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

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

NOVEMBER 1916

ADAMS, Jack, who left with an early reinforcement draft, is now in hospital wounded. Charles is serving with the Queensland Cavalry. George has just gone into camp. They are the sons of Mr Colin Adams of High Street, Auckland. Another son was killed in action at Gallipoli and the fifth son is as yet under military age. [AWN 30.11.1916, p.19]

ANDERSON, Sergeant J G, reported killed in action, was the eldest son of Mr John Anderson of Dundee, Scotland. He was 32 years of age. As a youth he enlisted in the 42nd Black Watch in which regiment he served in India and elsewhere for a number of years. On his resignation from the army he came to NZ and settled in the Bay of Plenty district where he was engaged for the last five years in farming pursuits. He has two brothers in the firing line. [AWN 09.11.1916] p.21

BAKER, Private Benjamin Edward, who was first reported killed in action and afterwards found to have been wounded and sent to England, is a son of Mr Benjamin Baker of Kaihu and is 22 yrs of age. He was born in Auckland, educated at the Kaihu school and an engine-driver by trade. In sporting matters, particularly football, he took keen interest. He served in the cadets and then the territorials. [AWN 02.11.1916] P.21

BAKER, Private Varley Howard, who has died of wounds, was the fourth son of the late Mr Philip J Baker, of Russell and grandson of the late Mr Walter Irving of Waitangi, Bay of Islands. Prior to leaving for the front he was working for the Kauri Timber Co. at Puketi. He was 20 yrs of age. [AWN 02.11.1916, p.21]

BASHAM, Trooper William Edgar, reported wounded, is the eldest son of Mr & Mrs W Basham of 28 York St, Newton. At the age of 19 he enlisted in Christchurch. His great-grandfather, the late Francis BROGAN, served in the Maori War. [AWN 02.11.1916] p.21

BENNET, Private Charles, who was killed in action on 26 October, was the eldest son of Mr A E Bennet of Howick. He was 24 years of age and was educated at the Howick public school. Prior to enlisting he was employed at the Hamilton Hotel, Hamilton, for 3 1/2 yrs. [AWN 30.11.1916] p.22

BIRNIE, Battery Sergeant Major Robert, D.C.M., who was killed in action in France on 21 October, was the fifth son of Mr John Birnie Snr of O'Rorke Ave, Remuera. He left NZ with the main body of the Expeditionary Force in September 1914 and served through the Gallipoli campaign where he won the Distinguished Conduct Medal for conspicuous bravery shown on four occasions in serving his gun and repairing shattered emplacements under heavy fire. While in Auckland, Sgt Major Birnie was a member of the College Rifles Rugby team and he was in the employ of the Provident Life Assurance Company prior to his enlistment. [AWN 30.11.1916] P.22

BLAIR, Private Harry, killed in action, was 47 years of age and the third son of Mr W Blair of Stratford. At the time of his enlistment he was employed on railway construction for the Public Works Dept. in the Bay of Plenty district. Previously he had lived at Whangamomona for some twelve years. [AWN 02.11.1916] p.21

BLAIR, Private Hugh Matthew, who has died of wounds, was the youngest son of the late John Blair and Mrs Agnes McKay Blair of Tryphena, Great Barrier, and was 27 years of age. For some years prior to his enlistment he was in the employment of Messrs Ellis & Burnand, at Manunui. [AWN 09.11.1916] p.21

BLOOMFIELD, Stanley, who left with the main body, was wounded at the landing at Gallipoli. He recovered and joined his company and is still fighting. Purce BLOOMFIELD, who went with one of the early reinforcements, was invalided home and has been discharged as no longer fit for active service. Allen BLOOMFIELD, who left early this year, has been severely wounded. Arthur BLOOMFIELD, who went away last year, is now at the front. Harold BLOOMFIELD, who for the past six years has served in the British Navy, was wounded in an engagement about twelve months ago. Roy Victor BLOOMFIELD, the last son to join the colours, has been twice wounded. They are the sons of Mr William Bloomfield of Morrinsville. [AWN 23.11.1916, p.17]

BLUCHER - Six members of one family from Houhora, the sons of Mr Edmund BLUCHER, formerly of Hawera now of Beresford St, Auckland. The youngest son Norman went to Egypt with the 3rd, Auckland, Mounted Rifles, was transferred to the Machine-gun Section and served at Gallipoli. He was then invalided to England, then to France and promoted to Sergeant. He is still in France. Edmund served in the Boer War, is now on the water; Charles left later; Alfred J; Frederick Desmond, wounded at the Somme; A.W. in camp at Featherston. [AWN 09.11.1916] p.32

BOULNOIS, Captain Edmund, a New Zealander, of the West Yorkshire Regiment, has been killed in action. [AWN 02.11.1916] p.25

BOULT, Charles - Mrs G E J Milne of Matiere near Taumarunui, has received advice that her uncle, who was lately reported dead, is still alive - wounded in the chest and progressing favourably. [AWN 30.11.1916] P.51

BREMNER, Captain Daniel Eric, awarded the Military Cross, is a member of one of the fighting families of the Auckland district, who have made such a splendid record in the present war - that of Mr William Bremner of Drury. Two of the Bremner lads have held commissions in the NZ forces and both took part in the great advance on the Somme. The elder, Lieutenant Andrew D BREMNER, was killed on September 15, when the New Zealanders threw themselves into the fray. Captain D E BREMNER, the younger brother, was wounded on the same day. He is an old boy of the Auckland Grammar School and won a scholarship which took him for three years to the Duntroon Military College, Australia. On returning to the Dominion he was appointed to the NZ Staff Corps. He joined one of the early contingents of Mounted Infantry for the front but was afterwards transferred to the infantry. In the fighting at Gallipoli he received a wound in the shoulder and won his promotion to captaincy. [AWN 30.11.1916] P.31

BRIDGER, Private Charles Roy, killed in action in France, was the fifth son of Mr & Mrs Bridger of Opotiki, Bay of Plenty, was born in Auckland but went to Opotiki at the age of five. He was educated at Opotiki School. At the time of enlisting he was with the firm of Bridger's Ltd, Opotiki. He was a keen rowing and hockey enthusiast. [AWN 23.11.1916] p.51

BROWN, Bombardier Clare, was wounded in the Gallipoli campaign and has just been wounded while fighting in France. His brother, Sgt Major C HAWKESWORTH BROWN, laid down his life on the peninsula. He had been recommended for his commission. The eldest son, who is married, enlisted for active service with the Australians but not on home service duty and is now a staff sergeant major at Geelong. The younger son, Sgt Cecil BROWN, well known in “A” Battery, is on active service in France. They are sons of Mrs C Hawksworth (sic) Brown of Hawkes Bay. [AWN 16.11.1916, p.56]

BROWN, Private Michael J, nephew of Sergeant B J Brown of the Auckland Police Force, has died of wounds received in France. He was 21 years of age and before his enlistment was in the employment of his father on the family farm at Kaiapoi. He was an enthusiastic athlete, and excelled in running and jumping. [AWN 09.11.1916] P.21

BURNS, Corporal Archibald, returned soldier, Canterbury Battalion, wounded at Suvla, invalided to England before coming home, died suddenly on Thursday. [AWN 09.11.1916] p.18

BUTTERWORTH - Official information about the death of Lieutenant H W BUTTERWORTH, Royal Flying Corps, Auckland, who was reported missing in July, shows that his machine was shot down by infantry on the night of July 15. He was killed and was buried at Garvin on the following day. [AWN 16.11.1916] p.20

CALLENDER, 2nd Lieut Geoffrey, royal Flying Corps, who has been in France for the last three months, has been slightly wounded in an aerial combat. The young aviator succeeded in shooting down his German opponent. He is a son of Mr W Callender, general manager of the BNZ. He began his training in the Auckland school at Kohimarama. [AWN 09.11.1916, p.49]

