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SOLDIERS WOUNDED OR KILLED - 1916

AUCKLAND WEEKLY NEWS

Tribute to Jacqueline Walles

KEEFFE, Private Albert Henry, who is reported to have been killed in action on 4 June, was the only son of Mrs. R McLean of 14 College Hill, Auckland. He was born in Auckland 24 years ago and was educated at the Nelson Street public school. He was a tailor by trade and at the time of his enlistment in the 9th Reinforcements was employed by Messrs P Groos & Co. [AWN 29.06.1916]

KELLEWAY, Lance Corporal Percy H, who is a member of the Australian Expeditionary Force, son of Mrs. C Kelleway of Mt Albert, has been wounded in France. He enrolled in the Australian forces at the outset of the war, is 24 years of age, and prior to his enlistment was a ledger-keeper in the office of the Melbourne Gas Co. He is a cousin of Charles KELLEWAY, the celebrated cricketer, who is also in khaki. [AWN 14.09.1916]

KELLY, Gunner R E, who has died of wounds, was the son of Mrs. M A Kelly of Ranfurly Rd, Epsom, and 21 years of age. He was an Auckland Grammar School old boy. Prior to enlistment he was in the employ of Messrs Sargood Son & Ewen. He was a signaller in the A Battery and an enthusiast in football and tennis. [AWN 19.10.1916]

KEYWORTH, Corporal Oscar, who died on 6 November of wounds received at the western front, was a son of Mr. Frederick Keyworth, of Balmoral Rd, Mt Eden. He was born in Canada 23 years ago, arrived in the Dominion in 1912. Prior to his enlistment he was a traveller for Messrs Parr & Co. Whilst in training he was selected because of his abilities as a marksman for special service and it is surmised that he met his death whilst thus engaged. [AWN 30.11.1916]

KIBBLEWHITE, Lieutenant Edward, Wellington Infantry Regiment, awarded the Military Cross, took command when his senior officer was injured, rallied his men and drove out the enemy from the British advanced positions. [AWN 28.09.1916]

KIDD. A correspondent writes from Omaio: "Here is a good record : Mr. P Kidd, brother of the late Mr. James Kidd of the Tramways Company, has two sons and a daughter (nurse) at the front; two sons at Trentham, leaving shortly; and one daughter in training for a nurse and going as soon as her course of study is complete. This leaves a son of about 12 years old at home. In order to let his boys away, Mr. Kidd has had to sell his farm. [AWN 09.11.1916]

KING, Major G A, who has been appointed to the command of the Maori Battalion, is a son of Mr. George King of Christchurch. When war broke out he was staff territorial officer at Hamilton and went out with the Auckland Mounted Rifles of the main body. He was wounded and sent to England, subsequently being promoted major. [AWN 23.03.1916]

KINGI. Three Kingi brothers of Wanganui volunteered early in the war. Private Henare Mete KINGI went with the First Maori Contingent and was killed in action in France on 14 September. He was aged about 21. He went through the Gallipoli campaign and the great evacuation of the peninsula besides spending several months in France. [AWN 21.12.1916]

KIRKER - News was received on Monday that Capt Douglas KIRKER of Auckland is seriously ill with pleurisy in the Brockenhurst Military Hospital, England. Captain Kirker, who left NZ a year ago, went to France from Egypt in April last. [AWN 23.11.1916]

KITTCHO, Rifleman Nicholas, killed in action on June 5, was a native of Greece. He was brought to the colonies as a boy by relatives and during the past 20 years was engaged in the fishing industry in Auckland. He was 38 years old. He left Auckland for the front last February and according to a letter received from his platoon commander, Lt N S JOHNSON, by his cousin, Mr. John GABRIEL, Ponsonby Road, he was killed with four of his comrades by a German shell. Two other cousins of Mr. Gabriel who are natives of Greece, have gone to the front from Auckland and one of them has been wounded. [AWN 10.08.1916]

KNIGHT - A cable message received by Dr A Osborne Knight gives the information that his son received a bullet wound in the thigh during an engagement in France on 5 September. He is in hospital and his injury is not considered to be serious. [AWN 14.09.1916]

