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Timaru's Memorial Wall

 WW1 names. Only one of the many grantie plaques!

The names of all those who died from all of South Canterbury and from all the wars are found on the Memorial Wall, which was, constructed c. 1998 of local bluestone and fourteen black granite panels. The Memorial Wall is located directly behind the Timaru Cenotaph located at the south side of Timaru in Queen Street near the gardens and hospital in two halves with seven panels on each. At Anzac Day boutiques of flowers are laid on the wall and a poppy taped beside a beloved relative's name. WW2 names

This listing of WW1 servicepersons, transcribed from the above photo taken November 1998, is from only one plaque, each panel has two columns and each column contains over 53 names, at least 1450 servicepersons from South Canterbury have died for King and Country. *WW1 servicepersons from the Timaru Borough. This Memorial not only contains the names of men but women who paid the supreme sacrifice. Staff Nurses Mary Gorman and Catherine Fox died October 23rd 1915.

FIFIELD	 	J
FISHER	 	C
FITZGERALD 	J
FITZGERALD 	P G*
FITZGERALD 	R
FITZGERALD 	T B*
FOGARTY	 	J F
FOLEY	 	M.V.
FONSECA	 	J
FORD	 	H
FORD	 	T
FORSYTH	 	N L
FOTHERGILL 	J S
FORTHERINGHAM 	J
FOX	 	C A
FRANCIS	 	E J
FRASER	 	D P*
FRASER	 	G E
FRAZER	 	W
FREEME	 	G
FREW	 	A
FRIDD	 	P*
FRIEL	 	E
GABITIES	E B*
GARDINER	A
GARLAND	 	E
GASON	 	W H
GEARY	 	J
GEARY	 	P G
GIBBS	 	B*
GIBSON	 	M
GIBSON	 	S
GIBSON	 	S H*
GILL	 	J T
GILLESPIE 	D T
GILLESPIE 	E B
GLANVILLE 	E B
GLIDDON	 	W J*
GLOVER	 	C J
GODFREY	 	J F W
GODSELL	 	J A
GORMAN	 	M
GOSLING	 	C W
GOULD	 	A D
GOULD	 	E J
GOURLEY	 	A V
GOW	 	C
GOW	 	J M
GRAHAM	 	J
GRAHAM	 	J L*
GRAHAM	 	P J
GRANT	 	D*
GRANT	 	P
GRAY	 	W M
GREELISH	J
GREENWOOD 	I	
GRIFFITHS 	W J
GRILLS	 	F A
GUILFORD	W
GUINNESS	A G*
GUINNESS	F B H*
GUNN	 	C
GUTTERY	 	H
GYNES	 	J
HAAR	 	C J
HAGERTY	 	J M*
HALL	 	A
HALL	 	L W B
HALLIDAY	J
HALLIDAY	J	
HALSTEAD	C C
HAMILTON	H A	
HAMILTON	J
HAMILTON	M
HAMMOND	 	A J
HAMPSON	 	J
HAMPTON	 	B L
HAMPTON	 	S T
HANAN	 	LC
HANDS	 	B
HANNAH	 	R
HANSEN	 	O*
HARDY	 	J
HARNETT	 	J A
HARNETT	 	J W
HARPER	 	E T
HARPER	 	G G
HARRIS	 	E
HARRISON	I
HARRISON	J
HARTE	 	W G
HAWDON	 	N E
HAWKE	 	J M
HAWKES	 	R N*
HAWKES	 	S G
HAWKES	 	V E*
HAWKEY	 	L G*
HAWTHORNE 	R N
HAY	 	G H
HAY	 	G
HAY	 	H
HAY	 	P
HAY	 	W H
HAYNES	 	T W
HAYTER	 	C
HAZELTON  	T L
HEAD	 	H
HEAP	 	T
HEARN	 	J T
HEDGES	 	A.E.
HENDERSON 	A

N.E. HAWDON shown on the memorial is Rev. Noel Elliot HAWDON. Born 16 Dec. 1885 in Middlesborough NR Yorkshire. Son of  Mr W and Mrs M HAWDON of Upsall Grange, Yorks. He was Assistant Curate at Timaru from 6 Sep. 1912 to Aug. 1913 before returning to UK. Chaplain Hawdon 4th Class, Army Chaplains' Department, UK, attended the 45th Trench Mortar Battery, died at Wimereux Hospital, France on 16 Nov. 1918 and is buried in Terlincthun British Cemetery on the northern outskirts of Boulogne, France. (John Kinder Theological Library)

His brothers R.A. Hawdon d. 4/11/1918 in France and  Cecil Hawdon  Second Lieutenant , Yorkshire Regiment, 4th Bn. d. in Belgium on 27/06/1916 at age 20. Sons of Mr and Mrs. W. Hawdon, of Upsall Grange, Nunthorpe, Yorks. Cemetery: Loker Churchyard, Belgium .  The three are commemorated in the war memorial in St Cuthbert's  Church Ormesby.

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