AUCKLAND WEEKLY NEWS
13 JANUARY 1916
These are extracts from the Auckland Weekly News magazines and have been extracted with permission.
SHERA, Captain Commended in Sir Ian Hamiltons last report, has previously been mentioned in despatches. He comes from Auckland, is 36 yrs and a son of the late Mr J M Shera, a representative of Auckland City in the House of Representatives 1890-1893. Captain Shera was for many years on the staff of the Public Works and Public Health Departments.
WILLIS, William John, a returned soldier on the Maheno has died in Dunedin Hospital.
WILSON, Trooper At the review of the 9th Reinforcements at Trentham on Friday, Tpr Wilson was decorated with the Distinguished Conduct Medal by the Governor for conspicuous bravery at Gallipoli.
COUPLAND, Pte Jeffrey R, aged 21, died on Friday at Wellington Hospital after being admitted from May Morn Camp some time ago. He came from Auckland and had undergone an operation for appendicitis on the previous Wednesday.
THELAN, James, a soldier, collapsed in a city street in Wellington on Friday and died on the way to hospital.
12th REINFORCEMENTS No.2 Group, Paeroa
BLAIR, J A Rotorua, N.C.O.; DRURY, Harry Waiotahi; BROWN, F C Tauhei
TOMLINSON, C E Thames, N.C.O.; CARNHAM, A W; POAD, D G Tauranga
LOWE, L H Thames
WICKETT, C; WILLIAMS, H H Rotorua
ADAMSON, Wm Tokomaru Bay; ANDERSON, Henry R R Coromandel; BAIN, Hy Thames; BARLOW, Joseph Tokomaru Bay; BATH, E C Waiorongomai; BLAY, Harman Te Puke; BRADLEY, Jno H Rotorua; BROPHY, T E Waimana; BURBAGE, Jas Tauranga; BYRNE, W J Paeroa, N.C.O.; CARTER, W J E Tauranga; CAUGHEY, Jno Morrinsville; CLARK, Hy J Ohahu; CORBETT, T Waimana; CRAWFORD, Ed. Jas. Waihou; CULLEN, Thos Tauranga; CURTIS, J M Rotorua, N.C.O.; DICKEY, N R Paengaroa; DOWER, H R Tauranga; DUCKWORTH, Andrew Waimana; DYSON, E Rotorua, N.C.O; EDWARDS, A Tauranga; EDWARDS, Chas. Waihi; FARROW Morrinsville; FERGUSON, R A Matamata; FISHER, W N Morrinsville; FLANIGAN, T H Thames; FROST, Ed Paengaroa; GENGE, B Te Puke; GIFFORD, H Tauranga; GLASS, Jno Te Puke; GRIFFIN, J W Paengaroa; GUINNESS, C G Tauranga; HOKICH, Joseph Waihi; HOLLEY, E J Tauranga; HUBBER, Jno L Opotiki; HUGHES, Jno F Pongakawa; HUTTON, A C Paeroa; IRELAND, Jno Waitoa; JACK, J D Te Puke; JACKSON, Frank Opotiki; JENKIN, Wm J Thames; JONES, Fred Rotorua; KELLY, G H Opotiki; KEOGHAN, Ed. Thames; KILGOUR, R E Puriri; KINSELLA, R A Auckland; KNIGHT, R G Tauranga; LINDSAY, Geo Coromandel; LOWE Thames; MacKINSON, A E Paeroa; McCONNELL, E J Matatoki;McGUIRE, A W Rotorua; McINTYRE, Jno Taneatua; McKEE, Frank Paeroa; McLOUGHLIN, Wm Mamaku; McMILLAN, A J F Thames; MELLAR, C Thames; MENZIES, A Tauranga; MIDWINTER, Wm A Coromandel; MITCHELL, A Morrinsville; MOFFATT, Oliver Tauranga; MORGAN Morrinsville; MORRISON, R Opotiki; NATHAN, Cyril Paeroa; NELSON, Albert Waitoa; NELSON, E L Te Aroha; OGILVIE, C E Coromandel; PARRY, Harold Taneatua; PEARCE, F A Rotorua; PETERSON, Jno L Tauranga; PILE, C E Toa Toa; PILE, D Opotiki; PRESTON, Geo Rotorua; QUINTAL, Frank J Waihi; RICE, Thos D Netherton; ROBINSON, F W Thames; SLATTERY, J E Rotorua; SNODGRASS, W A Mackaytown; STEVENS, S F Netherton; STOWELL, H Whakatane; TAYLOR, J S Te Aroha;TETLEY, G C Rawerawe; TODD, C M Matamata; TOMLINSON, A Whakatane; TURNER, C M Tauranga; VERCOE, E V Te Puke; VOGEL, J J Te Aroha; VOLLIMEAU, R J Te Aroha; WATERSON, C Whakatane, N.C.O.;WATSON, Alex Matamata; WOOD, J C Te Puke; WORTH, C Te Puke; WRAYFORD, Sam Matamata.
