South Cantabrians  - Australian Service Records

A soldier in the WW1 Australian uniform and at 'Sister' in the A.A.N.S.

How many New Zealanders enlisted in the Australian Forces during WW1 [c. 1500 enlistments] and in WW2?
Look at the hat, it is not a slouch hat. The left side is not folded up. Why not? Let me know who I missed. Thanks.

More than 1,500 New Zealand born men enlisted for service in the 1st Australian Imperial Force.
NAA - Service records online
Embarkation Roll
First World War Nominal Roll Database
Includes Roll of Honour and WW1 & WW2  Nominal Rolls WW2 Roll Do a search by place  New Zealand and you will see at least nine spelling variations for Timaru
Commonwealth War Graves Commission provides personal and service details and places of commemoration for the 1.7 million members of the Commonwealth forces who died in the First or Second World Wars. Can also be searched by cemetery
The Great War Diary

A.I.F. Troopships

A few South Canterbury men and women served for the Australian Imperial Forces, RAAF, ANNS or the RAN during WWI. Source for the data below: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour AWM145 Roll of Honour cards, 1914-1918 War, Army. Their files are online.  Australian casualties [NZers serving with Australian troops] were reported in the NZ newspapers. Approximately 115 men and at least three women born in South Canterbury signed up in Australia for War Service during WWII. Approximately 130 volunteered for the AIF WW1 and at least 21 died, i.e. 16%. Additional information for those men 'Killed in the field' can be found at CWGC site. One man signed up for service with the Australia in WWI and WWII. Some moved to Australia as a child and forgot how to spell their birthplaces e.g. see Francis Adams, born in Fairlie. During WWI about 20 New Zealanders joined the RAAF and two joined the RAN. Three men had Timaru as a second name but born in Australia.

WWI Fiches by BAB Microfilming, 4 Kathryn Av, Mt Roskill Auckland 4, 51 fiches. 
No 26 pub. 1915 has New Zealanders who enlisted in AIF, 10 pages or c.770 enlistments at 80+ per page (10 pages but first=¾ & last=½ page, p2=83 & p8=85 names, some female nurses).

Other men like my Great Uncle from Fairlie transferred from the NZEF towards the end of WW1 while in London to the Royal Australian Navy as a signalman, while others transferred from the AIF to the NZEF.  At the time New Zealand had no Navy and all who wanted to go into the Navy had to join the Royal Navy or the RAN. Harold Charles Bray Serial No.26/1087 served in D Company 4th Battalion, Advance Party, Signallers, with the rank of Rifleman in the NZRB.  On 18 March 1918 Harold was struck off the strength of the New Zealand Expeditionary Forces when he transferred to the Royal Australian Navy at London and served on the HMAS Australia until 12 January 1921 as a signaller. His brother Arthur, Serial No.25/486, served in Company A, 3 Battalion, NZ Rifle Brigade. Another brother Edwin, Serial No.40499, [a lovely photo with his daughter] another brother, joined A Company 23 Reinforcements, NZEF, Rank Rifleman.  

Service Record online
BRAY HAROLD CHARLES : Service Number - 8894 
Date of birth - 02 Apr 1897 :
Place of birth - Masterton, NZ :
Place of enlistment: Sydney
Religion: COE
NKO: Mother, Frances, 40 Dee St, Timaru
Date of 1st Entry in R.A.N.: 18 March 1918
5 ft 8 in, light brown, blue eyes.
20 Oct. 1919: Passed for signals.
Service in Royal Australia 20 March 1918 to 12 Jan. 1921
Approved to count time served with New Zealand Expeditionary Force towards the award of Good Conduct Badges in the RAN. Appt. as a special case to be granted a free discharge at Sydney.

Auckland Star, 22 June 1911, Page 4
Since June 8 twelve boys from the training ship Amokura have completed their service, and have been drafted into the Royal Navy and mercantile marine. H. O. Stone, T. H. Swinbourne, E. N. Magnusson, T. W. Patton, and S. E. Cole have joined H.M.S. Pioneer as boys, and will serve for eight years. Several others have joined various coastal and intercolonial steamers as ordinary seamen and boys. The following eight have joined the vessel: J. V. Watt, Timaru; H. C. Bray, Puaha, Canterbury; A. M. B. McKnzie, Nelson; A. W. Westrupp, Nelson; E. S. Tunn, Gisborne; E. L. Maney, Hastings; A C. Rawlings, Ashburton; and R. W. Widge, Wellington.

Evening Post, 18 May 1918, Page 7
Rifleman H. C. Bray, 26/1087, N.Z.R.B., has been transferred from the N.Z.E.F. to the Australian Navy.

Vol. 5: New Zealanders in Australian Expeditionary Force
Nominal Roll of New Zealanders serving with the Australian Expeditionary Forces - 1915

Adamson, Henry 			3rd Batt. Inf. 		Adam Adamson, (father) Waimate
Caird, William 			8th Batt. Inf. 		Miss A.J.S. Caird, Southburn, Timaru
Chamberlain, Cyril Percy 	4th Inf. R. 		T Chamberlain (father) Waimate, Canterbury
Clarke, Frank George 		20th Batt. Inf. 	F.W. Clarke (father) Harbour Board, Timaru 
Connell, Frank 			10th Batt. Inf. 	J. Connell, Temuka
Dale, Hugh 			10th A.S.C. 		J. Armstrong Timaru
Gabites, Eric Briggs 		9th Batt. Inf. 		Mrs M. Gabites, North Street, Timaru
Gibb, William 			1st F.C. Eng. 		Mrs J Gibb )mother) 33 Dee Street, Timaru
Gilchrist, William Henry 	Tropical Ex. 		E.M. Gilchrist (niece) Waimate, South Canterbury
Glanville, Ronald Belfield 	8th Batt. Inf. 		W.J. Glanville, Pareora West, via Timaru
Hosie, William 			6th Inf. R. 		G. Hoise (father) Timaru
Keane, Joseph 			11th L.H. Regt. 	J. Keane (father) Timaru
Langrish, Sydney Bernard 	2nd I.H.R. 		S.E. Langrish Clive Street Timaru
Logan, George Hewish 		2nd Batt. Inf. 		J. Logan Wilson Street Timaru
McIntyre, William 		6th Batt. Inf. 		Mrs McIntyre (mother) Pleasant Point South Canterbury
McLeod John Duncan 		9th Inf. R 		Mrs Johnina Mcleod 79 Theodocia Street, Timaru
McWhinney George 		16th Batt. Inf. 	Mrs A.E. Walsh Timaru
Miller Leonard William 		3rd Batt. Inf. 		R. Miller High Street Waimate
Moore, Llewellyn 		2nd Batt. Inf. 		D. Moore (father) care of Gas Company, Temuka
Pelvin Bruce 			9th Inf. 		R. A. Pelvin (father) Mill Road, Waimate
Primmer, John Foster 		17th A.S.C. R. 		Mrs H. Hewson, Geraldine, Canterbury
Nelson, David Arthur 		3rd L.H. Regt. 		W. Nelson (father) Bell Street Waimate
Richards, Edward Sydney 	25th Batt. Inf. 	J.D.C. Richards (father) Otipua Road, Timaru
Shears Thomas Edward 		1st F.A.B. 2nd Batt. 	S. Shears (father) Stafford Street Timaru
Watson, Lesile Arnold 		3rd Batt. Inf. 		Mrs W. Tomlin, Willowbridge South Canterbury
Watt, Joseph Wiliam 		1st  Inf. R. 		J Watt (father) Timaru
Wilson, Frank 			18th Batt. Inf. 	Mrs Wilson (mother) Gibson Street Timaru

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Anzac Day, is a very special day in Australia and New Zealand. Across the Tasman, the Gallipoli campaign is credited as being the birthplace of a nation. It is recognised as the time a fledgling country stood up to be counted on the world stage.

The Band Played Waltzing Matilda words

BARBER, Serjt. Hugh James Frederick, 4656, M.M. 28th Bn. Australian Inf. Killed in action 30th Aug., 1918. Age 37. Son of Robert F. and Rhoda J. Barber, of Lawler St., South Perth, Western Australia. Born at Timaru, NZ. A draftsman. Memorial Panel: 112 Cemetery or Memorial Details: France 511 Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension. Place of Enlistment: South Perth, WA .  

BARBER, 2nd Lt. Ralph Evan. 28th Bn. AIF. 18th Nov., 1916. Age 28. Son of Robert Frederick and Rhoda Jeanetta Barber, of Lawler St., South Perth, Western Australia. Born at Timaru, NZ. Memorial Panel: 112 Cemetery or Memorial Details: 26 Villers Bretonneux-France. Place of Enlistment: South Perth, WA.

BRITTENDEN, Pte. Fred Stephen, 1894. 27th Bn. AIF  4th Aug., 1916. Age 26. Son of Frederick and Louisa Brittenden, of 28, Carnarvon St., East Brunswick, Victoria. Born at Timaru, NZ. A clerk. Memorial Panel: 109 Cemetery or Memorial Details: 26 Villers Bretonneux-France. Place of Enlistment: Brunswick, VIC.  POE Keswick SA. NOK (F) = father  Brittenden Fred

CHAMBERLAIN, Pte. Cyril, 1481. 4th Battalion A I F . 22nd/27th July, 1916
Poziers, France. Age 29. Son of Thomas and Clara Chamberlain. Born at Waimate. Attended the Waimate District School. Sister. C.L. Mathews, Otahuhu, Auckland. Memorial Panel: 39. Cemetery or Memorial Details: 26 Villers Bretonneux-France. Place Of Enlistment: Sydney, NSW.

CROPLEY, Private Edward Fox  6/2350  Canterbury Regiment New Zealand Military Forces. Died 5 Feb. 1919 Cemetery or Memorial Details: NZ Waimate Cemetery. Plot 452. (C. of E. Portion) S/o William and Sara Cropley (nee Fox); husband of Emily Jane Cropley, of 51 Holmwood Rd., Fendalton, Christchurch. Born in Sydney, Australia. Served in Egypt, 1915, and at Gallipoli. 

COPPIN, Serjt. James Herdman, at first 1333, at time of death with the 1408, 1st Bn. Australian Inf. Died of wounds 23rd Aug., 1918 at the 55th Casualty Clearing Station. Age 24. Son of James and Grace Coppin, fo 5, Parkhill Avenue, Mornington, Dunedin, New Zealand. Born Geraldine, Canterbury, New Zealand.  Attended school at Petone, Wellington. He left NZ at age 18. He was a Government employee. Memorial Panel: 28 Cemetery or Memorial Details: France 119 Daours Communal Cemetery Extension. Place of Enlistment: Sydney, NSW.  His brother John was killed June 15th 1915 at age 25 at Gallipoli (NZ Forces) NOK. Mrs George Joyice (sister) Sydney.

DELANEY, Private, John, 5127. 49th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F. Killed in action 11th October 1917. Age 35. (served as M. MURPHY). Son of Mr. W. and Mrs. C. Delaney. Born at Waimate, NZ. XIII.C.17. Memorial Panel: 148.  Buried: Belgium 123 Passchendaele New British Cemetery. Place of Enlistment: Brisbane, QLD. 

Passchendaele was the scene a military worst disaster when, on October 12, 1917, New Zealand soldiers suffered 3000 casualties, including 1100 deaths. The Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing in Belgian Flanders is a semi-circular flint wall, 14ft high, and about, 500ft long, with three apses. The names of those who have no known graves are carved on panels of Portland Stone ; the central apse forms the New Zealand Memorial, and bears the names of 1,179 officers and men who fell in October 1917; the wall and the two flanking apses carry the names of dead from the UK who fell between the 15th August 1917 and the Armistice.  4 km after passing the New Zealand Memorial is the New British Cemetery was made after the Armistice when graves were brought in from the battlefields of Passchendaele and Langemarck.

