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NEW ZEALAND AND WORLD WAR ONE
AUCKLAND WEEKLY NEWS
PERSONNEL PARAGRAPHS
AUGUST 1915

These are extracts from the Auckland Weekly News magazines and have been extracted with permission. Thanks to Jackie Walles for these.

August 1915

ALLAN, Sergeant Eric Oliver, Otago Infantry Battalion, who recently lost his life at the Dardanelles, belonged to a well known Taieri family. He enlisted at Mosgiel where he lived at the time with his parents. His father, Mr James Allan, one time one of Otago’s noted footballers, is connected with the Government Agricultural Dept. and is now living at Palmerston North. Sgt Allan was about 23 yrs of age and was a steady church worker. [AWN 12.08.1915] P.21

ALLEN, Lieut J H, A tribute is paid to the late Lieutenant recently killed in action at the Dardanelles, in a communication received by the Hon J Allen, Minister for Defence from General Hunter Weston, commanding the division in which the officer was serving at the time of his death. “Lieut J H Allen, Worcester Regt, and attached to the Essex Regt, joined the 29th Division out here on 26 May and took part in all the fighting with the 29th Division which occurred south of Krithia, including the successful battle on 4 June when three lines of trenches were captured with great loss to the enemy. Throughout all the fighting Lt Allen led his platoon with great gallantry. On 6 June the Turks made heavy counter-attacks which were repulsed with severe fighting. Lt Allen was shot while gallantly leading his men on this day.” [AWN 26.08.1915, p.22]

ARNOLD, Lance Corporal Rory, Canterbury Mounted Rifles, who died of wounds received in action at the Dardanelles on July 17, was 24 yrs of age. He was a member of the Nelson Mounted Rifles for four years prior to enlisting for the front. [AWN 12.08.1915] P.21

ASTLEY, Sapper Eric H, who was recently reported to have died on June 23 of wounds, received while serving with the Field Engineers at Gallipoli, was the elder son of Mr John E Astley, of Auckland. Sapper Astley was 21 yrs of age at the time of his death. [AWN 19.08.1915] P.21

AYLING, Bombardier Herbert, Field Artillery Brigade, who was recently reported to have died of fever on July 14, was the third son of Mr & Mrs S Ayling of Thames. He was 20 yrs of age and was born at Invercargill. Bdr Ayling was educated at Napier and Palmerston North and was in the employ of Mr W H Pal, bookseller of Hamilton, when war broke out. [AWN 19.08.1915] P.21

BAIN, Lieutenant J S, Wellington Infantry Battalion, reported as having died of wounds in Gallipoli, was at the outbreak of war manager of the seed department of Messrs A Hatrick & Co, Wanganui. He was an old Oamaru boy and both in the South and in Wanganui was a keen soldier. His family has now given two members to the Empire, as a brother who also went away from Wanganui, has been killed in action. Lieut Bain leaves a wife – now with her parents at Timaru – and one child. [AWN 26.08.1915, P.22]

BARTON, Corporal G A A, who was wounded at Achi Baba, in a letter to his father, written from Zeitoun Camp, Cairo, on June 19, states that he has not yet been [passed] as fit for active service. He is feeling quite well and chafing because he cannot get back to the firing line. Very hot weather has been experienced at Cairo, 114 degrees in the shade being recorded on one day, and three or four men died from sunstroke. [AWN 05.08.1915] p.20

BAUCHOP, Lieutenant Colonel A, who has been twice reported wounded and is now reported dead, was the youngest son of the late Robert Bauchop of Port Chalmers and was born in that town in 1871. He was educated at the Port Chalmers school and the Otago Boys High School and always took a keen interest in military matters. He entered the Garrison Artillery in 1898 as a subaltern and went to the Boer War in a mounted corps two years later. A few months after reaching South Africa he was promoted to a captaincy and was engaged in operations in the Western Transvaal and Natal for two years. He commanded a squadron in General BABINGTON’s column which played an important part in capturing nine guns from De La Ray on March 2, 1901. At Spitzkop on Feb 11, 1901, he saved a wounded member of the Imperial Yeomanry by giving up his horse. On June 12, 1901, he was appointed major of the sixth contingent. On February 24, 1902, at Bothasberg, he commanded the left wing of the seventh New Zealanders which bore the brunt of the fighting when De Wet strove to break away. He was raised to the rank of major in 1901 and at the conclusion of the war he remained in South Africa for some two years and a half, during portion of which time he held a commission in Major-General Baden-Powell’s Constabulary. He had the distinction of C.M.G. conferred on him in 1902. He took charge of the Canterbury military district in 1904 and was appointed to a similar position in Wellington in 1907 and in Otago in 1912. Colonel Bauchop was married two years ago to Miss M J Elder, a daughter of Mr H R Elder of Waikanae. He was four times mentioned in South African despatches and it was stated that at Spitzkop he earned the V.C. but, as no superior officer had witnessed his gallant action, the distinction was not conferred. [AWN 19.08.1915] P.21

BIGG-WITHER, Trooper Lovelace Francis, who has been reported wounded, is a son of Mr Frederick Bigg-Wither, district engineer for the Public Works Dept in Auckland. He was educated at the Christchurch High School and, with two brothers, was for some time a member of the 4th, Waikato, Mounted Rifles. Later he and one of his brothers went to Kaitaia where they were engaged in farming. Another brother joined the main expeditionary force and then Tpr Bigg-Wither and his second brother joined the third reinforcements draft as members of the Auckland Mounted Rifles. Tpr L F Bigg-Wither was left behind in Egypt with the horses but was ultimately sent into the firing line in June. He is about 25 yrs of age. [AWN 26.08.1915, P.22]

BROOKFIELD, Lieutenant Geo. Leonard, Auckland Mounted Rifles, reported to have been killed in action, was the youngest son of Mr F W Brookfield, St Heliers Bay. He was 23 yrs of age and an old boy of the Auckland Technical College. He was for some years in the service of the State Insurance Office at Auckland but was farming in the North when war broke out. [AWN 26.08.1915] P.22

BROWN, Lieut Colonel Charles Henry Jeffries, Canterbury Infantry Battalion, who has been wounded, is regarded as one of the best officers ever trained in the NZ Defence Force. In the old volunteer days Lt Col Brown, who was an underground mining manager on the West Coast, was officer in charge of the Denniston Rifles. When the main expeditionary force was raised he was appointed to the headquarters staff as assistant provost marshal with the rank of captain, while after the landing at Gallipoli and the death of Lt Col MacBean STEWART and the wounding of Lt Col LOACH, he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and placed in command of the Canterbury Infantry Battalion. He was twice wounded, at first slightly and the second time by a bomb. He was sent to England to recover from his injuries. [AWN 05.08.1915] P.20

BURN, Lieutenant William Wallace, youngest son of Nurse Burn of 281 Hereford St, Christchurch, had been missing since 3 August. The plane in which Lt Burn and his observer had been reconnoitering had been found damaged by Arabs but that there were no traces of the occupants. It is presumed from this that Lt Burn and his companion have been taken prisoner. Lt Burn, who was 24 yrs of age, was the youngest of three sons of Nurse Burn. He was educated at the Christchurch Boys’ High School and was later sent to England for two years military training. Whilst there he took aviation and secured an army pilot’s certificate. He had got as far as Teneriffe on his way back to NZ when the war broke out. Upon arrival in the Dominion he was posted to the Auckland military district but it was not long before a special request came for the use of his services with the Indian Army. He left for India last Easter and was later sent to the Persian Gulf where he took part as an aviator in several interesting operations. [AWN 12.08.1915, p.30]

BURN, Lieut W W A, who was reported missing from the British Forces operating in the Persian Gulf, is now officially reported dead. An Australian message reports the death of Lieut MERZ, Burn’s companion, at the hands of the Arabs and it is now established that Lieut Burn also lost his life in the same conflict. [AWN 26.08.1915, p.30]

BURNS, Private Henry John A tribute to the gallantry of a fallen comrade is paid by Pte L W MILSOM, 16th, Waikato, Company, who has been wounded and invalided home, in referring to Pte Burns, who died of wounds on June 27. Pte Milsom states that at about 5pm on the date of the landing at Gaba Tepe he was shot through the lungs and 20 minutes later he was struck on the right shoulder by a shrapnel bullet. Pte Burns carried him back fully a mile and then returned to his place in the firing line. This was the last time he saw him ‘…and I did not hear of him until it was reported that he had died of wounds…’ Pte Burns’ mother, Mrs H J GENTLES, resides in Falcon St, Parnell. [AWN 12.08.1915] p.21

BURRAGE, Trooper Harry, 3rd Auckland, Mounted Rifles, who was recently reported to have been killed in action on July 27, was the husband of Mrs H Burrage, Three Lamps, Ponsonby, whom he leaves with two children. He learned the trade of book-binding at the WEEKLY NEWS Office and subsequently went into business as a grocer, first in Ponsonby and later in Grey Lynn. He took a keen interest in the old volunteer movement and was for a time sergeant in the A Battery, Auckland Field Artillery. He later joined the No.2 Garrison Artillery and was, up to the time of the territorial scheme coming into force, one of the most popular members of the company. Tpr Burrage was also a keen rifle shot and had a number of trophies to his credit. He was a prominent member of the Akarana and City Rifle Clubs. He left NZ with the main expeditionary force and proceeded to Gallipoli from Egypt on May 8. [AWN 19.08.1915] P.21

BRYANT, Trooper Alfred Henry. The manner in which Tpr Bryant met his death has been related by Chaplain Major William Grant in a letter to his father, Mr R M Bryant of Tiritea, Palmerston North. Tpr Bryant was a member of the old Manawatu Mounted Rifles and went to the front with the main force. He left Egypt in the Mounted Rifles Brigade on May 9 and met his death on May 28. That day Major Grant wrote to Mr Bryant. “This place has been well named Shrapnel Gully. Quite a number of our men have been caught since we came here but your son was shot by a sniper while he was washing out his canteen on the beach. Death was practically instantaneous and he did not suffer. He came over with us on the Ordri and was greatly liked by all who knew him and now he has as truly given his life for the liberties of humanity as the man who falls with his face to the foe. You have my sincere sympathy in your loss and sorrow. This is a grievous time for the fathers and the mothers and we can only pray that they may find refuge in God. Your son is buried in what we call the beach cemetery, facing a lovely seascape, with islands in the near distance.” [AWN 05.08.1915] P.21

