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SOLDIERS WOUNDED OR KILLED - 1915

AUCKLAND WEEKLY NEWS

Tribute to Jacqueline Walles

CABLE, Private William Henry, Otago Battalion, killed in action, was the second eldest son of Mrs. Millicent Cable of Queenstown. This is the second son of this family who has lost his life in the cause of his country. The young man referred to was a shepherd by occupation and was highly respected. [AWN 22.07.1915]

CAIRNIE, Private G J B, who was reported to have been missing since June 5, was a computing draughtsman in the Lands & Survey Dept's Auckland office and went to the front with the Auckland Infantry Company in the main expeditionary force. He is 31 yrs old and after working in West Australia for some time came to NZ about eight years ago. He served in the Taranaki Rifle Volunteers for five years and is a member of the Legion of Frontiersmen. Private CAIRNIE's sister, Mrs. J J Volkwyn, resides in Heidelberg, Transvaal. [AWN 01.07.1915]

CAMERON, Sister M O, [sinking of the Marquette] who is reported to be seriously ill, was the matron in charge of the contingent of 31 nurses who left Wellington in May. She was trained in the Ovens District Hospital, Australia, and the Women's Hospital, Melbourne. She was on the staff of the Waikato Sanatorium from 1909 to 1910, when she was appointed matron of St Helens Hospital, Christchurch, a position, which she held until her departure for Egypt. [AWN 11.11.1915]

CAMPBELL, Private Henry Robert, 3rd, Auckland, Company, s/o Mr. D R Campbell, Mangawhare, was admitted to Point Koubba Hospital on July 4 sick, from Gallipoli. Private Campbell was previously reported as being wounded on June 10. [AWN 22.07.1915]

CAMPBELL, Private Roy Collin, 6th, Hauraki, Regiment, who has been wounded for the second time, is one of three brothers now serving with the NZ forces. He is 19 years of age. [AWN 16.09.1915]

CAMPBELL, Private Roy Collin, 6th, Hauraki, Regiment, who has been wounded for the second time, is one of three brothers now serving with the NZ forces. He is 19 years of age. [AWN 16.09.1915]

CANTEN, Gunner C J - whose name recently appeared in the list of those killed in action, was a brother of Mrs. H Knowles, Anglesea St, Hamilton. Deceased was well known in the Hunterville district and, although a young man, he had held many responsible positions. He was a member of the Wellington Land Board and was 37 yrs of age. [AWN 24.06.1915]

CARBINES, Private Arthur Vivian, killed in action on August 8 while serving with the Wellington Infantry Battalion, was the eldest son of Mr. & Mrs. R J Carbines of New Lynn. Private Carbines was well known in musical circles in Auckland and was a most popular figure at meetings of the Orphans' Club and of the Savage Club. He was a talented pianist and studied for some years in England. He was in the service of Messrs J C Spedding Ltd in Auckland and went to New Plymouth to manage the firm's branch there. On the outbreak of war he enlisted with the Wellington Infantry Battalion. [AWN 09.09.1915]

CARGILL, Private Clive Napier, Divisional Signal Corps, Otago, who died of wounds received in action at the Dardanelle’s on June 15, was the eldest son of the late Mr. A F Cargill, the great grandson of the late Captain William Cargill, founder of the Otago Province. He was born at Port Pirie, South Australia, and educated at the Albany Street and Mornington schools, Dunedin, and subsequently became a fitter at the Hillside railway workshops. [AWN 22.07.1915]

CARGILL, Trooper George David, Auckland Mounted Rifles, reported to have been wounded and now very ill at Malta, is the youngest son of Mr. Thomas Cargill, chief engineer of the steamer Manuka and Mrs. Cargill, Basque Rd, Eden Terrace. He is 21 yrs of age and was education at the Marist Brothers College. His elder brother, T E Cargill, is also at the front. [AWN 30.09.1915]

CARLYON, Sapper Samuel, Field Engineers, who has died of wounds, came to Gisborne in 1906 and spent six years in the Gisborne Defence Cadets as sergeant and also spent some time in the Artillery at Westport. He went to the front with the fourth reinforcements. [AWN 08.07.1915]

CARRINGTON, Lieutenant Hugh, Dean Carrington of Christchurch has received a cablegram from Malta stating that his son is in the hospital there with five wounds but that they are not serious. Lt Christopher Carrington, who was sick, has returned to the front. [AWN 05.08.1915]

CARTER, Trooper Tom P W, Otago Regiment, reported wounded, was a member of the Gisborne Legion of Frontiersmen, who left in October last to make up Otago's quota of mounted reinforcements. Before he enlisted he was employed on a station at Whangara. It is understood that his relations reside in the Old Country. [AWN 08.07.1915]

CAZALET, Lieutenant Clement Marshall, reported to have died of wounds, was a son of Mr. William Lewis Cazalet of Dean Park Lodge, Bournemouth, merchant. Before he came to NZ two years ago with the object of farming, he was for some years in his father's business in Moscow. While in NZ he worked on the Orari Gorge stations and in North Canterbury. As he had knowledge of French, German and Russian, when the war broke out Lieutenant Cazalet offered his services to the Government as an interpreter. While in Wellington he assisted the censors in translating letters, etc. It is understood that when he was wounded he was acting as staff officer to Brigadier General JOHNSTON. [AWN 16.09.1915]

CHAMBERS, Major S, Wellington Mounted Rifles, who has been reported killed in action, was 28 yrs of age and was the eldest son of Mr. & Mrs. T M Chambers of Havelock North. His unaffected manners and manly bearing made him popular everywhere. The deceased soldier was educated at Heretaunga school, Nelson Boys' College and Lincoln Agricultural College. As quite a young man he took a deep interest in military affairs, joining the Hawkes Bay Mounted Rifles as a lieutenant. He subsequently attained a captain's commission and he left Hastings for the seat of war with the rank of major. A few years ago Major Chambers married Miss Hall of Blenheim. [AWN 19.08.1915]

