Māori soldiers in the South African War

Members of the Nelson Squadron of the Seventh New Zealand Mounted Rifles. Despite the British desire that this should be a 'white man's war', Māori soldiers served, including the unidentified soldier standing in the centre of the second row.

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What do you know?

Brent Kerehona

Posted: 27 Mar 2016

I'm not sure of this, however, could that unidentified Maori soldier be Trooper Wata Te Wahahuia (John Walter Callaway)? He was in the 7th.

I've compared the two images of this man and they look similar, however, the group photo on this website is not very clear.

In January 2017, I am going to visit the locations where Wata Te Wahahuia fought during 1900 & 1901; as I am going to conduct some research on his service. www.tumatauenga.webs.com