Search billions of records on Ancestry.com
   

SOLDIERS WOUNDED OR KILLED - 1915

AUCKLAND WEEKLY NEWS

Tribute to Jacqueline Walles

EADES, Private Joseph William - who is amongst the Aucklanders reported missing, is the fourth son of Mr. John Eades, of Edendale Rd, Mt Eden. He is a native of the Wellington district. [AWN 24.06.1915)

EARP, Corporal William E, reported killed in action at the Dardanelles on May 2, was the elder son of Mr. & Mrs. E W Earp, old settlers of Tawa Flat, near Wellington. The deceased had just entered his 22nd year. [AWN 22.07.1915]

EARP, Cpl W - killed at the Dardanelles, was the eldest son of Mr. & Mrs. S W Earp, old and much respected settlers at Tawa Flat near Wellington. [AWN 24.06.1915]

EAST, Private Alfred, who was assistant master at the Clyde Quay School, Wellington, and who went to the front with the ambulance section of the main expeditionary force, has been severely wounded in the head and is now in a hospital at Malta. Private East is a son of Mr. J East of Gladstone Rd, Gisborne, and is a brother of Mr. S J East of Auckland. [AWN 16.09.1915]

EAST, Private Alfred, who was assistant master at the Clyde Quay School, Wellington, and who went to the front with the ambulance section of the main expeditionary force, has been severely wounded in the head and is now in a hospital at Malta. Private East is a son of Mr. J East of Gladstone Rd, Gisborne, and is a brother of Mr. S J East of Auckland. [AWN 16.09.1915)

EDMISTON, Private Stanley, whose name appeared in a recent list of killed, was a son of Mr. H J Edmiston of Mt Eden. He was an Aucklander and for 10 years was engaged in farming near the city. While in Melbourne recently he joined the Australian Light Horse, with which body he went to the front. [AWN 09.09.1915]

EDWARDS, Trooper L, Otago Mounted Rifles, who is reported to have been wounded, is the third son of Mr. F Edwards of Balclutha. He is 18 years of age and was educated at the Mataura School. [AWN 5.08.1915]

ELERS, Private Rangi, the first member of the First Maori Contingent to be wounded, is a resident of the Masterton district. Prior to enlisting he was a jockey. Private Elers was in B Co. of the contingent. 1, 1912. He entered the Garrison Artillery in 1898 as a subaltern and went to the Boer war in a mounted corps two years later with that rank. A few months after reaching South Africa he was promoted to a captaincy. He was engaged in operations in Western Transvaal and Natal for over two years. 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 a portion of which time he held a commission in Major General BADEN-POWELL's constabulary. His promotion to lieutenant colonel was on the list of Coronation honours in 1902. [AWN 15.07.1915]

ELLERY, Private Cecil A letter received by the parents of Private Ellery, killed in action, from a trooper at Zeitoun, states that he and another Gisborne man, Thomas LLOYD, were helping Lieutenant BRYAN, who was wounded, from the trench to a safer place when Ellery was shot. Lloyd was also seriously wounded in the back and is returning to Gisborne. [AWN 05.08.1915]

ELMSLIE, Trooper Hamilton, son of Mr. & Mrs. Elmslie of Geraldine, who was badly wounded at the Dardanelles and has been two months in the Abbgassia Hospital, Cairo, is now convalescent and staying with his relations in England at North Park, Epsom Downs, Surrey. [AWN 12.08.1915]

ELMSLIE, Major J Mc G., of Waverley, who has died of wounds, served in the South African war with the second NZ contingent and was the recipient5 of a medal with five clasps. He held the rank of captain at the time he offered his services with the expeditionary force and when Major CHISHOLM was invalided, Capt Elmslie was promoted to the rank of major. He was an old representative footballer. [AWN 26.08.1915]

EMBLING, Private W G, whose death from dysentery was reported from Lemnos on Oct 27 was the eldest son of Mr. & Mrs. J Embling and was a native of Brookby. At the time of enlisting he held the Government mail contract between Alfriston and Brookby. Deceased was highly esteemed. He was 23 years of age and left for the front with the sixth reinforcements. [AWN 02.12.1915]

EMERSON, Lieutenant Percy T, Wellington Mounted Rifles, whose name has been mentioned in the casualty lists, had been in the service of the livestock and meat division of the Agricultural Dept for nine years. The present war was not his first experience of active soldiering. He did good service in South Africa where he obtained a commission in the field. [AWN 12.08.1915]

EMERSON, Private John Christian - reported as missing, was a son of Mr. Mark Emerson, Hamilton East, superintendent of the fire brigade. He is 19 yrs of age, was born in Auckland and educated at the Hamilton East Public School. [AWN 24.06.1915]

