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AUCKLAND  WEEKLY  NEWS                                                   3 January 1918

 

 

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TAYLOR                  Arthur Edward, died at Trentham Military Hospital on 7 June 1916; aged 24.  [AWN

03.01.1918]

 

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AUCKLAND  WEEKLY  NEWS                                                                                10 January 1918

 

ROLL OF HONOUR

 

HODGES                  Private Samuel Henry Hodges, killed in action in France on 4 October 1917; aged 22.

                                [AWN 10.01.1918]

 

MONTGOMERY       On 21 November 1917, killed in action in France, Rifleman Edward Montgomery,

                                24th Reinforcements, sixth son of Thomas & Alice Ann Montgomery, Mititai; aged 25.

                                [AWN 10.01.1918]

                                In the prime of early manhood, like the dawn of a beautiful day,

                                He fought with the bravest of the brave in the thickest of the fray.

                                What could we have more glorious? Who paid a greater toll,

                                Than he who fought through Western France and gave his life and soul.

 

ROBERTSON           On 28 September 1917, killed in action in Belgium, Rifleman John Allan Robertson,

22nd Reinforcements, late of Mosgiel, third son of John and Elizabeth Robertson, Gordon Rd, Mosgiel, brother of James, Mangawhero; Thomas, Aka Aka; and Mrs J H Windelborn, Hawera; aged 21 years 4 months.  [AWN 10.01.1918]

The fame is quenched that I foresaw, the head hath missed an earthly wreath.

 

RINTOUL

                                On 8 October 1917, died of wounds somewhere in France, Richard William Nederick

                                Rintoul, 21st Reinforcements; aged 22.  [AWN 10.01.1918]

 

SKINNER                  On 22 November 1917, killed in action in France, George Laurence Skinner, son of George and Alice Skinner; aged 21.  [AWN 10.01.1918] 

                                He died for our freedom

 

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AUCKLAND  WEEKLY  NEWS                                                                                17 January 1918

 

 

ROLL OF HONOUR

 

KENDALL                On 25 November 1917, killed in action in France, Trooper Thomas M Kendall, fifth son of G W & N Kendall of Mitimiti, Hokianga; aged 22 yrs 5 mths.  [AWN 17.01.1918]

He sacrificed his life for the great cause.

 

OGILVIE                   On 22 December 1917, killed in action in France, Clarence Edward, second son of A N Ogilvie, Western Australia, and brother of Mrs O Bell, Waihi;  aged 34.  [AWN 17.01.1918]

 

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AUCKLAND  WEEKLY  NEWS                                                                                24 January 1918

 

 

ROLL OF HONOUR

 

McGILL                    20 December 1917, killed in action in France, Corporal David McGill, 28th Reinforcements, son of Angus & Mary McGill, Riverhead, late of Kaeaea, King Country; aged 22 yrs 10 mths.  [AWN 24.01.1918]

 

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AUCKLAND  WEEKLY  NEWS                                                                                31 January 1918

 

ROLL OF HONOUR

 

BRIDGES 11 January 1918, killed in action in France, Private J Bridges, No. 56.135, 29th

Reinforcements, brother of Mrs Robert WEBSTER, Kensington Ave, Auckland.  [AWN 31.01.1918]

 

CLARK                    Lance Corporal Jack Clark, killed in action in France 31 January 1917, buried at Wye Farm 1 February.  [AWN 31.01.1918]

                                Worthy of everlasting love

 

FERGUSON             On 3 January 1918, killed in action in France, Rifleman George Ferguson, NZRB, 25th Reinforcements, youngest son of Walter & Jessie Ferguson of Te Aroha; aged 24.  [AWN 31.01.1918]

 

PITCHER                  On 12 January 1918, died of wounds in France, Arthur John Pitcher, husband of Mary B Pitcher, late of Blenheim, only son of Arthur and Mary Pitcher, Mangaonoho.  [AWN 31.01.1918]

 

WALKER                 On 20 December 1917, died of wounds in France, William R Walker, 9th Reinforcements, only son of James & Helen Walker of Ferntown, Collingwood.  [AWN 31.01.1918]

 

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AUCKLAND  WEEKLY  NEWS                                                                                7 February 1918

 

ROLL OF HONOUR

 

SIMPKIN                   On 19 January 1918, died of wounds in France, Charles Hadden Simpkin, eldest son of William & Rose Alice Simpkin of Rehia, Northern Wairoa.  [AWN 07.02.1918]

Beloved, it is well -

God’s ways are always right and perfect love is o’er them all, though far above our sight.

Beloved, it is well –

Tho’ deep and sore the smart, the hand that wounds knows how to bind and heal the broken heart.

 

VEALE                     On 22 January 1918, killed in action, Lieutenant Allan A Veale, RFC, Imperial Forces, only son of William & M Veale, Hamilton Road, Cambridge: aged 24 ½    [AWN 07.02.1918]

 

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AUCKLAND  WEEKLY  NEWS                                                                                14 February 1918

 

ROLL OF HONOUR

 

SMITH                      Edward John, killed in action in France 15 February 1917, buried 16 February 1917,

                                Rue Petillon Cemetery.  [AWN 14.02.1918]

 

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AUCKLAND  WEEKLY  NEWS                                                                                21 February 1918

 

ROLL OF HONOUR

 

KING                        On 15 November 1917, died of wounds received at Palestine, Gilbert Lennox King,

                                2nd Lieutenant, husband of Lilian King, Paraihi, Matakohe.  [AWN 21.02.1918]

 

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AUCKLAND  WEEKLY  NEWS                                                                                                28 February 1918

 

ROLL OF HONOUR

 

DOIDGE                   Corporal E B L Doidge, 15th, North Auckland, Co., 2nd Battalion, youngest son of Mr

                                & Mrs E Doidge, Cootamundra, NSW, killed in action in France 21 February 1917:

                                aged 26.  [AWN 28.02.1918]

 

WARREN                 On 13 October 1917, died from wounds somewhere in France, Edgar Lewis, youngest son of T R & M J Warren, late of Christchurch.  [AWN 28.02.1918]

                                The sad news has reached me, young Ted has been killed,

He died like a hero on a foreign battlefield.

In a land far away, across the deep blue sea,

He sleeps in a grave that I may never see – Only a boy.

 

New Zealand is now giving the flowers of the land,

When young lads of twenty-two in the trenches they stand.

Though just but a boy, he played a brave part,

For honour of his country he had at his heart – Only a boy.

 

What more could he give to his Country and King,

A life that’s so young but yet dear to him.

No stone marks the grave of that hero so true

Who died for his country and the Belgians too – Only a boy.

 

Sleep on in peace, lad, your work is now done

And your comrades will finish the task you begun.

Like all New Zealand soldiers, they will never say die

Until peace is declared in the sweet bye and bye – Only a boy.

 

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AUCKLAND  WEEKLY  NEWS                                                                                14 March 1918

 

ROLL OF HONOUR

 

CULLEN                   On 16 February 1918, at the Casualty Clearing Station, France, died of wounds received on 21 January, Lance Corporal J Harley Cullen, 23rd Reinforcements, fourth son of Benjamin & Georgina Cullen of Waipu: aged 24.  [AWN 14.03.1918]

 

LESLIE                     On 4 February 1918, killed in action in France, Lance Corporal William Quinlan Frederick Leslie, son of Charles & Jessie Leslie: aged 30 yrs 8 mths.  [AWN 14.03.1918]

                                As he lived, so he died, doing his duty nobly.

Nameless his grave on a battle field gory, Marked by a cross or a mound of brown earth.

                                Died in the prime of his life and his glory, far from his home and the land of his birth.

 

GODKIN                   Lance Corporal Arthur Godkin, 9th Reinforcements, A Squadron, Auckland Mounted

Rifles, died of meningitis, No.1 Australian Stationary Hospital, Ismailia, 12 March 1916.  Opotiki papers please copy.  [AWN 14.03.1918]

 

McHUGH                  8/3690 Sapper Eric McHugh, 9th Reinforcements, died of wounds, France, 13 March 1917, youngest son of Fanny and the late H J McHugh, brother of Mrs Phillips, Harry, Millie, Archie and Duncan on active service: aged 25.  Nephew of M Edwards.  [AWN 14.03.1918]

 

YOUNG                   Private William Young, died at Featherston Military Hospital 13 March 1916.  [AWN 14.03.1918]

 

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AUCKLAND  WEEKLY  NEWS                                                                                                21 March 1918

 

 

ROLL OF HONOUR

 

CULLEN                   On 16 February 1918, died of wounds in France, Lance Corporal Harley Cullen;

                                Aged 24.  [Inserted by CC and LB]  [AWN 21.03.1918]

 

FARLEY                  Previously reported missing, now reported killed in action in France, Private Thomas

                                Cecil Innes Farley, Australian IEF, younger son of Rev Thomas Farley and the late

                                Barbara Farley, and grandson of the late Mr & Mrs William Innes Taylor of Glen Innes,

                                West Tamaki.  [AWN 21.03.1918]

 

HUBAND                  On 20 February 1918, killed in action at Palestine, Royden Clyfford Huband, eldest

                                Son of E Lord, Marchemo; aged 23 yrs 4 mths.  [AWN 21.03.1918]

 

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AUCKLAND  WEEKLY  NEWS                                                                                                [AWN 28.03.1918]

 

ROLL OF HONOUR

 

HOCKEY                  On 18 March 1918, No.1 Stationary Hospital, Rouen, died of pneumonia.

