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

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

July 1915

ADAMS, L/Cpl A E, 15th, North Auckland, Infantry Co. – Letters received show that he took part in the first two weeks of the campaign and was then wounded in both arms. He wrote from Malta saying that he was making a good recovery. [AWN 22.07.1915] p.56

AITKEN, Private J H, Advice has been received in Christchurch as to how he met his death. He was orderly to General GODLEY and accompanied the general to the forward trench. The general made some dispositions and was returning when he missed Aitken and sent Lieut Tahu RHODES back to find out what had happened to him. Pte Aitken was found dead, having been shot close to his general in the trenches. [AWN 08.07.1915] P.21

ALDERMAN, Major W W, Commanding 16th, Waikato, Company. Writing to Mrs Alderman by the last mail, he stated that he had then almost recovered and expected to return to the firing-line shortly. [AWN 08.07.1915] p.21

ALLEN, Private Laurence Hawtrey, who was killed in action on May 9, was a son of Mrs M Allen, Grange Road, Mt Eden. He was 22 yrs of age and was educated at the Richmond Road school, subsequently being engaged in the cabinetmaking trade. [AWN 22.07.1915] p.20

ANDERSON, Private M G of the OIB, who is amongst the missing at the Dardanelles, is the son of the late Mr David Anderson, Roxburgh, Otago, and is 26 yrs of age. He was educated at the Kaitangata School and is a miner by occupation. [AWN 01.07.1915] P.21

ANKER, Private Albert, whose death was reported last week, joined the Auckland Infantry Battalion with those first to volunteer. For several months previous to joining he assisted as caretaker to the Flying Angel Missions to Seamen and became very popular with many hundreds of seamen. [AWN 01.07.1915] P.21

BAKER, Gunner Dudley J, Field Artillery, who was reported about a month ago to have been wounded, has cabled to his relatives, in reply to their messages, as follows – “Not wounded – well”. [AWN 22.07.1915] P.20

BANNERMAN, Private Edmund Ivon, WIB, who was killed in action at the Dardanelles on April 29, was the youngest son of Mrs William Bannerman, Waihao Downs, South Canterbury, and the late Mr Wm Bannerman, for 18 years a teacher in Otago and South Canterbury. [AWN 01.07.1915] P.21

BATCHELOR, Lieut E H S, 1st Canterbury Infantry Co, who was reported on May 5 to be wounded, was not, but he was very severely injured. He slipped on the edge of a steep ravine and fell into a watercourse. All the muscles of his back and his abdominal muscles were torn and he has been in hospital ever since, over two months. [AWN 08.07.1915] p.21

BAUCHOP, Colonel A, CMG, commanding the Otago Mounted Regiment, who is reported slightly wounded, is a genial and popular officer, who has been in charge of the Otago military district since July 1, 1912. He entered the Garrison Artillery in 1898 as a subaltern and went to the Boer War in a mounted corps two years later with that rank. A few months after reaching South Africa he was promoted to a captaincy. He was engaged in operations in Western Transvaal and Natal for over two years. 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 a portion of which time he held a commission in Major General Baden-Powell’s constabulary. His promotion to lieutenant-colonel was on the list of Coronation honours in 1902. [AWN 15.07.1915] p.21

BELL, Private Harold Douglas, who has been wounded in the Dardanelles, is in the 16th, Waikato, Regiment. He is a son of Mr H E Bell, Richmond, Christchurch, and a grandson of the late Dr James Bell, one of the early residents of Port Albert, Auckland. [AWN 01.07.1915] P.21

BENNET, Private James William, Field Ambulance Corps, who has been killed in action, was the only son of Mr & Mrs George Bennett, Millers Flat. He was born at Miller’s Flat and was in his 23rd year. He was educated at Millers Flat School, Lawrence School and Otago Boys High School, leaving the last named to take up a civil service position at Seacliff. [AWN 01.07.1915] P.21

BENNINGTON, Sergeant Alexander, CIB, who died of wounds on June 2, was a son of Mr Bennington of Geraldine. He was a sergeant in the territorials and was also a member of the Geraldine Brass Band. He was 24 yrs of age. [AWN 01.07.1915] P.21

BINNS, Lance Corporal Frank Loutham, who has been killed at the Dardanelles, was the only son of Mr & Mrs F Binns of the Strand Arcade, Auckland. [AWN 01.07.1915] P.20

BIRDSALL, Trooper William John, who is reported to have died of wounds, was the son of Mr & Mrs J B Birdsall, of Big Omaha and was 21 yrs of age. Mr W D Meiklejohn, of Church Street, Devonport, is an uncle. He was a member of the Rodney Troop of Mounted Rifles. [AWN 01.07.1915] P.21

BISHOP, Lance Corporal G H, CIB, who has been killed in action, was 22 yrs of age and was a son of Mr George Bishop of Nelson. He left the Dominion with the main expeditionary force and was in the engagement at the Suez Canal. He met his death at the Dardanelles on May 8. [AWN 01.07.1915] P.21

BLACK, Private Alexander, killed in action, was a son of Mr Alexander Black of Longbush. He was 23 yrs of age and was born at Wimatuku. He was employed by Messrs G W Woods & Co as a motor mechanic. [AWN 01.07.1915] P.21

BLACK, Private William, OIB, who has been killed in action, was born at Greenvale near Wanaka, 25 years ago and was the third son of Mr Wm Black. After leaving school he worked on his father’s farm, latterly moving to Queenstown where he enlisted in the North Otago Contingent of the OIB. [AWN 01.07.1915] p.53

BLACKETT, Private John C, son of the late Mr John Blackett, for many years public works engineer for the Nelson district, has been killed in action. Aged about 32 yrs of age, he was educated at Nelson College. He joined the Pacific Cable Board service and was stationed successively at Norfolk Island, Fanning Island and Fiji. He was at Levuka when the news of war reached him and within half an hour he handed in his name for enlistment but as there was no steamer for NZ for 10 days he sailed for Sydney where he joined the first reinforcements of the First Australian Infantry Brigade. [AWN 08.07.1915] P.21

BLACKMORE, Lance Corporal Alfred Penrose, whose death is reported, KIA, is the only son of Mr S Blackmore of St Albans. Deceased was born at Rangiora and finished his education at West Christchurch school. While there he was sergeant of the senior cadets. Leaving school he went to Victoria where he was engaged in commercial pursuits. He enlisted in the 1st Battalion, Australian Brigade. [AWN 01.07.1915] P.21

BODLEY, Lieut James Robert Mrs John Bodley of Henderson, has received a cablegram through the Minister for Defence stating that his son had been admitted to the Pont de Kubbah Hospital, Egypt, on June ? from Gallipoli, suffering from bronchitis and dysentery. Lt Bodley was reported on May 15 to have been wounded. [AWN 01.07.1915] p.53

BOND, Pte Gus – Some anxiety has been felt by Mr J S Bond of Hamilton, as to the whereabouts of his son who was reported wounded at the Dardanelles. Letters received from his comrades stated that after he was wounded they bound him up and left him in the trenches but on their return he was missing. It was surmised that he might have been picked up by the ambulance men or had himself made his way back to the dressing station on the beach but for some time nothing could be learned as to his whereabouts. On Tuesday, however, Mr Bond received a cable message from his other son, Sgt A J Bond, at Alexandria, relating that Gus is in the hospital at Malta. [AWN 22.07.1915] p.56

BOOTH, Private Edgar Normanby, killed in action on June 8, was a son of Mr R Booth of the Dunedin Telegraph Office and was 26 yrs of age. He was born at Blenheim and educated there and at Christchurch. For many years he was connected with Ellerbeck Studios before entering into business in Dominion Road, Auckland. On the outbreak of war he enlisted, joining the 15th, North Auckland, Regiment and also assisted the band as a cornet player. [AWN 15.07.1915] p.21

BOWDEN, Private W, reported among the Australian casualties as killed in action, was a son of Mr William A Bowden of Leith St, Dunedin. He was 20 years of age and joined the main Australian Expeditionary Force as a signaller. He was born at Herbert, North Otago, and was educated at the Normal and Albany Street schools. He has two brothers serving at the front as members of the fourth NZ reinforcements. [AWN 08.07.1915] P.21

BRADLEY, Corporal James Flynn, who was killed in action at the Dardanelles on May 17, was educated at the Terrace School and in the Technical College, Wellington. Before enlisting he was a sergeant in the 6th, Hauraki, Regiment. Like other patriotic New Zealanders, Corporal Bradley closed his farm to enlist with the expeditionary forces. His younger brother Frank was previously reported wounded, but recovered, and is now back at the front. [AWN 01.07.1915] P.21

BRICKELL, Sapper Ernest Burnett, NZ Field Engrs, Wellington Battalion, recently reported wounded at the Dardanelles, is the fifth son of Mr Robert B Brickell, an old and well known settler of Taranaki and Wairarapa and a Maori war veteran. [AWN 01.07.1915] P.21

BROWN, Lieut Wm Edward Balcombe, killed by a shell in France, was the eldest son of Mr Edward Balcombe Brown, barrister, formerly of Wellington. He was about 23 yrs of age and a native of Wellington. Two or three years ago he went Home to complete his education and was at Oriel College, Oxford, with his brother when he enlisted, receiving a sub-lieutenant’s commission in the Royal Field Artillery. On his mother’s side he was related to the late Lord Roberts. [AWN 15.07.1915] p.21

BRUCE, Sergeant Harvey John, Auckland Infantry Battalion, who died of wounds, was the second son of Mr A S Bruce of Geraldine. He was born at Prebbleton, 24 yrs ago. He subsequently resided at Fernside and Rangiora, where he was educated at the Rangiora High School. He was a lieutenant in the school cadets. On August 11, 1911, he joined the staff of the Bank of New Zealand and in January 1933 was transferred to Morrinsville. Upon the outbreak of war he joined the 6th, Hauraki, Company, of the Auckland Infantry Battalion. He was wounded within an hour of the landing at the Dardanelles. [AWN 22.07.1915] P.20