KROGMAN, William George, who has died of wounds, was born at Cambridge, Waikato, 23 years ago and educated at the High School there. He left NZ with the Field Artillery, landing at Gallipoli with his battery for the Suvla Bay fight and he remained on the peninsula till the evacuation, being one of the four men of his battery left behind to destroy guns and ammunition. While in France he was chosen to represent his battery at the Allies' Review in Paris on 14 July last, only 11 men in all representing the NZ Artillery Division in the 50 men who represented NZ. Before enlisting, Bombarder Krogman lived in Wanganui and took a prominent part in the athletic sports of that town. He was a member of the Kairau Football Club and represented Wanganui in the Rugby Union matches. He was also a regatta member of the Wanganui Rowing Club. [AWN 16.11.1916]

KUHTZ, , whose name appeared in the list of New Zealanders to whom the Military Medal was awarded last week - though it was mutilated in telegraphing into Kulitz - is a son of Mr. & Mrs. Kuhtz of Ulster St, Hamilton. Before enlistment he was a member of the G Battery, Hamilton and he left NZ with the main body of the Expeditionary Force. [AWN 28.09.1916]



LAING, Lieutenant Charles McMenamen, son of Mr. Montagu Laing, Managing Director of Messrs Sargood Son & Ewen Ltd, was awarded the Military Cross for valour shown at Cape Helles before the Gallipoli evacuation, aged 2? Years. He was educated at The Terrace School, Wellington, then went to England. He obtained notice in rowing circles and was a member of the Kingston Eight, which rowed at Henley. He has won over 42 awards in rowing. [AWN 29.06.1916]

LAING, Lance Corporal Albert Morton, who died of wounds received in action, was the fifth son of the late William and Mary Laing of Auckland and was 33 years of age. Prior to being accepted for active service, he was in the employ of A B Wright & Sons. He took an active part in football circles. [AWN 24.08.1916]

LAMB, Lieutenant Joseph, who is reported to have died on 20 June from wounds received in France, was born in Stockport, England, and arrived in Dunedin with his parents 14 years ago. He joined the volunteer forces at the age of 17 years. During the visit of Sir Ian HAMILTON to Otago he acted as field signaler for the general and was complimented by him on the excellence of his work. Lieutenant Lamb received his commission on 12 February 1912. He was in command of a signalling section throughout the Gallipoli campaign, among his men being Corporal (now Sergeant) BASSETT, who gained the Victoria Cross and three others who gained Distinguished Conduct Medals. At the beginning of this year he was appointed signalling officer to a brigade of infantry, leaving his old comrades with regret. He was 24 years of age. [AWN 06.07.1916]

LAMBIE, Lieutenant G S, in charge of No.11 Area with headquarters at Rangiora, was accidentally fatally shot while rabbit shooting with Lieutenants H & J W Davison at St Leonard's Home, Hanmer. He was aged 25, the son of G S Lambie, for many years Christchurch Manager of the Union Steamship Co. Lt Lambie was previously a master at Christ's College and in 1914 gained his M.A. degree with first class honours in mental science and was nominated by the Canterbury College two years ago for a Rhodes scholarship. [AWN 07.12.1916] LANE, Private Edwin Hutton, Canterbury Infantry, Sixth Reinforcements, killed at Gallipoli on December 18, was the elder son of the late Mr. Lancelot Lane of Waikari and nephew of Mr. B L Lane, a well known Christchurch resident. He was 19 years of age and had a distinguished athletic career at Christ's College. [AWN 27.01.1916]

LANE, Corporal D B, 16th, Waikato, Company, son of Mr. W Lane, editor of the 'New Zealand Herald', killed in action April 25. A reliable account of his death has been received from Private Albert ROBINS of Mt Eden, who was wounded at the landing at Anzac, sent to Egypt and, after recovery, returned to the front. Private Robins, who was within a yard of Corporal Lane at the time of the latter's death, says "We had immediately on landing been sent to reinforce the Australians on the left flank and found a thin line on top of a hill, it being difficult to see more than a few men either one side or the other owing to the dense scrub which at that time covered the peninsula. We could see Turks at a distance but not knowing the place could not locate machine-guns and concealed trenches that were pouring a dense fire upon us. Corporal Lane took up a position on just a slight mound well covered with bushes but being in a direct line with their guns. I remember distinctly him having a nasty graze on the right temple and he spoke also of a wound in the thigh. He kept gamely on, there was no officer about and nothing was said to him. I continually heard the report of his rifle, he being so close. I could not say how long it was before he received the third bullet but it was very near to twelve o'clock on April 25. He suffered no pain and died very peacefully. I said to Major ALDERMAN and Lieutenant PEAKE afterwards that he was worthy of recognition for sticking to it at a time when hesitation might have meant a lot." [AWN 20.01.1916]

