Search billions of records on Ancestry.com
   

SOLDIERS WOUNDED OR KILLED - 1915

AUCKLAND WEEKLY NEWS

Tribute to Jacqueline Walles

MACFARLANE, Lance Corporal George Rattray - who is reported to have been killed in action, was 22 years of age and was a jeweler by trade. He resided with his aunt, Mrs. J Harvey, Shoal Bay Rd, Devonport, and before the war broke out belonged to the coast defence detachment. [AWN 24.06.1915]

MACFARLANE, Lieutenant J B - of Auckland, son of Mr. J B Macfarlane of Christchurch, was shot five times in eight days fighting at Gaba Tepe. He came home to NZ on the Willochra. [AWN 22.07.1915]

MACKAY, Private Gordon, whose name appeared in a recent casualty list as having been wounded at the Dardanelles, is a son of Mr. J Mackay of Masterton. As a piper he is well known throughout the North and South Islands. [AWN 22.07.1915]

MACKAY, Gunner Jack. A private telegram received on Saturday by Mr. Geo. J Mackay of Wood Street, Ponsonby, states that his son has been wounded under the left arm. Gunner Mackay left Auckland with the howitzer battery and had seen a good deal of actual fighting. Before leaving Auckland he was employed by the Auckland Gas Co. and he was an enthusiastic yachtsman. [AWN 19.08.1915]

MACKAY, Lieutenant Peter, Otago Mounted Rifles, reported killed, was the son of Mr. & Mrs. John Mackay of Braemore, Otago. He left with the Otago Mounted Rifles section of the main expeditionary force. He was born and educated at Otama and was well known throughout the district. [AWN 19.08.1915

MACKAY, Private H S, Auckland Infantry Battalion, killed in action on August 14, was the third son of Mr. & Mrs. C Mackay of Queen's Ave, Mt Eden. Private Mackay was for four years prior to his departure with the fourth reinforcements foreman cabinetmaker for Messrs Smith & Brown, Symonds St. [AWN 09.09.1915]

MACKENZIE, Private F E - Auckland Infantry Battalion, reported wounded, is a son of Mr. & Mrs. Mackenzie, Mangarimutu, Feilding. [AWN 24.06.1915]

MACKENZIE, Trooper C, Wellington Mounted Rifles, son of the High Commissioner for NZ and a brother of Dr Kenneth Mackenzie of Auckland, has been severely wounded at the Dardanelles. The message states that Trooper Mackenzie has lost the sight of both eyes, due to the explosion of a shell and that the injury is of a permanent mature. Trooper Mackenzie is only 20 yrs of age and is the youngest son of the Hon T Mackenzie. Prior to enlisting he was farming in the Wellington district. [AWN 26.08.1915

MACKENZIE, Lieutenant Walter Michael, Otago Mounted Rifles, reported wounded and missing, is a member of the well-known Lakes family, his father being the owner of Walter Peak Station. He is25 yrs of age and joined the main body, being attached to the OIB. He followed the occupation of a run holder and was a first class rifle shot. He brother, Lieutenant Peter Mackenzie, is at present in camp at Trentham. Another brother, Lieutenant John Mackenzie, will also shortly proceed there. [AWN 02.09.1915]

MACKENZIE, Trooper Clutha - The son of NZ's High Commissioner, he is now in the NZ Hospital at Walton on Thames. He went through a very bad time. He was struck by a shell on the morning of August 9. It was the shell, which killed his commanding officer, Colonel MALONE. From the first, Trooper Mackenzie felt that his sight was destroyed but he made a terrible effort to prevent himself losing consciousness and crept on his hands and knees away from the scene of the conflict, down to a gully where he remained for a day. The situation was very trying, as he had to creep over the bodies of many slain. At last he was picked up and carried on a stretcher to a dressing camp but, as all the stretchers were required for men injured in the legs, he was told that his only chance of reaching hospital or a hospital ship was by walking four or five miles. He felt that, although terribly weak from loss of blood and other causes, if he could get anyone to guide him he would endeavour to reach a hospital ship. He was assisted and he managed the journey, which occupied some hours. He then got on board the ship which was shelled by the Turks but as a result of the shelling there was only one casualty. [AWN 28.10.1915]

MACKESSACK, Trooper James Trotter Gilzean, 4th, Waikato, Mounted Rifles, who was killed at the Dardanelles on August 6, was the youngest son of Mrs. Mackessack, 206 Ponsonby Rd. He was 20 years of age. [AWN 09.09.1915]

MACKESSACK, Trooper James T J, wounded at the Dardanelles, is rejoining his regiment. He is a member of the 4th, Waikato, Squadron, Auckland Mounted Rifles and prior to his departure with the main body was employed in Taneatua, Bay of Plenty district. NOK: Mrs. M Mackessack, Ponsonby, Auckland. [AWN 15.07.1915]

MACKESY, Captain Charles Mr. W R Mackesy of Whangarei has received advice that his brother is in the hospital at Alexandria and had been operated on for buritis (sic). Another brother at the front Sergeant H Mackesy had been appointed to be a lieutenant for meritorious service. Colonel MACKESY, who sent the cable, has returned to Alexandria from the Dardanelles. [AWN 01.07.1915]

MACKESY, Lieutenant Harry, of the Auckland Mounted Rifles, killed in action, was a son of Lieutenant Colonel Mackesy, who is at the front. He left NZ with the main body as sergeant in the North Auckland Mounted Rifles and was promoted to lieutenant for meritorious service in the field. Lieutenant Mackesy married the eldest daughter of Mr. Thomas Barnes of Kamo and has a family of two young children. He was for a time in charge of Harrison Bros refrigerating plant at Whangarei and was afterwards manager of the Parua Bay Co-operative butter factory. Captain Charles Mackesy, a brother, has been engaged in Egypt and at the Dardanelles and is now in hospital. [AWN 19.08.1915]

MAGEE, Private Samuel Russell, who met his death on the troop train on the way to Wellington, was a son of Mr. James Magee, contractor, of 5 Pitt St, Auckland, being one of a family of eight sons and one daughter. He was about 30 yrs of age. He was formerly employed at Schischka's stores but was working with one of his brothers on the waterfront when he enlisted. He was a man of fine physique and a keen footballer. For some years he played for the City Rugby tea but at the commencement of last season he joined the City League Team. His brother, Robert MAGEE, is a well-known representative footballer. [AWN 21.10.1915]