Lance Corporal Charles H Hockey, second son of H & G Hockey, of Katui, Northern Wairoa; aged 27.  [AWN 28.03.1918]

 

BROWN                   On 18 February 1918, died of bronchio-pneumonia at Tidworth Military Hospital,

                                England, Private Edward G Brown, 31st Reinforcements, husband of Ellen M Brown,

Matakana, only son of the late Robert & Mary Brown of Tara: aged 27.  [AWN 28.03.1918]

 

KIRK                        On 24 February 1918, died of illness at Tidworth Military Hospital, England, Private

Harry Wensly Kirk, 30th Reinforcements, youngest son of Henry & Annie Kirk, Papatoetoe, late of Tauranga; aged 28.  [AWN 28.03.1918]

 

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AUCKLAND  WEEKLY  NEWS                                                                                11 April 1918

 

ROLL OF HONOUR

 

LEE                          On 20 March 1918, died of wounds at 66th Casualty Clearing Station, Palestine,

                                Trooper Percy David Lee, youngest son of Mary Jane Lee, Hangatiki, and the late

John Lee, Te Kuiti: aged 25.  [AWN 11.04.1918]

 

MITCHELL                On 23 March 1918, at Hendon, England, as a result of an aeroplane accident,

                                2nd Lieut William George Mitchell, RFC, only son of George and Elizabeth Mitchell,

                                Wanganui.  [AWN 11.04.1918]

 

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AUCKLAND  WEEKLY  NEWS                                                                                                18 April 1918

 

ROLL OF HONOUR

 

ADOLPH  On 31 March 1918, died of wound received at Palestine, 2nd Lieut Victor Emil Adolph,

Imperial Camel Corps, son of W G E & S J Adolph, Kaipara Flats.  [AWN 18.04.1918]

 

SHARP                    On 27 March 1918, killed in action in France, William Campbell, 9th Reinforcements,

                                Fifth and youngest son of H E & M Sharp, Oratia; aged 20 yrs 9 mths.  [AWN

18.04.1918]

 

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AUCKLAND  WEEKLY  NEWS                                                                                                25 April 1918

 

ROLL OF HONOUR

 

BELL                        On 9 April 1918, died of wounds at 43rd Stationary Hospital, Palestine, Corporal

                                Walter Charles Bell, Camel Corps, 16th Reinforcements, youngest son of Mary and

                                The late Allen Bell, Takanini; aged 35.  [AWN 25.04.1918]

 

GOULSTONE           On 30 March 1918, killed in action in France, John William Goulstone, 26th Reinforcements, only son of William F & the late Rose L Goulstone; aged 23.  [AWN 25.04.1918]

 

GREENWOOD          On 30 March 1918, killed in action in France, Joseph Elliott, 26th Reinforcements,

                                Only son of J & A Greenwood, Henderson; aged 24.  [AWN 25.04.1918]

 

GWYNNE                 On 4 April 1918, killed in action in France, James Herbert, eldest son of H & G Gwynne, Highland Rd, Mt Albert, Auckland, formerly of Kaponga, Taranaki;  aged 24.  [AWN 25.04.1918]

 

INGRAM                   On 4 October, killed in action (previously reported wounded and missing), Private

William Ralston Ingram, eldest son of W & A Ingram, Marohemo, formerly of

Avondale; aged 36.  [AWN 25.04.1918]

 

HILL                         On 30 March 1918, killed in action in France, Private James McClintock (Clinton) Hill,

12546, youngest son of James & Elizabeth Hill, Arthur St West, Onehunga, late of King Country and Thames;  aged 28 ½    [AWN 25.04.1918]

For God, for King and for country, Nobly he lived, Nobly he died.

 

McMILLAN               On 4 April, killed in action, Frederick Thomas McMillan, eldest son of Thomas and Elizabeth McMillan, No.5 Line, Wanganui East; aged 22    [AWN 25.04.1918]

                                Nelson and Wellington papers please copy.

 

RAMSAY                 On 2 April 1918, killed in action in France, Private Harold Vivian Ramsay, NZ Medical

Corps, second son of John & Mary Ramsay of Warkworth and brother of Rollo A Ramsay, YMCA Field Secretary; aged 28.  [AWN 25.04.1918] 

 

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AUCKLAND  WEEKLY  NEWS                                                                                                2 May 1918

 

ROLL OF HONOUR

 

COLE                       On 4 October, reported wounded and missing, now reported killed in action, Corporal

David Coates, 16th NZEF, second son of D O & M Cole, Clontivern, Onehunga: aged 21.  [AWN 02.05.1918]

Brave soldier come home, for the victory is won.

 

MEADWAY              On 30 March, killed in action in France, Edwin Laurence, 25th Reinforcements, eldest son of W E & J Meadway, Paterangi, Waikato: aged 24.  [AWN 02.05.1918]

 

McCONNELL            On 30 March 1918, killed in action in Palestine, Trooper David McConnell, Imperial Camel Corps, third and youngest son of Mrs Mary and the late R McConnell, of Ruarangi, Mangapai: aged 25.  Australian papers please copy.  [AWN 02.05.1918]

 

NIXON                      Died of wounds received in action 7 April, Private Alfred Ernest Nixon, Machine-gun Corps, second son of William Nixon, Macleods Road, Henderson: aged 28. [AWN 02.05.1918]

 

O’RORKE                 On 24 March, killed in action in France, Captain Dennis Clifford, M.C., second son of Edward Dennis and Amy Clifford O’RORKE and grandson of the late Sir G Maurice and Lady O’Rorke: aged 22.  [AWN 02.05.1918]

 

SCOTT                     On 11 April 1918, died of wounds received in action in France, William John, third son of Jane Vickers and the late Robert Scott of Gordonton, late of Cambridge:  aged 24.  [AWN 02.05.1918]

                                In the great fight for freedom, he nobly payed his part.

 

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AUCKLAND  WEEKLY  NEWS                                                                                9 May 1918

 

ROLL OF HONOUR

 

MARSHALL             On 16 April, killed in action in France, Corporal W A MARSHALL, only son of the late W A Marshall, Leeds, Yorkshire, England, and the late Mrs Barton Elliott of Rukuhia, Hamilton, and grandson of the late Joseph Longley late of Auckland, and nephew of Mrs E Elliott, New Plymouth and Mr G K Webb, Auckland; aged 27.  [Aunt: J D Elliott, New Plymouth]  [AWN 09.05.1918]

 

SHEPHERD              On 28 March, killed in action in France, Vivian A Shepherd, eldest son of C P Shepherd, Kaeo; aged 21.  [AWN 09.05.1918]

                                Sacrificed for freedom

 

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AUCKLAND  WEEKLY  NEWS                                                                                16 May 1918

 

ROLL OF HONOUR

 

KNIGHT                    On 16 April 1918, killed in action in France, Corporal Norman Raglan Knight, husband

Of Mrs G Knight and son of Mr & Mrs J F Knight, Hawera; aged 31.  [AWN 16.05.1918]

 

NELSON                  On 18 April 1918, killed in action in France, William Thomas (Pat) Nelson, Main Body

NZEF, third son of W T & E Nelson of Fitzroy Road, Napier: aged 24  [AWN 16.05.1918]

 

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AUCKLAND  WEEKLY  NEWS                                                                                23 May 1918

 

 

ROLL OF HONOUR

 

FAITHFULL              On 2 May 1918 killed in action in France, William McCathie, second son of Alfred & J C Faithfull, Ohaeawai, Bay of Islands; aged 34.  [AWN 23.05.1918]

 

GRANT                    [Son and brother]  Private Harold Brouse Grant, of Warkworth, 19th Reinforcements, died at Etaples, France on 18 May 1917.  [AWN 23.05.1918]

 

PAINE                      Sydney William, 2nd Lieutenant, First Divisional Co., NZ Engineers, British Squadron, Main Body, killed in action 16 May 1916; aged 24.  [AWN 23.05.1918]

 

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AUCKLAND  WEEKLY  NEWS                                                                                                30 May 1918

 

 

ROLL OF HONOUR

 

CASAR                    On 31 March 1918, died of wounds received in France, Private J R Casar, only

Son of John and Rose Casar, Logan St, Mangawhare, Northern Wairoa.  [AWN 30.05.1918]

 

CRAIG                     On 9 May 1918, killed in action in Flanders, Walter Riddel, youngest son of the late Robert and Jane Craig of Tapuika, Waipipi.  [AWN 30.05.1918]

 

DELANEY                On 9 May 1918, died of wounds at a Convalescent Hospital, Frances, Albert George Delaney (Archie), eldest son of T & E Delaney of Tapuhi, Bay of Islands: aged 25.  [AWN 30.05.1918]

 

McCRAE                  On 6 May 1918, killed in action in France, James Parker, elder son of Agnes and the late James McCrae, St Georges Rd, Avondale; aged 30.  [AWN 30.05.1918] 

 

SANDERSON           On 30 March 1918, killed in action, Robert (Bobbie), youngest son of Eliza and the late Benjamin Sanderson, Okupu, Great Barrier; aged 26.  [AWN 30.05.1918]

 

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­AUCKLAND  WEEKLY  NEWS                                                                                                6 June 1918

 

ROLL OF HONOUR

 

CUNDY                    On 26 April 1918, killed in action in France, Private A B Cundy, son of Mrs L Cundy,

                                Piopio, late of West Coast: aged 29.  [AWN 06.06.1918]

 

BARKER                  Private R Barker, 16th Reinforcements, died of wound received in France, 3 June 1917.  Husband of Mabel Louisa Barker, Cape Colville.  [AWN 06.06.1918]

 

BRIGHAM                Private Charles (Charlie) Brigham, died of wounds 3 June 1917.  [Mr & Mrs Parks, Hukerunui, and Pte J Parkes now in France]  [AWN 06.06.1918]

                                One of the first to answer duty’s call, one of the best to give his life, his all.

