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SOLDIERS WOUNDED OR KILLED - 1915

AUCKLAND WEEKLY NEWS

Tribute to Jacqueline Walles

TALBOT, Private Charles John - who was recently reported to have been killed in action on April 25, left Auckland with the Waikato Infantry Company of the main expeditionary force. He was a son of Mr. R Talbot, of Grafton Road and brother of Mr. D Talbot of the Takapuna Tram Co. and was about 35 years of age. [AWN 24.06.1915]

TALBOT, Private, whose death was announced on Saturday, was a brother of Mr. C J Talbot, MP for Temuka; Dr Talbot, Timaru; and Mr. A E Talbot, one of those who discovered the overland track between Lake Te Anau and Milford Sound. [AWN 02.09.1915]

TANSLEY, Private Ivan, killed in action on August 7, was the second son of Mr. F Tansley of Patutahi, to give his life in the cause of the Empire. The eldest son, Eric, who went with the Australian contingent, was reported in June last as having been killed in action. Private Ivan Tansley was 24 years of age. He left Gisborne with the third reinforcements. He was working on his parents' farm when he enlisted. [AWN 02.09.1915]

TANSLEY, Eric - Mr. & Mrs. Frederick Tansley of Patutahi Valley, have been acquainted of the death of their eldest son, aged 26, who has been killed in action at the Dardanelles. Eric Tansley, determining upon a seafaring career, joined the schooner Ururoa and served for some time in the intercolonial trade. Subsequently he took a position on one of the Sydney wharves, which he occupied for five or six years before joining the Australian Expeditionary Force. His brother Ivan is serving with the third NZ reinforcements and the two brothers met in Egypt on Good Friday. [AWN 24.06.1915]

TATE, Private Charles Denton, Otago Infantry Battalion, whose death is reported, was 28 yrs of age and was well known in Gisborne where he had lived for over 20 years. He was working in Wanganui and joined the third reinforcements there, being subsequently transferred to the Otago Battalion. [AWN 12.08.1915]

TATTLE, Corporal P G - who has been killed at the Dardanelles, was a schoolmaster at Longbush when he enlisted. [AWN 24.06.1915

TAWSE, Private Adam - who was killed in action at the Dardanelle’s on May 8, came to NZ some five years ago. Prior to joining the expeditionary force he was engaged in Pukekohe as a tailor and clothier. [AWN 24.06.1915]

TAYLOR, Chaplain Captain F F - writing from Zeitoun under date of July 12 to relatives in Nelson, mentions in the course of his letter that 'Major STUCKEY' is doing well and is a specially fine character'. Major Stuckey, who commanded the 6th, Hauraki, Company of the Auckland Infantry Battalion, and who before that was on the staff of King's College, Auckland, is a son of Mrs. F A Bamford, Nelson. Some time ago he was reported wounded and missing and later killed in action but there has all along been a good deal of uncertainty as to his fate. The chaplain's letter suggests that he was recovering from wounds when the letter was written. [AWN 26.08.1915]

TAYLOR, Lance Corporal A, Wellington Infantry Battalion, reported on September 10 to be missing, is the fifth son of Mr. J Taylor of Wanganui. He is 20 years of age. He was an assistant-master at the Wanganui Technical College when he enlisted with the fifth reinforcements. He passed the first section of his Bachelor of Arts degree when he was 18 years of age and had intended sitting for the final examination this year. [AWN 16.09.1915]

TELFER, Private John Vivian, 15th, North Auckland, Regiment and left NZ with the main expeditionary force. He was the son of Mr. William Telfer of Whangarei and was 20 years of age. He was a bushman by occupation and was employed at Kirikopuni, Northern Wairoa, when he enlisted. [AWN 02.09.1915]

TEMPANY, Private G A, AIF, Distinguished Conduct Medal NOK: Justin Tempany, England. Awarded for bravery. During a retirement, he advanced to the enemy's lines under heavy fire and carried back a grounded comrade. [AWN 08.07.1915]

TENNENT, Trooper S R - Mr. R C Tennent of Invercargill has received word of the death of his nephew, Trooper Tennent, youngest son of the Rev E C Tennent of Martinborough, who was killed a few months ago in a motor accident. Trooper Tennent was employed in an architect's office in Wellington and left with one of the early reinforcements. [AWN 02.09.1915]

TERRY, Private Albert, Otago Infantry Battalion, who has been wounded, is the third son of Mr. & Mrs. L Terry of Stratford. He is 20 years of age and is a blacksmith by trade. [AWN 02.09.1915]