MAGEE, Private James Michael, NZ No.1 Stationary Hospital, reported missing and believed to be drowned on the Marquette, had an adventurous career. Born in 1879 at Nelson Creek, Westland, he was educated at the convent school, Brunnerton. He served for several years in the British Navy at practically every naval station in the world and at the time of the Box rising in China he was one of the British landing party. Private Magee was in the navy during the Boer war and he also served on American transports at the time of the Spanish-American war. He was shipwrecked twice on the Alaskan coast. During recent years he was employed as a telegraph linesman at Waipukurau, Hastings, Christchurch and Nelson. He was a keen member of the St John Ambulance Society. He was one of a family of nine sons, four of whom are with the NZE Forces. [AWN 18.11.1915]

MAGUIRE, Private Daniel Thomas - Advice has been received by friends that Private Maguire, Auckland Infantry Battalion, has been wounded in the head and neck. Private Maguire is an Aucklander, 29 years of age. He was a bushman by occupation and had been employed in the Northern Wairoa prior to enlisting. He left NZ with the third reinforcements. [AWN 26.08.1915

MAISEY, Trooper Norman, Wellington Mounted Rifles, who was reported last week to have died of wounds on July 21, was a son of Mr. & Mrs. R J Maisey of Turanga-0-Moana, Matamata. Trooper Maisey, who was 21 years of age, died on the hospital ship Cecilia and was buried at sea. [AWN 12.08.1915]

MALONE, Lieutenant Colonel William George, officer commanding the Wellington Infantry Battalion at the Dardanelles who has been killed in action, was 56 years of age. He was educated privately in England and France and arrived in NZ in 1880. He served in the armed constabulary force from 1880 to 1882 and was engaged in bush farming from 1883 to 1893. He occupied the positions of chairman of the Ngaire Road Board, member of the Hawera County Council and member of the Taranaki Hospital and Charitable Aid Board from 1885 to 1890. He was clerk and treasurer of the Stratford County Council from 1890 to 1897. He studied law and was admitted as a solicitor to the Supreme Court in 1894 and as a barrister in 1899 and was the senior partner of the firm of Malone, Anderson & Inglewood. Lieutenant-Colonel Malone unsuccessfully stood for Parliament on one or two occasions. He was always a keen volunteer and was captain of H Company, 4th Battalion, Wellington (Taranaki) Rifle Volunteers in 1900 and captain and adjutant in 1903, major in 1905 and on April 26, 1910, he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-colonel and was appointed to the command of the 11th Regiment, Taranaki Rifles. He left for the front with the main expeditionary force in command of the Wellington Battalion. Lieutenant-Colonel Malone's family holds a unique record in connection with the war. With their father at the Dardanelles were two sons, Edward and Terence. Terence has been severely wounded. A third son, Maurice, is leaving with the sixth reinforcements and another son, Brian, has already seen service in Samoa and has been accepted for the reinforcements. He hopes to get away within the next three months. A daughter, Miss Nora Malone, is nursing with the Red Cross organization in England 'or elsewhere'. This completes the tally of the family, not one representative of which will be left in NZ when Mr. Brian Malone dons the khaki again and sails for the front - 'and if there were more of us they'd be in it, too' he remarked. [AWN 19.08.1915]

MANDERS, Colonel N, RAMC, who has been killed in action, was a nephew of Mr. D A Chinnery-Brown of Auckland. He was for several years in Ceylon and later spent some considerable time in Cairo where he was attached to the military forces. Colonel Manders went with the NZ & Australia Division to the Dardanelles as assistant director of medical services. Mrs. Manders and her daughter are at present in Switzerland. [AWN 19.08.1915]

MANDERS, Colonel Neville, D.S.M.S., A.M.S., assistant-director of medical services, who has been killed in action at the Dardanelles, was a son of the late Major Manders of the 6th Dragoon Guards and Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry and was 63 years of age. Colonel Manders was formerly stationed at Colombo, Mauritius, Plymouth, the Curragh and at Cairo. [AWN 19.08.1915]

'Marquette' [sunk in the Aegean Sea, 23 October 1915] The list of those who were rescued includes several well known Aucklanders. The only Auckland doctor is Captain J L FRAZER-HURST who was medical superintendent of the Whangarei Hospital until he went into camp in March of this year. Sergeant J L HANNA is a son of Mr. S D Hanna. Lance Corporal A Roland BENJAMIN is a son of Mr. N L Benjamin, manager for P Hayward & Co. Private F E COOPER is a son of Mr. F J Cooper, Victoria Street, and Private E W D CLAYTON is a son of Mr. E Clayton of Parnell and a grandson of Captain M T Clayton of Manurewa. [AWN 11.11.1915]

MARSH, Private J R, killed, was the son of Mr. W J Marsh, proprietor of the Wyndham Herald. He was about 25 years of age and was educated at the Southland Boys' High School. [AWN 02.09.1915]

MARSH, Trooper Frederick George, 4th, Waikato, Squadron of the Auckland Mounted Rifles, who was killed on August 8 at the Dardanelles, was the eldest son of Mr. George Marsh of Te Pahu. Trooper Marsh left with the main body of the expeditionary force and was three months in the firing line. He was well known in reporting circles, being a prominent footballer. [AWN 09.09.1915]

MARSHALL, Private Theodore Charles W, reported in a recent casualty list as having died of typhoid, was 22 years of age. He was the eldest son of Gunner Chas Marshall, RNZA, who was stationed at Devonport for nearly 30 years but was recently transferred to Wellington. [AWN 07.10.1915]

MARSHALL, Private Dan, who died of wounds at the Dardanelles on June 12, enlisted in the OIB at the age of 18, from Ida Valley works, Otago. He was brought up in Alexandria and educated at Bald Hill School. Private MARSHALL was a stepson of Mr. David SMITH of Manuherika Valley and his mother had just received a most interesting letter from him a few days prior to receipt of news of his death. [AWN 12.08.1915]

MARTIN, Private L H Ranald, reported killed, was the only son of Mr. G H S Martin of the Union S.S.Co Ltd, Wellington. He was descended from a military family, being the grandson of the late Major J R Martin, Royal Artillery, India, and a great-grandson of the late Sir James Ranald Martin, physician to the Indian Council and a noted army surgeon. He was also a near relative of the late Field Marshal Sir Donald Martin Stewart, Command in Chief of India. [AWN 28.10.1915]

