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NEW ZEALAND AND WORLD WAR ONE
AUCKLAND WEEKLY NEWS
PERSONNEL PARAGRAPHS
AUGUST 1916

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

AUGUST 1916

ALEXANDER, Private Henry C, who was reported wounded, was born at Matakohe, Kaipara, and educated at Avondale and New Lynn. He is 22 years of age. A twin brother is serving as an A.B. on HMS Pyramus. His father is a resident of Raupo, Northern Wairoa. Pte Alexander followed dairying and agricultural pursuits for some time prior to enlisting for active service. [AWN 24.08.1916] P.52

ALGIE, Captain C S, killed in action, was second assistant at the Rotorua District High School prior to enlisting in the early stage of the war. His father was postmaster at Queenstown, Lake Wakatipu. Capt Algie was always enthusiastic in military affairs and held a commission in the territorial force. He was married but a few months before the war broke out and leaves a widow and infant son. [AWN 03.08.1916] p.56

ARNOLD, Private F P, son of Mr F R Arnold of Otahuhu, who was lately wounded at the front, is progressing well. [AWN 17.08.1916] P.49

BAILEY, Private William Herbert, wounded, is the youngest son of Mr Geo Bailey of Hamilton and was born in Leamington, Waikato. He was educated at the Leamington school and the Cambridge District High School. Prior to his enlistment he was a member of the Postal Dept staff, Cambridge. [AWN 10.08.1916] P.32

BILLING, Private Barney, Recently killed in action, was the oldest son of Mr R Billing of Whangarei and was 22 yrs of age. He was a keen boxing and swimming enthusiast and while on active service was credited with saving a comrade from drowning during the disembarkation of troops from a transport. He left NZ for the front during 1915. [AWN 10.08.1916] P.21

BIRNIE, Sergeant Robert, recently awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for bravery in France, is the son of Major & Mrs J Birnie of O’Rorke Ave, Remuera. He is 27 years of age, born in Auckland. He was educated at the Grafton school and was a prominent member of the College Rifles Football Club. For some years prior to the inauguration of the territorial scheme he was an enthusiastic member of the A Battery Field Artillery. When the territorial scheme came into being he was discharged with a first-class certificate in order to make room for others. When the war broke out he left as a gunner with the main body. Serving throughout the whole of the Gallipoli campaign he was wounded twice but was never away from duty. On one occasion a high explosive shell burst over his gun, killed one of his companions and slightly wounded him. Two other sons, John and William, also left with the artillery with the main body and fought at Gallipoli, the latter being slightly wounded on one occasion. They are both at the Front. Son Arthur left for the Front recently with the mounted rifles. Charles was a member of the Motor Transport and was invalided from Egypt and discharged; George is a lieutenant in the Post & Telegraph Rifles in Christchurch and is going to the Front shortly. [AWN 03.08.1916, p.18]

BOURKE, Corporal Percy William, killed in action in France on July 19, was the eldest son of the late Mr J L Bourke of Hokianga. He was born in St Helier, Jersey, and came to NZ as a child in the ship Warwick. He was educated at the Parnell, Grafton and Mt Albert schools. He was wounded at Suvla Bay on August 8, 1915. After spending several months in England he returned to Egypt, leaving later for France. [AWN 17.08.1916] P.49

BRENNAN, Private William, killed in action on June 29, was born at Upper Junction, Dunedin, 21 years ago. On leaving school he joined the training ship Amokura and after serving his time on that vessel he joined a ship trading on the Australian coast. He enlisted in Australia soon after the outbreak of war but was rejected owing to his youth. He came to NZ and offered his services again. They were accepted and he went through the Gallipoli campaign. Two of Pte Brennan's brothers also enlisted. One died at Trentham and the other is at present serving at the front. [AWN 10.08.1916] P.21

BROWN, Trooper Hugh Charters, recently reported wounded, is one of the sons of Mr W E Brown of Auckland. He was seriously wounded at Gallipoli and was invalided to England. On recovery he was offered the opportunity of returning to NZ but preferred to rejoin his regiment. To use his own terms, he 'wanted to get his own back'. He was again reported wounded in the fighting at Katia on August 6 and is now in hospital in Cairo. Tpr Brown has two brothers at the war. The elder - Allan - was rejected as physically unfit for active service, the younger - Reginald - is now in France with the eleventh reinforcements. [AWN 24.08.1916] p.52

