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World War I - personnel paragraghs

From: The Auckland Weekly News

This magazine is recorded on microfilm and can be accessed at the Auckland City Library.
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****EWIN [?SEBEEWIN], Privateof Palmerston North, who is reported killed in action, at the Dardanelles, was a well known Manawatu footballer. [AWN 24.06.1915]
ADAIR, Pte R A (Archie)News received by Mrs J R Adair of the death of her son from wounds received at the Dardanelles. Pte Adair was a member of the First Australian Infantry, left Gisborne for Sydney about 18 months ago. He was an expert ?boxer, having won several local championships. [AWN 10th June 1915]
ADAMSON, Sgt F Freported missing, went away with the third reinforcements, Otago Infantry. On arrival in Egypt he gave up his stripes and joined the main body so that he could get into the fighting the sooner. He was born at Pahia, Southland, 23 yrs ago and took his BA and MA degrees about a year ago at the Otago University. He was teacher of science in the Ashburton High School when he enrolled. Sgt Adamson’s mother resides at Oret***, Southland. [AWN 24.06.1915]
AITKEN, Private J HCanterbury Battalion, died of wounds of May 4. He was manager of the Northern Insurance Co. for Christchurch, chief agent of the Indemnity Mutual, and a member of the firm of Aitken Bros, sharebrokers. [AWN 3rd June 1915]
ALDERMAN, Major W WAdvice has been received by Mr T G Price from the Defence Dept on Thursday that the Major is progressing favourably. Advice that Major Alderman, while in command of the 16th, Waikato, Co, was wounded was received on May 2, his injury being a compound fracture of the right arm. [AWN 24.06.1915]
ANDERSON, Henry KempMrs Anderson has received official information that her son died of wounds on 21st May. The deceased, who was a native of Auckland, was a surveyor. He was 33 yrs of age and unmarried. [AWN 10th June 1915]
ANDERSON, Pte Harold RichardOtago Infantry Battalion, whose death at the Dardanelles was recorded last week, was the son of Mr John Anderson of Footscray, Victoria. [AWN 24.06.1915]
ANDREWS, Pte William F Cwhose name appears amongst the list of wounded, is the only son of Mr Albert C Andrews of 79 Ardmore Road, Ponsonby. [AWN 24.06.1915]
ARMSTRONG, Trooper Leonard Johnof the Auckland Mounted Rifles, who is reported to be dangerously ill at Malta, is the eldest son of Mr J L Armstrong, Argyle St, Morningside and formerly of Titirangi. [AWN 24.06.1915]
BADDELEY, L/Cpl Lionel RichardWellington Infantry Battalion, who has been killed in action, was the eldest son of Mr Richard Baddeley, Kakitihi, Wanganui and was educated at the Wanganui College. He was a grandson of Major Baddeley, late of Taranaki. [AWN 24.06.1915]
BARNETT, Pte Lewen Maughan, who has been wounded, is a son of the Auckland city organist, Mr J Maughan Barnett. [AWN 24.06.1915]
BARRY, Sapper R Wconfirmation has been obtained that Sapper Barry, divisional signal service, has been wound, and not killed, in action. [AWN 24.06.1915]
BARTON, Cpl Gerald A AWellington Infantry Battn, s/o Mr ? Barton, of the Auckland Magistrates Court, was wounded at the Dardanelles last month. Now reported to be progressing favourably. [AWN 10th June 1915]
BERTRAND, Cpl G Fwho was recently reported wounded, is a son of Mr Geo Bertrand, Urenui. The Corporal is well known in athletic circles. He was born in Urenui some 24 yrs ago and went to the public school there. Therein he won a national scholarship after which he went to Te Aute College, Hawkes Bay. While there he won the MacLean Scholarship. After four years there he went to Victoria Training College for two years. It was while a student at Te Aute he passed with merit the Junior Civil Service and also matriculation. After studying for two years in Wellington he was an assistant teacher under Mr Pope (his old teacher) at Urenui school. From there he went to the West End school as assistant and prior to his departure he was assistant in the Central School, New Plymouth. [AWN 24.06.1915]
BODEN, Sgt Richard ArthurCanterbury Mounted Rifles, who was killed in action, was a son of Mr F Boden of the Agricultural Dept, Wellington. He was 22 yrs of age and a solicitor by profession. [AWN 24.06.1915]
BOLD, Pte Hereward W Dwho has been wounded, was a master mariner in the employ of the Union Steam Ship Co. When the war began he was in command of the collier Kanna. He is an old boy of the Auckland Grammar School. [AWN 17.06.1915]
BONAR, Pte H GCanterbury Infantry Battalion Both are sons of the late Lieut Colonel Bonar, M.L.C. Sgt Major Bonar was a great all round athlete and served practically through the whole of the Boer war. [AWN 17.06.1915]
BONAR, Sgt Major A J MWellington Infantry Battalion
BRADLEY, Trooper ThomasAuckland Mounted Rifles, who was killed in action on May 26, was born near Christchurch and was 31 yrs of age. He was educated at Christchurch and was for some years employed by the Kaiapoi Clothing Co., Christchurch, being later transferred to the Auckland branch of the same firm. Tpr Bradley settled in Oparau near Kawhia. [AWN 24.06.1915]
BRAITHWAITE, Horace AlgernonReported on May 17 to be out of danger. He is a son of Mr J Braithwaite, the well known Dunedin bookseller and ex Mayor of that city. He is 23 years of age, unmarried and was farming in Southland when he enlisted. Two of his brothers are at the front with the NZ forces. [AWN 3rd June 1915]
BRISCO, Trooper Wastelof the Auckland Mounted Rifles, who has been killed in action was a son of Mr A H Brisco, a retired farmer, now residing in Palmerston North. He was educated at Heretaunga school, Hastings, and was engaged in farming with his brother at Te Awamutu, when he joined the Auckland Mounted Rifles. [AWN 17.06.1915]
BROWN, Pte John LoveWellington Infantry Battn, who has been killed in action, was the eldest son of Mr & Mrs Hugh Brown of Ethel St, Mount Albert, and was aged 21 yrs. [AWN 17.06.1915]
BROWN, Trooper H B4th Waikato Squadron, Auckland Mounted Rifles, who was reported on June 12 to have been killed in action, was a son of Mr F Barnard Brown of Westport. He was 27 yrs old. Educated at the Wanganui College, Tpr Brown was engaged in farming in the Whakatane district, Bay of Plenty, until the outbreak of the war. His grandfather, Captain HEWETT, was killed in the Maori war and his great-grandfather, Colonel HEWETT, was the last surviving Waterloo officer. [AWN 24.06.1915]