ENDEAN, Trooper Arthur Stanley, who is reported to have died of wounds on June 25, was a son of Mr. John Endean of Jermyn St, Auckland. He was 25 years of age and was for many years connected with the firm of Briscoe & Co. At the outbreak of war he was farming near Masterton and joined the Wellington Mounted Rifles Regiment, leaving with the main body of the Expeditionary Force. [AWN 08.07.1915

ENTWISLE, Private W A, Army Service Corps, who has been wounded, is the eldest son of Mr. & Mrs. A Entwisle of Devonport. He is 27 years of age. He holds a second officer's foreign-going certificate and was on one of the Home trading steamers when he enlisted. [AWN 30.09.1915]

ESSON, Lieutenant Colonel James J, assistant quartermaster-general with the NZ forces at the Dardanelles, who contracted enteric fever and is at present in hospital at Malta, holds the position of chief clerk in the Treasury Dept, Wellington. He was for a number of years in the secretary's branch of the Post & Telegraphs Dept before being transferred to the Treasury. [AWN 30.09.1915]

EVERETT, Sergeant Stewart, of Nelson, who died from enteric at the Dardanelles, was a son of Mr. Horatio Everett (chairman of the Waimea County Council). Sgt Everett went with the first NZ forces and had taken part in the Dar4danelles fighting. He was 21 years of age and was a well-known footballer and a district lawn tennis champion. [AWN 12.08.1915]

EWINGTON, Private F W, 4th Battalion, NSW Force, has been reported killed in action at the Dardanelles. He was the eldest son of Mr. & Mrs. F G Ewington of Devonport, born in Auckland and educated at Mr. Andrews' school, Hobson St and at the Rev P Mason's school, Pitt Street. Private Ewington was a seaman by occupation and when the war broke out he enlisted at Liverpool, NSW. [AWN 04.11.1915]



FAIRS, Trooper Cecil S, 4th, Waikato, Mounted Rifles, who died of dysentery on October 6, who was a son of Mrs. C S Fairs, Dominion Road, and when war was declared he was working at Opotiki. According to an earlier report, he was disembarked from the hospital ship Maheno on Sept 12, slightly wounded. He was 27 years old. [AWN 14.10.1915]

FALCONER, Private Ambrose - missing, was a well-known Otago footballer and represented Otago as wing forward against Canterbury and Southland in 1908. [AWN 24.06.1915]

FARQUHAR, Private William T, of the Otago Battalion, reported to have died of wounds, was 28 yrs of age. He left Gisborne with the fifth reinforcements and was subsequently transferred to the Otago Battalion of the fourth reinforcements. Prior to enlisting he was a member of the Gisborne post and telegraph staff. [AWN 26.08.1915]

FARR, Trooper Arthur Jno, Auckland Mounted Rifles, who was killed in action on Aug 8, was a brother of Mr. W D Farr, Auckland Police Station. Born at Crickhowell, Breconshire, Wales in 1892, he arrived in NZ about four years ago and took up farming at Waimate North, Bay of Islands. He enlisted with the main body of the expeditionary force. [AWN 02.09.1915]

FARRELL, Private Edwin, Canterbury Infantry Battalion, fourth reinforcements, who was wounded in the thigh early in August, is the younger son of Mrs. J Farrell, Tyndal St, Pahiatua. He was born at Kaitawa 19 years ago. His only brother, Sgt Alfred H Farrell, 2nd, King's Liverpool, Regiment, is attached to the secret se5rvice in India. [AWN 16.09.1915

FARRELL, Private Edwin, Canterbury Infantry Battalion, fourth reinforcements, who was wounded in the thigh early in August, is the younger son of Mrs. J Farrell, Tyndal St, Pahiatua. He was born at Kaitawa 19 years ago. His only brother, Sgt Alfred H Farrell, 2nd, King's Liverpool, Regiment, is attached to the secret se5rvice in India. [AWN 16.09.1915]

FARRELLY, Trooper Oliver L, killed in action at the Dardanelles on August 8, was the youngest s/o Mr. R G Farrelly of Waihi. He had been about five months in the firing line before losing his life. [AWN 02.09.1915]

FAWCETT, Private F P, who returned from Egypt by the Willochra, was admitted to the Auckland Hospital on Thursday. Private Fawcett, who was shot through the jaw, went straight to his home at Te Aroha on arriving at Auckland but has now found it necessary to go into the hospital for treatment. [AWN 05.08.1915]