BRYANT, Trooper A H, who was killed on May 28, was the eldest son of Mr R M Bryant of Tiritea, Palmerston North, and was born in Wellington. He was 33 years of age and unmarried. [AWN 01.07.1915] P.21

BUCKLEY, Private John Joseph, reported to have been wounded for the second time in action on Gallipoli Peninsula while serving with the Auckland Infantry, is brother to Gunner W Buckley of the Field Artillery. They are sons of Mr J Buckley of Auckland and grandsons of Colour Sergeant Buckley of the 50th, Queen’s Own, Regiment. [AWN 01.07.1915] P.21

BURNS, Private Henry John, 16th, Waikato, Regt, is the son of Mrs H J Gentles, Falcon St, Parnell. He was farming at Tuakau when the war broke out and was one of the first to offer his services to the Empire. He served at the defence of the Suez Canal and took a hand in repairing the water mains burst by the Turks. He wrote home just before leaving Egypt for Gallipoli. News has just been received that he died of wounds on June 29. [AWN 22.07.1915] P.20

CABLE, Private William Henry, Otago Battalion, killed in action, was the second eldest son of Mrs Millicent Cable of Queenstown. This is the second son of this family who has lost his life in the cause of his country. The young man referred to was a shepherd by occupation and was highly respected. [AWN 22.07.1915] p.20

CAIRNIE, Private G J B, who was reported to have been missing since June 5, was a computing draughtsman in the Lands & Survey Dept’s Auckland office and went to the front with the Auckland Infantry Company in the main expeditionary force. He is 31 yrs old and after working in West Australia for some time came to NZ about eight years ago. He served in the Taranaki Rifle Volunteers for five years and is a member of the Legion of Frontiersmen. Pvt CAIRNIE’s sister, Mrs J J Volkwyn, resides in Heidelberg, Transvaal. [AWN 01.07.1915] P.21

CAMPBELL, Private Henry Robert, 3rd, Auckland, Company, s/o Mr D R Campbell, Mangawhare, was admitted to Point Koubba Hospital on July 4 sick, from Gallipoli. Pte Campbell was previously reported as being wounded on June 10. [AWN 22.07.1915] P.20

CARGILL, Private Clive Napier, Divisional Signal Corps, Otago, who died of wounds received in action at the Dardanelles on June 15, was the eldest son of the late Mr A F Cargill, the great grandson of the late Captain William Cargill, founder of the Otago Province. He was born at Port Pirie, South Australia, and educated at the Albany Street and Mornington schools, Dunedin, and subsequently became a fitter at the Hillside railway workshops. [AWN 22.07.1915] P.20

CARLYON, Sapper Samuel, Field Engineers, who has died of wounds, came to Gisborne in 1906 and spent six years in the Gisborne Defence Cadets as sergeant and also spent some time in the Artillery at Westport. He went to the front with the fourth reinforcements. [AWN 08.07.1915] p.21

CARTER, Trooper Tom P W, Otago Regiment, reported wounded, was a member of the Gisborne Legion of Frontiersmen, who left in October last to make up Otago’s quota of mounted reinforcements. Before he enlisted he was employed on a station at Whangara. It is understood that his relations reside in the Old Country. [AWN 08.07.1915] P.56

CHILTON, Mr Charles, the well known Canterbury College professor, has received information from the High Commissioner, through the Prime Minister, that his only son, Lieut Frank Chilton, was reported from Alexandria on June 20 to have been killed in action. He returned with his parents to England in 1912 and after studying at the Technical School, Plymouth, and travelling for some time on the Continent, commenced the study of medicine. Immediately on the outbreak of war he volunteered and was gazetted second lieutenant in the Third Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders. [AWN 01.07.1915] P.21

CLEGG, Private William Herbert, Auckland Infantry Battalion, who is reported to have died of wounds on June 19, was a son of Mr A Clegg of Victoria Street West. He was 22 years of age and before joining the fourth reinforcements was employed as a driver at Foster’s livery stables at Parnell. [AWN 08.07.1915] P.56

COAKLEY, Private A E, 6th, Hauraki, Infantry Co. Writing from Malta on May 18, states he was shot by a sniper during the assault on the Turkish position at Achi Baba on May 8. He states that at the end of the first fortnight’s fighting at Achi Baba the Hauraki Co. mustered on 120 out of 230 men and after the fighting in the southern zone, there were only 40 men to answer the roll call. [AWN 29.07.1915] p.53

COGAR, Private R, Wellington Battalion, reported wounded, is a son of Mr & Mrs R Cogar of Gisborne and with his brother, Charles, left with the main expeditionary force. Pvt Cogar was the third man to enlist at Gisborne for the front, his brother being the second. [AWN 01.07.1915] P.21

COGAR, Private R, who was reported on Wednesday to have been wounded, is now reported missing. His parents have been advised that he was not wounded. [AWN 01.07.1915] P.21

COLTMAN, Sergeant W H Writing to his father, Mr W Coltman of Queen St, Auckland, Sgt Coltman stated that he had been shot in the leg by a sniper. He was doing well and expected to be back at the front very soon. [AWN 01.07.1915] p.53

CORLIESON, Trooper W A, who is reported as having been killed in action, was a son of Captain N Corlieson of the Kaipara Steamship Co. He proceeded to Egypt with the first contingent as a member of the first reinforcements for the Auckland Mounted Rifles. Trooper Corlieson was a member of the Helensville Football & Athletic Club and played for Parnell when they won the junior championship in 1908. He was 21 years old. [AWN 08.07.1915] P.21

CORNELIUS, Private C. Concerning the death of Pvt C Cornelius, son of Mrs C Cornelius, Timaru, who was killed in action, Lieut NESBITT writes home to the effect that his men held a very difficult position for many hours and, though not supported, fought like veterans and never gave an inch. Many of his best men were dead, including Cornelius, who was shot beside him. [AWN 01.07.1915] P.21

CRAIG, Dr G, of Waihi. From information received at Waihi it appears the doctor has been mentioned in despatches for gallantry in rescuing a wounded soldier at the Dardanelles. While Dr Craig and a soldier were carrying the man to safety the doctor was shot in the thigh. [AWN 29.07.1915] P.20

CRAIG, Sergeant Robert William, reported wounded on June 9, is 33 years of age and is the second son of the late Robert Craig of Waitahuna. Prior to enlisting with the main body, he was employed as a linesman on the Dunedin telegraph staff. [AWN 08.07.1915] P.56

CRAPP, Private Gerald Vivian, youngest s/o Captain A A Crapp of Tauranga, who was wounded at the Dardanelles, was a member of the 3rd, Auckland, Regiment. Advice has been received that he has been discharged from the hospital at Malta as fit for service again. [AWN 08.07.1915] p.21

CRICKETT, Private G M, Auckland Infantry Battalion, who is reported to be seriously ill with enteric, is a son of Mr J T Crickett of Morrinsville. [AWN 22.07.1915] P.20

CRUTCHER, Private Geo., Auckland Infantry Battalion, whose father resides at 35 Boston Rd, Mt Eden, has been reported missing from the Dardanelles since April 25. [AWN 15.07.1915] p.21

CUNNINGHAM, Corporal Percival Charles, Otago Infantry Battalion, who has been killed in action, was born at Kurow 21 years ago and was educated at the Waitai Boys High School. A brother, Sgt J J C Cunningham, is also at the front, being a member of the 5th Mounted Rifles. [AWN 15.07.1915] P.20

CUTHBERTSON, Private Jack, reported killed at the Dardanelles, was the youngest son of Mr Thomas Cuthbertson of Hilderthorpe, Oamaru. He was an employee of Messrs Wilson & Canham, Wellington, at the time when war broke out. [AWN 01.07.1915] P.21

DAY, Private J C, a member of the Fijian contingent which went to England for service at the front, has died of wounds. Pte Day, upon arrival in England, was posted to the King’s Royal Rifles and died as the result of wounds sustained in the fighting around Ypres. For some time Pte Day was a grower and exporter of bananas in Fiji and when war was declared was one of the first to join the Fijian contingent. Before settling in Fiji he resided in Dunedin. A brother is still serving with the King’s Royal Rifles. [AWN 22.07.1915] P.20

DEACON, Private Jack Mervar, who was reported as wounded, died of wounds on May 9. Fourth s/o Mrs Isaac GIBBS of Papanui Road. He took up farming pursuits after leaving college and had been working with his brother on the Pakira Station near Cape Runaway. [AWN 08.07.1915] P.21

DEANS, Lieutenant W, Canterbury Mounted Rifles, reported wounded and now sufficiently recovered to travel, has not been included in any previous lists. Lieut Deans is a member of the well known family of Riccarton and Homebush. He is about 25 yrs of age and was educated at the Christchurch Boys’ High School. After leaving school he joined his brothers at Homebush . He is a keen sportsman and military man. [AWN 29.07.1915] P.20

DELL, Private William Joseph, 15th, North Auckland, Co., s/o Mr Samuel Dell, Mangawhare, was on July 3, admitted to the Seventeenth General Hospital at Alexandria, suffering from serious enteric fever. [AWN 22.07.1915] P.20

DENNY, Private Richard John, Wellington Infantry Battalion, who was reported on July 4 to have been wounded, is a son of the late Mr J P Denny of Awanui North and a grandson of Mr C B Denny who fought in the Indian Mutiny and in the Waikato wars in the early ‘60’s. This is the second he has been wounded while serving at the Dardanelles. [AWN 29.07.1915] p.53

DES FORGES, Private Gavin, 9th, Hawkes Bay, Co. While writing from the 1st Australian Hospital, Heliopolis, he states that he was wounded on May 27, being struck on his head by a piece of shrapnel casing. The fragment struck him between the eyes and remained embedded in the bone. Eleven days afterwards the piece of shell was removed. [AWN 29.07.1915] P.53