CAMERON, Capt Norman DThe late Captain, of Masterton, was a brother of Mrs THOMPSON, wife of the Rev A T Thompson of St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Christchurch, and was only 21 yrs of age. He left with the main Expeditionary Force in charge of a company of the Wellington Mounted Rifles Regt and was one of those mounted men who volunteered for active service with the infantry. Capt Cameron was a well-known Wairarapa representative footballer, being a member of the Red Star Club. [AWN 10th June 1915]
CANTEN, Gunner C Jwhose name recently appeared in the list of those killed in action, was a brother of Mrs H Knowles, Anglesea St, Hamilton. Deceased was well known in the Hunterville district and, although a young man, he had held many responsible positions. He was a member of the Wellington Land Board and was 37 yrs of age. [AWN 24.06.1915]
CHAMPION, Lieut Leslieof the Auckland Infantry Battn, who has been wounded, is a Christchurch boy and a nephew of Mr C Champion, Edgeware Road, and of Mr Champion of the Christchurch Drainage Board office staff. He is also a nephew of Mr Justice Stringer. He is about 21 yrs of age, having celebrated his coming of age at the front. He was educated at Christ’s College, Christchurch. Lieut Champion is an accountant by occupation and was in Hamilton when he enlisted. [AWN 17.06.1915]
CHARTERIS, Pte Malcolmreported amongst the missing, is a son of Mr D Charteris of New Plymouth. For many years he worked at Messrs Ellis & Burnand’s sawmill at Mangapehi, King Country. [AWN 24.06.1915]
CHARTERS, Major A Bone of the Wellington Education Board’s inspectors, who left in command of the first infantry reinforcements for Egypt, has been promoted to the rank of Lieut Colonel and placed in command of an advanced base. [AWN 10th June 1915]
CHISHOLM, L/Cpl Reginald Thomasof the Wellington Mounted Rifles who is reported to have been killed in action, was a son of Mr H M Chisholm, of the Hawkes Bay woolen mills, Napier. L/Cpl Chisholm formerly resided in Auckland and was educated at King’s College. [AWN 24.06.1915]
CLARK, Pte Aof Bluff, who has been killed in action, was a Southland representative oarsman. He followed the calling of a fisherman and was for some years in the employment of the Railway Department. He was 31 yrs of age. [AWN 24.06.1915]
CLARK, Pte L GAuckland Infantry Battn, KIA, was a son of the late Mr John Clark, Karaka, Drury, and followed farming pursuits. He was 22 years of age and enlisted in the 16th, Waikato, Company. [AWN 17.06.1915]
CLARK, Pte Leslie Goldie16th, Waikato, Company, who was killed in action on May 9, was the fourth son of the late Mr John Clark of Karaka, Drury. Pte Leslie Clark, who was in his 22nd yr, was an old Grammar School boy. [AWN 24.06.1915]
COMMONS, Sgt Kenneth WrigleyAged 20, reported missing, 2nd s/o Mr W M Commons, Mountain Rd, Mt Eden. Educated at the public school, Tauranga, the Normal School, Auckland, the Auckland Grammar School and Nelson College. As a representative footballer he was well known. [AWN 24.06.1915]
COURT, Rifleman R HAdvice as been received that Rifleman Court, a member of the Fiji contingent, has been wounded,. He is the son of Mr Robert Court, Mount St John Ave, Epsom. Rflman Court went to Fiji about two years ago. He was a member of the contingent of 58 men from Fiji which proceeded to England. [AWN 3rd June 1915]
COURT, Rifleman R HFourth King’s Royal Rifles, is now in England. According to a cablegram received by his father, Mr Robert Court, Rifleman Court was admitted on 12 May to Bagthorp Military Hospital, Nottingham, suffering from poisoning from gas fumes. [AWN 10th June 1915]
COWPER, Pte Richardmissing, came to NZ some years ago and on the outbreak of war was living with his sister, Mrs H Boon of Church St, Devonport. He had a brother, Sgt Alick Cowper of the East Anglian Engineers, killed at Neuve Chapelle and has still two brothers fighting in France, one a member of the Royal Field Artillery and the other in the Canadian contingent. [AWN 24.06.1915]
COX, Pte E Wwho has been wounded is a son of Mr E B Cox, Roto-o-rangi, Cambridge. He was engaged in farming with his father when he joined the Expeditionary Force. [AWN 24.06.1915]
DREWET, Pte Oliver Hawkeskilled in action April 25, was a son of Mr Drewet, M.I.M.E., of Hokianga, one time instructor for engineering at the Auckland Technical School. Pte Drewet, who was 34 yrs of age, was a member of the 1?th Waikato Regt. Two of his brothers, Frank and Jeff, saw service in the South African war. Jeff is now in the Ma** States & Frank is on military duty in Auckland. [AWN 24.06.1915]
DROWER, Sgt George Edwardreported to have been killed in action, was a member of the Gisborne draft of mounted rifles who left with the main expeditionary force. He was a Corporal in the A Squadron and was promoted to the rank of troop sergeant. He was a son of Mr & Mrs G B Drower of Sunnyside Rd, Mt Eden, Auckland and was a brother of Mr N Drower of the Gisborne Hardware Co’s staff. He was 32 years in No.1 Native Rifles, Auckland, also with the 8th and 10th South African Contingents for which he received the King’s medal. [AWN 24.06.1915]
DRURY, Pte Leslie Gordon,B Section, Auckland Ambulance Corps, s/o Mr J W Drury, carpenter, 130 Richmond Road, Grey Lynn, has been wounded at the Dardanelles. Pte Drury was a medical student at Auckland when the war broke out and had in due course intended to follow up his medical studies at Home. [AWN 10th June 1915]
DUNLOP, Trooper Cyril Charleskilled in action, was a son of Mr J C Dunlop and has a number of relatives in the Gisborne district, including his brother, Mr F G Dunlop, solicitor. He enlisted at Hastings and left with the main force. Mr & Mrs J C Dunlop recently visited their son in Egypt and are now on their way back to NZ. [AWN 24.06.1915]
DYER, Trooper Guy Musgravereported amongst the wounded is 24 yrs of age and is a son of Mr & Mrs R Dyer of Rotorua. Trooper Dyer was a shepherd at Tuparoa when he enlisted. [AWN 24.06.1915]
EADES, Pte Joseph Williamwho is amongst the Aucklanders reported missing, is the fourth son of Mr John Eades, of Edendale Rd, Mt Eden. He is a native of the Wellington district. [AWN 24.06.1915]
EARP, Cpl Wkilled at the Dardanelles, was the eldest son of Mr & Mrs S W Earp, old and much respected settlers at Tawa Flat near Wellington. [AWN 24.06.1915]