CAFFERY/CAFFREY, R A – POW, Germany. NOK: Mother – Mrs M Caffrey, 2 Melford St, Ponsonby, Auckland. Took part in the landing on the Gallipoli Peninsula, invalided to Malta, rejoined regiment in France attached to a special grenade detachment. Aged 28 yrs, employed by Auckland Harbour Engineering Dept. [AWN 10.08.1816] P.49

CARBINES, Private Arthur Vivian - A letter expressing the appreciation of His Majesty the King, of the services of the late Private Carbines, Wellington Infantry Battalion, has been received by his father, Mr R J Carbines of New Lynn, Auckland, from the War Office. Pte Carbines was killed at Gallipoli last August, while attempting to rescue wounded men. The letter states that Pte Carbines was mentioned in a despatch from General Sir Ian Hamilton, dated December 11, for gallant and distinguished service in the field. "I am to express to you" the letter continues "The King's high appreciation of these services and to add that His Majesty trusts that their public acknowledgement may be of some consolation in your bereavement." The letter was forwarded through the Minister for Defence and, in a covering note, the Hon James Allen wrote: "I feel sure that this communication will be treasured by you as a tangible token of His Majesty's great interest in the welfare of his subjects during the unprecedented crisis through which our Empire is now passing." [AWN 03.08.1916] P.20

CARO, Private Maurice - Cable advice has been received by Mrs Caro of Grafton Road that her son has been killed in action. Pte Caro, who was 34 years of age, was born in England and came to NZ with his parents about thirty years ago. He was educated at the Boys' High School, Christchurch, and afterwards removed to Auckland where he was in the employ of Messrs Arthur Nathan Ltd, for about 12 years. About 4 years ago he joined his two brother Harold CARO and Arthur CARO of Japan - in business. He left Auckland during 1915 for England. He left for the front as a private a few weeks ago and was in action only a few days when he met his death. Pte Caro was a member of the Auckland College Rifles for some years and also took a keen interest in tennis as a member of the Auckland and Parnell Clubs. [AWN 17.08.1916] P.49

CHALLIS, Pte C H, Nelson, 19th Reinforcements, died on Saturday at Featherston from pneumonia following measles. [AWN 31.08.1916] p.60

CLARK, Private Frederick Herbert, Reported killed in action, was the fourth son of Mr Thomas H Clark, Oratia, Waiukumete. He was 20 years of age and was born in the Northern Wairoa district. He was educated by Mr J E Ellott of Te Kopuru and Aoroa School. Pte Clark took part in the Gallipoli campaign prior to being transferred to France. At the time of his enlistment he was engaged in farming with his parents at Paparata, Bombay. [AWN 03.08.1916] P.56

CLERK, Acting Sergeant Eric John, Reported killed in action, was the only son of Mr Duncan C Clerk of Arney Rd, Remuera. He was 24 yrs old and born in Sydney NSW. He was educated at King's College, Auckland and Ovending Hall, Brighton, England, subsequently returning to King's College. After leaving school he was engaged in farming and at the time of his enlistment was employed as head shepherd on the Mokoiwi station, the late Mr Gerard Williams' property on the East Coast. At the outbreak of war he joined the colours and went to Samoa. Returning to NZ he proceeded to the front with one of the earliest reinforcement drafts. [AWN 10.08.1916] P.21

COBOURNE, Lieutenant C T, who has been wounded, was born in the Waiuku district 25 years ago. He was educated at the Sacred Heart College, Ponsonby and on leaving school engaged in sheep farming at Port Waikato. He always took an active interest in military matters, having joined the mounted rifles when 18 years old. When war broke out Lieut Cobourne enlisted and proceeded to the front with the rank of sergeant. He took part in the operations on Gallipoli where he received his commission. [AWN 10.08.1916] P.32

COLTMAN, Sergeant Cyril Warren, Reported killed in action, was born in Waimate, Canterbury and was 23 years old. He was the son of Mr W Coltman, jeweller, Queen St. Sgt Coltman was educated at the Waimate High School and later at the Auckland Grammar School. He came to Auckland about eight years ago and after finishing his education joined the business carried on by his father, where he was engaged at the time of his enlistment. [AWN 03.08.1916] P.56

CONDELL, Private S who was reported wounded on July 5, is a son of Mr W Condell of New Lynn. He took part in the operations on Gallipoli where he was wounded. He has three brothers also members of the Expeditionary Force, one of them having been wounded. [AWN 10.08.1916] P.32

COOK, Private Graham Walter, who was reported as having died of wounds on July 11, was the eldest son of Captain T W Cook of Norman St, Rocky Nook. He was born in Russell in 1893 and received his early education at the Ponsonby District School. [AWN 31.08.1916] P.56