THOMAS, Private David James - Mewburn Ave, Mt Eden, who was killed in the battle of Achi Baba, was amongst the foremost of the Aucklanders in the attack on the Turkish position. He fell shot through the heart. The deceased was a member of the 3rd, Auckland, Regiment and was only 18 years of age. [AWN 22.07.1915]

THOMPSON, Lieutenant A S, 16th, Waikato, Regiment, Auckland Infantry, who is reported to have been wounded on July 5, is the son of Mr. A S Thompson of Pakuranga. He is 25 years of age and was educated at Glenmore school, Pakuranga. He left with the main expeditionary force as a sergeant and received his commission on the battlefield.[AWN 22.07.1915]

THOMPSON, Trooper W J, of the AMR, who was wounded recently at the Dardanelles, was manager of the creamery at Walton near Morrinsville. He is 24 years of age and is the son of Mr. W J Thompson of the Railway Dept, Avondale, Auckland. [AWN 01.07.1915]

THOMPSON, Sergeant Herbert William, whose name appears in a list of the wounded, is a son of Mr. John Thompson, a member of the Wellington City Council. The wounded soldier has a brother at the front. [AWN 05.08.1915]

THOMPSON, Trooper T R 11th, North Auckland, Mounted Rifles. Word has been received by Mr. William Thompson of Gordonton, that his son, who was reported on May 31 to have been wounded, has lost his right eye. Trooper Thompson was at first in Victoria College, Alexandria, but has since been sent to England. [AWN 12.08.1915]

THOMPSON, Lieutenant G T, Auckland Mounted Rifles, whose death is announced, was the eldest son of Mr. & Mrs. G E Thompson, of Port Albert and grandson of the late Mr. John Shepherd, one of the pioneer settlers of Albertland. As a volunteer Lieutenant Th0mp-son was an enthusiastic member of the Rodney Mounted Rifles and rose to the rank of sergeant. Shortly after reaching the front commissioned rank was conferred upon the young man. [AWN 02.09.1915]

THOMSON, Private John, killed in action at Gallipoli on August 7, enlisted in the fourth reinforcement with the Otago Battalion. According top letters received, he was in the trenches from the time of arrival there until his death. He was a native of Timaru, well known in that town as a footballer and in Dunedin, where he was employed as an upholsterer prior to enlistment. His mother, Mrs. Neil Thomson, resides in Hobb St, Timaru. [AWN 18.11.1915]

THORPE - Two son of Mr. J Thorpe of Herbert Rd, Mt Eden, are reported to have been wounded. The eldest son - Sapper Wm Thorpe, 33 yrs of age – was wounded while serving with the Field Engineers. He left with the fourth reinforcements and is now in hospital in England. Trooper Norman Edward Thorpe, the youngest son, was wounded on August 21. He enlisted with the Otago Mounted Rifles in the main body. [AWN 07.10.1915]

TICKLEPENNY, Private A C H - Among the members of the Auckland Infantry Battalion who are reported missing, Private Ticklepenny is a member of a well known family at Tauwhao and was engaged in farming when he volunteered for active service. [AWN 24.06 .1915]

TILSLEY, Sergeant Robert, Auckland Infantry. NOK: Mrs. Tilsley, 191 Hobson St, Auckland. On the night of June 4, at Quinn's Post, Sergeant Tilsley performed meritorious service. The enemy's trenches were carried by assault but were enfiladed by machine gun fire. Sergeant Tilsley built up a sandbag traverse, which was constantly blown away by Turkish bombs but he continued to work until seriously wounded. [AWN 09.09.1915]

TILSLEY, Sergeant Robert, Auckland Infantry. NOK: Mrs. Tilsley, 191 Hobson St, Auckland. On the night of June 4, at Quinn's Post, Sergeant Tilsley performed meritorious service. The enemy's trenches were carried by assault but were enfiladed by machine gun fire. Sergeant Tilsley built up a sandbag traverse, which was constantly blown away by Turkish bombs but he continued to work until seriously wounded. [AWN 09.09.1915]

TONKIN, Private Richard Enoder, who is reported to have been killed in action while serving with the Otago Infantry Battalion, was the youngest son of Mrs. W Tonkin, Phillips St. Born in Cornwall, England, in 1891, he arrived in NZ with his parents about 13 years ago. Private Tonkin was in the service of the NZ Railways when he enlisted. He was an enthusiastic member of the Auckland Motor Cyclists' Club and enlisted as a despatch rider, being attached to the Hauraki Infantry Company. [AWN 09.09.1915]