EMERSON, Lieut Percy TivyKIA at the Dardanelles, was popularly known as ‘Tiny’ Emerson, a name given him by the first South African contingent on account of his being its smallest member. Some time ago Lieut Emerson was awarded the Royal Humane Society’s silver medal for the rescue of a woman from the surf at Napier. When the war broke out he was an officer of the Stock Dept at Wellington and promptly volunteered, being given a commission. A group of the first South African contingent men in the first NZEF shows 11, nearly all officers, including Lieut Emerson. Early last year Lieut Emerson married Nurse Lilian KISSELL. It is understood that Mrs Emerson is now nursing in Egypt. [AWN 10th June 1915]
EMERSON, Pte John Christianreported as missing, was a son of Mr Mark Emerson, Hamilton East, superintendent of the fire brigade. He is 19 yrs of age, was born in Auckland and educated at the Hamilton East Public School. [AWN 24.06.1915]
ENSOR, Pte Henry George Herbert6th Hauraki Regt, who has been killed in action, was 25 years of age and was a native of Thames. He followed the occupation of a drainage contractor at the Hauraki Plains Drainage Works. [AWN 17.06.1915]
EVANS, Lieut H Cyoungest son of Mrs J T Evans, Gisborne, has been killed in action at the Dardanelles at the age of 34. He left Gisborne 11 years ago and served as a purser aboard the Union Steam Ship Co’s steamer Waikare for some time. He subsequently went Home aboard the steamer Mimiro and had an adventurous seafaring career. On the outbreak of war he volunteered and was given a naval commission. [AWN 17.06.1915]
FALCONER, Pte Ambrose missing, was a well known Otago footballer and represented Otago as wing forward against Canterbury and Southland in 1908. [AWN 24.06.1915]
FARRER, Sgt CThird son of Mr M Farrer, who for many years resided at Bankwood, near Hamilton, where the deceased was born but who, some time back, returned to England, where he now resides. He received his earlier education at the Hamilton District High School, under the late Major Bailey, who was recently killed in the Dardanelles, and later at Bradfield College, England. Returning to New Zealand, deceased joined his brother, Mr Oliver Farrer of Messrs Thomson & Farrer surveyors and was in their employ up to his departure with the main force. He was a member of the 4th, Waikato, Regt in which he was very popular. [AWN 17.06.1915]
FINLAYSON, Pte Charles H,North Auckland Squadron, Auckland Mounted Rifles Regt., s/o Mr A Finlayson of Kamo, is in hospital at Malta with a wounded leg and progressing favourably. [AWN 10th June 1915]
FISHER, Pte Edward HerbertWellington Infantry Battalion, killed in action, was a son of Mr Fisher of the Valuation Dept and a grandson of the late Mr James Temple Fisher, Postmaster General, in Sir George Grey’s government. He was well known in rugby football circles. [AWN 24.06.1915]
FORSYTH, L/Cpl A JWellington Infantry Battalion, who has been killed in action, was the son of Mr A Forsyth of Gisborne. He was an enthusiast in military matters and left on August 16 with the local draft of the main expeditionary force. He was a teacher at the Patutahi school. [AWN 24.06.1915]
FOUNTAIN, Pte Ernest HaroldOtago Infantry Battalion, who has been killed, was 28 yrs of age and was the eldest son of Mr A O Fountain, builder, Ann St, Roslyn. [AWN 24.06.1915]
FRASER, Pte Alfred ErnestCanterbury Infantry Battalion, who has been killed in action, was a son of Mr J Fraser, Richardson St, Opawa, for many years engineer to the Christchurch Fire Brigade. [AWN 24.06.1915]
FRASER, Trooper Williamwounded, was one of eight troopers who left Gisborne on October 17. He is 30 yrs of age and was a shepherd on the Makomako station, Tokomaru Bay. He had three years training in the Invercargill Mounted Rifles. [AWN 24.06.1915]
GILLANDER, Pte Frederick Normanwho has been killed in action, was a son of Mr Charles Gillander, engineer, of Ngaruawahia. He was 23 yrs of age and when he enlisted he was following the profession of an architect at Hamilton. He was a member of the 16th, Waikato, Regiment. Two of deceased’s brothers are now serving at the front. [AWN 24.06.1915]
Gisborne boysAmong those reported to have been killed in action were three Gisborne boys.
GOULD, Trooper Kennethis an old boy of Wanganui Collegiate School. He was farming at Te Kuiti when the war broke out and he volunteered for service. [AWN 17.06.1915]
GRIERSON, Pte Walter Alexanderwho is reported wounded, is the third son of Mr H C Grierson, secretary of the Auckland Co-operative Terminating Building Society. [AWN 24.06.1915]
GUTHRIE, Captain H NeilCanterbury Mounted Rifles, who has been wounded, is a Christchurch native. He was born in 1881 and was educated at the Cathedral School and at the High School. He then went to the Glasgow Academy and qualified at the Glasgow University. He has practiced his profession in Christchurch for about six years. [AWN 17.06.1915]
HALL, Cpl J BAdvice has been received by Mr T Hall, district land registrar, to the effect that the wounds received by his son at the Dardanelles are severe. Previous advices had been received to the effect that Cpl Hall was progressing favourably. Mr Hall has another son at the Dardanelles. [AWN 10th June 1915]
HALL, Cpl John Bairdof the Wellington Infantry Battalion, who was wounded in the thigh in the Dardanelles fighting on May 5 and died on June 2, was a native of Auckland. He was a son of Mr T Hall, District Land Registrar and was born at Penrose in 1891. He enlisted as a private at the time of the retreat from Mons. At that time he was a master at the New Plymouth High School and a lieutenant of the High School Cadets. [AWN 10th June 1915]
HAMILTON, Sgt William Alexanderwho was killed in action at the Dardanelles on April 25, was the eldest son of Mr W A Hamilton, who is a timber checker in the Railway Department. He was 22 yrs of age and was educated at Invercargill South School. [AWN 24.06.1915]
HARDHAM, Captain W J, VCwhose name appeared in the list of wounded at the Dardanelles, is captain of the Wellington Mounted Regiment. Before leaving for the front he held a commission in the Queen Alexandra’s 2nd, Wellington-West Coast, Mounted Infantry. He served in the Boer War. In October 1901 he was mentioned in despatches and was awarded the Queen’s Medal with five clasps. How he won the Victoria Cross is told as follows: "On January 28, 1901, near Naauwpoort, Capt Hardham, who was then a farrier-major, was with a section which was extended and hotly engaged with a party of about 20 Boers. Just before the force commenced to retire Trooper McRAE was wounded and had his horse killed. Farrier-Major HARDHAM at once went under a heavy fire to his assistance, dismounted, placed McRAE on his own horse and ran alongside until he guided him to a place of safety." [AWN 10th June 1915]