DITELY, Sgt Major Lytton Alphonse, Canterbury Battalion, reported to be wounded, is a son of the French immigrants and was born at Akaroa. He was a member of Seventh Contingent in the South African war and was dangerously wounded at Bothasberia. He was a prominent member of the Akarana Boating Club. For several years he had been secretary to the Otakamatua dairy factory. Sgt Major Ditely is 37 yrs old. [AWN 01.07.1915] p.53

DITELY, Sgt Major Lytton Alphonse, Canterbury Battalion, reported to be wounded, is a son of one of the French immigrants and was born at Akaroa. He was a member of the seventh contingent in the South African war and was dangerously wounded at Bothasberg. He was a prominent member of the Akaroa Boating Club for several years and had been secretary to the Otakamatua dairy factory. Sgt Major Ditely is 37 years of age. [AWN 08.07.1915] P.21

DOOLING, Private Con., Private ‘W SMITH’, Auckland Battalion, whose name appears as having died of wounds, is Private Con Dooling, s/o Mr & Mrs C Dooling of Clifford St, Gisborne. The young soldier, who was 20 yrs of age, was opposed to the compulsory military training but when in Auckland the call came to him to serve his country. Thinking he would be prevented from going to the front if it was known that he had been evading military service, he registered under an assumed name. He was a cook by trade and intended joining the Auckland contingent in that capacity but on reaching Wellington he enlisted in the infantry and was drafted to the Auckland Battalion of the third reinforcements. [AWN 08.07.1915] P.56

DUNCAN, Private Wm George, OIB, who has been killed, was the son of Mr John Duncan of Mautara and was born at Mataura in 1895. [AWN 01.07.1915] P.21

DUNDON, Private William Thomas, CIB, who has been killed in action at the Dardanelles, was a son of Mr J Dundon, a farmer in the Blenheim district. He received his secondary education at the Blenheim District High School and subsequently he was a student at Victoria College, Wellington. He was a crack rifle shot, an enthusiastic Rugby footballer and for several seasons represented Victoria College, Wellington, in the senior competitions held in that city. [AWN 01.07.1915] P.21

DUNNING, Private Angus Roderick, Auckland Mounted Rifles, who has been wounded, is a son of Mr Archibald Dunning of Leigh. He is 23 yrs of age and was born at Omaha. [AWN 29.07.1915] P.20

EARP, Corporal William E, reported killed in action at the Dardanelles on May 2, was the elder son of Mr & Mrs E W Earp, old settlers of Tawa Flat, near Wellington. The deceased had just entered his 22nd year. [AWN 22.07.1915] P.20

ELERS, Private Rangi, the first member of the First Maori Contingent to be wounded, is a resident of the Masterton district. Prior to enlisting he was a jockey. Pte Elers was in B Co. of the contingent. 1, 1912. He entered the Garrison Artillery in 1898 as a subaltern and went to the Boer war in a mounted corps two years later with that rank. A few months after reaching South Africa he was promoted to a captaincy. He was engaged in operations in Western Transvaal and Natal for over two years. 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 a portion of which time he held a commission in Major General BADEN-POWELL’s constabulary. His promotion to lieutenant colonel was on the list of Coronation honours in 1902. [AWN 15.07.1915] P.53

ENDEAN, Trooper Arthur Stanley, who is reported to have died of wounds on June 25, was a son of Mr John Endean of Jermyn St, Auckland. He was 25 yrs of age and was for many years connected with the firm of Briscoe & Co. At the outbreak of war he was farming near Masterton and joined the Wellington Mounted Rifles Regiment, leaving with the main body of the Expeditionary Force. [AWN 08.07.1915] P.56

FEAR, Lance Corporal F J H, NZ Engineers, Distinguished Conduct Medal NOK: F J W Fear, Willis St, Wellington. [AWN 08.07.1915] P.23

FEAR, L/Cpl, Distinguished Army Medal, Dardanelles who has received the Distinguished Conduct Medal for bravery at the Dardanelles, was the first Manager of the Horsham Downs Cheese Factory. Just prior to the outbreak of war he had gone to Canada to gain further experience and when war broke out he went to England where he joined the NZ contingent and went with them to Egypt, joining the main body prior to his departure for the Dardanelles. [AWN 08.07.1915] p.31

FORDHAM, Trooper Herbert Henry, 6th Reinforcements, Auckland Mounted Rifles. Died in a military hospital in Wellington on Friday morning. He has been farming at Woodleigh. Prior to his departure to Trentham he was entertained by the settlers & presented with an English lever watch as a mark of the respect in which he was held. He served in the war in South Africa for three months with the 1st Imperial Light Horse and after six months mining on the Rand, returned to NZ. It was he who discovered the murderer Norman Keals at Onewhero. Tpr Fordham is about 41 years old. [AWN 08.07.1915] p.21

FORDHAM, Lance Corporal H H, Auckland Mounted Rifles. Recently died at Trentham Camp from pneumonia. The funeral took place at Holy Trinity Cemetery, Otahuhu on Wednesday last week. The service was conducted by Chaplain Major Harry MASON and was attended by members of the Legion of Frontiersman, who acted as pall bearers, National Reserve, Senior Cadets and representatives of local bodies and churches. The coffin was draped with the Union Jack and many beautiful wreaths and crosses. The funeral arrangements were made by Lieut SLYFIELD, representing the Defence Dept. [AWN 15.07.1915] p.21

FOSS, Corporal S J B, WIB, who has been wounded, was a teacher in the District High School at Levin. He served in the South African war. [AWN 01.07.1915] P.21

FOX, Sergeant Charles Frederick Dilworth, Machine-gun Section, Canterbury Mounted Rifles, s/o Mr Charles Dilworth Fox of Christchurch and Scargill. Killed in action at the Dardanelles on June 12. During the South African war he enlisted with the eighth contingent as a private and saw active service. In later years he became a keen polo player and was a member of the well known Tipapa team. [AWN 08.07.1915] P.21

FRASER, Captain E G 3rd, Auckland, Company. Mrs Fraser of Ascot Ave, Remuera, has received advice from Alexandria that her husband, who was reported on June 15 to have been wounded a second time, is making good progress towards recovery. [AWN 01.07.1915] P.21

FULLER, Private W S, 16th, Waikato, Co. Advice has been received by Mr William Fuller, Ngaruawahia, that his second son is lying dangerously ill in Alexandria. While assisting a wounded comrade under fire, he received three wounds and has lost an arm. Another son, Trooper R H Fuller, 4th Waikato Squadron, has been wounded. [AWN 15.07.1915] p.21

FULTON, Corporal Percy, Advice was recently received by Mr W J Felton (sic) of Woodhill, Helensville, that his eldest son, Corporal Percy FULTON (sic) had been wounded. Cpl Fulton was engaged in farming with his father until he enlisted in the Auckland Mounted Rifles. [AWN 22.07.1915] P.20

GATHERCOLE, Private C H, Another instance of a soldier who was well and fighting with his company on a date subsequent to the period in which he was reported missing, is that of Pte Gathercole, 15th, North Auckland, Infantry Co. and a son of Mr T Gathercole, Waiwhiu, Warkworth. A casualty list issued on June 16 reported that he had been missing between April 25 and May 13, and no further official advice has been given regarding him. By the last mail his mother received a field service postcard, dated May 14, in which Pte Gathercole assured them of his welfare. A fortnight later he wrote to a friend. [AWN 29.07.1915] p.53

GAULT, Private Alfred, 15th, North Auckland, Company, received a shrapnel wound in his right arm after ten days fighting. Writing on May 21 he stated that the wound had almost healed and he expected to return to the front shortly. Private Gault formerly held the professional light weight boxing championship of New Zealand. [AWN 08.07.1915] p.21

GIBBISON, Sgt Francis B M, wounded, s/o Mr W Gibbison of Te Mata. He has been interested in military activities since boyhood, having joined the Waikato Regt as a bugler when 12 yrs old and has attended every parade and encampment since then. Sgt Gibbison left the Dominion as a Corporal and received promotion in Egypt. [AWN 08.07.1915] p.21

GILLINGHAM, Private Allan, OIB, who was killed in action on April 25, was the son of the late George Gillingham, storekeeper of Cobden, Greymouth. He was in the employ of Herbert Haines Ltd, at the time of his enlistment. He took a great interest in all athletic sports. [AWN 01.07.1915] P.21

GILLAM, Rev W F, who has been vicar of St Matthews Church, Auckland, since 1900, has received notice of his appointment as Anglican chaplain to the hospital ship. [AWN 08.07.1915, p.31]

GORDON, Sergeant Robert, Otago Infantry Battalion, reported to be in the General Hospital, Cairo, is the eldest son of the late Mr Robert Gordon of Kokoama, North Otago. Sgt Gordon had been for many years associated with military affairs, in which he took very keen interest and was one of the drill sergeant majors for territorials of the outlying districts in North Otago where he was engaged in sheep farming. [AWN 08.07.1915] P.56

GRACE, Trooper John Leybourne, of the Wairarapa Mounted Rifles, who was killed in action on May 31, was the only son of the late Mr Nathaniel Grace of Gladstone and also of Wainuiomata, and grandson of the late Mr John Grace of Wainuiomata. Deceased, who was a splendid specimen of young NZ manhood, would have been 20 years of age next November. [AWN 01.07.1915] P.21

GRANT, Corporal Charles – aged 21, died from pneumonia July 1st 1915. Son of Mr Charles Grant of Hamilton. Cpl Grant was born in Ashburton. He received a large part of his education at the Hamilton High School and on leaving joined the electrical staff at the Grand Junction Gold Mining Co’s mine as a cadet. He afterwards became electrical engineer to the Te Kuiti Borough Council. In the early stages of the landing at the Dardanelles, Cpl Grant was wounded in the thigh and was later reported as having been discharged from hospital. [AWN 08.07.1915] p.21

GREENFIELD, Private T J Otago Infantry, reported missing, is the eldest son of Mr Joseph Greenfield, formerly of Oamaru. He was a member of the Dunedin Navals for many years, being winner of the championship shooting belt of that company, besides numerous medals and other trophies. [AWN 08.07.1915] P.21

