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

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

September 1915

ABBEY, Sergeant A W, British Section, Field Engineers. On the second day at Gaba Tepe, Sgt Abbey distinguished himself by zeal and bravery in command of a party entrenching under the heaviest fire. [AWN 09.09.1915] P.30

ADAMS, Private George James, who has been killed in action, was the brother of Mrs K A Ridley of Sussex St, Grey Lynn. He was born in Ireland and came to the Dominion 15 yrs ago. Pte Adams left Auckland with the second reinforcements as a member of the Auckland Infantry Battalion. He was 33 yrs of age. His parents reside in Ireland. [AWN 16.09.1915] P.22

ALEXANDER, Private W A, Wellington Infantry Battalion, killed in action on August 23, was 24 yrs of age. Born at Green Island, Pte Alexander commenced his education at the Gore public school. He afterwards attended the Southland High School and the Otago University, where he took his M.Sc. degree with double first class honours in geology and physics. [AWN 16.09.1915] P.22

ANDERSON, Farrier O B, who was included in the Australian casualty list recently as being ill and in hospital in London, formerly belonged to Auckland. He subsequently joined the police force at Sydney and was stationed at Broken Hill when he enlisted. [AWN 16.09.1915] P.22

ANDERSON, Lance Corporal Oscar, Wellington Infantry Battalion, who was killed in action at the Dardanelles on August 9, was the eldest son of Mrs H Segren of Albert St, Wanganui. He was a native of Palmerston North and aged 39. At the time of the outbreak of the South African war he was in South Africa where he joined the Scottish Horse, serving with them up to the time of King Edward’s coronation, when he was selected, among others, to represent his regiment at the celebrations in London. He returned to South Africa and served with the Repatriation Dept until the close of the war. He held the Queen’s Medal and three bars for his war service. At the conclusion of the South African war he was for some time engaged in supplying horses for the German authorities in South-west Africa but not liking the service, he left and returned to NZ in 1908. The deceased was well known in the Manawatu where he was a stud-master. He was also a popular member of the Manawatu Hunt and was known as a good sport and a fearless rider after hounds. [AWN 02.09.1915] p.21

ARMSTRONG, Trooper Walter P, whose name appeared in a recent casualty list, is the third son of the late Mr W L Armstrong, formerly of Ponsonby. He was born in Seymour St, Ponsonby, and is 21 yrs of age. Two of his brothers, Easton and Jack Armstrong, are serving with the Australian forces and a younger brother left with the sixth reinforcements. [AWN 16.09.1915] P.22

BAGNALL, Corporal E W C, Canterbury Mounted Rifles, who has been wounded in the shoulder and left foot, was born at Turua 27 yrs ago. He attended the Turua and Bayfield public schools and Giles College and subsequently took up farming. He was at Ngaroma in the King Country when he enlisted with the fourth reinforcements. [AWN 30.09.1915] P.22

BAILEY, Trooper Albert Hy, Auckland Mounted Rifles, was the youngest son of Mr & Mrs Alexander Bailey, Clontarf, Dublin. He was killed in action while serving with the third reinforcements. Trooper Bailey had been about five years in the Dominion. [AWN 09.09.1915] P.22

BAINE, Private Frank, Auckland Infantry Battalion, s/o Mr P Baine of Te Aroha, who was previously reported missing at the Dardanelles, is now stated to have been killed in action. The young man was well and popularly known in Te Aroha. He left with the fourth reinforcements. [AWN 02.09.1915] P.22

BALLANTINE, Private Arthur Gordon, who has been killed in action, was the son of Mr John Ballantine, Vincent Road, Auckland. He left NZ with the fourth reinforcements. He was 23 yrs of age. [AWN 16.09.1915] P.22

BARLOW, Private Harry, Canterbury Infantry. NOK: John Barlow, 261 Bolton Rd, Radcliffe, Manchester. At Quinn’s Post on June 21, Private Barlow, on his own initiative, crawled out of the trench to reconnoiter the enemy’s bomb-proof shelter and dropped in two bombs. Throughout he distinguished himself as a most courageous and skilful bomb thrower. [AWN 09.09.1915] P.30

BARNARD, Private H, who was killed in action on August 8 was a member of the main expeditionary force. He had previously been wounded and after being in hospital in Egypt for some time returned to the firing line. One brother who belonged to the Wellington Mounted Rifles arrived back in NZ last week. [AWN 16.09.1915] P.22

BARNARD, Private H, Auckland Infantry Battalion, who has been killed in action, was in the employ of Messrs Stewart and Johnston, solicitors, Wyndham Street, when he enlisted. He was well known in rowing circles in Auckland. His parents reside at Eltham. [AWN 16.09.1915] P.22

BATCHELAR, Lieutenant Arthur Frederick, who is reported to have been killed in action, was a popular member of the first NZ contingent to serve in the South African war. He was the third son of Mr J O Batchelar of Willowbank, Fitzherbert, Palmerston North and a brother of Mrs C F Bennett of Hamilton Road, Herne Bay. He was born in Wanganui and was 38 yrs of age. [AWN 09.09.1915] P.22

BATCHELOR, Lieutenant Arthur Frederick, who was reported to have been killed in action on August 29, is now reported wounded. He is a son of Mr J O Batchelor of Palmerston North. He is 37 yrs of age and prior to the outbreak of war was farming in the Manawatu district. He joined the main body of the expeditionary force as a member of the 9th, Wellington, Mounted Rifles. He served with the first contingent in the South African war. [AWN 16.09.1915] P.22

BATEMAN, Sapper Cyril Percy, Field Engineers, who has died from enteric, left with the main expeditionary force. He was one of the first to enlist and at the time was in No.2 Co., Dunedin Signallers, under Major Waite. [AWN 02.09.1915] P.22

BAXTER, Lance Corporal Norman, killed in action early in August, was the youngest son of Mr R G Baxter, the well known South Canterbury surveyor, now of Dunedin. He was one of those selected as Major Godley’s bodyguard. He left for Egypt with the main expeditionary force. [AWN 16.09.1915] P.22

BAYNE, Private George A, reported wounded early in August and now believed to have been killed, is a son of Mr & Mrs J Bayne of Morrinsville. He is 21 yrs of age and went away with the Wellington Infantry Battalion in the fourth reinforcements. [AWN 16.09.1915] P.56

BEALING, Private Francis Walter, who is reported to have been killed in action while serving with the Wellington Infantry Battalion, was at one time employed on the linotype of the WEEKLY NEWS. He was a brother of Mr T K Bealing of Feilding. His parents reside at Buckland. [AWN 02.09.1915] P.21

BENNETT, Corporal P H G, Wellington Infantry. NOK: Miss Helen Bennett, Wairau Hospital, Blenheim. On April 26 at Gaba Tepe, Cpl Bennett maintained a supply of ammunition for the machine guns under the heaviest fire. [AWN 09.09.1915] P.30

BEAUMONT, Sergeant Oswald, Auckland Mounted Rifles, who has been reported killed, was the son of Mr W Beaumont, farmer, of Maunu, Whangarei. Sgt Beaumont was 27 yrs of age and was a farmer by occupation. He had been a volunteer and a territorial. He had lived at Maunu for many years and was well known throughout the Whangarei district. [AWN 02.09.1915] p.21

BEST, Corporal F Te K, reported missing and presumed to have been killed in action at the battle of Sari Bair in Gallipoli, is the only son of Mrs Colwill, City Road, Auckland, and a grandson of the late Hon William Swanson, M.L.C. He is 25 yrs old and was educated at King’s College. [AWN 09.09.1915] P.22

BLACK, Private Aubrey Horotiu, of the Auckland Infantry Battalion, killed in action on August 8, is a son of Mr Black of Dargaville. He there served his apprenticeship to the printing trade and afterwards joined a Devonport printing firm. He sailed with the sixth Hauraki’s in the first draft of the expeditionary forces. He was 22 yrs of age. [AWN 02.09.1915] P.21

BLAIR, Captain D B, reported to be in the Military Hospital at Ras-el-Tin, Alexandria, suffering from a gunshot wound in the hand and laryngitis, has had an exciting career. He was born at Wanganui and educated at Wanganui College. From the college cadets he went to the Alexandra Cavalry Volunteers. Leaving NZ he went to Alaska and was in the Klondike where he became attached to that famous body of men, the Northwest Mounted Police. He went to the South African war with the second and eight contingents and he continued service in Africa until May 1902, when he was chosen to go with the Coronation contingent. After that he went on the reserve and was for some considerable time in America. He was appointed on March 17, 1911, to the NZ Staff Corps and has been adjutant to the 1st Mounted Rifles, CYC, ever since, leaving for the front in that position with the main expeditionary force. He has the Queen’s Medal with six clasps and the Coronation Medal. [AWN 16.09.1915] p.56

BLENNERHASSETT, Sergeant Brian, who has been wounded while serving with the 4th, Waikato, Company, is a son of Mr W Blennherhassett of Matamata. He is 24 yrs of age and has two brothers also serving at Gallipoli. [AWN 02.09.1915] P.21

BLUCK, Captain A C – A tribute to the personal character and the soldierly qualities of the late Captain Bluck is paid by his commanding officer, Lieut Colonel C E Mackesy, in a letter written to Mrs Bluck from Zeitoun on July 18 – “I had the highest opinion of his sturdy, honest character and admired Captain Bluck very much”. Lieut Colonel Mackesy writes “He was a most conscientious, painstaking, keen officer. His loss to me was very great indeed. I had left him only 15 minutes before he was struck down. We buried him not far from where he fell, on the slopes of the hill overlooking the deep blue sea, with the island of Imbros for a background. While my heart is sad for the loss of my friend and full of sympathy for you and the little ones, I should like to tell you that with all your sorrow, a chord of pride should run through you that you were the wife of so brave and good a gentleman and the mother of his children.” [AWN 16.09.1915] P.22

BRAHAM, Private Sydney, who was reported wounded on August 8, is the son of Mr & Mrs L Braham, O’Neill St, Ponsonby. He was born in London 24 yrs ago and had resided in Auckland for five years. He is well known in boxing circles, having won second honours in the Auckland bantam weight championship. Private Braham left Auckland with the fifth reinforcements as a member of the Auckland Infantry Battalion. [AWN 16.09.1915] P.22

BROOK, Sergeant Julian Cornelius, who has been twice wounded and is now in hospital at Malta, was prior to enlisting practicing as a barrister and solicitor at Kohukohu. His parents live at Birkdale. [AWN 16.09.1915] p.56

BROOKING, Private Frederick A, who was wounded on August 14, left with the Auckland Infantry, fifth reinforcements. He is the only son of Mr & Mrs W F Brooking of Northcote. [AWN 16.09.1915] P.22

BREMNER, Lieutenant Daniel Eric, NZSC, who was recently reported to have died of wounds, but is now stated to be wounded and in hospital at Malta, is the fourth son of Mr W Bremner of Drury and is 22 yrs of age. [AWN 09.09.1915] P.22

BREMNER, Lieutenant D E – A correction of the report that Lieut Bremner NZSC, Otago Mounted Rifles, had died of wounds has been received from the Prime Minister by his father, Mr W Bremner of Drury. According to the latest report, he is lying seriously ill at Malta. [AWN 09.09.1915] P.22

BREMNER, Lieutenant Daniel Eric, NZSC, who recently died of wounds, was the fourth s/o Mr W Bremner of Drury and was 22 yrs old. He was a student at the Auckland Grammar School and successfully completed the four years course at the Royal Military College, Duntroon. [AWN 02.09.1915] P.22

BREWIN, Trooper Percy, son of Mr J Brewin of the Lion Brewery, is among the wounded soldiers returning by the steamer Tahiti. He left with the main body of the 4th, Waikato, Mounted Rifles. Before enlisting he was for many years at Rotorua where he was very popular. He saw active service in the Boer war, serving with the sixth contingent. He has a brother in the Ambulance Corps at Gallipoli. [AWN 02.09.1915] P.54

BROWN, Sergeant Gordon, Auckland Infantry Battalion, who is reported wounded, is 30 years of age. He resided in Auckland for two years, during which time he was employed by Messrs R & W Hellaby. Sgt Brown saw service in the South African war. His wife resides in Sydney. [AWN 09.09.1915] P.54

BULL, Corporal Clarice Frederick, Auckland Mounted Rifles, killed in action, was a married man, about 35 yrs of age. He was one of the original settlers on the Highfield Estate, Canterbury, when it was cut up for settlement. Subsequently he sold out and left for the Auckland district. Cpl Bull saw service in South Africa. [AWN 02.09.1915] P.22

CAMPBELL, Private Roy Collin, 6th, Hauraki, Regiment, who has been wounded for the second time, is one of three brothers now serving with the NZ forces. He is 19 yrs of age. [AWN 16.09.1915] P.22

