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AUCKLAND WEEKLY NEWS
12 AUGUST 1915

These are extracts from the Auckland Weekly News magazines and have been extracted with permission.

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ROBINSON, Pte, aged 25, b/o R D B Robinson, Town Clerk, Gisborne, was taken from the Express train on Tuesday last week suffering from cerebro-spinal meningitis and died at the Dannevirke Hospital. He had been employed by Loan & Mercantile Co., went to sea, worked on a station in the Blue Mountains, farmed in NZ for a while then went to St John’s College, Auckland, to study for the ministry. He then went to Australia and joined the Bush Brotherhood.

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IMPERIAL OFFICERS ATTACHED TO THE AUSTRALIAN & NZ ARMY CORPS:

CARRUTHERS, Col R
De LABILLIERE, Lt Col E G D
KEELING, Lt P
SKEEN, Col A
STUART, Major Villiers
WALKER, Col N

MENTIONED IN DESPATCHES

A list of 39 officers & men of the NZEF who have been mentioned in despatches by General Sir Ian Hamilton.

CARLYON, Sapper S, Field Engineers
COWAN, Lieutenant J G, Otago Infantry Battalion KIA
CRAIG, Captain George, Medical Corps, Auckland Infantry Battalion
GODLEY, General Sir Alexander J, commanding NZ & Australian Division.
HAYDEN, Private H E, Wellington Infantry Battalion
HEAVER, Private William, Field Ambulance
MALONE, Lt Col W G, Wellington Infantry Battalion
NEALE, Major O R, Veterinary Corps
NEWBOULD, Lieutenant M G R, Field Engineers (British Section)
NISBET, Lieutenant T H, Otago Infantry Battalion
PEARLESS, Lt Col, W R, Medical Corps, Canterbury Infantry Battalion
PLUGGE, Lt Col Arthur, Auckland Infantry Battalion
RICHARDSON, Lt Col G S, quartermaster-general, Naval Division.
SMITH, Major C
STEWART, Lt Col D McBean, Canterbury Infantry Battalion, KIA
TURNBULL, Major W M, NZ Staff Corps.
WALLACE, Sgt Alan, Field Engineers (British Section) Died of Wounds
WILSON, Lieutenant E R, Wellington Infantry Battalion KIA

The following list of officers & men mentioned in despatches contains the names of many of those who have received military decorations:

CHAYTOR, Colonel E W C, assistant adjutant-general – Companion of the Order of the Bath.
CRITCHLEY-SALMONSON, Captain A C B, Canterbury Infantry Battalion – Distinguished Service Order
HART, Major H E, Wellington Infantry Battalion – Distinguished Service Order
O’NEILL, Major E J, Medical Corps – Distinguished Service Order
PORTEOUS, Sergeant Major A W, Otago Infantry Battalion – Military Cross
WAITE, Major F, Field Engineers – Distinguished Service Order.
WALLINGFORD, Captain J A, Machine-gun Brigade – Military Cross

Twenty-four non-commissioned officers & men have been awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal some of whom are named in Sir Ian Hamilton’s present list:

ABBEY, Cpl A W, Field Engineers
BENNETT, Cpl P H G, WIB
COMRIE, Pte J, Field Ambulance
FINDLAY, Pte Allen, CIB
HENRY, Pte W J, Field Ambulance
SALMON, Cpl C W, Field Engineers
SAUNDERS, Cpl C W, Field Engineers
SCRIMSHAW, Sapper E G, Field Engineers
SINGLETON, Cpl W, Field Ambulance
STEDMAN, Cpl G, CMR
STOCKDILL, Pte T, CIB
SWAN, Pte J W, OIB
TEMPANY, Pte G A, AIB
WATSON, Pte L C, Field Ambulance

FEAR, L/Cpl F J H, NZ Engrs, for conspicuous gallantry on June 9 & 10 at Gaba Tepe. L/Cp FEAR volunteered to demolish a Turkish blockhouse within 12 yards of the enemy’s trench, which could only be approached over ground swept by machine-gun fire. FEAR exhibited great skill in approaching and demolishing the blockhouse, being exposed to fire for an hour.

HODGES, Spr E A, NZ Engrs, for great gallantry on June 9 & 10, in circumstances similar to FEAR’s exploit.

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

O’CONNOR, Pte F, WIB, for performing distinguished services in the firing line near Krithia on May 8 until severely wounded, losing his right eye. He was previously twice wounded. His gallant example was of great value.

WILSON, Pte C M, CIB, for great gallantry during operations on May 8, south of Krithia, carrying important messages under fire.