TONKIN, Private Richard E, motor-cyclist, Otago Infantry Battalion - Reference to his death in action at Gallipoli on August 10 is made by Corporal Cyril BASSETT, V.C., in a letter received in Auckland by his mother, Mrs. Bassett of Burleigh St. The writer describes how the Otago men led the charge on the day in question and says that in that gallant attack Private TONKIN nobly and honourably gave up his life for his country. 'He was my inseparable companion for nearly three months on the peninsula' adds Corporal Bassett 'and was the best and most unselfish of comrades and true friends. Dick had the position in the battalion as postal clerk and he could have stayed out of it altogether if he had chosen to do so but he was made of better stuff and one cannot but admire him for it.' [AWN 28.10.1915]

TONKIN, Private Richard Enoder, who is reported to have been killed in action while serving with the Otago Infantry Battalion, was the youngest son of Mrs. W Tonkin, Phillips St. Born in Cornwall, England, in 1891, he arrived in NZ with his parents about 13 years ago. Private Tonkin was in the service of the NZ Railways when he enlisted. He was an enthusiastic member of the Auckland Motor Cyclists' Club and enlisted as a despatch rider, being attached to the Hauraki Infantry Company. [AWN 09.09.1915]

TOZE, Private S P, Wellington Battalion, reported wounded, was a member of the Gisborne draft of the fourth reinforcements. He had only been out from Home about six weeks before he enlisted and was working on Tehua Station. He had two years' training with the Ulster volunteers before coming to NZ. His brother, Mr. D A W Toze, who had been in the Whatatutu district for about seven years, also went with the fourth reinforcements. [AWN 08.07.1915]

TREACHER, Bugler Donald Roy, Auckland Infantry Battalion, who has been missing since June 8, is a son of Mrs. W G Treacher, Khandallah, King's View Rd, Mt Eden. He is an old Grammar School boy and was also a scholar at the Napier Boys' High School and at Skinner's College, Tunbridge Wells, England. [AWN 08.07.1915]

TREACHER, Bugler Donald Roy, missing since June 8. He is the second son of the late Mr. W G Treacher of Bombay and Poona and of Mrs. Treacher, King's View Rd, Mt Eden, and was born on March 25, 1895. When the family came to NZ, Bugler Treacher was a pupil at the Napier High School and afterwards at the Auckland Grammar School. Bugler Treacher was in the employ of the Standard Insurance Co. when he enlisted in the first contingent of the Auckland Infantry Company. [AWN 22.07.1915]

TREACHER, Bugler Donald Roy, 3rd, Auckland, Infantry - Mrs. A E Treacher of Kingsview Rd, Mt Eden, last week received a letter from a friend of her son announcing his death. Bugler Treacher was previously reported to have been missing since June 8. The communication just to hand states that he was killed instantaneously by a bomb whilst engaged in blowing up a Turkish trench work for which he had volunteered. Bugler Treacher was 19 years old when he enlisted. [AWN 28.10.1915]

TREDARY, Gunner F H, who was reported on the 12th inst. to have been wounded, was one of the 12 howitzer battery men who left Gisborne on October 21. He was employed on a station on the East Coast. [AWN 01.07.1915]

TRESIDDER, Percy Hugh - A cable message was received last week by Dr Harry Tresidder of Onehunga, stating that his eldest son Percy, 27 years of age, had been killed in action at the Dardanelles on August 27 last. Trooper Tresidder left NZ with the third reinforcements and was a trumpeter in the Wellington Mounted Rifles. After spending three years at Lincoln College in Canterbury, he went on a farm with a view to making that his permanent calling. Letters written on July 7 have since come to hand from Cairo. Dr Tresidder's second son, Leslie, is also at the front. He was shot through the thigh and after recovering went back to the firing line. The last report stated that he was sick in hospital. [AWN 30.09.1915]

TREWERN, Private Harold - Otago Infantry Battalion, who has been killed in action, was the eighth son of Mrs. H J Trewern of Woolston and was 25 years of age. He was employed in the Railway Department. [AWN 24.06.1915]

