New Zealand Maori Contingent

New Zealand Maori Contingent

The Maori Contingent, later the Maori Pioneer Battalion, served as part of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Around, 2227 Māori and 458 Pacific Islanders served and of these, 336 died on active service and 734 were wounded. Other Māori enlisted (and died) in other units. Details above from New Zealand Government website at https://nzhistory.govt.nz/war/maori-units-nzef. Some wounded or sick Maori were referred to the New Zealand Convalescent Hospital in Hornchurch, Essex. Those service men who died, including some from the island of Niue, are buried in war graves at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery, Hornchurch, or within the churchyard of the parish church of St. Andrews. This community also includes men who are listed in 'The Maoris in the Great War' by James Cowan. This was originally published in 1926 by the Maori Regimental Committee. The book lists not only those who lost their lives but also a list of honours and awards gained by members of the N.Z. Pioneer Battalion. This project closed before I was able to complete individual lives and add the relevent nominals to each man's profile. The men of the N.Z. Pioneer Battalion were awarded many instances of the following: D.S.O, M.C., DCM., M.M., M.S.M.,M.H.S., Croix de Guerre (French and Belgian), Serbian Order of the White Eagle, B.M. (Italian decoration) and of course those who were Mentioned in Dispatches.

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  • British Army 16/1306 Private Pioneer Battalion New Zealand Force

  • British Army 16/739 Corporal New Zealand Army Unit

  • British Army 15/24, 13/24A Serjeant New Zealand Pioneer Battalion

  • British Army 20673 Lance Serjeant New Zealand Maori Pioneer Battalion

  • British Army 16/18 Corporal New Zealand Pioneers

  • British Army 16/396 Serjeant New Zealand Maori Pioneer Battalion

  • British Army 16/681 Lance Corporal New Zealand Contingent/Maori Pioneer Battalion

  • British Army 16/525A Private New Zealand Contingent Maori Pioneer Battalion

  • Profile picture for Kiro Luke Adam

    Born 1893

    Died 1917

    New Zealand Expeditionary Force 16/1007 Private New Zealand Pioneer Battalion Second Maori Contingent

  • Profile picture for Arthur George Banks

    Born 1889

    Died 1915

    New Zealand Expeditionary Force 10/1405 Private 3rd Maori Contingent Wellington Infantry Battalion

  • Profile picture for Manu Apatari

    Died 1916

    New Zealand Expeditionary Force 16/1365 Private New Zealand Pioneer Battalion

  • Profile picture for William Wilson Andrews

    Born 1887

    Died 1918

    New Zealand Expeditionary Force 19460 Private New Zealand Pioneer Battalion

  • Profile picture for Ara Arii

    Died 1916

    New Zealand Expeditionary Force 16/1139 Private New Zealand Pioneer Battalion

  • Born 1882

    Died 1916

    New Zealand Expeditionary Force 22759 New Zealand Pioneer Battalion

  • Died 1917

    New Zealand Expeditionary Force 16/1469 New Zealand Pioneer Battalion

  • Born 1896

    Died 1917

    New Zealand Expeditionary Force 19423 New Zealand Pioneer Battalion

  • Died 1917

    New Zealand Expeditionary Force 2670 New Zealand Pioneer Battalion

    New Zealand Expeditionary Force 7284 New Zealand Pioneer Battalion

    New Zealand Expeditionary Force 9/908 New Zealand Pioneer Battalion

  • Born 1895

    Died 1916

    New Zealand Expeditionary Force 16/373 New Zealand Pioneer Battalion

  • Died 1918

    New Zealand Expeditionary Force 19703 New Zealand Pioneer Battalion

  • Born 1897

    Died 1917

    New Zealand Expeditionary Force 19459 New Zealand Pioneer Battalion