Waimate County War Memorials

South Canterbury, New Zealand

Blue Cliffs | Esk Valley | Hakataramea | Lyalldale | Otaio | Southburn | Springbrook  St Andrews | Waimate | Waituna


Blue Cliffs District War Memorial

 Photo taken in 2010 by Bruce Comfort.

1914 -1918
IN MEMORIAM

Pte C. Dyson
Pte T. Heap
Rfm W. Potter

1939 -1945
IN MEMORIAM
Gnr E.J. Kee
Pte A. Bouise
Pte G.B. Burns

Plaques set in the gate post at the entrance to the Blue Cliffs School on the St Andrews - Blue Cliffs Road. South Canterbury. Blue Cliffs School appears relatively recently closed. There are still very usable tennis courts and an unusable swimming pool and the head teacher's house (which is now lived in by a tenant) The block is privately owned and the school hall is still used by the community. The gates are well maintained.

Photo taken in 2010 by Bruce Comfort. Photo taken in 2010 by Bruce Comfort.


War Memorial, Craigmore Hill Road, 1996


Esk Valley War Memorial

School Corner.

Photo taken by John Williams, Nov. 2007.

IN MEMORY OF THE EX - PUPILS
OF ESK VALLEY, WHO GAVE
THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1918

Sergt. H.J. Bruce Gallipoli 1915
Tr. S.E. Bassett Gallipoli 1915
Pte R.D. Copland Somme 1916
Pte H.A. Morris France 1916
Rflmn. G.R. Marshall Messines 1917
L. Cpl. G.F. Alexander France 1917
Pte J. Anderson France 1917
Sergt. P. Campbell France 1917
Sergt. S.T. Hampton France 1917
Pte G.A. Morris France 1918
Tr. B.L. Hampton Egypt 1918

Photo taken by John Williams, Nov. 2007.

THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE
From Kohika
Rflman     W.J. Nicol                  France          1918

ALSO OF WORLD WAR
1939 - 1945
Pilot Officer J.H. Stowell
Killed over Germany 1943

Photo taken by John Williams, Nov. 2007.

The entry on this side for Pilot Officer Stowell. His name is also on the St. Andrews memorial, but he is from this district. In 1947 a bell was given to St Marys in memory of Pilot James Hampton Stowell, who was killed over Germany in 1943. The other side is for a Kohika resident. Kohika is the next district south; inland form the Otaio district (used to have a school too but closed a long time ago). The memorial is on the corner of Agnew and Otaio River Road and Esk Valley Road, known the as Esk Valley School corner. Esk Valley starts at Grays Crossing road on the south side of the Otaio river running west to Blue Cliffs. S. McBride, Timaru was the monument mason.

April 25 2008. After the dawn parade people were invited to the Timaru Cemetery to pay tribute and lay down poppies for those who fell during combat. Former Vietnam soldiers then went to a service at St Mary Churchyard, Esk Valley inland from St Andrews to pay respect to Dave Wright, the last soldier to die in Vietnam. Ten people attended the service.


Hakataramea War Memorial

Photo taken by me, Nov. 2nd 2009

Erected
by the Hakataramea
Residents
in proud and loving memory of

Seregant W. Kelk
Private D. Campbell
Private T.W. Haynes
Private D.R. McKenzie
Private R. Hannah
Private C. Ross
Private A.H. Walker
Trooper W.J. Clear

GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918
"GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN"

- - - - - - - - - - - - -

IN EVERLASTING MEMORY OF

Private A. Burnett
Private J. Dungey

KILLED IN ACTION

2nd World War
1939- 1945
FOR KING AND COUNTRY

Opposite the hotel in Hakataramea township.
Photo offsite


Hook Soldiers Memorial Hall
Plaque driveway entrance to Hook Hall. For the men of the Hook district who gave their lives in World Wars I and II. offsite.
The right hand tablet records the names of service personnel who were killed in WWII

"For King and Country 1939-1945
David S Barbour
George T Croft
Kenneth J Johnson
James B Johnson

They gave that we may live"


Ikawai Hall War Memorial
 Commemorates those of the Ikawai district who fell in World War I and II and the South African War.


Otaio War Memorial

Photo taken Oct. 24 2007 by Margaret Todd on a beautiful spring day.

TO THE MEMORY OF
THE MEN FROM OTAIO WHO
FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1918

Rifleman Gerald Dix
Sapper R. Irving
Corpl R. McLean
Trpr D.M. McVey
Rifleman W.J. Nicol

1939- 1945 Gnr G.R. Tilly

THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVER

Photo taken Oct. 24 2007 by Margaret Todd.

The war memorial cross was built in the Otaio School grounds on State Highway One now in 2007 the Otaio school has been sold and is now in private hands and the memorial is now sited beside the Otaio Hall on State Highway 1 and Woolshed Valley Road.  The photo was taken the 1st week in November 2007. The tree in blossom would probably be a plum.


St Andrews War Memorial

Note there is a wreath made with poppies lying on the step of the memorial probably from ANZAC Day.The photo was taken in 2007 by Margaret Todd.