TUATI, Private Pareiha (David Apanui STEWART), who died of wounds, is the third son of Mrs. David Stewart of Parawai, Thames. Most of his life was spent in Whakatane where he resided with his uncle, Hurunui Apanui, the present chief of the Bay of Plenty tribes. Private Tuati, who was only 20 years of age, was a Rangatira of the Ngatiawa tribe and was well known and respected in the Bay of Plenty. His brother, Matt STEWART, who is also in the firing line, has written recently and stated that he was only a mile away from his brother in the line of action. Another brother leaves for England by the Tainui to help to make munitions. [AWN 02.09.1915]

TURNER, Private Alfred Henry, CIB, who died of wounds on June 10 on the hospital ship Silicia was the youngest son of Mrs. Minnie Turner of Sydenham. He was 22 years of age and was born at Foxton. [AWN 01.07.1915]

TWISLETON, Lieutenant F M, Otago Mounted Regiment. Discharged from the sick list; he had not been previously reported wounded. He was a commander of the Legion of Frontiersmen and he left Gisborne in charge of the members of the local squadron, who were selected to make up Otago's quota of mounted men. He is a sheep-farmer of the Waimata Valley and an enthusiastic frontiersman, with South African war experience. [AWN 22.07.1915]



UREN, Lance Corporal Geo T - of the Otago Infantry Battalion, who has been killed in action, was the second son of Mr. & Mrs. William Uren, of Clyde. [AWN 24.06.1915]

URQUHART, Trooper Alexander M, who was killed in action on August 7, was the son of Mr. Donald Urquhart, Gladstone Buildings, Auckland. For many years he was a member of the Waitemata Boating Club. He was a boat builder by trade. Latterly he had an appointment in Picton, at which he remained until he volunteered for active service with the third reinforcements. He was 27 years of age. [AWN 09.09.1915]

URQUHART, Trooper Alexander M, who was killed in action on August 7, was the son of Mr. Donald Urquhart, Gladstone Buildings, Auckland. For many years he was a member of the Waitemata Boating Club. He was a boat builder by trade. Latterly he had an appointment in Picton, at which he remained until he volunteered for active service with the third reinforcements. He was 27 years of age. [AWN 09.09.1915]

UTAUTA, Private Piotohiko, whose name appeared in a recent casualty list, came of a noted fighting family. His grandfather was Te Hau Rakawa, a chief of the Ngatiawa, who was famous in the old tribal wars. His father, Utauta Tamata Hau Kakawa, fought for the pakeha in the time of Te Kooti's trouble. He performed a brave act by creeping out from the Pakehas and setting fire to a whare behind which the Maoris were sheltering at Rauporoa near Whakatane. Private Utauta was formerly working for Mr. W Patterson on Motiti Island, breaking in horses, having broken in several of Mr. Patterson's racehorses. [AWN 30.09.1915]



VARCOE, Sergeant Arthur Frederick - who has been killed in action, was the youngest son of Mrs. Hannah Varcoe, McMaster St, Invercargill and was about 29 years of age. His brother, Private Wesley Earl Varcoe, who accompanied him to the front, was previously reported to have been killed in action on May 8. [AWN 24.06.1915]

VERNER, Trooper Arthur, Auckland Mounted Rifles, recently killed in action whilst fighting in the Dardanelles, was the fourth son of Mr. & Mrs. Verner of Kihikihi. After leaving school he followed the occupation of farmer until the outbreak of the war. Being a smart and active horseman, he joined the Auckland Rifles and left in the first Expeditionary Force for Egypt. Trooper Verner was one of four brothers who answered the Empire's call. [AWN 22.07.1915]

VINCENT, Sergeant D A, who is reported to have been wounded at the Dardanelles, is a son of Mr. C H Vincent, saddler, of Paeroa. [AWN 01.07.1915]

VIVIAN, Sapper G A, reported as having died on May 30 of wounds received in action at the Dardanelles whilst serving with the First Australian Imperial Force, Field Engineers, was the younger son of the late J G Vivian, mine manager, of Thames and Coromandel. Sapper Vivian was born at Thames 28 years ago and was well known in the Waikato and King Country districts, where he was connected with the timber industry. He went to Australia some six years ago and was engaged with mining and timber propositions in Tasmania prior to the outbreak of war. [AWN 12.08.1915]

VOYCE, Second-Lieutenant H E. Worcester Regiment. A cablegram received in Christchurch from the Secretary of the War Office, London, stated that the Second Lieutenant had been reported missing since August 8. Lieutenant Voyce is the eldest son of the late Mr. T G Voyce of Christchurch and was one of the six members of the NZ main expeditionary force who received commissions in the Imperial Army. He was at one time the officer commanding the Sydenham Cadets. [AWN 19.08.1915]