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Henare Kohere

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Māori in the NZEF

More than 2000 Maori served in the Māori Contingent and Pioneer Battalion during the First World War Read the full article

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In early 1916 the Maori Contingent ceased to exist and was replaced by the New Zealand Pioneer

Main image: Hēnāre Kōhere
More than 2500 Māori and Pacific Islanders served overseas with the NZEF during the First World War and 336 never returned. One of these casualties was Second Lieutenant Hēnare Mōkena Kōhere, a highly respected officer of the Ngāti Porou tribe, who died of wounds on 16 September 1916.