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BACK FROM THE FRONT on the HMNZ 'Rotorua' Feb 1916

Journal by ngairedith

....BACK FROM THE FRONT
SOLDIERS RETURNING HOME - SICK AND WOUNDED


The steamer 'Rotorua' left London 16 Dec 1915 & Cape Town 7 Jan 1916
There were 425 passengers, inclusive of 7 officers & 196 men of the NZ Forces
She arrived in Auckland 3 Feb 1916 & Nelson the following week

Evening Post, 1 February 1916 ANZAC HEROES DEPART
The second contingent of New Zealand soldiers, unfit for further military service, left Plymouth last week by the Rotorua. The men had a great reception from the Devon folk. The band of the Royal Garrison Artillery played the ship away from the harbour, and there was much cheering. Major Brereton was in charge of the New Zealanders on board

- PUBLIC RECEPTION ARRANGED -
Due at Auckland, via Cape Town and Hobart this evening, the New Zealand Shipping Company's R.M.S. Rotorua. Captain Sutcliffe is in command and Dr H. V. O'Donoghue is the medical officer
The Rotorua will berth at the Queen's Wharf tomorrow, 3rd Feb. During the morning the examination of the men by the Medical Board and the completion of the records will be carried out in shed No 14. Passes are being issued to next-of-kin of men on board, which will admit members to the wharf on the occasion of the ship's arrival. The Rotorua's has on board 435 passengers, including over 220 invalided and wounded soldiers in charge of Major C. B. Brereton.
The Southerners will leave the same night for Wellington by the express and the South island men catch the ferry steamer at Wellington on Thursday evening

Major Brereton, of the Canterbury Battalion, who is in charge of the men, states that the conduct of all had been excellent and it had been a most enjoyable voyage. There were two bright diversions, at Capetown and Hobart. Major Brereton was injured in the attack on Krithia in May. He returns fully restored to health and hopes soon to return to the scene of hostilities.
Speaking of the last occasion in which he was in action Major Brereton said that it was the first time that the New Zealanders had been in a stereotyped attack. Till then they had been fighting at Anzacs. On being taken to Cape Helles with a battalion of Australians they were sent forward under shell fire. At first their losses were not great, but when they advanced from the trenches the Turks cut them down like rabbits.

Wairarapa Daily Times, 1 February 1916
The second contingent of members of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force invalided home after hospital treatment in England, is being brought back by the 'Rotorua' which is expected to arrive at Auckland tomorrow afternoon., Definite advice has not yet been received from the steamer, but it is expected to reach port about 1 p.m.

Six officers, two non-commissioned officers and 195 men, a total of 203, are returning by the Rotorua. Approximately forty of them have relatives or intimate friends in Auckland. When the steamer has been berthed, the men will be assembled in wharf shed No 14, where the examination by the medical board and the work of the records office will be carried out, as was done in the case of the Ruahine's contingent. Relatives of the men will be admitted into the building on production of passes, which are obtainable from the Defence Office. As there will be cargo in the shed, a request has been made that visitors should retrain from smoking in it.
The Southern contingent will leave Auckland by the evening express train to-morrow. About sixty of them will proceed to the South Island.

MEN ON THE ROTORUA
The following is the official list of solders on board H.M.N.Z. troopship Rotorua:-

(NOK = next of kin)
FIELD ARTILLERY
* 2/951 - Eric Wharton BRAITHWAITE (1890-1955)
* served as James Eric WHARTON & his sister, Mary Gwendoline Sutcliffe was listed as nok, Talavera Terrace, Wellington
NOK father, Joseph Braithwaite, bookseller, Princes St., Dunedin
- his father Joseph was the Mayor of Dunedin 1905-1909
- mother was Mary Ann BELLET
- enlisted from Malvern Terrace, off Grey Street, Auckland
- married Evelyn Catherine FELL in 1921
* 2/982 - Ernest COOPER
NOK mother, Sarah Cooper, 251 Adelaide Road, Newtown, Wellington
- enlisted from same address
* 2/640 - Charles William ERWOOD
NOK mother, Mrs C. Erwood, 93 Woodstock Rd., Stroud, Green Road, London
- enlisted from Stony Creek Station, Martinborough
- married Cara SARGISSON in 1920
* 2/307 - William FRYER (1892-)
NOK father, William John Francis Fryer, Pahia, Southland
- enlisted from Ahiaruke, Carterton
- mother was Caroline COLLINSON
* 2/1035 - William LINDSAY
NOK sister, Mrs Reginald Milner Fergusson, Ashburton
- sister Lizzie Mary Lindsay married in 1900
- enlisted from Frankton Junction
* 2/1128 - Jacob PEARSON
NOK William Pearson, Battlehill, Portadown, Armagh, Ireland
- enlisted from Roseneath, Wellington
- married Ellen MITCHELL in 1918
* 2/1468 - Leslie John SPINLEY (1896-)
NOK mother, Mrs Annie Spinley, Devonport, Auckland
- parents were Joseph Christopher SPINLEY & Annie Sarah Burgess KING
- enlisted from 38 Queen's Parade, Devonport, Auckland
- brother Henry Cuthbert Spinley also served
- brother Frederick Thomas Spinley also served
* 2/355 Arthur James WOOD
NOK W. H. Wood, Hanover, Wadestown, Wellington


MEDICAL CORPS
* 3/433 - Duncan McRAE (1889-)
NOK father, Findlay McRae, Puerua, Otago
- enlisted from Puerua
- parents were Findlay & Williamina McRAE


