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SOLDIERS WOUNDED OR KILLED - 1915

AUCKLAND WEEKLY NEWS

Tribute to Jacqueline Walles

WACHNER, Bugler Abraham - The first Jewish boy from NZ to be wounded at the Dardanelles is Bugler Abraham Wachner, a brother of Mr. Joseph Wachner of Queen Street. He returned to NZ last week and arrived in Auckland with other wounded soldiers on Sunday. Prior to enlisting he conducted businesses in many of the North Island towns. He is 21 years of age. It is feared that as a result of wounds received at Gallipoli he will lose an arm. Prior to coming to NZ, Bugler Wachner belonged to the Royal Irish Rifles of Redfern, Sydney. He went to the front with C Section Field Ambulance, NZ expeditionary force. [AWN 16.09.1915]

WAGSTAFF, Private Arthur. Anxiety regarding his welfare has been considerably relieved by the appearance of his name in a list of New Zealanders wounded while serving with the Australian Imperial Forces. [AWN 23.09.1915]

WAHANUI, Private Kohatu Hari Hemara, who has been wounded, is a son of Hemara Wahanui, a leading Waikato chief. He was educated at the Wesley Training College, Auckland. [AWN 26.08.1915]

WAHANUI, Private Thomas, younger brother of Private K H H Wahanui, was also educated at the Wesley Training College. He was wounded on the same day as his brother. [AWN 26.08.1915]

WAIN, Major P J, Canterbury Mounted Rifles, reported wounded, is a prominent farmer in the Waimate district. He has a long acquaintance with military matters and passed through the ranks of the Studholme Mounted Rifles. [AWN 15.07.1915]

WAINWRIGHT, Private F, reported missing on August 8 and now believed to have been killed, is the eldest son of Mr. Frederick Wainwright, of Mozeley Ave, Devonport. Private Wainwright was 20 years of age. He left for the front with the fourth reinforcements. [AWN 16.09.1915]

WALKER, Lieutenant William H, Maori contingent, reported wounded, is a native of Rotoiti. He was educated at St Stephen's School, Parnell, and won the senior Makarini scholarship in 1901. After a period at Te Aute College he entered the theological college at Te Rau, Gisborne, to train for the Ministry, but left there for the Civil Service in 1906. [AWN 07.10.1915]

WALKLEY, Trooper James, who was killed in action, with the main body of the expeditionary force, being amongst the very first to enlist for active service. He was the second son of the late Mr. John Walkley who, as host of the Commercial Hotel, was one of the most highly respected citizens of Palmerston. He was prominent in hockey circles and in his day was one of Manawatu's finest fullbacks. [AWN 02.09.1915]

WALLINGFORD, Captain J A, AIF, Military Cross NOK: Mrs. A Wallingford, Simla, Arney Rd, Remuera. Awarded for exceptionally good services with the NZ Brigade, Machine-gun and Sharpshooters, and coolness and resource on critical occasions. [AWN 08.07.1915]

WALLIS, Mrs. J B, Oliver Road, Remuera, has received advice that her son, Private F C Stubbing, was wounded in action on August 8. Private Stubbing is 20 years of age. He was an old Grammar School boy and at the time of enlisting with the fourth reinforcements of the Auckland Infantry Battalion was on a sheep station in Hawkes Bay. No information has yet been received as to the nature of his injuries. [AWN 16.09.1915]

WALSH, Private P C, who died of enteric fever on July 16, was a member of the Auckland Infantry section of the fourth reinforcements. He was 24 years of age and was an artist. [AWN 05.08.1915]

WALSH, Trooper Clifford James, 15th North Auckland, Regiment, main body, who was wounded on November 16, is a son of Mrs. Margaret and the late William Walsh of 12 Ryle St, Ponsonby. He was latterly attached to the Signalling Corps of the Headquarters Staff at Gallipoli. Trooper Walsh has been through the whole campaign up to the time he was wounded. His brother Private Norman Hackett Walsh, aged 19, who went away with the fourth reinforcements, Auckland Infantry Battalion, died of dysentery in September at Malta. Trooper Walsh is an electrical engineer and was employed by the Telegraph Department at Whangarei before he went to the war. He is a member of the West End Rowing Club and a footballer and swimmer. [AWN 16.12.1915]