LANG, Second Lieutenant Horace, who has been killed was, before enlisting, a master on the staff of Christ's College, Christchurch. Born about 25 years ago in England, he was educated at Christ's Hospital, Bluecoat School and at Cambridge University, where he took the B.A. degree in mathematics. Shortly afterwards, in 1914, he was secured for the staff of Christ's College by Mr. E T Belcher who was then headmaster, to teach mathematics in the middle school. [AWN 03.08.1916]

LANGLEY, Quartermaster Sergeant James Henry, who was wounded in France on 1 June, is the only surviving son of Mrs. Langley of Kelmarna Ave, Herne Bay. He was born in Essex, England, in 1873 and when only a few months old, came to NZ with his parents. [AWN 22.06.1916]

LANGWILL. A worthy example to many families is set by Mrs. E M Langwill of Huntly Avenue, Auckland, all her sons, three in number, having enlisted. Lance Corporal Herbert J LANGWILL and Rifleman John W LANGWILL left with the reinforcements, Rifle Brigade. Both saw service in Egypt and later went to France, where the former was wounded on 29 September and the latter on 1 October. Lance Corporal LANGWILL is now reported convalescent, while his brother is still in hospital. Mrs. Langwill's youngest son, Private Samuel Henry LANGWILL, left with a later draft of reinforcements. [AWN 23.11.1916]

LAWRENCE, Private Richard, who has been wounded, is the only son of Mrs. M Lawrence of Wall Road, Penrose. He was educated at the Ellerslie public school and at the outbreak of war was serving his apprenticeship with Messrs Holland and Gillett Ltd. Private Lawrence went through the memorable landing at the Dardanelles on 25 April 1915 and was continuously in the trenches until 25 August when he was removed to Malta, suffering from a nervous breakdown. [AWN 08.06.1916]

LE BEAU. Mr. Le Beau, a Waikato settler, has thirteen nephews in the firing line, one son (killed) and a grandson. [AWN 23.11.1916]

LE CREN. Lance Corporal LE CREN, killed in action, France, Inspector of Factories with the Labour Dept, Wellington, father of Staff Sergeant Major Hubert Ernest LE CREN, invalided home from Samoa, left NZ with the rank of QMS of his transport. On arrival at the fighting front he met his younger son, Trooper Leslie Le CREN, who had left the Dominion a month earlier than his father. Beside the three male members of the family already mentioned, Mrs. Le CREN, who is a daughter of the late Mr. Hubert FERGUSON, also a former Inspector of Factories in Auckland, is working as a Clerk in the Defence Dept at Wellington. She has a brother and four nephews at the Front and a fifth nephew now in camp with the 21st Reinforcements. [AWN 23.11.1916]

LEARY, Lieutenant E R, youngest son of Mrs. D Corrigan, Seaview Road, Remuera, died of wounds on 21 July. He was born at Palmerston North and received his education at the Palmerston North High School, Wellington College and Waitaki High School. He was 21 years of age and was always a keen military student. After returning from Samoa with the main body in May of last year he left for England and was accepted as a member of the special reserve of an Imperial regiment. He specialised in machine-gun training and was transferred to France for active service in January last. His brother, Lieutenant L P LEARY, who was reported as dangerously ill, is now convalescent in England. [AWN 27.07.1916]

LEE, Private Edward, killed in action on August 10, was the youngest son of Mr. & Mrs. E Lee of Opunake. He was 21 years of age. He left in the Auckland Infantry Battalion of the third reinforcements and on arrival at the front was drafted into the 6th, Hauraki, Regiment. His father is an army veteran, having served in the Indian Mutiny and through the Maori war with the 68th, Light Infantry. [AWN 30.03.1916]

LEPPER, Rifleman, along with Riflemen McCORMICK and NIMMO, NZ Rifle Brigade, was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal, for bringing in wounded under heavy fire. [AWN 28.09.1916]

LEVY, Private L L, whose name was mentioned in the last casualty list of New Zealanders of the 4th Australian Light Horse, is the son of Mrs. Levy and the late L L Levy of Wanganui Avenue, Ponsonby. His father was a soldier, having served as a corporal in the Maori war with the Wanganui Volunteer Cavalry from 1868 to 1873. He was at one time secretary of the King's Empire Veterans Association. [AWN 09.03.1916]

