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SOLDIERS WOUNDED OR KILLED - 1915

AUCKLAND WEEKLY NEWS

Tribute to Jacqueline Walles

ABBEY, Sergeant A W, British Section, Field Engineers. On the second day at Gaba Tepe, Sergeant Abbey distinguished himself by zeal and bravery in command of a party entrenching under the heaviest fire. [AWN 09.09.1915]

ABBOT, Private Kenneth Ferris, Auckland Infantry Battalion, wounded at Gallipoli, now reported in King George's Hospital, London, is the second son of Mr. & Mrs. R T Abbot, Milton Rd, Mt Eden. He and a younger brother were members of the advance party, which occupied Samoa and were later attached to the fifth reinforcements. [AWN 07.10.1915]

ADAMS, Private George James, who has been killed in action, was the brother of Mrs. K A Ridley of Sussex St, Grey Lynn. He was born in Ireland and came to the Dominion 15 yrs ago. Private Adams left Auckland with the second reinforcements as a member of the Auckland Infantry Battalion. He was 33 years of age. His parents reside in Ireland. [AWN 16.09.1915]

ALDRIDGE, Lieutenant Arthur George, who is reported to have died on August 10 on the hospital ship 'Valdivia', as the result of wounds received at the Dardanelles on August 8, was born at Nelson and was the eldest son of the late Mr. T A Aldridge, formerly stationmaster at Frankton Junction. Lieutenant Aldridge was 30 years of age and shortly before leaving for the front was married to Miss Vernie YOUNG, daughter of the late Mr. E C Young and Mrs. Young of Christchurch. [AWN 07.10.1915]

ALEXANDER, Private W A, Wellington Infantry Battalion, killed in action on August 23, was 24 years of age. Born at Green Island, Private Alexander commenced his education at the Gore public school. He afterwards attended the Southland High School and the Otago University, where he took his M.Sc. degree with double first class honours in geology and physics. [AWN 16.09.1915]

ALLAN, Sergeant Eric Oliver, Otago Infantry Battalion, who recently lost his life at the Dardanelles, belonged to a well-known Taieri family. He enlisted at Mosgiel where he lived at the time with his parents. His father, Mr. James Allan, one time one of Otago's noted footballers, is connected with the Government Agricultural Dept. and is now living at Palmerston North. Sgt Allan was about 23 yrs of age and was a steady church worker. [AWN 12.08.1915]

ANDERSON, Lance Corporal Oscar, Wellington Infantry Battalion, who was killed in action at the Dardanelles on August 9, was the eldest son of Mrs. H Segren of Albert St, Wanganui. He was a native of Palmerston North and aged 39. At the time of the outbreak of the South African war he was in South Africa where he joined the Scottish Horse, serving with them up to the time of King Edward's coronation, when he was selected, among others, to represent his regiment at the celebrations in London. He returned to South Africa and served with the Repatriation Dept until the close of the war. He held the Queen's Medal and three bars for his war service. At the conclusion of the South African war he was for some time engaged in supplying horses for the German authorities in South-west Africa but not liking the service, he left and returned to NZ in 1908. The deceased was well known in the Manawatu where he was a stud-master. He was also a popular member of the Manawatu Hunt and was known as a good sport and a fearless rider after hounds. [AWN 02.09.1915]

ANDERSON, Farrier O B, who was included in the Australian casualty list recently as being ill and in hospital in London, formerly belonged to Auckland. He subsequently joined the police force at Sydney and was stationed at Broken Hill when he enlisted. [AWN 16.09.1915]

ANDERSON, Private William Alexander, who has been reported as missing at the Dardanelles on August 7, is the eldest son of Mr. Alexander Anderson of Mataura. At the time of his enlisting he was 30 yrs of age and was educated at the Mataura public school. After leaving school he was for a number of years employed at the NZ Paper Mills Ltd and Southland Frozen Meat Co's works, Mataura. [AWN 11.11.1915]