COWAN, Sergeant Major John James - News of the death on active service has been received in Te Aroha of Sgt Major Cowan. Born at Newcastle on Tyne, he came to NZ with his parents 12 years ago, finishing his education at Mangere Bridge school. Later he moved to the Waikato where he was engaged in farming. He was an enthusiastic territorial, being a sergeant in the 6th, Hauraki, Co. He joined the main body and fought through the Gallipoli campaign, being wounded 13 days after the landing. He rejoined his company and was there at the evacuation. Prior to proceeding to France he was promoted to sergeant major. [AWN 03.08.1916] p.56

DELANEY, Mr Hugh, of Matamata, late of Buckland, has received word by private cablegram of the death of his youngest son, Sergeant Arthur W Delaney, who was previously reported as seriously wounded on August 9, and who has now died of wounds. He went through the Gallipoli campaign. He was 22 years of age. Trooper Albert H Delaney, who was wounded on August 7, is making good progress towards recovery and was with his brother when the latter died. [AWN 24.08.1916] P.52

DELANEY, Sergeant Arthur, who was severely wounded on August 9, is the youngest son of Mr H Delaney, late of Buckland, now of Matamata. He left with the Main Expeditionary Force and was six months in the trenches at Gallipoli. At the end of that time he became ill and was invalided to Cairo. After recovering, he went to the Egyptian frontier, where he was wounded. His two brothers have also been wounded and one was invalided home to NZ some months ago. [AWN 24.08.1916] p.52

DIXON, Corporal Alfred Lee, Reported killed in action on July 3, was born at Hokitika 28 yrs ago. He was educated in the New Plymouth public school and for a time held a position in the New Plymouth Savings Bank. He spent five years in the New Plymouth Borough office under his uncle, Mr Felix Bellringer, the town clerk. At the age of 22 he was appointed town clerk of Whangarei. [AWN 10.08.1916] P.21

DOIDGE, Lance Corporal E B, late of the 'Weekly News' literary staff, who was wounded in France towards the end of May, is making a splendid recovery. A letter just received in Auckland indicates that a shrapnel shell burst almost immediately overhead and he received no fewer than 23 wounds in the back. He was for some weeks in hospital and was then transferred to a convalescent hospital. In his letter he stated that he expected to be back in the trenches by the end of July. [AWN 17.08.1916] P.49

DU FLOU, Sergeant Leopold Louis J, who has been wounded, is a son of Mr L J Du Flou, hon. Secretary of the French Red Cross in Auckland and is 22 years of age. He was born in Melbourne, received his primary education at Wanganui, afterwards completing his schooling at St Patrick's College, Wellington. Later he entered the service of the Bank of NZ and was employed at the Auckland branch at the time of his enlistment. Prior to leaving NZ for Egypt he was serving at the forts at Devonport. On being transferred from Egypt to France he gained the rank of sergeant. [AWN 17.08.1916] P.49

FISHER, Trooper C, a returned soldier who went with the Main Body, died suddenly in Wellington last week from heart failure, aged 23. His parents reside at Feilding. [AWN 31.08.1916] p.18

FORDE, Lieutenant W P, killed, was the son of the late Mr J B Forde of Waikiwi, one of Southland's earliest and best known settlers. Setting out with the main body as a corporal, Lt Forde's promotion was rapid, he becoming sergeant and sergeant-major before reaching Gallipoli. He went through the campaign on the peninsula and was promoted to the rank of 2nd Lieutenant after the evacuation. He was an accountant by profession. [AWN 24.08.1916] P.52

GAMBLE, Sergeant Major Douglas Hepburn, who has been killed in action, was a son of Mr W N Gamble of the firm of Messrs Gamble & Griffiths, sharebrokers, Swanson Street. He was about 20 years of age and was educated at King's College. On leaving school he entered into the employment of the NZ Insurance Co. where he remained until he left for the front in May 1915. He held the position of sergeant in the senior cadets and on being drafted to the territorials he retained that rank. Although a good all-round sportsman, football was his favourite game and he was a prominent member of the Remuera Football Club. He saw about six weeks service at Gallipoli. [AWN 24.08.1916] p.52

GAMBLING, Private Ernest Walter, Reported killed in action, was born in Queensland and came to NZ with his parents. He was 23 years of age. He received his education at the Paeroa District High School and afterwards joined the railway services. He was engaged at Morrinsville at the time of his enlistment. He served his country at Samoa and later proceeded to Egypt from where he was transferred to France. Another brother also gave his life for the Empire. [AWN 03.08.1916] p.56