MARTIN, Private Allan W, Otago Infantry Battalion, who has been wounded for the second time, is a son of Mrs. C P Martin of Ring Terrace, Ponsonby. He was born at Greymouth 25 years ago and was engaged in the Kaitangata district when he enlisted with the main body. [AWN 30.09.1915]

MARTIN, Private Alex, of the 16th, who has been reported missing since April 25, is a son of Mr. John Martin of Magheragall, Lisburn, Ireland. He was of splendid physique and not yet 21. Two years ago he emigrated to Australia and after a few months proceeded to New Zealand, where he remained until the outbreak of war. [AWN 16.09.1915]

MARTIN, Private F, 16th, Waikato, Regiment, wounded on August 8, is the second son of Mrs. H Martin, Otahuhu. [AWN 16.09.1915]

MARTIN, Private Harry Liddell, 6th Haurakis, who has been wounded, is the eldest son of Mr. John Martin of Putaruru and will be 21 years of age on July 11. At the time of his enlistment he was chief clerk to the Taupo-Totara Timber Co. at Putaruru. [AWN 01.07.1915]

MATTHEWS, Trooper Anton Joseph, Auckland Mounted Rifles, who was wounded on June 15, is the eldest son of the late Mr. Samuel H F Matthews and a grandson of the Rev Joseph Matthews, who settled at Kaitaia in the early 'thirties'. Trooper A J Matthews was engaged in farming at Mangonui when war broke out and was one of the first in that district to enlist, leaving with the main body. He has three brothers now serving at the front. [AWN 22.07.1915]

MATTHEWS, Gunner W T, of 24 Dunedin St, Ponsonby, wounded, is the eldest son of Mrs. J Matthews. He was well known in sporting circles, particularly as late owner of the yacht Valdera which was a consistent winner. He was a prominent swimmer and formed one of the team to represent the Waitemata Club against the Sydney swimmers in 1912 but may be remembered best at carnivals for his diving capabilities. He captained the Te Awamutu football team, winners of the Waipa championship in 1913 and was for several years a member of the Ponsonby Club. He left with the fifth battery reinforce-ments. [AWN 23.12.1915]

MAUNSELL, Lieutenant Beresford, nephew of Mr. G S Kissling of Parnell, has been killed in action while serving with the Wellington Mounted Rifles. Lieutenant MAUNSELL was the second son of Mr. F Maunsell of Masterton and was 23 years of age. He received his education at the Wellington Boys' College and was farming at Castlepoint when the war broke out. Lt Maunsell was one of three brothers serving as officers in the NZ forces. [AWN 09.09.1915]

McALINDER, Private H J N, Otago Infantry Battalion, who was recently wounded and is now in a hospital in England, is a brother of Mr. C R McAlinder, of Bradford St, Parnell. He is a native of Wanganui and left there with one of his brothers in the third reinforcements. His brother has also been wounded. [AWN 04.11.1915]

McBEATH, Sergeant Clyde, now in Beaufort Hospital, Bristol, sick, is a member of the machine-gun section of the Auckland Battalion. Although he enlisted as a private in the fourth reinforcements, he won promotion before leaving the Dominion. His parents, Mr. & Mrs. W McBeath, reside in Abbotsford St, Newmarket. Sgt McBeath is a well known member of the Hunt Club. [AWN 16.12.1915] McCARROLL, Major, lately commanding the 11th, North Auckland, Mounted Rifles, who was wounded in the shoulder some five weeks ago, is reported by advices received on Monday to be making favourable progress and to be leaving Malta for England. [AWN 01.07.1915]

McCARTHY, Sergeant Eric, 3rd, Auckland, Mounted Rifles, who is reported 'missing and believed to be killed', was born in Ponsonby 28 years ago. He was the second son of Mr. J McCarthy, well known for many years as a general storekeeper in the Birkenhead district. Sergeant McCarthy was a carpenter by trade and was well known in building circles in Auckland, Gisborne and Opotiki. He left with the main body and was promoted to sergeant shortly after arriving in Egypt. [AWN 09.09.1915]

McCOMISH, Lieutenant James Doran - Mrs. McComish of Maungawhau Rd, has received advice that her husband is returning on the Willochra. In a letter written on August 9 Dr A Challinor PURCHAS states that Lt McComish was then in hospital in Alexandria suffering from a compound fracture of the right arm and a wound in the thigh. The letter stated that he has only been in the trenches four days when he was wounded during the severe fighting on August 8. Lt McComish left with the fifth reinforcements. [AWN 28.10.1915]

McCONNELL, Private Frederick - 16th, Waikato, Company. Cable advice was received on Tuesday that he is 'returning home shortly' and is 'doing well’. He was wounded on April 25 and in letters from Alexandria has stated that he received three bullet wounds in his left hand. [AWN 22.07.1915]

McDONALD, Private James - killed in May, was about 26 years old. He was the fourth son of Mr. Alexander McDonald, late of **ames St, Balclutha, now residing in ? Oamaru/Timaru. Deceased was brought up in Balclutha but of late years he worked in Taranaki. [AWN 24.06.1915]

McDONALD, Corporal William, of the Canterbury Infantry Battalion, reported wounded, is 22 yrs (sic)[?] of age. He accompanied both of the late Captain SCOTT's expeditions to the Antarctic, on the last occasion being a member of the boat complement of the Terra Nova. Coming back to NZ he secured a position in the NZ Customs Dept and was stationed at Lyttelton. The day he left NZ for the front he was married to a Scottish lady. Corporal McDonald went away with the third reinforcements as a corporal but sacrificed his stripes in order to get away with the main body when the landing upon the Gallipoli Peninsula was made and he has been in the fighting right up to the present, winning back his stripes on the field. [AWN 26.08.1915]

McDOWELL, Lieutenant Percy Alexander, 15th, North Auckland, Regiment, who was wounded for the second time on August 19, is a son of Mr. & Mrs. W J McDowell of Dargaville. He is 22 years of age and was born at Dargaville. [AWN 02.09.1915]

McDOWELL, Private H - whose name appears in the Auckland Infantry Battalion's list of killed in action, was a son of Mr. & Mrs. McDowell of Ngatapa. Private McDowell was employed for some time in Messrs L D Nathan & Co's Gisborne branch. Eighteen months ago he left for Waikato and he enlisted in the Waikato Company of the main expeditionary force. [AWN 24.06.1915]

McDOWELL, Lieutenant P A, son of Mr. W P McDowell, Dargaville. Reported wounded at the Dardanelles, now convalescent at Alexandria. [AWN 08.07.1915]

