Hawaiian dies at war, 1917.



The picture [above] is of a Hawaiian sailor, named Ally Pama Kua, who just died at sea when the steamship Kansas was sunk by a torpedo from a German submarine. This, according to a telegraph sent to this town from New York, on the 11th of this month.

The Kansas was torpedoed while it was carrying a full load to France from New York. When the steamship was sunk, A. P. Kua drowned, along with him was a American haole, and two others. As for the captain and the rest of the sailors, they all were all saved.

Because of this sad news received in town, it caused the family of Mr. Kua to be heartbroken. However, there is one thing that made it better, and that was the knowledge that the death of this Hawaiian boy was because he sacrificed his life for his country.

Ally Pama Kua was twenty-seven years old when he met with this tragedy at sea. He is the child of Fritz Wilhelm Kua of the corner of Makiki Street and Beritania Avenue. Aside from his father, he has three sisters and two cousins who are left behind grieving for him.

Ally Pama Kua was employed for a long time as a sailor aboard the steamship Kansas, from when it was sailing Hawaiian waters. And when it became a ship transporting food and other goods for France, he continued working aboard it, all the way until he met with his death on the ocean.

The last word that his family here heard from him was when they received his letter from Philadelphia written last February, and within the letter, he spoke of his marriage to a French woman.

(Kuokoa, 7/20/1917, p. 2)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LV, Helu 29, Aoao 2. Iulai 20, 1917.

Hawaiians away at war, 1917.

Some Hawaiian Boys Aboard the Warship St. Louis

The picture above is of some boys, who left from Honolulu on the warship St. Louis in the past months for the war. And according to the letter written by Joe Kalaukoa to his father Joseph Kalaukoa, who is in the police force of this city, all of the Hawaiian youths are doing well and are all being well taken care of by the officers.

One of the activities of these Hawaiian boys aboard the warship is playing music to entertain the ship’s captain; everything he wrote to his father was uplifting, because there has been no difficulties faced, and he has no fear for them and is forevermore hopeful that there will come a time that the child will again see his parents.

In the picture, standing to the left is Antone Gomes; to the right is Eddie Ladd, and the one seated is Joe Kalaukoa.

(Kuokoa, 7/13/1917, p. 2)

Kekahi Mau Keiki Hawaii Maluna o ka Mokukaua St. Louis

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LV, Helu 28, Aoao 2. Iulai 13, 1917.