CHAMPION, Lieutenant Leslie - of the Auckland Infantry Battn, who has been wounded, is a Christchurch boy and a nephew of Mr. C Champion, Edgeware Road, and of Mr. Champion of the Christchurch Drainage Board office staff. He is also a nephew of Mr. Justice Stringer. He is about 21 yrs of age, having celebrated his coming of age at the front. He was educated at Christ's College, Christchurch. Lieutenant Champion is an accountant by occupation and was in Hamilton when he enlisted. [AWN 17.06.1915]

CHAPMAN, Lieutenant Colonel Frank, killed in action while serving with the Auckland Mounted Rifles, was well known and highly esteemed in all parts of the Bay of Plenty. Born at Richmond, England, 57 yrs ago, he came out to NZ with his brother, Mr. E Chapman, in 1881. They proceeded almost immediately to Opotiki and acquired a farm in the Waiotahi Valley. The late Lieutenant Colonel Chapman always took a keen interest in military matters and served in the Opotiki volunteers. On the outbreak of the war he was appointed major in the Auckland Mounted Rifles Regiment of the main expeditionary force. When the infantry of the force left for Gallipoli, Lieutenant Colonel Chapman was in command of the NZ camp at Zeitoun. He proceeded to the front in June. [AWN 09.09.1915]

CHARTERIS, Private Malcolm - reported amongst the missing, is a son of Mr. D Charteris of New Plymouth. For many years he worked at Messrs Ellis & Burnand's sawmill at Mangapehi, King Country. [AWN 24.06.1915]

CHEESEMAN, Lieutenant G S, Canterbury Mounted Rifles, reported wounded, is the son of Mr. T F Cheeseman, museum curator, Auckland, and is 22 yrs of age. [AWN 09.09.1915]

CHILDS, Sergeant H P F, who has died of enteric, was born in Chertsey, Canterbury, 22 years ago, Son of Mr. T Childs of Palmerston North. He became a student of the Wellington College and later was at the Otago University, as both of which institutions he distinguished himself. He competed in the university boxing championship and gained the amateur middleweight championship of NZ. Whilst at the Otago University, Sgt Childs answered the call of the Empire and joined the reinforcements as a non-commissioned officer. He was in the fighting at the landing on Gallipoli Peninsula on April 25 and was twice wounded. He was sent to Alexandria for hospital treatment. Whilst he was recovering he was recommended for a commission. Whilst waiting for this the call came from Gallipoli for men and Sgt Childs volunteered again as a private. It was whilst he was on his way back to the firing line that Sgt Childs was attacked by enteric with the sad result mentioned. [AWN 12.08.1915]

CHILTON, Mr. Charles, the well-known Canterbury College professor, has received information from the High Commissioner, through the Prime Minister, that his only son, Lieutenant Frank Chilton, was reported from Alexandria on June 20 to have been killed in action. He returned with his parents to England in 1912 and after studying at the Technical School, Plymouth, and traveling for some time on the Continent, commenced the study of medicine. Immediately on the outbreak of war he volunteered and was gazetted second lieutenant in the Third Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders. [AWN 01.07.1915]

CHISHOLM, Lance Corporal Reginald Thomas - of the Wellington Mounted Rifles who is reported to have been killed in action, was a son of Mr. H M Chisholm, of the Hawkes Bay woolen mills, Napier. Lance Corporal Chisholm formerly resided in Auckland and was educated at King's College. [AWN 24.06.1915)

CLARK, Nurse and FOX, Nurse, [sinking of the Marquette] who are reported to be missing, were both engaged in private nursing in Auckland for some time prior to their departure for service abroad. Nurse CLARKE belonged to Ardgowan near Oamaru. She was trained at the Oamaru Hospital. [AWN 11.11.1915]

CLARK, Lance Corporal Samuel, Wellington Infantry Battalion, killed in action on August 8, was the second son of Mr. Thos H Clark, of Oratia, Waikumete. He was born at Thames and educated at Auroa, Northern Wairoa. Prior to leaving with the main body of the expeditionary force L/Cpl Clark was in the employ of the Railway Dept. He was well known in football circles in the King Country. He was 26 yrs of age. Two brothers are serving with the colours, one being a member of the fourth reinforcements and the other with the sixth reinforcements. [AWN 09.09.1915]

CLARK, Private L G - Auckland Infantry Battn, KIA, was a son of the late Mr. John Clark, Karaka, Drury, and followed farming pursuits. He was 22 years of age and enlisted in the 16th, Waikato, Company. [AWN 17.06.1915]

CLARK, Private Leslie Goldie - 16th, Waikato, Company, who was killed in action on May 9, was the fourth son of the late Mr. John Clark of Karaka, Drury. Private Leslie Clark, who was in his 22nd year, was an old Grammar School boy. [AWN 24.06.1915]

CLARK, Private Douglas Pirie, who was reported wounded on July 12, is the second son of Mr. J P Clark of Strathallen, Featherston. He went to the front with the main expeditionary force as a member of the Wellington Infantry Battalion. He is 23 years of age and is well known in the Apiti district. [AWN 19.08.1915]

CLARK, Trooper Stanley Maris, Auckland Mounted Rifles, killed in action, was the eldest son of Mr. R Maris Clark of Gladstone Rd, Parnell. He served in the Boer war with the ninth contingent. Trooper Clark was a keen footballer and was prominent in rowing circles both in Dunedin and Auckland. [AWN 02.09.1915]