McFARLANE, Lieutenant, 3rd, Auckland, Regt, who was wounded at the Dardanelles, was last reported to be on a hospital ship, en route to New Zealand. [AWN 01.07.1915]

McFARLANE, Private Wilfred Vivian, killed in action, left Gisborne with the first reinforcements. He was formerly strongly opposed to the compulsory training scheme but was amongst the first to enlist when the call of the Empire came. He was 24 years of age. [AWN 02.09.1915]

McGINLEY, Private Frank P, AIB, who was killed in action at the Dardanelles on May 8, was the son of Mr. J C McGinley, of Opotiki, and was 23 years of age. [AWN 01.07.1915]

McINTOSH, Private James, who died on the hospital ship Maheno on November 14, was the fourth son of Mr. Allan McIntosh of Shag Point, Otago. He was born and educated at Shag Point and for some time he worked for Messrs W McGregor and Sons, Dunedin. From there he went to the employ of Messrs A & T Burt, Auckland, from which establishment he enlisted. He took a keen interest in football and was for many years a member of the Palmerston Club and also for two years a member of the Taieri Rovers Club, Dunedin. [AWN 30.12.1915]

McINTYRE, Private George Douglas - a son of Mr. Harry McIntyre of Morrinsville, who was recently reported to have been wounded at the Dardanelles, has had to have one of his arms amputated. [AWN 17.06.1915]

McINTYRE, Lance Corporal Reginald, who has been wounded, is a son of Mr. H McIntyre of Motumaoho. He is 21 yrs of age and was one of the earliest to enlist, joining the contingent that went to Samoa. On returning to NZ he enlisted again and left with the fifth reinforcements. Two other brothers - Driver J C McIntyre and Gunner G D McIntyre - are also serving, the former being in Egypt at the present time and the latter being invalided to England as the result of an amputated arm. [AWN 16.09.1915]

McKAY, Trooper Alex. D D, killed in action on August 8, was a son of Mr. J M McKay, JP, of Mountfield, Waipu. He was 31 yrs of age and was the first to enlist from Waipu and set an example which has since been followed by nearly all the eligible Waipu men. His brother, Edwin McKay, left with the fifth reinforcements. [AWN 16.09.1915]

McKAY, Sergeant Alex. P, killed in action, was a son of the late Mr. John J McKay of Millbrook, Waipu. For many years he was an officer of the North Auckland Mounted Regiment and the Waipu Scottish Horse under the volunteer system. [AWN 16.09.1915]

MCKAY, Private John - of the Fiji contingent, who has been wounded in Flanders, was born at Woodstock, New Zealand. He is 22 years of age and a bank clerk by calling. He served six years in the State & High School Cadets (junior Lieutenant), three years in the 1st, Westland, Rifles, Hokitika (senior Sergeant) and three years in the NZ Territorials, South Canterbury Regt. Mr. W D McKay, Woodstock, Westland, is his father. [AWN 24.06.1915]

McKENDRY, Private W P, who was killed in action on August 8, was the youngest son of Mr. & Mrs. McKendry, 67 Hepburn Street, Auckland, and was 24 years of age. He was educated at the Marist Brothers School. For several years he was in the employ of Messrs A Yates & Co. but when he enlisted he was employed by Mr. J White, carrier. He was a first-class rifleman and had previously received military training in the 3rd, Auckland, Regiment. Private McKendry left with the fifth reinforcements for the Auckland Infantry Battalion. [AWN 30.09.1915]

McKENZIE, Trooper G G, killed in action, was a son of the late Mr. Murdoch W McKenzie of Waipu. He was 34 years of age. Trooper McKenzie was an active member of the Waipu Scottish Horse for years and acted at times as instructor of the local cadet corps. [AWN 16.09.1915

McLAREN, Private E A - Auckland Infantry Battn, who has been KIA, was 23 years of age and when he enlisted he was in the employment of the Auckland City Council. [AWN 17.06.1915]

McLAREN, Trooper Isaac D, Otago Mounted Rifles, reported to have been wounded on August 21, is the fourth son of Mr. D McLaren, Lichfield St, Parnell. He is 25 years of age and was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, arriving in NZ with his parent’s bout seven years ago. He was in the service of the Union Steam Ship Co when he enlisted with the main body and was well known in the Island trade and in the South, having acted as purser on the company's boats for many years. [AWN 30.09.1915]

McLEOD, Private Donald Norman, who was wounded on August 8, is the youngest son of Mr. & Mrs. D A McLeod of Gisborne and is 21 years of age. Private McLeod left NZ with the main expeditionary force as a signaler attached to the headquarters' staff of the Wellington Infantry Battalion. [AWN 16.09.1915]

McLEOD, Private William, who is reported to have been wounded in the face by shrapnel, left with the fourth reinforcements for the Auckland Infantry Battalion. He is the eldest son of Mr. William McLeod. His younger brother, Private James McLeod, 16th, Waikato, Company left with the main force and was wounded some months ago. In his last letter, written from St Andrew's Hospital, Private McLeod said he expected to return to the front a month later. [AWN 16.09.1915]

McLEOD, Private G C, OIB, Distinguished Conduct Medal NOK: Mrs. Agnes McLeod, ***oeka Mouth, Otago. [AWN 08.07.1915]

McLEOD, Trooper Neil Kenneth, reported killed in action on June 12, was 21 years of age and the youngest son of Mrs. W McLeod of Waipu. He was one of the first to enlist in the Waipu district and was attached to the 11th, North Auckland, Mounted Rifles, Main Body. A brother, Colin D McLeod, left with the fourth reinforcements. [AWN 22.07.1915]

McLEOD, Private R C, OIB, Awarded Distinguished Conduct Medal for conspicuous gallantry on May 8, south of Krithia. He was one of a party carrying ammunition t6o advanced trenches under heavy fire. The majority were unable to proceed. McLeod, although wounded in the leg, performed the task. On his return, not having been reported wounded, he was again detailed to carry ammunition, which he performed. [AWN 12.08.1915]