GREENHOUGH, Captain Percival B, NZ Artillery Brigade, who was reported as having been admitted to the hospital at Alexandria, held the rank of major in the Auckland Garrison Artillery Division prior to his departure with the second reinforcements. He left with the latter body as a lieutenant and was afterwards promoted. According to private advice received in Auckland on Thursday, Captain Greenhough is suffering from gastro-enteritis. When he wrote some weeks ago he was expecting to leave for the front at any moment but it is thought by his relatives here that he became ill before he left Egypt. Captain Greenhough is well known in local sporting circles. [AWN 15.07.1915] p.21

GRIBBLE, Private Ernest S, who died at Trentham recently was district secretary of the Presbyterian Young Men’s Bible Class Union. He had also been secretary of St David’s morning young men’s bible class for some years. He resigned both these positions on leaving for Trentham Camp. [AWN 29.07.1915] P.20

GUDGEON, Private Robert F, Canterbury Infantry Battalion, who was reported missing in the casualty list of May 22 and is now reported dead, was a son of Mrs J B Gudgeon of St Albans, Christchurch, and was born at Picton in 1895. He was a grandson of the late Major COOKE and a nephew of Colonel GUDGEON. Prior to enlisting, Pte Gudgeon was on the staff of the Bank of Australasia in Christchurch. His brother, W W Gudgeon, is also at the Dardanelles and is a member of the Australian Expeditionary Force. Another brother, B A R Gudgeon, took part in the campaign in German West Africa and another brother, J E Gudgeon, of the Bank of New Zealand staff, Christchurch, returned a few months ago from German New Guinea, where he went as a member of the New South Wales Expeditionary Force. [AWN 29.07.1915] p.53

HADDOCK, Tpr Wm, 4th, Waikato, Squadron, Auckland Mounted Rifles, who was killed in action on June 17, was the third son of the late Mr John Haddock of Pratt St, Auckland. He was a farmer of Karamu, Waikato and prior to the outbreak of the war was the secretary of the Karamu branch of the Farmers’ Union. [AWN 08.07.1915] p.21

HANNAH, Trooper Arthur, 3rd, Auckland, Mounted Rifles Squadron, KIA. He enlisted in the main force and while in Egypt was appointed orderly to Captain T A Blake, veterinary officer of the regiment. As this duty would have kept him in Egypt he resigned and accompanied the mounted rifles when they were despatched to reinforce the infantry forces. He was nearly 28 yrs old. [AWN 29.07.1915] P.20

HARDING, Trooper Walter Frederick, CMR, who died of wounds on May 1, was 33 yrs of age and saw service in the South African war. For the past five or six years he has been engaged in agricultural work in the Marlborough province. His father is Mr Henry Harding of Ramsay, Hampshire, England. [AWN 01.07.1915] P.21

HARP, Private John Albert of Rotorua, killed in the Dardanelles, was born close to Whangarei nearly 35 years ago. Most of his school life was spent at the Devonport school. He was a keen sportsman, especially as a shot, a yachtsman, a bandsman, a cyclist, a footballer & a hockey player. He was the youngest son of Mr J G Harp and followed the occupation of painter and signwriter in Rotorua, where he had been settled for some 10 or 12 years. He leaves a widow. [AWN 01.07.1915] P.21

HARSANT, Private Cyril Bertram, s/o Mrs John Ruffey, Coromandel, has been reported missing since June 5. When he was stationed at Cairo he contracted measles and went into the hospital. He was discharged as cured and went to the Dardanelles where he was wounded a few days later. He again recovered and proceeded to the firing line but is now missing. [AWN 08.07.1915] P.21

HART, Major, DSO, Carterton – in a letter to his wife – ‘The bullet that struck me passed first through the head of an Australian private sitting in a trench, killing him instantly.’ Major Hart had 6 loose pistol bullets in his left trouser pocket – the bullet found the pocket, perforated a leather purse, cut off the nose of one bullet, struck another in the centre, squeezing it flat, doubling up both ends, then entered his leg, forcing the squeezed-up bullet to enter also. This resulted in a big flesh wound about 10 times as big as a bullet makes and four other punctures about the size of a bullet wound. The revolver bullets undoubtedly saved him from having a fractured thigh. [AWN 01.07.1915] p.30

HART, Major F E (wounded & now in England) WIB, Distinguished Service Order NOK: Mrs M A E Hart, Carterton. Awarded for rallying his men in digging-in at an important forward position, in face of severe fire. [AWN 08.07.1915] P.23

HARWOOD Private, was killed in action on May 5. He was the youngest s/o the late J H Harwood of Little River and received his early education there. Later he went to Invercargill where he was a member of the Hibernian Band and was well known as a footballer. Two years ago he went to Te Aroha. He has two brothers fighting at the Dardanelles. [AWN 01.07.1915] P.21

HARWOOD, Private August, Auckland Infantry – The gallant manner in which this soldier met his death at the Dardanelles is briefly described in a letter which an Auckland despatch rider, Pte F C GARLAND, has written to his father. “One of our bandsmen, Gus. Harwood, a great, kind hearted fellow, was killed by shrapnel striking him in the chest. He ran into the firing line and dragged out the wounded two at a time and did this eight times before he was caught. I understand that he was recommended for the Victoria Cross.” Pte Harwood was killed in action on May 5. He was the youngest son of the late J H Harwood of Little River and received his early education there. Later he went to Invercargill, where he was a member of the Hibernian Band and was well known as a footballer. Two years ago he went to Te Aroha. He has two brothers fighting at the Dardanelles. [AWN 01.07.1915] p.55

The men speak with affectionate regret and no little pride of Pte August HARWOOD, Ambulance Corps. He worked like a hero said Cpl SQUIRE of Mt Eden. No thought of personal danger ever deterred him. He was removing the wounded to safety day and night and mostly under fire. There was one very bad place on the right flank which we called ‘the death trap’, this was a long gully exposed fully to the enemy fire and containing practically no cover. Harwood had just taken a wounded man down this gully when in a part of the [area[ commanded by the Turks’ maxims, he was hit by a bullet which penetrated his back and pierced his heart. He died within a few moments.’ [AWN 22.07.1915] p.17

HEALD, Pte Sydney Harland, 3rd, Auckland, Regt was reported on June 16 to have been ‘killed in action’. He was the eldest son of Mr S Heald, who was in business in Victoria Street for many years but is now residing in England. Private ‘Syd’ Heald was well known in Auckland athletic circles. He was a champion schoolboy runner and later as an amateur proved one of the most successful of the local handicap runners. He acted as timekeeper for most of the local sports gatherings and his genial presence will be greatly missed. He was in the employ of Kirkman & Denison, jewellers, for about 12 years and had left their employ just before he enlisted with the main Expeditionary Force. A brother, Reg. Heald, is also fighting at the Dardanelles. [AWN 01.07.1915] p.55

HENDERSON, Captain Peter Bain of the Mounted Rifles HQ staff, reported wounded, is very well known in Christchurch, where he was attached to the Canterbury military district general staff as instructor in musketry. Captain Henderson has seen a fair amount of active service. He served with the Imperial army in India and was with the Highland Brigade at the relief of Chitral in 1905 for which he received the Chitral medal with one clasp. He was with Lord Methuen’s Highland Brigade in the South African war, serving with the ammunition column and was (sic) through the disaster to the Highland Brigade at Magersfontein. He also fought at Paardeberg, Poplar Grove and Dreifontein and has the Queen’s medal with three clasps. [AWN 08.07.1915] P.21

HENLEY, Driver John, Army Service Corps, who was reported to have died of wounds, was well known in Christchurch where he had been employed for a number of years as a chauffeur. He was born in Wanganui 25 yrs ago and was educated at Palmerston North. His mother, Mrs J Henley, resides at Awarua, North Auckland. [AWN 15.07.1915] p.21

HODGES, Sapper ?R A, NZ Engineers, Distinguished Conduct Medal NOK: Mrs Elizabeth Hodges c/o High Commissioner’s Office, London. [AWN 08.07.1915] P.23

HOLDEN, Gunner John Alexander, the news of whose death has been received, was a member of the No. 2 Battery at the Dardanelles. Gunner Holden was born at Hunterville and received his education at the Onga Road school and afterwards at the Hamilton High School. He was employed with the Bank of New Zealand when he enlisted. Gunner Holden was an enthusiastic sportsman and was highly respected by all who knew him. [AWN 22.07.1915] P.20

HOLT, Corporal Arthur, AMR, who is reported to have been wounded, is a native of Waimate North, Bay of Islands, where he and a brother own a dairy farm. [AWN 01.07.1915] P.21

HORNE, sapper J B, who has died of enteric, after recovering from wounds, was a member of the Dunedin Engineers in the volunteer days. He played in the three-quarter line for the Southern Club juniors a few seasons ago. [AWN 29.07.1915] P.20

HOWELL, Corporal Ben, 6th, Hauraki, Auckland Battalion, has written to his mother, Mrs J Howell, Wairoa, Hawkes Bay, saying that he was wounded on May 8 at Achi Baba, the bullet striking him under the left shoulder and passing through his body. He was sent to Malta on the hospital ship Royal George. Writing on May 19, he says he is progressing favourably but is still confined to bed. He speaks of the great kindness the wounded received from the doctors and nurses. [AWN 15.07.1915] P.20

HOWELL, Sapper Neil H, who is reported to have died of wounds on June 19, was a son of Mr James Howell, Hill Street, Newmarket. He was 29 years of age and was a native of Auckland, receiving his education at the Newmarket school. He left with the fourth reinforcements. [AWN 08.07.1915] P.56

HUDSON, Gunner Charles R, No.3 Battery, NZFA, who is reported to have been wounded, has written to his parents at the Thames from the Cairo Hospital. He states that soon after landing he was struck by a bullet fired by a Turkish sniper. He was told that he was the first New Zealander to be wounded ashore. Since writing Gunner Hudson has rejoined his unit. [AWN 15.07.1915] P.20