HARDING, Pte A R – of New Plymouth is among those killed in action at the Dardanelles. He was a member of the literary staff of the Taranaki Daily News before he left for the front. [AWN 24.06.1915]
HARGREAVES, Pte RobertAuckland Infantry Battalion, who has been killed in action, was a native of Hawkes Bay and was well known in Gisborne as a prominent footballer. He was 35 yrs of age. [AWN 24.06.1915]
HAROLD, Pte Edward Lwhose death from smallpox is announced, was a son of Mr Peter Harold of Mackay St, Thames. [AWN 24.06.1915]
HARRISON, Pte Wilfredof the Auckland Infantry Battalion, who is reported missing, was farming with his brother at Tahuna near Morrinsville, when war was declared. He is about 26 yrs of age and served his apprenticeship as an engineer in the Addington workshops at Christchurch. He belonged to a volunteer corps in North Canterbury where his parents reside. [AWN 24.06.1915]
HARROWELL, Major EdwinSecond in Command, Auckland Infantry Battalion, reported wounded May 14 last.. The following cablegram has been received by his relatives in Remuera. “Hit in both arms. Doing well, but am told recovery will take months.’ [AWN 24.06.1915]
HART, Cpl Horace Ais reported to have been killed. He is the son of Mr Thomas F Hart, assistant sub-editor of the Otago Daily Times. [AWN 24.06.1915]
HAYCOCK, Cpl Fred Ellis16th, Waikato, Co, Auckland Infantry Battalion, who was killed in action at the Dardanelles on April 25, was 21 yrs of age and was born at Kimbolton near Feilding. He was a blacksmith by tr4ade, and always took a keen interest in volunteering. [AWN 24.06.1915]
HAYWARD, Pte Thomas Westernwho is in the list of missing Aucklanders, is a native of Devonshire, England, and is a son of Mrs M Bennett of Woodside Rd, Mt Eden. He is 25 yrs of age and when he enlisted he had been four years in NZ. In June of last year he bought a farm at Ngarua in the Thames Valley and had just started work on it when he obeyed the call of King and country. [AWN 24.06.1915]
HOGG, Trooper Thomas Nelsonkilled in action, was a Gisborne member of the main expeditionary force. He was the third son of Mr & Mrs T N Hogg of Clifford St, Gisborne and was 22 yrs of age. [AWN 24.06.1915]
HOULKER, Capt Jameswho was reported wounded, left with the third reinforcement draft for the Canterbury Infantry Battalion. He was educated at Nelson College where he was head of the school in his final year (1900) and at Canterbury College where he qualified for the B.A. degree. He also gained the degree of LL.B., and was practicing as a barrister and solicitor with Messrs Maginnity & Son in Nelson until his departure on active service. [AWN 10th June 1915]
HUDSON, Gunner Charles RPrivate advice has been received by Mr R Hudson of Parawai, Thames, to the effect that his son, of the Auckland Infantry Battalion, was shot through the hand on May 6 at the Dardanelles and is now under treatment at Cairo and is progressing favourably. [AWN 24.06.1915]
HUXTABLE, Pte John Blackmorewho was reported to have been wounded on 19 May, died on his wounds at the end of last week at the Cairo Hospital, according to advices received by Mrs Huxtable. First reports stated that he was progressing favourably then that he was dangerously ill and finally came the intelligence of his death. Pte Huxtable went away with the third reinforcements from Auckland. He was a member of the North Devon Constabulary prior to coming to NZ about six years ago. [AWN 10th June 1915]
INDER, Trooper Ericwho has been wounded, is a son of Mr S Inder, formerly postmaster at Palmerston North. Tpr Inder will be remembered by many ex pupils of the High school, where he attended from 1904 to 1907. He was a fine football forward. [AWN 24.06.1915]
IRVINE, Sgt Percy Kentof the Canterbury Infantry Battalion, who has been killed in action, was 24 yrs of age and a native of ?Lyttelton where he resided with his mother. He was the 5th s/o the late Mr W Irvine and was a grand-nephew of the late Major General Sir Henry Kent, late of the 7?th Regt and also of the late Captains Henry & W M Kent, RN, and of the late Capt James Grant. He was a keen territorial. [AWN 24.06.1915]
JACKSON, Trooper George Covellwho is reported to have died of wounds received at the Dardanelles, was the elder don of Mr George E Jackson of Hamilton and Piopio and a grandson of the late Hon John Bryce. He was born in 1890 and was educated at Wanganui Collegiate School and at Victoria University College. He graduated BA in 1912 and was admitted a solicitor of the Supreme Court in 1913, when he commenced practice in Hamilton in partnership with Mr De La Mare. [AWN 24.06.1915]
JOHNSON, Pte John Mervynof Auckland, who is reported missing, is the younger son of Mrs Johnson of 43 Alexandra St, Auckland. He is 23 yrs of age and was employed as a packer in the grocery trade. Misfortune has fallen heavily on the family since the missing soldier went away with the third reinforcement draft, his father having died in March last, whilst the death of a sister occurred last month. [AWN 24.06.1915]
KEVEY, Pte Hesketh16th Waikato, Infantry Company, who was reported on May 6 to have been wounded, has sent a cablegram to his father, Mr Francis Kevey of Otahuhu, stating that he is progressing favourably and hopes to be discharged soon. He is in hospital at Cairo. [AWN 10th June 1915]
LAMBERT, Sgt Roy Wilsonof the Auckland Infantry Battn, who was killed in action on May 24, was the youngest s/o Mr William Lambert, district secretary in Auckland of the Mutual Life & Citizen Assurance Co. and was 26 yrs of age. He was a member of the staff of Macky, Logan, Caldwell Ltd. [AWN 17.06.1915]
Lance Corporal F N MOORE, who has died of wounds, belonged to a well known Kaiti family. He was a builder and took a course in architecture at St Patrick’s College, Wellington, and had just returned to Gisborne when he enlisted. His brother Philip is also at the Dardanelles, having left with the third reinforcements. [AWN 17.06.1915]
Lance Corporal Guy F Woodward, also of the Legion of Frontiersmen, eldest son of Mr J C Woodward of Patutahi, has also been killed in action. Lance Corporal Woodward was a member of the 4th, Waikato, Mounteds; he was 24 years of age and volunteered from Auckland, having been sheep farming in the Waikato prior to enlisting. Mr Woodward’s second son is a member of the fifth reinforcements now at Trentham.
