NEW ZEALAND AND WORLD WAR ONE
DEATHS - VARIOUS
MISCELLANEOUS NEW ZEALAND WAR DEATHS - 1914 - 1923 - from a file at National Archives, Wellington. Contains 1867 names.
NZEF WAR DEATHS - from 01 September 1921 (End of CWGC) to 31 December 1923 (End of NZ Roll Of Honour). These are those who died after discharge from the NZEF from wounds inflicted or disease contracted while on active service.
NEW ZEALAND WAR DEATHS - 1914 - from the CWGC Web Site. New Zealand's earliest war deaths.
PRIVATE WILLIAM ARTHUR HAM - First member of the NZEF to be Killed in Action - 5 February 1915 - Suez Canal.(Linked)
DEATH OF THE LAST NZ-BORN VETERAN OF WORLD WAR ONE - Rifleman Bright Williams - 13 February 2003.
NEW ZEALAND FUNERAL NOTICES - Index to a large number of death notices from the newspapers of 1914-1918 - under WW1.(Linked)
CENOTAPH DATABASE - The Cenotaph Database, operated by the Auckland Museum is a database of over 33,000 New Zealanders who served in war and conflict from the South African War to the present day, and who are now deceased. It is primarily a roll of honour of those who died as a result of war service, but also includes some personnel who have died since. Our end plan is to include all New Zealanders who served in all 19th and 20th century wars, but the immediate goal is to build on the records of those who died, especially those from the Auckland region and regiments. (Linked)
New Zealanders who - DID NOT EMBARK - from New Zealand but have a CWGC grave. Around half of these people died during the influenza epidemic of November 1918. There are also some Home Servicemen, as well as others who have died from accident or illness during the war years.
New Zealanders who were killed and injured at - BERE FERRERS - 24 September 1917.
THE SINKING OF THE MARQUETTE - The Hospital Ship Marquette was torpedoed in the Mediterranean Sea near Salonika, Greece on the 23rd October 1915. Ten New Zealand nurses, 19 members of the New Zealand Medical Corps and 3 New Zealand soldiers lost their lives. (Linked)
BURIALS AT - ADDOLORATA CEMETERY, MALTA. - including many from the NZEF
NZEF BURIALS - ALBANY CEMETERY, WESTERN AUSTRALIA.
NZEF BURIALS - HAYDARPASHA "ENGLISH" CEMETERY, TURKEY.
NZEF BURIALS - KAEO RSA CEMETERY, NORTHLAND, NEW ZEALAND.
NZEF BURIALS - LEIGH PUBLIC CEMETERY, RODNEY, AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND
ROLL OF HONOUR - BLUNDELL'S SCHOOL, DEVON, ENGLAND
POPE, Lawrence Kelway
9/389 Trooper, New Zealand Mounted Rifles (Otago Division)
Son of Horace Kelway Pope and Alice Mary Foot Pope, of "Highclere," Peartree Avenue, Itchen, Southampton.
Education -Blundell’s School, “North Close” from the age of 14, September 1903 – Summer 1907. He was a school monitor and left with an Open Exhibition to Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge.
Service - When he left Cambridge he went to New Zealand, returning with their expeditionary force.
Chunuk Bair was one of the main objectives in the Battle of Sari Bair, fought 6-10 August 1915. The attack was to be carried out by two columns of the New Zealand Infantry Brigade, starting from the outposts on the shore and proceeding up the Sazli Belt Dere and the Chailak Dere. Meanwhile the New Zealand Mounted Rifles were to clear the foothills. The New Zealand Infantry reached Rhododendron Spur, where they were joined by the 10th Gurkha Rifles, from further north, and reinforced by the 8th Welsh, the 7th Gloucesters, the Auckland Mounted Rifles, and the Maori Contingent. The Wellington Infantry and some of the Gloucesters and Welsh reached the summit, and were later joined by men of the Auckland Infantry and Mounted Rifles. These troops, after repulsing incessant Turkish attacks, were reinforced by the Otago Battalion and the Wellington Mounted Rifles.
Death - Between 6th and 7th August 1915, aged 26.
Killed in action at Gallipoli.
Burial/Commemoration - Memorial 7 at Chunuk Bair (Gallipoli) New Zealand Memorial.
Memorial - Chunuk Bair Cemetery is in the Sulva Region of the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey and lies on a very severe slope approximately one metre below the road level. Chunuk Bair (New Zealand) Memorial is on the north-west side of the Cemetery and is one of four memorials erected to commemorate New Zealand soldiers who died on the Gallipoli peninsula, whose graves are not known. This memorial relates to the Battle of Sari Bair and in other operations in this sector. It bears more than 850 names.
Research - Commonwealth War Graves Commission - www.cwgc.org, Public Records Office, National Archives, Kew WO339/, “The Blundellian” November 1915 p200, “The Register of Blundell's School, Part II 1882 – 1932” (1932) MAHOOD, A.S., Ed. Entry No. 4959
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