ANDREWS, Private William F C - whose name appears amongst the list of wounded, is the only son of Mr. Albert C Andrews of 79 Ardmore Road, Ponsonby. [AWN 24.06.1915]

ARLOW, Gunner H V, Howitzer Battery, who has been invalided home to NZ and is now convalescing at Rotorua, joined the main expeditionary force from Canterbury. He was a member of the staff of Dalgety & Co Ltd. He was some time at the front before he was invalided home. [AWN 25.11.1915]

ARMSTRONG, Trooper Walter P, whose name appeared in a recent casualty list, is the third son of the late Mr. W L Armstrong, formerly of Ponsonby. He was born in Seymour St, Ponsonby, and is 21 yrs of age. Two of his brothers, Easton and Jack Armstrong, are serving with the Australian forces and a younger brother left with the sixth reinforcements. [AWN 16.09.1915]

ARNOLD, Lance Corporal Rory, Canterbury Mounted Rifles, who died of wounds received in action at the Dardanelles on July 17, was 24 yrs of age. He was a member of the Nelson Mounted Rifles for four years prior to enlisting for the front. [AWN 12.08.1915]

ASTLEY, Sapper Eric H, who was recently reported to have died on June 23 of wounds, received while serving with the Field Engineers at Gallipoli, was the elder son of Mr. John E Astley, of Auckland. Sapper Astley was 21 yrs of age at the time of his death. [AWN 19.08.1915]

ATKINS, Sergeant Major Arthur A, an Auckland boy, is the recipient of the Distinguished Conduct Medal. He was born in India and is the eldest son of Mrs. M A Nicholson of Northcote. Sgt Major Atkins received his education at Ramarama. He went through the South African war and when the present war broke out he again enlisted. He went to the front with the main body as a private in the Canterbury Infantry Battalion. He has been wounded twice while in action. He won the D.C.M. for having led a section and captured and held a strongly defended post, which was directing a heavy fire on the head of an advancing column. Mrs. Nicholson has two other sons on active service - Corporal Eustace Nicholson and Private Marmion NICHOLSON. Private Edward NICHOLSON, a fourth son, is at present in camp. [AWN 09.12.1915]

AYLING, Bombardier Herbert, Field Artillery Brigade, who was recently reported to have died of fever on July 14, was the third son of Mr. & Mrs. S Ayling of Thames. He was 20 yrs of age and was born at Invercargill. Bdr Ayling was educated at Napier and Palmerston North and was in the employ of Mr. W H Pal, bookseller of Hamilton, when war broke out. [AWN 19.08.1915]



BAGNALL, Corporal E W C, Canterbury Mounted Rifles, who has been wounded in the shoulder and left foot, was born at Turua 27 years ago. He attended the Turua and Bayfield public schools and Giles College and subsequently took up farming. He was at Ngaroma in the King Country when he enlisted with the fourth reinforcements. [AWN 30.09.1915]

BAIN, Lieutenant J S, Wellington Infantry Battalion, reported as having died of wounds in Gallipoli, was at the outbreak of war manager of the seed department of Messrs A Hatrick & Co, Wanganui. He was an old Oamaru boy and both in the South and in Wanganui was a keen soldier. His family has now given two members to the Empire, as a brother who also went away from Wanganui, has been killed in action. Lieutenant Bain leaves a wife - now with her parents at Timaru - and one child. [AWN 26.08.1915

BAINE, Private Frank, Auckland Infantry Battalion, s/o Mr. P Baine of Te Aroha, who was previously reported missing at the Dardanelles, is now stated to have been killed in action. The young man was well and popularly known in Te Aroha. He left with the fourth reinforcements. [AWN 02.09.1915]

BAILEY, Trooper Albert Hy, Auckland Mounted Rifles, was the youngest son of Mr. & Mrs. Alexander Bailey, Clontarf, Dublin. He was killed in action while serving with the third reinforcements. Trooper Bailey had been about five years in the Dominion. [AWN 09.09.1915]

BALLANTINE, Private Arthur Gordon, who has been killed in action, was the son of Mr. John Ballantine, Vincent Road, Auckland. He left NZ with the fourth reinforcements. He was 23 yrs of age. [AWN 16.09.1915]

