Strathallan County War Memorials
Geraldine Area
South Canterbury, New Zealand

Gapes & Beautiful Valley | Geraldine | Mesopotamia | Peel Forest | Orari | Woodbury | 
South Canterbury War Memorials

Gapes Valley & Beautiful Valley Monument
Gapes Valley War Memorial, Anzac Day, April 25 2004, photo courtesy of Garry Toomey
Erected by the residents of Gapes and Beautiful Valley
In Memory of those who died in 1914-1918 War


Trooper W. Hopkins
Privates C.K. Tinder, E. Dass, L. G. Hopkins MM., A. Hall, C. Maxwell, R. Maxwell DCM

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.


Geraldine Victory Memorial Community Centre
Completed 1963
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 


McNAMARA, Thomas 
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.

TYLER, James 
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


Mesopotamia Station War Memorial

Photo taken by Doreen, June 2011. Moss ridden as there is so much rain up there.    Photo taken by Doreen, June 2011
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

Peel Forest War Memorial, Anzac Day, April 25 2004, photo courtesy of Garry Toomey   On a wet Anazc Day at Peel Forest 2007. Photo taken by Margaret Todd.

IN MEMORY OF THE MEN OF
PEEL FOREST
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
1914-1919

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
FOR EVERMORE

IN MEMORY OF
E.T.F. REID
D.M.H. TRIPP     H.M.H. TRIPP
WHO FELL IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR
1939 -1945

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

Orari War Memorial, Anzac Day, April 25 2004, photo courtesy of Garry Toomey

REMEMBRANCE
ORARI
and
DISTRICT TRIBUTE
TO THOSE WHO FELL
for
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.


Woodbury District War Memorial

Woodbury War Memorial,  Anzac Day, April 25 2004, note the poppies lying on the base of the memorial, photo courtesy of Garry Toomey  On a wet Anazc Day at Woodbury 2007. Photo taken by Margaret Todd.

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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Up the Te Moana Rd, Geraldine with Four Peaks in the background.