CALLAGHAN, Rifleman Michael, who has died of wounds, was the son of Mr & Mrs John Callaghan of Knox St, Hamilton and was 30 yrs of age. He left NZ in October of last year. He was born at Ohaupo and educated principally at the Hamilton East school. For some time he was employed as a porter on the railways at Hamilton and Auckland and later he was engaged in contracting work in the South Island. As a footballer and a walker he was well known. [AWN 02.11.1916] P.21

CAMPBELL, Private F A, wounded in France, was the eldest son of Mrs M E Campbell, Matangi. Educated at Auckland Grammar School after which he joined the staff of the Brett Printing & Publishing Co. Prior to enlistment he was farming in the Hamilton District. He left NZ as Regimental Signaller. [AWN 02.11.1916] p.49

CAREW – Six sons of Mr D W Carew, now of the railway workshops at Invercargill and formerly officer representing the Railway Dept in the oversight of the manufacture of locomotives in the foundry of Messrs A & G Price at the Thames, have done their share in upholding the honour of the Empire. All six were in the trenches at Gallipoli. Three of their number have returned disabled for further service and have received their discharge from the army. A fourth, Private D W CAREW, was killed in action on 12 September. He was a native of Auckland and at the time of his enlistment was engaged in farming at Invercargill. Two other brothers are still in France serving with the Australian force. [AWN 09.11.1916, p.21]

CAREY, Lieutenant G E, died as a result of a bomb exploding during an instruction class. [AWN 16.11.1916] p.25

CARRADUS, Private James, B Company, died last week from meningitis. He was a married man and the address of his next of kin is Patea. [AWN 09.11.1916] p.19

CARTER, Acting Sergeant Major W R, was at Gallipoli and was wounded twice there. Cpl E C CARTER was also at Gallipoli and is now in Egypt. Corporals H G and H W CARTER are fighting in France. The are the sons of Mr & Mrs Carter of Honikiwi near Otorohanga. [AWN 16.11.1916, p.56]

CATTEN, Privates Charles W and John Bruce, sons of Mrs & the late Mr Thomas Catten of Henderson, have given up their lives, having been killed in the same week of last month. Another of the lads, Private Thos R CATTEN, has been wounded. The fourth, Private Alan CATTEN, is still in the trenches, so far uninjured. All Four received their early education at the Avondale school and the remainder at Spreydon, Canterbury, where the family lived for some time. They were all farmers before enlisting. [AWN 09.11.1916, p.19]

CLARK, Private Frank, who died of wounds, was the son of Mr J Clark, late H M Customs and was born at Parnell 22 years ago. He was educated at Parnell School and the Auckland Grammar School. At the outbreak of the war he was a sergeant in a machine-gun section. He signed on as private in the 3rd, , Auckland, Regiment in the first Expeditionary Forces and spent eight months in Samoa. On returning to NZ he joined one of the early reinforcement drafts. In the fighting at Gallipoli he was wounded on 9 August last year. After the evacuation he went to France and was again wounded there. Once more back in the firing line he sustained wounds on September 16 from which he died on 12 October. [AWN 02.11.1916] P.21

CLAYTON, Lieutenant A C, Auckland, late of the 29th Ponsonby Senior Cadets, now of the Royal Sussex Regiment, has been appointed an A.D.C. to Major General J C Young, the officer commanding his regiment. [AWN 23.11.1916] p.32

CLOKE, Lance Corporal John, who was killed in action in France on 26 September, was a son of Mr F G Cloke of York St, Parnell and was 22 yrs of age. He left NZ with the Rifle Brigade. Previous to enlisting he was employed on the NZ railways where he served three years as a member of the railway engineers. He was well known in rowing, football and hockey circles at Rotorua, where he resided for some time. [AWN 30.11.1916] P.22

CLOSEY, Lieutenant Septimus James Edgar, awarded the Military Cross, was born in 1892 at Bury, Lancashire, and at the age of 13 came to NZ with his parents. He formerly was sergeant in the Waikato Mounted Rifles and later became lieutenant in command of the 82nd Company, Senior Cadets. He left as lieutenant in one of the Rifle Brigade reinforcements for France. He has been slightly wounded twice and was mentioned in despatches. Lieut Closey is a partner in the firm of F & E Closey, contractors of Otorohanga. [AWN 30.11.1916] P.31

COOPER, Lieutenant A C, awarded the Military Cross, is a native of Great Barrier and prior to his enlistment was employed at Waihi as plumber to the Waihi Grand Junction Gold Mining Co. For some time before the outbreak of war he was a lieutenant in the reserve but he preferred to leave NZ as a private and his present commission came to him when on the field. He was prominent in football and interested in other sports. He took part in the engagements on the Somme in September and was then wounded. [AWN 30.11.1916] P.31

CORLETT, Acting Bombardier D A, NZ Field Artillery, wounded on 14 October, is the son of Mr B S Corlett, Rotorua. Captain C S ALGIE, who was killed in action some time ago, was a brother in law of Bdr Corlett. [AWN 09.11.1916] p.21

COULTHARD, Private John, who died from wounds on October 4, was the only son of Mr T W Coulthard, of Oakleigh, Mangapai. [AWN 02.11.1916] P.21

COUPER, Private John W, B Company, 21st Reinforcements, died at Trentham Military Hospital last week from cerebro-spinal meningitis. His parents reside at Te Kiri, Taranaki. [AWN 09.11.1916, p.19]

COURTENEY, Rifleman Eugene Leo, died of wounds, aged 23, fourth son of Mr & Mrs J Courtney, Richmond Road, Ponsonby. He was born at Kuaotonu and attended Auckland Grammar School. He passed Junior Civil Service and Matriculation Examinations. Prior to enlistment he was Asst Clerk at the Court in Napier. He was a keen sportsman playing football for Napier and cricket for the Civil Service Club. [AWN 02.11.1916] p.49

COWAN, Sergeant William Henry, who has died of wounds, was the elder son of Mr & Mrs Cowan of Mangatainoka and leaves a widow and three young children, living at Hamilton. He served through the South African War and, for the purposes of the present turmoil, enlisted at Hamilton. His only brother, Lieutenant Cowan, died of wounds received at Gallipoli. [AWN 02.11.1916] P.21

CUTLER, Lieutenant Cecil - A telegram was received on Monday from the Defence Minister reporting the death from fever of Lieut Cecil Cutler on the 4th inst., probably in France. The deceased officer, who as born in Auckland, a son of Mr James Cutler, was for many years in the Post & Telegraph Dept and was highly esteemed by a wide circle of friends. He was a member of the Prince of Wales Masonic Lodge and of the local male choir and was most enthusiastic in all musical efforts for charitable and patriotic purposes. [AWN 16.11.1916] p.20

DULLER, Private Arthur Lewis, killed in action on 25 September, was the second son of Mrs M A Duller of New Plymouth. He was born and educated in New Plymouth. Mrs Duller has another son, H J DULLER, now on his way to the front. [AWN 09.11.1916] p.21

ELLIS, Private J P, who has been killed in action, came from a fighting stock. He was the third son of Mr W M Ellis of Mt Eden. Both his grandfathers were Imperial soldiers of the 96th Regiment, one of them fought in the first action of the Maori War at the Bay of Islands. His father also fought in the Maori War. Pvt Ellis was born in Auckland 35 yrs ago and was educated at the old Wellesley Street school, now the Normal School. He served his time in Auckland as a compositor and was afterwards employed for nine years, prior to his enlistment, at the Great Northern Brewery. He has four relatives at the front. [AWN 02.11.1916] P.21