BARLOW, Private Harry, Canterbury Infantry. NOK: John Barlow, 261 Bolton Rd, Radcliffe, Manchester. At Quinn's Post on June 21, Private Barlow, on his own initiative, crawled out of the trench to reconnoiter the enemy's bombproof shelter and dropped in two bombs. Throughout he distinguished himself as a most courageous and skilful bomb thrower. [AWN 09.09.1915]

BARNARD, Private H, who was killed in action on August 8 was a member of the main expeditionary force. He had previously been wounded and after being in hospital in Egypt for some time returned to the firing line. One brother who belonged to the Wellington Mounted Rifles arrived back in NZ last week. [AWN 16.09.1915]

BARNARD, Private Henry, Auckland Infantry Battalion, who was killed in action on August 12, was the son of Mr. H G Barnard of Eltham. He was living in Auckland for some time where he was on the staff of Messrs Stewart & Johnston, solicitors. He has two brothers at the front. [AWN 11.11.1915

BARNARD, Private H, Auckland Infantry Battalion, who has been killed in action, was in the employ of Messrs Stewart and Johnston, solicitors, Wyndham Street, when he enlisted. He was well known in rowing circles in Auckland. His parents reside at Eltham. [AWN 16.09.1915]

BATCHELOR, Lieutenant Arthur Frederick, who was reported to have been killed in action on August 29, is now reported wounded. He is a son of Mr. J O Batchelor of Palmerston North. He is 37 yrs of age and prior to the outbreak of war was farming in the Manawatu district. He joined the main body of the expeditionary force as a member of the 9th, Wellington, Mounted Rifles. He served with the first contingent in the South African war. [AWN 16.09.1915]

BARRY, Sapper R W, second son of Mrs. E Barry of Dilworth Tce, Parnell, has died of wounds on the hospital ship Dongola on December 3. He went to the front as a member of the Divisional Signalling Corps with the main body of the expeditionary force. He took part in the landing at the Dardanelles and early in June was erroneously reported as killed in action. A later cable stated he was wounded. He recovered from the wounds received at the landing and returned to the firing line. He was well known in Auckland and Canterbury athletic circles as 'Bob' Barry. He was born at Akaroa and educated at the Akaroa Boys' High School. He went to the South African war as a member of one of the NZ contingents and on his return joined the clerical staff of the NZ Express Co. He was with the company for about 13 years and left its employ to enlist. He represented the Canterbury province in both hockey and cricket and on coming to Auckland helped to inaugurate the game of hockey here. He was a member of the United and College Rifles Hockey Clubs and represented Auckland for many years. He played for the Parnell senior cricket team and was considered one of the best fieldsmen in Auckland. [AWN 16.12.1915]

BARTON, Corporal G A A, who was wounded at Achi Baba, in a letter to his father, written from Zeitoun Camp, Cairo, on June 19, states that he has not yet been [passed] as fit for active service. He is feeling quite well and chafing because he cannot get back to the firing line. Very hot weather has been experienced at Cairo, 114 degrees in the shade being recorded on one day, and three or four men died from sunstroke. [AWN 5.08.1915]

BASSETT, Corporal Cyril, V.C. - In a letter to his parents, receiving in Auckland last week, he refers to the wounding of Sapper Cecil Whittaker of his company, the Divisional Signallers, NZ Engineers, on August 10. The death of Spr Whittaker has since been cabled. 'Cecil was badly wounded on the same day as Dick TONKIN' he says 'and four of us - his best 'pals' - went out and carried him in. It was irresponsible to do this in the daytime on account of the hot rifle and shellfire. We had a bad time fetching him and another man, HEARNS, in. Cecil was wounded by shrapnel which must have touched his spine as he could not feel anything below his waist." [AWN 28.19.1815]