 

CRULLER                 Corporal H A Basil Cruller (Boy), 19th Reinforcements, killed in action in France 12 October 1917: aged 22.  [Mother, father and sisters].  [AWN 06.06.1918]

                                On the 12th October oh! That dreary morning, after the battle was done

                                They called the roll, you answered it not, they knew not where you had gone.

                                You were not on that blood-stained battlefield, you were not among the slain,

                                You were numbered with the missing, that is how the message came.

                                In silence we mourn for you, dearest Boy, as you bid us not to complain,

                                In a far distant land you are sleeping dear, that is how the last message came.

                                All hopes now are gone, our only boy too, We pray God in his mercy, will guide us to you.

 

DUNN                       Sapper Charles Dunn, of New Plymouth, killed in action at Messines 7 June 1917

[Sisters in England]  [AWN 06.06.1918]                  

                                Eternal rest grant unto him oh Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him.

 

DUNTON                  Corporal Albert Dunton, third son of George & Sarah Dunton, killed in action at Messines, 7 June 1917: aged 27.  [Parents, sisters & brothers]  [AWN 06.06.1918]

 

FOSTER                   Alfred Melvin, died of wounds received at Messines 10 June 1917.  [Friend of E M Commerer]   [AWN 06.06.1918]

 

FLOWER                  Rifleman Harold Ralph Flower, 16th Reinforcements, killed in action at Messines: aged 20.  [Son and brother, nephew of A Bell & family]   [AWN 06.06.1918]

                                Not death and a grave for that bright young life but a call to higher service.

 

HAROLD                  Private William Edward Harold, killed in action at Messines 7 June 1917.  [Sister & brother in law N & E C Murphy]  [AWN 06.06.1918]

 

JOHNSON                John, killed in action at Messines, 7 June 1917.  [Sister – B A (Monda) Johnson] [AWN 06.06.1918]

                                God grant that all this sorrow and lives of gallant men,

shall reap a bright tomorrow when peace shall come again. 

If tears are never ended, ‘twill help to heal the loss

of those whose hears are rended by a little wooden cross.

 

JOHNSON                John, only son, killed in action at the battle of Messines on 7 June 1917.  [Father and Mother, N. Wairoa]  [AWN 06.06.1918]

                                Far beyond the war and battle, our loved one now has passed

                                From the world’s dark side that sundered many a heart

                                Some day we’ll meet beyond the mountain, safe on the homeland shore

                                Beside a shining crystal sea where tempest all are o’er.

                                There our loved one waits to welcome us and we will part no more.   

 

JOHNSON                Rifleman John Johnson, killed in action in France 7 June 1917 [Sister and brother in law, H & J Thompson, Naumai]   [AWN 06.06.1918]

                                When the flags are o’er the roadways and the troops are marching home

                                To the cheering of the people and the triumph of the drum

                                We see sisters greeting brothers, we see sons who wave to mothers

                                Oh, have pity for the eyes that look for those who do not come.

                                They are sleeping out in France, where their battle-cries have rung

                                And they heed no burst of cheering and no summons of the drum

                                Oh, a hero’s death, we prize it, but do we realist it

                                Oh, have pity for the watching ones, whose lads can never come.

                                They are sleeping somewhere in France – no matter where

                                They are just as near to heaven as though they had lain in their beds at home

                                When the signal of “Cease” was given.

 

LAIDLAW                Private James Laidlaw, Waverley, killed in action at Messines on 7 June 1917.  [Inserted by his friend]  [AWN 06.06.1918]

 

RIGDEN                    George Augustus Rigden, 17th Reinforcements, killed in action at Messines 7 June 1917: aged 23.  [Mother, father, sisters, brothers, sisters in law & brothers in law] [AWN 06.06.1918]

                                ‘Tis just one year ago today, we all remember well

                                The sad news brought of our dear George, who in the fighting fell.

                                How nobly he responded to his King and country’s call

                                Our brave and gallant solder, beloved and missed by all.

 

ROBINSON              Private Horace Sydney Robinson, 3rd Reinforcements, killed on Gallipoli 5 June 1915, youngest son of K & the late H L Robinson of Weymouth.  [Mother]  [AWN 06.06.1918]

                                He sleeps beside his comrades in a shallow grave unknown

                                But his name is written in letters of love In the hearts that are left at home.

 

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AUCKLAND WEEKLY NEWS                                                                                  13 June 1918

 

ROLL OF HONOUR

 

ELLIOTT   On 21 May 1918, killed in action in France, George Richard Thomas Sibbin, son of

                                Mrs J W Elliott, Hatema, Hawkes Bay.  [AWN 13.06.1918]

 

FATT                       On 8 May 1918, killed in action in France, James S Fatt, 7th Reinforcements, brother of Stanley and Steven FATT, on active service, friend of J & F McBreen, Marua: aged 21 yrs 9 mths.  [AWN 13.06.1918]

 

ELVIN                      Corporal H E Elvin of Makarau, 11th Reinforcements, 3rd NZ Rifle Brigade, killed in action in France 14 June 1917.  [Parents & sisters:  CLH]  [AWN 13.06.1918]

 

GEARD                    Sergeant Angus George Geard, 4th Battalion Rifle Brigade, killed in action in France 7 June 1917.  [Parents, brothers & sister, Cape Colville]  [AWN 13.06.1918]

 

MORRISON              Private Reginald T Morrison, 12th Reinforcements, killed in action at the battle of the

                                Somme 7 June 1917.  [Parents, Opotiki]  [AWN 13.06.1918]

 

MAXWELL               On 7 June, [year not shown] killed in action at Messines, France, Private David Maxwell, 18th Reinforcements, son of James Maxwell of Puke Turehu, Oronoa, Hokianga.  [AWN 13.06.1918]

                                On Fame’s eternal camping ground their silent tents are spread

                                And glory guards that solemn round, the bivouac of the dead.

 

REA                         Martin James Rea, 4th NZ Rifle Brigade, killed in action 7 June 1917.  [Parents, sisters & brothers]  [AWN 13.06.1918]

 

WARD                     Reuben Oscar, 16th Reinforcements, killed in action at Messines on 8 June 1917.  [Mother, sisters & brothers] [AWN 13.06.1918]

                                Missing says the cable and oh! our hearts were sad

                                For our dear son and brother who had rallied to the flag

                                Comes again the cable, killed in action so it says

                                And our dear son and brother, a noble life he gave.

 

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AUCKLAND WEEKLY NEWS                                                                                  20 June 1918

 

ROLL OF HONOUR

 

CAMERON               On 21 March 1918, killed in action, Lieut Hector Cameron, York & Lancaster Regt, previously with the 6th, Haurakis, NZEF, second son of Mr D Cameron, The Kennels, Birnie: aged 33.   [AWN 20.06.1918]

 

SEATON                  On 7 May 1918, killed in action in France, Private John Seaton, of Herekino: aged 20. 

                                [Friend of Miss M M Baker)  [AWN 20.06.1918]

In a distant land he lies at rest in a soldier’s grave, His battle fought, his name enrolled on the scroll of the deathless brave.

A lonely grave we may never sea but while life and memory last we will remember thee.

 

CAUSER                  [Brother] Walter, killed in action 21 June 1917  [Brother & brother in law of C & J Causer, and nieces]  [AWN 20.06.1918]

                                One year ago dear Walter they laid you gently to rest

                                In a soldier’s grave near Messines among the brave and the best.

 

COLLINGTON          Rifleman Oscar Collington, No.1 Platoon, 2nd Battalion, NZ Rifle Brigade, 19th Reinforcements, killed in action at Messines 22 June 1917: aged 20.  [AWN 20.06.1918]

In grateful remembrance of a brave soldier who gave his life fighting for the dear old flag.

                                How nobly he responded to his King and country’s call.

                                Our brave and gallant soldier, beloved and missed by all.   [Mother]

                                He sleeps beside his comrades in a shallow grave unknown

But his name is written in letters of love in the hearts that are left at home.  [Brother of Daisy Drake]

 

TUHIWAI                  Private W Tuhiwai, First Maori Reinforcements, died of pneumonia at No.3 Canadian

General Hospital, Boulogne, France, 19 June 1917, husband of Nellie Tuhiwai, Tokomaru Bay: aged 21  [AWN 20.06.1918]

 

VENDT                     Private Aubrey L Vendt, 6th Reinforcements, killed in action in France 20 June 1917

                                Aged 26.  [AWN 20.06.1918]

                                On the 20th June when the battle was o’er, the roll was called, you answered it not.

                                You were not among the slain missing, so the message said,

Our brave and gallant soldier, beloved and missed by all.  [Brother & brother in law of R & R Vendt, Whangarei.]