McLEOD, Trooper A D was the eldest son of Mr. & Mrs. D X McLeod of Whangarei. He was born at Purua 23 years ago and was educated at the Purua public school and at the Wanganui High School. He was a prominent footballer and was considered one of the most fearless and capable horsemen. Trooper McLeod enlisted in the main body and after seeing a great deal of service at Gallipoli was severely wounded in the shoulder. He spent five weeks in hospital, returning to the firing line about August 1. He was posted as missing since August 8 but private advices from the front indicate that he was killed in action during the severe fighting in which our troops were engaged on that date. Trooper K STEVENS of Maungatapere, writing to his mother, describes how 'Axie' McLeod fell while engaged in throwing back Turkish bombs on that occasion. Trooper Stevens also confirms the information already received that Trooper McLeod had been recommended for the distinguished conduct medal. He expressed the opinion that 'no man on the peninsular deserved it more. He was one of the gamest men in the regiment and one of the most popular, being a good friend, a fearless soldier and one who 'played the game' at all times and under all circumstances.' [AWN 23.12.1915]

McLERNON, Captain Leslie S, who was killed in action on August 8, was a son of Mr. S McLernon of Napier and sailed from NZ with the main expeditionary force as a lieutenant in the Wellington Infantry Battalion. [AWN 26.08.1915

McMAHON, Trooper Samuel, Auckland Mounted Rifles, who has been wounded in the left shoulder, is a native of Scotland. He served in the South African war in one of the British regiments. Trooper McMahon came to Auckland about 18 months ago and enlisted in the third reinforcements. His about 30 yrs of age. [AWN 26.08.1915]

McMAHON, Trooper C P, 10th, Nelson, Regiment, Canterbury Mounted Rifles - Word has been received by his relatives as to the manner of his death. He was killed in action on August 6 or 7, the particulars contained in a letter from Sergeant Major PEGOU ' "During the night attack, while we were marching through the scrub, a Turk sprang out and attacked me with the bayonet. He aimed at my head but it struck my shoulder and did not serious harm beyond bruising and causing a slight skin hurt. Charlie, who was following me, instantly sprang forward and bayoneted the Turk but two seconds later poor old Charlie went down, shot through the heart. He was a faithful pal and a plucky fighter and he will be missed by his many friends." [AWN 16.12.1915]

McMILLAN, Private Neil, killed in action at the Dardanelles on August 7, was just 21 years of age. His mother and other relatives reside at Onehunga. A memorial service will be held at the Congregational Church, Onehunga, next Sunday night. [AWN 02.09.1915]

McNAB, Private Cyril - Wellington Infantry Battalion, reported killed in action, formerly resided in Church St, Palmerston North, with his parents who now live in Motueka, Nelson. His brother Roy was killed in action a fortnight ago. [AWN 24.06.1915]

McNAB, Private Cyril - Wellington Infantry Battalion, reported killed in action, formerly resided in Church St, Palmerston North, with his parents who now live in Motueka, Nelson. His brother Roy was killed in action a fortnight ago. [AWN 24.06.1915]

McNEISH, Sergeant G F, who was reported killed in action at Gallipoli on August 8, was born in Cambridge 22 years ago and was the third son of Mrs. And the late Mr. James McNeish. On leaving school he became a member of the Cambridge post office staff and was eventually transferred to Hamilton and Whangarei. He was very popular and a keen, all round athlete. Another brother is with the Field Artillery at the front and a third, who was a member of the Samoan expeditionary force, is now awaiting marching orders. [AWN 09.09.1915]

McPHERSON, Lieutenant, was educated at Albany Street school, Dunedin, and subsequently joined B Battery of which he was a popular member. When he enlisted with the main Expeditionary Force, [per our Dunedin correspondent] he was in the employ of Messrs Murray, Roberts & Co. He was an active worker in the YMCA and an effective leader of the Pelichet Bay Band of Hope for some years. The incident which probably gained him the D.S.O. is mentioned in a private letter: "Last Monday (July 12) we went into action at daybreak and continued firing for about an hour and a half, covering the infantry advance. During the whole of that time we were heavily bombarded by the enemy, who set fire to scrub in front of us, the wind carrying flames in our direction and giving us rather a rough time. We managed to keep the guns in action as long as was necessary, however, and endeavoured to put the fire out. As soon as we received the order to cease firing, another chap and McPherson went out in front of our gun to clear a ring round, so that it would check the fire. They had been 'slogging' for about seven minutes and had almost finished when the enemy put a shrapnel shell right into the party without hurting either, the bullet tearing up the earth all round them. A few seconds later another shell came the same way and got McPherson's mate without however grazing him, although they were within 2ft of each other at the time. It seems almost miraculous that a chap could be right in the centre of two shrapnel bursts and get away without a scratch. This is the third time McPherson has had a close call. [AWN 04.11.1915]

McTAVISH, Trooper Roderick of the OMR, wounded, was a member of the Legion of Frontiersmen, who left Gisborne in October last to make up the Otago quota of mounted reinforcements. Trooper McTavish was a farmer at Motu where he has resided for about four years. His parents reside at Pahiatua. [AWN 12.08.1915]

MEIN, Private G F Coore, killed in action on August 8 while serving with the Canterbury Infantry Battalion, was a resident in the Auckland Province for many years. He served in the Boer War and on his returned to NZ took up farming at Paranui in the Mangonui district. He enlisted immediately on the outbreak of war and went with the advance expedition to Samoa. He subsequently left for Egypt with the fourth reinforcements, being attached to the Canterbury Battalion. Private Mein's brother is serving with the Royal Engineers in France. His father was a major in the English Army at the time of his death. [AWN 02.09.1915]

MELLAND, Lieutenant Edward Guy, West Yorkshire Regiment, who was killed in action on 1 July, was the only son of Mr. & Mrs. Edward Melland, who used to live in Dunedin. Mrs. Melland is a daughter of the late Hon. John Bathgate, MLC. Lieutenant Melland was born in Dunedin and went to the High School and was about 14 years of age when taken to England by his parents about eight years ago. He completed his education at Cambridge University. [AWN 05.08.1915]

MELLING, Sergeant James, Auckland Mounted Rifles, who is reported to have been wounded on July 15, is a married man, his wife now living in Calliope Rd, Devonport. He is 37 years of age and was born at Wigan, England. He began work as a clerk with the North Western Railway Co., with which he served for 18 yrs. For the past five years he had been in the employ of Amburys Ltd, leaving their service to join the third reinforcements. While in England, Sergeant Melling served in Lord Gerard's Yeomanry. [AWN 05.08.1915]

MELVILLE, Corporal James Alexander, 6th, Hauraki, Company, who was reported wounded on August 8, is a son of Mrs. Melville, Rotorua. He is 23 years of age and was born at Paterangi, Waikato. Corporal Melville was employed at the post and telegraph office at Rotorua and Gisborne as a telegraphist. [AWN 07.10.1915]