WALTERS, Driver Arthur Edward, Army Service Corps, son of Mrs. G Walters of 12 Suffolk Street, Newton, has been admitted to the 3rd Western General Hospital, Cardiff. He was born at Thames and is 25 years of age. He has been twice wounded and on this second occasion was in hospital at Malta for some time before he was taken to England. [AWN 23.09.1915]

WARD, Private Arthur Edwin, who is reported to have been killed in action, was the fourth son of Mr. E W Ward of Auckland. He was 28 years of age and was educated at the Avondale school. His younger brother is a member of the Coldstream Guards and was recently wounded at Ypres, while another brother is a member of the sixth reinforcements. [AWN 09.09.1915]

WARNER, Private William Henry, killed in action, was the eldest son of Mr. W H Warner, of Takahau. He was 19 years of age and enlisted in the North Auckland Company of the Auckland Infantry Battalion. [AWN 01.07.1915]

WARREN, Private Arthur, wounded in action, is a son of Mrs. Warren of Opotiki. He enlisted in Hokianga and left with the fourth reinforcement draft. He is a nephew of Mr. Geo Matchett, a well-known resident of the Opotiki district. [AWN 07.10.1915]

WASHER, Sapper William Charles, who was wounded on August 20, is the eldest son of Mr. William Washer, Horotiu, Waikato. His early years were occupied in farming and he also spent a few years dairy farming in the Taranaki district. Later he resided in Dunedin, taking over the management of the Calcutta and Foochow Tea Co., in which business he was well known. He went to the front with the front reinforcements. [AWN 07.10.1915]

WATSON, Private L C, Medical Corps. NOK: Mrs. H C Watson, Whitby, Yorkshire. The medal was awarded to Private Watson for gallantry and exceptionally good work in connection with the improvisation of the transport Lutzow as a hospital ship, no work being too difficult or too hazardous for him. [AWN 09.09.1915]

WATSON, Private L C, Medical Corps. NOK: Mrs. H C Watson, Whitby, Yorkshire. The medal was awarded to Private Watson for gallantry and exceptionally good work in connection with the improvisation of the transport Lutzow as a hospital ship, no work being too difficult or too hazardous for him. [AWN 09.09.1915]

WATSON, Lieutenant R M, 5th, Mounted Regiment, Otago Hussars, reported killed in action, was the eldest son of Mr. S C Watson, Traquair Station, Outram. He was 22 years of age. On receiving his commission he was appointed to Major Orbell's staff. [AWN 16.09.1915]

WATT, Lieutenant C, who was killed in action, was a former resident of Peep o" Day and a valued and respected officer in the old Hunterville Mounted Rifles. [AWN 01.07.1915]

WAY, Trooper Francis Maxwell, who died of wounds, was the youngest son of Mr. George Way, a well-known Christchurch citizen. Trooper Way was born in Christchurch 20 years ago and educated at Christ's College. [AWN 02.09.1915]

WEBB, Private Robert, a member of the 7th Battalion, First Canadian Contingent, who was killed in action at Hill 60, between May 1 and May 8, was an Aucklander. He was the son of Mr. & Mrs. T Webb of 18 Dublin St, Ponsonby. Private Webb was educated at the Northcote school. He learned the carpentering trade and lived for a time at Pahi, Northern Wairoa, and Mangonui. He left Auckland four years ago and was employed in the Rocky Mountains district when he enlisted. He was a single man and would have been 24 years of age on June 23. His uncle, Mr. J Webb, is a civilian interned in Germany. [AWN 01.07.1915]

WEBB, Private William Winnet, who has been killed in action, was born and educated at Temuka, where he took a prominent part in the volunteer movement prior to the inauguration of the territorial system. He was residing in Auckland, being employed as an electric linesman to the NZ Railways, when he enlisted in the expeditionary force, being drafted to the 16th, Waikato, Company. Two of deceased's brothers also went with the main expeditionary force, one in the same company and the other in the OMR. Deceased was 31 years of age at the time of his death and is survived by a widow and two children. [AWN 01.07.1915]

WEBBER, Lance Corporal A G, who was killed in action while serving with the Otago Mounted Rifles, was the second son of Mr. A S Webber, head teacher of the Newton West School. Trooper Webber was educated in England. On leaving the Grammar School he joined the engineering staff of the Auckland Drainage Board. He was assistant city engineer for Invercargill on the outbreak of war, when he immediately enlisted, leaving NZ with the main body. [AWN 02.09.1915]