 

WILLOUGHBY         Trooper Harold (Willie) Willoughby, 4th Waikato Mounted Rifles, Main Body, died of wounds received at Gallipoli, 18 June 1915.  [AWN 20.06.1918]

 

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AUCKLAND  WEEKLY  NEWS                                                                                                27 June 1918

 

ROLL OF HONOUR

 

HALLIWELL             On 8 June 1918, died of pneumonia in France, Herbert (Bert) Halliwell, 7th Reinforcements, youngest son of Ellen and the late George Halliwell of Kohukohu.  [AWN 27.06.1918]

 

SIBBIN                     On 21 May 1918, killed in action in France, George Richard Thomas Sibbin, son of

                                Mrs J W Elliott, Hatama, Hawkes Bay.  [AWN 27.06.1918]

 

DUNN                       Sapper Charles Dunn of New Plymouth, killed in action at Messines on 7 June 1917.

                                [Sisters in England]   [AWN 27.06.1918]

 

VAZEY                    Rifleman Pat Vazey, 17th Reinforcements, killed in action on 22 June 1917.  [ Sisters: Nellie, Kit & Ettie}  [AWN 27.06.1918]

 

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AUCKLAND  WEEKLY  NEWS                                                                                                4 July 1918

 

ROLL OF HONOUR

 

WALLACE               On 23 May 1918, Gordon Wallace, son of Thomas & Margaret Wallace, Victoria Valley, killed in action on the Western Front.  [AWN 04.07.1918]

 

CAMPBELL              Corporal Richard James Campbell, reported died of wounds in France on 27 June 1917, second son of Richard & Jane Campbell, Duke St, Mt Roskill, late of Mangonui.  [AWN 04.07.1918]

 

GAMBLING              Ernest Walter (Ponty), who gave his life on 3 July 1916, somewhere in France, late

                                Comrade of JBB, Putaruru.  [AWN 04.07.1918]

                                As he lived, so he died, nobly doing his duty.

 

LOWEN                    Killed in action in France 24 June 1917, Leonard M Lowen.  [Mother & sister, A & M BERRETT]  [AWN 04.07.1918]

 

VENDT                     Private A L Vendt, killed in action 20 June 1917, second son of Emily M Vendt of Otoroa: aged24.  [AWN 04.07.1918]

 

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AUCKLAND  WEEKLY  NEWS                                                                                                11 July 1918

 

ROLL OF HONOUR

 

ADDISON On 20 April 1918, killed in action in France, Private John Baxter Addison of Leigh:

                                Aged 42.  Son of Thomas & Jane Addison, Leigh.  [AWN 11.07.1918]

 

LOWEN                    Leonard M, killed in action in France 24 June 1917.  [Mother & sister A & M Berrett]  [AWN 11.07.1918]

 

PRESNELL               Private F P Presnell, killed in action in France 10 July 1917, brother of E G Barnby.  [AWN 11.07.1918]

 

SHELTON                William Wynyard Shelton, died of wounds in France on 12 July 1917.  [Father and family: brother of Bob]  [AWN 11.07.1918]

                                For duty and his country’s call he went both true and brave,

                                Upon a battlefield to face and fill a soldier’s grave.

                                Remember only what he was, the brave, the tender and the true

 

VIPOND                   Private Joseph (Joey) Alon Vipond, died of pneumonia at Upper Hutt Military Hospital on 10 July 1916.  [Parents, sister Ivy & Aunt Emma, cousins Ruby & Arthur]   [AWN 11.07.1918]

 

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AUCKLAND  WEEKLY  NEWS                                                                                                [AWN 18.07.1918]

 

ROLL OF HONOUR

 

BOWMAR                Private John Morris Bowmar, 16th Reinforcements, second son of J & M Bowmar, Kuaha, Waipu, died at the Military Hospital, Wellington, on 9 July: aged 21.  [AWN 18.07.1918]

 

PETERSEN               Farrier ‘Jack’ W Petersen, died of wounds at Bailuell Hospital, France, on 4 July 1917. Brother of George, now in France.  [AWN 18.07.1918]

 

VIPOND                   Private J A Vipond, died at Trentham on 10 July 1916.  Nephew of Maud and Kate, cousin of Hettie.  [AWN 18.07.1918]

                                He died as he lived, noble and true, his life for freedom’s cause he gave.

 

WOODFORD            J E, killed in action 11 July 1917.  [Parents & family]  [AWN 18.07.1918]

                                One year ago dear Joseph, they laid you gently to rest

                                In a soldier’s grave near Messines, among the bravest and best.

                                We look no more for the home coming, as we did in days gone by,

                                The years may come and years may go and still we’ll remember you.

 

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AUCKLAND  WEEKLY  NEWS                                                                                                25 July 1918

 

ROLL OF HONOUR

 

DE LANEY               9 May 1918, died of wounds, Albert Arthur De Laney, 9th Reinforcements, son of

Thomas and Emily De Laney, Tapuhi: aged 25 years.  [AWN 25.07.1918]

 

BOSSE                    Private Albert Bosse, Rangiriri, 19th Reinforcements, killed in action 31 July 1917.

Private Bosse was a hero; he died a noble death.

He died for King and Country and for his friends as well.

When he left New Zealand’s shores we shed many a bitter tear

For we thought perhaps we’d meet no more or else for many a year.

But Bosse’s work on earth is done, he died that we may live in peace.

So God above will guard his soul, in heaven our hero will find his peace.

[Composed & inserted by his sincere friend, Fanny E Neil.]  [AWN 25.07.1918]

 

LUKE                       Private Peter Luke, killed in action at Messines, 31 July 1917: aged 27.  [Aunts & cousins]  [AWN 25.07.1918]

                                Rest, son, ina  far off land, we miss thee in our home.

Like many of those brave boys, well taught by their teachers to answer the Empire’s call.

 

NICHOLSON            Riflemen W & James Nicholson, both killed in action in France.  [R Nicholson & family]

                                [AWN 25.07.1918]

 

ROGERS                  [My dear boy] C E Rogers, died of sickness in France.  [AWN 25.07.1918]

                                In my thoughts your memory lingers, tender, fond and true.

                                Never a day passes, dear sweetheart, but that I think of you

                                [Inserted by his loving girl, Annie Nicholson]

 

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AUCKLAND  WEEKLY NEWS                                                                 1 August 1918

 

ROLL OF HONOUR

 

BEST                       Private James Gardiner, son of William J Best of Otahuhu, killed in action at Bois

                                Greeners (sic) 31 July 1917: aged 24.  [AWN 01.08.1918]

 

CARSON                 Private Wm Carson, youngest son of David & Margaret Carson, Otahuhu, killed in action in France 2 July 1917.  [AWN 01.08.1918]

 

CLEARY                  [Son & brother] Private Sidney Cleary, Lewis Machine-gun Section, died of wounds France 31 July 1917.   [AWN 01.08.1918]

                                He died as he lived, noble and brave, his life for freedom’s cause he gave.

 

FAITHFULL              Charles Baker, youngest son of A & J C Faithfull, Ohaeawai, killed in action in France

                                31 July 1917.  [AWN 01.08.1918]

 

HIRST                      [Son & brother] Thomas Roy, third son of Thomas & Sophia Hirst, Norsewood, Hawkes Bay, killed in action 31 July 1917: aged 20.  [AWN 01.08.1918]

                                This is the day when sad memories wake within our hearts

                                For somewhere in scattered trench or shell-swept plain

                                Or riven fields that shrink as if with pain,

                                Where not a tear and prayer can trace his nameless grave,

                                So lost and lain or Roy, who fell somewhere in France.

                                No partings yonder, no sad goodbyes.

                                [Parents, sisters & brothers at the front]

 

LACEY                    Private Horace Lacey, killed in action in France 31 July 1917: aged 24. [AWN 01.08.1918]

                                I might be home for Christmas” his last fond letter read

                                Then the cable came to tell us that our dear boy was dead.

                                Somewhere in France they have laid him, our solder so brave and so true,

                                He fought for our freedom and liberty, and died ‘neath the red, white & blue.

                                [Mother, sisters & brothers]

 

LEAF                       Robert William, eldest son of Alfred & Elizabeth Leaf, 23rd Reinforcements, killed in action in France 1 August 1917: aged 30   [AWN 01.08.1918]

                               

MONTGOMERY       [Son & brother] Henry Montgomery, 10th Reinforcements, killed in action in France 31 July 1917.  [AWN 01.08.1918]

                                He sleeps besides his comrades in a grave to us unknown,

                                But his name is written in letters of love in the hearts that he left at home.

 

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AUCKLAND  WEEKLY  NEWS                                                                                                8 August 1918

 

ROLL OF HONOUR

 

BEATTIE                  Private Charles Leslie Beattie, second son of Samuel & Sarah Beattie of Porangahau, died of wounds 7 August 1917, Military Hospital, Rouen: 26 ½ yrs.  [AWN 08.08.1918]

                                He bravely answered duty’s call, he gave his life for one and all.

                                We miss him and mourn him in silence unseen,

                                And dwell on the memory of days that have been.  [Father, mother, brother, sisters]

 

BEST                       Private James Gardiner Best, son of William J Best, Otahuhu, killed in action at Bois Greeners on 31 July 1917: aged 24.  [AWN 08.08.1918]

 

BIRD                       [My dear soldier daddy]  Trooper Joseph Hohepa Bird, killed in action 8 August 1915 at Gallipoli.  [AWN 08.08.1918] [His only child, Hori Gabriel Bird]

                                Mahe manu e rere ki karipore, Kita whakaoho ia papa kai te moe ei

                                Taku mahi e para he tauwhanga iakoe, Nawai teraara irunga ka tauhinga ei.

