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SOLDIERS WOUNDED OR KILLED - 1915

AUCKLAND WEEKLY NEWS

Tribute to Jacqueline Walles

RAE, Private Walter - 21 years old, who was killed in action on May 2, was born at Dunedin and educated at Kaikorai school. He was the eldest son of Mr. Robert Rae, Bootmaker, Oamaru. [AWN 24.06.1915]

RATTRAY, Sister Lorna - Information has been received that Sister Rattray of Dunedin, who left NZ with the hospital ship Maheno, has been drowned. She left the Maheno at Port Said and had been on the hospital staff there so far as is known. The advice to hand is vague and affords no information as to where the fatality occurred. Deceased was a member of a well-known family.[AWN 04.11.1915]

RAVENWOOD, Trooper Archibald, Otago Mounted Rifles, reported killed in action, was the eldest son of Mrs. E Ravenwood of Bradshaw St, South Dunedin. He was 22 years of age, born at Naseby and educated at the District High School there. After completing his education he learned blacksmithing and had been working at this trade for two years at Waipiata before he went to Dunedin to join the Otago Mounted Rifles. He was a keen athlete. [AWN 15.07.1915]

REAY, Private Ernest G, Otago Battalion, who died on July 9, was farming in the Morrinsville district for about 10 years previous to enlisting. He had just sold his farm there and gone to Otago for a holiday when war was declared. While there he enlisted with the Otago Infantry and went to the front with the fourth reinforcements. He was highly esteemed throughout the district and his death will be regretted by many. [AWN 12.08.1915]

REDFERN, Trooper Fred. Sturge, killed in action, was the son of the late Mr. George Redfern, who for many years carried on a photographer's business in Auckland. Deceased was well known in the Greenhithe district, where his mother and sister now reside. Amongst his brothers are Mr. G Redfern of Takapuna; Mr. J Redfern of Paparoa; and Quartermaster Sergeant Arthur John Redfern, who has been reported wounded. [AWN 09.09.1915]

REES, Sergeant William Percy M - Mr. W J Rees of Hackett St, Ponsonby, who is at present in Perth, West Australia, has cabled to friends in Auckland that his son arrived at Malta on Sept 8 slightly sick. He is well known in Auckland. He left with the Army Service Corps. Another son, Private E O L REES, was wounded early in May while serving in the Auckland Infantry Battalion. [AWN 14.10.1915]

REID, Corporal W J, Auckland Infantry. NOK: John M Reid, Pukenui, North Auckland. When the officer & the sergeant of the machine gun section had been killed, Cpl Reid took command and by his bravery and example prevented the flank of the battalion from being turned. [AWN 09.09.1915]

REID, Corporal W J of the North Auckland machine-gun section, who has been awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal, was reported wounded some time ago. On the occasion on which he won the medal, although he was wounded in the arm and every member of his section was disabled, he kept on working his gun and was able to save the situation and hold the position until reinforcements arrived. Cpl Reid was well known in Whangarei as a ledger-keeper in the office of the Farmers' Union. His father, Mr. J M Reid, resides at Pukenui in the Far North. [AWN 12.08.1915]

REID, Lewis Harold, wounded knee ( refer HUGES Michael Daniel)

REILLY, Private Jack, recently reported missing, was formerly well known in the Riverhead district, where he was for some time employed in the paper mills. He was engaged in bush contract work in the Wanganui district when he enlisted with the third reinforcements. Private Reilly comes of a fighting family, being the youngest son of the late Mr. J Reilly, who fought in the Crimean and Maori wars and is a grandson of Mr. T Driver, a veteran of the Maori war. His mother lives at Wanganui. [AWN 14.10.1915]

REMMETT, Sergeant Alfred Howard, a member of No.1 NZ Stationary Hospital, missing and believed to be drowned, was in Auckland for three years prior to his departure for the front. He came from Birmingham, England, and took up a position in Auckland with a firm of jewelers. He was about 33 yrs of age and had a wife and child. For some time he was stationed at Port Said and word was received recently that the hospital was about to shift quarters. [AWN 11.11.1915]

REYNOLDS, Corporal Thomas Gordon, son of Mr. Reynolds of Rotorua, and who was wounded at the Dardanelles, has been invalided and left for England on June 7. [AWN 01.07.1915]

RHODES, Private Charles Victor, member of No.1 NZ Stationary Hospital, missing and believed to be drowned on the transport Marquette was a resident of Auckland. [AWN 11.11.1915]

RICE, Private Edward Thomas, 6th, Hauraki, Regiment, who is reported to have been killed while fighting at the Dardanelles, was formerly on the staff of the Northcote Borough Council. He was a Thames 'boy' and his mother resides at Waihi. [AWN 08.07.1915]

RICHARDSON, Sergeant J L S, is recovering from wounds received at the Dardanelles. He is in the Perth Hospital, Scotland. Letters received by his uncle, Mr. J R S Richardson of Cambridge, indicate that Sgt Richardson was struck on the thigh by a shell, the concussion causing him to spin round. The shell glanced off his body and buried itself 4ft in the ground where it burst. His escape was simply miraculous. [AWN 19.08.1915]