BATCHELAR, Lieutenant Arthur Frederick, who is reported to have been killed in action, was a popular member of the first NZ contingent to serve in the South African war. He was the third son of Mr. J O Batchelar of Willowbank, Fitzherbert, Palmerston North and a brother of Mrs. C F Bennett of Hamilton Road, Herne Bay. He was born in Wanganui and was 38 yrs of age. [AWN 09.09.1915]

BATEMAN, Sapper Cyril Percy, Field Engineers, who has died from enteric, left with the main expeditionary force. He was one of the first to enlist and at the time was in No.2 Co., Dunedin Signallers, under Major Waite. [AWN 02.09.1915]

BAUCHOP, Lieutenant Colonel A, who has been twice reported wounded and is now reported dead, was the youngest son of the late Robert Bauchop of Port Chalmers and was born in that town in 1871. He was educated at the Port Chalmers school and the Otago Boys High School and always took a keen interest in military matters. He entered the Garrison Artillery in 1898 as a subaltern and went to the Boer War in a mounted corps two years later. A few months after reaching South Africa he was promoted to a captaincy and was engaged in operations in the Western Transvaal and Natal for two years. He commanded a squadron in General BABINGTON's column which played an important part in capturing nine guns from De La Ray on March2, 1901. At Spitzkop on Feb 11, 1901, he saved a wounded member of the Imperial Yeomanry by giving up his horse. On June 12, 1901, he was appointed major of the sixth contingent. On February 24, 1902, at Bothasberg, he commanded the left wing of the seventh New Zealanders, which bore the brunt of the fighting when De Wet strove to break away. He was raised to the rank of major in 1901 and at the conclusion of the war he remained in South Africa for some two years and a half, during portion of which time he held a commission in Major-General Baden-Powell's Constabulary. He had the distinction of C.M.G. conferred on him in 1902. He took charge of the Canterbury military district in 1904 and was appointed to a similar position in Wellington in 1907 and in Otago in 1912. Colonel Bauchop was married two years ago to Miss M J Elder, a daughter of Mr. H R Elder of Waikanae. He was four times mentioned in South African despatches and it was stated that at Spitzkop he earned the V.C. but, as no superior officer had witnessed his gallant action, the distinction was not conferred. [AWN 19.08.1915]

BAXTER, Lance Corporal Norman, killed in action early in August, was the youngest son of Mr. R G Baxter, the well known South Canterbury surveyor, now of Dunedin. He was one of those selected as Major Godley's bodyguard. He left for Egypt with the main expeditionary force. [AWN 16.09.1915]

BAYNE, Private George A, reported wounded early in August and now believed to have been killed, is a son of Mr. & Mrs. J Bayne of Morrinsville. He is 21 years of age and went away with the Wellington Infantry Battalion in the fourth reinforcements. [AWN 16.09.1915]

BEALING, Private Francis Walter, who is reported to have been killed in action while serving with the Wellington Infantry Battalion, was at one time employed on the linotype of the WEEKLY NEWS. He was a brother of Mr. T K Bealing of Feilding. His parents reside at Buckland. [AWN 02.09.1915]

BEAUMONT, Sergeant Oswald, Auckland Mounted Rifles, who has been reported killed, was the son of Mr. W Beaumont, farmer, of Maunu, Whangarei. Sergeant Beaumont was 27 years of age and was a farmer by occupation. He had been a volunteer and a territorial. He had lived at Maunu for many years and was well known throughout the Whangarei district. [AWN 02.09.1915]

BECK, Captain W T, D.S.O., was defence storekeeper at Auckland before he enlisted in the ordnance branch of the Expeditionary Force. [AWN 11.11.1915]

BEGG, Lieutenant Colonel C M. C.M.G., was recently mentioned in despatches. He left with the main body of the Expeditionary Force as officer commanding the NZ Field Ambulance. He arrived back in NZ by the Tofua a few days ago. [AWN 11.11.1915]