FOLEY, Michael Vincent (served as William HOSKINS), Pte. Michael Vincent, 1756. 2nd Bn. Killed in action 7th/14th Aug., 1915. Age 24. Son of John and Nora Foley; husband of Catherine Foley, of Queen St., Waimate, New Zealand. Memorial Panel: 32. Cemetery or Memorial Details: 6 Lone Pine Memorial. Place of Enlistment: Sydney, NSW.

GABITES, Pte. Eric Briggs, 622. 9th Bn. Inf. Killed in action 28th June, 1915, age 24 years and 6 months. Born at Timaru. s/o Arthur and Margaret Gabites, of Le Cren St., Timaru, NZ. Had relatives in Fairlie.  Attended Marist Bros. Was in the Territorials. He was on the Southland when it got wrecked. Memorial Panel: 56 Cemetery or Memorial Details: Gallipoli 22 Shell Green Cemetery. Place of Enlistment: Prairie, QLD .

GIBBON, Trooper Harold, 850. 11th Australian Light Horse. Killed in action 7th Aug., 1916 at Romanmi-Sinai Peninsula.. Age 26. Son of Edward Harvey Gibbon and Alice Eliza Gibbon, of King St., Shaftston Avenue, Kangaroo Point, Brisbane, Queensland. Was an Assistant surveyor. Native of Waimate, Canterbury, New Zealand. Memorial Panel: 8 Cemetery or Memorial Details: 34 Jerusalem Memorial Palestine. Place Of Enlistment: Brisbane, QLD 

GLANVILLE, Lt. Roland Belfield, M. C. 8th Bn. Australian Inf. Killed in action 4th Oct., 1917. Age 25. Son of William John and Edith Annie Glanville, of Pareora, West Timaru, New Zealand. III. B. 27. Glanville, Roland Belfield MC. Memorial Panel: 53 Cemetery or Memorial Details: Belgium 128 Dochy Farm New British Cemetery. Place of Enlistment: Geelong, VIC. NOK Glanville W J

HILL, Private, Jacob Benjamin, 4718. 25th Bn Australian Inf. A.I.F. Killed in action in France. 14 Nov. 1916. Age 42. Born Timaru. Son of Jacob and Alice Hill, Claremont. Attended Main School, Timaru. He was a grocer and a volunteer in the Timaru City Rifles and went to Australia at age 37 years. Memorial Panel: 104. Buried France 385 Warlencourt British Cemetery. Place of Enlistment: Brisbane, QLD  

HINSON, Captain Heber Basil 18221 Canterbury Mounted Rifles NZEF Died of wounds 30 Mar.1918 at age 24. Cemetery or Memorial Details: Syria. Damascus British War Cemetery. C. 115 S/o Stanley and Amy Hinson, of Pleasant Point, NZ. Graduate of the Military College, Duntroon, Australia 

HOPKINS, Private Leslie Garey MM Service #: 3/1774 Unit: No 3 Field Ambulance New Zealand Medical Corps. New Zealand Military Forces. Killed in action 12 Oct.1917 at age 26. Cemetery or Memorial Details: Belgium 96. New Irish Farm Cemetery, St. Jean-Les-Ypres. S/o J.S. and K.A. Hopkins, of 37 Evans St., Timaru. Born at Sydney, NSW. 

HURT, Sapper. Frederic Thomas, 5010. 14th Field Coy. Australian Engineers. Died of wounds 26th Oct, 1917. Son of Fred and Hermina Hurt. Born at Timaru. A draftsman.  Memorial Panel: 24 Cemetery or Memorial Details: Belgium 72 Menin Road South Military Cemetery Ypres. Place of Enlistment: Sydney, NSW.  Place of Enlistment - Warwick Farm NSW. 

LEE, Pte. Walter Ashton, 3656A. 52nd Bn. Australian Inf. Killed in action 24th April, 1918. Age 19 years and 10 months.  Son of Walter and Bertha Lee, of Pampas, Queensland, Australia. Born at Temuka. Left NZ at age 10. Occupation: Grocer and drapers assistant. Memorial Panel: 155 Cemetery or Memorial Details: France 144 Adelaide Cemetery Villers-Bretonneux Place of Enlistment: Brookstead, QLD. 

LEE, Pte. Leonidas, 7169. 25th Bn. Australian Inf. Killed in action 2nd Sept., 1918. Age 23. Son of Joseph and Annis Elizabeth Lee. Born at Temuka. Memorial Panel: 105. Cemetery or Memorial Details: France 511 Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension. Place of Enlistment: Brookstead, QLD 

LOGAN, Pte. George Hewish, 528. 2nd Bn. AIF.  Killed in action 8th Aug., 1915 at Tubra Bay, Gallipoli age 24. Born Timaru s/o John and Mary Jane Logan. No. 6 Wilson St, Timaru. He attended Main School, Timaru. Sister is Rachel. He was a painter & paper hanger. Went to Australia at age 23. Memorial Panel: 33. Buried 6 Lone Pine Memorial. Place of Enlistment: Randwick, NSW. 

MATHIESON, Private Colin Charles 29823 1st Battalion Otago Regiment NZEF. Died of wounds 12 Oct. 1918 at age 26. Cemetery or Memorial Details: Surrey, Brookwood Military Cemetery. Youngest son of Mrs A. and the late Mr A. Mathieson, of Ararat, VIC, Australia; husband of Margaret Ethel O. Mathieson, of 49 Catherine St., Timaru, New Zealand 

McAULEY, Private John Alexander 6/1648 Unit: Canterbury Regiment NZEF. Died of dysentery at sea 
 26 June 1915. Cemetery or Memorial Details: Greece, East Mudros Military Cemetery, Lemnos. Husband of Francisa L. McAuley, of Sydney, NSW, Australia, late of Timaru, New Zealand

MORRISON, Lance Corporal James 7/1870 Canterbury Mounted Rifles NZEF Killed in action 30 March1918 at age 27. Cemetery or Memorial Details: 34. Jerusalem Memorial, Palestine. S/o the late Alexander and Isabella Annie Morrison, of Arno, Waimate, New Zealand. Native of Albury, AUS 

PAULING, 2nd Lieutenant Frank William 45037 New Zealand Rifle Brigade. Died 16 Feb.1919  at age 25. Cemetery or Memorial Details: NZ10. Bromley General Cemetery. Block 29. Lot 25. S/o William and Jane Pauling (nee Homewood); husband of Mary Gwendoline Pauling, of Geraldine, South Canterbury Born in Tasmania, Australia. Served on the Western Front.

Cpl. Bruce Fawthrop PelvinPELVIN, Cpl. Bruce Fawthrop, Service Number -1996. 9th Battalion, 3rd Bde, 5th Reinforcement, 49th Bn. AIF Killed in action "In the Field" in France near Poziers.  3/9/1916.  Place of death or wounding Mouquet Farm, France.  Age 25. Son of Alfred and Mary M. Pelvin, of Waimate. Born at Waimate.  Attended Waimate and Timaru High School. Left NZ at 23. Age 23 in 1915.   5ft 6¼ in. 10 stone. Chest 34½ - 36½. inches. Place of Enlistment - Toowoomba, QLD.  He was single, a Presbyterian, a labourer. Next of Kin - Father, Alfred Pelvin, Mill Road, Waimate. Effects One bank book.

 Grandson of the late Colour Sergeant Major Richard Pelvin HM Regiment 51st Pensioners from the Regular British Army. Memorial Panel: 149 Cemetery or Memorial Details: 26 Villers Bretonneux-France. Place of Enlistment: Brisbane, QLD.  Bruce Fawthrop Pelvin was son of Alfred Pelvin 1861 - 1921. Alfred was the 4th child of Richard Pelvin. His mother was Mary Robertson nee Bruce 1863 - 1926, dau of James Fawthrop Bruce and Ann Garvey nee Calder, mill owner, Waimate.

[Obituary : Bruce Pelvin. Mr A. Pelvin of Waimate has received word that his second son, Sergeant Bruce Pelvin, 26 years of age has been killed in action in France. Sergeant Pelvin was born in Waimate and was educated at Waimataitai and Timaru Boys High School. He was for some time in the employ of Messrs Beckingham and Co., Timaru (trade cabinet maker) and went afterwards to Australia where he enlisted in the main body. He go away with the 5ths to Egypt and saw service in Gallipoli, where he was wounded. Later he was invalided to Malta with dysentery and fever [ex Maheno, Sept 23, sick AUS Forces 21st Oct 1915] [Disembarked Malta AUS Forces 28th Oct 1915]. At the time of his death he was with the machine gun section. He was well known in Timaru as an athlete and was a member of the Star Football Club. Two of his brothers are at the Front, one older and one younger than himself. Their grandfather, Mr R Pelvin, an early farmer on the Timaru Downs, was a British Army Veteran.] 
                                
RICHARDS, Pte. Edward Sydney, Regimental number 214. 25th Bn. Australian Inf. Killed in action 7th Nov., 1915. Age 31. Son of John Deeton Charles and Kate Elizabeth Richards, of Otipua Rd., Timaru. Born in Ashburton., N.Z. Occupation: Sheep farming. Native of New Zealand. Australian War Memorial Panel: 106 Cemetery or Memorial Details: Gallipoli 18 Embarkation Pier Cemetery (Sp. Memorial Row C, No. 39), Gallipoli Turkey. Place of Enlistment: Brisbane, QLD  7 February 1915. Previous military service Nil .Rank on enlistment Private
School Warwick House School and Boys' High School, Christchurch, NZ
Age on arrival in Australia 26, Church of England, Station hand, Single
Address c/o J D C Richards, Otipua Road, Timaru, New Zealand
Next of kin Father, John D C Richards, Otipua Road, Timaru
Unit name 25th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number 23/42/1 Age at embarkation 30
Embarked from Brisbane on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 29 June 1915
Fate Killed in Action 7 November 1915 Gallipoli, Turkey age 31
Miscellaneous information from cemetery records: Parents; John and Kate RICHARDS, Otipua Road, Timaru, NZ . Native of NZ
Other details War service: Egypt, Gallipoli
Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal


TYLER,  Private James  6/3494 Canterbury Regiment New Zealand Military Forces. Died 4 Dec. 1919 
Cemetery or Memorial Details: NZ Geraldine Cemetery. S/o Mrs Johanna Tyler, of 172 Kerford Rd., Albert Park, VIC, AUS.

WADE, Serjt. William, Regimental number 1021, D.C.M. 4th Div. Signal Coy. Australian Engineers. Died of wounds 21st Oct., 1917. Age 24. Son of Winifred Harnett (formerly Wade), of Gorge Rd., Fairlie, New Zealand.  III. L. 37.  Memorial Panel: 26. Buried: Belgium 72 Menin Road South Military Cemetery Ypres.  Place Of Enlistment: Sydney, NSW. 
Place of birth New Zealand
School Marist Brothers (Catholic) School, New Zealand
Age on arrival in Australia 21
Religion Roman Catholic
Occupation Telegraphist
Address c/o Mrs W Harnett, George Road, Fairlie, New Zealand
Marital status Single
Age at embarkation 21
Next of kin Mother, Mrs W Harnett, George Road, Fairlie, New Zealand
Previous military service Served in the Territorials.
Enlistment date 10 February 1915
Rank on enlistment Sapper
Unit name Signal Troop 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number 22/22/1
Embarkation details Unit embarked from Sydney, NSW, on board HMAT A31 Ajana on 31 May 1915
Rank from Nominal Roll Staff Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll 4th Divisional Signal Company
Fate Died of wounds 21 October 1917
Place of death or wounding France, Age at death 24
Place of burial Menin Road Military Cemetery (Plot III, Row L, Grave 37), Ypres, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour, Australian War Memorial 26
Miscellaneous information from Cemetery records Mother: Winifred HARNETT (formerly WADE)
Medals Distinguished Conduct Medal
'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. While repairing cables, the N.C.O. in charge was wounded. He promptly took charge, and, with utter disregard for personal danger, directed their work from crater to crater. He worked his party under continuous shell fire, and completed his task. He maintained these communications for five successive days.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95. Date: 27 June 1918
Other details War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

WATT, Pte. Joseph William, 1457. 1st Bn.AIF. Killed in action 17th May, 1915 at Gallipoli. Age 17 years and 10 months. Son of Joseph and Mary Watt, of , Timaru. Attended Gleniti School, Timaru. Left Timaru at age 16 years and 6 months for Naval training. Occupation: Sailor. Memorial Panel: 31 Cemetery or Memorial Details: 6 Lone Pine Memorial. Place of Enlistment: Sydney, Balmain, NSW. 