RIDDELL, Corporal John, who was recently reported to have died on August 5 of wounds received while serving with the machine-gun section of the Auckland Mounted Rifles, was the second son of Mr. James Riddell, Gordonton, Waikato. He was 24 years of age, born at Kohi, Taranaki and educated at Waverley. He moved to the Waikato with his people about 10 yrs ago and since that time had been engaged in farming with his father. Cpl Riddell was an enthusiastic member of the Waikato Mounted Rifles at the time of the introduction of the territorial scheme and a frequent competitor at the various military competitions held in Auckland. He was serving in the territorials as signaling sergeant in the Auckland Mounted Rifles when war broke out. Cpl Riddell was among the first to enlist and as there was a surplus of sergeants offering he accepted the rank of Corporal. He left NZ with the main body and was transferred to the machine-gun section just prior to his departure for Egypt. [AWN 19.08.1815]

RITCHIE, Captain T Kissell, NZ Medical Corps, who has been wounded, was a resident of Southland. He was one of the Otago University men who joined the medical section of the main Expeditionary Force. [AWN 05.08.1915]

ROBBIE, Private A F, reported as having been killed at the Dardanelles, was a familiar figure in Wellington hockey circles and was a member of the Management Committee of the Wellington Association. He went to Samoa with the expeditionary force and on returning went to the larger scene of operations at the Dardanelle’s. [AWN 09.09.1915)

ROBERTS, Lieutenant J M, 4th Waikato, Mounted Rifles - As a result of private inquiries, Colonel Roberts, NZC, has learned that his son is in hospital in Malta suffering from pneumonia and that his condition is improving. [AWN 05.08.1915]

ROBIESON, Lance Corporal N A, Wellington Mounted Rifles, reported to have died at sea on the hospital ship, was a son of Mr. James Robieson of Cavelands, Masterton, and a brother in law of Mr. P C Firth, editor of the Christchurch Star. [AWN 02.09.1915]

ROBINSON, Private Horace Sidney, Auckland Infantry Battalion, who was reported on June 5 to be wounded and is now reported to be missing, is the fourth son of Mrs. K Robinson of Weymouth, Manurewa and of the late Mr. H L Robinson, formerly of Huia. Private Robinson is 31 years of age and was born in Onehunga. He is well known in Northern Wairoa where he was engaged in the timber trade. He left Auckland with the third reinforcements. His eldest brother, Private Charles K Robinson is serving at Gallipoli with the Australian Light Horse, having enlisted at Brisbane. [AWN 19.08.1915]

ROBINSON, Trooper Clifford H, Auckland Mounted Rifles, wounded, is well known in Wellington and Wairarapa. At the outbreak of war he was engaged in farming at Kutarere in the Bay of Plenty and was one of the first in that district to respond to the call. He left with the main force and was followed by his brother Corporal K J Robinson who went with the second reinforcements. Trooper Robinson has been carrying on signaling work at the front. [AWN 09.09.1915]

ROBINSON, Privates William Balmer, No.1 NZ Stationary Hospital, who is missing and believed to be drowned on the transport Marquette was a resident of Auckland. He was the eldest son of Mr. & Mrs. J Robinson of St Mary's Rd, Ponsonby and was 29 years of age. After serving his apprenticeship, he served with several chemists in Auckland, Wellington & Wanganui. [AWN 11.11.1915]

RODGER, Sergeant W, Canterbury Infantry. During a sortie on June 4, at Quinn's Post, Sgt Rodger was in charge of a party of men and, although seriously wounded by a bayonet thrust, refused to retire. [AWN 02.09.1915]

ROGERS, Private Clarence, who is reported as having been wounded, was formerly with the Public Works Dept and was employed on the Raetihi branch railway construction. [AWN 01.07.1915]

ROGERS, Nurse Margaret [sinking of the Marquette] was a prominent member of St Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Christchurch. Shed was a student volunteer for Foreign Missions and had offered her services as a trained nurse for work at the New Hebrides to assist Dr Bowie, when the eruption there brought the work to a close and changed her plans. She then took up district work under Nurse Maude. In a recent letter Nurse ROGERS said "There is no romance about war; it spells suffering, hunger, filth. How thankful I am every day that I came to do what I could to help and relieve our brave boys." [AWN 11.11.1915]

ROLLETT, Corporal Raymond Reynolds Carr who died of wounds on August 22, was the eldest son of Mr. William Carr Rollett of Matanuku Downs near Lichfield. He left NZ for Egypt with the first contingent in the machine gun section of the Waikato Mounted Rifles. He was born in Canterbury and was 26 yrs old at the time of his death. He was an exceedingly fine horseman and rode frequently in hunt club and cross-country races. After finishing his education in Christchurch he joined his father on their sheep run in Otago but about five years ago came up to Auckland when his father bought a large block of land in what is called the pumice country. Cpl Rollett took an active part in the work of transforming this class of land to useful farming purposes and his knowledge of modern agriculture and stock made him a very valuable member of the pioneer community in the Matanuku district. [AWN 30.09.1915]

ROSCOE, Trooper A C, 1st Life Guards, killed by a shell while on active service in the vicinity of Ypres. He was a son of Mr. Henry Roscoe who resides in Auckland. Trooper Roscoe was born in Timaru and was about 36 years of age. [AWN 22.07.1915]