CARRINGTON, Lieutenant Hugh, Dean Carrington of Christchurch has received a cablegram from Malta stating that his son is in the hospital there with five wounds but that they are not serious. Lt Christopher Carrington, who was sick, has returned to the front. [AWN 05.08.1915] P.21

CHAMBERS, Major S, Wellington Mounted Rifles, who has been reported killed in action, was 28 yrs of age and was the eldest son of Mr & Mrs T M Chambers of Havelock North. His unaffected manners and manly bearing made him popular everywhere. The deceased soldier was educated at Heretaunga school, Nelson Boys’ College and Lincoln Agricultural College. As quite a young man he took a deep interest in military affairs, joining the Hawkes Bay Mounted Rifles as a lieutenant. He subsequently attained a captain’s commission and he left Hastings for the seat of war with the rank of major. A few years ago Major Chambers married Miss Hall of Blenheim. [AWN 19.08.1915] P.21

CHILDS, Sergeant H P F, who has died of enteric, was born in Chertsey, Canterbury, 22 years ago, S/O Mr T Childs of Palmerston North. He became a student of the Wellington College and later was at the Otago University, as both of which institutions he distinguished himself. He competed in the university boxing championship and gained the amateur middle-weight championship of NZ. Whilst at the Otago University, Sgt Childs answered the call of the Empire and joined the reinforcements as a non-commissioned officer. He was in the fighting at the landing on Gallipoli Peninsula on April 25 and was twice wounded. He was sent to Alexandria for hospital treatment. Whilst he was recovering he was recommended for a commission. Whilst waiting for this the call came from Gallipoli for men and Sgt Childs volunteered again as a private. It was whilst he was on his way back to the firing line that Sgt Childs was attacked by enteric with the sad result mentioned. [AWN 12.08.1915] P.21

CLARK, Private Douglas Pirie, who was reported wounded on July 12, is the second son of Mr J P Clark of Strathallen, Featherston. He went to the front with the main expeditionary force as a member of the Wellington Infantry Battalion. He is 23 yrs of age and is well known in the Apiti district. [AWN 19.08.1915] P.21

COLQUHOUN, Captain D, reported to be wounded, enlisted at Tapanui and went with the first reinforcements. He is a native of Tapanui and was associated with the old volunteer system. [AWN 26.08.1915, P.22]

COOK, Trooper W D, who has been wounded, left Gisborne with the first draft of mounted men on August 15. He came from the South and drew a section in the Ngatapa Settlement and was farming there when war broke out. [AWN 12.08.1915] P.21

COOK, Trooper W D, Wellington Mounted Rifles, who is reported to have been wounded on 1 August, is a son of Mr William Cook, relieving manager for the Bank of NZ. He is a sheep-farmer, of Eastwood Hill, Ngatapu, Gisborne. [AWN 12.08.1915, p.21]

COUSTON, Private George, 16th, Waikato, Regiment. Amongst those previously reported wounded and now reported wounded and missing. He is the youngest son of Mr William Couston, ironmonger, of Dunedin. Sgt ALLAN, who returned by the Willochra, says he came across the bodies of an Australian and a New Zealander on a ridge at Gallipoli. The New Zealander was a 16th Waikato private and his disc bore the name of Couston. [AWN 19.08.1915] P.21

CRIBB, Major C W E, who has been wounded, was second in command of the 13th North Canterbury and Westland, Company. When Major David Grant was killed in action on April 25 Captain Cribb was promoted to the rank of major and given that officer’s command, the 2nd South Canterbury Infantry Co. Major Cribb served in the South African war, for which he holds the Queen’s Medal with four clasps and the King’s Medal with two clasps. At the time of the outbreak of the war he was in the Postal Dept at Greymouth. [AWN 19.08.1915] P.21

CRIBB, Major C W E, Canterbury Infantry, who has died of wounds, was a Greymouth resident and left exactly 12 months ago in command of the first West Coast contingent, which he helped to mobilize. He had seen service in the Boer war and had spent his lifetime in the defence forces and held two long service medals. Altogether he was over 25 years in the NZ forces. He was a senior mail clerk at Greymouth, and was a native of Blenheim. He was 44 yrs of age. [AWN 19.08.1915] P.21

CRITCHLEY-SALMONSON, Captain A C B, D.S.O., who has been wounded, was appointed adjutant of the Canterbury Infantry Regiment when the expeditionary force was raised. He is one of the English army officers appointed to the NZ Defence Staff when the universal service scheme came into operation. He was mentioned in despatches by General Sir Ian Hamilton and awarded the Distinguished Service Order ‘for great gallantry on April 25, the day the force landed at Gaba Tepe, in saving a difficult situation and also on May 2 and 3, when he led a small party against an advanced trench under great difficulties’. He is 27 years of age. [AWN 19.08.1915] P.21

CULLEN, Sergeant E J, who is reported to have been wounded, is the eldest son of Mr John Cullen of Tauranga. He is 32 yrs of age and is a blacksmith by trade. For two years he was employed as a goods checker at the Auckland railway station and then joined the main expeditionary force as a farrier-sergeant in the 3rd, Auckland, Mounted Rifles. He was a member of the tenth contingent which went to South Africa. [AWN 12.08.1915] P.20

DAVIDSON, Lieutenant T A, reported to be missing, although serving with the Wellington Infantry Battalion, is an old Dunedin boy. After leaving school he went to Invercargill where he became interested in volunteering. Since operations at Gallipoli he has been promoted to commissioned rank and transferred to the 9th, Hawkes Bay, Company. Lieut Davidson is the eldest son of Mrs Davidson, Harbour Terrace, Dunedin, and is 36 yrs of age. [AWN 26.08.1915] P.22

DELANEY, Private Norman, Writing from Abassia hospital on June 10 to his father, Mr Hugh Delaney, Buckland, he states that he was wounded on June 3, one bullet piercing his left leg and embedding itself in his right thigh. He was one of a group of eight men disabled by a sniper at Quinn’s Post. Private Delaney expected to return to the front in six weeks. [AWN 12.08.1915] P.21

DENNISTON, Sergeant Thomas H, Mr A L Denniston, solicitor, of Auckland, received news on Friday of his brother’s death in Malta Hospital on Thursday. He was a son of Mr G L Denniston, the Belgian Consul in Dunedin, and nephew of Mr Justice Denniston and Mr A J Denniston (secretary of the Auckland Chamber of Commerce). Before leaving NZ with the main expeditionary force, Sgt Denniston, who was 23 yrs of age, was a medical student at Otago University and was in his final year. Information was received recently that he was one of those members of the Army Medical Corps who were being sent back to NZ to complete their medical course, afterwards to return to the front as doctors. Death was due to enteric fever. [AWN 05.08.1915] p.20

DICKENSEN, Pte D – ‘Died a Hero’ – A letter received by his brother Mr T H Dickensen of Fordell re his brother stated that Pte Dickensen ‘….held an outpost for 28 yrs against overwhelming odds. When he was wounded he was brought out with incredible difficulty and died on the journey to the dressing station…..We buried him there on a spur of Walker’s Ridge, rising steeply from the sea commanding an exquisite view of sea and land with islands in the near distance. The place is known as Fisherman’s Hut. You may well be proud in your sorrow that your brother died at the post of duty like a good soldier, giving his life for the liberties of the world…..’ [AWN 05.08.1915] P.30

DREAPER, Trooper R C, Wellington Mounted Rifles, who died of wounds, left Gisborne with a small draft of mounted men on October 17. When he enlisted he was engaged in sheep farming at Ruakituri where he had resided for some years and was very popular. He was 32 yrs of age and came from England. [AWN 05.08.1915] p.20

EDWARDS, Trooper L, Otago Mounted Rifles, who is reported to have been wounded, is the third son of Mr F Edwards of Balclutha. He is 18 yrs of age and was educated at the Mataura School. [AWN 05.08.1915] P.21

ELLERY, Private Cecil A letter received by the parents of Pte Ellery, killed in action, from a trooper at Zeitoun, states that he and another Gisborne man, Thomas LLOYD, were helping Lieut BRYAN, who was wounded, from the trench to a safer place when Ellery was shot. Lloyd was also seriously wounded in the back and is returning to Gisborne. [AWN 05.08.1915] p.20

ELMSLIE, Trooper Hamilton, s/o Mr & Mrs Elmslie of Geraldine, who was badly wounded at the Dardanelles and has been two months in the Abbassia Hospital, Cairo, is now convalescent and staying with his relations in England at North Park, Epsom Downs, Surrey. [AWN 12.08.1915] P.21

ELMSLIE, Major J McG, of Waverley, who has died of wounds, served in the South African war with the second NZ contingent and was the recipient of a medal with five clasps. He held the rank of captain at the time he offered his services with the expeditionary force and when Major CHISHOLM was invalided, Capt Elmslie was promoted to the rank of major. He was an old representative footballer. [AWN 26.08.1915] P.22

EMERSON, Lieutenant Percy T, Wellington Mounted Rifles, whose name has been mentioned in the casualty lists, had been in the service of the live stock and meat division of the Agricultural Dept for nine years. The present war was not his first experience of active soldiering. He did good service in South Africa where he obtained a commission in the field. [AWN 12.08.1915] P.21

EVERETT, Sergeant Stewart, of Nelson, who died from enteric at the Dardanelles, was a son of Mr Horatio Everett (chairman of the Waimea County Council). Sgt Everett went with the first NZ forces and had taken part in the Dardanelle’s fighting. He was 21 yrs of age and was a well known footballer and a district lawn tennis champion. [AWN 12.08.1915] P.21

FARQUHAR, Private William T, of the Otago Battalion, reported to have died of wounds, was 28 yrs of age. He left Gisborne with the fifth reinforcements and was subsequently transferred to the Otago Battalion of the fourth reinforcements. Prior to enlisting he was a member of the Gisborne post and telegraph staff. [AWN 26.08.1915] P.22