ENGINEERS
* 4/689 - John BUCKLEY
NOK sister, Mrs L. M. Hill, c/o Hill and Son, Timaru
- enlisted from 93 Yarrow St., Invercargill
* 4/709 - William Walter CRAMP
NOK sister, Mrs Mary Stone (or Stowe), 4 Grenfield Road, Balham, London
- enlisted from 42 Selwyn Street, Onehunga, Auckland
- married Annie Amelia NORRIS in 1917
* 4/99A - John Ignatius FOX (1878-1926)
(born in Vienna as Fuchs and naturalised an Australian)
NOK wife, Mrs Fox "Te Nolio", Pahiatua
- married Clara Ellen Robinson in 1905 (nee Buxton, widow of Walter George Robinson). According to the court case in 1925, John was sent home after being twice reported as a spy. John took action against William Goodfellow for libel ... read here
Auckland Star, 13 December 1926 HENDERSON SUICIDE
BODY FOUND IN CREEK
... John Ignatius Fox, formerly organiser for the Waikato Dairy Farner's Union has been missing from his home near Henderson (Auckland) since Wednesday last
Auckland Star, 14 December 1926 PAHIATUA - The late John Ignatius Fox, whose body was found in Henderson Creek, was, several years ago, a member of the local Borough Council, debating society and other institutions. He figured very prominently in public life for a time and generally appeared to have had an eventful career
* 4/458 - Elvet Billany GILL (1894-1950)
NOK father, Mr Christopher Gill, Church St., Palmerston North
- born in Hull, Yorkshire to Christopher John GILL & Zillah Smith BILLANY who emigrated to NZ in 1904 & settled in Palmerston North
- married Zillah Edith BROWNING in 1932
* 4/769 Frank KELLY
NOK mother, Elizabeth Kelly, 49 Alexander Street, Auckland
- enlisted from that address
* 4/808 - James Albert NEILSON (1891-1922)
NOK father, Robert Neilson, 77 Queen's Drive, Musselborough
- enlisted from 33 Dee St., Timaru
- parents were Robert NEILSON & Eliza CUTTLE
- brother Edward Ferguson Neilson embarked 19 Jan 1917
- married Idalene Bell CRAIGIE (1897-1952) 28 May 1917 in South Dunedin
Idalene was born in New York to Thomas Lamb CRAIGIE (1863-1917) & Isabella BELL (1863-1949) of St Clement, Dundee, Scotland who later moved to New Zealand. Idalene's father was a Pastrycook & Confectioner in Timaru when her brother Thomas Lamb Craigie (1897-1970) served as Private 25477
* 4/42 - Albert Charles 'Bert' RICHARDS (1891-1921)
NOK mother, Martha Richards, 11 Tasman Street, Wellington
- enlisted from that address
- son of Henry Edward RICHARDS & Martha BURNISTON
Evening Post, 13 January 1921 RICHARDS - On the 13th January 1921, at Trentham Military Hospital, Lieut. Albert Charles (Bert), the dearly beloved youngest son of Mrs M. and the late H. E. Richards, Tasman-street, Wellington; aged 30 years
Evening Post, 15 January 1921 FUNERAL - The funeral of the late Lieut. A. C. Richards, who died at Trentham Hospital on Thursday morning, took place at the Karori Cemetery yesterday afternoon and was of a military character. General Chaytor and Major Finnis represented the Defence Department. The firing party was in charge of Lieut. Miles and a party of the Senior Cadets of No 42 Company, of which the deceased was formerly O.C., was under Lieuts. Chaytor and Smith. The pall bearers were Major MacFarlane, Captain Munro, Lieut. Dutton and Staff-Sergeant-Major Ledbrook. The Rev J. Dawson conducted the service at the graveside. The Harbour Board was represented by Captain Hale Monro and a large number of the staff, of which the deceased had been a member. The chief mourners were Messrs F. R. Webster and H. L. Whiteman, brothers-in-law of the deceased.
* 4/721 - Leonard John WRAIGHT (1893-1994)
NOK father, Lewis Richard Wraight, 20 Hereford Street, Roslyn
- enlisted from that address
- mother was Margaret Jane 'Maggie' WHYTE
- married Mary Etta HELLYER in 1919
* 4/874 - George YULE
NOK father, T. Yule, 27 Clarence Street, Aberdeen, Scotland
- enlisted from Wellington


ARMY SERVICE CORPS
* 7/30B - James COCHRANE
NOK mother, Mary S. Cochrane, Glenavy, South Canterbury
- enlisted from c/o Loan Company, Waimate
* 5/453 - Thomas Acton SUMMERS (1888-1963)
NOK father, Frank Summers, Paeroa
- mother was Ada Ellen ASTON
- enlisted from Paeroa
- married Sadie HIGGINS in 1917