ROSS, Lance Corporal Noel - his name was included in one of the first lists of wounded. Writing from Zeitoun on May 6, Cpl Rex HESKETH of Auckland, describes the soldier's injuries. "Noel ROSS is in hospital here, the poor fellow is paralyzed from the body downwards. A shell burst beside him. Luckily he was not hit but the shock, which must have been terrific, knocked him out. I think he will be all right later on - they say so at the hospital." A letter was received by Mr. George Grant of Gisborne, from Lance Corporal Ross, who is his nephew. Lance Corporal Ross is the only son of Mr. Malcolm Ross, official correspondent with the NZEF. He also is a journalist and was on the staff of the Christchurch Sun when he joined the Canterbury Infantry Battalion. [AWN 24.06.1915]

ROSS, Private James, Otago Infantry Battalion, who is reported as missing, is a son of Mrs. John Ross of Millais St, Grey Lynn. He is 26 years of age and was born in Auckland. [AWN 30.09.1915]

ROTOHIKO, Private Amahia Kingi, a member of the Maori contingent, who was wounded at the Dardanelle’s, was the son of Rotohiko Haupapa and grandson of Hori Haupapa of Rotorua, two leading chiefs of the Ngatiwhakane tribe, who fought in the Maori war and received medals in recognition of their loyalty to the Government. Amahia Kingi Rotohiko was born at Rotorua and was educated first at the Rotorua public school and then at St Stephen's College, Parnell. He was a member of the Rotorua Town Board and a member of Bennett's Maori choir and St Michael's church choir. He was a well-known footballer and represented Rotorua in the League game. Haupapa's half brother, Reke Rukingi Rogers, went to the front with the main expeditionary force and was wounded at Gaba Tepe. [AWN 09.09.1915]

ROWE, Private O E G, a member of the first Canadian contingent, s/o Mr. H G Rowe of Cambridge, was seriously wounded on June 4. Private Rowe had been in the firing line since February 16. [AWN 22.07.1915]

ROWE, Private C E G, who was the finest athlete Cambridge has produced, writes that he was one of a group of seven in the firing line in Flanders when a German shell burst amongst them, killing his six companions. At present Private Rowe is partially paralysed but writes that he hopes to be convalescent in a month or two. [AWN 19.08.1915]

ROWE, Private Henry John, who was wounded at the Dardanelles early in August, was living at Devonport when war was declared. He volunteered for service with the Samoan contingent and on return to Auckland enlisted in the fifth reinforcements. Both his cabin mates on the transport, Sergeant C SINTON and Private A COLQUHOUN, have been killed in action. [AWN 16.09.1915]

ROWE, Private Sydney, Auckland Infantry Battalion, who is reported to have been wounded for the second time, is a married man, his wife and two little boys now residing in Princeps St, Grey Lynn. He was in the employ of Messrs A Clark & Sons when he enlisted. He was born at Thames and is a son of Mr. W J Rowe, Onehunga. [AWN 14.10.1915]

RUNCIMAN, Private James - Auckland Infantry Battalion, who is reported amongst the missing, is the son of Thomas Runciman, Glen Massey. He was 28 years of age and was engaged in the saw milling business at Oturoa. [AWN 24.06.1915]

RUSHBROOKE, Private E E, who was wounded on August 8, left with the third reinforcements for the Auckland Infantry Battalion and had been in the trenches since the beginning of May. He is the second son of Mr. E E Rushbrooke of Te Mawhai and when he enlisted was farming near his father's property. A younger brother, Private T A Rushbrooke, who was engaged in farming with his father, left with the fifth reinforcements. [AWN 16.09.1915]

RUSSELL, Corporal J A, Otago Infantry Battalion, who is now reported wounded and missing, was a well-known Zingari-Richmond five-eighths. He was reported wounded about two months ago. [AWN 19.08.1915]

RUSSELL, Brigadier General Sir Andrew, who has been mentioned in dispatches and created K.C.M.G., left with the Main Expeditionary Force in command of the NZ Brigade of Mounted Rifles. Before he enlisted for active service he was officer commanding the Wellington Mounted Rifles Brigade. [AWN 11.11.1915]

RYBURN, Private Frank Leslie, of the 16th Waikato, Company, Auckland Infantry Battalion, reported wounded, is 26 years of age and is the youngest son of Mr. James Ryburn of Paterangi. He followed farming pursuits since leaving school and before the war took over a farm at Morrinsville. After the outbreak of war he sold the farm and offered his services for the front. He left NZ with the third reinforcements and took part in the landing at Cape Helles, afterwards being sent to Gaba Tepe. [AWN 23.09.1915]





SALLEN, Private Francis Charles, who died of wounds on the hospital ship Franconis, was 22 years of age. He was born in Sussex, England, and came toAuckland when young. He was employed by Vines Utting & Co. of Tonga. His mother resides in Auckland. [AWN 18.11.1915]

SALMON, Corporal C W, NZ Engineers, Distinguished Conduct Medal NOK: L B Salmon, postmaster, Hawera. Awarded for bravery in defending exposed positions. [AWN 08.07.1915]