FEA, Sergeant John Haddon, who has died of wounds, was educated at the Kaikorai school, Otago. Prior to his departure with the main expeditionary force as a member of the 5th, Otago, Mounted Rifles, he was a member of the Otako Hussars for many years. He was 29 yrs of age. [AWN 26.08.1915 P.22

FEAR, L/Cpl F J H, NZ Engrs, Awarded Distinguished Conduct Medal 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. [AWN 12.08.1915] P.19

FINDLAY, Lieutenant Colonel John, who is reported to have been seriously wounded, went to Egypt in command of the Canterbury Mounted Regiment. He saw a great deal of service in the South African war, where he was wounded and he wears the Queen’s Medal with five clasps. Before volunteering for service in the present war Colonel Findlay was engaged in farming near Ashburton where he is well known and very highly respected. [AWN 19.08.1915] P.21

FINDLAY, Lieutenant Colonel J, reported seriously wounded, is a son of the late Mrs C Findlay of North Taieri. He was born in Taieri and educated at North Taieri school and was a member of the second contingent which went to South Africa. In that campaign he was wounded. He left with the main expeditionary force in command of the Canterbury Mounted Brigade. [AWN 26.08.1915, P.22]

FINDLAY, Ian. A private cablegram at Wellington announces the death from wounds of the youngest son of Sir John Findlay’s three sons who are serving as officers in France. Deceased, who was 18 yrs of age, had a distinguished school career. [AWN 19.08.1915] P.21

FLEMING, Captain W, Otago Battalion, who returned invalided from the base hospital, Egypt, by the Willochra, underwent a slight operation at a private hospital in Dunedin on Monday for the purpose of having a bullet extracted from his neck. The operation was entirely successful. [AWN 05.08.1915] P.21

FLOWER, Lieutenant W E F, of the 6th, Hauraki, Rifles, whose name has appeared in the casualty lists, had been connected with the fields division of the Agricultural Dept for about four years. Latterly he had held the position of fields inspector at Thames. [AWN 12.08.1915] P.21

FOLEY, Trooper E J – Particulars of some of the casualties among Auckland soldiers are given in a letter received by Mrs T Foley, Edenvale Rd from Tpr Foley, 3rd, Auckland, Mounted Rifles. He states that Tpr Martin A Brooke, who was wounded on June 15, had his left forearm also cut off by a shell cap. Tpr W A CORLIESON, who fell on 11 June was killed outright while on guard at the end of one of the saps which was only about 20 yds from the Turkish trenches. He was guarding the sappers and leaned over the sap to shoot a bomb thrower when a sniper caught him from the right. Sgt G E DROWER who was among those killed, is described by the men in his section as a hero. Of Lieut W S SIMPSON who was killed in action Tpr Foley states that he was sniped while near his ‘bivvy’ attending to a man who had been wounded by a sniper a couple of minutes before. Tpr Foley states that he alone remained of the original members of his section. He had a narrow escape on 26 May when a shell cap crashed through a small tree just behind Mart BROOKE, Keith MANNING and himself and buried itself between them, missing them by only inches. [AWN 19.08.1915] p.22

FOSTER, Quartermaster Sergeant W J, who was wounded in May, has written to his father, Mr J H Foster of Te Akatea, stating that having recovered from his wounds, he has returned to his duties at the front. QM/Sgt Foster is serving with the Wellington Mounted Rifles. [AWN 05.08.1915] P.53

FOWLER, Private Jack, who is reported as having died of enteric, was a member of the Samoan expeditionary force. On returning from Samoa he joined the fourth reinforcements together with a number of other returned ‘Samoans’. He is a son of Mrs C W Fowler of Inglewood. [AWN 12.08.1915] P.21

FRASER, Captain E G, Infantry Company. A cable has been received by Mrs Fraser, Ascot Avenue, from her husband stating that he is still in hospital in Malta, pending an operation for the removal of bomb splinters. Capt Fraser was wounded for the second time on June 11, receiving injuries in his face, neck and one eye from the explosion of a bomb. [AWN 05.08.1915] p.20

FURBY, Lieutenant W E S, who has been wounded a second time, is a brother of Mr F W Furby of the Prime Minister’s secretarial staff. [AWN 19.08.1915] P.21

GAMBLING, Private Alfred Astley, who is stated to have died of wounds while serving with the Australian forces at the Dardanelles, was a son of Mr E Gambling of Paeroa. He was in Sydney when the war broke out and joined the 3rd Infantry Battalion. Prior to going to Australia he was employed by Messrs Lemanquais, Lamb & Co., Paeroa. His twin brother, Pte Sydney Herbert Gambling, is reported to have been wounded. He was a member of the AIB and was engaged in the dairying industry prior to enlisting. [AWN 12.08.1915] P.21

GIBSON, Sapper B J NZ Field Engineers, who was killed in action on July 23, was the youngest son of the late Mr John Gibson and Mrs M Gibson of 45 Albany Rd, Herne Bay. He was 26 yrs of age. [AWN 12.08.1915] P.21

GIBSON, Sapper B J Son of the late Mr J Gibson of Herne Bay, has been killed in action. He was 26 yrs of age and prior to enlisting with the second reinforcement draft was employed by Messrs Wingate & Co. He was a member of the old Native Rifles and later was a sergeant in the Engineers. He subsequently joined the ammunition column and held the rank of lieutenant in this branch of the service. [AWN 12.08.1915] P.21

GILLESPIE, Sergeant A R, who was wounded at Cape Helles, went away with the third reinforcements. On arrival in Egypt he gave up his stripes and joined the main body as a private. On being wounded he was sent to Cairo but returned to the trenches just a month later. Private advice has been received that he has again been promoted. Sgt Gillespie, who is a member of a Wellington family, also served in the Boer War. [AWN 05.08.1915] P.53

GORDON, Corporal G A, who was recently reported to have been killed in action on August 2, left with the third reinforcements of the Wellington Infantry Battalion. He was the eldest son of the late Mr W R Gordon, Ford Street, Opotiki, and a grandson of Captain Gordon, who served in the Indian Mutiny. He was born in Opotiki and was 22 yrs old. Cpl Gordon enlisted in Wellington, leaving the employ of the Hawkes Bay Motoring Company. [AWN 26.08.1915] P.22

GRANT, Major Samuel Alexander, who has died of wounds, was A.Q.M.G for the Otago military district before he was selected for the position of staff officer with the fourth reinforcements. On arrival at the front he was appointed second in command of the Auckland Battalion. Major Grant, who was a son of Major Grant of Auckland, was married and in his 37th year. Her had a fine record of service. He started his military career in 1898 as a private in the NZ Native Rifles at Auckland. After having passed through the non-commissioned ranks he received a commission in the seventh NZ contingent for South Africa where he saw plenty of active service in the Transvaal, on the Zululand frontier of Natal and in the Orange River Colony. He held the Queen’s Medal with four clasps. He returned from South Africa as adjutant to his regiment. In 1909 he was selected for two years’ training in the regular army at Home where he was attached to the Lancashire Fusiliers, 20th Regiment. On his return to NZ in 1911 he was appointed brigade major to the Otago Mounted Rifles and was stationed at Oamaru. [AWN 19.08.1915] P.21

GREY, Trooper A S, who has been admitted to No.2 Australian General Hospital, Ghezireh, Cairo, suffering from gunshot wounds in the chest and arms received at the Dardanelles, is the third son of Mr E H Grey, Church Road, Epsom. He was a school teacher and law student prior to the outbreak of war, when he enlisted with the 3rd, Auckland, Mounted Rifles (main body) and up to the time of being wounded had completed nearly three months in the trenches at Gallipoli. Tpr Grey is one of four sons of Mr E H Grey who have joined the forces in different parts of the Empire. [AWN 26.08.1915] P.22

HADDOCK, Private William, Mounted Field Ambulance, who was killed in action on August 9, was the eldest son of Mr W J Haddock, Symonds St, Auckland. He was born in Debton Town near Greymouth and was 26 yrs old. He was for some time in the employ of the Auckland Gas Co. and had been in Christchurch for a few months before the outbreak of war, when he immediately enlisted. [AWN 26.08.1915] P.22

HAIG, Corporal David Kerr, NZ Field Engineers, reported to have died of enteric, was born at Wanganui but his parents came to Dunedin when he was a boy and he received his education at the Mornington public school. [AWN 19.08.1915] P.21

HALLIWELL, Private Norman, Auckland Infantry Battalion, who is reported wounded is well known in Hamilton where he resided for many years. He was a member of the 16th, Waikato, Regiment and before leaving with the main body was employed in the composing room of the Waikato Times. He is 20 yrs of age. [AWN 26.08.1915, P.22]

HALLY, Corporal Charles, s/o Mr Jas. Hally of Cambridge, succumbed on July 20 to wounds received in action at the Dardanelles. Cpl Hally was wounded shortly after the landing was effected at Gallipoli and was conveyed to Cairo where it was understood he was progressing favourably. It is thought that possibly he recovered sufficiently to again go into the firing line and died as a result of further wounds. Cpl Hally, who was about 28 yrs of age, was a good runner and footballer. He learned the engineering trade in Dunedin. Mr & Mrs Hally have two other sons on active service. [AWN 12.08.1915] P.21

HALLY, Corporal Charles, 6th, Hauraki, Company, who was recently killed, had been farming at Kiwitahi near Morrinsville, for about 12 months prior to the outbreak of war. He at once volunteered and joined the main expeditionary force. Wounded early in the fighting, he recovered and returned to the firing line where he met his death. [AWN 19.08.1915] p.21

HAY, Captain Bruce Somerville, who has been killed in action, was very well known in Auckland. He volunteered from Auckland for service in the South African war and on returning to NZ engaged in farming at Maungatautari. When the defence scheme came into force he became attached to the NZ Staff Corps and was one of the officers trained at the first territorial camp at Tauherenikau. Later he was appointed to the Defence staff in Dunedin and from there he joined the main expeditionary force. Captain Hay was a son of Mr A R Hay who owned a sheep station at Dacre in Southland. On his return from South Africa in 1902 he was appointed captain of the 3rd, Waikato, Rifles. He held the Queen’s Medal with three clasps and the King’s Medal with two clasps. [AWN 19.08.1915] P.21