BELL, Private Paul Henry, brother of Miss Winnie Bell of Northcote, and only son of the late Mr. & Mrs. T B Bell of Manurewa, who has been wounded and sent to the Alexandria Hospital, left with the special contingent of the NZ Medical Corps which proceeded to the scene of hostilities in Persia early in August from Sydney. He received his education at St John's, Onehunga and subsequently joined the staff of the General Post Office, Wellington. Private Bell was in camp at Palmerston North a few days only prior to his selection as a member of the special draft. [AWN 02.12.1915]

BELL, Private Harold Douglas, who has been wounded in the Dardanelle’s, is in the 16th, Waikato, Regiment. He is a son of Mr. H E Bell, Richmond, Christchurch, and a grandson of the late Dr James Bell, one of the early residents of Port Albert, Auckland. [AWN 01.07.1915]

BENNETT, Corporal P H G, Wellington Infantry. NOK: Miss Helen Bennett, Wairau Hospital, Blenheim. On April 26 at Gaba Tepe, Cpl Bennett maintained a supply of ammunition for the machine guns under the heaviest fire. [AWN 09.09.1915]

BEST, Corporal F Te K, reported missing and presumed to have been killed in action at the battle of Sari Bair in Gallipoli, is the only son of Mrs. Colwill, City Road, Auckland, and a grandson of the late Hon William Swanson, M.L.C. He is 25 yrs old and was educated at King's College. [AWN 09.09.1915]

BEST, Corporal F Te K, Auckland Mounted Rifles, who has been reported missing and is believed to have been killed, is the only son of Mrs. Colwill, City Road, Auckland. He was educated at King's College and was 25 yrs of age. [AWN 16.09.1915]

BEGG, Lieutenant Colonel C M. C.M.G., was recently mentioned in despatches. He left with the main body of the Expeditionary Force as officer commanding the NZ Field Ambulance. He arrived back in NZ by the Tofua a few days ago. [AWN 11.11.1915]

BIGG-WITHER, Trooper Lovelace Francis, who has been reported wounded, is a son of Mr. Frederick Bigg-Wither, district engineer for the Public Works Dept in Auckland. He was educated at the Christchurch High School and, with two brothers, was for some time a member of the 4th, Waikato, Mounted Rifles. Later he and one of his brothers went to Kaitaia where they were engaged in farming. Another brother joined the main expeditionary force and then Trooper Bigg-Wither and his second brother joined the third reinforcements draft as members of the Auckland Mounted Rifles. Trooper L F Bigg-Wither was left behind in Egypt with the horses but was ultimately sent into the firing line in June. He is about 25 yrs of age. [AWN 26.08.1915

BLACK, Private Aubrey Horotiu, of the Auckland Infantry Battalion, killed in action on August 8, is a son of Mr. Black of Dargaville. He there served his apprenticeship to the printing trade and afterwards joined a Devonport printing firm. He sailed with the sixth Hauraki's in the first draft of the expeditionary forces. He was 22 yrs of age. [AWN 02.09.1915]

BLACKEST, Lieutenant G R, Military Cross, was a resident of Nelson and went to the front with the Canterbury Mounted Rifles. He was formerly associated with the Nelson Mounted Rifles. [AWN 11.11.1915]

BLAIR, Captain D B, reported to be in the Military Hospital at Ras-el-Tin, Alexandria, suffering from a gunshot wound in the hand and laryngitis, has had an exciting career. He was born at Wanganui and educated at Wanganui College. From the college cadets he went to the Alexandra Cavalry Volunteers. Leaving NZ he went to Alaska and was in the Klondike where he became attached to that famous body of men, the Northwest Mounted Police. He went to the South African war with the second and eight contingents and he continued service in Africa until May 1902, when he was chosen to go with the Coronation contingent. After that he went on the reserve and was for some considerable time in America. He was appointed on March 17, 1911, to the NZ Staff Corps and has been adjutant to the 1st Mounted Rifles, CYC, ever since, leaving for the front in that position with the main expeditionary force. He has the Queen's Medal with six clasps and the Coronation Medal. [AWN 16.09.1915]