WAGSTAFF, Pte. Arthur, Service Number - 798. 13th Bn. AIF.  Killed in action 29th April, 1915, Age 30. Son of Thomas and Beatrice M. Wagstaff. Native of Timaru. New Zealand. 39. Memorial Panel: 71 Cemetery or Memorial Details: 6 Lone Pine Memorial.  Place of Enlistment - Rosebery Park NSW.  Next of Kin - (Father) WAGSTAFF Thomas

WEDERELL, (served as James RHODES), Lce. Cpl. James Percy, Service Number - 369. 3rd Bn. Killed in action 7th/12th Aug., 1915 at Gallipoli at age 27. Place of Birth - Timaru N.Z.  Son of Charles and Maria Wederell; husband of Margaret Wederell, of Shanballa, Rose St., Timaru, New Zealand. Attended Waimate High School became a clerk and left NZ at age 26.  Memorial Panel: 38 .l Cemetery or Memorial Details: 6 Lone Pine Memorial. Place of Enlistment: Dubbo, NSW. Next of Kin - (Father) RHODES Robert

WILKES, Pte. William Henry, 4924. 25th Bn. AIF 3rd/4th May, 1917 at Bullicourt. Age 28. Son of William Henry and Helen Wilkes, of Waimate. Attended Waimate District High School and became a wheelwright and was a volunteer in the Waimate Rifles. Memorial Panel: 106. Cemetery or Memorial Details: 26 Villers Bretonneux-France. Place Of Enlistment: Brisbane, QLD.

Nameless his grave on a battlefield gory, 
marked by a cross over a mound of brown earth;
Died in the pride of his youth and his glory,
 far from his home and the land of his birth.


WWI

Adamson Henry  SERN 564 
POB Fairlie N.Z. Age 23 1914. Slaughterman.
POE Sydney NSW 
NOK F (father) Adamson Adam, Waimate.
Died in field in France, killed in action 25.7.16. with the 3rd Batt. A.I.F  Effects sent to Lucy Adamson, Hook, Waimate. Scarf, note book, watch chain, money belt, card game, shaving brush, pipe bowl, watch case, Depatched per H.M.T. "Ajana in Case No. 21. to Mr Adam Adamson, Waimate. Razor strap, Rosary beads, ring, cigarette cards, photos, letters. Personal effects c/- Mr W.T. Ward, Studholme junction (dated 15/2/1918) ex "Marathon." Signed up as being single. Wife Mrs Margaret Adamson of ?26 Elm Grove ?Hutton, Surrey, England.

Amos Charles  SERN 6272 
POB Temuka N.Z. POE Cloncurry QLD 
NOK F Amos John

Anderson James Alexander  SERN DEPOT 
POB Geraldine N.Z. POE Warwick Farm NSW 
NOK W (wife) Anderson Jessie Dora Ward

Andresen James  SERN DEPOT 
POB Timaru N.Z. POE West Maitland NSW 
NOK Bodycomb Agnes

Archer Arthur George  SERN 590 
POB Temuka N.Z. POE Liverpool NSW
NOK F Archer Matthew Francis

Archer William Frederick  SERN 4130A 
POB Temuka N.Z. POE Holsworthy NSW 
NOK Barratt Sarah

Aspinall Brian Cyril  SERN 6608 
POB Timaru N.Z.
POE Liverpool NSW  NOK F Aspinall W G

Aspinall Lancelot  SERN 373 
POB Temuka N.Z. POE Sydney NSW 
NOK W Aspinall Ada Maude

Bacon Linsdell Argo  SERN 3248 
POB Timaru N.Z. POE Sydney NSW 
NOK F Bacon Henry James

Beckensall Walter Herbert  SERN 190 
POB Timaru N.Z. POE Melbourne VIC 
NOK C Beckensall Francis Walter  

Bilton Arthur Edward  SERN DEPOT 7450 
POB Timaru N.Z. POE Sydney NSW 
NOK W Bilton Mary Edith

Bilton Francis Edmund  SERN 3710 
POB Timaru N.Z. POE Melbourne VIC 
NOK W Bilton Marion C

Binskin Alfred William  SERN 2339B 
POB Timaru N.Z. POE Liverpool NSW 
NOK W Binskin Lilian Beatrice

Blair Robert Johnston  SERN 39291 
POB Timaru N.Z. POE Townsville QLD 
NOK M Blair Mrs Robert

Blundell William Leonard  SERN 4921 
POB Timaru N.Z. POE Claremont TAS 
NOK W Blundell Constance Annie

Boyd William  SERN DEPOT 3872 
POB Timaru N.Z. POE Melbourne VIC 
NOK M Boyd Annie

Brady Frank  SERN 1926 54393 
POB Timaru N.Z. POE Liverpool NSW 
NOK M Brady Maggie

Bray George  SERN DEPOT  POB Timaru N.Z.
POE Sydney NSW 
NOK Bray Emily

Brady, George. (?George Bray) POB Timaru.
Age 37 1/2. carpenter. Worked as an apprentice for his father for four years.
Married to Emily. Address Stafford St. Timaru.
No: 11543 Unit 2nd Reinforcements, 35th Batt. AIF.
Company G. Private. Joined 1st April 1916, Goulburn. Medical exam: Sydney.
158lbs, chest 34.37 inches, 5' 8", hair light brown.
tatto : girl, ship and rising sun, left forearm. Eyes: blue. C of E.
1st May 1916 to 5 May 1916 transferred to Camp Rutherford. 19 July 1916:
Discharged medically unfit - not due to misconduct.
Rheumatism right knee, for six years.

Bright Richard  SERN 7356  POB Timaru N.Z.
POE Sydney NSW 
NOK B Bright Thomas Linwood

Brosnan Timothy Michael  SERN 132 
OB Timaru N.Z. POE Toowoomba QLD 
NOK F Brosnan Timothy

Brewster Knights  SERN 58525 
POB Temuka N.Z. POE Sydney NSW 
NOK M Brewster Anna
 date range circa 1914 - circa 1920

Bright Richard  SERN 7356 
POB Timaru N.Z. POE Sydney NSW 
NOK B Bright Thomas Linwood

Brown Arthur Scott  SERN 5918 
POB Waimate N.Z. POE Liverpool NSW 
NOK S Brown May

Burke Edmund Peter  SERN 5545 
POB Timaru N.Z. POE Sale VIC 
NOK W Burke M F

Byrne Eugene Gerald  SERN 2107 
POB Timaru N.Z. POE Brisbane QLD 
NOK M Byrne K Mrs

Calvert James Gibson  SERN DEPOT 
POB Timaru N.Z. POE Brisbane QLD 
NOK W Calvert Margaret Mary

Carew Anthony James  SERN 3653 
POB Timaru NZ  POE Broadmeadows VIC 
NOK Burge Bruce Dr
 
Carr Edward James  SERN 15888 
POB Fairlie N.Z. POE Melbourne VIC  31 May 1917
NOK W Vivene Carr    COE  Age 34 and 6 months

Chaffers-Welsh Cyril Gervase  SERN DEPOT 
POB Temuka N.Z. POE Inverell NSW 
NOK W Chaffers-Welsh Pearle

Church Frederick William  SERN 4686 
POB Timaru NZ  POE Melbourne VIC 
NOK W Church Evelyn

Clarke, Frank George
Regimental number 1805
Religion Church of England
Occupation Clerk
Address Timaru, New Zealand
Marital status Single
Age at embarkation 27
NOK Father, F W Clarke, Resident Engineer, Harbour Board, Timaru
Enlistment date 23 May 1915
Rank on enlistment Private
Unit name 20th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number 23/37/2
Embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A61 Kanowna on 19 June 1915
Rank from Nominal Roll Private
Unit from Nominal Roll 20th Battalion
Fate Returned to Australia 14 January 1917

Collins Alfred  SERN 3020 
POB Timaru N.Z. POE Frasers Hill QLD 
NOK Dunlea Ann

Collins Francis  SERN 4391 
POB Timaru N.Z.
POE Dubbo NSW
NOK F Collins Cornelius

Cooke Surtees Semer  SERN LIEUTENANT 292 
POB Timaru NZ  POE Sydney NSW 
NOK Cooke George

Cox Walter Henry  SERN 506 
POB Timaru N.Z. POE Enoggera QLD 
NOK W Cox Ida Adlinida

Curry Henry Wellington Dugdell SERN 2872 
POB Timaru N.Z. POE Sydney NSW 
NOK M Curry Mary Jane

Dale Hugh  SERN 2339 
POB Timaru N.Z.
POE Marrickville NSW  NOK Armstrong Mr J  

D'Arcy Charles  SERN 3414 
POB Timaru N.Z. POE Charleville QLD 
NOK F D'Arcy Thomas

Dart Thomas Frederick  SERN 542 
POB Timaru N.Z. POE N/A 
NOK F Dart John Owen

Demuth Frederick William  SERN 59245 
POB Temuka N.Z. POE Sydney NSW 
NOK M Clements Elizabeth

Dixon Horace Gerald  SERN 8367 
POB Geraldine N.Z. POE Keswick SA 
NOK M Dixon Beatrice Elizabeth

Evans Harold  SERN DEPOT 26102 
POB Timaru N.Z. POE Melbourne VIC 
NOK N/A

Fischer Harry  SERN 6623 
POB Timaru N.Z. POE Liverpool NSW 
NOK W Fischer Mrs S M

Fisher Charles  SERN 3899 
POB Geraldine N.Z. POE Perth WA 
NOK F Fisher John Charles

Fitzgerald Joseph Patrick  SERN 3641 
POB Timaru N.Z. POE Mackay QLD 
NOK M Fitzgerald Alice

Franks George  SERN Chaplain 
POB Temuka N.Z. POE N/A 
NOK W Franks Mrs

Fyfe Charles Marshall  SERN N/A
POB Timaru N.Z. POE Castlemaine VIC 
NOK M Fyfe Jane

Gabites Eric Briggs  SERN 622 
POB Timaru N.Z. POE Townsville QLD 
OK M Gabites Margaret

Gason Alfred  SERN 6810 
POB Timaru N.Z. POE Wangaratta VIC 
NOK McDonald Bridget

Gibb William  SRN Lieutenant/97 
POB Timaru NZ  POE Sydney NSW 
NOK M Gibb Jane
circa 1914 - circa 1920

Gladwin George Henry  SERN 7679 
POB Timaru N.Z. POE National Park NSW 
NOK W Gladwin Agnes May

Glew Frederick  SERN 3146 
POB Timaru N.Z. POE Melbourne VIC 
NOK W Glew Winifred