HEAYS, Corporal R J, Auckland Mounted Rifles, who is reported to have been wounded in the right shoulder, is the third son of Capt W H Heays of Galatea. Cpl Heays was educated at the Bayfield school and afterwards took up a seafaring life. On his father leaving the sea to engage in farming, Cpl Heays joined him and was thus employed when war broke out. He enlisted with the 11th, North Auckland, Mounted Rifles and left with the main body. Cpl Heays has a brother, Wilbert Heays, serving in Egypt with the veterinary section of the first reinforcements. [AWN 26.08.1915, P.22]

HELLIER, Private S, who was killed at the Dardanelles recently, belonged to the Morrinsville district until two years ago and was a brother of Mrs Swinburn of Motumaoho. He was serving with the Australian forces when he met his death. [AWN 12.08.1915] p.21

HODGES, Spr E A, NZ Engrs, Awarded Distinguished Conduct Medal for great gallantry on June 9 & 10, in circumstances similar to L/Cpl F J H FEAR’s exploit. [AWN 12.08.1915] P.19

HOLDERNESS, Gunner Henry Victor Angel, NZ Field Artillery, who is reported wounded, is a son of Mr H Holderness of Winton St, St Albans Christchurch. He was born in Dunedin about 24 years ago and was educated at the High Street School, Dunedin. Gnr Holderness left for the front with the fourth reinforcements. [AWN 19.08.1915] P.21

HOLLIER, Private S, who was killed at the Dardanelles recently belonged to the Morrinsville district until two years ago and was a brother of Mrs SWINBURN of Motumaoho. He was serving with the Australian forces when he met his death. [AWN 12.08.1915] P.21

HORNEMAN, Lieutenant Jack, who was wounded on August 8, is a son of Mr M Horneman of Northcote. He was born in Hawera and was educated in the primary schools at Mangaioki, Taranaki, and at Hamilton, while he later attended the Hamilton High School and the Auckland Technical School. [AWN 26.08.1915, P.22]

HOULKER, Capt James, Canterbury Infantry Batt., reported killed last Thursday, and for whom a memorial service was held at the cathedral last evening, is now reported wounded and not killed. . [AWN 19.08.1915] P.22

HUME, Major Arthur Grenville, of Wellington, who went away in charge of the fourth reinforcements and who has been killed at the Dardanelles, was the fourth son of Colonel A G Hume, formerly Inspector of Prisons, and was born in England 42 years ago. He was educated at the Terrace School, Wellington and at Wellington College and Wanganui College. For some years he was in the Royal Naval Reserve. During the Boer War he settled at Durban and started engineering works there, returning to Wellington some years ago. Colonel J E Hume, now in charge of the Auckland military district, is his eldest brother and another brother is Captain Frank Hume, formerly at area officer, at present serving at the Dardanelles. [AWN 19.08.1915] P.30

HURNDELL, Private Cornelius, who is reported to have been wounded in the back, was a member of the Wellington Infantry Battalion of the main expeditionary force. He is a son of Mrs Annie E Hurndell, Railway Terrace, Newmarket, and is 26 yrs of age. For five years he was a member of the Australian Navy. [AWN 26.08.1915] P.22

IRVING, Lance Corporal Eric Cecil, 11th, Taranaki, Infantry Co., was killed in action on April 11. A letter has been received by his brother, Mr A E Irving, Nihoniho, from Lt A B McColl, assuring him that L/Cpl Irving was highly esteemed both in regard to his personality and his ability as a soldier. “I am sure his ability in the ranks would have soon gained him much promotion and distinction” writes Lt McColl. “I can only add that he met his death whilst doing his duty like a true Briton and that death was instantaneous.” [AWN 05.08.1915] p.20

JACK, Private Thomas Henry, Otago Infantry Battalion, who was recently reported to have been wounded on July 8, is the youngest son of Mr A Jack, Sawyers Bay, Dunedin and a brother of Mr D Jack of Cleveland Road, Parnell. Private Jack is 29 years of age. He is a carpenter by trade and enlisted with the fourth reinforcements. [AWN 19.08.1915] P.21

JAMES, Corporal John Sydney, reported to have been killed in action on July 7, is a son of Mr Levi James of Bamford St, Woolston, Canterbury. The late Cpl James, who was about 23 yrs of age, left with the fourth reinforcements. [AWN 05.08.1915] P.21

JAMES, Captain Thomas Parry, of the Wellington Mounted Rifles, who is reported to have died of wounds, was the eldest son of Mr S H James, of Stratford. He had always taken a keen interest in volunteering. He was a lieutenant of the Stratford Mounted Rifles. [AWN 26.08.1915, P.22]

JENNINGS, Captain William Ivan Kirke, Canterbury Battalion, who is reported to have been wounded, is the only son of Dr E Jennings of Gloucester St, Christchurch. He is 23 yrs of age and was educated at the Huntly and Marton schools and at Christ’s College. [AWN 19.08.1915] P.21

JERVIS, Captain V G, Canterbury Battalion, wounded, was senior subaltern of the 12th Nelson Co. but was promoted and appointed to the position of second in command of the 13th, North Canterbury and Westland, Co., succeeding Captain Cribb, who had been promoted to the command of the 2nd, South Canterbury, Company. [AWN 19.08.1915] P.21

JOHNSON, Lieutenant Olaff P – Private advice has been received that Lt Johnson & Lieutenant A C M FINLAYSON, both of the 11th, North Auckland, Squadron of the Auckland Mounted Rifles, have been wounded in action at the Dardanelles and have been admitted to hospital at Malta. Lieut Johnson has been wounded in the jaw and Lt Finlayson in one of his legs. By death wounds, or sickness, the 11th, North Auckland, Squadron has now suffered the loss of all its officers who left New Zealand with the main body of the NZ expeditionary force. Lt Finlayson is a son of Mr Angus Finlayson of Whangarei. He was born at Whangarei 23 yrs ago and was educated at King’s College. He took a keen interest in the territorial movement and was a prominent figure at military tournaments. [AWN 26.08.1915, P.22]

JOHNSON, Private Sidney Walter, Auckland Infantry Battalion, who is reported to have been admitted to Alexandria Hospital with a wounded foot, has many friends in Auckland. Before enlisting with the third reinforcements he was in the service of the Northern Company. [AWN 05.08.1915] P.21

JOLLY, Sergeant Francis L G, who was wounded on July 11, is the only son of Mr Alfred Jolly, inspector for the National Bank of NZ and is 26 yrs of age. [AWN 05.08.1915] P.21

JORY, Gunner Geo. Leonard, NZ Field Artillery, killed in action, was 25 yrs of age and was formerly a gunner in the old Lyttelton Naval Guard. [AWN 12.08.1915] P.21

KERR, Lance Corporal Stanley Forbes, who has been admitted to Abassia Hospital, Cairo, is aged 21. He is a carpenter by trade and went from Opotiki to Gisborne, where he enlisted with the main expeditionary force. [AWN 12.08.1915] P.21

KERSALL, Captain V A of the Wellington Mounted Rifles, wounded, is a member of the NZ Staff Corps, being adjutant of the 6th, Manawatu, Mounted Rifles, when he was posted to the Wellington Mounted Regiment of the main expeditionary force. When the territorial scheme first came into operation Captain Kelsall was appointed area group officer at Christchurch. He was engaged with the New Zealanders in the South African war from 1900 to 1902 and he received the Queen’s Medal with four clasps and the King’s Medal with two clasps. In 1906 he took part in operations against the Zulu rebels and for his services received the Zulu Medal. [AWN 26.08.1915, P.22]

KIRK, Gunner Edward Richmond, No.2 Battery, Field Artillery. Mr & Mrs R C Kirk of Wellington, have received a further cable that their son died on the hospital ship Sicilia and was buried at sea on July 21. [AWN 19.08.1915] P.21

LAWRY, Lieutenant R A R, who has been wounded a second time, was previously reported wounded on June 7. He is a son of the Rev S Lawry, is 23 years of age and was educated at the Christchurch Boys’ High School. [AWN 19.08.1915] P.21

LE GALLAIS, Private Leddra, of the fourth reinforcements, who was killed in action at the Dardanelles, was a nephew of the late Colonel Le Gallais, who was killed in South Africa and is a cousin of the wife of Major Bosworth of Palmerston North. [AWN 12.08.1915] P.21

LE GALLAIS, Private Leddra, Auckland Infantry Battalion, who was recently reported to have been killed in action on July 23, was the second son of Mr H N Le Gallais of Mangakura. Private Le Gallais was born in Clevedon, Wairoa South. He was a teacher by profession and for about five years prior to the outbreak of war he taught at the Mangakura and Glorit schools. Deceased’s youngest brother, Owen Le Gallais, has enlisted and is now undergoing training while his only sister is a nurse on the hospital ship Maheno. [AWN 19.08.1915] P.21

LORKING, Corporal Sidney Ernest, Wellington Infantry Battalion, who was reported to have been wounded in the shoulder, is a son of Mr W H Lorking of Hinemoa Road, Grey Lynn. Cpl Lorking is just 26 years of age and when he enlisted he was headmaster of the Kakahi School near Taumarunui. [AWN 26.08.1915, P.22]

LOWE, Lieutenant Frank Augustus The death has been announced in the naval operation at the Dardanelles of Lt Lowe, son of Mr J H Lowe, who for many years was chief engineer for the NZ Railways. [AWN 05.08.1915] P.21

LUXFORD, Chaplain Major, reported wounded, left NZ with the main expeditionary force and has been at Gallipoli since the landing in April. The chaplain was born in Wellington and was educated at the school of the late Rev W Fell and afterwards at the Wellington Grammar School. In 1875 he entered the Wesleyan Methodist Church as a probationer and was ordained for the ministry in Dunedin in 1880. Now he is one of the best known NZ clergymen, having held charges in nearly every province and city. Chaplain Major Luxford’s son, Trooper F M Luxford, of the Auckland Mounted Rifles, was wounded at the Dardanelles a few weeks ago. [AWN 19.08.1915] P.21

