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They heard the call of Empire and served their country well.
They did their duty nobly and in the fighting fell.

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The former grave of the Unknown Warrior from the Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, lies a short distance west of Longueval in France. Photo courtesy of Pierre, July 2010. We will never know his name, rank, regiment, race, religion or any other detail of his life, except that he was a New Zealander.

New Zealand, with a population of 1.1 million in 1914, sent 100,000 men and women abroad. About 16,700 died and more than 40,000 were wounded, a higher per capita casualty rate than any other country involved. The New Zealand Unknown warrior represents one of almost 9,000 who have no known grave. In November 2004 10,000 people paid their respects to the Unknown soldier when he was in lying in Parliament before the possession through Wellington to his final resting place outside at the National War Memorial Carillon. 

 'From the uttermost ends of the earth.'
 The New Zealand plaque at Le Quesnoy, France. Photo courtesy of Pierre, July 2010.
2nd Lt. James Lawson Brown (Reg. No. 9/1391 NZRB 1st NZEF) was awarded the Military Cross for acts of gallantry in the field during the attack on Le Quesnoy on 4 Nov. 1918. On reaching the objective he found that the enemy was holding the farms on the road in great strength. With several men he worked behind the houses and rushed three machine guns in succession. N.Z. Gazette 4 Sept. 1919. He lived at Priests Corner, Timaru. He was born at Geraldine 24 July 1890. His record is available on Archway. He returned to NZ for demobilisation on the Ruahine and arrived 9 July 1919 after being overseas 3 years and 294 days. Discharged 6 August 1919. He had signed up for the Otago Mounted Rifles 6 April 1915.

In honour of men of New Zealand through whose valour the town of Le Quesnoy was restored to France 4th November 1918. A memorial in bas relief depicting men climbing a ladder lead by Lieut. Leslie Cecil Lloyd Averill. On the second wall (a sort of moat between) is a plaque that said "From the Utmost Ends of the Earth." There were many civilians in the town so a decision was made not to use artillery and this preserved this walled town for future generations. In 1920 George Edmund Butler painted "Capture of the walls of Le Quesnoy." The painting shows New Zealand soldiers scaling the ancient walls of the old French fortress town before capturing the remaining German defenders on 4 November 1918.  Anzac Day in Le Quesnoy 25 April 2010. ANZAC Day ceremonies are held every year in Le Quesnoy, usually on the nearest Sunday to April 25. There's a commemoration book that you can sign in a little alcove in the NZ Military Cemetery in the town. Lt. Averill, (1897-1981), was a student before enlisting in 1916 and obtained a commission. The war ended the following week and Averill went on leave to England. There he advised the official war artist, G. E. Butler, who was painting the entry to Le Quesnoy for the New Zealand government's war collection. After the war Lt. Averill qualified as a doctor and practiced in Christchurch. In 1973 he was awarded the Legion d'Honneur by France.

In 1923 Averill returned to Le Quesnoy with Marshal Joffre and Sir James Allen for the unveiling of the New Zealand war memorial, designed by the Christchurch architect Samuel Hurst Seager [b. London 1855 - d. 1933 NSW]. Seager  studied science at Canterbury College, NZ 1879-82. Draughtsman in offices of A.W. Simpson and B.W. Mountfort of ChCh over 6 years. RA student in London. S. Kensington School of Art. University College, London, A classes. Passed qualifying exam march 1884.Seager campaigned for improved aesthetic standards in First World War memorials. As official architect of New Zealand battlefield memorials he spent much time abroad from 1920 to 1925. The memorials, designed in 1921 and executed in the following years. Each is distinguished by careful sighting and austere simplicity of design. The memorials at Graventafel, Messines (Mesen) in Belgium and Longueval in France are obelisks of Nebrasina stone from Italy, designed by S. Hurst Seager, they all have the words "From the Uttermost Ends of the Earth" on a plinth at their base. He also designed the one at Chunuk Bair at Gallipoli. Hurst Seager also designed the Craigmore homestead in 1907 for the Elworthy's.

IN MEMORy by Pierre Vandervelden - Commonwealth War Cemeteries, in Belgium & France
Pte Ernest Needham
Timaru Frank Langrish
Spencer Timaru Dunnage

BAXTER, Private, EDGAR TYRRELL, 10/278. Wellington Regiment, N.Z.E.F.. Killed in action 8th August 1915.
 Age 24. Son of Isaac William Tyrrell Baxter, of Temuka, and the late Mary Tyrrell Baxter. Native of Ashburton. 19.  New Zealand on Chunuk Bair Memorial to the Missing

Tomb of the Unknown Warrior, Wellington July 2010. Photo by A.F.   Placed November 2004. Tomb of the Unknown Warrior, Wellington July 2010. Photo by A.F.
The design is inspired by the stars of Southern Cross guiding the Warrior home. Black granite and white crosses depict the night sky and the warrior's companions who fell in battle. Across the top of the granite surround: The great pain we feel is for you who were our future. Come back return home. We have waited for you through the long years you were away. Sorrow Aches within me.  

NZEF Nominal Rolls, 1914-1918
At the outbreak of World War I, New Zealand immediately began sending troops to fight with Britain and Australia. The New Zealand Expeditionary Force was the title given to all military forces sent from New Zealand. These nominal rolls provide an index of soldiers and other individuals who embarked from New Zealand as part of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force during World War I. The rolls cover embarkations from 1914 to 1918, and are grouped by embarkation date ranges. Initially, the force was reinforced by volunteers, but conscription was introduced in August 1916.
New Zealanders in Australian Expeditionary Force (those from
South Canterbury)

These records contain:
Enlisted person's name
Enlisted person's rank
Regimental number
Unit or regiment
Name, address, and relationship of the person's next-of-kin.
Records may also contain:
Last New Zealand residence
Marital status
Occupation
Recruiting district
Name of the body or reinforcement draft

By the end of the war, approximately 124,000 New Zealanders had served in the NZEF, nearly half of the eligible male population of 250,000. About 100,000 were sent overseas to fight in France, Belgium, Egypt, Palestine, and Gallipoli. Nearly 17,000 died of wounds or sickness while on active service during the war, and another 35,000 were wounded.

New Zealand WWI (1914-1918) and WWII (1939-1948) history by the numbers :
120,000 New Zealanders enlisted in WWI, of whom 103,000 served overseas, including 2,227 Maori and 458 Pacific Islanders.
In total, 18,500 New Zealanders died in WWI, and nearly 50,000 more were wounded. More than 2,700 died at Gallipoli and 12,500 on the Western Front.
140,000 New Zealanders served in WWII, with 11,928 fatalities that is almost one in every 12 New Zealanders that went to war.

Marlborough Express,  20 November 1918, Page 2
DOMINION'S SOLDIERS. TOTAL OF 99,8822 DESPATCHED.

FORTY-THREE CONTINGENTS. The dates of despatch and the strength of the chief units that have left New Zealand for the front during the war are shown in the following table. The figures given do not account, for ill the men who have left New Zealand, since there have been many small parties sent away at various times, including hospital orderlies, guards in charge of prisoners chaplains, staffs of horse transports, medical officers, and specialists of various kinds:-

1914                                                                                                       Strength

Main Body, October 15                                                                  7731

1st Reinforcements, Oct. 15                                                         738

2nd Reinforcements, Dec. 14                                                      1974

1915

3rd Reinforcements, Feb. 14                                                       1712

4th Reinforcements, April 17.                                                     2261

5th Reinforcements, June 13                                                      2411

6th Reinforcements, Aug. 14.                                                     2364

Advance Party, Rifle Brigade, Sept. 19                                     102

1st and 2nd Battalions Rifle Brigade, Oct. 9                           2250

7th Reinforcements, Oct. 9                                                          2450

8th Reinforcements, Nov. 14                                                      2076

1916

9th Reinforcements and Advance Party, 3rd and 4th Battalions Rifle Brigade, Jan. 8 3123

3rd and 4th Battalions Rifle Brigade, Feb. 6 and 7               2111

10th Reinforcements, March 4                                                   1762

11th Reinforcements, April 2                                                      2399

12th Reinforcements (1st draft), May 1                                 1074

12th Reinforcements (2nd draft), May 6                                1395

13th Reinforcements, May 31                                                    2107

14th Reinforcements, June 26                                                    2106

14th Mounted Rifles, July 13                                                         107

15th Mounted Rifles, July 3                                                             97

15th Reinforcements, July 26, 29.                                             1875

16th Mounted Rifles, Aug. 10                                                       105

16th Reinforcements, Aug. 20                                                    1994

17th Reinforcements, Sept. 24                                                   2101

17th Mounted Rifles, Oct. 5                                                           111

18th Mounted Rifles, Oct. 5                                                             93

18th Reinforcements, Oct. 14                                                     1945

19th Reinforcements, Nov. 16                                                    1808

19th and portion 20th Mounted Rifles, Dec. 6                       154

20th Reinforcements, first portion, Dec. 7                              692

20th, Mounted Rifles, second portion,. Dec. 14                      91

1917

20th Reinforcements, second portion, Jan. 2                         448

21st Reinforcements, Jan. 19                                                      1991

21st Mounted Rifles, Feb. 8                                                           123

22nd Mounted Rifles, Feb. 15                                                       122

22nd Reinforcements, Feb. 13, 16                                            1965

23rd Reinforcements, first, portion, March 14                       924                      

23rd and 24th Mounted Rifles, April 19                                     257

23rd Reinforcements, second portion, April 3                     1123

24th Reinforcements, second portion, April 6                       954

24th Reinforcements, second portion, April 26                   1151

25th Reinforcements, April 26                                                    2052

25th, 26th, and portions of 27th and 28th Mounted Rifles, May 31 332

27th and 28th Mounted Rifles, balance, June 7                    179

28th Reinforcements, first portion, June 9                            1220

26th Reinforcements, second portion and 27th Reinforcements first portions, June. 12 2134

28th Reinforcements, first portion, July 14                           1121

27th Reinforcements, second portion. July 16                      776

28th Reinforcements, second portion, July 26                       939

29th Reinforcements, Aug. 13, 15                                             1539

29th (balance) and 30th portion, Reinforcements Oct. 13 1635

29th and 30th Mounted Rifles, Nov. 13                                     801

31st and 32nd Reinforcements, Nov. 17, 22                          2599

33rd Reinforcements, Dec. 31                                                    1075

1918

34th Reinforcements, Feb. 8.                                                       952

35th and 36th Mounted Rifles, Feb. 21                                     266

35th Reinforcements, March 3                                                     892

36th Reinforcements, April 23, 24                                             1405

37th Mounted Rifles, April 23                                                       134

37th Reinforcements, first portion, May 9                              921

37th Reinforcements, second portion, May 16                    251

38th Reinforcements, June 5                                                       722

38th Mounted Rifles, June 13                                                      145

39th Reinforcements, June 13                                                     728

40th Reinforcements, July 10                                                      1091

41st Reinforcements, July 28                                                       957

42nd Reinforcements, Aug. 2                                                      844

39th Mounted Rifles, Aug. 9                                                         134

43rd Reinforcements, first portion, Aug. 18                           411

43rd Reinforcements, second portion, Oct. 3                       552

40th, 41st, 42nd and 43rd Mounted Rifles Oct 11                455

Total                                                                                                      92,419

THE SAMOAN FORCE, Advance Party, Aug. 15, 1914         1419

Reinforcements and Reliefs, to Oct. 11, 1918                         648

Total                                                                                                      2067

 

MAORI CONTINGENTS.

First Maori Draft, Feb. 14, 1915                                                    518

Second Draft. Sept. 19, 1915                                                         311

Third Draft, Feb. 6, 1916                                                                 116

Reinforcements to Oct. 18, 1918                                               1287

Total                                                                                                      2232

 

ISLAND TROOPS.

Niue Islanders, Feb. 6, 1916                                                           148

Rarotongans, 1st draft, Feb. 6, 1916                                             50

Rarotongans, 2nd draft, Nov. 16, 1916                                     113

Rarotongans, 3rd draft, June 13, 1918                                      145

Total                                                                                                      456

 

OTHER UNITS.

Tunnelling Company Dec. 18 1915                                               446

Reinforcements to Oct. 18, 1918                                                 862

Total                                                                                                      1308

 

Wireless Troop, March 4, 1916                                                        62

Reinforcements to Oct. 18, 1918                                                 116

Total                                                                                                        178

 

British Section, Expeditionary Force                                          240

Flying Cadets and Officers to Oct. 18, 1918                             168

Royal Navy Auxiliary Patrol, to Oct. 18, 1918                          190

Imperial Reservists and Naval Ratings                                      564

No. 1 Stationary Hospital left on May 31, 1915, with a strength of 93, and No. 1. Hospital Ship on June 29 1915 with 71 medical officers and men.

 

No 2 Hospital Ship left on December 6, 1915. and in addition to the medical staff, took medical reinforcements,  total strength 170.
The recommissioning of the hospital ships and the despatch of the medical reinforcements has brought the total number of men despatched up to 774.

 

Total number of men sent abroad to Oct. 18, 1918              99,822

Men in camps on Oct. 18, 1918                                                     12,648

Grand Total                                                                                        112,470

 

Private George M. Emery, from St. Andrews, South Canterbury
Regimental No. 37792  Enlisted 3rd October 1916
 
1st Battalion Canterbury Regiment  Company 22nd  
He is missing his belt.

2nd May 1917 Disembarked H.M.N.Z.T. 77 Plymouth England
7th June midnight left Sling camp. Train to Sharncliff, France arrived there 0500 walked 18 miles. Got great reception on arrival; thousands of wounded on the wharf. Motor Ambulances by the score.
7th Aug 1917 Left for trenches. No conveniences wash in water hole. Water very dirty plenty of lice. Working mile behind firing line. Shells falling all around. Digging post holes. Dinner dry piece of bread. Missed. lorry had to walk back to camp three miles. Visit coffee shop at nights, splendid coffee. The French noted for coffee. Often at nights enemy aeroplanes drop bombs around the camp.
10th August 1917 Spent 21st birthday in trenches
12th October 1917 Wounded France. Admitted 1st NZ Field Ambulance

29th
Sept. 1918 Wounded in action and admitted No. 2 NZ Field Ambulance 
2nd Oct. Admitted to No. 34 Casualty Clearing Station.  
3rd Oct. Admitted No. 26 General Hospital, Etaples
, France
4th Oct. Transferred to England per hospital ship, Brighton, admitted 2nd NZ General Hospital, Walton, left leg, amputated 
29th April 1919 Supplied with artificial left leg.
8th Aug. Embarked for NZ on SS Tainui. Left from Plymouth 
21st Sept. Disembarked Wellington, NZ.
21st Oct. 1919 Discharged being no longer physically fit for war service on account of wounds received in action. Photo and information courtesy of Dave Emery

More than 100,444 New Zealanders volunteers served abroad during World War I. 16,697 died during its four years and approximately 1000 died from injuries within five years of Armistice Day. Wounded 41,317 and 84 were missing in action. About 55 nurses served overseas. 

1914, August 4: Britain goes to war with Germany at 11pm. Timeline

The Soldier's Prayer
Dear Lord, 
You know what I must do this day. 
If I forget thee do not forget me.

Extract from a letter from Gallipoli, 1915. Frank Newcombe.
"Well and happy at present under the conditions as I am in the New Zealand General Hospital with dysentery. I met young Gian the day he landed and he is all right, only he looked a bit worse of wear, so do all the poor lads... It is terrible rough country, and it hasn't got any timber. It is covered in scrub about four feet high. Our poor lads are beginning to feel the strain from the hardships and suffering they have to put up with, and the food isn't too good, as it mainly consists of dog biscuits, bully beef and water; not much water, as it is scare as it has to be carried on mules for about two miles from the wells. We are working 24 hours a day, 24 hours in the firing line, and instead of a spell we are put on trench digging because they are short of men. They will have to do something for the New Zealanders and Australians before long as our men can't stand the strain much longer, fighting at odds of ten to one and attacking all the time. They have done great work as it was to land and take ground under conditions you can't image. They have proved themselves heroes and have made a name for themselves that will never be forgotten.

We have lost a terrible lot of good men when the Turks counter-attack. The Turks don't like us as we are too deadly with the bayonet.  We put the fear of God in them from the start;  they are loosing fifteen to our one, dead everywhere. I saw three different lots and there was over a thousand of them.  The Turks were asking for twenty-four hours to bury their dead, but we won't give it to them as we gave them nine hours before and they didn't play the game. They shifted their guns into new positions... The Turks are getting knocked about terribly night and day with big luddite shells. Sometimes the trenches are a mass of fire and the ground shakes like an earthquake, but the Turks are hardy devils... They are entrenched about eight feet deep and they shoot from pigeon holes about two feet from the top. They put up a good fight from the trenches where they are covered, that is with rifle and machine guns, but they can't stand the bayonet charge themselves. When we do, they wait and fire lead into us until we get within twenty yards, and then they up and off for their lives, singing out "Allah! Allah!... My word, they can run and we can't get a look in with them. 

"They are ruled by German officers... Our lads took the Turk prisoners down, but not the Germans, because the Turks say they don't know what they are fighting for.... We have a lot of trouble with snipers... There is some talk of the South African and Canadian forces coming to help us. I hope it will be soon... I have just seen the latest casualty list and it is very heavy. There will be a big gloom over New Zealand when it reaches there..."

"There were no conscripts at Suvla Bay. They were all volunteers. Next time you're in a small country town and you see a war memorial - whether it commemorate the Boer, the Great War, World War 2 or any other conflict - consider the lists of names. Consider just how many young men from Down Under have lost their lives half a world away."

Dearest Parents,
This is the view of the cove where we made the landing on April 25th. Should judge that the photo was taken about 27th or 28th of April. The Akld. Batt (and we machine gunners) went up the ridge seen in the background on the left edge of the photo. You will notice the makeshift piers that did service for a week or two. Note the artillary _ables? in the foreground. This beach was swept by e_____ing  fire of the Turks field guns. Your loving son Arthur.

South Canterbury deaths at Gallipoli on or near ANZAC Day. 

In a letter home Jack Martyn of Waikato wrote of landing at Gallipoli. "I can imagine the sad hearts and homes there must have been in New Zealand and Australia. Our losses have been heavy but if you could only see the landing our men had to make you would marvel that our casualties were not even greater. The efforts were super human and nothing but grim pluck and determination won a foothold on the hill that was a volcano of shrapnel, bullets and shells."... "Well mother, I wonder what is ahead of us now..."

The dawn service commemorates the landing of Australian and New Zealand soldiers at Gallipoli, Turkey, at 4.30am on April 25, 1915. The New Zealand Memorial is at Chunuk Bair in Gallipoli. Chunuk Bair was the highest point the Anzacs reached on Gallipoli - it was held by the New Zealanders for two days at a huge toll of life. Chunuk Bair was literally the high point in a disastrous campaign but it was a proud moment for the young New Zealand nation.

The headquarters of the South Canterbury battalion landed at Gallipoli at 12.30pm. By the end of the day six officers and 198 soldiers had been killed. To go to Gallipoli and to walk along what was the front line and realise the distance between the Kiwis and the Turks was 4m, you wonder how anybody walked away from the experience.  The carnage of that campaign was astounding, it was a hill too far.  More than 100,000 soldiers died attacking and defending the thin strip of land, most of them Turkish, died in the eight-month campaign in April 1915. There were 21,000 British and Irish troop, 9,000 French and 86,000 Turkish troops among the dead.  Anzac Cove at Gallipoli is after the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps who landed there on 25 April 1915. The British-led Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) lost more than 10,000 men before the Allied forces abandoned the peninsula in defeat eight months later. Thhere were several hundred thousand casualties. The Gallipoli campaign, were a long and bloody stalemate ensued, marked the first time Australian and New Zealand troops fought under their newly independent nations' flags.  They may have lost the battle, but our nation was born with their sacrifice.  For New Zealand, as for Australia, it was at Gallipoli that our young nations came of age. NZ's population at that time was 1 million and Australia's 5 million and the troops were all volunteers.

New Zealand Servicemen who died at Gallipoli

Reference: Commonwealth War Graves Commission  
The Lone Pine Memorial stands on the site of the fiercest fighting at Lone Pine and overlooks the whole front line of May 1915. The position was taken in the initial invasion but retaken by the Turks on the evening of the next day. It was again captured on 6 August and held until the evacuation. The memorial names 4221 Australian and 709 New Zealand soldiers who have no known grave. Others named on the memorial died at sea and were buried in Gallipoli waters.  Anzac Commemorative Medallion

Ninian "Ringin" Ballantyne died at the age of 23 on the night of August 28, 1915.BALLANTYNE, Trooper Ringin 7/693 Canterbury Mounted Rifles, NZEF who died on Saturday 28 August 1915. Age 23 . Son of Mrs. Jane G. Ballantyne, of Bay View, Wharf St., Oamaru. Born at Fairlie, Canterbury. Cemetery: Hill 60 (New Zealand) Memorial, Turkey.

Ninian Ballantyne was the eldest son of Jeanne and Ninian Ballantyne. He was born in 1892 at Ashwick Flat, South Canterbury and was known by his family and close friends as Ringin. He was a shepherd at "Rollesby Station" Burkes Pass, South Canterbury and like so many he could have had little concept of what lay ahead. He enlisted in October 1914 and sailed for Egypt with the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Information and photograph courtesy of AlisonRingin is dressed in the uniform of the 8th South Canterbury Mounted Rifles, this from the collar badges. The turned up side on the Mounted Rifles hat was "unofficial" and was worn turned down after Gallipoli. The belt fitted with small pockets,  for carrying cartridges, and worn across the chest the soldier's is called a bandolier.

A letter written to his sister from Trentham:

Dear Effie,

              How are you getting on these times down in that Island. This is Saturday afternoon half holiday so I am writing these few lines on the bottom of a tin plate. We had a visit from Colonel Robin yesterday and he gave us a bit of a lecture. There are 7 of us from Fairlie in this tent so I have mates. We are getting plenty of drill to do and the time is beginning to go a bit faster now but the days went very slow for the first week. They gave us a half holiday last Saturday to go to the Trentham Races so that was not so bad. All us men from South Canterbury had a grand kit sent to us from the Patriotic Club in Timaru. Well I was lucky enough to score a seat on the express coming to Lyttelton but Oh goodness I had to sleep on a table coming across on the boat and when I woke in the morning I can tell you I was pretty sore. We got into Wellington about 9 o'clock on the Wednesday morning and five of us ran away when we got off the boat and had a look round the town and when we got here in the afternoon all the tents were pitched. Well Effie I don't think there is much more to say so good-bye just now.

I am your loving Brother Ring 

BARCLAY, 2nd Lieut C C - The fifth officer reported to be missing. He is 22 yrs old and prior to the departure of the force was a stock agent in Waimate, Sth Canterbury, where he was born. [AWN 27 May 1915] Lieutenant Clifford Clapcott BARCLAY 6/404 Canterbury Regiment, NZEF. died on Sunday 25 April 1915 . Age 22 . Son of Dr. Herbert Clifford Barclay and Ruth Annie Barclay, of 83, Highgate, Roslyn, Dunedin. Native of Waimate, South Canterbury. The Lone Pine Memorial is at the east end of Lone Pine Cemetery, Turkey. Panel 73

PRIVATE BURNETT. Great gloom has been cast over the Fairlie district at the news of the death of Private T. H. Burnett (Canterbury Infantry Battalion), who was killed in action at the Dardanelles. Private Burnett, during his many years' residence in Fairlie, endeared himself to practically the whole of the population by his unswerving straightforwardness and genial nature (says the Timaru Herald), and was the true typo of one of Nature's very gallant gentlemen. He took a great interest in sport, being a keen golfer, us well as one of the finest footballers over seen in the Mackenzie County. The Fairlie correspondent of the Herald writes : We can account for the error in name as follows. When Mr Burnett passed the mect.eal test the doctor spelt his name Barnett and Mr Burnett, although pressed to do so did not think the matter of sufficient importance to have the mistake rectified. We have always addressed his papers, etc., to 6-411, so that there can be no mistake that it really is T. H. Burnett who was killed. Otago Daily Times 1 June 1915, Page 10

Private Henry Thomas Barnett Serial No. 6/411
Also Known As Burnett
Date of Birth 8 May 1884 Dunedin, NZ
Religion Methodist
Occupation before Enlistment Carpenter
Next of Kin James Barnett (brother), Half Way Bay, Queenstown, New Zealand
Marital Status Single
Enlistment Address Fairlie, New Zealand
Physical Description Height: 5 foot 8 inches, Weight: 154 pounds, Complexion: Dark, Eyes: Brown, Hair: Dark brown, Other: false upper teeth
Enlistment Date 15 August 1914
Age on Enlistment 30
Body on Embarkation Main Body
Embarkation Unit Canterbury Infantry Battalion 16 October 1914
Place of Embarkation Lyttelton, New Zealand
Transport HMNZT 11  Athenic for Suez, Egypt
Place of Death Gallipoli, Turkey
Date of Death 25 April 1915 Killed in action
Lone Pine Memorial, Lone Pine Cemetery, Anzac, Turkey
Henry Barnett was the brother of John A. Barnett, of 6 Mackenzie St., North Dunedin, New Zealand.
Date of death may have been 25 April through 1 May 1915.
Named Burnett by CWGC, in Auckland Weekly News 1915
Name is Barnett on the service record; The History of the Canterbury Regiment

CAMPBELL, Private, Herbert Malcolm 6/425 Canterbury Regiment, NZEF died on Sunday 25 April 1915. Age 24 . Son of Mr and Mrs Malcolm Campbell, of Geraldine, South Canterbury. Native of Roxburgh, Dunedin. Lone Pine Memorial 74.

PRIVATE CAMPBELL. Private Herbert Malcolm Campbell (Canterbury Battalion), reported as missing, was born in Roxburgh on March 15, 1891. He held two championship medals for shooting, one for Timaru Main School and one as champion for South Canterbury when a school cadet. He worked with his father as a fruit-grower in Geraldine, his father following that calling at Roxburgh and at Geraldine. Both parents are natives of Dunedin. He was well and favourably known in sporting circles, at some time being a member of the Geraldine Bowling. Hockey, and Football Clubs. He was also well known to road-racing cyclists in Canterbury. He was three years in the local Volunteer corps, three years a Territorial, and when he enlisted was on the Reserve Corps. He has always taken a keen interest in soldiering. Otago Daily Times 1 June 1915, Page 10

CHARTERIS, Private, Malcolm Maxwell McInnes 12/874 16th (Waikato) Coy., Auckland Regiment, NZEF died on Sunday 25 April 1915 . Age 28. Lone Pine Memorial Panel 72. Son of David and Esther Charteris, of Glenalmond, New Plymouth. Native of Temuka. 

COLLINS, Private, Bernard 6/1264 Canterbury Regiment, NZEF died on Sunday 25 April 1915 . Son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Collins, of 61, North St., Timaru. Lone Pine Memorial Panel 74 

GUINNESS, 2nd Lieutenant Francis Benjamin Hart, 7/92, Canterbury Mounted Rifles, NZEF. Born Oamaru, NZ. Single; Clerk, Guinness & Le Cren Ltd., of Rhodes St, Waimate, New Zealand. Next of kin: Father; Edwin Rowland Guinness. Mother; Florence Annie Guinness, of Care of Guinness and Le Cren, Timaru, New Zealand. Died of wounds at Sea: HMHS Gloucester Castle (a 410 bed hospital ship commissioned on 24th Sept. 1914), on 25 August 1915, aged 24. Lone Pine Memorial Panel 71. �Records show many of the lads that died of wounds did so on the hospital ships not long after the landing.

HAMILTON, Lance Serjeant, William  Alexander 6/467 2nd (South Canterbury) Coy., Canterbury Regiment, NZEF died on Sunday 25 April 1915 . Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Hamilton, of 270, Crinan St., Invercargill.  Sp. Mem. 27. Walker's Ridge Cemetery is 250 metres along a level track from the road, north of Lone Pine on the road to Hill 60, almost due east of Anzac Cove. The cemetery contains over 61 graves, including 48 New Zealanders and 30 Australians, 1 UK and 12 unidentified. Walker's Ridge was the name given to the spur stretching almost from the coast near Fisherman's Hut, south-eastwards to the middle of Russell's Top. On 25th April 1915 it was the command post of Brigadier-General  Harold Bridgwood Walker, commanding the NZ Infantry Brigade NZEF.  It was held by a mixed force until the 27th, when the New Zealanders took it over. On the 30th June it was held, with Russell's Top, by the 8th and 9th Australian Light Horse Regiments against an attack. The cemetery was made during the occupation and consists of two plots separated by 20 yards of ground, through which a trench ran. 

