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SOLDIERS WOUNDED OR KILLED - 1917

AUCKLAND WEEKLY NEWS

Tribute to Jacqueline Walles

MACCORMICK, Major Kenneth, NZMC, who has been awarded the DSO, is the only son of Mr. C E MacCormick, Judge of the Native Land Court, He is a native of Auckland and received his education at the Parnell and Ellerslie public schools and the Auckland Grammar School. He went to the Otago University as a medical student and when the war broke out he was in his fifth year. He and other fifth year students were permitted to sit the final examinations in advance of the usual time. He passed his examination and volunteered for service, leaving with the Main Body as a lieutenant. He was attached to the Auckland Mounted Rifles and served through the Gallipoli campaign with considerable distinction; in addition to being promoted captain, he was mentioned in despatches by Sir Ian Hamilton. He was invalided home but after spending about two months in NZ he returned to Egypt. [AWN 08.11.1917].

MacDIARMID, Captain John C, NZMC, died on Sunday last after undertaking an operation for appendicitis. He was formerly in medical practice at Huntly was the son of Dr R C MacDiarmid, also of Huntly, and for some time past was one of the doctors at Featherston Camp. The funeral took place on Monday at the Karori Cemetery with full military honours. Captain MacDiarmid was married in June last to Miss Maud WOODFORD, Opotoki. [AWN 29.03.1917]

MACE, Private Walter H C, reported missing on 21 February is the eldest son of the late Henry C Mace and was born in Auckland 21 years ago. He was left an orphan when six years old and was brought up by his uncle, Mr. C E Mace of Mangaiti. Before enlisting he was on the railway staff, stationed at Frankton Junction. [AWN 29.03.1917]

MACKAY, Private Gilbert J, son of Mr. G J Mackay, Wood St, Ponsonby, has died of wounds in France. A cablegram-received previously7 by Mr. Mackay stated that his son was dangerously ill as the result of a severe wound in the chest. Private Mackay was well known in yachting circles in Auckland and had for 10 years been in the employ of the Auckland Harbour Board. [AWN 19.07.1917]

MACKAY, Sergeant J Campbell, killed in action on 21 June, was the son of Mr. J Mackay of Newstead, Waikato. Prior to leaving for the front he was in business at Tangitu. He was well known in the King Country and was a prominent athlete, having represented that district in Rugby football for many years. [AWN 19.07.1917]

MACKERSEY, Lieutenant Errol M, of the Machine-gun Corps, reported wounded, is the eldest son of the late Mr. J J Mackersey of Hawkes Bay and of Mrs. Mackersey of Masterton. He was educated at Wellington College, afterwards studying law at Victoria College. He was at the time of enlisting in the office of Reed, Bailey and Towle, of Auckland. He was admitted as a solicitor just before going into camp. He left with the 13th Reinforcements. [AWN 25.10.1917]

MACKESY, Lieutenant Colonel C E R, D.S.O., commands the Auckland Mounted Rifles, which forms part of the Anzac mounted division which has given so good an account of itself in the recent action at El Arish, east of the Suez Canal. He belongs to Whangarei. Previous to the outbreak of war he commanded the 11th, North Auckland, Mounted Rifles. When the Main Body was mobilized he, despite his years, immediately offered his services, along with two of his sons, Major MACKESY and the late Lieutenant MACKESY, who was killed on Gallipoli. He was appointed to the command of the Auckland Mounted Rifles and was responsible for itís training at Epsom and in Egypt. On Gallipoli he was in command when the regiment held Walker's Ridge in the face of a strong Turkish attack on the night of May 18, 1915, showing a fine example of courage to his men. During the attack he was in the fire trench and when the Turks broke at dawn did some sniping from a most exposed point of vantage just before the trench. Later he returned to Egypt in charge of mounted details. After the evacuation he again took command of his regiment and has led it during the months spent on the desert frontier. [AWN 04.01.1917]

MACKY, William Allan, Private, killed in action on 28 June, was the eldest son of Mr. W G Macky, Paterangi. He left NZ with the 21st Reinforcements. He was educated at the Paterangi School and the Hamilton High School, after which he was assisting on his father's farm until his enlistment. He was 20 years of age. [AWN 02.08.1917]

MACLEAN, Lance Corporal Duncan, wounded and admitted to hospital on August 5, is a son of the Rev A MacLean, former Presbyterian minister of Avondale. He was educated at the Avondale School and prior to enlistment was farming at Te Kuiti. He left NZ in the 10th Reinforcements as a member of the Rifle Brigade. [AWN 27.09.1917]

MADILL, Corporal Roderick Adam, who is reported to be missing, is the fifth son of Mr. W H Madill of Pukekohe and at the time he enlisted as a private he was minister of the Presbyterian Church at Whakatane. He was educated at the Pukekohe School and took the theological course at the Otago University, joining the ministry about five years ago. He is a single man aged 28 years. Corporal Madill's brothers are Robert M Madill of Hamilton; John W Madill, now in camp at Trentham; Rev J D C Madill of the Stratford Presbyterian Church; and Mr. W H Madill of Auckland. [AWN 15.03.1917]

MAHAN, Major Adam George, killed in action, was a native of Dublin and was about 39 years of age. He came to NZ at an early age and spent his earlier life in Timaru. He entered the drapery trade and was employed in various parts of NZ. He served through the South African war and on returning settled in Oamaru where he was for some years an officer in the volunteers. Later he came to Auckland and was for many years with Milne and Choyce. He was identified with various branches of sport and was also a prominent Freemason. When the war broke out he immediately offered his services and was at first placed on the reserve list of officers, subsequently being appointed captain in the Auckland Mounted Rifles, leaving with one of the earlier reinforcements. He received his majority some months ago. [AWN 25.10.1917

MAHON, L G, youngest son of Mrs. O Mahon of Park Road, has qualified for a commission in the Royal Field Artillery, being posted to the Royal Horse Artillery, Woolwich. He left NZ as Company Sergeant Major in the 8th Reinforcements. In Egypt he was promoted to Regimental Sergeant Major but was subsequently transferred to the Divisional Signal Co. After the Somme battle he was recommended for a commission in the Royal Field Artillery and concluded his course of training in England last September. Before enlistment he was employed by Wingate & Co., Nelson. He was a well-known yachtsman being for some yearís secretary of the Royal NZ Yacht Squadron. [AWN 29.11.1917]

MAHONEY, Sergeant James, killed in action, was the third son of the late Mr. Denis Mahoney and was born in Wellington 27 years ago. He was a cricket and hockey player. Previous to enlisting he resided in Auckland, where he was well known in sporting and musical circles. He left NZ last year. [AWN 26.07.1917]

MARKS, Rifleman R, NZRB, has been awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He has performed consistent, good work throughout and has at all times set a splendid example. [AWN 03.05.1917]

MARTIN, F M, Private, reported missing since June 23, is the only son of the late Mr. James Martin of Parnell. He was educated at the Parnell school and King's College. He left NZ with the 19th Reinforce-ments. [AWN 02.08.1917]