BLAKE, Lieutenant, Canterbury Battalion, reported killed in action, was a son of Mr. V Blake of the Gisborne Land & Survey Office. Lieutenant Blake was a surveyor and was engaged in survey work in the Auckland Province when he enlisted. He left NZ with the sixth reinforcements, receiving a commission just prior to the departure of the troops. [AWN 23.12.1915]

BLENNERHASSETT, Sergeant Brian, who has been wounded while serving with the 4th, Waikato, Company, is a son of Mr. W Blennherhassett of Matamata. He is 24 yrs of age and has two brothers also serving at Gallipoli. [AWN 02.09.1915]

BLUCK, Captain A C - A tribute to the personal character and the soldierly qualities of the late Captain Bluck is paid by his commanding officer, Lieutenant Colonel C E Mackesy, in a letter written to Mrs. Bluck from Zeitoun on July 18 - "I had the highest opinion of his sturdy, honest character and admired Captain Bluck very much". Lieutenant Colonel Mackesy writes "He was a most conscientious, painstaking, keen officer. His loss to me was very great indeed. I had left him only 15 minutes before he was struck down. We buried him not far from where he fell, on the slopes of the hill overlooking the deep blue sea, with the island of Imbros for a background. While my heart is sad for the loss of my friend and full of sympathy for you and the little ones, I should like to tell you that with all your sorrow, a chord of pride should run through you that you were the wife of so brave and good a gentleman and the mother of his children." [AWN 16.09.1915]

BORTHWICK, Trooper James R, Wellington Mounted Rifles, reported missing, is the youngest son of Mr. & Mrs. J Borthwick, Lee Stream, Outram. He was born at Castle Rock, Lumsden, 25 yrs ago and was educated at Lee Stream and Outram public schools. He volunteered from Ruanui Station in the North Island where he was mustering and left with the third reinforcements. [AWN 11.11.1915]

BRACEY, Corporal J A, reported wounded while serving with the Australian forces, is the third son of Mr. F Bracey of Waimamaku, Hokianga, one of the oldest settlers of that district. Cpl Bracey left NZ about three years ago for the Commonwealth, where he followed his occupation as a farmer. [AWN 28.10.1915]

BRAHAM, Private Sydney, who was reported wounded on August 8, is the son of Mr. & Mrs. L Braham, O'Neill St, Ponsonby. He was born in London 24 yrs ago and had resided in Auckland for five years. He is well known in boxing circles, having won second honours in the Auckland bantamweight championship. Private Braham left Auckland with the fifth reinforcements as a member of the Auckland Infantry Battalion. [AWN 16.09.1915]

BREMNER, Lieutenant Daniel Eric, NZSC, who was recently reported to have died of wounds, but is now stated to be wounded and in hospital at Malta, is the fourth son of Mr. W Bremner of Drury and is 22 yrs of age. [AWN 09.09.1915]

BREMNER, Lieutenant D E - A correction of the report that Lieutenant Bremner NZSC, Otago Mounted Rifles, had died of wounds has been received from the Prime Minister by his father, Mr. W Bremner of Drury. According to the latest report, he is lying seriously ill at Malta. [AWN 09.09.1915]

BREMNER, Trooper James H, died of wounds at Anzac on September 8, left Gisborne with the main mounted force. He was 23 yrs of age. He is the eldest son of Mr. W G Bremner who also went to the Dardanelles and has been reported wounded whilst the latter's second son, Trooper J R Bremner, has been wounded and is now in England. The youngest son, Gilbert, has also enlisted. [AWN 14.10.1915]

BREMNER, Lieutenant Daniel Eric, NZSC, who recently died of wounds, was the fourth s/o Mr. W Bremner of Drury and was 22 yrs old. He was a student at the Auckland Grammar School and successfully completed the four years course at the Royal Military College, Duntroon. [AWN 02.09.1915]

BREWIN, Trooper Percy, son of Mr. J Brewin of the Lion Brewery, is among the wounded soldiers returning by the steamer Tahiti. He left with the main body of the 4th, Waikato, Mounted Rifles. Before enlisting he was for many years at Rotorua where he was very popular. He saw active service in the Boer war, serving with the sixth contingent. He has a brother in the Ambulance Corps at Gallipoli. [AWN 02.09.1915]