CANTERBURY INFANTRY BATTALION
* 6/201 Major Cyprian Bridge BRERETON (1876-1962)
NOK brother, Thomas Brereton, Ngatimoti, Nelson
- parents were William & Ann BRERETON
- married Margaret Irene GUY from Orinoco in England in 1915
- a dentist by profession, he was battalion commander of the Nelson 12th Regiment at Gallipoli. He retired with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in 1918. He grew tobacco on his Orinoco farm from 1925 and was involved with the Nelson Pioneer Tobacco Grower's Union in the 1930's. He moved to Nelson in 1935 and became the Curator of the Nelson Institute Museum retiring in 1960. He published 6 books between 1926-1952
* 6/1103 - Lieutenant Dugald MacDonald ROBERTSON (1890-1944)
NOK father, Dugald MacDonald Robertson, 5 St James St, Linwood
- enlisted from that address
- mother was Sarah FERGUS
* 6/751 - Stanley Louis ANDREWS (1899-1981)
NOK father, Frank Andrews, Richmond, Nelson
- parents were Francis 'Frank' ANDREWS & Emma Sophia BULLARD
- enlisted from Brightwater
- married Leathia Maud FENEMOR in 1917
* 6/2347 - Alfred Francis ASHBOLT (1878-1927)
NOK mother, mother, Minnie Jane Ashbolt c/o Mrs Santy, Rakaia
- parents were George ASHBOLT & Minnie Jane HINDE
- his mother lived 182 Chester St, Christchurch & 162 Leet St, Invercargill
- enlisted from Mangawai, North Auckland
* 6/194 - Harry BARLOW
NOK father, John Barlow, 261 Bolton Road, Radcliff, Manchester, England
- enlisted from Golden Bay, Marlborough
* 6/1205 - Frederick John BOWRING (1895-1962)
NOK father, Mr James Bowring, Kaiapoi
- enlisted from Kaiapoi
- parents were James BOWRING & Cassandra JURY
- married Lucy JONES 19 Oct 1915 in Wales & had 2 children in Kaiapoi
* 6/1051 - Albert BRANT
NOK wife, Mrs G. Brant, Percival Street, Rangiora
- enlisted from 356 Madras Street, Christchurch
* 6/1247 - Reuben Morris BROOMFIELD (1893-)
NOK mother, Elizabeth Jane Broomfield, Annat, Canterbury
- enlisted from Annat
- parents were Thomas BROOMFIELD & Elizabeth Jane ZANDSTRA(?)
- married Ethel Haigh in 1931
* 6/421 James Fleming BRYCE
NOK Archibald Bryce, Hatton Street, Timaru
- enlisted from c/o P. W. Hutton and Co., Timaru
- married Edith Blanche Hamlyn in 1927
* 6/2089 - Alexander CAMPBELL
NOK father, Alexander Campbell, Waikari
- enlisted from Waikari
* 6/1113 - Reginald CARROLL
NOK Mrs O. Carroll, Smithfield, Orange Free State, South Africa
- enlisted from Woodend, North Canterbury
* 6/1182 - Charles William COLLINSON (1882-1958)
NOK Mrs Collinson, 489 Hesle Pond, Hull, England
- enlisted as Warder, c/o H.M. Prison, Lyttelton
* 6/437 - Thomas Henry CUNNARD (1888-1962)
NOK father, John Cunnard, Temuka
- enlisted from Temuka
- parents were John CUNNARD & Bridget/Bridgetta McKENNA
- married Euphemia Mary SMITH (1901-1967) in 1923
* 6/449 Frederick George DUNN
NOK Frederick James Dunn, Box 126, Timaru
* 6/951 - Frank Sydney DYER (1890-1967)
NOK Sidney Vincent Dyer, Cambridge Terrace, Christchurch
- enlisted from that address
- mother was Ellen GIBB
- married Emma Louisa CAMERON in 1920
* 6/1284 - John Henry FORBES
NOK Mr J. T. Williamson, Rara Railway Station, Victoria, Australia
- enlisted from Deep Creek, via Canvastown, Marlborough
* 6/1170 - Harold 'Percy' FOUGERE (1891-1974)
NOK father, James Johnny Fougere (1850-1937), Te One, Chatham Island
- enlisted from Tai Tapu, Canterbury
- photo of Percy & his siblings at Te One School, Chatham islands
- married Frances Emily 'Fan' Strang in 1918
- brother, Philip Broughton Fougere embarked 8 Jan 1916
- brother, Maurice Hereward Fougere embarked 5 June 1918
* 6/1857 - James Edward GOSNEY (1895-)
NOK father, John Gosney, Cliff St., Timaru
- enlisted from that address
- 8th of 13 children of John GOSNEY & Ada Fanny BORROWS
* 6/761 - Lance/Lancelot James HAGAN
NOK father, James Hagan, Rifle Range, Trentham
- enlisted from New Century Boardinghouse, Blenheim
* 6/2422 - Charles HAGUES
NOK father, F. Hagues, Clapham, Mysore Rd, Lavender Hill, Clapham, London
- enlisted from Buckland, Auckland
* 6/960 - John HEAD
NOK Mrs J. T. Head, c/o Mrs Harland, Post-office, Waverley, Taranaki
- enlisted from Queen's Hotel, Christchurch
* 6/272 Herbert Arthur JOHNSTON (1893-1862)
NOK father, William Henry Johnston, Takaka, Nelson
- enlisted from Upper Takaka
- mother was Charlotte Elizabeth NALDER
* 6/274 - Charles Valentine KEAR (1894-)
NOK father, William Henry Kear, Glenomaru, Otago
- enlisted from Havelock
- mother was Annie Sophia Van RENEN (or various spelling)
- Charles married (as Charles Valentine Van Renen) in 1922 to Winifred Jean Ballantyne HENDERSON (they divorced in 1928)
* 6/2178 - Timothy KELLY
NOK father, James Kelly, Colungarne, County Clare, Ireland
* 6/1090 - Azel LAWRENCE
NOK Alfred Lawrence, 39 Cornwall Street, Saint Albans, Christchurch
- enlisted from that address
- married Doris FITZELL in 1917
* 6/294 - John Beaton MARR (1884-1937)
NOK wife Margaret Marr, 125 Canon Street, Saint Albans, Christchurch
- enlisted from Havelock South
- married Margaret MERLIHY in 1903, had a son John Beaton Marr (1903-1980)
* 6/842 - Patrick Leonard MINOLA (1890-1948)
NOK Miss E. Harrison, 39 Kent Terrace, Wellington
- enlisted from c/o J. H. Davidson, Saint Leonards, Culverden
- base born 22 Jan 1890 in Wellington to Mary Minola (nee Bond 1861-1914). Mary had married Audro Luis Minola of Italy in 1879 & had 4 children. He died suddenly from an aneurism in 1885 aged 30. Mary had 2 sons, 1888 & 1890. She married Albert SANDSTROM (1876-1930) in 1897. Albert appears to have gone to Scotland then New York where he died in an accident. Mary married John William ANDERSON in 1902. She is buried in Karori
NOTE Patrick's NOK's name, Harrison, and address of 39 Kent St., was also the name & address of the witness to his half-sister's wedding (Herminia Giovanna Anderson, nee Minola) when she remarried in 1922 to William Henry Corlett.
- Patrick Leonard married Janet Swinton ALLAN (1885-1979) in 1917. In 1927 they were living at 3 Claremont St, Newmarket, Auckland & he worked for the City Council
* 6/1646 - Cecil Rawlings MURRAY
NOK mother, Louisa Ann Murray, 758 George Street, Dunedin
- enlisted from 4 Chambers Street, North-east Valley, Dunedin
- married Elizabeth Charlotte FRUISH in 1927
* 6/1064 - Albert Herbert MYERS (1888-1957)
NOK father, J. S. Myers, Marshlands, Christchurch
- enlisted from Preston's Road, Marshland
- son of John Scott MYERS & Sarah CASTLE
* 6/521 - George Patrick NIALL
NOK brother, Gerald Hugh Niall, 102 Grafton Road, Auckland
- 2 of at least 13 children of Daniel William NIALL & Norah CARROLL
- enlisted from 18 Buchanan Street, Timaru
- brother, Gerald Hugh Niall embarked 16 Nov 1917
- nephew, Alexander William Niall killed in action 16 Sep 1943 in France
* 6/1379 Orlando POINTON (1889-1963)
NOK father, Elviss Pointon (1866-1937), 9 Manchester Street, Petone
- enlisted from that address
- mother was Mary Lily MOORE (1869-1927)
* 6/341 Philip Nelson SADD (1896-1980)
NOK father, James Barton Sadd (1869-1949), Takaka, Nelson
- enlisted from Sea View, The Port, Nelson
- mother was Lillias Wilson BOLTON (1870-1943)
- grandparents were James Barton SADD, teach in Nelson & Mary Agnes HODGSON
* 6/361 - Charles Frederick STONE (1895-1959)
NOK father, James Elijah Stone (1857-1945, born Auckland), Reservoir, Nelson
- enlisted from Brook St., Nelson
- mother was Sarah LIMMER (1865-1922, born Motueka)
- married Blanche Letitia STONE (1897-1987, nee BENNETT) in 1920. Blanche first married his brother William John Stone (1887-1917) in 1913 when she was 15. William John Stone served as Captain 6/1990 & died of his wounds in Belgium
* 6/2287 - Henry Oswald SUTHERLAND (1889-1955)
NOK father, Hugh Sutherland, 396 Armagh Street, Christchurch
- enlisted from that address
- parents were Hugh SUTHERLAND (1867-1920), from Scotland & Annie PELVIN (1863-1941, nee WATERLOW), widow at the age of 22, of Henry William Pelvin (1858-1885) who died at home, Trent St., Oamaru from inflammation of the lungs after catching a cold. They had two young children (Clara Blanche Woodward Pelvin (1882-1940) & Robert Bruce Pelvin 1884-1950)
NOTE The Oamaru community held a concert to raise funds for Annie after the death of her husband. They raised L21.16, a 2014 equivalent of $3,836. Hugh & Annie are buried in Bromley, Christchurch
- Henry married Cathleen Agnes ROWE (1892-) in Christchurch 30 May 1918
* 6/1414 - Richard John SWEETMAN (1889-1941)
NOK mother, Johannah Sweetman, 113 Tainui Street, Greymouth
- parents were Peter SWEETMAN (1847-1913) & Johannah MURPHY (1860-1934)
- Richard John Sweetman, embarked Dec 1914
- brother, Michael Joseph Sweetman, embarked Jan 1917
* 6/933 - John Samuel TAYLOR (1886-1926)
NOK John Henry Taylor, c/o Mrs Sheritt, Preston Road, Greymouth
- died 2 July 1926 in Wellington, buried Karori
* 6/1752 - Arthur WEAVER
NOK father, Arthur Weaver, Rakaia, Canterbury
- enlisted from Raikaia


CANTERBURY MOUNTED RIFLES
* 7/476 - John BRYDON (1879-1956)
NOK mother, Isabella Brydon, 87 Springfield Road, Christchurch
- also served in the Boer War #3590
- parents were Robert BRYDON & Isabella LINDSAY
* 7/40 Michael Andrew DUGGAN (1889-1965)
NOK Mrs Duggan, Knapdale Post-office, via Gore
- enlisted from Waimate
- married Freda Thistle WALLACE (1899-1982) in 1930
* 7/48 John Thomas GILL
NOK father, Robert Gill, Makikihi
- born in Waikuku to Robert & Anne Elizabeth Gill of Ocean View, Rosewill, Timaru
- enlisted from Makikihi
* 7/860 - Maurice Arthur KNIGHT (1893-)
NOK father, Edward Richard Lewkenor Knight, 48 Hoon Hay Road, Spreydon, Christchurch
- enlisted from that address
- mother was Annie BARTON
* 7/627 - William McCOY
NOK wife, Emily Jane McCoy, Coalgate, Canterbury
* 7/631 - John Munro SCOTT
NOK father, David Nimmo Scott, Land and Survey Department, Timaru
- enlisted from c/o P.O. Box 22, Timaru
- mother was Kate Mary NEWTON
* 7/411 - Sergeant-Major Ernest WILLIAM WEBB
NOK wife, M. J. H. Webb, 82 North Avon Road, Richmond, Christchurch


