AUCKLAND WEEKLY NEWS
28 OCTOBER 1915
These are extracts from the Auckland Weekly News magazines and have been extracted with permission.
KETTLE, Lieut Desmond F s/o Mr C C Kettle, S.M., of Auckland, died while fighting on the Gallipoli Peninsula. Details have just been received from an officer who participated in the charge in which Lieut Kettle was killed: "It is with feelings more of pride than of condolence that I pen these few lines in reference to Lieut Desmond Kettle’s glorious end. One can rest assured he died upholding all our highest ideals of manhood and traditions of our race. He was badly wounded in the charge but went on gallantly leading his men until the last. The next day his body was found in a Turkish trench with two dead Turks. We have every reason to be proud of him — he died a death few are privileged to die. He is, indeed, a hero."
LEECH, J D L Sgt Major, KIA, Dardanelles, 19th May 1915, a native of Reefton, aged 36. Joined the Defence Dept as a member of the Torpedo Corps, Wellington and Permanent Artillery, Lyttelton. Joined the first reinforcements. His wife lived with her mother in Lyttelton. At the time Mrs Leech was in hospital undergoing an operation and died unaware of her husband’s death.
ROSE, Private, B Company, 6th Reinforcements died (at sea) of pneumonia. Advice re letter to Mr B W Hayson, Ponsonby, from Sgt Frank R Wilson, a popular Auckland athlete.
AUSTRALIAN CASUALTIES - New Zealanders serving with Australian troops
BEBOURBEL, Pvte E R — at Eastleigh; BLACK, Pvte J P — ill; BROMLEY, Pvte W — hospital London; BROOKFIELD, Lieut — killed while leading a charge; CALDWELL Pvte J — hospital Birmingham; CAMERON, Pvte AF — hospital, Heliopolis; CHALMERS, L/Cpl R D — ill; CHAPMAN, Major — killed while leading a charge; COLE, Pvte J — ill; COMBES, Pvte B H — ill; CORFE, Lt D B — hospital Alexandria; DICKENSEN, Pvte R H — ill; DONNELLY, L/Cpl A — ill; FRAME, Dvr W H — ill; FRASER, Pvte E — ill; FRYER, Pvte D — at London; GLANVILLE, Pvte R R — ill; GOULD, Pvte G — disembarked Malta; GRAHAM, Sgt J V — ill; GUDGEON, Pvte W A W — hospital London; HARDY, Sgt Major E A — ill; HAY, Pvte R W — ill; HENDERSON, Lieut — killed while leading a charge; HILL, Pvte, Canterbury Battalion — Invalided home; HOOPER, Spr E H — ill; HOSIE, Pvte W — ill; HUDSON, Sgt C — reported dangerously ill but progressing favourably; LISTER, Pvte J — ill; LOVE, Pvte H — killed in action; MACFADYEN, Pvte R H; McCONACHIE, Pvte D; McCULLOUGH, Pvte J; McEVOY, Pvte J — ill; McGLASHEN, Pvte E — disembarked Matla; McGREGOR, Pvte R — embarked for England; McKNIGHT, Pvte K W — ill; McWHITER, Sgt Major S G; MILLIKAN, Lieut — killed while leading a charge; MORRISON, Pvte W O — ill; O’CONNOR, Pvte T — wounded; OLIVER, Dvr S — ill; PELVIN, Pvte B — disembarked Malta; PHILLIPS, Cpl, Mt Felix Hospital, Walton on Thames — died of wounds: 49 shrapnel wounds at Gallipoli; REID, Pvte, J R — at Alexandria, prev. reported ill or wounded; ROSS, Pvte C A — disembarked Malta; RYAN, Pvte T A - hospital Birmingham; SHAW, Sgt Major O J — disembarked Malta; SHEEHAN, Pvte J — hospital, Heliopolis; SIMPSON, Pvte A F — wounded; SMITH, Pvte J J — ill; STEPHENSON, Sgt J B — ill.
‘WITH THE AUCKLANDERS’ - 4th Waikatos
STRINGER, Tpr Trevor, AMR, s/o Judge Stringer, wound (blinded) in right eye on 12th August at Sari Bair. [Lieut Winder shot through the heart beside Tpr Stringer]
STRONG, Cpl V — ill
THOMPSON, Cpl D — ill
WILSON, Pvte T W — ill
WINDER, Lieut — killed while leading a charge [shot through the heart beside Tpr Stringer]
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