CLARK, Private A - of Bluff, who has been killed in action, was a Southland representative oarsman. He followed the calling of a fisherman and was for some years in the employment of the Railway Department. He was 31 yrs of age. [AWN 24.06.1915]

CLARKE, Trooper Thomas Lander, Auckland Mounted Rifles, who is reported to have been killed in action on August 8, was the third son of Captain T W Clarke of the Devonport Ferry Co. He was 38 yrs of age. Prior to the outbreak of war Trooper Clarke was in the employ of Messrs A & T Burt. He left with the main body and had been through four actions on Gallipoli without injury. He served with the tenth contingent in the Boer war. [AWN 02.09.1915]

CLERK, Corporal Eric John Sinclair, who was reported wounded on August 8, is the only son of Mr. & Mrs. Duncan E Clerk of Remuera. He enlisted with the advance party, which went to Samoa and immediately upon returning joined the fifth reinforcements. [AWN 16.09.1915]

CLEGG, Private William Herbert, Auckland Infantry Battalion, who is reported to have died of wounds on June 19, was a son of Mr. A Clegg of Victoria Street West. He was 22 years of age and before joining the fourth reinforcements was employed as a driver at Foster's livery stables at Parnell. [AWN 08.07.1915)

CLIFTON, Captain C E, killed in action, was for several years engaged in business in Pahiatua and was well known throughout the district. He was a very popular and enthusiastic officer and was connected with various military bodies. He held numerous public positions. One of his sons is at the Dardanelles and another at the Duntroon Military Training College. His widow and the remainder of his family reside in Pahiatua. [AWN 09.09.1915]

COAKLEY, Private A E, 6th, Hauraki, Infantry Co. Writing from Malta on May 18, states he was shot by a sniper during the assault on the Turkish position at Achi Baba on May 8. He states that at the end of the first fortnight's fighting at Achi Baba the Hauraki Co. mustered on 120 out of 230 men and after the fighting in the southern zone, there were only 40 men to answer the roll call. [AWN 29.07.1915]

COCHRANE, Private Ronald, who has been wounded, is the eldest son of Mr. John Lessels Cochrane of Dargaville. He joined the 15th, North Auckland, Company and left with the main body of the expeditionary force. He landed on Gallipoli Peninsula on April 25 and from then to the date of his disablement was attached to General Godley's staff as a despatch bearer. Private Cochrane, who is 23 years of age, has been invalided to England and is now in the Canadian Hospital at Taplow, Buckinghamshire. [AWN 16.09.1915]

COGAR, Private R, Wellington Battalion, reported wounded, is a son of Mr. & Mrs. R Cogar of Gisborne and with his brother, Charles, left with the main expeditionary force. Private Cogar was the third man to enlist at Gisborne for the front, his brother being the second. [AWN 01.07.1915]

COGAR, Private R, who was reported on Wednesday to have been wounded, is now reported missing. His parents have been advised that he was not wounded. [AWN 01.07.1915]

COGAR, Lance Corporal Charles Leonard, Wellington Infantry Battalion, who has been killed in action, was the son of Mr. R Cogar of Gisborne. He was 22 years of age. He and his brother were amongst the first young men to enlist at Gisborne. [AWN 02.09.1915]

COLE, Sergeant Charles Henry, Wellington Infantry Battalion, who was killed in action on July 30, was one of the Gisborne members of the main expeditionary force. He went to camp as a private, rose to the rank of lance corporal and since then was promoted to be sergeant. He was a well-known and popular footballer and was included in several representative teams. He had been in Gisborne about three years, being in the employ of his brother in law, Mr. W McCullough of Makauri, when he enlisted. His mother, three sisters and three brothers reside in Wellington. Sgt Cole served in the Wellington Navals for five years before going to Gisborne. [AWN 09.09.1915]

COLLETT, Lieutenant Clive, son of Mrs. Collett of Manukau Rd, Parnell, and the late Captain Collett of Tauranga, joined the Royal Flying Corps in England and met with an accident in June. Private advice recently received stated that Lieutenant Collett was recovering and would probably resume duty during this month. [AWN 23.12.1915]

COLQUHOUN, Captain D, reported to be wounded, enlisted at Tapanui and went with the first reinforcements. He is a native of Tapanui and was associated with the old volunteer system. [AWN 26.08.1915

COLTMAN, Sergeant W H Writing to his father, Mr. W Coltman of Queen St, Auckland, Sgt Coltman stated that he had been shot in the leg by a sniper. He was doing well and expected to be back at the front very soon. [AWN 01.07.1915]

COMMONS, Sergeant Kenneth Wrigley - Aged 20, reported missing, 2nd s/o Mr. W M Commons, Mountain Rd, Mt Eden. Educated at the public school, Tauranga, the Normal School, Auckland, the Auckland Grammar School and Nelson College. As a representative footballer he was well known. [AWN 24.06.1915]

COMRIE, Private J, Medical Corps. NOK: James Y M Comrie, Runciman. Details have not been cabled. [AWN 09.09.1915]

CONNOR, Private Benjamin Roy, Wellington Infantry Battalion, who was wounded in August and is now at Malta, is a son of Mr. A Connor, Princes St, Cambridge. He attended the Takapuna school and subsequently took up farming in the Waikato, leaving for Gisborne about four years ago. He enlisted with the main body. [AWN 28.10.1915]

COOK, Trooper W D, who has been wounded, left Gisborne with the first draft of mounted men on August 15. He came from the South and drew a section in the Ngatapa Settlement and was farming there when war broke out. [AWN 12.08.1915]