FEA, Sergeant John Haddon, who has died of wounds, was educated at the Kaikorai School, Otago. Prior to his departure with the main expeditionary force as a member of the 5th, Otago, Mounted Rifles, he was a member of the Otako Hussars for many years. He was 29 years of age. [AWN 26.08.1915

FEAR, Lance Corporal F J H, NZ Engineers, Awarded Distinguished Conduct Medal for conspicuous gallantry on June 9 & 10 at Gaba Tepe. L/Cp FEAR volunteered to demolish a Turkish blockhouse within 12 yards of the enemy's trench, which could only be approached over ground swept by machine-gun fire. FEAR exhibited great skill in approaching and demolishing the blockhouse, being exposed to fire for an hour. [AWN 12.08.1915]

FEAR, Lance Corporal F J H, NZ Engineers, Distinguished Conduct Medal NOK: F J W Fear, Willis St, Wellington. [AWN 08.07.1915]

FERGUSON, Sapper R C R, Field Engineers, who has been slightly wounded but is reported to be still doing duty, is the youngest son of Mr. Thomas Ferguson of Penrose. He left NZ with the main expeditionary force. Sapper Ferguson was born at Penrose and is 22 yrs of age. [AWN 30.09.1915]

FERGUSON, Sapper Roy, NZ Field Engineers, who was reported to have been wounded at Gallipoli, has cabled to his father, Mr. T Ferguson of Penrose, that he is now in England and convalescent. It appears he was also suffering from dysentery. [AWN 04.11.1915]

FINDLAY, Lieutenant Colonel J, C.B., was officer commanding the Canterbury Regiment of Mounted Rifles in the main body of the Expeditionary Force. [AWN 11.11.1915]

FINDLAY, Private Allen, Canterbury Infantry. On April 26, at Gaba Tepe, Private Findlay rescued wounded men under heavy shell and rifle fire on the open beach. [AWN 09.09.1915]

FINLAYSON, Lieutenant A C M, who has been wounded, is the eldest son of Mr. A Finlayson of Kamo. He is 23 years of age and was educated at the Whangarei High School and later at King's College, Auckland. Lt Finlayson was engaged in farming until his departure with the main body. [AWN 09.09.1915]

FINN, Captain Bertram Sibbald, Distinguished Service Order - Captain Finn, who received the Order for his conspicuous gallantry in attending to the wounded and working unceasingly day and night under heavy fire, is a well known and popular Aucklander. Captain Finn is 33 years of age and his mother, Mrs. Finn, resides in Wynyard Street. Captain Finn was present at the first landing at Gallipoli and letters received by friends in Auckland indicate that the young officer did splendid work. He acted as a stretcher bearer and his efforts in attending and relieving the wounded won for him the admiration and respect of all who were associated with him. Captain Finn was educated at the Wanganui Collegiate School. He was engaged in mining in Australia for some time and when the South African war broke out he joined the Fifth Australian Contingent. He was for 15 months on active service and received the Queen's medal and the King's medal, with fire bars. After the war, Captain Finn returned to NZ and studied dentistry. [AWN 04.11.1915]

FISH, Lieutenant W W, R.N. - Advice has been received that Lieutenant Fish, who is well known in Auckland as an officer in the service of the Union Steam Ship Co, was wounded some weeks ago while serving on HMS Oroposa, in the North Sea. Lt Fish was a member of the Royal Naval Reserve and left NZ to rejoin the navy when war broke out. A few weeks ago he was awarded the Royal Humane Society's medal for rescuing a ship's stoker at Glasgow. [AWN 21.10.1915]

FITZGIBBON, Sergeant David Patrick, NZ Medical Corps, was one of the survivors of the ill-fated Marquette. He was at Limestone Island for many years and is well known in Whangarei. He is a justice of the peace. [AWN 25.11.1915]

FLEMING, Sergeant Robert Anthony, Canterbury Mounted Rifles, was the son of Mr. & Mrs. Robert Fleming of Rangiora. It was his proud boast that his ancestors had saved the flag bearing the legend 'For Christ and the Covenant' (from the bloody field of Bothwell Bridge in 1688) The flat is still in the possession of the family. In his last letter from Gallipoli, Gt Fleming stated that Sergeant A R GREENWOOD and himself were the only sergeants of the CYC then standing their ground out of 12, and these two young soldiers gave up their lives in the same engagement. [AWN 02.09.1915]

FINDLAY, Lieutenant Colonel John, who is reported to have been seriously wounded, went to Egypt in command of the Canterbury Mounted Regiment. He saw a great deal of service in the South African war, where he was wounded and he wears the Queen's Medal with five clasps. Before volunteering for service in the present war Colonel Findlay was engaged in farming near Ashburton where he is well known and very highly respected. [AWN 19.08.1915]