OTAGO INFANTRY BATTALION
* 8/1397 - George Thomas BAKER
NOK father, Francis G. Baker, 85 Cargill Road, South Dunedin
- enlisted from that address
* 8/9 - Augustus Nelson BERRY (1889-)
NOK mother, Mrs K. E. Berry, Rockvale Estate, Weston, Oamaru
- enlisted from Weston, Oamaru
- parents were Benjamin Augustus BERRY & Kate Eleanor DAVIS
* 8/1040 - George BROWN
NOK William Brown, 72 Fitzroy Street, Kew, Caversham, Dunedin
* 8/1944 - Dugald BUCHANAN
NOK father, Mr W. Buchanan, 54 Oteramika Road, Georgetown, Invercargill
- enlisted from Oteramika Road, Invercargill
* 8/652 - William Norman CADDIE
NOK Thomas Caddie, 59 Prince Albert Road, Musselburgh
- enlisted from Musselburgh, Dunedin
- parents were Thomas CADDIE & Alice Menzies MUIR
- brother, Rupert Septimus Caddie, Corporal 47855, died in Somme, France
* 8/1211 - Duncan McDonald CHURCH (1894-1937)
NOK father, Percival Church, 11 Grange Street, Dunedin
- enlisted from that address
- mother was Alice Mary TRUMAN
* 8/1448 - Francis James DAVEY (1886-1948)
NOK daughter, Miss Jane Davey, c/o G. Davey, Main North Rd., Temuka
- enlisted from Temuka
- born 25 Nov 1886 in Temuka to George DAVEY & Maria Jane FINLAY
- married Alice Fanny CORBETT in 1917
- died of cancer 21 July 1948 aged 62 in Taumarunui Hospital, King Country
* 8/1059 - Cecil Harold DUNCAN (1885-1954)
NOK mother, Mary Duncan, 115 Main South Road, Caversham, Dunedin
- enlisted from that address
- parents were George Edwin & Mary DUNCAN
* 8/364 - Alfred James DURRANT (1900-1971)
NOK father, George Inverness Durrant, Rangiora, North Canterbury
- enlisted from Otautau
- mother was Beatrice MARLOW (1877-1964)
George Inverness Durrant (1876-1933) was born on board the Inverness into Hawkes Bay. He and Beatrice are buried at Karori
NOTE
Alfred was born 26 Jan 1900 & embarked 16 Oct 1914 making him aged 14.9
* 8/1759 - John JOHNSTONE
NOK mother, Mrs J. Coutts, 103 Arthur Street, Dunedin
- enlisted from that address
* 8/401 - Alphonsus KIRWAN
NOK father, John Kirwan, East Road, Invercargill
- enlisted from that address
* 8/234 - Oliver John LAY (1885-)
NOK sister, Olive Lavinia Mary Lay, Kelso, Otago
- enlisted from Kelso
- parents were Alfred & Mary Elizabeth LAY
- married Mabel McCARRIGAN in 1917
- (sister Olive married Alexander Officer Wilson in 1915)
* 8/251 - Gordon McKENZIE (1892-)
NOK mother, Mrs William Tilson, Toiro, Balclutha
- enlisted from Clinton
- his mother, Florence Mary (nee Drapper) married Alexander McKenzie in 1881 & remarried in 1901 to William Henry Tilson
* 8/239 - Ian Chisholm McRAE
NOK Mrs Marion Ranken, Lime Grove, Derby Road, East Sheen, London
- enlisted from Edendale
* 8/1377 - Clement MALLINSON
NOK Clement Mallinson, 38 Knight Street, Halifax, Yorkshire, England
- enlisted from Bloomfield, Dannevirke
* 8/1896 - Stanley Hampton MITCHELL (1890-1968)
NOK father, John Mitchell, Ngapara, North Otage
- enlisted from 80 Ghuznee Street, Wellington
- parents were John MITCHELL & Agnes Stanley DAVIDSON
* 8/245 - Charles MOORE
NOK father, John Moore, Tapanui - also Ngapara, North Otago
- enlisted from 80 Ghuznee Street, Wellington
* 8/75 - Joseph MONTGOMERY (1893-)
NOK father, William Montgomery, Ribble Street, Oamaru
- enlisted from that address
- mother was Elizabeth SKENE
* 8/768 David Marshall PATERSON (1896-)
NOK mother, Mrs J. Paterson, Wansbeck St, Oamaru - also 28A Eden St, Oamaru
- enlisted from Palmerston South
- parents were Henry Wallis Smith 'Harry' PATERSON & Jeanie Douglas RIDDELL
* 8/944 - William Louis PATERSON
NOK father, N. Paterson, 19 Winchester Street, Christchurch
- enlisted from that address
* 8/1174 - William Edgar PHILLIPS (1894-1918)
NOK cousin, James Kelsall, Kororo, Te Rapa, Waikato
- born in England
- enlisted from Mrs Jews Private Hotel, Lambton Quay, Wellington
- married Mary Ethel DUNCAN in 1916 (in Napier in 1918)
- died 23 Nov 1918 during the Flu Pandemic in Palmerston North, buried Terrace End
* 8/1633 - Edward SEDGEWICK
NOK father, James Sedgewick, Market Place, Tralee, Ireland
(possibly Edward Seymour Berresford Sedgewick 1891-1975)
- enlisted from c/o Powell, Manaroa, Rewa
* 8/2312 - Sydney Augustus SHARPE
NOK mother, Mrs L. Sharpe, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England
- enlisted from 36 Thompson Street, Wellington (re-enlisted 1917)
* 8/295 - Alexander SHIPMAN (1891-1954)
NOK sister, Mrs Annie PUMPA, Lyne Street, Gore
- enlisted from Gore
- son of John Thomas SHIPMAN (1853-1925) & Sarah BOYLE (1860-1915)
- married Emily GREER in 1921
NOTE Alexander's sister, Christina Maire Shipman married Carl Johann (Charles John) Pumpa in 1902 in Gore. Charles was the 5th of 14 children of Martin PUMPA & Louisa SCHORBACK (from Prussia to Victoria, Australia). Their 10th child, Bernhardt (Bernard) Arthur Pumpa married Alexander's sister Elizabeth Mary 'Annie' Shipman in 1910
* 8/486 - Arthur Wilfred SMITH (1887-1971)
NOK father, William Smith, Punta, Esk Street, Invercargill
- enlisted from 214 Tweed Street, Invercargill
- married Eugenie Victoria McCULLAGH (1891-1974) in 1917
* 8/1842 - Richard Gardner SPEIRS (1886-1959)
NOK father, Richard Gardner Speirs (1856-1933), Dee Street, Invercargill
- enlisted from Surrey Street, Gore
- mother was Agnes McNEILAGE
* 8/305 - John Francis WALSH
NOK father, Mr John Walsh, Burns Street, Milton
- enlisted from that address
* 8/957 - James WOOD
NOK father, Mr J. Wood, Highfield, Timaru
- enlisted from Empire Hotel, Christchurch