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WAIKATO REINFORCEMENTS

Mounted Rifles:

ANDERSON, G, Whatawhata
ANDERSON, P, Tamahere
BATES, A, Pokeno
BATKIN, F B, Huntly
BIRCH, H, Hamilton
BOYD, J L, Wharepuhunga
BREGMEN, A J, Rangiriri
BURBUSH, F A, Hamilton
BURBUSH, R R M, Hamilton
BURRETT, R A, Otahuhu
BURT, T E, Ngaruawahia
CARTER, A, Ngaroma
CARTER, F, Ngaroma
CLEMENT, G H, Rototuna
COLE, L J, Ngaroma
CRANSTON, A, Matangi
CURRIE, W R, Cambridge
DAVIS, B, Oparau
DEVINE, F P, Matangi
FITTON, J A, Mangapehi
GIBSON, G W, Wharepuhunga
GIBSON, W D, Otorohanga
GLASGOW, W N, Wairamarama
GODDARD, C W, Ngaroma
GOODACRE, E L, Ruakura Farm
GRAY, G, Matangi
HARNES, R, Te Kuiti
HEMSTOCK, J W, Te Awamutu
HIGGINSON, F, Whatawhata
HILDRETH, R E, Pukeatua
HILDRETH, R H, Pukeatua
HINDMAN, F W, Whatawhata
HIRD, L C, Raglan
HOLLIS, C, Waharoa
JEANS, J, Cambridge
LEBEAU, E J, Matangi
LIVINGSTONE, F H, Tuhikaramea
McGUIRK, J, Matapuna
MEASHAM, E, Patumahoe
MILLS, P G, Te Kawa
MOFFATT, L P, Hamilton
MOHR, H, Ngaruawahia
MOISLEY, R J, Roto-o-rangi
MORRISON, N, Kiokio
PEART, A C, Okete
ROBERTS, V, Cambridge
RUTTER, W H, Te Akatea
SEARLE, E, Kaipaki
SEARLE, T, Kaipaki
SEFTON, E A, Huntly
SKELLY, C, Kaipaki
SMART, H, Pukeatua
SMITH, L G, Ngaroma
STANFORD, A, Kihikihi
STEVENS, H M, Hamilton
THOMPSON, J H, Frankton Junction
THOMPSON, R L, Cambridge
TYSON, J V, Taupiri
VOYCE, W A, Pukekohe

Artillery

BAXTER, J N, Hamilton
BLAKE, S A, Hamilton
BLENNERHASSETT, C W, Matamata
BORMAN, W W, Hamilton
BUCKINGHAM, A, Hamilton East
CLOTHIER, J, Hamilton
CRAMP, J A, Hamilton
EARNSHAW, S, Hamilton
GEARY, S E, Hamilton
GILES, G, Hamilton
GILCHRIST, G, Te Aroha
HAYES, A A, Hamilton
LAWSON, J McN, Hamilton
MARCROFT, F A, Hamilton
WILLEY, A G, Hamilton
YOUNG, W, Opaheke

Engineers

FORD, W N, Hamilton
JOHNSTON, J, Tuakau
LAWN, C H, Huntly

Signallers

DAVIES, C K, Leamington
PIRRETT, W, Tuakau

Infantry

BALDRY, M, Pirongia
BATIE, J A, Hamilton
BOALER, H, Ngaroma
BOND, P, Hamilton
BOWERS, W G, Te Awamutu
BROWN, C J, Frankton Junction
BROWN, A, Ngaroma
BURRILL, R J, Hamilton
CAVE, C F, Pukekohe
CLOVER, W L, Hamilton
COE, E, Hamilton
COOMBES, C S, Pembroke
DAVIDSON, T, Te Kuiti
DODDS, A, Otorohanga
FARRANT, R, Morrinsville
FERGUSON, E J A, Cambridge
FERGUSON, F, Otorohanga
FINN, H H, Hamilton
FINN, G O R, Pirongia
GREEN, E A, Waitomo
GODDARD, H G, Ngaroma
GRIFFIN, S G, Walton
HALL, G S, Otahuhu
HAMILTON, N, Hamilton
HANSEN, T, Ngaruawahia
HARRIS, A E, Waitomo
HARRIS, J M, Waitomo
HARRIS, R E, Ngaruawahia
HOLT, E J, Otahuhu
KAVENEY, M, Te Kuiti
KELLY, J, Hamilton
KIMBER, G F, Pukekohe
LANE, J, Ngaroma
LINEEN, J, Frankton Junction
LIVERSEDGE, F, Koromatua
LOWE, A R, Otorohanga
McCARTHY, J C, Hamilton
McCLENNAN, A, Eureka
McCRORY, J E, Otahuhu
McCULLAGH, J F, Hamilton
McKENDRY, M, Hamilton
McKUBRE, J M, Otahuhu
McLEAN, C S, Te Mapara
McNAMARA, W C, Putaruru
MARTEN, W H, Walton
MEACHEM, C G, Hamilton
MUIR, J D, Otahuhu
NEILL, C H, Frankton Junction
RATCLIFFE, L G, Whatawhata
RAE, T H, Mercer
READ, S, Cambridge
ROWLEY, F I, Otahuhu
SANDERS, J A, Hamilton
SIMPSON, J, Hamilton
STUART, C, Tuakau
STACEY, E E, Hamilton
SMITH, W, Te Kuiti
TAYLOR, F J, Otahuhu
THOMAS, V C, Ngaroma
TWOMEY, T, Hamilton
WALLER, A E, Aria
WHALE, E E, Hamilton
WILCOCK, T, Hamilton
WILLIAMS, T L, Frankton Junction
WILKINSON, M C, Cambridge
WRIGHT, J D, Karamu
YOUNG, W J, Otorohanga