CARBINES, Private Arthur Vivian, killed in action on August 8 while serving with the Wellington Infantry Battalion, was the eldest son of Mr & Mrs R J Carbines of New Lynn. Pte Carbines was well known in musical circles in Auckland and was a most popular figure at meetings of the Orphans’ Club and of the Savage Club. He was a talented pianist and studied for some years in England. He was in the service of Messrs J C Spedding Ltd in Auckland and went to New Plymouth to manage the firm’s branch there. On the outbreak of war he enlisted with the Wellington Infantry Battalion. [AWN 09.09.1915] P.22

CARGILL, Trooper George David, Auckland Mounted Rifles, reported to have been wounded and now very ill at Malta, is the youngest son of Mr Thos Cargill, chief engineer of the steamer Manuka and Mrs Cargill, Basque Rd, Eden Terrace. He is 21 yrs of age and was education at the Marist Brothers College. His elder brother, T E Cargill, is also at the front. [AWN 30.09.1915] P.22

CAZALET, Lieutenant Clement Marshall, reported to have died of wounds, was a son of Mr William Lewis Cazalet of Dean Park Lodge, Bournemouth, merchant. Before he came to NZ two years ago with the object of farming, he was for some years in his father’s business in Moscow. While in NZ he worked on the Orari Gorge stations and in North Canterbury. As he had a knowledge of French, German and Russian, when the war broke out Lieut Cazalet offered his services to the Government as an interpreter. While in Wellington he assisted the censors in translating letters, etc. It is understood that when he was wounded he was acting as staff officer to Brigadier General JOHNSTON. [AWN 16.09.1915] p.56

CHAPMAN, Lieutenant Colonel Frank, killed in action while serving with the Auckland Mounted Rifles, was well known and highly esteemed in all parts of the Bay of Plenty. Born at Richmond, England, 57 yrs ago, he came out to NZ with his brother, Mr E Chapman, in 1881. They proceeded almost immediately to Opotiki and acquired a farm in the Waiotahi Valley. The late Lieut Colonel Chapman always took a keen interest in military matters and served in the Opotiki volunteers. On the outbreak of the war he was appointed major in the Auckland Mounted Rifles Regiment of the main expeditionary force. When the infantry of the of the force left for Gallipoli, Lieut Colonel Chapman was in command of the NZ camp at Zeitoun. He proceeded to the front in June. [AWN 09.09.1915] P.22

CHEESEMAN, Lieutenant G S, Canterbury Mounted Rifles, reported wounded, is the son of Mr T F Cheeseman, museum curator, Auckland, and is 22 yrs of age. [AWN 09.09.1915] P.22

CLARK, Trooper Stanley Maris, Auckland Mounted Rifles, killed in action, was the eldest son of Mr R Maris Clark of Gladstone Rd, Parnell. He served in the Boer war with the ninth contingent. Tpr Clark was a keen footballer and was prominent in rowing circles both in Dunedin and Auckland. [AWN 02.09.1915] P.22

CLARK, Lance Corporal Samuel, Wellington Infantry Battalion, killed in action on August 8, was the second son of Mr Thos H Clark, of Oratia, Waikumete. He was born at Thames and educated at Auroa, Northern Wairoa. Prior to leaving with the main body of the expeditionary force L/Cpl Clark was in the employ of the Railway Dept. He was well known in football circles in the King Country. He was 26 yrs of age. Two brothers are serving with the colours, one being a member of the fourth reinforcements and the other with the sixth reinforcements. [AWN 09.09.1915] P.22

CLARKE, CLIFTON, Captain C E, killed in action, was for several years engaged in business in Pahiatua and was well known throughout the district. He was a very popular and enthusiastic officer and was connected with various military bodies. He held numerous public positions. One of his sons is at the Dardanelles and another at the Duntroon Military Training College. His widow and the remainder of his family reside in Pahiatua. [AWN 09.09.1915] P.22

CLERK, Corporal Eric John Sinclair, who was reported wounded on August 8, is the only son of Mr & Mrs Duncan E Clerk of Remuera. He enlisted with the advance party which went to Samoa and immediately upon returning joined the fifth reinforcements. [AWN 16.09.1915] P.22

CLIFTON – A mistake occurred with regard to the reported death of Captain CLIFTON of Pahiatua. Mrs Clifton received official advice that her husband had been killed in action on 29 August. On the following Friday afternoon the press was advised by the Telegraph Dept to delete the names of Capt Clifton and Lieut MAUNSELL from the casualty lists about to be published that day. Since then relatives and friends have been in frequent communication with the Minister for Defence and the Dept. An official communication has been received by Mrs Clifton which stated that her husband had been wounded and not killed. Arrangements made for a memorial service have been cancelled. [AWN 16.09.1915, p.22]

COCHRANE, Private Ronald, who has been wounded, is the eldest son of Mr John Lessels Cochrane of Dargaville. He joined the 15th, North Auckland, Company and left with the main body of the expeditionary force. He landed on Gallipoli Peninsula on April 25 and from then to the date of his disablement was attached to General Godley’s staff as a despatch bearer. Pte Cochrane, who is 23 yrs of age, has been invalided to England and is now in the Canadian Hospital at Taplow, Buckinghamshire. [AWN 16.09.1915] P.22

COLE, Sergeant Charles Henry, Wellington Infantry Battalion, who was killed in action on July 30, was one of the Gisborne members of the main expeditionary force. He went to camp as a private, rose to the rank of lance corporal and since then was promoted to be sergeant. He was a well known and popular footballer and was included in several representative teams. He had been in Gisborne about three years, being in the employ of his brother in law, Mr W McCullough of Makauri, when he enlisted. His mother, three sisters and three brothers reside in Wellington. Sgt Cole served in the Wellington Navals for five years before going to Gisborne. [AWN 09.09.1915] P.22

COMRIE, Private J, Medical Corps. NOK: James Y M Comrie, Runciman. Details have not been cabled. [AWN 09.09.1915] P.30

CLARK, Trooper Thomas Lander, Auckland Mounted Rifles, who is reported to have been killed in action on August 8, was the third son of Captain T W Clarke of the Devonport Ferry Co. He was 38 yrs of age. Prior to the outbreak of war Tpr Clarke was in the employ of Messrs A & T Burt. He left with the main body and had been through four actions on Gallipoli without injury. He served with the tenth contingent in the Boer war. [AWN 02.09.1915] P.21

CLIFTON, Captain A mistake occurred with regard to the reported death of Capt Clifton of Pahiatua. Mrs Clifton received official advice that her husband had been killed in action on August 29. On the following Friday afternoon the press wasadvised by theTelegraph Dept to delete the names of Capt Clifton and Lieut Maunsell from the casualty lists about to be published that day. Since then relatives and friends have been in frequent communication with the Minister for Defence and the Department. An official communication has been received by Mrs Clifton which stated that her husband had been wounded and not killed. Arrangements made for a memorial service have been cancelled. [AWN 16.09.1915] p.22

COGAR, Lance Corporal Charles Leonard, Wellington Infantry Battalion, who has been killed in action, was the son of Mr R Cogar of Gisborne. He was 22 yrs of age. He and his brother were amongst the first young men to enlist at Gisborne. [AWN 02.09.1915] P.21

COMYNS, Cpl Claude, s/o late Robert Comyns of Auckland, found on the railway line near Okoia on Monday. Deceased who left with the main body, was recently invalided on account of deafness. His mother resides in Wanganui. [AWN 30.09.1915] P.22

COTTLE, Private E J, whose name is included in the list of those recently wounded, is the third son of Mrs S H Cottle of Taupaki. He is 29 yrs of age. He left for the front with the third reinforcements as a member of the Auckland Infantry Battalion. [AWN 16.09.1915] P.22

CRAWFORD, Sergeant Stanley Hutson, Auckland Infantry Battalion, wounded, was for many years a constable at Auckland. He left the Police Force a few months after the war broke out and took up teaching in the King Country. He was married shortly before leaving for the front with the fifth reinforcements. [AWN 30.09.1915] P.56

CRESSER, Private David, Auckland Infantry Battalion, wounded. Pte Cresser’s parents reside in Edinburgh, Scotland. He went to Samoa with the Samoan relief force and when that body returned to NZ he again enlisted and went to the front with the fifth reinforcements. Pte Cresser is 25 yrs of age. [AWN 16.09.1915] P.22

DARROW, Sergeant Leslie Rotorua, who was killed in action at the Dardanelles on August 10, was the youngest son of the late Mr James Darrow, formerly a well known contractor at the Thames. Sgt Darrow was educated at the Thames and later at the Auckland Grammar School, besides studying law at the Auckland University College. Subsequently he joined the staff of Messrs Alison & Alison, solicitors, and was with them for some years. [AWN 09.09.1915] P.22

DAVIES, Private Arthur J of the Field Ambulance, reported dangerously ill with enteric fever, is the son of Mr George Davies, late senior partner of Messrs Davies & Lamb, Christchurch. [AWN 16.09.1915] P.22

DAVISON, Lieutenant F (Wellington) – The official report of the Lieutenant’s death incorrectly stated that his next of kin was Mr H Rawson of Wellington. Lt Davison’s next of kin is Mrs Davison, his wife. [AWN 02.09.1915] P.21

DECK, Lieutenant Robert Howell, Canterbury Mounted Rifles, killed, was a son of Major Deck, commander of the 10th, Nelson, Mounted Rifles. Lieut Deck himself held a commission in the same regiment before leaving for the front with the third reinforcements. Lieut Deck, who was 24 yrs of age, was born at Motueka and educated at Nelson College, where he played in the first football fifteen. Leaving school, he took up fruit farming at Motueka. He was married to Miss Skinner of Motueka just before leaving for the front. [AWN 09.09.1915] P.22

DECK, Lieutenant R H, Canterbury Mounted Rifles, who was killed in action on August 29, was the eldest son of Dr Deck, Motueka. The late soldier was 26 yrs of age. He was a Nelson boy and had been a student at the Nelson College. For some years past Lieut Deck had been engaged in fruit farming at Motueka. All his life he had been an enthusiastic volunteer and as a territorial he held the rank of captain. Lieut Deck enlisted with the third reinforcements and had been only a few days in the firing line when he was killed. He was a married man. Mrs Deck lived with her sister, Mrs H Johnson of Nelson Street, during her husband’s absence. [AWN 09.09.1915] P.22

DENNEHY, Gunner E J, NZ Field Artillery, who was killed in action on August 6, left NZ with the main expeditionary force. He was 25 yrs of age. [AWN 09.09.1915] P.22

DEWAR, Sergeant Henry, Wellington Mounted Rifles, was a prominent and popular footballer and a splendid man in every sense of the word, straight and strong, and one who commanded the respect of all who knew him. As a footballer he has had few equals in NZ at wing forward, where he played a clever ‘heady’ game. His parents reside in Linton St, Palmerston North, but he worked most of the time in Stratford. He was a member of the All Black combination that toured California in 1913. He was always a reliable player, a hard man to beat but one who played the cleanest of games. [AWN 02.09.1915] P.22

DICKEY, Private William, who is reported to have been wounded on August 8, is now in a hospital in England. He left with the 5th reinforcements of the Auckland Infantry Battalion. He is 27 yrs of age and is the second son of the late Mr Samuel Dickey, second son of the late Mr Samuel Dickey of Whangarei. Prior to enlisting, Pte Dickey was employed for many years on the railway at Paeroa, Frankton and Rotorua. [AWN 30.09.1915] P.22

DOBSON, Trooper C R, killed in action on August 8, was working in Hamilton when he enlisted. He was 27 yrs of age. Tpr Dobson left with the main body in the 4th, Waikato, Mounted Rifles. [AWN 16.09.1915] P.22

DODGSON, Private Joseph, who has been reported wounded, is the son of Mr J Dodgson, Tole St, Ponsonby. He left NZ on December 8 with the second reinforcements and had been in the firing line for five months before he was put out of action. He is 26 yrs of age. [AWN 16.09.1915] P.22

DOMIGAN, Captain W, reported to be wounded, is one of the best known territorial officers in the Southland district. In addition to being a prominent marksman, he was third in championship of the Dominion in 1903 and was chosen as one of NZ’s representatives in the Bisley team of 1904. He is a native of Invercargill. [AWN 02.09.1915] P.21

DON, Sergeant Major A M, who is reported to have been wounded, is a son of Mr J Don of Dunedin and a brother of Mr J Don of Remuera. He is a married man, his wife now residing at Hastings. Sgt Major Don is a fine athlete and also a keen shot and horseman. He served in the South African war in the fifth and eighth contingents. [AWN 16.09.1915] p.56