OTAGO MOUNTED RIFLES
* 9/361 - Marcus ANDERSON
NOK father, M. Anderson, 7 Gibson Street, Kaikorai, Dunedin
- enlisted from that address
* 9/601 - William James CLARKE
NOK father, Charles Clarke, Mataura
- enlisted from East Gore
* 9/267 - Walter James DILLON
NOK Alfred Dillon, Pahia, Southland
- enlisted from Seaward Downs, Southland
* 9/278 - Albert William FISHER
NOK father, John Fisher, Kapuka, Southland
- enlisted from same address
* 9/475 - James Eaton GAFFANEY (1880-1919)
NOK father, Francis Gaffaney, Cargill Rd., Dunedin South
- enlisted from Oreti, Southland
- parents were Francis Dominic GAFFANEY (1843-1919) from Belfort, Derbyshire, & Catherine 'Kate' BROSNAHAN (1855-1905) from County Kerry, Ireland. Francis was a Hotelkeeper (of 'The Railway Workshops Hotel' corner of Cargill Rd., & Cutten St., Dunedin) and also a member of the Canterbury provincial police. After his death his freehold residences were auctioned and comprised:- 3 Cutten St (6 rooms), 5 Cutten St (4 rooms), 7 Cutten St (4 rooms), 3 cottages on Lambeth Rd and the Workshops Hotel, a double-story brick building
- brother, Peter Michael Gaffaney, embarked 9 Oct 1915
- brother, Francis Dominick Gaffaney embarked 26 July 1916
- sister, Imelda Gaffaney (1891-1960) was Sister di Pazzi of the Dominican Convent, Oamaru
James Eaton Gaffaney served 3 years at the front, was severely wounded at Gallipoli and died of his wounds in April 1919 at home
On April 22 1919 at Dunedin, Lance-Corporal James Eaton Gaffaney,(No 9/475, Main Body) beloved second son of Francis Dominic Gaffaney of Cutten Street, South Dunedin, and brother of Joseph, Vincent and Francis Gaffaney (on active service) aged 38 years. R.I.P. To be interred with military honours at Northern Cemetery. Hugh Gourley, Military Funeral Director.
NOTES
* Francis's brother Michael Gaffaney married Kate's sister Margaret Brosnaham (lived Temuka)
* James died 4 months before his father Francis who died at the Chalet Hospital in Aug 1919
* see also the great blog on Peter Michael Gaffaney & family (with photos)
* 9/538 - William Alexander GUNN
NOK father, William Gunn, 112 King Street, Glasgow South, Scotland
- enlisted from Waipounamu, Riversdale, Southland
* 9/177 - Frederick McKAY
NOK Mr John McKay, Wedderburn, Otago Central
- enlisted from Miller's Flat
* 9/948 - Randolph Desmond MATHER
NOK mother, Ellen Mather, Portabello, Otago
- enlisted from Portobello
- parents were James Edward MATHER & Ellen Mary DESMOND
* 9/314 - Robert MORRISON
NOK mother, Mrs Johan Morrison, Eastern Bush, via Otautau
- enlisted from Dipton, Southland
* 9/625 - James PAUL
NOK wife, Mrs T. Paul, 7 Evelyn Place, Wellington, also 116 Fox St, Gisborne
- enlisted from 7 Mount Street, Central Auckland
* 9/742 - John PETERSEN
NOK brother, J. Patersen, Princes St., Dunedin
- enlisted from c/o Little, Omihi, Kaikoura
* 9/875 - Marcus Turnbull ROSS
NOK brother, J. Ross, Bonnivale, Tapanui - also, Rose Hall, Warepa, Otago
- enlisted from Clydevale, Otago
* 9/208 David SMAILLIE (1868-1945)
NOK sister, Mrs Mary Connor, c/o Post Office, Mosgiel
- enlisted from Mosgiel
- sister Mary Addie Smaillie (1866-1960) married William Connor in 1884
- married Ann Dow RAMSAY in 1919
* 9/84A - James STEWART (1890-1918)
NOK Thomas Stewart, Awamoa, North Oamaru
- born 9 April 1890 in Oamaru to Thomas STEWART & Amelia HAMILTON
- enlisted from 34 Cashel St., Christchurch with service number 3/84A, 26 Aug 1914. Service number changed to 9/84A with transfer to Otago Mounted Rifles
- died 8 Dec 1918 from Pulmonary Tuberculosis & buried Oamaru
* 9/1993 - Patrick Joseph SULLIVAN
NOK father, John Sullivan, 34 William Street, Timaru
- enlisted from that address
* 9/93 - Peter TORRIE
NOK wife, Maria Torrie, 12 De Carle Street, St Kilda, Dunedin
- enlisted from Dunedin
- married Maria SUTHERLAND in 1912
* 9/772 - Herbert McDonell WHITE
NOK mother, Elizabeth White, Tahunga, Gisborne
- enlisted from Tahunga