MARX, Private Eric Harold, killed in action on 7 June, was the fifth son of J Marx. He was educated at the Mangatoki School and for a number of years was engaged in the dairying industry in Taranaki. Prior to enlisting he was sheep and cattle farming in the Cambridge district. He fought through the Somme and other engagements without mishap. [AWN 26.07.1917]

MASSEY, Lieutenant F G, awarded the Military Cross, is the youngest son of the Prime Minister and is a native of the Auckland district. He received his education at the Mangere School, the Auckland Grammar School and the Auckland University College. He took up the study of the law and served his articles with Hesktheth & Richmond. He passed the solicitors' examination t the age of 19 years. After being in the office of Messrs Earl & Kent for a time, Lieutenant Massey commenced practice on his own account as a solicitor in Auckland. He left NZ as second lieutenant in the Rifle Brigade and after serving in Egypt, went to France, being amongst the first New Zealanders to arrive on the Western Front. [AWN 12.07.1917]

MASSEY, F G, Lieutenant, the youngest son of the Prime Minister, has been awarded the Military Cross. Previous to an attack he performed service invaluable to his brigade in successfully carrying out its assembly arrangements. The fact that there was no hitch was due to his careful personal reconnaissance's. Afterwards, during an attack, he did valuable work in going forward when communication had broken down, owing to casualties and other confusion and returning with a clear report on the general situation. [AWN 23.08.1917]

MATTHEWS, Private, killed in action, late of Hastings, was acting as stretcher-bearer at Messines. His officer writes: "After working all night and all day, he brought in another wounded man at 3pm. I told him to lie down for a sleep. Our regimental aid post consisted of only three shell holes on Messines ridge. A shell landed in the one in which he lay, killing him instantly and also three others. Three of us scrambled out but could do nothing for him, though we just saved another man from being buried alive. Matthews was a fine lad and showed no sign of fear." [AWN 08.11.1917]

MAYNARD, Sergeant Lionel, who has been awarded the Military Medal, is a son of Mrs. Isabella Stanaway of Summer St, Ponsonby and the late Mr. Richard Maynard of Gisborne. He enlisted from Aratapu and left with the reinforcements of January 1916. He has taken part in every battle in which the NZ troops have been engaged in France and so has escaped scathless. Private letters state that at Messines every man in his platoon senior to himself was shot down and young Maynard, then a corporal, took command and led the platoon to his objective. His elder brother, Sydney, is also in the firing line and was wounded at the Somme. [AWN 20.12.1917]

McCALLUM, Captain Peter, of the RAMC, and winner of the Military Cross, was gassed and wounded on 31 October. He is the oldest son of Mrs. P McCallum, St Albans, Christchurch. He was mentioned in despatches in the last advance. He was educated at Christ's College and Canterbury College when he took his M.A. and M.SC. degrees. He was for some time afterwards science master at Christ's College and Waitaki High School. About 1907 he was the Canterbury College candidate for the Rhodes Scholarship. After leaving Waitaki High School he went to Edinburgh University to study, taking his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degrees just prior to war breaking out. [AWN 13.12.1917]

McCATHIE, Sapper James, reported to have died of wounds on June 20, was a son of Mr. G B McCathie of Manukau Road, One Tree Hill. He enlisted in an early reinforcement. [AWN 19.07.1917]

McCONACHY, Sergeant W, NZRB, has been awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for conspicuous gallantry in action. He carried out several dangerous patrols prior to a raid and obtained most valuable information. Later, during the raid, he led his party with great gallantry. [AWN 03.05.1917]

McCOWEN, Richard Oliver, who was recently killed in action, was the only son of Mr. Richard McCowen of Bombay. He was born in Pukekohe in 1888 and was educated at the district school and Prince Albert College, Auckland. He was an enthusiastic footballer and occupied a prominent place in the college's first fifteen in 1902. In 1908 he entered the office of A J Entrican & Co and remained with the firm until he left for Trentham. He was a keen athlete and became a good exponent of football, tennis and cricket. He was secretary of the Churches Cricket Assn for three years. He left with the 13th Reinforcements for England and was in Sling Camp for five months prior to being sent to France. He was in the advance in the early days of October. He was at first reported missing but upon subsequent enquiry he was reported to have been killed in action. [AWN 13.12.1917]

McCULLAGH, Lance Corporal J W, who has been awarded the Military Medal, is a son of Mr. J G McCullagh of Coronation Rd, Epsom. He left with the Samoa Expedition and after returning to NZ went with one of the early reinforcement drafts to Gallipoli where he remained until the evacuation. Sub-sequently he was invalided home sick. On recovering he enlisted afresh and left towards the end of last year. In France he has taken part in many engagements, including the advance at Messines and when last heard from, under date September 30, was again on his way to the trenches, after having had a month in the rest camp. Prior to his enlistment he was engaged in the drapery business on the staff of Messrs George & Kersley, Wellington. [AWN 20.12.1917]

McDIVITT, Private Reginald H, Auckland Infantry, who has been awarded the Military Medal for gallantry in the field during the battle of Messines, is the eldest son of Mr. W McDivitt of Pukekohe and was born in Victoria 22 years ago. He was educated at Pukekohe and Remuera schools. Prior to enlistment he was employed by the Gane Milking Machine Co. at Hamilton and Auckland. He left with the Main Body and was wounded at Gallipoli. He accompanied the NZ force to France and fought through the Somme engagements. He was a keen Rugby footballer and is a member of the Druids Lodge, Taumarunui. His brother, Frank McDIVITT, well known as a jockey, is also in the trenches. [AWN 12.07.1917]

McDIVITT, Private Reginald, son of Mr. W McDivitt of Pukekohe, was killed in action on 25 July. He was recently awarded the Military Medal for bravery at Messines. He left with the Main Expeditionary Force and was 22 years of age. [AWN 23.08.1917]

McDONALD, Lance Corporal Gordon Murray Stewart, killed in action in France on 4 October, was the youngest son of Mrs. Janet McDonald and the late Coll. McDonald, McMillan Street, Roslyn, formerly of Kilmog. He was born at Kilmog on 10 October 1895 and was educated at the Evansdale, Merton and George Street school. Prior to leaving with the 21st Reinforcements he served for eight months on coast defence work. His brother James left with the 6th Reinforcements and is at present in France. [AWN 15.11.1917]

