AUCKLAND WEEKLY NEWS
08 JULY 1915
These are extracts from the Auckland Weekly News magazines and have been extracted with permission.
A lady and her husband walked into the recruiting office at Waihi a few days ago. The lady said that her only son had gone to the front and had been killed and consequently her only remaining chance of helping the Empire was to let her husband enlist. The husband thereupon enlisted and his name appears in the following list of those who will form the next draft to leave Waihi for Trentham:
CARLING, John, Karangahake
CORBETT, L D, Waihi
JONES, Jack, Waikino
LANG, J, Waihi
MITCHELL, Sgt, Waihi
NICHOLSON, J, Sgt, Waihi
PALEY, J, Waihi
SIMPSON, A, Waihi
SMITH, P W, Waikino
SPARG, H N, Waihi
STACKHOUSE, A J, Katikati
STAFFORD, David, Waihi
WALLER, David Henry, Waihi
NEW RECRUITS, NO.2 AREA GROUP
ALLEN, E L, Whakarewarewa; ALLEY, A H, Hikutaia; ANDERSON, J G, Otarere; ANDERSON, J, Tauranga; ATKINS, O C, Te Aroha; BARLOW, R, Waihou; BARNABY, W F, Tauranga; BARNETT, A, Rotorua; BASKET, J, Paeroa; BELL, J, Te Aroha; BELL, L S F, Matata; BELL, W P, Tauranga; BENNETT, B S, Waimana; BERRIDGE, J, Tauranga; BOOT, G, Thames; BRADFORD, H A, Rotorua; BRODGER, C R, Opotiki; BROWN, A, Waitoa; BROWN, C E, Rotorua; BROWN, K, Whakatare; BUCHANAN, W, Patetonga; BUCKLEY, C, Waitoa; BUTT, F C, Opotiki; CAMPBELL, N A, Thames; CAMPBELL, W, Matata; CANNING, A E P, Whakatane; CARLING, J, Karangahake; CLARKIN, P, Thames; CLEASLEY, T, Matamata; CLEMENTS, C J, Tauranga; COAKLEY, C H, Thames; COLLINS, W, Manawahe; COLLIS, D L W, Rotorua; CORBETT, L D, Waihi; COXHEAD, R A, Miranda; CROKER, B W, Thames; DALGETY, H, Pipiroa; DARE, A E, Thames; DAVIES, E, Coromandel; DAVIES, J W, Coromandel; DAVIES, R L, Tauranga; DOHERTY, A, Whakatane; DOW, A J, Morrinsville; DOW, C, Matata; DUNSTAN, G, Te Aroha; ELLIOTT, G H, Opotiki; EVANS, F W, Karangahake; FARRELL, M, Karangahake; FIELD, H J, Waikino; FLYNN, J, Turua; FORSYTH, J, Waitoa; FOSTER, H G, Te Aroha; FRANCIS, W J, Tauranga; GALBRAITH, H, Morrinsville; GERRAND, P A, Waikino; GIBBONS, C F, Hikutaia; GODKIN, G W, Opotiki; GORDON, J Orr, Thames; GRANT, J B, Makotu; GRATTEN, H P, Te Aroha; GRIFFITHS, C T, Paeroa; GUNTHER, J, Opotiki; GUY, T F, Kutarere; HARDY, T G, Rotorua; HARRIS, E W, Pipiroa; HARRIS, G A, Turua; HARWOOD, F C, Mamaku; HAVDEN, G, Rotorua; HURRELL, L H, Matamata; JOHNSON, N, Waharoa; JONES, H C Morris, Kutarere; JOSS, C, Tauranga; KENNEDY, C, Otarere; KENNY, L C, Tauranga; KING, S, Opotiki; LAING, T, Waihi; LEES, D L, Matata; LEES, E P, Putaruru; LITT, M E, Taneatua; LONDEN, R H, Waitakaruru; LUTHER, W J, Waikino; LYFORD, A E, Tauranga; MacDONALD, M H, Tauranga; MARSLEN, G A, Te Puke; McCLOSKEY, W, Whakatane; McCORMICK, W R, Te Aroha; McINTOSH, A, Waihi; McKENZIE, A F, Waihou; McLEOD, W G, Waikino; McMILLAN, A, Coromandel; McMILLAN, N, Coromandel; McMILLAN, T S, Thames; McPIKE, E, Kauaeranga; MEARNS, A J, Tauranga; MELLIS, W D, Paeroa; MILES, S, Matamata; MILLER, J B H, Thames; MILNE, W H J, Thames; MITCHELL, A D, Te Puke; MOLLOY, A R, Te Aroha; MOORE, R C, Morrinsville; MORICE, W L, Opotiki; MORTON, P W, Waikino; MUDGEWAY, M, Te Aroha; NENO, A, Taneatua; NOBLE, J R, Whakatane; NORMAN, E, Thames; NORRIS, S, Tauranga; O’NEILL, L A, Thames; PACEY, J, Waitoa; PAGE, A M, Thames; PALEY, J, Waihi; PARKINSON, H L, Opotiki; PATON, G I, Matamata; PEAK, F H L, Opotiki; PEARSON, J A, Putaruru; PETLEY, G H, Putaruru; PHILLIPS, G, Thames; PIRRIT, G H, Morrinsville; POOLE, W H J, Tauranga; RANKIN, J J, Motumaoho; RAU, W J, Hauraki Plains; RICE, E, Whakatane; ROWE, M W, Tauranga; RUSSEL, J G, Tirau; RYAN, J