FAIRBAIRN, Lieutenant William, killed in action, was the only son of Mr Andrew Fairbairn of Christchurch. He was only 18 yrs of age when he enlisted with the Main Body as a gunner in the artillery. He was an old boy of the Waitaki Boys High School where he took a keen interest in the cadet corps. He left the school only a short time before he enlisted. He was promoted sergeant at Gallipoli and received his commission last March. He had been with the NZ artillery throughout without any leave. [AWN 30.11.1916] P.22

FEARON, Rifleman A E, who has died of wounds, was the youngest son of Mr H W Fearon of White Bluff, Hillsbro. He was born in Christchurch. On leaving school he joined the railway service. He enlisted at Halcombe. Henry Guy FEARON, his brother, who enlisted with the main body, was killed at Gallipoli. Another brother is a member of the 20th Reinforcements. [AWN 16.11.1916, p.56]

FLEMING, Gunner Ivan, was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal, for bravery in France. Whilst voluntarily undergoing the repair of communication lines to the allies, was wounded in the arm, which was broken, hip, back and shoulder where a piece of metal lodged. [AWN 02.11.1916] p.23

FRANCIS, Private W J, who died of wounds on 17 September, was the youngest son of the late Mr G W Francis of Osbourne Tce, Warrenport, Co Down, Ireland and was 27 yrs of age. After finishing his education he served his apprenticeship to engineering with Messrs John MacLean & Son, Belfast, after which he joined the firm of Messrs Harland & Wolff, with whom he remained till shortly before he came to NZ three years ago, with the intention of going in for farming. He enlisted in a reinforcement draft from Tauranga, where he was residing with his cousin, Mr R Francis, and had been in France some time before he met his death. He leaves a wife and child in England. [AWN 30.11.1916] P.22

FRASER, Sergeant J R, Auckland, NZEF in France, was awarded the Military Medal for gallant behaviour.. He is the son of P R Fraser, NZ Insurance Co. Was in charge of a department in the warehouse of John Burns & Co. Ltd. He saw action at Gallipoli and was one of the last boatload off the peninsula. [AWN 16.11.1916] p.32

FRENCH, Corporal Samuel, aged 30, died at sea on 7 August, was the eldest son of Mr John French, Te Rauamoa, Waikato. He was born in Auckland and attended Te Aute College, Hawkes Bay. He then farmed with his father but when he enlisted he was working in Westport Harbour Board workshops. He played for the Westport Football Club's senior team when it won the shield at Westport in 1915. He leaves a widow and two children. A brother, Cpl Thomas French, was wounded in the arm in France on 27 September. [AWN 02.11.1916] p.49

GALLOWAY, Lieutenant, was a solicitor in Dunedin before receiving a commission in the 4th reinforcements. He was three months of Gallipoli when he was wounded and sent to hospitals in Malta and England. He went to France last April and was attached to Imperial training camp staff at base camp. He was invalided home as a result of a breakdown. [AWN 30.11.1916] p.18

GARLAND, Lieutenant Hassell de Forges, awarded the Military Cross, is aged 22, son of Dr Garland of Hamilton, has been awarded the Military Cross. He enlisted in the ranks and left NZ as a 2nd Lieutenant in a draft of Mounted Rifles. He transferred to the Infantry in Egypt, as did all the Mounted men of that draft, and proceeded to France having been appointed small arms ammunition and grenades officer on the staff of General Braithwaite. As far as is known he was still serving in this capacity during the recent fighting on the Somme in the course of which he was wounded. He is an old by of Waitaki High School and was farming in Canterbury at the time of his enlistment. [AWN 30.11.1916] P.24

GILLESPIE – King Country. One son is now fighting in France, another enlisted but was drowned in the flood last year and the other three have been accepted and go into camp on 10 December. [AWN 09.11.1916, p.19]

GIRVEN, Lance Corporal Edward has been wounded twice and on the second occasion underwent the horrors of gas. Robert GIRVEN fought in three engagements in Egypt without mishap but since he went to France has been wounded. Ewen GIRVEN has also been wounded but not seriously enough to prevent him from remaining with his unit. They are the sons of Mr Adam G Girven, Sackville St, Grey Lynn. [AWN 23.11.1916, p.17]

GIVEN, Sergeant J E, killed in action in France on 16 September, was a brother of Mrs R Hislop, Saturn St, South Invercargill; Mrs J S Shrimpton, Waikaka; and S S Given, Mahirahau. He was born at Orepuki where he was educated and at the time of his enlistment in the 10th Reinforcements, was engaged as a carpenter in Hastings. He was a prominent rifle shot, being one of the best in the Dominion and was well known in shooting circles about Wellington, where he was a member of the Suburbs Rifle Club. [AWN 30.11.1916] P.22

GORE BRETT, Private Merson Templer Gore Brett, killed in action, was the only son of Mr Alexander Gore Brett of Burgoyne Road, Epsom, and was in his 22nd year. He was born at Hawera, educated at the Hawera District High School and afterwards at the Auckland Grammar School and he was a keen football and tennis player. Prior to enlisting he was farming at Te Aroha. He attained to corporal's stripes in the infantry before leaving Trentham. He volunteered for machine-gun work as a private and took part in the evacuation operations of the peninsula. [AWN 02.11.1916] P.21

GRAHAM, 2nd Lieutenant Cedric K O, Durham Light Infantry, was killed in action in France on 16 September. He was second son of the late William Graham and of Mrs Graham of Hamilton, Waikato. Before the war he was training as a mining engineer. He received his commission in March 1915. [AWN 16.11.1916] p.20

GRAY, Lieutenant William Arthur, awarded the Military Cross, of Mt Eden, who is about 27 yrs of age, is an old boy of the Auckland Grammar School and a graduate of the Auckland University College. He had a brilliant career, both as a scholar and an athlete. After several years at the Grammar School, during which he gained many prizes and scholarships, Lt Gray gained a Gillies Scholarship and commenced further scientific study as an undergraduate at Auckland. Graduating in Science in 1910 he, at the same time gained a senior University Scholarship and the following year took his M. Sc. Degree with first class honours in Mathematics. Subsequently he was engaged in civil engineering in Auckland and followed that profession up to the time of his enlistment. Lt Gray was prominent in Auckland, both as a cricketer and footballer. He was in both the first eleven and the first fifteen at the Grammar School and played for the University Club's senior teams in both branches of sport. He is a son of Mr S Gray of Essex Rd, Mt Eden. [AWN 30.11.1916] P.31

GREATBATCH, Second Lieutenant E P, who is reported to have died of wounds, was the only son of the late Mr Edwin Greatbatch, who was postmaster at Ohaeawai, Bay of Islands, for many years and afterwards at Petone, Wellington. His mother and sisters now reside in New Plymouth. He was educated at Petone and Wellington Boys' College and then entered the legal firm of Messrs Quilliam & Govett, New Plymouth. Four years ago he became a partner in the firm of Rhodes, Hampson & Greatbatch in the Rotorua-Matamata-Putaruru district. Lt Greatbatch was a good cricketer and represented Taranaki when living in New Plymouth. On the mother's side he was a grandson of the late Mr J Bell Thomson, for some years Inspector of Police in Auckland. [AWN 09.11.1916] P.21

GREENWELL, Flight Lieutenant Arthur of the Royal Naval Flying Squadron, killed, was only 20 years of age. For the last twelve years he lived in Huntly, receiving the chief part of his education there and being engaged latterly with his father at the brick and fire-clay works. Leaving the Dominion in December last he was, on arrival in England, immediately accepted for service with the Royal Naval Flying Corps. His previous studies now came to his aid, and he was quickly placed in charge of a machine. He saw considerable service in connection with the Zeppelin raids and gave promise of a brilliant career. Very genuine and hearty sympathy is expressed for Mr & Mrs Greenwell, following so closely on the loss of their second son, George, who was killed on September 16. His brother, Flight Lieutenant N GREENWELL, was badly hurt a few months ago, and another brother, Gunner G Greenwell, was killed on 16 September. [AWN 02.11.1916] P.21

