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South Canterbury, New Zealand
War Memorials continued
- Pleasant Point Area

Photo taken April 2007 by Margaret Todd.

Pleasant Point War Memorial

Our Glorious Dead
Their Memory Liveth For Ever

T. John Brosnahan
C.W. Sanders
G. Davies
R. Naughton
G. Childs
J.T. Steven
C. Friel
M. Saunders
A. Stumbles
H.J. Hinson
R.F. Aiken
J. Muir
E. Childs
T. Joseph Brosnahan
T.B. Fitzgerald
N. Maze
J. Cosgrove
W.A. Dunn

Location - 2007 April: The square obelisk monument with ivy leaves is situated in a park on the corner of Halstead Road and Harris Street, Pleasant Point. It was opposite the Fire Station but that building must have shifted as not there now.


Pleasant Point Cemetery: From SH 8 in the centre of Pleasant Point, take the unmarked road opposite Maitland Street up the hill to the cemetery. 
CHRISTIE, Henry Fowler 
Sapper, N.Z. Engineers Service No: 28701 
Date of Death: 29/12/1941 
S/o of Thomas and Annie Christie, of Allanton, Otago; husband of Celina Christie, of Pleasant Point 
Grave Ref.: 80-82. 


Sutherlands War Memorial

Photo taken by Margaret Todd, May 2007.

1914 -1918
Sutherlands
Roll of Honour

Killed

HENRY MELLON

Also Served

J. BOOTHBY
F. BROWN
W.J. BLACKWOOD
W. CHISHOLM
R.J. ESLER
J. ESLER
W.B. HONEYWELL
A. LEE
F. McKELVIE
J. NICHOL
I. RYAN
A. SAVAGE
J.R. WALL
W. WHITE
1939 -1945
Sutherlands
Roll of Honour

Killed

T.M. BLAKEMORE
D.B. GILES
A.G. SUTHERLAND

Also Served
R.M. CLELAND
S.F. CLELAND
A.L. CLELAND
W.G. CLELAND
G.E. DAVISON
J.N. McLEAN
J.  MURPHY
P.J. PRIEST
T. A. PRIEST
K.P.  RYAN
G.B. STRUTHERS
S.  SUTHERLAND NZANS

         Photo taken by Margaret Todd, May 2007.          Photo taken by Margaret Todd, May 2007.

 

Location - This plinth monument is situated next to the Sutherlands District Hall on the Pleasant Point -Fairlie highway.


Waitohi District War Memorial

One lone poppy on top step. Photo taken by Margaret Todd, May 2007.

In Honour of Our
Glorious Dead
Who Fell in the Great War
1914 - 1918

F.J. Annals
W.J. Davey
E.J. Gould
H. Hullen
A.S. McClintock
W. Overend
T. Perry
C.H.P. Rawstorn 
S.J. Smart
A.E. Talbot
B.H. Talbot
J. Wade
That Life is Long Which
Answers Life's Great End
Roll of Honour
1939 - 1945
V.J. Ackroyd
J.W.G. Caswell
R.A. Crombie

Lest We Forget

Photo taken by Margaret Todd, May 2007.             Photo taken by Margaret Todd, May 2007.   

Location - This monument is situated at the intersection of Spur Hut Road and McCully Road. Photos taken beginning of May 2007 by M.T. "Waitohi War Memorial...another touching one out in the middle of nowhere with one lone poppy on it."

Press, 14 August 1916, Page 2
In the schoolroom at Waitohi on Friday evening, a mo6t enthusiastic gathering was held for the purpose of saying farewell to eight men of the 17th Reinforcements. Mr H. S. McCully occupied the chair. A concert programme was given, songs being contributed by Mrs M. Cameron, Mrs J. Kelland, Miss Hutchison, Messrs H. McDougall and Walsh. Mr A. C. Buist gave a recitation and an exhibition of club swinging was given by Mr M. Cameron. At a suitable interval Mr T. Gunnion, chairman of the Temuka Patriotic Entertainment Committee, presented each of the eight men with a wristlet watch. A bountiful supper was handed round, after which the floor was cleared for dancing. The names of the soldiers are as follows: Privates G. Elsom, R. Goodeve, E. J. Gould, W. Harper, V. Johnson, D. Marshall, A. Overend, and W. A. Overend.