DONALD, Private Robert, 6th, Hauraki, Company, who was recently reported to be ill in hospital at Malta, has recovered and returned to the front. He is a son of Mr William Donald who was for many years in the service of the Northern Company and was himself a seaman in the employ of the Union Company. Pte Donald left with the third reinforcements. [AWN 30.09.1915] P.22

DONNELLY, Private R E, of the 15th, North Auckland, Regiment, who has been wounded a second time, was born at Kohukohu 27 yrs ago. He attended the Kohukohu school and lived all his life in the district. His father, Mr T W H Donnelly, still resides at Kohukohu. [AWN 23.09.1915] p.54

DORE, Chaplain Captain Patrick T, who is reported wounded, was born in Limerick, Ireland, 30 yrs ago. He was educated at Kilkenny College and came to NZ about 3 years ago. His first appointment in the Dominion was as curate at Palmerston North and afterwards he was given charge of the parish of Foxton. When the war broke out he immediately offered his services as a Roman Catholic chaplain to the expeditionary force and he was appointed to the Auckland Infantry Battalion. [AWN 09.09.1915] P.22

DOUGLAS, Trooper George Alexander, and DOUGLAS, Trooper Thomas Lewis Sons of Mrs Annie Douglas of Rocklands Avenue, Dominion Road, and of the late Mr William John Douglas of Tauranga, were killed in action during the recent heavy fighting on Gallipoli. Both young men were born and educated at Tauranga where the family is well known and widely respected. Tpr G A Douglas was 28 yrs of age. He was a farmer by occupation and for about five years prior to the outbreak of war resided near Gisborne. He enlisted with the main body of the North Auckland Mounted Rifles and was killed in action on August 8. His brother, Tpr T L Douglas, was 26 yrs of age at the time of his death in action on August 9. For about six years prior to enlisting he resided at Ohakune where he carried on a successful business as a builder and contractor and had a promising future before him. He left in the main body with the 6th, Manawatu, Mounted Rifles. Both brothers took a keen interest in military matters and served in the old volunteers at Tauranga and Gisborne. The young brother was a particularly good rifle shot and won a number of medals and other trophies at various shooting competitions. “Both were fine young fellows” said their mother “They have done good work for their country but I expected to get one back.” [AWN 02.09.1915] P.54

DOUGLAS, Sergeant John J, 4th, Waikato, Mounted Rifles, reported missing, is a son of Mr H Douglas of Te Puke. He is 28 yrs of age. He was for many years a volunteer in the Te Puke Mounted Rifles and on the introduction of the territorial system worked himself up to the rank of lieutenant. He left as a sergeant in the main body. He is a first class shot, having won numerous trophies. Sgt Douglas was wounded by a Turkish grenade on May 19 and was invalided to Malta, returning to the front on June 20. [AWN 16.09.1915] P.22

DOWNING, Sergeant Albert Joseph, of the Wellington Battalion, who is reported to have been killed, was about 28 yrs of age and the eldest son of Mr & Mrs John Downing of Port Ahuriri, Napier. [AWN 16.09.1915] P.22

DROMGOOL, Trooper Charles – Advice has been received that he was wounded on August 27 while serving with the Wellington Mounted Rifles. He is the younger son of Mr Peter Dromgool of Waiuku and when war was declared he was a member of Messrs Earl & Kent’s clerical staff. He went to Samoa with the advance party in August of last year and on his return to NZ joined the fourth reinforcements. [AWN 30.09.1915] P.22

DURHAM, Lance Corporal Donald, killed in action on August 87, was the son of Mr John Durham of Braigh, Waipu. He was 27 yrs of age. L/Cpl Durham always took a keen interest in volunteering, being for years an officer in the Waipu Scottish Horse Corps of the North Auckland Mounted Rifles. L/Cpl Durham’s two brothers are taking their part in the war. [AWN 16.09.1915] P.22

DYSON, Sergeant R H, whose death at Alexandria on August 5, was recently reported, was the second son of Mr W F Dyson of Okahukura. Pte Dyson enlisted at Napier in the Field Ambulance and left with the main body. Prior to the outbreak of the war he was employed on the clerical staff of J J Niven & Co, engineers. [AWN 09.09.1915] P.22

EAST, Private Alfred, who was assistant master at the Clyde Quay School, Wellington, and who went to the front with the ambulance section of the main expeditionary force, has been severely wounded in the head and is now in a hospital at Malta. Pte East is a son of Mr J East of Gladstone Rd, Gisborne, and is a brother of Mr S J East of Auckland. [AWN 16.09.1915] P.22

EDMISTON, Private Stanley, whose name appeared in a recent list of killed, was a son of Mr H J Edmiston of Mt Eden. He was an Aucklander and for 10 yrs was engaged in farming near the city. While in Melbourne recently he joined the Australian Light Horse, with which body he went to the front. [AWN 09.09.1915] P.22

ENTWISLE, Private W A, Army Service Corps, who has been wounded, is the eldest son of Mr & Mrs A Entwisle of Devonport. He is 27 yrs of age. He holds a second officer’s foreign-going certificate and was on one of the Home trading steamers when he enlisted. [AWN 30.09.1915] P.56

ESSON, Lieutenant Colonel James J, assistant quartermaster-general with the NZ forces at the Dardanelles, who contracted enteric fever and is at present in hospital at Malta, holds the position of chief clerk in the Treasury Dept, Wellington. He was for a number of years in the secretary’s branch of the Post & Telegraphs Dept before being transferred to the Treasury. [AWN 30.09.1915] P.22

FARR, Trooper Arthur Jno, Auckland Mounted Rifles, who was killed in action on Aug 8, was a brother of Mr W D Farr, Auckland Police Station. Born at Crickhowell, Breconshire, Wales in 1892, he arrived in NZ about four years ago and took up farming at Waimate North, Bay of Islands. He enlisted with the main body of the expeditionary force. [AWN 02.09.1915] P.54

FARRELL, Private Edwin, Canterbury Infantry Battalion, fourth reinforcements, who was wounded in the thigh early in August, is the younger son of Mrs J Farrell, Tyndal St, Pahiatua. He was born at Kaitawa 19 yrs ago. His only brother, Sgt Alfred H Farrell, 2nd, King’s Liverpool, Regiment, is attached to the secret service in India. [AWN 16.09.1915] P.22

FARRELLY, Trooper Oliver L, killed in action at the Dardanelles on August 8, was the youngest s/o Mr R G Farrelly of Waihi. He had been about five months in the firing line before losing his life. [AWN 02.09.1915] P.22

FERGUSON, Sapper R C R, Field Engineers, who has been slightly wounded but is reported to be still doing duty, is the youngest son of Mr Thomas Ferguson of Penrose. He left NZ with the main expeditionary force. Spr Ferguson was born at Penrose and is 22 yrs of age. [AWN 30.09.1915] P.22

FINDLAY, Private Allen, Canterbury Infantry. On April 26, at Gaba Tepe, Pte Findlay rescued wounded men under heavy shell and rifle fire on the open beach. [AWN 09.09.1915] P.30

FINLAYSON, Lieutenant A C M, who has been wounded, is the eldest son of Mr A Finlayson of Kamo. He is 23 yrs of age and was educated at the Whangarei High School and later at King’s College, Auckland. Lt Finlayson was engaged in farming until his departure with the main body. [AWN 09.09.1915] P.22

FLEMING, Sergeant Robert Anthony, Canterbury Mounted Rifles, was the son of Mr & Mrs Robert Fleming of Rangiora. It was his proud boast that his ancestors had saved the flag bearing the legend ‘For Christ and the Covenant’ (from the bloody field of Bothwell Bridge in 1688) The flat is still in the possession of the family. In his last letter from Gallipoli, Sgt Fleming stated that Sgt A R GREENWOOD and himself were the only sergeants of the CYC then standing their ground out of 12, and these two young soldiers gave up their lives in the same engagement. [AWN 02.09.1915] P.54

FOX, Trooper J S, 4th, Waikato, Mounted Rifles, has received severe gunshot wounds in the shoulder and the chest. He was previously wounded in the head but had returned to the front after a month in hospital. Trooper Fox is the son of Mr Hugh Fox, Papamoa and was born in Kaitangata, Otago. He was in the employ of Messrs Sisam & Sons, farmers and stock-dealers, at Whakatane, when he enlisted. [AWN 09.09.1915] P.22

FRANCIS, Trooper Charles Walter, 3rd, Auckland, Mounted Rifles, reported missing and believed to be killed in action on August 8, was the youngest son of Mrs E Francis and the late Mr J Francis. [AWN 16.09.1915] P.22

FULCHER, Private Harry E, who was among the wounded who disembarked at Malta from the hospital ship Valdivia, is the only son of Mr Henry Fulcher of Argyle St, Herne Bay, and is 20 yrs of age. He went to Samoa with the NZ expeditionary force and when returning with the forces enlisted to join the reinforcements for the Dardanelles and was drafted to the fifths. While in camp at Trentham he won the marksman’s badge. [AWN 16.09.1915] P.22

GARDINER, Private Robert Dixon, who is reported to have died of typhoid fever, was a son of Mr J Gardiner, baker, Symonds Street. When war broke out he joined the main expeditionary force and took part in the landing on the Gallipoli Peninsula on April 25. His parents received a letter from him a few days ago stating that he was in one of the base hospitals and was suffering from the effects of a slight sunstroke. He, however, hoped to return to the trenches in a few days. It is, however, not known whether he again went into the firing line. He was a member of the machine gun section of the Auckland territorial forces. Owing to an error, his name was given as ‘Gardiner Robert Dixon.’ [AWN 16.09.1915] P.22

GARDNER, Corporal W N, who was killed in action while serving with the Auckland Infantry Battalion, was the only son of Mr & Mrs R Gardner, Marine Pde, Ponsonby, and was born at Lawrence, Otago, on August 16, 1892. Pte Gardner received the rank of corporal during his first week in camp. He was a keen yachtsman and owner of the well known centre-board yacht Hetty which he sailed in several of the local yacht clubs races. [AWN 09.09.1915] P.22

GEMMING, Private Theophilus John – The names of two sons of Mr & Mrs C Gemming of Kopu, Thames, have appeared in the casualty lists. Pte Theo Gemming, reported missing since August 8, is 22 yrs of age. He is a schoolteacher by profession and was in charge of Maii school, Matamata, when he enlisted with the main body. Private Thomas Alfred GEMMING, who was wounded at Cape Helles in May last, is 21 yrs of age. He left with the main body and was wounded in the hand. Both young men are members of the 6th, Hauraki, Regiment, Auckland Infantry Battalion. [AWN 23.09.1915] p.54

GILBERT, Private Neville of the Wellington Infantry Battalion, fifth reinforcements, who has been reported wounded, is the youngest son of Mr Thomas Gilbert, Napier Rd, Woodville. [AWN 16.09.1915] P.22

GILLANDERS – The names of three sons of Mr & Mrs Chas Gillanders of Ngaruawahia have now appeared in the casualty lists. The three brothers enlisted at the outbreak of war and left with the 4th, Waikato Mounted Rifles. Bugler Norman GILLANDERS was killed in action in May; his brother Trooper Charles GILLANDERS, was wounded in August; and the third son, Trooper Vincent Francis GILLANDERS, is reported to have been dangerously wounded and is now in the 3rd, Western Hospital, Cardiff. [AWN 30.09.1915] P.56

GILLARD, Lance Corporal Fred., 3rd, Auckland, Mounted Rifles, killed in action on August 8, was the eldest son of Mrs M A Gillard of East Tamaki. He was born at Papatoetoe 24 yrs ago. L/Cpl Gillard was farming in the Waimate district when the war broke out and he enlisted with the main body. He was a keen athlete. [AWN 09.09.1915] P.54

GILLESPIE, Sergeant Arthur Richard, Auckland Infantry Battalion, has been wounded for the third time. He fought through the South African war, after which he settled at Albany where his wife resides. [AWN 16.09.1915] P.22

GOLD, Private Robert Henry, Canterbury Infantry Battalion, who is reported missing, is a son of Mr J Gold, People’s Palace, Wellesley St. He was born in Auckland and was employed by Messrs Jeffries & Co when he enlisted with the third reinforcements. [AWN 30.09.1915] P.56

GOW, Private Ian Burman, Wellington Infantry Battalion, who has been wounded in the arm, is the eldest son of the Rev W J Gow, Cambridge. He was born at Kaiapoi 21 yrs ago. [AWN 30.09.1915] P.56

GREENWOOD, Private Norman R Y – Mr W Greenwood, of Epsom, has been advised that his son, who recently underwent an operation in Cairo, is back in the firing line. Pte Greenwood, who is a member of the 3rd, Auckland, Infantry Battalion, left with the main body of the expeditionary force and prior to being invalided to Egypt was in Gallipoli for some weeks. He had many narrow escapes. On one occasion a bullet passed through his water bottle, while another went through his haversack. [AWN 16.09.1915] P.22