CORBETT, Lieutenant John H, 6th, Hauraki, Rifles, wounded and missing, is the fourth son of the late Mr. S M Corbett of Waitekauri. He left for the front with the ? reinforcements. Lt Corbett was a keen and enthusiastic volunteer. He was employed by the Waihi Grand Junction Gold Co's assaying staff. [AWN 14.10.1915]

CORLIESON Trooper W A, who fell on June 11, was killed outright while on guard at the end of one of the saps which was only about 200 yards from the Turkish trenches. He was guarding the sappers and leaned over the sap to shoot a bomb-thrower when a sniper caught him from the right. Sergeant G E Drower, who was among those killed, is described by the men in his section as a hero. Of Lieutenant W S Simpson, who was killed in action, Trooper Foley states that he was sniped while near his 'bivvy' attending to a man who had been wounded by a sniper a couple of minutes before. Trooper Foley states that he alone remained of the original members of his section. He had a narrow escape on May 26 when a shell-cap crashed through a small tree just behind Mark BROOKE, Keith MANNING and himself and buried itself between them, missing them by only inches. [AWN 26.08.1915]

CORLIESON, Trooper W A, who is reported as having been killed in action, was a son of Captain N Corlieson of the Kaipara Steamship Co. He proceeded to Egypt with the first contingent as a member of the first reinforcements for the Auckland Mounted Rifles. Trooper Corlieson was a member of the Helensville Football & Athletic Club and played for Parnell when they won the junior championship in 1908. He was 21 years old. [AWN 08.07.1915]

CORNELIUS, Private C. Concerning the death of Private C Cornelius, son of Mrs. C Cornelius, Timaru, who was killed in action, Lieutenant NESBITT writes home to the effect that his men held a very difficult position for many hours and, though not supported, fought like veterans and never gave an inch. Many of his best men were dead, including Cornelius, who was shot beside him. [AWN 01.07.1915]

CORRIE, Sister [BORRIE} was formerly stationed at the Timaru Hospital. She went to England on the outbreak of war and joined the Queen Alexandra nursing division. She was sent to Egypt and took up nursing in the British hospital at the citadel in Cairo. From there she joined the Egyptian Government Hospital at Suez and was working there when she contracted typhoid fever, which necessitated her return to New Zealand. From appearances, she seems to have almost recovered. [AWN 23.12.1915]

COTTLE, Private E J, whose name is included in the list of those recently wounded, is the third son of Mrs. S H Cottle of Taupaki. He is 29 years of age. He left for the front with the third reinforcements as a member of the Auckland Infantry Battalion. [AWN 16.09.1915]

COURT, Private R H - After surviving many dangers, Private Court, son of Mr. Robert Court, Epsom, has been discharged from his regiment as unfit for further service. He was a member of the first contingent sent from Fiji and fought with the 4th Battalion, King's Royal Rifles, in which the contingent was incorporated during the fierce battles at Ypres in April and May. He was stunned and blinded by the explosion of a shell but recovered then, while on leave, his sight again failed. [AWN 07.10.1915]

COUSTON, Private George, 16th, Waikato, Regiment. Amongst those previously reported wounded and now reported wounded and missing. He is the youngest son of Mr. William Couston, ironmonger, of Dunedin. Sergeant ALLAN, who returned by the Willochra, says he came across the bodies of an Australian and a New Zealander on a ridge at Gallipoli. The New Zealander was a 16th Waikato private and his disc bore the name of Couston. [AWN 19.08.1915]

COWPER, Private Richard - missing, came to NZ some years ago and on the outbreak of war was living with his sister, Mrs. H Boon of Church St, Devonport. He had a brother, Sergeant Alick Cowper of the East Anglian Engineers, killed at Neuve Chapelle and has still two brothers fighting in France, one a member of the Royal Field Artillery and the other in the Canadian contingent. [AWN 24.06.1915]

COX, Private E W - who has been wounded, is a son of Mr. E B Cox, Roto-o-rangi, Cambridge. He was engaged in farming with his father when he joined the Expeditionary Force. [AWN 24.06.1915]

CRAIG, Dr G, of Waihi. From information received at Waihi it appears the doctor has been mentioned in despatches for gallantry in rescuing a wounded soldier at the Dardanelles. While Dr Craig and a soldier were carrying the man to safety the doctor was shot in the thigh. [AWN 29.07.1915]

CRAIG, Sergeant Robert William, reported wounded on June 9, is 33 years of age and is the second son of the late Robert Craig of Waitahuna. Prior to enlisting with the main body, he was employed as a linesman on the Dunedin telegraph staff. [AWN 08.07.1915]

CRAPP, Private Gerald Vivian, youngest s/o Captain A A Crapp of Tauranga, who was wounded at the Dardanelles, was a member of the 3rd, Auckland, Regiment. Advice has been received that he has been discharged from the hospital at Malta as fit for service again. [AWN 08.07.1915]

CRAWFORD, Sergeant Stanley Hutson, Auckland Infantry Battalion, wounded, was for many years a constable at Auckland. He left the Police Force a few months after the war broke out and took up teaching in the King Country. He was married shortly before leaving for the front with the fifth reinforcements. [AWN 30.09.1915]

CRESSER, Private David, Auckland Infantry Battalion, wounded. Private Cresser's parents reside in Edinburgh, Scotland. He went to Samoa with the Samoan relief force and when that body returned to NZ he again enlisted and went to the front with the fifth reinforcements. Private Cresser is 25 years of age. [AWN 16.09.1915]

CRIBB, Major C W E, who has been wounded, was second in command of the 13th North Canterbury and Westland, Company. When Major David Grant was killed in action on April 25 Captain Cribb was promoted to the rank of major and given that officer's command, the 2nd South Canterbury Infantry Co. Major Cribb served in the South African war, for which he holds the Queen's Medal with four clasps and the King's Medal with two clasps. At the time of the outbreak of the war he was in the Postal Dept at Greymouth. [AWN 19.08.1915]

