AUCKLAND WEEKLY NEWS
24 JUNE 1915
NICKELLS, Private Rupert of Inglewood. In connection with the wounding of Pte Nickells at the Dardanelles, particulars received disclose an act of great heroism on the part of Pte LOONEY of Oaonui. It appears that Nickells was wounded at 6 o’clock in the morning and after lying in the trenches until 9 o’clock at night, he was carried to the rear under fire by Pte Looney. The latter received a shot in the stomach as he rose after laying his comrade down and was instantly killed.
ALISON, Alexander, Takapuna; ARMITAGE, Charles L W, Onslow Road; BRIGGS, Norman W, 88 Grafton Rd; BROWN, John S B, 26 Cook St; BUCHANAN, Arthur L, c/o R Rew, Queen St; CAMPBELL, David P, Northcote; CARLETON, William C, Helensville; CLARK, William Colin, Remuera; COCKAYNE, Edgar W , St George’s Bay Rd; DERRICK, Stephen St H, New Lynn; DUNN, William John, Onehunga; ELLESMERE, Reginald F, Princess St; FLOWER, Frederick E, 136 Symonds St; FULTON, Herbert John, Wynyard St; GLOVER, Chas H, 123 Newton Rd; GOUGH, Richard, Epsom; HALL, Harry F, Devonport; HARDING, William F, Wirikiri Rd; HOUGHTON, Valentine M, Mt Pleasant Rd; HUGHES, James D, New Lynn; HUTCHINGS, Ernest H, Vincent St; KEAN, Lindsay G D, Glasgow Tce; LAMONT, Marshall L, Wells St; LANGRIDGE, Stephen, Public Works Dept; LAWS, Charles R, 10 Hopetoun St; LUNN, Lionel V, Devonport; MacKENZIE, George A, Devonport; MAYNIHAN, Denis, 149 Hobson St; McCOMBIE, Charles A, Stanley Bay; McDONALD, Harry, c/o NZ Railways; McEVOY, William, Mt Eden Rd; McFARLANE, Robert, Ayr St; McGLASHAN, Lawrence, Devonport; MITCHELL, Cyril J, Sunnyvale Rd; O’DONNELL, Frank L, 7 Salisbury St; PERCIVAL, William T, c/o s.s. Waimarie; PIJACUN, Jure, 18 Dominion Rd; PROCTOR, William A, Avondale; PROSSER, Albert T, Devonport; RHODES, William E, 28 Ardmore Rd; ROSS, William, Helensville; ROWSELL, Arthur J, Paice Ave; SALLAN, Philip E, 24 Willow St; SCOTT, Reginald H, Pukekohe; TARR, George H, Cowie Rd; TRAFFORD, Frederick, 4 Turner St; TROUNSE, Charles H, 64 Albany Rd; TUNKS, Wilfred D, View Rd; WALTON, Edward Roy, Avondale; WARD, Walter G, c/o Milne & Choyce; WILSON, James A, Otahuhu; WRIGHT, J W, 126 Williamson Ave; WYLLIE, Herbert W, Papatoetoe; YEATES, Wm G, 48 Ardmore Rd
HOME FROM SAMOA on the Atua
ROACHE, J G, Capt, 5th Wgtn Infantry, invalided home, typhoid
BROOKE, Matron and WILLIS, Sister – Army Nursing Staff, to join Maheno
DYER, QM Sgt, Army Medical Corps – transferred to Wellington
MORONEY, D, Field Cashier – transferred to Wellington
WHITFORD, Pte – transferred to Wellington
BARKER, W J, Pte; DAVIDSON, J, Pte; ELCOCK, E D, Pte; FOLEY, E, Pte; HALE, Staff Sgt; ROBERTS, H J, Pte
REINFORCEMENT DRAFTS – ARMY SERVICE CORPS