GRIFFIN, Trooper Neville Fetherston, 11th, North Auckland, Squadron, Auckland Mounted Rifles, wounded at the Dardanelles. Born in Auckland 19 yrs ago, he was educated at the Auckland Grammar School. He was formerly employed at the National Bank and was engaged in studying surveying when war broke out. He left NZ with the main body of the expeditionary force. [AWN 09.09.1915] P.54

GUY, Trooper James P, reported wounded, is the eldest son of Mrs A Guy of Dunedin and the late Jno Guy, formerly stationmaster at Onehunga and New Plymouth. He left with the Otago Mounted Rifles in the main body. [AWN 16.09.1915] P.22

HAGERTY, Trooper James Michael, Canterbury Mounted Rifles, killed in action, was a well known horseman and boxer. As a cross-country rider he was in good demand in the South Island. He was engaged extensively as a trainer and was acting in this capacity for Mr J C N Grigg when he enlisted with the main expeditionary force. As a boxer he was in the front flight. Tpr Hagerty was the feather-weight and light-weight amateur championships of Australia and NZ and subsequently won the light-weight professional championship of NZ, holding it against all comers, both from NZ and Australia. Tpr Hagerty, with a fellow jockey named F Douglas, joined General Godley’s staff as orderly. Tpr Hagerty was about 27 yrs of age. [AWN 30.09.1915] p.22

HAINES, Sergeant Lancelot Nigel, who was killed, was a son of Mr L E Haines, manager of the Bank of NZ at Oamaru. Sgt Haines, who was 23 yrs of age, was born at Roxburgh. He joined as a private, being promoted sergeant on the field. [AWN 02.09.1915] P.22

HANLON, Sapper Sylvester H, formerly a member of the Auckland Ambulance Corps, enlisted with the signaling branch of the Auckland Field Engineers and left with the second reinforcements. [AWN 16.09.1915] P.22

HARDHAM, Captain W, V.C., of Petone, who was recently wounded in the Dardanelles, is making excellent progress towards recovery and expects soon to be back at the front. Writing from Alexandria Hospital on June 16 he states: “I got a pretty hard knock but it is healing up wonderfully fast. I expect to be up and out any day now. I got a bullet through the back of my left hand and then one through my chest on the left side, just below the collar bone. It was a straight, clean wound and a few more weeks should see me as fit as ever again. The hand has already healed up and except for a thumb and forefinger being hard to bend, is as good as ever. The wound through the chest is healing rapidly and the doctors and nurses are very pleased with the rapid progress.” [AWN 02.09.1915] P.54

HARRIS, Sapper G A V, was wounded on August 15 while serving with the Field Engineers. He left with the main force as a member of the 14th, South Otago, Company, but transferred to the Engineers in Turkey. Sapper Harris is the second son of Mr C H Harris, Western Springs pumping station. He was born at Point Chevalier and is 24 yrs old. [AWN 16.09.1915] P.22

HARTY, Corporal Lennard Power, of the NZ Field Engineers who has been reported wounded, is the son of Mr J Kew Harty of Devonport. Cpl Harty was born at Wellington and is 23 yrs of age. Cpl Harty left for the front with the main expeditionary force. [AWN 16.09.1915] P.22

HARVEY, Lieutenant Jack L, who was killed in action on August 8 was the third son of Mr & Mrs D H Harvey of Taumarunui and was born in Opotiki and educated in Auckland. Until the outbreak of war he was engaged in business as a builder and contractor. [AWN 09.09.1915] P.22

HARVEY, Private M T, who is reported to have died of wounds on September 6, was the youngest son of Mr John Harvey, Vincent Rd, Mt Albert. He left with the fourth reinforcements for the Auckland Infantry and according to the last letter received from him, written after an absence of five months, none of the letters or parcels sent from his home had reached him. Pte Harvey was born in Auckland and was 33 yrs old. [AWN 30.09.1915] P.22

HARVEY, Private Robert Morrison, who was wounded on August 8 while serving with the 6th, Hauraki, Company, Auckland Infantry Battalion, main expeditionary force, is a son of Mr J Harvey, Huntly South. [AWN 16.09.1915] P.22

HATRICK, Corporal H of Northcote, reported wounded and in hospital in London, was born and brought up at Hamilton where he attended the high school and subsequently the Normal School at Auckland. He gave up his farm at Brookby in order to go to the front with the main body. His parents reside at Northcote and his twin brother, Mr Victor Hatrick, is farming at Hunua. He also has a brother with the Australian forces who is reported as missing and another in the Trentham camp, Lieutenant Hatrick. [AWN 30.09.1915] P.22

HAY, Sergeant Vernon J, who has been killed in action, was a son of Mr J Hay, postmaster at Devonport, and was 21 years of age. He served his time on the well known Craig sailing vessels and gained the second officer’s foreign-going certificate at the age of 17 years and at that time was the youngest man to gain that qualification in the mercantile marine. He was offered a position by the Union Steam Ship Co and remained in its service until the beginning of this year when he obtained leave of absence and joined the fifth reinforcements for the Auckland Infantry as a private. He was promoted to the rank of sergeant before the contingent left NZ. [AWN 02.09.1915] P.54

HAYTER, Lieutenant Cyril, youngest son of Mrs Hayter of Rollesby Station, Mackenzie Country, has been killed in action at the Dardanelles on August 28. He was 25 yrs of age. He left NZ with the main expeditionary force. His brother Lt Chilton Hayter left with the fifth reinforcements. [AWN 09.09.1915] P.54

HENRY, Private W J, Field Ambulance. NOK: G F Henry, 23 Symonds Street. On April 25 at Gaba Tepe, Pte Henry attended the wounded under the heaviest fire, allowing no danger to interfere with his duties. [AWN 09.09.1915] P.30

HILL, Sergeant George Allen, 3rd, Waikato, Squadron, Auckland Mounted Regiment, who was killed in action on August 8, was the eldest son of Mr George Hill of Sybton, Opotiki and grandchild of Mrs Allen, Ardmanning, Onehunga. He was 23 yrs of age. A Waikato boy of Ohinewai, he moved to Opotiki with the rest of the family a few years ago. He took a keen interest in the territorials and just before the outbreak of the war passed his examination for a lieutenancy. When war was declared he volunteered and with other Opotiki boys sailed with the main expeditionary force. While in Egypt he was offered a commission in Kitchener’s army which he accepted. However, before he received further orders the mounted men left for Gallipoli. [AWN 30.09.1915] P.22

HILL, Trooper Jack, wounded on August 27 while serving with the Otago Mounted Rifles, is a brother of Mr G E Hill of Clarence Street, Ponsonby. He is 22 yrs of age. [AWN 30.09.1915] P.22

HOBBS, Staff Sergeant-Major J B, who left with the 16th, Waikato, Company, is now reported missing. His wife resides in Hamilton. [AWN 09.09.1915] P.22

HOBBS, Sergeant Major J B – No further news has been received as to the whereabouts of Sgt Major Hobbs of the 16th, Waikato, Regiment, who was reported during the past month to be missing. He was a one time a sergeant in the 2nd Scots Guards and saw service with that regiment in South Africa. For four years prior to leaving for the front with the main body he acted as sergeant major to the 16th, Waikato, Regiment, being stationed at Hamilton where his wife now resides. [AWN 30.09.1915] P.22

HOY, Sapper Robert Joseph, of the NZ Field Engineers, reported wounded, left with the fourth reinforcements. He emigrated from Ireland a few years ago, his relatives living at Kilrea, Co Derry. [AWN 09.09.1915] P.22

HUNTER, Trooper Roland, 3rd, Auckland, Mounted Rifles, who was killed in action on August 27, was the fifth son of Mr T Hunter of Greenhithe. He was 28 yrs of age, born at Ponsonby and attended the Bayfield school. He was engaged in agricultural pursuits on his father’s farm in the Greenhithe district when he enlisted. Tpr Hunter was a member of the old Seddon Horse for many years. He was keenly interested in motor racing in the early days of the NZ Power-boat Association, having raced in the Regal I and Regal II. [AWN 30.09.1915] P.22

HUNTER, Private William M, reported missing since August 8 and now believed to be killed, was a son of Mr James Hunter of Newmarket. He was 42 yrs of age. [AWN 30.09.1915] P.56

HUNTER, Private W M, who was killed in action on August 8, left NZ with the fourth reinforcements for the Wellington Infantry Battalion. He was an old pupil of St Joseph’s School, Parnell. Pte Hunter was for many years employed as a coachman by the late Sir John Logan Campbell and during recent years has worked as a bushman and shearer. He was 43 yrs old. [AWN 23.09.1915] p.54

JACK, Lieutenant Alex D, son of Mr Norman P Jack, Helensville, who was reported wounded, is in a hospital in London with a broken arm and is doing well. [AWN 09.09.1915] P.22

JENKIN, Sergeant Harold – “Slightly wounded left leg: doing well – Harold Jenkin, Albany Hospital, Cardiff”. The above is the text of a cable message received some days ago by Mr John Jenkin of Archhill and is the first intimation he has received that his son, Sgt Harold Jenkin, had been wounded. Sgt Jenkin left with the Field Artillery in the fourth reinforcements after a term of service with the Auckland Garrison Artillery. He is 24 yrs of age and was born in Auckland. One of his brothers, Harry Jenkin (sic) is serving with the NZ Field Engineers, having left with the main body. [AWN 16.09.1915] P.22

JENNINGS, Private Edgar McIvor, who was killed in action on August 3 while serving with the Wellington Infantry Battalion, was the third son of Mr Wm Jennings, MP for Taumarunui. Pte Jennings was formerly employed in the New Plymouth Post Office but when war broke out was a cadet on a station in the Wairarapa. He and his brother, Sgt Jennings, left with the first expeditionary force. Pte Jennings was one of three brothers at the front. [AWN 02.09.1915] P.21

JONES, Private George Alfred, who has been killed, was the son of Mrs C Olsen of Lower Nelson St, Auckland. He was 20 yrs of age and enlisted while at the Chelsea Sugar Works. [AWN 02.09.1915] P.21

KEARNEY, Sergeant William Craig, of Ardmore, died of wounds, was a son of Mr D Kearney and had long been associated with military affairs, being sergeant major in the Franklin Mounted Rifles before the territorial scheme came into force. [AWN 16.09.1915] P.22

KELLEWAY, Lance Corporal Percival H, 5th, Australian, Battalion, who is reported to have been wounded, is the eldest son of Mrs Cecilia Kelleway, Albert Street. [AWN 16.09.1915] P.22

KEMP, Corporal William D, who was killed in action on August 13, was the eldest son of Mr & Mrs David Kemp of Roto-o-rangi. He was born in Hawera 23 yrs ago and was one of the first to volunteer with the main expeditionary force. He was with the first NZ land forces at the Dardanelles and fought for nearly four months. [AWN 09.09.1915] P.22

KENNEDY, Private Clyde, Wellington Battalion, killed in action, was 22 yrs of age and was educated at the Inglewood public school. [AWN 02.09.1915] P.22

KENNEDY, Sapper W, killed in action at the Dardanelles on August 10, was the only s/o Mr Kennedy, postmaster at Waihi. [AWN 02.09.1915] P.22

KETTLE, Lieutenant Desmond F, son of Mr C C Kettle, S.M., Auckland, has been killed in action at Gallipoli on August 28. Lieut Kettle, who was in practice as a dentist in Auckland for some time, enlisted shortly after the outbreak of the war and joined the Auckland Mounted Rifles section of the fourth reinforcements. Lt Kettle was married to Miss Gladys Nathan, daughter of Mr & Mrs N Alfred Nathan of Auckland, shortly before leaving for the front. [AWN 09.09.1915] P.54

KETTLE, Lieutenant Ferdinand von Tempsky, killed in action was 32 yrs of age and the eldest son of Mr & Mrs N Kettle of Napier. On the outbreak of war he joined the Samoan expedition and on his return to the Dominion he was given a commission as Lieutenant with the fourth reinforcements. While at Trentham he acted as musketry instructor. He had only recently been transferred to the Dardanelles from Egypt, where he had been left in charge of a mounted camp. [AWN 09.09.1915] P.22

KINGI, Corporal Teira Mete, of the Maori contingent, killed in action, is a son of Mr Hoani Mete Kingi of Putiki. He was 26 yrs of age and was employed on a farm on the Wanganui River when he joined the first Maori contingent, together with his two younger brothers. They came from a great fighting stock and of a family well known among the natives throughout the Dominion. They were grandsons of that well known fighting chief, Mete Kingi Paetahe, who was the leader of the natives who fought against the Hauhaus at the Moutoa Island battle on the Wanganui River. [AWN 02.09.1915] P.22

