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SOLDIERS WOUNDED OR KILLED - 1915

AUCKLAND WEEKLY NEWS

Tribute to Jacqueline Walles

IMOS, Corporal, Field Ambulance, Distinguished Conduct Medal Awarded for gallantry in distributing ammunition and water in the firing line under heavy fire. [AWN 08.07.1915]

INDER, Trooper Eric - who has been wounded, is a son of Mr. S Inder, formerly postmaster at Palmerston North. Trooper Inder will be remembered by many ex pupils of the High school, where he attended from 1904 to 1907. He was a fine football forward. [AWN 24.06.1915]

INGRAM, Lieutenant E A, Canterbury Battalion, died of wounds. Parents live at Nelson. Deceased, who was a member of the staff of the Lands & Survey Dept at Hokitika, left as a Sergeant and was 22 years of age. [AWN 29.07.1915]

IRVINE, Sergeant Percy Kent - of the Canterbury Infantry Battalion, who has been killed in action, was 24 years of age and a native of Lyttelton where he resided with his mother. He was the 5th son of the late Mr. W Irvine and was a grand-nephew of the late Major General Sir Henry Kent, late of the 7?th Regt and also of the late Captains Henry & W M Kent, RN, and of the late Captain James Grant. He was a keen territorial. [AWN 24.06.1915]

IRVING, Private Eric Cecil, reported to have been killed in action was the son of the late Captain Irving of the Bay of Islands. He joined the main body of the expeditionary force in Wellington. He was 23 years of age and spent his school days in the North, afterwards following farming pursuits in the Wellington district. [AWN 01.07.1915]

IRVING, Lance Corporal Eric Cecil, 11th, Taranaki, Infantry Co., was killed in action on April 11. A letter has been received by his brother, Mr. A E Irving, Nihoniho, from Lt A B McColl, assuring him that L/Cpl Irving was highly esteemed both in regard to his personality and his ability as a soldier. "I am sure his ability in the ranks would have soon gained him much promotion and distinction" writes Lt McColl. "I can only add that he met his death whilst doing his duty like a true Briton and that death was instantaneous." [AWN 05.08.1915]

IRWIN, Private Thomas, reported wounded on June 19, is a member of the Auckland Field Ambulance. A brother in the Canterbury Mounted Rifles also went away with the main expeditionary force. Two older brothers fought through the South African war. [AWN 08.07.1915]



JACK, Private Thomas Henry, Otago Infantry Battalion, who was recently reported to have been wounded on July 8, is the youngest son of Mr. A Jack, Sawyers Bay, Dunedin and a brother of Mr. D Jack of Cleveland Road, Parnell. Private Jack is 29 years of age. He is a carpenter by trade and enlisted with the fourth reinforcements. [AWN 19.08.1915]

JACK, Lieutenant Alex D, son of Mr. Norman P Jack, Helensville, who was reported wounded, is in a hospital in London with a broken arm and is doing well. [AWN 09.09.1915]

JACK, Private E R, who has been killed in action, was 20 years of age and was the son of Mr. N P Jack of Henderson. The late Private Jack was born at Whangarei and prior to the outbreak of the war was engaged in the drapery business. He left NZ with the main body of the NZ expeditionary force and was in the machine-gun section of the Auckland Battalion. [AWN 07.10.1915]

JACKSON, Trooper George Covell - who is reported to have died of wounds received at the Dardanelle’s, was the elder don of Mr. George E Jackson of Hamilton and Piopio and a grandson of the late Hon John Bryce. He was born in 1890 and was educated at Wanganui Collegiate School and at Victoria University College. He graduated BA in 1912 and was admitted a solicitor of the Supreme Court in 1913, when he commenced practice in Hamilton in partnership with Mr. De La Mare. [AWN 24.06.1915]

JACKSON, Acting Corporal Joshua Graham, died of wounds on the hospital ship Neuralia on November 11 from gunshot wounds in the abdomen, was the second son of Mrs. Joshua Jackson of Northcote. He was employed on the Government railways and left with the first expeditionary force with the Wellington Battalion, subsequently transferring in Egypt to the Auckland Infantry. He took part in the landing on Gallipoli Peninsula and was wounded the same day, receiving a bullet in the body. He was in hospital at Alexandria and Birmingham, England. Corporal Jackson had been back in the firing line about a month when he received the wounds which proved fatal. He was very popular in the railway service and took an active interest in cricket and League football. Two brothers are on active service, Private John Frederick JACKSON being at present in hospital in Epsom, England, and Private Herbert JACKSON, sixth reinforcements, in the firing line. [AWN 02.12.1915]