LATTIMORE, Pte G PCanterbury Infantry Battalion, killed in action, was 23 yrs of age and was a son of Mrs Lattimore of 65 Aikman’s Road, St Albans. [AWN 24.06.1915]
LOGAN, 2nd Lieut PrestonDefence authorities have received advice that Lt Logan, late of the 11th, North Auckland, Squadron, Auckland Mounted Rifles, who was reported on May 23 to have died of wounds received at the Dardenelles, was buried at sea. [AWN 3rd June 1915]
LOVE, Pte W TOtago Infantry Battalion, who was reported killed in action on April 27, was working in Sargood’s boot factory at Dunedin, when he enlisted. He was a noted soccer player. [AWN 24.06.1915]
LOWRY, Pte D Jreported missing since May 1, joined the main expeditionary force and was attached to the South Otago section. He was born at Auckland and was for some time a member of the ‘A’ Battery. He was a bookbinder by trade and served his apprenticeship at the Auckland Weekly News Office, after which he was for some time employed in the Govt Printing Office at Wellington. His next of kin is his brother, Mr C A Lowery, of Cumberland St, Christchurch, and another brother is Mr J Lowry of Auckland, printer. [AWN 24.06.1915]
LOWRY, Pte Samuel Thomas Alexander6th Hauraki Regt, reported to have been killed in action on May 8, was the 2nd s/o James Lowry, farmer, Hikutaia. He was 35 yrs of age and was born near Londonderry Ireland, coming to NZ in 1901. He was a member of the old Victoria Rifles, Auckland. His single brother, Cpl Andrew John Lowry, reported dangerously ill, received his wound at about the same time. Pte Lowry was the first to enroll in the Hikutaia district. [AWN 24.06.1915]
LYTTLE, Lieut D J Awho was at first reported wounded and then reported missing, is now reported to have been killed. Lt Lyttle was a native of Gore and was a teacher on the staff of the Kaitangata Public School when he volunteered for active service. [AWN 24.06.1915]
MACFARLANE, J B, LieutEldest s/o Mr J B Macfarlane, has been invalided home and is returning by a troopship. A cablegram was received about three weeks ago stating that Lt Macfarlane had been wounded in the fighting in Turkey and was then a patient in the Heliopolis Hospital. His injuries were a compound fracture of the right arm and a cheek wound. [AWN 10th June 1915]
MACFARLANE, L/Cpl George Rattraywho is reported to have been killed in action, was 22 yrs of age and was a jeweler by trade. He resided with his aunt, Mrs J Harvey, Shoal Bay Rd, Devonport, and before the war broke out belonged to the coast defence detachment. [AWN 24.06.1915]
MACKENZIE, Pte F EAuckland Infantry Battalion, reported wounded, is a son of Mr & Mrs Mackenzie, Mangarimutu, Feilding. [AWN 24.06.1915]
McARTHUR, Trooper A O3rd, Auckland, Mounted Rifles Squadron, who was reported wounded recently is in hospital in Malta. Having ascertained this fact through the Defence authorities, his brother, Mr M G McArthur, solicitor, sent a cable message to the wounded soldier and received the following reply: “Shrapnel bullet thigh. Nearly right. Enjoying holiday. Going back soon”. [AWN 17.06.1915]
McDONALD, Pte Jameskilled on May ? was about 26 yrs old. He was the fourth son of Mr Alexander McDonald, late of **ames St, Balclutha, now residing in ?Oamaru/Timaru. Deceased was brought up in Balclutha but of late years he worked in Taranaki. [AWN 24.06.1915]
McDONALD, Sgt Franks/o Mr McDonald of Green Island, Dunedin. In the list of missing from 13 May. It appears that Sgt McDonald subsequently rejoined his regiment, as his father received a cablegram a few days ago stating that his son was well and had been promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. [AWN 17.06.1915]
McDOWELL, Pte Hwhose name appears in the Auckland Infantry Battalion’s list of killed in action, was a son of Mr & Mrs McDowell of Ngatapa. Pte McDowell was employed for some time in Messrs L D Nathan & Co’s Gisborne branch. Eighteen months ago he left for Waikato and he enlisted in the Waikato company of the main expeditionary force. [AWN 24.06.1915]
McINNES, Lance-Sergeant AlexanderKilled in action, c/o Mr Malcolm McInnes of Frankton but formerly of the Caves, Timaru. He was born at Levy Bay, Canterbury, on 10 Dec 1888 and prior to joining the Main Expeditionary Force was managing a store at Pleasant Point near Timaru. He had had no previous military training, but received promotion to corporal on the voyage to Egypt. [AWN 17.06.1915]
McINTYRE, Pte George Douglasa son of Mr Harry McIntyre of Morrinsville, who was recently reported to have been wounded at the Dardanelles, has had to have one of his arms amputated. [AWN 17.06.1915]
McKAY, Pte Johnof the Fiji contingent, who has been wounded in Flanders, was born at Woodstock, New Zealand. He is 22 yrs of age and a bank clerk by calling. He served six years in the State & High School Cadets (junior lieutenant), three years in the 1st, Westland, Rifles, Hokitika (senior sergeant) and three years in the NZ Territorials, South Canterbury Regt. Mr W D McKay, Woodstock, Westland, is his father. [AWN 24.06.1915]
McLARDY, Sgt MajorKIA, was a Scotsman and was in the Imperial Army before coming to NZ. He was in the Gordon Highlanders and fought with them at Dargai Heights and in South Africa, being in Ladysmith when it was besieged. At the inception of the new defence scheme he joined the NZ Permanent Staff and was posted to Oamaru as area sergeant-major. [AWN 17.06.1915]
McLAREN, Pte E Awho was reported to have been killed on April 25 at the Gallipoli Peninsula, was born at Lawrence, Otago, and came to Auckland when 10 yrs of age. He was a pupil at the Richmond school and was in the employ of the City Council from the time he left school. [AWN 17.06.1915]
McLAREN, Pte E AAuckland Infantry Battn, who has been KIA, was 23 yrs of age and when he enlisted he was in the employment of the Auckland City Council. [AWN 17.06.1915]
McLEAN, Private John RaymondThe Mayor of Mount Albert, Mr Murdoch McLean, has received information from the Adjutant General of the Forces, and also from the Prime Minister, that his eldest surviving son, Private John Raymond McLean, was killed in action at the Dardenelles on May 25. Deceased, who was 29 years of age, was educated at King’s College and was a member of the Old Boys’ Assn. He was keenly interested in boxing and about 10 years ago, when a member of the College Rifles, he won the provincial volunteer forces middle-weight boxing championship and won the heavy-weight championship at the competitions during the visit of the American fleet. He was a member of the West End Rowing Club. For several years he was employed with his father and worked with him on the Otira tunnel contract and three years ago he engaged in mining in Australia. He joined the 14th Battalion of the First Australian Expeditionary Force. Another of Mr McLean’s sons, Neil, only 20 years of age, left for Trentham on Friday and a third son holds a commission i
