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

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

June 1915

ADAIR, Pte R A (Archie) – News received by Mrs J R Adair of the death of her son from wounds received at the Dardanelles. Pte Adair was a member of the First Australian Infantry, left Gisborne for Sydney about 18 months ago. He was an expert ?boxer, having won several local championships. [AWN 10th June 1915] p.53

ADAMSON, Sgt F F – reported missing, went away with the third reinforcements, Otago Infantry. On arrival in Egypt he gave up his stripes and joined the main body so that he could get into the fighting the sooner. He was born at Pahia, Southland, 23 yrs ago and took his BA and MA degrees about a year ago at the Otago University. He was teacher of science in the Ashburton High School when he enrolled. Sgt Adamson’s mother resides at Oret***, Southland. [AWN 24.06.1915] P.21

AITKEN, Private J H - Canterbury Battalion, died of wounds of May 4. He was manager of the Northern Insurance Co. for Christchurch, chief agent of the Indemnity Mutual, and a member of the firm of Aitken Bros, sharebrokers. [AWN 3rd June 1915] P.20

ALDERMAN, Major W W – Advice has been received by Mr T G Price from the Defence Dept on Thursday that the Major is progressing favourably. Advice that Major Alderman, while in command of the 16th, Waikato, Co, was wounded was received on May 2, his injury being a compound fracture of the right arm. [AWN 24.06.1915] P.22

ALLEN, Lieutenant J H, killed in action, Dardanelles, s/o Hon James Allen, Minister for Defence, born NZ about 25 yrs ago, an old boy of Wanganui College. Attended Cambridge University and had a brilliant scholastic career at St Johns College, taking honours in law and economics. Later at Oxford where he became president of the Union. Received a degree in law in this country. When war broke out he joined the Inns of Court Officers’ Training Corps. Subsequently transferred to the Worcester Regt as Lieutenant, stationed in Devon. [AWN 17.06.1915] p.55

ANDERSON, Pte Harold Richard – Otago Infantry Battalion, whose death at the Dardanelles was recorded last week, was the son of Mr John Anderson of Footscray, Victoria. [AWN 24.06.1915] P.22

ANDERSON, Henry Kemp – Mrs Anderson has received official information that her son died of wounds on 21st May. The deceased, who was a native of Auckland, was a surveyor. He was 33 yrs of age and unmarried. [AWN 10th June 1915] P.21

ANDREWS, Pte William F C – whose name appears amongst the list of wounded, is the only son of Mr Albert C Andrews of 79 Ardmore Road, Ponsonby. [AWN 24.06.1915] P.21

ANGOVE, Private Edward of the 3rd, Auckland, Regt, killed in action, was a son of Mrs Angove of Crummer Rd, Grey Lynn and had nearly completed his 28th year, he was a native of Auckland and received his education at the Newton East School. He was employed as a driver by Messrs Winstone Ltd. Two of his brothers also went to the front with the main body and of those Private Charles ANGOVE, was wounded at the Dardanelles on 19 May, he being now in the hospital at Alexandria. The other brother at the war is Colin ANGOVE of the Ambulance Brigade. Yet another brother has offered his services and will go into camp at Trentham shortly. It is worthy to note that about 30 cousins of the late Pte ANGOVE and his brothers are now serving their country either in the navy, the Imperial army or the new expeditionary force and that the majority of them are New Zealanders. [AWN 17.06.1915, p.31]

ARMSTRONG, Trooper Leonard John – of the Auckland Mounted Rifles, who is reported to be dangerously ill at Malta, is the eldest son of Mr J L Armstrong, Argyle St, Morningside and formerly of Titirangi. [AWN 24.06.1915] P.22

BADDELEY, L/Cpl Lionel Richard – Wellington Infantry Battalion, who has been killed in action, was the eldest son of Mr Richard Baddeley, Kakitihi, Wanganui and was educated at the Wanganui College. He was a grandson of Major Baddeley, late of Taranaki. [AWN 24.06.1915] P.21

BARNETT, Pte Lewen Maughan, who has been wounded, is a son of the Auckland city organist, Mr J Maughan Barnett. [AWN 24.06.1915] P.21

BARRY, Sapper R W, second son of Mrs E Barry, 4 Dilworth Tce, Parnell, news of whose death in action at the Dardanelles was received by private advice on Tuesday, was well known in Auckland and Canterbury athletes as “Bob” Barry. He was born at Akaroa and educated at the Akaroa Boys’ High School. He went to the NZ Express Co. [AWN 17.06.1915, p.31]

BARRY, Sapper R W – confirmation has been obtained that Sapper Barry, divisional signal service, has been wound, and not killed, in action. [AWN 24.06.1915] P.22

BARTON, Cpl Gerald A A – Wellington Infantry Battn, s/o Mr ? Barton, of the Auckland Magistrates Court, was wounded at the Dardanelles last month. Now reported to be progressing favourably. [AWN 10th June 1915] p.21

BEGG, Sergeant Kenneth Humphreys, of the Auckland Infantry Battn who is reported to have been killed in action on 25 April, was 21 years old. He was the eldest son of Mrs Begg of Hokianga. His father, who was an engineer, died about two years ago. At that time his son was studying dentistry under Sir Charles Burdett of Eltham but he broke of his studies to look after his mother’s interests. Sgt Begg had always taken a keen interest in military matters and was a member of the territorials when the war broke out. He was amongst the first to enlist and as a member of the 15th, North Auckland, Regt, he left with the main expeditionary force. His younger brother James, ?? years of age, recently enlisted for the fray. Mrs Begg has been a resident of Hokianga for the past 25 years. [AWN 17.06.1915, p.31]

BELL, Private Stephen Alexander of the 3rd, Auckland, Infantry Battn, who has been killed in action, was the second son of Mr Alexander Bell of Pakuranga, clerk of the Manukau Country Council. He was 24 years of age. After leaving the Pakuranga school he worked on his father’s farm at Pakuranga, was a prominent footballer and an enthusiastic volunteer. [AWN 17.06.1915, p.31]

BERTRAND, Cpl G F – who was recently reported wounded, is a son of Mr Geo Bertrand, Urenui. The Corporal is well known in athletic circles. He was born in Urenui some 24 yrs ago and went to the public school there. Therein he won a national scholarship after which he went to Te Aute College, Hawkes Bay. While there he won the MacLean Scholarship. After four years there he went to Victoria Training College for two years. It was while a student at Te Aute he passed with merit the Junior Civil Service and also matriculation. After studying for two years in Wellington he was an assistant teacher under Mr Pope (his old teacher) at Urenui school. From there he went to the West End school as assistant and prior to his departure he was assistant in the Central School, New Plymouth. [AWN 24.06.1915] P.22

BODEN, Sgt Richard Arthur – Canterbury Mounted Rifles, who was killed in action, was a son of Mr F Boden of the Agricultural Dept, Wellington. He was 22 yrs of age and a solicitor by profession. [AWN 24.06.1915] P.22

BOLD, Pte Hereward W D – who has been wounded, was a master mariner in the employ of the Union Steam Ship Co. When the war began he was in command of the collier Kanna. He is an old boy of the Auckland Grammar School. [AWN 17.06.1915] P.22

BONAR, Sgt Major A J M, Wellington Infantry Battn, and Private H G BONAR, Canterbury Infantry Battn, have been killed in action. Both were sons of the late Lieut Col Bonar, MLC. Sgt Major Bonar was a fine all-round athlete and served practically through the whole of the Boer War. [AWN 17.06.1915, p.22]

BOREHAM, Private Alfred Clifford, of Kohukohu, Hokianga, killed in action on 25 April, went away with the main expeditionary force as a member of the 15th, North Auckland, Regt. He was 21 years of age. A sad fact is that his mother was accidentally killed on the Sunday before the troops left for the front, in spite of which Pte Boreham and his brother Howard answered the call of duty. The latter has been wounded. Their father has been dead for some years but the brothers and sisters still reside in the Hokianga district. [AWN 17.06.1915, p.31]

BRADLEY, Trooper Thomas – Auckland Mounted Rifles, who was killed in action on May 26, was born near Christchurch and was 31 yrs of age. He was educated at Christchurch and was for some years employed by the Kaiapoi Clothing Co., Christchurch, being later transferred to the Auckland branch of the same firm. Tpr Bradley settled in Oparau near Kawhia. [AWN 24.06.1915] P.21

BRAITHWAITE, Horace Algernon - Reported on May 17 to be out of danger. He is a son of Mr J Braithwaite, the well known Dunedin bookseller and ex Mayor of that city. He is 23 years of age, unmarried and was farming in Southland when he enlisted. Two of his brothers are at the front with the NZ forces. [AWN 3rd June 1915] p.20

BRISCO, Trooper Wastel – of the Auckland Mounted Rifles, who has been killed in action was a son of Mr A H Brisco, a retired farmer, now residing in Palmerston North. He was educated at Heretaunga school, Hastings, and was engaged in farming with his brother at Te Awamutu, when he joined the Auckland Mounted Rifles. [AWN 17.06.1915] P.22