PRIVATE HAYES. Private. George Thomas Hayes, killed in action, was a member of the 2nd (South Canterbury) Company of the Canterbury Infantry Battalion. He was the elder son of Lieutenant Thomas Hayes, V.D., R.L. (late Ashburton Rifles). He was born on May 18. 1894. and was educated at the Ashburton Borough School, which institution he left as dux in 1907. He continued his studies with the International Correspondence School and Ashburton Technical School, at which places he had taken up a course in architecture. He was an enthusiastic Territorial and a member of the Ashburton Miniature Rifle Club, of which he was a champion shot He was a member of the Oddfellows' Lodge, and was held in great esteem by all who knew him. Otago Daily Times 1 June 1915, Page 10

Cyril's cap badge is the badge for the 8th (South Canterbury) Mounted Rifles.HAYTER, Lieutenant Cyril, youngest son of Mrs Hayter of Rollesby Station, Mackenzie Country, has been killed in action at the Dardanelles on August 28. He was 25 yrs of age. No. 7/63, 8th (South Canterbury) Sqn, Canterbury Mounted Rifles, NZEF. Previously South Canterbury Mounted Rifles. 2nd Lieut, 1912. Lieut. 1913. He left NZ with the main expeditionary force. His brother Lt. Chilton Hayter left with the fifth reinforcements. [AWN 09.09.1915] Commissioned 5 August 1914 Hayter WWII  wayback

HAYTER, Lieutenant Cyril (Mentioned in Despatches), Canterbury Mounted Rifles, NZEF. Born Rollesby Station, Burke's Pass, South Canterbury, NZ. Single; Sheep farmer, of Rollesby Station (mother's property), Burke's Pass, Timaru, New Zealand. Next of kin: Mother; Eugene Elizabeth Hayter (nee Huddleston) / Father; Francis Hayter, of same address. Killed in action in the Suvla area, north of Anzac, on 28 August 1915, aged 24. Hill 60 (New Zealand) Memorial is situated in Hill 60 Cemetery, which lies among the old trenches. Panel: 5. 1. 1. Hill 60 Cemetery contains 788 burials and the New Zealand Memorial bears 183 names of the New Zealand soldiers who fell on Hill 60 and whose graves are unknown.. Named after a low hillock that was attacked on 21 August by a composite Anzac Force of Australians, New Zealanders, British and Gurkhas. After 8 days' intense fighting, the greatest part of the crest, though not the actual summit, had been captured. The cemetery lies among the old trenches and the burials were made after the fighting on the hill.  Cap badge - 8th (South Canterbury) Mounted Rifles.

MILLAR, Private, William David, 6/508. Canterbury Regiment, N.Z.E.F.. Killed in action 29th April 1915. Age 35. Son of Alice Millar, of 1, Princes St., Timaru, and the late Robert Millar. Buried at Beach Cemetery at Anzac Cove which contains 391 burials is a curved plot 80m in length just above the point of Hell Spit facing the sea and was used throughout the occupation.

RADCLIFFE, Private, Harold John 6/530 Canterbury Regiment, N.Z.E.F. died on Sunday 25 April 1915.  Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Radcliffe, of Stafford St., Timaru. Lone Pine Memorial Panel 75.

THOMAS, Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Ernest, 3/118A New Zealand Medical Corps, Main Body NZEF.  Born Bangalore, India. Doctor, of Sophia Street, Timaru. NOK: Mrs Mildred Julia Thomas (nee Rhodes) (wife), Sophia Street, Timaru. Son of H. Thomas, of Devon, England. Killed in action at Hill 60, northern Anzac, Gallipoli, Turkey, on 28 August 1915. Age: 50. Buried: Embarkation Pier Cemetery, Turkey. Lieut. Colonel Thomas' mounted field ambulance unit landed five times, but had to leave their horses behind as there was insufficient room for them on the beach.   (1914-1915 Star: British War Medal: Victory Medal; Gallipoli Medallion.) Captain C. E. Thomas, surgeon-captain, served in the 5th contingent, 12 Coy, which left for South Africa in  31March 1900 in the vessel Waimate. He acted as senior medical officer of the 2nd Brigade, Rhodesian Field Force. (Volunteer's Decoration. Queen's South Africa Medal & four clasps - Cape Colony, Transvaal, Rhodesia & South Africa 1901.) Thomas qualified MRCS  (Member of the Royal College of Surgeons), LSA (Licentiate of the Society of Apothecaries), 1888 after training at the Middlesex Hospital in London, and registered in New Zealand on 21 August 1890, in Timaru. According to the Cheltenham College school records he was born on 31 January 1864, the son of Henry S. Thomas of the Indian Civil Service. On his return from South Africa he became Port Health Officer for Timaru on 11 August 1903. The doctor was the brigade surgeon of the Timaru St John Ambulance Brigade and the port and fire brigade doctor. There is an entry in the 1881 English census for `Charles C Thomas' b. 1864, who was a boarder at Wimbledon School, where many of the other pupils were also Indian-born. Suspect the C is a mistranscribing of the letter E.

WATKINS, Private, Robert Edward  6/570 Canterbury Regiment, N.Z.E.F. Killed in action, at Walker's Ridge, on Sunday 25th April 1915.  Age 25 . Lone Pine Memorial Panel 25. Son of William and Laura Watkins, of Hook, Waimate. Native of Timaru. 

World War One Causalities mentioned in the Auckland Weekly News with a South Canterbury connection. Available on microfilm at the Auckland Public Library (2nd floor). Please check the source for confirmation of data. Data transcribed by JW and an incredible number of additional postings are found at Genies' Jottings and  Shamere's site and the 2001 NZ mailing list at RootsWeb Archives. Posted here with permission from Jacqueline Walles.

They heard the call of the Empire and bravely answered the call
 On the battle field in far off France, they gave their lives - their all!

BAIN, Lieutenant J S, Wellington Infantry Battalion, reported as having died of wounds in Gallipoli, was at the outbreak of war manager of the seed department of Messrs A Hatrick & Co., Wanganui. He was an old Oamaru boy and both in the South and in Wanganui was a keen soldier. His family has now given two members to the Empire, as a brother who also went away from Wanganui, has been killed in action. Lieut Bain leaves a wife - now with her parents at Timaru - and one child. [AWN 26.08.1915]

BEAUCHAMP, 2nd Lieut H, of Timaru, is a DCM man. He went to the front with the Main Body and went right through the peninsula campaign. After the evacuation he took part in operations in the Sinai Peninsula and in Palestine. [AWN 10.01.1918]

BRUCE, Sergeant Harvey John, Auckland Infantry Battalion, who died of wounds, was the second son of Mr A S Bruce of Geraldine. He was born at Prebbleton, 24 yrs ago. He subsequently resided at Fernside and Rangiora, where he was educated at the Rangiora High School. He was a lieutenant in the school cadets. On August 11, 1911, he joined the staff of the Bank of New Zealand and in January 1933 was transferred to Morrinsville. Upon the outbreak of war he joined the 6th, Hauraki, Company, of the Auckland Infantry Battalion. He was wounded within an hour of the landing at the Dardanelles. [AWN 22.07.1915]

BENNINGTON, Sergeant Alexander, CIB, who died of wounds on June 2, was a son of Mr Bennington of Geraldine. He was a sergeant in the territorials and was also a member of the Geraldine Brass Band. He was 24 yrs of age. [AWN 01.07.1915]. Buried at Beach Cemetery at Anzac Cove.

CHITTY. Mr. L Chitty, O'Neill Street, Ponsonby, has received information that his son Private J E CHITTY has been killed in action. He has another son in hospital in England, another has been wounded and a third was incapacitated by illness just after the commencement of the offensive on the Somme. [AWN 14.12.1916]

CHITTY. Private F E CHITTY, killed in action on 15 September, is the son of Mr. L Chitty, O'Neill St, Ponsonby. He was aged 20 and was a tailor by occupation. Prior to enlistment he resided at Temuka, Canterbury. Out of the football team to which he belonged, 14 members resolved to enlist and young Chitty came to Auckland to enroll in the district where he had spent his youth and received his education. [AWN 21.12.1916] 

CAZALET, Lieutenant Clement Marshall, reported to have died of wounds, was a son of Mr William Lewis Cazalet of Dean Park Lodge, Bournemouth, merchant. Before he came to NZ two years ago with the object of farming, he was for some years in his father's business in Moscow. While in NZ he worked on the Orari Gorge stations and in North Canterbury. As he had a knowledge of French, German and Russian, when the war broke out Lieut Cazalet offered his services to the Government as an interpreter. While in Wellington he assisted the censors in translating letters, etc. It is understood that when he was wounded he was acting as staff officer to Brigadier General JOHNSTON. [AWN 16.09.1915]

COLTMAN, Sergeant Cyril Warren, Reported killed in action, was born in Waimate, Canterbury and was 23 years old. He was the son of Mr. W Coltman, jeweler, Queen St. Sergeant Coltman was educated at the Waimate High School and later at the Auckland Grammar School. He came to Auckland about eight years ago and after finishing his education joined the business carried on by his father, where he was engaged at the time of his enlistment. [AWN 03.08.1916]

CORNELIUS, Private C. Concerning the death of Pvte C Cornelius, son of Mrs C Cornelius, Timaru, who was killed in action, Lieut NESBITT writes home to the effect that his men held a very difficult position for many hours and, though not supported, fought like veterans and never gave an inch. Many of his best men were dead, including Cornelius, who was shot beside him. [AWN 01.07.1915]

CORRIE, Sister [BORRIE] was formerly stationed at the Timaru Hospital. She went to England on the outbreak of war and joined the Queen Alexandra nursing division. She was sent to Egypt and took up nursing in the British hospital at the citadel in Cairo. From there she joined the Egyptian Government Hospital at Suez and was working there when she contracted typhoid fever, which necessitated her return to New Zealand. From appearances, she seems to have almost recovered. [AWN 23.12.1915]

ELMSLIE, Trooper Hamilton, s/o Mr & Mrs Elmslie of Geraldine, who was badly wounded at the Dardanelles and has been two months in the Abbgassia Hospital, Cairo, is now convalescent and staying with his relations in England at North Park, Epsom Downs, Surrey. [AWN 12.08.1915]

FERGUSON, 2 Lieut Robert Arthur, Royal Fusiliers, younger son of Mr Ferguson of Timaru has been killed in action. He was 19 years of age. [AWN 31.05.1917]

FLYNN, Private Edward, King St, Timaru, who has been awarded the Military Medal, left with the 4th Reinforcements. He has been twice wounded. [AWN 10.01.1918] 

FRANCIS, Major Norton, Director of Base Records in NZ, is a partner in the firm of Guinness and LeCren, stock and station agents, of Timaru and Waimate. He has taken a prominent part in local affairs in South Canterbury and has been Mayor of Waimate. He was born in London in 1871. At the outbreak of war he offered his services to the country. After service in Samoa he was appointed director of base records. [AWN 10.01.1918]

GIBSON, Lieutenant Mackenzie, reported killed in action in France, was the younger son of the Rev Mackenzie Gibson and was born at Akaroa. He was educated at Waimate and at Christ's College, afterwards joining the staff of the Bank of NZ. He enlisted at Greymouth on 7 August 1914 as a private and left with the main body. His first fighting was in the engagements on the Suez Canal. He took part in the landing at Gallipoli and in the storming of Achi Baba. After three months continuous fighting on the peninsula he was invalided to England but returned to Gallipoli and as sergeant major was in charge of a small band of men on the night of the evacuation. On returning to Egypt he received his commission. He was a keen soldier and during the last six months had made repeated application to be sent forward. On 8 August he was allowed to go forward to the firing line where he saw two months further fighting before his promising career was cut short. [AWN 15.11.1917]

GILLIES, Lieutenant T. Sinclair, who recently was awarded the Military Cross, is a son of Mr Bruce Gillies of Mt. Nessing, Timaru, and a grandson of the late Mr Justice Gillies of Auckland. He left with the 9th Reinforcements. [AWN 20.12.1917]

Major David Grant.GRANT, Major David - 6/409-  A most popular officer of the South Canterbury Regiment. He was a member of the large butchering firm of Grant and Seaton of Timaru. Seven years ago he left Duntroon where he had held a commission in the Duntroon Rifles and settled in Timaru. At the outbreak of war he went to the training camp and was there promoted to the rank of major. As an officer he was keen and thorough and very highly respected by his men. He leaves a widow and three children. [AWN 6 May 1915]  Major Grant was killed in one of the very earliest skirmishes when he led a group to ambush a machine-gun post. His body was not recovered until April 29 and Commonwealth War Graves Commission records show he died between April 25-29, 1915. Major Grant was 41 and is buried at Walkers Ridge Cemetery.

Otago Daily Times 24 May 1915, Page 2 CASUALTIES AT THE DARDANELLES.
Major David Grant, 2nd (South Canterbury) Company, killed in action.
MAJOR D.. GRANT. The late Major Grant was a native of Geraldine, South Canterbury, being born there on November 2, 1873. He came to Timaru eight years ago from Duntroon. where he was a lieutenant in the rifles. There being no vacancy among the officers he joined the ranks. Later he got his commission, and was made captain in the Territorial system of the Second Regiment. Ho was one of the first to volunteer for the front, and was made major at Trentham. He was a very popular officer. He was a partner in a flourishing butchery business. He leaves a -widow, four children, parents, and six brothers.

Evening Post, 4 May 1915, Page 7
Canterbury Infantry Bat. Killed in Action. Major David Grant, 2nd (South Canterbury) Company. Next of kin (wife), Mrs. Ann Watt Grant. Le Cren street, Timaru.

Northern Advocate 4 May 1915, Page 5
Timaru, May 4. Major Grant was the most popular officer in South Canterbury. He was a member of the firm of Grant and Seaton. He was lieutenant and then captain of the Timaru City Rifles, and later captain of the Territorials. After he joined the Expeditionary Force hi was promoted major. He leaves wife and three children. The flags in the town are halfmasted.

Canterbury Battalion, NZEF. Born Geraldine, Canterbury, NZ. Butcher / Businessman, of Grant & Seaton, meat salesmen, of Stafford Street, Timaru, New Zealand. Next of kin: Wife: Ann Watt Grant (nee Liddell), of Stafford Street / 23 Le Cren Street, Timaru, New Zealand.  Son of Archibald and Louisa Grant, of Elizabeth St., Timaru. Died of wounds on Baby 700, central Anzac, on 25 - 29 April 1915, aged 41. Grave: Walker's Ridge Cemetery.

The Nurses' Memorial Chapel in Christchurch is a war memorial to the nurses who lost their lives when the 'Marquette' went down and to Rosalind Marion Webb who was on a pilgrimage to Turkey and Gallipoli in 1965. She was killed in a car accident 3 kilometres from the resting place of Major David Grant of South Canterbury who died on that first Anzac Day. Ros was the first member of the family to nearly get to the grave at Walkers Ridge. Fifty years and ten kilometres now separate grandfather and granddaughter in death. She is buried at the British Cemetery, Canakkale, November 1965. Information courtesy of Pam Atkinson and photo courtesy of Bruce Denny, grandchildren.
Posted 28th April, 2002. 

HOULIHAN, Wm Patrick Wounded Canterbury Infantry Battalion 08th Jul 1915 Mrs Catherine Houlihan, Middle St, Timaru 

HUGHES, Colonel John Gethin, C.M.G. - is a well known NZ staff corps officer. He won the D.S.O. in South Africa and was employed on the headquarters staff. At the outbreak of the present war he was appointed to the NZEF as assistant military secretary at Anzac. Colonel HUGHES commanded the Canterbury Infantry Battalion for some time. He later was invalided to London and at the latest advices was still in Wandsworth Hospital, progressing favourably. Colonel Hughes was educated in Timaru. [AWN 20.01.1916]

MAJOR LOACH. Major A. E. Loach, of the 13th (North Canterbury and Westland) Regiment, who has been wounded, is (says a Press Association message from Christchurch) an officer greatly admired and respected by his men. Born in 1876 at Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, he came out with his parents to Sydney in 1887, and received his first military training in the Now South Wales Public School Cadets. He was attached for a time in 1890 to the New South Wales Lancers, and after coming to Now Zealand he joined the Geraldine Rifles�in 1898-99. He served in the South African wax in 1900-1901, and took part in the operations in the Orange Free State and the Transvaal, including actions near Johannesburg, Pretoria, and Diamond Hill. was also present during operations in the Transvaal, east of' Pretoria, from July in November, 1900, including the actions at Reit Vlei and Ghenoster Kop. He has the Queen's medal with five clasps. He commanded the Queen's Cadets, Christchurch, in 1907 and the following year took command of the Christchurch Cycle Corps, which he hold until the inauguration of the Territorial training scheme, when he was appointed second in command of the 13th (North Canterbury and Westland) Regiment. In 1912 Major Loach was appointed to the command of the Territorial camp held in the Rangiora show grounds, and in 1913 he was in charge of the West Coast detachment of the 13th Regiment for the march through to Yaldhurst camp and back. Major Loach was in command of the const defence infantry unit at the big camp at Kowai in April of lust year.

McINNES, Lance-Sergeant Alexander - Killed in action, c/o Mr Malcolm McInnes of Frankton but formerly of the Cave, Timaru. He was born at Levy Bay, Canterbury, on 10 Dec 1888 and prior to joining the Main Expeditionary Force was managing a store at Pleasant Point near Timaru. He had had no previous military training, but received promotion to corporal on the voyage to Egypt. [AWN 17.06.1915]

MAURICE, Lieutenant Francis Dennison, 6/410m Canterbury  Regiment, NZEF. Born Christchurch - 24 yrs of age. Single. Prior to joining the expeditionary force he was one of the masters at the Waimate District High School. He had a brilliant educational career at the Timaru High School and Canterbury College. An enthusiastic hockey player, he was a member of the executive of the South Canterbury Hockey Assn. Lieut Maurice's father resides in London [AWN 20 May 1915] Next of kin: Father; Frank Augustus Maurice, of 41 Alma Square, St. John's Wood, London NW, England and of 3, Christchurch Avenue, Brondesbury, London, England, and the late Gertrude Maurice. Died of wounds at Sea: HMHS 'Braemar Castle' (a hospital ship), on 10 May 1915, aged 23. No Known Grave. Lone Pine Memorial Panel 73.

MORRISON, Private James Arthur, 12/415, Auckland Infantry Battalion, died of wounds, formerly belonged to Geraldine. He joined the main body of the Auckland Regiment and was battalion drummer of the 6th Haurakis. He was reported wounded on April 25 at the Dardanelles and a few weeks later was reported progressing favourably. Several inquiries had been made as to his whereabouts but no information could be given until Sunday last, when his mother received a cable message to say that her son had died from his wounds on a barge between the hospital ship and the shore on April 25. [AWN 26.08.1915] Also served in defence of Suez Canal. Son of the late Hugh and Jane Morrison, of 114, Salisbury St., Christchurch. Age 24.

NICOL, Sergeant C G, who has been wounded, was born and educated in Oamaru and his relatives are engaged in farming near the town. He was for some time employed on the commercial staff of the Otago Daily Times and later was engaged as a reporter on the Patea Press and the Timaru Post newspapers. Sgt Nicol joined the reporting staff of the WEEKLY NEWS in November 1913 and six months later he was appointed to the sub-editorial staff. From that position he enlisted in the first contingent of the 3rd, Auckland, Mounted Rifles as a trooper. Advice that he had been promoted to the rank of sergeant was received by a recent mail, the same letter mentioning that he had received a slight wound in the head but had not retired from the firing line. Sgt Nicol is 23 yrs old. [AWN 05.08.1915]

O'CONNOR, J B - A former schoolteacher at Waihi, he has been wounded while serving with the first Canadian contingent 'somewhere in Flanders'. Mr O'Connor left Waihi on a trip round the world and when war broke out joined the Canadian forces. He is the son of Mr J B O'Connor of Fairlie, South Canterbury. [AWN 22.07.1915]

PATRICK, James Solmes Henry. Reported missing Aug. 28. Canterbury Mounted Rifles. Next of kin. Geo. Henry Patrick, Campbell St, Geraldine. AWN 23rd Sept. 1915

PEARCY, Private W E, After recovering from one wound he returned to the firing line and is now reported to have been killed in action on June 8. Born in Timaru, he lived in Christchurch for some years and then came to Auckland. When war broke out he was in the employ of the City Council and enlisted at once in the Auckland Infantry Company. [AWN 08.07.1915]

PENNYCOOK, Mrs, aged about 30, d/o Mr GRAHAM, formerly Railway Station-master at Timaru, died as a result of burns when her nightgown caught fire. Her husband, Capt Pennycook (proprietor of the 'Clutha Leader') is on his way to the front in charge of the Otago Detachment of the 6th Reinforcements. AWN 16 September 1915

ROSCOE, Trooper A C, 1st Life Guards, killed by a shell while on active service in the vicinity of Ypres. He was a son of Mr. Henry Roscoe who resides in Auckland. Trooper Roscoe was born in Timaru and was about 36 years of age. [AWN 22.07.1915]

RESTON, The three sons of Mr. & Mrs. S J Reston of Sunnyvale Rd, Remuera, have all enlisted and one, the eldest, has made the supreme sacrifice. Bombardier George Robert RESTON, who was killed in action in France on October 5 last, at the age of 34 years, was the eldest son of Mr. & Mrs. Reston. He was born in Timaru and educated at Lyttelton. At the age of 15 he came to Auckland with his parents and commenced farming at Whangarata, where he remained until war broke out. He joined the Main Body of the Expeditionary Force as a driver in the artillery. After being in Egypt for four months he was sent to Gallipoli. Owing to the horses not being required he was sent back to Alexandria, where he remained for four months, during which time he was quartermaster-sergeant's clerk. He subsequently went to France as gunner and had plenty of fighting until he met his death. In France he met his younger brother, Roland, who went with an early reinforcement draft and who has since been awarded the Military Medal and two stripes. The third and youngest son, Oscar Glen RESTON, went into camp with the twenty-third reinforcements. Eleven first cousins of the Reston family have joined the colours. Two have been killed in action, one died at sea and one was severely wounded. At present there are four at the front and three in camp. [AWN 11.01.1917]

RICKUS, An excellent record of war service is held by Mr. J Rickus, a Maori living at Temuka, who has five sons and four grandsons serving in the NZ forces. Of the sons, Private W T RICKUS and Private S P RICKUS left with the Maori force, whilst Private S RICKUS and Private T P RICKUS left with separate European reinforcements and Bugler J M RICKUS is now on final leave and leaves with the next Maori reinforcements, Mr. Rickus' four grandsons left from the North Island. [AWN 11.01.1917]

SMITH, Lieutenant Albert D., killed in action, aged 23, was a son of Mr Robert Smith of High Street, Waimate. Previous to enlisting he had served his time as a chemist. He left for camp a year ago last January and left with the 14th Reinforcements. He was sent to France, where he was wounded on 16 November 1916. He had a broken ankle. After a few months he got his promotion as first lieutenant. [AWN 22.11.1917]

TALBOT, Private, whose death was announced on Saturday, was a brother of Mr C J Talbot, MP for Temuka; Dr Talbot, Timaru; and Mr A E Talbot, one of those who discovered the overland track between Lake Te Anau and Milford Sound. [AWN 02.09.1915]

TAYLOR, Gunner Wallace Barratt, who was killed in action in France on 10 October, was the youngest son of Mr. R W Taylor of Eden Terrace. Born in Christchurch, and educated in Timaru, he was among the first to enlist on the outbreak of war and took part in the occupation of Samoa. Receiving his discharge when he came back, he was for a time one of the garrison at the Mt Eden ammunition works. He enlisted again as a driver and left for Trentham in December 1915. After active service in Gallipoli, Gunner Taylor was in Egypt for some time before being sent to France. Prior to enlisting he was an employee of the Leyland & O'Brien Timber Co. [AWN 30.11.1916]

THOMSON, Private John, killed in action at Gallipoli on August 7, enlisted in the fourth reinforcement with the Otago Battalion. According to letters received, he was in the trenches from the time of arrival there until his death. He was a native of Timaru, well known in that town as a footballer and in Dunedin, where he was employed as an upholsterer prior to enlistment. His mother, Mrs. Neil Thomson, resides in Hobb St, Timaru. [AWN 18.11.1915]

WEBB, Private William Winnet, who has been killed in action, was born and educated at Temuka, where he took a prominent part in the volunteer movement prior to the inauguration of the territorial system. He was residing in Auckland, being employed as an electric linesman to the NZ Railways, when he enlisted in the expeditionary force, being drafted to the 16th, Waikato, Company. Two of deceased's brothers also went with the main expeditionary force, one in the same company and the other in the OMR. Deceased was 31 years of age at the time of his death and is survived by a widow and two children. [AWN 01.07.1915]

WILSON, Sergeant David, of the first Canadian contingent, is in hospital in Scotland. He was severely wounded and 'gassed' at Ypres and pneumonia developed. Sgt Wilson is a native of Waimate, South Canterbury. [AWN 26.08.1915]

WORNER, Corporal G W, killed in action in France, was born in Geraldine and came to Auckland eight years ago. For four years prior to enlisting in the 19th Reinforcements he was a member of the City Fire Brigade. Deceased, who was 30 years of age, was well known as a footballer, having played for the City Rovers and Grafton Athletic clubs. Three years ago he was also a member of the Waitemata Boating Club. His two brothers, Alex and Alfred, left with the 14th Reinforcements. The first-named brother has been killed and the other has been wounded. [AWN 01.11.1917]

Other deaths:
BOWIE
, Major Robert Ross, Canterbury Mounted Rifles, 7/920  NZEF. Born Timaru. Married; Store manager, of Timaru, New Zealand. Next of kin: Wife; Elizabeth Bowie (nee Thompson), of Wai-iti Road, Timaru. Son of Robert Hislop Bowie and Julia Bowie; husband of Elizabeth Bowie, of 83, Wai-iti Rd., Timaru. Died of other causes (dysentery) in Egypt, on Saturday 10 July 1915, aged 42. Grave: Cairo War Memorial cemetery.  

CARMICHAEL, Serjeant, James Edward 2/402 N.Z. Field Artillery died on Thursday, 11th October 1917. Age 26. Son of Sarah Wilson (formerly Carmichael), of Esk Valley, St. Andrew's, Timaru, and the late James Carmichael. Native of Mount Cargill, Dunedin. Grave Reference/Panel Number: L. 8. Divisional Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

Evening Post, 5 June 1915, Page 6 SOLDIERS DECORATED
Post yesterday contained a list of. New Zealanders and Australians who had been awarded military decorations for gallantry and devotion to duty at the Dardanelles. Following are some further particulars of the men honoured : Distinguished Conduct Medals - Cpl. C. W. Sanders, Canterbury Mounted Regiment; next-of-kin, Eustace Saunders, Fairlie.

Evening Post, 12 August 1914, Page 8
THE SINEWS OF WAR
HELP FOR THE GOVERNMENT FURTHER CONTRIBUTIONS. In addition to contributions to the Empire Defence Fund reported on page 2 of this issue, the following have been received :� Colonel Hayhurst, Temuka, two sons and two motor-cars.

Evening Post, 20 August 1914, Page 2
Mr. H. H. Hayhurst, son of the late Colonel J. T. M. .Hayhurst (who was killed in the recent motor accident), has accepted the requisition of the Borough Council to fill his father's place as Mayor of Temuka for the remainder of the term.

HINDLEY, F. L. Captain (temporary Major) of Timaru, who has been awarded the OBE in the New Year Honours, left NZ as a trooper in the 8th, South Canterbury, squadron of the Canterbury Mounted Regt with the Main Body and won a commission on the field. He had previously held a commission in the senior cadets. He was thrice mentioned in despatches. [AWN 09.01.1919] P.18

WILSON, Major Newman R, who was among the recipients of the DSO in the New Year Honours List, is the son of Mr Robert L Wilson of Waimate South. He left as a 2nd Lieutenant with an early reinforcement draft and has had a distinguished military career. He soon gained his majority and is the holder of both the Military Medal and Military Cross, and has been wounded five times. His elder brother, Sergeant E D WILSON, was killed at Suvla Bay and his second brother, George H WILSON, who was severely wounded at Gallipoli, has been retained in England in surgical instrument repairs and manufacturing works. [AWN 16.01.1919] P.45

Evening Post, 14 January 1918, Page 6
Major Newman Wilson (Military Cross), is the youngest son of Mr. Robert Wilson, of Waimate. Major Wilson, left with the 2nd Reinforcements, and was attached to the 2nd (South Canterbury) Battalion, with the rank of lieutenant. During the Gallipoli campaign he was severely wounded, but speedily recovered and rejoined his regiment. He saw service both at the Somme and at Messines, and was wounded on each occasion. It was after the fighting at Messines that he was promoted to the rank of major, in which capacity he is still serving in France. Before joining the forces Major Wilson was an accountant in the C.F.C.A. in Timaru.

