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

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

MAY 1916

GOODFELLOW, Lieut Eric H, RAMC, of Auckland, killed in action; went to Edinburgh in 1913 where he won six medals, first class honours and a Vans Dunlop scholarship. He joined the RAMC, serving in France until the end of the year with the Australian Field Hospital. He then received a commission in the RFA, having had experience as an artillery lieutenant in the Waikato. After a short time at Aldershot, he went back to the Front in 1915 and was at the battle of Neuve Chappelle and the advance at Loos and was slightly wounded in September. It was while convalescent in England that he received orders to rejoin his battery. He was aged 23 yrs and promoted Lieutenant last summer. His brother, Mr J G Goodfellow, of the Lyttelton Harbour Board, is a Lieutenant in the Royal Engineers. [AWN 04.05.1916] p.32

LOWE, Private Ernest George Strong, aged 32, s/o A E Lowe, Tai Tapu, KIA 13 May 1916, France. Serving with the Winnipeg Grenadiers, 5th Canadian Battalion. His brother Private George Lowe, Taranaki Co. of the Wellington Infantry Regiment, was wounded at Gallipoli and on leave in London. [AWN 25.05.1916] p.21

NORTON The 7 Norton brothers, the sole occupants of Campbell Island, have all returned to Bluff by the schooner Rachel Cohen to enlist in the 17th Reinforcements, attached to the contingent from Picton, whence they all hail. [AWN 11.05.1916] p.55

SMITH, Private Sydney C P, Main Body, NZEF, died 10th April 1916, s/o Mr & Mrs Louis Smith, Komaru St, Remuera. He was at the landing at Gallipoli, wounded, and returned to the firing line but contracted gastritis and dysentery. He was then invalided to England and after six months recuperating, left for Egypt in February and was once more taken ill and died. He came of military stock, is grandfather, the late Mr H J Reeves of Canterbury, being a veteran of the Crimea. [AWN 04.05.1916] p.22

WILKINSON, Gunner Allan who died at Featherston camp on Wednesday last week, after an attack of measles, was accorded a military funeral. He was a son of Mr & Mrs W J Wilkinson of Maungatapere. The remains were brought to Whangarei for interment at Kamo. He was warmly esteemed by his fellow men and officers of the Fifteenth Artillery, to which he belonged. They have wired to Mr D V Jack, Mayor of Whangarei, to obtain and place on the grave a suitable wreath as a token of respect for their late comrade. Mr & Mrs Wilkinson have given four sons to the war. Two have been at the front for some time and were eight weeks at Gallipoli. Another is still training in camp. [AWN 25.05.1916] p.19


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