SALMONSON, Captain A C B Critchley, CIB, Distinguished Service Order NOK: C Critchley Salmonson, England. Awarded for great gallantry on April 25, the day the troops landed, 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. [AWN 08.07.1915]

SAMPSON, Trooper William Benjamin of Ngaruawahia, Auckland Mounted Rifles, who is reported to have been killed in action, was a son of Mr. G Sampson of Waerenga, Waikato. He was 29 years of age. Prior to enlisting he was a farrier and wheelwright at Ngaruawahia. The late Trooper Sampson was the leader of the Ngaruawahia squadron of the Legion of Frontiersmen and was extremely popular. [AWN 05.08.1915]

SANDERSON, Private V R, 12th Nelson Company, writing from Malta on June 22 to his mother at Ahuroa, Kaipara, stated that he had been hit by a bullet. This is the first intimation Mrs. Sanderson received that her son had been wounded. Private Sanderson received a flesh wound which had, at the time of writing, almost healed. He expected to return to the front at any time. [AWN 19.08.1815]

SANDFORD, Private H K, 15th, North Auckland, Company, Auckland Infantry Battalion, who was recently reported to have been killed in action, was the youngest son of Mrs. C P Anderson of Redhill, Te Kopuru. He was 20 years of age and was born at Redhill, receiving his education at the Redhill and Te Kopuru schools. He was a carpenter by trade. [AWN 12.08.1915]

SARGOOD, Lieutenant Cedric Ralph, son of Mr. Percy R Sargood, who was previously reported wounded, is now believed to have been killed at the Dardanelles on August 9. [AWN 02.09.1915]

SAUNDERS, Corporal C W, NZ Engineers, Distinguished Conduct Medal NOK: Mrs. Saunders, South St, Dunedin. Awarded for gallantly leading part of his section, and occupying a vacated enemy trench, and zeal and intelligence in sniping and sapping. [AWN 08.07.1915]

SAUNDERS, Private Ernest Thomas - mentioned in one of last week's lists as having been killed in action, was a member of the Gisborne contingent, which left on October 21. He came from Dunedin, where his parents reside and had been employed at Messrs J J Niven & Co's Gisborne branch for three years. [AWN 24.06.1915]

SAUNDERS, Trooper A G, has been wounded in the chest while serving with the 11th, North Auckland, Mounted Rifles. He was born in Horley, Surrey, England, and was educated in that town. As he took a keen interest in all military duties he enlisted in the 112th Battery, Royal Field Artillery, and served in that regiment for six years. He came to NZ about three years ago and at the time war broke out he was farming with his brother in the Kaipara district. He has a younger brother now serving in the Army Service Corps and his eldest brother was killed in the South African war. Trooper Saunders in 26 years of age. [AWN 02.09.1915]

SAUNDERS, Lieutenant C N, D.C.M., who returned by the Maunganui, took part in the original landing and was subsequently in charge of mining operations at Quinn's Post for two months. In recognition of his valuable services during this period he received the decoration of the D.C.M. and was promoted to the rank of lieutenant on the field. He has been sent home on leave of absence on account of sickness. [AWN 23.12.1915]

SAVORY, Lance Corporal Chas - who is reported in the latest casualty list from the Dardanelles as wounded, was well known in athletic circles of the Dominion. He played the Rugby Union game for some years and then transferring to the Rugby League accepted a position in the combined NZ and NSW team, which toured England. [AWN 24.06.1915]

SAVORY, Lance Corporal Chas., who has died from wounds, was reported wounded in a casualty list published on June 16. On June 25 a message was received stating that he was progressing favourably and later a similar message was received but no particulars were given of the nature of his wounds. On July 7 a message from Alexandria stated that no further reports had been received since Lance Corporal Savory was reported wounded. Private letters from men at the front who knew him indicated that he was dead. The Records Dept at Wellington was communicated withy but could give no definite information. Lance Corporal Savory's relatives have now received a telegram from the Minister for Defence stating that he died of wounds on May 8. He was well known in athletic circles in the Dominion. He played the Rugby Union game for some years and then transferring to the Rugby League, accepted a position in the combined NZ & NSW team which toured England. He played for Auckland and NZ on many subsequent occasions, his last appearance here being as a member of the NZ team which put up such a fight against the English team at the Domain last August. He gained the highest Dominion honours as an amateur boxer and when he left Auckland held the title of heavyweight champion of NZ. He was a man of fine physique. He enlisted in the Auckland section of the Army Service Corps and left NZ with the main expeditionary force. [AWN 19.08.1915]

SCALES, Lance Corporal Jack - killed in action, was the second son of Mr. G H Scales, of Wellington. He was born at the Hutt 23 years ago and was educated at the Lower Hutt School and at Wellington College. For some time before he enlisted he was engaged in farming pursuits in the Wairarapa. [AWN 24.06.1915]

SCHOLLUM, Gunner F A, of Auckland, a member of the Field Artillery Brigade, who was reported last week to have died of enteric fever, was a son of Mr. W Schollum of Puhoi. Gunner Schollum, who was 20 years of age, enlisted with the Auckland Mounted Rifles and left with the third reinforcements. He was transferred to the Field Artillery in Egypt and up to the time of his death was serving with this division as a signaler. [AWN 12.08.1915]