McDONALD, Mr. John McDonald of Jersey Park, Waipipi, Waiuku, can justly be proud of the record his sons are putting up in defence of the Empire. His eldest son Ernest, aged 35, a married man with a wife and four children, left with one of the earliest reinforcements as captain of the 16th Waikatos and was wounded at the landing on Gallipoli in the shoulder and lung. He was invalided home and making a rapid recovery, was able to leave NZ again as a Major. At present he is in charge of troops at Sling Camp. Elwyn, aged 32, left some time later and the latest news shows him to be in the firing line 'somewhere in France'. Ronald, aged 29 years, left with one of the reinforcement drafts for the Rifle Brigade, was wounded in France, was sent to hospital, recovered and returned to the front in time to take part in the Somme advance. In December last Ronald was again wounded in the ear and face. The latest news states that he is 'making good progress'. Another son, Harold, was not 20 when he left NZ. He took part in several sharp engagements in Egypt and came through safely. Then he met his brother Ernest who arranged for a transfer and he was taken on to the English camp. Mr. McDonald's father, the late Mr. Peter McDonald, saw active service in the Maori war where, while serving under Colonel Nixon in the Waikato Mounted Constabulary, he was severely wounded. A nephew of Mr. John McDonald also went through the Gallipoli campaign and is now serving in Egypt. [AWN 08.03.1917]

McDOUGALL, Private Ronald F, killed in action, was the second son of Mr. W McDougall of Pukekaua. He enlisted at the age of 19 and had been in France for some time. A younger brother, Private Malcolm McDOUGALL, who enlisted when only 18, was recently wounded in France and is now in hospital in England. [AWN 25.10.1917

McGAHAN, Private Thomas, Third Pioneer Battalion, Australian Imperial Forces, son of Mrs. Thomas McGahan of Tuakau, has been wounded and admitted to Northampton War Hospital, England, on 11 October 1917. Mrs. McGahan's youngest son was killed in the battle of the Somme and another is a member of the Mounted Rifles in Palestine. [AWN 15.11.1917]

McGAVIN, Lieutenant Colonel D J, M.D., F.R.C.S, of the Medical Corps, awarded the Distinguished Service Order, practiced in Wellington previous to going on active service. Colonel McGavin's reputation as a surgeon was a very high one. When the late Dr A A MARTIN of Palmerston North, was fatally wounded in France, it was to Colonel McGavin that he asked to be taken. [AWN 12.07.1917]

McGAVIN, D J, Lieutenant Colonel, whose NOK is his wife, Mrs. M McGavin, Willis St, Wellington, has been awarded the Distinguished Service Order. At great risk he successfully evacuated wounded during a heavy offensive. [AWN 23.08.1917]

McGILP, Major Clyde, whose parents reside at Birkenhead, is an Aucklander. He was in the service of the Post & Telegraph Dept prior to the war and was connected with the 'A' Battery territorials with the rank of major. He went to the front with the artillery with the rank of captain and gained his majority on active service. [AWN 04.01.1917]

McGONAGLE, Private Cyril, who has been killed in action in France, and not wounded as at first reported, was the youngest son of Mr. A McGonagle, now of New Plymouth and formerly of Otahuhu. The late Private McGonagle, who left NZ with the Main Body, and fought through the Gallipoli campaign, was awarded the Military Medal for conspicuous bravery but whether it was for some deed at Gallipoli or during the fighting in France, his father does not know. During the Somme offensive Private McGonagle was responsible for a brilliant piece of bomb throwing. The New Zealanders were held up in an advance by an obstruction in front of a German trench and Private McGonagle was selected to break this down by means of high explosive bombs. The intervening space was strewn with dead and wounded but the private, crawling along, succeeded in achieving his object. He was subsequently complimented before his company for his brave deed. [AWN 26.07.1917]

McGONAGLE, Cyril, Private, killed in action, was a son of Mr. A McGonagle of New Plymouth and formerly of the Auckland district. He left with the Main Body and fought all through the Gallipoli campaign. He was awarded the Military Medal for conspicuous bravery. During the Somme offensive also he was complimented by his commanding officer before his company for an act of coolness and bravery in bomb throwing under fire. [AWN 02.08.1917]

McILROY, George, fifth son of Mr. & Mrs. J W McIlroy of Cowper St, Greymouth, has been killed in action on 12 October. He was born in Kumara and was 23 years of age. After his primary course at the Kumara school he was educated for six years at the Nelson College and was one of the foremost, both as a scholar and as an athlete. He went to Dunedin and was articled to the firm of Statham & Aspinall, solicitors. In Dunedin he sat for a military examination and obtained his lieutenancy. Under the NZ defence system and especially after the outbreak of war, he was kept very busy in training men. Finally he obtained leave to go to the front and left NZ with the 17th Reinforcements, being officer-commanding G Company. His promotion to a captaincy was rapid and for some time past he and his brother, who also joined the forces, have been in the thick of the fighting. [AWN 08.11.1917]

McKENDRY, Private J, awarded the Military Medal on the hospital ship, which arrived on Monday. His parents reside at Gore. The decoration was given for distinguished and gallant conduct on the field. He saw considerable service in France and was present at the commencement of the great 'push' last year on the Somme. The particular act for which he received distinction was the rescue of a wounded comrade from no-man's-land during a fierce battle at Armentieres. [AWN 08.03.1917]

McKENZIE, Major A G of Clevedon, promoted to the rank of Colonel and awarded DSO for conspicuous gallantry in the Somme engagement, besides being twice personally complimented and thanked by his Commander in June. He was born and educated in the Ness Valley. He joined the Franklin Mounted Rifles long before the territorial scheme came into operation. He left NZ in command of one of the reinforcement drafts. On one occasion he was hurled into the air by the explosion of a shell, which killed two men who were standing beside him. He had recently spent a short furlough visiting relations in Scotland. [AWN 29.03.1917]

McKENZIE, Private Frank John, of the Auckland Battalion, who died of wounds in Bologne Hospital on 1 March, was the only son of Mr. Murdoch McKenzie of Whangarei Heads. He received his education at the Heads school and at the Whangarei High School. He was for two years probationary teacher at the Hora Hora School and studied for one year at the Training College, Auckland. He enlisted at the age of 20 years and went to the trenches on 1 September. He was slightly wounded in the knee by shrapnel in the battle of the Somme on 28 September, necessitating his being in hospital for 13 days. [AWN 05.04.1917]

McKENZIE, 2nd Lieutenant F E, of Feilding was awarded the Military Cross at Messines for conspicuous gallantry. He has had a distinguished career in the field. Leaving NZ with the Main Body as a private, he attained the rank of sergeant three weeks after the landing at Gallipoli. He was wounded on the peninsula and after his recovery was sent back. He took part in the evacuation and shortly afterwards was sent to France, where he received his commission on the field at the battle of the Somme during which action he was severely wounded on two occasions. Lieutenant McKenzie, who is reported to have taken part in nearly every action in which the New Zealanders were engaged, only arrived in England five days before the departure of the contingent of which he was a member. [AWN 01.11.1917]

McKENZIE, 2nd Lieutenant C R, whose award of the Military Cross for gallantry in the Passchendaele operations was mentioned in the NZ war correspondent's cable of 8 December, is the youngest son of Mrs. M McKenzie of Wellington and brother of Mr. W B McKenzie of Auckland, NZ Manager of the United Insurance Co. He left NZ with the artillery section of the Main Body and went through the Gallipoli campaign. He has been wounded both on the peninsula and in France. Another brother, Captain J G McKENZIE, who also went out with the artillery in the Main Body, has been invalided home. [AWN 20.12.1917]