WELLINGTON INFANTRY BATTALION
* 10/1724 - Thomas ANTHONY
NOK father, James Anthony, Castlecliff, Wanganui
- enlisted from Castlecliff, Wanganui
* 10/1713 - Alfred ACOTT
NOK father, Alfred Acott, Woodfall, Luddingford, Yalding, Kent, England
- enlisted from Avoca House, Napier
* 10/1406 - Philip Augustus BANKS
NOK sister, Miss M. Banks, 2 Viking Road, Arbair Hill, Military Quarter, Dublin
- enlisted from Royal Hotel, Palmerston North
* 10/588 - Arthur Henry BEABLE (1889-1923)
NOK Mrs Morya Beable, Westbourne Rd., Plymouth, England
- enlisted from Dannevirke
* 10/1181 - William Andrew BELL
NOK sister, Mrs C. H. Marshall, Auchencrow, Scotland
* 10/285 - Alfred Cecil BOWMAN (1890-)
NOK mother, Mrs Edgar Elliot Carew, 78 Nith Street, Invercargill
- born in NZ to Johnathan 'John' Ashbridge BOWMAN (1850-1891) & Rebecca FAZAKERLEY (1867-1941) from Elwood, Melbourne, Australia. His father died when he was about 1 and his mother Rebecca remarried in 1904 to Edgar Elliot Carew. Edgar had first married Helen Jane JEFFCOAT (1861-1902) in 1889
- a brother, Jonathan Bertram Bowman enlisted from Melbourne 14 July 1915
- a brother, James Ashbridge Bowman enlisted in Melbourne 16 July 1915
- a step brother, Eric Evelyn Carew enlisted from Gonville 17 April 1915
- a step brother, Alan Elon Edgar Carew enlisted from Wanganui 14 Aug 1915
- a step brother, Dudley Wilmott Carew was killed in action at Gallipoli
* 10/1752 - Edward BRICKDALE
NOK mother, Charlotte Brickdale, 5 Foster Street, Bedfordshire, England
- enlisted from Waipawa
* 10/1765 - John Thomas BYRNE
NOK mohter, Mary Byrne, 28 Iona Road, Glasnevin, Dublin
- enlisted from 29 Wellington Street, Gisborne
* 10/226 - Sydney DRINKROW (1893-1943)
NOK Mrs Elizabeth Drinkrow, Nafferton, East Yorkshire, England
- enlisted from c/o Post Office, Hastings
- married Florence Eva SAYERS in 1925
* 10/2120 - Sergeant-Major William DUNLEVEY
NOK father, D. Dunlevey (father), 37 Fairview Street, Belfast, Ireland
- enlisted from Alhambra Hotel, Wellington
* 10/319 - Ernest Horatio Thornton DUNN
NOK brother, John Gilman Dunn, Solicitor, Napier
- enlisted from Lucy Road, Napier, Hawkes Bay
- sons of David DUNN & Elizabeth Gilman JAGOE
* 10/953 - Henry George FENN
NOK Henry George Fenn, Riverbend Rd., Meanee, Napier
- enlisted from that address
- son of Henry George FENN & Matilda Harriet BOYD
* 10/1486 Joseph FRANKLIN
NOK mother, Mrs H. Franklin, Chaucer Road, Napier
- enlisted from Coley Street, Foxton
* 10/2166 - Waverley GREEN
NOK sister, Mrs A. Sparrow, St Albans, Christchurch
- enlisted from Whatatutu, Gisborne
* 10/612 Edward Dunstan HARVEY
NOK E. Harvey, Grand Hotel, Calcutta, India
- enlisted from Manunui
* 10/586 - John HENRY
NOK wife, Irene Henry, c/o Mrs J. Thompson, Waikanae
- enlisted from Riseholme, Christchurch
* 10/33 - Edward HUNT
NOK father, Edward Hunt, Mangaremarama, Pahiatua
- enlisted from that address
* 10/1858 - George Thomas HUTTON
NOK father, Thomas Hutton, Lake Rd., Hawera, Taranaki
- enlisted from Criterion Hotel, Wanganui
* 10/1536 - Donald McCall JAMIESON
NOK mother, Elizabeth Jamieson, 37 Saint Andrew Street, Dundee, Scotland
- enlisted from Bormain Terrace, Aro Street, Wellington
* 10/673 - Alfred Robert William KREBS (1892-)
NOK father, Charles Frederic William Krebs, Mangaweka
- mother was Matilda JALLOWFIELD (spelling?)
- enlisted from E. L. Rogers, New Zealand
- married Mabel ALLISON in 1919
- brother Harold Thomas 'Harry' Krebs also served
* 10/2442 - Gilbert Alexander LAWRENCE
NOK father, H. W. Lawrence, Johnsonville, Wellington
- enlisted from Aurora Road, Johnsonville, Wellington
* 10/985 - George LOCKWOOD
NOK father, George Lockwood, 5 Gear Street, Petone
- enlisted from 6 Clyde Road, Napier
* 10/101 - Martin McGRATH
NOK mother, Annie McGrath, Enmore P.O., Sydney
- enlisted from Pahiatua
* 10/1565 - Cyril Herbert MANN
NOK father, J. J. Mann, c/o Ramsbottom and Co., Rintoul Street, Wellington
- enlisted from c/o J. J. Mann, Lyall Bay, Wellington
* 10/1917 - Lieutenant Charles Cockburn MILES
NOK father, A. H. Miles, 39 Hobson St., Wellington
- enlisted from c/o Roberts, and Co., Wellington
* 10/2246 - David Patterson MORRISON
NOK sister, Mrs Sinclair, Brora, Sutherlandshire, Scotland
- enlisted from Sandbank, Turakina
* 10/623 - Ole Peter MORTENSON
NOK Mr J. V. Mortensen, Pio Pio, King COuntry
- enlisted from Matapuna, King-country
* 10/1297 - John James MURRAY
NOK mother, Mrs H. Sparks, Saint Albans St., New Plymouth, Taranaki
- enlisted from New Plymouth
* 10/965 - Albert William NAPIER
NOK father, John Albert Napier, Beresford Street, Hastings
- enlisted from 308 Lascelles Street, Hastings
* 10/770 - Thomas Walter NARBEY
NOK father, Thomas Walter Narbey, Pokeno
- enlisted from Eltham, Taranaki
* 10/850 - Harry Bernard NIKEL (1889-1974)
NOK Miss Kathleen Nikel, c/o Levin and Co., Wellington
- enlisted from New Plymouth
- born in Australia to Carl Ferdinand NIKEL & Constance Mary THOMPSON
- sister, Kathleen Marguerite Nikel (1887-1945) was born in NZ & didn't marry
- Their parents married in Dunedin in 1885. They lived in Dunedin, Christchurch, Wellington, Sandhurst, Melbourne & Sydney. Carl left the family in 1890 and was served in London with a divorce petition in 1897. Constance was then in Oamaru
* 10/1936 - Albert NORTON
NOK mother, Mrs Emma Jane Hill, 21 Bolland St., Woodhouse, Leeds, Yorkshire
- enlisted from Peel St., Gisborne
* 10/441 - Edwin Oliver OLSEN (1890-1966)
NOK mother, Mrs Olsen, 133 Grey Street, Auckland
- enlisted from Taihape
- parents were Hans OLSEN & Jeannette CHRISTOPHERSEN
* 10/863 - Charles Henry PLIM
NOK father, Alfred Plim, Highfield, Doxey, Stafford, England
- enlisted from Warea
* 10/2462 - William John ROBERTSON
NOK father, J. R. Robertson, Hawera
- enlisted from Donbank, Wellington
* 10/1161 - Charles Arthur Cecil St PAUL (1890-1918)
NOK Mrs H. S. St Paul, Penhill Avenue, Parkstone, Dorset, England
- married Margaret Eleanor BOND in 1917. Charles died 20 Nov 1918 during Flu Pandemic aged 28. Margaret remarried in 1919 to Maurice Archibald GALL of Ngaruawahia
* 10/1080 - Charles SCOTT
NOK sister, Mrs Rangi Pohipohi, Waimarama, Hastings
- enlisted from Waimarama
* 10/1664 - Frederick Hongi Rewi STIDOLPH (1891-`873)
NOK father, Sydney Stidolph, 98 Lambton Quay, Wellington
- mother was Sarah HEBLEY
- enlisted from same address
- married Mavis Felicity Duneage TODD (1896-1949) in 1919
* 10/1378 - William John STEPHENSON (1894-1945)
NOK father, William Henry Stephenson, 124 Broad Street, Palmerston North
- enlisted from Palmerston North
- mother was Julia Elizabeth BUNGATE

WELLINGTON MOUNTED RIFLES
* 11/673 - Major Charles DICK (1886-1974)
NOK sister, Miss M. Dick, Kimbolton, Manawatu
- enlisted from Kimbolton
- parents possibly Randolph Douglass DICK & Elizabeth HARRIS
* 11/661 - Captain William James HARDHAM V.C. (1876-1928)
NOK father, George HARDHAM, 10 Cardall Street, Wellington
- his mother was Ann GREGORY
- enlisted 4 times (from Wellington & Petone, see next link)
- married Constance Evelyn PARSONSON in 1916 while convalescing in Wellington
- read also first man in NZ to receive the Victoria Cross during Boer War
* 11/620 - William Gibb BLACKLOCK (1889-1965)
NOK father, George Walter Blacklock, Ohakune
- enlisted from Ohakune
- married Nellie Mahaley CRUTTENDEN in 1916
- he married Ivy PATTISON in 1928
* 11/294 - Alexander Murray HUTTON
NOK Mrs Margaret Hutton, Church Street, Woodside, Aberdeen, Scotland
- enlisted from Dannevirke
* 11/482 - William George MARSHALL (1887-)
NOK mother, Rebecca Marshall, Hampden, Otago
- enlisted from Stock Department, New Plymouth
- parents were George MARSHALL & Rebecca GARD
* 11/349 - Thomas William MURPHY
NOK brother, John Richard Murphy, Rangiora
- parents were Thomas Patrick MURPHY & Catherine 'Kate' COSTELLO
* 11/366 - Stanley RONALDSON (1891-1959)
NOK father, Thomas Sherriff Ronaldson, Public Trust Office, Wellington
- enlisted from Ngakonui, Hinakura
- mother was Fanny Mary Berend LUCKIE
- married Winifred Edith PERRY in 1919
* 11/135 - William George Thompson SHANNON (1883-)
NOK father, Graham Shannon, Owen Street, Feilding
- mother was Agnes MULHOLLAND
- enlisted from Feilding
- married Eva ANDREWS in 1917
* 11/152 - Dugald THOMPSON (1890-)
NOK father, Fairfield Thompson, Kimbolton Road, Feilding
- enlisted from c/o Dalgety and Co., Taihape
- 1 of 13 children of Fairfield & Elizabeth THOMPSON
- married Tuihi Maud INGPEN (1898-1971) in 1918
granddaughter of Edward Lockyer INGPEN & Sarah JONES
- a brother, Fairfield Thompson (39499) died of his wounds in Belgium 1917