 

BIRD                        Trooper Joseph Hohepa Bird of Murupara, killed in action 8 August 1915 at Gallipoli,

                                [AWN 08.08.1918] [Parents, brother, sister]

                                Far away on Suvla’s lonely shore our loved one sleeps forever more,

                                With that gallant band who gave their all, who wavered not at Freedom’s call.

 

CARTWRIGHT         Private Joseph Cartwright, 29th Reinforcements, accidentally killed at Manurewa, 8 August 1917. [AWN 08.08.1918]  [Father, sisters, brothers]

                                On his road to duty’s call.

 

GILES                      Rifleman T C Giles, killed in action 5 August 1917, somewhere in France.  [AWN 08.08.1918] [Sisters, S C Wouldes, Kiritehere, & Minnie Davey, Huntly]

                                He gave his life for his country.

                                He answered duty’s call, he gave his life, his all

                                For the country of his fathers and the glory of his God.

 

McKAY                    Sergeant Alexander P, killed in action 8 August 1915, Gallipoli. [AWN 08.08.1918]

[Mother]

 

McKAY                    Trooper A D D McKay (Main Body, Expeditionary Force), son of J M & late Winifred McKay, killed in action 8 August 1915, Gallipoli.  [AWN 08.08.1918] [Father, sisters, brothers at Mountfield, Waipu]

                                With others he nobly did his duty.

 

VIPOND                   Sergeant Mark Vipond, killed in action 9 August 1916.  [AWN 08.08.1918] [Aunt Ella, Uncle Joe]

                                He died as he lived, noble and brave, his life for freedom’s cause he gave.

 

WILSON                   Lance Corporal Leslie Wilson, 4th, Waikato, AMR (Main Body), died of wounds, 8 August 1915, Sari Bair, Gallipoli, late of Newstead, Waikato.  [AWN 08.08.1918] [Mother]

 

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AUCKLAND  WEEKLY  NEWS                                                                                                15 August 1918

 

ROLL OF HONOUR

 

APPLEYARD           On 30 July 1918, died of wounds, Sergeant David Appleyard, mate of the late Rifleman R RUSSELL.   [AWN 15.08.1918]

                                United once more.

                                Their names are written in letters of love in the hearts they have left at home.

 

BARNBY                 Private Henry Barnby, 3rd Reinforcements, killed in action 8 August 1915, Gallipoli.  [Wife] [AWN 15.08.1918]

 

JOHANNSON           Carl Oscar Clendon, killed in action 10 August 1915 at Gallipoli.  [Mother]  [AWN 15.08.1918]

                                Vengeance is mine, I shall repay, saith the Lord.

 

OLEN                       Victor Albert, son of Edward and Annie Olen, Tauratua, Bay of Plenty, killed in action 8 August 1915 on the height of Hill 971, Sari Bair, Gallipoli.  [AWN 15.08.1918]

                                He gave his all, his young life, he lies in a soldier’s grave in a foreign land.

 

SNOWDEN               Private T Snowden, killed in action 8 August 1915, Gallipoli.  [AWN 15.08.1918]

                                It is just three years since he left his own shore, where he was loved & cared for by all

                                To answer his duty like a brave soldier lad and there like a hero to fall.

                                Far away in the land of the noble where the brave are fighting today,

                                Our dear Tom fell, doing his duty for his King, country, loved ones and all.

 

VIPOND                   Sergeant Mark Vipond, Main Body, 3rd AMR, killed in action 9 August 1916, Egypt.  [Mother & stepfather, R B & J H Snook, Northcote] [Sister & brother in law H & W Broadwood]  [AWN 15.08.1918]

                                His God, his King and his country called him and he obeyed.

 

WALLACE               Sergeant Leslie Wallace, 13/174, Main Body Expeditionary Force, third son of Thomas & Margaret Wallace, Victoria Valley, died of wounds in Egypt on 7 August 1916: aged 26.  [AWN 15.08.1918]  [Parents, brothers, sisters]

                As he lived, so he died, nobly doing his duty.

                                ‘Died of wounds’ ran the message, this is all the tale they tell

                                Of our dear Les who loved us, our boy we loved so well.

                                ‘Died of wounds’ said the cable, just two years ago today

                                Far from home, friends and country, died our loved one far away.      

 

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AUCKLAND  WEEKLY  NEWS                                                                                                22 August 1918

 

ROLL OF HONOUR

 

CODD                      Private W E Codd, 15th Reinforcements, killed in action in France on 17 August 1917.

                                [AWN 22.08.1918] [ Friend: A Peebles]

 

REEVE                     Stanley T S, Lieutenant, 50th Battalion, Canadian Forces, killed in action at Lens (sic) on 22 August 1917.  [AWN 22.08.1918]

 

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AUCKLAND  WEEKLY  NEWS                                                                                                29 August 1918

 

ROLL OF HONOUR

 

STREZ                     Pte Frederick Martin Strez, died of wounds in France 6 August 1918, 16th Reinforcements, third son of John & Christina Strez of Lakeside: aged 22.  [AWN 29.08.1918]

 

CLARK                    Rifleman Thomas C, died at sea on 26 August 1917, of cerebro-spinal meningitis: aged 19.  [A & N Brown & family]  [AWN 29.08.1918]

 

LAMB                      Farrier E T Lamb, 11th NAMR, Main Body, killed in action at Gallipoli on 27 August 1915: aged 28.  [AWN 29.08.1918]  [Mrs E Lamb & family, Parua Bay, including brothers on active service]

 

MITCHELL                Private Arthur Ralph, killed in action France 21 August 1917, brother of E & J Mitchell, Kimbolton.  [AWN 29.08.1918]

 

MOELLER                Trooper Albert Gordon Moeller, 2nd, Wellington, Mounted Rifles, killed in action Anzac Cove, Gallipoli, 27 August 1915, son of Charles & Cecilia Moeller, 33 Edinburgh St, Newton.  [AWN 29.08.1918]

 

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AUCKLAND  WEEKLY  NEWS                                                                                                5 September 1918

 

ROLL OF HONOUR

 

RADCLIFFE              Made the supreme sacrifice while on duty in France, 3 August 1918, Lieutenant Leslie Caldwell Radcliffe, Australian Forces, son of Frank & Emily Radcliffe, Ayr, Northern Queensland, and grandson of Mr & Mrs W W Wallis, Grove Road, Edendale: aged 23.

                                [AWN 05.09.1918]

 

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AUCKLAND  WEEKLY  NEWS                                                                                                12 September 1918

 

ROLL OF HONOUR

 

ANDERSON             Rifleman Roland Cyril (Sid) Anderson, killed in action France 26 August 1918, 33rd Reinforcements, second son of James Robson and Margaret Anderson, Tiakitahuna, P.N.: aged 21.  [AWN 12.09.1918]

                                He sleeps not in his native land but under foreign skies,

                                Far from those who love him, in a hero’s grave he lies.

 

DIXON                      Rifleman Samuel James Dixon, NZ Rifle Brigade, 9th Reinforcements, killed in action France 26 August 1918, fourth son of Mary & late William Dixon of Hutton St, Otahuhu: aged 40.  [AWN 12.09.1918]

 

PARKER                  Lewis J K Parker, Military Medal, 18th Reinforcements, died of wounds, 25 August 1918, son of James & Elizabeth W Parker, Wellsford: aged 29.  [AWN 12.09.1918]

 

SHANNON               Arthur Francis Shannon, killed in action France 25 August 1918, eldest son of

                                F Shannon, county engineer, Tirau.  [AWN 12.09.1918]

 

HALL                       Harry, died of wounds France 21 September 1916: aged 23.  [Father, mother, brothers, sisters]  [AWN 12.09.1918]

                               

COWAN                   [Husband & Daddy] William Henry Cowan, killed in action on the Somme, 15 September 1916.  [Family, Hamilton] [AWN 12.09.1918]

 

COWAN                   Sergeant William Henry Cowan, died of wounds 15 September 1916: also Lieutenant Henry Rawlings Cowan, died of wounds 17 May 1915.  [Parents & sisters]  [AWN 12.09.1918]

                                For duty and their country’s call, they went both true and brave,

                                Upon a battlefield to fall and fill true soldiers’ graves.

 

DOYLE                    Private J J Doyle, No. 12-3618, killed in action France 15 September 1916.  [AWN

                                12.09.1918]

                                In sunny France he sleeps, beneath the sward,

                                His memory lives, his soul is with the Lord.         

 

FATT                       Private J Fatt, killed in action France 6 May 1918, comrade of Private E McGREEN, OAS.  [AWN 12.09.1918]                    

                               

KROGMAN              Gunner William George (Bob) Krogman, 2nd Reinforcements, NZFA, killed in action

                                on the Somme, 15 September 1916, brother and brother in law of C & W J Connor, Hastings, HB.  [AWN 12.09.1918]

                                “Gone West”, with the glory of setting sun

                                To an endless day of a well earned rest.