WEBBER, Lance Corporal A G, killed in action, was assistant engineer to the Invercargill Corporation. He was 28 yrs of age and was born in Auckland. He was a nephew of Mr. Edward Webber who was for many years headmaster of the South School, Invercargill. Prior to his obtaining a position with the Invercargill Borough Council, deceased was assistant engineer to the Otamatea County Council. [AWN 09.09.1915]

WEBBER, Lance Corporal A G, killed in action, was assistant engineer to the Invercargill Corporation. He was 28 yrs of age and was born in Auckland. He was a nephew of Mr. Edward Webber who was for many years headmaster of the South School, Invercargill. Prior to his obtaining a position with the Invercargill Borough Council, deceased was assistant engineer to the Otamatea County Council. [AWN 09.09.1915]

WELLS, Lieutenant Godfrey Chaphan who is reported wounded, is the son of Mr. J M Wells, a well-known settler of Wanganui. When the war broke out Lt Wells was a master at Wanganui Collegiate School and like several other masters of that institution, he soon afterwards enlisted. [AWN 29.07.1915]

WELLS, Private Alexander, Otago Infantry Battalion, who has been wounded, is the youngest son of the late Mr. B J Wells, who served with the 65th Regt and brother of Messrs B & S Wells of Newmarket. [AWN 30.09.1915]

WESTMACOTT, Lt H S - Word has been received by Mr. H Westmacott that his son, who was reported dangerously wounded, has had his right arm amputated and is making slow progress towards recovery. Lt Westmacott was in the 16th, Waikato, Company of the Auckland Infantry Battalion. [AWN 24.06.1915]

WESTMACOTT, Lieutenant Rupert Walter - who is reported to have been wounded, was employed in the Auckland office of the NZ Insurance Co for about nine months prior to the outbreak of the war. The son of an English clergyman, Lt Westmacott is a member of a large family and the majority of his brothers are serving in either the navy or the army. His cousin, Lieutenant H H Spencer Westmacott, of the 16th, Waikato, Regt has also been wounded at the Dardanelle’s. [AWN 24.06.1915]

WHITAKER, Corporal Arthur Harry, son of Mrs. K Whitaker, Papakura, seriously wounded in the skull, causing partial paralysis of the speech. 22.07.1915]

WHITAKER, Corporal Arthur Harry, Advice has been received by Mrs. K Whitaker of Papakura that her son is very ill at Manchester Hospital, England, and that Corporal Arthur Harry WHITAKER, another son, is returned to NZ. Private F A Whitaker was with the Australians and was reported wounded on July 5. He was struck in the back and side by shrapnel. Corporal Whitaker, who was with the Canterbury Regt, was wounded on May 18. He left Egypt for NZ on July 27. [AWN 12.08.1915]

WHITAKER, Sapper Cecil G, eldest son of Mr. J R Whitaker, headmaster of the Mt Albert School, died of wounds at Gallipoli on August 11. He was 22 years of age. Sapper Whitaker left with the Divisional Signalling Co of the main body and had been at the front since the landing on April 25. He received his education at the Te Kopuru, Helensville and Mt Albert Schools, finishing at the Auckland Grammar School. [AWN 02.09.1915]

WHITAKER, Sergeant Major Arthur Harry, who is suffering from a bullet wound in the skull and partial paralysis and returned to NZ by the Tahiti is suffering from a relapse. He is at present in a private hospital in Christchurch. [AWN 07.10.1915]

WHITAKER, Sergeant Major Arthur Harry, who returned to NZ in the Tahiti is suffering from a second serious relapse and is again lying in a private hospital in Christchurch. His condition is causing grave anxiety to his friends. [AWN 02.12.1915]

WHITE, Trooper Arthur Herbert of the 4th Waikatos, who fell in action on May 26, belonged to the Somersetshire, England, and came to NZ with his parents 20 years ago. Deceased when he enlisted was farming at Te Teko. He has a brother with the fifth reinforcements. [AWN 01.07.1915]