SCRIMSHAW, Sapper E G, Field Engineers. NOK: L G Scrimshaw, Temua. At Gaba Tepe on April 25, on four occasions, Sapper Scrimshaw brought in wounded men after all other attempts at rescue had failed. [AWN 02.09.1915]

SENIOR, Private W J, 6th, Hauraki, Company, of Coromandel, has been invalided to Malta. Advice has been received that Private Senior has been mentioned at headquarters for bravery. He is a skilled marksman and has for many years been included in representative shooting teams from Thames. [AWN 19.08.1915]

SENN, Sapper F V, Divisional Signal Service, wounded August 6 then invalided to England. Wring to his mother, Mrs. Arthur HOSSACK of Tauranga, he states that he travelled from Malta to Southampton by the hospital ship Dover Castle and nine hours later was admitted to hospital in Manchester. Having benefited greatly by the sea voyage, he remained two days only in hospital and was then transferred to a convalescent home. [AWN 18.11.1915]

SHAIN, Lieutenant H A, Canterbury Mounted Rifles, killed in action on August 6/7, was a son of the late Mr. W Ashain, formerly district engineer of the Public Works Dept. He was 23 years of age and was educated at Nelson College. [AWN 09.09.1915]

SHARP, Private John Ewan, reported to have been killed in action, was the son of Mr. John Sharp of Rongahere near Lawrence, Otago. He was born at Clydesvale and was 22 years of age. With his father he worked for the Clutha County Council. He was one of the first men to volunteer for service in his district and left Dunedin with the main body of the expeditionary force. Previous to the outbreak of war Trooper Sharp was a member of the Tuapeka Mounted Rifles, also of the Clutha Mounted Rifles. He was a keen shot and an enthusiastic volunteer. [AWN 02.09.1915]

SHARP, Mr. Basil, who left Morrinsville soon after the outbreak of the war, in order to join a regiment in England, has been badly wounded in France. He is an inmate of St George's Hospital in London. [AWN 02.12.1915]

SHAW, Trooper George Innes, Otago Mounted Rifles, has been wounded. He enlisted at Hamilton with the third reinforcements. He is the youngest son of Mr. W M Shaw of Karangahape Road, Auckland, and is 21 years of age. [AWN 30.09.1915]

SHEPPARD, Private E F - of Tauranga, who has been killed in action, was the son of Mr. Edward Sheppard, accountant. He was for a few years in a lawyer's office in Auckland but afterwards returned to Tauranga, where he was employed in Mr. Ridley's provision store. [AWN 24.06.1915]

SHEPPARD, Private Edgar Francis - who was reported killed in action last week, was the youngest son of the late Mr. Edward Sheppard of Parnell. Private Sheppard was born in 1893 at Tauranga where during late years he has resided with his mother. He left NZ with the rank of Sergeant but in order to join some friends, resigned his stripes and returned to the ranks. [AWN 24.06.1915]

SHOUT, Lieutenant A J – son of Mr. Shout of Trentham, was recently awarded the Military Cross. He is a member of the 1st Infantry Brigade of the 1st Battalion of the New South Wales Expeditionary Forces. During the South African War, Lieutenant Shout, then a lance-corporal, and a member of the Border Horse, was promoted to the rank of sergeant in recognition of a deed, described in Army Orders as 'one of great courage', in which he assisted in keeping the men together under a heavy fire. He also brought out of the firing line, a wounded comrade and took him to a place of safety. He was then only 20 years of age. [AWN 12.08.1915]

SIMMONDS, Private F, 6th, Hauraki, Co. A good recovery is being made by Private Simmonds who was wounded on April 25. Writing on May 20 from Luna Park Hospital to his mother, Mrs. E Simmonds, Coromandel, he stated the wounds in his right hand had healed. Those in his left arm, which at first he thought he would lose, were also healing well. [AWN 05.08.1915]

SIMON, Private Oscar, has died from wounds received while serving with the Australian forces. He is the youngest son of Mrs. M Simon of Auckland, and brother of Mrs. N Cohen and of Mrs. G Lees. Deceased was wounded in May and died on July 15, at Abassia Military Hospital, Alexandria. [AWN 05.08.1915]

SIMPSON, Lieutenant W S - 15th, North Auckland, Company. The death of this officer was referred to in a letter received in Auckland on Tuesday from Captain C S ALGIE, officer commanding the company. On May 30 Lieutenant Simpson, the writer states, was superintending the construction of a road in what was regarded as a safe area when he was struck in the back by a spent bullet. Death was instantaneous. [AWN 22.07.1915]

SINEL, Major Wilfred Courtnay, 6th, Hauraki, Company, who was reported to have been wounded, is the second son of Mr. & Mrs. T E Sinel of Peel St, Grey Lynn. By the addition of his name the list of casualties now contains the names of all the company officers of the Auckland Battalion and several of the headquarters staff who left with the main force. Major Sinel left Auckland as captain in the 6th, Hauraki's and evidently took the place of Major F Stuckey who has been missing since the early stages of the fighting. No intimation of Captain Sinel's promotion had been received previous to his name appearing in the casualty list. Major Sinel is 34 years of age and was born in Auckland. [AWN 19.08.1915]