BROKENSHIRE, Trooper Albert, Canterbury Mounted Rifles, who has been wounded, was born at West Te Aroha where he was educated. He is 27 yrs of age and is the second son of Mr. E Brokenshire, formerly of Te Aroha but now of Te Atatu, Henderson Point. Trooper Brokenshire was employed by the Waihi Gold Mining Co prior to the commencement of hostilities. [AWN 07.10.1915

BROOK, Sergeant Julian Cornelius, who has been twice wounded and is now in hospital at Malta, was prior to enlisting practicing as a barrister and solicitor at Kohukohu. His parents live at Birkdale.[AWN 16.09.1915]

BROOKFIELD, Lieutenant Geo. Leonard, Auckland Mounted Rifles, reported to have been killed in action, was the youngest son of Mr. F W Brookfield, St Heliers Bay. He was 23 yrs of age and an old boy of the Auckland Technical College. He was for some years in the service of the State Insurance Office at Auckland but was farming in the North when war broke out. [AWN 26.08.1915]

BROOKING, Private Frederick A, who was wounded on August 14, left with the Auckland Infantry, fifth reinforcements. He is the only son of Mr. & Mrs. W F Brooking of Northcote. [AWN 16.09.1915]

BROTHERS, Corporal W F, who was wounded in the early part of October at Gallipoli, is the youngest son of Mr. & Mrs. C Brothers of Ngongotaha, Rotorua, and a brother of Mr. Henry Brothers of the Auckland railway goods staff and Mrs. W Wilson, Manunui. He enlisted in the machine gun section, Canterbury Battalion, in the main body of the expeditionary force and took part in the historic landing on the peninsula. He was in the firing line continuously for six months when he was wounded through a Turkish shell bursting and blowing up his machine gun and sand bag fortifications and burying half the gun crew under the debris. At latest advice he was in the No.3 Australian General Hospital on Lemnos Island and hoped to be able to go back to the trenches in a few weeks' time. He was promoted to corporal on the peninsular last September. Prior to his enlistment he was a member of the Christchurch Fire Brigade and previous to that he had served five years in the Royal Navy. Cpl Brothers was born in Newcastle, NSW and was educated in Sydney. [AWN 23.12.1915]

BROWN, Sergeant Gordon, Auckland Infantry Battalion, who is reported wounded, is 30 years of age. He resided in Auckland for two years, during which time he was employed by Messrs R & W Hellaby. Sgt Brown saw service in the South African war. His wife resides in Sydney. [AWN 09.09.1915]

BROWN, Major C H J, D.S.O., of the NZ Staff Corps, went away with the Canterbury Battalion of the Main Expeditionary force. He was formerly stationed at Greymouth. [AWN 11.11.1915]

BROWN, Trooper Hugh Charters, son of Mr. W E Brown of Auckland, has been sent to England by the Braemer Castle for hospital treatment. When war broke out Trooper Brown was sheep farming. He enlisted in Gisborne in one of the Wellington squadrons but later was drafted to a Canterbury regiment of mounted rifles. He did not get away, however, until the sixth reinforcements left, having had a leg broken at Trentham while schooling a horse. Trooper Brown is well known in Auckland. He was prominent in swimming circles and three years ago was second in the cross harbour swim from Northcote to Shelly Beach. [AWN 18.11.1915]

BROWN, Lieutenant Colonel Charles Henry Jeffries, Canterbury Infantry Battalion, who has been wounded, is regarded as one of the best officers ever trained in the NZ Defence Force. In the old volunteer days Lieutenant Col Brown, who was an underground mining manager on the West Coast, was officer in charge of the Denniston Rifles. When the main expeditionary force was raised he was appointed to the headquarters staff as assistant provost marshal with the rank of captain, while after the landing at Gallipoli and the death of Lt Col MacBean STEWART and the wounding of Lt Col LOACH, he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and placed in command of the Canterbury Infantry Battalion. He was twice wounded, at first slightly and the second time by a bomb. He was sent to England to recover from his injuries. [AWN 05.08.1915]