McGUIRE, Joseph, New North Road, Kingsland; PIGGOTT, Wm Harry, c/o Bank of NSW, Auckland; STILWELL, Arthur Ernest, Northcote; WILKINSON, Fredk Chas, 11 Claremont St
REINFORCEMENT DRAFTS – NZEF
BROWN, Alexander Forgie, Browns Bay, Takapuna; COLE, Sydney, valley Rd, Northcote; DRUMMOND, Geo Wolfred (sic), Middleton Rd; HANSCH, Ernest Alfred, Manurewa; JACKSON, James S, s/o Sailors’ Home; MILL, Chris, St Arva’s, Carlton Gore Rd; O’KEEFE, John, New Lynn; ORNSTEIN, Philip, 44 Kelmarna Ave
THE EIGHTH DRAFT – OFFICERS FROM AUCKLAND
ARMSTRONG, Lieut G C W, unattached list; FORBES, 2nd Lieut A McR, 3rd, Auckland, Regt; HEMPHILL, 2nd Lieut H C, 11th, North Auckland, Mounted Rifles; KIRKER, Capt D R, Auckland Garrison Artillery; McGREGOR, 2nd Lieut, A S C; RAYNES, Capt J J, reserve of officers
THE MAORI CAMP – STAFF APPOINTMENTS
ASHTON, Lieut L G, Quartermaster, unattached list; BARLOW, Staff Sgt Major J, Instructor; HOPKINS, Staff Sgt Major D F, Instructor; JAMIESON, Staff Sgt Major A C, Instructor; MAIN, Capt A, 15th, North Auckland, Regt, Camp Adjutant; PEACOCK, Capt H, NZSC, Company Commandant; WALKER, Staff Sgt Major G, Instructor
EIGHTH REINFORCEMENTS – Selection of NCO’s
BASLEY, L Manukau Road
DALE-TAYLOR, T T 476 Queen St
FERGUSON, A L Penrose
FOOTE, F J Grafton Road
BAMFORD W R, c/o Box 556, Auckland
BELL C G, St Heliers Bay
BROOKFIELD A G P, St Heliers Bay
COLBECK W S, Mark Road
CRAIG J C, Mountain Road
DALE-TAYLOR Ivan, c/o Kaiapoi Woollen Co.
ELLIFFE J McF, Grange Road
GRIBBIN C R, Calliope Rd, Devonport
JOLLY C H, c/o YMCA
MARSHALL H A, Avoca House, Cleveland Rd
OXENHAM C, Gladstone Road
RALPH F H, Tauranga
RAINE J C, Eden Terrace
SCHMIDT G H, 133 Church St, Onehunga
SHERIDAN G B, c/o Methodist Theological College
SPURDLE P A, c/o Stewart & Johnston
SUTHERLAND F E, Arthur St, Onehunga
SULLIVAN W H, 9 Williamson Ave
WATT J R, Matata
AUSTRALIAN CASUALTIES (NZers serving with Australian troops)
DELATOUR, Sgt E – KIA
FRYER, Pte D – wounded
GAMBLING, A A – died of wounds
MORELL, Pte C – died of wounds
SIMMONS, Pte F C R – KIA
WATT, Pte J – KIA
BANCROFT, Percival E, c/o People’s Palace
BOYNE, Harold W, 7 Chamberlain St
BURRELL, Martin H B, Owen St
CASHMORE, Frederick R, New North Rd
COLLISON, Stanley L, 104 Jervois Rd
CROOKS, William C, Sunnyvale Rd
DAVID, Robin, Victoria Ave
ELLIS, William C, Sherwood Ave
FLETT, Arthur E C, King’s Pde, Devonport
FORRESTER, George C, Sunnyside Rd
FRUIN, Francis L, Helensville
FULLER, Albert E, Broadway, Newmarket
GEORGE, Ernest H, 32 Shelly Beach Rd
GIBBON, Harold, c/o tug Te Awhina
GIBSON, Andrew A, Green Lane
GITTOS, Harold M, Avondale South
GLASS, William J, The Abbey, Upper Queen St
HASLETT, James S, 7 Shelly Beach Rd