SINEL, Major W C - Mr. T E Sinel, Queen's Wharf, Auckland, has received the following cablegram from his son who was reported on August 14 to have been wounded - "Shot through the knee on August 6. Doing well." Major Sinel is in a hospital at Alexandria. [AWN 02.09.1915]

SINEL, Corporal E J, 6th, Hauraki, Regiment, Auckland Infantry, who is now in hospital at Heliopolis suffering from wounds received on August 9, is a married man, his wife now residing at Richmond Grey Lynn. He was a member of the advance party to Samoa and on returned to NZ he enlisted with the fourth reinforcements. He is a brother of Major W C Sinel, also of the Hauraki Regiment, who was wounded early in August and is now in hospital in London. [AWN 21.10.1915]

SINGLETON, Lance Corporal W, Field Ambulance, Distinguished Conduct Medal Awarded for gallant work under heavy fire. [AWN 08.07.1915]

SINGLETON, Lance Corporal Wilfred, who was reported a few days ago to have died of wounds on June 26, has been awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal. He was a member of the Field Ambulance and the decoration was conferred for 'gallant work under heavy fire'. L/Cpl Singleton came to NZ from London about five years ago and had been mainly engaged in farming and dairy factory work, although prior to joining the forces he held a position as attendant at Porirua Mental Hospital. [AWN 15.07.1915]

SINTON, Sergeant Major Charles B, who is reported to have been killed in action on August 8 while serving with the Auckland Infantry Battalion, was a son of the late Mr. George Sinton, one of the original proprietors of the Waitemata Timber Mill. His mother resides in Waterview Road, Devonport. The late Sergeant Major was well known in yachting, swimming and football circles in Auckland. [AWN 02.09.1915]

SIRCOMBE, Private R W, 6th Hauraki Co, killed in action April 25, was the eldest son of Mr. Richard Sircombe of Otorohanga and was about 24 years old. Before enlisting he was engaged in farming at Wharepuhanga. [AWN 15.07.1915]

SIZER, Private Arthur B - In the latest casualty lists from the Dardanelles appears the name of Private Arthur B Sizer, Canterbury Battalion, who, prior to enlisting for the front, was a well-known officer of the Union S.S. Co. He was on the Arahura for some time and afterwards was second officer of the Maori and Moeraki and was very popular with his fellow officers and the travelling public. This is the second time Private Sizer has been wounded. [AWN 16.09.1915]

SKELLERN, Private Sydney Elliot, who was killed in action on August 8, was the youngest son of Mr. G E Skellern, postmaster at Mamaku. He was born in 1895, educated at Mamaku school and was engaged in the timber industry. For some years Private Skellern was a keen member of the territorials, secretary of an Oddfellows Lodge and an enthusiastic member of the Mamaku Sports Club. He enlisted with the first party of New Zealanders which landed at Gallipoli. Since then he had been twice wounded and he finally met his death in that last great dash of the New Zealanders at Anzac. [AWN 02.12.1815]

SKELTON, Lieutenant William Godfrey, Canterbury Battalion, who was reported killed in action at the Dardanelles operations, is now officially stated to be wounded and missing. [AWN 15.07.1915]

SMEDLEY, Lieutenant Charles F, Auckland Mounted Rifles. Advice has been received by Mrs. F B Smedley of Wellington, that her son, who was admitted to hospital in Alexandria on July 8, is progressing favourably. Lieutenant Smedley left NZ with the main expeditionary force in October last. Prior to that he had been officer commanding the machinegun section of the North Auckland Mounted Rifles. [AWN 12.08.1915]

SMEDLEY, Lieutenant Charles F, Auckland Mounted Rifles. Cable advice has been received by Mrs. F B Smedley, Park Terrace, Wellington, that her son, who was admitted to hospital in Egypt on July 8, is now progressing favourably. [AWN 19.08.1915]

SMITH, Sergeant H W - Wellington Mounted Infantry, who was killed in action at the Dardanelles, was very well known, both in the Wairarapa and in Wellington, especially in sporting circles. He was a native of Featherston and was 28 years of age. About nine years ago he was for a short time in the employment of Messrs George Thomas & Co., Auctioneers, Wellington, later returning to the Wairarapa. While there he was huntsman for the old Masterton Hounds and clerk of the course at the Masterton races. He was a prominent boxer, as well as a fine horseman and recently won the heavyweight boxing championship in Egypt. [AWN 24.06.1915]

SMITH, Private Overton - News has been received by Mr. Overton Smith of Ponsonby, that his son, has been invalided to St Thomas' Hospital, England, from the Dardanelles. The information was conveyed by a private cable, the Private's name having not yet figured in any departmental list of invalided men. Private Smith, who is 22 years of age, was born in Taranaki and received part of his education at King's College. He was in Germany for some years and his knowledge of the language served him in good stead when in Samoa with the first expeditionary force. He acted as official interpreter for some time before he returned to NZ to join the fourth reinforcements. [AWN 16.09.1915]