HUNT, Sapper Burt, of the AIB, attached to the Field Engineers, who died from wounds received in action, is the third son of Mrs C J Clark, 7 Oxford St, Archhill, Auckland. He was born in Gisborne and was 25 years of age. For many years Sapper Hunt lived in Waihi. He was a member of the City Rugby Football Club and was also a keen cyclist. [AWN 01.07.1915] P.21

IMOS, Corporal, Field Ambulance, Distinguished Conduct Medal Awarded for gallantry in distributing ammunition and water in the firing line under heavy fire. [AWN 08.07.1915] P.23

INGRAM, Lieutenant E A, Canterbury Battalion, died of wounds. Parents live at Nelson. Deceased, who was a member of the staff of the Lands & Survey Dept at Hokitika, left as a Sergeant and was 22 yrs of age. [AWN 29.07.1915] P.20

IRVING, Private Eric Cecil, reported to have been killed in action was the son of the late Capt Irving of the Bay of Islands. He joined the main body of the expeditionary force in Wellington. He was 23 years of age and spent his school days in the North, afterwards following farming pursuits in the Wellington district. [AWN 01.07.1915] P.21

IRWIN, Private Thomas, reported wounded on June 19, is a member of the Auckland Field Ambulance. A brother in the Canterbury Mounted Rifles also went away with the main expeditionary force. Two older brothers fought through the South African war. [AWN 08.07.1915] P.21

JAMES, Private John Stewart, Otago Infantry, reported missing on June 13, was born at Otepopo, now named Herbert, and obtained all his schooling there. He was on the West Coast when war broke out and joined the first expeditionary force. [AWN 08.07.1915] P.21

JOHNSON, Private John Mervyn, who is reported to have been killed in action, was the second son of Mrs E J Johnson of 42 Alexandra Street, city. He was 23 years of age and was well known in Auckland. [AWN 01.07.1915] P.21

JOHNSTON, Sergeant Ernest R Writing from St George’s Barracks, Malta, on May 20, Sgt Johnston of Thames explains how he was wounded. After having seen over a fortnight’s fighting, he was injured in a bayonet charge by the 6th, Hauraki, Company, led by Captain SINEL. He was struck by a bullet in the thumb of the right hand, and expected that the thumb would have to be amputated. [AWN 22.07.1915] P.20

JONES, Private Owen Sinclair, KIA, Dardanelles, eldest son of Mrs A A Jones, Ulster St, Hamilton. The young man was born at Ohaupo and was educated at the public school there. On leaving school he joined his father, the late Mr A O Jones, on his farm. After his father’s death he undertook a bush felling contract at Tautari, near Te Awamutu, and it was while there that he heard that volunteers were being called for and he immediately joined the machine-gun section of the 4th, Waikato, Mounted Rifles. [AWN 22.07.1915] P.20

JONES, Trooper Owen Sinclair, 4th, Waikato, Squadron, who died of wounds on June 30, was a son of the late Mr A Jones of Hamilton. He was 21 years of age and prior to enlisting was engaged in farming. His brother is now fighting at the Dardanelles. [AWN 29.07.1915] P.20

KEASBERRY, Private John Compton, a member of the Wellington Infantry Battalion, whose death in action at the Dardanelles was reported recently, was the only son of Mr W H Keasberry of Pungarehu, Taranaki. He was born in 1893 and educated at Wellington College and previous to enlisting was engaged in farming. [AWN 22.07.1915] P.20

KERR, Trooper Frederick William, CMR, who died of wounds, was a well known amateur boxer and he possessed a degree of cleverness unusual among amateur boxers but on several occasions injuries which he received while playing Rugby football prevented him going for the highest amateur boxing honours in Australasia. He was, however, ex New Zealand amateur featherweight champion. [AWN 01.07.1915] P.21

KEVEN, Private James H, who has been wounded in the fighting at Gallipoli, is the third son of Mr Thomas H Keven, Waihi, and is 23 yrs old. He was educated at the Waihi High School, and before enlisting in the 6th Haurakis he was employed by the Waihi Gold Mining Company. [AWN 01.07.1915] P.21

KINGDON, Private Roy Rayner, killed in action on June 16, left NZ as a member of the Wellington Battalion in the fourth reinforcement draft. He was about 24 yrs of age and lived for many years with his mother at Lower Hutt. For some three years he was engaged in farming pursuits in West Australia and returned to NZ about a year ago. A brother is with the Australian force. [AWN 15.07.1915] p.21

LANGRIDGE, Corporal F R, who was killed at the Dardanelles on May 8, was the son of Mrs Elizabeth Langridge of Riverbank, Wanganui, and a brother of Mr J W Langridge of Christchurch. [AWN 01.07.1915, P.21]

LAWSON, Sergeant Francis George, who is reported to have been wounded, was well known in Auckland. He was for many years with the firm of Messrs Smith & Caughey Ltd. [AWN 01.07.1915] p.20

LEARY, Lance Corporal Edwin Bernard, who is amongst the missing, did not follow the ordinary routine of enlistment when he joined the OIB. He is 19 years of age and when war broke out he was stationed at Fort Dorset, Wellington. When the main expeditionary force was on the point of sailing, a request came to the fort for volunteers for one of the batteries. L/Cpl Leary applied and, after practically being informed that he had been accepted, was advised that sufficient men had already come forward for the battery. He then sought a vacancy in the ASC but was unsuccessful. When the second reinforcements left he boarded the tender and subsequently the transport, without arousing suspicion as he was wearing his uniform. He was told he would be sent back when he reported himself on board but eventually he was enlisted in the OIB with which he went into action. He has a brother with the Australian troops at the Dardanelles and another is with the fifth NZ reinforcements. [AWN 01.07.1915] p.21

LEMOTTEE, Lieut Jack Beaumont, 13th, North Canterbury, and Westland Company of the Canterbury Infantry Battalion, who has been wounded, joined the Royal Navy in 1895 as a midshipman. He was present on the occasion of the Boxer rising in 1900 and participated in the operations in the Yangtze Valley and at Pekin and Taku. He was promoted to sub-lieutenant but resigned from the navy in 1904. In 1912 he was a captain in the NZ defence force and in 1912 he passed the examination for the rank of major. In May 1912 he resigned his captain’s commission to join the NZ Defence Permanent Staff and for 18 months prior to the outbreak of the war he was stationed in Christchurch and Westport. He left with the main expeditionary force as a sergeant major. [AWN 22.07.1915] p.20

LLOYD, Trooper George, 3RD, Auckland, Mounted Rifles, who is reported to have been slightly wounded was, previous to enlisting, a mail clerk at the Auckland Post Office. He is 29 yrs of age and the only son of Mr & Mrs G Lloyd, Breakwater Road, Napier. [AWN 29.07.1915] P.53

LONG, Private F S, of the Otago Infantry, who is reported as having been killed in action in the Dardanelles on July 6, was a son of Mr Long, formerly postmaster at Hamilton. He attended the Hamilton East School and later was apprenticed to Mr A E Manning, chemist, of Hamilton. Upon the completion of his apprenticeship he went to Fiji, where he remained for some years. He returned to Auckland to enlist and went forward with the fourth reinforcements. [AWN 29.07.1915] P.20

LORNIE, Private A P, Was reported wounded a week ago but now reported killed in action on June 5. He was the fourth son of Mr Andrew Lornie, Emma St, Mt Roskill and was born in Kirkcaldie, Scotland. He came to NZ with the other members of the family in December 1908. During the past two years he was engaged in farming with his brother at Orini until he enlisted in October and joined the third reinforcements for the Auckland company. [AWN 08.07.1915] P.21

LYONS, Private Bernard F, OIB, who is missing is the eldest son of the late Mr J W Lyons of Papanui, who died only a few weeks ago. Private Lyons was for some time in the Railway Dept and before his departure for the front was employed by Messrs Weeks Ltd, Christchurch. [AWN 01.07.1915] p.21

MACFARLANE, Lieut J B – of Auckland, s/o Mr J B Macfarlane of Christchurch, was shot five times in eight days fighting at Gaba Tepe. He came home to NZ on the Willochra. [AWN 22.07.1915] p.18

MACKAY, Private Gordon, whose name appeared in a recent casualty list as having been wounded at the Dardanelles, is a son of Mr J Mackay of Masterton. As a pipe he is well known throughout the North and South Islands. [AWN 22.07.1915] P.20

MACKESSACK, Trooper James T J, wounded at the Dardanelles, is rejoining his regiment. He is a member of the 4th, Waikato, Squadron, Auckland Mounted Rifles and prior to his departure with the main body was employed in Taneatua, Bay of Plenty district. NOK: Mrs M Mackessack, Ponsonby, Auckland. [AWN 15.07.1915] p.21

MACKESY, Captain Charles Mr W R Mackesy of Whangarei has received advice that his brother is in the hospital at Alexandria and had been operated on for buritis (sic). Another brother at the front Sergeant H Mackesy had been appointed to be a lieutenant for meritorious service. Colonel MACKESY, who sent the cable, has returned to Alexandria from the Dardanelles. [AWN 01.07.1915] p.20

MARTIN, Private Harry Liddell, 6th Haurakis, who has been wounded, is the eldest son of Mr John Martin of Putaruru and will be 21 years of age on July 11. At the time of his enlistment he was chief clerk to the Taupo-Totara Timber Co. at Putaruru. [AWN 01.07.1915] P.21

MATTHEWS, Trooper Anton Joseph, Auckland Mounted Rifles, who was wounded on June 15, is the eldest son of the late Mr Samuel H F Matthews and a grandson of the Rev Joseph Matthews, who settled at Kaitaia in the early ‘thirties’. Tpr A J Matthews was engaged in farming at Mangonui when war broke out and was one of the first in that district to enlist, leaving with the main body. He has three brothers now serving at the front. [AWN 22.07.1915] P.20

McCARROLL, Major, lately commanding the 11th, North Auckland, Mounted Rifles, who was wounded in the shoulder some five weeks ago, is reported by advices received on Monday to be making favourable progress and to be leaving Malta for England. [AWN 01.07.1915]