BROWN, Private Geoffrey McPherson of the Auckland Infantry Battn was a son of Mr T H Brown, headmaster of the Takapuna Public School. [AWN 17.06.1915, p.31]

BROWN, Trooper H B – 4th Waikato Squadron, Auckland Mounted Rifles, who was reported on June 12 to have been killed in action, was a son of Mr F Barnard Brown of Westport. He was 27 yrs old. Educated at the Wanganui College, Tpr Brown was engaged in farming in the Whakatane district, Bay of Plenty, until the outbreak of the war. His grandfather, Captain HEWETT, was killed in the Maori war and his great-grandfather, Colonel HEWETT, was the last surviving Waterloo officer. [AWN 24.06.1915] P.21

BROWN, Private John Love OF THE Wellington Infantry Battn, who has been killed in action, was the eldest son of Mr & Mrs Hugh Brown of Ethel St, Mt Albert, and was aged 21 years. [AWN 17.06.1915, p.22]

BROOKE, Matron and Sister WILLIS, of the Army nursing staff, were passengers by the steamer Atua, having been ordered to Wellington to join the hospital ship Maheno. [AWN 24.06.1915, p.18]

BURBUSH, Sergeant David Gordon, who was reported to have been killed in action at the Dardanelles was the third son of Mr Frank Burbush, builder, of Victoria St, Hamilton. He was an enthusiastic member of the Hamilton territorials and prior to enlisting in the main expeditionary force held the rank of sergeant. He was appointed a corporal in the ? Waikato, Infantry Regt and evidently after leaving the Dominion was promoted to the rank of sergeant. His people were well known in the Nelson province where they settled in the early forties. A brother of Sgt Burbush was fatally injured at the special constables camp at the Auckland Domain during the 1913 strike. [AWN 17.06.1915, p.31]

CAMERON, Capt Norman D – The late Captain, of Masterton, was a brother of Mrs THOMPSON, wife of the Rev A T Thompson of St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Christchurch, and was only 21 yrs of age. He left with the main Expeditionary Force in charge of a company of the Wellington Mounted Rifles Regt and was one of those mounted men who volunteered for active service with the infantry. Capt Cameron was a well-known Wairarapa representative footballer, being a member of the Red Star Club. [AWN 10th June 1915] p.21

CAMPBELL, Lieutenant Ian, s/o P Campbell, late of Christchurch, aged 18 or 19, First Battalion, Cameron Highlanders – Killed in action, France. Educated at Christ’s College and early in 1908 proceeded Home with his parents. His education was continued at Cheltenham, where he took a prominent part in the school sports winning many contests and being racquets champion of the school. He entered Sandhurst as a military cadet and on leaving the military college obtained a commission as second lieutenant in the 1st Battalion of the Cameron Highlanders. The late Lt Ian Campbell’s brother, Lieut Kinloch CAMPBELL who is in the Black Watch, was wounded on 14 September at the battle of the Aisne, was invalided home and on recovering returned again to the front. Ten days afterwards he was again wounded and the last word received locally about him was that he was progressing favourably. [AWN 17 June 1915, p.18]

CANTON, Gunner C J – whose name recently appeared in the list of those killed in action, was a brother of Mrs H Knowles, Anglesea St, Hamilton. Deceased was well known in the Hunterville district and, although a young man, he had held many responsible positions. He was a member of the Wellington Land Board and was 37 yrs of age. [AWN 24.06.1915] P.21

CHAMBERLIN, Trooper C S, of Ellerslie, s/o Mr Charles Chamberlin of Ponui Island, died unexpectedly on 21st April 1915. He was with the 3rd Squadron of the Auckland Mounted Rifles Regt. Buried at the British Military Cemetery on the banks of the Nile about 3 miles from Cairo. Twelve men of the Squadron formed a firing party and the service was most impressive. [AWN 10.06.1915] P.22

CHAMPION, Lieut Leslie – of the Auckland Infantry Battn, who has been wounded, is a Christchurch boy and a nephew of Mr C Champion, Edgeware Road, and of Mr Champion of the Christchurch Drainage Board office staff. He is also a nephew of Mr Justice Stringer. He is about 21 yrs of age, having celebrated his coming of age at the front. He was educated at Christ’s College, Christchurch. Lieut Champion is an accountant by occupation and was in Hamilton when he enlisted. [AWN 17.06.1915] P.22

CHARTERIS, Pte Malcolm – reported amongst the missing, is a son of Mr D Charteris of New Plymouth. For many years he worked at Messrs Ellis & Burnand’s sawmill at Mangapehi, King Country. [AWN 24.06.1915] P.22

CHARTERS, Major A B – one of the Wellington Education Board’s inspectors, who left in command of the first infantry reinforcements for Egypt, has been promoted to the rank of Lieut Colonel and placed in command of an advanced base. [AWN 10th June 1915] P.22

CHISHOLM, L/Cpl Reginald Thomas – of the Wellington Mounted Rifles who is reported to have been killed in action, was a son of Mr H M Chisholm, of the Hawkes Bay woolen mills, Napier. L/Cpl Chisholm formerly resided in Auckland and was educated at King’s College. [AWN 24.06.1915] P.22

CLARK, Pte A – of Bluff, who has been killed in action, was a Southland representative oarsman. He followed the calling of a fisherman and was for some years in the employment of the Railway Department. He was 31 yrs of age. [AWN 24.06.1915] P.22

CLARK, Pte Leslie Goldie – 16th, Waikato, Company, who was killed in action on May 9, was the fourth son of the late Mr John Clark of Karaka, Drury. Pte Leslie Clark, who was in his 22nd yr, was an old Grammar School boy. [AWN 24.06.1915] P.22

CLARK, Pte L G – Auckland Infantry Battn, KIA, was a son of the late Mr John Clark, Karaka, Drury, and followed farming pursuits. He was 22 years of age and enlisted in the 16th, Waikato, Company. [AWN 17.06.1915] P.22

COMMONS, Sgt Kenneth Wrigley – Aged 20, reported missing, 2nd s/o Mr W M Commons, Mountain Rd, Mt Eden. Educated at the public school, Tauranga, the Normal School, Auckland, the Auckland Grammar School and Nelson College. As a representative footballer he was well known. [AWN 24.06.1915] P.21

COURT, Rifleman R H - Advice as been received that Rifleman Court, a member of the Fiji contingent, has been wounded,. He is the son of Mr Robert Court, Mount St John Ave, Epsom. Rflman Court went to Fiji about two years ago. He was a member of the contingent of 58 men from Fiji which proceeded to England. [AWN 3rd June 1915] P.20

COURT, Rifleman R H – Fourth King’s Royal Rifles, is now in England. According to a cablegram received by his father, Mr Robert Court, Rifleman Court was admitted on 12 May to Bagthorp Military Hospital, Nottingham, suffering from poisoning from gas fumes. [AWN 10th June 1915] p.21

COWPER, Pte Richard – missing, came to NZ some years ago and on the outbreak of war was living with his sister, Mrs H Boon of Church St, Devonport. He had a brother, Sgt Alick Cowper of the East Anglian Engineers, killed at Neuve Chapelle and has still two brothers fighting in France, one a member of the Royal Field Artillery and the other in the Canadian contingent. [AWN 24.06.1915] P.22

COX, Pte E W – who has been wounded is a son of Mr E B Cox, Roto-o-rangi, Cambridge. He was engaged in farming with his father when he joined the Expeditionary Force. [AWN 24.06.1915] P.21

CRITCHLEY-SALMONSON, Captain Arthur Cunliffe Bernard, aged 25, was appointed adjutant of the Canterbury Infantry Regiment when the main NZEF was raised. He is one of the English army officers appointed to the NZ Defence Staff. When he came to NZ Captain Critchley-Salmonson was posted to the Canterbury district as brigade-major and instructor in infantry training. [AWN 10.06.1915, p.21]

De LATOUR, Sergeant Edgar, son of Lt Col H A de Latour of Kilbirnie, formerly principal medical officer in the Otago military district, received advice that his third son, has been killed at the Dardanelles. Deceased was born at Oamaru in 1882 and was educated at the Waitaki Boys High School and Otago Boys’ High School. He served in the Eighth NZ Contingent during the Boer War. When the present war broke out he was in South Australia and joined the Light Horses at Adelaide. [AWN 17.06.1915, p.31]

DREWET, Pte Oliver Hawkes – killed in action April 25, was a son of Mr Drewet, M.I.M.E., of Hokianga, one time instructor for engineering at the Auckland Technical School. Pte Drewet, who was 34 yrs of age, was a member of the 1?th Waikato Regt. Two of his brothers, Frank and Jeff, saw service in the South African war. Jeff is now in the Ma** States & Frank is on military duty in Auckland. [AWN 24.06.1915] P.21