GILPIN, Private William S, died of wounds, was formerly in the Union Co's fleet. He had been in the company's service for a number of years and was a very promising officer. Just before going into camp he was second officer of the Kauri and previous to that was an officer on the Koromiko. Pte Gilpin, who was about 35 years of age, was born at Nova Scotia, Canada, where his parents reside. [AWN 17.08.1916] P.49

GLOZIER, Private Harold Gordon, died at Greytown Military Hospital from heart failure due to pneumonia. He was 23 years of age, single and a member of D Company, 19th Reinforcements. His NOK is Mrs Mary Glozier, Awarua Plains, Southland. [AWN 24.08.1916, p.20]

GORRIE, Lieutenant John William - News of the death on active service of Lt Gorrie, youngest son of Mr H T Gorrie of Onehunga, has been received in Auckland. On the outbreak of war, Lt Gorrie went to England and was given a 2nd Lieutenant's commission in an Imperial regiment. He was killed after having been several months on active service in France. Lt Gorrie, who was 22 yrs of age, was well known in Auckland and the announcement of his death will cause widespread regret. He was educated at King's College, Remuera, and was engaged in his father's office with Messrs A Buckland & Sons when the war commenced. [AWN 03.08.1916] P.56

GREENHILL, F, returned from the Front, died at Rotorua on 16 August from heart failure. His NOK is his father F Greenhill, Fordell. [AWN 24.08.1916, p.20]

HAMMOND, Major H H, reported missing formerly captain in the Ellesmere Mounted Rifles, and left with the main body as captain. He was three times wounded at Gallipoli and was invalided to England but on recovery returned to the front. He was a prominent athlete and a leading member of the Lancaster Park Cricket Club. When he enlisted he was sheep farming in the Waiau district. [AWN 24.08.1916] p.52

HARPER, Lieutenant Gordon, D.C.M., aged 31, s/o George Harper, Christchurch solicitor, has died of wound. He attended Christchurch Boys High School then went to Canada for two years before returning to Canterbury. Farmed at Waiau and was nominated as a Reform candidate for the Riccarton seat in 1914 but resigned his candidature and enlisted as a private in the main body expeditionary force. He was mentioned in despatches, subsequently receiving the D.C.M. He was wounded during the Hill 60 engagement at Gallipoli in August last and was invalided to London and subsequently rejoined his Regiment. He has two brothers at the front, one being Captain Robin Harper, D.C.M. A third brother, Mr Eric Harper, the ‘All Black’ footballer, of the legal firm of Harper Sons & Pascoe, leaves for Trentham next week. [AWN 17.08.1916] p.20

HARRIS, Private William John, recently killed in action, was a son of Mr I Harris of Frankton Junction and was 22 years of age. He was born at Onehunga and educated at the local and Richmond Road schools. He was engaged with his father for some years prior to offering his services to the Empire and was a member of the Frankton Methodist Church, where he acted as organist. [AWN 03.08.1916] p.56

HEYWOOD, Private H L, who is reported to have died of wounds, was the eldest son of the late Mr Henry Heywood of North Albertland. He received his education in that district and was afterwards employed by the Public Works Dept at Otamatea where he took a keen interest in outdoor sports. Pte Heywood was one of the first to answer the call to arms and left for Egypt in 1914. He was wounded twice at Gallipoli and also suffered from an attack of enteric fever. On his recovery he again served his country on the peninsula and took part in the evacuation, afterwards being transferred to France. [AWN 10.08.1916] P.21

HILL, Private W G, who has been killed in action, was born at Archhill and was 33 years of age. He received his education at the Newton West school and afterwards serviced his apprenticeship as a painter, being employed for some time by Mr M J Bennett of Karangahape Road. [AWN 03.08.1916] p.56

HOULKER, Major James - A brass tablet in memory of the late Major James Houlker was unveiled in the Nelson Cathedral last week in the presence of a large congregation. The ceremony was performed by the Bishop of Nelson at the request of the vicar (Rev Dr Weeks) on behalf of the Cathedral authorities. The tablet bears the following inscription: "In memory of James Houlker, B.A., LL.B., Major, Canterbury Infantry, New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Died August 10, 1915, from wounds received in action at Gallipoli. 'All power and honour we ascribe to Thee, Who only makest brave.' This tablet is placed here by his friends as a lasting remembrance of a good citizen and gallant soldier." [AWN 10.08.1916] P.32