LUXFORD, Chaplain Major – A private cablegram has been received in Wanganui stating that Major Luxford, who was recently reported to have been wounded at the Dardanelles, has had his leg amputated. He is now out of danger. [AWN 26.08.1915] P.22

LYONS, Lance Corporal Herbert, who was reported wounded for the second time, is the eldest son of Mrs H Lyons, Brown St, Ponsonby. He was born in Stratford, England, 34 yrs ago and had resided in NZ for 25 yrs. He was educated at the Albany Street School, Dunedin. He saw active service in South Africa with the NZ ninth contingent. He was wounded at Achi Baba in May and had been in the firing line for six weeks when he was put out of action for the second time. [AWN 26.08.1915, P.22]

MACKAY, Gunner Jack. A private telegram received on Saturday by Mr Geo. J Mackay of Wood Street, Ponsonby, states that his son has been wounded under the left arm. Gnr Mackay left Auckland with the howitzer battery and had seen a good deal of actual fighting. Before leaving Auckland he was employed by the Auckland Gas Co. and he was an enthusiastic yachtsman. [AWN 19.08.1915] P.21

MACKAY, Lieutenant Peter, Otago Mounted Rifles, reported killed, was the son of Mr & Mrs John Mackay of Braemore, Otago. He left with the Otago Mounted Rifles section of the main expeditionary force. He was born and educated at Otama and was well known throughout the district. [AWN 19.08.1915] P.21

MACKENZIE, Trooper C, Wellington Mounted Rifles, son of the High Commissioner for NZ and a brother of Dr Kenneth Mackenzie of Auckland, has been severely wounded at the Dardanelles. The message states that Tpr Mackenzie has lost the sight of both eyes, due to the explosion of a shell and that the injury is of a permanent mature. Tpr Mackenzie is only 20 yrs of age and is the youngest son of the Hon T Mackenzie. Prior to enlisting he was farming in the Wellington district. [AWN 26.08.1915] P.22

MACKESY, Lieutenant Harry, of the Auckland Mounted Rifles, killed in action, was a son of Lieut Colonel Mackesy, who is at the front. He left NZ with the main body as sergeant in the North Auckland Mounted Rifles and was promoted to lieutenant for meritorious service in the field. Lieut Mackesy married the eldest daughter of Mr Thomas Barnes of Kamo and has a family of two young children. He was for a time in charge of Harrison Bros refrigerating plant at Whangarei and was afterwards manager of the Parua Bay Co-operative butter factory. Captain Charles Mackesy, a brother, has been engaged in Egypt and at the Dardanelles and is now in hospital. [AWN 19.08.1915] P.21

MAGUIRE, Private Daniel Thomas – Advice has been received by friends that Pte Maguire, Auckland Infantry Battalion, has been wounded in the head and neck. Pte Maguire is an Aucklander, 29 yrs of age. He was a bushman by occupation and had been employed in the Northern Wairoa prior to enlisting. He left NZ with the third reinforcements. [AWN 26.08.1915, P.22]

MAISEY, Trooper Norman, Wellington Mounted Rifles, who was reported last week to have died of wounds on July 21, was a son of Mr & Mrs R J Maisey of Turanga-0-Moana, Matamata. Tpr Maisey, who was 21 yrs of age, died on the hospital ship Cecilia and was buried at sea. [AWN 12.08.1915] P.21

MALONE, Lieutenant Colonel William George, officer commanding the Wellington Infantry Battalion at the Dardanelles who has been killed in action, was 56 yrs of age. He was educated privately in England and France and arrived in NZ in 1880. He served in the armed constabulary force from 1880 to 1882 and was engaged in bush farming from 1883 to 1893. He occupied the positions of chairman of the Ngaire Road Board, member of the Hawera County Council and member of the Taranaki Hospital and Charitable Aid Board from 1885 to 1890. He was clerk and treasurer of the Stratford County Council from 1890 to 1897. He studied law and was admitted as a solicitor to the Supreme Court in 1894 and as a barrister in 1899 and was the senior partner of the firm of Malone, Anderson & Inglewood. Lieutenant-Colonel Malone unsuccessfully stood for Parliament on one or two occasions. He was always a keen volunteer and was captain of H Company, 4th Battalion, Wellington (Taranaki) Rifle Volunteers in 1900 and captain and adjutant in 1903, major in 1905 and on April 26, 1910, he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-colonel and was appointed to the command of the 11th Regiment, Taranaki Rifles. He left for the front with the main expeditionary force in command of the Wellington Battalion. Lieutenant-Colonel Malone’s family holds a unique record in connection with the war. With their father at the Dardanelles were two sons, Edward and Terence. Terence has been severely wounded. A third son, Maurice, is leaving with the sixth reinforcements and another son, Brian, has already seen service in Samoa and has been accepted for the reinforcements. He hopes to get away within the next three months. A daughter, Miss Nora Malone, is nursing with the Red Cross organization in England ‘or elsewhere’. This completes the tally of the family, not one representative of which will be left in NZ when Mr Brian Malone dons the khaki again and sails for the front – ‘and if there were more of us they’d be in it, too’ he remarked. [AWN 19.08.1915] P.21

MANDERS, Colonel N, RAMC, who has been killed in action, was a nephew of Mr D A Chinnery-Brown of Auckland. He was for several years in Ceylon and later spent some considerable time in Cairo where he was attached to the military forces. Colonel Manders went with the NZ & Australia Division to the Dardanelles as assistant director of medical services. Mrs Manders and her daughter are at present in Switzerland. [AWN 19.08.1915] P.21

MANDERS, Colonel Neville, D.S.M.S., A.M.S., assistant-director of medical services, who has been killed in action at the Dardanelles, was a son of the late Major Manders of the 6th Dragoon Guards and Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry and was 63 years of age. Colonel Manders was formerly stationed at Colombo, Mauritius, Plymouth, the Curragh and at Cairo. [AWN 19.08.1915] P.21

MARSHALL, Private Dan, who died of wounds at the Dardanelles on June 12, enlisted in the OIB at the age of 18, from Ida Valley works, Otago. He was brought up in Alexandria and educated at Bald Hill school. Pte MARSHALL was a stepson of Mr David SMITH of Manuherika Valley and his mother had just received a most interesting letter from him a few days prior to receipt of news of his death. [AWN 12.08.1915] P.21

McDONALD, Corporal William, of the Canterbury Infantry Battalion, reported wounded, is 22 yrs (sic)[?] of age. He accompanied both of the late Captain SCOTT’s expeditions to the Antarctic, on the last occasion being a member of the boat complement of the Terra Nova. Coming back to NZ he secured a position in the NZ Customs Dept and was stationed at Lyttelton. The day he left NZ for the front he was married to a Scottish lady. Corporal McDonald went away with the third reinforcements as a corporal but sacrificed his stripes in order to get away with the main body when the landing upon the Gallipoli Peninsula was made and he has been in the fighting right up to the present, winning back his stripes on the field. [AWN 26.08.1915] P.22

McLERNON, Captain Leslie S, who was killed in action on August 8, was a son of Mr S McLernon of Napier and sailed from NZ with the main expeditionary force as a lieutenant in the Wellington Infantry Battalion. [AWN 26.08.1915, P.22]

McLEOD, Pte R C, OIB, Awarded Distinguished Conduct Medal for conspicuous gallantry on May 8, south of Krithia. He was one of a party carrying ammunition to 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. [AWN 12.08.1915] P.19

McMAHON, Trooper Samuel, Auckland Mounted Rifles, who has been wounded in the left shoulder, is a native of Scotland. He served in the South African war in one of the British regiments. Tpr McMahon came to Auckland about 18 months ago and enlisted in the third reinforcements. His about 30 yrs of age. [AWN 26.08.1915] P.22

Out of a recent list of wounded from the Maori Contingent, the following four are old boys of St Stephen’s Maori School for Boys, Parnell: Kopa AWARU, Reihana MATIU, Te Aotutahanga TAUPAKI and Amohia Kingi ROTOHIKO. [AWN 26.08.1915] P.22

McTAVISH, Trooper Roderick of the OMR, wounded, was a member of the Legion of Frontiersmen, who left Gisborne in October last to make up the Otago quota of mounted reinforcements. Tpr McTavish was a farmer at Motu where he has resided for about four years. His parents reside at Pahiatua. [AWN 12.08.1915] P.21

MELLAND, Lieutenant Edward Guy, West Yorkshire Regiment, who was killed in action on 1 July, was the only son of Mr & Mrs Edward Melland, who used to live in Dunedin. Mrs Melland is a daughter of the late Hon. John Bathgate, MLC. Lieut Melland was born in Dunedin and went to the High School and was about 14 yrs of age when taken to England by his parents about eight years ago. He completed his education at Cambridge University. [AWN 05.08.1915] p.20

MELLING, Sergeant James, Auckland Mounted Rifles, who is reported to have been wounded on July 15, is a married man, his wife now living in Calliope Rd, Devonport. He is 37 yrs of age and was born at Wigan, England. He began work as a clerk with the North Western Railway Co., with which he served for 18 yrs. For the past five years he had been in the employ of Amburys Ltd, leaving their service to join the third reinforcements. While in England, Sgt Melling served in Lord Gerard’s Yeomanry. [AWN 05.08.1915] P.53

MILES, Lieut Reginald, of the NZ Field Artillery, who has been wounded, is a son of Mr William Miles of New Brighton, Canterbury, and is 22 yrs of age. [AWN 12.08.1915] P.21

MILLIKEN, Lieutenant Morris James, of the 4th, Waikato, Mounted Rifles, killed in action, was the eldest son of Mr & Mrs W H Milliken of Tatua, Morrinsville. Born at Christchurch, he spent the early part of his life in North Canterbury. He attended the Culverden Public School and subsequently the Boys’ High School in Christchurch. Eight years ago he came to the Thames Valley. When he enlisted, Lt Milliken was farming on his own account at Tirau. He was 23 yrs of age. [AWN 26.08.1915] P.23