DROWER, Sgt George Edward – reported to have been killed in action, was a member of the Gisborne draft of mounted rifles who left with the main expeditionary force. He was a Corporal in the A Squadron and was promoted to the rank of troop sergeant. He was a son of Mr & Mrs G B Drower of Sunnyside Rd, Mt Eden, Auckland and was a brother of Mr N Drower of the Gisborne Hardware Co’s staff. He was 32 years in No.1 Native Rifles, Auckland, also with the 8th and 10th South African Contingents for which he received the King’s medal. [AWN 24.06.1915] P.21

DRURY, Pte Leslie Gordon, - B Section, Auckland Ambulance Corps, s/o Mr J W Drury, carpenter, 130 Richmond Road, Grey Lynn, has been wounded at the Dardanelles. Pte Drury was a medical student at Auckland when the war broke out and had in due course intended to follow up his medical studies at Home. [AWN 10th June 1915] p.21

DUNLOP, Trooper Cyril Charles – killed in action, was a son of Mr J C Dunlop and has a number of relatives in the Gisborne district, including his brother, Mr F G Dunlop, solicitor. He enlisted at Hastings and left with the main force. Mr & Mrs J C Dunlop recently visited their son in Egypt and are now on their way back to NZ. [AWN 24.06.1915] P.21

DYER, Trooper Guy Musgrave – reported amongst the wounded is 24 yrs of age and is a son of Mr & Mrs R Dyer of Rotorua. Trooper Dyer was a shepherd at Tuparoa when he enlisted. [AWN 24.06.1915] P.22

EADES, Pte Joseph William – who is amongst the Aucklanders reported missing, is the fourth son of Mr John Eades, of Edendale Rd, Mt Eden. He is a native of the Wellington district. [AWN 24.06.1915] P.21

EARP, Cpl W – killed at the Dardanelles, was the eldest son of Mr & Mrs S W Earp, old and much respected settlers at Tawa Flat near Wellington. [AWN 24.06.1915] P.21

EMERSON, Pte John Christian – reported as missing, was a son of Mr Mark Emerson, Hamilton East, superintendent of the fire brigade. He is 19 yrs of age, was born in Auckland and educated at the Hamilton East Public School. [AWN 24.06.1915] P.21

EMERSON, Lieut Percy Tivy – KIA at the Dardanelles, was popularly known as ‘Tiny’ Emerson, a name given him by the first South African contingent on account of his being its smallest member. Some time ago Lieut Emerson was awarded the Royal Humane Society’s silver medal for the rescue of a woman from the surf at Napier. When the war broke out he was an officer of the Stock Dept at Wellington and promptly volunteered, being given a commission. A group of the first South African contingent men in the first NZEF shows 11, nearly all officers, including Lieut Emerson. Early last year Lieut Emerson married Nurse Lilian KISSELL. It is understood that Mrs Emerson is now nursing in Egypt. [AWN 10th June 1915] p.21

ENSOR, Private Henry George Herbert, of the 6th, Hauraki, Regt, who has been killed in action, was 25 years of age and was a native of Thames. He followed the occupation of a drainage contractor at the Hauraki Plains Drainage Works. [AWN 17.06.1915, p.22]

EVANS, Lieut H C, youngest son of Mrs J T Evans, Gisborne, aged 34, has been killed in action. He left Gisborne eleven years ago and served as a purser aboard the Union Steamship Co’s steamer Waikare for some time. He subsequently went Home aboard the steamer Mimiro and had an adventurous seafaring career. On the outbreak of war he volunteered and was given a naval commission. [AWN 17.06.1915, p,.22]

FALCONER, Pte Ambrose - missing, was a well known Otago footballer and represented Otago as wing forward against Canterbury and Southland in 1908. [AWN 24.06.1915] P.22

FARRER, Sgt C – Third son of Mr M Farrer, who for many years resided at Bankwood, near Hamilton, where the deceased was born but who, some time back, returned to England, where he now resides. He received his earlier education at the Hamilton District High School, under the late Major Bailey, who was recently killed in the Dardanelles, and later at Bradfield College, England. Returning to New Zealand, deceased joined his brother, Mr Oliver Farrer of Messrs Thomson & Farrer surveyors and was in their employ up to his departure with the main force. He was a member of the 4th, Waikato, Regt in which he was very popular. [AWN 17.06.1915] P.22

FINLAYSON, Pte Charles H, - North Auckland Squadron, Auckland Mounted Rifles Regt., s/o Mr A Finlayson of Kamo, is in hospital at Malta with a wounded leg and progressing favourably. [AWN 10th June 1915] p.21

FISHER, Pte Edward Herbert – Wellington Infantry Battalion, killed in action, was a son of Mr Fisher of the Valuation Dept and a grandson of the late Mr James Temple Fisher, Postmaster General, in Sir George Grey’s government. He was well known in rugby football circles. [AWN 24.06.1915] P.22

FORSYTH, L/Cpl A J – Wellington Infantry Battalion, who has been killed in action, was the son of Mr A Forsyth of Gisborne. He was an enthusiast in military matters and left on August 16 with the local draft of the main expeditionary force. He was a teacher at the Patutahi school. [AWN 24.06.1915] P.21

FOUNTAIN, Pte Ernest Harold – Otago Infantry Battalion, who has been killed, was 28 yrs of age and was the eldest son of Mr A O Fountain, builder, Ann St, Roslyn. [AWN 24.06.1915] P.22

FRASER, Pte Alfred Ernest – Canterbury Infantry Battalion, who has been killed in action, was a son of Mr J Fraser, Richardson St, Opawa, for many years engineer to the Christchurch Fire Brigade. [AWN 24.06.1915] P.21

FRASER, Trooper William – wounded, was one of eight troopers who left Gisborne on October 17. He is 30 yrs of age and was a shepherd on the Makomako station, Tokomaru Bay. He had three years training in the Invercargill Mounted Rifles. [AWN 24.06.1915] P.22

Lieutenant Bernard Cecil FREYBURG, of the Naval Reserve, a New Zealander, has been awarded the Distinguished Service Order for his services at the Dardanelles. Lt Freyburg is the youngest son of the late Mr James Freyburg who was for some years Government timber expert in New Zealand. He was born in Richmond, Surrey, 26 years ago and came to Wellington with his parents when he was a little over two years of age. After receiving his education at Wellington College he adopted dentistry as a profession and qualified at Dunedin. In March of last year he left for San Francisco, where he practiced his profession for a time. He then went to Mexico where he took part in the war there and had some very exciting experiences. When the European war broke out he went to London and enlisted in the Naval Brigade, in which arm of the service he has received rapid promotion. He was wounded at Antwerp and was sent back to London for treatment and on recovering was despatched to the Dardanelles, where he again received some wounds. Lieut Freyberg was a particularly fine swimmer in his youth and he held the local schools and Wellington College championships and was also a New Zealand champion until defeated by Malcolm Champion of Auckland. He was also a good footballer, having been a member of the College Old Boys’ team. [AWN 10.06.1915, p.21]

FREYBERG A cable message received by the Prime Minister conveys news of the death in the Dardanelles of Lieutenant Oscar FREYBERG, eldest s/o late Mr James Freyberg of Wellington and brother to Lieutenant Commander Bernard FREYBERG, who was last week included in the distinguished service order. Deceased, who was 34 yrs of age and unmarried, was born at Kensington, London, and arrived in Wellington with his parents in 1891. He was for some time a law clerk at Wellington but was engaged in journalism before he left for London in October to enlist. Previous information was that Lieut Freyberg had been in charge of a section of trawlers engaged in mine-sweeping operations in the North Sea when he had the experience of being blown up no less than three times. He was promoted and went to the Dardanelles whence comes news of his death. Lieut Freyberg was a prominent yachts-man and was recently vice-commodore of the Port Nicholson Yacht Club. He was well known throughout New Zealand as a very successful competitor in that form of sport and was also at one time well known in swimming circles. [AWN 17.06.1915] p.18

GALE, Trooper J H of the Auckland Mounted Rifles, who has been killed in action at the Dardanelles was 22 years of age. He was in employment of the Kaipara Steamship Co. [AWN 17.06.1915, p.31] GILLANDER, Pte Frederick Norman – who has been killed in action, was a son of Mr Charles Gillander, engineer, of Ngaruawahia. He was 23 yrs of age and when he enlisted he was following the profession of an architect at Hamilton. He was a member of the 16th, Waikato, Regiment. Two of deceased’s brothers are now serving at the front. [AWN 24.06.1915] P.21

Gisborne boys – Among those reported to have been killed in action were three Gisborne boys. Trooper James Dilworth MOSSMAN, THE SON OF Mr W J Mossman of Gisborne, was educated at Auckland Grammar School. Lance Corporal Guy F Woodward, also of the Legion of Frontiersmen, eldest son of Mr J C Woodward of Patutahi, has also been killed in action. Lance Corporal Woodward was a member of the 4th, Waikato, Mounteds; he was 24 years of age and volunteered from Auckland, having been sheep farming in the Waikato prior to enlisting. Mr Woodward’s second son is a member of the fifth reinforcements now at Trentham. Lance Corporal F N MOORE, who has died of wounds, belonged to a well known Kaiti family. He was a builder and took a course in architecture at St Patrick’s College, Wellington, and had just returned to Gisborne when he enlisted. His brother Philip is also at the Dardanelles, having left with the third reinforcements. [AWN 17.06.1915] P.22