WHITE, Major, NZ Engineers, Distinguished Service Order NOK: Mrs. Waite, Waiwera South. Awarded for gallantry and resource in rallying and leading his men at critical moment. [AWN 08.07.1915]

WHITE, Trooper K C, wounded the second time, was manager of the Maungatarata Station, Tokomaru Bay, when he enlisted with the third reinforcements from Gisborne. Trooper White was a member of the East Coast Mounted Rifles for two years and was a member of the eighth South African contingent. [AWN 16.09.1915]

WHITE, Private William - whose name appeared in the list of killed, was 33 years of age. He served in the British navy for 15 years and was one of the crew chosen by the Admiralty to relieve the Antarctic ship Discovery but when he arrived here the Terra Nova crew had already been completed and he returned to the old country. He came to NZ two years ago and worked in Dunedin. Five of his brothers are also taking part in the war, three in the British Army in France, another in the navy and now engaged in the bombardment of the Dardanelle’s forts and a fifth with the Australian Expeditionary Force. [AWN 24.06.1915]

WHYTE, Captain J H, D.S.O., left NZ with the Wellington Mounted Rifles in the Main Expeditionary Force. He is a member of the NZ Staff Corps and was formerly stationed at Palmerston North. [AWN 11.11.1915]

WILDER, Lieutenant A Standish, of the Wellington Mounted Rifles, killed, was the fourth son of the late Mr. E Wilder of Ngapara, Fernside and Mr. E Wilder, Hawke's Bay. Lieutenant Wilder, who was 24 years of age, was born at Fernside and educated Wanganui College where he played in the first football fifteen. Leaving school, he took up farming operations and was on his brother in law's station at Atua, Hawkes Bay, when he joined the main expeditionary force as aide de camp to Colonel Russell, commander of the Mounted Brigade. [AWN 09.09.1915]

WILDER, Lieutenant A Standish, of the Wellington Mounted Rifles, killed, was the fourth son of the late Mr. E Wilder of Ngapara, Fernside and Mr. E Wilder, Hawke's Bay. Lieutenant Wilder, who was 24 years of age, was born at Fernside and educated Wanganui College where he played in the first football fifteen. Leaving school, he took up farming operations and was on his brother in law's station at Atua, Hawkes Bay, when he joined the main expeditionary force as aide de camp to Colonel Russell, commander of the Mounted Brigade. [AWN 09.09.1915]

WILES, Private L W who left with the Auckland quota of the fourth reinforcements and was wounded at Gallipoli on August 7, has been sent from Alexandria to the 2nd Western General Hospital at Manchester. His injury - a fractured thighbone, caused by a bullet - has necessitated his lying in bed for the space of about three months. In a letter just received by his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Wiles of Hayden St, he states that he is now making good progress towards recovery. [AWN 30.12.1915]

WILKIE, Captain Alexander Herbert, Wellington Mounted Rifles, reported to be in hospital, was a public accountant and auditor and prior to joining the Wellington section of the NZ expeditionary force was practicing at Ohakune and Raetihi. He is a son of the late Mr. James Wilkie, a well-known South Island journalist, being born at Oxford, Canterbury, in 1878 and was educated at Ashburton. He joined the Ashburton Rifle Volunteers in 1893 and subsequently transferred to the Canterbury Yeomanry Cavalry in which he won a shooting cup. He joined the first NZ contingent and served throughout the South African war from 1899 to 1902. He was at the Veroeninging camp in 1902 when peace was declared. [AWN 21.10.1915]

WILKINSON, Captain Albert Edward, who died of wounds, was a very active and highly esteemed member of the Manchester Unity of Oddfellows. He was a member of the Loyal Pukekohe Lodge, a past grant and trustee of his lodge at the time of his enlistment. [AWN 16.09.1915]

WILLIS - A tablet in memory of Corporal Brian Willis, eldest son of the Ven Archdeacon Willis of Cambridge, who died of wounds, has been erected in the Mangonui Hospital by friends in that district. The inscription on the tablet is as follows - "In memoriam: Corporal Brian de Laval Willis. Died at Alexandria of wounds received in action at the Dardanelles, May 18, 1915. 'Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.' " The amount subscribed for the memorial was more than sufficient to pay for the tablet and at the wish of contributors the balance was devoted to placing four beds in the hospital. Corporal Willis was in the Survey Dept. For many years his work lay chiefly in the neighbourhood of Te Awamutu and Hamilton but he had been engaged in the North for about two years when he enlisted. [AWN 21.10.1915]