                For another hero’s part is done, and another soul “Gone West”

 

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AUCKLAND  WEEKLY  NEWS                                                                                                19 September 1918

 

ROLL OF HONOUR

 

HILL                         On 5 September 1918, died of wounds France, 2nd Lieut W J R Hill (Billy), eldest son of Mr & Mrs S Hill, Auckland (late Wellington and Taranaki): aged 35.  [AWN 19.09.1918]

 

McQUARRIE            On 22 August 1918, killed in action France, Rifleman Dugald McQuarrie, twin son of the late Captain Hector McQuarrie, Auckland.  [AWN 19.09.1918]

 

ARMSTRONG          Private William A, killed in action France 20 September 1916.  [Parents, sisters &

                                Brothers)  [AWN 19.09.1918]

 

BUSH                       [Eldest son & brother] Harry William, killed in action at the Somme 11 September 1916, grandson of the late Thomas Gibbins, 58th Regt, Auckland.  [AWN 19.09.1918]

 

FATT                       Private J Fatt, killed in action France 6 May 1918.  Comrade of Pte E McBreen, OAS.

                                [AWN 19.09.1918]

                                Somewhere in France dear Jim, you lie under the bright and starry sky

                                Your battle’s fought, the game well played and true to the boys who have gone before.

 

MEARING                 Charles Henry (Harry), killed in action on the Somme, 15 September 1916, brother of

Mrs N Barker, Waiau-Karaka, Auckland.  [AWN 19.09.1918]

 

MERCER                  Private Sydney Lawrence Mercer, died of wounds in France3 25 September 1916. [Parents, sisters, brothers & friend] [AWN 19.09.1918] 

 

O’CONNOR              Percy Michael, killed in action France 15 September 1916, comrade of JBB, Putaruru.

                                [AWN 19.09.1918]

 

STEWART               Colin, (12/3484), killed in action France 15 September 1916, husband of Daisy Stewart, Taihape.  [AWN 19.09.1918]

                                All our bravest, thousands like thee, died for us that we might live

                                Freely for their country’s freedom, all that might have been they give.

                                Fame may never tell the story or each last brave deed recall,

                                Nought for us but phrase of glory “killed in action” – that was all.

                               

Son of  Mrs A and the late Mr A Stewart, Taihape, (8th Reinforcements).

                                On the trampled breast of the battle plaiWIn where the foremost rank had wrestled

On his pale, pure face not a mark of pain and the blood of his fresh young heart was shed on his country’s hallowed alter.  God’s will be done. 

               

                                Only a grave in a distant clime, England’s heritage, England’s shrine.

                                [Sister – M Luke, Whakatane]

 

WHITELOCK            Rifleman H V Whitelock, Marton, killed in action France 15 September 1916.

                                [Friend: FC]  [AWN 19.09.1918]

                                He died the noblest death a man may die, fighting for God, and Right, and Liberty

                                And such a death is immortality.

 

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AUCKLAND  WEEKLY  NEWS                                                                                                26 September 1918

 

ROLL OF HONOUR

 

CARROLL                Died at sea, Terence Carroll, 40th Reinforcements, third son of Mr & Mrs J Carroll, Kuaotunu.  [AWN 26.09.1918]

 

CLEMENTS              On 3 September 1918, killed in action, Rifleman Horace L Clements, 25/854. [Grandmother E Verran]  [AWN 26.09.1918]

                                Far away o’er sea and land, somewhere in France on the battlefield,

                                Our dear Hor was slain, he fought and fell for King and country.

 

McDONALD             James Phelin, killed in action 26 August 1918.  Home papers please copy.  [AWN 26.09.1918]

 

WILSON                   26 August 1918, killed in action France, Alfred James, aged 35: brother of S & J Haywood, Owhanga.  [AWN 26.09.1918]

 

CAMPBELL              Sergeant Ernest George, killed in action France 4 October 1917:

                                Private Sydney Randolph, lost at the Dardanelles 25 April 1915: both of Taupiri,

                                Waikato.  Dear sons and brothers.   [Mother & sister, Hastings]  [AWN 26.09.1918]

 

DAVIS                     Killed in action France 26 September 1916, Private Robert Edward Davis, eldest son of Edward and Alice Davis, Amodeo Bay: aged 22.  [Uncle, aunt & cousins: F & E Dixon & family]  [AWN 26.09.1918]

 

GORDON ‘Jack’, killed in action 15 September 1916. [Father, brothers, sisters, Waiharara] [[AWN 26.09.1918]

 

HUSBAND               Bert, killed in action on the Somme 25 September 1916.  [Parents, sisters, brothers at Huntly, brother Ted in France]  [AWN 26.09.1918]

 

SKELTON                Arthur Thomas Handly Skelton, died of wounds on the Somme 21 September 1916.  [Sister Clara] [AWN 26.09.1918]

                                Still my heart is aching, still my tears are shed

                                For a loved one who sleeps in a foreign land with New Zealand’s noble dead.  

 

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AUCKLAND  WEEKLY  NEWS                                                                                3 October 1918

 

ROLL OF HONOUR

 

BELCHAMBER         24 August 1918, killed in action France, Corporal Leslie H Belchamber, 16th Reinforcements, Machine-Gun Section, third son of Emily (365 Great North Rd) and the late John Belchamber, brother of William & Harold on active service, late of Grafton Rd: aged 24.  [AWN 03.10.1918]

 

HOWARD                30 August 1918, killed in action France, Private Frank Spencer Howard, 26th Reinforcements, fifth son of Frederick & Emma Howard: aged 19 yrs 10 mths.  [AWN 03.10.1918]

 

MUNYARD               9 September 1918, killed in action France, Private Herbert Augustus Munyard, 31st Reinforcements, eldest son of Kate A and the late George Munyard, 16 Cheshire St, Parnell: aged 41 yrs.  Wellington & Christchurch papers please copy. [AWN 03.10.1918]

 

QUIN                        30 August 1918, killed in action France, Arthur Hamilton Quin, only son of Robert and Annie Hamilton Quin, 60 Vermont St, Ponsonby.  [AWN 03.10.1918]

 

BALL                       Rifleman Linton Ball, 9th Reinforcements, killed in action France, 4 October 1917.  [Father, mother, brothers, sisters]  [AWN 03.10.1918]

                                He left his home in perfect health, so cheery and bright was he.

                                He bade farewell to all his friends and sailed far o’er the sea.

                                Nobly he did his duty and answered his country’s call,

                                Somewhere on the battlefield he gave his life, his all.

 

BOYD                      Jim, killed in action France 1 October 1916.   [Sister, I Hughes] [AWN 03.10.1918]

In grateful remembrance of a brave soldier who gave his life fighting for the dear old flag.

 

GIBBS                      12380 Private Arthur Gibbs, 12th Reinforcements, reported missing in the Somme battle 1 October 1916, brother of Lena, Dannevirke.   [Mr & Mrs Atkins & family] [AWN 03.10.1918]

                                How can a man die better, facing fearful odds, for the ashes of his father

                                And the temple of his Gods.

 

MATHESON             Sergeant Kenneth Murdoch Matheson, killed in action at the Somme 1 October 1916,

                                Brother and brother in law of E & J Hay, Helena Bay, Whangarei.  [AWN 03.10.1918]

 

McKAY                    Killed in action on the Somme, 27 September 1916.  [Son and brother] [AWN 03.10.1918]

                                Shattered hopes and secret tears, dim the glory that he won.             

 

MORRIS   Rifleman Henry Morris, 9th Reinforcements, killed in action France, 4 October 1917:

                                Aged 24.  [AWN 03.10.1918]

                                In a hero’s grave he sleepeth, somewhere in France he fell,

                                How little we thought when we parted, it was the last farewell.

 

STEERS                   Private Oscar Steers, killed in action 4 October 1917.  [Sister, A Jackson]  [AWN 03.10.1918]

 

WESLEY                  [Son & brother] John, killed in action 2 October 1917.  [Parents, brothers, sisters at Huntly; brother of Ted, in France]  [AWN 03.10.1918]

 

WRIGHT                   Private Henry Wright, 13th Reinforcements, NZ Rifle Brigade, killed in action at Flers, 27 September 1916: aged 22.  [Parents, brothers, sisters} [AWN 03.10.1918]

 
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AUCKLAND  WEEKLY  NEWS                                                                                10 October 1918

 

ROLL OF HONOUR

 

PRINCE                    27 August 1918, killed in action France, Herbert, 24th Reinforcements, youngest son of Mr & Mrs G E Prince, Apiti.  [AWN 10.10.1918]

 

TOLME                     13 September 1918, died of wounds, Private Donald Tolme, fourth son of Mrs Tolme, New Plymouth and the late D A Tolme; aged 34 years.  [AWN 10.10.1918]

 

BENNETT                 No.2/2575, Gunner S Bennett, 6 October 1916, Brockenhurst Hospital, England, son of Thos. & Polly Bennett, Tirohanga, Opotiki.  [AWN 10.10.1918]

 

GLEESON                [Son & brother]  Frederick Harold (Tod) Gleeson, Havelock North, Hawkes Bay, killed in action 12 October 1917.  [Parents, sisters, brother in law]  [AWN 10.10.1918]

                                In a hero’s grave he is lying, somewhere in France he fell,

                                Little we thought when we parted it would be our last farewell.            

 

HAYWARD              [Son & brother] Gunner Lionel B Hayward, died of wounds France 7 October 1917.

                                [Parents, sisters, brothers] [AWN 10.10.1918]

                                He sleeps beside his comrades in a grave to us unknown

                                But his name is written in letters of love in the hearts that he left at home.

                                He gave his life for others – for home and Empire and in honour’s cause.