KITTELTY, Private William Leslie, Auckland Infantry Battalion, killed in action on August 10, was a son of Mrs A Kittelty of Eglinton Road, Mt Eden. Born at Greymouth in 1885, he arrived in Auckland about two years ago and up to the outbreak of war was engaged in the building trade. He left with the main body and was in the firing line only two days when he was wounded in the right forearm. He returned to Gallipoli after spending five weeks in hospital and was at the front continuously until his death in action on August 10. [AWN 09.09.1915] P.54

KNIGHT, Trooper Frank, whose name is included in the list of those wounded on August 8, left for the front with the main body of the Auckland Mounted Rifles. He is 27 yrs of age and is the son of Mr A Knight of Waiuku. [AWN 16.09.1915] P.22

KNIGHT, Private Eric William Gordon, Auckland Infantry Battalion, who has been killed in action, was the third s/o Mr A Knight, of Burton on Trent, England. Pte Knight was born in England and is 27 yrs of age. He came to Auckland five years ago and went to the front with the fifth reinforcements. [AWN 02.09.1915] P.22

LEE, Private Edward, killed in action on August 10, was the youngest son of Mr & Mrs E Lee of Opunake. He was 21 yrs of age. He left in the Auckland Infantry Battalion of the third reinforcements and on arrival at the front was drafted into the 6th, Hauraki, Regiment. His father is an army veteran, having served in the Indian Mutiny and through the Maori war with the 68th Light Infantry. [AWN 16.09.1915] P.56

LOGAN, Sergeant Donald Munro, Auckland Infantry Battalion, wounded on August 8, is the third son of Mr F Logan, engine-driver on the public works staff at Tauranga, but formerly of Taumarunui. He is 22 yrs of age. [AWN 16.09.1915] P.22

LLOYD, Trooper W E, 3rd, Auckland, Mounted Rifles, main body, was wounded in the first week in August. He has arrived in England suffering from a severe wound in the leg and is progressing favourably. [AWN 16.09.1915] P.22

LLOYD, Trooper George, whose death removed a foremost athlete, was the only son of Mr G Lloyd of Napier. He was in the NZ Post & Telegraph Dept and was stationed in Auckland when he enlisted. He was a prominent member of St George’s Rowing Club, Auckland, and had held the running championship of both the Auckland and Wellington Civil Service Clubs. [AWN 09.09.1915] P.22

LLOYD, Corporal George James, Auckland Infantry Battalion, who has been reported killed, was the son of Mr A W Lloyd of the Auckland Club, Shortland Street. Corporal Lloyd was born in London 29 years ago. He came to Auckland when three years of age and spent nearly all his life here. [AWN 02.09.1915] P.21

LORD, Trooper E J, who has been reported wounded at the Dardanelles, is 20 yrs of age. He is the youngest son of Mr Samuel Lord of Howick, a Maori war veteran. Trooper Lord was educated by the Sisters of the Mission and latterly attended the Howick public school. He is a keen sportsman and an athlete of some note. He enlisted in the Auckland Mounted Rifles and left with the third reinforcements. [AWN 23.09.1915] p.54

LUCAS, Trooper F W, who has been killed in action, was a member of the second reinforcements for the Auckland Mounted Rifles. He was the eldest s/o Mr Frederick Lucas of Pukekohe and was 32 yrs of age. Tpr Lucas was for a time manager of the NZ Dairy Association’s creamery at Whangarata and afterwards managed Messrs Ambury & English’s creamery at Kaukapakapa. He then removed to Hawkes Bay but returned to Auckland to enlist. [AWN 02.09.1915] P.22

LUXFORD, Chaplain Major, who was wounded while serving with the Otago Infantry Battalion, has cabled to Mrs Luxford, who is at present residing in Christchurch, that he is in a hospital in England and is doing well. Chaplain Major Luxford received a bullet wound in the knee and subsequently had to have the leg amputated. [AWN 30.09.1915] P.22

LYNCH, Gunner Alfred Patrick, NZ Field Artillery, who was reported to have been wounded in the head on August 6, is a son of Mrs C Lynch of Bellevue Rd, Mt Eden. He was born at Mua, Tongatabu, Friendly Islands and was educated at Sacred Heart College, Auckland. [AWN 02.09.1915] P.21

MACKAY, Private H S, Auckland Infantry Battalion, killed in action on August 14, was the third son of Mr & Mrs C Mackay of Queen’s Ave, Mt Eden. Private Mackay was for four years prior to his departure with the fourth reinforcements foreman cabinetmaker for Messrs Smith & Brown, Symonds St. [AWN 09.09.1915] P.22

MACKENZIE, Lieutenant Walter Michael, Otago Mounted Rifles, reported wounded and missing, is a member of the well known Lakes family, his father being the owner of Walter Peak Station. He is 25 yrs of age and joined the main body, being attached to the OIB. He followed the occupation of a run holder and was a first class rifle shot. He brother, Lieut Peter Mackenzie, is at present in camp at Trentham. Another brother, Lieut John Mackenzie, will also shortly proceed there. [AWN 02.09.1915] P.21

MACKESSACK, Trooper James Trotter Gilzean, 4th, Waikato, Mounted Rifles, who was killed at the Dardanelles on August 6, was the youngest son of Mrs Mackessack, 206 Ponsonby Rd. He was 20 yrs of age. [AWN 09.09.1915] P.54

MARSH, Trooper Frederick George, 4th, Waikato, Squadron of the Auckland Mounted Rifles, who was killed on August 8 at the Dardanelles, was the eldest son of Mr George Marsh of Te Pahu. Trooper Marsh left with the main body of the expeditionary force and was three months in the firing line. He was well known in reporting circles, being a prominent footballer. [AWN 09.09.1915] P.54

MAUNSELL, Lieutenant Beresford, nephew of Mr G S Kissling of Parnell, has been killed in action while serving with the Wellington Mounted Rifles. Lt MAUNSELL was the second son of Mr F Maunsell of Masterton and was 23 years of age. He received his education at the Wellington Boys’ College and was farming at Castlepoint when the war broke out. Lt Maunsell was one of three brothers serving as officers in the NZ forces. [AWN 09.09.1915] P.54

MARSH, Private J R, killed, was the son of Mr W J Marsh, proprietor of the Wyndham Herald. He was about 25 yrs of age and was educated at the Southland Boys’ High School. [AWN 02.09.1915] P.21

MARTIN, Private Allan W, Otago Infantry Battalion, who has been wounded for the second time, is a son of Mrs C P Martin of Ring Tce, Ponsonby. He was born at Greymouth 25 yrs ago and was engaged in the Kaitangata district when he enlisted with the main body. [AWN 30.09.1915] P.56

MARTIN, Private Alex, of the 16th, who has been reported missing since April 25, is a son of Mr John Martin of Magheragall, Lisburn, Ireland. He was of splendid physique and not yet 21. Two years ago he emigrated to Australia and after a few months proceeded to New Zealand, where he remained until the outbreak of war. [AWN 16.09.1915] P.22

MARTIN, Private F, 16th, Waikato, Regt, wounded on 8 August, is the second son of Mrs H Martin, Otahuhu. [AWN 16.09.1915, p.22]

McCARTHY, Sergeant Eric, 3rd, Auckland, Mounted Rifles, who is reported ‘missing and believed to be killed’, was born in Ponsonby 28 yrs ago. He was the second son of Mr J McCarthy, well known for many years as a general storekeeper in the Birkenhead district. Sgt McCarthy was a carpenter by trade and was well known in building circles in Auckland, Gisborne and Opotiki. He left with the main body and was promoted to sergeant shortly after arriving in Egypt. [AWN 09.09.1915] P.54

McDOWELL, Lieutenant Percy Alexander, 15th, North Auckland, Regiment, who was wounded for the second time on August 19, is a son of Mr & Mrs W J McDowell of Dargaville. He is 22 yrs of age and was born at Dargaville. [AWN 02.09.1915] P.21

McFARLANE, Private Wilfred Vivian, killed in action, left Gisborne with the first reinforcements. He was formerly strongly opposed to the compulsory training scheme but was amongst the first to enlist when the call of the Empire came. He was 24 yrs of age. [AWN 02.09.1915] P.21

McINTYRE, Lance Corporal Reginald, who has been wounded, is a son of Mr H McIntyre of Motumaoho. He is 21 yrs of age and was one of the earliest to enlist, joining the contingent that went to Samoa. On returning to NZ he enlisted again and left with the fifth reinforcements. Two other brothers – Driver J C McIntyre and Gunner G D McIntyre – are also serving, the former being in Egypt at the present time and the latter being invalided to England as the result of an amputated arm. [AWN 16.09.1915] P.22

McKAY, Trooper Alex. D D, killed in action on August 8, was a son of Mr J M McKay, JP, of Mountfield, Waipu. He was 31 yrs of age and was the first to enlist from Waipu and set an example which has since been followed by nearly all the eligible Waipu men. His brother, Edwin McKay, left with the fifth reinforcements. [AWN 16.09.1915] P.56

McKAY, Sergeant Alex. P, killed in action, was a son of the late Mr John J McKay of Millbrook, Waipu. For many years he was an officer of the North Auckland Mounted Regiment and the Waipu Scottish Horse under the volunteer system. [AWN 16.09.1915] P.56

McKENDRY, Private W P, who was killed in action on August 8, was the youngest son of Mr & Mrs McKendry, 67 Hepburn Street, Auckland, and was 24 yrs of age. He was educated at the Marist Brothers school. For several years he was in the employ of Messrs A Yates & Co. but when he enlisted he was employed by Mr J White, carrier. He was a first-class rifleman and had previously received military training in the 3rd, Auckland, Regiment. Private McKendry left with the fifth reinforcements for the Auckland Infantry Battalion. [AWN 30.09.1915] P.22

McKENZIE, Trooper G G, killed in action, was a son of the late Mr Murdoch W McKenzie of Waipu. He was 34 yrs of age. Tpr McKenzie was an active member of the Waipu Scottish Horse for years and acted at times as instructor of the local cadet corps. [AWN 16.09.1915] P.22

McLAREN, Trooper Isaac D, Otago Mounted Rifles, reported to have been wounded on August 21, is the fourth son of Mr D McLaren, Lichfield St, Parnell. He is 25 yrs of age and was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, arriving in NZ with his parents bout seven years ago. He was in the service of the Union Steam Ship Co when he enlisted with the main body and was well known in the Island trade and in the South, having acted as purser on the company’s boats for many years. [AWN 30.09.1915] P.22

McLAUGHLIN, Private Alexander Robertson, killed in action, was a member of Gisborne’s first reinforcements. He was about 23 yrs of age and was a son of Mr McLaughlin, cabinetmaker of South Dunedin. Pte McLaughlin was a Dunedin boy and took up journalism as a profession. About two years ago he went to Gisborne as a reporter for the Gisborne Publishing Co. He was a member of the Gisborne Rowing Club. [AWN 02.09.1915] P.21

McLEAN, Surgeon Major A J, who was wounded on 25 August, left NZ with the main body of the expeditionary force as surgeon to the Wellington Mounted Rifles. Since being wounded he has been sent to England. [AWN 23.09.1915, p.54]

McLEOD, Private Donald Norman, who was wounded on August 8, is the youngest son of Mr & Mrs D A McLeod of Gisborne and is 21 yrs of age. Pte McLeod left NZ with the main expeditionary force as a signaler attached to the headquarters’ staff of the Wellington Infantry Battalion. [AWN 16.09.1915] P.22

McLEOD, Private William, who is reported to have been wounded in the face by shrapnel, left with the fourth reinforcements for the Auckland Infantry Battalion. He is the eldest son of Mr William McLeod. His younger brother, Pte James McLeod, 16th, Waikato, Company left with the main force and was wounded some months ago. In his last letter, written from St Andrew’s Hospital, Pte McLeod said he expected to return to the front a month later. [AWN 16.09.1915] P.56

McMILLAN, Private Neil, killed in action at the Dardanelles on August 7, was just 21 yrs of age. His mother and other relatives reside at Onehunga. A memorial service will be held at the Congregational Church, Onehunga, next Sunday night. [AWN 02.09.1915] P.21

McNEISH, Sergeant G F, who was reported killed in action at Gallipoli on August 8, was born in Cambridge 22 yrs ago and was the third son of Mrs and the late Mr James McNeish. On leaving school he became a member of the Cambridge post office staff and was eventually transferred to Hamilton and Whangarei. He was very popular and a keen, all round athlete. Another brother is with the Field Artillery at the front and a third, who was a member of the Samoan expeditionary force, is now awaiting marching orders. [AWN 09.09.1915] P.54