During the Gallipoli Campaign in World War I, 2721 New Zealanders died, there is no chance of them being forgotten.


I, Clare, am researching the NZ World War I troops buried at Brockenhurst, Hampshire, UK. Wishing to contact / hear from family/anyone who can give family history. Altogether there are 93 NZ soldiers buried at St. Nicholas Churchyard, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, UK, near to where I live (Lymington).  To date a pamphlet has been published talking mostly about the nearby hospital where these men were patients produced in 1996 by the Vicar and Parish Church Council of Brockenhurst. There are several photographs of patients, wards, etc, and plan of the area. Available from the NZ Society of Genealogists Library. The graveyard is a tranquil area, well looked after, and an ANZAC parade and service takes place annually on  the Sunday nearest to Anzac Day by the memorial in the churchyard, when a NZ representative generally attends. Clare Church 17 June 2000

Blackham, John: Rifleman 25/948. 3rd Bn. 3rd NZ (Rifle) Brigade. Died of wounds 26th Sept. 1916. Age 29. Son of Richard and Elizabeth Blackham, of 26 Preston Street, Timaru. Native of Invercargill
Briggs, Private Joseph, 38931. 1st Bn. Canterbury Regt. NZEF. Died of wounds 28th Aug 1918. Age 23. Son of John and Mary Jane Briggs, of Waihao Downs, South Canterbury
Connelly, Rfn. John Thompson, 49874. 2nd Bn. 3rd NZ (Rifle) Brigade. Died of wounds 26th April 1918. Age 35. Brother of William Connelly, of Elizabeth Street, Timaru
O'Connor, Private Hugh, 24215. 1st Bn. Canterbury Regt. NZEF. Died of sickness 6th January 1917. Age 26. Son of Mr. Eugene O'Connor, of 66 College Road, Timaru

Clare wrote: It would be good if I could obtain more information than just names and addresses of the war dead. As you well know, family history research is on the increase, so maybe I will be successful. I visited NZ with my husband this Jan-March, doing a lot of walking, and fell in love with the country, so this research encourages me to come again. I have a friend who is researching the WWI fallen whose homes are in the Brockenhurst area and he has encouraged me to seek further information regarding the New Zealanders.

New Zealand Graves at Brockenhurst is available from Clare Church and is also available for sale at St. Nicholas Church, Brockenhurst, which is open every afternoon between April and late October. Published 2002. Size: A4, 258 pages with 156 b/w photographs, 13 maps. This book commemorates the 93 New Zealand Expeditionary Force soldiers from World War One who lie buried in the Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery attached to St. Nicholas Church in Brockenhurst, Hampshire.
Part I 
    * Immigration to New Zealand in the 19th century of the soldiers' forebears
    * Milit
ary Training 
    * Theatres of War in which the men were involved 
    * Medical Care system
    * Remembrance

Part II Individual biographies, in enlistment date order. 

Appendices:
    * Immigration to New Zealand of family members (1840-1880)
    * Departure dates of the NZEF from New Zealand, including (where known) name of troopship
    * Evacuation from the Western Front, with details of medical care.

Cecil Malthus b. in 1890 in Timaru , he spent three years in service in the 1st Canterbury Battalion from 1914.  He wrote letters to his future wife Jessie Hazel Annandale Watters. He and Hazel were married in 1918. He was at Brockenhurst.
Serial No.6/291
Next of Kin: H.P. Malthus (father), Timaru, New Zealand
Enlistment Address Boys' College, Nelson, New Zealand
Military District Canterbury
Body on Embarkation Main Body
Embarkation Unit Canterbury Infantry Battalion
Embarkation Date 16 October 1914
Place of Embarkation Wellington, New Zealand
Transport HMNZT 4

Ashburton Guardian, 7 February 1917, Page 6 Where the brave rest. Where 148 of our boys are buried.
SOLDIERS' GRAVES. LONDON, February 5.
Sir Thomas Mackenzie desires that the spot selected for soldiers' graves shall be at Brookwood, one of the loveliest parts of England. This is largely old park land, and fern-clad slopes.

James Anderson, 6/3983, C.I.R. 10th Reinforcements, died Walton Hospital 27th April, 1917, aged 33 years. Interred Brookwood Cemetery, Surrey, England. Youngest son of Thomas and Henrietta Anderson, 142 North St., Timaru. Wounded in July, 1916, at Armentieres. Died of pneumonia.


Evening Post, 16 March 1939, Page 18
LONDON, February 27. Much sympathy will be expressed in New Zealand —as it has been in this country—with Mr. C. J. Wray, whose wife passed away somewhat suddenly at their home in Westminster Palace Gardens, London, on February 22. Mrs. Wray had not been very well recently, but she had been able to be out and about again after an attack of influenza. However, bronchitis developed a few days later, and heart failure supervened. Mrs. Wray was a daughter of the late Major-General Edward Wray, C.B., Bombay Artillery, The funeral took place privately at Golder's Green on Saturday morning. Mr. Wray and the High Commissioner were present, as well as members of the staff of Wray, Smith, and Halford —upon all of whom Mrs. Wray had called a few days before her death. She always took much interest in the office personnel, and her visits were always of a cheery nature. Also, there were present at the service a few wardisabled men from Roehampton-Hospital, by all of whom she will be sadly missed. An immense number of floral tributes were received, and Mr. Wray has had hundreds of letters of sympathy. At present his sister from Bournemouth is staying in London with i him. 'Continuously throughout the Great War, Mr. and Mrs. Wray took a practical interest in the New Zealanders at Walton Hospital, visiting them and arranging many entertainments for them in the wards. When No. 2 New Zealand General Hospital was no more, Mr. and Mrs. Wray transferred their interest to Roehampton Hospital for war-disabled men. Nothing was permitted by Mrs. Wray ever to interfere with her weekly visit to the men, always taking with her little comforts and luxuries, which gave such pleasure. Every Christmas, Mr. and Mrs. Wray together arranged entertainments for all the wards, and their Christmas tree made complete progress, being redressed several times on its journey, bearing presents for the patients, their families, and all1, the hospital staff. In the summer time they1 entertained most generously the men at their riverside bungalow at Shepperton—this bungalow was once a unit of No, 2 New Zealand General Hospital—and taking them on the river. Friends often gave Mrs. Wray tickets for matinees, and those who were able "to make the journey to Roehampton were taken to theatres, cinemas, and concerts. To friends in the Dominion, Mrs. Wray used to say she owed much, for many people—especially in Wanganui—knowing of the splendid work she was doing, sent her gifts of money to keep the men supplied with cigarettes, playing cards, and other things, all of which were most gratefully appreciated by the recipients. Many of the men still suffer severely from the effects of wounds sustained in 1914-18. Many, even after so long a lapse of time, still come in for major operations. The visits of Mrs. Wray—who truly was a ministering angel—will be sadly missed. Her easy manner and her understanding made the patients always happy to have her with them. Perhaps it was her indomitable will power that helped her to carry on this work for so many years, during the last few of which she had family anxieties to carry as well.
 


Alexander Turnbull Library
Arthur Otway left New Zealand in 1914 with the NZ Medical Corps. After a period in Egypt he served as a medical orderly at No 1 NZ General Hospital at Brockenhurst, England.
Holding : Comprises a letter from Arthur Otway to Archie Callaway of Timaru with personal advice and a description of life at Brockenhurst Hospital (19 Dec 1916)


Nominal Rolls: Vol. 2: 1 Jan 1916 - 31 Dec 1916.
Arthur Palmer Bray
Regimental Number: 25/486
Rank: Rifleman
Company A 3rd Battalion
Occupation: fireman
Relative Name: Mrs F H Bray, 40 Dee St. Timaru
Relative Relationship: Mother
Embarkation: 1916

Arthur - photo from AnnPicture from Rose, Mabel's dau.   Nominal Rolls: Vol. 1: 15 Aug 1914 - 31 Dec 1915.
Name: Charles Watson Smith
Regimental Number: 23/600
Rank: Rifleman 1st NZRR B Company
Single
Occupation: Army Service Corps
Last Residence: Albury
Relative Name: R Smith, Post Office Albury
Relative Relationship: Father
Embarkation: 1914-1915

CD101- An index to WW1 New Zealand Service Personnel and Reservists Index. This is searchable on surname, given names, occupation and Next of Kin surname and regimental number, could be handy if someone signed up with a non de plume. AKA. Over 283,000 records some of which have not been published before.  Includes all those in the Reserves who were not conscripted or volunteered in WW I. Every male between 17 & 60 had to register by 9 Nov 1915, so the CD is effectively a census of males in 1915. Order from NZSG CD 101.  St Johns Branch NZSG released  it Nov. 2002 .  2005. - 1 CD-ROM : col. ; 12 cm. - 2nd version. The Cd has been updated and is now published by the NZSG see their website for details as well as the other cds they sell. WW1 Cd Cost $40NZ included postage and packing This is searchable on surname, given names, occupation and Next of Kin surname. Over 283,000 records some of which have not been published before. 

NZ Expeditionary Force Nominal Rolls 1914-1919
1st & 2nd Division Rolls of the NZ Expeditionary Force Reserve
New Zealanders who served with the Australian Imperial Force
Military Defaulters Lists 1919-1921
Native Reserve Lists
New Zealanders who Served with the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Index of New Zealanders who served with Allied Forces
.
Include those of the Royal Flying Corps records that have been located ( pre runner to the Air Force) and the Motor Boat Patrol members.

Guthrie index, Smith index, Halpin index
British Section NZEF
Fijian Contingent
Roll Of Honour section 3
and Stock index.


System Requirements:
IBM Compatible PC running Microsoft Windows 95, 98, NT, ME, 2000 or XP
50MB Free hard disk space. At least 32 MB of RAM

The CD is for use with a PC not for a Mac. (always make a copy of CDs in case  - sometimes they fragment and will not be replaced.)

According to the National Bibliography 'In 1916 the Govt. Printer produced seven pages of names of New Zealanders who served with the AIF Second Series'.   The Govt . Printer produced ten pages in 1915.  Several thousand names addresses and occupations and in some cases next of kin and their address are noted on the CD. The NZ guys who joined the RNVR were noted with no NOK or ranks and these details John Halpin has researched in his index. This CD was prepared as a tribute to the Men and Women who served New Zealand in WWI. Further information on those in the Nominal Rolls can be obtained from the Department of Defence.

source....From WW1 Index CD

Surname 			BRAY
Given Name 			Harold Charles
Category Nominal Roll 		Vol. 2
Regimental Number 		26/1087
Rank 				Rifleman
Next of Kin Title 		Mrs Frances
Next of Kin Surname 		BRAY
Next of Kin Relationship 	Mother
Next of Kin Address 		40 Dee Street Timaru 
Roll 				Roll 15 Page 12 
Occupation 			Farmer


[Nominal Rolls: Vol. 2: 1 Jan 1916 - 31 Dec 1916.
This is what was missing on CD.
Signaller Company D 4th Battalion - Advance party]
Surname 			CORMACK
Given Name 			William
Category Nominal Roll 		Vol. 1
Regimental Number 		7/1345
Rank 				Trooper
Body or Draft 			Sixth
Unit or Regiment 		Canterbury Mounted Rifles
Marital Status 			S
Last NZ Address 		C/- Freezing-works Timaru
Next of Kin Title 		J
Next of Kin Surname 		CORMACK
Next of Kin Relationship 	Father
Next of Kin Address 		Forge Latherton Scotland
Surname 			HAYTER
Given Name 			Cyril
Category Nominal Roll 		Vol. 1
Regimental Number 		7/63
Rank 				Lieutenant
Body or Draft 			Main Body
Unit or Regiment 		Canterbury Mounted Rifles
Marital Status 			S
Last NZ Address 		Rollesby Burkes Pass
Next of Kin Title 		Mrs
Next of Kin Surname 		HAYTER
Next of Kin Relationship 	Mother
Next of Kin Address 		Rollesby Burkes Pass South Canterbury
Surname 			HANNAN
Given Name 			William Patrick
Category 			First Reserves
Last NZ Address 		36 Barnard st Timaru
Occupation 			Fireman
Recruiting District 		Christchurch
Military Call up for William Patrick Hannan - Fireman of Timaru is in the NZ Gazette 1917 
Surname 			TURNER
Given Name 			Wilfred Maurice
Category Nominal Roll 		Vol. 2
Regimental Number 		25044
Rank 				Gunner
Next of Kin Title 		W
Next of Kin Surname 		TURNER
Next of Kin Relationship 	Father
Next of Kin Address 		Smithfield Timaru
Roll 				Roll 37
Page 				Page 27
Occupation 			Shepherd

 "There's nothing wrong with retreating, after all the Anzacs did."


Canadian Soldiers of World War I, 1914-1918

Name: Leslie Hinman Jackson
Residence: 		Bayonne Hotel E. 22nd St. Bayoone, NJ, New Jersey, United States of America 
Birth Date: 		5 November 1896 
Birth Location: 	Timaru, New Zealand
Relative: 		Isabel Jackson, Washdye, Timaru
Relationship: 		Mother 
Regiment Number: 	3106255
Martial status: 	Single
Calling: 		Seaman

Name: William Salwyn Rutherford
Residence: 		Duncans, British Columbia, Canada
Birth Date: 		6 June 1889 
Birth Location: 	Timaru, South Island, New Zealand
Relative: 		William Rutherford
Relationship: 		Father, Duncans Station, BC, Canada
Regiment Number: 	2140855
Religion: 		Church of England
Calling: 		Farmer
Medial exam: 		Vancouver 23 May 1918. 
Category B2
British Army WWI Service Records, 1914-1920
Joseph Churchill 
Age: 			31 
Birth Year: 		abt 1883
Birth Parish: 		South Canterbury
Birth County: 		New Zealand
Regiment Name: 		East S..
Regiment Number: 	5740
Document Year: 		1914
Deserter

US WWI Civilian Draft Registrations
Fischer, Alfred DOB - 12 Oct 1888, born New Zealand [Timaru] Nome AK

Evening Post, 5 June 1915, Page 6 SOLDIERS DECORATED
The Post yesterday contained a list of. New Zealanders and Australians who had been awarded military decorations for gallantry and devotion to duty at the Dardanelles. Following are some further particulars of the men honoured :
Cpl. C. W. Sanders, Canterbury Mounted Regiment; next-of-kin, Eustace Saunders, Fairlie...

1853 and 1923 in the Registers of Seamen's Services NA's UK

Name: Mason, John William 
Official Number: 358906 
Place of Birth: Timaru, New Zealand 
22 November 1881 

Name: Mills, Robert Ernest 
Official Number: 156501 
Place of Birth: Timaru, New Zealand 
06 October 1876 

Name: O'Neill, Arthur Henry 
Official Number: 308437 
Place of Birth: South Canterbury, New Zealand 
07 May 1883 

Name: Reid, Robert 
Official Number: 156502 
Place of Birth: Timaru, New Zealand 
27 June 1875 

Name: Thompson, Charles Archibald 
Official Number: M24092 
Place of Birth: Pleasant Point, South Canterbury
23 September 1889  

NZEF1 Nominal Rolls, 1914-1918

George Davis 			1914-1915 - Pleasant Point
Edward Henderson 		1914-1915 - Pleasant Point
George King 			1914-1915 - Pleasant Point
Daniel Gordon Laurenson 	1914-1915 - Pleasant Point
James Lund 			1914-1915 - Pleasant Point
William Lund 			1914-1915 - Pleasant Point
Victor James McKibbin 		1914-1915 - Pleasant Point
Oscar Dudley Oliver 		1914-1915 - Pleasant Point
Llewellyn Trevor Rice 		1914-1915 - Pleasant Point
James Turnbull 			1914-1915 - Pleasant Point
John Walker 			1914-1915 - Pleasant Point
Frederick Charles Williams 	1914-1915 - Pleasant Point
James Gordon Wilson 		1914-1915 - Pleasant Point

South Canterbury Roll of Honour  published by the South Canterbury Caledonian Society, Timaru 1916; 24 pages. Issued 1st Jan 1916 covering the period 1914-1915 with many portraits including that of Lieut. C Ferrier. South Canterbury Caledonian Society 1916. 4to. 23p. Illus. Pictorial SC. Printed by J Wilkie, Dunedin. These little booklets were issued and sold to aid the sick and wounded soldiers fund.

Major R.R. Bowie. Lieutenant F.B.H. Guinness. Lieutenant C. Hayter. Lieutenant-Colonel C.E. Thomas. Major David Grant. Lieutenant C. Ferrier. Lieutenant F.D. Maurice. Lieutenant Claude G. Robinson. Sister Mary Gorman.

Sergeant-Major R. Sloan. Sergeant S.J. Bowker. Sergeant D.R. Carter. Sergeant B. Dabell. Sergeant H.A. Hamilton. Corporal C.W. Saunders. Lance-Corporal Geoff E. Fraser. Trumpeter N.M. Bell. Trooper R.H. Barton.

Trooper S.E. Bassett. Trooper B. Brook. Trooper J.R. Campbell. Trooper J.A. Cochrane. Trooper E.F. Daniel. Trooper W.J. Davis. Trooper W.H. Hay. Trooper H.W. Hopkins. Trooper W. Luxford.

Trooper G. Moore. Trooper D.M. McVey. Trooper H.R. Smith Trooper W. Tavendale. Trooper F.D. Templer. Quartermaster-Sergeant E.D. Wilson. Sergeant A.J. Bennington. Sergeant O.E. Davey. Sergeant E. Dewhirst.

Sergeant N.G.C. Dunsford. Sergeant D. McL. McDonald. Sergeant E.G. Miles. Sergeant J.G. Morrison. Sergeant J.H. Wallace. Corporal W. Brass. Corporal G.H. Olsen. Trooper J.M. Hagerty. Trooper E.A. Rickman.

Lance-Corporal E.D. Cogan. Lance-Corporal L. Mathias. Private C. Bell. Private A.E. Bonnin. Private H. Bottle. Private H.G. Budd. Private A.C. Burgess. Private T. Burnett. Private H.M. Campbell.

Private A.P. Clarke. Private F. Coker. Private B. Collins. Private C.E. Cornelius. Private N. Crawford. Private D. McK. Dickson. Private T. Driver. Private V. Duncan. Private J.A. Dick.

Private P.G. Fitzgerald. Private Thos. A. Fitzgerald. Private J.M. Gow. Private W.G. Harte. Private R.B. Herdman. Private J.W. Johnson. Private H.J. Lewis. Private T.S. Logan. Private D.C. Mills.

Private W.D. Millar. Private J.A. McAuley. Private P.D. McGregor. Private W.G. Patching. Private H.S. Paul. Private H.S. Pink. Private J. Pullinger. Private E.E. Purcell. Private H.J. Radcliff.

Trooper D.A. Rae. Private G. Rankin. Private J.E. Robinson. Private Stanley Robinson. Corporal J.A. Scott. Private J.L. Scoular. Private W. Semple. Private C.E. Stevenson. Private B.H. Talbot. Private A. Talke. Private J. Thomson. Private A. Wagstaff. Private T.R. Wagstaff. Private W.A. Wall. Private R.E. Watkins. Private A. Watson. Private W.W. Webb. Gunner E.J. Dennehy.

798 Private Wagstaff, Arthur, 13th Battalion, Australian Infantry, died 29th April 1915 Gallipoli
Parents Thomas and Beatrice Wagstaff, New Zealand

S/3275 Private Wagstaff, Thomas Reginald, 8th Battlion, Black Watch, Royal Highlanders, died 25th
September 1915 France, on Loos Memorial Parents Thomas and Beatrice Wagstaff, New Zealand

2nd Lieutenant Ferrier, Gilbert Colin Cunninghame, 7th Battalion attd 4th Battalion, Royal Fusilers, died
11th November 1914 (would have received the 'Mons') Ypres Menin Gate Memorial
Parents William & Eva Beatrice Ferrier, 71 Grey Road, Timaru.

2nd Lieutenant Robinson, Claude Gladstone, 7th Battalion, South Wales Borderers, died 20th October
1915 Assevillers New British Cemetery, France Parents Gladstone & Eva Robinson, Oakwood, Glen-iti, Timaru.

They came from safety of their own free will
To lay their young men�s beauty, strong men�s powers
Under the hard roots of the foreign flowers
Having beheld the Narrows from the hill.

 
John Masefield, On the Dead in Gallipoli�

New Zealand Herald, 22 May 1915, Page 4
Killed at Neuve Chapelle. Amongst the killed in the battle of Neuve Chapelle and subsequent operations was Lieutenant G. C. C. Ferrier, of Timaru. Lieutenant Ferrier formerly held a commission in the New Zealand forces, and he came to England last year to study architecture. As soon as the war broke out he volunteered with two other New Zealanders for service here, and the three of them received their commissions on the same day in the 4th Royal Fusiliers. They went to the front some months ago and saw the whole of the heavy fighting at Ypres. Lieutenant Orbell, of Dunedin was taken prisoner by the Germans, and is believed to have been wounded. Lieutenant Cuthbert Maclean was wounded both here and on a subsequent occasion, and received the Military Cross. The third of the trio, Lieutenant Ferrier, is now reported dead.


The Great War 1914-1918
New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Roll of Honour

By Authority: W A G Skinner, Government Printer, Wellington 1924 (1000/12/23 - 18268) A book published by the Government. There are a few photos of the memorials being put up by the New Zealand Government in the various theatres of war are described here. The book was compiled soon after the war, and obviously they were still locating "missing soldiers." 
Section I. - Killed in action, or died from wounds inflicted, accident occurring, or disease contracted on active service. e.g. Regtl No: 6/452. Rank: 2/Lt. Farquhar, Allan, M.C. Unit: C.I.R. killed in action, France 24/8/1918
Section II. - Died after discharge from the New Zealand Expeditionary Force from wounds inflicted or disease contracted while on active service.
Section III. - Died from accident occurring, or disease contracted, while training with or attached to the New Zealand Expeditionary Forces in New Zealand. Contains 16,697 names. 


Timaru Cemetery

Name: ADAMS, ARCHIBALD GORDON
Rank: Leading Aircraftman
Regiment/Service: Royal New Zealand Air Force
Age: 59
Date of Death: 22/02/1947
Service No: 4216493
S/o Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Adams; nephew of Forester Adams, of Lake Tekapo. Also served in 1914-18 War.

Name: BAILLIE, GEORGE
Rank: Sergeant
Regiment/Service: Royal New Zealand Air Force
Age: 23
Date of Death: 05/07/1944
Service No: 4212805
S/o William Southworth Baillie and Agnes Russell Baillie, of Timaru.
Grave/Memorial Reference: Soldiers Area.7E.

Name: BELLAM, ROBERT CHAMBERS
Rank: Trooper   N.Z.T.S.
Regiment/Service: New Zealand Military Forces
Age: 48
Date of Death: 16/02/1942
Service No: 5/10/122
S/o Robert Chambers Bellam & Isabella Bellam, of Leeton, NSW, AUS.; husband of Ruth Annie Bellam, of Riccarton, CHCH.  Also served in 1914-18 War.
Grave/Memorial Reference: Soldiers Area.E14.

BLACKMORE, HENRY JOHN
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: New Zealand Medical Corps
Age: 39
Date of Death: 03/08/1918
Service No: 3/1824
S/o the late Joseph and Nancy Blackmore. Born at Timaru.
Grave/Memorial Reference: Plot 332/S
 

Can't say I enjoyed the war but it was the place to be at the time.



War news

The Canterbury Battalion was formed on the outbreak of war recruited from the four existing Territorial Regiments in the province: 1st (Canterbury), 2nd (South Canterbury), 12th (Nelson) and 13th (North Canterbury and Westland). The four companies in the battalion were numbered and named after the four regiments. When the 2nd and 3rd Battalions were formed the same company numbering was used. The battalion arrived in Egypt with the New Zealand Infantry Brigade in December 1914. The Turks attacked the Suez Canal at the beginning of February 1915 and part of the battalion was in action, suffering only one man wounded. On 25th April 1915 the battalion landed on Gallipoli with the New Zealand Brigade and there it fought throughout the campaign till taken off in December 1915 and transported back to Egypt. On 1st March 1916 the 2nd NZ Infantry Brigade was formed and one of the battalions created for it was the 2nd Canterbury; in April 1916 the NZ Division arrived in France where it served until the armistice and then took part in the march to Germany.

Evening Post Roll of Honour - Casualty List containing the names of Fairlie men wounded or KIA (a well as some other South Canterbury servicemen if their name was on the same list) with New Zealand Expeditionary Force operating in the Dardanelles

Evening Post, 1 March 1915, Page 6
Mr. Reg. Sterndale, youngest son of Mr. C T. H. Sterndale, of Timaru, has (reports the Timaru Post) just received his lieutenancy in the 7th Royal North Lancashires, which Regiment is training on Salisbury Plain

Evening Post, 6 May 1915, Page 7
REPORTED WOUNDED 5th MAY 1915 WELLINGTON INFANTRY BATTALION
10/202 Private W. Campbell (Mrs. Annie Campbell, 12, Victoria-street, Timaru, mother)
CANTERBURY INFANTRY BATTALION - Wounded
6/430 Private W. W. Clausen (William Clausen, York-street, Timaru)
6/8O9 Private J. A. Dick (Mrs. M. M. Dick, 1, Queen-street, Timaru)
6/451 Private R. Fairbrother (E. Fairbrother, Timaru, father)
6/463 Private H. J. Gibson (Mrs. Margaret A. Gibson, Church-street, Timaru)
6/46 Private D. J. Gynes (A. Gynes, Makikihi, father)
6/504 Lance-Corporal J. G. Menzies (John Menzies, Coronation-street, Waimate)
6/1219 Private Michael O'Reilly (Albury, South Canterbury, father)
6/537 Lance-Corporal H. C. Sarginson (Isaac Sarginson, Theodocia-street, Timaru)
6/545 Private R. H. Smith (John Smith, 179, North-street, Timaru)
12/547 Private W. G. Gordon (V. G. Day, S.M., Timaru)

Robert Edmund Fairbrother died in Messines Ridge, Ypres, Belgium on 16 August 1917. He's on the honour roll of Waimataitai School. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Fairbrother, of York St., Timaru.

Evening Post, 14 May 1915, Page 8
DANGEROUSLY ILL AUCKLAND BATTALION
Lieut, Herbert Horatio Spencer Westmacott (H. Westmacott, Nile-street, Timaru, father)
Officer Wounded.
CANTERBURY BATTALION.
Capt. Kenneth Macfarlane Gresson (Mrs. S. T. Gordon, Union Bank, Timaru)
Wounded CANTERBURY BATTALION
 6/810 Pte. William Grey (Mrs. H. Butt, Kingsdown, Timaru)
6/520 Pte. Cyril McPherson (John M'Pherson, North-street, Timaru)
Otago Batt. 8/1178 Pte. Robert Applegarth (Albert L. Applegarth, Timaru, father)

Evening Post 17 May 1915 Page 2
OTAGO BATTALION
8/1448 CpL Francis James Davey (Miss  Jane Davey, c/o George Davey, Main-road. Temuka, daughter)
CANTERBURY BATTALION
6/460 Pte. George Arthur Charles Gibbs {Jane Gibbs, 37, Matilda-street, Timaru)
6/483 Pte. William Hurford Hutchins (Albert Hutchins, Waimataitai, Timaru)
6/541 Pte. Albert Victor Shivas (James Shivas, Broughton-street, Timaru, father)
8/1501 Pte. Richard Nevile Hawkee (R. N. Hawkes, Wilson-street, Timaru, father)
FIELD ARTILLERY. 2/1522 Gnr. Victor Hessell (Johanna Hessell, 25, Grey-street, Timaru, mother)

Evening Post, 24 May 1915, Page 2 Killed in action. CANTERBURY BATTALION. (From 25th April to Ist May.)
6/411 Pte. Henry Thomas Barnett (Jas. Barnett, Queenstown, brother)
6/508 Pte William David Millar (Alice Millar, 1 Princess-street, Timaru)
6/530 Pte. Harold John Radcliffe (John Radcliffe, Stafford-street, Timaru, father)
6/1082 Pte. John Atkinson Scott (Mrs. G Scott, Junction-road, Waimate. mother)

Evening Post, 1 June 1915, Page 8 Wounded
WELLINGTON BATTALION. 10/694 Pte. Frank Stanley Smaill (Mrs. M. C. Smaill, Timaru; mother)

Evening Post, 9 June 1915, Page 8
Roll of Honour CANTERBURY BATTALION.
Dick, Alexander Sinclair, 6/444, Pte. (Jane Dick, 144, North-street, Timaru, mother)
Greenfield, Joseph, 8/129, Pte. (H. Greenfield, Temuka, father)
OTAGO BATTALION.
Gabites, Ernest Mitchell, 8/381, Lieut. (Mrs. M. Gabites, Timaru, mother)
Wounded page 2 OTAGO MOUNTED RIFLES.
Scott, Eric Arthur, Lieut. (Adam Arthur Scott, c/o Bruce Scott and Co., Timaru, father)

Evening Post, 10 June 1915, Page 3 Canterbury Battalion - Wounded
McClelland, Samuel, 6/1650, Pte. (T. W. McClelland, Winchester, Timaru)

Poverty Bay Herald, 14 June 1915, Page 4
Lance-Corporal E. D. Cogan (Canterbury Battalion), killed, was the youngest son of E. A. Cogan. Born at Mornington and educated at Christchurch High School, he had a distinguished athletic career. For several years he stroked the Canterbury Rowing Club crews to victory at various regattas. He was a member of the Old Boys' Football Club. He was in the employ of the Bank of New Zealand at Geraldine when he enlisted.

