Potene Tuhoro was just 16 years old when he left home to follow his brother and other young men of his Ngāti Porou iwi into battle thousands of miles away. He is one of 12 Māori soldiers serving on the Western Front during World War I who died in hospital at Brockenhurst, and are buried at St Nicholas’ CWGC Cemetery. 

This story links to a short film made about Potene Tuhoro in 2014 as part of Hampshire Cultural Trust’s Soldiers Journey project.

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