OUR
GLORIOUS DEAD
THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918

J. Anderson
W. Bortwick
P. Campbell
R.D. Copland
G. Dix
C. Dyson
B.L. Hampton
T. Heap
R. Irving
G. Lyall
W. Lyall
R. McLean
J. Dunbar
N. Hawkes
W. Mason
D. McVey
W. McVey
G.R. Marshall
G.A. Morris
G.C. Ott
W. Potter
J. Pullinger
C. Scannell
M.J. Scannell
J.A. Webb
W.J. Williams
D. Huntly Wood
F. Riddell
R. Wederell

 The photo was taken in 2007 by Margaret Todd.      The photo was taken in 2007 by Margaret Todd.
Left side.                                                Right side.

World War II, 1939 - 1945

C.R. Tilly
J.H. Stowell
P.L. Scannell
G.M. Tosh
J. Dempsy
A. Bousie
G.B. Burns
E.E. J. Kee
R.G. Parry
C.E. Parry
R. Kinross
J.D. Carid (Eric)

St. Andrews War Memorial, a close up view of the front. The photo was taken in 2007 by Margaret Todd.


On the corner of S.H. 1 and the Blue Cliffs Road in the township of St. Andrews opposite the Post Office, this war memorial cross was unveiled 22 April 1922.

St Andrews Memorial Gates, St. Andrews School. Commemorates the men of St. Andrews district who gave their lives in World Wars I and II.


Southburn District War Memorial

Southburn War memorial, photo taken in January 2008.

In Loving and Grateful
Memory of the Men of this
District, who gave their Lives
for the Honour of the British
Empire, during the
Great European War
1914 - 1918

Hudson Evans
Joseph Bell
John Anderson
George Davison
Charles Caldwell
William Hosie
Daniel Kempthorne
Leonard Millar

Ex pupils of Southburn School
Christopher Delaney
Robert Birrell

Erected by the Residents of Southburn
For King
and Country

side two

In Loving and Grateful
Memory of the Men of this
District, who Made the

Supreme Sacrifice in Defence
of  Their Country in the
Second World War
1939 - 1945

Charles Edward Parry
Robert Groves Parry
F.D. (Eric) Caird
James Robert Kinross
Chas Hudson Riddle
Henry Robert Riddle
Frank Duffy
Allan Torrance

Ex-Pupils of Southburn School

Peace
For King and Country.  

Southburn War Memorial. Photo taken by Pam Gibson, Dec. 2007

Southburn War Memorial. Photo taken by Pam Gibson, Dec. 20072008.

The Southburn School War Memorial is on the corner of Jefcoates Road and the Pareora River Road. There is a line of trees planted along Cairds Road, one for each soldier that fell in the war. The trees here are protected.



Caird Road is opposite Jefcoates Road (which is no exit, ending at the river) - and the hall is on one side of Caird Road and the church is on the other right at the start of the road. Holme Station Road runs from Fairview Road, down Briggs Gully zig zag and so across to the Holme Station bridge and on to the corner where it ends at the intersections with the Pareora River Road at the sale yards corner (Holme Station Corner)

RIDDLE, HENRY ROBERT
Rank: Flight Sergeant (Nav.)
Regiment/Service: Royal New Zealand Air Force
Unit Text: 102 (R.A.F.) Sqdn.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 30/07/1944
Service No: 426058
Son of Robert Arthur Riddle and of Elizabeth
Wilhelmina Riddle (nee Evans), of Cave, Canterbury, New Zealand.
Grave/Memorial Reference: Plot H/3. Grave 112. OXFORD (BOTLEY) CEMETERY

Name: RIDDLE, CHARLES HUDSON
Rank: Flying Officer
Regiment/Service: Royal New Zealand Air Force
Unit Text: 75 Sqdn.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 30/05/1943
Service No: 41190
Son of Robert Arthur Riddle and of Elizabeth
Wilhelmina Riddle (nee Evans), of Cave, Canterbury, New Zealand.
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 198. RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL

The Riddles never farmed at Southburn, they were at Cannington over the Pareora Gorge. The Evans however did farm at Southburn and the boys stayed with them and went to Southburn School, hence their names on the memorial, which is beside the school. In the book "Angry Skies Across the Vale" which is about an airfield at a village called Honeybourne in the Vale of Evesham there is an item relating to a bomber from this station which crashed in bad weather in the Cotswold Hills. Amongst the crew were three New Zealand airmen one Austrailian and the rest were British. The three New Zealand crew members were: PILOT f/sgt J.F.M. HULME, NAVIGATOR f/sgt H.R. RIDDLE and f/sgt L.P. JARRET.


Waituna War Memorial

      Photo courtesy of Bruce Comfort.
ERECTED
IN GRATEFUL
MEMORY OF
THE MEN OF THIS
DISTRICT WHO FELL IN
THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1918

J.R. Campbell
J. Campbell
A.L. Stewart

Greater Love Hath No
Man Than This, That He
Lay Down His Life For
His Friends

AND IN HONOUR OF

H. Mason
J. Hunter
W. Court
J. Howe
W. Fitzmaurice
W. Baker
G. Hart
T. Kennard
J. Boyce
D. Howe

At the intersection of Fitzmaurice Road and Whitneys Road.
Erected in 1924 by the people of the Woodlands district.

Photo courtesy of Bruce Comfort. Photo courtesy of Bruce Comfort. 


� 2010  This page may be freely linked to but not duplicated in any fashion. Permission has been given by the South Canterbury Branch of the NZSG and the NZSG to post the War Memorial inscriptions for South Canterbury on the South Canterbury NZGenWeb Project website.  Lyalldalle and Springbrook information and photos courtesy of John Williams, posted 17 Sept. 2001.Waituna photos courtesy of Bruce Comfort 16 August 2010.