Evening Post, 14 June 1915, Page 10 Killed in action
OTAGO BATTALION. (Between 26th and 30th April).
Cornelius, Charles Lyall, 8/27, Pte. (Mrs. Charles Cornelius, Stafford street, Timaru, mother)

CANTERBURY BATTALION.
Crawford, Norman, 6/435. Pte. (Alexander Crawford, The Arcade, - Timaru)
Davey, Oral Edgar, 6/440, Sergt. (Caroline Davey, James-street, Timaru)
Harte, Walter, 6/470, Pte. (H. F. Harte, Springfield-road, Temuka, father)
Stevenson, Charles Edward, 6/554, Pte. (Elizabeth Stevenson, York-street, Timaru, sister)
Wall, William Arthur, 6/567, Pte. (Henry Wall, Edward-street, Timaru, father)
Otago Battalion (1st to 23rd May)
Muldrew, Nicholas James, 8/792, Pte. (Mrs., G. Campbell, Frances-street. Oamaru)

Evening Post, 15 June 1915,
WOUNDED. AUCKLAND BATTALION.
Gordon, William George, 12/547, Pte. (V. G. Day, S.M., Timaru)

Evening Post, 18 June 1915, Page 7 KILLED IN ACTION. WELLINGTON BATTALION
Muhliesen. Frederick, 10/641, Pte. (Fred. Muhliesen, Timaru)

Evening Post, 19 June 1915, Page 9
The 77th Casualty List containing the names of New Zealanders wounded in action in the Dardanelles
CANTERBURY BATTALION. - Wounded
Auld, William, 6/403, Pte. (W. Auld, North-street, Timaru )
Bennington, Alexander John, 6/413, Sergt. (James Bennington, Geraldine, father)
Caskey, Robert, 6/426, Pte. (Mrs. E. Caskey, Fairlie, mother)
17th June: McConnell, James, 6/513, Pte. (Mrs. Catherine McConnell, Fairlie, mother)

Evening Post, 24 June 1915, Page 3
THE 85th LIST ISSUED 20 MORE MEN WOUNDED. Canterbury Battalion.
Scott, David Copeland, 6/539, L.-Cpl. (Mrs. Jess Scott, Korari Grange, Winchester, South Canterbury, mother)

Evening Post, 26 June 1915, Page 3
The 88th casualty list of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Their names are as follow, those of next of kin being given within parentheses: 
Wounded - Wellington Battalion
Harper, Edgar, 10/1513, Pte. (Mrs. Maud C. Kerr, Fairlie, South Canterbury, mother)
Wounded - Canterbury Battalion
Johnson, John Freeman, 6/1326, Pte. (J. Freeman Johnson, Otaio, South Canterbury)

Press, 29 June 1915, Page 6 Wounded Dardanelles Causalities
CANTERBURY BATTALION.
Cunnard. Thomas H.. Private, 6437 (John Cunnard, Temuka. father).
Buckley. Frederick F.. Private, 6-16 (Frederick H. Buckley, "Pusey," Fairlie, South Canterbury).

Evening Post, 28 June 1915, Page 8
THE 90th LIST ISSUED TEN MEN KILLED IN ACTION. The 90th casualty list of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force operating in the Dardanelles.
KILLED IN ACTION. Previously Reported Massing. CANTERBURY BATTALION. 24th April. Campbell, Herbert Malcolm, 6/425, Pte. (M. Campbell, Geraldine, father)
25th April: Collins, Bernard, 6/1264, Pte. (Andrew Collins, 61 North-street, Timaru, father)
WOUNDED. CANTERBURY BATTALION. Cunnard, Thomas H., 6/437, Pte. (John Cunnard, Temuka, father)
Buckley, Frederick F., 6/16, Pte. (Frederick, H. Buckley, "Pusey," Fairlie, South Canterbury), 12th June

Evening Post, 5 July 1915, Page 8 Wounded
CANTERBURY MOUNTED RIFLES. 12th June. Batchelor, James, 7/695,Tpr. (W. Batchelor, Sefton, North Canterbury) 16th June
Moore, William John, 7/94, Tpr. (John Moore, Maud-street, Temuka, father) 17th June.
Wilson, John Valentine, 7/909, Tpr. (Valentine Wilson, Gibson-street, Timaru, father) 18th June
Bassett, Samuel Eric, 7/9, Tpr. (W. J. Bassett, Rosewill School, Timaru)
CANTERBURY BATTALION. 8th June. Graham, Percy John, 6/1300, Pte. (T. Graham, York - street, Timaru, brother)

Evening Post, 12 July 1915, Page 8
DIED OF DYSENTERY. CANTERBURY MOUNTED RIFLES. (Heliopolis, 10th July, 1915.) Bowie, Robert Rose, Major (Mrs. Elizabeth Bowie, Waihi-road,, Timaru, wife)
DANGEROUSLY ILL. CANTERBURY BATTALION. Clarke, Charles Peter Patrick, 6/1810, Pte. (Daniel J. Clarke, G.P.0., Timaru, brother)

Evening Post, 14 July 1915, Page 1 Dangerously ill.
FIELD ENGINEERS. Mathias, Lewis. 4/786, L.-Cpl. (L. Mathias, Timaru, father)

Press, 8 July 1915, Page 8 AT CAIRO HOSPITAL.
LETTER FROM A Nurse. Nurse Blackmore, one of the first four nurses who left Timaru and went Home on their own account to offer their services to the Imperial Government, and who were sent from London to the Citadel Hospital at Cairo, writing to a relative in Timaru. says:� "We are all well and happy. We like our work, and are pleased to be here. Wounded men are coming in and going out all the time, and we see some terrible sights. It Is simply wonderful how the sharp-pointed bullets go through their heads, or necks, or through the bone of the arm or leg without injuring the men more than they do. The Tommies tell me that the Turks have found this out. and are now changing the bullets round be that the flat end will strike the body and make a bigger wound. The explosives they use play up horribly with, some of them.
"Yesterday I had a visit from the Rev. J.R. Sullivan, of Timaru. He was shot in the mouth and neck, and it has affected his speech; he can only speak in a whisper. He knows everyone who Ls on the casualty list, and it is a pleasure to have chat with him. Last Sunday I went to Luna Park Hospital to see a Timaru boy�Private Fairbrother. He was wounded in the "foot, but is getting on well now. He has a great admiration for the Rev. Mr Sullivan, and says the hoys all felt the same towards him from the time they were first associated with him on the boat. "We hear comparatively little war news here, but it is very interesting to hear the tale? the wounded tell us. I only wish we had more time to listen to them. They are all so patient, and most of them are keen to get back to the Dardanelles to "get their own Back from the Turks, as they say."

Evening Post, 15 September 1915, Page 2 Canterbury Mounted Rifles Missing 21st August
Booker, George Ernest, 7/17, Tpr. (Geo. Booker, Winchester)

Evening Post, 7 September 1915, Page 2
28th August CANTERBURY MOUNTED RIFLES. KILLED IN ACTION
Hayter, Cyril, Lieut. (Mrs. Hayter, Rollesby, Burkes Pass, Timaru)

Evening Post, 20 September 1915, Page 2
CANTERBURY MOUNTED RIFLES. 21st August.
Bruce, Robert Allen, 7/21, Tpr. (A. S. Bruce, Kakahu, Geraldine, father) Gillingham, Allan Henry, 7/49, Cjpl. (Francis Robert Gilnngham, Fairlie)
Gynes, Thomas Ernest, 7/53, Tpr. (Albert Gynes Hook, Makikihi,
South Canterbury)
Anderson, Frank William, 7/3, Tpr. (John James Anderson, St. Andrews, South Canterbury, father) forearm
Barker, Roland Studholme, 7/7, Sergt. (John Barker, Woodbury) arm
Black, Alexander James, 7/13, Sergt. (J. R. Black, Otipua, Canterbury) head
Cowan, Charles Henry 7/34, Tpr. (A. Cowan, Geraldine) thigh

CANTERBURY BATTALION.
Austin, Albert Henry, 6/1454, Pte. (A. W. Austin, 70, North-street, Timaru, father) 22nd August
Loper, Robert, 8/2443, Pte. (George Loper, Waimate) 26th August N.Z.

Evening Post, 2 August 1915, Page 10
Trentham. Sergt. Alexander George Buchanan, the first of the witnesses chosen at random, said he much preferred tents to the huts, as they were more sociable and warmer. He contracted measles, and after five days in the marquee obtained leave and went to his home in Timaru.

Evening Post, 3 August 1915, Page 7
KILLED IN ACTION. OTAGO BATTALION. (13th July.)
Morrison, James Gilbert, S/759, Sergt. (Mrs. Sarah Morrison, Clyde-street, Timaru, mother)
N.Z. FIELD ENGINEERS. (21st July.) Died of enteric.
Mathias, Lewis, 4/786, L.Cpl. (L. Mathias, Timaru, father)
Hospital report: DANGEROUSLY ILL. Mudros. Enteric. 30th July. Canterbury Battalion.
Clear, George, 6/1813, L.-Cpl. (Mrs. Ellen Clear. Mitchell-street, Waimate, mother)

Evening Post, 5 August 1915, Page 7
WOUNDED. OTAGO BATTALION. 15th July. Regan, John, 8/1824, Pte. (William Regan, Orari Bridge, Geraldine, father)

Evening Post, 6 August 1915, Page 8 Died of Enteric.
Otago Battalion
1st August. Rankine, George, 8/1123, Pte. (Mrs. J. Rankine, Timaru, mother)

Evening Post, 13 August 1915, Page 2
KILLED IN ACTION
Lieut. C.M. Cazalet was born in Moscow, in 1887. At one time he was a member of the Charterhouse Cadets. In New Zealand he was farming at Timaru.
Lieut. N. R. Wilson was born in Waimate, and practised as an accountant at Timaru.

Evening Post, 13 August 1915, Page 2
OTAGO BATTALION. ?wounded
Wingham, Arthur Robert, 8/855, Pte. James Wingham, locomotive department, Railways, Timaru, father) ; 31st July
 Hannah, Hugh, 8/1492, Pte. (Mr. Robert Hannah, Hakataramea, brother) ; 25th July

CANTERBURY MOUNTED RIFLES 28th August. Missing
Calvert Robert Stanley Lawson, 7/24, L./Cpl. (Robert Calvert, Otipua road, Timaru)
Keefe, Edgar Joseph, 7/857, Tpr. (Geo. Keefe, Fairlie, brother)
M Leod, James Neil, 7/985, Tpr (Mrs T....W- Radford, Temuka, sister)
Middlemiss, Daniel, 7/875, Tpr. (Mrs. James Kirby, Temuka, sister)

Otago Mounted rifles 27th August. Wounded.
Newson, James, 9/961, Tpr. (Thomas A. Scott, saddler, Cave, Timaru)

Evening Post, 21 September 1915, Page 2
KILLED IN ACTION. CANTERBURY MOUNTED RIFLES. 27th August.
Carter, David Roger, 7/827, L.-Cpl. (David Taylor Carter, Pleasant Point, Timaru, father)
Missing 28 August
CANTERBURY MOUNTED RIFLES.
Ballantyne, Ringin, 7/693, Tpr. (Mrs. Ninian Ballantyne, Mossdale, Hunter, Makikihi)
Black, James, 7/15, Tpr. (James Rodger Black, Otipua, Timaru)
Calvert Robert Stanley Lawson, 7/24, L. Cpl. Robert Calvert, Otipua road, Timaru)
Keefe, Edgar Joseph, 7/857, Tpr. (Geo. Fairlie, brother)
McLeod, James Neil, 7/985, Tpr (Mrs W. Radford, Temuka, sister)
Middlemiss, Daniel, 7/875, Tpr. (Mrs. James Kirby, Temuka, sister)
Patrick, James Holmes Henry, 7/99, Tpr. (George Henry Patrick, Campbell-street, Geraldine)
Otago Mounted Rifles Wounded 27th August Newson, James, 9/961, Tpr. (Thomas A. Scott, saddler, Cave, Timaru)

Evening Post, 18 August 1915, Page 8 CANTERBURY MOUNTED RIFLES. Wounded
Caswell, Henry, 7/29, Tpr. (M. Caswell, Albury, father) ; forearm, 27th July

Evening Post, 18 August 1915, Page 2 Wounded Admitted 19th General Hospital, Alexandria, 13th August.
AUCKLAND MOUNTED RIFLES Gosney, James Edward, 6/1857, Pte. (John Gosney, Cliff-street, Timaru, father) ; gunshot wounds, left thigh and hand
CANTERBURY MOUNTED RIFLES. 28th July.
Harper, John. 9/287, L.-CpL (Charles Harper, Glenavy, Timaru, cousin)
Rhodes, Arthur Ernest Timaru, 7/109, Q.M.S. (Timaru Robert Rhodes, Tycho Delivery, Timaru) ; bayonet wound, side.
Black, Arthur, 7/14, Tpr. (Frank Black, Fairview, Timaru) ; left leg, 27th July. admitted to Hospital Ship Delta 7th to 8th August. 
Munro, Robert Donald, 7/95, Tpr. (Mrs. Jane Munro, Waimataitai, Timaru, mother) ; forearm
Nopera, Raha, 16/192, Pte. (Mohi Nopera, Temuka) ; elbow. MAORI CONTINGENT
Rolleston, John Christopher, 7/391, L.- Cpl. (Mrs. Elizabeth M. Rolleston, c/o F. J. Rolleston, solicitor, Timaru, mother) ; wounded left arm, admitted to Hospital Ship Delta 7th to 8th August.
Sullivan, Humphrey Barjeim, 7/130 Tpr. (Mrs. George Sullivan, Waimate, mother) ; arm and thigh
Frost, Robert James, 7/45, Tpr. (Mrs. M . Frost, Studholme Junction) shoulder
Auckland Mounted Rifles:
Gosney, James Edward, 6/1857, Pte. (John Gosney, Cliff-street, Timaru, father) ; gunshot wounded, left thigh and hand

Evening Post, 19 August 1915, Page 8
CANTERBURY BATTALION.
Page, Harold. 6/524, Pte. (G. W. Sinclair, Albury, Timaru); gunshot wound, knee
AUCKLAND MOUNTED RIFLES.
Fryers, Albert, 13/800, Tpr. (James Fryers, Temuka, Timaru, father) ; gunshot wound, head, breast, and arms, severe

Evening Post, 21 August 1915, Page 6
DIED OF ENTERIC. OTAGO BATTALION. 23rd August.
Ellens, James, 8/1461, Pte. (James Henry Ellens, 15, Charles-street, Timaru, father)

Evening Post, 24 August 1915, Page 2
KILLED IN ACTION. N.Z. FIELD ARTILLERY.
Denny, Edward, 2/817a, Gnr. (Frederick M. Denny. North-street, Timaru, father) ; 6th August.

Evening Post, 25 August 1915, Page 2 Canterbury Battalion
Gibson, Ernest Stanley, 6/462, Sergt. (Mrs. Gibson, Church-street, Timaru); leg Jefferies
N.Z. GENERAL HOSPITAL, CAIRO. Canterbury Battalion. DANGEROUSLY ILL, Typhoid.
McGregor, Philip Donald, 6/1656, Pte. (John M'Gregor, Fairlie, South Canterbury, father)

Evening Post, 27 August 1915, Page 8
NEW ZEALAND CASUALTIES HEAVY LIST OF DEAD 133 KILLED IN ACTION. Striking proof of the nature of the operations in which New Zealand soldiers have recently been engaged on the Gallipoli Peninsula is contained in a casualty list issued this afternoon. It reports that 133 were killed in action, two died of typhoid, four died of wounds, one is reported dead from no specified cause, and four wounded, making a total casualty list of 144.
KILLED IN ACTION. 7th August.
WELLINGTON BATTALION.
Martin, Michael David, 10/1567, Pte. (Mrs. Mary Martin, Cave, Timaru, mother)
CANTERBURY BATTALION.
Robinson, James Edward, 6/1971, Pte. (Joseph Robinson, Claremont, Timaru, father)
Spence, William, 6/1984, Pte. (Mrs. G. Taylor, P. 0., Timaru, mother)
Wallace, Joseph Henry, 6/568, Sergt. (James Wallace, commission agent, Timaru)
Fitzgerald, Patrick Gregory, 6/1842, Pte. Wm. Fitzgerald, 3, Wellington street, Timaru)
Logan, Thomas Stanley, 6/2192, Pte. (John Logan, 6, Wilson-street, Timaru, father)
Duncan, Victor, 6/1832, Pte. (Francis Duncan, Dee-street, Timaru, father)

28th August 1915 CANTERBURY BATTALION Died of Wounds
Spring, Michael Anthony, 6/1986, Pte. (John Spring, Seadown, father) 19th August.
McGregor, Philip Donald, 6/1656, Pte. (John McGregor, Fairlie, South Canterbury, father); gunshot wound neck, malignant endocarditis � complicating typhoid - 29th August.

Ashburton Guardian, 28 August 1915, Page 5
Lance-Sergeant Joseph Henry Wallace (killed) was a son of Mr Henry Wallace, commission agent, Timaru, and formerly of Lauriston. He was previously wounded early in May.
    Information reached Timaru yesterday, that Sergeant E. G.. Miles (main body) had been killed in action on August 7. The late Sergeant Miles, who was 23 years of age, was the eldest son of Mr H.N. Miles of Christchurch, and the nephew of Mr Thomas Buxton, of Timaru. Sergeant Miles was known to a good many people in Ashburton.

30th August CANTERBURY MOUNTED RIFLES. Died of Sickness
McVey, Daniel Morrison, 7/86, Tpr. (John McVey, Albury, Timaru); typhoid, 28th August.

Evening Post, 31 August 1915, Page 2
CANTERBURY MOUNTED RIFLES.
McGuinness, Nicholas William, 7/462, Tpr. (Eliza Mangos, Craig-avenue, Timaru) ; head, 14th August
Wright, Harold Edwin, 7/416, Tpr. (Augustus William Wright, Beverley-road, Timaru) ; slightly wounded, head, doing duty, 11th August

Evening Post, 4 September 1915, Page 6
ANOTHER 62 NAMES
A further casualty list of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force was issued at noon to-day, reporting one officer died of wounds, and two officers and fifty nine men wounded. The list is as under, the names of next-of-kin being given within parentheses :�
DIED OF WOUNDS. CANTERBURY MOUNTED RIFLES. 25th August. Guinness, Francis Benj. Hart, ' 7/921, Lieut. (E. R. Guinness, c/o Guinness and Le Cren, Timaru, father)
WOUNDED. CANTERBURY BATTALION.
Hawkey, Thomas, 6/1094, Pte. (Thomas Hawkey, King-street, Timaru) 
Jones, Richard Lloyd, 6/2176, Pte. (Mrs. R. Jones, Victoria-street, Timaru, mother)

Wounded WELLINGTON BATTALION. 8th August
O'Connor, Timothy, 10/208, Pte. (B. O'Connor, Fairlie, Timaru)

Evening Post, 6 September 1915, Page 3
CANTERBURY BATTALION. Wounded
Milliken, Robert Hilditch, 6/2201, Pte. (Mrs. H. A. Milliken, Arthur -street, Timaru, wife)

Evening Post, 9 September 1915, Page 8
NEW ZEALAND CASUALTIES HEAVY LIST OF MISSING BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN KILLED. WELLINGTON'S SEVERE LOSSES. A further casualty list of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force was issued tills afternoon, reporting 163 men missing, believed to have been killed, and 1 missing. The whole of the men belong to the Wellington Infantry Battalion. The list is as under, the names of next of kin being given within parentheses -.
� MISSING� BELIEVED TO BE KILLED. WELLINGTON BATTALION.
Bell, Cameron, 10/2070, Pte. (Francis , Henry Bell, Fairlie, brother)
Driver, Thomas, 10/580, Pte. (George Driver, Fairlie, Timaru)
Reardon, Herbert, 10/1959, Pte. (William Reardon, Kurow)

Evening Post, 10 September 1915, Page 2 Wounded.
CANTERBURY MOUNTED RIFLES. About 26th August.
Crannitch, Patrick James, 7/36, Tpr. ; (Matthew Crannitch, Temuka, father) ; shoulder and left arm
Hall, Alexander, 7/912, Tpr. (Peter Hall, Fairlie, Timaru, brother) ; shoulder, back, and hand
Dines, John Henry, 7/39, Sergt. (George William Dines, Fairlie, Timaru); chest

Evening Post, 13 September 1915, Page 2
CANTERBURY MOUNTED RIFLES. Disembarked Malta, 28th August.
West, Charles Edward, 7/767, L.-Cpl. (Mrs. Mary West, Public Library, Fairlie, wife); slightly.
DANGEROUSLY ILL. , N.Z. General Hospital, Cairo. Canterbury Mounted Rifles.
Davis, William John, 7/38, Tpr. (W. Davis, Geraldine) ; enteric
Saunders, Charles William, 7/78 a, Cpl. (E. Saunders, Fairlie, brother) ; fever, not yet determined.

Timaru CemeteryEvening Post, 15 September 1915, Page 2
CANTERBURY MOUNTED RIFLES.
21st August. Killed in Action
Bowker, Stanley Joseph, 7/18, Sergt. (C. Bowker, Timaru) [Has a memorial stone at The Timaru Cemetery, he is buried in Turkey, he is not listed on the Timaru Cemetery database online]
22nd August. Killed in Action
Daniel, Edwin Frank, 7/37 Tpr. (Edwin Herbert Daniel, Kingsdown, Timaru)
Hamilton, Hubert Arthur, 7/1592, Sergt. (Rev. Canon Staples Hamilton, The Vicarage, Geraldine, Timaru)
Smith, Henry Richard, 7/123, Tpr. (Richard Smith, 25, Avenue-street, Timaru, father) N.Z.
MISSING. CANTERBURY MOUNTED RIFLES. 21st August.
Snushall. Henry Ernest, 7/125, Tpr. (William Snushall, Fairlie)
WOUNDED, previously reported missing. CANTERBURY BATTALION.
Sides, George William, 6/552, Pte. (Mrs. H. Sides, Te Weka-street, Timaru) ; legs

New Zealand Herald, 15 September 1915, Page 9 LIEUTENANT C. M. CAZALET.
Lieutenant Clement Marshall Cazalet, reported to have died of wounds, was a son of Mr. William Lewis Cazalet, of Dean Park Lodge, Bournemouth, merchant. Before he came to New Zealand two years ago with the object of farming, he was for some years in his father's business in Moscow. While in New Zealand he worked on the Orari Gorge stations and in North Canterbury. As he had a knowledge of French, German, and Russian, when the war broke out Lieutenant Cazalet offered his services to the Government as an interpreter. While in Wellington he assisted the censors in translating letters, etc. It is understood that when he was wounded he was acting as staff officer to Brigadier-General Johnston.

Marlborough Express, 18 September 1915, Page 8
Lieut. Clement Marshall Cazalet, of the Headquarters Staff of the New Zealand 'Main Expeditionary Force, who has died of wounds, was a son of Mr William Lewis Cazalet, a merchant, carrying on business in England and Russia. Lieut. Cazalet was educated at Charterhouse, and subsequently he was engaged for some years in his father's business in Moscow. About two years ago he came to Now Zealand to study farming, and he worked on 'stations at Orari. Gorge and in North Canterbury, He had a knowledge of French, German, and Russian, and so, when the Main Expeditionary Force was raised,- he offered his services to the Government as an interpreter.

Evening Post, 21 September 1915, Page 2
KILLED IN ACTION. CANTERBURY MOUNTED RIFLES. 27th August.
Carter, David Roger, 7/827, L.-Cpl. (David Taylor Carter, Pleasant Point, Timaru, father)
CANTERBURY MOUNTED RIFLES. Missing, 28th August.
Ballantyne, Ringin, 7/693, Tpr. (Mrs. Ninian Ballantyne, Mossdale, Hunter, Makikihi)
Black, James, 7/15, Tpr. (James Bodger Black, Otipua, Timaru)
Britten, Edward Guise, 7/495, Tpr. (Francis Henry Brittan, Avonside, Christchurch)
Brittan, Henry Bertram, 7/942, L.-Cpl. (F. H. Brittan, Avonside, Christchurch, father)
Calvert Robert Stanley Lawson, 7/24, L/Cpl (Robert Calvert, Otipua road, Timaru)
Keefe, Edgar Joseph, 7/857, Tpr. (Geo. Keefe. Fairlie, brother)
McLeod, James Neil, 7/985, Tpr (Mrs W. Radford, Temuka, sister)
Middlemiss, Daniel, 7/875, Tpr. (Mrs. James Kirby, Temuka, sister)
Patrick, James Holmes Henry, 7/99, Tpr. (George Henry Patrick, Campbell-street, Geraldine)
Otago Mounted Rifles -Wounded
Newson, James 9/961, Tpr. (Thomas A. Scott, saddler, Cave, Timaru)

Evening Post, 21 September 1915, Page 2 Further casualty list issued last night gives the names of 13 men killed in action, 2 died of wounds, 6 died on board ship or of sickness, 51 -wounded, and 37 missing.
ROLL OF HONOUR CASUALTIES NAMES! further casualty list issued last night gives the names of men killed in action, died of wounds, died on board ship or of sickness, wounded, and missing.
CANTERBURY MOUNTED RIFLES. KILLED IN ACTION.
21st August. Bowker, Stanley Joseph, 7/18, Sergt. (C. Bowker, Timaru)
22nd August. Daniel, Edwin Frank, 7/37, Tpr. (Edwin Herbert Daniel, Kingsdown, Timaru)
Hubert Arthur, 7/1592, Sergt. (Rev. Canon Staples Hamilton, The Vicarage, Geraldine, Timaru)
Smith, Henry Richard, 7/123, Tpr. (Richard Smith, 25, Avenue-street, Timaru, father) N.Z.
27th August. Carter, David Roger, 7/827, L.-Cpl. (David Taylor Carter, Pleasant Point, Timaru, father)

CANTERBURY MOUNTED RIFLES. Missing 28th August. Black, James, 7/15, Tpr. (James Bodger Black, Otipua, Timaru)
WOUNDED. OTAGO MOUNTED RIFLES Newson, James, 9/961, Tpr. (Thomas A. Scott, saddler, Cave, Timaru)

Colonist, 23 September 1915, Page 3
Sergeant-Major Robert Sloan (Canterbury Mounted Rifles, killed) belonged to Timaru. He was the Staff Sergeant-major of the 8th (South Canterbury) Mounted Regiment for between three and four years, and (says the Christchurch "Press") played no small part in bringing it up to the high degree of efficiency which enabled the regiment to win the Stead Shield at the annual camp. Sergeant-major Sloan formerly served in-the 16th (Queen's) Lancers', and served through the South African War. When the war broke out he volunteered for active service, and Mrs. Sloan, with their two children, went home to England.