JACKSON, Private J F, who is convalescing in England, went to the front as orderly to Lieutenant Colonel PLUGGE. He was in the firing line for some time before he was wounded. He served in the Boer war. [AWN 25.11.1915]

JAMES, Private John Stewart, Otago Infantry, reported missing on June 13, was born at Otepopo, now named Herbert, and obtained all his schooling there. He was on the West Coast when war broke out and joined the first expeditionary force. [AWN 08.07.1915]

JAMES, Corporal John Sydney, reported to have been killed in action on July 7, is a son of Mr. Levi James of Bamford St, Woolston, Canterbury. The late Corporal James, who was about 23 years of age, left with the fourth reinforcements. [AWN 05.08.1915]

JAMES, Captain Thomas Parry, of the Wellington Mounted Rifles, who is reported to have died of wounds, was the eldest son of Mr. S H James, of Stratford. He had always taken a keen interest in volunteering. He was a lieutenant of the Stratford Mounted Rifles. [AWN 26.08.1915

JENKIN, Sergeant Harold - "Slightly wounded left leg: doing well – Harold Jenkin, Albany Hospital, Cardiff". The above is the text of a cable message received some days ago by Mr. John Jenkin of Archhill and is the first intimation he has received that his son, Sergeant Harold Jenkin, had been wounded. Sergeant Jenkin left with the Field Artillery in the fourth reinforcements after a term of service with the Auckland Garrison Artillery. He is 24 years of age and was born in Auckland. One of his brothers, Harry Jenkin is serving with the NZ Field Engineers, having left with the main body. [AWN 16.09.1915]

JENNINGS, Captain William Ivan Kirke, Canterbury Battalion, who is reported to have been wounded, is the only son of Dr E Jennings of Gloucester St, Christchurch. He is 23 years of age and was educated at the Huntly and Marton schools and at Christ's College. [AWN 19.08.1915]

JENNINGS, Lieutenant H W, Royal Field Artillery - Word has been received by Mr. W T Jennings, MP, that his son, who was slightly wounded on September 29 'somewhere in France' has been admitted to the Dublin Castle Hospital. His brother, Sergeant Alfred JENNINGS who, after being 10 weeks at Gallipoli, broke down in health and was sent to Malta, has been invalided to England. Another brother, Edgar, as already reported, was killed at Gallipoli on August 3. All three soldiers were born in Auckland. [AWN 21.10.1915]

JENNINGS, Private Edgar McIvor, who was killed in action on August 3 while serving with the Wellington Infantry Battalion, was the third son of Mr. Wm Jennings, MP for Taumarunui. Private Jennings was formerly employed in the New Plymouth Post Office but when war broke out was a cadet on a station in the Wairarapa. He and his brother, Sgt Jennings, left with the first expeditionary force. Private Jennings was one of three brothers at the front. [AWN 02.09.1915]

JERVIS, Captain V G, Canterbury Battalion, wounded, was senior subaltern of the 12th Nelson Co. but was promoted and appointed to the position of second in command of the 13th, North Canterbury and Westland, Co., succeeding Captain Cribb, who had been promoted to the command of the 2nd, South Canterbury, Company. [AWN 19.08.1915]

JEWISS, Private A, Canterbury Infantry Battalion, is at present in hospital suffering from severe mental shock. He was wounded during the early stages of the fighting but was later reported to have completely recovered. He was subsequently admitted to a Malta hospital slightly ill but in August his condition became dangerous. He left with the third reinforcements. He is a son of Mrs. C Jewiss of Sherbourne Rd, Mt Eden. [AWN 04.11.1915]

JOHNSON, Lieutenant Olaff P - Private advice has been received that Lieutenant Johnson & Lieutenant A C M FINLAYSON, both of the 11th, North Auckland, Squadron of the Auckland Mounted Rifles, have been wounded in action at the Dardanelles and have been admitted to hospital at Malta. Lieutenant Johnson has been wounded in the jaw and Lieutenant Finlayson in one of his legs. By death wounds, or sickness, the 11th, North Auckland, Squadron has now suffered the loss of all its officers who left New Zealand with the main body of the NZ expeditionary force. Lt Finlayson is a son of Mr. Angus Finlayson of Whangarei. He was born at Whangarei 23 years ago and was educated at King's College. He took a keen interest in the territorial movement and was a prominent figure at military tournaments. [AWN 26.08.1915