No.3 Group North
ANDREWS, W Kohukohu; BEATTIE, R Kohukohu; BEAZLEY, W Kohukohu; BECROFT, W C Port Albert; BEGG, J S D Kohukohu; CROSSLEY, A Aponga; CUREL, A G Port Albert; DENT, A V Whangarei; DOWNS, G N Whangarei; DYER, R H Kawakawa; EDMONDS, A G Kaitaia; FERGUSON, F C Kohukohu; HARRIS, T Kohukohu; HODGSON, H Kohukohu; HOY, T H Aponga; JACKSON, J Kohukohu; JOHNSON, C Dargaville; LESLIE, J Hukerenui; LETHBRIDGE, A E Kirikopunui; MAXWELL, J Kohukohu; McINTYRE, F A Helensville; MEURANT, F Kohukohu; MILLAR, T Kohukohu; OCONNER, H Kaikohe; OGLE, H Kohukohu; OGLE, J Kohukohu; PAONE, W W Port Albert; PATTERSON, D Whangarei; PHILLIPS, M Kohukohu; POWELL, S D Herekino; POWICK, J Kohukohu; PULLMAN, G Victoria Valley; RAMIN, M Dargaville; STONEY, O H B Silverdale; VUJCICH, M Kohukohu; WEIR, J Kohukohu; WHEATLEY, H A Kaikohe; WILLIAMS, S I Matakohe; YOUNG, J Whangarei.
McKENZIE, D Whangarei
***WELL, W Kawakawa; CURREEN, P Herekino; BAKER, F Herekino; CAMPBELL, E Mangawai; RUSK, H W Hukerenui; STERLING, H S Ararua.
14th REINFORCEMENTS (Auckland Non-commissioned officers)
] BELL, Frank H, Glen Road, Stanley Bay; BENT, S N, Great South Road, Ellerslie; BRADSTREET, Jack H, Papatoetoe; BRAITHWATE, William H, Matakana; BUDDLE, B D, Clarence St, Devonport; CAMPBELL, Norman A, c/o Stewart & Johnston; CHAPMAN, F H, Tainui Road, Devonport; DAVIS, Stanley J, s.s.Niagara; GEISSLER, H N, Kahukuru, East Coast; KIRKER, Hugh R, Wallace St; LAMONT, M L, Wells St, Kingsland; MACLAUCHLAN, Douglas H, Western Springs; PERRY, Eric H, Brighton Rd; MILLER, Alexander J, Mira St; PROUTING, William J, Rangitoto Tce, Takapuna; READDY, J R, Kings Pde, Devonport; ROSE, E J, Gladwin Rd, Onehunga; SHANNON, Herbert J, Hobson Bay Rd; SMITH, H, Finch St, Morningside; SMITH, Jas., Mon Desir Hotel, Takapuna; THWAITES, Edward L, Post Office, Kingsland; WHITE, Kenneth R, Awanui.
