South Canterbury World War One Causalities mentioned in the Auckland Weekly News 1917

Servicepersons War Memorials Memories, Memorials & Medals 

South Canterbury connections. Available on microfilm at the Auckland Public Library (2nd floor). Please check the source for confirmation of data. Data transcribed by Jackie and an incredible number of additional postings are found at Genies' Jottings and  Shamere's site and the 2001 NZ mailing list at RootsWeb Archives. Posted here with permission from Jacqueline Walles. Thank you Jackie. 

** date their photo appeared in the AWN

They dreamed about going back home.

Surname of Soldier     Remarks   Battalion Date of item in AWN Next of Kin
ANDREWS, William H     Reported missing Otago Batt 18th Jan 1917 W King, Geraldine
ANDREWS, William Henry   Killed in action 15 September 1916 Otago Batt 25th Jan 1917 W King, Geraldine
BAIN, David     Reported wounded 9 January CMR 25th Jan 1917 M: Mrs P Bain, Temuka
BAIN, David     Not a severe case   25th Jan 1917    
BALL, Francis James     Wounded, remng with unit 10 Dec Rifle Brig 04th Jan 1917 H Saunders, Fairlie
CASKEY, Thomas James     Reported wounded 23 December CMR 04th Jan 1917 M: Mrs E Caskey, Fairlie
CASKEY, Thos. Jas.   ** 22 Feb 1917 Died of wounds 23 December CMR 18th Jan 1917 M: Mrs E Caskey, Fairlie
CHRISTMAS, Percy John     Killed in action 15 September Rifle Brig 04th Jan 1917 M: Mrs J Christmas, Timaru
COTTERELL, A M     Slight case   18th Jan 1917  
COTTERELL, Ambrose Martin   Reported wounded 9 January CMR 25th Jan 1917 B: W M Cotterell, Fairlie
DILLON, E T   Corporal Severe case   18th Jan 1917  
DILLON, Edward Thomas   Corporal Reported wounded 22 December Rifle Brig 11th Jan 1917 F: D Dillon, Albury, South Canterbury
GARLAND, Ed.   ** 22 Feb 1917 Died of wounds 23 December CMR 18th Jan 1917 F: A Garland, Seaview, Waimate
GARLAND, Edward   Corporal Reported wounded 23 December CMR 04th Jan 1917 F: A Garland, Waimate
LINDSAY, H   L/Corporal Severe case   18th Jan 1917  
LINDSAY, Hamilton   Ty Sgt Reported wounded Rifle Brig 11th Jan 1917 M: Mrs M Lindsay, Waimate
MURPHY, Ernest     Killed in action 26 September Cty Batt 11th Jan 1917 M J Murphy, Cave, Timaru
O'CONNOR, H     Seriously ill   04th Jan 1917  
O'CONNOR, Hugh     Died of disease 6 January Cty Batt 18th Jan 1917 F: E O'Connor, Temuka
POWELL, John   Ty Sergeant Wounded slightly WMR 25th Jan 1917 F: L Powell, Sansdowns, Waimate
SANDERS, Thos. Alex.     Missing bel. killed 26 September Ak Batt 11th Jan 1917 F Sanders, Temuka
WEIR, J B     Removed from dangerously ill list   25th Jan 1917  
WEIR, James Benjamin     Wounded, remng with unit 12 Dec Rifle Brig 04th Jan 1917 M: Mrs Weir, Washdyke, Timaru
                   
CARTWRIGHT, Jasan     Died of wounds 1 January Rifle Brig 01st Feb 1917 B:  W Cartwright, Fairlie
COOLING, G W A   L/Corporal Reported as a severe case   15th Feb 1917  
COOLING, George William L/Corporal Reported wounded 24 January MG Corps 15th Feb 1917 F: Geo H Cooling, Cricklewood, Albury
ELLIOT, William   ** 8 Mar 1917 Admitted hospital 12 January Rifle Brig 01st Feb 1917 F: J Elliot, Arno, Waimate
JOHNS, Stevens Eli     Reported wounded 3 February Rifle Brig 22nd Feb 1917 M: Mrs C A Johns, Timaru
McINTOSH, Stanley Herbert   Reported wounded 8 January Rifle Brig 01st Feb 1917 M: Mrs J McIntosh, Timaru
McINTOSH, Stanley Herbert   Reported wounded 3 February Rifle Brig 22nd Feb 1917 M: Mrs J McIntosh, Timaru
MORGAN, F W   Lieutenant Progressing favourably   22nd Feb 1917  
MORGAN, Frederick William 2nd Lieut Admitted hospital 3 February Rifle Brig 15th Feb 1917 F: R Morgan, 7 Dean St, Timaru
QUIGLEY, Alfred     Killed in action 8 February Engineers 22nd Feb 1917 F: A Quigley, Morven, Canterbury
RICHARDSON, William James L/Corporal Died of wounds 9 February Engineers 22nd Feb 1917 Mrs C Richardson, Timaru
SHIRLEY, William Albert   Reported wounded 27 January J Company 22nd Feb 1917 F: A Shirley, Waimate  
WILKES, Oliver George   ** 8 Mar 1917 Killed in action 27 January Ak Batt 22nd Feb 1917 M: Mrs E Wilkes, Buchanan St, Timaru
                   