MEIN, Private G F Coore, killed in action on August 8 while serving with the Canterbury Infantry Battalion, was a resident in the Auckland Province for many years. He served in the Boer War and on his returned to NZ took up farming at Paranui in the Mangonui district. He enlisted immediately on the outbreak of war and went with the advance expedition to Samoa. He subsequently left for Egypt with the fourth reinforcements, being attached to the Canterbury Battalion. Pte Mein’s brother is serving with the Royal Engineers in France. His father was a major in the English Army at the time of his death. [AWN 09.09.1915] P.22

MILES, Captain Reginald, Howitzer Battery – An official message stated that the Captain was at Malta suffering from a severe gunshot wound in the right shoulder. A cablegram received later from the Captain read – “Wound slight, doing splendidly.” [AWN 02.09.1915] P.54

MILLIKEN, Lieutenant Morris J, who is reported to have been killed at the Dardanelles, was a son of Mr & Mrs W H Milliken of Tatua near Morrinsville. He was a member of the 4th, Waikato, Mounted Rifles and was 23 yrs of age. [AWN 02.09.1915] P.21

MILNE, Sergeant Major – A telegram has been received by Mrs J G Milne that her husband has been wounded at the Dardanelles. He is the son of Mr & Mrs Milne, Whakapirau, Kaipara and joined the defence force about 14 yrs ago as a trooper in the Otamatea Mounted Rifles. During the South African war he joined the eighth contingent and took part with them in that campaign. On returning he joined his old unit and was promoted to sergeant major and shortly afterwards to Lieutenant. On the reorganization of the NZ defence force he resigned his commission and entered the permanent branch of the service. As sergeant-major he acted as Instructor at Clevedon and Waiuku until his departure with the 3rd, Auckland, Mounted Regiment of the main expeditionary force. He is wounded on the foot. [AWN 02.09.1915] P.21

MONCKTON, Flight Lieutenant Marmaduke Henry – Among those who have lost their lives in Flanders was Flight Lt Monckton of the Royal Flying Corps, who was killed while aeroplaning in a new machine. Lt Monckton was the nephew of the Rev W G Monckton of Takapuna. He was 22 yrs of age. Just prior to the war Lieut Monckton was in communication with General Godley with a view to coming to NZ to take part in the establishment of the flying corps that was proposed in this country. He is the seventh near relative Mr W G Monckton has lost in the war. [AWN 16.09.1915] P.22

MOSS, Corporal Robert Reuben, whose death at the Dardanelles on August 7 has been reported by cable, was the second son of Mrs J Moss of Dunedin and brother of the Hon. M Moss of Perth. Deceased went away with the third reinforcements. Another brother, J B Moss, is third engineer on HMS Cornwallis. [AWN 02.09.1915] P.21

MUNRO, Regimental Sergeant-Trumpeter Lewis Geo., who is reported to have been killed in action, left with the main body as staff trumpeter to Colonel MACKESY. He was a son of Mr & Mrs G Munro of Wiri, Papatoetoe, and was 28 yrs of age. He was educated at the Parnell school and afterwards at Cambridge High School. Sgt Munro took a prominent part in the cadet movement and was later in the territorials. Having lived at Parnell, Cambridge, Henderson and Mauku, and latterly travelled throughout the North for Messrs H M Smeeton Ltd, he had an exceptionally large circle of friends. He took a keen interest in physical culture and the art of self-defence and was well known as an amateur wrestler. [AWN 02.09.1915] P.54

MURPHY, Private Frank – Writing from Malta on July 17, he explains why he was invalided. He left with the fourth reinforcements and had been at the front about a month, including two weeks at Quinn’s Post. He was standing in the sap connecting two sections of the trench when he was stunned by the explosion of a bomb and remained unconscious for four hours. [AWN 30.09.1915] P.56

NEEDHAM, Corporal Frederick Henry, who was reported killed in action at the Dardanelles on August 10, was the eldest son of Mr H W Needham of Mt Eden. Cpl Needham was 27 yrs of age. He left for the front with the Auckland Infantry Battalion, fourth reinforcements. Cpl Needham served as a volunteer in ‘A’ Battery and took an active part in football and other sports in Auckland. [AWN 09.09.1915], P.22

NICHOLAS, Trooper S W, who has been killed in action, enlisted in the Auckland Mounted Rifles at the outbreak of war and left with the main force. He was born in London where his parents still reside and came to NZ for the benefit of his health about four years ago. [AWN 02.09.1915] P.22

NICHOLSON, Private Eustace C E, of the 16th, Waikato, Infantry of the main body, who was wounded and transferred to Alexandria Hospital, is the second of three brothers at the front to be wounded. He is the second son of the late Mr W H Nicholson of Ramarama where Pte Nicholson went to school, afterwards entering the service of the Railway Dept. He was stationed at Te Kuiti when he enlisted. His mother resides at Northcote. [AWN 16.09.1915] P.22

NISBET, Lieutenant Thomas Holmes, of the 10th, North Otago, Infantry Company, who was killed in action on August 7, was a brother of Lieut A W Nisbet, NZ Army Service Corps, Trentham. The late Lieut Nisbet had twice been previously wounded at Gallipoli and was mentioned in despatches for conspicuous gallantry by Sir Ian Hamilton. [AWN 09.09.1915] P.22

NOBLE, Trooper Archibald Coubrough, who has been wounded while serving with the Auckland Mounted Rifles was, prior to enlisting, country traveller for Messrs John Court Ltd. [AWN 02.09.1915] P.21

NORTHEY, Corporal Samuel, Hawkes Bay Company, Wellington Infantry Battalion, who has been killed in action, was born at Napier and was 34 yrs of age. He was educated at the Spit and Napier High School and was later articled to a chemist at Napier for five years, afterwards coming to Mr A Eccles in Auckland. [AWN 02.09.1915] P.21

O’CALLAGHAN, Private Denes William, Wellington Infantry Battalion, who has been killed in action, was the son of Mr D O’Callaghan, Belfast, Canterbury. He was 32 yrs of age and spent most of his life at bushfelling and roadmaking. For some time he was employed in the King Country. [AWN 09.09.1915] P.22

PARSONS, Corporal Reg R, killed in action on August 7, was 22 yrs of age and was a brother of Mr H Parsons of Gisborne. He was a corporal in the territorials and left Gisborne with the first reinforcements. He was also one of the many members of the Gisborne Rowing Club who have gone to the front. [AWN 02.09.1915] P.21

PATON, Trooper John S, who was killed in action on August 8 while serving with the 3rd, Auckland, Mounted Rifles, was the eldest son of Mr Charles Paton, of Walton, Waikato. He was born at Waipu and when the war broke out was working with his father at Walton. He was 22 yrs of age. [AWN 09.09.1915] P.22

PALMER, Lieutenant William Titley, 3rd, Auckland, Mounted Rifles, wounded on August 29, is the youngest son of the late Archdeacon J Palmer of the Melanesian Mission. He was born at Norfolk Island and is 25 yrs of age. On the outbreak of war he volunteered for the front and was attached to the main body as sergeant. Having passed his examination for a commission, he was detained as an officer for the first reinforcements. For some months he was one of those left in Egypt to take charge of the horses, etc. at Zeitoun. [AWN 16.09.1915] P.22

PATERSON, Corporal George, Auckland Infantry Battalion, fifth reinforcements, wounded on August 8, is the eldest son of Mr George Paterson, Lochore, Fifeshire, Scotland. Cpl Paterson is 26 yrs of age. His wife resides in Huntly. [AWN 16.09.1915] P.22

PAULSEN, Trooper Harry Wilford, 4th, Waikato, Mounted Rifles, who is reported ‘missing, believed to be killed’, is the eldest son of Mr P P Paulsen, Ngaruawahia. He left with the third reinforcements. [AWN 16.09.1915] P.56

PEARCE, Corporal P G – A copy of an Army Order in which the following paragraph appears, has been received from Gallipoli – “Headquarters, July 26, 1915: Complimentary: Lieutenant-General Sir W R Birdwood, K.C.S.?, C.B., C.I.E., D.S.O., has great pleasure in publishing the name of Corporal P G Pearce, Field Troop New Zealand Engineers, who is reported as having behaved with exceptional gallantry.” Corporal Pearce distinguished himself by fixing [……..] in full view of, and within 30 yards of the enemy’s trenches and was twice wounded while so engaged. Corporal Pearce is a brother of Mr H Pearce of the Public Trust Office. He is 27 yrs of age and was born in the Coromandel district. He entered the Valuation Dept as a cadet and was in that branch of the public service when he enlisted. [AWN 30.09.1915] P.22

PICKERING, Lance Corporal Harold G, Australian Light Horse, who was recently dangerously wounded, was an Aucklander. He went from Suva to Sydney and joined the Second Light Horse. L/Cpl Pickering had been at the front since the landing at Gaba Tepe on April 25. [AWN 09.09.1915] P.22

PILKINGTON, Private Harry, who has been reported wounded, is the only son of Mr & Mrs H Pilkington, Islington St, Ponsonby. He was 18 yrs of age when he left with the fifth reinforcements of the Auckland Infantry Battalion. [AWN 16.09.1915] P.22

PIRRITT, Private George, Auckland Infantry Battalion, killed in action, was the eldest s/o Mr George Pirritt, of Victoria Street. He enlisted with the main body. Pte Pirritt was well known in the country, especially in the Tauranga and Rotorua districts, where he was frequently engaged in surveying operations. [AWN 02.09.1915] P.22

PRICE, Private James Percival, who was killed on Gallipoli on August 8, was the eldest son of Mr W G Price, Tangiteroria, Northern Wairoa. He left with the first reinforcements, being attached to the Mounted Brigade of the 15th, North Auckland, Regiment. The deceased soldier was 32 years of age and was well known in bush contracting and farming circles. [AWN 09.09.1915] P.54

PRICE, Lance Corporal A D, who was recently wounded, is a son of Mr W C Price, Tangiteroria. The last letter received from him was written on July 24 and it indicated that he was then serving at Quinn’s Post. His brother, Private T W PRICE, was wounded several months ago but his parents have not yet learned where he is and whether he has recovered. [AWN 30.09.1915] P.22

PRITT, Private Henry Capel, Auckland Infantry Battalion, who is reported to have been killed in action on August 8, was the third s/o the late Rev Lonsdale Pritt, Archdeacon of Waikato and incumbent of St Mark’s Church, Remuera. He was 46 yrs of age. [AWN 02.09.1915] P.22

PYE-SMITH, Sergeant Major Harold, who was killed in action on August 27, was the youngest son of Mr Reginald Pye-Smith, formerly chief draughtsman, locomotive branch, NZ Railways, who is now residing with his son in law, Mr John Donald, O’Rorke Street. Sgt Major Pye-Smith was born in Wellington and was 23 yrs old. He was educated at the Thorndon school and then engaged in farming, being at Jerusalem on the Wanganui River, when he enlisted in the Wellington Mounted Rifles. [AWN 30.09.1915] P.22

PYLE, Trooper Wm Rupert, Otago Mounted Rifles, killed in action, was 26 yrs of age and was the eldest son of Mr Wm Pyle of St Bathans, Otago, where he was born. Three of Tpr Pyle’s brothers are serving in the main body, another is with the seventh reinforcements, while the only remaining brother has enlisted and goes into camp in October. [AWN 16.09.1915] P.22

REDFERN, Trooper Fred. Sturge, killed in action, was the son of the late Mr George Redfern, who for many years carried on a photographer’s business in Auckland. Deceased was well known in the Greenhithe district, where his mother and sister now reside. Amongst his brothers are Mr G Redfern of Takapuna; Mr J Redfern of Paparoa; and Quartermaster Sergeant Arthur John Redfern, who has been reported wounded. [AWN 09.09.1915] P.54

REID, Corporal W J, Auckland Infantry. NOK: John M Reid, Pukenui, North Auckland. When the officer & the sergeant of the machine gun section had been killed, Cpl Reid took command and by his bravery and example prevented the flank of the battalion from being turned. [AWN 09.09.1915] P.30

ROBBIE, Private A F, reported as having been killed at the Dardanelles, was a familiar figure in Wellington hockey circles and was a member of the Management Committee of the Wellington Association. He went to Samoa with the expeditionary force and on returning went to the larger scene of operations at the Dardanelles. [AWN 09.09.1915] P.22

ROBIESON, Lance Corporal N A, Wellington Mounted Rifles, reported to have died at sea on the hospital ship, was a son of Mr James Robieson of Cavelands, Masterton, and a brother in law of Mr P C Firth, editor of the Christchurch Star. [AWN 02.09.1915] P.22

ROBINSON, Trooper Clifford H, Auckland Mounted Rifles, wounded, is well known in Wellington and Wairarapa. At the outbreak of war he was engaged in farming at Kutarere in the Bay of Plenty and was one of the first in that district to respond to the call. He left with the main force and was followed by his brother Corporal K J Robinson who went with the second reinforcements. Tpr Robinson has been carrying on signaling work at the front. [AWN 09.09.1915] P.54