Mrs D. M. Dickson, of Elizabeth street, Timaru, has received a letter from Lieutenant Bain, concerning the death of her son, Private Don Dickson,. who served under the lieutenant named. The letter was written at Anzac, and in it the writer says that when Private Dickson was killed he was on duty in the trenches at Quinn's Post. He was keeping watch in the bombproof, through a loophole, when unfortunately he was struck in the forehead by a bullet, death being instantaneous. Among the personal effects found on him was a small book entitled "For the King," which he always carried with him.

Mr George Harper of Christchurch, has received a cablegram stating that his youngest son, Sergeant Robert Paul Harper, Canterbury Mounted Rifles, C.V.C. (Machine-gun section), has been wounded, and has landed at Malta. Sergeant Harper, who is 28 years of age left with the First Expeditionary Force with his two brothers, Lieutenants P. H. Harper and G. G. Harper, the two last-named now being in no. 111 London Hospital.

Evening Post, 24 September 1915, Page 2
DIED OF ENTERIC. WELLINGTON BATTALION.
Campbell, William, 10/1202, Pte. (Mrs. Annie Campbell, 12, Victoria-street, .Timaru, mother) ; 13th Sept.

21st August Canterbury Mounted Rifles 21st August Wounded
Bruce, Robert Allen, 7/21, Tpr. (A. S. Bruce, Kakahu, Geraldine, father)
Gillingham, Allan Henry, 7/49, Cpl. (Francis Robert Gillingham, Fairlie)
Gynes, Thomas Ernest, 7/53, Tpr. (Albert Gynes Hook, Makikihi, South Canterbury)

21st August Wounded
Anderson, Frank William, 7/3, Tpr. (John James Anderson, St. Andrews, South Canterbury, father) ; forearm
Barker, Roland Studholme, 7/7, Sergt. (John Barker, Woodbury); arm
Black, Alexander James, 7/13, Sergt. (J. R. Black, Otipua, Canterbury); head

CANTERBURY BATTALION. Wounded
Austin, Albert Henry, 6/1454, Pte. (A. W. Austin, 70, North-street, Timaru, father) ; abdomen.
Cowan, Charles Henry 7/34, Tpr. (A. Cowan, Geraldine)

N.Z. FIELD ENGINEERS. . 28th August.
Hurdley, Henry Irvine, 4/753, Spr. (John Hurdley, P.O. Box 163, Timaru, father)

OTAGO BATTALION. 22nd August
Loper, Robert, 8/2443, Pte. (George Loper, Waimate)

Evening Post, 23 September 1915, Page 7
MISSING. WELLINGTON MOUNTED RIFLES. 27th August
Spurden, Leonard Joseph, 11/92(5, Tpr. (W. Spurden, Atlas Mills, Timaru, father)
CANTERBURY BATTALION. Wounded. Bond, William John, 6/1798, Pte. (Miss Edith Bond, Church-street West, Timaru, daughter) ; now doing duty.

Evening Post, 28 September 1915, Page 7
DIED OF WOUNDS. WELLINGTON MOUNTED RIFLES.
Fraser, Geoffrey Erie, 11/254, L.-CpL (C. S. Fraser, Timaru, brother); head, 20th September

Evening Post, 4 October 1915, Page 8
NEW ZEALAND CASUALTIES
OTAGO, MOUNTED RIFLES Admitted Hosptial, Anzac, 27th August.
Small, Francis James, 9/1137, Tpr. (Mrs. Catherine Small, Fairlie, mother) shoulder and cheek.

Evening Post, 9 October 1915, Page 3
DANGEROUSLY ILL. N.Z. General Hospital, Cairo, 17th Sept.
Canterbury Battalion. Sullivan, John Charles, 6/558, Pte. (J. Sullivan, 49, Lower High-street, Waimate) ; enteric

Evening Post, 19 October 1915, Page 3
RETURNING HOME : SICK AND WOUNDED THE WILLOCHRA'S LIST
Following is the complete list of names of the sick and wounded New Zealanders returning by the Willochra, which is due at Port Chalmers about the 30th inst.
FIELD ARTILLERY
No. 2/1455, Munn. C. J. (Timaru)

CANTERBURY MOUNTED RIFLES:
No. 7/29, Caswell, H. (Fairlie)
No. 7/35, Crannitch, P. J. (Temuka)
No. 7/46, Furphy, W. (Studholme Junction)
No. 7/58 Harnett, J. (Fairlie)
No. 7/95. Munro, R. D. (Timaru)
No. 7/128, Squire, T. E. (Geraldine)
 
CANTERBURY BATTALION
No. 6/416, Blissard, W. (Waimate
No. 6/1292, Gason, A. E. (Temuka)
No. 6/462, Gibson, E. S. (Timaru)
No. 6/1891, Joyce, P. J. (Pleasant Point, Timaru)
No. 6/489, Laing, R. (Timaru)
No. 6/1358, McGilan, M. (Temuka)

FIELD ARTILLERY.
No. 2/1455, Munn. C. J. (Timaru)

Evening Post, 23 October 1915, Page 5
MEDICAL CORPS. (Dangerously ill, 2nd London General Hospital.) Scannell, William Gladstone, 3/330, Capt. (Mr Scannell, Washdyke, Timaru)

Evening Post, 26 October 1915, Page 3
Otago battalion - Missing 27th September
Roper, John Thomas, 8/1324, Ptfr. (Vincent Roper, Wellington-street, Timaru)

Evening Post, 9 October 1915, Page 5
TIMARU, 8th October. A disagreeable case in relation to the notification of casualties occurred here. The parents of Tpr. R. H. Barton, of the Otago Mounted Rifles, Main Body, have had no news whatever of their only son, and supposed him to be alive and well. This morning a carter brought to the house a parcel with a tag attached, "Deceased, R.F.B., 9/548." The parcel contained a few personal effects and letters which his mother and sister had. written to him. Lacking any preparation, the receipt of the parcel with such a tag gave the parents, especially the mother, a great shock.

Evening Post, 3 November 1915, Page 3
CANTERBURY MOUNTED RIFLES.
Bruce, Robert Allen, 7/21, Tpr (A. S. Bruce, Kukami, Geraldine); gunshot wounds, compound fracture
Trotter, John, 7/137, Tpr. (John Trotter, sen., Fairlie, father); gunshot wounds, back

Evening Post, 3 November 1915, Page 7
DIED OF DISEASE. CANTERBURY BATTALION-. (Dysentery and Diphtheria, 8th October Mudros West.)
Burgess, Arthur Clements, 6/1795, Pte. (J. T. Burgess, Waltington, Market street, Timaru)

Evening Post, 6 November 1915, Page 5 ROLL OF HONOUR
KILLED IN ACTION.OTAGO BATTALION. Thomson, John, 8/2160, Pte. (Mrs. Mary K. Thomson, Hobbs-street, Timaru); 7th August.

Evening Post, 11 November 1915, Page 8
The Rev. J. E. Sullivan, of Timaru, who recently returned wounded from the front, has been appointed chaplain to the Maymorn Camp, representing the Methodist and other non-Episcopal churches.

Evening Post, 23 November 1915, Page 7
CANTERBURY MOUNTED RIFLES. Previously Reported Missing- Now Reported Dead. Result of Enquiries. Hayter, Cyril, 7/63, Lieut. (Mrs. Hayter, Rollesby, Burkes Pass, Timaru, mother)

Evening Post, 2 December 1915, Page 3
NOW CONVALESCENT. CANTERBURY BATTALION. Goodman, Kenneth Douglas, 6/2634. Pte. (Mrs. G. Bowker, Elizabeth-street, Timaru, mother)

Evening Post, 7 December 1915, Page 7
KILLED'IN ACTION. CANTERBURY BATTALION. Dick. Alexander Sinclair. 6/444, Pte.. (Mrs Jane Dick, 144, North-street. Timaru, mother); 14th November

Evening Post, 11 December 1915, Page 7
AUSTRALIAN FORCE
NEW ZEALAND CASUALTIES.
The following casualties are reported to members of the Australian Expeditionary Force having next-of-kin in New- Zealand :�
KILLED IN ACTION. 2nd Light Horse. O'Leary, J., 945, Tpr. (J. O'Leary, ' Orari, father): 11th November
25th Battalion. Richards, E. S., 214, Pte. (J. D. C. Richards, Otipua-road, Timaru, father); 7th November .
WOUNDED. Field Engineers. Mathieson, W. D., 1366, Spr. (P. H. Mathieson, care M'Guinness and Le Cren, Timaru, brother); 5th December,' back, dangerous

Evening Post, 27 December 1915, Page 2
CORRECTION. Previously Reported Missing, now with Battalion.
OTAGO BATTALION. Roper, John Thomas, 8/1324, Pte. (Vincent Roper, Wellington - street, Timaru)

Evening Post, 20 January 1916, Page 7
Following Previously Reported Missing. Now Reported Killed in Action. Result of Court of Enquiry. CANTERBURY MOUNTED RIFLES.
Keefe, Edgar Joseph, 7/857, Tpr. (Geo. Keefe, Kimbell, Fairlie, brother)
Ballantyne, Ringin, 7/693, Tpr. (Mrs. M. Ballantyne, Mossdale, Makikihi)

Press, 3 August 1916, Page 8
Mr R. B. Comer, of Temuka, has received word that his son, Sergeant Fred. W. Comer, who left New Zealand with the 7th Reinforcements, has been wounded, and was admitted to hospital on July 10th. Sergeant Comer was in the Postal Service when he enlisted, and had been stationed at Winton, Balclutha, Temuka, and Timaru.
    Private Harry Julian (killed) was in the employ of the National Mortgage and Agency Co.. Ltd.. at Timaru. when he enlisted. He was a son of Mr Thomas Julian, Waimate, being the third of Mr Julian's sons to join the New Zealand Forces.

Otago Daily Times 9 August 1916, Page 3 DEATH AT SEA.
It is a comfort to many people to learn the circumstances surrounding the death of their soldier sons. The first and official information received by Mr Colin Campbell, of Temuka (formerly of Roxburgh,), concerning the death of his son, Donald Campbell, was simply that he died at sea. By a recent mail Mr Campbell received full particulars concerning the sad event from the officer in command of the transport, Major B. Jordan. The major forwarded the report of the medical officer and also (says the Timaru Herald) a letter of sympathy from the man's shipmates. The writer of the letter, on behalf of his comrades, said that he knew Donald Campbell for about a fortnight before his death. He was then in fair health, although very thin, as the result of dysentery. He was in good spirits and anxious to go forward to France. On May 25 he was inoculated, and this had a had effect on him. He did not say anything to the doctor, as he thought the sickness would pass off. After he left Alexandria for France he started vomiting, and received medical attention. He attended a sick parade on June 1, and died on June 4. He never recovered from his weakness. He was buried at sea off the coast of Sardinia, and owing to the submarine menace the body was committed to the deep at midnight, the captain reading the burial service by the light of an electric torch.

Timaru Herald, 19 December 1916, Page 7
Private Hugh Oliver, Canterbury Infantry Battalion, was found by Court of Inquiry to have been killed in action on September 21st. His next, of kin is his wife, Mrs Isabel Oliver, Buchanan. Street, Timaru. He was previously reported missing.

Dr Thomas Mill

Press, 16 August 1901, Page 2
Once more I have to record successes achieved by New Zealand medical students at the Edinburgh University. The following New Zealand candidates have passed the final professional examination for degrees in medicine and surgery, M.B. and Ch.B.; Thomas Mill (Port Chalmers);..

Press, 9 March 1915, Page 6
Mr. Thomas Mill, of Geraldine (who was in practice in Christchurch a few years ago), has determined to offer his services at one of the Base Hospitals at the front, an he feels that members of his profession are needed in there (says the Timaru Herald) In order that he may reach Europe in May, he will leave Geraldine in about a fortnight, and sail from Sydney on April 7th. He will be accompanied as far as England by Mrs Mill. At the the meeting of the Geraldine High School the; Committee on Saturday Dr. Mill intimated his intentions, and tendered his resignation from the committee. It was resolved, on the motion of the chairman (Dr. Paterson) seconded by Mr J. Kennedy, that while regretting the loss of Dr. Mill's services as a colleague, the committee desires to express its admiration of the course which he is adopting, and wishes him Godspeed and a safe return to Geraldine.

Colonist, 13 March 1915, Page 4
Dr Thomas Mill, of Geraldine, (who was in practice in Christchurch a few years ago) has offered his services at one of the base hospitals at the front.

Press, 17 August 1915, Page 6
Dr. Thomas Mill, who was recently practising his profession in Geraldine, and who left with the object of joining the R.A.M.C. in England, has received an appointment- as senior resident surgeon at the Beaufort War Hospital at Bristol. The appointment carries with it a commission as Surgeon-Major in the R.A.M.C. He fill have 250 beds under his sole care, and has already 100 occupied.

Auckland Star, 21 August 1915, Page 9
Dr. Thomas Mill, formerly practising at Geraldine, has been appointed senior resident surgeon of the Beaufort War Hospital, Bristol, with the rank of sergeant-major.

Otago Daily Times 6 November 1915, Page 8
Dr Thomas Mill (Geraldine), who came to England a few months ago, has the commission of major in the R.A.M.C. He is the chief resident surgeon at the Beaufort War Hospital, Bristol, where Mrs Mill is helping to look after wounded New Zealanders, of whom there are a number at Bristol.

Press, 14 January 1916, Page 9
Major T. Mill, R.A.M.C. (Geraldine), who has been in charge of the Beaufort Military Hospital, Bristol, for several months, has been appointed Registrar of the New Zealand Hospital at Walton-on-Thames, subject to War Office approval, and will enter upon his new duties on December 10th.

Otago Daily Times, 14 February 1916, Page 2
Major T. Mill, R.A.M.C. (Geraldine), has relinquished his commission on his resignation from the Beaufort War Hospital, Bristol. He is now at Mount Felix, as Registrar of the New Zealand Hospital.

Dominion, 2 January 1918, Page 4 St. Michael and St. George
The Prime Minister (Right Hon. W. F. Massey) has received from the High Commissioner a cable message announcing that New Year honours have been conferred upon members of the New Zealand Expeditionary Forces as
3/9912 Temp. Lieut.-Col. Thomas Mill.

Otago Daily Times 8 July 1918, Page 3
Returning draft No. 167 is expected to reach New Zealand shortly. The nominal roll contains the following Otago, Southland, and South Canterbury names:�
Captain Harry Holma Hayhurst (Mrs A. Hayhurst, Temuka).
Lieutenant-colonel Thomas Mill, C.M..G. (next-of-kin, Mr T. Mill, England).
Lieutenant James Joseph Kyne (Mr P. Kyne, Temuka).
Lieutenant Frederick William Morgan (Mr R. Morgan, Timaru).
Francis Davidson (Mrs ML A. Davidson, Timaru).
Ralph Valentine Dynes (Mr R. Dynes, Timaru).
Walter Almar Edgeler (Mrs M. Edgeler, Temuka).
Hugh Herlihy (Mr T. Herlihy, Geraldine).
Robert John Fifield (Mr J. Fifield, Woodbury).

Press, 22 August 1918, Page 6
Lieutenant-Colonel H. O'B. Beck, N.Z.M.C., who is in temporary charge of the King George V. Hospital at Rotorua, is to relinquish his position at the end of this month. Lieutenant- Colonel Thomas Mill, N.Z.M.C., who was formerly P.M.O. at the New Zealand Military Hospital, at Walton-on-Thames is to succeed him.

Evening Post, 3 June 1919, Page 4
His Excellency the Governor-General has been advised that His Majesty the King has been graciously pleased to make the following appointments to and promotion in the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for services rendered in connection with the war MILITARY DIVISION
C.B.E. Third-class, or "Commander" of the Order.
Col. H. T. D. Acland, C.M.G., N.Z.M.C.
Temp.-Col. Thomas Mill, C.M.G., N.Z.M.C.

Evening Post, 22 February 1929, Page 10
At the annual general meeting of the New Zealand branch of the British. Medical Association to-day, it was decided that the next annual conference be held at Christchurch. Dr. Thomas Mill, C.M.G., C.B.E. (Christchurch), was unanimously designated as president elect.

Evening Post, 25 July 1933, Page 13
Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Mill, Timaru, have returned to New Zealand after an eighteen months' trip to England.


Ashburton Guardian, 25 May 1916, Page 4
Mr and Mrs Miller, The Terrace. Mayfield have received a cable from their son informing them that he is in splendid health, and has been promoted to be a lieutenant. Lieutenant Miller is the only child of Mr and Mrs W. Miller, and grandson of the late John Miller, Banks, Stransay, Scotland. He left Timaru with the first Main Expeditionary Force, in the machine-gun section. Twelve months ago he was made a sergeant, and was at the landing and evacuation of Gallipoli.

Evening Post, 21 August 1916, Page 8
Wounded: Brunton, W. G., 7/1341, Tpr.. (R. B. Brunton, Otaio, South Canterbury, father)

Press, 22 August 1916, Page 8
Wounded and missing:�
(August 9th.) Blakeney, Cyril, Lieutenant (Mrs W. F. Hamilton, Ashwick Station, Fairlie, mother).
Wounded and missing (August 9th) Crowe, Cecil Harvey, Sergeant (O. A. Crowe, Riverbank, Geraldine, South Canterbury, brother).
Wounded and missing (August 9th) Raine, John Henry, Trooper (J. H. Raine. Sefton House, Timaru, father).
Wounded (August 5th) Mathias, Owen. Corporal (L. Mathias. P.O. Box 191, Timaru, father)
Wounded (August 6th) Cordy, Joseph William, Trooper (Joseph Cordy, Woodbury, South Canterbury).
Wounded (August 9th.) Day, Robert Joseph, Trooper (Mrs Mary Day, Kerrytown, near Timaru
Wounded (August 9th.) Knubley, Francis Clissold, Sergeant (M. J. Knubley, solicitor, Timaru, father).
Wounded (August 9th.) Mathias, Gerald, Lieut. (Lewis Mathais, Box 191, Timaru)
Wounded (August 9th.) Murchison, Duncan Bain, 2nd Lieut. (Mrs D. B. Murchison, care Mrs Mathias, Box 191. Timaru. wife).
Wounded (August 9th.) Smith, Cecil, Lance-Corporal (C. Smith Pleasant Point, Timaru, father).
Wounded (August 9th.) Redmond, Neil Gustave, Trooper (Mrs B. Redmond, Babington street, Timaru, mother).
DEATHS AT MILTTABY CAMPS. WELLINGTON, August 21. Private Cyril Thomas Skevington, C Company, 18th Reinforcements, died on Saturday in the Trentham Military Hospital of pneumonia, following measles. His father, Mr T. Skevington, of Geraldine, was present.

Press, 2 September 1916, Page 10
Previously reported wounded and missing, now reported killed in action:
(August 9th.) Blakeney, C. Lieutenant (Mrs W. F. Hamilton, Ashwick Station, Fairlie, South Canterbury, mother).
Crowe A. H., Sergeant (C. A. Crowe, Riverbank, Geraldine, Canterbury, brother).
Raine, J. H., Trooper (T. H.-Raine, Sefton House, Timaru, father).
Reported wounded:� (August 9th.) Verity, R. S., Trooper (C. H. Verity, Craigmore Downs Cave, Timaru, father).

Evening Post, 2 October 1916, Page 7
David, E. J., 25/101 (Mrs. S. David, Timaru, m.) NZRB 15th Sept.
Thomas, P., 26/1053 (Mrs. H. Thomas, Temuka, m.) NZRB 15th Sept. wounded
Scott, J.A., 25/1023 (A. Scott, Temuka) NZRB 16th Sept. wounded
Clarke, J., 8/2873 (Mrs. M. Clarke, Temuka, m.) OTAGO INFANTRY BATTALION. 15th September wounded
Whitehead, E. A., 6/2805 (Mrs. E. Whitehead, Temuka, m.) CANTERBURY INFANTRY BATTALION. wounded
KILLED IN ACTION. CANTERBURY INFANTRY BATTALION. 20th September. Fraser, D. P., 6/408, Capt. (C. S. Fraser, Timaru, f.)
Elder, J., 6/4029 (J. Elder, Temuka, f.);
Simmers, R., '25/239, Sergt. (G. H. Simmers,, Tim., f.)
Smith, W., 26/1705 (H. Smith, Waimate, brother)
M'Gregor, T.H. 8/78, Cpl. (A. McGregor, Timaru, f.) OTAGO INFANTRY BATTALION. 15th Sept. Wounded
Lee, W. A., 12/3384, Sergt. (Mrs. G. M. Lee, Timaru, w.) AUCK. INFANTRY BATTALION wounded

Evening Post, 3 October 1916, Page 3 In Walton-on-Thames Hospital
New Zealand Rifle Brigade. Keefe, A. B. S., 25/989 (G. J Keefe, Kimbell, Fairlie, b.) ser. ill, wounds

Poverty Bay Herald
, 6 October 1916, Page 4
Private James Elder (killed) was the second son of Mr James Elder, wheelwright, of Temuka. He was 20 years of age, and prior to leaving with the. 10th, Reinforcements was employed by Messrs C. Bates and Co., Temuka.

Evening Post, 14 October 1916, Page 9 KIA
CANTERBURY INFANTRY BATT. 25th September Davey. W. J., 6/4233 (J. Davey, Temuka, f.)
 

Evening Post, 16 October 1916, Page 7 Wounded
N.Z. RIFLE BRIGADE. 15th September. Annals, F. J., 25/481 (J. Annals, Waia/pi, Temuka, f.)
Gason, W. H., 6/4248 (Mrs. Rose Gason, Temuka, m.) 25th Sept. Canterbury Inf. Batt.
Vemville, W., 6/3497 (Mrs. E. Pratley, Temuka) 27th Sept. Canterbury Inf. Batt.

Evening Post,
19 October 1916, Page 4http://muse.aucklandmuseum.com/databases/cenotaph/locations.aspx
Wounded - 2nd October. Donehue, A. T., 14079, Cpl. (J. Donehue, Temuka, b.)

Press, 23 October 1916, Page 8
Canterbury Mounted Rifles (September 21st.) O'Boyle. John Jos. (Miss K. O'Boyle, Timaru, s)
Canterbury Battalion Jessie H. Shaw, (c.o. J G. Gow, Selwyn street, Timaru, w.)
Rifle Brigade 15th
Christmas, Percy J. (Mrs J. Christmas, Clyde street, Timaru, m.)
Seyb, Bernard (Miss Kate Seyb, Timaru, s.)
Smith, B. T (Mrs G. Smith. Timaru, m.)
Sept. 28th Davidson, J. (Mrs M. A. Davidson, Timaru, m.)
    Mrs John Christmas, Clyde street, Timaru, is advised that her son, Percy J. Christmas, Ist Company, B Battalion Rifle Brigade, was reported missing on September 15th. He is about 40 years of age, had spent most of his life in Timaru, and is well known in the town.
    Private J. J. McCall (wounded) was educated at the Opihi School, and is 25 years of age. He is tho eldest eon of Sirs C. Stickings, of Pleasant' Point. Prior to leaving New Zealand he married the only daughter Of Mr and Mra T. Phillis, Moorhouse avenue, Christchurch.
    Mrs Walter Shaw of Timaru, received an official intimation on Friday evening that her husband has been "missing" since September 21st.

Evening Post, 9 December 1916, Page 9http://muse.aucklandmuseum.com/databases/cenotaph/locations.aspx
A hospital and progress report issued last night stated
REPORTED STILL SERIOUSLY ILL
Carrick, P. M., 11247, Timaru
REPORTED PROGRESSING FAVOURABLY
Bradshaw, G.B. 24/346, L.-Cpl., Waimate
Carter, M., 24/703, Timaru
Chapman, H., 7/1598. Temuka
Hansen, C. W., 11879, Geraldine
O'Hara, J. C., 3/1183, S. Canterbury
Proudlock, A., 7,889, Temuka

Evening Post, 19 December 1916, Page 3
Missing. N.Z. RIFLE BRIGADE. 15th September. Annals F J., 25/481 (J. Annals, Temuka, f.)

Auckland Weekly News January 1917
BOWRON, Lieutenant Henry Allan, killed in action, aged 26, was the second son of Mr George Bowron of Bowron Bros. Tanneries, Christchurch. He farmed at Waimate and Whangarei, from where he enlisted as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Mounted Rifles. He was very fond of hunting. A younger brother Lieutenant S Bowron was recently invalided home from the Front with the loss of an eye and another brother Sgt Major C Bowron, is at present in France. [AWN 04.01.1917]

Poverty Bay Herald, 17 January 1917, Page 3
Captain Norman Marchant died of wounds was the second son son of Mr. F W. Marchant who for many years followed his profession as a civil engineer in Timaru. The late Captain Marchant who was born in Timaru, and was educated at the Timaru Boy's High School. After leaving school he joined the staff of Messrs. Collins and Harman, architects, Christchurch, and at the time of his enlistment was a partner in the firm of Hall and Marchant, architects, Timaru. When living in Christchurch, he was a member of the College Rifles, and on returning to Timaru he received a commission as lieutenant in the South Canterbury Mounted Rifles. Captain Marchant joined the Main Body as a trooper, but before leaving New Zealand he obtained a commission as second-lieutenant. He served all through the Gallipoli campaign, and was invalided to England, where he remained some months, and then returned to Egypt. The Captain Marchant was very popular and took a keen interest in all forms of sport.

Evening Post, 19 January 1917, Page 5
Died of Wounds CANTERBURY INFANTRY BATT.
Nanghton, R., 6/4111 (W. Naughton, Kerrytown, f.); 16th October

Evening Post, 16 February 1917, Page 3
LAST NIGHT'S PROGRESS LIST.
REMOVED FROM SERIOUSLY ILL LIST Alves, R., 15465, Temuka

Evening Post, 28 February 1917, Page 8
ORDERED TO PARADE MEN WHO CANNOT BE FOUND GAZETTE NOTICE ISSUED
A Gazette Extraordinary was issued today containing the names of an additional 72 Reservists called up under the ballot and requiring them to parade before the respective group commanders on 8th March for medical- examination. The men in question cannot be traced by the Defence Department, and this means of notification is taken requiring; them to parade on the date specified. The list of names is as follows:�
Bull, F., farm hand, Waimate, sometime of Mount Parker
Wilson, J., labourer, Fairlie
Tapp, J. labourer, Otipua, Timaru

Private John Tapp No. 38992
Next of Kin C. Tapp (father), Otipua, Timaru, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Unit 21st Reinforcements Canterbury Infantry Battalion, C Company
Embarkation Date 19 January 1917 Wellington, New Zealand
Transport HMNZT 74  Ulimaroa
Destination Plymouth, England
Last Unit Served Canterbury Infantry Regiment
Date of Death 8 October 1917  Death Died of wounds Belgium

Otago Daily Times 7 March 1917, Page 8
Mr D. E. Turnbull, well known in South Canterbury as a grain merchant at Timaru, has been fitting himself to drive a motor ambulance in London, and expected, when last mail left, to be transferred to France. His eldest son (Richard) is now with the New Zealand Artillery on active service in France.

Evening Post, 11 October 1917, Page 7
A hospital and progress report issued at noon to-day stated
Tapp, J., 38992, Timaru  

Evening Post, 26 February 1917, Page 7
DANGEROUSLY ILL. Anderson, C. 8.. 11/1885, Albury
PRONOUNCED OUT OF DANGER. Lawson, G., 7/2281, Timaru

The Mercury Monday 23 April 1917, page 4.
Second-Lieutenant Robert Arthur Ferguson, late of Timaru, New Zealand, who was serving with the Royal Fusiliers, has been killed in action

Evening Post, 19 June 1917, Page 8 Wounded
MACHINE GUN CORPS. Inglis, L. M., 24/23, Capt. (J. H. Inglis, Timaru, f.) 7th June

Evening Post, 22 June 1917, Page 6
A casualty list issued-at-noon today reported jive men killed in action, one officer and five men died of wounds; and five officers and 148 men wounded �a total of 164.
CANTEEBURY INFANTRY REGT Died of wounds.
S. Higginbotton, Maungati, Timaru, m
MACHINE-GUN CORPS. Wounded
Murray, W. McI, 12/2794, L,-Cpl; (Mrs. H. E. Parker, Timaru, m.)