GOULD, Trooper Kenneth – is an old boy of Wanganui Collegiate School. He was farming at Te Kuiti when the war broke out and he volunteered for service. [AWN 17.06.1915] P.22

GRIERSON, Pte Walter Alexander – who is reported wounded, is the third son of Mr H C Grierson, secretary of the Auckland Co-operative Terminating Building Society. [AWN 24.06.1915] P.21

GRIMWADE, Corporal Leonard Richard, who was killed in action on 8 May was the second son of Mr E R Grimwade, a member of the Takapuna Borough Council. He was a native of West Maitland, NSW and was 23 years of age. He gained farming experience at Kiwitea near Feilding and Mangaweka and started sheepfarming with his brother, Mr E N Grimwade, of Waipana Valley, Waerenga, Lower Waikato. [AWN 17.06.1915, p.31]

GUNDRY, Private George, reported to have died of wounds, was well known in Pukekohe, having worked for five years on Mr David HAMILTON’s estate near that township. [AWN 17.06.1915, p.31]

GUTHRIE, Captain H Neil, Canterbury Mounted Rifles, who has been wounded, is a Christchurch native. He was born in 1881 and was educated at the Cathedral School and at the High School. He then went to the Glasgow Academy and qualified at the Glasgow University. He has practised his profession in Christchurch for about six years. [AWN 17.06.1915, p.22]

HALL, Cpl V J B – Advice has been received by Mr T Hall, district land registrar, to the effect that the wounds received by his son at the Dardanelles are severe. Previous advices had been received to the effect that Cpl Hall was progressing favourably. Mr Hall has another son at the Dardanelles. [AWN 10th June 1915] p.21

HALL, Cpl John Baird – of the Wellington Infantry Battalion, who was wounded in the thigh in the Dardanelles fighting on May 5 and died on June 2, was a native of Auckland. He was a son of Mr T Hall, District Land Registrar and was born at Penrose in 1891. He enlisted as a private at the time of the retreat from Mons. At that time he was a master at the New Plymouth High School and a lieutenant of the High School Cadets. [AWN 10th June 1915] p.53

HAMILTON, Sgt William Alexander – who was killed in action at the Dardanelles on April 25, was the eldest son of Mr W A Hamilton, who is a timber checker in the Railway Department. He was 22 yrs of age and was educated at Invercargill South School. [AWN 24.06.1915]P.21

HARDHAM, Captain W J, VC – whose name appeared in the list of wounded at the Dardanelles, is captain of the Wellington Mounted Regiment. Before leaving for the front he held a commission in the Queen Alexandra’s 2nd, Wellington-West Coast, Mounted Infantry. He served in the Boer War. In October 1901 he was mentioned in despatches and was awarded the Queen’s Medal with five clasps. How he won the Victoria Cross is told as follows: “On January 28, 1901, near Naauwpoort, Capt Hardham, who was then a farrier-major, was with a section which was extended and hotly engaged with a party of about 20 Boers. Just before the force commenced to retire Trooper McRAE was wounded and had his horse killed. Farrier-Major HARDHAM at once went under a heavy fire to his assistance, dismounted, placed McRAE on his own horse and ran alongside until he guided him to a place of safety.” [AWN 10th June 1915] p.21

HARDING, Pte A R – of New Plymouth is among those killed in action at the Dardanelles. He was a member of the literary staff of the Taranaki Daily News before he left for the front. [AWN 24.06.1915] P.22

HARGREAVES, Pte Robert – Auckland Infantry Battalion, who has been killed in action, was a native of Hawkes Bay and was well known in Gisborne as a prominent footballer. He was 35 yrs of age. [AWN 24.06.1915] P.22

HAROLD, Pte Edward L – whose death from smallpox is announced, was a son of Mr Peter Harold of Mackay St, Thames. [AWN 24.06.1915] P.22

HARRISON, Pte Wilfred – of the Auckland Infantry Battalion, who is reported missing, was farming with his brother at Tahuna near Morrinsville, when war was declared. He is about 26 yrs of age and served his apprenticeship as an engineer in the Addington workshops at Christchurch. He belonged to a volunteer corps in North Canterbury where his parents reside. [AWN 24.06.1915] P.21

HARROWELL, Major Edwin – Second in Command, Auckland Infantry Battalion, reported wounded May 14 last.. The following cablegram has been received by his relatives in Remuera. “Hit in both arms. Doing well, but am told recovery will take months.’ [AWN 24.06.1915] P.21

HART, Major Herbert of the 17th Ruahine, Regt. Is second in command of the Wellington Infantry Battn. He was born in Carterton and was practicing as a solicitor in that town when the war began. Her served with the Ninth NZ Contingent in South Africa for eight months and holds the Queen’s medal with two clasps. He is 33 years of age, is married and has two children. [AWN 10.06.1915, p.21]

HART, Cpl Horace A – is reported to have been killed. He is the son of Mr Thomas F Hart, assistant sub-editor of the Otago Daily Times. [AWN 24.06.1915] P.22

HAYCOCK, Cpl Fred Ellis – 16th, Waikato, Co, Auckland Infantry Battalion, who was killed in action at the Dardanelles on April 25, was 21 yrs of age and was born at Kimbolton near Feilding. He was a blacksmith by trade, and always took a keen interest in volunteering. [AWN 24.06.1915] P.22

HAYWARD, Pte Thomas Western – who is in the list of missing Aucklanders, is a native of Devonshire, England, and is a son of Mrs M Bennett of Woodside Rd, Mt Eden. He is 25 yrs of age and when he enlisted he had been four years in NZ. In June of last year he bought a farm at Ngarua in the Thames Valley and had just started work on it when he obeyed the call of King and country. [AWN 24.06.1915] P.21

HEALD, Private Sydney Harlane, reported killed in action at the Dardanelles, was the eldest son of Mr S Heald who was in business in Victoria Street for many years but is now resident in England. Pte “Syd” Heald was well known in Auckland athletic circles. [AWN 17.06.1915, p.31]

HOGG, Trooper Thomas Nelson – killed in action, was a Gisborne member of the main expeditionary force. He was the third son of Mr & Mrs T N Hogg of Clifford St, Gisborne and was 22 yrs of age. [AWN 24.06.1915] P.22

HOPKINS, Private Hereward Phelps of the Otago Infantry Battn, who was killed in action on 2 May, was the fifth son of Mr A P Hopkins, the superintendent of the Canterbury Meat Co Ltd, Christchurch, and a brother of W P Hopkins, solicitor, of Pukekohe. Pte Hopkins was one of four sons in the service of the King. [AWN 17.06.1915, p.31]

HOPKINS, Private Richard of the Field Engineers enlisted with the Auckland Infantry Battn and was later transferred to the engineers. He was a son of Captain C Hopkins of the Northern Steamship Co’s steamer Waiotahi and was a chief officer in the employ of the Northern Co when he enlisted. He was 32 years of age and held a master’s certificate. The deceased trooper was well known as an officer on the Manaia, Ngapuhi and other vessels of the Northern Co’s fleet. He served his apprenticeship to the sea with the NZ Shipping Co, the Shaw Savill & Albion Co and the Blackball Coal Co and made a number of trips between NZ and Home ports. He had frequently been the means of saving life. A brother, John Hopkins, left with the 2nd Reinforcement draft and another brother Samuel is now in camp at Trentham. The deceased and his brother Jack met in Egypt. R Hopkins was a member of the Waitemata Troop of the Legion of Frontiersmen and hon. Secretary of the troop. His comrades of the Waitemata Troop are with the howitzer battery at the Dardanelles and three have been reported wounded and one wounded and missing. [AWN 17.06.1915, p.31]

HOULKER, Capt James – who was reported wounded, left with the third reinforcement draft for the Canterbury Infantry Battalion. He was educated at Nelson College where he was head of the school in his final year (1900) and at Canterbury College where he qualified for the B.A. degree. He also gained the degree of LL.B., and was practicing as a barrister and solicitor with Messrs Maginnity & Son in Nelson until his departure on active service. [AWN 10th June 1915] P.21

HUDSON, Gunner Charles R – Private advice has been received by Mr R Hudson of Parawai, Thames, to the effect that his son, of the Auckland Infantry Battalion, was shot through the hand on May 6 at the Dardanelles and is now under treatment at Cairo and is progressing favourably. [AWN 24.06.1915] P.22

HUXTABLE, Pte John Blackmore – who was reported to have been wounded on 19 May, died on his wounds at the end of last week at the Cairo Hospital, according to advices received by Mrs Huxtable. First reports stated that he was progressing favourably then that he was dangerously ill and finally came the intelligence of his death. Pte Huxtable went away with the third reinforcements from Auckland. He was a member of the North Devon Constabulary prior to coming to NZ about six years ago. [AWN 10th June 1915] p.21