B, Waihou; SANDERS, H, Opotiki; SAVAGE, A, Whakatane; SAVAGE, B, Whakatane; SCOTT, J L, Ngarua; SCOTT, R H V, Ngarua; SCOTT, T T, Ngarua; SCOTT, V A S, Ngarua, Waitoa; SHEPHERD, J St A, Morrinsville; SIMPSON, A, Waihi; SIMPSON, C H, Kuaotunu; SMITH, P M, Waikino; SPARGO, H N, Waiotapu; SPARKES, H H, Morrinsville; SPENCE, T H, Hauraki Plains; STACKHOUSE, A J, Katikati; STAFFORD, D, Waihi; STAPLETON, W H, Waihi; STEEDS, P M, Otarere; STEWARD, J W M, Tauranga; SUTCLIFFE, L J, Thames; SYMS, W M, Opotiki; THOMAS, S H, Matamata; TOMES, J, Waikino; UNCLES, W M, Coromandel; VANSTONE, C, Opotiki; WAGSTAFF, A A, Waihou; WAGSTAFF, G M, Waihou; WALLACE, G M, Te Aroha WALLES, D H, Waihi; WATSON, W, Thames; WAWMAN, E, Waihi; WHALLEY, W, Whakatane; WHATFORD, A H, Gordon, Te Aroha; WHITMORE, J E, Paeroa; WILKINSON, W G, Matamata; WILLIAMS, J, Walton; WILSON, C D, Thames; WILSON, F J, Morrinsville; WINE, A J, Taihoa, Waikato; YOUNSON, R, Tauranga
PHILLIPS, Cpl E M — Died Wellington 1st July 1915 — Funeral took place at Albany Cemetery with Military Honours. The coffin was taken from Auckland via Birkenhead on a gun carriage drawn by four horses, preceded by a firing party from the National Reserve under Capt HUTCHINSON and QMSM ROBERTSON. A large number of Troopers of the 3rd, Auckland, Co. Mounted Rifles of which deceased was formerly a member under Major JOLEY and Capt ALDRED followed the gun carriage. There was a very large attendance of settlers of the surrounding district. The service was read by Rev W G Monckton, Chaplain of the Regiment and 3 volleys were fired and the Last Post sounded. The Committee of the Albany School have decided to erect a tablet to the memory of the deceased at the school where he received his early education.
DEEDS THAT WON HONOUR London, July 4
The following details are published of the acts of gallantry for which the New Zealanders, who were decorated on the King’s Birthday, received their awards:
Auckland Infantry Battalion
WALLINGFORD, Captain J A, Military Cross. NOK: Mrs A Wallingford, Simla, Arney Rd, Remuera. Awarded for exceptionally good services with the NZ Brigade, machine-gun and sharp-shooters, and coolness and resource on critical occasions.
TEMPANY, Private G A, Distinguished Conduct Medal. NOK: Ju**n Tempany, England. Awarded for bravery. During a retirement, he advanced to the enemy’s lines under heavy fire and carried back a wounded comrade.
Canterbury Infantry Battalion
CRITCHLEY SALMONSON, Captain A C B, Distinguished Service Order. NOK: C Critchley Salmonson, England. Awarded for great gallantry on April 25th, the day the troops landed, in saving a difficult situation; and also on the 2 and 3, when he led a small party against an advanced trench under great difficulties.
STOCKDILL, Private, Distinguished Conduct Medal. NOK: George Stockdill, High Ba**, Ashburton. Awarded for recovering the wounded on an open beach under heavy fire.
WILSON, Private C M (wounded), Distinguished Conduct Medal. NOK: W Y Wilson, 6 Frewell St, Gore
Otago Infantry Battalion
PORTEOUS, Sgt Major A W, Military Cross. NOK: Mrs A W Porteous, St Leonard’s, Dunedin. Awarded for gallantry on April 26 and bravery on the nights of May 2 and 3. When all the officers of his company were killed and wounded, he organized and led his company, continually exposing himself for four hours and showing fine military sense and powers of military leadership.
McLEOD, Private ? C, Distinguished Conduct Medal. NOK: Mrs Agnes McLeod, Tuapeka Mouth, Otago.
SWAN, Private ? W, Distinguished Conduct Medal. NOK: James Swan, Black Road, Northeast Valley, Dunedin. Awarded for distinguished service in reconnaisances.