McLEAN, Pte C Rof the Otago Infantry Battalion, who has been reported wounded at the Dardanelles, was formerly employed on the office staff of the Otago Education Board and is a brother of the Rev Walter McLean, Somervell Presbyterian Church, Remuera. He is 13 yrs of age. [AWN 10th June 1915]
McMILLAN, Private Robert22yrs of age, was stated to be killed in action on 25 April. Born in Bradford, England, and with his parents came to NZ about two years ago. Since then he was employed by the Auckland Harbour Board. He was a son of Mr John McMillan, caretaker of the Normal School, who saw service in India during the Afghan war. Pte McMillan’s grandfather, Mr John Perry, who died at Bradford a few months ago, fought through the Maori war, particularly in the Taranaki district, and also served through the Afghan campaign. [AWN 17.06.1915]
McNAB, Pte CyrilWellington Infantry Battalion, reported killed in action, formerly resided in Church St, Palmerston North, with his parents who now live in Motueka, Nelson. His brother Roy was killed in action a fortnight ago. [AWN 24.06.1915]
MITCHELL, RayMr W W Mitchell, of Otekaite, North Otago, whose eldest son Ray was wounded at the Dardanelles landing, has received a cablegram from his son, who is now in hospital at Cairo, stating that his left forearm has been amputated and that he is doing well. He also went to the South African war, being in the last contingent, ‘Seddon’s Own.’ He had applied for service in every contingent but was refused through being under age and he was not 18 years old when he left with the Tenth New Zealand Contingent. [AWN 10th June 1915]
MORGAN, Sapper G O, Field EngineersReported to have been killed in action at the Dardenelles, was a native of Taranaki and was about 25 yrs of age. He was a member of the Post & Telegraph staff at Wellington and was a keen hockey player and swimming devotee. [AWN 3rd June 1915]
MOSSMAN, Pte James Dilworth BradleyKIA, is the son of Mr W G Mossman, late of Ellerslie and now of Gisborne. Dilworth Mossman is regarded by a large circle of friends as an Ellerslie boy. He was educated at the Auckland Grammar School and is now 21 years of age. After leaving school he went to his father’s sheep run in the Gisborne district. In June last he took a trip home and war rumours being then very thickly in the air, he enlisted in the King Edward’s Horse. Subsequently he transferred to the British section of the NZEF and on arrival in Egypt, after a period of training at Bulford, he was attached to the Auckland Regt of the Mounted Rifles Brigade. Thomas MOSSMAN, a member of the Legion of Frontiersmen, who died in Egypt from pneumonia, was a brother. [AWN 17.06.1915]
MUNN, L/Cpl Robert RussellOtago Infantry Battalion, who has been killed in action, was a son of Mr J Munn, of Highgate, Roslyn, and was nearly 24 yrs of age. He was a clerk in the despatch room of the Dunedin telegraph office. [AWN 24.06.1915]
MUNRO, Pte Norman Hector16th Waikato Regt, killed in action at the Dardanelles on May 8, was the 5th s/o Mr Donald Munro, farmer, of Paterangi, Waikato. [AWN 24.06.1915]
NORTHCROFT, Lance Corporal H CAuckland Mounted Infantry, KIA, was the second son of Mr H W Northcroft, Resident Commissioner at Rarotonga and was about 25 years old. He attended lectures at Auckland University and in May 1914, having qualified as a solicitor, he commenced practice on his own account in the city. He continued his legal studies and had completed two sections of the examination for the degree of LL.B. Mrs J G Wynyard of Kihikihi, is a sister of L/Cpl Northcroft. [AWN 17.06.1915]
O’BRIEN, Bugler MartinOtago Infantry Battalion, who is missing, is the only son of Mr J A O’Brien, Dowling St, Dunedin. He was on 17 years of age when he joined the main force and went into camp at Tahuna Camp. [AWN 24.06.1915]
O’BRIEN, Pte H EWhakatane, killed in action at the Dardanelles. He was employed on the Mangatu station at Whatatutu where he was very popular. He formerly belonged to New Plymouth and left Gisborne with the infantry draft in December last. [AWN 24.06.1915]
PATERSON, Pte James Aytonwho has been killed in action, was the elder son of the late Mr James Paterson, for a long time librarian of the Dunedin Athenaeum. [AWN 24.06.1915]
PAUL, Pte William JohnCanterbury Infantry Battalion, killed in action, was the second son of Mr Robert J Paul of the Lower Hutt. He was 20 yrs of age and was for some time in the employment of the Wellington Woollen Co. He was a good rifle shot and took a keen interest in athletics. His elder brother, Robert Percival Paul, left with the fifth reinforcements. [AWN 24.06.1915]
PEARLESS, L/Cpl Herbert CampbellCanterbury Mounted Rifles, who has been wounded, is a son of Lieut Colonel W R Pearless, V.D., NZMC, who was also wounded in the Gallipoli fighting. [AWN 17.06.1915]
PENMAN, Trooper E JAuckland Mounted Rifles, KIA, was the second s/o Mr J A Penman, Mount Albert. He was born in Auckland and educated at the Mt Albert school. When war broke out he was employed as a carpenter and volunteered for service in the main force. As he was then under 20 years of age he was afterwards accepted for the second reinforcement of the Auckland Mounted Rifles. [AWN 17.06.1915]
PETRE, Cpl R FCanterbury Infantry Battalion, who has been killed in action, was the son of Mr R G Petre of Andover St, Merivale and was 21 yrs of age. He was educated at the Christchurch Boys High School. [AWN 24.06.1915]
PHILLIPS, Pte Charleskilled in action, was captain of the Manawatu representative team last year. He was a school teacher at Feilding before enlisting. [AWN 24.06.1915]
PHILSON, Pte Wilmot Napier16th Waikato Regt, is reported amongst the missing. He is the s/o Mr Matthew T Philson of Stanley Point, Devonport, and formerly manager of the Bank of NZ at Russell. Pte Philson is 29 years of age. He was farming at Te Kuiti when the war broke out. [AWN 24.06.1915]
PRIDEAUX, Pte Thomas PascoeWellington Infantry Battalion, whop is reported killed in action, was a brother of Messrs H & W Prideaux and a first cousin of Mr D Dustin, residents of Palmerston. Deceased was born at Wanganui and lived there for many years. Mr H A Prideaux, Victoria Ave, Wanganui, is deceased’s father. [AWN 24.06.1915]
