Henry Korako

  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal
  • Born 16 August 1896, Tuahiwi, North Canterbury, New Zealand
  • Died 19 June 1917, in action, either France or Belgium
  • Killed In Action in the field
  • Last rank Private.
  • Service number 16/1477
  • Served In New Zealand Pioneer (Māori) Battalion, Māori contingent, 4th Reinforcements, No. 2 Platoon
  • Next of Kin Miss Ema Korako (sister), Tuahiwi, Kaiapoi, New Zealand. Mr Tutehounuku Korako (father), Tuahiwi, Kaiapoi
  • Pre-war occupation Labourer
  • ReligionChurch of England (Anglican)
  • Enlisted28 February 1916
  • Embarkationaboard Tahiti, departed 26 June 1916, Wellington, disembarked Devonport, 22 August 1916
  • Theatres of operationWestern Front 1916-1917
  • BuriedRosenberg Chateau Military Cemetery before being exhumed and interred at Berks Cemetery Extension, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium in 1930. The plots at Rosenberg could not be acquired in perpetuity so the decision was made to move them. Grave reference: III.A.34. T
  • AwardedBritish War Medal and Victory Medal