FINDLAY, Lieutenant Colonel J, reported seriously wounded, is a son of the late Mrs. C Findlay of North Taieri. He was born in Taieri and educated at North Taieri school and was a member of the second contingent which went to South Africa. In that campaign he was wounded. He left with the main expeditionary force in command of the Canterbury Mounted Brigade. [AWN 26.08.1915

FINDLAY, Ian. A private cablegram at Wellington announces the death from wounds of the youngest son of Sir John Findlay's three sons who are serving as officers in France. Deceased, who was 18 yrs of age, had a distinguished school career. [AWN 19.08.1915]

FISHER, Private Edward Herbert - Wellington Infantry Battalion, killed in action, was a son of Mr. Fisher of the Valuation Dept and a grandson of the late Mr. James Temple Fisher, Postmaster General, in Sir George Grey's government. He was well known in rugby football circles. [AWN 24.06.1915]

FLEMING, Captain W, Otago Battalion, who returned invalided from the base hospital, Egypt, by the Willochra, underwent a slight operation at a private hospital in Dunedin on Monday for the purpose of having a bullet extracted from his neck. The operation was entirely successful. [AWN 05.08.1915]

FLETCHER, Private Christopher Laurie, who was wounded at Anzac in August, is at present in St Thomas' Hospital, London, suffering from gunshot wounds in the leg. His condition at the date of the communication was reported to be serious. He is a son of Mrs. W T Fletcher, Trafalgar St, Onehunga and is one of three brothers on active service. He went to Samoa with the advance party and on returning to NZ left with the fifth reinforcements. He was in the employ of J C Spedding Ltd when he enlisted. [AWN 04.11.1915)

FLOWER, Lieutenant W E F, of the 6th, Hauraki, Rifles, whose name has appeared in the casualty lists, had been connected with the fields division of the Agricultural Dept for about four years. Latterly he had held the position of field’s inspector at Thames. [AWN 12.08.1915]

FOLEY, Trooper E J - Particulars of some of the casualties among Auckland soldiers are given in a letter received by Mrs. T Foley, Edenvale Rd from Trooper Foley, 3rd, Auckland, Mounted Rifles. He states that Trooper Martin A Brooke, who was wounded on June 15, had his left forearm also cut off by a shell cap. [AWN 19.08.1915]

FORD, Private H T, of Waihi, one of the 6th, Haurakis, was accidentally injured. He was sent for some bombs and took the wrong direction, with the result that he fell about 25ft, sustaining concussion of the spine. He lay where he fell for 40 hrs. The Turks were only about 15 yards away and he dared not, therefore, cry out to his own comrades. He was half unconscious when he was at length picked up. He was previously hit in the foot by shrapnel, one bullet passing between two of the toes and another tearing off the heel of his boot. [AWN 11.11.1915]

FORDHAM, Trooper Herbert Henry, 6th Reinforcements, Auckland Mounted Rifles. Died in a military hospital in Wellington on Friday morning. He has been farming at Woodleigh. Prior to his departure to Trentham he was entertained by the settlers & presented with an English lever watch as a mark of the respect in which he was held. He served in the war in South Africa for three months with the 1st Imperial Light Horse and after six months mining on the Rand, returned to NZ. It was he who discovered the murderer Norman Keals at Onewhero. Trooper Fordham is about 41 years old. [AWN 08.07.1915

FORDHAM, Lance Corporal H H, Auckland Mounted Rifles. Recently died at Trentham Camp from pneumonia. The funeral took place at Holy Trinity Cemetery, Otahuhu on Wednesday last week. The service was conducted by Chaplain Major Harry MASON and was attended by members of the Legion of Frontiersman, who acted as pallbearers, National Reserve, Senior Cadets and representatives of local bodies and churches. The coffin was draped with the Union Jack and many beautiful wreaths and crosses. The funeral arrangements were made by Lieutenant SLYFIELD, representing the Defence Dept. [AWN 15.07.1915]

FORSYTH, L/Cpl A J - Wellington Infantry Battalion, who has been killed in action, was the son of Mr. A Forsyth of Gisborne. He was an enthusiast in military matters and left on August 16 with the local draft of the main expeditionary force. He was a teacher at the Patutahi school. [AWN 24.06.1915]

FOSTER, Quartermaster Sergeant W J, who was wounded in May, has written to his father, Mr. J H Foster of Te Akatea, stating that having recovered from his wounds, he has returned to his duties at the front. QM/Sgt Foster is serving with the Wellington Mounted Rifles. [AWN 05.08.1915]