HAYSON, Reginald L, Surrey Cres
HYLAND, Alexander, 48 King’s Pde, Devonport
ISAACS, Solomon, Northcote
JERRAT, John P, 126 Manukau Rd
JOHNSTONE, Henry, c/o GPO, Auckland
JONES, Bernard, 65 Alexandra St
JORDAN, George A, 4 Hargreaves St
LAMONT, William A, Wills St
LENNAN, Anthony, c/o GPO, Auckland
LYE, William L, Union St
MACKAY, John T, 37 Phoenix Chambers
MAGEE, Henry B, 24 Vincent St
MAIR, John, c/o s.s. Victoria
McNEISH, Arthur W, c/o Telegraph Office, Auckland
MORGAN, Alfred P, Avondale
MURDOCH, Louis M, 7 Manukau Rd
PALMER, James C, Mangapai
PAPPIN, Walter J, Pukekohe
PAUL, George W W, 19 Crummer Rd
PEARCE, Clarence G F, Northcote
PRENTICE, John, c/o GPO, Auckland
SHEARD, George W, Windsor St
SISLEY, Henry C, Penrose
SUMMERS, Thomas W, 23 Boston Rd
TARARA, Frank W, Carlton Rd
THOMPSON, Lewis A, Lower Matakana
THORBURN, Walter S, Tokomaru Bay
WEST, Edward, Leigh St
WILLIAMS, Frank C, Northcote
WILSON, Harold, Papakura
WOODROFFE, Ivan D, Penrose
YOUNG, Arthur, 8 Manning St
WRAGGE, Private Clement Edgerton, Queensland portion of the Australian Expeditionary Forces, was killed in action at the Dardanelles. Eldest son of Mr Clement Wragge, the well known meteorologist who is at present residing in Auckland.
AUCKLAND MEN RETURNING ON THE STEAMER WILLOCHRA
MacDONALD, Captain A E – 16th, Waikato, Company – dangerously wounded, shoulder & chest. NOK: Mrs Phoebe MacDonald, Frankton.
MORPETH, 2nd Lieutenant R N, 6th, Hauraki, Company, 5th May – slightly wounded; 12th May – dangerously ill with bullet wound left arm; 24th May – progressing favourably. NOK (F) Mr H D Morpeth, Town Clerk, Waihi.
PEAKE, Lieut L W, 16th, Waikato, Company – 5th May – reported wounded; 19th May – arm amputated. NOK (M) Mrs Bertha Peake, Rotorangi, Cambridge.
FLETCHER, Lieut J W, Auckland Infantry Brigade – 19th May – reported wounded. NOK (W) Mrs S A Fletcher.
MACFARLANE, Lieut James Clyth, 3rd, Auckland, Company – 19th May – reported wounded. NOK (F) J B Macfarlane, Gillies Ave, Epsom.
Privates: ALLAN; BAILEY; BALHAM; BEALS; BERRY; BOURKE; BOWMAN; BOYLE; BROWN; BRYDON; CAMPBELL; CASEDY; CLARKE; CLIGHORN (sic); COOK; De VRIES; DUNN; EAGLETON; EAMES; FAITHFUL; FAWCETT; FITZGERALD; GARDEN; GIBBON; GIBSON; HANSON; HENDERSON; HOWLETT; LESTER; MEADE; MILSOM; MOORE; MORROW; NESBIT; NEWCOMBE; PAGE; PITTMAN; ROBERTSON; ROBINSON; ROE; SPENCER; SQUIRRELL; STAFFORD; STOKES; TOWERS; TUGILL; UNDERWOOD; WALLACE; WHEELER; WILSON
Troopers: ANDERSON; INNES; HARTLAND; SHAW; HARVEY
AUCKLAND WEEKLY NEWS - 24 June 1915
LOVE, Pte W T - Otago Infantry Battalion, who was reported killed in action on April 27, was working in Sargood's boot factory at Dunedin, when he enlisted. He was a noted soccer player.