PRIMROSE, Pte William Stanleyreported to be missing, is the 4th s/o Mr John Primrose, Claudelands, Hamilton. He left with the Auckland infantry, main body. He was born at Kirikiriroa and educated in Hamilton. After leaving school he joined Messrs Hallenstein Bros and was with them in Hamilton, Cambridge, Auckland and Whangarei, leaving the latter place to join the Expeditionary Force. Pte Primrose was married only about a fortnight before he left. He has a brother with the main body in the Nelson Squadron, Canterbury Mounted Regt. [AWN 24.06.1915]
RAE, Pte Walter21 yrs old, who was killed in action on May 2, was born at Dunedin and educated at Kaikorai school. He was the eldest son of Mr Robert Rae, Bootmaker, Oamaru. [AWN 24.06.1915]
RANDRUP, Pte Holger Bro.Auckland Infantry Battn, who was reported to have been killed in action on May 8, was a son of Mr N Randrup, Leamington, Cambridge. He was educated at the Stratford High School and afterwards in Wellington and subsequently entered the civil service, being engaged in the Auckland office of the Lands & Survey Dept as a draughtsman when the war broke out. He was about 27 yrs old and was among the first to volunteer in Auckland for the main force. [AWN 17.06.1915]
REID, Cpl F Gs/o Mr Reid, North-east Valley, Dunedin, was also reported missing between 13 May. His father received cable advice that his son was wounded. Two subsequent cablegrams have reported that he is progressing favourably. [AWN 17.06.1915]
ROBERTSON, Major Beresfordof the 9th Battalion, 3rd Brigade, Australian Imperial Forces, who was killed in action last month, was a son of the Rev Joseph Robertson, formerly pastor of the Beresford Street Congregational Church, Auckland, and was named after Beresford Street. The deceased officer, before he fell in the fighting at the Dardanelles, had already distinguished himself and his parents received a message from the King and Queen expressing sympathy with them in the loss they and the army had sustained by the death of their son in the service of his country. [AWN 10th June 1915]
ROSEVEAR, J EHas died of enteric fever, eldest s/o Mr E A Rosevear, President of the Otago Centre, NZ Amateur Athletic Assn, and was 21 years of age. He was a well known amateur athlete. [AWN 3rd June 1915]
ROSS, L/Cpl Noelhis name was included in one of the first lists of wounded. Writing from Zeitoun on May 6, Cpl Rex HESKETH of Auckland, describes the soldier’s injuries. “Noel ROSS is in hospital here, the poor fellow is paralysed from the body downwards. A shell burst beside him. Luckily he was not hit but the shock, which must have been terrific, knocked him out. I think he will be all right later onthey say so at the hospital.” A letter was received by Mr George Grant of Gisborne, from Lance Corporal Ross, who is his nephew. Lance Corporal Ross is the only son of Mr Malcolm Ross, official correspondent with the NZEF. He also is a journalist and was on the staff of the Christchurch Sun when he joined the Canterbury Infantry Battalion. [AWN 24.06.1915]
RUNCIMAN, Pte JamesAuckland Infantry Battalion, who is reported amongst the missing, is the son of Thomas Runciman, Glen Massey. He was 28 yrs of age and was engaged in the sawmilling business at Oturoa. [AWN 24.06.1915]
SAUNDERS, Pte Ernest Thomasmentioned in one of last week’s lists as having been killed in action, was a member of the Gisborne contingent which left on October 21. He came from Dunedin, where his parents reside and had been employed at Messrs J J Niven & Co’s Gisborne branch for three years. [AWN 24.06.1915]
SAVORY, L/Cpl Chaswho is reported in the latest casualty list from the Dardanelles as wounded, was well known in athletic circles of the Dominion. He played the Rugby Union game for some years and then transferring to the Rugby League accepted a position in the combined NZ and NSW team which toured England. [AWN 24.06.1915]
SCALES, L/Cpl Jackkilled in action, was the second son of Mr G H Scales, of Wellington. He was born at the Hutt 23 yrs ago and was educated at the Lower Hutt school and at Wellington College. For some time before he enlisted he was engaged in farming pursuits in the Wairarapa. [AWN 24.06.1915]
SHAND, Privates Arthur Leith & George PageNews has been received that the brothers, s/o Mr J A Shand of Thames, and members of the Auckland Battalion, both of whom were wounded during the fighting on Gallipoli, are progressing favourably. The eldest son, Arthur, who was in the Auckland railway goods office, was wounded either at or shortly after the landing on Gallipoli, while the other son, George, was wounded a fortnight later. The eldest lad belongs to the 16th, Waikato. Company, while Private George Shand, who was an apprentice at Messrs A & G Price’s foundry, Thames before he enlisted, is a member of the 5th, ***aki [?Hauraki] Company. Messages of sympathy have been forwarded to Egypt by the Thames Branch of the Amalgamated Society of Engineers and the band of the Hauraki Regt, to which the younger son belongs. [AWN 10th June 1915]
SHEPPARD, Pte E Fof Tauranga, who has been killed in action, was the son of Mr Edward Sheppard, accountant. He was for a few years in a lawyer’s office in Auckland but afterwards returned to Tauranga, where he was employed in Mr Ridley’s provision store. [AWN 24.06.1915]
SHEPPARD, Pte Edgar Franciswho was reported killed in action last week, was the youngest son of the late Mr Edward Sheppard of Parnell. Pte Sheppard was born in 1893 at Tauranga where during late years he has resided with his mother. He left NZ with the rank of Sergeant but in order to join some friends, resigned his stripes and returned to the ranks. [AWN 24.06.1915]
SIMPSON, Lieut W Sof the Auckland Infantry Battalion, who was KIA on 31 May, was a son of Mr & Mrs Andrew Simpson of Waldegrave St, Palmerston. The young officer was only 22 years of age on Mary 24. Before the war Lt Simpson was studying law. He took an active interest in territorial matters and from an early age was keen on soldiering. When the war broke out he enlisted and later received a commission in the Auckland Infantry, 2nd Regt. For a time he acted as recruiting officer and had also passed his examination for a captaincy. [AWN 10th June 1915]
SMITH, Sgt H WWellington Mounted Infantry, who was killed in action at the Dardanelles, was very well known, both in the Wairarapa and in Wellington, especially in sporting circles. He was a native of Featherston and was 28 yrs of age. About nine years ago he was for a short time in the employment of Messrs George Thomas & Co., auctioneers, Wellington, later returning to the Wairarapa. While there he was huntsman for the old Masterton Hounds and clerk of the course at the Masterton races. He was a prominent boxer, as well as a fine horseman and recently won the heavy-weight boxing championship in Egypt. [AWN 24.06.1915]
SQUIRREL, L/Cpl K Ra cablegram has been received that Cpl Squirrel of the Auckland Infantry Battalion, who was reported wounded on 29th May, is progressing favourably. [AWN 10th June 1915]