Gow Percy John  SERN 2680 
POB Timaru N.Z. POE Melbourne VIC 
NOK F Gow John
Series number B2455

GREENAWAY Sybil Mildred  Service Number - Sister 
Place of Birth - Timaru N.Z.
Place of Enlistment - N/A 
Next of Kin - (Father) GREENAWAY Isaac McNaughton
 age 37 years. Single. Nurse AANS

HOSIE William  Service Number - 1769 
Place of Birth - Timaru NZ 
Place of Enlistment - Melbourne Vic 
Next of Kin - (Father) HOSIE George

JONAS Benjamin  Service Number - Depot 
Place of Birth - Timaru N.Z.
Place of Enlistment - Liverpool NSW 
Next of Kin - (Mother) JONAS Emma

KAY Archibald James : Service Number - 1279 :
Place of Birth - Timaru New Zealand :
Place of Enlistment - Melbourne VIC :
Next of Kin - (Father) KAY George

KEANE Joseph  Service Number - 528 
Place of Birth - Timaru N.Z.
Place of Enlistment - Oaklands SA 
Next of Kin - (Father) KEANE James, farmer, Timaru, NZ
Religion NS
Occupation Bushman
Address Timaru, New Zealand
Marital status Single
Age at embarkation 36
Next of kin Father, Jas. Keane,
Enlistment date 4 December 1914
Rank on enlistment Private
Unit name 11th Light Horse Regiment, C Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number 10/16/1
Embarked from Brisbane on board HMAT A7 Medic on 2 June 1915
Embarked from Brisbane on board HMAT A30 Borda on 16 June 1915
Rank from Nominal Roll Private
Unit from Nominal Roll 11th Light Horse Regiment
Fate Returned to Australia 30 August 1918

Kelly Joseph SERN  2801
POB  Timaru N.Z. POE  Sydney NSW
NOK  W Kelly H H

KENNEDY William  Service Number - 6341 
Place of Birth - Timaru N.Z.
Place of Enlistment - Sydney NSW 
Next of Kin - (Father) KENNEDY Patrick

LANE Alfred James  Service Number - Depot 
Place of Birth - Timaru N.Z.
Place of Enlistment - Melbourne VIC 
Next of Kin - (Wife) LANE Lily J

LANE George  Service Number - Depot 
Place of Birth - Temuka N.Z.
Place of Enlistment - Liverpool NSW 
Next of Kin - (Father) LANE George

LAWSON John Rae  Service Number - 816 
Place of Birth - Geraldine N.Z.
Place of Enlistment - Liverpool NSW 
Next of Kin - (Wife) LAWSON Gertrude

LANGRISH Sydney Barnard  Service Number - 629 
Place of Birth - Timaru N.Z.
Place of Enlistment - Brisbane QLD 
Next of Kin - (Father) LANGRISH G E
Regimental number 629
Religion Church of England
Occupation Cordial manufacturer
Address Clive Street, Timaru, NZ
Marital status Single
Age at embarkation 25
Next of kin S.E. Langrish, Clive Street, Timaru, NZ
Enlistment date 5 September 1914
Rank on enlistment Private
Unit name 2nd Light Horse Regiment, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number 10/7/2
Embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A42 Forty Two on 20 December 1914
Rank from Nominal Roll Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll 2nd Light Horse Regiment
Fate Returned to Australia 7 January 1919

LEWIS Charles Alfred  Service Number - 2709 
Date of birth - 15 Aug 1887
Place of Birth - Timaru N.Z.
Place of Enlistment - Warwick Farm NSW 
Next of Kin - (Wife) LEWIS Anne Christina

LUKEY Edgar Jabez : Service Number - Captain :
Place of Birth - Timaru New Zealand :
Place of Enlistment - N/A :
Next of Kin - (Wife) LUKEY Ruby Suporah

LUKEY Frederick Alexander  Service Number - 4816 
Place of Birth - Timaru N.Z.
Place of Enlistment - Liverpool NSW 
Next of Kin - (Father) LUKEY Jabez
 
LUND George : Service Number - Depot :
Place of Birth - Timaru New Zealand :
Place of Enlistment - Liverpool NSW :
Next of Kin - (Father) LUND Walter

MacLarn Charles Cecil  SERN 3186 
POB Waimate N.Z. POE Brisbane QLD 
NOK W MacLarn Irene May

McGowan John  SERN 2272 
POB Timaru N.Z. POE Brisbane QLD 
NOK F McGowan J

McKee James Walter Stewart  SERN CAPT 
POB Waimate N.Z. POE Liverpool NSW 
NOK W McKee Cora Rebecca

McIvor Charles Frederick Saunders  SERN DEPOT 1779 
POB Waimate N.Z. POE Sydney NSW 
NOK W McIvor Alice Mary

McKay Alexander Patrick : SERN 4058 :
POB Timaru New Zealand :
POE Geraldton WA : NOK C McKay Alexander

McLeod John Duncan  SERN 1813 
POB Fairlie N.Z. Age 28. Survey hand. Presbyterian.
Served 2 years in Timaru City Rifles.
POE Rockhampton QLD 
NOK Mrs Johnine McLeod, 78 Theodocia St, Timaru.

MacKenzie Seaforth Simpson  SERN LIEUT/COL 
POB Timaru N.Z. POE N/A 
NOK W MacKenzie Joyce

MEAGHER Frank  Service Number - 22109 
Place of Birth - Waimate N.Z.
Place of Enlistment - Sydney NSW 
Next of Kin - (Wife) MEAGHER Doris Beryl

Miller John Francis  SERN DEPOT 
POB Timaru NZ  POE Kalgoorlie WA 
NOK S Bennetts W J

McWhinney George    SE-Regimental number 405
POB Winchester N.Z. POE Helena Vale WA  21.9.14
Occupation: Carpenter
Religion: Church of England
Marital status: Single
Age at embarkation: 29
Address: GPO, Fremantle, Western Australia
Next of kin, Sister: Mrs A. E. Walsh, Timaru, New Zealand
Enlistment date: 14 September 1914
Date of Enlistment from Nominal Roll: 21 September 1914
Rank on enlistment: Private
AWM Embarkation Roll number 23/33/1
16th Battalion, C Company A.I.F.
Embarked from Melbourne on board Troopship A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
NOK Brother:  McWhinney, Richard
Rank: Sergeant
Date of Death: 11/04/1917 K.I.A.
Memorial: Villers-Bretonneux Memorial Panel: 80
On the three walls, which are faced with Portland stone, are the names of 10,885 Australians who were killed in France and who have no known grave.


MISSEN Bateman  Service Number - 645 
Place of Birth - Timaru N.Z.
Place of Enlistment - Melbourne VIC 
Next of Kin - (Father) MISSEN Jack

MURPHY Peter Joseph  Service Number - 1299 
Place of Birth - Waimate N.Z.
Place of Enlistment - Warwick Farm NSW 
Next of Kin - (Sister) MURPHY Margaret Cecilia
185 South Road, Caversham, Dunedin. Died.

OSHEA John James  Service Number - 28917 
Place of Birth - Timaru N.Z.
Place of Enlistment - Goulburn NSW 
Next of Kin - (Sister) JAMES H

PERRIMAN Cecil John  Service Number - 4753 
Place of Birth - Timaru N.Z.
Place of Enlistment - Melbourne VIC 
Next of Kin - (Wife) PERRIMAN Catherine Selina

PETERSON Percy Alexander  Service Number - 1999 
Place of Birth - Timaru N.Z.
Place of Enlistment - Emerald QLD 
Next of Kin - (Sister) BRABANT E

POOLE William James  Service Number - Lieutenant 
Place of Birth - Timaru N.Z.
Place of Enlistment - Broadmeadows VIC 
Next of Kin - (Brother) POOLE Frederick

POPPLEWELL James Lawrence  Service Number - 5760 
Place of Birth - Temuka N.Z.
Place of Enlistment - Liverpool NSW 
Next of Kin - (Wife) POPPLEWELL Mary

QUINLAN William John : Service Number - 454 :
Place of Birth - Timaru New Zealand : Age 33
Place of Enlistment - Sydney NSW :
Next of Kin - (Wife) QUINLAN W J (Alexandra, NZ)f
Served in the NZ 9th contingent.

SAUNDERS Kenneth Othneil  Service Number - 9451 
Place of Birth - Geraldine N.Z.
Place of Enlistment - Perth WA 
Next of Kin - (Father) SAUNDERS Fred

SHAW, Cecil John
Regimental number 1398
Religion Roman Catholic
Occupation Rough rider
Address Box 161, Timaru, New Zealand
Marital status Single
Age at embarkation 26
Next of kin Mother, Mrs. Emily Shaw, Box 161, Timaru, Nz
Enlistment date 18 August 1915
Rank on enlistment Trooper
Unit name 3rd Light Horse Regiment, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number 10/8/2
Embarked from Melbourne on HMAT A70 Ballarat 9 Sept 1915
Rank from Nominal Roll Private
Unit from Nominal Roll 3rd Light Horse Regiment
Fate Returned to Australia 28 January 1916

SHEARS Thomas Edward  Service Number - 294 
Place of Birth - Timaru N.Z.
Place of Enlistment - Sydney NSW 
Next of Kin - (Father) SHEARS B

Smith George Stewart  SERN MAJOR 
POB Timaru N.Z. POE Melbourne VIC 
NOK F Smith Anthony Adrian

Smith Peter [Smith Thomas Peter]  SERN 4026 
POB Waimate N.Z. POE Melbourne VIC
NOK S Smith Annie Pollock

SPENCER James Henry  Service Number - 28352 
Place of Birth - Timaru N.Z.
Place of Enlistment - Melbourne VIC 
Next of Kin - (Friend) MCPHEE Maggie
 

TEMPLER Francis Darvall  Service Number - 570 
Place of Birth - Woodbury N.Z.
Place of Enlistment - Lismore NSW 
Next of Kin - (Mother) TEMPLER Ada

Thomas Henry  SERN 565 
POB Waimate N.Z. POE Liverpool NSW 
NOK B Thomas James

Thomson Matthew Henry  SERN 3260 
POB Timaru NZ  POE Holsworthy NSW
NOK N Thomson John

THICKINS John David : [Aka SMITH David] : Service Number - 1743:
Place of Birth - Timaru New Zealand 
Place of Enlistment - Melbourne VIC:
Next of Kin - (Wife) THICKINS Juinie (Uzzell (Cambria Cottages, Swindon
(father Charles Herbert Uzzell, general labourer) ) ).  (COE) 
Wife passage to Australia (David died after discharged)

TROUSSELOT Henry Edward : Service Number - Major 
Place of Birth - Timaru New Zealand : Place of Enlistment - N/A VIC 
Next of Kin - (Wife) TROUSSELOT Edith

TROUSSELOT HENRY EDWARD : Service Number - T318 
Date of birth - 29 Oct 1883 : Place of birth - Timaru N.Z.
Place of enlistment - Hobart TAS : Next of Kin - TROUSSELOT HENRI

WARBURTON Richard Dunbar  Service Number - 6106 
Place of Birth - Timaru N.Z.
Place of Enlistment - Sydney NSW 
Next of Kin - (Mother) WARBURTON Helena Fergus

WEBSTER Francis Herbert  Service Number - 7162 
Place of Birth - Winchester N.Z.
Place of Enlistment - Brisbane QLD 
Next of Kin - (Wife) WEBSTER Eva

WEBSTER Lawrence William Athy  Service Number - 6926 
Place of Birth - Timaru N.Z.
Place of Enlistment - Adelaide SA 
Next of Kin - (Mother) WEBSTER Louie