JOHNSON, Private Sidney Walter, Auckland Infantry Battalion, who is reported to have been admitted to Alexandria Hospital with a wounded foot, has many friends in Auckland. Before enlisting with the third reinforcements he was in the service of the Northern Company. [AWN 05.08.1915]

JOHNSON, Private John Mervyn, who is reported to have been killed in action, was the second son of Mrs. E J Johnson of 42 Alexandra Street, city. He was 23 years of age and was well known in Auckland. [AWN 01.07.1915]

JOHNSON, Private John Mervyn - of Auckland, who is reported missing, is the younger son of Mrs. Johnson of 43 Alexandra St, Auckland. He is 23 years of age and was employed as a packer in the grocery trade. Misfortune has fallen heavily on the family since the missing soldier went away with the third reinforcement draft, his father having died in March last, whilst the death of a sister occurred last month. [AWN 24.06.1915]

JOHNSTON, Sergeant Ernest R Writing from St George's Barracks, Malta, on May 20, Sergeant Johnston of Thames explains how he was wounded. After having seen over a fortnight's fighting, he was injured in a bayonet charge by the 6th, Hauraki, Company, led by Captain SINEL. He was struck by a bullet in the thumb of the right hand, and expected that the thumb would have to be amputated. [AWN 22.07.1915

JOHNSTONE, Private Keith Carlisle, who has been wounded at the Dardanelles, is the youngest son of Mr. A Johnstone, of Ngaroto, formerly of Roto-o-Rangi, Cambridge. He took a keen interest in hockey and played for two years in succession with the Waipa representatives. [AWN 07.10.1915]

JOLLY, Sergeant Francis L G, who was wounded on July 11, is the only son of Mr. Alfred Jolly, inspector for the National Bank of NZ and is 26 yrs of age. [AWN 05.08.1915]

JONES, Private Owen Sinclair, KIA, Dardanelles, eldest son of Mrs. A A Jones, Ulster St, Hamilton. The young man was born at Ohaupo and was educated at the public school there. On leaving school he joined his father, the late Mr. A O Jones, on his farm. After his father's death he undertook a bush-felling contract at Tautari, near Te Awamutu, and it was while there that he heard that volunteers were being called for and he immediately joined the machine-gun section of the 4th, Waikato, Mounted Rifles. [AWN 22.07.1915]

JONES, Trooper Owen Sinclair, 4th, Waikato, Squadron, who died of wounds on June 30, was a son of the late Mr. A Jones of Hamilton. He was 21 years of age and prior to enlisting was engaged in farming. His brother is now fighting at the Dardanelles. [AWN 29.07.1915]

JONES, Private George Alfred, who has been killed, was the son of Mrs. C Olsen of Lower Nelson St, Auckland. He was 20 years of age and enlisted while at the Chelsea Sugar Works. [AWN 02.09.1915]

JONES, Gunner E O - Advice has been received by Mr. J O Jones of Titirangi, from the NZ Bureau, Alexandria, that his youngest son has been declared medically unfit and will not be returned to the front. Gunner Jones left NZ in the main force as a member of No.2 Battery, Field Artillery, and was shot through the loins on May 1. The injury was a very serious one, as the bullet narrowly missed the spine and it was not until Sept 21 that Gunner Jones was discharged from the convalescent home in Alexandria, to which he was sent from hospital. [AWN 11.11.1915]

JORY, Gunner Geo. Leonard, NZ Field Artillery, killed in action, was 25 years of age and was formerly a gunner in the old Lyttelton Naval Guard. [AWN 12.08.1915]

JURD, Lieutenant Ernest Albert, 4th, Waikato, Mounted Rifles, who was reported missing and is now believed to have been killed, was the eldest son of Mr. & Mrs. J R Jurd, Kutarere, Bay of Plenty. He was 23 years of age. Lieutenant Jurd was born in Australia and came to NZ with his parents about 12 years ago. He was engaged in farming when he enlisted with the main body. [AWN 07.10.1915]

JUSTIN, Private H W, Otago Infantry Battalion - Advice has been received by Mr. Harry Justin by cable from the NZ base in Egypt that his son has received a bomb wound in the thigh and is now in Cairo. Some weeks ago it was reported that he had been wounded a second time on August 7. [AWN 07.10.1915