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Māori in the NZEF

  • Māori in the NZEF

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

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  • Page 3 - Pioneer BattalionIn 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.