RAE, Pte Walter - 21 yrs old, who was killed in action on May 2, was born at Dunedin and educated at Kaikorai school. He was the eldest son of Mr Robert Rae, Bootmaker, Oamaru.
ANDERSON, Pte Harold Richard - Otago Infantry Battalion, whose death at the Dardanelles was recorded last week, was the son of Mr John Anderson of Footscray, Victoria.
FOUNTAIN, Pte Ernest Harold - Otago Infantry Battalion, who has been killed, was 28 yrs of age and was the eldest son of Mr A O Fountain, builder, Ann St, Roslyn.
RUNCIMAN, Pte James - Auckland Infantry Battalion, who is reported amongst the missing, is the son of Thomas Runciman, Glen Massey. He was 28 yrs of age and was engaged in the sawmilling business at Oturoa.
HARDING, Pte A R - of New Plymouth is among those killed in action at the Dardanelles. He was a member of the literary staff of the Taranaki Daily News before he left for the front.
PHILLIPS, Pte Charles - killed in action, was captain of the Manawatu representative team last year. He was a school teacher at Feilding before enlisting.
McNAB, Pte Cyril - Wellington Infantry Battalion, reported killed in action, formerly resided in Church St, Palmerston North, with his parents who now live in Motueka, Nelson. His brother Roy was killed in action a fortnight ago.
PRIDEAUX, Pte Thomas Pascoe - Wellington Infantry Battalion, whop is reported killed in action, was a brother of Messrs H & W Prideaux and a first cousin of Mr D Dustin, residents of Palmerston. Deceased was born at Wanganui and lived there for many years. Mr H A Prideaux, Victoria Ave, Wanganui, is deceased's father.
INDER, Trooper Eric - who has been wounded, is a son of Mr S Inder, formerly postmaster at Palmerston North. Tpr Inder will be remembered by many ex pupils of the High school, where he attended from 1904 to 1907. He was a fine football forward.
O'BRIEN, Bugler Martin - Otago Infantry Battalion, who is missing, is the only son of Mr J A O'Brien, Dowling St, Dunedin. He was on 17 1/2 years of age when he joined the main force and went into camp at Tahuna Camp.
HAYCOCK, Cpl Fred Ellis - 16th, Waikato, Co, Auckland Infantry Battalion, who was killed in action at the Dardanelles on April 25, was 21 yrs of age and was born at Kimbolton near Feilding. He was a blacksmith by trade, and always took a keen interest in volunteering.
HAROLD, Pte Edward L - whose death from smallpox is announced, was a son of Mr Peter Harold of Mackay St, Thames.
SHEPPARD, Pte E F - of Tauranga, who has been killed in action, was the son of Mr Edward Sheppard, accountant. He was for a few years in a lawyer's office in Auckland but afterwards returned to Tauranga, where he was employed in Mr Ridley's provision store.
TAWSE, Pte Adam - who was killed in action at the Dardanelles on May 8, came to NZ some five years ago. Prior to joining the expeditionary force he was engaged in Pukekohe as a tailor and clothier.
SMITH, Sgt H W - Wellington Mounted Infantry, who was killed in action at the Dardanelles, was very well known, both in the Wairarapa and in Wellington, especially in sporting circles. He was a native of Featherston and was 28 yrs of age. About nine years ago he was for a short time in the employment of Messrs George Thomas & Co., auctioneers, Wellington, later returning to the Wairarapa. While there he was huntsman for the old Masterton Hounds and clerk of the course at the Masterton races. He was a prominent boxer, as well as a fine horseman and recently won the heavy-weight boxing championship in Egypt.
BADDELEY, L/Cpl Lionel Richard - Wellington Infantry Battalion, who has been killed in action, was the eldest son of Mr Richard Baddeley, Kakitihi, Wanganui and was educated at the Wanganui College. He was a grandson of Major Baddeley, late of Taranaki.