CRIBB, Major C W E, Canterbury Infantry, who has died of wounds, was a Greymouth resident and left exactly 12 months ago in command of the first West Coast contingent, which he helped to mobilize. He had seen service in the Boer war and had spent his lifetime in the defence forces and held two long service medals. Altogether he was over 25 years in the NZ forces. He was a senior mail clerk at Greymouth, and was a native of Blenheim. He was 44 yrs of age. [AWN 19.08.1915]

CRICKETT, Private G M, Auckland Infantry Battalion, who is reported to be seriously ill with enteric, is a son of Mr. J T Crickett of Morrinsville. [AWN 22.07.1915]

CRITCHLEY-SALMONSON, Captain A C B, D.S.O., who has been wounded, was appointed adjutant of the Canterbury Infantry Regiment when the expeditionary force was raised. He is one of the English army officers appointed to the NZ Defence Staff when the universal service scheme came into operation. He was mentioned in despatches by General Sir Ian Hamilton and awarded the Distinguished Service Order 'for great gallantry on April 25, the day the force landed at Gaba Tepe, in saving a difficult situation and also on May 2 and 3, when he led a small party against an advanced trench under great difficulties'. He is 27 years of age. [AWN 19.08.1915]

CROOK, Driver Walter, ammunition column, Howitzer Battery, who disembarked at Malta on August 20, suffering from internal injuries received while on active service, has written to his mother - Mrs. W Crook of Union St, Auckland - that he is progressing favourably and expects shortly to return to the firing line. Driver Crook is 37 years of age. He served in the South African war and was in the employ of Mr. J J Craig when he enlisted. [AWN 04.11.1915]

CRUTCHER, Private George Auckland Infantry Battalion, whose father resides at 35 Boston Rd, Mt Eden, has been reported missing from the Dardanelles since April 25. [AWN 15.07.1915]

CULLEN, Sergeant E J, who is reported to have been wounded, is the eldest son of Mr. John Cullen of Tauranga. He is 32 years of age and is a blacksmith by trade. For two years he was employed as a goods checker at the Auckland railway station and then joined the main expeditionary force as a farrier-sergeant in the 3rd, Auckland, Mounted Rifles. He was a member of the tenth contingent, which went to South Africa. [AWN 12.08.1915)

CUNNINGHAM, Corporal Percival Charles, Otago Infantry Battalion, who has been killed in action, was born at Kurow 21 years ago and was educated at the Waitai Boys High School. A brother, Sergeant J J C Cunningham, is also at the front, being a member of the 5th Mounted Rifles. [AWN 15.07.1915]

CUTHBERTSON, Private Jack, reported killed at the Dardanelles, was the youngest son of Mr. Thomas Cuthbertson of Hilderthorpe, Oamaru. He was an employee of Messrs Wilson & Canham, Wellington, at the time when war broke out. [AWN 01.07.1915]



DARROW, Sergeant Leslie Rotorua, who was killed in action at the Dardanelle’s on August 10, was the youngest son of the late Mr. James Darrow, well-known contractor at the Thames. Sgt Darrow was educated at the Thames and later at the Auckland Grammar School, besides studying law at the Auckland University College. Subsequently he joined the staff of Messrs Alison & Alison, solicitors, and was with them for some years. [AWN 09.09.1915]

DAVIDSON, Lieutenant T A, reported to be missing, although serving with the Wellington Infantry Battalion, is an old Dunedin boy. After leaving school he went to Invercargill where he became interested in volunteering. Since operations at Gallipoli he has been promoted to commissioned rank and transferred to the 9th, Hawkes Bay, Company. Lieutenant Davidson is the eldest son of Mrs. Davidson, Harbour Terrace, Dunedin, and is 36 years of age. [AWN 26.08.1915]

DAVIES, Private Arthur J of the Field Ambulance, reported dangerously ill with enteric fever, is the son of Mr. George Davies, late senior partner of Messrs Davies & Lamb, Christchurch. [AWN 16.09.1915]

DAVIES, Sapper Sydney Allen, the only son of Mr. & Mrs. E Davies of Waihi, is reported in hospital at Malta with enteric. When he enlisted in the fifth reinforcements he was 22 years of age. He was drafted to the Field Engineers. Sapper Davies is well known in Waihi and Tauranga and he has many friends in Auckland. [AWN 16.12.1915]

DAVISON, Lieutenant F (Wellington) - The official report of the Lieutenant's death incorrectly stated that his next of kin was Mr. H Rawson of Wellington. Lieutenant Davison's next of kin is Mrs. Davison, his wife. [AWN 02.09.1915]

DAVOREN, Private G A, wounded on August 20, is the only son of Mr. Alfred Davoren, Tauranga and cousin the of the late Lt Col Vessy DAVOREN. He is 21 years of age. Private Davoren joined the Tauranga Mounted Volunteers under Colonel WARD at the age of 14 yrs, serving as bugler. He is a well-known hockey player and amateur rider. [AWN 07.10.1915]

DAWSON, Trooper James William, Auckland Mounted Rifles, who is reported to have been wounded at the Dardanelles on August 23, is a son of Mr. James Dawson of Victoria Valley, Mangonui. He is not yet 21 years of age. He was well known in cricketing circles in the North. [AWN 07.10.1915]