AUCKLAND INFANTRY BATTALION
* 12/681 - Alfred John ANDERSON (1891-1939)
NOK father, Charles John Anderson, Te Kopuru, North Wairoa
- mother was Mary Jane THORNALLY
* 12/1580 - Roy Colin CAMPBELL (1895-)
NOK father, Richard Ernest Campbell, Ether St., Morningside, Auckland
- 1 of 14 children - mother was Maria SYMONDS
* 12/956 - Edgar Bertram 'Bert' De LACEY (1889-1930)
NOK Ellen De lacey, Carterton
- enlisted from Carterton
- married Nora Ellen ANDERSON (1897-1966) in 1916. Nora next married Fredrick Hugh WEDERELL (1906-2003)
* 12/348 Thomas Rees ENGLAND (1883-1948)
NOK father, William Lily England, Tauranga
- mother was Clara HILL
- enlisted from Waiotapu, Rotorua
* 12/2531 John LEES FAULKNER
NOK father, Christopher Faulkner, Kiwi Rd., Devonport, Auckland
- mother was Alice Shaw CAPPER
- married Rita Louisa HARRIS in 1923
* 12/1649 - Jack HALLY
NOK father, James Hally, Cambridge, Waikato
- enlisted from Sonoma, Auckland - wounded at Gallipoli
* 12/563 - John Peter HANSEN (1894-1979)
NOK Mrs N. Hansen, Mangatu, Dargaville
- married Ethel Amy Maria WOLLAND (1898-1924) in 1919
- he next married Wenonah Annie POLGLASE (1909-1984) in 1930
* 12/1432 - Percival Augustus HILLARY (1886-1965)
NOK mother, Mrs Edmund Hillary, Maranui, Mountain Road, Remuera, Auckland
- Founder & Editor of Tuakau District News
- parents were Edmund HILLARY & Annie Clementina FLEMING
- married Gertrude CLARK in 1916
Percival & Gertrude were the parents of Sir Edmund Hillary (1919-2008)
* 12/986 Ernest HOPTROFF (1870-1933)
NOK wife, Mrs E. Hoptroff, 3 City Road, Auckland
The Sydney Morning Herald, 22 July 1933 HOPTROFF - June 26 1933 at Auckland Hospital, Ernest Hoptroff, late Anzac NZ Expeditionary Forces, formerly of Sidney and Cheshire England, aged 63. (buried Plot 35, Row 4, Soldiers Burial B at Waikumete)
* 12/1671 - Stewart HOUSTON
NOK sister, Mrs E. Blackwell, Birkenhead, Cheshire, England
- enlisted from Riverview House, Hamilton
* 12/1441 - Ralph Thomas JAY
- aka Ralph Thomas JAY-AUSTIN (also #23431)
NOK sister, Mrs Chapman, 34 Lambton Road, Hornsey, London
- enlisted from 56 Cook St., Auckland
- married Aimie Estelle DENBY in 1916
daughter of Charles James Springfield DENBY & Annie Maria HOLMES
* 12/145 - Harold JONES
NOK father, T. Jones, 11 Canada Street, Newton, Auckland
- enlisted from that address
* 12/1686 John JONES
NOK sister, Mrs Kate Hughes, 13 David Street, Liverpool, England
- enlisted from Waitomo Caves
* 12/581 - Noel Edwin Le NOEL (1891-1922)
NOK father, Noel John Christie Le Noel, Matakohe
- parents were Noel John Le NOEL & Maria Charlotte COPE
* 12/1701 - William Wilbur LYNCH (1895-1941)
NOK father, P. Lynch, Waitowheta, Waihi
- enlisted from Waimata
- married Ivy Frederica SPARROW in 1920
* 12/1474 - Robert McKAY
NOK mother, Mrs Rebecca McKay, Albion Street, Parnell, Auckland
* 12/1712 - Reginald Herbert MARSHALL
NOK father, G. S. Marshall, Saint James Road, Hastings, Sussex, England
- enlisted from Whangarei
* 12/180 - Ronald Grey MASON (1894-1958)
NOK mother, Annie Hunter Mason, 4 Smith St., Ponsonby, Auckland
- parents were Thomas MASON & Annie Hunter McCAUL
- married Hilda White BALLARD in 1919
* 12/583 Alexander John MUIRHEAD (1891-)
NOK mother, Margaret Muirhead, 27 Calder Street, St Kilda, Dunedin
- parents were James MUIRHEAD & Margaret ROBERTSON
- enlisted from 31 Shoal Bay Road, Devonport, Auckland
* 12/820 Daniel O'BRIEN
NOK Mr Charles O'Brien, Alpha Hotel, Kihikihi
- enlisted from Marakopa, Auckland
* 12/434 James Henry PATTULLO (1888-1973)
NOK father, Reverend James Leburn Pattullo, Kamo, Whangarei
- parents were James Leburn PATTULLO (from Scotland) & Morinie DAVIDSON
- enlisted from Waihi
* 12/2084 - Albert POTTS (1886-1961)
NOK father, Robert Potts, Aramoho, Wanganui (originally Newcastle, England)
- he was a son of Robert POTTS & Matilda CROMBIE who arrived into Napier 16 Dec 1876 on the 'Waitara'. They also lived in New Plymouth and Wanganui
- enlisted from Clifton, Symonds Street, Auckland in 1914 & embarked from Auckland 16 Oct 1914 with the Auckland Infantry Battalion as Private 12/841. His nok was his father Robert at 104 London St., Wanganui
NOTE a number of soldiers enlisted from the Clifton, Whittaker Place, off Symonds street (first tram stop past St Paul's). It was a casual & permanent accommodation hostel/hotel/boarding house.
- enlisted from 2 Russell Place (off Symonds Street in 1877 - off Cook Street by 1914) Central Auckland in 1915 & embarked from Wellington with the Auckland Infantry Battalion, 4th Reinforcements as Private 12/2084.
- married Hannah Elizabeth PRUDEN (nee Bloomfield, of Te Puke) in 1921
- he was Lance Corporal 32807 with the Royal New Zealand Army Ordinance Corps at Hopuhopu, Waikato in 1948 at the age of 61. (see link for more)
* 12/1486 - Albert POULSON (1896-1976)
NOK mother, Mrs A. Poulson, Piriaka, Taumarunui
- enlisted from 48 Grey St., Auckland
* 12/2101 Charles RIST
NOK father, David Rist, Manukau Rd., Onehunga, Auckland
- enlisted from that address
- brother John Henry Rist was killed in action at Gallipoli 1915
* 12/268 Arthur Leith SHAND (1892-1969)
NOK Mrs R. H. Shand, Mackay Street, Thames, Coromandel
- parents were James Arthur SHAND & Margaret Hood LEITH
- enlisted from 18 Huntly Ave., Auckland
* 12/879 - Angus TAYLOR (1892-1958)
NOK mother, Rose Taylor, 25 Cole St., Masterton
- parents were John TAYLOR & Rose STONE
- enlisted from Otahuhu, Auckland
* 12/476 - David Augustus VINCENT (1893-1955)
NOK father, Charles Hamilton Vincent, Paeroa
- mother was Ellen SNODGRASS
- enlisted from Paeroa
- married Gladys Ada HARPER in 1920
* 12/1042 - Fred WEBSTER (1899-1978)
NOK brother, A. S. Webster, Richardson Road, Mr Roskill, Auckland
- enlisted from Awakino, via Waitara