SULLIVAN, Frank Arnoldof the Auckland Mounted Rifles, who has been KIA, was the eldest s/o late Mr Walter Sullivan, school teacher, of Paeroa and was 28 yrs of age. He was at one time employed in the newsroom of the Auckland Weekly News and afterwards following farming pursuits for some time. Latterly he was engaged in horse-training in the Whangarei district. [AWN 17.06.1915]
TALBOT, Pte Charles Johnwhop was recently reported to have been killed in action on April 25, left Auckland with the Waikato Infantry Company of the main expeditionary force. He was a son of Mr R Talbot, of Grafton Road and brother of Mr D Talbot of the Takapuna Tram Co. and was about 35 yrs of age. [AWN 24.06.1915]
TANSLEY, EricMr & Mrs Frederick Tansley of Patutahi Valley, have been acquainted of the death of their eldest son, aged 26, who has been killed in action at the Dardanelles. Eric Tansley, determining upon a seafaring career, joined the schooner Ururoa and served for some time in the intercolonial trade. Subsequently he took a position on one of the Sydney wharves which he occupied for five or six years before joining the Australian Expeditionary Force. His brother Ivan is serving with the third NZ reinforcements and the two brothers met in Egypt on Good Friday. [AWN 24.06.1915]
TATTLE, Cpl P Gwho has been killed at the Dardanelles, was a schoolmaster at ?Longbush when he enlisted. [AWN 24.06.1915]
TAWSE, Pte Adamwho was killed in action at the Dardanelles on May 8, came to NZ some five years ago. Prior to joining the expeditionary force he was engaged in Pukekohe as a tailor and clothier. [AWN 24.06.1915]
TICKLEPENNY, Pte A C HAmong the members of the Auckland Infantry Battalion who are reported missing, Pte Ticklepenny is a member of a well known family at Tauwhao and was engaged in farming when he volunteered for active service. [AWN 24.06.1915]
TREWERN, Pte HaroldOtago Infantry Battalion, who has been killed in action, was the eighth son of Mrs H J Trewern of Woolston and was 25 yrs of age. He was employed in the Railway Department. [AWN 24.06.1915]
Trooper James Dilworth MOSSMAN, THE SON OF Mr W J Mossman of Gisborne, was educated at Auckland Grammar School.
UREN, L/Cpl Geo Tof the Otago Infantry Battalion, who has been killed in action, was the second son of Mr & Mrs William Uren, of Clyde. [AWN 24.06.1915]
VARCOE, Sgt Arthur Frederickwho has been killed in action, was the youngest son of Mrs ?Hannah Varcoe, McMaster St, Invercargill and was about 29 yrs of age. His brother, Pte Wesley Earl Varcoe, who accompanied him to the front, was previously reported to have been killed in action on May 8. [AWN 24.06.1915]
WARD, Pte Arthurof Masterton, who was wounded at the Dardanelles and who was being brought back to New Zealand, died at sea. Deceased was about 21 yrs of age and a well known footballer, being a member of the Red Star Club. His parents reside at Masterton. [AWN 10th June 1915]
WEIR, Lieut F Jwas the only son of Mrs Emily Weir of Lillington Rd, Remuera. He was born in Auckland and on leaving school entered the telegraph service, being stationed at Penrose for three years. During the past three years he had been in the employ of Messrs A Clark & Sons. Lt Weir was only 21 yrs old. [AWN 10th June 1915]
WESTMACOTT, Lieut Rupert Walterwho is reported to have been wounded, was employed in the Auckland office of the NZ Insurance Co for about nine months prior to the outbreak of the war. The son of an English clergyman, Lt Westmacott is a member of a large family and the majority of his brothers are serving in either the navy or the army. His cousin, Lt H H Spencer Westmacott, of the 16th, Waikato, Regt has also been wounded at the Dardanelles. [AWN 24.06.1915]
WESTMACOTT, Lt H SWord has been received by Mr H Westmacott that his son, who was reported dangerously wounded, has had his right arm amputated and is making slow progress towards recovery. Lt Westmacott was in the 16th, Waikato, Company of the Auckland Infantry Battalion. [AWN 24.06.1915]
WHITE, Pte Wmwhose name appeared in the list of killed, was 33 yrs of age. He served in the British navy for 15 yrs and was one of the crew chosen by the Admiralty to relieve the Antarctic ship Discovery but when he arrived here the Terra Nova crew had already been completed and he returned to the old country. He came to NZ two years ago and worked in Dunedin. Five of his brothers are also taking part in the war, three in the British Army in France, another in the navy and now engaged in the bombardment of the Dardanelles forts and a fifth with the Australian Expeditionary Force. [AWN 24.06.1915]
WHITTAKER, Cpl Arthur HarryMrs Whittaker of Papakura has received a cable message stating that her son has been wounded in the head at the Dardanelles and has been invalided home. [AWN 10th June 1915]
WILD, Pte Richard NorrisAuckland Infantry Battalion, who died of wounds on May 10, was the son of Mrs Charlotte Wild of Limefields, Bury, Lancashire and was 34 yrs of age. He came to NZ in 1909. He was employed for some years by Mr H H Howden, jeweler, Hamilton, and when he enlisted he was engaged as accountant to Mr C M Gummer, Morrinsville. He served for seven years in the volunteer battalion of the Lancashire Fusiliers. [AWN 10th June 1915]
WILLIAMS, Pte G P,Wellington Infantry Battalion, who has been killed in action, was the second son of Mr Oliver Williams of Dannevirke. He was 23 yrs of age and was an ardent volunteer before the advent of compulsory training. [AWN 24.06.1915]
WILLIAMS, Trooper J NAuckland Infantry Battalion, KIA, was a son of Col R Williams, V.D., a member of the British House of Commons, and was educated at Eton. He was in the employ of the Grand Junction Gold Mining Co. at Waihi when the war broke out and joined the Auckland Infantry Battalion. [AWN 17.06.1915]
WRAGGE, Clement EdgertonPrivate, with the Queensland portion of the Australian Expeditionary Force, KIA, Dardanelles. Eldest s/o Mr Clement Wragge, meteorologist, presently resident at Auckland. Pte Wragge was on the yacht Aria*** when it was wrecked between Timaru & Oamaru. For some time in charge of the observatory on Mt Kosciusko, later assisting in the surveys of the Scottish lakes under Sir John Murtagh of the Challenger and more recently, when he had finished his medical course at Edinburgh, he returned to Australia with the object of accompanying Captain Scott on what proved to be his last expedition to the Antarctic. Mr Clement Wragge Snr has another son at the front, a Corporal in the Ambulance Corps. [AWN 24.06.1915]

Transcribed: January - June, 2001 by Jackie Walles, New Zealand
 

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