White cross for Hone Koti (1893-1919)

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White cross for Hone Koti (1893-1919).


Motiti Island farm hand Hone Koti enlisted to serve during World War I on 24 October 1917. On 5 June 1918 he was admitted to Brockenhurst Hospital in England, suffering from chorea and tuberculosis (TB). Discharged as medically unfit, he returned to New Zealand on board the HS Marama. Hone died in Tauranga on 11 August 1919 and was buried in the Rangiwaea Island (Te Pirau) Maori Cemetery. In 2014 Tauranga's 'Field of Remembrance' was created comprising 107 white crosses in memory of the men from the Tauranga area who died during World War I (1914-1918). Each cross carries a red poppy and the name of an individual who died. Text and photograph © Debbie McCauley (2014).

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White cross for Hone Koti (1893-1919)

First Names:Hone
Last Name:Koti
Date of Birth:15 May 1893
Place of Birth:Motiti Island, Tauranga, New Zealand
City:Tauranga, New Zealand