Gapes & Beautiful Valley | Geraldine | Mesopotamia | Peel
Forest | Orari | Woodbury |
South Canterbury War Memorials
Killed in action May 1941
Pte A. J. Waller
LOCATION - This monument is situated beside the road on the Geraldine - Fairlie Highway 13 km west of Geraldine on the left side of the road if heading to Fairlie. On a fine day you can see the sea from here. A hazardous spot to stop.
Timaru Herald 29 May 1920, Page 3 HONOURING THE DEAD.
KAKAHU VALLEY'S MEMORIAL. On Thursday afternoon a memorial to fallen soldiers was unveiled in memory of soldiers from Gapes Valley and Beautiful Valley, who gave their lives in the great war. The memorial is in a picturesque spot on the boundary between the two valleys, and on the main Geraldine to Fairlie road, about six miles from Geraldine. The stone is of grey granite on four piers of concrete, and rises to a height of nearly 14ft. Inscribed on it in gold lettering are the words: "Greater Love Hath No Man. Erected by the residents of Gapes Valley and Beautiful Valley in memory of those who fell in the great war, 1914-1919." Then follow the names of the deceased soldiers —Trooper H. W. Hopkins, Trooper R. Maxwell, D.C.M., Privates L. G. Hopkins, M.M., C. K. Tincler, E. Dass, A. Hall and C. Maxwell. The Memorial Committee consisted of Messrs Wm. Patrick (chairman), J. McNaughton, E. E. Le Lieve, R. T. .Maxwell, W. Hayward, E. Galletley and P Mulvihill. At the unveiling yesterday, Mr Patrick spoke in reference to the erection of the memorial stone, and said it was erected by the residents of the combined districts. He introduced Mr B. R. Macdonald, Mayor of Geraldine, who spoke in sympathetic terms of the fallen, paid a high tribute to them and sympathised with the parents of the fallen heroes. Mr J. Kennedy, of Geraldine. spoke as a representative of the military. He said he was pleased to be present and thanked the committee for the opportunity of speaking He then called on the "Rev. Canon Hamilton, of Geraldine, to unveil the monument. This was done in a most appropriate speech, and after the unveiling he offered up a prayer on behalf of the bereaved parents, after which all stood in silence for several, minutes. The ceremony closed by the singing of the National Anthem. The returned soldiers present were Messrs B. Hall, D. Barren. H Dass. T Hall, E. Holland, C. Mulvihill. There was a large number of people present, including some from Timaru. After the ceremony beautiful wreaths were placed on the stone.
Geraldine Victory Memorial Community Centre
TO HONOUR ALL WHO SERVED IN
WORLD WAR TWO 1939 -1945
LOCATION - This is a memorial plaque situated at the entrance to the Geraldine Public Library. A lamp is kept burning all the time. (2004The Community Centre with the memorial plaque and light have also gone. There is a new complex there now, office/service centre and library.)
Buried in the Geraldine Cemetery, Huffey Street, Geraldine: 3 WW1 and 3 WWII
FIFIELD, Maurice Frederick
Flight Lieutenant, Regiment: Royal New Zealand Air Force, Service No: 427494
Date of Death: 06/04/1946 Age: 25
Date of Interment: 09/4/1946
S/o Frederick Fifield, and of Frances Katrina Fifield (nee Ferguson), of Woodbury, Canterbury; husband of Tui Moana Fifield, of Geraldine, Canterbury
Grave/Memorial Reference: 175 Presbyterian Section
KERR, James Edward
Leading Aircraftman, Royal New Zealand Air Force Service No: 431254
Date of Death: 12/06/1943 Age: 27 ? age 22
Date of Interment: 12/08/1943
S/o John Patrick and Annie Jane Kerr, of Geraldine, Canterbury
Grave Ref.: 133. Catholic Section
Private, N.Z. Machine Gun Corps Service No: 24196
Date of Death: 26/03/1921 Age: 39
Date of Interment: 26/03/1921
Additional information: Son of the late James and Mary Ann McNamara, of "Cottesmere," Kyeburn, Otago. Served on the Western Front, 1916-18.
Grave Ref.: Plot 11. (R.C. Ground)
PELVIN, Walter Allen
Private, N.Z. Military Forces Service No: 496685
Date of Death: 28/02/1943 Age: 34
Date of Interment: 02/3/1945
S/o Arthur Ernest Pelvin, and of Rose Anne Pelvin (nee Humphries), of Waimate, Canterbury; husband of Ivy Josephine Pelvin, of Geraldine, Canterbury
Grave Ref.: 330 Anglican Section
SKEVINGTON, Cyril Thomas
Private, N.Z. Training Unit. Service No: 2915 (?29195)
Date of Death: 19/08/1916 Trentham Military Hospital Age: 21
S/o Thomas and Margaret Skevington, of Rakaia, Canterbury. Born at Ohoko.