AUSTRALIAN CASUALTIES - New Zealanders serving with Australian troops
CAMERON, Pte A hospital Abassia; CHALMERS, L/Cpl R D returned to duty; CHAMBERLAIN, Pte C returned to duty; DARBY, Sgt S A ill; HIGGS, Pte A J ill Heliopolis; KENNEDY, Pte W hospital Abassia; PRIMMER, Driver J T hospital Ghezireh; TRAIL, Cpl A R returned to duty; WILLIAMS, Pte J ill Gibralter
RECENT D.C.M. AWARDS - Written by a British officer from the Dardanelles:
So much has been written about the magnificent bearing of the Australian troops that I feel bound to mention a few instances of the bravery of their cousins, the New Zealanders. As I am of neither colony but an Englishman, my testimony may interest you. During the famous attacks on Lone Pine, the 2nd Battery under Major (now Colonel) SYKES, repelled five Turkish attacks. The infantry have acknowledged that they were done, and if it had not been for this battery they would have had to retire. During this action 21 gunners brought up ammunition over 80 yards of ground that was subjected to shrapnel and cross machinegun and rifle fire. Several were wounded in doing so, but unless very seriously, carried on the self-allotted task. Again and again, the guns and emplacements were hit, but if workable, fresh crews at once took their places. One man (a telephonist) went out five times to replace broken wires and to mend them. Another instance of heroic bravery is that of the mounted rifles at Hill 60; 250 of these men charged and captured a Turkish trench. Gradually by counter-attack only a hundred remained; these charged again and added further trenches, holding them with their usual gallantry until the relieving infantry arrived. I can mention a case where a telephonist five times carried messages from the observation station to the guns because the wires had been taken away and the entire time this man was under direct fire from both rifles and machine-guns. [Further details of the award recipients can be seen in Personal Paragraphs for 13.01.1916]
AHIER, W R; ANDERSON, A H; ARSCOTT, A E; BELCHER, J L; CAMPBELL, A; CLINCH, H; COLES, N; COLLINS, L C; COSTELLO, P J; FINDLAY, H; FRASER, L B; GUILFORD, J L; HILL, J M; HOLMES, A A; HOMERSHAM, W C; HOWARD, G; LONGDEN, R E; LOPPER, E; McCARTHY, F J; McKNIGHT, W G; MOORE, H M; NICHOLLS, S; PETRIE, F C; STEELE, T J; SWAYNE, F H; TATE, J A; THOMPSON, J; TRETHOWEN, L; WALKER, E; WHARTON, J; WHITCOMBE, R C; WILSON, M H.
CHERRY, H G; CROTTY, G E; GRAHAM, C W; GREVILLE, C E; KEMP, S D A; MATHEISON, W E; THORPE, F B.
BROWN, D; BEAUMONT, W B
CRAIG, J; LICHFIELD, K R
Army Service Corps
COLE, A E; NYE, W; RUSSELL J
AISHER, F H; ALLEN, W; ANDERSON, H; ATTWOOD, A G; ATTWOOD, S J; BARROWMAN, M F; BELLWOOD, C A; BOLM, E W; BOWLER, F W; BUDGE, G S; CADNESS, L E; CANDY, B G; CARSON, J; CHANDLER, C F; CLARIDGE, M L; COOPER, W F; CURRY, W S; CURTIS, A; DALY, R O; DARE, J E; DAWSON, J R; DENT, C; DEWSON, R T; DITTMAR, R J; DONALDSON, J A;DOUGLAS, J A; FISHER, D W; FROST, L H; GLASSCOCK, W D; GRIMWADE, E N; HALE, W N; HEENA, C; HICKS, W F; HOGG, W A; HOLE, W H; HOLMES, F V; INNES-JONES, H H S; JESSON, E H; KERR, K W; LIBEAU, A G; MARSHALL, W B; McALINDEN, W; McCULLOUGH, B; McFARLANE, D J; McKENZIE, H; McLUCKIE, D; McMULLEN, J; MOODY, F; MOON, A T D;ORR, P;PALANCE, L G; PARSONS, J; PETERSON, F N; PETERSON, G; PEVEREAL, A; POLAND, F; PORTER, S; PRESCOTT, A; RANDALL, W; RICHARDSON, J; ROBERTS, C C; ROBERTSON, P J; RUNDLE, N; SELBIE, D W; SHAHAN, R; STEWART, F H N; TAYLOR, W E; TIMMS, G; TROWSON, D; TWIDLE, W E; TZLER (sic) S N; WADE, A E; WADE, W B;WARREN, C N; WATSON, K G; WILSON, D.
14th REINFORCEMENTS Probationary non-commissioned officers:
BROKAN, W A Infantry; GOW, J G Infantry; MISSEN, D C Infantry; NORMAN, A H Mounted Rifles
Discharged from hospital (enteric) 11 January 1916
JENKINS, Henry, Canterbury Inf. Batt. NOK: W Jenkins, Little Wanganui
McLELEY, Daniel, ASC NOK J B McLELEY, Queenstown
WAKEHAM, Wm H, Vet. Corps NOK: Mrs E BROWN, New Brighton, Christchurch
MEN IN SAMOA
BROWN, Pte W G progressing favourably; GARRIGAN, Pte G progressing favourably; SWANN, Cpl J seriously ill, now convalescing
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