MILSOM, Private L W, a tribute to the gallantry of a fallen comrade is paid by Pte L W Milsom, 16th, Waikato Company, who has been wounded and invalided home, in referring to Private Henry John BURNS who died of wounds on June 27. Pte Milsom states that at about 6pm on the date of the landing at Gaba Tepe he was shot through the lungs and 20 minutes later he was struck on the right shoulder by a shrapnel bullet. Pte Burns carried him back fully a mile and then returned to his place in the firing line. “This was the last time I saw him and I did not hear of him until it was reported that he had died of wounds” said Pte Milsom. Private BURNS mother, Mrs H J Gentles, resides in Falcon St, Parnell. [AWN 12.08.1915] P.21

MOIR, Trooper Alex. McCandlish, who has died of enteric fever, was formerly employed at the Dunedin City Corp. tram sheds. When the war broke out he promptly enlisted. His brother, Major J H Moir, is second in command of the Otago Regiment. [AWN 26.08.1915] P.22

MOONEY, Lieutenant, Auckland Infantry Battalion, killed in action, was a sergeant-major with the main body and was given a commission on Gallipoli. [AWN 19.08.1915] P.30

MOONEY, Lieutenant Robert – Before coming to NZ the Lieutenant, who has been killed in action, was a sergeant in the 16th Lancers. He served all through the South African campaign and also saw service in India and Egypt. He was sergeant-major at Te Kuiti up to the commencement of the war and was then appointed regimental sergeant-major to the Auckland Infantry Battalion. He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on May 5. [AWN 26.08.1915, P.22]

MOORE, Lieutenant Colonel A, D.S.O., who is reported as being slightly wounded, is officer commanding the Otago Infantry Battalion. He is an officer of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers and was formerly instructor in infantry duties in the Otago military district. He has seen a great deal of active service, having been through the Boer war, for which he holds the Queen’s Medal with two clasps and D.S.O. Later he served in West Africa from 1903 to 1906. [AWN 26.08.1915] P.22

MORPETH, Private Moore, 6th Hauraki Co. The gravest fears are felt by friends regarding his fate. It was reported on June 11 that he had been wounded and it is clear from letters written by his comrades that he was wounded on April 25. Beyond the original official notification, no news has been received regarding him, though subsequent reports declared that he was ‘progressing favourably’. He is under 21 yrs of age and is the youngest of three sons of Mr H D Morpeth, town clerk of Waihi, who are serving in the firing line. [AWN 05.08.1915] p.20

MORRISON, Private J A, Auckland Infantry Battalion, died of wounds, formerly belonged to Geraldine. He joined the main body of the Auckland Regiment and was battalion drummer of the 6th Haurakis. He was reported wounded on April 25 at the Dardanelles and a few weeks later was reported progressing favourably. Several inquiries had been made as to his whereabouts but no information could be given until Sunday last, when his mother received a cable message to say that her son had died from his wounds on a barge between the hospital ship and the shore on April 25. [AWN 26.08.1915, P.22

MUHLEISEN, Private F, Wellington Infantry Battalion, who was killed in action on April 29, was the only son of Mr G J Muhleisen of Greenmeadows, Hawkes Bay, and a nephew of Mrs A E Taylor of Karaka St, Newton. He was 25 yrs of age and was educated at the Marist Brothers’ School, Napier. He was engaged in farming before enlisting. Pte Muhleisen was a first class shot and was sniping the Turks when he met his death. [AWN 05.08.1915] P.53

MURRAY, Private David John, NZ Field Artillery, who was recently reported to have been wounded, is a brother of Mr George Murray, bush contractor and a son of the late Mr William Murray of Kaeo, Whangaroa. He left Auckland with the second reinforcements. [AWN 19.08.1915] P.21

NAIRN, Sergeant Robert – Cable advice was received on Tuesday by Mrs J Nairn of Sonoma, Auckland, that her youngest son who left Auckland for the front with the fourth reinforcements, had been killed in action. He was 24 yrs of age. For some time prior to enlisting he was engaged in farming near Auckland. He spent most of his life in Auckland. For many years he identified himself with St Paul’s church and was one of its principal officers and superintendent of the Sunday school. He was greatly respected by those who knew him. [AWN 19.08.1915] P.30

NARLOW, (sic) Bombardier H V, Howitzer Battery, is the youngest son of Mr E J Arlow (sic) late of Christchurch. When in Egypt he suffered from pneumonia but recovered and left for the front with the howitzer battery. There he was wounded and has cabled that he is comfortable at Malta in hospital. He is a high school and East Christchurch boy. He was first a scout, then a cadet, and later served in the artillery for over six years. [AWN 05.08.1915] P.20

NELL, Trooper A G, Canterbury Mounted Rifles. Mr George Nell of Tauranga has received a letter from his son who was shot through the shoulder, stating that he is quickly recovering. The letter is dated June 12 and on that date Tpr Nell was in the Egyptian Army Hospital at Cairo. [AW N 05.08.1915] P.21

NICOL, Sergeant C G, who has been wounded, was born and educated in Oamaru and his relatives are engaged in farming near the town. He was for some time employed on the commercial staff of the Otago Daily Times and later was engaged as a reporter on the Patea Press and the Timaru Post newspapers. Sgt Nicol joined the reporting staff of the WEEKLY NEWS in November 1913 and six months later he was appointed to the sub-editorial staff. From that position he enlisted in the first contingent of the 3rd, Auckland, Mounted Rifles as a trooper. Advice that he had been promoted to the rank of sergeant was received by a recent mail, the same letter mentioning that he had received a slight wound in the head but had not retired from the firing line. Sgt Nicol is 23 yrs old. [AWN 05.08.1915] P.20

NISBET, Lieutenant TH, Otago Infantry, who has been killed in action, was wounded at the beginning of the campaign, his name appearing in the first list of casualties. He was a law student, residing in Dunedin when he joined the main force and was 23 years old. Lieut Nisbet was ‘mentioned’ in despatches by Sir Ian Hamilton. Lieut Nisbet was an ex Waitaki High School boy and is a son of the late Rev Dr Nisbet. [AWN 19.08.1915] P.21

OAKEY, Lieutenant Allan Norman, of the Field Engineers, reported wounded, is 27 years of age and is a son of the late Mr A H Oakey, who was very well known in Christchurch. [AWN 19.08.1915] P.21

O’BRIEN, Trooper William Thomas, of the Wellington Mounted Rifles, who has died of wounds, is the youngest son of Mr Joseph O’Brien of Lower Riccarton, late of Hokitika. Tpr O’Brien, who was 27 yrs of age, was born at Hokitika and educated at the Hokitika High School. About three years ago he was transferred to Lower Hutt and when the war broke out he immediately enlisted with the Wellington Mounted Rifles. [AWN 26.08.1915, P.22]

O’CONNOR, Pte F, WIB, Awarded Distinguished Conduct Medal 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. [AWN 12.08.1915] P.19

OLLARD, Trooper Aubrey C, is reported to be sick and is now at the Pont de Koubbeh Hospital, Cairo. [AWN 05.08.1915] P.21

OSBORNE, Private C W, 3rd Regt, Auckland Infantry, whose death from enteric is reported, was a son of Mrs M Osborne, Suffolk St, Eden Terrace. He was 20 yrs of age and a native of Auckland. [AWN 05.08.1915] p.20

OVERTON, Major Percy J – Private advice has been received in Christchurch of the death in action of Major Overton, second in command of the Canterbury Mounted Rifles. He was the eldest son of Mr Charles Overton of Hereford St, Christchurch and in civilian life was a well known North Canterbury farmer. He served in the South African campaign from 1900 to 1902 and holds the Queen’s Medal with three clasps and the King’s Medal, with two clasps. Major Overton’s younger brother, L/Cpl Overton of the same regiment, died of wounds received in action last month. The messages announcing the deaths of the two brothers were received by the parents within a few hours of each other. Major Overton leaves a widow and family. [AWN 26.08.1915, P.22]

OVERTON, Major Percy John and Lance Corporal Guy Stanley OVERTON, whose deaths have been announced recently, were grandsons of the late Rev Gideon SMALES of Hampton Park, East Tamaki and nephews of Mrs James WALLACE of Epsom. [AWN 26.08.1915, P.22]

PADDON, Captain C J S W, second in command of the C Squadron, Southland Mounted Rifles, reported wounded, was born in England in 1875. In 1892 he went to South Africa and in the following year he fought through the Matabele campaign in an artillery corps. He next joined the Shangani patrol for service and then spent some time at the Natal Mounted Police. Thence he went to the Klondyke where he remained from 1899 to 1901. He came to NZ a couple of years ago and on the declaration of war offered his services to the NZ Government. [AWN 19.08.1915] P.21

PETIHA, Private Hone, reported wounded, is a Tokomaru Bay Maori, where he was employed at the Farmers’ Co-operative Company’s store. [AWN 26.08.1915] P.22

PHILLIPS, Private F Sedger, who is reported to have died of wounds, left NZ with the fifth reinforcements. He volunteered in Auckland and after he had been in camp about six weeks, was posted to the Canterbury Company of the contingent. [AWN 26.08.1915, P.22]

PIRANI, Private J has appeared on a recent list of men wounded at the Dardanelles. He is the second son of Mr Fred Pirani of Feilding. He was refused admission to the expeditionary force before it left NZ but, determined to get to the front, he worked his passage to Egypt and there joined the Otago section of the force. [AWN 26.08.1915, P.22]

POTTER, Private W H, who has been seriously wounded, is a son of Major J Potter of Avondale. He is one of two brothers who left with the 3rd, Auckland, Mounted Rifles in the main forces and reached Gallipoli only a few weeks ago, having remained in Egypt in charge of the horses. He was born in Avondale 22 yrs ago and had lived there every since until his departure. Pte Potter was in business as a builder. Another Potter has just been gazetted Lieutenant and is now at Trentham, having almost completed his military training at Duntroon College. [AWN 26.08.1915, P.22]

PRIEST, Lieutenant A F L, who has been wounded a second time, was reported on June 9 to have died of wounds. Shortly afterwards it was reported that he had been wounded but not fatally. He is 21 yrs of age and is the only son of Mr John Priest of Chorlton. [AWN 19.08.1915] P.21