INDER, Trooper Eric – who has been wounded, is a son of Mr S Inder, formerly postmaster at Palmerston North. Tpr Inder will be remembered by many ex pupils of the High school, where he attended from 1904 to 1907. He was a fine football forward. [AWN 24.06.1915] P.22

IRVINE, Sgt Percy Kent – of the Canterbury Infantry Battalion, who has been killed in action, was 24 yrs of age and a native of ?Lyttelton where he resided with his mother. He was the 5th s/o the late Mr W Irvine and was a grand-nephew of the late Major General Sir Henry Kent, late of the 7?th Regt and also of the late Captains Henry & W M Kent, RN, and of the late Capt James Grant. He was a keen territorial. [AWN 24.06.1915] P.21

JACKSON, Trooper George Covell – who is reported to have died of wounds received at the Dardanelles, was the elder don of Mr George E Jackson of Hamilton and Piopio and a grandson of the late Hon John Bryce. He was born in 1890 and was educated at Wanganui Collegiate School and at Victoria University College. He graduated BA in 1912 and was admitted a solicitor of the Supreme Court in 1913, when he commenced practice in Hamilton in partnership with Mr De La Mare. [AWN 24.06.1915] P.21

JOHNSON, Pte John Mervyn – of Auckland, who is reported missing, is the younger son of Mrs Johnson of 43 Alexandra St, Auckland. He is 23 yrs of age and was employed as a packer in the grocery trade. Misfortune has fallen heavily on the family since the missing soldier went away with the third reinforcement draft, his father having died in March last, whilst the death of a sister occurred last month. [AWN 24.06.1915] P.21

KEVEY, Pte Hesketh – 16th Waikato, Infantry Company, who was reported on May 6 to have been wounded, has sent a cablegram to his father, Mr Francis Kevey of Otahuhu, stating that he is progressing favourably and hopes to be discharged soon. He is in hospital at Cairo. [AWN 10th June 1915] p.21

KRETSCHMAR, Lieutenant E H, born in Devonport, Auckland, nephew of Capt G KRETSCHMAR and Mr F E Kretschmar of Auckland, is reported as having died in action on 24 May while serving with the Australian Imperial Forces. [AWN 17.06.1915, p.31]

LAMBERT, Sgt Roy Wilson – of the Auckland Infantry Battn, who was killed in action on May 24, was the youngest s/o Mr William Lambert, district secretary in Auckland of the Mutual Life & Citizen Assurance Co. and was 26 yrs of age. He was a member of the staff of Macky, Logan, Caldwell Ltd. [AWN 17.06.1915] P.22

LANE, Corporal Donald B, killed in action on 25th April, the day of the landing at Gaba Tepe, was the elder son of Mr W Lane, editor of the NZ Herald. He was 22 years of age, was educated at the Auckland Grammar School and at Lincoln College, Canterbury and was articled with Messrs Thomson & Farrer, surveyors, Hamilton. At the outbreak of the war he at once enlisted in the 16th, Waikato, Co of the Auckland Infantry Battn. While at the Epsom camp he was made corporal and in Egypt senior corporal. Corporal Lane was a fine all-round athlete, a footballer, a long-distance runner, a swimmer and a boxer: he held the Grammar School swimming cup, won the Grammar School steeplechase and was in representative teams at school and college. When 16 he was a member of the Avondale Troop of the old Volunteer Mounted Rifles, as well as a member of the Grammar School Cadet Corps and was always actively interested in the various territorial units to which he was attached; he was a corporal in the territorial forces. [AWN 17.06.1915, p.31]

LATTIMORE, Pte G P – Canterbury Infantry Battalion, killed in action, was 23 yrs of age and was a son of Mrs Lattimore of 65 Aikman’s Road, St Albans. [AWN 24.06.1915] P.21

LOGAN, 2nd Lieut Preston - Defence authorities have received advice that Lt Logan, late of the 11th, North Auckland, Squadron, Auckland Mounted Rifles, who was reported on May 23 to have died of wounds received at the Dardanelles, was buried at sea. [AWN 3rd June 1915] P.20

LOONEY, Private – See NICHOLLS, Pte Rupert, 24.06.1915. P.18

LOVE, Pte W T – Otago Infantry Battalion, who was reported killed in action on April 27, was working in Sargood’s boot factory at Dunedin, when he enlisted. He was a noted soccer player. [AWN 24.06.1915] P.22

LOWRY, Pte D J – reported missing since May 1, joined the main expeditionary force and was attached to the South Otago section. He was born at Auckland and was for some time a member of the ‘A’ Battery. He was a bookbinder by trade and served his apprenticeship at the Auckland Weekly News Office, after which he was for some time employed in the Govt Printing Office at Wellington. His next of kin is his brother, Mr C A Lowery, of Cumberland St, Christchurch, and another brother is Mr J Lowry of Auckland, printer. [AWN 24.06.1915] P.21

LOWRY, Pte Samuel Thomas Alexander – 6th Hauraki Regt, reported to have been killed in action on May 8, was the 2nd s/o James Lowry, farmer, Hikutaia. He was 35 yrs of age and was born near Londonderry Ireland, coming to NZ in 1901. He was a member of the old Victoria Rifles, Auckland. His single brother, Cpl Andrew John Lowry, reported dangerously ill, received his wound at about the same time. Pte Lowry was the first to enroll in the Hikutaia district. [AWN 24.06.1915] P.21

LYTTLE, Lieut D J A – who was at first reported wounded and then reported missing, is now reported to have been killed. Lt Lyttle was a native of Gore and was a teacher on the staff of the Kaitangata Public School when he volunteered for active service. [AWN 24.06.1915] P.21

MACFARLANE, L/Cpl George Rattray – who is reported to have been killed in action, was 22 yrs of age and was a jeweler by trade. He resided with his aunt, Mrs J Harvey, Shoal Bay Rd, Devonport, and before the war broke out belonged to the coast defence detachment. [AWN 24.06.1915] P.22

MACKENZIE, Pte F E – Auckland Infantry Battalion, reported wounded, is a son of Mr & Mrs Mackenzie, Mangarimutu, Feilding. [AWN 24.06.1915] P.22

McARTHUR, Trooper A G, 3rd, Auckland, Mounted Rifles Squadron, who was reported wounded recently, is in hospital in Malta. Having ascertained this fact through the Defence authorities, his brother, Mr M G McArthur, solicitor, sent a cable message to the wounded soldier and received the following reply: “Shrapnel bullet thigh. Nearly right. Enjoying holiday. Going back soon.” [AWN 17.06.1915, p.22]

McDONALD, Pte James – killed on May ? was about 26 yrs old. He was the fourth son of Mr Alexander McDonald, late of **ames St, Balclutha, now residing in ?Oamaru/Timaru. Deceased was brought up in Balclutha but of late years he worked in Taranaki. [AWN 24.06.1915] P.21

McDOWELL, Pte H – whose name appears in the Auckland Infantry Battalion’s list of killed in action, was a son of Mr & Mrs McDowell of Ngatapa. Pte McDowell was employed for some time in Messrs L D Nathan & Co’s Gisborne branch. Eighteen months ago he left for Waikato and he enlisted in the Waikato company of the main expeditionary force. [AWN 24.06.1915] P.22

McCARROLL, Major J N, commanding the 11th North Auckland, Mounted Rifles Squadron, who was reported on 25 May to have been wounded, is now in hospital at Malta. He suffered a fracture of one shoulder by a bullet but according to cablegrams received by his wife, who resides in Whangarei, the bullet has been extracted and Major McCarroll is making good progress towards recovery. [AWN 17.06.1915, p.31]

McDONALD, Sergeant Frank, son of Mr McDonald of Green Island, Dunedin, is listed as missing between 1-8 May. It appears he subsequently rejoined his regt as his father received a cablegram a few days ago stating that his son was well and had been promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. [AWN 17.06.1915, p.22]

McINTYRE, Pte George Douglas – a son of Mr Harry McIntyre of Morrinsville, who was recently reported to have been wounded at the Dardanelles, has had to have one of his arms amputated. [AWN 17.06.1915] P.22

McKAY, Pte John – of the Fiji contingent, who has been wounded in Flanders, was born at Woodstock, New Zealand. He is 22 yrs of age and a bank clerk by calling. He served six years in the State & High School Cadets (junior lieutenant), three years in the 1st, Westland, Rifles, Hokitika (senior sergeant) and three years in the NZ Territorials, South Canterbury Regt. Mr W D McKay, Woodstock, Westland, is his father. [AWN 24.06.1915] P.22

McLARDY, Sgt Major – KIA, was a Scotsman and was in the Imperial Army before coming to NZ. He was in the Gordon Highlanders and fought with them at Dargai Heights and in South Africa, being in Ladysmith when it was besieged. At the inception of the new defence scheme he joined the NZ Permanent Staff and was posted to Oamaru as area sergeant-major. [AWN 17.06.1915] P.22