FOSS, Corporal S J B, WIB, who has been wounded, was a teacher in the District High School at Levin. He served in the South African war. [AWN 01.07.1915]

FOSTER, Trooper Henry M, Auckland Mounted Rifles, reported wounded, is the fourth son of the late Mr. W J Foster of Coromandel. He is 23 years of age. Trooper Foster was farming in the Pukekohe district when he enlisted with the main body. He is one of four brothers now on active service. [AWN 14.10.1915]

FOUNTAIN, Private Ernest Harold - Otago Infantry Battalion, who has been killed, was 28 yrs of age and was the eldest son of Mr. A O Fountain, builder, Ann St, Roslyn. [AWN 24.06.1915]

FOWLER, Private Jack, who is reported as having died of enteric, was a member of the Samoan expeditionary force. On returning from Samoa he joined the fourth reinforcements together with a number of other returned 'Samoans'. He is a son of Mrs. C W Fowler of Inglewood. [AWN 12.08.1915]

FOX, Sergeant Charles Frederick Dilworth, Machine-gun Section, Canterbury Mounted Rifles, s/o Mr. Charles Dilworth Fox of Christchurch and Scargill. Killed in action at the Dardanelle’s on June 12. During the South African war he enlisted with the eighth contingent as a private and saw active service. In later years he became a keen polo player and was a member of the well-known Tipapa team. [AWN 08.07.1915]

FOX, Trooper J S, 4th, Waikato, Mounted Rifles, has received severe gunshot wounds in the shoulder and the chest. He was previously wounded in the head but had returned to the front after a month in hospital. Trooper Fox is the son of Mr. Hugh Fox, Papamoa and was born in Kaitangata, Otago. He was in the employ of Messrs Sisam & Sons, farmers and stock-dealers, at Whakatane, when he enlisted. [AWN 09.09.1915]

FRANCIS, Trooper Charles Walter, 3rd, Auckland, Mounted Rifles, reported missing and believed to be killed in action on August 8, was the youngest son of Mrs. E Francis and the late Mr. J Francis. [AWN 16.09.1915]

FRASER, Captain E G 3rd, Auckland, Company. Mrs. Fraser of Ascot Ave, Remuera, has received advice from Alexandria that her husband, who was reported on June 15 to have been wounded a second time, is making good progress towards recovery. [AWN 01.07.1915

FRASER, Captain E G, Infantry Company. A cable has been received by Mrs. Fraser, Ascot Avenue, from her husband stating that he is still in hospital in Malta, pending an operation for the removal of bomb splinters. Capt Fraser was wounded for the second time on June 11, receiving injuries in his face, neck and one eye from the explosion of a bomb. [AWN 05.08.1915]

FRASER, Private Alfred Ernest - Canterbury Infantry Battalion, who has been killed in action, was a son of Mr. J Fraser, Richardson St, Opawa, for many years engineer to the Christchurch Fire Brigade. [AWN 24.06.1915]

FRASER, Trooper William - wounded, was one of eight troopers who left Gisborne on October 17. He is 30 yrs of age and was a shepherd on the Makomako station, Tokomaru Bay. He had three years training in the Invercargill Mounted Rifles. [AWN 24.06.1915]

FULCHER, Private Harry E, who was among the wounded who disembarked at Malta from the hospital ship Valdivia, is the only son of Mr. Henry Fulcher of Argyle St, Herne Bay, and is 20 years of age. He went to Samoa with the NZ expeditionary force and when returning with the forces enlisted to join the reinforcements for the Dardanelle’s and was drafted to the fifths. While in camp at Trentham he won the marksman's badge. [AWN 16.09.1915]

FULLER, Private W S, 16th, Waikato, Co. Advice has been received by Mr. William Fuller, Ngaruawahia, that his second son is lying dangerously ill in Alexandria. While assisting a wounded comrade under fire, he received three wounds and has lost an arm. Another son, Trooper R H Fuller, 4th Waikato Squadron, has been wounded. [AWN 15.07.1915]

FULTON, Corporal Percy, Advice was recently received by Mr. W J Felton of Woodhill, Helensville, that his eldest son, Corporal Percy FULTON had been wounded. Corporal Fulton was engaged in farming with his father until he enlisted in the Auckland Mounted Rifles. [AWN 22.07.1915]

FURBY, Lieutenant W E S, who has been wounded a second time, is a brother of Mr. F W Furby of the Prime Minister's secretarial staff. [AWN 19.08.1915]