HARKNESS, Flight Sub-Lieutenant Donald Ernest, DSO, of the Royal Naval Air Service, was recently compelled to land in Holland where he is interned. His father is Mr G A Harkness, the well known chief inspector of schools for the Nelson District. [AWN 23.11.1916, p,.21]

HAY, Private William, killed in action, was the fourth son of Mr & Mrs F Hay of Te Kopuru and was born at Te Kopuru 30 yrs ago. He received his education at Tatarariki school. Prior to enlisting he was engaged as storekeeper at Tatarariki. His younger brother is at present on active service in France. [AWN 02.11.1916] P.21

HERVEY, 2nd Lieutenant T P A, King's Royal Rifles, has been killed. He was a son of the Rev J A Hervey was born in 1887 and educated at Haileybury College. Entering the colonial service he was stationed in Fiji. Having volunteered for service, he came to England 12 months ago and went to the front in May. [AWN 16.11.1916] p.20

HETA - An old Maori fighting stock is represented by Private William HETA, lately reported wounded in France. He is a son of Mr Thomas Heta of Poroti and is a descendant of the celebrated chief Hongi who went to England in the reign of George III. [AWN 02.11.1916] p.21

HODGES, Mr A G, who was on the staff of Wanganui College for some time before the war broke out, was killed in action on September 15. The third son of Bishop Hodges, assistant Bishop of St Albans and Archdeacon of Bedford, he was 31 yrs of age. He returned to England just before the war and received his commission in the Bedfordshire Regt in December 1914. [AWN 16.11.1916] p.20

HOLMES, Sergeant Walter Anderson, who has died of wounds, was born in Dunedin and was educated at Wellington Terrace School and Wellington College. He was a sergeant in the Wellington College Cadets and in 1912 his team won the squad drill competition. He was afterwards sergeant in the Wellington Regiment Territorials. He was stroke of the Boys College boating club and also rowed in the junior fours for the Star Boating Club. He took part in the NZ trench raid on 16 June last and under trying conditions brought his party through and was personally congratulated by both General Birdwood and General Braithwaite and was mentioned in despatches and awarded the Military Medal. He was employed in the Customs Dept, Wellington, when he enlisted. [AWN 30.11.1916] P.22

HOUCHEN, Chaplain Captain Clement, awarded the Military Cross, left NZ in October 1915, as a chaplain to the Rifle Brigade. He has been in the Anglican ministry in the Auckland diocese for about ten years past. His first appointment was as curate of St Peter’s, Hamilton, and he was afterwards engaged in home mission work in Taranaki with headquarters at Inglewood. He was left appointed vicar of St Lukes at Te Kuiti and he still holds this position. He is a native of Cornwall, England, but he lived the greater part of h 30.11.1916, p.24]

HOUCHEN, Chaplain Captain Clement, has been awarded the Military Cross. He left NZ in October 1915 as Chaplain to the Rifle Brigade. He has been in the Anglican ministry in the Auckland diocese for about ten years past. His first appointment was as curate of St Peter's, Hamilton and he was afterwards engaged in Home Mission work in Taranaki with headquarters at Inglewood. He was next appointed vicar of St Luke's, Te Kuiti, and he still holds this position. He is a native of Cornwall, England, but he lived the greater part of his earlier life at Takapuna. He has been in France since April last prior to which he was in Egypt. [AWN 16.11.1916] P.52

HUGHES, Rifleman Walter, killed in action on 7 November, was the fourth son of Mr A Hughes of Kaipara Flats and was born near Gunnedah, NSW, in 1896, his parents coming to Kaipara Flats in 1897. He went through the cadets course and territorial service till he enlisted in November 1915 and left the Dominion in the Rifle Brigade. After serving in Egypt he went to France and took part in the Rifle Brigade's charge on 15 September and other actions. Up to that stage he escaped unhurt, though all the comrades who left NZ with him were killed or wounded. [AWN 30.11.1916] P.51

HULBERT, Captain Leslie, killed, was well known in Christchurch, being a son of Mr C P Hulbert, at one time Mayor of that city. Prior to enlisting he was in the service of Murray Roberts & Co, Wellington, as an accountant. On the outbreak of the war he was attached to the Garrison Artillery, Wellington, and after serving in the forts left NZ with the first howitzer battery to leave these shores, with the rank of Lieutenant. He served in Egypt and in Gallipoli and at the time of his death was in charge of a heavy trench mortar division. He has three other brothers on active service. [AWN 09.11.1916] P.21

ISITT, Private Willard, killed in action, was the younger son of Mr L M Isitt, M.P. aged about 23 yrs of age. He was engaged in his father's bookselling business when he enlisted. Mr Isitt's only other son was wounded in the Somme battle and is progressing favourably in hospital in England. [AWN 16.11.1916] P.52

JENNINGS, Mr W T, MP for Taumarunui, has also lost two sons in the war, one being killed at Gallipoli whilst another died from wounds received at Loos. A third son is on active service. [AWN 16.11.1916, p.56

JERVIS, Rifleman Desmond G, who has died of wounds received in action, was the only son of Mr H M Jervis of Suva, Fiji, and Mrs Ada Jervis, Tainui Road, Devonport. He was educated at the Remuera and Devonport schools and was prominent in athletics. Before enlisting he was trading in the Islands where he lived for 4 1/2 yrs. During that time he won the 100 championship of Ba River, competing against men from the surrounding districts, much to the delight of the Fijians, who carried him shoulder high over the sports ground and gave a feast to celebrate the occasion. He gave up his business to come back to Auckland where he enlisted last December. [AWN 23.11.1916] p.51

JOHNSON, M E, Legion of Frontiersman of Wanganui Squadron but whose home is in North Auckland, has been promoted to sub-lieutenant. He served on Gallipoli where he was severely wounded but he eventually got to the front again from England. He was in the El Romani fight and his younger brother Captain O P JOHNSON, was killed during the battle, being hit in the forehead when in the thick of the fighting. [AWN 16.11.1916] p.56

JOHNSON, Sergeant Hubert A, lately reported as wounded, is one of four brothers in New Zealand’s army. He is the fifth son of Mr Henry Johnson of the Hukerunui stud farm and before his enlistment was engaged at bush work in the Northern Wairoa district. Sgt Johnson is a noted athlete and holds two gold medals for football. As a boxer, he won the heavyweight competitions of his day at Trentham and also held his own against allcomers on the transport which took him to Europe. Two of his brothers are now at the front and one is in camp. It is noteworthy that he is a member of a family of thirteen. [AWN 16.11.1916, p.56]

JOHNSON, Lieutenant W E, Te Kuiti, left in April last and has returned to recover his health which had broken down as a result of exposure in the firing line. [AWN 30.11.1916] p.18

JONES, Private Louis Kennedy, killed in action, was a son of Mr P C Jones of Napier. Before enlistment he was in the employment of Messrs Richard Arthur & Co., Auckland, as storeman. [AWN 02.11.1916] P.21

JONES, Sergeant Melville Innes and Troopers Howard and Evan Innes JONES, sons of Mr Herbert F Innes Jones of Te Awamutu, left with the main body. Their brother, Herbert, who is married, went on the hospital ship Maheno with the medical corps. The youngest son Humphrey is now serving in France. All except Humphrey have been invalided home, wounded or sick. Melville and Evan fought in the early days at Gallipoli, both being severely wounded. Melville was first wounded in the hand but he would not leave the trenches. Later on he was shot through the head, the bullet entering the front of one ear and emerging at the other side of the head. His jaw was shattered but although he was hardly expected to survive his injuries, he has recovered sufficiently to again offer his services but has not yet Been passed as fit for another campaign. [AWN 16.11.1916, p.56]