 

INGRAM                   Private William Ralston Ingram, eldest son of W & A Ingram, Marohemo, killed in action at Passchendaele, 4 October 1917.  [Father, mother, sisters, brothers] [Nephew of C & A Ingram, Avondale] [AWN 10.10.1918]

 

LAMB                      Killed in action France 4 October 1917, Private Alfred J Lamb, youngest son of H J & late M A Lamb: aged 24 years.  [Father]  [AWN  10.10.1918]

 

LORD                       Sergeant Eric John Lord, killed in action 4 October 1917 on Passchendaele Ridge.  Son of John & Blanche Lord, Green Lane, Epsom: sisters Hazel, Ethel & Leon: brothers, Albert & Clive, Green Lane, Epsom.  [AWN 10.10.1918]

                                Thank God for that pure, manly heart and true

That kept your face for ever towards the light       

                                That lit the only path you ever knew and made you victor still in Death’s despite.

                                Not all our sighs, not all our tears, can call you back but you, whose clear young eyes

                                Looked on the promise of the coming years, you never grudged the final sacrifice.

                                Dear Heart, though art sadly missed.

 

MAWHINEY             Frederick William Mawhiney, 21st Specialists, died of wounds France 13 October 1917.  [Parents, sisters, brothers]  [AWN 10.10.1918]

He left his home, the flower of youth; He seemed so strong and brave

We little thought how soon he would be laid in a hero’s grave.           

But the saddest blow is yet to come, when the warriors all return,

And we look for our darling boy who never will return.

 

MITCHELL                [Brother] D W Mitchell, died of wounds France 7 October 1917.   [Sister, Ann McCorquindale] [AWN 10.10.1918]

                                Gone west, with the glory of the setting sun to an endless day of well earned rest;

                                For another hero[s part is done and another soul – gone west.

 

MORROW                Private John Morrow, 16th Reinforcements, killed in action 4 October 1917, France. [Mother, sisters, brothers] [AWN 10.10.1918]

 

PADDISON               Herbert A Paddison, died of wounds 8 October 1917, brother of Roy.  [AWN 10.10.1918]

                                Somewhere in France my dear brother lies, our soldier so brave and so true,

                                He fought for his home and his country and died ‘neath the red, white & blue.

 

PERI                         Hughie, killed in action 12 October 1917,  friend of the Sheehan Family, Kaitieke.  [AWN 10.10.1918]

“Killed in action” the cable read; “Nobly fought” his comrades said of one we loved so dear.

No truer friend one ever had than this dear Maori boy who gave his life for Empire and the cause.

 

POWELL                  Thomas Henry Powell, killed in action 4 October 1917, 21st Reinforcements, friend of Mr & Mrs W Ward & family.  [AWN 10.10.1918]

 

SANDERSON           Private William Sanderson, killed in action France 4 October 1917: aged 32.  [Mother, sisters, brothers] [AWN 10.10.1918]

 

SNOWDEN               Bert, killed in France 12 October 1917, brother & brother in law of Min & Lou Nisbet & family, Kaeo.  [AWN 10.10.1918]

 

TIMPERLEY              [Eldest son & brother] Victor Edward, died of wounds, France, 6 October 1917: aged 21. [Parents, sisters, brothers, Parua Bay] [AWN 10.10.1918]

 

WHITE                      Rifleman William Campbell White, late of Tahuna, No, 26726, 17th Reinforcements, killed in action Passchendaele, 12 October 1917.  [AWN 10.10.1918]

 

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AUCKLAND  WEEKLY  NEWS                                                                                                17 October 1918

 

ROLL OF HONOUR

 

WOODWARD          On 24 August 1918, killed in action France, Walter, eldest son of W & H Woodward, Maungatapere: aged 27.  [AWN 17.10.1918]

 

BOLTON                  Harold Wilson Bolton, killed in action France on 12 October 1917.  [Inserted by his chum]  [AWN 17.10.1918]

 

DORIA                     Gunner Percy, 13th Reinforcements, died of wounds 16 October 1917: aged 23.  [Mother & sister] [AWN 17.10.1918]

 

GIRVIN                     Private John, killed in action 12 October 1917.  [Father, brothers & sisters: Sister Annie]  [AWN 17.10.1918]

 

HAROLD                  Private M J Harold, 16th Reinforcements, killed in action France 11 October 1917 [Brother & brother in law of N & E C Murphy] [AWN 17.10.1918]

 

ROSSITER               Rifleman Henry Rossiter, Dannevirke, 24th Reinforcements, killed in action Passchendaele 12 October 1917.  [Mother, father, sister & brother] [AWN 17.10.1918]

 

RHODES                  Walter James, killed in action France 4 October 1917 [Brother & brother in law of Ted & Pearl Rhodes, Whitianga, Mercury Bay] [AWN 17.10.1918]

 

SNOWDEN               Rifleman Bert Snowden, 22nd Reinforcements, Kaeo (Daddy), killed in action France 12 October 1917 [Children Dell & Bertie Snowden, Kaeo: eldest son of Annie & Robert Snowden, Kaeo: sister Rita] [AWN 17.10.1918]

                                He died unnoticed in the muddy trench, Nay, God was with him and he did not blench,

                                Filled him with holy fires and not a quench, He gently called to him “My son, my son”

                                I need thee for a greater work than this, thy faith, thy zeal, thy fine activities

                                Are worthy of my larger liberties.”

                                Then drew him with the hand of welcome grace and side by side they climbed the heavenly ways.

 

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AUCKLAND  WEEKLY  NEWS                                                                                                24 October 1918

 

ROLL OF HONOUR

 

SHAW                     29 September 1918, killed in action France, 2nd Lieutenant Leonard James Shaw,

                                Second son of the late John Shaw of Glen Murrey, Waikato.  [AWN 24.10.1918]

 

BOYD                      Private James Boyd, killed in action France 1 October 1916, brother of Anne.  [AWN 24.10.1918]

 

HESLOP                   Private G W Heslop, died of wounds 24 October 1917, aged 40, brother of Alice Crooks.  [AWN 24.10.1918]

 

MEENAN                  Harry C Meenan, who gave his life for King and Empire on the Somme in 1916.  [Father, mother, sisters, brothers]  [AWN 24.10.1918]

 

McDERMOTT           Clem., Main Expeditionary Force, died of sickness at Wellington on 22 October 1914:

                                Aged 20.  [Inserted by M] [AWN 24.10.1918]

                                Manfully he answered his country’s call, to be one of the first to die.  Thy will be done.

 

SANDERSON           Private Benjamin, killed in action France 23 October 1917, aged 28.  [Mother, sisters & brothers]  [AWN 24.10.1918]

                                O Britain! He heard the cry of those that died for thee

                                Sounding like an organ voice across the distant sea

                                He fought and died for freedom and bravely passed away

                                O Honour!  O Liberty! How could he stay?

 

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AUCKLAND  WEEKLY  NEWS                                                                                                31 October 1918

 

ROLL OF HONOUR

 

BOLER                     1 October 1918, killed in action France, Private Albert Leonard (Len) Boler, eldest

                                Son of S F & M A Boler of Brookvale, Tauhoa.  [AWN 31.10.1918]

 

BOSWELL               5 October 1918, died of wounds France, Rifleman Duncan W Boswell, son of Charles

And Annie Boswell, 9 Fisherton St, Grey Lynn: aged 21 yrs & 4 days.  [AWN 31.10.1918]

 

MEALE                     18 October 1918, died of pneumonia in France, Joseph S Meale, eldest son of Catherine & the late Joseph Meale, Upper Waiwera, nephew of M Brunton & C Logue, Dominion Road: aged 20.  [AWN 31.10.1918]

 

ASHTON                  Captain S C A, killed in action near Beersheba, Palestine, 31 October 1917.  [Friends, Mr & Mrs Whitaker & family]  [[AWN 31.10.1918]

 

CARRADUS             Private James, died at Trentham 1 November 1916: aged 18 ½ years.  Sadly missed.

                                [Wife, Mary] [AWN 31.10.1918]

                                He needed no recruiting speeches, he answered his country’s call,

He was one of the boys who were willing, must they all keep on till they fall?

His warfare over, his battle fought, his victory one though dearly bought,

His fresh young life could not be saved, he slumbers in a soldier’s grave.

 

COUPE                     No.33310, Private J W Coupe, died Trentham Military Hospital 1 November 1916. [Parents, brothers, sisters]  [AWN 31.10.1918]

                                His King and country called him, the call was not in vain,

                                On Britain’s Roll of Honour you will find this hero’s name.

                                I cannot say and I will not say that he is dead, he is just away.

                                With a cheery smile and a waving hand, he has wandered into an unknown land.

 

CRULLER                 Corporal H A Basil Cruller, 19th Reinforcements, killed in action France 12 October 1917.   [Mother, father & sisters Lovey & Willa] [AWN 31.10.1918]

                                Somewhere in France, dear Basil, under the bright starry sky.

Our brave young lad is sleeping with his comrades by his side.

All our bravest, thousands like him, died that we might live,

Freely for their country all that might have been they give.

Trembling lips are asking sadly, why this mystery of pain?

And our cry goes up to heaven “Lord, will we meet him again?”