Timaru Herald, 10 November 1919, Page 8 WAITOHI
A PATRIOTIC GATHERING, PRESENTATION OP SOLDIERS' MEDALS
One of the most memorable gatherings ever held at Waitohi took place last Thursday evening, when the ceremony of presenting gold, medals to forty-five returned soldiers took place. The gathering was organised by the Waitohi Flat Presentation and Memorial Committee, of which Mr H. S. McCully is chairman, and Mr W. Moore hon, secretary. The schoolroom was beautifully decorated and all the arrangements made reflected credit on the Committee. The purpose of the meeting appealed to all the people of the district, and fully 300 were present, including visitors from other districts. An enjoyable concert programme was provided, singers, instrumentalists, and monologuists having been enlisted from various centres, and each and all were well applauded. At the conclusion of the concert the returned soldiers were assembled in the front seats, and addresses of thanks and welcome home were made by Mr H. S. McCully, Mr Torepe (chairman of the Arowhenua Native Committee), and Mr Gunnion (Mayor of Temuka). Mr Gunnion, who thanked the Committee for giving him the honour of doing so, presented the medals which were pinned on the first three by Mrs Gunnion, the rest by various young ladies. Ihe following is a list- of the returned soldiers whose names were called
Privates A. M. Allen, Garret Allen, Peter Allen, John Baker, H. Chapman. Corporal Stewart D. Baxter, Privates C. E. Bradford, J.R. Cowles, Daniel Connel, Sergeant Ernest Davey, Privates G. M. Elsom, M. Fitzgerald, D. Fitzgerald, R. Goodeve, F. Goodeve, G. J. Gould, Con Hannifin, Owen Hannifin, Jer. Hannifin, M. Hullen, James Hughes, J.S. Hughes, U. Harper, U. Hutchison, V.G. Johnson, G. M. Johnston, John Lamb, George Looker, Charles McAteer, James L. McAteer, D. Marshall, Lieutenant William G. McClintock, M.M., Privates Martin McGill, John O'Niel, Sergeant Harold O'Niel, Privates A. Overend, Lieutenant Warne Pearce, R. Pearse, J. Stratford, T. Stokes, A. Stokes, F. Talbot, C. Talbot, James Tilford, Harold Traves. One man had came down from Wellington to be present. In a few cases of absent men the medals were received by relatives or friend's. After the presentations the company joined in singing "Soldiers of the King" and "For they are jolly good fellows." Lieutenant Warne Pearse, on behalf of all the men, returned thanks to the committee, the speakers and the public for their kindness, and for their mementoes of the war. He also thanked, the ladies of Waitohi for the much valued parcels sent to the front and the chairman, Mr McCully, for keeping the patriotic spirit well alive. The chairman announced that the Committee had collected about �160 during the last few weeks and had �100 in hand towards the cost of a memorial to the ten local men who had made the supreme sacrifice. Individual memorial certificates had been prepared and these would be delivered to the relatives of the fallen men. A meeting would be held shortly to consider the form of memorial. The names of the men who had lost their lives are: Privates William John Davey, Rangitira Valley; Edward James Gould, Waitohi Flat; Henry Hullen, Waitohi Flat, Alexander Stewart McClintock, Temuka; William Overend, Timothy Perry, Waitohi; Cecil H. P. Rawstorn, Timaru; Stanley Joshua Smart, Waitohi. Second Lieutenant Arthur Ernest Talbot and Private Basil Herbert Talbot, Rangitira; Private John Wade. Winchester Road.
Mr C. J. Talbot, M.P., arrived after the presentation,, was called upon for a speech, and he made a few remarks appropriate to the occasion, expressing gratification that the district was to have its own memorial, and congratulating the Committee on having such a fine gathering. The chairman moved a vote of thanks to the concert performers, the speakers, and the Mayor and Mayoress of Temuka for their assistance. The ladies then served an excellent supper, after which the young people resumed dancing.

Timaru Herald, 27 March 1918, Page 2
A Gazette Extraordinary was issued yesterday containing the names of men in the First and Second Divisions called up for service with the New Zealand Expeditionary Forces.
*Rawstorn, Cecil Harold Packman, ploughman, Upper Waitohi.
Ross, John Duncan, musterer, Burke's Pass.
Roundhill, William Kerton, labourer, 6 Melton Road, Timaru.
Siegert, James Francis, farm hand, Poplar Downs, Kimbell.
*Tate Thomas., farmer, Sutherlands.
Walker, Harold Vivian, draper's assistant, Geraldine
Walsh, Richard Augustine, labourer, Woodbury.


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