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.

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