McKENZIE, 2nd Lieutenant Frank E, M.C., was admitted as a barrister of the Supreme Court at Auckland on the motion of Mr. H H OSTLER. He lived in Feilding before he joined Jackson & Russell, Auckland and had a distinguished career at Victoria College where he graduated LL.B. He was the nominee for the College for the Rhodes Scholarship for 1913. As a member of the Main Body he fought at Gallipoli from the landing to the evacuation, save for a short period when he was wounded. After the removal to France he was again wounded at the Somme and fought through the Messines campaign in which he won the Military Cross and also won his promotion on the field. He has been sent back to NZ to join another reinforcement draft when fit. [AWN 13.2.1917]

McKENZIE, Lieutenant John, who died of wounds in France on 21 February, was born in Lochbroom, Ross-shire, Scotland and came to NZ with his parents in 1901. He was prominent in football, hockey and tennis circles and was a player of more than average ability. He came from Dannevirke to the Auckland Grammar School and subsequently joined the teaching profession. He was teaching at Mataitai when he enlisted in the Main Body, 3rd, Auckland, Infantry Regiment as a private. He took part in the landing at Gallipoli and rose through the non-commissioned ranks to second lieutenant. With 13 others he was in the rearguard to the battalion during the evacuation. In Egypt, when the Second Brigade was formed, he received his second star and proceeded to France where he fought until his death. [AWN 03.05.1917]

McKENZIE, Private E, Hamilton, who has been awarded the Military Medal for gallantry in the field during the battle of Messines, left with one of the earlier reinforcements but was taken ill on the transport and consequently did not take part in the landing on Gallipoli. He was invalided to England where he spent eight months in hospital. Afterwards he went to France and took part in the battle of the Somme. Prior to leaving Hamilton, Private McKenzie was in the employ of Ellis & Burnand for 12 or 14 years. One brother, H A McKENZIE, was killed in action at Suvla Bay. His mother resides in Hamilton. [AWN 12.07.1917]

McKENZIE, Second Lieutenant F E awarded the Military Cross, is a Main Body man, having enlisted as a private from Auckland. He was at the time on the staff of Jackson Russell Tunks & Ostler, solicitors. He has seen a great deal of service with the Expeditionary Force, having been in the action on the Suez Canal, in the Gallipoli landing, and through the 'Daisy Patch' charge at Cape Helles. He was in some exciting work later at Quinn's Post, having been the companion of Sergeant TILSLEY when the latter won the DCM. He was slightly wounded but remained with his unit to take part in the August advance. He was sent to Malta for a rest but returned to Anzac in time to be one of the evacuation party. Thence he proceeded to France with his unit, winning his commission on the field for gallantry in leading a trench raid in July last year. [AWN 12.07.1917]

McKINSTRY, Private Laurence James, killed in action, was the third son of Mr. J McKinstry of Papakura. He was educated at the Papakura district school and later was apprenticed to McGregor and Montgomery of Auckland. Later he went to Taranaki but returned to Papakura a few years ago. [AWN 08.11.1917]

McLEAN, 2nd Lieutenant Neil C, Rifle Brigade, whose promotion to the rank of Junior Subaltern in the NZEF was reported last week, is a son of Mr. Murdoch McLEAN of Mt Albert. He left NZ in October 1915 and has been promoted from the ranks to a commission. [AWN 12.04.1917]

McLEIGH, Private George Walter, reported killed in action at Messines, was the youngest son of Mrs. McLeigh, for many years a resident of Grey Lynn. He was born at Kaukapakapa 29 years ago and previous to enlisting was a slaughterman at Gisborne. He was educated at the Kaukapakapa school and at the Richmond Road school. He left NZ with the 21st Reinforcements. [AWN 06.09.1917]

McMAHON, Major F R, Royal Engineers, brother of Mrs. Tristram SPEEDY of Parnell, has been awarded the Distinguished Service Order. He was formerly a student at the Otago School of Mines and when he graduated he received an important appointment in British West Africa. At the outbreak of war he went to England and joined King Edward's Horse. He later received a commission in the Shropshire Light Infantry and subsequently secured his majority in the Royal Engineers. [AWN 08.03.1917]

McNAMARA, Sergeant Henry Cecil, aged 22, previously reported wounded on 9 January 1917 and since reported died of wounds, was the second son of John McNamara of Ngawha, Bay of Islands. He was born at Raukawahi and educated at Ngawha. He drove the Kaitaia-Kaeo coach and was well known as an all round sport, being fullback for the North in football, cup winner at Mangonui for foot racing, and a good rifle shot. He was in the territorial force before joining the expedition force and won his stripes on the field in Egypt, becoming senior troupe sergeant of the Mounted Rifles. He enlisted with his two brothers, Private F D McNamara, wounded in the same charge, and Sergeant S A McNamara, a member of the Main Body. [AWN 08.02.1917]

McNAUGHTON, Private W A, NZ Rifle Brigade, who was reported last Friday killed in action, was a son of Mrs. R McLeod of Putaruru. [AWN 31.05.1917]

McNEILL - Information has been received by Mrs. A R McNeill of Ellerslie that her son Gunner Roy B McNEILL, who was serving in the Australian Artillery in Frances, was reported missing on 15 April. He is believed to be a prisoner of war in Germany. [AWN 10.05.1917]

McNEILL, Gunner Roy B, son of Mr. A McNeill, Ladies Mile, Remuera, who enlisted in the Australian Force and who was reported missing, is a prisoner of war in Germany. Gunner McNeill, who was a music teacher, sought to enlist in NZ early in the war but being under age he was not accepted. He then went to Australia and enlisted there. His brother, Gunner D McNEILL, who also enlisted in Australia, was invalided home some time ago. [AWN 26.07.1917]

McNICOL, Duncan Bannatyne, Lieutenant, who died of wounds in France on 4 August, was the second son of the late Mr. John McNicol of Hamilton. He was born at Cambridge in 1887 and was educated at St John's Collegiate School. He afterwards was engaged in farming pursuits but for the six years before enlisting he was stock agent and auctioneer for the North Auckland Farmers' Auctioneering Co. Being a good Maori scholar he enlisted with the Second Maori Contingent, being immediately made Quartermaster, and he remained with that regiment until the last Whilst in the Waikato district he was a prominent member of the Hamilton Polo Club; he was also a well known footballer. His younger brother, John, is serving in Palestine with the Mounted Rifles. [AWN 30.08.1917]

McQUEEN, Sergeant Allan A, has been awarded the Military Medal. He is the eldest son of Mrs. McQueen of Maungatapere, Whangarei, and the late Mr. Duncan McQueen. He left with the Main Body NZEF and, except for a short spell in hospital in Malta, he fought through the Gallipoli campaign. It is understood his decoration came as a result of his conduct in the Somme battle which he came through without injury. Lately he was admitted to a London hospital suffering from rheumatism. One of his brothers is now being trained at Trentham. [AWN 01.02.1917]