MERRICK, Driver John James Joseph Advice has been received by Mrs. Caroline Merrick of Ponsonby Road that her son, who left Auckland with the fifth reinforcements as driver in the ASC, died of meningitis while en route to Egypt. He was a brother of Driver Richard MERRICK, who is now in Malta Hospital suffering from wounds received at the Dardanelles. [AWN 01.07.1915]

MERRICK, Driver A, Army Service Corps, went to the front with the main force and landed at Anzac on April 25. He was wounded in the neck six weeks later and shortly after returning to the front received another wound, which resulted in the loss of a finger of his right hand. Advice was received by his mother Mrs. J Merrick, Ireland St, Ponsonby, that he would be invalided home but evidently he has returned to the peninsular, as it has now been reported that he has again received a wound in the hand. An elder brother, Private J J MERRICK, who went to the front with the fourth reinforcements, was wounded in the neck on August 13 and died of wounds on August 24. Another brother Private George MERRICK, is in the eighty reinforcement draft for the Otago Infantry. [AWN 18.11.1915]

MILES, Lieutenant Reginald, of the NZ Field Artillery, who has been wounded, is a son of Mr. William Miles of New Brighton, Canterbury, and is 22 years of age. [AWN 12.08.1915

MILES, Captain Reginald, Howitzer Battery - An official message stated that the Captain was at Malta suffering from a severe gunshot wound in the right shoulder. A cablegram received later from the Captain read - "Wound slight, doing splendidly." [AWN 02.09.1915]

MILLIGAN, Private Edward N, who was killed in action while serving with the WIB, left NZ with the main body of the expeditionary force. He was 28 years of age and the son of Mr. E Milligan of Williamson Ave, Auckland. For some years prior to, and at the time of, his enlistment he was in the employment of Mr. W H Gunning, Manawatu. [AWN 01.07.1915]

MILLIKEN, Lieutenant Morris James, of the 4th, Waikato, Mounted Rifles, killed in action, was the eldest son of Mr. & Mrs. W H Milliken of Tatua, Morrinsville. Born at Christchurch, he spent the early part of his life in North Canterbury. He attended the Culverden Public School and subsequently the Boys' High School in Christchurch. Eight years ago he came to the Thames Valley. When he enlisted, Lt Milliken was farming on his own account at Tirau. He was 23 years of age. [AWN 26.08.1915]

MILLIKEN, Lieutenant Morris J, who is reported to have been killed at the Dardanelles, was a son of Mr. & Mrs. W H Milliken of Tatua near Morrinsville. He was a member of the 4th, Waikato, Mounted Rifles and was 23 years of age. [AWN 02.09.1915]

MILLS, Lance Corporal John Edmund, who was recently reported to have been killed in action on April 29, received his primary and secondary education at the Petone District High School. He entered the teaching profession as a pupil teacher at Khandallah, Wellington, in 1909 and, continuing his studies, gained the degree of Bachelor of Arts two years ago. Shortly afterwards he was appointed to the staff of the Levin District High School and resigned to join the expeditionary force. He was 22 years old. [AWN 01.07.1915]

MILNE, Sergeant Major - A telegram has been received by Mrs. J G Milne that her husband has been wounded at the Dardanelles. He is the son of Mr. & Mrs. Milne, Whakapirau, Kaipara and joined the defence force about 14 years ago as a trooper in the Otamatea Mounted Rifles. During the South African war he joined the eighth contingent and took part with them in that campaign. On returning he joined his old unit and was promoted to sergeant major and shortly afterwards to Lieutenant. On the reorganization of the NZ defence force he resigned his commission and entered the permanent branch of the service. As sergeant major he acted as Instructor at Clevedon and Waiuku until his departure with the 3rd, Auckland, Mounted Regiment of the main expeditionary force. He is wounded on the foot. [AWN 02.09.1915]

MILSOM, Private L W, 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 Henry John BURNS who died of wounds on June 27. Private Milsom states that at about 6pm 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 I saw him and I did not hear of him until it was reported that he had died of wounds" said Private Milsom. Private BURNS mother, Mrs. H J Gentles, resides in Falcon St, Parnell. [AWN 12.08.1915]

MITCHELL, Corporal W A, reported killed, was a son of Mr. David Mitchell, Manager of the freezing works at Ocean Beach, Bluff. He was well known in football, tennis and rowing circles and was also sergeant in the Bluff Territorials. [AWN 15.07.1915]

MOELLER, Trooper Albert Gordon, Wellington Mounted Rifles, who is reported to be missing, is a son of Mr. Chas Moeller who was for many years light-keeper at Manukau Heads. He is 34 yrs of age. He served in the Boer War. He left withy the main body and was in hospital in Egypt for some time suffering from pneumonia. [AWN 07.10.1915]

MOIR, Trooper Alex. McCandlish, who has died of enteric fever, was formerly employed at the Dunedin City Corp. tram sheds. When the war broke out he promptly enlisted. His brother, Major J H Moir, is second in command of the Otago Regiment. [AWN 26.08.1915]

MONCKTON, Flight Lieutenant Marmaduke Henry - Among those who have lost their lives in Flanders was Flight Lieutenant Monckton of the Royal Flying Corps, who was killed while aeroplaning in a new machine. Lieutenant Monckton was the nephew of the Rev W G Monckton of Takapuna. He was 22 years of age. Just prior to the war Lieutenant Monckton was in communication with General Godley with a view to coming to NZ to take part in the establishment of the flying corps that was proposed in this country. He is the seventh near relative Mr. W G Monckton has lost in the war. [AWN 16.09.1915

MOONEY, Lieutenant, Auckland Infantry Battalion, killed in action, was a sergeant major with the main body and was given a commission on Gallipoli. [AWN 19.08.1915]

MOONEY, Lieutenant Robert - Before coming to NZ the Lieutenant, who has been killed in action, was a sergeant in the 16th Lancers. He served all through the South African campaign and also saw service in India and Egypt. He was sergeant major at Te Kuiti up to the commencement of the war and was then appointed regimental sergeant major to the Auckland Infantry Battalion. He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on May 5. [AWN 26.08.1915

MOORE, Lieutenant Colonel A, D.S.O., who is reported as being slightly wounded, is officer commanding the Otago Infantry Battalion. He is an officer of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers and was formerly instructor in infantry duties in the Otago military district. He has seen a great deal of active service, having been through the Boer war, for which he holds the Queen's Medal with two clasps and D.S.O. Later he served in West Africa from 1903 to 1906. [AWN 26.08.1915]