SMITH, Private Henry, who has been killed in action, resided in Auckland for over two years before he left for the front with the fifth reinforcements of the Auckland Infantry Battalion. Two brothers are at present on active service in France. During the time he was in NZ, Private Smith lived with his eldest sister, Mrs. Price, Disraeli Street, Grey Lynn. [AWN 30.09.1915]

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

SNOWDON, Private Thomas, who has been wounded, is a son of the late Mr. Andrew Snowdon and was born at Kaeo, Whangaroa. He served through the war in South Africa. He left with the fourth reinforcements. A brother (Ivan) is now in training at Trentham. [AWN 16.09.1915]

SOMMERVILLE, Trooper Stanley Wharton, Wellington Mounted Rifles, who was reported missing on August 27, now reported killed in action on August 27, was the youngest son of the late Colonel J R Sommerville, V.D. of Wanganui and Mrs. Sommerville, now resident in Glen Rd, Stanley Bay. Trooper Sommerville left NZ with the main force. A brother, Lieutenant J A Sommerville, also left with the main force and has lately been in hospital at Malta with enteric. [AWN 28.10.1915]

SOMMERVILLE, Stanley Wharton, who first was reported missing and later reported killed on August 27, was 23 years of age. His father was the late Colonel J R Sommerville, V.D., of Wanganui and his mother Mrs. Sommerville, is now resident in Glen Road, Stanley Bay. At the time that the mounted men in Egypt volunteered to go to the Dardanelles without their horses, Trooper Sommerville was ill but he was able to go with the second mounted party, entering the trenches in the latter part of July. Nothing is known as to the circumstances of his death. The late Colonel Sommerville fought in the South African campaign and his son, Captain Charles Leslie SOMMERVILLE, in the same war was mentioned in the despatches. [AWN 04.11.1915]

SOPER, Albert W, Able Seaman, HMS Pyramus, had been wounded during operations in which the ship had been engaged. He is the son of W H Soper, carpenter and retired Navy man, Rotokauria near Hamilton. [AWN 19.08.1915]

SPEIGHT, Trooper Horace V B, whose name appears in the list of wounded, is a signaler attached to the HQ staff of the Auckland Mounted Rifles. He was educated at the Sacred Heart College and was in charge of one of the island stations of Messrs Tyndal and Ross at Niuafou. [AWN 02.09.1915]

SPENCE, Sergeant J M, who is reported killed in action at the Dardanelles on November 18, was a son of Mr. & Mrs. J M Spence, Deveron St, Whangarei. He was 28 years of age and enlisted as a signaler in the main expeditionary force. Sergeant Spence at one time was a reporter on the staff of the 'Northern Mail' and of the 'Northern Advocate', Whangarei, and became sub-editor of the North Auckland Times, Dargaville. He also had experience in Australia. [AWN 16.12.1915]

SPERRY, Trooper Francis Fabian Matterson, 4th, Waikato, Mounted Rifles, wounded on August 25, is the eldest son of Mrs. M Cullerne, Summer Street, Ponsonby. Born in Chicago, he came to NZ with his parents in his younger days and received his education at the Parnell school. Trooper Sperry was engaged in farming in the Cambridge district when he enlisted. He was well known in YMCA circles and was a keen athlete. [AWN 30.09.1915]

SPRAGG, Captain C R, A cablegram has been received by Mr. Wesley Spragg of Mt Albert, saying that his son in law Captain C R Spragg of the Wellington Mounted Rifles who was reported wounded some time ago, has been invalided to England and has left Alexandria by a hospital ship for that destination. He left with the main force as second in command of the 9th, Wellington East Coast, Squadron. [AWN 16.09.1915]

STANDISH, Major Ivan Tatham, - awarded the Distinguished Service Order - lived for some years in Auckland. He is the son of the late Captain Standish of New Plymouth. He went to South Africa with the Tenth Contingent. When he returned he joined the NZ Permanent Artillery. He was promoted to commissioned rank and was stationed for some years at Fort Cautley. [AWN 04.11.1915]

STARNES, Lieutenant F, of the Canterbury Infantry Battalion, reported wounded, resided at Motueka. Before leaving NZ for the front he held a commission in the Nelson regiment. [AWN 19.08.1915]

STEEDMAN, Lance Corporal A B, Field Ambulance, Distinguished Conduct Medal NOK: Sarah Steedman, Lassodie, Dunfermline, Scotland. Awarded for rescuing a wounded man and attending the wounded under heavy fire. [AWN 08.07.1915]

STEPHENSON, Private G F, 6th, Hauraki, Company, Auckland Infantry Battalion, who was wounded in the head and legs during the landing at Gallipoli, has returned to the front. He is a son of Mr. George Stephenson of Ramarama. [AWN 22.07.1915]

STERGOLD, Private S H, 6th, Hauraki, Company, Auckland Infantry Battalion, wounded on August 8, left with the main body. He was born in London and came to NZ four years ago. [AWN 16.09.1915]

STOREY, Trooper G H, Wellington Mounted Rifles, who is seriously ill, left Gisborne with the third reinforcements. He was a member of the East Coast Mounted Rifles and was a well-known driver of coaches. [AWN 23.12.1915]