McRAE, Sergeant A P, Rifle Brigade, son of Mr. W McRae of Te Kuiti, has been killed in action. [AWN 05.07.1917]

McRAE, Captain Phillip Felton, Rifle Brigade, was the eldest son of Mr. G R McRae and was born at Palmerston North and educated at Tokomaru school and Palmerston High School. He came north to Hoteo six years ago, with his parents. He was posted to the 15th, North Auckland, Regiment and took a keen interest in his military duties, riding five miles to drill, often through rain and mud at night. He rapidly rose through all grades, finally gaining his commission as first lieutenant. He left NZ on 9 October 1915. He was promoted captain in June 1916. He has been through all the fighting with the New Zealanders and was never wounded or sick. After the Somme battle he had his first leave to England. He was 26 years old and was a grandson of the late Phillip R McRae, Blairich Run, Marlborough, and also of the late John Felton Heighway, mining engineer, Thames. [AWN 15.11.1917]

McROBERTS, Lieutenant Evan O, killed in action on 4 October, leaves a wife and one child. He was born at Tauranga in 1883 and joined the Postal Dept in 1900, having served in that Dept in Wellington, Christchurch, and Auckland. In 1905 he received the Royal Humane Society's medal and certificate for saving life in Tauranga Harbour. He went into camp early last year and gained his commission. He was wounded last July but went back to the front and was killed before his relatives knew he had left the hospital. He was a member of the Methodist Church in which he was a much-esteemed lay preacher and for some years was superintendent of the Sunday school at Onehunga. A memorial service will be held tomorrow evening in the Onehunga Methodist Church. A younger brother of Lieutenant McRoberts was wounded at Messines but has returned to active service. [AWN 25.10.1917

MEDDINGS, Major W H, who has been killed, left NZ in command of a reinforcement draft about a year ago. He was prominently connected with volunteer and territorial work in Canterbury for many years and latterly was on the Christchurch defence staff. He was an excellent marksman and had competed successfully at NZ Rifle Assn meetings. [AWN 25.10.1917]

MELDRUM - Among those included in the list of NZ soldiers who have been awarded military decorations is Lieutenant Colonel William MELDRUM, DSO, officer commanding the Wellington Mounted Rifles Regt6. He is the eldest surviving son of Mr. Alexander Lewis Meldrum of East Kincaple, St Andrews, Scotland, and was born at Kamo on 28 July 1865. He was educated at Clifton Bank school, St Andrews, the Kamo school, the Auckland Grammar School and the Auckland University College. He entered the law office of Messrs Whitaker and Russell in Auckland in 1884. He passed the barrister's law examination in 188 and subsequently practiced law at Thames and Hunterville, retiring from practice in 1912. From 1912 to August 1914, he was engaged in farming at Hunterville and Waipukurau. He has always taken an active interest in sports. In the eighties he represented Auckland in cricket and football. In 1896 he won the chess championship of NZ. For six years he was chairman of the Hunterville Town Board. He unsuccessfully contested the Rangitikei seat at the by-election in 1909 and at the general election in 1911. He has taken an active interest in volunteering since 1900, when he was instrumental in founding the Hunterville Mounted Rifles, serving as lieutenant under Captain J Le Dore. He succeeded to the captaincy in 1903, was promoted major in 2920 and Lieutenant colonel in command of the 6th, Manawatu, Mounted Rifles in May 1914l He proceeded to the front with the Main Body as officer commanding the Wellington Mounted Rifles Regt and served throughout the Gallipoli campaign. He has already been created a CMG. He is an active Freemason and is a Past Grant Swordbearer of the Grand Lodge of NZ. [AWN 04.01.1917]

MELHUISH, Rifleman W H, died on active service, was born at Kaikoura 39 years ago and was educated at Kaikoura suburban school. He lived at Kaikoura for 30 years and during that time was 11 years a volunteer in the Kaikoura Mounted Rifles. He was auctioneering there for a few years. He volunteered for the front while in the employ of Abraham & Williams, Masterton. He left with the 18th Reinforcements and was six months in the trenches and went through the battle of Messines safely. [AWN 04.10.1917]

MELVILL. The Belgian Order of the Crown has been awarded to Brig General C W MELVILL, NZEF. He was in an English regiment before coming to NZ to take up farming at Clinton. He later received a commission in the NZ forces. He then went home to finish his military training. On the outbreak of war he immediately rejoined his old regiment and proceeded to France with one of the initial drafts. He was wounded early and on recovery stayed nine months in England training officers. He subsequently went to Gallipoli and later returned to France with the NZ forces. [AWN 27.09.1917]

METCALFE, Lieutenant Henry E, of the NZ Engineers, who was killed in action in France on 12 April, was a son of Mr. Henry H Metcalfe, civil engineer. He was born in Adelaide and came to Hamilton with his parents as a child in 1883, receiving his education at the Auckland Grammar School and the Thames School of Mines. He served his articles as an engineer to his father in Auckland and in 1904 went to England to gain further experience in his profession, being admitted to the Institution of Civil Engineers in 1905. Returning to NZ in 1909, he joined his father as a partner and was professionally engaged on many water and drainage schemes in the North Island. On the formation of the NZ Tunnelling Corps he joined it as a commissioned officer and he has been engaged with the corps on the western front ever since it went to France. Lieutenant Metcalfe was much interested in mining and geology and was also a yachtsman, having been the owner of the yacht Ngatira. [AWN 10.05.1917]

MEWETT, Captain J E H, who has been wounded in France, was a machinist in the office of the Waihi Bell before enlisting. He left NZ with reinforcements in April 1915 as a Second Lieutenant and served in Egypt and through the Gallipoli campaign. There he was promoted to Lieutenant and afterwards in France he won is captaincy. [AWN 22.03.1917]

MICHAEL, Corporal Henry W, who has been awarded the Military Medal, is a partner in the firm H W Michael & Co., merchants, Navua, Fiji. He was born in Fiji and educated in Auckland. He is known as a crack rifle shot and won several medals and trophies. Two years ago he went to England and joined an Imperial regiment. When last heard of he ranked as a Corporal in charge of scouts, snipers and observers. About a month ago at Ypres he was wounded and invalided to England. Mrs. Michael and their two children are living in Auckland. [AWN 22.11.1917]

MILLER, Private Ernest J, believed killed in action, was 22 years of age and was the eldest son of Mr. J Y Miller of Woodlea, Warkworth. He was an old Auckland Grammar School boy and matriculated prior to joining the staff of the Union Steam Ship Co. At the time of enlistment he was a clerk in the employ of the Farmers' Freezing Co. He left NZ as a sergeant with the 14th Reinforcements but on reaching France was transferred as sniper to the Otago Infantry. [AWN 06.12.1917]