HUNTER, Trooper Oscar, reported killed in action, was the eighth son of Mrs Thos Hunter of Greenhithe. He was born in Yorkshire, England, and came to NZ with his parents very early in life. He was educated at the Bayfield school. He was a keen footballer and represented the country districts. [AWN 03.08.1916] p.56

JAMIESON, Trooper Alfred Ernest, who has been wounded, is a son of Mr Andrew Jamieson of Cambridge. He was born at Stratford, Taranaki, in which town he received most of his education. Tpr Jamieson, who has a brother also serving his country, won a cash prize while stationed at Trentham for being the best shot in the A & B Squadrons. Prior to enlisting he was engaged in farming. [AWN 24.08.1916] P.52

JOHNSON, Captain O P, who has been killed in action, was 24 years of age and was the son of Mr J C Johnson of Kauri who contested the Bay of Islands seat as a supporter of the Reform Party on one occasion. The deceased held the rank of lieutenant when he left NZ for the front and was engaged at Gallipoli where he was wounded. A brother, Sergeant Major JOHNSON, was also wounded at Gallipoli. [AWN 31.08.1916] P.56

KITTCHO, Rifleman Nicholas, killed in action on June 5, was a native of Greece. He was brought to the colonies as a boy by relatives and during the past 20 years was engaged in the fishing industry in Auckland. He was 38 yrs old. He left Auckland for the front last February and according to a letter received from his platoon commander, Lt N S JOHNSON, by his cousin, Mr John GABRIEL, Ponsonby Road, he was killed with four of his comrades by a German shell. Two other cousins of Mr Gabriel who are natives of Greece, have gone to the front from Auckland and one of them has been wounded. [AWN 10.08.1916] P.21

LAING, Lance Corporal Albert Morton, who died of wounds received in action, was the fifth son of the late William and Mary Laing of Auckland and was 33 years of age. Prior to being accepted for active service, he was in the employ of A B Wright & Sons. He took an active part in football circles. [AWN 24.08.1916] P.52

LANG, Second Lieutenant Horace, who has been killed was, before enlisting, a master on the staff of Christ's College, Christchurch. Born about 25 years ago in England, he was educated at Christ's Hospital, Bluecoat School and at Cambridge University, where he took the B.A. degree in mathematics. Shortly afterwards, in 1914, he was secured for the staff of Christ's College by Mr E T Belcher who was then headmaster, to teach mathematics in the middle school. [AWN 03.08.1916] p.56

LEWIS, Private Gerald Stanley, killed in action in France on July 7 was the youngest son of Mr H J Lewis of the Lands & Survey Dept, formerly of Auckland and now of Gisborne. He was born in Wanganui and was about 29 yrs old. He completed an engineering course with Masefield & Co of Auckland and after qualifying went to England where he was employed in engineering works in Rugby. When the war broke out he enlisted in a cavalry regiment but in order to reach the front more quickly, he transferred to an infantry regiment. He had been in France on active service over 12 months when he was killed. [AWN 10.08.1916] p.32

MACEFIELD, Private William Howard Spinley, who has been killed in action, was the second son of Mr & Mrs William Macefield of Tauranga. Pte Macefield, who was born in the Kaipara 20 years ago, was educated privately for a time, later at the Grafton school and then at the Auckland Grammar School for four years. Prior to enlisting he was a member of the staff of the Auckland branch of the National Bank of NZ. While at school he won a badge for rifle shooting. His eldest brother is on active service. [AWN 17.08.1916] P.49

MARSHALL, Lance Corporal Henry Herbert, who has been wounded in action, is the eldest son of Mr Jacob Marshall of Glenfield. He was educated at the Glenfield school and was for some time afterwards employed in the Ngaruawahia district. He was more recently employed by the Auckland Harbour Board. [AWN 24.08.1916] P.52

McALPINE, Corporal Leslie Duncan, reported as killed in action, was the eldest son of Mr & Mrs Frederick McAlpine of Glenfield and was 19 years of age. Prior to his enlistment he was engaged as a box maker at the Chelsea Sugar Works. He was for some time a participant in the fighting at Gallipoli, where he was injured and later took up the duties of a medical orderly. Serving in that capacity, he was one of those who experienced hardship in the Marquette disaster and was only rescued after being in the water for several hours. Cpl McAlpine was afterwards transferred to France with an infantry unit. [AWN 03.08.1916] p.56