WHITAKER Frederick Alfred : Service Number - 616 :
Place of Birth - Timaru New Zealand :
Place of Enlistment - Broadmeadows VIC :
Next of Kin - (Sister) BOOKER Mrs M Sullivan

White Walter Richard  SERN 2895 
POB Timaru NZ  POE Toowoomba QLD 
NOK W White Marion

WILKINSON Arthur Charles  Service Number - 7652 
Place of Birth - Timaru N.Z.
Place of Enlistment - Liverpool NSW 
Next of Kin - (Sister) FEEK Louisa Jane

Williams Sydney Lory  SERN 1168 
POB Timaru N.Z. POE Melbourne VIC 
NOK F Williams Reverend W J   

Wilson Edward  SERN 4557 
POB Timaru N.Z. POE Sydney NSW 
NOK W Wilson Lily

Wilson Frank  SERN 1310 
POB Timaru N.Z. POE Liverpool NSW 
NOK M Wilson Phoebe

Wilson John Foley  SERN LIEUT 7607 
POB Timaru N.Z. POE Fremantle WA 
NOK S Knight Lily

Wilson Stephen Anson  SERN 1930 
POB Timaru N.Z. POE Sydney NSW 
NOK W Wilson C

Ziesler Charles  SERN 3961 
POB Timaru N.Z. POE Blackboy Hill WA 
NOK W Ziesler Martha Mary
 

Francis Darvall Templer, Private 570, 2nd Australian Light Horse Regiment, A.I.F., "A" Squadron. Joined 25 August 1914 in Lismore, N.S.W. for the duration of the war and 4 months thereafter. Born near Woodbury. Age 23 years and 6 months, a farmer.  Attended Christchurch Boys' High School, NZ. Father: Edward Templer. Resigned from the New Zealand Mounted Rifles after two years.  Unit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board Transport A15 Star Of England on 24 September 1914. Died of gunshot wounds to abdomen received in action on 22nd October 1915, Gallipoli Peninsula on board H.M.H.S. "Nevasa."  Burial at sea on 23rd October, 1915 five miles south of Imbros.  Chaplain, R.M. Cole-Hamilton. He was 5ft 9½ inches, 9st 9lbs, complexion dark. Religious denomination C of E. Father died on 11th October 1916. Mother - Mrs Ada Templer, Geraldine, Sth. Canterbury, New Zealand. Mother received the British War Medal No. 726, the 1914/1915 Star No. 3233 , The Victory medal No. 683 as one of the mementos of gallant service rendered by your son. Effects of deceased: Disc, pipe, letters, coin, key chain, curio, wristlet watch, match box, 2 badges. Memorial Scroll sent 27.1.1923 with the Memorial plaque and a little pamphlet entitled "Where the Australians Rest." Lone Pine Memorial, Panel 2.  Brother A. W. Templer Warendah, Walgett, N.S.W. 

Timaru Herald, 24 November 1917, Page 7
The following Canterbury names appear in an Australian casualty list:
Gledlhill, T. (Mrs C. Gledhill, Timaru).
Meikle, T. (A. Meikle, Timaru).
Wright B. (Mrs T. Wright, Christchurch).
Mr P. Wareing, Milford, has received advice that his son, Private J. Wareing, of the 17th Reinforcements, when was wounded in France and admitted to Walton-on-Thames hospital on October 13, suffering from wounds in right elbow, is improving. The names of Private T. Gledhill and Private T. Meikle both of Timaru, appear in an Australian casualty list published above. These two soldiers were well known in Timaru before the war broke out. When war was declared they were in Australia. They enlisted together, and left for the front with the early Australian Reinforcements. Both have seen a good deal of fighting and had been continually together up to the time they were wounded.


WWII

World War Two Nominal Roll website In the Second World War all those who served in the AIF, officers and men and women, were given a discrete number that did not change, with one or two signifying letters: N for New South Wales, V for Victoria etc, and X for a volunteer for overseas service. The lack of an X that the recipient was in the local militia. Their service medals were impressed officially and in many cases the stars are as well.

AUSTRALIA SERVICE medal and the 1939-45 WAR medal.

There is nothing stronger than the heart of a volunteer.

AIF  - WW2 with Timaru as place of birth
Name ADAMS, FRANCIS LLOYD
Service Australian Army
Service Number NX202752
DOB 22 May 1925
Place of Birth FAIRLEY, NZ
Date of Enlistment 3 Dec 1943
Locality on Enlistment RANDWICK, NSW
Place of Enlistment PADDINGTON, NSW
Next of Kin ADAMS, ALICE
Date of Discharge 2 Dec 1946
Rank Corporal
Posting at Discharge 2/9 AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY BATTALION

Name ADAMS, ALFRED GEORGE
Service Australian Army
Service Number N279113
DOB 26 Jul 1923
Place of Birth FAIRLEIGH, NZ
Date of Enlistment 19 Aug 1941
Locality on Enlistment RANDWICK, NSW
Place of Enlistment PADDINGTON, NSW
Next of Kin ADAMS, ALICE
Date of Discharge 18 Feb 1946
Rank Private
Posting at Discharge 32 A W COY

ALLEN FREDRICK GEORGE  Service Number - NX31611 
Date of birth - 29 Mar 1910  Place of birth - Timaru NZ 
Place of enlistment - PADDINGTON NSW 
Next of Kin - WILLIAMS DOROTHY

ALLEN LESTER EDWIN  Service Number - V63114 
Date of birth - 17 Feb 1916  Place of birth - Waimate N.Z.
Place of enlistment - FOOTSCRAY VIC 
Next of Kin - ALLEN FLORENCE

ARBER RODNEY NEWELL  Service Number - NX32950 
Date of birth - 31 Dec 1909  Place of birth - Timaru N.Z.
Place of enlistment - PADDINGTON NSW 
Next of Kin - ARBER ELAINE

Name 			ARONSEN, ROLF BASIL 
Service 		Royal Australian Air Force 
Service Number 		O12651 (434360) 
Date of Birth 		1 Jan 1922 
Place of Birth 		WANGANUI, NZ 
Date of Enlistment 	13 Nov 1942 
Locality on Enlistment 	TIMARU, NZ 
Place of Enlistment 	BRISBANE, QLD 
Next of Kin 		ARONSEN, FREDERICK 
Date of Discharge 	6 Feb 1947 
Rank Flight 		Lieutenant 
Posting at Discharge 	EASTERN AREA HEADQUARTERS 

BARTLETT JAMES  Service Number - SX9288 
Date of birth - 02 Nov 1914  Place of birth - Timaru N. Z.
Place of enlistment - ADELAIDE SA 
Next of Kin - BARTLEET CYRIL

BENTLEY KEITH ALAN  Service Number - 167306 
Date of birth - 06 Apr 1926  Place of birth - Timaru N.Z.
Place of enlistment - WOOLLOOMOOLOO 
Next of Kin - BENTLEY B

BINSKIN ALFRED WILLIAM  Service Number - N72420 
Date of birth - 17 Mar 1891  Place of birth - Timaru N Z 
Place of enlistment - SYDNEY NSW 
Next of Kin - VINSKIN CLARA
Service Australian Army
Date of Enlistment 15 May 1940
Locality on Enlistment ROCKDALE, NSW
Date of Discharge 18 Feb 1943
Rank Lance Corporal
Posting at Discharge 21 Australian Employment Co. 


BLACK ROBERT MORRIS  Service Number - NX165944 
Date of birth - 30 Jun 1912  Place of birth - Timaru N.Z.
Place of enlistment - KAPOOKA NSW 
Next of Kin - BLACK PHYLLIS

BOLLER RONALD EDWARD  Service Number - 15356 
Date of birth - 17 Aug 1911  Place of birth - Waimate Plains N.Z.
Place of enlistment - SYDNEY  Next of Kin - Unknown
(includes a photo of him) Binding machinist. RAAF - Flight engineer.

BOWRON MARGARET OVERTON  Service Number - VFX126878
Date of birth - 21 Apr 1922  Place of birth - Timaru N.Z.
Place of enlistment - HEIDELBERG VIC 
Next of Kin - BOWRON A

BOWRON ROBIN OVERTON 
Date of birth - 15 Nov 1920  Place of birth - Timaru N.Z.
Place of enlistment - PARAFIELD SA  Next of Kin - Unknown

BRISTOL IVOR ALFORD  Service Number - NX149383 
Date of birth - 08 Dec 1896  Place of birth - Timaru N.Z.
Place of enlistment - RUTHERFORD NSW 
Next of Kin - BRISTOL LILA

BROMLEY JOHN ARROWSMITH : Service Number - VX109583
Date of birth - 18 Dec 1913 :  Place of birth - Timaru NZ 
Place of enlistment - IN THE FIELD : Next of Kin - GARTON M

BROWN BARRY LYALL  Service Number - NX505145 
Date of birth - 10 Nov 1921  Place of birth - Timaru NZ 
Place of enlistment - MARRICKVILLE NSW 
Next of Kin - FAIRBROTHER GEORGE

BURNS ROBERT  Service Number - Q189934 
Date of birth - 23 Sep 1888  Place of birth - Pleasant Point N.Z.
Place of enlistment - BRISBANE QLD 
Next of Kin - BURNS FLORENCE  

CAMERON KENNETH  Service Number - 32873 
Date of birth - 23 Dec 1905  Place of birth - Temuka N.Z.
Place of enlistment - SYDNEY 
Next of Kin - CAMERON CATHERINE

CAMPBELL GEORGE  Service Number - V9642 
Date of birth - 12 Mar 1886  Place of birth - Timaru N.Z.
Place of enlistment - ROYAL PARK VIC 
Next of Kin - TIONSON MARY

CAMERON KENNETH : Service Number - 32873 :
Date of birth - 23 Dec 1905 : Place of birth - Temuka N.Z.
Place of enlistment - SYDNEY
Next of Kin - CAMERON CATHERINE

CLARKSON ANDREW  Service Number - Q187497 
Date of birth - 10 Jun 1893  Place of birth - Timaru N.Z.
Place of enlistment - BRISBANE QLD 
Next of Kin - CLARKSON ELIZABETH 

COLLINS WILLIAM ANDREW  Service Number - VX82147 
Date of birth - 13 Sep 1916  Place of birth - Timaru N.Z.
Place of enlistment - IN THE FIELD NSW 
Next of Kin - COLLINS

COOKE SURTEES SEMEY  Service Number - N75983 
Date of birth - 20 Mar 1881  Place of birth - Timaru N Z 
Place of enlistment - SYDNEY NSW 
Next of Kin - COOKE D
Service Australian Army
Date of Enlistment 1 Jul 1940
Locality on Enlistment ASQUITH, NSW
Date of Discharge 23 Aug 1940
Rank Lieutenant
Posting at Discharge Horse Transport Co.