Ambulance

HAMES, G M, Motumaoho
McILRAITH, A S S, Hamilton

Army Service Corps

ROBINSON, C H, Huntly
SVENDSEN, T L, Pukekohe

Veterinary Corps

JENSEN, J E, Ngaruawahia

Special Ambulance Draft from No.4 Group

AITKEN, H D, Hamilton
BRADSHAW, J W, Huntly
CASKELL, G, Te Kowhai
DEVINE, Jno, Huntly
KEMP, S R D, Hamilton
TURNER, W, Taupiri

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AUSTRALIAN CASUALTIES - NZers serving with Australian troops

DIAMOND, Pte J – Ill
FRASER, W A – Ill, hosp. Malta
GIBSON, A L – wounded, hosp. Malta
HORNBY, Pte A – wounded, hosp. Malta
KENNEDY, Pte W – Ill, hosp. Malta, prev. reported wounded
MATHESON, Pte D L (2nd) – wounded
SMITH, Pte J – Ill, hosp. Ghezirah, prev. reported wounded
WILKINSON, Pte J – died of wounds
WOOD, Pte L C – Ill, reported wounded & has rejoined his unit

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REINFORCEMENTS DRAFTS - AUCKLAND

ALGOE, Robert, Cumarvo, Symonds St
BELL, William A, 6 O’Rorke St
BOWMAN, Ebenezer, 36 Upper Vincent St
BUTLER, Herbert W, 15 Market Square
CAMPBELL, William H, 14 James St
COBB, John G F, Taupaki
COE, William R, 27 Edwin St
CROFT, Arthur, c/o Railway Workshops, Newmarket
DICKIE, Norman McL, 19 Alten Rd
EWEN, Sedgwick, A, Devonport
GALLOWAY, Norman B, East Tamaki
GLADWEL, Albert P, London St
GLEESON, James C, Selwyn Tce
GILLMAN, Frank A, Onehunga
GOODWIN, Jim L, Otahuhu
HODGKINSON, John R, 72 Jervois Rd
HODGSON, Herbert B, Brighton Rd
KANERI, Tupoto, Northcote
KELSEY, Basil N, 8 Lyons Ave
KILBURN, David A, 15 Mount St
LESLIE, William A, 288 Ponsonby Rd
LOVE, Willie A H, 153 Newton Rd
MACKY, Thomas R B, Devonport
MOIR, John G, Stanley St, Archhill
NICKLIN, Alfred, Putaruru
PATALI, Feleme, Parnell
PIERARD, Jack E R, Bishop Rd (sic)
REIDY, Patrick, Henderson
ROBISON, Alister H, St Stephen’s Ave
STOTT, John, 63T Mary’s Rd
SWINEY, Erasmus A K, Cumarvo, Symonds St
THOMPSON, William J, Bond St
WILKINSON, Harry, Clevedon

AMBULANCE DRAFT - (No.4 Group -Waikato)

AITKEN, H D, Hamilton
BRADSHAM, J W, Huntly
DEVINE, Jno, Huntly
GASKELL, G, Te Kowhai
KEMP, S R D, Hamilton
TURNER, W, Taupiri

MEN FROM CAMBRIDGE

ANDERSON, P; CRANSTON, A; CURRIE, W R; DAVIES, C K; DEVINE, F P; FERGUSON, E J A; GRAY, G; JEANS, J; LIBEAU, E J; MARCROFT, F; McCULLAGH, J F; MOISLEY, R J; REID, S; ROBERTS, V; SCELLY, C; SEARLE, F; SEARLE, T; THOMPSON, R L; WILKINSON, M C

PROMOTIONS IN THE FIELD

The first list of appointments & promotions of officers of the NZEF to fill vacancies caused by the losses of the force in the Dardanelles campaign has been published in the Gazette:

Auckland Battalion

MOONEY, Regimental Sgt Major (W.O.), Robert – NZ Permanent Staff, vice Lt Frederick Hugh DOBSON, KIA. – [To be Second Lieut., dated 5 May]

REID, Stuart Graham Templeton, Sergeant, 3rd, Auckland, Company, vice Lt Herbert George RICHARDSON, KIA – [To be Second Lieut., dated 5 May]

WARD, Sgt Richard Frederick, 16th, Waikato, Company, vice Lt William Evelyn Fancisi de Delle-Flower, KIA – [To be Second Lieut., dated 5 May]

FLETCHER, Sgt John William, 15th, North Auckland, Company, vice Second Lieutenant Harold Gordon ALLEN, KIA – [To be Second Lieut., dated 5 May]

Canterbury Battalion

LOACH, Major Albert Edward (second in command), to be Lt Colonel and to command the battalion, vice Lt Col Douglas McBean STEWART, KIA. Dated April 25.

BROWN, Major Charles Henry Jeffries, NZ Staff Corps, to be second in command of the battalion & is granted the temporary rank of Lieut-Colonel while commanding the battalion, vice Lt Col LOACH, wounded, dated 5 May.

CRIBB, Capt Charles Wm Edward, 13th, Nth Canterbury & Westland, Company, to be major, and to command the Second, South Canterbury, Company, vice Major David GRANT, KIA, dated April 25.

JERVIS, Lieut Vincent Gordon, NZ Staff Corps, to be captain, vice CRIBB promoted. Dated May 5

LE MOTTE, S/Mjr Jack Beaumont, NZ Permanent Staff, vice JERVIS, promoted – [To be Second Lieut., dated 5 May]

MASSEY, S/Mjr Charles Constantine, vice Lt Harry Herbert FFITCH, KIA– [To be Second Lieut., dated 5 May]

BURNARD, Sgt Eric Mountjoy, vice Lt William Godfray SKELTON, reported missing – [To be Second Lieut., dated 5 May]

DUNCAN, Company QM/Sgt, Alan Wilson, VICE second Lieut Clifford Clapcott BARCLAY, severely wounded. – [To be Second Lieut., dated 5 May]

Otago Battalion

SMITH, Capt Geoffrey Samuel, 14th, South Otago, Company, to be major & to command the 4th, Otago, Company vice Major Richard PRICE, KIA, dated May 3.

JENNINGS, Lt Wm Ivan Kirke, NZ Staff Corps, to be Captain in the 14th, South Otago, Company, vice Capt Geoffrey Samuel SMITH, promoted. Dated May 3.

SAUNDERS, Lt John Llewellyn, 4th, Otago, Company, to be captain vice Capt Arthur Vivian SPEDDING, KIA, dated May 3.

McPHERSON, Sgt John, 4th, Otago, Company, vice Lieut Wm Ivan Kirke JENNINGS, promoted, dated May 5 - To be Lieutenant

DOUGALL, Sgt Walter Keith, 14th South Otago, Company, vice Lieut John Llewellyn SAUNDERS, promoted, dated May 5. - To be Lieutenant

FALCONER, Sgt Alexander Smith, 10th, North Otago, Company, vice Lieut James George COWAN, KIA, dated May 5. - To be Lieutenant

CLARK, Sgt Thomas Archibald, 10th, North Otago, Company, vice Lt John Stewart REID, KIA, Dated May 5. - To be Lieutenant

FITZPATRICK, Sgt Thomas, 10th, North Otago, Company, supernumerary to establishment vice Lt Richard Ewen EGGLESTONE, missing, believed killed. Dated May 5. - To be Lieutenant

Wellington Battalion

GRAY, Corporal James Hawthorne, 7th, Wellington-West Coast, Company, vice Lt Lawrence William Albert HUGO, KIA, dated May 5 – to be Second Lieutenant

PRESTON, Private Allan Henry, 9th, Hawkes Bay, Company, vice Lt Edmund Robinson WILSON, KIA, dated May 5. – to be Second Lieutenant

CLARK, Sgt Henry Masterton, NZ Engineers, vice Second Lieut Sydney William PAINE, KIA, dated May 23. – to be Second Lieutenant

HALL, Major George Thompson, NZ ASC, is granted the temporary rank of lieutenant-colonel while employed as Officer Commanding Base Details. Dated May 20.

SHOUT, Lieutenant A J, a son of Mr Shout of Trentham, was recently awarded a Military Cross. He is a member of the 1st Infantry Brigade of the 1st Battalion of the NSW Expeditionary Forces. During the South African War, Lt 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 yrs of age.


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