HAMILTON, Sgt William Alexander - who was killed in action at the Dardanelles on April 25, was the eldest son of Mr W A Hamilton, who is a timber checker in the Railway Department. He was 22 yrs of age and was educated at Invercargill South School.
TATTLE, Cpl P G - who has been killed at the Dardanelles, was a schoolmaster at ?Longbush when he enlisted.
UREN, L/Cpl Geo T - of the Otago Infantry Battalion, who has been killed in action, was the second son of Mr & Mrs William Uren, of Clyde.
McDONALD, Pte James - killed on May ? was about 26 yrs old. He was the fourth son of Mr Alexander McDonald, late of **ames St, Balclutha, now residing in ?Oamaru/Timaru. Deceased was brought up in Balclutha but of late years he worked in Taranaki.
PETRE, Cpl R F - Canterbury Infantry Battalion, who has been killed in action, was the son of Mr R G Petre of Andover St, Merivale and was 21 yrs of age. He was educated at the Christchurch Boys High School.
FORSYTH, L/Cpl A J - Wellington Infantry Battalion, who has been killed in action, was the son of Mr A Forsyth of Gisborne. He was an enthusiast in military matters and left on August 16 with the local draft of the main expeditionary force. He was a teacher at the Patutahi school.
LATTIMORE, Pte G P - Canterbury Infantry Battalion, killed in action, was 23 yrs of age and was a son of Mrs Lattimore of 65 Aikman's Road, St Albans.
WILLIAMS, Pte G P, - Wellington Infantry Battalion, who has been killed in action, was the second son of Mr Oliver Williams of Dannevirke. He was 23 yrs of age and was an ardent volunteer before the advent of compulsory training.
FRASER, Pte Alfred Ernest - Canterbury Infantry Battalion, who has been killed in action, was a son of Mr J Fraser, Richardson St, Opawa, for many years engineer to the Christchurch Fire Brigade.
TICKLEPENNY, Pte A C H - Among the members of the Auckland Infantry Battalion who are reported missing, Pte Ticklepenny is a member of a well known family at Tauwhao and was engaged in farming when he volunteered for active service.
DREWET, Pte Oliver Hawkes - killed in action April 25, was a son of Mr Drewet, M.I.M.E., of Hokianga, one time instructor for engineering at the Auckland Technical School. Pte Drewet, who was 34 yrs of age, was a member of the 1?th Waikato Regt. Two of his brothers, Frank and Jeff, saw service in the South African war. Jeff is now in the Ma** States & Frank is on military duty in Auckland.
COX, Pte E W - who has been wounded is a son of Mr E B Cox, Roto-o-rangi, Cambridge. He was engaged in farming with his father when he joined the Expeditionary Force.
BROWN, Trooper H B - 4th Waikato Squadron, Auckland Mounted Rifles, who was reported on June 12 to have been killed in action, was a son of Mr F Barnard Brown of Westport. He was 27 yrs old. Educated at the Wanganui College, Tpr Brown was engaged in farming in the Whakatane district, Bay of Plenty, until the outbreak of the war. His grandfather, Captain HEWETT, was killed in the Maori war and his great-grandfather, Colonel HEWETT, was the last surviving Waterloo officer.
MUNRO, Pte Norman Hector - 16th Waikato Regt, killed in action at the Dardanelles on May 8, was the 5th s/o Mr Donald Munro, farmer, of Paterangi, Waikato.
HAYWARD, Pte Thomas Western - who is in the list of missing Aucklanders, is a native of Devonshire, England, and is a son of Mrs M Bennett of Woodside Rd, Mt Eden. He is 25 yrs of age and when he enlisted he had been four years in NZ. In June of last year he bought a farm at Ngarua in the Thames Valley and had just started work on it when he obeyed the call of King and country.
DUNLOP, Trooper Cyril Charles - killed in action, was a son of Mr J C Dunlop and has a number of relatives in the Gisborne district, including his brother, Mr F G Dunlop, solicitor. He enlisted at Hastings and left with the main force. Mr & Mrs J C Dunlop recently visited their son in Egypt and are now on their way back to NZ.