McLAREN, Pte E A – Auckland Infantry Battn, who has been KIA, was 23 yrs of age and when he enlisted he was in the employment of the Auckland City Council. [AWN 17.06.1915] P.22

McLAREN, Private E A, who was reported to have been killed on 25 April at the Gallipoli Peninsula, was born at Lawrence, Otago and came to Auckland when 10 years of age. He was a pupil at the Richmond school and was in the employ of the City Council from the time he left school. [AWN 17.06.1915, p.22]

McLEAN, Pte C R – of the Otago Infantry Battalion, who has been reported wounded at the Dardanelles, was formerly employed on the office staff of the Otago Education Board and is a brother of the Rev Walter McLean, Somervell Presbyterian Church, Remuera. He is 24 yrs of age. [AWN 10th June 1915] P.21

McLEAN, Private John Raymond - The Mayor of Mount Albert, Mr Murdoch McLean, has received information from the Adjutant General of the Forces, and also from the Prime Minister, that his eldest surviving son, Private John Raymond McLean, was killed in action at the Dardenelles on May 25. Deceased, who was 29 years of age, was educated at King’s College and was a member of the Old Boys’ Assn. He was keenly interested in boxing and about 10 years ago, when a member of the College Rifles, he won the provincial volunteer forces middle-weight boxing championship and won the heavy-weight championship at the competitions during the visit of the American fleet. He was a member of the West End Rowing Club. For several years he was employed with his father and worked with him on the Otira tunnel contract and three years ago he engaged in mining in Australia. He joined the 14th Battalion of the First Australian Expeditionary Force. Another of Mr McLean’s sons, Neil, only 20 years of age, left for Trentham on Friday and a third son holds a commission in the Territorial Force. He will leave for the front when appointed to a company. [AWN 3rd June 1915] P.20

McMILLAN, Private Robert, who was stated to be killed in action on 25 April, was 22 years of age. He was born in Bradford, England, and with his parents came to NZ about two years ago. Since then he was employed by the Auckland Harbour Board. He was a son of Mr John McMILLAN, caretaker, of the Normal School, who saw service in India during the Afghan war. Private McMillan’s grandfather, Mr John Perry, who died at Bradford a few months ago, fought through the Maori war, particularly in the Taranaki district and also served through the Afghan campaign. [AWN 27.06.1915, p.22]

McNAB, Pte Cyril – Wellington Infantry Battalion, reported killed in action, formerly resided in Church St, Palmerston North, with his parents who now live in Motueka, Nelson. His brother Roy was killed in action a fortnight ago. [AWN 24.06.1915] P.22

MITCHELL, Ray – Mr W W Mitchell, of Otekaite, North Otago, whose eldest son Ray was wounded at the Dardanelles landing, has received a cablegram from his son, who is now in hospital at Cairo, stating that his left forearm has been amputated and that he is doing well. He also went to the South African war, being in the last contingent, ‘Seddon’s Own.’ He had applied for service in every contingent but was refused through being under age and he was not 18 years old when he left with the Tenth New Zealand Contingent. [AWN 10th June 1915] p.21

MORGAN, Sapper G O, Field Engineers - Reported to have been killed in action at the Dardenelles, was a native of Taranaki and was about 25 yrs of age. He was a member of the Post & Telegraph staff at Wellington and was a keen hockey player and swimming devotee. [AWN 3rd June 1915] P.20

MOSSMAN, Pte James Dilworth Bradley – KIA, is the son of Mr W G Mossman, late of Ellerslie and now of Gisborne. Dilworth Mossman is regarded by a large circle of friends as an Ellerslie boy. He was educated at the Auckland Grammar School and is now 21 years of age. After leaving school he went to his father’s sheep run in the Gisborne district. In June last he took a trip home and war rumours being then very thickly in the air, he enlisted in the King Edward’s Horse. Subsequently he transferred to the British section of the NZEF and on arrival in Egypt, after a period of training at Bulford, he was attached to the Auckland Regt of the Mounted Rifles Brigade. Thomas MOSSMAN, a member of the Legion of Frontiersmen, who died in Egypt from pneumonia, was a brother. [AWN 17.06.1915] P.22

MUNN, L/Cpl Robert Russell – Otago Infantry Battalion, who has been killed in action, was a son of Mr J Munn, of Highgate, Roslyn, and was nearly 24 yrs of age. He was a clerk in the despatch room of the Dunedin telegraph office. [AWN 24.06.1915] P.22

MUNRO, Pte Norman Hector – 16th Waikato Regt, killed in action at the Dardanelles on May 8, was the 5th s/o Mr Donald Munro, farmer, of Paterangi, Waikato. [AWN 24.06.1915] P.21

NICHOLLS, Private Rupert of Inglewood. In connection with the wounding of Pte Nicholls at the Dardanelles, particulars received disclose an act of great heroism on the part of Pte LOONEY of Oaonui. It appears that Nicholls was wounded at 6 o’clock in the morning and after lying in the trenches until 9 o’clock at night, he was carried to the rear under fire by Pte Looney. The latter received a shot in the stomach as he rose after laying his comrade down and was instantly killed. [AWN 24.06.1915] P.18

NORTHCROFT, Lance Corporal H C – Auckland Mounted Infantry, KIA, was the second son of Mr H W Northcroft, Resident Commissioner at Rarotonga and was about 25 years old. He attended lectures at Auckland University and in May 1914, having qualified as a solicitor, he commenced practice on his own account in the city. He continued his legal studies and had completed two sections of the examination for the degree of LL.B. Mrs J G Wynyard of Kihikihi, is a sister of L/Cpl Northcroft. [AWN 17.06.1915] P.22

O’BRIEN, Pte H E – Whakatane, killed in action at the Dardanelles. He was employed on the Mangatu station at Whatatutu where he was very popular. He formerly belonged to New Plymouth and left Gisborne with the infantry draft in December last. [AWN 24.06.1915] P.22

O’BRIEN, Bugler Martin – Otago Infantry Battalion, who is missing, is the only son of Mr J A O’Brien, Dowling St, Dunedin. He was on 17 ½ years of age when he joined the main force and went into camp at Tahuna Camp. [AWN 24.06.1915] P.22

O’DONNELL, Corporal John, killed in action, left in the main expeditionary force with the 3rd, Auckland, Infantry Battn. He was in his 2? Year and was a son of Mr William O’Donnell and Mrs (Nurse) O’Donnell of 50 Grange Rd, Mt Eden. Cpl O’Donnell was born at Kaeo and lived for many years at Kaihu, near Dargaville, where he was employed by Mr E Trounson. [AWN 17.06.1915, p.31]

O’NEILL, Surgeon Major Eugene Joseph, NZMC, is medical officer attached to the Otago Field Artillery Brigade. He was born in Dunedin in 1875 and graduated at Otago University. He went to South Africa as surgeon-captain with the Sixth NZ Contingent and was mentioned in despatches for gallant conduct in attending to wounded under fire and was awarded the Queen’s medal with five clasps. [AWN 10.06.1915, p.21]

PASSMORE, Corporal Robert of the 16th, Waikato, Regt who is reported to have been killed in action on 5 May, had no near relative in NZ. He was a native of Bristol, England, where his widowed mother now resides. He was a single man, about 33 years of age and had been in NZ about six years. [AWN 17.06.1915, p.31]

PATERSON, Pte James Ayton – who has been killed in action, was the elder son of the late Mr James Paterson, for a long time librarian of the Dunedin Athenaeum. [AWN 24.06.1915] P.21

PAUL, Pte William John – Canterbury Infantry Battalion, killed in action, was the second son of Mr Robert J Paul of the Lower Hutt. He was 20 yrs of age and was for some time in the employment of the Wellington Woollen Co. He was a good rifle shot and took a keen interest in athletics. His elder brother, Robert Percival Paul, left with the fifth reinforcements. [AWN 24.06.1915] P.22

PEARLESS, Lance Corporal Herbert Campbell, of the Canterbury Mounted Rifles, who has been wounded, is a son of Lieut Col W R PEARLESS, V.D., NZMC, who was also wounded in the Gallipoli fighting. [AWN 17.06.1915, p.22]

PENMAN, Trooper E J – Auckland Mounted Rifles, KIA, was the second s/o Mr J A Penman, Mount Albert. He was born in Auckland and educated at the Mt Albert school. When war broke out he was employed as a carpenter and volunteered for service in the main force. As he was then under 20 years of age he was afterwards accepted for the second reinforcement of the Auckland Mounted Rifles. [AWN 17.06.1915] P.22

PETRE, Cpl R F – Canterbury Infantry Battalion, who has been killed in action, was the son of Mr R G Petre of Andover St, Merivale and was 21 yrs of age. He was educated at the Christchurch Boys High School. [AWN 24.06.1915] P.21

PHILLIPS, Pte Charles – killed in action, was captain of the Manawatu representative team last year. He was a school teacher at Feilding before enlisting. [AWN 24.06.1915] P.22