COX BARRY DESMOND : Service Number - R53272
Date of birth - 27 May 1940 : POB: Fairlie, N.Z.
Place of enlistment - SYDNEY
Next of Kin - COX DESMOND

CREMIN JOHN JOSEPH  Service Number - 145035 
Date of birth - 08 Oct 1917  Place of birth - Timaru N.Z.
Place of enlistment - MELBOURNE 
Next of Kin - CREMIN SHEILA

Name DALE, YVONNE
Service Australian Army
Service Number NF465719
Date of Birth 5 Jul 1925
Place of Birth TIMARU, N.Z.
Date of Enlistment 22 Nov 1943
Locality on Enlistment MARRICKVILLE, NSW
Place of Enlistment PADDINGTON, NSW
Next of Kin DALE, ELSIE
Date of Discharge 16 Aug 1944
Rank Private
Posting at Discharge 113 CONCORD MILITARY HOSPITAL

DOW ERNEST HAROLD  Service Number - QX45738 
Date of birth - 24 Apr 1910  Place of birth - Timaru N.Z.
Place of enlistment - BRISBANE QLD 
Next of Kin - DOW MARJORIE

DAWSON PAUL FREDERICK  Service Number - N20170 
Date of birth - 29 Sep 1896 
Place of birth - Timaru N.Z.
Place of enlistment - PADDINGTON NSW 
Next of Kin - DAWSON CHARLES

DINES WILLIAM : Service Number - 270
Date of birth - 29 Jan 1891 : POB: Timaru
Place of enlistment - FREMANTLE
Next of Kin - DINES ELSIE 

DONCON EDWARD TIMARU : Service Number - WX30916 :
Date of birth - 08 Aug 1907
Place of birth - BEVERLEY WA
Place of enlistment - PERTH WA
Next of Kin - DONCON LESLEY

DINES WILLIAM  Service Number - 270 
Date of birth - 29 Jan 1891  Place of birth - Timaru N.Z.
Place of enlistment - FREMANTLE  Next of Kin - DINES ELSIE

Name DIXON, HORACE GERALD
Service Australian Army
Service Number VX57915
Date of Birth 11 Jan 1902
Place of Birth GERALDEAN, N.Z.
Date of Enlistment 18 Jun 1941
Locality on Enlistment CANTERBURY, VIC
Place of Enlistment ROYAL PARK, VIC
Next of Kin DIXON, MURIEL
Date of Discharge 5 Jan 1945
Rank Warrant Officer Class 2
Posting at Discharge REFTS 2/4 A F W

EARLE TIMOTHY 
Date of birth - 30 Dec 1913  Place of birth - Orari N.Z.
Place of enlistment - Unknown 
Next of Kin - Unknown

EDWARDS BENJAM CHARLES  Service Number - N377976 
Date of birth - 28 Mar 1922  Place of birth - Geraldine N.Z.
Place of enlistment - PADDINGTON NSW 
Next of Kin - EDWARDS MARGARET

ELLIS WILLIAM HENRY  Service Number - 126172 
Date of birth - 09 Sep 1909  Place of birth - Timaru N.Z.
Place of enlistment - MELBOURNE 
Next of Kin - ELLIS ALICE

FENNELL ALLAN Timaru 
Service Number - 263193 
Date of birth - 14 Jan 1907  Place of birth - Unknown 
Place of enlistment - Unknown 
Next of Kin - FENNELL LORNA

FERGUSON, THOMAS CARLYLE
Service Australian Army
Service Number W9286
Date of Birth 14 Aug 1914
Place of Birth TERNUKA, N.Z.
Date of Enlistment 28 Feb 1941
Locality on Enlistment SOUTH PERTH, WA
Place of Enlistment PERTH, WA
Next of Kin FERGUSON, ELLEN
Date of Discharge 20 Aug 1945
Rank Sergeant
Posting at Discharge G BNCH HQ WA L OF C AREA

FOWLER FRANK  Service Number - N3405 
Date of birth - 28 Aug 1902 
Place of birth - Timaru N.Z.
Place of enlistment - ORANGE NSW 
Next of Kin - ABERY F

FRANKS PERCY GORDON  Service Number - Q226920 
Date of birth - 29 Dec 1908  Place of birth - Temuka N.Z.
Place of enlistment - GOONDIWINDI QLD 
Next of Kin - FRANKS HARRIETT

GALLAHAWK BERTIE WOODLANDS : Service Number - W83511
Date of birth - 26 Dec 1892 : Place of birth - Timaru NZ 
Place of enlistment - CARNAMAH WA
Next of Kin - GALLAHAWK ERANIA

GLENNON JOHN JOSEPH  Service Number - V144560 
Date of birth - 17 Nov 1907  Place of birth - Waimate N.Z.
Place of enlistment - ROYAL PARK VIC 
Next of Kin - BULPIN EILEEN

GRAHAM LEWIS  Service Number - NX39252 
Date of birth - 29 Jan 1905  Place of birth - Timaru NZ 
Place of enlistment - PADDINGTON NSW 
Next of Kin - GRAHAM WINFRED

GUNN JOHN  Service Number - NX134363 
Date of birth - 29 Jul 1920  Place of birth - Timaru N.Z.
Place of enlistment - LOFTUS NSW 
Next of Kin - GUNN OLIVE

HARGADON THOMAS ALBERT  Service Number - NX123268 
Date of birth - 09 Nov 1919  Place of birth - Timaru N.Z.
Place of enlistment - MATARANKA NT 
Next of Kin - HARGADON MICHAEL

HAMMOND EDWARD THOMAS  Service Number - N366247 
Date of birth - 19 Mar 1916  Place of birth - Timaru NZ 
Place of enlistment - FOREST LODGE NSW 
Next of Kin - HAMMOND MARJORIE

HAMILTON JAMES LITSTER : Service Number - N271726
Date of birth - 04 Aug 1884 : Place of birth - Fairlie, N Z
Place of enlistment - PADDINGTON NSW
Next of Kin - HAMILTON MARGARET

HAMILTON JAMES FAIRLIE  Service Number - N468640 
Date of birth - 09 Jul 1910  Place of birth - Fairlie N.Z.
Place of enlistment - KOGARAH NSW 
Next of Kin - HAMILTON MARGARET

Name 			HAMILTON, BRUCE GARLAND 
Service 		Australian Army 
Service Number 		NX68189 
Date of Birth 		1 Dec 1904 
Place of Birth 		South Canterbury, NZ 
Date of Enlistment 	10 Feb 1941 
Locality on Enlistment 	ROCKHAMPTON, NSW 
Place of Enlistment 	PADDINGTON, NSW 
Next of Kin 		HAMILTON, NESTA 
Date of Discharge 	19 Feb 1946 
Rank 			Lieutenant 
Posting at Discharge 	A A M C (MISCELL) 

HAMILTON NORMAN LESTER  Service Number - NX78616 
Date of birth - 04 Aug 1903  Place of birth - Timaru NZ 
Place of enlistment - PADDINGTON NSW 
Next of Kin - HAMILTON NORMA

HASSELL SYDNEY : Service Number - V260632 :
Date of birth - 21 Apr 1900 : Place of birth - Timaru N.Z.
Place of enlistment - RINGWOOD VIC :
Next of Kin - HASSELL JOHN

HAWKINS EDWARD RONALD  Service Number - V85776 
Date of birth - 02 Feb 1892  Place of birth - Geraldine N.Z.
Place of enlistment - SOUTH MELBOURNE 
Next of Kin - HAWKINS ELSIE

HOGG WALTER  Service Number - VX64151 
Date of birth - 26 Mar 1905  Place of birth - Timaru N.Z.
Place of enlistment - ROYAL PARK VIC 
Next of Kin - HOGG JAMES

HORTON CHARLES ERNEST  Service Number - 65817 
Date of birth - 18 Dec 1909  Place of birth - Timaru N.Z.
Place of enlistment - SYDNEY 
Next of Kin - HORTON JEAN

HOULIHAN CORNELIUS JOSEPH PATRICK  Service No. - NX206793 
Date of birth - 12 Sep 1925  Place of birth - Timaru N.Z.
Place of enlistment - PADDINGTON NSW 
Next of Kin - CRANNITCH HILDA

JANSEN JEAN WINTON  Service Number - NFX146495 
Date of birth - 12 Sep 1923  Place of birth - Timaru N.Z.
Place of enlistment - CONCORD NSW 
Next of Kin - GOVAN WILLIAM

JOHNSON WILLIAM GORDON  Service Number - NGX129 
Date of birth - 20 Feb 1902  Place of birth - Timaru N.Z.
Place of enlistment - WEWAK NEW GUINEA  Next of Kin - JOHNSON EVA

KAY ARCHIBALD JAMES : Service Number - V16539
Date of birth - 17 May 1893 : Place of birth - Timaru N.Z.
Place of enlistment - RYAL PARK VIC : Next of Kin - KAY FLORENCE

KELLY JOHN EDWIN JASON  Service Number - NX67216 
Date of birth - 19 Jan 1913  Place of birth - Timaru NZ 
Place of enlistment - PADDINGTON NSW 
Next of Kin - KELLY PHILIPPA

KELLY JOHN JOSEPH  Service Number - NX42613 
Date of birth - 19 Mar 1903  Place of birth - Timaru N.Z.
Place of enlistment - PADDINGTON NSW 
Next of Kin - KELLY WINIFRED

KILBORN CYRIL ERNEST  Service Number - V354743 
Date of birth - 09 Mar 1905  Place of birth - Timaru N.Z.
Place of enlistment - PRAHRAN VIC 
Next of Kin - KILBORN KATHLEEN  

LANGRISH SYDNEY BARNARD  Service Number - Q59902 
ate of birth - 15 Aug 1887  Place of birth - Timaru NZ 
Place of enlistment - QLD 
Next of Kin - LANGRISH ELIZA 

LAUGER GORDON HUGH  Service Number - 18231  Date of Birth - 10 Oct 1898 
Place of Birth - Timaru N.Z.
Place of Enlistment - MELBOURNE VIC 
Next of Kin - LAUGER MABEL

LEAN LESLIE THOMAS  Service Number - N347299 
Date of birth - 15 Jan 1896  Place of birth - Timaru N Z 
Place of enlistment - KATOOMBA NSW 
Next of Kin - LEAN EILEEN
Service Australian Army
Date of Enlistment 21 Jun 1942
Locality on Enlistment KATOOMBA, NSW
Date of Discharge 8 Oct 1943
Rank Lance Corporal
Posting at Discharge 19 Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps Part Time Duty

LECREN GEOFFERY KERR  Service Number - 165384 
Date of birth - 10 Mar 1903  Place of birth - Timaru N.Z.
Place of enlistment - WOOLLOOMOOLOO 
Next of Kin - LECREN LILLIAN

LEE ARTHUR  Service Number - QX31841 
Date of birth - 27 Oct 1907  Place of birth - Temuka N.Z.
Place of enlistment - BRISBANE QLD 
Next of Kin - LEE CHARLOTTE  

LEE, SIDNEY Service Number Q225254
Date of Birth 16 Aug 1898 Place of Birth  Temuka N.Z.
Place of Enlistment BROOKSTEAD, QLD
Next of Kin LEE, IDA

LEWIS CHARLES ALFRED  Service Number - N468185 
Date of birth - 15 Jun 1885  Place of birth - Timaru N.Z.
Place of enlistment - MERRYLANDS 
Next of Kin - LEWIS ANNIE

Name 			LINDSAY, WILLIAM JOSEPH 
Service 		Australian Army 
Service Number 		NX48884 
Date of Birth 		26 Aug 1921 
Place of Birth 		TIMARIM, N.Z. 
Date of Enlistment 	7 Oct 1941 
Locality on Enlistment 	PORT KEMBLA, NSW 
Place of Enlistment 	PADDINGTON, NSW 
Next of Kin 		LINDSAY, PATRICK 
Date of Discharge 	21 Mar 1946 
Rank 			Sergeant 
Posting at Discharge 	35 H A/A BTY 

LINDSAY, ROBERT LOYD NX55729
POB: 9 Feb 1917 FAIRLIE, NZ Army

McKENZIE LYALL LAURANCE  Service Number - NX32545 
Date of birth - 04 Jul 1901  Place of birth - Timaru NZ 
Place of enlistment - PADDINGTON NSW 
Next of Kin - MCKENZIE LENA

McCALE EFFIE MARGARET : Service Number - VF346804 : Date of birth - 26 Aug 1904 :
Place of birth - Timaru N.Z.
Place of enlistment - G H Q (AUST) VIC :
Next of Kin - MCCALE JOHN