McCONNELL, Pte Frederick – 16th, Waikato, Company. Cable advice was received on Tuesday that he is ‘returning home shortly’ and is ‘doing well’. He was wounded on April 25 and in letters from Alexandria has stated that he received three bullet wounds in his left hand. [AWN 22.07.1915] p.56

McDOWELL, Lieut P A, s/o Mr W P McDowell, Dargaville. Reported wounded at the Dardanelles, now convalescent at Alexandria. [AWN 08.07.1915] p.21

McFARLANE, Lieutenant, 3rd, Auckland, Regt, who was wounded at the Dardanelles, was last reported to be on a hospital ship, en route to New Zealand. [AWN 01.07.1915] p.55

McGINLEY, Private Frank P, AIB, who was killed in action at the Dardanelles on May 8, was the son of Mr J C McGinley, of Opotiki, and was 23 years of age. [AWN 01.07.1915] p.21

McLEOD, Private ?G C, OIB, Distinguished Conduct Medal NOK: Mrs Agnes McLeod, ***oeka Mouth, Otago. [AWN 08.07.1915] P.23

McLEOD, Trooper Neil Kenneth, reported killed in action on June 12, was 21 yrs of age and the youngest son of Mrs W McLeod of Waipu. He was one of the first to enlist in the Waipu district and was attached to the 11th, North Auckland, Mounted Rifles, Main Body. A brother, Colin D McLeod, left with the fourth reinforcements. [AWN 22.07.1915] P.20

MERRICK, Driver John James Joseph Advice has been received by Mrs Caroline Merrick of Ponsonby Road that her son, who left Auckland with the fifth reinforcements as driver in the ASC, died of meningitis while en route to Egypt. He was a brother of Driver Richard MERRICK, who is now in Malta Hospital suffering from wounds received at the Dardanelles. [AWN 01.07.1915] p.21

MILLIGAN, Private Edward N, who was killed in action while serving with the WIB, left NZ with the main body of the expeditionary force. He was 28 years of age and the son of Mr E Milligan of 21 Williamson Ave, Auckland. For some years prior to, and at the time of, his enlistment he was in the employment of Mr W H Gunning, Manawatu. [AWN 01.07.1915] p.21

MILLS, Lance Corporal John Edmund, who was recently reported to have been killed in action on April 29, received his primary and secondary education at the Petone District High School. He entered the teaching profession as a pupil teacher at Khandallah, Wellington, in 1909 and, continuing his studies, gained the degree of Bachelor of Arts two years ago. Shortly afterwards he was appointed to the staff of the Levin District High School and resigned to join the expeditionary force. He was 22 years old. [AWN 01.07.1915] p.21

MITCHELL, Corporal W A, reported killed, was a son of Mr David Mitchell, Manager of the freezing works at Ocean Beach, Bluff. He was well known in football, tennis and rowing circles and was also sergeant in the Bluff Territorials. [AWN 15.07.1915] p.21

MORTEN, Private Reginald F, who is reported to have died on the hospital ship Silicia, is the younger son of Mr Charles W Morten, Port Albert, his brother being Mr J E Morten, accountant for the North British Insurance Co. Pvt Morten was born in Ashburton in 1894 and during recent years had been engaged in farming in the Waikato. [AWN 01.07.1915] p.21

MORTON, Captain A B, reported missing from the Dardanelles in early May, to Mr W E Morton, Green Lane. Col JOHNSTON, O/C NZ Infantry Brigade writes: “On the night of 2 May I had sent Capt Morton with the Otago Battn and he was to join me later with the report. The attack was beaten back and the Otago Battn had to dig itself in. Capt Morton spoke to Col MOORE early on 3 May and then went to take some of the left trenches. From all I can hear he was lat seen leading some of the 8th, Otago, at some Turks. One man says he saw him fall. I would have written sooner but at first I thought he might be alive and able to fight his way back to our lines or that some of the parties helping the wounded might find him….He was brave, of course, and fell gallantly. We had become very firm friends in the eight months we served together and I personally was very fond of him. He was always most cheery and happy.” Since 12 May When Capt Morton was reported missing, unofficial news has been received that he had been taken prisoner. No less than 92 Otago men, with whom Capt Morton was serving, were reported missing between 1 and 22 May. [AWN 22.07.1915, p.20]

MULLIN, Private Albert, previously reported wounded, was killed in action at the Dardanelles. He was a Dunedin boy, receiving his education at the Albany Street school, and was 24 years of age. He was for some time a member of the crew of the Warrimoo. [AWN 01.07.1915] p.21

MURIWAI, Private John – Following an attack of measles and pneumonia while he was in camp at Trentham, died in Wellington Hospital on Monday. His relatives reside in the Hokianga district. [AWN 01.07.1915, p.20]

O’CONNOR, Private (wounded), Distinguished Conduct Medal NOK: Mrs P O’Connor, Allenton Ashburton (Mother) [AWN 08.07.1915] P.23

O’CONNOR, J B – A former schoolteacher at Waihi, has been wounded while serving with the first Canadian contingent ‘somewhere in Flanders’. Mr O’connor left Waihi on a trip round the world and when war broke out joined the Canadian forces. He is the son of Mr J B O’Connor of Fairlie, South Canterbury. [AWN 22.07.1915] p.56

O’GRADY, Private John, Auckland Battalion, reported as missing since the first landing at the Dardanelles, was one of the first to respond to the call. Born in Lower Waikato, he went to Waihou district with his parents and was educated at the local school. He was a popular leading athlete, was one of the most prominent members of the Waihou Polo Club and was always ready to lend a hand to whatever tended toward the public good. [AWN 15.07.1915] p.21

O’NEILL, Major E, Field Ambulance, Distinguished Service Order NOK : Josephine O”Neill, High Street, Dunedin. Awarded for exhibiting initiative and resource while in command of a bearer sub-division. [AWN 08.07.1915] P.23

OVERTON, Major P J, Canterbury Mounted Rifles, left NZ with the main expeditionary force as major of his regiment. He saw service in the South African war from 1900 to 1902 and was mentioned in despatches. He was awarded the Queen’s Medal with three clasps and the King’s Medal with two clasps. [AWN 08.07.1915] p.21

PAISLEY, Sergeant Alexander, OIB, who has been reported missing, left with the main expeditionary force. He is the fourth son of Mr John Paisley, Upper Junction, Dunedin. [AWN 01.07.1915] p.21

PALMER, Lieutenant Harry Thomas, Wellington Mounted Rifles, whose death from pneumonia is reported, was born in Auckland in 1870. He was a son of Mr Frank Palmer of Auckland. Lt Palmer went to Palmerston North at an early age and was identified with many branches of sport. He was the founder of the Kiakaha Football Club, secretary of the Manawatu Rugby Union and Athletic Club and a successful gentleman rider. [AWN 29.07.1915] P.20

PALMER, Sergeant Hartly V, CIB, who has been killed in action, was the only son of Mr H T Palmer of Brightwater, Nelson. Twice the doctor refused to pass him but, nothing daunted, he tried again and got through and then decided to forego his stripes to get a place in the main force. [AWN 01.07.1915] p.21

PARKER, Private James John, who is reported to have been missing since June 5, is the elder son of Mr J W Parker, Brunswick Bldgs, Queen Street. His father has a long record of active service, including the Matabele war, the Spanish-American war and the South African war, in which he served on the staff of General French. When war was declared Pvt Parker immediately volunteered and was one of those accepted at the first medical examination of recruits for the 3rd, Auckland, Company. His brother is a member of the fifth reinforcements. Pvt Parker was born in the United States, was taken to England by his parents, and accompanied them to New Zealand about six years ago. He lived for some time in Hawkes Bay where he played in representative football and hockey. He was for some time in the employ of Messrs Wilson & Horton. [AWN 01.07.1915] P.20

PARSON, Private Lionel Mystery still surrounds the fate of Pvt Parson, CIB, the well known representative footballer and oarsman. Some weeks ago he was reported wounded and missing and then came the tidings to his relatives that he was severely wounded and an inmate of an Australian hospital in Egypt. Further enquiries made by his family, however, have elicited the information that Private Parson is still missing. [AWN 01.07.1915] p.53

PEARCY, Private W E, After recovering from one wound he returned to the firing line and is now reported to have been killed in action on June 8. Born in Timaru, he lived in Christchurch for some years and then came to Auckland. When war broke out he was in the employ of the City Council and enlisted at once in the Auckland Infantry Company. [AWN 08.07.1915] p.21

PEVERALL, Private Alfred John, killed in action, is the son of Mr G Peverall, Desmond Rd, Gisborne. He left Gisborne for Auckland some time ago and enlisted with the Auckland Battalion. [AWN 01.07.1915] p.21

PIRIHI, Private Ngawaka, who was reported some time ago to have been wounded, was one of the first Maoris to volunteer for active service. He is 21 yrs of age and was education at Takahiwai, Whangarei and at St Stephen’s, Parnell, and was subsequently employed at the Registrar-General’s office, Auckland. He was reported early in the present month to have been wounded but private advices received since state that he had been fatally shot prior to May 26. [AWN 22.07.1915] P.20

PLUGGE, Lieut Colonel A, officer commanding the Auckland Infantry Battalion, in a letter to his wife refers to the fighting at Gaba Tepe. “I am afraid there will be many suffering hearts, but the men were good. The way they would take a position and hang on to it was glorious. The general opinion expressed has been that the Australian and New Zealand men are the equal of any regular soldiers in the world and if you ask naval officers they will say ‘better’. “ Lt Col PLUGGE did not say where or how he was wounded but he was not very well when he wrote. Mrs Plugge understands that her husband received three or four wounds but none is serious. [AWN 01.07.1915] p.55

PORTEOUS, Sergeant Major A W, OIB, Military Cross NOK: Mrs A W Porteous, St Leonard’s, Dunedin. Awarded for gallantry on April 26 and bravery on the nights of May 2 and 3. When all the officers of his company were killed and wounded, he organized and led his company, continually exposing himself for four hours and showing fine military spirit and powers of military leadership. [AWN 08.07.1915] P.23