LEWIS, Private Gerald Stanley, killed in action in France on July 7 was the youngest son of Mr. H J Lewis of the Lands & Survey Dept, formerly of Auckland and now of Gisborne. He was born in Wanganui and was about 29 years old. He completed an engineering course with Masefield & Co of Auckland and after qualifying went to England where he was employed in engineering works in Rugby. When the war broke out he enlisted in a cavalry regiment but in order to reach the front more quickly, he transferred to an infantry regiment. He had been in France on active service over 12 months when he was killed. [AWN 10.08.1916]

LIBEAU, Private A G, who was killed in action in France on 19 September, was born at Lyttelton and came to Waikato with his parents about thirty years ago. He received his education at the Tamahere and Newstead schools and afterwards engaged in farming. [AWN 12.10.1916]

LIND - Two deaths - one of a patient and one of a member of the staff - occurred during the voyage home of the Maheno. Two days after leaving Colombo, Staff Nurse L LIND, who had been invalided back to NZ, died from consumption. Her mother resides in Wellington. (See McKENZIE) [AWN 21.12.1916

LINDSAY, Lieutenant Colonel M E, attached to the Durham Light Infantry, has been wounded. Colonel Lindsay was some years ago lieutenant in the CYC and from a NZ contingent in South Africa received a commission in the 7th Dragoon Guards. He was an adjutant to the territorial force when the war broke out and in February of this year became brigadier major. He was quite recently promoted lieutenant colonel and attached to the Durham Light Infantry. [AWN 16.11.1916]

LIPPIATT Three sons of Mr. W E Lippiatt, Otahuhu, have been serving in France. The eldest, Corporal Walter Eric Lippiatt, aged 24, was lately reported killed in action. He was educated at Otahuhu State School and Auckland Grammar School where he was a prominent rifle shot and was one of the lads who laid the foundation of the school's recent achievements in the shooting world. After leaving school he joined his father in the nursery business and was an active member of the Akarana Rifle Club and won a number of trophies for rifle shooting. The territorial movement was responsible for his joining the 3rd, Auckland, Regiment in which he soon arose to the rank of Sergeant. On the outbreak of war he applied for a commission but was given to understand that the positions were filled for 12 months ahead. After waiting for about that period and finding the commission no nearer, he decided to enlist as a private, leaving NZ as a Corporal. [AWN 07.12.1916]

LITTLE, Sergeant J, Otago Mounted Rifles Regt, NZ Force, awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal, for conspicuous ability and good work. He made frequent night reconnaissances to ascertain the effect of his bombs and to discover targets. [AWN 28.09.1916]

LLOYD, Corporal George - A tribute to Corporal Lloyd, who fell during the assault on Sari Bair, early in August, has been paid by one of his former companions in the employ of Messrs R O Clark Ltd. He entered the service of the firm 11 years ago. He went to Samoa with the first expedition and on returning proceeded to the front with the fifth reinforcements. Writing from Lemnos on November 3, his friend says "George Lloyd was quiet and unassuming, gentle towards all men, never an angry or cruel word for anyone, yet he was one of our best disciplinarians and a drill instructor of no mean order. He discharged his duties with a rare combination of tact and firmness that won the respect of us all. So highly was he recommended that the day we landed on the peninsula he was promoted to be quartermaster-sergeant of the Hauraki Co. In the rush up the apex he took command of his section on the right, displaying the steadiness and coolness of the old campaigner. A hail of shrapnel swept the ridge and among those who died fighting gamely to the last was poor George. He died without a sigh and he never knew what struck him. A dozen of us crawled under fire to where his body lay on the ridge and buried him with five sergeants, all in one grave, with a rough prayer and five stones in the shape of a cross over them." [AWN 20.01.1916]

LYNCH. Mr. Thomas LYNCH has had five sons in the Colonial portion of the Empire's army. Private Noel LYNCH enrolled in the Australian forces and did his share of fighting at Gallipoli from which place he returned to Auckland with a permanent injury to his foot. Sergeant Major Ron LYNCH and Private Milford LYNCH are now fighting in France. Private Gladwin LYNCH was also in France but was lately reported missing and has not been further heard of. Lieutenant Audley LYNCH is now at sea on the way to support his company for the great encounter. [AWN 21.12.1916]