McKEOWN GORDON ALAN  Service Number - V265772 
ate of birth - 22 Jul 1910  Place of birth - Timaru N.Z.
Place of enlistment - SALE VIC 
Next of Kin - MCKEOWN BETTY

McMASTER CHRISTINA HELEN  Service Number - NF454900 
Date of birth - 15 Jul 1917  Place of birth - Timaru NZ 
Place of enlistment - PADDINGTON NSW 
Next of Kin - MCMASTER DONALD  

MANN CECIL  Service Number - VX124315 
Date of birth - 07 Apr 1902  Place of birth - Waimate N.Z.
Place of enlistment - ALBURY NSW 
Next of Kin - MANN RHODA

MARLIN JOHN FRANCIS  Service Number - NX55867 
Date of birth - 31 Oct 1917  Place of birth - Timaru NZ 
Place of enlistment - PADDINGTON NSW 
Next of Kin - BOWMAN MARGARET

MARTIN THOMAS GREGORY  Service Number - NX40074 
Date of birth - 27 Mar 1904  Place of birth - Timaru NZ 
Place of enlistment - PADDINGTON NSW 
Next of Kin - MARTIN DAPHNE

Name MEAGHER, FRANK
Service Australian Army
Service Number N70564
Date of Birth 4 Jan 1895
Place of Birth WAINATE, N.Z.
Date of Enlistment 18 Oct 1939
Locality on Enlistment CONISTON, NSW
Place of Enlistment WOLLONGONG, NSW
Next of Kin MEAGHER, EMILEY
Date of Discharge 26 Jun 1944
Rank Sergeant
Posting at Discharge 22 GARRISON BATTALION

MEEHAN FRANCIS DANIEL  Service Number - N233374 
Date of birth - 10 Jan 1901  Place of birth - Timaru N.Z.
Place of enlistment - MANLY 
Next of Kin - MEEHAN VICTOR

MONTGOMERY ALAN YALDEN  Service Number - 255938 
Date of birth - 22 May 1902  Place of birth - Geraldine N.Z.
Place of enlistment - MELBOURNE VIC  Next of Kin - MONTGOMERY A

MORRIS Timaru HARRY  Service Number - 44934 
Date of birth - 28 May 1915  Place of birth - CLIFTON QLD 
Place of enlistment - BRISBANE 
Next of Kin - MORRIS NELLIE

MURIE ROBERT CLYNTON  Service Number - N449508 
Date of birth - 25 Jul 1899  Place of birth - Timaru N.Z.
Place of enlistment - MANLY NSW 
Next of Kin - MURIE RUTH

MURPHY TIMOTHY  Service Number - N71736 
Date of birth - 02 Jun 1887  Place of birth - Timaru N.Z.
Place of enlistment - PADDINGTON NSW 
Next of Kin - MURPHY CATHERINE

NAISMITH MURRAY WALKER  Service Number - NX9066 
Date of birth - 03 Aug 1907  Place of birth - Timaru N Z 
Place of enlistment - PADDINGTON NSW 
Next of Kin - NAISMITH MURRAY
 NAISMITH, MURRAY WALKER
Service Australian Army
Date of Enlistment 12 Dec 1939
Locality on Enlistment BLACKHEATH, NSW
Place of Enlistment PADDINGTON, NSW
Date of Discharge 19 Dec 1945
Rank Corporal
Posting at Discharge 2/4 Australian Infantry Battalion
Prisoner of War Yes

NELSON DAVID ARTHUR  Service Number - N102040 
Date of birth - 23 Feb 1886  Place of birth - Waimate N.Z.
Place of enlistment - NEWCASTLE NSW 
Next of Kin - NELSON EPHYRA

ORR ARTHUR  Service Number - N73121 
Date of birth - 08 Aug 1897  Place of birth - Waimate N.Z.
Place of enlistment - PADDINGTON NSW 
Next of Kin - ORR MAY

PATERSON ANDREW GREY  Service Number - N241607 
Date of birth - 06 Jan 1901  Place of birth - Timaru NZ 
Place of enlistment - KOGARAH NSW 
Next of Kin - PATERSON FLORENCE

PELVIN HAROLD JAMES  Service Number - SX38622 
Date of birth - 11 Jun 1920 
Place of birth - Waimate N.Z.
Place of enlistment - IN THE FIELD 
Next of Kin - PELVIN JOHN

PICKERING THOMAS JOHN  Service Number - 127534 
Date of birth - 31 Aug 1913  Place of birth - Fairlie N.Z.
Place of enlistment - MELBOURNE 
Next of Kin - PICKERING KATHLEEN

RAE COLIN DUNDAS  Service Number - NX12851 
Date of birth - 06 Jun 1914  Place of birth - Timaru N Z. 
Place of enlistment - PADDINGTON NSW 
Next of Kin - RAE GLADYS

RAWLINGS CLARENCE JOHN  Service Number - VX136647 
Date of birth - 19 Oct 1919  Place of birth - Timaru N.Z.
Place of enlistment - MT ISA QLD 
Next of Kin - RAWLINGS LORNA

RAWLINGS ERIC CHARLES  Service Number - 52965 
Date of birth - 11 Feb 1909  Place of birth - Timaru N.Z.
Place of enlistment - MELBOURNE 
Next of Kin - RAWLINGS ENA

RAE COLIN DUNDAS  Service Number - NX12851 
Date of birth - 06 Jun 1914  Place of birth - Timaru N.Z. 
Place of enlistment - PADDINGTON NSW 
Next of Kin - RAE GLADYS

ROTHWELL AILEEN MAREA  Service Number - NFX119280 
Date of birth - Unknown  Place of birth - Timaru N.Z.
Place of enlistment - 102 A G H NSW 
Next of Kin - COLLINS MARGARET

RUGG DANIEL  Service Number - N101209 
Date of birth - 09 Oct 1893  Place of birth - Waimate N.Z.
Place of enlistment - PADDINGTON NSW 
Next of Kin - RUGG ROBERT

RUTTER MILLER GEORGE : Service Number - WX3714
Date of birth - 18 Nov 1919 : Place of birth - Temuka N Z
Place of enlistment - PERTH WA
Next of Kin - RUTTER BETTY

Name 			RUTTER, VERNON ERNEST 
Service 		Australian Army 
Service Number 		QX32525 
Date of Birth 		4 Jul 1917 
Place of Birth 		TIMAROO, NZ 
Date of Enlistment 	26 May 1942 
Locality on Enlistment 	IRON RANGE, QLD 
Place of Enlistment 	BRISBANE, QLD 
Next of Kin 		RUTTER, ERNEST 
Date of Discharge 	18 Apr 1946 
Rank Lance 		Corporal 
Posting at Discharge 	2/7 Australian Infantry Battalion 

Name 			RUSSELL, JAMES URE 
Service 		Australian Army 
Service Number 		NX6608 
Date of Birth 		24 Nov 1902 
Place of Birth 		TIMERA, NZ 
Date of Enlistment 	5 May 1941 
Locality on Enlistment 	LIMPINWOOD, NSW 
Place of Enlistment 	PADDINGTON, NSW 
Next of Kin 		RUSSELL, AMY 
Date of Discharge 	29 Apr 1944 
Rank 			Private 
Posting at Discharge 	2/2 Aust. Headquarters Guard Batt 

Name 			RUSSELL, JAMES URE 
Service 		Australian Army 
Service Number 		NX46133 
Date of Birth 		24 Nov 1900 
Place of Birth 		TIMAROO, NZ 
Date of Enlistment 	2 Jul 1940 
Locality on Enlistment 	LIMPINWOOD, NSW 
Place of Enlistment 	NEWCASTLE, NSW 
Next of Kin 		RUSSELL, AMY 
Date of Discharge 	18 Dec 1940 
Rank 			Gunner 
Posting at Discharge 	4 BN R R 

SALVESON COLIN SINCLAIR  Service Number - 450529 
Date of birth - 05 Jan 1927  Place of birth - Timaru N.Z.
Place of enlistment - MELBOURNE 
Next of Kin - SALVESON ALLAN

SAPWELL Robert Lyall : Service Number - 5817
Date of Birth - 09/02/1916 : Place of Birth - Pleasant Point, NZ
Conflict - WW2

SCHOFIELD REGINALD ROWLAND ARTHUR  Service Number - N346346 
Date of birth - 04 Jul 1920 Place of birth - Timaru N Z 
Place of enlistment - RIVERSTONE NSW 
Next of Kin - SCHOFIELD REGINALD

SEINOR RONA CHARLOTTE  Service Number - NF410497 
Date of birth - 17 Dec 1914  Place of birth - Timaru N.Z.
Place of enlistment - PADDINGTON NSW 
Next of Kin - SEINOR STAFFORD

SINCLAIR HECTOR MONTROSE  Service Number - B/2544 
Date of birth - 21 Mar 1917  Place of birth - Orari N.Z.
Place of enlistment - BRISBANE 
Next of Kin - ANN

SMIDDY GREGORY WILLIAM  Service Number - 60686 
Date of birth - 15 Oct 1910  Place of birth - Temuka N.Z.
Place of enlistment - SYDNEY 
Next of Kin - SMIDDY JOYCE

SMITH ALBERT ROBERT  Service Number - QX11275 
Date of birth - 31 Jul 1902  Place of birth - Timaru N.Z.
Place of enlistment - TOWNSVILLE QLD 
Next of Kin - SMITH LESLIE

SMITH ERIC VIVIAN  Service Number - VX102697 
Date of birth - 02 Feb 1907  Place of birth - Pleasant Point N.Z.
Place of enlistment - CAULFIELD VIC 
Next of Kin - SMITH MARION

TATE WILLIAM GORDON  Service Number - 71719 
Date of birth - 28 Dec 1899  Place of birth - Timaru N.Z.
Place of enlistment - WOOLLOOMOOLOO 
Next of Kin - TATE UNIE

TAYLOR WILLIAM LAURENCE  Service Number - 134105 
Date of birth - 24 Jan 1906  Place of birth - Timaru N.Z.
Place of enlistment - SYDNEY 
Next of Kin - TAYLOR BESSIE

TEAGUE CLAUDE WILLIAM  Service Number - W8134 
Date of birth - 16 Aug 1908  Place of birth - Timaru N.Z.
Place of enlistment - PERTH WA 
Next of Kin - TEAGUE THOMAS

Name 			TURNER, STANLEY 
Service 		Australian Army 
Service Number 		N279168 
Date of Birth 		14 Mar 1895 
Place of Birth 		TIMURU, NZ 
Date of Enlistment 	19 Aug 1941 
Locality on Enlistment 	BECKOM, NSW 
Place of Enlistment 	PADDINGTON, NSW 
Next of Kin 		TURNER, NANCY 
Date of Discharge 	10 Jun 1944 
Rank 			Private 
Posting at Discharge 	AUSTRALIAN ARMY CATERING CORPS 

TUTTY GORDON HENRY  Service Number - SX33099 
Date of birth - 03 Aug 1925  Place of birth - Timaru N.Z.
Place of enlistment - WAYVILLE SA  Next of Kin - TUTTY THOMAS

WAIN PETER SCOTT  Service Number - 134159 
Date of birth - 10 Feb 1914  Place of birth - Waimate N.Z.
Place of enlistment - SYDNEY 
Next of Kin - WAIN EVELYN

WEIR FRANK ALEXANDER : Service Number - N278910
Date of birth - 04 May 1901
Place of birth - Timaru N.Z.
Place of enlistment - PADDINGTON NSW 
Next of Kin - WEIR BEATRICE

WHITE ARTHUR  Service Number - N283581 
Date of birth - 01 Dec 1923  Place of birth - Timaru N.Z.
Place of enlistment - PADDINGTON NSW 
Next of Kin - KELLAND MILLISA