1917 Oct. 18   9/397 Sergeant SCAIFE Arthur James, Otago Regiment, OIR KIA France Son of Willis Ashton Scaife and Mary Emma Scaife, of "Mount Aitken," Hunter Hills, Waimate, South Canterbury, New Zealand. Born at Otago. Also served at Gallipoli. Belgium - Divisional Collecting Post Cemetery And Extension.
Mary Emma Stack married Willis Ashton Scaife, 4 NOV 1885 Kaiapoi. Ref. IGI. Willis died in 1937, Pembroke. [ Arthur and his brother Stanley are not on any of South Canterbury's memorials is that they were not born here, not educated here, and never worked here. They were born in Otago, both were working in Central Otago when they enlisted, and at the time their parents were living in Culverden, North Canterbury. Just because the parents later came and lived in the Waimate district does not give them the right to be memorialised on any of our monuments.]

Evening Post, 28 June 1917, Page 3
WOUNDED ACCIDENTALLY. CANTERBURY INFANTRY REGT. Seward, W. W., 32400 (Mrs. E. A. Seward, Orari, w.); 12th

KIA OTAGO INFANTRY EEGIMENT. 14th June.
Hay, G. H., 14020 (G. Hay, Timaru)

Evening Post, 6 July 1917, Page 3.
A hospital and progress report issued last night stated SEVERE CASES
Coll, D., 29118, Fairlie
Constable, W., 29913, Orari
King, J., 27304, Temuka
Lynch, T., 13634, Temuka
Lindsay, W. A.. 6/493, L.-Cpl., Waimate
Manning, A., 6/2441, Timaru
Talbot. J. H., 6/4359, Temuka

Evening Post, 10 July 1917, Page 7
A hospital and progress report, issued at noon to-day, stated (all are privates unless otherwise mentioned, and the place of residence .of the next-of-kin is given in each instance): 
SEVERE CASES
Davie, F. J.. 29153. Timaru
Kelly, J. 13059. Timaru
Seward, W. W., 32400, Orari
Smith, H.B. 32402, Timaru

Evening Post, 13 October 1917, Page 8
STILL DANGEROUSLY ILL. Hind, W. E. R., 30061, L.- Cpl., Timaru
SERIOUSLY ILL. Skipper, R. C. 38078, Timaru

Press, 4 October 1917, Page 8
Mrs Hooper, of Temuka, has been advised that her son. Sergeant W. W. Hooper, was admitted to hospital on September 19th suffering from chronic dyspepsia.

Otago Daily Times 24 October 1917, Page 5
Killed in Action. OTAGO INFANTRY. (October 12)
GUINNESS, ARTHUR GRATTAN, Second Lieutenant (Mr E. R. Guinness, Timaru, father).
RIFLE BRIGADE. (October 8.) ALLAN, JOSEPH (Mr F. V. Allan, Fairlie, brother).

Evening Post, 27 October 1917, Page 4 A casualty list
DIED OF WOUNDS - David, E.J., 25/101, R.B. (Mrs. S. David, Timaru, m.)
CANTERBURY INFANTRY REGT. Wounded
Clausen, J. W., 6/430, Cpl. (W. Clausen, Timaru)
Dennehy, T., 46565 (Mrs. M. J. Dennehy, Timaru, m.)
Elder, T. D., 32442 (Mrs. A. Elder, Temuka, m.)
Emery, G. M., 37792 (Mrs. C. Emery, St. Andrews, m.)
Esler, R. J., 43961 (Mrs. M. J. Esler, Sutherlands, m.)
Hall, F., 6/1305 (F. Hall, Timaru, f.)
Kay, A. I. W. 29172 (Z. Kay, Temuka, father)
Loomes, W. G., 6/2194 (Mrs. R. Loomes, Fairlie, m.)
Rennett, R., 47363 (D. Rennett, Timaru, f.)
Skipper, W. G., 27975 (Mrs. K. Skipper, Timaru, m.)
Steven, J. P., 14158 (G. Steven, Totara Valley, f.)
Strang, C, 6/556 (Mrs. L. Strang, Timaru, w.)
Tait, H., 47373 (G. Tait, Geraldine, f.)
Talbot, C. M., 27392 (J. Talbot, Temuka, f.)

Evening Post, 9 November 1917, Page 4
A hospital and progress report - reported as severe
Campbell, J., 25/315, L.-Sgt., Timaru
Collins, J., 26565, Timaru
Corlet D. R., 27226, S. Canterbury
Esler, R. J., 43961, S. Canterbury
Gibson, A. W. J., 38951, Timaru

Evening Post, 13 November 1917, Page 7
Cpl. Richard N. Hawkes (killed) was a son of Cpl. R. N. Hawkes, of the Base Records Office, Wellington, formerly of Timaru. Deceased, who enlisted at the age of 17 years, left with the Otago draft of the 3rd Reinforcements. He was present at the landing at Gallipoli, where he was severely wounded. As a result of his wounds he was in hospital for four months, but the bullet which hit him was not extracted, being too near his heart. He participated in all the fighting in which New Zealanders took part from the evacuation of Gallipoli right through every action in France, until his death on 12th October. He was promoted to the rank of corporal after the battle of Messines. Cpl. Hawkes was awarded the Military Medal.

Evening Post, 13 November 1917, Page 3
KIA Wallace, H.J, 36375, C.I.R. (G. J. Wallace, Timaru, f.), 5th October
DANGEROUSLY ILL. King. S. D., 15918, Temuka
SEVERE CASES.
Greelish, M. J., 14099, Temuka
Roper, J. T., 8/1324, Timaru

Evening Post, 16 November 1917, Page 3
A hospital and progress report
STILL DANGEROUSLY ILL.
Clark, W. J., 22306, Orari
Johnson, A., 47147, Timaru
REPORTED AS SEVERE CASES
Laverty, J. G., 36460, Albury
NOT REPORTED AS SEVERE CASES
Cooper, E.B., 16074, Temuka
Frisby W. M., 21812. Temuka
King, C. M. 36458, S. Canterbury
Seward. W. W., 32400. Orari
Smith, S. H., 37064, Timaru

Evening Post, 16 November 1917, Page 3
A hospital and progress report STILL DANGEROUSLY ILL.
Clark, W. J., 22306, Orari
Johnson, A., 47147, Timaru
SEVERE  Laverty, J. G., 36460, Albury
Not REPORTED AS SEVERE CASES
Clear, C. J, 6/431. Sgt., Waimate
Cooper, E.B., 16074, Temuka
Davidson, J., 7/1605, L.-Cpl., Timaru
Frisby W. M., 21812. Temuka
Smith, S. H., 37064, Timaru
Seward, W. W., 32400. Orari

Evening Post, 1 December 1917, Page 8
A hospital and progress report
SERIOUSLY ILL. Johnson, A., 47147, Timaru
NOT REPORTED AS SEVERE CASES Hobbs, W. A., 47143, Temuka

Press, 1 December 1917, Page 5
Lance-Corporal Gillespie left with the 6th Reinforcements, and prior to was engaged shepherding at Messrs Tripps, Orari Gorge Station, Woodbury.

Evening Post, 5 December 1917, Page 4
Maugher, P. T., 46528, R.B. (Mrs: P. Maugher, Timaru, m.)
Ryder, J. E., 10256, C.I.R, (Mary E. Ryder. Timaru, m.)

Evening Post, 28 December 1917, Page 7
RETURNED HOME FROM SERVICE AT FRONT DRAFT OF 534
The draft arrived in Auckland after active service abroad (all are privates unless otherwise mentioned and the place of residence of next-of-kin is given in each instance)
Bailey, J., 11201, Geraldine
Brown, C. D., 39942, Timaru
Brown, H. E., 49593, South Canterbury
Blackley, J.C., 26242, Fairlie
Furby, S. R., 15888, Timaru
Hewson, H. W., 38958. Timaru
Ivey, P., 21841, Timaru
Kyne, P. E., 7/862, Cpl., Temuka
Pierce, A. F., 6/1954, L.-CpL, Timaru
Rickus, J. M., 19522, Temuka
Shields, A. P., 3/3033, Timaru
Squire, A. H., 20442, Timaru
Stuart, W, J. H., 2/1099, Timaru
Talbot, F. M., 6/4359, Temuka
Treves, H. G., 40728, Timaru
Trikington, W. M., 12295, Pleasant Point
Wright, P. C., 39000, Timaru

Press, 4 January 1918, Page 3
Temuka. Corporal P. E. Kyne, Privates F. W. (sic) Talbot and J. M. Rickus, were accorded a welcome home a few days ago. Corporal Kyne went away with the 3rd Reinforcements. He is suffering from a bad fracture of the right leg and still has to use a crutch. Private Talbot was wounded in the face and shoulder at Messines, and is still under treatment for the wound in the shoulder. Private Rickus is suffering from the effects of gas.

Press, 4 January 1918, Page 5
HOME AGAIN.
Arrival OF INVALIDED SOLDIERS
AUCKLAND, January 3,
Draft No. 130 has arrived here, consisting of 442 wounded and invalided soldiers, including 43 officers. There are no serious cases, all being walking cases. The majority of the wounded were putout of .action in the battle of the Sornine, and a smaller proportion at Mess in 05. Most of them have been for a lengthy period in English hospitals and convalescent- homes, and are returning to New Zealand for final discharge.
THE SOUTH CANTERBURY MEN. The following is a list of those on board belonging to Canterbury units or having nearest relatives in this province
Major Wm. H. Unwin. N.Z.M.C. (Mrs W. H. Unwin, Church street, Timaru)
Private Alexander Allan (Mrs A. Allan, Ashwick Flat, Fairlie, Timaru)
Private James G. Brosnahan (T. H. Brosnahan, Washdyke, Timaru)
Private Albert W. Fairbrother (E. Fairbrother. 13 Yorke street. Timaru)
Private Charles Howe (Miss Lily Howe, King street, Timaru)
Private Ernest J. Keay (J. Keay, Timaru)
Private Eugene Lane (Misss N. Bowers Glen-iti, Timaru)
Private Andrew C. McBeath (A. McBeath, 207 North street, Timaru)
Private John E. O'Connor (J. O'Connor, Seadown. Temuka)
Private Geo. E. Williams (E. Williams, King street, Temuka)

Dominion, 31 January 1918, Page 4
Chaplain Father A. Macdonald, son of Sergeant Macdonald, at one time of the Police Force in Timaru, and .a pupil of the Timaru Marist Brothers' School, has, been decorated for services at the front in France. He is also one of three chaplains who have been promoted to the rank of commander.

Evening Post, 31 December 1917, Page 7
A casualty list of the New Zealand Army. Wounded:
Lynch, M. J., 43014, N.Z.F.A. (M. Lynch, Makikihi, f.)
Bird, A.B., 6/2543; C.I.R. (Mrs. E. Herdman, Geraldine)
O'Dowd J. P., 29188, C.I.R. (Mrs. N. O'Dowd, Fairlie, m.)

Ashburton Guardian, 4 January 1918, Page 4
Sergeant Bernard Arthur Smith, killed in action on December 11, was the eldest son of Mrs Peez, Ashburton. He was born at Winchester, and was educated at the Winchester and Temuka School. Sergeant Smith was in the Navy for nine years, but prior to enlistment was employed on the railways. When war broke out he enlisted, and was sent to Samoa, where he remained, for eight months, being invalided home. On his recovering he, joined the Ninth Reinforcements, and was for some time in Egypt. He was then sent to Sling Camp remaining, there for 15 months on the training staff. He left for France early in September last. His brother George was killed in action on September 15.09.16 on the Somme. [24/286 SMITH, George Arthur Edward] [Son of Mrs. W. A. Peez (formerly Smith), of Ashburton, New Zealand, and the late George A. Smith; husband of Mildred Smith, of Riverside, Hampton Wick, Middx., England.]

Auckland Star, 9 January 1918, Page 6
PRISONER OF WAR. Reported missing November 20, now reported prisoner of war in Germany:� Gentltlemun, W.M.. Engineers� M. Gentltlemun, Temuka (f.).

Press, 20 February 1918, Page 8
DIED OF WOUNDS. NZ Rifle Brigade. (February 5th.) Tooley, D. D. (Mrs W. Tooley, Temuka,)

Evening Post, 6 February 1918, Page 7
HOME AGAIN
RETURNED SOLDIERS
DRAFT ARRIVES TO-DAY
Following is the complete list of the contingent of returned soldiers (draft 137), who arrived in Wellington, to-day (all are privates unless otherwise mentioned, and the place of residence of the next-of-kin is given in each instance) �
Black. A. J. 7/13, Lt., Timaru
Martin, A. (D.C.M.), 7/90, 2nd Lt., Otaio
Bowie, L., Staff Nurse, Temuka
Adams, T. E., 7/1584, Waimate
Daniel, L., 16077, Timaru
Miller, R. G., 24912, Timaru
Swaney, M'G., 7/468, Timaru
Tiplady, W. F., 43241, Geraldine

Ashburton Guardian, 28 February 1918, Page 3
ROLL OF HONOUR.
LAST NIGHT'S CASUALTY LIST. WELLINGTON, Feb. 27. Reported Killed in Action.
Hill, A., Private (Cape Valley [?Gapes Valley], Geraldine)
Halstead, C. K., Private (Fairlie).
Maister, R. O., Private (Peel Forest).

Died of Wounds. McLeod, .J. M., Lieut. (Geraldine)
The following reported wounded, admitted to hospital:  Mattingley, T. H.,. Private (Timaru)
The following reported slightly wounded, remaining with unit: Hyman, B. F., Corporal. (Waimate)

Grey River Argus 1 March 1918, Page 3
CASUALTY LIST
CANTERBURY MILITARY DISTRICT. The following killed in action:
Trooper A. E. Cotton (Christchurch)
Private W. H. Bryant (Christchurch)
Private A. Hall (Gapes Valley, Geraldine)
Private C. K. Halstead (Fairlie)
Private R. O. Maister (Peel Forest)
DIED OF WOUNDS. Private W. G. Woods (Ashburton)
DIED OF SICKNESS. Rifleman W. Lyons (Christchurch)
WOUNDED. Lieut. J. M. McLeod (Geraldine).
WOUNDED AND ADMITTED TO HOSPITAL. Private T, H. Mattingley (Timaru)
SLIGHTLY WOUNDED. Corporal S. F. Hyman (Waimate)

Grey River Argus, 21 March 1918, Page 2
WOUNDED, FEBRUARY 9th. Rejoined unit February 18th - King A. H. Private, Washdyke
WOUNDED ADMITTED TO HOSPITAL. Foden E. S. Private, Timaru

Evening Post, 23 March 1918, Page 4
SICK AND WOUNDED LAST NIGHT'S PROGRESS REPORT
A hospital and progress report issued last night stated (all are privates unless otherwise mentioned, and the place of residence of the next-of-kin is given in each instance) :
CANTERBURY DISTRICT
Severe Cases.
Balke, A., 38907, Waimate
Guthrie, T. M., 2/3003. Timaru
Johnston, V. R., 27149, Temuka
Kirk, O. J., 55511, Otaio
M'Millan, R. S., 52629, Timaru
Niles, S. J., 28908, Temuka
Palmer, F., 32378, St. Andrews
Sturgess, R. F., 45040, Waimate
Williams, A., 47492, Waimate

Not Reported as Severe Cases.
Cargo, S. S., 57474, Seadown
Guthrie, T. M., 2/3003. Timaru
Niles, S. J., 28908, Temuka
Regan, W., 47080, Geraldine
Rowe, S., 46531, Pleasant Point
Scott, A. 19055, L.Cpl. Kerrytown
Sturgess, R. F., 45040, Waimate
Wederell, W. N., 34761, Timaru

Evening Post, 29 March 1917, Page 5
A hospital and progress report issued last night started (all are privates- unless otherwise mentioned.
DANGEROUSLY ILL.
Bell, I. McK., 18389, Waimate
STILL DANGEROUSLY ILL, BUT PROGRESSING FAVOURABLY
Sullivan, M., 6/559. Serjt., Timaru
NOT REPORTED AS SEVERE CASES.
Bishop, L. R. 24328, Sergt., Timaru

Evening Post, 23 August 1917, Page 10 Wounded
Greenaway, J., 27278, C.I.R. (Mrs. B. Greenaway, Geraldine, m.)
Shaw, F., 38985, C.I.R. (Mrs. S. Shaw, Timaru, m.)

Evening Post, 17 October 1917, Page 8 WOUNDED.
Regan, W. 47080, R.B. (W. Regan, Geraldine, f.)
Maxwell, C. 15928, R.B. (R. F. Maxwell, Geraldine, f.)

Evening Post, 28 February 1918, Page 3
CANTERBURY DISTRICT. KILLED IN ACTION.
Hall, A., 58524, C.I.R. (T. Hall, Geraldine, f.); 9th Feb.
Halstead, C. C. 48855, C.I.R. (W. J. Halstead, Fairlie, f.); 9th Feb.
WOUNDED.
M'Leod, J. M. C. 14033, Lt., C.I.R. (A. M'Leod, Geraldine, f.)
Mattingley, T. H., 23422, C.I.R. (T. Mattingley, Timaru, f.)
Slightly wounded: Remaining With Unit. Hayman, B. F., 7/1668, Cpl., M., M.G.C. (J. Hayman, Waimate, f.)

Grey River Argus, 5 April 1918, Page 3
ROLL OF HONOUR - CANTERBURY MILITARY DIST.
WOUNDED. Bombr. L. C. Scott  (Cricklewood).
WOUNDED, ADMITTED HOSPITAL. Gunner J. Andrews (Temuka) and Private T. P. Rickus (Temuka)

Ashburton Guardian, 11 April 1918, Page 3
ROLL OF HONOUR. YES
WELLINGTON, April 10. The following list of casualties in the New Zealand Expeditionary Forces was issued to-day : Wounded, admitted to hospital:
Miller, Peter Henry (Fairlie)
Alley, Henry James (Geraldine)
Parker, William (Timaru)
Ronald Alexander, Corporal (Timaru)

Evening Post, 11 April 1918, Page 4
Wounded: Ambler, J. T., 52549, C.M.R. (D. R. Ambler, Geraldine, f.)
 Following Wounded, Admitted Hospital
Miller, P. H., 16315, Camel Corps (Mrs. M. Miller, Fairlie, m.)
Alley, H. J., 2/2771, N.Z.F.A. (H. J. Alley, Gapes Valley, f.)
Parker, W., 15957, R.B. (Mrs. Parker, Timaru, m.)
Cuthbert, R. A., 36803, Cpl., R.B (Mrs. R, Cuthbert, Timaru, m.)

Ashburton Guardian, 12 April 1918, Page 6
ROLL OF HONOUR.
YESTERDAY'S LIST. WOUNDED. Bartrum, O.B., Private (Cave)
Cochrane, T. W., Lance-Corporal (Timaru)
Crocome, A. J., Private (Timaru)
Davison, K. R-, Private (Timaru)
Goodeve, , R/f Private. (Temuka)
Hunter, J., Private (Waimate)
Slow, B. S. M., Lance Corporal (Fairlie )
Spillane, W., Corporal (Timaru)
Tennat, J. W., Corporal (Timaru)
Tubb, E., Private (Timaru)
Valentine, H. J., Private (Fairlie)
Wilds, J. E., Private (Timaru)
Cowles, P. J., Private (Temuka)
Hurst, S., Private (Waimate)
Pearse, R., Private (Temuka)
Cassey, R., Private (Timaru)
Wright, R. J., Private (Timaru)

Ashburton Guardian, 17 April 1918, Page 5
ROLL OF HONOUR. TO-DAY'S CASUALTY LIST
WELLINGTON, April 17.
DIED OP WOUNDS.
Smart, C, Lance-Corporal (Fairlie)
Maxwell, E., Private (Geraldine)
Wright, R. J., Private (Timaru)

Evening Post, 20 April 1918, Page 4
A hospital and progress report issued last night stated (all are privates unless otherwise mentioned, and the place of residence of the next-of-kin is given in each instance CANTERBURY DISTRICT.
Removed from dangerously ill list. Allan, P . 62899, Temuka
Still Seriously ill Wade, J., 61006, Temuka
Severe Cases.
Bain, W., 61021, Fairlie
Calvert, L. J, E.. 47068, Timaru
Not Reported as Severe Cases.
Bell, D., 23/676, Timaru.
Davis, A. S.; 8/2894, Temuka.
Esler, W., 45495, Sutherlands
Gardner, J. J., 47322, Timaru
Haar, J. D., 6/1050, Winchester
Hardwick, W. R., 23/1066, Timaru
Hay, C. R., 3/2656, Morven

Ashburton Guardian, 19 April 1918, Page 3
ROLL OF HONOUR. LAST NIGHT'S CASUALTY LIST,
WELLINGTON, April 18
KILLED IN ACTION.
McQueen, W.. A., Corporal (Timaru).
Pinkerton, R., Rifleman (Fairlie).
Leah, H. P., Lance-Corporal (Timaru)
Stephens, J., Rifleman (Timaru)
REPORTED WOUNDED. Bell, D., Rifleman (Timaru)
WOUNDED, ADMITTED TO HOSPITAL.
Bird, A. B., Private (Geraldine)
McColl, M., Lance-Corporal (Geraldine)
McDonald, J., Rifleman (Fairlie)
Murphy, H., Rifleman (Pleasant Point)
Reeves, H., Private (Timaru)
Smith, B. T., Lance-Corporal. (Timaru)
Slightly wounded, remaining with unit.
Shaw, W. J.. Private (Timaru)

Press, 24 April 1918, Page 8
Mrs E. Spillane, 6 Rathmore street, Temuka, has received word that her husband, Private W. Spillane, has been transferred to a convalescent depot in France.
Lance-Corporal H. h. (Lawson) Leah (killed) was the youngest son of Mr and Mrs J. Leah, LeCren street, Timaru. He was educated at the Timaru Main School, afterwards joining the staff of Messrs J. Ballantyne and Co., where he remained until enlisting with the 12th Reinforcements, being then. 21 years of age. He was a prominent member of the Star Football Club, also secretary for the Timaru Pigeon Club, in which he took a great interest.

Grey River Argus, 25 April 1918, Page 3
Previously reported wounded and missing, now declared by Court of Enquiry as killed in action:
Private R. G. Loomes (Fairlie)

Ashburton Guardian, 30 April 1918, Page 2 HOSPITAL REPORT.
(All Privates unless otherwise stated.)
WELLINGTON, April. 29. Dangerously ill. Bain, W. (Fairlie).
Severe cases. O'Gorman, P. J. (Timaru)
Not severe cases.
Farquahar, A. (Fairlie)
Philp, C. H. (Temuka)
 

Ashburton Guardian, 4 May 1918, Page 2
CASUALTY LIST. Wellington, May 3.
WOUNDED, ADMITTED TO HOSPITAL
Sargent, F. A. , Trooper (Fairlie).
Cimneen, J. P., Lance-Corporal (Tinwald)
Long, R., Private (Geraldine).
Harrison, H., Private (Temuka)
Philp, E. H., Private (Temuka)

Ashburton Guardian, 6 May 1918, Page 2
ROLL OF HONOUR. HOSPITAL REPORT.
Canterbury Military District (All Privates unless otherwise stated.)
Removed from seriously ill list:
Bain. W. (Fairlie)
Clarkson, L. C, lance-corporal (Timaru)

Not reported as severe cases
Whyte, W. C, lance-corporal (Timaru)
Wild, P. (Waimate)

Evening Post, 8 May 1918, Page 4
COMING HOME NEW ZEALAND SOLDIERS
RETURNING DRAFT No. 160 TOTAL COMPLEMENT 843,
The Defence Department advises that Returning Draft No. 160, comprising 46 officers, 8 nurses, 787 n.c.o.'s and men and two women passengers, will arrive in New Zealand this month. total complement is 843. The complete roll is as follows, all being privates unless otherwise mentioned, and the place of residence of the next-of-kin being given In each instance:
Adams, A,. 42613, Waimate
Barker, H.. 42014, Timaru
Campbell, J., 25/315. Sgt., Timaru
Cargill, A., 9/490, Timaru
Copeland, A. T., 1 24/722, Cpl., Timaru
Dixon, L. E., 5/375, L.-Cpl.', Ohau
Gudsell, T. C., 32322, Albury
Judson, J.,'33157, Cpl., Temuka
Mulvihil, C, 24/1127, Geraldine
O'Brien, J. G., 15590, Timaru
Penrose, H.T., 12247, Sgt., Timaru
Prestidge, F., 34727, Temuka
Rattray, A. M'H., 13396, Cpl.; Timaru
Smith, D. C, 60998, Waimate
Stevenson S. L. A., 32506, Timaru
Sullivan, A. T., 29313, Waihao Forks
Watkinson, H. 8., 54096, Timaru.

Press, 16 May 1918, Page 7
Canterbury District Killed in action. N.Z. Rifle Brigade. (April 5th.) Greenwood, A. (Mrs E. Greenwood, Rathmore street, Timaru, w.)
WOUNDED. Reported wounded:� N .Z. Engineers. (April 28th.) Palmer, J. L. (M.M.), Cpl. (G. Palmer, Hereford street, Timaru)
Otago Regiment. (April 27th.) Feely, P. (Mrs M. Feely, 33 Regent street, Timaru, m.)

Evening Post, 17 May 1918, Page 7
Admitted Hospital. Hughes, A.I., 2/5016, N.Z.F.A. (Miss B. Hughes, Timaru. s.)

Ashburton Guardian, 17 May 1918, Page 5
ROLL OF HONOUR. TO-DAY'S CASUALTY LIST.
Wellington, May 17.
WOUNDED, ADMITTED TO HOSPITAL.
Hughes, A. I., Gunner (Timaru)
Tanner, W.J., Rifleman (Fairlie)

Grey River Argus, 14 June 1918, Page 3
HOSPITAL REPORT. Canterbury Military District
Still Seriously ill : Private W. Bain, Fairlie., Private A. Bird, Geraldine
Pronounced out of danger:  Private W. A. Cadron, Waimate
Not reported as severe cases:  Private R. Nowera, Temuka

Grey River Argus, 22 June 1918, Page 2
Removed from seriously ill list: Private. W. Bain, Fairlie

Evening Post, 27 July 1918, Page 4
CANTERBURY DISTRICT. Still Dangerously
Wade, J., 61006, Temuka Still
Not Reported as Severe Cases.
White, J. H., 45043, Lt., Waimate
Corbett, W. H., 51345, Timaru

Evening Post, 31 July 1918, Page 8
CANTERBURY DISTRICT. WOUNDED, ADMITTED HOSPITAL. McDougall, C. M., 6/1909, L.-Cpl., C.I.R. (Mrs. J. M'Dougall, Timaru, m.)

Grey River Argus, 10 August 1918, Page 2
CANTERBURY MILITARY DISTRICT. Killed in Action
Lance-Corporal. F. N. Stewart, Pleasant Point
Private E. G. Brook, Timaru. Rifleman
Slightly Wounded, Remaining With Unit - Lance-Sergeant C. B. Baker (M.M.) Albury

Grey River Argus, 6 September 1918, Page 3
ROLL OF HONOUR
Causality List. Canterbury Military District
KILLED IN ACTION.
Private E. Temple, Sydenham
Private F. Beswiek, Chch.
Private E. T. Lane, Timaru
Private A. McBride, Timaru

WOUNDED.
Second-Lieut. S. M. Satterwaite, Timaru
Private R. W. Sutherland, Timaru
Private S. Burns, Timaru
Private L. Walters, Orari.
Private A. J. Kennedy, Temuka
Sergt. H. Page, D.C.M. Timaru
Private G. Ranoy, Temuka
Private A. Colville, Waimate
Private J. Robertson, Timaru

Otago Daily Times 11 September 1918, Page 2 KIA NZRB
MABEN, KEPPOCH MACDONALD, Temporary Captain (Mrs B. M. Maben, Timaru).
MacPHERSON, ALISTEIR EWEN, Lieutenant (Mrs E. M. MacPherson, Linwood, wife).

Press, 6 September 1918, Page 5
A number of sick and wounded officers and men are expected to arrive at a New Zealand port shortly.
Innes, J. S., 2nd-Lieut. (Mrs M. Innes, Stoney Creek, Fairlie).