WILLCOCKS, Private Cecil Robert, second son of Mrs. E J Willcocks, Fairfax Road, was wounded early in June while serving with the Naval Brigade in the Dardanelles. He served an apprenticeship in the Craig line of sailing ships and was for a time fourth officer of the Monowai. Early last year he went to England and qualified for his master's certificate. He volunteered for service in the Naval Brigade and shared in the fighting at Antwerp and then accompanied the force to the Dardanelles. [AWN 26.08.1915

WILLETS, Private George, killed in action at the Dardanelles, was the heavy weight-boxing champion of the West Coast. He was 24 years of age. His parents live at Hokitika. [AWN 05.08.1915]

WILLIAMS, Trooper J N - Auckland Infantry Battalion, KIA, was a son of Col R Williams, V.D., a member of the British House of Commons, and was educated at Eton. He was in the employ of the Grand Junction Gold Mining Co. at Waihi when the war broke out and joined the Auckland Infantry Battalion. [AWN 17.06.1915]

WILLIAMS, Private G P, - Wellington Infantry Battalion, who has been killed in action, was the second son of Mr. Oliver Williams of Dannevirke. He was 23 years of age and was an ardent volunteer before the advent of compulsory training. [AWN 24.06.1915]

WILLIAMS, Private G, Auckland Infantry Battalion, who has died of wounds received during the landing at the Dardanelles, was a brother of Mrs. A Prouting of Kensington Ave, Dominion Road. Private Williams came to Auckland about four years ago from Chelsea, London, and when war broke out he enlisted with the 6th, Hauraki, Regiment. [AWN 29.07.1915]

WILLIAMS, Private John, Auckland Infantry Battalion, whose death from wounds was reported on Monday, was a son of Mr. John Paul Williams, New Bond St, Kingsland. On May 4 Mr. Williams received intimation that his son had been wounded in the arm and chest. On May 26, in reply to a cabled inquiry, Private Williams was said to be 'severely wounded'. On June 7, again in reply to a private cablegram, he was reported to be 'progressing favourably' and this report was repeated on June 28 in reply to another inquiry. Mr. Williams wrote to the Minister last week reviewing his experience and drawing attention to the fact that the statement 'progressing favourably' was apparently a stock reply. On Saturday Mr. Williams received official notice of his son's death but no information was given as to how, when, or where Private Williams had died. [AWN 22.07.1915

WILLIAMS, Private Alfred Edwin, Auckland Infantry Battalion, who is reported to have died of wounds on August 11, was only 19 years of age. He was born and educated at Takapuna and was engaged in the boat building trade at Kohukohu prior to enlisting with the fifth reinforcements. [AWN 02.09.1915]

WILLIAMS, Driver Edward Llewellyn, Army Service Corps, reported wounded, is 24 years of age, the fourth son of Mr. & Mrs. W H Williams, Carlton Gore Rd. An Auckland boy, he was educated at the Normal School. On leaving school he was employed by Messrs George Fraser & Sons but left them to go farming. He enlisted with the fourth reinforcements. His brother Evan, is at present in hospital in England. [AWN 02.12.1915]

WILLIAMSON, Private Henry James Brother of Mr. D J Williamson, of the Post & Telegraph Dept, Shortland Street, has died as the result of a gunshot wound received in action at the Dardanelles. He was buried at sea. Private Williamson was attached to the First Australian Infantry. [AWN 12.08.1915]

WILLIS, Trooper A - It was with particular regret that Otorohanga residents received news of the death at the front of Trooper Willis of the Otorohanga Squadron of the 4th, Waikato, Mounted Rifles. The trooper was a son of Mr. J Willis, farmer, of Otorohanga and was also well known in the Hawera district. He was enthusiastically interested in sports. Prior to the outbreak of war Trooper Willis was engaged with his brother Arthur in farming at Puketarata, Otorohanga, and immediately the call came the two brothers joined the colours. [AWN 26.08.1915

WILLIS, Trooper P A, who died of wounds received in action on August 10, was the fourth son of Mr. J Willis, auctioneer, Otorohanga. He was born at Fernside and educated at the Hawera and Kapuni schools and was in his 25th year. He joined the 4th, Waikato, Rifles with his brother Arthur when the war broke out and went with the main body to Egypt. [AWN 26.08.1915]