PRICE, Private Francis James, who was wounded at the Dardanelles and has been invalided home to NZ, was born in Hastings 23 years ago. He is well known in hockey and cricket circles. [AWN 01.07.1915] p.21

RAVENWOOD, Trooper Archibald, Otago Mounted Rifles, reported killed in action, was the eldest son of Mrs E Ravenwood of Bradshaw St, South Dunedin. He was 22 yrs of age, born at Naseby and educated at the District High School there. After completing his education he learned blacksmithing and had been working at this trade for two years at Waipiata before he went to Dunedin to join the Otago Mounted Rifles. He was a keen athlete. [AWN 15.07.1915] p.21

REID, Lieut S G T, Surgeon Captain – In a letter written by Surgeon Capt B S FINN of Parnell, Auckland, writes to his mother, Mrs J Finn, 15 St Georges Bay Rd, Auckland: “You will have seen in the latest casualty lists notice of the death of poor old Graham. He had just earned his commission in the field and was killed with his first command. He has been a hero and his mother should be a proud woman to have had such a gallant soldier for a son. Take his career as a soldier as an example. He was the ideal of a true patriot and a soldier to the backbone. He died as he had lived, playing the game. In the first day’s engagement he was shot in the leg but carried on and made a name for himself and his regiment. If those who follow in his footsteps take the game as seriously and carry it through to the finish – not one day off duty from the day he enlisted until he fell on the second day – as he did, they will do well. His name will have been mentioned in despatches ere this and he has not lived to see it. I have written to his mother to tell her not to mourn for him but to glory in him and well she may. I am proud to have been his friends.” [AWN 08.07.1915, p.31]

REYNOLDS, Corporal Thomas Gordon, s/o Mr Reynolds of Rotorua, and who was wounded at the Dardanelles, has been invalided and left for England on June 7. [AWN 01.07.1915] p.21

RICE, Private Edward Thomas, 6th, Hauraki, Regiment, who is reported to have been killed while fighting at the Dardanelles, was formerly on the staff of the Northcote Borough Council. He was a Thames ‘boy’ and his mother resides at Waihi. [AWN 08.07.1915] p.21

ROGERS, Private Clarence, who is reported as having been wounded, was formerly with the Public Works Dept and was employed on the Raetihi branch railway construction. [AWN 01.07.1915] p.21

ROSCOE, Trooper A C, 1st Life Guards, killed by a shell while on active service in the vicinity of Ypres. He was a son of Mr Henry Roscoe who resides in Auckland. Tpr Roscoe was born in Timaru and was about 36 yrs of age. [AWN 22.07.1915] p.20

ROWE, Private O E G, a member of the first Canadian contingent, s/o Mr H G Rowe of Cambridge, was seriously wounded on June 4. Pte Rowe had been in the firing line since February 16. [AWN 22.07.1915] P.20

SALMON, Corporal C W, NZ Engineers, Distinguished Conduct Medal NOK: L B Salmon, postmaster, Hawera. Awarded for bravery in defending exposed positions. [AWN 08.07.1915] P.23

SALMONSON, Captain A C B Critchley, CIB, Distinguished Service Order NOK: C Critchley Salmonson, England. Awarded for great gallantry on April 25, the day the troops landed, 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. [AWN 08.07.1915] P.23

SAUNDERS, Corporal C W, NZ Engineers, Distinguished Conduct Medal NOK: Mrs Saunders, South St, Dunedin. Awarded for gallantly leading part of his section, and occupying a vacated enemy trench, and zeal and intelligence in sniping and sapping. [AWN 08.07.1915] P.23

SEALE, Private R, of Canterbury, who left for the front as a member of the 15th, North Auckland, Infantry Battn, returned invalided on Monday by the Navua via Sydney. He sustained an injury to his leg early in March which prevented him taking part in the Dardanelles operations. He was in hospital for some time at Heliopolis but with other patients was removed therefrom on the arrival of the first lot of wounded from the Gallipoli Peninsula. [AWN 01.07.1915, p.20]

SIMPSON, Lieut W S – 15th, North Auckland, Company. The death of this officer was referred to in a letter received in Auckland on Tuesday from Captain C S ALGIE, officer commanding the company. On May 30 Lieut Simpson, the writer states, was superintending the construction of a road in what was regarded as a safe area when he was struck in the back by a spent bullet. Death was instantaneous. [AWN 22.07.1915] p.56

SINGLETON, Lance Corporal W, Field Ambulance, Distinguished Conduct Medal Awarded for gallant work under heavy fire. [AWN 08.07.1915] P.23

SINGLETON, Lance Corporal Wilfred, who was reported a few days ago to have died of wounds on June 26, has been awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal. He was a member of the Field Ambulance and the decoration was conferred for ‘gallant work under heavy fire’. L/Cpl Singleton came to NZ from London about five years ago and had been mainly engaged in farming and dairy factory work, although prior to joining the forces he held a position as attendant at Porirua Mental Hospital. [AWN 15.07.1915] p.21

SIRCOMBE, Private R W, 6th Hauraki Co, killed in action April 25, was the eldest son of Mr Richard Sircombe of Otorohanga and was about 24 yrs old. Before enlisting he was engaged in farming at Wharepuhanga. [AWN 15.07.1915] p.21

SKELTON, Lieut William Godfrey, Canterbury Battalion, who was reported killed in action at the Dardanelles operations, is now officially stated to be wounded and missing. [AWN 15.07.1915] p.21

STEEDMAN, Lance Corporal A B, Field Ambulance, Distinguished Conduct Medal NOK: Sarah Steedman, Lassodie, Dunfermline, Scotland. Awarded for rescuing a wounded man and attending the wounded under heavy fire. [AWN 08.07.1915] P.23

STEPHENSON, Private G F, 6th, Hauraki, Company, Auckland Infantry Battalion, who was wounded in the head and legs during the landing at Gallipoli, has returned to the front. He is a son of Mr George Stephenson of Ramarama. [AWN 22.07.1915] P.20

STICHBURY, Driver Sydney C, of Wellington and formerly of Auckland, attached to the ASC Division of the 6th Reinforcements is the 4th s/o Mr William Stichbury to volunteer for the front. Three of his brothers accompanied the Main Body to the Dardanelles. . [AWN 08.07.1915] p.31

STOCKDILL, Private, CIB, Distinguished Conduct Medal NOK: George Stockdill, High Bank, Ashburton. Awarded for recovering the wounded on an open beach under heavy fire. [AWN 08.07.1915] P.23

STUCKEY, Major F – Efforts to discover the fate of the Major who was reported on May 4 to have been seriously wounded, have not yet resulted in conclusive information. Major Stuckey was in command of the 6th, Hauraki, Co. and the anxiety of his friends has been increased by statements in letters written by members of that company, either that Major Stuckey was killed in action or died of wounds. A further inquiry was sent by a friend in Auckland to Col. A B CHARTERS, officer commanding the NZ base camp in Egypt. The following reply has been received: “Major Stuckey reported wounded but no trace in hospitals Egypt, Malta, England and can get absolutely no other information from front or elsewhere.” Although the officials at the base evidently have no knowledge of the present whereabouts of Major Stuckey, he has not been officially reported ‘missing’. In fact, less than a fortnight ago, his mother, who resides in Nelson, was officially informed that he was ‘progressing favourably’. [AWN 08.07.1915] P.21

STUCKEY, Major – From letter to Mr J E Herbert of Hamilton from the late Cpl R N WILD of the 3rd, Auckland, Regt, 4 May, who has since died of wounds: “It was heartbreaking to hear about poor old Stuckey – a brilliant man and one whose personality and character will always live in the hearts of his men. We all loved him, although there have been times when we all longed to smack his head. From what we can hear he died as he lived – helping his men. A greater hero has not fallen in this war and don’t you forget it. Let it be known whenever you have the chance.” There have been conflicting reports about Major Stuckey. He was at first reported to be wounded and later his relatives in reply to enquiries, were officially informed that he was ‘progressing favourably’. Later, private letters aroused fears for his safety and he was then practically reported to have been missing since the early days of the fighting. The Defence Dept is now making enquiries concerning him. [AWN 08.07.1915, p.31]

SWAN, Private ? W, OIB, Distinguished Conduct Medal NOK: James Swan, Black Road, North-east Valley, Dunedin. Awarded for distinguished service in reconnaissance’s. [AWN 08.07.1915] P.23

TEMPANY, Private G A, AIF, Distinguished Conduct Medal NOK: Justin Tempany, England. Awarded for bravery. During a retirement, he advanced to the enemy’s lines under heavy fire and carried back a grounded comrade. [AWN 08.07.1915] P.23

THOMAS, Pte David James – Mewburn Ave, Mt Eden, who was killed on 8 in the battle of Achi Baba, was amongst the foremost of the Aucklanders in the attack on the Turkish position. He fell shot through the heart. The deceased was a member of the 3rd, Auckland, Regiment and was only 18 years of age. [AWN 22.07.1915] p.56

THOMPSON, Lieutenant A S, 16th, Waikato, Regiment, Auckland Infantry, who is reported to have been wounded on July 5, is the son of Mr A S Thompson of Pakuranga. He is 25 yrs of age and was educated at Glenmore school, Pakuranga. He left with the main expeditionary force as a sergeant and received his commission on the battlefield.[AWN 22.07.1915] p.20

THOMPSON, Trooper W J, of the AMR, who was wounded recently at the Dardanelles, was manager of the creamery at Walton near Morrinsville. He is 24 years of age and is the son of Mr W J Thompson of the Railway Dept, Avondale, Auckland. [AWN 01.07.1915] p.21

TOZE, Private S P, Wellington Battalion, reported wounded, was a member of the Gisborne draft of the fourth reinforcements. He had only been out from Home about six weeks before he enlisted and was working on Tehua Station. He had two years’ training with the Ulster volunteers before coming to NZ. His brother, Mr D A W Toze, who had been in the Whatatutu district for about seven years, also went with the fourth reinforcements. [AWN 08.07.1915] P.21