KAY, 2nd Lieut Melville, Durham Regt, has been killed in action. He was a farmer in NZ before enlisting. [AWN 23.11.1916, p.20]

KEYWORTH, Corporal Oscar, who died on 6 November of wounds received at the western front, was a son of Mr Frederick Keyworth, of Balmoral Rd, Mt Eden. He was born in Canada 23 yrs ago, arrived in the Dominion in 1912. Prior to his enlistment he was a traveller for Messrs Parr & Co. Whilst in training he was selected because of his abilities as a marksman for special service and it is surmised that he met his death whilst thus engaged. [AWN 30.11.1916] P.22

KIDD, Mr P, [Omaio], brother of the late Mr James KIDD of the Tramways Company, has two sons and a daughter (nurse) at the front; two sons at Trentham, leaving shortly; and one daughter in training for a nurse and going as soon as her course of study is complete. This leaves a son about 12 years old at home. In order to let his boys away Mr Kidd has had to sell his farm. [AWN 09.11.1916, p.19]

KIRKER - News was received on Monday that Capt Douglas KIRKER of Auckland is seriously ill with pleurisy in the Brockenhurst Military Hospital, England. Capt Kirker, who left NZ a year ago, went to France from Egypt in April last. [AWN 23.11.1916] p.20

KNIGHT, Mr W O, is the third son of Dr A O Knight to volunteer for service and the last member of his family available. He has given up his farm in order to free himself for military service. He volunteered in June but for dental reasons his acceptance was deferred until now. [AWN 09.11.1916] p.32

KROGMAN, Bombardier William George, who has died of wounds, was born at Cambridge, Waikato, 23 yrs ago and educated at the High School there. He left NZ with the Field Artillery, landing at Gallipoli with his battery for the Suvla Bay fight and he remained on the peninsula till the evacuation, being one of the four men of his battery left behind to destroy guns and ammunition. While in France he was chosen to represent his battery at the Allies' Review in Paris on 14 July last, only 11 men in all representing the NZ Artillery Division in the 50 men who represented NZ. Before enlisting, Bdr Krogman lived in Wanganui and took a prominent part in the athletic sports of that town. He was a member of the Kairau Football Club and represented Wanganui in the Rugby Union matches. He was also a regatta member of the Wanganui Rowing Club. [AWN 16.11.1916] P.52

LANGWILL, Lance Corporal Herbert J and Rifleman John W LANGWILL, sons of Mrs E M Langwill, Huntly Ave, Auckland, both left with the reinforcements Rifle Brigade. Both saw service in Egypt and later went to France where the former was wounded on 29 September and the latter on 1 October. L/Cpl Langwill is now reported convalescent while his brother is still in hospital. Mrs Langwill’s youngest son, Private Samuel Henry LANGWILL, left with a later draft of reinforcements. [AWN 23.11.1916, p.17]

LE CREN, Lance Corporal, killed in action, France, Inspector of Factories with the Labour Dept, Wellington, father of Staff Sergeant Major Hubert Ernest LE CREN, invalided home from Samoa, left NZ with the rank of QMS of his transport. On arrival at the fighting front he met his younger son, Trooper Leslie Le CREN, who had left the Dominion a month earlier than his father. Beside the three male members of the family already mentioned, Mrs Le CREN, who is a daughter of the late Mr Hubert FERGUSON, also a former Inspector of Factories in Auckland, is working as a Clerk in the Defence Dept at Wellington. She has a brother and four nephews at the Front and a fifth nephew now in camp with the 21st Reinforcements. [AWN 23.11.1916] p.49

LINDSAY, Lieut Colonel M E, attached to the Durham Light Infantry, has been wounded. Colonel Lindsay was some years ago lieutenant in the CYC and from a NZ contingent in South Africa received a commission in the 7th Dragoon Guards. He was an adjutant to the territorial force when the war broke out and in February of this year became brigadier major. He was quite recently promoted lieutenant-colonel and attached to the Durham Light Infantry. [AWN 16.11.1916] p.20

MALLETT - With reference to the two brothers MALLETT whose names have appeared in the casualty lists, we are asked to make it clear that it was Joshua George Reuben MALLETT who was killed in action, and Joseph MALLETT who was wounded. [AWN 02.11.1916] p.21

MARTIN, Trooper Harold, a young soldier farmer of Pahiatua district; Writing on 30 September from Kantara, Egypt, he informed a friend that '.....he was marched before the Colonel to be told he had been awarded the Russian order of St George for distinguished service in the field....believed to be the first one awarded to a member of the Mediterranean Expeditionary Forces...' [AWN 30.09.1916] p.32

MARTIN, Private Wm, son of Mrs Martin, Whau Whau Valley, Whangarei - "I am quite well & faring alright as a prisoner of war. Reply can only be four lines. Please give my address to all." The card bore an official stamp with the postmark "Afion Kara Hissar' (Turkey), transmitted through the agency of the International Committee at Geneva of the Red Cross Society. Pte Martin is obviously one of several men, including 3 from Waipu, who were some time ago reported as having been cut off from the main forces and taken prisoner of war by the Turks. [AWN 23.11.1916] p.49

MAYS - An information was received last week by Mr James Mays of Devonport that his youngest son, Sergeant Major J E MAYS, was wounded on October 30. Before enlistment Sgt Major Mays, who is 22 years of age, was foreman to Messrs Mays & Gordon, contractors. As a lad he was patrol leader to the Devonport Boy Scouts and afterward he was a sergeant in the Devonport Senior Cadets up to the time of his enlistment. His brother has just left Auckland to join the Royal Naval Motor-boat Patrol. [AWN 23.11.1916] p.20

McIVOR, Private Murdoch of the Specialist Co., died suddenly at Thornden Quay last week. [AWN 23.11.1916] p.49

McDONALD, Private Colin, killed in action on 25 September, was a son of Mr D McDonald of Fendalton, Canterbury. Three of Pvt Colin McDonald’s brothers are at the front and a fourth has enlisted and will go into camp with the next draft. [AWN 30.11.1916, p.19]

McMILLAN, Private Len, who is reported missing, is a son of Mr & Mrs J McMillan of Grosvenor St, Cambridge. He is 24 yrs of age and was educated at the Cambridge District High School. He served for four years in the territorial forces and after leaving NZ was in training in Egypt for some months. On being sent to France he joined the Waikatos in May of this year. He was a clean sportsman, a fine shot, a keen huntsman and was regarded as one of the best horsemen in the Waikato. His brother, Private Thos McMILLAN and his cousin, Private Herbert REYNELL, have both been wounded. [AWN 16.11.1916] P.52

McMILLAN, Lance Corporal W A, reported missing is 27 years of age and the eldest son of Mr W S McMillan of Glasgow, Scotland. He was engaged in the tailoring trade and came out to NZ four years ago. Prior to enlisting he was working in Hamilton with Messrs Schneideman Bros. He took an active interest in territorial matters, being for many years a member of the Seventh Glasgow Highland Light Infantry and was also a very keen shot. For many months he was scoutmaster of the Frankton Junction boy scouts and a member of the 16th Waikato Band. [AWN 16.11.1916] P.52

McVICAR, Sergeant W R, C. Company, 19th Reinforcements, was killed at Lower Hutt Station on Tuesday when he missed his grip while attempting to board a carriage and fell between the train and the platform. He died instantly. [AWN 09.11.1916] p.19

MEACHEM, Private George Charles, killed in action at the age of 28 years, was the eldest son of Mrs S Meachem of Hamilton East. He served his time with Messrs Hardly Bros., plumbers, and was afterwards in the employ of Messrs J E Hammond & Co. At one time he was an ardent cyclist and was well known on the track. His younger brother, Gunner P S MEACHEM, left with the Main Body, was invalided home and left again with a later reinforcement and in now in hospital in England. [AWN 09.11.1916] P.21