GILLANDER, Pte Frederick Norman - who has been killed in action, was a son of Mr Charles Gillander, engineer, of Ngaruawahia. He was 23 yrs of age and when he enlisted he was following the profession of an architect at Hamilton. He was a member of the 16th, Waikato, Regiment. Two of deceased's brothers are now serving at the front.
EMERSON, Pte John Christian - reported as missing, was a son of Mr Mark Emerson, Hamilton East, superintendent of the fire brigade. He is 19 yrs of age, was born in Auckland and educated at the Hamilton East Public School.
JOHNSON, Pte John Mervyn - of Auckland, who is reported missing, is the younger son of Mrs Johnson of 43 Alexandra St, Auckland. He is 23 yrs of age and was employed as a packer in the grocery trade. Misfortune has fallen heavily on the family since the missing soldier went away with the third reinforcement draft, his father having died in March last, whilst the death of a sister occurred last month.
PRIMROSE, Pte William Stanley - reported to be missing, is the 4th s/o Mr John Primrose, Claudelands, Hamilton. He left with the Auckland infantry, main body. He was born at Kirikiriroa and educated in Hamilton. After leaving school he joined Messrs Hallenstein Bros and was with them in Hamilton, Cambridge, Auckland and Whangarei, leaving the latter place to join the Expeditionary Force. Pte Primrose was married only about a fortnight before he left. He has a brother with the main body in the Nelson Squadron, Canterbury Mounted Regt.
EADES, Pte Joseph William - who is amongst the Aucklanders reported missing, is the fourth son of Mr John Eades, of Edendale Rd, Mt Eden. He is a native of the Wellington district.
CANTEN, Gunner C J - whose name recently appeared in the list of those killed in action, was a brother of Mrs H Knowles, Anglesea St, Hamilton. Deceased was well known in the Hunterville district and, although a young man, he had held many responsible positions. He was a member of the Wellington Land Board and was 37 yrs of age.
LOWRY, Pte D J - reported missing since May 1, joined the main expeditionary force and was attached to the South Otago section. He was born at Auckland and was for some time a member of the 'A' Battery. He was a bookbinder by trade and served his apprenticeship at the Auckland Weekly News Office, after which he was for some time employed in the Govt Printing Office at Wellington. His next of kin is his brother, Mr C A Lowery, of Cumberland St, Christchurch, and another brother is Mr J Lowry of Auckland, printer.
TALBOT, Pte Charles John - whop was recently reported to have been killed in action on April 25, left Auckland with the Waikato Infantry Company of the main expeditionary force. He was a son of Mr R Talbot, of Grafton Road and brother of Mr D Talbot of the Takapuna Tram Co. and was about 35 yrs of age.
ROSS, L/Cpl Noel - his name was included in one of the first lists of wounded. Writing from Zeitoun on May 6, Cpl Rex HESKETH of Auckland, describes the soldier's injuries. "Noel ROSS is in hospital here, the poor fellow is paralysed from the body downwards. A shell burst beside him. Luckily he was not hit but the shock, which must have been terrific, knocked him out. I think he will be all right later on - they say so at the hospital." A letter was received by Mr George Grant of Gisborne, from Lance Corporal Ross, who is his nephew. Lance Corporal Ross is the only son of Mr Malcolm Ross, official correspondent with the NZEF. He also is a journalist and was on the staff of the Christchurch Sun when he joined the Canterbury Infantry Battalion.
GRIERSON, Pte Walter Alexander - who is reported wounded, is the third son of Mr H C Grierson, secretary of the Auckland Co-operative Terminating Building Society.
BARNETT, Pte Lewen Maughan, who has been wounded, is a son of the Auckland city organist, Mr J Maughan Barnett.