MOORE, Private R A, 3rd, Auckland, Infantry - About a month ago it was reported that Private Moore had been wounded and admitted to a hospital in Alexandria on August 15. Advice was received on Monday that he died of wounds on a hospital ship on August 13. He was born in Waiuku and his mother, Mrs. M C Moore, now resides in Calliope Rd, Devonport. Private Moore was well known as a commercial traveller and as the owner of the yacht Mahaki. He was for some time proprietor of the Mansion House, Kawau. [AWN 14.10.1915]

MORPETH, Private Moore, 6th Hauraki Co. The gravest fears are felt by friends regarding his fate. It was reported on June 11 that he had been wounded and it is clear from letters written by his comrades that he was wounded on April 25. Beyond the original official notification, no news has been received regarding him, though subsequent reports declared that he was 'progressing favourably'. He is under 21 years of age and is the youngest of three sons of Mr. H D Morpeth, town clerk of Waihi, who are serving in the firing line. [AWN 05.08.1915]

MORRISON, Private J A, Auckland Infantry Battalion, died of wounds, formerly belonged to Geraldine. He joined the main body of the Auckland Regiment and was battalion drummer of the 6th Haurakis. He was reported wounded on April 25 at the Dardanelles and a few weeks later was reported progressing favourably. Several inquiries had been made as to his whereabouts but no information could be given until Sunday last, when his mother received a cable message to say that her son had died from his wounds on a barge between the hospital ship and the shore on April 25. [AWN 26.08.1915

MORTEN, Private Reginald F, who is reported to have died on the hospital ship Silicia, is the younger son of Mr. Charles W Morten, Port Albert, his brother being Mr. J E Morten, accountant for the North British Insurance Co. Private Morten was born in Ashburton in 1894 and during recent years had been engaged in farming in the Waikato. [AWN 01.07.1915]

MOSS, Corporal Robert Reuben, whose death at the Dardanelles on August 7 has been reported by cable, was the second son of Mrs. J Moss of Dunedin and brother of the Hon. M Moss of Perth. Deceased went away with the third reinforcements. Another brother, J B Moss, is third engineer on HMS Cornwallis. [AWN 02.09.1915]

MOSSMAN, Private James Dilworth Bradley - KIA, is the son of Mr. W G Mossman, late of Ellerslie and now of Gisborne. Dilworth Mossman is regarded by a large circle of friends as an Ellerslie boy. He was educated at the Auckland Grammar School and is now 21 years of age. After leaving school he went to his father's sheep run in the Gisborne district. In June last he took a trip home and war rumours being then very thickly in the air, he enlisted in the King Edward's Horse. Subsequently he transferred to the British section of the NZEF and on arrival in Egypt, after a period of training at Bulford, he was attached to the Auckland Regt of the Mounted Rifles Brigade. Thomas MOSSMAN, a member of the Legion of Frontiersmen, who died in Egypt from pneumonia, was a brother. [AWN 17.06.1915]

MUHLEISEN, Private F, Wellington Infantry Battalion, who was killed in action on April 29, was the only son of Mr. G J Muhleisen of Greenmeadows, Hawkes Bay, and a nephew of Mrs. A E Taylor of Karaka St, Newton. He was 25 years of age and was educated at the Marist Brothers' School, Napier. He was engaged in farming before enlisting. Private Muhleisen was a first class shot and was sniping the Turks when he met his death. [AWN 05.08.1915]

MULLIN, Private Albert, previously reported wounded, was killed in action at the Dardanelles. He was a Dunedin boy, receiving his education at the Albany Street school, and was 24 years of age. He was for some time a member of the crew of the Warrimoo. [AWN 01.07.1915]

MUNN, Lance Corporal Robert Russell - Otago Infantry Battalion, who has been killed in action, was a son of Mr. J Munn, of Highgate, Roslyn, and was nearly 24 years of age. He was a clerk in the dispatch room of the Dunedin telegraph office. [AWN 24.06.1915]

MUNRO, Private Norman Hector - 16th Waikato Regt, killed in action at the Dardanelles on May 8, was the 5th son of Mr. Donald Munro, farmer, of Paterangi, Waikato. [AWN 24.06.1915]

MUNRO, Regimental Sergeant-Trumpeter Lewis Geo., who is reported to have been killed in action, left with the main body as staff trumpeter to Colonel MACKESY. He was a son of Mr. & Mrs. G Munro of Wiri, Papatoetoe, and was 28 years of age. He was educated at the Parnell school and afterwards at Cambridge High School. Sergeant Munro took a prominent part in the cadet movement and was later in the territorials. Having lived at Parnell, Cambridge, Henderson and Mauku, and latterly travelled throughout the North for Messrs H M Smeeton Ltd, he had an exceptionally large circle of friends. He took a keen interest in physical culture and the art of self-defence and was well known as an amateur wrestler. [AWN 02.09.1915]

MUNRO, Sergeant Trumpeter Lewis George, Auckland Mounted Rifles, killed in action. His parents have received a letter from Lieutenant Colonel MACKESY in which he expresses his deep sympathy. "Your son was wounded by shrapnel in the shoulder on Chunuk Bair at 5 pm on August 8 and while being assisted down the hill to the dressing station by one of his mates another bullet found him. This time he was shot through the back and instantly killed. I saw a great deal of young Munro and it will be a comfort to you to know that in every way he was an exemplary and reliable soldier. By his death the King and country have lost a faithful and loyal man, while I feel as though another personal friend had been taken from me." [AWN 02.12.1915]

MURPHY, Private Frank - Writing from Malta on July 17, he explains why he was invalided. He left with the fourth reinforcements and had been at the front about a month, including two weeks at Quinn's Post. He was standing in the sap connecting two sections of the trench when he was stunned by the explosion of a bomb and remained unconscious for four hours. [AWN 30.09.1915]

MURRAY, Private David John, NZ Field Artillery, who was recently reported to have been wounded, is a brother of Mr. George Murray, bush contractor and a son of the late Mr. William Murray of Kaeo, Whangaroa. He left Auckland with the second reinforcements. [AWN 19.08.1915]



NAIRN, Sergeant Robert - Cable advice was received on Tuesday by Mrs. J Nairn of Sonoma, Auckland, that her youngest son who left Auckland for the front with the fourth reinforcements, had been killed in action. He was 24 yrs of age. For some time prior to enlisting he was engaged in farming near Auckland. He spent most of his life in Auckland. For many years he identified himself with St Paul's church and was one of its principal officers and superintendent of the Sunday school. He was greatly respected by those who knew him. [AWN 19.08.1915]