McCARTHY, A J, who is believed to belong to the Headquarters Staff at Featherston Camp and who arrived at Frankton by the Rotorua train was seized by a fit . He was carried into an adjacent house where first aid was rendered but other seizures followed and the patient was conveyed to the Waikato Hospital for treatment. [AWN 10.08.1916, p.32]

McGARRIGLE, Gunner James Patrick, recently killed in action, was the youngest son of Mrs McGarrigle of Hamilton, in which town he was born. He was educated at the Grammar School and also at St Patrick's College, Wellington. He was engaged in Sydney at the time of his enlistment. Gunner McGarrigle held the Royal Humane Society's certificate and bronze medal for life-saving. He leaves a wife who resides at Glebe, Sydney. [AWN 31.08.1916] P.56

McGLASHAN, Sergeant R T, wounded in France about July 9, is a son of Mr & Mrs L W McGlashan of Stanley Bay. Sgt McGlashan was for some years in the employ of Messrs Briscoe & Co. His elder brother Driver L McGlashan, was wounded on May 24. [AWN 10.08.1916] P.32

McGOWN, Lieutenant John, of Dunedin, serving with the Devonshires, has been killed in action. [AWN 24.08.1916] p.24

McINTOSH, Pte R M, specialist with the 19th Reinforcements, died on Sunday at Trentham from bronchial pneumonia and measles. [AWN 31.08.1916] p.60

McLARIN, Trooper Francis William, reported severely wounded, is the third son of Mr J W McLarin of Kainui Estate, Patumahoe, and is 24 years of age. He left NZ with one of the early reinforcement drafts and served at Gallipoli, being present at the evacuation. At the time of enlisting for active service he was working on a farm in partnership with his brother. The latter and another brother Charles also served at Gallipoli. The McLarin brothers are all well known as prominent footballers in the Pukekohe-Patumahoe district. [AWN 31.08.1916] P.56

MICHAEL, Private Ernest Augustus Mowbray, son of M H M Michael of Grey Lynn, has died of wounds. Pte Michael, who was serving with the Australian Forces, was formerly a partner in a trading firm in Fiji. He enlisted for active service in the early stages of the war. A brother is at the front. [AWN 17.08.1916] P.49

MILLS, Corporal Arnold E, recently reported as killed in action, was the eldest son of Mr & Mrs Thos Mills of Grey Lynn. He was 26 years of age and was born in Auckland. He received his primary education at the Newton West school, where he obtained a scholarship and went to the Auckland Grammar School. Eleven years ago he joined the staff of the Education Board and was still in the board's service when he enlisted. [AWN 03.08.1916] p.56

MICHELL, Captain Robert - Advice has been received of the death on July 20, presumably from wounds, of Capt Michel, RAMC, of Cambridge, England. He was well known to many New Zealanders. About ten years ago he married Miss Emily GILLIES OF Auckland. In civil life he held the degrees of M.D. and F.R.C.S and was in practice as a heart specialist. He served in the war in South Africa and immediately on the outbreak of the present war, offered his services. [AWN 03.08.1916] p.56

MOORE, Private Edward, killed in action on July 17, was a on of Mrs E A A Moore of Harcourt St, Grey Lynn. He was born in Leicester, England, 18 yrs ago. He had taken a prominent part in school rugby football in Leicester and was well known to many Leicester people in Auckland. [AWN 10.08.1916] P.21

MOORE, Private Edward, killed in action, was a son of Mrs E A Moore of Grey Lynn and was only 18 years of age, having enlisted in an Imperial regiment before he had reached his seventeenth birthday. He was educated in Leicester and was a keen Rugby enthusiast, winning several trophies in his early youth. It was the intention of the late Pte Edward Moore to settle in NZ and join the other members of the family after playing his part in the great war. An older brother, Lance Corporal Richard MOORE, died in India Shortly after the war started. He was also serving with an Imperial regiment. Another brother, Private Charles Henry MOORE, is at present in one of the Home training camps, preparatory to going on active service. [AWN 10.08.1916] p.32

MOUNCE, Private Charles Leslie, who is reported to have died of wounds, was 23 years of age and a son of Mr J Mounce, 6 Hepburn St, Ponsonby and a member of the firm of Sutcliffe & Mounce. He served his time as a cabinet-maker under Brown & Smith of Symonds St. He enlisted early in the war, prior to which he had been employed in the Mt Eden guard. He was very popular in musical circles. He was born at the Thames where his family lived for some years prior to coming to Ponsonby. Pte Mounce was also a member of the Rechabite Lodge. He was a bugler in the infantry when he left NZ. [AWN 03.08.1916] p.56