MILLER, Private David, of Oatie, Devonport, has been awarded the Military Medal. He was born and educated in Auckland and was at one time a member of the Albion Northern Union Football Club. He left with the 9th Reinforcements. [AWN 20.12.1917]

MILLER, Rifleman R S, killed in action in France on May 8, was born at Toka Toka and brought up and educated at Patumahoe where he lived until six years ago when he removed to Waiuku. He was employed by Wallace & Co. and left their service to enlist when 20 years of age. [AWN 19.07.1917]

MILLIGAN, Sergeant P G, of the Medical Corps, who has been awarded the Military Medal, is an Aucklander who has been on service since the days of the Main Body. Prior to the war he belonged for four years to the territorial field ambulance in Auckland and was always a keen and enthusiastic member of the company. He held corporal's stripes but reverted to the ranks to get away with the Main Body. He saw service in Egypt and Gallipoli, being amongst those who landed on the Peninsula on 25 April 1915. After the evacuation he proceeded with his unit to France where he has been ever since. [AWN 05.07.1917]

MILNES. The cause of education in Auckland has suffered a very serious loss in the death of Lieutenant H A E MILNES, killed in action in France on 4 October 1917. He was the principal of the Auckland Training College for Teachers and in that position he exerted an influence over students that was regarded as remarkable. He had great strength of character and a charming personality. His death will be regretted by a very large number of people, both in and outside education circles, in Auckland. He was born in Yorkshire and in all his undertakings he showed that tenacity of purpose typical of men of that county. He spent much of his earlier life in London and passed through the Borough Road training college at Isled. He graduated B.Sc. from the London University. He left for NZ in company with Mrs. Milnes in January 190? to take up his position at the training college [...............] Mrs. Milnes died about four years ago. [AWN 18.10.1917]

MOFFATT, Private Alfred, who was killed in action on 3 October 1917, was the younger son of Mr. J Moffatt of Wharehine and was 22 years of age. He enlisted in the 11th Reinforcements but owing to sickness was transferred to the 12th. He was taken ill with pleurisy in Egypt and for some time was in hospital in England with throat trouble. He went to France at the end of June 1917. He was a member of the 4th Brigade and was in the Otago Battalion. [AWN 08.11.1917]

MOLOUGHNEY - Private advice has been received by Mrs. P Moloughney of Valley Road, Mt Eden, that her son Rifleman W J MOLOUGHNEY, who left NZ with the 17th Reinforcements, has been wounded and admitted to hospital. [AWN 27.12.1917]

MONK, Private Frank L, who was killed in action on 12 October, was the only son of Mr. W J Monk of Arawa Street. Prior to leaving for the front he was successively employed in the offices of the NZ Loan & Mercantile Agency Co at Palmerston North & Hamilton. He was educated at the Auckland Grammar School and after leaving school he was for some time in Messrs Gillespie & Sons office. He was a grandson of the late Mr. Richard Monk formerly MHR for Waitemata. He was 26 years of age. He left with the 20th Reinforcements. [AWN 08.11.1917]

MOORE, 2nd Lieutenant W E, solicitor of Auckland, has been awarded the Military Cross 'for conspicuous courage and skill and splendid example'. He left Auckland for England about 12 months ago and gained a commission as 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Field Artillery in which he is still serving. [AWN 22.02.1917]

MOORE, Captain W E, M.C., of the Royal Field Artillery, was reported missing on 14 November. Captain Moore, who is a barrister & solicitor, left Auckland about ? months ago. [AWN 29.11.1917]

MOORE, Captain Willis Ernest, eldest son of Mr. J E Moore, Esplanade Rd, Mt Eden, has been killed in action while superintending his battery. He was educated at the Auckland Grammar School, subsequently taking his LL.B. degree at the Auckland University College. He received his legal training in the office of Mr. A Hanna with whom he remained for eight years. He then practised on his own account. Shortly after the outbreak of war he went to England and enlisted in the Royal Field Artillery. He received rapid promotion and, as acting major, was for four months in charge of his battery. Captain Moore was recently awarded the Military Cross for conspicuous bravery in action. Mr. Moore's other son Captain Tisdall MOORE, of the RAMC is present in charge of a military hospital in Bristol. Previously he served two years in France and one in Mesopotamia. [AWN 06.12.1917]

MORPETH, Captain Robert Nicol, is a son of Mr. H D Morpeth, town clerk of Waihi. He is 24 years of age and single and before enlisting was a bank teller in the Bank of NZ, Thames. Capt Morpeth, then Second Lieutenant, was wounded on 25 April 1915, and invalided home. [AWN 04.01.1917]

MORPETH, Lieutenant Allan, killed in action on 2 October, was the eldest son of Mr. H D Morpeth, town clerk of Waihi. He was one of six brothers who joined the forces. [AWN 25.10.1917]

MOWETT, Lieutenant (temp Captain) J E H, Auckland Infantry, awarded the Military Medal - During a raid on the enemy's trenches, led his men with great gallantry and himself accounted for three of the enemy. Later, although severely wounded, he continued to direct the operations. [AWN 31.05.1917]

MULDOON, Staff Sergeant J H, son of J H Muldoon of Auckland, has been admitted to a convalescent depot suffering from a mild complaint. Prior to his enlistment he was connected with Messrs Kempthorne Prosser & Co, Auckland staff. His brother, Corporal W MULDOON, who left NZ with the main body, is now connected with the training staff at Salisbury Plains. [AWN 01.02.1917]

MUNRO, Private John Frederick MUNRO, who has received severe gunshot wounds in the right arm and leg, is the son of Mr. John A Munro of Clevedon and their third son on active service. He left NZ last July and arrived in France in October, serving there until wounded on 12 February. His eldest brother, Robert, left with the main body as a farrier and went to Gallipoli. He was killed in action, being the first boy from Clevedon to give his life for his country. A third brother, Frank of the 3rd, Auckland, Mounted Rifles, is still serving on the Egyptian frontier. Three cousins, of whom one has been wounded, are also on active service. [AWN 22.03.1917]

MUNRO, Second Lieutenant F J, RGA, is reported wounded. He was for some time on the staff of the Weekly News. Returning to England about the time war broke out he enlisted as a gunner in the Garrison Artillery and received his commission for gallantry in the field. [AWN 31.05.1917]

MUNT, Lance Corporal Reginald A, Divisional Signal Co. was, prior to enlistment, a resident of Wellington. He is a carpenter by trade but spent a good portion of his life at sea. Upon joining the company upon the mobilisation of the Main Body, he was appointed company carpenter and wheeler. He served through the major portion of the Gallipoli campaign, proceeding with the NZ forces to France, where he has been on service ever since. [AWN 05.07.1917]

