AUCKLAND WEEKLY NEWS
18 NOVEMBER 1915
These are extracts from the Auckland Weekly News magazines and have been extracted with permission.
MILITARY CROSS WON
Lieut G R BLACKETT, 10th, Nelson Squadron, CMR, s/o Mr G Blackett, head teacher, Raglan District High School. He enlisted with the Main Expeditionary Force from Blenheim. He was born at Te Rahu, North Te Awamutu, 1889and educated at the local school of which is father was headmaster for 17 years. The family left Te Rahu in 1903 for Raglan where he entered the local post office. He was promoted to the Auckland PO in 1905 and joined No.3 Garrison Artillery, winning the Burns Cup for shooting and securing his certificate for range-finding. He then worked for Messrs Dalgety & Co, Auckland and travelled to Blenheim. He received the Military Cross for successfully carrying out reconnaissance of the Turkish position prior to the taking of Suvla Bay.
TENTH REINFORCEMENTS — No.2 Group area
BARKER, C E — Matamata; BARKER, H J E — Matamata; BROWN, F B — Rotorua; FELL, A E — Thames; HOLMES, W P — Hinuera; HOUSTON, W H — Thames; KELLY, J — Opotiki; SMILLIE, J — Opotiki.
BOOTH, E A — Matata; BASKETT, J — Paeroa; MOORMAN, E — Thames
MORGAN, A H V — Director, School of Mines, Waihi; OPERATOR, Ray — Rotorua; THOMAS, G C — Rotorua
ALEXANDER, A W L — Hikutaia; ALLEN, E L — Whakarewarewa; AUGER, P G — Putaruru; BARRETT. E — Coromandel; BARTON, T J — Netherton; BLAIR, H — Te Puke; BLATCH, J R — Opotiki; BRESSY, E F — Rotorua; BROOKS, R G — Matata; BYRNE, H J — Putaruru; CALLAGHAN, J — Ruatoki; CAMPBELL, H W — Coromandel; CAMPBELL, N A — Thames; CARSON, D V — Whakatane; CLARK, H H — Omahu; COLLINS, M — Te Puke; COLVILLE, J A — Rotorua; DAVIS, R Mc — Matata; DOWNEY, J — Taneatua; DRABBLE, F — Te Puke; FLOWERDAY, C — Auckland; GARLICK, J — Taneatua; GOULD, J — Coromandel; HALE, J M — Rotorua; HALL, J A — Opotiki; HARE, W G — Buckland; HARRISON, H J — Tauranga; HEALEY, H — Thames; HEGGIE, H P — Tauranga; HIBBS, A C — Waihi; JEFFREYS, H D — Opotiki; JENKIN, C P — Thames; JENNER, F L — Kopu; JOHNSTON, R — Turua; KEITH, M — Tauranga; KENDALL, H — Whakatane; KING, W T — Whakatane; LANG, R W — Morrinsville; LEMON, D — Turua; McCLARNON — Matamata; McCREADY, W OL — Taneatua; McDONALD, M — Whakatane; McGUIRE, R J — Rotorua; McKENNAN, D S — Taneatua; McLAUGHLIN, H J — Matata; McNEILL, S A — Coromandel; MENZIES, A — Tauranga; MUNRO, H, Putaruru; NOBLE, S A — Whakatane; PATTON, W C — Thames; PEAKE, J H S — Opotiki; PENNY, L W R — Opotiki; PYE, C L — Putaruru; RODDY, T — Thames; SAVAGE, A — Whakatane; SIMPSON, W — Omanawa Falls; STANLEY, H A — Te Aroha; STANLEY, T J — Te Aroha; STEEDS, P M — Otarere; STENT, L J — Opotiki; STEVENSON, J W — Oporiki; STOKES, J F — Thames; THOM, G G — Waihi; TILSLEY, W O — Omahu; TRAINOR, C E — Thames; TROUGHER, A — Coromandel; WALTERS, T — Matatoki; WARD, W D — Manawaru; WATSON, A D — Matamata; WILSON, W F G — Ruatoki; WOOLSLEY, A — Te Teko; WRAYFORD, S — Matamata; YOUNG, T — Auckland.
London, 24 September 1915 - The first Maori to die in England, Tumai PENAMENE, at the Dudley Road Section of the First Southern Military Hospital, Birmingham. Buried at Lodge Hill Cemetery with military honours, Rev W W Holesworth, Wesleyan Chaplain.
WILKINSON, Capt Roger William, 4th Otago Infantry: First NZ officer to die in this country, was buried at Wandsworth Cemetery on Saturday. RAMC, small church in cemetery grounds. Wounded by shrapnel in the face towards the end of August on Gallipoli and taken to Malta then ***** Military Hospital, Manchester, died Thursday 23 Sept 1915.
NEW ZEALANDERS SERVING WITH AUSTRALIAN FORCES
ADAMSON, Sgt W — hospital Alexandria; ARNOLD, Pte W J — hospital Bristol; BORNE, Pte D R — hospital London; CULGEN, Pte D E — ill; DAWE, Pte J — embarked for England; DICK, L/Cpl R W — ill; DUNPHY, Pte P — ill; FALCONER, L — killed in action; GOULD, Pte G — embarked for England; HALWOOD, C W — ill; LAWSON, Sgt G F — returned to duty; LONG, Sgt R B — disembarked Malta; McCONNEL, Sgt M C — disembarked Malta; MORRIS, Pte H W — disembarked Malta; ROWLING, Pte H J — hospital England; SIMPSON, Pte A — hospital Bristol; TAYLOR, Gnr W H — disembarked Malta; WATERHOUSE, Dvr A W — ill; WHEELER, Pte — hospital England; WILLENBROOK, Pte J H — hospital Helouam; WINTER, Pte — hospital Birmingham; YOUNG, Pte B F — embarked for England.
NURSES FROM THE TRANSPORT MARQUETTE
BLACKIE, E; HOOKER, H F; McCLOUD, E; McCOSH-SMITH, F — hospital Luxor; PORREWELL, E — hospital Luxor; ROONEY, M T; WALKER, M R — hospital Luxor; WILKIE, E — hospital Luxor; WILSON, E A.
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