Ashburton Guardian, 17 September 1918, Page 7
ROLL OF HONOUR.
N.Z. CASUALTIES
WELLINGTON, Sept. 16. The following casualty list (No. 952) was issued to-day: CANTERBURY DISTRICT. KILLED. IN ACTION. Reported killed in action: Machine-Gun Corps.
Hamilton, M. (Temuka).
Rennett, A. D. (Timaru)
Crimins, C. (Timaru).
Collins, A. P. (Timaru).
DIED OF WOUNDS. Reported died of wounds:� Machine-Gun Corps.
Ashwell, S. H., sergeant (Temuka).
WOUNDED. Reported wounded, admitted; to hospital:
N.Z. Engineers.
O'Neill, J. J. (Temuka)
McAteer, J.T. (Temuka)
Gillon, W. (Waimate)

Evening Post 19 September 1918, Page 10
A hospital and progress report of the New Zealand Army issued last night stated (all are privates except where otherwise mentioned, and the place of residence of next-of-kin is given in each instance):
CANTERBURY DISTRICT.
Dangerously ill
Saville, J. G., 73523, Timaru

Seriously ill
Kelliher, T., 76576, Geraldine

Removed from Seriously 111 List.
Peacock, WJ., 24/1166, 2nd Lt., Rangiora
Methven, R. H., 43880, Temuka

Severe Cases.
Toms, S. W., 12294, L.-Cpl., Timaru
Willetts, A. H., 64725, Waimate

Not Reported as Severe Cases.
Baker, J, W., 2/1465 a, Cpl., Timaru
Hanifin, 0., 53002, Temuka
O'Connor, M., 6/1071, Cricklewood
Rogers, G., 36489^ Waimate
Stevenson, F. W. (M.M.), 6/2285, L.-Sgt., Timaru

Sullivan, M. J., 58655, Otaio
Thomson, G. A., 47095, Waimate
Yesberg, R., 47185, Waimate

North Otago Times, 23 September 1918, Page 5
Military Medal. Mrs E. Fairbrother (Timaru), mother of the late Private R. E. Fairbrother, "for an act of gallantry in the field.''

MM - Operations: For the taking of the Grid Support Trench, north west of Flers, 1st October 1916. After the 2nd Canterbury Battallion had gained their objective in the Grid Support Trench and were consolidating their position, Private Fairbrother stood on the parapet of the trench giving his sholder as a rest for a Lewis Gun. The gunner was subsequently killed. He did this for a considerable time, heedless of danger while a bomb stop was being constructed. Owing to the boldness of these two men a field of fire could be obtained and a large number of the enemy killed than would have been the case had they merely stood in the trench itself. L.G. 9 December 1916, p12058, Rec No 244.

Press, 12 January 1917, Page 8
Letters received this week from Private Ted Fairbrother of Timaru, mention that he received the Military Medal for machine gun work on the Somme front. After receiving the medal, ho was allowed three days special leave, which he spent in Paris, being shown round by New Zealanders living there. Private Fairbrother left with the Main Body, was wounded at the landing at Gallipoli on 25th April, some months after was invalided home to Timaru, and returned to the-front with the 10th Reinforcements.

Ashburton Guardian, 24 September 1918, Page 5
ROLL OF HONOUR. N.Z. CASUALISES
WELLINGTON, Sept. 23. The following list of casualties in the New Zealand Expeditionary Forces was issued to-day (Canterbury .District)
KILLED IN ACTION
Burborough, Herbert Robert (Geraldine). Ten-is, Robert Morris (Catherine Terris, Ashburton).
Previously reported missing, now reported died of wounds:
Entrenching Battalion. Elliott, Berty Fitzclarence (Timaru).
WOUNDED. Auckland Infantry. Dickson, Millen Stuart (Timaru).
Carbis, Charles Wesley (Waimate).
Loomes, Robert (Fairlie).
Maze, John, corporal (Temuka).
Campbell, John Gibson (Timaru).
Engineers. Ryder, Charles (Timaru)
Riflo Brigade. Haynes, James John (Studholme Junction).

Ashburton Guardian, 3 October 1918, Page 2 ROLL OF HONOUR. N.Z. CASUALTIES
Wellington, October 2. The following list of casualties m the New Zealand Expeditionary Forces was issued to-day : CANTERBURY DISTRICT. KILLED IN ACTION;
Campbell, Colin Andrew, lance-corporal. (Fairlie).

Evening Post, 13 October 1917, Page 4 Returned Home
Boulter, S. H., 6/3996, L.-Cpl., Temuka
Mulvaney, 7., 25/11S2, Temuka
Philip, W., 7/2124, Temuka
Taylor, A., 24737, Timaru
West, C. E., 7/767. Sergt., Fairlie
Williams, N., 7/734, L.-CpL, Timaru

Evening Post, 16 October 1918, Page 8
Mr. A. Crauford Sterndale, eldest son of Mr C. H. T. Sterndale (Timaru), left New Zealand early in 1916 for England, and joined the M.T.A.S.C. at Grove Park. In January, 1917, with the object of getting into a combatant corps, he transferred to the tanks, and after five months training in Dorset went overseas in May. The first battle in which he took part was Ypres 111. in April, 1917. He was again in action on the same sector in August, and went all through the Cambrai stunt in November. This fight was a great success for Tanks, which were five days continuously in action, and most of the time within range-of the Hun artillery. He was then further south, in the line near Albert, and in January this year was nominated for a commission, being posted to a cadet unit in Dorset. He expects to get his star towards the end of the year.

Evening Post, 14 October 1918, Page 3
Men due to arrive in New Zealand shortly with Returning Draft 191
Russell, P D., 9/753, Lt., Fairlie
Hayes, B. C, 3/2537, Capt., Waimate
Bond,, A., 55901, Temuka
Anderson, J., .6/401, L.-Cpl., Geraldine
Clausen, J. W., 6/430, Sgt., Timaru
Coxhead, N. S., 48920, Timaru
Currie, S., 36423, Timaru
Dearing, T. W., 16749, Timaru
Foster, E. R., 11266, Timaru
Holdgate, R. A., 32567, Cpl., Timaru
Marshall, J. W.,'25/342, L.-Cpl., Fairlie
M'Gillivray, R. D., 21/40, Cpl., Timaru
M'Pherson, N., 7/1642, Timaru
Pearse, R. W., 63410, Temuka
Shaw, P., 38985, Timaru
Sullivan, J., 38991, Temuka
Tavendale, D., 25126, Waimate
Waters, J., 23/1865, Geraldine

Ashburton Guardian, 15 October 1918, Page 5 ROLL N.Z. CASUALTIES
WELLINGTON, October 14.
The following list of casualties in the New Zealand Expeditionary Forces was issued to-day: CANTERBURY DISTRICT, WOUNDED. -
Coll. William; (Fairlie)
Muir, Archie Henry, Sergeant (Pleasant Point)
Emery, George Matthew (St. Andrews).
Wounded, admitted to ,hospital:
Rattray, Robert Rose Gunn (Waimate)
Carver, Leonard Thomas, Lance-Corporal (Geraldine)
Coulbeck, Wesley (Waimate)
Creba, William Charles (Waimate)

Evening Post, 21 October 1918, Page 8
SICK AND WOUNDED TO-DAY'S PROGRESS REPORT.
A hospital and progress report, issued to-day, stated (all are privates except where otherwise stated, and the place of residence of next-of-kin is given in each instance: CANTERBURY DISTRICT.
Seriously ill
Clarke, F. D., 57477, Orari
De Renzy, C., 47126, Winchester

Not Reported as Severe Cases.
Hamilton, W. K. R., 61968, Lt., Timaru
Bennewith, G. J., 45402, Timaru
Caple, J. W., 21783, Timaru
Finch, T. H., 55466, Timaru
Kirk, P. J., 52622, Otaio
Lamont, W., 69858, Albury
M'Tague, A., 12237, Timaru
Roper, J. T., 8/1224.. Sgt., Timaru
Winter, H. 12867, Timaru
Workman, W. W., 72048, Timaru

Ashburton Guardian, 22 October 1918, Page 2 ROLL OF HONOUR. N.Z. CASUALTIES
Wellington, October .21. The following list of casualties of the Dominion forces was issued today : Canterbury District.
KILLED. IN ACTION.
Murphy, A. M. (Cave).
Tubb, E. (Timaru).

WOUNDED.
Finch, T. H. (Timaru).
Fridd, A., sgt. (Timaru).
Kennedy, J. A., L.-corpl. (Timaru)
Lynch, J.T. L.-corpl. (Timaru)
McKillop, C. (Timaru).
Pizzey, J. B. (Geraldine)
Caple, J. W. (Timaru)
Foster, C. W., corpl. (Timaru)
Workman, E. W. (Timaru)

Reported wounded, admitted to hospital:
McKay. D. (Timaru).
Nichol, J. A, sergt. (Timaru)

Slightly wounded, remaining with unit: Hawkey, L. G. (Timaru)
 

Otago Daily Times 23 October 1918, Page 6
Missing. CANTERBURY INFANTRY. (September 29.)
WALTON, CHARLES (Mr W. G. Walton, Pleasant Valley, Geraldine, father).

Ashburton Guardian, 30 October 1918, Page 2 ROLL OF HONOUR. N.Z. CASUALTIES.
Wellington, October 29. The following list of casualties of the Dominion forces was issued today :
CANTERBURY DISTRICT. KILLED IN ACTION.
Bennett, J. (Orari)
Hughan, T. (Cave)
Hawkey, L. (Timaru).

WOUNDED.
Hawkins, W. (Waimate).
Whall, L. (Christchurch)
Morrow, T., t.-cpt (Timaru)
Hamilton, J. (Temuka)
McKenzie, R. (Cave)
Cowan, K. (Four Peaks)
Smith, J. (Waimate).

The following reported wounded, admitted to hospital:
Cunnard, F. (Temuka)
Bennewith, G. (Timaru)

Press, 2 November 1918, Page 4
THE FALLEN AND WOUNDED. PERSONAL NOTES. Mr T. W. Mee of Aylesbury, has received word that his son, Trooper A, R. Mee, has died of malaria fever at Alexandria. Trooper Mee enlisted at the age of nineteen, but was rejected. Later he was drawn in the ballot, and eventually left with the 33rd Reinforcements. He was educated at the Claremont and Timaru Boys' High Schools, afterwards taking up farming pursuits, and was liked and respected by all who knew him.

Private Ernest W. Wright, who was reported missing, and later killed in action, was the son of Mr Wm. Wright, at one time a well-known and highly respected farmer in South Canterbury, who farmed in the Temuka district for a number of years. Deceased received his education at the
Ranitara Valley, Timaru South, and St. Albans Schools, and the West Christchurch and District High Schools. He sailed with the 20th Reinforcements. At the time of enlisting he was with his parents farming in the Waikato.

Evening Post, 29 November 1918, Page 3 Wounded:
Connell, D., 47315, C.I.R, (J. Connell, Temuka, f.)
Dick, J. A., 26/1089, R.B. (Mrs. M. A. Dick, Timaru, m.)
DIED OF SICKNESS. Rawstorn, C. H. P., 80113, R.B. (Mrs. D. K. Rawstorn, Timaru), 24th Nov.

Ashburton Guardian, 23 November 1918, Page 3 Hospital Report
Not severe cases.
Connell, D. (Temuka)
Farquhar, A. (Fairlie)
Hickey, M. (Waimate)
Scott, W. F. (Waimate)
Towdood, A. H. (Timaru)
Wilson, J.K., L.-Cpl. (Timaru)
Still seriously ill, good progress. Emery, G. M. (St. Andrews).
Still seriously ill, improving. Cruickshanks, A. G. (Pleasant Point)
 

Press, 8 August 1919, Page 8
The death occurred at the Christchurch Hospital, on Tuesday, of Private William Allan Dunn, eldest son of Mr and Mrs P. A. Dunn, of Pleasant Point. The late Private Dunn, who was 29 of ago, was educated at the Waimataiti school, the Timaru High School, and the Pleasant Point District High School, and was very well known in football, lawn tennis, running, and athletic circles generally, in South Canterbury. He left for the front with the 9th Reinforcements, having enlisted in Timaru, and on May 24th, 1916, he was severely wounded in the head at Armentieres, being' the first man of the Canterbury Battalion to be wounded in France. He was invalided back to New Zealand, arriving here on September 24th, 1916, and after, having been in the Timaru Hospital for about sis months, he appeared to make a fair recovery. During the last three however, the effects of his wound had been making themselves apparent, and he was admitted to the Christchurch Hospital on Sunday last. His condition was such that an operation was immediately necessary, but it was without effect, and he passed away on Tuesday. The late soldier, who was unmarried, was of a particularly pleasant nature, and was highly esteemed both in South Canterbury and on the West Coast, where he was engaged immediately prior to the war. Another brother, Lieutenant P. A. Dunn, joined up with the Main Body, and left with the 2nd Reinforcements. The interment will take place with military honours at the Bromley Cemetery this morning.

Returned -WWI ended 11 Nov. 1918

Ashburton Guardian, 19 July 1915, Page 4
A soft spring-like day, the sun shining brilliantly from a dome of blue, the air charged with salubrious warmth, a large crowd, probably numbering about 1000 men, women, and children; standing several ranks deep from one end of the railway station platform to the other, packed sardine like fashion on the overhead bridge. All impatiently waiting the arrival of the second southward-bound express. These all constituted the preliminaries to the welcome the Ashburton public extended to Private F. O'Connor. D.C.M., and Private A. J. Hill, two of the returned wounded soldiers from the Dardanelles, this afternoon. The people had not been attracted by mere curiosity or inquisitiveness; they were there, animated by the one objective to show their appreciation of the gallant services rendered the country by the returned soldiers.

The train was about 10 minutes late in arriving at Ashburton, and when it steamed in the crowd on the platform, swayed from one position to another, peering into this carriage and into that, to catch the first glimpse of the battle-stained warriors. The latter happened to be at the end of the train, however, but arrangements had been made to formally welcome them at the south end of the platform. Private. O'Connor was the first to alight, with his mother. His appearance was the signal for three rousing cheers, and he was immediately, clasped by the hand and warmly welcomed back home by numbers of friends and acquaintances. The Mayor (Mr Robert Galbraith) took charge and commenced to usher O'Connor along the platform, when the news went that Hill was also aboard. He was sought out and escorted to the place where the welcome was to be made. O'Connor, who received a bullet in his right eye and has been compelled to have the optic taken out, was wearing smoked glasses. he had a smile for all, his physical disability did not detract one whit from his good spirits at finding himself back home among friends and relatives. Hill, too, was particularly cheerful. Both men were tanned a healthy brown by the fierce sun of Egypt and the Gallipoli Peninsula. The Mayor had requisitioned two cars, which convoyed Private O'Connor and Private Hill, with their parents to their respective homes. The cars drew away from the station amid salvoes of cheers. The other wounded soldiers aboard the train were Lance-Corporal J. B. Menzies (Waimate), Trooper G. Gough; (Temuka), and Sergeant-Major Keen (Timaru).

Evening Post, 10 September 1917, Page 2
DRAFT ARRIVES AT AUCKLAND
The Defence Department advises that the names of the returned soldiers who recently arrived at Auckland are as follow (the place of residence of next of kin is given in each instance)
Dixon, S. I., 24843, 2nd Lieut., Timaru
Scott, G. W., 11/373, Timaru

Ashburton Guardian, 25 November 1918, Page 3
NEW ZEALANDERS.
Base Records has issued a list of New Zealanders who have had honours and awards conferred upon them. The following are the names of Canterbury recipients:�
BAR TO M.M. , Stevenson, T M.M. (J. Stevenson, Timaru)

M.M.
Allan, J. (J. Allan, Fairlie, b.).
Jackson, J. (J. Kean, Waimate, s.).

Ashburton Guardian, 13 December 1918, Page 2
ROLL OF HONOUR. HOSPJTAL REPORT.
CANTERBURY DISTRICT
The following hospital report was issued, on Tuesday evening in Wellington :
Still seriously ill, improved De Renzy, C., (Winchester).
Not - severe cases. �
Crowe, G. P. (M.M.) (Temuka.)
Darroch, D. (Christchurch)
Robertson, B. S. (Fairlie)
Scannell, D. (Kerrytown)
Weir, W. G. (Temuka)

Evening Post, 26 June 1917, Page 8
STILL SERIOUSLY ILL, BUT IMPROVING.
Jubb, J. T., 22692, 2nd Lieut., Timaru

Evening Post, 5 December 1917, Page 4 Wounded
Bowles, C., 34015, C.I.R. (W. G. Bowles, Waimate, f.)
Maugher, P. T., 46528, R.B. (Mrs. P. Maugher, Timaru, m.)
Ryder, J. E., 10256, C.I.R, (Mary E. Ryder. Timaru, m.)

Evening Post, 6 March 1918, Page 7
RETURNED SOLDIERS' draft; ARRIVAL IN WELLINGTON
A further draft of returned soldiers (draft 143) arrived in Wellington at an early hour this morning. They comprised 46 officers, 2 nurses, and 573 other ranks�a total of 621.
The list is as follows, all being privates unless otherwise mentioned, and the place of residence of the next-of-kin being given in each instance.
Boyce, C, 21773, Waimate [Charles Boyce. NOK: Mrs Benjamin Betten (sister), Parsonage Road, Waimate]
Clarke, J., 8/2873, Temuka  [John NOK: Mrs M. Clarke (mother), Fraser Street, Temuka]
Cullen, A. S., 36421, Timaru [NOK: Mrs T. Cullen (mother), Browne Street, Timaru]
Drake, V. D., 14081, Timaru [NOK: Mrs Elizabeth Drake (mother), 217 North Street, Timaru]
Grayburn, F. W., 6/1065, R.Q.M.S. Orari [Quartermaster Sergeant]
Heron, J., 26/269, Temuka [NOK: Mrs C.M. Williams (mother), Temuka]
Heron, R., 25241, Temuka [NOK: Mrs J. Gunnion (sister), Temuka, New Zealand]
Johnson, W. T., 17721, Timaru [William Johnson. NOK: John F. Johnson (father), Otaio]
Judd, J. T. 22692, 2nd Lt., Timaru [John Thomas Jubb. NOK: Miss A.M. Jubb (sister), Kensington]
Latimer, L. V., 6/490, R.Q.M.S., Timaru [Leslie Vernon Latimer died of disease 14 Nov. 1918, buried Karori Cemetery, Wellington] [NOK Mrs Martha Latimer, Matilda Street, Timaru]
Lownie, P. S., 8/4167, Temuka [Peter Stanley Lownie, CIR. NOK: Mrs Mary Lownie (mother), 39 Berkett Street, Temuka]
Pigott, J. A., 48880, Timaru [John Ardsley Pigott. NOK: J.E. Pigott (father), 6 Woodslands Road, Timaru]
Scott, S. S., 6/2265, Temuka [Samuel Stuart Scott. NOK: Alexander Scott (father), 217 King Street, Temuka]
Stead, A. W., 49290, L.-Cpl., Timaru [Armit Willard Stead. NOK: Allan Stead (father), 11 Fritz Street, Timaru, New Zealand]

Evening Post, 19 November 1918, Page 5
TRENTHAM CAMP. Advice has been received from Trentham Military Camp that the under mentioned men have died at that hospital, the cause of, death, except where otherwise stated, being influenza followed by pneumonia:
83461 Pte. Ralph B Brunton, 13th Nov. (Mr. R. L. Brunton, Kaipara Flats, North Auckland, f.)
71936 Pte. Edward J. Rush, 13th Nov. (Mr. Hush, Whangarei)
92541, Pte. James C. Brown, 13th Nov (Mrs. J. C. Brown, Trentham, w.)
85421 Cpl. Hugh T. Corcoran, 14th Nov. (Miss Corcoran, Harapepe, Waikato)
6/490 Q.M.S. Leslie V. Latimer, 14th Nov. (Mrs. L. Latimer, Upper Hutt)
80544 L.-Cpl. Thomas C. Lawson 16th Nov. (Mrs. M. E. Lawson, Dunedin, w:)
6/1145 Pte. Alexander Fraser, 16th Nov. (Mrs. W. Fraser, Chch.)
79883 Cpl. Francis J.. Cobeldick, 16th Nov. .(Mrs. M. A. Cobeldick, Rotorua)
77068 Cpl. William H. Jones, 16th Nov. (Mrs. W.H. Jones, Linwood, Chch.)
81944 Pte John Harp, 16th Nov. .(Mrs. J. Harp, Greytown, w.)
3066 William J. Clark, at Victoria Hospital, 16th Nov. (Mrs. Clark, 22, Nairn-st., Wgtn., w.)
92967 Pte. Denis Quane, 16th Nov. (Mrs. M. C. Quane, Blenheim, w.)
82890 Pte. Arthur R. Cobb, at his home at Lower Hutt. 17th Nov. (Mrs. A. R. Cobb, Upper Hutt)
82115 Pte. James J. Hogan, 17th Nov. (Mrs. J. J. Hogan, Doyleston, Canterbury w.)
83015 Cpl. Douglas H. Trott, 17th Nov. (Mrs. E. Trott, 34, Daniel-st., Newtown
77631 Pte. David M. North, 17th Nov. (Mrs. W. G. North, Picton)
38502 Pte. W. J. Collins, 17th Nov. (Thomas Collins, Greymouth, f,)
[Maybe Mrs Latimer and Mrs Brown moved to the Upper Hutt area to be closer to their sons.]

Marlborough Express, 21 January 1919, Page 5
Auckland, Jan. 21. The transport Ruahine arrived yesterday with over seven hundred officers, nurses, and men, in charge of Lieut. Colonel W. H. Cunningham, D.S.O. One man, Private Cox, of Timaru, died on the voyage. There were only six cot cases on arrival.
 

Dunedin Railway Station 

Evening Post, 21 January 1919, Page 4 NEW ZEALAND AWARDS
The Defence Department advises that the following honours and awards have been conferred on New Zealand soldiers MILITARY MEDAL.
Pierce, A. J. R., 27356, Sgt. (Mrs. L. Pierce, Timaru, m.)
6/2622, Cpl. (J. Fraser, Timaru, f.)
25/984 M. Hickey (W. Hickey, Temuka, f.)

Grey River Argus, 10 June 1920, Page 2
The Order of the British Empire has been conferred on Archdeacon Jacob, of Timaru, in recognition of his war services.

Press, 30 March 1920, Page 6
The Mayor of Ashburton (Mr R. Galbraith) attended a meeting of the War Trophies Committee at Timaru, on Saturday. Some 30 German machine-guns of different types were allocated as follows: Ashburton and Timaru districts 8 each; Waimate and Geraldine 5 each; Temuka 4. The committee requested the Commanding Officer 2nd (South Canterbury) Regiment to try to obtain German rifles and bayonets for distribution, and also at least one German field run for each of the South Canterbury boroughs.


Times Saturday, Feb 16, 1918
ROGERS - Killed in action, on 8th Feb. 1918, Victor Rogers, D.S.O., Major, NZFA, only son of the Rev. J.H. Rogers, Timaru, N.Z., aged 29.

The Harrow School register, 1801-1900: First edition, 1894,
Entrance: 1857: Rogers, John Henry, son of the Rev. A. Rogers, 18 Portland Square, Bristol. Left 1861; Wadham Coll. Oxf., B.A., 1865; M.A. 1868; Curate- in charge of Hemington, Somerset 1871-2; St. Paul's Leamington 1973-6; P.C. of St. George's, Brighton 1877-83; Chaplain at Paul 1883-8; Curate in Charge of Brenchley, Kent, 1888-9; Vicar of Thorpe Hamlet, Norwich, 1889-95; of Pendeen, Cornwall, 1895- Rev. J.H. Rogers, Pendeen Vicarage, Penzance.

John Henry Rogers was born in 1843 in Bristol, Gloucestershire and married Maria Jane Shepphard in about 1871.

Outward bound 1902 Plymouth to Auckland
ROGERS H Male
ROGERS M R Female
ROGERS V Male
ROGERS Unknown Female
ROGERS D A Female
ROGERS E C Female
ROGERS J M Female

Auckland Star, 21 April 1902, Page 4
Tongariro s s., 7661, J. A. Sutcliffe, from London, Capetown (left March 24th) and Hobart.
Passengers:-Saloon: Mesdames Rogers, Misses J. M. Rogers, E. C. Rogers, D. A. Rogers, M.R. Rogers, Rev

IN NZ Mildred Rhoda Eliza ROGERS married John Alexander Sharp FOWLER in 1908
Jessie Maud ROGERS married Alfred William BARNES in 1925 � didn�t find any children
Elizabeth Catherine Read ROGERS

Times Saturday, Feb 16, 1918
Major Victor Rogers, D.S.O., NZFA was killed at the front on February 8th. He came over with the first New Zealand contingent and had been wounded twice. His commanding officer writes:- "I feel his death personally more than any other of my officers. He sailed with me in the battery as a second lieutenant, served with me in Egypt, the Sinai Peninsula, Gallipoli, where, though a subaltern, he commanded the battery with great skill and courage. He came here in command of the battery as captain, until we went into the Somme. There he did extraordinarily well, and I had, I am glad to say, the pleasure of being instrumental in getting him recommended for his very well-earned D.S.O. He was always plucky and cheerful. He will be very hard to replace. I have lost not only a good officer, but a gallant and cheery comrade and friend.

Feilding Star, 22 August 1914, Page 2
Mr Victor Rogers, son of the vicar of Otipua (1913-1919)  (South Canterbury), has been appointed a lieutenant in the New Zealand Field Artillery, and has joined the camp at Palmerston.

Poverty Bay Herald, 18 February 1918, Page 3
Major Victor Rogers, D.S.O., killed, was the only son of the Rev. John Henry Rogers, late of Christchurch, and now of Timaru. Before enlisting he was for several years in the employ of Montgomery and Co., seed merchants, as seed tester. He was well known in athletics, and as an amateur comedian. He was a member of the New Zealand contingent at the Coronation of King George. He joined the Man Body artillery as lieutenant, and served through the Gallipoli campaign. He was twice wounded in France, where he was with the New Zealanders in all their fights. He was thirty one years of age.

[Hawera & Normanby Star, 22 April 1918, Page 5 MAJOR VICTOR ROGERS, D.S.O.
Thames Star, 22 April 1918, Page 4 KILLED IN ACTION
(From Malcolm Ross.) BELGIUM, Feb. 10. Since coming to the war the N.Z. Artillery have lost some of their most gallant and capable officers. The death, of Major Victor Rogers removes from among them one of the old hands who was greatly liked, both for his bravery and ability. His father is, I am told, a clergyman in Beaconsfield, near Timaru. When the war broke out he volunteered to join as a gunner with a Christchurch battery, but the formation of a brigade resulted in his obtaining a commission. He sailed with the Main Body of the Expeditionary  Force, and served through the Gallipoli campaign, going away only once to bring over the Fifth Battery from Egypt. He did good service on the Peninsula, and got his battery safely  away at the evacuation. He was in the fighting in which the New Zealanders took part in France and Belgium, being with the guns in the battle of the Somme, Messines and Passchendaele. During these operations he was twice wounded, yet he retained his nerve to the last. On the day of his death the 8th inst. he attended a court-martial at Divisional Headquarters, and jokingly remarked that he had outlasted all the officers except one, who had the devil's own luck. That same evening he was going back to his battery along a road when he was killed by a high explosive shell. Death was instantaneous. As he did not return to his battery in the evening, enquiries were made, and it was ascertained that the body of an officer had been taken to a dressing station not far away. A visit to the station revealed the circumstances under which he had lost his life. His excellent work with the N.Z. Artillery had gained him the Distinguished Service Order [New Year Honours 1st Jan. 1917]. Generally he was recognised as a fine soldier, and he was popular with and respected by all who knew him.]