WILLS, Private Clarence Newton, OIB, who is reported missing, was born at Clarence River, NSW, 22 years ago, coming at an early age with his parents to NZ. He was educated in Dunedin and then joined the railway serviced as cadet. At the time he enlisted with the main expeditionary force he was in the service of the NZ Railways at Ranfurly. A brother of his, Private W WILLS, is also at the front. [AWN 01.07.1915]

WILSON, Private T S, reported missing from the Dardanelles, was well known in Whangarei. For over two years he was employed on the launch Eva and was very popular with Whangarei Harbour residents. Wilson collected fares on the Eva in Auckland when the American fleet visited here. [AWN 01.07.1915]

WILSON, Private C M (wounded), CIB, Distinguished Conduct Medal NOK: W Y Wilson, Frewell Street, Gore. [AWN 08.07.1915]

WILSON, Private Thomas, of Petone, who was serving with the Australians at the Dardanelles, has been wounded in the arm. [AWN 01.07.1915]

WILSON, Private C M, CIB, Awarded Distinguished Conduct Medal for great gallantry during operations on May 8, south of Krithia, carrying important messages under fire. [AWN 12.08.1915]

WILSON, Sergeant David, of the first Canadian contingent, is in hospital in Scotland. He was severely wounded and 'gassed' at Ypres and pneumonia developed. Sgt Wilson is a native of Waimate, South Canterbury. [AWN 26.08.1915

WILSON, Second Lieutenant John Leslie, who was wounded on November 28, is the son of Mr. David Wilson of Cairn Lea. He was a member of the South Canterbury Mounted Rifles and when the war broke out he enlisted and went to Egypt with the main body. He landed at the Dardanelles on May 5 and took part in most of the fighting there. About August 11 he was sent in charge of a sniping expedition 10 miles away from his own regiment. On rejoining his regiment he found that two heavy charges had been made against the enemy in which several of his best friends had been killed or wounded. In September his company went to Mudros to recuperate, where he had a slight illness and was sent to hospital. Recovering in a month's time he returned to the front. [AWN 23.12.1915]

WILSON, Lance Corporal C M, Canterbury Infantry Battalion, who received the Distinguished Service Medal for carrying important despatches under heavy fire through rough country on May 8, is progressing favourably. He succeeded in accomplishing his task safely but while in the firing line on the same evening was struck in the thigh by a bullet. [AWN 02.09.1915]

WILSON, Sergeant Robert Douglas, son of Mr. E Wilson, Clevedon, reported wounded, left in the first draft of men from Clevedon. He is one of the oldest members in the defence force, having been many years ago bugler in the Franklin Mounted Rifles. [AWN 16.09.1915]

WILSON, Trooper Leslie, Auckland Mounted Rifles, wounded, is the second son of the late Mr. P Wilson of Newstead, Waikato and of Mrs. Wilson, 64 Vauxhall Rd, Devonport. Trooper Wilson was farming at Newstead when he enlisted with the main body. [AWN 07.10.1915]

WINDER, Lieutenant Holloway Private advice was received in Wellington on Friday of the death in action of Lieutenant Holloway Winder, son of Mr. George Winder, a well known business man of Wellington. Lt Winder left with the mounted section of the third reinforcements and letters received from him lately indicated that he was stationed in Egypt looking after horses so that he could not have been long at the Dardanelles before he was killed. [AWN 26.08.1915]

WOOD, Captain Ferdinand August, NZ Staff Corps, reported wounded in action at the Dardanelles, is adjutant of the 3rd, Auckland, Mounted Rifles Regiment, a unit of the NZ main body expeditionary force. He was permanent adjutant of the Auckland Mounted Territorial Regt before the troops were mobilized for service. Prior to this he was area officer with headquarters at Whangarei. Captain Wood served as a trooper with the First NZ Mounted Rifles in South Africa and won his commission in the field with the sixth contingent. He wears the Queen's (five clasps), the King's (three clasps) and South African medals and the long service and good conduct medal. [AWN 26.08.1915