AUCKLAND MOUNTED RIFLES
* 13/119 - Lieutenant William Titley PALMER (1890-1968)
NOK G. Palmer, Waingaro, via Ngaruawahia
- enlisted from Lucklaw, Waiuku
* 13/787 - William Horace CRAFAR (1894-1959)
NOK mother, Alice Eliza Crafer, Seddon (WWI)
- enlisted from c/o J. P. Lethbridge, Sherenden
- father William (1864-1948) served in the Boer War & died 11 Sep 1948 - buried Omaka cemetery, Marlborough
* 13/336 - James Steenson FOX
NOK Mrs H. Fox, Papamoa, Tauranga
- enlisted from Taneatua
* 13/195 Eric Wyles INDER (1890-)
NOK father, Simeon Inder, Inspector of Post-offices, Palmerston North
- enlisted from Te Kuiti
- mother was Jessie Bruce WYLES
- married Ethel Margaret Baird HALL in 1918
- brother, Robert Walter Norman Inder served in the Boer War
- brother, Frederick leslie Roy Inder embarked 16 Oct 1914
* 13/379 George LAUER (1890-1960)
NOK Mr G. Lauer, Pukekohe, Auckland
- enlisted from Waimai, Raglan
* 13/714 - Alexander McFARLANE
NOK John McFarlane, Waipu, North Auckland
- enlisted from Waipu
* 13/716 - Robert Holmes McKINNEY (1892-)
NOK father, Benjamin Holmes McKinney, Warkworth
- mother was Janet BALLANTINE
- enlisted from Warkworth
- brother, James Ballantine Holmes McKinney died 1916 from disease whilst training
- brother, Lindsay Stuart Holmes McKinney embarked 13 June 1918
- nephew, Lindsay Holmes McKinney (1923-2013) served in Egypt
* 13/1031A - James MELLING
NOK wife, Mrs Lucy Melling, 92 Calliope Road, Devonport, Auckland
- enlisted from 100 Hobson St., Auckland
* 13/732 - Stanley QUINLAN
NOK father, Edward Quinlan, 41 Austin Street, Wellington
- enlisted from Fenton St., Rotorua
* 13/590 - Thomas Ruddle THOMSON (1889-1946)
NOK Mr W. Thomson, Middlemore, Gordonton via Taupiri
- born Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
- enlisted from Pukekohe
- severe gunshot wound of right eye [later lost] at Dardanelles May 1915
- married Rhoda Mary WALDRON in 1921
- Thomas died 12 Oct 1946 aged 57 & is buried at Gordonton, Waikato
* 13/521 - Frank WATTERS
NOK mother, Elizabeth Watters, Mt Eden, Auckland, also c/o T. C. Watters, Waikino
- enlisted from Te Puke
* 13/752 - Ernest James WILLIAMS (1880-1954)
NOK wife, Mrs E. J. Williams, Albert Rd., Devonport, Auckland
- married Ida STRUDE in 1908
- enlisted from Albert Road, Devonport, Auckland


MAORI CONTINGENT
* 16/568 - Hone NEPIA
NOK Wheku Nepia, Manutuke
- enlisted from Manutuke, Gisborne
* 16/160 - Awatapu NGAKI
NOK Te Ari Turuturu, Te Puke
- enlisted from Te Puke
* 16/175 - Kouma TAPIHANA
NOK mother, Mrs Kouma Tapsell, Maketu, Bay of Plenty
- enlisted from Maketu
* 16/361 - Paratene TAUMATANGI
NOK father, Paratene Taumatangi, Te Kao, North Auckland
* 16/213 - Pita TAUWHARE
NOK sister, Tiri Tauwhare, c/o Post Office, Kaiapoi
- enlisted from 135A Thorndon Quay, Wellington
* 16/124 - Hatara Matehe Te AWARAU
NOK wife, Emma Matche, Waipiro Bay, Gisborne

Tentative arrangements have been made by the Mayor, Mr J. H. Gunson, for a public reception to the soldiers who are returning to Auckland by the Rotorua and to those who returned by the Willochra. Mr Gunson stated yesterday that it is possible the reception will be postponed until Thursday morning, but this cannot be determined until the Rotorua is within wireless range. Mr Gunson said he was in communication with Colonel J. E. Hume, officer commanding the district, and as soon as possible a definite announcement will be made as to the arrangements.
The Mayor intends to meet the Willochra contingent at the railway station on the arrival of the express train, and these men will be invited to attend the gathering in the Town Hall that afternoon or next morning., Cars will be provided by the Motor Service Corps for the convenience of the soldiers to the Town Hall

RECEPTION ON THURSDAY MORNING
The reception in Auckland to wounded soldiers arriving by the Rotorua and Willochra will not take place until Thursday morning, This information has been received by Miss Spedding, secretary of the Auckland Women's Patriotic League who desires to notify members that they should be in attendance at 9 a.m. sharp

NOTES
* The Nelson returned soldiers are:-
Major Brereton and Privates S. L. Andrews, H. A. Johnston, C. F. Stone and P. N. Sadd. Returned soldiers have suggested that some special welcome should be tendered to major Brereton. He was the original leader of the Nelson Company at Gallipoli and an officer who was highly esteemed by those in his charge

* Captain W. J. Hardham, V.C., who was returning invalided to New Zealand by the Rotorua, disembarked at Hobart in order to undergo a slight operation. The date of his arrival in Wellington, therefore, is uncertain. On Sunday Captain Hardham's parents received a cablegram from him stating, "All's well'don't worry"

* Sergeant Percival A. Hillary, of the Second Reinforcements, 15th North Auckland Infantry Battalion, is returning to Auckland by the steamer Rotorua. Sergeant Hillary was born in Dargaville, Northern Wairoa. For twelve years he was employed on the staff of the 'Bell' newspaper in that district, and afterwards joined the 'New Zealand Herald' at Auckland. After gaining some further experiences he bought the 'North Auckland TImes'. He sold out as soom as possible upon the outbreak of war, and reached Egypt in time leace with the Main Body for Gallipoli. He was present at the landing on April 25, and through the severe engagements in the earlier part of the campaign there. After three months on the Peninsula only 16 out of the 227 men of his company were left. Sergeant Hillary was then injured by a bomb, and was sent to Malta, where it was found that injuries to his ears and eyes were so serious as to necessitate his removal to England. While in England he qualified for a commission, but the medical authorities would not allow him to return to the front, and ordered him to New Zealand

* Captain H. A. Cooper and Captain R. Neave, who are to take up duty in New Zealand under the Defence Department, are passengers by the Rotorua. Captain Cooper is accompanied by Mrs and miss C. Cooper and Captain neave by Mrs Neave

* A party of domestic servants, in charge of Miss Alma Dale, is expected to arrive by the Rotorua, due in Auckland to-day from England

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