MURRAY, Captain Keith of the RFC an old boy of King's College, has been awarded the MC. Stepson of Dr McDowell, left Auckland March 1915 and after receiving his training in England began active service on the western front towards the end of August that year. He was promoted Flight Commander in March 1916 and was mentioned in Sir Douglas Haig's first despatch. He has been continually engaged at the firing line since last Nov and was again mentioned in despatches in June last. [AWN 20.09.1917]

MURRAY, A striking instance of a patriotic family is afforded in the case of the three sons of Mrs. M Murray of Wynyard Road, Mt Eden, all of whom are serving in France. The eldest, Private J MURRAY, left NZ in November 1915 and has been twice wounded, the second time by the accidental bursting of a bomb while acting as instructor in bomb throwing in France. He was sent to hospital in England but returned to France in January last. The second son, Private B MURRAY, went into camp in December 1915, leaving NZ in the April following. He was wounded in France during the great advance in September last. He is married and has two young children. Mrs. Murray's youngest son, Signaller G MURRAY, enlisted in 1914 and, being refused for foreign service as under age, served for several months as a gunner in the Garrison Artillery, afterwards joining the signallers while at Trentham camp. At Slip camp, Salisbury, he was selected as one of a special party of signallers for service in France during May last. He is an old Grammar School boy. The sacrifice made by Mrs. Murray will be better realised when it is stated that she is a widow, as is her daughter, the latter's husband having been killed in the trenches in France early in July last, leaving two small children. [AWN 22.03.1917]

MURRAY, Lieutenant Colonel D N W, of the NZ Medical Corps, is a well known Auckland doctor. He joined the NZ Field Ambulance upon the outbreak of war and after serving for four months in Egypt, where he was with the NZ Infantry at the first attack on the Suez Canal, went to Gallipoli with the section of the force which made the Anzac landing. On Gallipoli he saw a great deal of service and gained a high reputation among the men of the force for his devotion to duty in the hospital stations in the shell torn beach, where he and the rest of the medical staff were constantly exposed to the fire of the Turkish batteries situated at Ana Farta and the Olive Grove. He went to France with the NZ Division and wounded men who have returned having nothing but praise for Lieutenant Colonel Murray, who has now seen much more than the average amount of service. [AWN 04.01.1917]



NAIRN, Private Hugh Jamieson, who has been missing since September 30, and is now believed to have been killed in action, was 28 years of age and a blacksmith by occupation. Before enlistment he was a member of Dargaville Rifle Club. He fought at Gallipoli for about a month before being invalided to England, afterwards rejoining his comrades in France. [AWN 08.02.1917]

NATHAN, Mr. J E, son of Mr. D J Nathan of Wellington, has returned to England after serving for more than a year as a driver in the First British Red Cross unit on the Austrian front in Italy. He recently was awarded the Italian War Medal for dressing wounded in the fire trenches. He has returned to England with the object of getting special medical advice. [AWN 03.05.1917]

NATUSCH, Lieutenant Stanley, awarded the Military Cross for gallantry in the Battle of Messines, is the third son of Mr. C Tilleard Natusch of Belmont, Wellington. He left NZ with the Main Body and was one of the few who went through the Gallipoli campaign without being either wounded or sick. He was mentioned in despatches for work done at the evacuation of the peninsula. He was promoted lieutenant during the Somme operations and was wounded at Messines, his right arm being fractured. His brother, Lieutenant Guy NATUSCH and Lieutenant Guy NATUSCH have also been wounded recently. [AWN 12.07.1917]

NEGUS, Rifleman F, awarded the Military Medal, is an old Thames boy, aged 43, both of whose parents are dead. He left NZ with a reinforcement draft at the end of 1915, fought at the Somme and was wounded at Messines, where he won his decoration. [AWN 12.07.1917]

NEILD, Private C W, killed in action, formerly resided at Paeroa with his parents. He was 22 years old and when he enlisted was in the employ of the Waihi Paeroa Gold Extraction Co. He left NZ with the 18th Reinforcements and four months ago was wounded. [AWN 01.11.1917]

NELSON, Harry, Lance Corporal, killed in action at Messines on June 7, was the son of Mr. Peter Nelson of Birkenhead and Albany. He left NZ with the Auckland Mounted Rifles and in Egypt volunteered for the infantry. On arrival in France he served with the machine gun section until shortly before his death, when he was again transferred to the infantry, he being the only survivor of his section. Prior to enlisting he was engine driving in the King Country and for some years was foreman of the Remuera Fire Brigade and also held a position in the waterworks department of that district. He was 25 years of age and was born at Parnell, being educated in the Albany district. [AWN 02.08.1917]

NELSON, Private Bart, killed in action, was the elder son of Mr. B Nelson of Crummer Rd, Grey Lynn. He was born in Natal, South Africa and came to NZ about nine years ago. At the age of 18, whilst employed in the Immigration Dept, Wellington, he enlisted and left with the 16th Reinforcements. Invalided owing to shell shock and classed as 'unfit for service', he nevertheless again volunteered and went on active service. His father and grandfather both served in the British Army and his great-grandfather fought and died in the Crimean war. [AWN 08.11.1917]

NEWTON, Sergeant George, killed in action, was the eldest son of Mr. & Mrs. G W Newton of Newtown, Wellington. He served throughout the Gallipoli campaign and received his promotion to sergeant in France where he served with the Canterbury Infantry. [AWN 15.11.1917]

NICHOLAS, Sergeant L R of the Wellington Infantry Battalion, was awarded the Military Medal in France for conspicuous gallantry during an important raid at Armentieres, when there were 41 casualties among the 80 men who took part. He was in charge of the regimental stretcher-bearers stationed at the mouth of the tunnel through which the raiding party returned. Although the trench was under heavy shell fire he continued at his post, dressing and sending forward over 20 wounded men, working under fire for over an hour and a half. It was in this particular raid, said Sergeant Nicholas, that Sergeant Major FROST of the Wellington Infantry Battn and Lieutenant RIDDIFORD were killed, Sergeant Major Frost being a holder of the Distinguished Conduct Medal and the Croix de Guerre and Lieutenant Riddiford being awarded the Military Cross. [AWN 12.04.1917]

NICHOLLS, Corporal George H, killed in action at Messines, was the youngest son of Mr. Richard Nicholls of Parakai, Helensville. He was educated at the Remuera and Helensville schools. At the outbreak of the war he was engaged in farming with his parents at Parakai and was one of the first to enlist. From Gallipoli he was invalided to Malta and subsequently to England. On his recovery he went to Egypt and from there to France. He had passed unscathed through the battles of Armentieres and the Somme and various minor raids. Writing to his parents, Lieutenant Walter Gibbs, in whose platoon Corporal Nicholls served, says: "At the time he met his death I was taking the Lewis guns to a portion of the line beyond Messines where we were urgently needed. We had to cross the ridge in the open and as it was almost midday, we were seen, with the result that we were shelled. Your boy was the only unfortunate one, being hit by a piece of shell while sheltering for a brief moment in a trench. He died as a brave lad should, showing no signs of fear under the heaviest of fire. He was a lad to be proud of." [AWN 06.09.1917]

