen. Source: Wanganui Chronicle (30 August 1915, p. 8).

Sources

  1. Cenotaph: https://www.aucklandmuseum.com/war-memorial/online-cenotaph/record/...
  2. New Zealand and World War One Roll of Honour: http://freepages.rootsweb.com/~sooty/genealogy/nzefrohMe.html / Ref 12.4.2021
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Cpl. Teira Hoani Mete Kīngi's Timeline

1887
August 18, 1887
Marton, Manawatū-Whanganui, North Island, New Zealand
1915
August 8, 1915
Age 27
Gallipoli, Çanakkale, Turkey
August 8, 1915
Age 27
Gallipoli, Çanakkale, Turkey