SAVORY, L/Cpl Chas - who is reported in the latest casualty list from the Dardanelles as wounded, was well known in athletic circles of the Dominion. He played the Rugby Union game for some years and then transferring to the Rugby League accepted a position in the combined NZ and NSW team which toured England.
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.
JACKSON, Trooper George Covell - who is reported to have died of wounds received at the Dardanelles, was the elder don of Mr George E Jackson of Hamilton and Piopio and a grandson of the late Hon John Bryce. He was born in 1890 and was educated at Wanganui Collegiate School and at Victoria University College. He graduated BA in 1912 and was admitted a solicitor of the Supreme Court in 1913, when he commenced practice in Hamilton in partnership with Mr De La Mare.
HARRISON, Pte Wilfred - of the Auckland Infantry Battalion, who is reported missing, was farming with his brother at Tahuna near Morrinsville, when war was declared. He is about 26 yrs of age and served his apprenticeship as an engineer in the Addington workshops at Christchurch. He belonged to a volunteer corps in North Canterbury where his parents reside.
BRADLEY, Trooper Thomas - Auckland Mounted Rifles, who was killed in action on May 26, was born near Christchurch and was 31 yrs of age. He was educated at Christchurch and was for some years employed by the Kaiapoi Clothing Co., Christchurch, being later transferred to the Auckland branch of the same firm. Tpr Bradley settled in Oparau near Kawhia.
IRVINE, Sgt Percy Kent - of the Canterbury Infantry Battalion, who has been killed in action, was 24 yrs of age and a native of ?Lyttelton where he resided with his mother. He was the 5th s/o the late Mr W Irvine and was a grand-nephew of the late Major General Sir Henry Kent, late of the 7?th Regt and also of the late Captains Henry & W M Kent, RN, and of the late Capt James Grant. He was a keen territorial.
LYTTLE, Lieut D J A - who was at first reported wounded and then reported missing, is now reported to have been killed. Lt Lyttle was a native of Gore and was a teacher on the staff of the Kaitangata Public School when he volunteered for active service.
EARP, Cpl W - killed at the Dardanelles, was the eldest son of Mr & Mrs S W Earp, old and much respected settlers at Tawa Flat near Wellington.
SCALES, L/Cpl Jack - killed in action, was the second son of Mr G H Scales, of Wellington. He was born at the Hutt 23 yrs ago and was educated at the Lower Hutt school and at Wellington College. For some time before he enlisted he was engaged in farming pursuits in the Wairarapa.
VARCOE, Sgt Arthur Frederick - who has been killed in action, was the youngest son of Mrs ?Hannah Varcoe, McMaster St, Invercargill and was about 29 yrs of age. His brother, Pte Wesley Earl Varcoe, who accompanied him to the front, was previously reported to have been killed in action on May 8.
ADAMSON, Sgt F F - reported missing, went away with the third reinforcements, Otago Infantry. On arrival in Egypt he gave up his stripes and joined the main body so that he could get into the fighting the sooner. He was born at Pahia, Southland, 23 yrs ago and took his BA and MA degrees about a year ago at the Otago University. He was teacher of science in the Ashburton High School when he enrolled. Sgt Adamson's mother resides at Oret***, Southland.
PATERSON, Pte James Ayton - who has been killed in action, was the elder son of the late Mr James Paterson, for a long time librarian of the Dunedin Athenaeum.
****EWIN [?SEBEEWIN], Private - of Palmerston North, who is reported killed in action, at the Dardanelles, was a well known Manawatu footballer.
WHITE, Pte Wm - whose name appeared in the list of killed, was 33 yrs of age. He served in the British navy for 15 yrs 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 Dardanelles forts and a fifth with the Australian Expeditionary Force.
FALCONER, Pte Ambrose - missing, was a well known Otago footballer and represented Otago as wing forward against Canterbury and Southland in 1908.
McDOWELL, Pte H - whose name appears in the Auckland Infantry Battalion's list of killed in action, was a son of Mr & Mrs McDowell of Ngatapa. Pte McDowell was employed for some time in Messrs L D Nathan & Co's Gisborne branch. Eighteen months ago he left for Waikato and he enlisted in the Waikato company of the main expeditionary force.