Grave Ref.: 70 Bock M. Methodist
Otago Daily Times 22 August 1916, Page 8 ILLNESS IN CAMP. TWO MORE DEATHS. WELLINGTON, August 21.
Private Cyril Thomas Skevington, C Company, Eighteenth Reinforcements, died on Saturday in the Trentham Military Hospital. The certificated cause of death is pneumonia, following measles. The next-of kin (Mr T. Skevington, of Geraldine) was present.
Private, Canterbury Regiment, 1st N.Z.E.F. Service No: 6/3494
Date of Death: 04/12/1919
S/o Mrs. Johanna Tyler, of Kerford Rd., Albert Park, Victoria, Australia
Block A, Plot 66 A. Anglican Section
Erected by the Station
In Memory of those who went
Oversea from Mesopotamia
And Fell in the 1914 -1918 War
F. Boucher R. Dalton J. Jobberns J. McNeil A. McRae J. McRae
LOCATION - This memorial is located in front of the Mesopotamia Primary School, Upper Rangitata Gorge, it is just a pile of stones with a plaque, has been neglected, moss ridden as there is so much rain up there. Nearly all of the Mesopotamia station's mustering gang enlisted to fight in World War 1. Of the eight who went, only two returned. High Country Heroes Remembered
Peel Forest War Memorial
IN MEMORY OF THE MEN OF
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
Lieut. J.R. DENNISTOUN 2nd Lieut. F.G. RUSSELL 2nd Lieut. L.D. RUSSELL Sergt. W.C. PETERSON Cpl D.T. GILLESPIE Private C. CROWE Private J. GODFREY Private A. JOHNSTON Private P. MacFARLANE Private R.O. MAISTER Private D.A. RAE Private J.W. RAE Private J.STILLIFANT Private J. TAIT Private R.F. THEW Private K. TINEY Private H. WHETTON
THEIR NAME LIVETH
IN MEMORY OF
D.M.H. TRIPP H.M.H. TRIPP
WHO FELL IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR
LOCATION - on the side of a small rise about 100 yards past the Peel Forest Hall. Unveiling date 12 September 1921.
Orari District War Memorial
TO THOSE WHO FELL
KING & COUNTRY
LEST WE FORGET
J. BENNETT W. BATES S.G. ELLERY R. FITZGERALD N. MUFF A. HENDERSON A. MAITLAND R. PIPER 1939 - 1945 M.K. BRENTON P. FITZGERALD
LOCATION -This monument is located just opposite the Orari Post Office about 50 yards off SH One.
IN GRATEFUL MEMORY
OF THOSE WHO
GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR
KING AND COUNTRY IN
THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1918
L.H. BARTROP, TPR J. OWENS, PTE. P.S. BARKER, M.C. CAPT. J.W. PINCKNEY, LIEUT. C. CAZALET, LIEUT. R. PRIEST, CAPT. C. CROWE, TPR W.S. QUAID, PTE. S.C. FARNIE, RFM. R. SMITH, PTE. J. FIFIFLD, CPL. P. SULLIVAN, PTE. E. HARRIS, CAPT. G.A. SINCLAIR-THOMSON, CAPT. A.J. HAMMOND,D.C.M., SGT, K. SINCLAIR-THOMSON, LIEUT. J. KNOWLER, LIEUT. F.D. TEMPLER, PTE. J.M. LYONS, PTE H.L. THATCHER, CPL. A. MCPHERSON, PTE. J.M. WILLIAMSON, PTE.
THESE PASSED OUT OF THE
SIGHT OF MEN BY THE PATHS OF DUTY
AND SELF-SACRIFICE, GIVING UP THEIR
LIVES THAT OTHERS MIGHT LIVE IN FREEDOM
THESE ARE THEY WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN THE SERVICE OF THEIR COUNTRY
1939 - 1945
LIEUT. P. FOGT
L/SGT J.Y. BROWN
PTE C.H. MOSS
PTE D.R. NOLAN
FL/LT M.F. FIFIELD
WE WILL REMEMBER THEM
LOCATION - This monument is located outside the Tripp Memorial Library in the centre of the Woodbury village.
There are also Honour Boards inside the Woodbury hall and the Woodbury School.
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