RODGER, Sergeant W, Canterbury Infantry. During a sortie on June 4, at Quinn’s Post, Sgt Rodger was in charge of a party of men and, although seriously wounded by a bayonet thrust, refused to retire. [AWN 09.9.1915] P.30

ROLLETT, Corporal Raymond Reynolds Carr who died of wounds on August 22, was the eldest son of Mr William Carr Rollett of Matanuku Downs near Lichfield. He left NZ for Egypt with the first contingent in the machine gun section of the Waikato Mounted Rifles. He was born in Canterbury and was 26 yrs old at the time of his death. He was an exceedingly fine horseman and rode frequently in hunt club and cross-country races. After finishing his education in Christchurch he joined his father on their sheep run in Otago but about five years ago came up to Auckland when his father bought a large block of land in what is called the pumice country. Cpl Rollett took an active part in the work of transforming this class of land to useful farming purposes and his knowledge of modern agriculture and stock made him a very valuable member of the pioneer community in the Matanuku district. [AWN 30.09.1915] P.22

ROSS, Private James, Otago Infantry Battalion, who is reported as missing, is a son of Mrs John Ross of Millais St, Grey Lynn. He is 26 yrs of age and was born in Auckland. [AWN 30.09.1915] P.56

ROTOHIKO, Private Amahia Kingi, a member of the Maori contingent, who was wounded at the Dardanelles, was the son of Rotohiko Haupapa and grandson of Hori Haupapa of Rotorua, two leading chiefs of the Ngatiwhakane tribe, who fought in the Maori war and received medals in recognition of their loyalty to the Government. Amahia Kingi Rotohiko was born at Rotorua and was educated first at the Rotorua public school and then at St Stephen’s College, Parnell. He was a member of the Rotorua Town Board and a member of Bennett’s Maori choir and St Michael’s church choir. He was a well known footballer and represented Rotorua in the League game. Haupapa’s half brother, Reke Rukingi Rogers, went to the front with the main expeditionary force and was wounded at Gaba Tepe. [AWN 09.09.1915] P.22

ROWE, Private Henry John, who was wounded at the Dardanelles early in August, was living at Devonport when war was declared. He volunteered for service with the Samoan contingent and on return to Auckland enlisted in the fifth reinforcements. Both his cabin mates on the transport, Sgt C SINTON and Private A COLQUHOUN, have been killed in action. [AWN 16.09.1915] p.22

RUSHBROOKE, Private E E, who was wounded on August 8, left with the third reinforcements for the Auckland Infantry Battalion and had been in the trenches since the beginning of May. He is the second son of Mr E E Rushbrooke of Te Mawhai and when he enlisted was farming near his father’s property. A younger brother, Private T A Rushbrooke, who was engaged in farming with his father, left with the fifth reinforcements. [AWN 16.09.1915] P.22

RYBURN, Private Frank Leslie, of the 16th Waikato, Company, Auckland Infantry Battalion, reported wounded, is 26 yrs of age and is the youngest son of Mr James Ryburn of Paterangi. He followed farming pursuits since leaving school and before the war took over a farm at Morrinsville. After the outbreak of war he sold the farm and offered his services for the front. He left NZ with the third reinforcements and took part in the landing at Cape Helles, afterwards being sent to Gaba Tepe. [AWN 23.09.1915] p.54

SARGOOD, Lieutenant Cedric Ralph, son of Mr Percy R Sargood, who was previously reported wounded, is now believed to have been killed at the Dardanelles on August 9. [AWN 02.09.1915] P.21

SAUNDERS, Trooper A G, has been wounded in the chest while serving with the 11th, North Auckland, Mounted Rifles. He was born in Horley, Surrey, England, and was educated in that town. As he took a keen interest in all military duties he enlisted in the 112th Battery, Royal Field Artillery, and served in that regiment for six years. He came to NZ about three years ago and at the time war broke out he was farming with his brother in the Kaipara district. He has a younger brother now serving in the Army Service Corps and his eldest brother was killed in the South African war. Tpr Saunders in 26 yrs of age. [AWN 09.09.1915] P.22

SCRIMSHAW, Sapper E G, Field Engineers. NOK: L G Scrimshaw, Temua. At Gaba Tepe on April 25, on four occasions, Spr Scrimshaw brought in wounded men after all other attempts at rescue had failed. [AWN 09.09.1915] P.30

SHAIN, Lieutenant H A, Canterbury Mounted Rifles, killed in action on August 6/7, was a son of the late Mr W Ashain, formerly district engineer of the Public Works Dept. He was 23 yrs of age and was educated at Nelson College. [AWN 09.09.1915] P.54

SHARP, Private John Ewan, reported to have been killed in action, was the son of Mr John Sharp of Rongahere near Lawrence, Otago. He was born at Clydesvale and was 22 yrs of age. With his father he worked for the Clutha County Council. He was one of the first men to volunteer for service in his district and left Dunedin with the main body of the expeditionary force. Previous to the outbreak of war Tpr Sharp was a member of the Tuapeka Mounted Rifles, also of the Clutha Mounted Rifles. He was a keen shot and an enthusiastic volunteer. [AWN 02.09.1915] P.21

SHAW, Trooper George Innes, Otago Mounted Rifles, has been wounded. He enlisted at Hamilton with the third reinforcements. He is the youngest son of Mr W M Shaw of Karangahape Road, Auckland, and is 21 yrs of age. [AWN 30.09.1915] P.22

SIMILAR NAMES IN CASUALTY LISTS A recent list of men of the Auckland Infantry Battalion killed in action contained the name of Corporal G W Lowther and his next of kin was officially stated to be his father, Mr Edward Lowther, Mt Eden, Auckland. On the same date, the wife of Corporal William George Lowther, Auckland Infantry Battalion – who is Mrs Zalma V M Lowther and who resides in Rotorua – was officially advised that her husband had been killed in action. The name of the latter soldier, however, has not been given in the casualty lists. It has not yet been ascertained whether confusion has arisen between two names, which are very similar, or whether the two men were killed in action about the same time. [AWN 09.09.1915] P.22

SINEL, Major W C – Mr T E Sinel, Queen’s Wharf, Auckland, has received the following cablegram from his son who was reported on August 14 to have been wounded – “Shot through the knee on August 6. Doing well.” Major Sinel is in a hospital at Alexandria. [AWN 02.09.1915] P.54

SINTON, Sergeant Major Charles B, who is reported to have been killed in action on August 8 while serving with the Auckland Infantry Battalion, was a son of the late Mr George Sinton, one of the original proprietors of the Waitemata Timber Mill. His mother resides in Waterview Road, Devonport. The late sergeant-major was well known in yachting, swimming and football circles in Auckland. [AWN 02.09.1915] P.22

SIZER, Private Arthur B – In the latest casualty lists from the Dardanelles appears the name of Pte Arthur B Sizer, Canterbury Battalion, who, prior to enlisting for the front, was a well known officer of the Union S.S. Co. He was on the Arahura for some time and afterwards was second officer of the Maori and Moeraki and was very popular with his fellow officers and the travelling public. This is the second time Pte Sizer has been wounded. [AWN 16.09.1915] P.22

SMITH, Private Henry, who has been killed in action, resided in Auckland for over two years before he left for the front with the fifth reinforcements of the Auckland Infantry Battalion. Two brothers are at present on active service in France. During the time he was in NZ, Private Smith lived with his eldest sister, Mrs Price, Disraeli Street, Grey Lynn. [AWN 30.09.1915] P.22

SMITH, Private Overton – News has been received by Mr Overton Smith of Ponsonby, that his son, has been invalided to St Thomas’ Hospital, England, from the Dardanelles. The information was conveyed by a private cable, the Private’s name having not yet figured in any departmental list of invalided men. Pte Smith, who is 22 yrs of age, was born in Taranaki and received part of his education at King’s College. He was in Germany for some years and his knowledge of the language served him in good stead when in Samoa with the first expeditionary force. He acted as official interpreter for some time before he returned to NZ to join the fourth reinforcements. [AWN 16.09.1915] P.56

SNOWDON, Private Thomas, who has been wounded, is a son of the late Mr Andrew Snowdon and was born at Kaeo, Whangaroa. He served through the war in South Africa. He left with the fourth reinforcements. A brother (Ivan) is now in training at Trentham. [AWN 16.09.1915] P.22

SPEIGHT, Trooper Horace V B, whose name appears in the list of wounded, is a signaler attached to the HQ staff of the Auckland Mounted Rifles. He was educated at the Sacred Heart College and was in charge of one of the island stations of Messrs Tyndal and Ross at Niuafou. [AWN 02.09.1915] P.21

SPERRY, Trooper Francis Fabian Matterson, 4th, Waikato, Mounted Rifles, wounded on August 25, is the eldest son of Mrs M Cullerne, Summer Street, Ponsonby. Born in Chicago, he came to NZ with his parents in his younger days and received his education at the Parnell school. Tpr Sperry was engaged in farming in the Cambridge district when he enlisted. He was well known in YMCA circles and was a keen athlete. [AWN 30.09.1915] P.22

SPRAGG, Captain C R, A cablegram has been received by Mr Wesley Spragg of Mt Albert, saying that his son in law Captain C R Spragg of the Wellington Mounted Rifles who was reported wounded some time ago, has been invalided to England and has left Alexandria by a hospital ship for that destination. He left with the main force as second in command of the 9th, Wellington East Coast, Squadron. [AWN 16.09.1915] P.22

STERGOLD, Private S H, 6th, Hauraki, Company, Auckland Infantry Battalion, wounded on August 8, left with the main body. He was born in London and came to NZ four years ago. [AWN 16.09.1915] P.22

STITCHBURY, Private Nicholas Colin, who is reported to have been wounded, is a married man, his wife now residing at Howick. He is a son of Mr Henry Stitchbury of Glenmore, Dominion Road. He was in Canterbury when war broke out and left with the Canterbury Battalion of the main body. He served in the Boer war with the fifth and eighth contingent. [AWN 16.09.1915] P.22

STICHBURY, Driver Sydney C, of Wellington and formerly of Auckland, attached to the ASC division of the 6th Reinforcements, is the fourth of Mr Wm Stichbury’s sons to volunteer for the front. Three of Dvr Stichbury’s brothers accompanied the main body to the Dardanelles. [AWN 08.07.1915, p.31]

STURMER, Private E H – Cable advice was received on Monday by Mr N Sturmer that his son, Private E H Sturmer, who was wounded on August 8, returned to the front on September 9. He left with the fifth reinforcements for the Auckland Infantry Battalion. [AWN 16.09.1915] P.22

SUBRITZKY, Private John, Auckland Infantry Battalion, who has been wounded and is now in King George’s Hospital, London, was born at Waihopo, North Auckland, where he is well known. He is 23 yrs of age. Pte Subritzky was prominent in all outdoor sports and represented the Waihopo district, both on the football and cricket fields. His father, Mr J Subritzky, is well known as the captain of the cutter Mahurangi. [AWN 30.09.1915] P.56

TALBOT, Private, whose death was announced on Saturday, was a brother of Mr C J Talbot, MP for Temuka; Dr Talbot, Timaru; and Mr A E Talbot, one of those who discovered the overland track between Lake Te Anau and Milford Sound. [AWN 02.09.1915] P.54

TANSLEY, Private Ivan, killed in action on August 7, was the second son of Mr F Tansley of Patutahi, to give his life in the cause of the Empire. The eldest son, Eric, who went with the Australian contingent, was reported in June last as having been killed in action. Pte Ivan Tansley was 24 yrs of age. He left Gisborne with the third reinforcements. He was working on his parents’ farm when he enlisted. [AWN 02.09.1915] P.21

TAYLOR, Lance Corporal A, Wellington Infantry Battalion, reported on September 10 to be missing, is the fifth son of Mr J Taylor of Wanganui. He is 20 yrs of age. He was an assistant-master at the Wanganui Technical College when he enlisted with the fifth reinforcements. He passed the first section of his Bachelor of Arts degree when he was 18 yrs of age and had intended sitting for the final examination this year. [AWN 16.09.1915] P.22

TENNENT, Trooper S R – Mr R C Tennent of Invercargill has received word of the death of his nephew, Tpr Tennent, youngest son of the Rev E C Tennent of Martinborough, who was killed a few months ago in a motor accident. Trooper Tennent was employed in an architect’s office in Wellington and left with one of the early reinforcements. [AWN 02.09.1915] P.21

TERRY, Private Albert, Otago Infantry Battalion, who has been wounded, is the third son of Mr & Mrs L Terry of Stratford. He is 20 yrs of age and is a blacksmith by trade. [AWN 02.09.1915] P.21