HOGG, Trooper Thomas Nelson - killed in action, was a Gisborne member of the main expeditionary force. He was the third son of Mr & Mrs T N Hogg of Clifford St, Gisborne and was 22 yrs of age.
SAUNDERS, Pte Ernest Thomas - mentioned in one of last week's lists as having been killed in action, was a member of the Gisborne contingent which left on October 21. He came from Dunedin, where his parents reside and had been employed at Messrs J J Niven & Co's Gisborne branch for three years.
CHARTERIS, Pte Malcolm - reported amongst the missing, is a son of Mr D Charteris of New Plymouth. For many years he worked at Messrs Ellis & Burnand's sawmill at Mangapehi, King Country.
TREWERN, Pte Harold - Otago Infantry Battalion, who has been killed in action, was the eighth son of Mrs H J Trewern of Woolston and was 25 yrs of age. He was employed in the Railway Department.
MUNN, L/Cpl Robert Russell - Otago Infantry Battalion, who has been killed in action, was a son of Mr J Munn, of Highgate, Roslyn, and was nearly 24 yrs of age. He was a clerk in the despatch room of the Dunedin telegraph office.
O'BRIEN, Pte H E - Whakatane, killed in action at the Dardanelles. He was employed on the Mangatu station at Whatatutu where he was very popular. He formerly belonged to New Plymouth and left Gisborne with the infantry draft in December last.
PAUL, Pte William John - Canterbury Infantry Battalion, killed in action, was the second son of Mr Robert J Paul of the Lower Hutt. He was 20 yrs of age and was for some time in the employment of the Wellington Woollen Co. He was a good rifle shot and took a keen interest in athletics. His elder brother, Robert Percival Paul, left with the fifth reinforcements.
CLARK, Pte A - of Bluff, who has been killed in action, was a Southland representative oarsman. He followed the calling of a fisherman and was for some years in the employment of the Railway Department. He was 31 yrs of age.
BODEN, Sgt Richard Arthur - Canterbury Mounted Rifles, who was killed in action, was a son of Mr F Boden of the Agricultural Dept, Wellington. He was 22 yrs of age and a solicitor by profession.
FISHER, Pte Edward Herbert - Wellington Infantry Battalion, killed in action, was a son of Mr Fisher of the Valuation Dept and a grandson of the late Mr James Temple Fisher, Postmaster General, in Sir George Grey's government. He was well known in rugby football circles.
McKAY, Pte John - of the Fiji contingent, who has been wounded in Flanders, was born at Woodstock, New Zealand. He is 22 yrs of age and a bank clerk by calling. He served six years in the State & High School Cadets (junior lieutenant), three years in the 1st, Westland, Rifles, Hokitika (senior sergeant) and three years in the NZ Territorials, South Canterbury Regt. Mr W D McKay, Woodstock, Westland, is his father.
WESTMACOTT, Lieut 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, Lt H H Spencer Westmacott, of the 16th, Waikato, Regt has also been wounded at the Dardanelles.
MACKENZIE, Pte F E - Auckland Infantry Battalion, reported wounded, is a son of Mr & Mrs Mackenzie, Mangarimutu, Feilding.
TANSLEY, Eric - Mr & Mrs Frederick Tansley of Patutahi Valley, have been acquainted of the death of their eldest son, aged 26, who has been killed in action at the Dardanelles. Eric Tansley, determining upon a seafaring career, joined the schooner Ururoa and served for some time in the intercolonial trade. Subsequently he took a position on one of the Sydney wharves which he occupied for five or six years before joining the Australian Expeditionary Force. His brother Ivan is serving with the third NZ reinforcements and the two brothers met in Egypt on Good Friday.
HART, Cpl Horace A - is reported to have been killed. He is the son of Mr Thomas F Hart, assistant sub-editor of the Otago Daily Times.
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