MILROY, Lieutenant F, 14th, South Otago, Infantry, in command of the draft returned on the Athenic, left NZ with the third reinforcements. Before enlistment he was a Post & Telegraph officer at Motueka. He was four months on Gallipoli before being sent to Malta with wounds and dysentery. He was in hospital in London for some time then to the Isle of Man where he assisted with recruiting work. He then filled positions at the camps of the NZ reinforcements in Britain and in May 1916 went to France as assistant officer in charge of records. He later returned to Britain and in consequence of broken health was invalided to NZ. [AWN 30.11.1916] p.18

MILLS, Private Francis M, son of Mr David Mills of Opotiki, has been wounded and a message received from him on 14 October indicated that he was then in hospital and progressing well. Privates James and John MILLS fought through the Gallipoli campaign, the latter on the headquarters signalling staff. Both were invalided to England but are now in France as gunners. Private J M MILLS, was seriously ill for some months at Lemnos before going to Egypt and France. [AWN 09.11.1916, p.19]

MONRO, Gunner William R - The Rev G B Monro of St Luke's Presbyterian Church, Remuera, has received notification that his son died from wounds on October 15. Gnr Monro left with the Main Expeditionary Force and took part in the Gallipoli campaign. He was educated at Remuera School and the Auckland Grammar School and when he enlisted was in the employ of Messrs C H Furness & Co of Auckland. He was district secretary of the NZ Bible-class Union. Gnr Monro was one of the 40 NZ soldiers selected to represent the Dominion in Paris in July last on the occasion of France's national fete day. [AWN 02.11.1916] P.21

MORGANTI, Private Charles Victor, who is reported as missing, is a son of Mrs K Duncan of Westport. He was a native of Reefton and enlisted at Westport where he had resided for the greater part of his life. His brother, Sergeant P Morganti, is also at the front. [AWN 30.11.1916] p.22

MORTON, Private Percy William, killed in action, was the third son of Mr & Mrs W H Morton of Waihi. He went to the front in November 1915 and prior to enlisting was a surveyor's assistant at Whakatane where he enrolled. Deceased was in his 25th year and before joining the survey party, worked for several years for the Waihi Grand Junction Gold Mining Co. [AWN 02.11.1916] P.21

MORTON, Lieutenant Stanley W, killed in action, was a son of the late Mr S Morton, a well known tea planter in the West Indies. He was 26 yrs of age. Left an orphan at an early age he came to NZ and during the past 18 yrs had resided with his uncle in Christchurch. He was a keen territorial and gained his commission while attached to E Battery. He left as a Lieutenant with the main body and saw much service at Gallipoli. A brother is serving with the Canadian forces in France. [AWN 30.11.1916] P.22

NELSON, Corporal Alfred Theo, who has died of wounds, was the son of Mr M J Nelson of Whatoro, Northern Wairoa. He was born in Dargaville and was 28 yrs of age. Educated at the Marist Brothers school, Auckland, he afterwards took to bush contracting work at Kaihu. He was greatly interested in football and rowing. [AWN 02.11.1916] P.21

O'CONNOR, Dick - "Poor old Dick O'Connor of the Waitemata Troop, has been killed in action" writes a member in France. "He was a sniper and did valuable work. He had to run great risks, of course, and I suppose they got him at last. He was a good mate and a 'white' man. I ran across him first in London some years ago and we shipped together several times and carried Matilda (swag) a bit in the bush at times. He was in the Cape Mounted Rifles for some while. He was a son of Mr Justice O'CONNOR of Sydney and a born wanderer. We have lost a lot of legionaries since starting but they all died game and met death as joyously as they lived. The Legion will send us other good men to take their places." [From the Legion of Frontiersmen column, AWN 16.11.1916] p.56

O’CONNOR, Private William Joseph, H.Company, 21st Reinforcements, died at Featherston Military Hospital on Tuesday, of cerebro-spinal meningitis. [AWN 09.11.1916] p.32

OKEY, Sergeant Sydney, who was killed at the Dardanelles on 8 August 1915 and Private Lionel G OKEY, who was killed in action at the age of 28 in France, were sons of the representative for Taranaki in the House of Representatives, Mr H J H Okey, MP. A third son is still in the trenches. [AWN 16.11.1916, p.56]

OLDHAM, Sergeant W, Auckland, was awarded the Military Medal for bravery in the recent advance on the Somme. He is a native of Auckland, aged about 35 and was employed with the Northern Steamship Co. for some time before enlistment. He left NZ originally with one of the early detachments of troops and took part in the famous landing of Gallipoli. He was then sent back to NZ in charge of the belong-ings of those soldiers who had lost their lives on the Peninsula. While here he delivered lectures at Manurewa and in other country districts upon his experiences at the Front, the proceeds of which were applied to patriotic purposes. With a later draft of reinforcements he returned to the Front and to the scene of operations at which he has distinguished himself. [AWN 09.11.1916] p.21

O’MEARA, Sergeant Thomas, 17th Specialist Company, died at Featherston Military Hospital on Monday from cerebro-spinal meningitis. [AWN 09.11.1916] p.20

ORR, Rifleman H W, was in action by Christmas Day and was wounded in France last month. Private Norman ORR, Trooper Leonard ORR, Rifleman Ernest ORR, Rifleman Arthur L ORR, left with various reinforcements. Another member of the family was rejected. They are the sons of Mr & Mrs John ORR of Kaitangiweka, a settlement near Tangitu in the King Country. Mr Orr Snr served for nine years in the NZ Armed Constabulary during the trouble with Te Whiti in Taranaki. [AWN 09.11.1916, p.19]

OXLEY, Corporal Peter, recently reported missing, is 23 yrs of age and was born at sea, between Townsville and Brisbane. He came to NZ about six years ago and was for some time employed as a fitter at the Hamilton gasworks and then at Morrinsville. He was a prominent Druid while in Morrinsville and was a past arch of the Order. [AWN 30.11.1916] P.22

PAGE, Private H J, killed in action in France on 26 September, was the fourth and youngest son of Mr R Pate of Waimamaku, Hokianga. He enlisted with an early reinforcement draft, contracted dysentery at Gallipoli, recovered at Malta and rejoined his regiment in time to accompany the force to France. He was 23 yrs of age and was a member of a Government survey party prior to enlisting. [AWN 30.11.1916] P.22

PARKINSON, Private Frank, who has died of wounds, was the second son of Mrs A Parkinson of Kuaotunu. He was 19 yrs of age and a farmer by occupation. He was an amateur boxer and won the lightweight championship at Tauranga. [AWN 02.11.1916] p.21

PATTILLO, Trooper J D, went with the main body, Private A PATTILLO is with the divisional sanitary section and Private G PATTILLO left with a reinforcement draft. They are the sons of Mr & Mrs J Pattillo of the Kaitangiweka district. [AWN 09.11.1916, p.19]

PATTON, Private Cuthbert M, Auckland Infantry Regiment, seriously wounded by gunshot wound in the chest. Now in Brockenhurst Hospital, England. [AWN 02.11.1916] p.49

PROSSER, Bombardier T Ivan, who has been killed in action, was the elder son of Captain T H Prosser of Remuera. He was born in London and educated chiefly at St Mark's School, Windsor. After making several voyages with his father to the Dominion, he settled in NZ, being employed as a cadet in the farming districts of Waihui Downs, Gisborne and Bay of Islands. Just prior to the war he took up land in the Silverdale district but on the outbreak of hostilities was one of the first to join the Main Expeditionary Force and sailed from Auckland with the first contingent. He fought in Egypt and Gallipoli and from the latter place he was invalided to England where he remained for five months, returning to Egypt on light duties. In April last he went to France where he was recently killed in action. He was keen in all kinds of sports and while at Windsor was a prominent footballer for his college. [AWN 09.11.1916] P.21