MUNRO, Lieutenant Kenneth, killed in action in France on 3 July, only son of Mr & Mrs J Munro, Bank of NSW, Hastings, was 24 years of age. Born at Patea, Taranaki, he was an old boy of Nelson College, studied law at Victoria College and entered the office of the late Colonel Malone at Stratford, where he was employed before leaving NZ with the 4th Reinforcements. At Stratford he took the keenest interest in military training and was a Lieutenant of the 11th Regt (Taranaki Rifles). After serving in the Gallipoli campaign, including the August engagements of last year, he was invalided to England and joined the 2nd Wellington Regt in France last April. [AWN 03.08.1916] P.56

NAIRN, Sgt Robert Roland, killed in action, Gallipoli, 2 August 1915 - tablet unveiled at St Paul’s Church. [AWN 03.08.1916] p.22

O'DONNELL, Private Frank Joseph, who has been reported killed in action, was the eldest son of Mrs J O'Donnell of Pentland Ave, Mt Eden, and was 24 years of age. He received a collegiate education and was afterwards engaged on the staff of J R Dodson & Son of Nelson. Later on he followed mining on the West Coast. He was a keen football enthusiast and was a popular member of the Nelson Rival Football Club. [AWN 03.08.1916] P.56

PHILLIPS, Private W J killed in action on June 29, was born at Thames 34 years ago. He was well known in athletic circles in Auckland, having won many trophies on the running track, football field and bowling green. Pte Phillips was for many years in the employ of Mr J Howden, jeweller, of Queen St and afterwards entered into business on his own account at Te Awamutu and Taumarunui. [AWN 03.08.1916] p.56

PREECE, Private Phil, killed in action on July 14, was the youngest son of Mr & Mrs R Preece of Waiotahi Creek, Thames and was only 21 years old. He was educated at the Waiokaraka public school and had been employed since leaving school by Messrs W Wood & Son, Thames. [AWN 03.08.1916] p.56

ROONEY, Signaller Felix, who was wounded on July 10, was a member of Sir Ernest Shackleton's Expedition to the South Pole in 1907. On returning to NZ, Signaller Rooney settled in Lyttelton where he was employed for some time on the coastal steamers Cygnet and Wakatu. [AWN 10.08.1916] P.21

SAUNDERS, Trooper J H, who is reported missing, was born at Russell and is the second son of Mr W Saunders of that township. At the time of his enlistment he was following the calling of a fisherman. [AWN 31.08.1916] P.56

SING, Signaller Herbert Stanley, killed in action, was one of four brothers serving their country. His mother resides at 2 Browning St, Grey Lynn. He was educated at the Marist Brothers' school and was well known in swimming and football circles. Sig. Sing took part in the Gallipoli campaign from the landing and was wounded while fighting there. He came from a fighting family, his great-grandfather having fought at Waterloo and his grandfather in the Crimean war and Indian Mutiny. Several other relatives took part in the Maori wars of the early days. [AWN 03.08.1916] P.56

SKEVINGTON, Private Cyril Thomas, C Company, 18th Reinforcements, died in Trentham Military Hospital. The certificated cause of death is pneumonia following measles. His NOK is Mr T Skevington of Geraldine. [AWN 24.08.1916, p.20]

STARKY, 2nd Lieut James Baynton, of Christchurch, serving with the Wiltshires, has been killed in action. [AWN 31.08.1916] P.24

STOODLEY, Private William John, killed in action, was the only son of Mr & Mrs W J Stoodley of Parkfield Tce, Auckland. He was born in Cardiff, Wales and was 26 yrs of age. He was educated at Home and afterwards following the occupation of a port butcher. He arrived in NZ about three years ago and enlisted for the front in the early days of the war. He left NZ for Egypt early in 1915 and went through the Gallipoli campaign without injury and was finally transferred to France. [AWN 10.08.1916] P.21

STUBBING, F C – POW, Germany. NOK: Mother – Mrs K Wallis, Allandale Rd, Mt Albert, Auckland. Only s/o Mrs K W Stubbing. Wounded at Sari Bair 8 August 1915, invalided to England for six months. Aged 21 yrs, educated at Auckland Grammar School then worked on a sheep station in Hawkes Bay. [AWN 10.08.1816] P.49