PHILSON, Pte Wilmot Napier – 16th Waikato Regt, is reported amongst the missing. He is the s/o Mr Matthew T Philson of Stanley Point, Devonport, and formerly manager of the Bank of NZ at Russell. Pte Philson is 29 years of age. He was farming at Te Kuiti when the war broke out. [AWN 24.06.1915] P.21

PLUGGE, Lt Colonel, WHO WAS AMONGST THE FIRST OF THE New Zealanders wounded at the Dardanelles is now at Malta and that he is ‘doing well’. No particulars as to the nature of his wounds have been received. [AWN 10.06.1915, p.,53]

PORTEOUS, Sergeant-Major, awarded Military Cross - Belonged to the Otago Infantry Battalion and had been stationed in Central Otago. His next of kin is Mr A W Porteous, St Denis, Dunedin. [AWN 10.06.1915, p.21

PRIDEAUX, Pte Thomas Pascoe – Wellington Infantry Battalion, whop is reported killed in action, was a brother of Messrs H & W Prideaux and a first cousin of Mr D Dustin, residents of Palmerston. Deceased was born at Wanganui and lived there for many years. Mr H A Prideaux, Victoria Ave, Wanganui, is deceased’s father. [AWN 24.06.1915] P.22

PRIMROSE, Pte William Stanley – reported to be missing, is the 4th s/o Mr John Primrose, Claudelands, Hamilton. He left with the Auckland infantry, main body. He was born at Kirikiriroa and educated in Hamilton. After leaving school he joined Messrs Hallenstein Bros and was with them in Hamilton, Cambridge, Auckland and Whangarei, leaving the latter place to join the Expeditionary Force. Pte Primrose was married only about a fortnight before he left. He has a brother with the main body in the Nelson Squadron, Canterbury Mounted Regt. [AWN 24.06.1915] P.21

RAE, Pte Walter – 21 yrs old, who was killed in action on May 2, was born at Dunedin and educated at Kaikorai school. He was the eldest son of Mr Robert Rae, Bootmaker, Oamaru. [AWN 24.06.1915] P.22

RANDRUP, Private Holger Bro, Auckland Infantry Battn, who was reported to have been killed in action on 8 May was a son of Mr N Randrup, Leamington, Cambridge. He was educated at the Stratford High School and afterwards in Wellington and subsequently entered the civil service being engaged in the Auckland office of the Lands and Survey Dept as a draughtsman when the war broke out. He was about 27 years old and was among the first to volunteer in Auckland for the main force. [AWN 17.06.1915, p.22]

REID, Corporal F G, son of Mr Reid, Northeast Valley, Dunedin, was reported missing between 1 & 8 May. His father received cable advice that his son was wounded. Two subsequent cablegrams have reported that he is progressing favourably. [AWN 17.06.1915, p.22]

ROACHE, Captain J G, 5th, Wellington, Infantry who went to Samoa with the First Expeditionary Force, returned to NZ by the Atua which arrived at Auckland on Saturday. He has been invalided home after an attack of typhoid fever. [AWN 24.06.1915, p.18]

ROBERTSON, Major Beresford – of the 9th Battalion, 3rd Brigade, Australian Imperial Forces, who was killed in action last month, was a son of the Rev Joseph Robertson, formerly pastor of the Beresford Street Congregational Church, Auckland, and was named after Beresford Street. The deceased officer, before he fell in the fighting at the Dardanelles, had already distinguished himself and his parents received a message from the King and Queen expressing sympathy with them in the loss they and the army had sustained by the death of their son in the service of his country. [AWN 10th June 1915] p.53

ROSEVEAR, J E - Has died of enteric fever, eldest s/o Mr E A Rosevear, President of the Otago Centre, NZ Amateur Athletic Assn, and was 21 years of age. He was a well known amateur athlete. [AWN 3rd June 1915] P.20

ROSS, L/Cpl Noel – his name was included in one of the first lists of wounded. Writing from Zeitoun on May 6, Cpl Rex HESKETH of Auckland, describes the soldier’s injuries. “Noel ROSS is in hospital here, the poor fellow is paralysed from the body downwards. A shell burst beside him. Luckily he was not hit but the shock, which must have been terrific, knocked him out. I think he will be all right later on – they say so at the hospital.” A letter was received by Mr George Grant of Gisborne, from Lance Corporal Ross, who is his nephew. Lance Corporal Ross is the only son of Mr Malcolm Ross, official correspondent with the NZEF. He also is a journalist and was on the staff of the Christchurch Sun when he joined the Canterbury Infantry Battalion. [AWN 24.06.1915] P.21

ROWLINGS, Lieut Edward Talbot, Wellington Infantry Battn, son of Mr E W Rowlings, Mt Eden, who was wounded last month at the Dardanelles, was ‘doing well’. A later message states that he has been invalided home and will be returning to NZ shortly. [AWN 10.06.1915, p.53]

RUNCIMAN, Pte James – Auckland Infantry Battalion, who is reported amongst the missing, is the son of Thomas Runciman, Glen Massey. He was 28 yrs of age and was engaged in the sawmilling business at Oturoa. [AWN 24.06.1915] P.22

SALMON, Corporal C W, was attached to the Engineers Corps, awarded Distinguished Conduct Medals. He was reported on May 11 as having been wounded. He was an assistant engineer with the Public Works Dept, in charge of the railway construction work at Ngatapa on the Gisborne southwards railway for two years. He is a son of Mr T B Salmon, chief postmaster at Hawera. On the outbreak of the war he crossed over from Canada and joined the Field Engineers and was subsequently transferred to the NZEF. [AWN 10.06.1915, p.21]

SAUNDERS, Pte Ernest Thomas – mentioned in one of last week’s lists as having been killed in action, was a member of the Gisborne contingent which left on October 21. He came from Dunedin, where his parents reside and had been employed at Messrs J J Niven & Co’s Gisborne branch for three years. [AWN 24.06.1915] P.22

SAVORY, L/Cpl Chas – who is reported in the latest casualty list from the Dardanelles as wounded, was well known in athletic circles of the Dominion. He played the Rugby Union game for some years and then transferring to the Rugby League accepted a position in the combined NZ and NSW team which toured England. [AWN 24.06.1915] P.21

SCALES, L/Cpl Jack – killed in action, was the second son of Mr G H Scales, of Wellington. He was born at the Hutt 23 yrs ago and was educated at the Lower Hutt school and at Wellington College. For some time before he enlisted he was engaged in farming pursuits in the Wairarapa. [AWN 24.06.1915] P.21

SHAND, Privates Arthur Leith & George Page – News has been received that the brothers, s/o Mr J A Shand of Thames, and members of the Auckland Battalion, both of whom were wounded during the fighting on Gallipoli, are progressing favourably. The eldest son, Arthur, who was in the Auckland railway goods office, was wounded either at or shortly after the landing on Gallipoli, while the other son, George, was wounded a fortnight later. The eldest lad belongs to the 16th, Waikato. Company, while Private George Shand, who was an apprentice at Messrs A & G Price’s foundry, Thames before he enlisted, is a member of the 5th, ***aki [?Hauraki] Company. Messages of sympathy have been forwarded to Egypt by the Thames Branch of the Amalgamated Society of Engineers and the band of the Hauraki Regt, to which the younger son belongs. [AWN 10th June 1915] p.21

SHEPPARD, Pte E F – of Tauranga, who has been killed in action, was the son of Mr Edward Sheppard, accountant. He was for a few years in a lawyer’s office in Auckland but afterwards returned to Tauranga, where he was employed in Mr Ridley’s provision store. [AWN 24.06.1915] P.21

SHEPPARD, Pte Edgar Francis – who was reported killed in action last week, was the youngest son of the late Mr Edward Sheppard of Parnell. Pte Sheppard was born in 1893 at Tauranga where during late years he has resided with his mother. He left NZ with the rank of Sergeant but in order to join some friends, resigned his stripes and returned to the ranks. [AWN 24.06.1915] P.22

****EWIN [?SHEWIN], Private – of Palmerston North, who is reported killed in action, at the Dardanelles, was a well known Manawatu footballer. [AWN 24.06.1915] P.21

SMALE, Sergeant H T, who was reported missing on 8 May was born in Napier 21 years ago and was educated at the Napier District High School and at the High School. He was employed consecutively at Napier, Waipawa and Dannevirke. [AWN 17.06.1915, p.31]

SMITH, Sgt H W – Wellington Mounted Infantry, who was killed in action at the Dardanelles, was very well known, both in the Wairarapa and in Wellington, especially in sporting circles. He was a native of Featherston and was 28 yrs of age. About nine years ago he was for a short time in the employment of Messrs George Thomas & Co., auctioneers, Wellington, later returning to the Wairarapa. While there he was huntsman for the old Masterton Hounds and clerk of the course at the Masterton races. He was a prominent boxer, as well as a fine horseman and recently won the heavy-weight boxing championship in Egypt. [AWN 24.06.1915] P.21

SQUIRREL, L/Cpl K R – a cablegram has been received that Cpl Squirrel of the Auckland Infantry Battalion, who was reported wounded on 29th May, is progressing favourably. [AWN 10th June 1915] p.21.