BULL, Corporal Clarice Frederick, Auckland Mounted Rifles, killed in action, was a married man, about 35 yrs of age. He was one of the original settlers on the Highfield Estate, Canterbury, when it was cut up for settlement. Subsequently he sold out and left for the Auckland district. Cpl Bull saw service in South Africa. [AWN 02.09.1915]

BURNS, Private Henry John A tribute to the gallantry of a fallen comrade is paid by Private L W MILSOM, 16th, Waikato, Company, who has been wounded and invalided home, in referring to Private Burns, who died of wounds on June 27. Private Milsom states that at about 5pm on the date of the landing at Gaba Tepe he was shot through the lungs and 20 minutes later he was struck on the right shoulder by a shrapnel bullet. Private Burns carried him back fully a mile and then returned to his place in the firing line. This was the last time he saw him '...and I did not hear of him until it was reported that he had died of wounds...' Private Burns' mother, Mrs. H J GENTLES, resides in Falcon St, Parnell. [AWN 12.08.1915]

BURNS, Private H J - Private G T SMITH, in a letter to a friend in Auckland, tells of the death of Private BURNS, 16th, Waikato, Regiment. The 16th Waikatos were occupying a trench and the 6th Haurakis were acting as supports. An order was received instructing the two regiments to change places. Private BURNS was standing waiting for his company to move out of the trench when a bomb exploded among them. Private BURNS was struck on the head and was rendered unconscious. The writer heard next day that he died while on the way to the beach. Private BURNS' parents reside in Parnell. [AWN 25.11.1915]

BURRAGE, Trooper Harry, 3rd Auckland, Mounted Rifles, who was recently reported to have been killed in action on July 27, was the husband of Mrs. H Burrage, Three Lamps, Ponsonby, whom he leaves with two children. He learned the trade of book-binding at the WEEKLY NEWS Office and subsequently went into business as a grocer, first in Ponsonby and later in Grey Lynn. He took a keen interest in the old volunteer movement and was for a time sergeant in the A Battery, Auckland Field Artillery. He later joined the No.2 Garrison Artillery and was, up to the time of the territorial scheme coming into force, one of the most popular members of the company. Trooper Burrage was also a keen rifle shot and had a number of trophies to his credit. He was a prominent member of the Akarana and City Rifle Clubs. He left NZ with the main expeditionary force and proceeded to Gallipoli from Egypt on May 8. [AWN 19.08.1915]

BUTTERWORTH, Lieutenant H M, 9th Battalion, Rifle Brigade, killed in action near Ypres on September 28, was the only son of Mr. G M Butterworth, a well known Christchurch resident and was 30 yrs of age. He was a master at Wanganui Collegiate School and left there in January last and went Home to offer his services to the War Office, obtaining a commission in the Rifle Brigade almost immediately. Lt Butterworth was a prominent North Island cricketer. [AWN 07.10.1915]

BRYANT, Trooper Alfred Henry. The manner in which Trooper Bryant met his death has been related by Chaplain Major William Grant in a letter to his father, Mr. R M Bryant of Tiritea, Palmerston North. Trooper Bryant was a member of the old Manawatu Mounted Rifles and went to the front with the main force. He left Egypt in the Mounted Rifles Brigade on May 9 and met his death on May 28. That day Major Grant wrote to Mr. Bryant. "This place has been well named Shrapnel Gully. Quite a number of our men have been caught since we came here but your son was shot by a sniper while he was washing out his canteen on the beach. Death was practically instantaneous and he did not suffer. He came over with us on the Ordri and was greatly liked by all who knew him and now he has as truly given his life for the liberties of humanity as the man who falls with his face to the foe. You have my sincere sympathy in your loss and sorrow. This is a grievous time for the fathers and the mothers and we can only pray that they may find refuge in God. Your son is buried in what we call the beach cemetery, facing a lovely seascape, with islands in the near distance." [AWN 05.08.1915]