DAY, Private J C, a member of the Fijian contingent, which went to England for service at, the front, has died of wounds. Private Day, upon arrival in England, was posted to the King's Royal Rifles and died as the result of wounds sustained in the fighting around Ypres. For some time Private Day was a grower and exporter of bananas in Fiji and when war was declared was one of the first to join the Fijian contingent. Before settling in Fiji he resided in Dunedin. A brother is still serving with the King's Royal Rifles. [AWN 22.07.1915]

DEACON, Private Jack Mervar, who was reported as wounded, died of wounds on May 9. Fourth s/o Mrs. Isaac GIBBS of Papanui Road. He took up farming pursuits after leaving college and had been working with his brother on the Pakira Station near Cape Runaway. [AWN 08.07.1915]

DEANS, Lieutenant W, Canterbury Mounted Rifles, reported wounded and now sufficiently recovered to travel, has not been included in any previous lists. Lieutenant Deans is a member of the well-known family of Riccarton and Homebush. He is about 25 yrs of age and was educated at the Christchurch Boys' High School. After leaving school he joined his brothers at Homebush .. He is a keen sportsman and military man. [AWN 29.07.1915]

DECK, Lieutenant Robert Howell, Canterbury Mounted Rifles, killed, was a son of Major Deck, commander of the 10th, Nelson, Mounted Rifles. Lieutenant Deck himself held a commission in the same regiment before leaving for the front with the third reinforcements. Lieutenant Deck, who was 24 yrs of age, was born at Motueka and educated at Nelson College, where he played in the first football fifteen. Leaving school, he took up fruit farming at Motueka. He was married to Miss Skinner of Motueka just before leaving for the front. [AWN 09.09.1915]

DECK, Lieutenant R H, Canterbury Mounted Rifles, who was killed in action on August 29, was the eldest son of Dr Deck, Motueka. The late soldier was 26 yrs of age. He was a Nelson boy and had been a student at the Nelson College. For some years past Lieutenant Deck had been engaged in fruit farming at Motueka. All his life he had been an enthusiastic volunteer and as a territorial he held the rank of captain. Lieutenant Deck enlisted with the third reinforcements and had been only a few days in the firing line when he was killed. He was a married man. Mrs. Deck lived with her sister, Mrs. H Johnson of Nelson Street, during her husband's absence. [AWN 09.09.1915]

DELANEY, Private Norman, Writing from Abassia hospital on June 10 to his father, Mr. Hugh Delaney, Buckland, he states that he was wounded on June 3, one bullet piercing his left leg and embedding itself in his right thigh. He was one of a group of eight men disabled by a sniper at Quinn's Post. Private Delaney expected to return to the front in six weeks. [AWN 12.08.1915]

DELANEY, Private P - GLOVER, Private Charles H G, 3rd, Auckland, Regiment, main body, son of Mr. A Glover, M.P. Having been on Gallipoli from the date of the first landing until August 10, he returned invalided as the result of concussion caused by a bomb which burst near him on the last date named. Describing some of his experiences he said he was in the charge to effect, which the 3rd Aucklanders volunteered early in June at Quinn's Post. They went out that night with three sandbags in their shirts, one full and the two others empty. In front went the bomb-throwers and behind the latter men with rifles and bayonets. The first thing Private Glover knew was that he had fallen into the Turkish trench, meeting there a friend, Private P DELANEY, to whom he said "Pleased to meet you". His friend expressed equal pleasure at seeing him. They could not hold the trench but had to retired, 30 returning out of 73 who had gone in. On August 10 Private GLOVER's regiment was advancing along Walker's Ridge, with the Maoris, Gurkhas and Royal Artillery, supporting. They advanced as far as they could with unloaded rifles, depending only on the bayonets. In the charge a bomb exploded just alongside Private Glover, who stated that had he been a little further away it might have blown him to pieces. As it was, he was unconscious for three days, coming to his senses on board a hospital ship. [AWN 11.11.1915]

DELL, Private William Joseph, 15th, North Auckland, Co., s/o Mr. Samuel Dell, Mangawhare, was on July 3, admitted to the Seventeenth General Hospital at Alexandria, suffering from serious enteric fever. [AWN 22.07.1915]

DENNEHY, Gunner E J, NZ Field Artillery, who was killed in action on August 6, left NZ with the main expeditionary force. He was 25 yrs of age. [AWN 09.09.1915]

DENNISTON, Sergeant Thomas H, Mr. A L Denniston, solicitor, of Auckland, received news on Friday of his brother's death in Malta Hospital on Thursday. He was a son of Mr. G L Denniston, the Belgian Consul in Dunedin, and nephew of Mr. Justice Denniston and Mr. A J Denniston (secretary of the Auckland Chamber of Commerce). Before leaving NZ with the main expeditionary force, Sgt Denniston, who was 23 yrs of age, was a medical student at Otago University and was in his final year. Information was received recently that he was one of those members of the Army Medical Corps who were being sent back to NZ to complete their medical course, afterwards to return to the front as doctors. Death was due to enteric fever. [AWN 05.08.1915]

DENNY, Private Richard John, Wellington Infantry Battalion, who was reported on July 4 to have been wounded, is a son of the late Mr. J P Denny of Awanui North and a grandson of Mr. C B Denny who fought in the Indian Mutiny and in the Waikato wars in the early '60's. This is the second he has been wounded while serving at the Dardanelle’s. [AWN 29.07.1915]

DES FORGES, Private Gavin, 9th, Hawkes Bay, Co. While writing from the 1st Australian Hospital, Heliopolis, he states that he was wounded on May 27, being struck on his head by a piece of shrapnel casing. The fragment struck him between the eyes and remained embedded in the bone. Eleven days afterwards the piece of shell was removed. [AWN 29.07.1915]