TREACHER, Bugler Donald Roy, Auckland Infantry Battalion, who has been missing since June 8, is a son of Mrs W G Treacher, Khandallah, King’s View Rd, Mt Eden. He is an old Grammar School boy and was also a scholar at the Napier Boys’ High School and at Skinner’s College, Tunbridge Wells, England. [AWN 08.07.1915] P.56

TREACHER, Bugler Donald Roy, missing since June 8. He is the second son of the late Mr W G Treacher of Bombay and Poona and of Mrs Treacher, King’s View Rd, Mt Eden, and was born on March 25, 1895. When the family came to NZ, Bugler Treacher was a pupil at the Napier High School and afterwards at the Auckland Grammar School. Bugler Treacher was in the employ of the Standard Insurance Co. when he enlisted in the first contingent of the Auckland Infantry Company. [AWN 22.07.1915] P.20

TREDARY, Gunner F H, who was reported on the 12th inst. to have been wounded, was one of the 12 howitzer battery men who left Gisborne on October 21. He was employed on a station on the East Coast. [AWN 01.07.1915] p.21

TURNER, Private Alfred Henry, CIB, who died of wounds on June 10 on the hospital ship Silicia was the youngest son of Mrs Minnie Turner of Sydenham. He was 22 yrs of age and was born at Foxton. [AWN 01.07.1915] p.21

TWISLETON, Lieutenant F M, Otago Mounted Regiment. Discharged from the sick list; he had not been previously reported wounded. He was a commander of the Legion of Frontiersmen and he left Gisborne in charge of the members of the local squadron, who were selected to make up Otago’s quota of mounted men. He is a sheep-farmer of the Waimata Valley and an enthusiastic frontiersman, with South African war experience. [AWN 22.07.1915] p.20

VERNER, Trooper Arthur, Auckland Mounted Rifles, recently killed in action whilst fighting in the Dardanelles, was the fourth son of Mr & Mrs Verner of Kihikihi. After leaving school he followed the occupation of farmer until the outbreak of the war. Being a smart and active horseman, he joined the Auckland Rifles and left in the first Expeditionary Force for Egypt. Tpr Verner was one of four brothers who answered the Empire’s call. [AWN 22.07.1915] P.20

VINCENT, Sergeant D A, who is reported to have been wounded at the Dardanelles, is a son of Mr C H Vincent, saddler, of Paeroa. [AWN 01.07.1915] p.21

WAIN, Major P J, Canterbury Mounted Rifles, reported wounded, is a prominent farmer in the Waimate district. He has a long acquaintance with military matters and passed through the ranks of the Studholme Mounted Rifles. [AWN 15.07.1915] P.20

WAITE, Major, NZ Engineers, Distinguished Service Order NOK: Mrs Waite, Waiwera South. Awarded for gallantry and resource in rallying and leading his men at critical moment. [AWN 08.07.1915] P.23

WALLINGFORD, Captain J A, AIF, Military Cross NOK: Mrs A Wallingford, Simla, Arney Rd, Remuera. Awarded for exceptionally good services with the NZ Brigade, Machine-gun and Sharp-shooters, and coolness and resource on critical occasions. [AWN 08.07.1915] P.23

WARNER, Private William Henry, killed in action, was the eldest son of Mr W H Warner, of Takahau. He was 19 years of age and enlisted in the North Auckland Company of the Auckland Infantry Battalion. [AWN 01.07.1915] p.21

WATT, Lieut C, who was killed in action, was a former resident of Peep o” Day and a valued and respected officer in the old Hunterville Mounted Rifles. [AWN 01.07.1915] P.20

WEBB, Private Robert, a member of the 7th Battalion, First Canadian Contingent, who was killed in action at Hill 60, between May 1 and May 8, was an Aucklander. He was the son of Mr & Mrs T Webb of 18 Dublin St, Ponsonby. Pvt Webb was educated at the Northcote school. He learned the carpentering trade and lived for a time at Pahi, Northern Wairoa, and Mangonui. He left Auckland four years ago and was employed in the Rocky Mountains district when he enlisted. He was a single man and would have been 24 yrs of age on June 23. His uncle, Mr J Webb, is a civilian interned in Germany. [AWN 01.07.1915] p.21

WEBB, Private William Winnet, who has been killed in action, was born and educated at Temuka, where he took a prominent part in the volunteer movement prior to the inauguration of the territorial system. He was residing in Auckland, being employed as an electric linesman to the NZ Railways, when he enlisted in the expeditionary force, being drafted to the 16th, Waikato, Company. Two of deceased’s brothers also went with the main expeditionary force, one in the same company and the other in the OMR. Deceased was 31 years of age at the time of his death and is survived by a widow and two children. [AWN 01.07.1915] P.21

WELLS, Lieutenant Godfrey Chapham who is reported wounded, is the son of Mr J M Wells, a well known settler of Wanganui. When the war broke out Lt Wells was a master at Wanganui Collegiate School and like several other masters of that institution, he soon afterwards enlisted. [AWN 29.07.1915] P.20

WHITAKER, Corporal Arthur Harry, s/o Mrs K Whitaker, Papakura, seriously wounded in the skull, causing partial paralysis of the speech. [AWN 22.07.1915] P.20

WHITE, Trooper Arthur Herbert of the 4th Waikatos, who fell in action on May 26, belonged to the Somersetshire, England, and came to NZ with his parents 20 years ago. Deceased when he enlisted was farming at Te Teko. He has a brother with the fifth reinforcements. [AWN 01.07.1915] p.21

WILLIAMS, Private G, Auckland Infantry Battalion, who has died of wounds received during the landing at the Dardanelles, was a brother of Mrs A Prouting of Kensington Ave, Dominion Road. Pte Williams came to Auckland about four years ago from Chelsea, London, and when war broke out he enlisted with the 6th, Hauraki, Regiment. [AWN 29.07.1915] P.20

WILLIAMS, Private John, Auckland Infantry Battalion, whose death from wounds was reported on Monday, was a son of Mr John Paul Williams, New Bond St, Kingsland. On May 4 Mr Williams received intimation that his son had been wounded in the arm and chest. On May 26, in reply to a cabled inquiry, Private Williams was said to be ‘severely wounded’. On June 7, again in reply to a private cablegram, he was reported to be ‘progressing favourably’ and this report was repeated on June 28 in reply to another inquiry. Mr Williams wrote to the Minister last week reviewing his experience and drawing attention to the fact that the statement ‘progressing favourably’ was apparently a stock reply. On Saturday Mr Williams received official notice of his son’s death but no information was given as to how, when, or where Private Williams had died. [AWN 22.07.1915] P.20

WILLS, Private Clarence Newton, OIB, who is reported missing, was born at Clarence River, NSW, 22 years ago, coming at an early age with his parents to NZ. He was educated in Dunedin and then joined the railway serviced as cadet. At the time he enlisted with the main expeditionary force he was in the service of the NZ Railways at Ranfurly. A brother of his, Private W WILLS, is also at the front. [AWN 01.07.1915] p.21

WILSON, Private T S, reported missing from the Dardanelles, was well known in Whangarei. For over two years he was employed on the launch Eva and was very popular with Whangarei Harbour residents. Wilson collected fares on the Eva in Auckland when the American fleet visited here. [AWN 01.07.1915] p.21

WILSON, Private C M (wounded), CIB, Distinguished Conduct Medal NOK: W Y Wilson, Frewell Street, Gore. [AWN 08.07.1915] P.23

WILSON, Cpl G F, 3rd, Auckland, Regt. in a letter from Cairo: “I hope some of the shirkers will join. We will want all the men that you can send. I have had the bad luck to stop a bullet. Shrapnel got me in the left arm and broke it. This was on the 13th day of fighting, and on a Friday. I always dreaded 13’s and Fridays. It will be quite six weeks before I can get at them again. I fluked some of the Munsters down on the beach with a doctor who fixed me up and I was sent in a naval cutter to a hospital ship. Syd HEALD died a hero, under a hail of bullets, when he went to the assistance of Lt J B McFARLANE, one of our officers who was shot in five places. When he had the wounded officer halfway back he lurched forward dead. There is some sort of merciful influence at work that stops a man from thinking of all the mates that have gone. We all notice it. Norman LEVIEN is at Alexandria in the ordnance store.” [AWN 01.07.1915] P.55

WILSON, Private Thomas, of Petone, who was serving with the Australians at the Dardanelles, has been wounded in the arm. [AWN 01.07.1915] P.21

WRIGHT, Private George Charles, who has been twice wounded in action, enlisted at Kohukohu, Hokianga and left Auckland with the 15th, North Auckland, Co. He is 18 yrs of age and is the second son of Mr George Wright of Hokianga and was engaged as a saw doctor in the Rangiora sawmills, Kohukohu. [AWN 01.07.1915] P.21

WRIGHT, Sergeant W J who has been reported missing, was born at Thornbury, Southland, and is 27 years of age. When he enlisted with the OIB he was in the employment of a firm of boot-makers at Dunedin. [AWN 01.07.1915] P.21

YORK, Sergeant G W, who is reported to have been killed in action at the Dardanelles, leaves a wife and young family resident in Ohakune. [AWN 01.07.1915] p.21

YOUNG, Private Leslie Victor, 16th, Waikato, Company, Auckland Battalion, wounded at the Dardanelles, is a grandson of the late Major J A Young, V.D., of Winchester, South Canterbury. He was a member of the Temuka Rifle Volunteers for six years and was well known in cycled circles, having won several road and track races. He has two brothers on active service – Andrew YOUNG, lately a telegraph operator at Wanganui, now in the Field Engineers at the Dardanelles, and Richard Arthur YOUNG, serving on HMS Pyramus. [AWN 22.07.1915] P.20

ZEIGLER, Private John Ludwig, CIB, who died of wounds on June 18 on the hospital ship Silicia, was a member of a highly respected family on the West Coast. He was about 26 yrs of age and leaves a widowed mother and brother and sisters. [AWN 01.07.1915] P.21


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