WOOLLEY, Trooper Theo, 9th, Auckland, Mounted Rifles, who has been wounded, is the only son of Mr. William Woolley of Mt Eden Road. He is 24 years of age. [AWN 16.09.1915]

WREN, Trooper James Victor, Auckland Mounted Rifles, who is reported to have been wounded, is a son of Mrs. P P White of Thames. He is 23 years of age and was born at Dunedin. He was farming at Ohinewai when he enlisted. [AWN 05.08.1915]

WRIGHT, Lieutenant Henry Marshall, of the Canterbury Infantry Battalion, killed in action, was a son of Mr. S R Wright of Hororata, clerk of the Selwyn County Council. Lieutenant Wright, who was about 23 years of age, was educated at the Christchurch Boys' High School. [AWN 19.08.1915]

WRIGHT, Private George Charles, who has been twice wounded in action, enlisted at Kohukohu, Hokianga and left Auckland with the 15th, North Auckland, Co. He is 18 years of age and is the second son of Mr. George Wright of Hokianga and was engaged as a saw doctor in the Rangiora sawmills, Kohukohu. [AWN 01.07.1915]

WRIGHT, Sergeant W J who has been reported missing, was born at Thornbury, Southland, and is 27 years of age. When he enlisted with the OIB he was in the employment of a firm of boot-makers at Dunedin. [AWN 01.07.1915]

WROBLESKE, Private F W, whose name appears in the recent list of Auckland Battalion men who are missing, was about 26 years of age and was employed as a tailor at Morrinsville for about 12 months prior to enlisting early in the present year. He has relations living at Morrinsville and his mother resides at Kanieri, Westland. [AWN 02.09.1915]

WYMAN, Captain Ralph, 3rd, Auckland, Mounted Rifles. A cablegram was received on Monday by Mr. Benson H Wyman from his brother, Capt Ralph Wyman, stating that he had been wounded in the left arm and had been admitted to the Ghezireh Hospital, Cairo. In his message he mentions that he is 'progressing favourably'. Capt Wyman is the second son of Mr. W H Wyman of Avondale South and was born in Auckland. [AWN 19.08.1915]

WYNTER, Trooper Roy Cecil, Auckland Mounted Rifles, who has been killed in action, was the only son of Mrs. F M Wynter of Crescent Road, Parnell. He was 22 years of age. [AWN 02.09.1915]



YORK, Sergeant G W, who is reported to have been killed in action at the Dardanelles, leaves a wife and young family resident in Ohakune. [AWN 01.07.1915]

YORKE, Private Cecil Courtnay, killed in action, was 24 years of age and a son of Mr. J C Yorke, until recently inspector of factories and labour agent in Oamaru. He had a literary bent which led him to relinquish banking in favour of journalism, joining the staff of the Lyttelton Times. He left with the main expeditionary force, having enlisted in the Canterbury Battalion. He had the reputation of being a crack rifle shot. [AWN 09.09.1915]

YORKE, Private Cecil Courtnay, killed in action, was 24 years of age and a son of Mr. J C Yorke, until recently inspector of factories and labour agent in Oamaru. He had a literary bent which led him to relinquish banking in favour of journalism, joining the staff of the Lyttelton Times. He left with the main expeditionary force, having enlisted in the Canterbury Battalion. He had the reputation of being a crack rifle shot. [AWN 09.09.1915]

YOUNG, Private Leslie Victor, 16th, Waikato, Company, Auckland Battalion, wounded at the Dardanelles, is a grandson of the late Major J A Young, V.D., of Winchester, South Canterbury. He was a member of the Temuka Rifle Volunteers for six years and was well known in cycled circles, having won several road and track races. He has two brothers on active service - Andrew YOUNG, lately a telegraph operator at Wanganui, now in the Field Engineers at the Dardanelles, and Richard Arthur YOUNG, serving on HMS Pyramus. [AWN 22.07.1915]

YOUNG, Major R, D.S.O., went to the front with the Wellington Mounted Rifles. He was formerly associated with the Wellington West Coast Regt, which has its headquarters at Palmerston North. [AWN 11.11.1915]



ZEIGLER, Private John Ludwig, CIB, who died of wounds on June 18 on the hospital ship Silicia, was a member of a highly respected family on the West Coast. He was about 26 years of age and leaves a widowed mother and brother and sisters. [AWN 01.07.1915]