ANNALS, Frederick James   Killed in action 15 September Rifle Brig 22nd Mar 1917 F: J Annals, Waiapi, Temuka

Auckland Weekly News 
Surname of Soldier     Remarks   Battalion Date of item in AWN Next of Kin
WILKES, Oliver George     Killed in action 27 January Ak Batt 22nd Feb 1917 M: Mrs E Wilkes, Buchanan St, Timaru
                       
ANNALS, Frederick James   Killed in action 15 September Rifle Brig 22nd Mar 1917 F: J Annals, Waiapi, Temuka
ANNAND, Stanley George W   Killed in action 1 October Wgn Inf 22nd Mar 1917 M: Mrs J Annand, 83 High St, Timaru
CAMPBELL, Robert     Reported wounded 4 March Wgn Inf 22nd Mar 1917 F: W Campbell, Kakahu Bush, Geraldine
EMMERSON, John     Reported wounded 23 February Rifle Brig 15th Mar 1917 F: M Emmerson, Waimate
EMMERSON, John     Severe case   22nd Mar 1917  
EMMERSON, John     Severe case   29th Mar 1917  
HERRON, William David   L/Sergeant Reported wounded 12 February Cty Batt 01st Mar 1917 F: D W Herron, Waimate
KENNEDY, A J     Reported as a severe case   15th Mar 1917  
KENNEDY, Alister Joseph     Reported wounded 22 February Cty Batt 15th Mar 1917 F: B Kennedy, Temuka
KENT, John Charles     Remaining with unit   15th Mar 1917 F: J Kent, Geraldine
MULVANEY, John     Reported wounded 25 February Rifle Brig 22nd Mar 1917 M: Mrs Mulvaney, Clandeboye, Temuka
MURPHY, John     Killed in action 21 February Wgn Batt 15th Mar 1917 P Carroll, Waimate
SMITH, Bertie Thomas     Reported wounded 25 February Rifle Brig 22nd Mar 1917 M: Mrs G Smith, Timaru
SNUSHALL, D M     Severe case       08th Mar 1917  
SNUSHALL, Daniel Maurice   Reported wounded 11 February Rifle Brig 01st Mar 1917 M: Mrs Wm Snushall, Fairlie
SQUIRE, A H     Severe case       08th Mar 1917  
SQUIRE, Albert Henry     Reported wounded 21 Feb Ak Batt 15th Mar 1917 M: Mrs M H Squire, Makikihi
WILSON, John Leslie   2nd Lieut Reported wounded 20 February Cty Batt 01st Mar 1917 David Wilson, Glenavy
                   
LANE, Eugene     Reported wounded 21 March Rifle Brig 12th Apr 1917 N: Miss N Bowers, Timaru
LANGRISH, G G     Remaining with unit 23 March Rifle Brig 12th Apr 1917 M: Mrs A Langrish, Timaru
LLOYD, Walter Joseph     Prev. reported missing, now reported KIA Oct 1 Cty Inf 26th Apr 1917 F: R J Lloyd, Temuka
McGREGOR, T H   Corporal Returning invalided ex NZ hospital ship   12th Apr 1917 Timaru  
O'SHEA, Cornelius     Killed in action 16 March Cty Inf 05th Apr 1917 P O'Shea, High St, Timaru
PALMER, F H     Returning invalided ex NZ hospital ship   12th Apr 1917 Timaru  
PRIEST, Roy Simpson   Captain Killed in action 19 April Camel Corps 26th Apr 1917 F: W Priest, Timaru
ROSENTHAL, F C     Returning invalided ex NZ hospital ship   12th Apr 1917 Timaru  
RYAN, John Francis     Rptd wounded, adm. Hospital 16 March Rifle Brig 05th Apr 1917 M: Mrs F Ryan, Temuka
SEYB, William     Prev. reported missing, now reported KIA Cty Inf 26th Apr 1917 F: M Seyb, Timaru
SHAW, Walter   Corporal Prev. reported missing, now reported KIA Cty Inf 26th Apr 1917 W: Mrs J H Shaw, Timaru
SULLIVAN, J     Killed in action 23 March Rifle Brig 12th Apr 1917 S: Mrs E Brosnahan, Pleasant Point
SULLIVAN, Michael   Sergeant Reported wounded 15 March Cty Inf 05th Apr 1917 J Sullivan, William St, Timaru
TENNANT, John   2nd Lieut Reported wounded 19 April CMR 26th Apr 1917 G Tennant, Timaru
WALLACE, J N     Reported wounded 23 March Rifle Brig 12th Apr 1917 F: J Wallace, Timaru
WHITE, William David Hall   L/Corporal Reported missing 24 March Rifle Brig 12th Apr 1917 M: Mrs R H White, Waimate