PRIMROSE, Trooper John Thomas, Canterbury Infantry Battalion, who is reported to have been killed in action on July 13, was the youngest son of Mr J Primrose of Hamilton. He was 22 yrs of age and was born at Hukanui near Hamilton. Mr Primrose was advised a few weeks ago that his second son Thomas, was amongst the missing. [AWN 05.08.1915] P.21

PRIMROSE, Trooper John Thomas, A private message from the Minister for Defence was received by Mr John Primrose of Claudelands, Hamilton, stating that his son, who left with the Nelson Squadron of the Canterbury Mounted Rifles in the main body, had died of wounds on July 13. This is the second of Mr Primrose’ sons who have fallen at the Dardanelles. The other, Stanley, who was with the Auckland Infantry Battalion, was reported as missing on the first day of the landing. Tpr Primrose was born at Hukanui and educated at the Hamilton East and Hamilton High Schools. On leaving school he was apprenticed to Mr A E Manning, chemist, and subsequently represented Mr Manning’s veterinary branch for some time in Australia. About two years ago he joined Mr Boon, chemist, of Nelson and was in his employ when war broke out. [AWN 05.08.1915] p.20

PURDY, Lieutenant Norman H, NZ Field Artillery, who is reported to have been severely wounded in the left arm and both legs on August 6, is a son of Mrs M Purdy of Crummer Road, Grey Lynn. He is 27 years of age. [AWN 19.08.1915] P.21

PYE-SMITH, Sergeant Major H, who is reported to have been wounded on the Gallipoli Peninsula, is a brother in law of Mr J Donald of the firm of A B Donald Ltd. He was farming at Wanganui and enlisted in the Wellington Mounted Rifles which formed part of the main Expeditionary Force. [AWN 05.08.1915] P.21

REAY, Private Ernest G, Otago Battalion, who died on July 9, was farming in the Morrinsville district for about 10 years previous to enlisting. He had just sold his farm there and gone to Otago for a holiday when war was declared. While there he enlisted with the Otago Infantry and went to the front with the fourth reinforcements. He was highly esteemed throughout the district and his death will be regretted by many. [AWN 12.08.1915] P.21

REID, Corporal W J of the North Auckland machine-gun section, who has been awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal, was reported wounded some time ago. On the occasion on which he won the medal, although he was wounded in the arm and every member of his section was disabled, he kept on working his gun and was able to save the situation and hold the position until reinforcements arrived. Cpl Reid was well known in Whangarei as a ledger-keeper in the office of the Farmers’ Union. His father, Mr J M Reid, resides at Pukenui in the Far North. [AWN 12.08.1915] P.21

RICHARDSON, Sergeant J L S, is recovering from wounds received at the Dardanelles. He is in the Perth Hospital, Scotland. Letters received by his uncle, Mr J R S Richardson of Cambridge, indicate that Sgt Richardson was struck on the thigh by a shell, the concussion causing him to spin round. The shell glanced off his body and buried itself 4ft in the ground where it burst. His escape was simply miraculous. [AWN 19.08.1915] P.21

RIDDELL, Corporal John, who was recently reported to have died on August 5 of wounds received while serving with the machine-gun section of the Auckland Mounted Rifles, was the second son of Mr James Riddell, Gordonton, Waikato. He was 24 yrs of age, born at Kohi, Taranaki and educated at Waverley. He moved to the Waikato with his people about 10 yrs ago and since that time had been engaged in farming with his father. Cpl Riddell was an enthusiastic member of the Waikato Mounted Rifles at the time of the introduction of the territorial scheme and a frequent competitor at the various military competitions held in Auckland. He was serving in the territorials as signalling sergeant in the Auckland Mounted Rifles when war broke out. Cpl Riddell was among the first to enlist and as there was a surplus of sergeants offering he accepted the rank of Corporal. He left NZ with the main body and was transferred to the machine-gun section just prior to his departure for Egypt. [AWN 19.08.1815] P.30

RITCHIE, Captain T Kissell, NZ Medical Corps, who has been wounded, was a resident of Southland. He was one of the Otago University men who joined the medical section of the main Expeditionary Force. [AWN 05.08.1915] P.21

ROBERTS, Lieutenant J M, 4th Waikato, Mounted Rifles – As a result of private inquiries, Colonel Roberts, NZC, has learned that his son is in hospital in Malta suffering from pneumonia and that his condition is improving. [AWN 05.08.1915] P.20

ROBINSON, Private Horace Sidney, Auckland Infantry Battalion, who was reported on June 5 to be wounded and is now reported to be missing, is the fourth son of Mrs K Robinson of Weymouth, Manurewa and of the late Mr H L Robinson, formerly of Huia. Pte Robinson is 31 yrs of age and was born in Onehunga. He is well known in Northern Wairoa where he was engaged in the timber trade. He left Auckland with the third reinforcements. His eldest brother, Private Charles K Robinson is serving at Gallipoli with the Australian Light Horse, having enlisted at Brisbane. [AWN 19.08.1915] P.21

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. [AWN 12.08.1915] P.18

ROWE, Private C E G, who was the finest athlete Cambridge has produced, writes that he was one of a group of seven in the firing line in Flanders when a German shell burst amongst them, killing his six companions. At present Private Rowe is partially paralysed but writes that he hopes to be convalescent in a month or two. [AWN 19.08.1915] P.21

RUSSELL, Corporal J A, Otago Infantry Battalion, who is now reported wounded and missing, was a well known Zingari-Richmond five-eighths. He was reported wounded about two months ago. [AWN 19.08.1915] P.21

SAMPSON, Trooper William Benjamin of Ngaruawahia, Auckland Mounted Rifles, who is reported to have been killed in action, was a son of Mr G Sampson of Waerenga, Waikato. He was 29 yrs of age. Prior to enlisting he was a farrier and wheelwright at Ngaruawahia. The late Tpr Sampson was the leader of the Ngaruawahia squadron of the Legion of Frontiersmen and was extremely popular. [AWN 05.08.1915] P.53

SANDERSON, Private V R, 12th Nelson Company, writing from Malta on June 22 to his mother at Ahuroa, Kaipara, stated that he had been hit by a bullet. This is the first intimation Mrs Sanderson received that her son had been wounded. Pte Sanderson received a flesh wound which had, at the time of writing, almost healed. He expected to return to the front at any time. [AWN 19.08.1815] P.30

SANFORD, Private H K, 15th, North Auckland, Company, Auckland Infantry Battalion, who was recently reported to have been killed in action, was the youngest son of Mrs C P Anderson of Redhill, Te Kopuru. He was 20 yrs of age and was born at Redhill, receiving his education at the Redhill and Te Kopuru schools. He was a carpenter by trade. [AWN 12.08.1915] P.21

SAVORY, Lance Corporal Chas., who has died from wounds, was reported wounded in a casualty list published on June 16. On June 25 a message was received stating that he was progressing favourably and later a similar message was received but no particulars were given of the nature of his wounds. On July 7 a message from Alexandria stated that no further reports had been received since L/Cpl Savory was reported wounded. Private letters from men at the front who knew him indicated that he was dead. The Records Dept at Wellington was communicated withy but could give no definite information. L/Cpl Savory’s relatives have now received a telegram from the Minister for Defence stating that he died of wounds on May 8. He was well known in athletic circles in 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 & NSW team which toured England. He played for Auckland and NZ on many subsequent occasions, his last appearance here being as a member of the NZ team which put up such a fight against the English team at the Domain last August. He gained the highest Dominion honours as an amateur boxer and when he left Auckland held the title of heavy-weight champion of NZ. He was a man of fine physique. He enlisted in the Auckland section of the Army Service Corps and left NZ with the main expeditionary force. [AWN 19.08.1915] P.21

SCHOLLUM, Gunner F A, of Auckland, a member of the Field Artillery Brigade, who was reported last week to have died of enteric fever, was a son of Mr W Schollum of Puhoi. Gnr Schollum, who was 20 yrs of age, enlisted with the Auckland Mounted Rifles and left with the third reinforcements. He was transferred to the Field Artillery in Egypt and up to the time of his death was serving with this division as a signaller. [AWN 12.08.1915] P.21

SENIOR, Private W J, 6th, Hauraki, Company, of Coromandel, has been invalided to Malta. Advice has been received that Pte Senior has been mentioned at headquarters for bravery. He is a skilled marksman and has for many years been included in representative shooting teams from Thames. [AWN 19.08.1915] P.21

SHOUT, Lieut A J – s/o Mr Shout of Trentham, was recently awarded the Military Cross. He is a member of the 1st Infantry Brigade of the 1st Battalion of the New South Wales Expeditionary Forces. During the South African War, Lieut 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 years of age. [AWN 12.08.1915] P.30

SIMMONDS, Private F, 6th, Hauraki, Co. A good recovery is being made by Pte Simmonds who was wounded on April 25. Writing on May 20 from Luna Park Hospital to his mother, Mrs E Simmonds, Coromandel, he stated the wounds in his right hand had healed. Those in his left arm, which at first he thought he would lose, were also healing well. [AWN 05.08.1915] P.21

SIMON, Private Oscar, has died from wounds received while serving with the Australian forces. He is the youngest son of Mrs M Simon of Auckland, and brother of Mrs N Cohen and of Mrs G Lees. Deceased was wounded in May and died on July 15, at Abassia Military Hospital, Alexandria. [AWN 05.08.1915] p.20

SINEL, Major Wilfred Courtnay, 6th, Hauraki, Company, who was reported to have been wounded, is the second son of Mr & Mrs T E Sinel of Peel St, Grey Lynn. By the addition of his name the list of casualties now contains the names of all the company officers of the Auckland Battalion and several of the headquarters staff who left with the main force. Major Sinel left Auckland as captain in the 6th, Hauraki’s and evidently took the place of Major F Stuckey who has been missing since the early stages of the fighting. No intimation of Capt Sinel’s promotion had been received previous to his name appearing in the casualty list. Major Sinel is 34 yrs of age and was born in Auckland. [AWN 19.08.1915] P.21

SMEDLEY, Lieutenant Charles F, Auckland Mounted Rifles. Advice has been received by Mrs F B Smedley of Wellington, that her son, who was admitted to hospital in Alexandria on July 8, is progressing favourably. Lieut Smedley left NZ with the main expeditionary force in October last. Prior to that he had been officer commanding the machinegun section of the North Auckland Mounted Rifles. [AWN 12.08.1915] P.21