PRUDEN, Sergeant Major Arthur Frederick, who fell in the charge on 15 September, was 41 years of age and a native of NZ. About 12 yrs ago he was resident at Eltham, Taranaki, where he took ward interest in the volunteer movement and became a sergeant in the force. On removal to Te Puke he maintained his interest in Defence matters and was a hard worker in the territorials. Some months ago he enlisted for active service. When he left the Dominion he was in the Rifle Brigade, in which he attained the rank of sergeant major. As a settler, Mr Pruden took keen interest in local affairs. He was a member of the Te Puke School Committee, a committee-man of the A & P Assn, a member of the Road Board and a director of the Bay of Plenty Dairy Assn. Sport was also one of his hobbies. [AWN 30.11.1916] P.51

READY, The Rev W, who three years ago was minister of the Pitt Street Methodist Church, has joined the hospital ship Maheno as a chaplain. His three sons have all enlisted and with his departure Mrs Ready will be the only representative of the family in the Dominion. Mr Ready has been minister of an Invercargill church since he left Auckland. [AWN 23.11.1916, p.17]

RUTHERFURD, Lieutenant F A, R.F.A., awarded the Military Cross for an act of conspicuous gallantry, arrived from England by the Remuera on Sunday. He is the son of Mr & Mrs F W Rutherfurd of Wairamarama, Onewhero. Now only 21 years old, two years ago he was too young for enlistment in NZ and went to England. There he gained a commission in the Royal Field Artillery and after only 10 weeks training at Exeter and Shoeburyness, was despatched to France in October 1915. In January of this year Lt Rutherfurd was wounded near Thiepval in both legs and one arm by bullets from a machine-gun, while dragging a wounded comrade to safety. Despite the machine-gun fire he accomplished his self-appointed task. For that action he was presented with the Military Cross at the hands of His Majesty the King at Buckingham Palace last July. The King pinned the cross on the recipient's breast, shook hands and congratulated him. Lt Rutherfurd, who limps rather badly, was travelling in mufti. He is tall, unassuming and very modest about his own deeds. He was educated at Wellington College and was a sergeant in the 3rd, Auckland, Mounted Rifles. His wounds are not yet healed and he will return to England shortly to undergo another operation. He expects to be completely restored to health in two years. [AWN 09.11.1916] p.19

SALMON, Sergeant Harry R, killed in action, was the eldest son of Mr T B Salmon, Inspector of Post Offices, and at present acting-chief postmaster at Greymouth. Sgt Salmon was born at Blenheim and educated in Auckland at the Wellesley Street school. In his earlier days he was a member of the Auckland Naval Artillery and later became a member of the Bluff Navals, where he proved himself an excellent rifle shot. He was also well known in rowing circles at Invercargill and the Bluff, where he served his apprenticeship at engineering. Prior to the war, Sgt Salmon was third engineer on the s.s. Monowai, which vessel he left to join the Howitzer Battery as a gunner, leaving the Dominion with the Main Expeditionary Force. He was with the first gun to be landed at Gallipoli and passed safely through the whole campaign on the peninsula, where he was promoted to the rank of sergeant. His younger brother Charles is also serving with the forces and was awarded the D.C.M. for gallant service on Gallipoli. [AWN 02.11.1916] P.21

SAUNDERS, Private John, who is reported as missing since 26 September, is the third son of Mr D G Saunders of Waihi. He left NZ with the Main Body and was present at the landing at Gallipoli. Shortly after the landing he was transferred to the infantry and took part in all the principal battles there. After serving 27 weeks in the trenches he was attacked with enteritis and was invalided to England. After six weeks he had fully recovered and returned to the front. He formerly was captain of the Waihi City Football Club. At the time of enlisting he was employed at the Waihi mine. He is 23 years of age. His brother, Rifleman J S SAUNDERS, is also at the front. [AWN 16.11.1916] P.52

SCOTT - The household represented by Private H V SCOTT, who was killed in action on 15 September 1916, has a double title to be ranked as a fighting family, both from its part in the present war and the record of its forbears. Beside the soldier lately fallen, there is still in the field his brother Lieut V R S SCOTT, while a third brother Private C A S SCOTT is now on his way to the Front. They are the sons of Mrs Scott and the late Mr W G Scott of Hikutaia and are well known in the Thames and Te Aroha district. Prior to his enlistment, Private H V Scott and Lieutenant Scott were farming in partnership at Ngarua. Their late father was a veteran of the Maori war in the Waikato while some of his brothers took part in the Heke war in the North. [AWN 30.11.1916] p.52

SEDDON, Lieutenant Samuel Thomas, awarded the Military Cross, is the second son of Mrs S L Seddon of Kings View Rd, Mt Eden, and the late Mr Robert Seddon, and is 26 yrs of age. He was educated at the Tauranga Public school and the Auckland Grammar School. Prior to joining the main body of the NZEF he was employed in one of the Government Departments. He is a nephew of Mr Richard Seddon of Hillside, Waikato, and Mr A Swarbrick, Hamilton, and a grandson of the late Mr Samuel T Seddon of Hamilton. Lieut Seddon was wounded at Gallipoli but recovered and rejoined the forces before their transfer to France. [AWN 30.11.1916] P.31

SHARPLIN, Private Richard Wearne, died 25 October 1916 at Featherston Military Hospital, of pneumonia following measles. [AWN 02.11.1916] P.19

SIMMS - Mrs S Simms of West St, Newton, has received advice that her son, Rifleman Samuel Simms has been admitted to NZ General Hospital, Brockenhurst, suffering from dysentery. [AWN 23.11.1916] P.20

SKELLON, Rifleman Thomas H, died of wounds received in action on 21 September. He is the eldest son of Mrs Sarah Skellon of Belgium St, Auckland. The youngest son, Private G F SKELLON, was wounded on 29 September. Another son, Private Percy SKELLON, is still in the firing line. The father of the lads, the late Mr Thomas Skellon, was himself a veteran of the Maori war. [AWN 16.11.1916, p.56]

SMITH, Private Charles Henry, B. Company, 21st Reinforcements, died at Trentham Military Hospital of cerebro-spinal meningitis. [AWN 02.11.1916] P.19

SMITH, Private Frank Andrew, wounded in France, is the second son of Mr H A Smith of Dairy Flat. The Smith family has given the full strength of its manhood to the service of the Empire. William, the youngest son, when last heard from, was spending five days' leave with relatives in Middlesex, after which he expected to be sent to Egypt; while Harry, the eldest son, is in training in England. All three were engaged in farming before they enlisted. [AWN 02.11.1916] p.21

SMITH, Lieutenant J J, Lyttelton, left with the Main Expeditionary Force, serving in Egypt and France in the Base Records Office. He has returned to report for duty. [AWN 30.11.1916] P.18

STAYTE, Lance Corporal Ollie, who was wounded in the right hand, is convalescent; Private Jack Walter STAYTE was wounded in July last; Syd is fighting in France; William (the eldest) has sailed for the Front. They are the sons of Mrs E Stayte of Pukekohe, whose family is well known at Thames, Paeroa, Waihi and Auckland. [AWN 23.11.1916, p.17]

STEVENS, Rifleman Charles F, killed in action, was the youngest son of Mrs Jessie Stevens and the late Mr W T Stevens. He was 19 years old and was educated at the Aratapu District High School, where he passed for the Junior Civil Service and in two subjects in the senior examination. He belonged to the school cadets for years and when 16 joined the territorials. Before leaving for camp he was employed by Mr J Bergman of Te Kopuru. His brother was wounded while in France and is at present in the Walton on Thames Hospital. His mother now resides at Thames. [AWN 02.11.1916] P.21