DEWAR, Sergeant Henry, Wellington Mounted Rifles, was a prominent and popular footballer and a splendid man in every sense of the word, straight and strong, and one who commanded the respect of all who knew him. As a footballer he has had few equals in NZ at wing forward, where he played a clever 'heady' game. His parents reside in Linton St, Palmerston North, but he worked most of the time in Stratford. He was a member of the All Black combination that toured California in 1913. He was always a reliable player, a hard man to beat but one who played the cleanest of games. [AWN 02.09.1915]

DICKENSEN, Private D - 'Died a Hero' - A letter received by his brother Mr. T H Dickensen of Fordell re his brother stated that Private Dickensen '....held an outpost for 28 yrs against overwhelming odds. When he was wounded he was brought out with incredible difficulty and died on the journey to the dressing station.....We buried him there on a spur of Walker's Ridge, rising steeply from the sea commanding an exquisite view of sea and land with islands in the near distance. The place is known as Fisherman's Hut. You may well be proud in your sorrow that your brother died at the post of duty like a good soldier, giving his life for the liberties of the world.....' [AWN 05.08.1915]

DICKEY, Private William, who is reported to have been wounded on August 8, is now in a hospital in England. He left with the 5th reinforcements of the Auckland Infantry Battalion. He is 27 yrs of age and is the second son of the late Mr. Samuel Dickey, second son of the late Mr. Samuel Dickey of Whangarei. Prior to enlisting, Private Dickey was employed for many years on the railway at Paeroa, Frankton and Rotorua. [AWN 30.09.1915

DITELY, Sergeant Major Lytton Alphonse, Canterbury Battalion, reported to be wounded, is a son of the French immigrants and was born at Akaroa. He was a member of Seventh Contingent in the South African war and was dangerously wounded at Bothasberia. He was a prominent member of the Akarana Boating Club. For several years he had been secretary to the Otakamatua dairy factory. Sergeant Major Ditely is 37 years old. [AWN 01.07.1915]

DOBSON, Trooper C R, killed in action on August 8, was working in Hamilton when he enlisted. He was 27 years of age. Trooper Dobson left with the main body in the 4th, Waikato, Mounted Rifles. [AWN 16.09.1915]

DODGSON, Private Joseph, who has been reported wounded, is the son of Mr. J Dodgson, Tole St, Ponsonby. He left NZ on December 8 with the second reinforcements and had been in the firing line for five months before he was put out of action. He is 26 years of age. [AWN 16.09.1915]

DOMIGAN, Captain W, reported to be wounded, is one of the best-known territorial officers in the Southland district. In addition to being a prominent marksman, he was third in championship of the Dominion in 1903 and was chosen as one of NZ's representatives in the Bisley team of 1904. He is a native of Invercargill. [AWN 02.09.1915]

DON, Sergeant Major A M, who is reported to have been wounded, is a son of Mr. J Don of Dunedin and a brother of Mr. J Don of Remuera. He is a married man, his wife now residing at Hastings. Sgt Major Don is a fine athlete and also a keen shot and horseman. He served in the South African war in the fifth and eighth contingents. [AWN 16.09.1915]

DONALD, Private Robert, 6th, Hauraki, Company, who was recently reported to be ill in hospital at Malta, has recovered and returned to the front. He is a son of Mr. William Donald who was for many years in the service of the Northern Company and was himself a seaman in the employ of the Union Company. Private Donald left with the third reinforcements. [AWN 30.09.1915]

DONNELLY, Private R E, of the 15th, North Auckland, Regiment, who has been wounded a second time, was born at Kohukohu 27 years ago. He attended the Kohukohu school and lived all his life in the district. His father, Mr T W H Donnelly, still resides at Kohukohu. [AWN 23.09.1915]

DOOLING, Private Con., Private 'W SMITH', Auckland Battalion, whose name appears as having died of wounds, is Private Con Dooling, s/o Mr. & Mrs. C Dooling of Clifford St, Gisborne. The young soldier, who was 20 years of age, was opposed to the compulsory military training but when in Auckland the call came to him to serve his country. Thinking he would be prevented from going to the front if it was known that he had been evading military service, he registered under an assumed name. He was a cook by trade and intended joining the Auckland contingent in that capacity but on reaching Wellington he enlisted in the infantry and was drafted to the Auckland Battalion of the third reinforcements. [AWN 08.07.1915]

DORE, Chaplain Captain Patrick T, who is reported wounded, was born in Limerick, Ireland, 30 yrs ago. He was educated at Kilkenny College and came to NZ about 3 years ago. His first appointment in the Dominion was as curate at Palmerston North and afterwards he was given charge of the parish of Foxton. When the war broke out he immediately offered his services as a Roman Catholic chaplain to the expeditionary force and he was appointed to the Auckland Infantry Battalion. [AWN 09.09.1915]

DOUGLAS, Trooper George Alexander, and DOUGLAS, Trooper Thomas Lewis Sons of Mrs. Annie Douglas of Rocklands Avenue, Dominion Road, and of the late Mr. William John Douglas of Tauranga, were killed in action during the recent heavy fighting on Gallipoli. Both young men were born and educated at Tauranga where the family is well known and widely respected. Trooper G A Douglas was 28 yrs of age. He was a farmer by occupation and for about five years prior to the outbreak of war resided near Gisborne. He enlisted with the main body of the North Auckland Mounted Rifles and was killed in action on August 8. His brother, Trooper T L Douglas, was 26 years of age at the time of his death in action on August 9. For about six years prior to enlisting he resided at Ohakune where he carried on a successful business as a builder and contractor and had a promising future before him. He left in the main body with the 6th, Manawatu, Mounted Rifles. Both brothers took a keen interest in military matters and served in the old volunteers at Tauranga and Gisborne. The young brother was a particularly good rifle shot and won a number of medals and other trophies at various shooting competitions. "Both were fine young fellows" said their mother "They have done good work for their country but I expected to get one back." [AWN 02.09.1915]