THOMAS, Lt Col Surgeon C E, KIA, Dardanelles. Born India 1864, came to NZ 1890. Was in the volunteers as Lieutenant of the Timaru Navals, then Captain when it was renamed Port Guards. He was with the 5th Contingent of the Boer War. Engaged on transport ships between Gallipoli, Malta and Alexandria. [AWN 09.09.1915] P.12

THOMPSON, Lieutenant G T, Auckland Mounted Rifles, whose death is announced, was the eldest son of Mr & Mrs G E Thompson, of Port Albert and grandson of the late Mr John Shepherd, one of the pioneer settlers of Albertland. As a volunteer Lieutenant Thompson was an enthusiastic member of the Rodney Mounted Rifles and rose to the rank of sergeant. Shortly after reaching the front commissioned rank was conferred upon the young man. [AWN 02.09.1915] P.54

TILSLEY, Sgt Robert, 6th, Hauraki Co., whose mother resides in Hobson Street, has received the D.C.M. [AWN 09.09.1915] [Article p.30, 9 September 1915]

TILSLEY, Sergeant Robert, Auckland Infantry. NOK: Mrs Tilsley, 191 Hobson St, Auckland. On the night of June 4, at Quinn’s Post, Sgt Tilsley performed meritorious service. The enemy’s trenches were carried by assault but were enfiladed by machine gun fire. Sgt Tilsley built up a sandbag traverse, which was constantly blown away by Turkish bombs but he continued to work until seriously wounded. [AWN 09.09.1915] P.30

TONKIN, Private Richard Enoder, who is reported to have been killed in action while serving with the Otago Infantry Battalion, was the youngest son of Mrs W Tonkin, Phillips St. Born in Cornwall, England, in 1891, he arrived in NZ with his parents about 13 yrs ago. Pte Tonkin was in the service of the NZ Railways when he enlisted. He was an enthusiastic member of the Auckland Motor Cyclists’ Club and enlisted as a despatch rider, being attached to the Hauraki Infantry Company. [AWN 09.09.1915] P.22

TRESIDDER, Percy Hugh – A cable message was received last week by Dr Harry Tresidder of Onehunga, stating that his eldest son Percy, 27 yrs of age, had been killed in action at the Dardanelles on August 27 last. Tpr Tresidder left NZ with the third reinforcements and was a trumpeter in the Wellington Mounted Rifles. After spending three years at Lincoln College in Canterbury, he went on a farm with a view to making that his permanent calling. Letters written on July 7 have since come to hand from Cairo. Dr Tresidder’s second son, Leslie, is also at the front. He was shot through the thigh and after recovering went back to the firing-line. The last report stated that he was sick in hospital. [AWN 30.09.1915] P.22

TUATI, Private Pareiha (David Apanui STEWART), who died of wounds, is the third son of Mrs David Stewart of Parawai, Thames. Most of his life was spent in Whakatane where he resided with his uncle, Hurunui Apanui, the present chief of the Bay of Plenty tribes. Pte Tuati, who was only 20 yrs of age, was a Rangatira of the Ngatiawa tribe and was well known and respected in the Bay of Plenty. His brother, Matt STEWART, who is also in the firing line, has written recently and stated that he was only a mile away from his brother in the line of action. Another brother leaves for England by the Tainui to help to make munitions. [AWN 02.09.1915] P.22

URQUHART, Trooper Alexander M, who was killed in action on August 7, was the son of Mr Donald Urquhart, Gladstone Buildings, Auckland. For many years he was a member of the Waitemata Boating Club. He was a boat builder by trade. Latterly he had an appointment in Picton, at which he remained until he volunteered for active service with the third reinforcements. He was 27 yrs of age. [AWN 09.09.1915] P.22

UTAUTA, Private Piotohiko, whose name appeared in a recent casualty list, came of a noted fighting family. His grandfather was Te Hau Rakawa, a chief of the Ngatiawa, who was famous in the old tribal wars. His father, Utauta Tamata Hau Kakawa, fought for the pakeha in the time of Te Kooti’s trouble. He performed a brave act by creeping out from the Pakehas and setting fire to a whare behind which the Maoris were sheltering at Rauporoa near Whakatane. Pte Utauta was formerly working for Mr W Patterson on Motiti Island, breaking in horses, having broken in several of Mr Patterson’s racehorses. [AWN 30.09.1915] P.56

WACHNER, Bugler Abraham – The first Jewish boy from NZ to be wounded at the Dardanelles is Bugler Abraham Wachner, a brother of Mr Joseph Wachner of Queen Street. He returned to NZ last week and arrived in Auckland with other wounded soldiers on Sunday. Prior to enlisting he conducted businesses in many of the North Island towns. He is 21 yrs of age. It is feared that as a result of wounds received at Gallipoli he will lose an arm. Prior to coming to NZ, Bugler Wachner belonged to the Royal Irish Rifles of Redfern, Sydney. He went to the front with C Section Field Ambulance, NZ expeditionary force. [AWN 16.09.1915] P.22

WAGSTAFF, Private Arthur. Anxiety regarding his welfare has been considerably relieved by the appearance of his name in a list of New Zealanders wounded while serving with the Australian Imperial Forces. [AWN 23.09.1915] p.54

WAINWRIGHT, Private F, reported missing on August 8 and now believed to have been killed, is the eldest son of Mr Frederick Wainwright, of Mozeley Ave, Devonport. Pte Wainwright was 20 yrs of age. He left for the front with the fourth reinforcements. [AWN 16.09.1915] P.22

WALKLEY, Trooper James, who was killed in action, with the main body of the expeditionary force, being amongst the very first to enlist for active service. He was the second son of the late Mr John Walkley who, as host of the Commercial Hotel, was one of the most highly respected citizens of Palmerston. He was prominent in hockey circles and in his day was one of Manawatu’s finest fullbacks. [AWN 02.09.1915] P.21

WALLIS, Mrs J B, Oliver Road, Remuera, has received advice that her son, Pte F C Stubbing, was wounded in action on August 8. Pte Stubbing is 20 years of age. He was an old Grammar School boy and at the time of enlisting with the fourth reinforcements of the Auckland Infantry Battalion was on a sheep station in Hawkes Bay. No information has yet been received as to the nature of his injuries. [AWN 16.09.1915] P.22

WALTERS, Driver Arthur Edward, Army Service Corps, son of Mrs G Walters of 12 Suffolk Street, Newton, has been admitted to the 3rd Western General Hospital, Cardiff. He was born at Thames and is 25 yrs of age. He has been twice wounded and on this second occasion was in hospital at Malta for some time before he was taken to England. [AWN 23.09.1915] p.54

WARD, Private Arthur Edwin, who is reported to have been killed in action, was the fourth son of Mr E W Ward of Auckland. He was 28 yrs of age and was educated at the Avondale school. His younger brother is a member of the Coldstream Guards and was recently wounded at Ypres, while another brother is a member of the sixth reinforcements. [AWN 09.09.1915] P.54

WATSON, Private L C, Medical Corps. NOK: Mrs H C Watson, Whitby, Yorkshire. The medal was awarded to Pte Watson for gallantry and exceptionally good work in connection with the improvisation of the transport Lutzow as a hospital ship, no work being too difficult or too hazardous for him. [AWN 09.09.1915] P.30

WATSON, Private John, D Company, 7th Reinforcements – The death of Pte Watson, took place at Trentham Hospital on September 13. The cause of death was cerebro-spinal meningitis. Deceased, who came from Winton, Southland, was 29 years of age. He was admitted to Trentham Hospital on July 9, suffering from influenza and on the following day became seriously ill. [AWN 16.09.1915] P.32

WATSON, Lieutenant R M, 5th, Mounted Regiment, Otago Hussars, reported killed in action, was the eldest son of Mr S C Watson, Traquair Station, Outram. He was 22 yrs of age. On receiving his commission he was appointed to Major Orbell’s staff. [AWN 16.09.1915] P.22

WAY, Trooper Francis Maxwell, who died of wounds, was the youngest s/o Mr George Way, a well known Christchurch citizen. Tpr Way was born in Christchurch 20 yrs ago and educated at Christ’s College. [AWN 02.09.1915] P.22

WEBBER, Lance Corporal A G, who was killed in action while serving with the Otago Mounted Rifles, was the second son of Mr A S Webber, head teacher of the Newton West School. Tpr Webber was educated in England. On leaving the Grammar School he joined the engineering staff of the Auckland Drainage Board. He was assistant city engineer for Invercargill on the outbreak of war, when he immediately enlisted, leaving NZ with the main body. [AWN 02.09.1915] P.21

WEBBER, Lance Corporal A G, killed in action, was assistant engineer to the Invercargill Corporation. He was 28 yrs of age and was born in Auckland. He was a nephew of Mr Edward Webber who was for many years headmaster of the South School, Invercargill. Prior to his obtaining a position with the Invercargill Borough Council, deceased was assistant engineer to the Otamatea County Council. [AWN 09.09.1915] P.22

WELLS, Private Alexander, Otago Infantry Battalion, who has been wounded, is the youngest son of the late Mr B J Wells, who served with the 65th Regt and brother of Messrs B & S Wells of Newmarket. [AWN 30.09.1915] P.56

WILDER, Lieutenant A Standish, of the Wellington Mounted Rifles, killed, was the fourth son of the late Mr E Wilder of Ngapara, Fernside and Mr E Wilder, Hawke’s Bay. Lieut Wilder, who was 24 yrs of age, was born at Fernside and educated Wanganui College where he played in the first football fifteen. Leaving school, he took up farming operations and was on his brother in law’s station at Atua, Hawkes Bay, when he joined the main expeditionary force as aide de camp to Colonel Russell, commander of the Mounted Brigade. [AWN 09.09.1915] P.22

WHITAKER, Sapper Cecil G, eldest s/o Mr J R Whitaker, headmaster of the Mt Albert School, died of wounds at Gallipoli on August 11. He was 22 yrs of age. Spr Whitaker left with the Divisional Signalling Co of the main body and had been at the front since the landing on April 25. He received his education at the Te Kopuru, Helensville and Mt Albert Schools, finishing at the Auckland Grammar School. [AWN 02.09.1915] P.22

WHITE, Trooper K C, wounded the second time, was manager of the Maungatarata Station, Tokomaru Bay, when he enlisted with the third reinforcements from Gisborne. Tpr White was a member of the East Coast Mounted Rifles for two years and was a member of the eighth South African contingent. [AWN 16.09.1915] P.22

WILKINSON, Captain Albert Edward, who died of wounds, was a very active and highly esteemed member of the Manchester Unity of Oddfellows. He was a member of the Loyal Pukekohe Lodge, a past grant and trustee of his lodge at the time of his enlistment. [AWN 16.09.1915] P.22

WILLIAMS, Private Alfred Edwin, Auckland Infantry Battalion, who is reported to have died of wounds on August 11, was only 19 yrs of age. He was born and educated at Takapuna and was engaged in the boat building trade at Kohukohu prior to enlisting with the fifth reinforcements. [AWN 02.09.1915] P.21

WILSON, Lance Corporal C M, Canterbury Infantry Battalion, who received the Distinguished Service Medal for carrying important despatches under heavy fire through rough country on May 8, is progressing favourably. He succeeded in accomplishing his task safely but while in the firing line on the same evening was struck in the thigh by a bullet. [AWN 02.09.1915] P.21

WILSON, Sergeant Robert Douglas, son of Mr E Wilson, Clevedon, reported wounded, left in the first draft of men from Clevedon. He is one of the oldest members in the defence force, having been many years ago bugler in the Franklin Mounted Rifles. [AWN 16.09.1915] P.22

WOOLLEY, Trooper Theo, 9th, Auckland, Mounted Rifles, who has been wounded, is the only son of Mr Wm Woolley of Mt Eden Road. He is 24 yrs of age. [AWN 16.09.1915] P.22

WROBLESKE, Private F W, whose name appears in the recent list of Auckland Battalion men who are missing, was about 26 yrs of age and was employed as a tailor at Morrinsville for about 12 months prior to enlisting early in the present year. He has relations living at Morrinsville and his mother resides at Kanieri, Westland. [AWN 02.09.1915] P.54

WYNTER, Trooper Roy Cecil, Auckland Mounted Rifles, who has been killed in action, was the only s/o Mrs F M Wynter of Crescent Road, Parnell. He was 22? Yrs of age. [AWN 02.09.1915] P.22

YORKE, Private Cecil Courtnay, killed in action, was 24 yrs of age and a son of Mr J C Yorke, until recently inspector of factories and labour agent in Oamaru. He had a literary bent which led him to relinquish banking in favour of journalism, joining the staff of the Lyttelton Times. He left with the main expeditionary force, having enlisted in the Canterbury Battalion. He had the reputation of being a crack rifle shot. [AWN 09.09.1915] P.22


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