 

LANGLEY                R F (Bob) Langley, eldest son and brother, died of wounds France 31 October 1917.  [Parents & sisters]  [AWN 31.10.1918]

 

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AUCKLAND  WEEKLY  NEWS                                                                                7 November 1918

 

ROLL OF HONOUR

 

GILMOUR                 On 8 October 1918, killed in action France, Private Robert Johnson Gilmour, husband of C Gilmour, second son of A & J Gilmour, St John’s Hill, Wanganui.  [AWN 07.11.1918]

 

KAYES                    2 October 1918, died of wounds France, Sergeant Eric Clarke Kayes, First Battery, NZFA, second son of B A & A D Kayes, Belle Vue Rd, Mt Eden: aged 23.  [AWN 07.11.1918]

 

MOSEN                    29 September 1918, killed in action France, Lance Corporal Walter Mosen, 16th Reinforcements, husband of Olive Mosen, Raetihi: aged 32.  [AWN 07.11.1918]

                                Somewhere in France they have laid him, my soldier so brave and so true

                                He fought for our freedom and liberty and died for the red, white and blue.

 

SHEPPARD              12 October 1918, killed in action France, Thomas Cook Sheppard, 19th Reinforcements, youngest son of Rachel and the late George Sheppard, Matakohe: aged 26 yrs 8 mths.  [AWN 07.11.1918]

                                No more the bugle calls the weary one, rest noble spirit, they work on earth is done.

 

CUTLER                   Lieutenant Cecil Cutler, 4 November 1916 [Loved ones at home]  [AWN 07.11.1918]

 

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AUCKLAND  WEEKLY  NEWS                                                                                14 November 1918

 

 

ROLL OF HONOUR

 

CADMAN                 18 October 1918, died of fever in France, Andrew, eldest son of George & E Cadman, Manaia, grandson of Mrs A B Kelly, Coromandel: aged 24.  [AWN 14.11.1918]

 

CLARKE                  3 October 1918, died of wounds France, Harold K Clarke, husband of Jessie Elizabeth Clarke, Kumbi, Brisbane, late of Maungakaramea and brother in law of Mr & Mrs J G Harp, Frankton Junction.  [AWN 14.11.1918]

Duty nobly done for King and Empire

 

HARE                       30 September 1918, killed in action France, Private Hubert Douglas Hare,  son of Samuel Hare, Morningside, late of Kamo.  [AWN 14.11.1918]

 

SCOTT                     27 September 1918, died of wounds France, Gunner Hubert George (Bert) Scott, NZFA, son of G B & L M Scott, 30 Grafton Rd, Roseneath, Wellington: aged 22.  [AWN 14.11.1918]

 

SNOWDEN               Rifleman Bert Snowden, 38615, killed in action France 12 October 1917, brother and brother in law of R & E Snowden and family, Kawakawa.  [AWN 14.11.1918]

 

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AUCKLAND  WEEKLY  NEWS                                                                                21 November 1918

 

ROLL OF HONOUR

 

GODFREY               8 October 1918, killed in action France, Private Frank Godfrey, 14th Reinforcements, third son of F R & E A Godfrey (nee Young), formerly of Picton and Mercer: aged 21.  [AWN 21.11.1918]

 

HALL                       4 November 1918, Military Hospital, England, of pneumonia, Albert Edgar Hall, elder son of C J & H A Hall of Ruahine: aged 20 yrs 10 mths.  [AWN 21.11.1918]

 

HINTON                    9 November 1918, reported killed in an aeroplane accident in England, Lieutenant Francis Athol Hinton, Royal Air Force, eldest son of Thomas & Ellen Hinton, Eureka, Waikato: aged 30.  [AWN 21.11.1918]

 

LUBLOW 12 October 1918, died of wounds France, Private G F Lublow (Fred), eldest son of

                                Gustav & Elizabeth Lublow, Nelson: aged 28.  [AWN 21.11.1918]

 

SHELTON                Fred., 10 November 1918, died of wounds received on 7 November in France, 14th Reinforcements, Machine-gun Corps, eldest son of F Shelton, Hardinge Street: aged 35.  [AWN 21.11.1918] 

 

WILSON                   17 November 1918 at Devonport from pneumonia following influenza, contracted in camp, Private Robert de Moleyno (Robin) Wilson, son of Andrew and Martha Wilson.  [AWN 21.11.1918]

                                Called to higher service  [O’Neill’s Point Cemetery]

 

COOK                      Farrier Thomas Albert (Albie), died of fever at Port Said, Egypt, 10 November 1916, brother of May.  [AWN 21.11.1918]

 

GUIGNIER                23 November 1917, died of wounds France: aged 25.  Brother of Adelina & Paul Erceg and nephew Frank Erceg.  [AWN 21.11.1918]

 

MONTGOMERY       Edward, 24th Reinforcements, killed in action France 21 November 1917.  [Son & brother]  [AWN 21.11.1918]

 

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AUCKLAND  WEEKLY  NEWS                                                                                28 November 1918

 

ROLL OF HONOUR

 

 

LIVERTON               Francis Estcourt, killed in action France 23 November 1917, son of William & Annie Leaning: aged 17 yrs 8 mths.  [AWN 28.11.1918]

For his country’s sake.

 

NELSON                  Private C E Nelson, died of wounds Flanders 23 November 1917, son of J A & K M Nelson, Taupaki.  [AWN 28.11.1918]

 

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AUCKLAND  WEEKLY  NEWS                                                                                5 December 1918

 

ROLL OF HONOURMaj

 

RAE                         On 4 November 1918 killed in action France, Thomas Handly Rae, 2nd Lieutenant,

Rifle Brigade, 9th Contingent (formerly NZ Engineers) youngest son of Thomas and Anne Rae, Ward St, Pukekohe, late of Hikutaia: aged 26.  [AWN 05.12.1918]

 

TAYLOR                  On 18 November 1918 at Featherston Military Hospital, of pneumonia following influenza, William Miles, 44th Reinforcements, third son of William and Elizabeth Taylor, Maungaturoto: aged 21.  [AWN 05.12.1918]

 

CLARKE                  Harold Kennard, killed in action France, late of Maungakaramea, Waikiekie and South Africa, late comrade of Thomas HETHERINGTON.  [AWN 05.12.1918]

 

MITCHELL                Trooper, 3rd Reinforcements, killed in action 25 November 1917, brother and brother in law of E & J Mitchell, Kimbolton.  [AWN 05.12.1918]

 

MOSS                      Frederick James, died at Trentham Military Hospital 10 December [no year shown]: aged 20.  [Grandparents, aunts & uncles, Greatford]  [AWN 05.12.1918]

 

SMITH                      Sapper D W Smith, Whangamomona, killed in action France 7 December 1917, brother and brother in law of Rose & William Jack, Silverdale.  [AWN 05.12.1918]

 

TAUCHER                Private Rupert S Taucher, 21st Reinforcements, second son of R & T Taucher, Carterton, reported missing 24 November 1917: aged 22.  [AWN 05.12.1918]

 

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AUCKLAND  WEEKLY  NEWS                                                                                                [AWN 12.12.1918]

 

ROLL OF HONOUR

 

COOK                      30 November 1918, 27th General Hospital, Alexandria, Egypt, of bronchial-pneumonia

Following influenza, Corporal Herbert Cook, 42nd Mounted Rifles, fifth and youngest son of J W & M Cook, Waipukurau, Hawkes Bay: aged 26 yrs 1 mth.  [AWN 12.12.1918]

 

DOHERTY                8 November 1918, died of wounds, Rifleman J W Doherty, late of Waihi, 13th Reinforcements, husband of Beryl Doherty, 380 Palmerston Rd, Gisborne.  [AWN 12.12.1918]

 

MORGAN                 2nd Lieut Herbert Lewis Morgan, second son of Thomas & Margaret Monteith Morgan

                                Hastings, Hawkes Bay, killed in action 8 December 1917, Ypres.  [AWN 12.12.1918]

                                They rise to the feet as God passes by – gentlemen unafraid.

 

PARKINSON            Harold, 26th Reinforcements, killed in action France 6 December 1917: aged 27. 

                                [Father, mother, brother &  sister in law: J & P; J F & A P, Awatuna] [AWN 2.12.1918]

                                It may be a soldier’s honour, in his country’s cause to fall;

                                But we cannot think of the glory, For the pain it’s caused us all.

 

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AUCKLAND  WEEKLY  NEWS                                                                                                19 December 1918

 

ROLL OF HONOUR

 

CLARKE                  Harold, died of wounds received in France on 3 October 1918, brother of L A Clarke and brother in law of L Hodgson.  [AWN 19.12.1918]

                                The paths of glory led but to the grave

 

FOLEY                     William Henry, killed in action France 16 Dec 1916  [Parents, sisters, brothers, Saies]

                                [AWN 19.12.1918]

 

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AUCKLAND  WEEKLY  NEWS                                                                                                26 December 1918

 

ROLL OF HONOUR

 

BURNS                    on 16 December 1918, killed as a result of an accident after four years service, Flight Lieutenant Roy Burns, son of Mrs Carr, 272 Karangahape Rd, grandson of the late Mr & Mrs W R Roth, nephew of Wm I Roth, Melbourne, and Robert F Roth, Aukopae, Wanganui River; late member of City Fire Brigade: aged 25.  [AWN 26.12.1918]

 

DEVINE                    Private Robert Devine, with the Australian Forces, late of Huntly.  [AWN 26.12.1918]

 

McGILL                    David, 28th Reinforcements, killed in action 20 December 1917, buried at Reutal, Belgium near Oswald BELL]  [AWN 26.12.1918]

 

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