DOUGLAS, Sergeant John J, 4th, Waikato, Mounted Rifles, reported missing, is a son of Mr. H Douglas of Te Puke. He is 28 yrs of age. He was for many years a volunteer in the Te Puke Mounted Rifles and on the introduction of the territorial system worked himself up to the rank of lieutenant. He left as a sergeant in the main body. He is a first class shot, having won numerous trophies. Sergeant Douglas was wounded by a Turkish grenade on May 19 and was invalided to Malta, returning to the front on June 20. [AWN 16.09.1915]

DOWNES, Private Albert, Maori Contingent, who was reported to have died on September 9 of enteric fever, was a son of Mr. H Downes of Whangaroa. He was 30 years of age. A brother of the deceased (Trooper O Downes) left with the first reinforcements. The deceased was a great-great-grandson of the Ngapuhi chief, Hongi Hika. [AWN 04.11.1915]

DOWNING, Sergeant Albert Joseph, of the Wellington Battalion, who is reported to have been killed, was about 28 years of age and the eldest son of Mr. & Mrs. John Downing of Port Ahuriri, Napier. [AWN 16.09.1915]

DREAPER, Trooper R C, Wellington Mounted Rifles, who died of wounds, left Gisborne with a small draft of mounted men on October 17. When he enlisted he was engaged in sheep farming at Ruakituri where he had resided for some years and was very popular. He was 32 years of age and came from England. [AWN 05.08.1915]

DREWET, Private Oliver Hawkes - killed in action April 25, was a son of Mr. Drewet, M.I.M.E., of Hokianga, one time instructor for engineering at the Auckland Technical School. Private Drewet, who was 34 years of age, was a member of the 1?th Waikato Regt. Two of his brothers, Frank and Jeff, saw service in the South African war. Jeff is now in the Ma** States & Frank is on military duty in Auckland. [AWN 24.06.1915]

DRINNAN, Private Francis J, who was invalided to England from the Dardanelles last September, has now returned to the front for the third time. He is the fifth son of Mrs. John Drinnan of Kaukapakapa and with his brother, Private J J Drinnan, left NZ with the fourth reinforcements. [AWN 09.12.1915]

DROMGOOL, Trooper Charles - Advice has been received that he was wounded on August 27 while serving with the Wellington Mounted Rifles. He is the younger son of Mr. Peter Dromgool of Waiuku and when war was declared he was a member of Messrs Earl & Kent's clerical staff. He went to Samoa with the advance party in August of last year and on his return to NZ joined the fourth reinforcements. [AWN 30.09.1915]

DROWER, Sgt George Edward - reported to have been killed in action, was a member of the Gisborne draft of mounted rifles who left with the main expeditionary force. He was a Corporal in the A Squadron and was promoted to the rank of troop sergeant. He was a son of Mr. & Mrs. G B Drower of Sunnyside Rd, Mt Eden, Auckland and was a brother of Mr. N Drower of the Gisborne Hardware Co's staff. He was 32 years in No.1 Native Rifles, Auckland, also with the 8th and 10th South African Contingents for which he received the King's medal. [AWN 24.06.1915]

DUNCAN, Private Wm George, OIB, who has been killed, was the son of Mr. John Duncan of Mautara and was born at Mataura in 1895. [AWN 01.07.1915]

DUNDON, Private William Thomas, CIB, who has been killed in action at the Dardanelle’s, was a son of Mr. J Dundon, a farmer in the Blenheim district. He received his secondary education at the Blenheim District High School and subsequently he was a student at Victoria College, Wellington. He was a crack rifle shot, an enthusiastic Rugby footballer and for several seasons represented Victoria College, Wellington, in the senior competitions held in that city. [AWN 01.07.1915]

DUNLOP, Trooper Cyril Charles - killed in action, was a son of Mr. J C Dunlop and has a number of relatives in the Gisborne district, including his brother, Mr. F G Dunlop, solicitor. He enlisted at Hastings and left with the main force. Mr. & Mrs. J C Dunlop recently visited their son in Egypt and are now on their way back to NZ. [AWN 24.06.1915]

DUNN, Private Chris. B N, son of Mr. & Mrs. M S L Dunn, Kaitaia, who was reported some time ago to be in a hospital in Cairo suffering from nervous debility, has recovered and is now on Gallipoli again. [AWN 11.11.1915]

DUNNING, Private Angus Roderick, Auckland Mounted Rifles, who has been wounded, is a son of Mr. Archibald Dunning of Leigh. He is 23 yrs of age and was born at Omaha. [AWN 29.07.1915]

DURHAM, Lance Corporal Donald, killed in action in August, was the son of Mr. John Durham of Braigh, Waipu. He was 27 yrs of age. Lance Corporal Durham always took a keen interest in volunteering, being for years an officer in the Waipu Scottish Horse Corps of the North Auckland Mounted Rifles. Lance Corporal Durham's two brothers are taking their part in the war. [AWN 16.09.1915]

DYER, Trooper Guy Musgrave - reported amongst the wounded is 24 yrs of age and is a son of Mr. & Mrs. R Dyer of Rotorua. Trooper Dyer was a shepherd at Tuparoa when he enlisted. [AWN 24.06.1915]

DYSON, Sergeant R H, whose death at Alexandria on August 5, was recently reported, was the second son of Mr. W F Dyson of Okahukura. Private Dyson enlisted at Napier in the Field Ambulance and left with the main body. Prior to the outbreak of the war he was employed on the clerical staff of J J Niven & Co, engineers. [AWN 09.09.1915]