SMEDLEY, Lieutenant Charles F, Auckland Mounted Rifles. Cable advice has been received by Mrs F B Smedley, Park Tce, Wellington, that her son, who was admitted to hospital in Egypt on July 8, is now progressing favourably. [AWN 19.08.1915] P.21

SOPER, Albert W, Able Seaman, HMS Pyramus, had been wounded during operations in which the ship had been engaged. He is the son of W H Soper, carpenter and retired Navy man, Rotokauria near Hamilton. [AWN 19.08.1915] P.22

STARNES, Lieutenant F, of the Canterbury Infantry Battalion, reported wounded, resided at Motueka. Before leaving NZ for the front he held a commission in the Nelson regiment. [AWN 19.08.1915] P.21

STEWART, Private David, who is reported to have died from wounds, was born in Ayrshire, Scotland. He came to NZ about a year ago and was farming at the Mona Vale near Cambridge when war was declared. He enlisted with the main expeditionary force and was attached to the 16th, Waikato, Company of the Auckland Infantry Battalion. [AWN 12.08.1915] P.21

STOCKLEY, Corporal F H, who is reported to have been killed in action on July 22, was the third son of Mrs Stockley of West Tamaki and was born and educated in that district. He served in the South African War with the sixth and ninth contingents and gained the rank of Sergeant. He held the medal with five clasps. Cpl Stockley was engaged in farming until he enlisted in the main body of the expeditionary force. He joined the 3rd, Auckland, Mounted Rifles as a trooper and received his stripes in the field. Cpl Stockley was 36 years old. [AWN 12.08.1915] P.21

STORER, Sapper Charles Bernard, who is reported to have died of enteric fever, was a son of Mr C E Storer of Wellington St, Auckland. He was 22 yrs of age and for some years was a member of the Auckland Field Engineers. [AWN 19.08.1915] P.21

SUMMERS, Private Thomas Acton, Divisional Train, who was reported to have been wounded in the chest and right arm on July 6, is a son of Mr Frank Summers of Paeroa. He is 27 yrs of age and was born at Tolaga Bay. For many years he lived at Taneatua, Whakatane. He was a surveyor by occupation. [AWN 12.08.1915] P.21

TATE, Private Charles Denton, Otago Infantry Battalion, whose death is reported, was 28 yrs of age and was well known in Gisborne where he had lived for over 20 yrs. He was working in Wanganui and joined the third reinforcements there, being subsequently transferred to the Otago Battalion. [AWN 12.08.1915] P.21

TAYLOR, Chaplain Captain F F – writing from Zeitoun under date of July 12 to relatives in Nelson, mentions in the course of his letter that ‘Major STUCKEY’ is doing well and is a specially fine character’. Major Stuckey, who commanded the 6th, Hauraki, Company of the Auckland Infantry Battalion, and who before that was on the staff of King’s College, Auckland, is a son of Mrs F A Bamford, Nelson. Some time ago he was reported wounded and missing and later killed in action but there has all along been a good deal of uncertainty as to his fate. The chaplain’s letter suggests that he was recovering from wounds when the letter was written. [AWN 26.08.1915] p.21

THOMPSON, Sergeant Herbert William, whose name appears in a list of the wounded, is a son of Mr John Thompson, a member of the Wellington City Council. The wounded soldier has a brother at the front. [AWN 05.08.1915] P.20

THOMPSON, Trooper T R 11th, North Auckland, Mounted Rifles. Word has been received by Mr William Thompson of Gordonton, that his son, who was reported on May 31 to have been wounded, has lost his right eye. Tpr Thompson was at first in Victoria College, Alexandria, but has since been sent to England. [AWN 12.08.1915] P.21

VIVIAN, Sapper G A, reported as having died on May 30 of wounds received in action at the Dardanelles whilst serving with the First Australian Imperial Force, Field Engineers, was the younger son of the late J G Vivian, mine manager, of Thames and Coromandel. Sapper Vivian was born at Thames 28 yrs ago and was well known in the Waikato and King Country districts, where he was connected with the timber industry. He went to Australia some six years ago and was engaged with mining and timber propositions in Tasmania prior to the outbreak of war. [AWN 12.08.1915] P.21

VOYCE, Second-Lieutenant H E. Worcester Regiment. A cablegram received in Christchurch from the Secretary of the War Office, London, stated that the Second Lieutenant had been reported missing since August 8. Lieut Voyce is the eldest son of the late Mr T G Voyce of Christchurch and was one of the six members of the NZ main expeditionary force who received commissions in the Imperial Army. He was at one time the officer commanding the Sydenham Cadets. [AWN 19.08.1915] P.21

WAHANUI, Private Kohatu Hari Hemara, who has been wounded, is a son of Hemara Wahanui, a leading Waikato chief. He was educated at the Wesley Training College, Auckland. [AWN 26.08.1915] P.22

WAHANUI, Private Thomas, younger brother of Private K H H Wahanui, was also educated at the Wesley Training College. He was wounded on the same day as his brother. [AWN 26.08.1915] P.22

WALSH, Private P C, who died of enteric fever on July 16, was a member of the Auckland Infantry section of the fourth reinforcements. He was 24 yrs of age and was an artist. [AWN 05.08.1915] P.53

WHITAKER, Corporal Arthur Harry, Advice has been received by Mrs K Whitaker of Papakura that her son is very ill at Manchester Hospital, England, and that Corporal Arthur Harry WHITAKER, another son, is returned to NZ. Pte F A Whitaker was with the Australians and was reported wounded on July 5. He was struck in the back and side by shrapnel. Corporal Whitaker, who was with the Canterbury Regt, was wounded on May 18. He left Egypt for NZ on July 27. [AWN 12.08.1915] P.21

WILLCOCKS, Private Cecil Robert, second son of Mrs E J Willcocks, Fairfax Road, was wounded early in June while serving with the Naval Brigade in the Dardanelles. He served an apprenticeship in the Craig line of sailing ships and was for a time fourth officer of the Monowai. Early last year he went to England and qualified for his master’s certificate. He volunteered for service in the Naval Brigade and shared in the fighting at Antwerp and then accompanied the force to the Dardanelles. [AWN 26.08.1915, P.22]

WILLETS, Private George, killed in action at the Dardanelles, was the heavy weight boxing champion of the West Coast. He was 24 years of age. His parents live at Hokitika. [AWN 05.08.1915] P.21

WILLIAMSON, Private Henry James Brother of Mr D J Williamson, of the Post & Telegraph Dept, Shortland Street, has died as the result of a gunshot wound received in action at the Dardanelles. He was buried at sea. Pte Williamson was attached to the First Australian Infantry. [AWN 12.08.1915]

WILLIS, Trooper A – It was with particular regret that Otorohanga residents received news of the death at the front of Tpr Willis of the Otorohanga Squadron of the 4th, Waikato, Mounted Rifles. The trooper was a son of Mr J Willis, farmer, of Otorohanga and was also well known in the Hawera district. He was enthusiastically interested in sports. Prior to the outbreak of war Trooper Willis was engaged with his brother Arthur in farming at Puketarata, Otorohanga, and immediately the call came the two brothers joined the colours. [AWN 26.08.1915, P.22]

WILLIS, Trooper P A, who died of wounds received in action on August 10, was the fourth son of Mr J Willis, auctioneer, Otorohanga. He was born at Fernside and educated at the Hawera and Kapuni schools and was in his 25th year. He joined the 4th, Waikato, Rifles with his brother Arthur when the war broke out and went with the main body to Egypt. [AWN 26.08.1915] P.22

WILSON, Pte C M, CIB, Awarded Distinguished Conduct Medal for great gallantry during operations on May 8, south of Krithia, carrying important messages under fire. [AWN 12.08.1915] P.19

WILSON, Sergeant David, of the first Canadian contingent, is in hospital in Scotland. He was severely wounded and ‘gassed’ at Ypres and pneumonia developed. Sgt Wilson is a native of Waimate, South Canterbury. [AWN 26.08.1915, P.22]

WINDER, Lieutenant Holloway Private advice was received in Wellington on Friday of the death in action of Lieut Holloway Winder, son of Mr George Winder, a well known business man of Wellington. Lt Winder left with the mounted section of the third reinforcements and letters received from him lately indicated that he was stationed in Egypt looking after horses so that he could not have been long at the Dardanelles before he was killed. [AWN 26.08.1915] P.21

WOOD, Captain Ferdinand August, NZ Staff Corps, reported wounded in action at the Dardanelles, is adjutant of the 3rd, Auckland, Mounted Rifles Regiment, a unit of the NZ main body expeditionary force. He was permanent adjutant of the Auckland Mounted Territorial Regt before the troops were mobilized for service. Prior to this he was area officer with headquarters at Whangarei. Captain Wood served as a trooper with the First NZ Mounted Rifles in South Africa and won his commission in the field with the sixth contingent. He wears the Queen’s (five clasps), the King’s (three clasps) and South African medals and the long service and good conduct medal. [AWN 26.08.1915, P.22]

WREN, Trooper James Victor, Auckland Mounted Rifles, who is reported to have been wounded, is a son of Mrs P P White of Thames. He is 23 yrs of age and was born at Dunedin. He was farming at Ohinewai when he enlisted. [AWN 05.08.1915] P.21

WRIGHT, Lieutenant Henry Marshall, of the Canterbury Infantry Battalion, killed in action, was a son of Mr S R Wright of Hororata, clerk of the Selwyn County Council. Lieut Wright, who was about 23 yrs of age, was educated at the Christchurch Boys’ High School. [AWN 19.08.1915] P.21

WYMAN, Captain Ralph, 3rd, Auckland, Mounted Rifles. A cablegram was received on Monday by Mr Benson H Wyman from his brother, Capt Ralph Wyman, stating that he had been wounded in the left arm and had been admitted to the Ghezireh Hospital, Cairo. In his message he mentions that he is ‘progressing favourably’. Capt Wyman is the second son of Mr W H Wyman of Avondale South and was born in Auckland. [AWN 19.08.1915] P.21


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