STRONGMAN, Rev P B, Methodist home missionary at Wakefield, who has enlisted as a private, was farewelled by a large crowd at Wakefield last week. Mr Ivo TUNNICLIFFE, president of the Nelson branch of the Farmers’ Union, presided and testified to the sterling and manly qualities of Mr Strongman who was the recipient of a purse of sovereigns. [AWN 17.06.1915, p.18]

SULLIVAN, Frank Arnold – of the Auckland Mounted Rifles, who has been KIA, was the eldest s/o late Mr Walter Sullivan, school teacher, of Paeroa and was 28 yrs of age. He was at one time employed in the newsroom of the Auckland Weekly News and afterwards following farming pursuits for some time. Latterly he was engaged in horse-training in the Whangarei district. [AWN 17.06.1915] P.22

TALBOT, Pte Charles John – whop was recently reported to have been killed in action on April 25, left Auckland with the Waikato Infantry Company of the main expeditionary force. He was a son of Mr R Talbot, of Grafton Road and brother of Mr D Talbot of the Takapuna Tram Co. and was about 35 yrs of age. [AWN 24.06.1915] P.21

TANSLEY, Eric – Mr & Mrs Frederick Tansley of Patutahi Valley, have been acquainted of the death of their eldest son, aged 26, who has been killed in action at the Dardanelles. Eric Tansley, determining upon a seafaring career, joined the schooner Ururoa and served for some time in the intercolonial trade. Subsequently he took a position on one of the Sydney wharves which he occupied for five or six years before joining the Australian Expeditionary Force. His brother Ivan is serving with the third NZ reinforcements and the two brothers met in Egypt on Good Friday. [AWN 24.06.1915] P.22

TATTLE, Cpl P G – who has been killed at the Dardanelles, was a schoolmaster at ?Longbush when he enlisted. [AWN 24.06.1915] P.21

TAWSE, Pte Adam – who was killed in action at the Dardanelles on May 8, came to NZ some five years ago. Prior to joining the expeditionary force he was engaged in Pukekohe as a tailor and clothier. [AWN 24.06.1915] P.21

TEMPANY (also shown as TIMPANY), Private G A, NOK: Mrs Julia Tempany, 151 Vicarage Rd, Whatford, England. Awarded Distinguished Conduct Medal. He came to Auckland from London about 10 years ago under an engagement for three years as a tuner with Mr G Richardson, piano importer. Since the expiration of that engagement he was in business on his own account. Upon the outbreak of war he volunteered and was posted to the 16th, Waikato, Co. He left his business in the care of Mr Richardson. Friends in Auckland state that Pte Tempany is a man of most generous disposition and the kind of soldier who would risk his life to save a comrade. [AWN 10.06.1915, p.21]

THOMAS, Private David James, killed in action, was the fourth son of Mr Robert Thomas, builder of Mewburn Avenue, Mt Eden. [AWN 17.06.1915, p.31]

TICKLEPENNY, Pte A C H – Among the members of the Auckland Infantry Battalion who are reported missing, Pte Ticklepenny is a member of a well known family at Tauwhao and was engaged in farming when he volunteered for active service. [AWN 24.06.1915] P.21

TREWERN, Pte Harold – Otago Infantry Battalion, who has been killed in action, was the eighth son of Mrs H J Trewern of Woolston and was 25 yrs of age. He was employed in the Railway Department. [AWN 24.06.1915] P.22

UREN, L/Cpl Geo T – of the Otago Infantry Battalion, who has been killed in action, was the second son of Mr & Mrs William Uren, of Clyde. [AWN 24.06.1915] P.21

VARCOE, Sgt Arthur Frederick – who has been killed in action, was the youngest son of Mrs ?Hannah Varcoe, McMaster St, Invercargill and was about 29 yrs of age. His brother, Pte Wesley Earl Varcoe, who accompanied him to the front, was previously reported to have been killed in action on May 8. [AWN 24.06.1915] P.21

WAITE, Major Frederick, left NZ as senior subaltern of the field troop of engineers attached to the main expeditionary force. He is 29 years of age and was born in Mornington, Dunedin. His connection with the field engineers has extended over 12 years. Major Waite was formerly in the services of the Otago Daily Times Company but about nine months ago he commenced farming at Waiwera South, Otago. [AWN 10.06.1915, p.21]

WALLINGFORD, Captain Jesse Alfred, NZSC, assistant adjutant, Auckland Infantry Battn, supervised the work of training the Expeditionary Force in rifle practice at Penrose, Auckland, and left for Europe with the main body of the force. He was brought to NZ by the Government in 1911 direct from the School of Hythe, England, to act as instructor to the territorial forces. He was six times the rifle champion of the British Empire, twice revolver champion and five times was second in the revolver championship. He represented Britain in two international rifle matches and was invariably the highest individual scorer of all nations. In addition to these great successes, he was twice the winner of the Prince of Wales’ £100 prize, one of the biggest shooting trophies in the world. [AWN 10.06.1915, p.21]

WESTMACOTT, Lt H S – Word has been received by Mr H Westmacott that his son, who was reported dangerously wounded, has had his right arm amputated and is making slow progress towards recovery. Lt Westmacott was in the 16th, Waikato, Company of the Auckland Infantry Battalion. [AWN 24.06.1915] P.21

WESTMACOTT, Lieut Rupert Walter – who is reported to have been wounded, was employed in the Auckland office of the NZ Insurance Co for about nine months prior to the outbreak of the war. The son of an English clergyman, Lt Westmacott is a member of a large family and the majority of his brothers are serving in either the navy or the army. His cousin, Lt H H Spencer Westmacott, of the 16th, Waikato, Regt has also been wounded at the Dardanelles. [AWN 24.06.1915] P.22

WHITE, Pte Wm – whose name appeared in the list of killed, was 33 yrs of age. He served in the British navy for 15 yrs and was one of the crew chosen by the Admiralty to relieve the Antarctic ship Discovery but when he arrived here the Terra Nova crew had already been completed and he returned to the old country. He came to NZ two years ago and worked in Dunedin. Five of his brothers are also taking part in the war, three in the British Army in France, another in the navy and now engaged in the bombardment of the Dardanelles forts and a fifth with the Australian Expeditionary Force. [AWN 24.06.1915] P.22

WHITTAKER, Cpl Arthur Harry – Mrs Whittaker of Papakura has received a cable message stating that her son has been wounded in the head at the Dardanelles and has been invalided home. [AWN 10th June 1915] P.21

WHYTE, Trooper Gordon H, Wellington Mounted Rifles Regt, third son of Mrs J G Whyte, Symonds St, Auckland, has been killed in action. The message was sent by another son, Trooper Blair WHYTE, who is now in Cairo recovering from an operation for appendicitis and it is presumed that he was advised by his brother Major J WHYTE, NZSC second in command of the regiment. Tpr Gordon Whyte was born in Auckland and was about 34 years of age. [AWN 17.06.1915, p.31]

WILD, Pte Richard Norris – Auckland Infantry Battalion, who died of wounds on May 10, was the son of Mrs Charlotte Wild of Limefields, Bury, Lancashire and was 34 yrs of age. He came to NZ in 1909. He was employed for some years by Mr H H Howden, jeweller, Hamilton, and when he enlisted he was engaged as accountant to Mr C M Gummer, Morrinsville. He served for seven years in the volunteer battalion of the Lancashire Fusiliers. [AWN 10th June 1915] P.21

WILLIAMS, Pte G P, - Wellington Infantry Battalion, who has been killed in action, was the second son of Mr Oliver Williams of Dannevirke. He was 23 yrs of age and was an ardent volunteer before the advent of compulsory training. [AWN 24.06.1915] P.21

WILLIAMS, Trooper J N – Auckland Infantry Battalion, KIA, was a son of Col R Williams, V.D., a member of the British House of Commons, and was educated at Eton. He was in the employ of the Grand Junction Gold Mining Co. at Waihi when the war broke out and joined the Auckland Infantry Battalion. [AWN 17.06.1915] P.22

WRAGGE, Clement Edgerton – Private, with the Queensland portion of the Australian Expeditionary Force, KIA, Dardanelles. Eldest s/o Mr Clement Wragge, meteorologist, presently resident at Auckland. Pte Wragge was on the yacht Aria*** when it was wrecked between Timaru & Oamaru. For some time in charge of the observatory on Mt Kosciusko, later assisting in the surveys of the Scottish lakes under Sir John Murtagh of the Challenger and more recently, when he had finished his medical course at Edinburgh, he returned to Australia with the object of accompanying Captain Scott on what proved to be his last expedition to the Antarctic. Mr Clement Wragge Snr has another son at the front, a Corporal in the Ambulance Corps. [AWN 24.06.1915] P.55


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