TAYLOR, Gunner Wallace Barratt, who was killed in action in France on 10 October, was the youngest son of Mr R W Taylor of Eden Terrace. Born in Christchurch, and educated in Timaru, he was among the first to enlist on the outbreak of war and took part in the occupation of Samoa. Receiving his discharge when he came back, he was for a time one of the garrison at the Mt Eden ammunition works. He enlisted again as a driver and left for Trentham in December 1915. After active service in Gallipoli, Gunner Taylor was in Egypt for some time before being sent to France. Prior to enlisting he was an employee of the Leyland & O'Brien Timber Co. [AWN 30.11.1916] P.51

TAYLOR, Rifleman William F, wounded on 15 September, son of Mr John Taylor, farmer of Whakapirau, was prior to enlistment in the employment of Messrs Stewart Brothers Ltd of Helensville. For nine months before he went on foreign service, he was a member of the military corps which mounted guard over the wireless station at Awanui. So also was his brother Arthur Edward TAYLOR who afterwards trained for foreign service but died of meningitis at Trentham on 1 January. Two other brothers, Privates Alfred John TAYLOR and George Henry TAYLOR, are now serving in Egypt. [AWN 23.11.1916, p.17]

THAXTER, Private Laurie, killed in action, was a nephew and adopted son of Mr John Lennard of Waihou. He enlisted with the Wellington Battalion, Main Body and was wounded at Gallipoli. He returned invalided to the Dominion but rejoined and was sent to France. He was 27 years of age. [AWN 09.11.1916] p.21

THOMPSON, Arthur, aged 21, only s/o Mr Isaac Thompson of Belgium St and messenger at the Government building, was awarded the Military Medal for meritorious service in the trenches in France. He left Auckland three years ago for Australia where he enlisted in the Commonwealth Infantry Forces. [AWN 23.11.1916] p.48

THORNES, Private Eric, who is reported missing since 17 September, is the youngest son of Mr J Thornes of Auckland and is 25 yrs of age. Born in Auckland, he received his education at St Johns College and King's College and at the time of his enlistment was salesman in his father's branch land agency at Hamilton. He served at Gallipoli and in Egypt and France. The last letter received from him was dated 12 September. His corps was then expecting to go into the trenches in a day or two, so it is presumed it was with the New Zealanders in the advance that started on 15 September. [AWN 16.11.1916] P.52

THORNTON, Private Robert, reported missing, is a son of Mrs A E Nevill of Onehunga. He was born in the Northern Wairoa district 26 years ago but he had been residing in Onehunga for some years until he enlisted. He was in the employ of the One Tree Hill Road Board. His younger brother, Percy THORNTON, is also serving in France. [AWN 16.11.1916] P.52

THOUMINE, Trooper L C, who left with the fourth reinforcements, served in Egypt for some time and then went to Gallipoli and was there for the evacuation. He then went back to Egypt and has served there ever since. He has had the best of health all through. In a recent letter he states that he came through the recent fighting in Egypt with just a few scratches. Private D E THOUMINE and Private L S THOUMINE, who left with the twelfth reinforcements, have both been wounded in France. Leonard was wounded on 27 September and David on 1 October. David enlisted in the main body and was the first in Kaponga to enlist but after being a fortnight in camp was rejected on account of a bad leg. They are sons of Mr P Thoumine of Kaponga, who also had three nephews on active service, Sergeant Horace J PRATTLEY who was killed in action in France on 1 October; Trooper N WHEELER, who died of enteric and Trooper J WHEELER, who has returned as unfit. [AWN 23.11.1916, p.17]

TURNBULL, Major W M, D.S.O., arrived at Auckland on Sunday by the Remuera from England. He left NZ with the Main Body, in command of the 14th, South Otago, Infantry Co and took part in repelling the first Turkish attack on the Suez Canal. After that he went to Cairo and was despatched with the infantry brigade to take part in the first landing at Anzac on April 25. At the end of July he was wounded after having been in action at Anzac, at Cape Helles, and again at Anzac. Invalided to England, he was sent upon recovery to train NZ troops in France. Ultimately he was despatched on his present mission to bring home the Remuera's contingent of invalided men. It was while engaged on Gallipoli that Major Turnbull earned the Distinguished Service Order. [AWN 09.11.1916] p.19

WALKER, Private Cecil Louis, killed in action in France on 16 September, was a son of Mr Maxwell Walker of Otumoetai, Tauranga and a brother of Professor Maxwell Walker of Auckland. Prior to enlistment Pte Walker was employed for 13 yrs by Messrs Leyland and O'Brien, leaving them to take a position with the Auckland Rimu Timber Co., with which firm he remained until his enlistment. He left with the reinforcements and saw service in Gallipoli prior to taking the field in France. On both fronts he was employed as a bomb thrower. While in Auckland Pte Walker took a keen interest in athletics, being a member of the Ponsonby Rugby Football Club and also a keen cricketer. [AWN 30.11.1916] P.22

WALLACE, Private W, late of Herne Bay and Thames, who has died of wounds, was a member of the Waitemata Boating Club. At the time of enlistment he was in business at the Thames, where his mother lives. [AWN 16.11.1916] P.52

WELCH, Rifleman G C, killed in action on October 5, was the second son of Mr Geo E Welch of Horsham Downs, Hamilton, Waikato. He left NZ with the Rifle Brigade in February last. He was 21 yrs of age and was born in Gordonton and educated at the public school there. After leaving school he was employed on his father's farm. He was a keen footballer, being a prominent member of the junior fifteen of the Gordonton Club. [AWN 02.11.1916] P.21

WILSON, Sergeant Major A, serving with the 13th Cheshire Regt, previously reported missing, is now reported to have been killed in action on 16 July. His next of kin is Mrs Hyams, Kent Tce, Wellington. [AWN 23.11.1916] P.20

WILSON, Rifleman Robert James, killed in action in France on 21 October, was the second son of Mrs Wilson of Roto-o-Rangi, Cambridge, and brother of Mrs Harry MORGAN of Taumarunui and of Rifleman W E WILSON of Roto-o-Rangi, now on active service. He enlisted from the Alfredton district, joining the Rifle Brigade. He took part in the fighting in Egypt on Christmas Day and again in January last. Rifleman Wilson was born 23 yrs ago in Dannevirke and finished his education at the Pahiatua district high school. He was a keen sportsman. [AWN 30.11.1916] P.51

WOODFORD, Rifleman Paul, killed in action, France on 15 September, was the younger son of Mr & Mrs E Woodford, Opotiki. He enlisted in the First Battalion of the NZ Rifle Brigade and took part in the action against the Senussi on Christmas Day. Prior to enlistment he was engaged in farming at Meremere near Hawera. [AWN 02.11.1916] p.49

WOODS - Two sons of Mr T W Woods, who represents the Pukekohe Riding on the Franklin County Council, have lost their lives on the battlefield - Rifleman Thomas George WOODS, killed in action on 15 September, and Private William H WOODS who was wounded on 25 September and has since died of wounds. Both were assisting their father upon his farm prior to their enlistment. [AWN 16.11.1916, P.52]

WRIGHT, Private H, who was killed in action on September 27, was the fourth son of Mr J Wright of Ruakaka and was 22 yrs of age. Prior to enlistment he was engaged with his father in farming. He was an enthusiastic hockey player. [AWN 02.11.1916] p.21

WYATT, Private Alex. J, killed in action, was the only son of Mr & Mrs J A Wyatt of Howick. He was born at Fareham in Hampshire and was 21 yrs of age. He was educated at the Howick, Pakuranga and Auckland Grammar schools. Prior to enlistment he was employed by Mr J C Spedding of Auckland. [AWN 02.11.1916] P.21


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