WHITTY THOMAS GERALD  Service Number - 8237 
Date of birth - 25 Aug 1895  Place of birth - Timaru N.Z.
Place of enlistment - Unknown 
Next of Kin - WHITTY THOMAS

WILSON EDWARD  Service Number - N70612 
Date of birth - 15 Jul 1892  Place of birth - Timaru N.Z.
Place of enlistment - PT KEMBLA NSW 
Next of Kin - WILSON IRENE  

WILSON ROBERT HENRY : Service Number - Z48644:
Date of birth - 03 Dec 1937 : POB: Timaru
Next of Kin - WILSON MARCIA

WHITE JOAN MARGARET  Service Number - 108764 
Date of birth - 29 Dec 1924  Place of birth - Waimate N.Z.
Place of enlistment - SYDNEY 
Next of Kin - WHITE FORBES

Name 			WORTHINGTON, ARTHUR THOMAS 
Service 		Australian Army 
Service Number 		V166326 
Date of Birth 		13 May 1903 
Place of Birth 		TIMAREE, N.Z. 
Date of Enlistment 	1 Mar 1942 
Locality on Enlistment 	COLAC, VIC 
Place of Enlistment 	GEELONG, VIC 
Next of Kin 		WORTHINGTON, WINIFRED 
Date of Discharge 	22 Jan 1945 
Rank 			Private 
Posting at Discharge 	6 Battalion 

Wives, mothers and sweethearts also suffered agonies in wartime. Wives or mothers who got letters from their boys and the next thing was they got news of them being killed. We forget sometimes about the suffering they went through. "Every ANZAC day I cannot forget Mrs Annie Whitelaw, in the Briagolong Cemetery. Her headstone reads: In grateful Remembrance of Annie Whitelaw, who died 5th April 1927 aged 64 years. The Mother of six sons who served in the Great War 1914-1919, four of whom, Bob, Ken, Ivan and Angus, paid the Supreme Sacrifice. Happy is she who can die with the thought that in the hour of her country's greatest need, she gave her utmost.  I think Ken was the 16 years old who survived Gallipoli, and died aged 18 in France.  She had a seventh son, who never married.  He was too young to enlist, and looked after the widow of one of his brothers to the end of his life.  There is still a remnant of the blind above the Honour Board in the Briagolong Mechanics' Institute, where her six sons are listed.  It was always covered in her presence, as it distressed her so.  Let us also think of all the other Annie Whitelaws, who lost sons in war." Posted Fri, 24 Apr 1998 by Linda to the GENANZ RootsWeb list

Mr A.B. Facey's autobiography  'A Fortunate Life' is well worth reading as he was at Gallipoli.  


Summary by Place 
Name 			Service Number DOB	Place of Birth Service 
BENTLEY  KEITH ALAN 	167306 	 6 Apr 1926 	Timaru N.Z. RAAF 
BOWRON   ROBIN OVERTON 	Unknown 15 Nov 1920 	Timaru N.Z. RAAF
CAMERON	 KENNETH 	 32873 	23 Dec 1905 	Temuka N.Z. RAAF 
CREMIN   JOHN JOSEPH 	145035 	 8 Oct 1917 	Timaru N.Z. RAAF 
ELLIS    WILLIAM HENRY 	126172 	 9 Sep 1909 	Timaru N.Z. RAAF
HORTON	 CHARLES ERNEST  65817 	18 Dec 1909 	Timaru N.Z. RAAF 
LAUGER	 GORDON HUGH 	 18231 	10 Oct 1898 	Timaru N.Z. RAAF
LECREN	 GEOFFERY KERR 	165384 	10 Mar 1903 	Timaru N.Z. RAAF 
NELSON	 JOHN PATRICK 	 24600 	27 Nov 1918 	Waimate N.Z. RAAF
MONTGOMERY ALAN YALDEN 	255938 	22 May 1902 	Geraldine NZ RAAF
PICKERING THOMAS JOHN 	127534 	31 Aug 1913 	Fairlie NZ. RAAF  
RAWLINGS ERIC CHARLES 	 52965 	11 Feb 1909 	Timaru N.Z. RAAF
SALVESON COLIN SINCLAIR 450529 	 5 Jan 1927 	Timaru N.Z. RAAF 
SMIDDY	 GREGORY WILLIAM 60686 	15 Oct 1910 	Temuka N.Z. RAAF 
TATE	 WILLIAM GORDON  71719 	28 Dec 1899 	Timaru N.Z. RAAF 
TAYLOR	 Wm LAURENCE 	134105 	24 Jan 1906 	Timaru N.Z. RAAF 
WAIN	 PETER SCOTT 	134159 	10 Feb 1914 	Waimate N.Z. RAAF 
WHITE	 JOAN MARGARET 	108764 	29 Dec 1924  	Waimate N.Z. RAAF 

DINES	 WILLIAM 	270 	29 Jan 1891 	Waimate N.Z. RAN
SINCLAIR Hector Montrose B/2544 21 Mar 1917 	Orari 	N.Z. RAN

Where the Australians Rest : a description of many of the cemeteries overseas in which Australians, including those whose names can never now be known, are buried / prepared under instructions from the Minister of State for Defence (Senator G.F. Pearce). [Melbourne : Govt. Printer],  Monograph, 1920. 72 p. : ill. ; 25 cm. Australia. Dept. of Defence


When a man enlisted in the AIF in WW1 he was given a regimental number. Officers and nurses did not have regimental numbers.

New Zealanders serving with the Australian Forces who were awarded the Victoria Cross
Captain A. J. SHOUT, of Wellington,
Private Thomas COOKE, of Wellington
Lieutenant P. V. STORKEY, of Napier

Captain Alfred John Shout was born in NZ but served in the AIF

Regt:		1st Bn. Australian Infantry, AIF 
Date of Death: 	11/08/1915  Age: 33 
Awards: 	VC, MC 
Add. info:	Born 8th August 1882 in Wellington, NZ. Private education. 
Age: 		On arrival in Australia 23 
Religion:	Church of England 
Previous Exp.:	Fought in the Boer War.
		Mentioned in Despatches, made Queen's Sergeant. 
		Border Horse 1900-2. 
		(Sgt)Field Artillery 1903/7 (Sgt)
		29th Inf. 1907/14  
		Lieut. (still in service)
Occupation: 	Carpenter and joiner.
Next of Kin: 	Wife -SHOUT Rose Alice
Child: 		Florence Agnes Maud Shout

27.8.1914 	Appointed 2nd Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Sydney
18 Oct. 1914 	Embarked for active service aboard A 19 "Afric" on 18 Oct. 1914
1 Feb. 1915 	Promoted to Lieut 1/12/15
9 May 1915 	Wounded in Action. Mention in Despatches.
1 June 1915 	Awarded Military Cross
29 July 1915 	Promoted Captain 
11 Aug. 1915 	Died in action
15 Oct. 1915 	Awarded Victoria Cross

"For valour"

July 25 2006. A piece of Australia's military history has gone under the hammer in Sydney this evening, setting  a world record. The nation's last privately-owned Gallipoli Victoria Cross sold for $1AUS million, plus the buyer's premium. It had been posthumously awarded to Captain Alfred Shout, who fought at Gallipoli during World War I. The Shout VC was bought by Australian media magnet Kerry Stokes, in collaboration with the Return Services League, who plan to display the Victoria Cross medal group in the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. The Australian War Memorial, has a collection of 61 VCs – including 59 of 96 awarded to Australians – was highly desirable, valuable and portable. The war memorial's VC collection was very well looked after and appropriate precautions against theft had been taken.

(The London Gazette: 15th October 1915) Victoria Cross
Citation: -For most conspicuous bravery at Lone Pine Trenches, in the Gallipoli Peninsula. On the morning of the 9th August, 1915, with a very small party, Captain Shout charged down trenches strongly occupied by the enemy, and personally threw four bombs among them, killing eight and routing the remainder. In the afternoon of the same day, from the position gained in the morning, he captured a further length of trench under similar conditions and continued personally to bomb the enemy at close range, under very heavy fire, until he was severely wounded, losing his right hand and left eye. This most gallant officer has since succumbed to his injuries.

(The London Gazette: 3rd July) Military Cross
On 27th April 1915, during operations near Gaba Tepe, for showing conspicuous courage and ability in organising and leading his men in a thick bushy country, under very heavy fire. He frequently had to expose himself to locate the enemy, and led a bayonet charge at a critical moment.

Anzac, 19 Oct. 1915
"Shout was a magnificent fellow, I knew him well, and his death was a great blow" I.G. Martin

Victoria Cross

Holders of the Victoria Cross in NZ As of 2006 19 families had given or lent Victoria Crosses to New Zealand museums, seeking nothing in return.  Victoria Crosses are valuable pieces of military memorabilia and are likely to fall under the Antiquities Act, which allows the Government to bar the export of historically, culturally or scientifically significant items. There are only 1353 VCs ever made since 1856 for the entire British Commonwealth, and of that there are only three double VCs. Upham 

Capt HARDHAM, 4th Contingent, earned his V.C. during the Boer War : On January 28, 1901, near Naauwpoort, when, as a non-commissioned officer, he was with a section which was extended and hotly engaged with a party of about 20 Boers. Just before the force commenced to retire a trooper named McCRAE was wounded and his horse killed. Captain Hardham, who was at the time a farrier-major, at once went - under heavy fire - to his assistance, dismounted and placed him on his own horse and ran alongside until he had guided him to a place of safety. [AWN 10.02.1916]  Served with distinction at Gallipoli where he was severely wounded.

Extracted from London Gazette No 27347 dated 20th August 1901
HARDHAM WJ, Farrier Major 4th Contingent. Bravery in rescue at Cyferfontein.

The Times, Saturday, May 12, 1945 Buckingham Palace, May 11
The King held an Investiture this morning, at which His Majesty decorated the following with the Victoria Cross:-
Sergeant Hilton, New Zealand Military Forces.

During the fighting in Greece on the night of April 28, 1941, a column of German armoured cars, guns and mortars entered Kalamai and converged rapidly on a large force of British and New Zealand troops awaiting embarkation on the beach. The order to retreat to cover was given, but Sergeant Hinton, ignoring this order, rushed up to the nearest gun and hurling two grenades, completely wiped out the crew. He then came on with the bayonet followed by a crowd of New Zealanders and dealt with German troops who had retreated into two houses. They held the guns until attacked by an overwhelming force when Sergeant Hinton fell wounded and was taken prisoner.

South Canterbury NZGenWeb Project

Anzac on the Wall

Poverty Bay Herald, 15 February 1915, Page 7
THE CALL.
Northward up to Antwerp, southward from Liege,
The smoke is blacking out the stars, the fires of battle rage.
The frightened birds wheel overhead as bomb and shrapnell fall,
But high above the booming gums there rings a clarion call.

Chorus.
Cooee ! Cooee ! The Mother Country's calling,
Cooee ! Cooee ! Her sons shall make reply ;

The children of the free, from sea to surging sea,
Shall hear the call, They'll stand or fall, Prepared to do or die.
Forget our tale of party strife, forget our varied creeds ;
Perhaps we've wrangled over words, we stand as one in deeds:
Divided in her time of peace, when first the bugles blare,
Her enemies begin to learn the Empire stands four-square.

Chorus.
Cooee ! Cooee ! etc.

It is not ours to rule the fate which God may hold in store,
But let us stand to meet it, as our fathers stood of yore ;
Our sword is loosened in its sheath— go tell the Motherland
Her sons have girt their armor on, their help is close at hand.

Chorus.
Cooee ! Cooee ! etc.