Topic: Roger Ingram Dansey

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One of the Dansey family of Ohinemutu

Roger Ingram Dansey
World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.
  • Ngati Tuwharetoa
  • Te Arawa, Ngati Rauhoto
  • Tuhourangi
Date of Birth  
19 April 1885
Place of Birth  
Ohinemutu, Rotorua, New Zealand
First Known Rank
  • Lieutenant
  • Captain
Occupation before Enlistment  


Next of Kin  

Mrs Daisy Sarah Dansey (wife), Selkirk Street, Roslyn, Dunedin, New Zealand

Military District  
Body on Embarkation
  • 1st Maori Contingent
  • New Zealand Expeditionary Force (NZEF)
Embarkation Units
  • A Company
  • Maori Officers Returning To Duty
Embarkation Dates
  • 14 February 1915
  • 14 January 1916
Place of Embarkation  
  • Wellington, New Zealand
  • Warrimoo
  • Dalmore
  • Suez, Egypt
  • Suez, Egypt
Date of Death  
13 August 1938
Biographical Notes
  • Brother of Harry Delamere Dansey (16/1017) -- Son of Roger Delamere Dansey & Wikitoria Ngamihi Kahuao of Rotorua.
  • Rugby representative Maori All Blacks 1910, 1911
  • Promoted to Captain 1915
  • Instrumental in rushing the trenches in the battle of Sari Bair at Gallipoli
  • Together with Captain Pirimi Tahiwi apparently introduced the haka 'Ka mate, ka mate, ka ora, ka ora' on the Gallipoli hills
Postwar Occupation  
Further References
  • Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. URL:
  • Dansey, Harry Delamere Barter. Papers 1914-1970. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 873 (Note: Restricted. Personal & family related papers are restricted)
Sources Used
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume I. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1914-1919
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1917

All information above is from the Cenotaph Database

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