NAIRN, Sergeant R - The heroic manner in which Sgt Nairn of Auckland, with the NZ Engineers, met his death was also related by Sapper HOY. "We had invented a new bomb-mortar to carry [......]of gun cotton" he said. "With this we were trying to destroy the Turks' bomb proof cover from an observation post at Quinn's. It was necessary to light the bomb and also the mortar, the two fuses burning together when all went well. On this occasion the fuse in the mortar did not burn, but that in the bomb itself was burning away merrily. To let this continue meant the explosion of the 6lb charge of gun cotton in our own trench, which was going to shake things up a bit. Sgt NAIRN twice attempted to extinguish the fuse burning in the bomb but in vain. We called to him, urging him to come away but he made another effort and the bomb went off, killing him instantaneously. If ever a man died a hero's death, Sgt NAIRN did." [AWN 11.11.1915]

NARLOW, (sic) Bombardier H V, Howitzer Battery, is the youngest son of Mr. E J Arlow (sic) late of Christchurch. When in Egypt he suffered from pneumonia but recovered and left for the front with the howitzer battery. There he was wounded and has cabled that he is comfortable at Malta in hospital. He is a high school and East Christchurch boy. He was first a scout, then a cadet, and later served in the artillery for over six years. [AWN 05.08.1915]

NEEDHAM, Corporal Frederick Henry, who was reported killed in action at the Dardanelle’s on August 10, was the eldest son of Mr. H W Needham of Mt Eden. Cpl Needham was 27 yrs of age. He left for the front with the Auckland Infantry Battalion, fourth reinforcements. Cpl Needham served as a volunteer in 'A' Battery and took an active part in football and other sports in Auckland. [AWN 09.09.1915],

NEEDS, Private R A - Among those who fell in the fighting on August 8 was Private Needs, second son of Mr. William Needs of Alma, Oamaru, who is visiting Auckland as a delegate to the Presbyterian Assembly. He was wounded in the left leg, a bullet entering the hip and passing down the thigh to a spot above the knee, whence it was extracted. At the latest advice Private Needs was in King George's Hospital, London. He went to the front with the main force in the Otago Infantry and while in Egypt was transferred to the despatch-carriers' corps. He is 23 [?28] years old and was educated at the Waitaki High School.[AWN 25.11.1915]

NELL, Trooper A G, Canterbury Mounted Rifles. Mr. George Nell of Tauranga has received a letter from his son who was shot through the shoulder, stating that he is quickly recovering. The letter is dated June 12 and on that date Trooper Nell was in the Egyptian Army Hospital at Cairo. [AW N 05.08.1915]

NICCOL, Lieutenant G M, only son of Mr. George Niccol of Auckland, cabled to his father on Sunday that he is at present in London on leave. Lieutenant Niccol was in England at the outbreak of war and with several other young Aucklanders enlisted in King Edward's Horse. Later he received a commission in the Royal Field Artillery and he has been at the front in Flanders since June. [AWN 23.12.1915]

NICOL, Sergeant C G, who has been wounded, was born and educated in Oamaru and his relatives are engaged in farming near the town. He was for some time employed on the commercial staff of the Otago Daily Times and later was engaged as a reporter on the Patea Press and the Timaru Post newspapers. Sergeant Nicol joined the reporting staff of the WEEKLY NEWS in November 1913 and six months later he was appointed to the sub-editorial staff. From that position he enlisted in the first contingent of the 3rd, Auckland, Mounted Rifles as a trooper. Advice that he had been promoted to the rank of sergeant was received by a recent mail, the same letter mentioning that he had received a slight wound in the head but had not retired from the firing line. Sgt Nicol is 23 yrs old. [AWN 05.08.1915]

NICHOLSON, Trooper S W, who has been killed in action, enlisted in the Auckland Mounted Rifles at the outbreak of war and left with the main force. He was born in London where his parents still reside and came to NZ for the benefit of his health about four years ago. [AWN 02.09.1915]

NICHOLSON, Private Eustace C E, of the 16th, Waikato, Infantry of the main body, who was wounded and transferred to Alexandria Hospital, is the second of three brothers at the front to be wounded. He is the second son of the late Mr. W H Nicholson of Ramarama where Private Nicholson went to school, afterwards entering the service of the Railway Dept. He was stationed at Te Kuiti when he enlisted. His mother resides at Northcote. [AWN 16.09.1915]

NISBET, Lieutenant Thomas Holmes, of the 10th, North Otago, Infantry Company, who was killed in action on August 7, was a brother of Lieutenant A W Nisbet, NZ Army Service Corps, Trentham. The late Lieutenant Nisbet had twice been previously wounded at Gallipoli and was mentioned in despatches for conspicuous gallantry by Sir Ian Hamilton. [AWN 09.09.1915]

NISBET, Lieutenant TH, Otago Infantry, who has been killed in action, was wounded at the beginning of the campaign, his name appearing in the first list of casualties. He was a law student, residing in Dunedin when he joined the main force and was 23 years old. Lieutenant Nisbet was 'mentioned' in despatches by Sir Ian Hamilton. Lieutenant Nisbet was an ex Waitaki High School boy and is a son of the late Rev Dr Nisbet. [AWN 19.08.1915]

NOBLE, Trooper Archibald Coubrough, who has been wounded while serving with the Auckland Mounted Rifles was, prior to enlisting, country traveller for Messrs John Court Ltd. [AWN 02.09.1915]

NORTHCROFT, Lance Corporal H C - Auckland Mounted Infantry, KIA, was the second son of Mr. H W Northcroft, Resident Commissioner at Rarotonga and was about 25 years old. He attended lectures at Auckland University and in May 1914, having qualified as a solicitor; he commenced practice on his own account in the city. He continued his legal studies and had completed two sections of the examination for the degree of LL.B. Mrs. J G Wynyard of Kihikihi, is a sister of Lance Corporal Northcroft. [AWN 17.06.1915]

NORTHEY, Corporal Samuel, Hawkes Bay Company, Wellington Infantry Battalion, who has been killed in action, was born at Napier and was 34 years of age. He was educated at the Spit and Napier High School and was later articled to a chemist at Napier for five years, afterwards coming to Mr. A Eccles in Auckland. [AWN 02.09.1915]