NICHOLSON, Captain R H, killed in action, was the youngest son of Mr. W Nicholson, secretary of the Mosgiel Woollen Co. He was in his 25th year. He served in Egypt, Gallipoli and France. He was wounded about eight months ago and subsequently served for some time on the staff at Sling Camp. [AWN 25.10.1917

NICHOLSON, Rifleman William, lately killed in action, was the second son of Mr. R Nicholson of Mercury Bay, who has fallen in the war, his brother J A NICHOLSON having been killed on 27 December. William left NZ in May 1916. For eight years prior to his enlistment he was in the employment of the Kauri Timber Co. [AWN 12.04.1917

NIGHTINGALE, Rifleman Cliff M, was born in Auckland Province and on leaving school was on the staff of the Whangarei Advocate. He subsequently joined the reporting staff of the 'New Zealand Herald', remaining there till he left for camp last year, subsequently sailing with the 22nd Reinforcements. He is highly popular with his comrades. During the voyage Home he won two first prizes for literary contributions to the reinforcement magazine, the Navuan Nautilus. [AWN 15.11.1917]

NOLAN, Private Cuthbert Parker, who has died of wounds received in the Messines battle, was the son of Mrs. E J Nolan of Green Lane. He was 32 years of age, born in Auckland and educated at St John's & King's Colleges. After leaving college he joined the staff of the local office of the NZ Loan & Mercantile Agency, subsequently being engaged in farming at Moumakai. He enlisted at the outbreak of war, leaving with one of the early reinforcements as a sergeant. After arriving in England his eagerness to proceed to the front led him to revert to the ranks, with the result that after ten days in England he was ordered to France. He was engaged in the Somme battle where he was slightly wounded. He quickly recovered and after a short spell again entered the trenches. [AWN 23.08.1917]

NOONAN, E, Gunner, killed in action, was a son of the late Mr. E Noonan of Waihi. He was brought up at Ponsonby and latterly had resided at Parnell. He was a member of the West End and St George's Rowing Clubs for some years and also had been a member of the Ponsonby and Mt Eden Bowling Clubs. He took an interest in hockey and acted for some time as a referee for the Auckland Hockey Assn. He was employed as an engineer in the Northern Roller Mills prior to enlisting. [AWN 30.08.1917]

NORMAN, Private Edward Lewis Fearon, who died of wounds somewhere in France on July 27, was born in Cambridge, England, in 1875. He was the youngest son of William Alfred Norman, M.B. of Cambridge, MRCS. He came to NZ with his parents in 1887 and returned to England to finish his education, then came back to NZ and has since farmed at Mangorei, New Plymouth. He married the third daughter of Mr. James WA*LE, Mangorei. He left with the 10th Reinforcements as trooper, going first to Egypt, from where he volunteered for service in France in the infantry. He was wounded at the battle of the Somme and suffered from shell shock but was soon able to rejoin his unit and finally made the supreme sacrifice. [AWN 23.08.1917]

NORMAN, Quartermaster Sergeant A H, who has been 'missing' since 7 June, was born in India. In earlier days he saw service in Egypt, India and Tibet. After coming to NZ he served in the Permanent Artillery and Mounted Police. He is the son of General Sir F B Norman, KCB and nephew of the late Sir Henry Norman, one time Governor of Queensland. His son is in the British Army Ambulance Convoy in France. He has a brother commanding a Manchester Regiment. His son in law, Dr F D PINFOLD, also is now on duty. His wife resides at Hamilton. [AWN 19.07.1917]

NOTLEY, J T, Staff Sergeant Major, of Opotiki, reported missing on May 15, and now believed to have been drowned owing to his vessel being torpedoed, left NZ with the Main Body in 1914. He was in Egypt training the men. He was mentioned in despatches. He was afterwards sent to France and last February was on duty at Sling Camp. He was an Imperial soldier, having joined as a bugler when 14 years old in Colchester. He saw 15 years service in India. One brother has served 26 years in the Army, 12 of them in India. His older brother served six years in Egypt and died in Netley Hospital. [AWN 02.08.1917]



O'CONNOR, Bugler Michael F, killed in action, was the eldest son of Mr. D O'Connor, Te Kowhai, late of Ngaruawahia. He was born and educated and spent most of his life there, being engaged in pursuits in the baking business. [AWN 05.07.1917]

O'CONNOR, Rifleman John, 39, whose death was lately reported, was a son of Mr. James O'Connor of Khyber Pass Road and an old boy of the Marist Brothers School. He was previously employed at Steel Construction Co. [AWN 12.04.1917]

OLIPHANT, Lieutenant James, son of Peter Oliphant, awarded MC. Joined 3rd Auckland Inf. as a private when war was declared. When the Main Body left NZ he held the rank of Sergeant. On arrival in Egypt he obtained a commission in the First King's Own Scottish Borderers, 29th Division which was then on its way to Gallipoli. In March 1916 he was transferred to France and since then has been with his regiment in France & Flanders. Solicitor by profession, resided at Te Awamutu. [AWN 20.09.1917]

OLSEN, Rifleman Holger Randolph, who has died of wounds, was a son of Mr. J F W Olsen of Hukatere near Matakohe, and was in his 27th year. At one time he was employed in the railway service and afterwards he acted as a stock driver for the North Auckland Farmers' Union but at the time of enlistment he was assisting on his father's farm. [AWN 29.03.1917]

O'MEARA, W J, Private, died of wounds, was born at Swanson 22 years ago. He left NZ early in 1916. He was previously wounded on 11 August last. He was employed at the State sawmill at Piha. He was at the Swanson and Marist Brothers schools. His only brother, Gunner J O'MEARA, is serving in France. Their father is Mr. John O'MEARA of Swanson. [AWN 02.08.1917]

ORBELL, Captain R G S, Medical Corps, has been awarded the Military Cross: "Attended the wounded under heavy fire with great courage and determination. On one occasion he carried two wounded men on his horse to a place of safety." [AWN 11.01.1917]

O'RORKE, D C, Major, King's Royal Rifle Corps, has been awarded the Military Cross for taking command of another company in addition to his own and handling a difficult position with the greatest skill. He set a fine example to his men. He has just been promoted Major, at the early age of 21 years. He has seen much service since the outbreak of war, for he was in France by the end of 1914. He was wounded in the early days and has twice been gassed. He is a son of Mr. E D O'Rorke, of Auckland. [AWN 30.08.1917]

OVERINGTON, Private Albert, seriously wounded, was farming at Hoteo, North Auckland when he enlisted in the 24th Reinforcements. He was previously employed as a carpenter by the Railway Dept. He was born in Surrey, England, and is one of six brothers now on active service. [AWN 01.11.1917]

OWEN, Private John, who has been awarded the Military Medal, is a son of Mr. John Owen of Hepburn Street. He is an old boy of King's College and has been away with the Expeditionary Force for more than two years. [AWN 20.12.1917]