Wellington Infantry Battalion
HART, Major ? E (wounded and now in England), Distinguished Service Order. NOK: Mrs M A E Hart, Carterton. Awarded for rallying his men in digging-in at an important forward position in the face of severe fire.
O’CONNOR, Private (wounded), Distinguished Conduct Medal. NOK: Mrs P O’Connor, Allanton, Ashburton (mother)
New Zealand Engineers
WAITE, Major, Distinguished Service Order. NOK: Mrs Waite, Waiwera South. Awarded for gallantry and resource in rallying and leading his men at critical moments.
SALMON, Corporal C W, Distinguished Conduct Medal. NOK: L B Salmon, Postmaster, Hawera. Awarded for bravery in defending exposed positions.
SAUNDERS, Corporal C W, Distinguished Conduct Medal. NOK: Mrs Saunders, South Street, Dunedin. Awarded for gallantry leading part of his section and occupying a vacated enemy trench and zeal and intelligence in sniping and sapping.
FEAR, Lance Corporal F J H, Distinguished Conduct Medal. NOK: F J W Fear, Willis St, Wellington
HODGES, Sapper ? A, Distinguished Conduct Medal. NOK: Mrs Elizabeth Hodges, care High Commissioner’s Office, London
O’NEILL, Major E, Distinguished Service Order. NOK: Josephine O’Neill, High St, Dunedin. Awarded for exhibiting initiative and resource while in command of a bearer subdivision.
STEEDMAN, Lance Corporal A B, Distinguished Conduct Medal. NOK: Sarah Steedman, Lassodie, Dunfermline, Scotland. Awarded for rescuing a wounded man and attending the wounded under heavy fire.
SINGLETON, Lance Corporal W, Distinguished Conduct Medal. NOK: Not available. Awarded for gallant work under heavy fire.
IMOS, Corporal, Distinguished Conduct Medal. NOK: Not known. Awarded for gallantry in distributing ammunition and water in the firing line under heavy fire.
AUSTRALIAN CASULATIES - NZers serving with Australian troops.
CAHILL, E A — KIA, prev. reported missing
SWANSON, J G — dangerously injured in a motor accident
SMITH, W D — wounded
STEWART, J — wounded
SMITH, W F — wounded
BAIRD, D — wounded, prev. missing
BEAUMONT, H G — missing
CHANDLER, J — in hosp. Manchester
HANEY, J D — in hosp. Manchester
GOW, O T — wounded
HAYLOR, J H — wounded
RAMSAY, Pte G — wounded
SCOTT, Pte J — wounded
WILLIAMS, Pte C — ill, hosp. England
BRADLEY, Pte E — Ill, hosp. Devonport
RIXON, Pte George Vincent — KIA, for many years resident in NZ
FEAR, L/Cpl, Distinguished Army Medal, Dardenelles
First Manager of the Horsham Downs Cheese Factory, was in Canada at the outbreak of war and went to England to join the NZ forces.
STICHBURY, Driver Sydney C, of Wellington and formerly of Auckland, attached to the ASC Division of the 6th Reinforcements is the 4th s/o Mr William Stichbury to volunteer for the front. Three of his brothers accompanied the Main Body to the Dardenelles.
MEN FROM THE NORTH — NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS, NO.3 GROUP
DICKENSON, C A, Kaikohe
DURHAM, N, Waipu
GREENWOOD, E R, Whangarei
HOE, S R, Woodhill, Kaipara
JOHNSON, C J, Whangarei
McLEOD, J D, Tangowahine
HAURAKI NO.2 GROUP
ATKINS, O C, Te Aroha
BARLOW, R, Waihou
BELL, J, Te Aroha
BROWN, A, Waitoa
DUNSTAN, G, Te Aroha
FOSTER, H G, Te Aroha
GRATTAN, H P, Te Aroha
HURRELL, S, Matamata
JOHNSON, N, Waharoa
McCORMACK, W R, Te Aroha
McKENZIE, A F, Waihou
MOLLOY, A R, Te Aroha
MOORE, R C, Morrinsville
MU**WAY, M, Te Aroha
MULES, S, Matamata
PATON, G I, Matamata
PIRRITT, G H, Morrinsville
RANKIN, J J, Motumaoho
RICE, E, Matamata
ROCKLEY, C, Waitoa
RYAN, J B, Waihou
SCOTT, R H V, Ngarua
SCOTT, Sgt V A S, Ngarua
SCOTT, T T, Ngarua
SHEPHERD, J K A, Morrinsville
SPARKS, H H, Morrinsville
THOMAS, S H, Matamata
WAGSTAFF, A A, Waihou
WAGSTAFF, Sgt G M, Waihou
WALLACE, G M, Te Aroha
WHATFORD, A H, Gordon
WILKINSON, W C, Matamata
WILLIAMS, J, Walton
WILSON, F J, Morrinsville
WINE, A J, Taihoa
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