Press, 3 July 1915, Page 7
IN THE TRENCHES AN OFFICER'S CHATTY LETTER,
THE "SHRAPNEL ONE STEP" - a popular dance
Lieutenant Victor Rogers, of No. 2 Battery, New Zealand Field Artillery, Main Expeditionary Force, writing to a friend in Christchurch from the trenches on Gallipoli Peninsula, says:
    Faint not nor fear at the sight of ink; but after a lengthy search I have discovered a fountain pen floating round my kit and am launching forth herewith. We have been ashore and on the job now for a fortnight, and are quite happy, and, like "Johnny Walker," still going. Most of us have joined the camel corps which means that we are all developing humps on our backs through dodging shells and bullets, and crawling round trenches, and it is howling funny sometimes, although one might stop one at any moment.
    The landing of the troops was a never-to-be-forgotten episode, and a feat that was thought by some to be impossible. There were, of course, a good many casualties, but our boys just went through them like a packet of salts, and got on quite well. Our battery landed the following day, and I took my section straight to a position where we have been for ten days. The other section went to another place a few days after, and I have now joined them, and we are all together. We have had to haul the guns about with men, as the place is not suitable for horses. We can get any amount of assistance, as the infantry are only too willing to get the guns anywhere where they can be used to advantage. We are all "dug in," and quite comfortable. The guns are in epaulments made of two thicknesses of sandbags, and the men all have their "funk holes," where they live. Bob and I live in the "Gallipoli Club." That is the name of our underground dwelling, and we are quite comfortable. One does not go out in the open more than is absolutely necessary, as we are always more or less under fire, and I also have the "office" just in the rear of the guns, where I have my telephonist, and control the battery when we are in action, which is on and off all day. Gave them a nice little "pill" of 96 rounds before breakfast to-day.
    One gets quite used to the continual duel of artillery, rifle fire, machineguns, etc. The enemy are very good soldiers, and well trained, but fighting in the trenches is very slow work. I hope this slap up of ours will make a lot of chaps that haven't come get a move on and do something, as lots more will be wanted to take our places. We live well on hard biscuits, bully beef, and jam and cheese and tea. Am feeling awfully fit. We sometimes, after a big day, get a tot of rum, which is most acceptable. But what wouldn't I give for a good old bottle of Ward's. We are now all bearded and occasionally-washed ruffians, and one wears what or likes. All the lads here seem to be quite enjoying themselves, and the "shrapnel one step" is a very popular dance. It is a two step, sprint, then duck, then side step and duck, then a crawl, and in brilliant finish, amid loud cheers from those under cover. The officers' mess handicap is also a much-looked for event by the men. We have to go about 150 yards to some trenches, and one breaks all records, as there is one place where you can be spotted. One generally trips over a network of telephone wires, and finishes on one's face. I have got a gem  of an orderly; what he can't do with a tin bully beef and some biscuits isn't worth doing. He also digs up all sorts of things.
    We have got none of our horses on shore yet, and shan't want them till we move. It has just started to rain now and looks quite hopefully as if it was going to continue, and as the soil is mostly clay we shall eventually be raised several feet in the air by the amount that does the ivy trick to one's boots. Bob has just received a 'Weekly Press' 5, of March, and I have just been reading interesting news. 


Press, 4 March 1919, Page 7
WAR VETERANS. THE HORORATA'S MEN MAIN BODY SURVIVORS
The surviving fit members of the troops who left New Zealand in 1914 and 1915 are returning in the s.s. Hororata, which sailed from London on January 23th., and is due at Wellington on March 15th. The draft (No. 221) comprises 1500 officers and other ranks, who are survivors of the Main Body and Ist, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th Reinforcements. It does not include the whole of the surviving members of these contingents, several of them being still in England and France. Following are the names South Canterbury men aboard:�

Burne, E. D., 2nd-Lieut., Timaru.
Strang, C. A., 2nd-Lieut., Timaru
Aiiken, D. H.. St. Andrews
Aitken, E. T. Pleasant Point
Anderson, E. J., Albury
Auld, D. E., Cave
Ball, H. E. Timaru
Barrie, C. S. Timaru
Beach, C. C., Q.M.S., 48 Opawa road
Bowie, W. A., Timaru
Brenton, L.V, Timaru
Cameron, R.B., Waimate (M.M.)
Caple, J. W., Waimate
Cripps, A., Winchester
Cross, H.C., St. Andrews
Davie, A., Geraldine
Davis, A.S., Temuka
Evans, G.M., Timaru.
Fergusson. A.M., Timaru
Flynn E.J, Timaru (M.M.)
Frankpitt, F. G., Cpl., Geraldine.
Fraser, A.H., Timaru. (M.M.)
Fraser, W. C., S.-Sgt., Timaru
Gaffney, P. J. Waimate. (M.M.)
Goodman, D., Waimate
Goodman, R. S  T.-Sgt., Timaru
Grogan, P., Timaru
Gunn, G. M., Washdyke
Hardwick, W. R., Timaru
Harris, J.S. Timaru
Hogg, A. Hakataramea
Jackson, J., Waimate (M.M.)
Kelly, J.J., Timaru (M.M.)
Langrish, J. G., Timaru (D.C.M.)
Leopold, A. G. W., Timaru
Loomes. H., Cpl., Timaru
Lund, W., Pleasant Point
McDonald, G. Timaru
McDonald, J., Glenavy
McDougall, T.T. Timaru
McIsaac, M. J., Temuka
Maitland. J.. Timaru.
Newson, J., Cave
Neylon, N., Waimate
Paterson, J. H., Winchester
Pope, P., Timaru
Redmond, N. E., Timaru
Scott D. C., Winchester (M.M.)
Shaw, W. M., Timaru
Shears, S.. Timaru
Squire, F. J., Makikihi
Stevens, L.B. 107 Pages Road
Sullivan, M. J., Temuka
Symes, H. L.-Cpl., Fairlie
Toomey, H., Temuka
Weir, T. W., Washdyke
White, W., Sgt., Makikihi

Otautau Standard and Wallace County Chronicle, 2 May 1922, Page 1
by Lance-Coproral Cobber

How did you go to Gallipoli,
Soldier, Soldier?

The shot splashed round an' the shrapnel flew,
But we stuck it out, and we struggled though;
We dragged at the wire with bleeding hands,
We stumbled over it on to the sands;
Deaf an' blind in the murk an' roar,
We raced an' crawled up up the rocky shore
An' muttered an' ducked for breath, a jiff,
Behind ragged boulders an' juts of cliff-
Then, with a rush, an' openin' wide,
We clambered the hills like a risin' tide,
Like a tide that billowed higher and higher
An couldn't be turned with steel or with fire.

How did you go to Gallipoli,
Soldier, Soldier!

Up, still up, till we swaggered an' swung
Round the broken crags, or slipped an' clung
To the grass an' scrub, then on again
We plugged through the burstin', shattering rain
That poured an' roared from the peak o' the hill;
Higher an' higher an' higher still.
Then into their trenches we flung with a shout,
An' before we were in 'em the Turks were out;
We chased an' spitted 'em slick, as they shinned
From ridge to ridge like chaff in the wind,
An' only paused on those rugged towers
When the day had come- and the day was ours.


There are at least seven Horace Moore-Jones paintings of 'Simpson and his donkey.' Shortly after World War I Horace produced two paintings from a photo he had seen, each painting was slightly different from each other. A photograph of Richard "Dick" Alexander Henderson and his donkey, Ace. No. AG-577 J. G. Jackson Collection, Hocken Library, U. of Otago, Dunedin.  Moore-Jones was born in England and came to New Zealand in 1885. He was sent to Gallipoli in 1914 and while on combat duties drew and painted what was around him. He was wounded in 1915 and invalided back to England where he painted more watercolours based on his sketches. These soon came to the attention of the military and were made into prints. Moore-Jones was discharged from the army on medical grounds in 1917 and returned to New Zealand where he organised a touring exhibition of his Gallipoli watercolours.

Timaru Herald, 16 April 1917, Page 11
Oil Saturday Sapper Moore-Jornea commenced a short season lecturing in Timaru, and exhibiting his wonderful series of water colour paintings and pencil sketches of the Gallipoli campaign, drawn and painted by him while the fighting was at its height on the Peninsula. Sapper Moore-Jones then proceeded with his lecture, which proved highly interesting. The many points of interest were pointed out and vividly described, and the solid matter of the lecture was judiciously leavened with witty anecdotes, the lecturer having a keen sense of humour. Starting at the historic landing he graphically described all the big fights for the now famous heights and ridges, on till the evacuation. The place where the men landed, he said, was thought to be impregnable, as the steep precipitous cliffs could not possibly grant a foothold. "But," said the Sapper, "your boys went up those cliffs like flies, only to be blown off when they reached the top." It was simply marvellous the hilarity that existed amongst the men, he added. The people of New Zealand were not to run away with the idea that the men were depressed in any way. They were in the very best of spirits, and went to their deaths like heroes. The speaker described the death of General Bridges, who would not hear of the men risking their lives to get a stretcher to carry him to the beach. But one was eventually brought, and when he was being carried to the beach the Turks withheld their fire ."That is worth a clap for the Turks," said the lecturer, and it was heartily given. The donkeys used for carrying the ammunition and food were like door mats with hair pulled out. They made very good soldiers.

Dick, 3/258, 2nd Field Ambulance, in the Medical Corps, NZEF, was born on 26 August 1895, giving his birth date as 1893 to make him the nearly eligible age for enlistment of 21 and he died 14 November 1958 aged 63y, and is buried in Waikumete Cemetery in the servicepersons or "RSA" SOLDIERS BURIAL L Row 11, Plot 111. This memorial is for all medics and stretcher bearers, which includes my maternal grandfather, 3/133 in the Medical Corps, NZEF, who died 11-Nov-1965 aged 76, is also buried there in SOLDIERS BURIAL K Row 2, Plot 77  who came back from Gallipoli, other wise I wouldn't be here, today, August. 2010. OW.

"Regardless, Horace Moore-Jones painted it as Simpson and his Donkey."

At the National War Memorial in Wellington, Aug. 2010. Photo by A.F. At the National War Memorial in Wellington, Aug. 2010. Photo by A.F. The statue of Henderson and the Donkey is near the Tomb of the Unknown solider, basically where I stood to take the photo of the Tomb of the Unknown solider is where the statue is.
A picture of bravery. Apr 19, 2008 By Geoff Cumming, NZ Herald
"In war, truth may be the first casualty - but history's contrasting treatment of Simpson and Henderson probably says more about the differing psyches of Anzac neighbours than any calculated attempt to deceive.


1. At the Aigantighe in Timaru. The 1915  painting (water colour on paper) was presented to the gallery in 1956 by the South Canterbury Arts Society, from the collection of  the former mayor James Maling's collection. It is believed to be the original of the five versions of the painting completed.

"Duffy", a donkey, in the painting helped rescue many wounded soldiers at Gallipoli. Dated 1915, but possibly painted in 1917, the man leading the donkey was thought to represent John Simpson Kirkpatrick (1892-1915), an unarmed A.I.F. stretcher-bearer at Gallipoli who is said to have come up with the idea of retrieving wounded men from the battlefield on a donkey. The donkey had a Red Cross handkerchief on its snout. Simpson, was born in England, but moved to Australia at the age of 17 and nine months, and his real surname was Kirkpatrick but served as John Simpson, Private, Service # 202, but his mates called him Murphy. He was also known as Jack Simpson. He was killed in action 19 May 1915, aged 22 and ten months. Simpson's donkey won the RSPCA Purple Cross award for animal bravery in war.

Jack was mentioned in a Despatch from General Sir Ian Hamilton dated 22nd Sept. 1915, published in the London Gazette 5 Nov. 1915 for gallant and distinguished service in the field, the lowest award that a soldier can receive, and is not an actual medal - Jack would have gotten an oak leaf to wear on his normal service ribbon. Jack's service medals and oak leaf are on display at the Australian War Memorial.

Duffy was used to transport wounded from the fighting in Monash Valley to the beach on ANZAC Cove.

Aigantighe, Timaru.

Uses complementary blues and greys, mixed with ochres.The main figure is in a saintly pose while behind him are exploding artillery shells.

2.Original. The National Gallery of Australia. The painting was presented to the Commonwealth Govt. in London through Sir John McEwan to Australia in the 1960s where it became property of the Prime Minister's Department and from there entered the National Gallery of Australia's collections during the 1980s. This work was reproduced by the British Historical Section (Military Branch) of the Committee of Imperial Defence, London, in July 1926.  The one widely known in Australia is in the National Gallery in Canberra. The scene is revered in Australia and is featured on their $100 note.

3/258 Private Richard Alexander (Dick) Henderson, New Zealand Medical Corps.
Service Record born Waihi 26-8-93
NOK: Father: J. Henderson, Selbourne St., Grey Lynn, Auckland
Occupation: Pupil Teacher Mt Roskill (later renamed Three Kings) School
Religion: Presbyterian
Unit: N.Z.M.C. 2nd Field Ambulance, later 4th Field Ambulance
Rank: Cpl.
Embarked for N.Z. 2 Feb. 1918 from Liverpool per S.S. Manganui
Died: Auckland 14 Nov. 1958
The man in the painting is certainly a likeness of Lieutenant Richard Alexander (Dick) Henderson, a New Zealander who took over Simpson's tasks after his death. It's believed possible that while in Dunedin in 1917, Moore-Jones painted the version of the donkey after seeing a photograph which was taken by James Garner Jackson of Dunedin of Henderson at Gallipoli helping a wounded man on a donkey down to the beach, and put the date of 1915 on it as a tribute. Henderson went on to serve in France. On the Western Front Henderson was awarded the Military Medal for gallantry during the battle of the Somme in 1916, wounded in action at Passchendaele the following year and, after gas poisoning, returned to NZ in early 1918.

The National Gallery of Australia
The war ruined Dick Henderson's life. Henderson returned to his prewar occupation of teaching but never fully recovered from ill-health caused by the gas poisoning, and in 1934 he went blind. Richard Henderson died on 14 Nov. 1958; he was 63 years of age.

3.Original -watercolour. The Auckland War Memorial Museum (on permanent loan to the AWMM for safekeeping from the Auckland Commerce Club) (the former Auckland Commercial Travellers' Club, the painting, which was proudly displayed at the club until 1995). The club paid �300 for the painting of the Australian folk hero of World War I in 1926. The club bought it from the widow of the artist, who had died in 1922. She assured the club it was the original. It was understood the work was done in 1917 and the artist had done a copy to send to an exhibition in England just in case the ship carrying it was sunk.  In 1937 in London that painting was sold to Mr. F. C. C. McCann, Agent-General in London, for South Australia, on behalf of his Government. That copy ended up in the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.  The Auckland and the Canberra works were of similar size and were signed and dated 1915, suspect that the date referred to the event rather than the date it was painted. Today, a full-size colour photograph of the painting hangs by the fireplace in the Auckland club's lounge.

 AWMM

4.The Waikato Museum in Hamilton  
5.One that has just come to light in Australia, and is expected to fetch more than $A50,000 at auction at Sydney at Lawson-Menzies on 30 April 2007. Sold for $AUS120,000  ($NZ136,000). "It was painted in 1920 and a number of other versions were painted earlier so it's probably not No 1."

Horace may have thought the photograph was of Simpson. Maybe Horace using the photo of Henderson (NZer) as a model but as a memorial to Simpson (Australian). John Simpson, a British-born medic, was with the Australian forces at Gallipoli and became a legend for his heroic effort in ignoring sniper and artillery fire as he brought the wounded on his donkey, Duffy, down a dangerous path to the beach until he was killed. On his last trip down he was shot in the back and died. Simpson was the only one of his detachment to survive their landing at Gallipoli. The donkey carried onto the beach with the wounded man, then returned to the dying Simpson.  

Simpson's Grave. This photo while Alistair & Judy Moffat, of Oamaru, were in Gallipoli at the 85th Anniversary of ANZAC Day back in 2000.

No. 5. Sold in Australia in April 2007.
In 1990 the Returned Services Association moved to honour Henderson's courage, commissioning a bronze statue of him and his donkey for the 75th anniversary of the landings. Sculptor Paul Walshe used Jackson's photograph as his model. The statue sits outside the National War Memorial in Wellington, dwarfed by the Carillon tower and shaded by a pohutukawa. The memorial plaque states: "The stories of Simpson and Henderson are the stories of all stretcher-bearers ... these men exposed their lives to danger to save comrades and so built up the tradition of unselfishness and cool courage that is a feature of their service."

6.Simpson and his Donkey, painted by New Zealander, snapper Horace Moore-Jones, was auctioned 8th April 2008 at Webb's Auckland and fetched $NZ110,000 ($AUS 94,460) had been in a family for generations. It was given to them by Moore-Jones himself. 

In his book, 'Gallipoli', Les Carlyon states "John Simpson Kirkpatrick landed on North beach with the 3rd Australian Field Ambulance - on his way to eternal fame but didn't know it. He had 'annexed' a donkey and was using it to carry men with leg wounds down Shrapnel Gully. He would become Australia's folk hero from Anzac - After 24 days of trudging up and down Shrapnel Gully, Simpson, was killed on the morning of 19 May 1915 when he led his donkey into Shrapnel Gully and was hit in the heart". Hence, the legend of Simpson and His Donkey. 

No. 6. Auckland, given to family by Moore-Jones. 2008.

7. Auckland Art Gallery.  Horace Moore-Jones (1868-1922) was born at Malvern Wells, Worcestershire, England and came to Auckland in 1885. He  joined the British section of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, at age 46, and went as a New Zealand sapper to Gallipoli in 1914. His task was making topographical pencil and watercolour sketches of the Gallipoli landscape and allied and Turkish military positions and managed to draw and paint in between battles. His right hand was wounded in November 1915 and he was invalided back to England and while in hospital he painted more watercolours based on his sketches eventually back to Auckland, where he recovered to continue his painting career. These paintings soon came to the attention of the military and became enormously popular with the public after being made into prints.

All slightly different - look at the position of the wounded soldier's head and the position of the signature.

Drawing, [opens up in a new window] watercolour, 370x302cm purchased 1991 circa 1917. Horace was discharged from the army on medical grounds in 1917 and returned to New Zealand where he organised a touring exhibition of his water colours. As an accomplished artist he made many sketches at Gallipoli which were shown to the Royal Family and in 1916 exhibited in England then New Zealand and Australia. The whole collection was acquired by the Australian War Memorial. Hoarce died in 1922 while trying to save a girl from a fire in the Hamilton Hotel, NZ. Over in Canberra there is a lovely statue of Simpson and the Donkey, out side their War Memorial Museum. Reference: Timaru Herald 12 April 2007.


Photo taken by Garry Toomey at Woodbury on Anzac Day, 2007.
Simpson arrived with his donkey at the Woodbury Anzac Day service, 25 April 2007. He was a great hit with the many children present.  It was a damp overcast day, and there was a very good attendance. Was very impressed.
 

        Landscapes People rarely "show their hand" if they are interested in buying. A small postcard sized 1915 watercolour of Anzac Cove by wartime artist Horace Moore-Jones sold recently for $NZ55,000 in Auckland in July 2006. "It is not all about investment. It is not all about money. It is about people buying their culture back as well."


Gallipoli, The New Zealand Story, by Christopher Pugsley, 1984 Reed, Auckland. Extract:
The Wellington Mounted Rifles Regiment, along with the Auckland and Canterbury Mounted Rifles, made up the NZ Mounted Rifles Brigade. The Otago Mounted Rifles served as an independent unit. Each regiment numbered 608 men and was made up of three squadrons of 169 men commanded by a major, while each squadron numbered four troops, equivalent to an infantry platoon, commanded by a lieutenant. Those serving in the Mounted Rifles were all volunteers, who had to be over 5 foot 4 inches and over 12 stone, and between the ages of 20-34. Volunteers were expected to bring their own horse and saddlery. These, if deemed suitable, were then bought by the government at market value. Once enlisted, the volunteers were sent in drafts to concentration depots. The NZMR Brigade served in Egypt and Palestine.  The NZ Mounted Rifles went to Gallipoli in early May 1915 and fought as infantry. In all, 2700 men of the NZ Mounted Rifles landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula in 1915. The attack on Hill 60 in August 1915 nearly destroyed the a Brigade, reducing them to a total of 365 men. Out of a total of 8556 New Zealanders who served on the Gallipoli Peninsula, 2721 were killed and 4752 were wounded! Gallipoli.

Gallipoli
Upon the margin of a rugged shore,
There is a spot now barren, desolate,
A place of graves, sodden with human gore
That Time will hallow, Memory consecrate.
There lie the ashes of the mighty dead,
The youth who lit with flame obscurity,
Fought true for Freedom, won thro' rain of lead,
Undying fame, their immortality.
The stranger wand'ring when the war is over,
The ploughman thee driving his coulter deep,
The husbandmen who golden harvests reap-
From hill and ravine, from each plain and cover
Will hear a shout, see phantoms on the marge,
See men again making a deathless charge.

John William Streets.
The Times, Tuesday, Apr 11, 1916; pg. 9


The Age April 25 2007 Thousands pay respects at Gallipoli. The Anzac Day Dawn Service at the Anzac site, North Beach.
A sober and respectful crowd of more than 8000 Australians, New Zealanders and Turks has gathered at Gallipoli to commemorate Anzac Day. Veterans Affairs spokesman Mark Sullivan said about 60 per cent of the crowd at the dawn service was Australian. About 20 per cent were from New Zealand, 10 per cent from Turkey and another 10 per cent from countries including Germany, Canada and the United States. The service began at 5.30am, just before dawn, in the natural amphitheatre surrounded by sea, mountains and sand dunes. As the service went on, the sun came up behind the Sphinx, the sheer rock formation the Anzacs tried to climb in 1915. The most powerful part of the service for most people was the two-minute silence, bracketed by the Last Post at the beginning and Reveille at the end. A ceremony at Lone Pine, the highest point on the Gallipoli peninsula, followed the dawn service. Many locals joined today's crowd, which featured a strong Turkish military presence in the VIP section and throughout the crowd. The numbers of Turks attending the service has grown in recent years, a trend some local historians say was sparked by the Australian pilgrimages. The current resurgence of nationalism in Turkey also renewed interest in Gallipoli.

During the service, New Zealand Foreign Minister Winston Peters painted a moving picture of the Anzac campaign and urged a commitment to peace. The Anzacs, who believed they were training for deployment in France, were pitched into an ill-conceived campaign against Turkey for which few of them were prepared, he said. "They were to learn that courage and natural ability could not compensate for failures in planning, leadership and logistics," he said in remarks broadcast live in Australia. "Under constant fire from the start, many troops were hit before even making it to shore. "The survivors found themselves pinned down on the cruelly exposed beach, which was soon strewn with wounded and dead." Mr Peters urged the thousands gathered in the morning dark to remember the hardships and deprivations the soldiers endured during the eight-month campaign on the Gallipoli peninsula, from food shortages to snipers, disease and the constant barrage of artillery. "The human cost of the campaign was enormous, with over half a million casualties including 130,000 dead," he said.

Turkish military officers read a quotation in Turkish and English at today's service, taken from a speech made in 1934 by the first president of the Republic of Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. Mr Ataturk had led and inspired the Turkish forces at Gallipoli. "Those heroes that shed their blood and lost their lives you are now lying in the soil of a friendly country. Therefore rest in peace. "There is no difference between the Johnnies and the Mehmets where they lie side by side here in this country of ours.
You the mothers who sent their sons from far away countries, wipe away your tears.
Your sons are now lying in our bosom and are in peace.
Having lost their lives on this land they have become our sons as well. "
The words are now mounted on a huge memorial overlooking Anzac Cove at Gallipoli and in Wellington and Canberra.

"The dawn parade has grown for reasons no-one can explain. Years ago there was only a cat and a dog in the Square."

Poem All Honour to New Zealand
Otautau Standard and Wallace County Chronicle, Volume X, Issue 514, 30 March 1915, Page 2


"Pray you'll never know
The hell where youth and laughter go."
Siegfried Sassoon 1918

Geraldine Domain
Planted by Mrs B.R. Macdonald, mayoress, 19th July 1919 to commemorate signing of treaty ending World War 28th June 1919.

Observer, 30 June 1917, Page 21
Military Funerals to Cemeteries. It was resolved that in the event of the death of a returned soldier that a military funeral be accorded to deceased by right, at the request of relatives or the Returned Soldiers' Association, also that the Government pay the funeral expenses of a returned soldier who dies while still a patient; also, that a recommendation be sent to local associations to endeavour to obtain separate locations in cemeteries for the burial of returned soldiers, with a view to erecting memorials in the future.

Evening Post, 10 January 1918, Page 7
Major Newman Wilson, M.C., is the youngest son of Mr. Robert Wilson, of Waimate. He left with the 2nd Reinforcements, and was attached to the 2nd South Canterbury Battalion with the rank of lieutenant. During the Gallipoli campaign ho was severely wounded, but speedily recovered and rejoined his regiment. He saw service both at the Somme and at Messines, and was wounded, on each occasion. It was after the fighting at Messines that he was promoted to the rank of major, in which capacity he is still serving in France. Before joining the forces, Major Wilson was an accountant in the Canterbury Farmers' Co-operative Association, Timaru.

Feilding Star
, 26 April 1919, Page 2 WITHOUT A SCRATCH.
The luck or chance in war is a very uncertain item. One soldier' goes through Gallipoli to the finish without a scratch, another makes the supreme sacrifice at his first engagement. It is seldom, indeed, that all male members of one family came through with, out a scratch after several engagements (remarks the Timaru Herald) Such is the experience of Mr William Foster, recently returned, and his three sons. The youngest son first volunteered and fought at Gallipoli. The second enlisted later and fought chiefly in France, as also did the third son. The father then and fought side by side with a son at the Battle of the Somme, all four coming through the ordeal unscathed.  

The men who fell in France were not afraid to die,
They paid the worth of their British birth;
Their graves lie thick, their blood flows free,
Their gift—to thy children—Liberty.

WWI Press photos

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War Verse

New Zealand Herald, 22 March 1919, Page 2 SOLDIERS WILL IN VERSE.
A soldier in the Liverpool Regiment, Private Stanley Frederick Woodburn, who was killed in France last April, wrote his will in verse. It was made two months before his death on a field service form about the size of a postcard. The soldier left £1060 13s 8d. The will reads
My belongings I leave to my next-of-kin,
My purse is empty, there's nothing in;
My uniform, rifle, my pack and kit,
I leave to the next poor devil 'twill lit;
But if this war I manage to clear
I'll keep it myself for a souvenir.

Bay of Plenty Beacon, 24 December 1943, Page 4 "BREAK IT DOWN DAD!"
Miss Faye Purdy, aged, 8 years, daughter of an ex-serviceman, spills the beans in verse-:
Because they have to go to war
Some people whine and cry.
My father says its lot of fun,
And Daddy doesn't lie.
He tells me tales about a war
Some thirty years ago,
He fought it almost all alone
At least he tells me so.

Ashburton Guardian, 9 December 1916, Page 6
A MOTHER'S SONG. (By "Lucy Murray.")
"Good-bye" he called and waved his merry hand.
The very day I watched him first at school
I knew-he would be home for lunch at noon
(Unless detained by friend or broken rule);
And yet—how long the waiting time must be,
Before my tiny son returns to me.

"Good-bye!" he called, and waved his careless hand.
That day I watched him starting to the fight!
I know he will be home again some morn
(Unless enfolded in a long, still night);
And, ah! How long the waiting time I must be,
Before my son can come again to me.

Ashburton Guardian, 27 December 1916, Page 5
THE NINETY MILES
[Press notice.—"The English Army now holds the front from the Yser to the Somme, a distance of 90 miles.")
Ninety miles of smoke, of flame, Of blasting shell,
Where bodies root and wracked and torn
Yield up their life;
Though never will those spirits sorrow
When they meet again on God's tomorrow:
From the Yser to the Somme.

Ninety miles, of machine gun rattle,
Of rifle fire;
Where hand grenade and thunderous bomb
Spread death abroad;
And the rusty blood-stained tangled wire
Is worse to face than the foeman's fire:
From the Yser to the Somme.

Ninety miles-of thud and crush,
Of quivering earth,
Where the twelve-inch howitzer's heavies boom
And smash to dust
The crumbling trench and parapet;
Where lie the men whom Death has met
From the Yser to the Somme.

Ninety miles of love, of hate,
Of honour too;
Where noble deeds are seen, are done,
Not dreamt of,
And man to man is more than brother
As he drags the wounded under cover:
From the Yser to the Somme.

Ninety miles of earth, of hell;
Of heaven, none;
Where foe to foe is beast, oft-times, and glories in it.
At home, aye, those we'll never see again,
They ask, "Does God, or man, or devil reign,
From the Yser to the Somme?"
-Gunner J. K. Jameson N.Z. Government Insurance Recorder

Evening Post, 10 November 1933, Page 6
ARMISTICE DAY—THEN AND NOW.
He was walking along the street when, the clock chimed the first stroke of 11. He stopped, removed his hat and stood with head bowed. The noise of the city suddenly died down. How quiet it seemed. It reminded him of just such a time fifteen years ago, when, he had Iain in that English hospital. Dimly then, he remembered hearing the peeling of the church bells, and the patient in the next cot telling him that the war was over. Often he had wondered whether he would survive to see this day, and where, and what, he would be doing. And now, after years of fighting he had been knocked out just a month too soon. Damn the war! Damn "Fritz"! Damn everything! But as he lay there and heard the groans of other wounded men, he realised that many of them were shattered in body worse than he. Then there were some of his comrades who would never return. He was at least alive. Surely, he thought, he had no cause to complain. Just then a tramcar bell clanged, and. an automobile siren hooted. The city was returning to its normal business. Where was he? In Willis Street, of course. Must have been day-dreaming. As he wandered off with the support of a stick, his thoughts were that many might forgot Armistice Day, but he never would. It was on this day that his leg had been amputated.

They are not missing they are here.

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