STRUT, Trooper Charles E, formerly of Taranaki, reported killed in action, prior to enlisting was head buyer in the New Plymouth district for Messrs Dimock & Co. He was well known in hunting and farming circles in Taranaki and was an enthusiastic and successful show exhibitor. Tpr Strut was married and leaves a widow and four young children. One of his brothers is at the front and a second brother died of enteric while on active service. [AWN 10.08.1916] P.21

TATHAM, Private Walter P, wounded and gassed in France and admitted to hospital on August 16, is a native of Waihi. After following other occupations as a lad, he became a miner and had experience on both the Waihi and Coromandel goldfields. His mother and other members of the family reside in Haszard St, Waihi. [AWN 31.08.1916, P.56]

THOMSON, Captain Alastair, of the Argylle & Sutherland Highlanders, third s/o Mr Sinclair Thomson of Geraldine, killed in action, France. [AWN 03.08.1916] p.24

THOMSON, Captain Alastair, killed in action, was the third son of Mr Sinclair Thomson of Geraldine, who previously lost another son in the Mesopotamian campaign. Capt Thomson was born at Dunedin and educated at Christ's College, Christchurch and Loretto. When he returned to NZ he studied at Lincoln College for about one year and was then engaged in sheep farming in North Otago. He went Home in the early months of the war and was given a commission in the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. During the past year he saw a great deal of fighting. [AWN 03.08.1916] P.56

VILE, Private F C, killed in action on 27 July, was the only son of Mr & Mrs F Vile, Te Awamutu, and a grandson of the late Mr J Vile, ex MP for Manawatu. He was born in Pahiatua in 1896 and educated at the Pahiatua school and the Wanganui High School. Entering the railway service in 1913 he qualified for an engine-driver's certificate at Auckland prior to leaving for Trentham. [AWN 17.08.1916] P.49

VIPOND, Sergeant Mark, who was killed in action on August 9, was the only son of Mrs J H Snook of Northcote and the late Mr Mark Vipond of Matakana and was 22 years of age. He was one of the first men to enlist in the main body of the NZEF two years ago. [AWN 31.08.1916] P.56

WAGENER, Lance Corporal Wilfred Ernest, who was recently reported killed in action, was the youngest son of Mr & Mrs E Wagener of Houhora and was 23 years of age. He was born in Victoria but came to NZ in his early youth and was educated in the Dominion, where he served his apprenticeship to the blacksmithing trade. He followed his calling at Kaitaia for some time and later at Ohaupo where he was engaged at the time of his enlistment. [AWN 17.08.1916] P.49

WALLACE, Gunner, reported killed in action, was a son of Mr George Wallace, manager of the Gas Co. at Devonport. He specialised in field artillery work. Sgt Major Allan WALLACE, Rhodes Scholar, who was killed while serving his country on the Gallipoli Peninsula, was a brother of Gunner Wallace. [AWN 03.08.1916] p.56

WATERS, Sergeant Mervyn Leigh, killed in action on August 4, was the youngest son of Mr & Mrs Alfred Waters, of Riverside, Clevedon, where he had lived all his life. He was keenly interested in military affairs and was corporal in the Franklin Mounted Rifles before the territorial scheme came in force, being afterwards promoted sergeant. He served some time on Gallipoli, taking part in the evacuation. He was a valued member of the local lawn tennis and football clubs. His brother, Corporal Rupert L Waters, served with him and is still in Egypt at the front. [AWN 24.08.1916] p.52

YOUART, Private Henry, reported wounded, is the second son of Mr & Mrs Youart of Incholm, North Otago, where he was born and educated. He is 24 years of age and up to the time of his enlistment had followed farming pursuits in different parts of the Dominion. He enlisted in Auckland a few months after the war broke out and left with the sixth reinforcements. He served in Gallipoli for a few months before the evacuation and after that, while in Egypt, he met his younger brother Gunner Bert Youart, who was only 19 years of age and who was with the ninth reinforcements. The brothers had not met for some years and as the younger was then only a boy, his brother hardly recognised the young solider in khaki. [AWN 10.08.1916] P.21

YOUNG, Sergeant Robert Alfred, who has been reported wounded, is a son of Mr R H Young, of Hamilton East, a retired officer in the Public Works Dept. Sgt Young, who is well known to many as the popular Alpine guide at Mt Cook, enlisted in the Canterbury Mounted Rifles and left NZ with the main Expeditionary Force. He went through the Gallipoli campaign in which he occupied a post of honour as sniper and guide for the Imperial troops between Anzac and Suvla Bay. His brother was killed in action at Anzac. [AWN 24.08.1916] P.52


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