AUCKLAND WEEKLY NEWS - Photos of men killed, wounded, died of wounds, missing etc. and the odd one receiving decorations. 

4 January 1917
BIRD, A J, Waimate
BENNETT, S, Geraldine

11 January 1917
WAGSTAFF, Lieut H S, Timaru
MATTHEWS, C, Timaru

18 January 1917
WILSON, J R, Timaru
PRATLEY, H, Temuka

1 February 1917
LIVINGSTONE, C M, Fairlie

22 February 1917
CASKEY, T J, Fairlie
GARLAND, E, Waimate

8 March 1917
ELLIOT(T), W, Waimate
WILKES, O G, Timaru
WILSON, Colin E, Timaru

17 May 1917
BILGTON, Francis J, Temuka
KIDD, D C, Timaru

24 May 1917
ANDERSON, James, Timaru
WATSON, W R, Wai-iti

31 May 1917
HOWES, C, Fairlie
RINALDI, S T (Sid), Waiau

21 June 1917
CURRY, Geo., Temuka
HUTT, J F, Waimate

5 July 1917
HEIND, Charles A S, Timaru

12 July 1917
STRACHAN, J T, Timaru

19 July 1917
MORGAN, A, Temuka

26 July 1917
BRISTOL, Ivor A, Timaru
COTTER, H F, Timaru
JURR, J T, Timaru

26 July 1917
BLACKLER, F C, Pleasant Point
MARSHALL, G R, St Andrews, South Canterbury

2 August 1917
STOREY, H, Timaru
ROBERTS, J P, Lake Pukaki

9 August 1917
DILLON, E T, Albury
LUNDIE, David, Timaru
RAMSAY, A S, Timaru

23 August 1917
GRANVILLE, G, Timaru
JENKINS, W S, Geraldine
WATSON, William, Timaru
SEGAR, A E, Timaru

30 August 1917
McVEY, W R, Albury

13 September 1917
AITKEN, R F, Pleasant Point
GODSELL, J A, Geraldine

20 September 1917
ANDREWES, Leonard C, Ashburton
FERGUSON, D J A, Timaru
READY, Robert G, Christchurch

27 September 1917
BRASELL, F W, Timaru
HENRY, W S, Temuka
THYNE, George, Timaru
ROSS, H C, Fairlie

11 October 1917
CLARKE, A S, Timaru
ROBERTSON, J, Timaru

8 November 1917
ASPINALL, William D, Temuka
COUPER, James R, Timaru
GOW, Charles, Timaru

15 November 1917
DICKEY, Cecil V F, Fendalton
GUINESS, A G, Timaru
HIND, W E R, Timaru

22 November 1917
GLANVILLE, R B, Pareora West Timaru
STUMBLES, A, Pleasant Point

29 November 1917
DEANS, Alexander, Morven
MAHONEY, G R, Timaru
SMITH, Albert D, Waimate

6 December 1917
MITCHELL, J, Geraldine
WHYTE, Robert H, Timaru
HIND, W E R, Timaru

13 December 1917
BRETT, James P, Geraldine
DAVID, E J, Timaru

27 December 1917
FITZGERALD, J, Waimate

'All I possess' the mother said 'and mine the woman's part,
In agony that none may see to hide a breaking heart.
But I gave my all for should they fall with none beside to heed,
Can one give more than the sons she bore, for England's need?'

The death of a New Zealand soldier serving overseas will be registered in New Zealand and a copy of the registration available here.

 The Soldier

If I should die, think only this of me:

That there's some corner of a foreign field

That is forever England. There shall be

In that rich earth a richer dust concealed;

A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aware,

Gave, once, her flowers to love, her ways to roam,

A body of England's, breathing English air,

Washed by the rivers, blest by suns of home....

 --Rupert Brooke (1914)

South Canterbury NZGenWeb Project

They had feared no death when Honour
Summoned them to Britain's aid,
Now they rest in shrouds of glory,
Every debt of Honour paid.

                                                                by Australian writer W.A. Horn 1918