SUGGATE, Corporal Percy G, 3rd Auckland Mounted Rifles - After many narrow escapes during 15 weeks at Gallipoli, he was invalided to Malta on August 15 and is now reported in the Royal Surrey Hospital, Guildford. Born in Northampton in 1892 he has resided in Auckland since he was five years old. He is an old King's College boy and was a member of the East Coast Mounted Rifle. [AWN 16.12.1915]

TEBBUTT, Private Arthur R, reported killed in action on August 27, was the fourth son of Mrs. A Tebbutt , Kensington Avenue, Mt Eden. He joined the 11th, North Auckland, Mounted Rifles and left with the third reinforcements. He was born at Brookby in 1887 and was educated at the Papakura Valley school and later at Matapu school, Taranaki. At the time of enlisting he was in the Government survey. [AWN 04.11.1915]

STEWART, Private David, who is reported to have died from wounds, was born in Ayrshire, Scotland. He came to NZ about a year ago and was farming at the Mona Vale near Cambridge when war was declared. He enlisted with the main expeditionary force and was attached to the 16th, Waikato, Company of the Auckland Infantry Battalion. [AWN 12.08.1915]

STITCHBURY, Private Nicholas Colin, who is reported to have been wounded, is a married man, his wife now residing at Howick. He is a son of Mr. Henry Stitchbury of Glenmore, Dominion Road. He was in Canterbury when war broke out and left with the Canterbury Battalion of the main body. He served in the Boer war with the fifth and eighth contingent. [AWN 16.09.1915]

STOCKDILL, Private, CIB, Distinguished Conduct Medal NOK: George Stockdill, High Bank, Ashburton. Awarded for recovering the wounded on an open beach under heavy fire. [AWN 08.07.1915]

STOCKLEY, Corporal F H, who is reported to have been killed in action on July 22, was the third son of Mrs. Stockley of West Tamaki and was born and educated in that district. He served in the South African War with the sixth and ninth contingents and gained the rank of Sergeant. He held the medal with five clasps. Corporal Stockley was engaged in farming until he enlisted in the main body of the expeditionary force. He joined the 3rd, Auckland, Mounted Rifles as a trooper and received his stripes in the field. Corporal Stockley was 36 years old. [AWN 12.08.1915]

STORER, Sapper Charles Bernard, who is reported to have died of enteric fever, was a son of Mr. C E Storer of Wellington St, Auckland. He was 22 years of age and for some years was a member of the Auckland Field Engineers. [AWN 19.08.1915]

STUCKEY, Major F - Efforts to discover the fate of the Major who was reported on May 4 to have been seriously wounded, have not yet resulted in conclusive information. Major Stuckey was in command of the 6th, Hauraki, Co. and the anxiety of his friends has been increased by statements in letters written by members of that company, either that Major Stuckey was killed in action or died of wounds. A further inquiry was sent by a friend in Auckland to Col. A B CHARTERS, officer commanding the NZ base camp in Egypt. The following reply has been received: "Major Stuckey reported wounded but no trace in hospitals Egypt, Malta, England and can get absolutely no other information from front or elsewhere." Although the officials at the base evidently have no knowledge of the present whereabouts of Major Stuckey, he has not been officially reported 'missing'. In fact, less than a fortnight ago, his mother, who resides in Nelson, was officially informed that he was 'progressing favourably'. [AWN 08.07.1915]

STURMER, Private E H - Cable advice was received on Monday by Mr. N Sturmer that his son, Private E H Sturmer, who was wounded on August 8, returned to the front on September 9. He left with the fifth reinforcements for the Auckland Infantry Battalion. [AWN 16.09.1915]

SUBRITZKY, Private John, Auckland Infantry Battalion, who has been wounded and is now in King George's Hospital, London, was born at Waihopo, North Auckland, where he is well known. He is 23 years of age. Private Subritzky was prominent in all outdoor sports and represented the Waihopo district, both on the football and cricket fields. His father, Mr. J Subritzky, is well known as the captain of the cutter Mahurangi. [AWN 30.09.1915]

SULLIVAN, Frank Arnold - of the Auckland Mounted Rifles, who has been KIA, was the eldest s/o late Mr. Walter Sullivan, school teacher, of Paeroa and was 28 years of age. He was at one time employed in the newsroom of the Auckland Weekly News and afterwards following farming pursuits for some time. Latterly he was engaged in horse training in the Whangarei district. [AWN 17.06.1915]

SULLIVAN, Private Thomas Griffith, Auckland Mounted Rifles, reported wounded, is the youngest son of Mrs. T G Sullivan of New Lynn. On arrival at Egypt Private Sullivan contracted enteric fever, followed by an attack of sunstroke and he had not been long in the firing line when he was wounded. He was well known as a sportsman and athlete and was a representative hockey player. [AWN 28.10.1915]

SUMMERS, Private Thomas Acton, Divisional Train, who was reported to have been wounded in the chest and right arm on July 6, is a son of Mr. Frank Summers of Paeroa. He is 27 years of age and was born at Tolaga Bay. For many years he lived at Taneatua, Whakatane. He was a surveyor by occupation. [AWN 12.08.1915]

SWAN, Private W, OIB, Distinguished Conduct Medal NOK: James Swan, Black Road, North-east Valley, Dunedin. Awarded for distinguished service in reconnaissance's. [AWN 08.07.1915]