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New Zealand soldiers South Africa 1899-1902 - A

Journal by ngairedith

the NEW ZEALANDERs who served in South Africa 1899-1902
... original list of names taken from:
Embarkation database, New Zealand History online
- go to that site for individual links to each soldier -

6507 NZ troops served in South Africa
230 fatal casualties
- * 71 killed in action or died of wounds
- * 26 accidental deaths
- * 133 died of disease
30 NZ nurses and 20 teachers were also sent to South Africa

First Contingent, Total strength: 215
.. Departed: 21 October 1899 from Wellington
Second Contingent, Total strength: 266 (including Hotchkiss detachment)
.. Departed: 20 January 1900 from Wellington
Third Contingent, Total strength: 262
.. Departed: 17 February 1900 from Lyttelton
Fourth Contingent. Total strength: 462
.. Departed: 24 March 1900 from Port Chalmers; 31 March 1900 from Lyttelton
Fifth Contingent, Total strength: 591 (including 71 reserves)
.. Departed: 31 March 1900 from Wellington and Lyttelton
Sixth Contingent, Total strength: 602 (including 24 reinforcements)
.. Departed: 30 January 1901 from Auckland
Seventh Contingent, Total strength: 667 (including 73 details)
.. Departed: 6 April 1901 from Wellington
Eighth Contingent, Total strength: 1120 (including 109 reinforcements)
.. Departed: 1 February 1902 from Auckland; 8 February 1902 from Lyttelton
Ninth Contingent, Total strength: 1071 (including 15 reinforcements)
.. Departed: 12 March 1902 from Port Chalmers; 20 March 1902 from Auckland
Tenth Contingent, Total strength: 1251 (including 233 reinforcements)
.. Departed: 14 April 1902 from Wellington; 19 April 1902 from Lyttelton

SURNAMES ... denotes he died whilst serving
Trooper John Vaille Douglas Aitken-Connell, Killed in Action 14 Jan 1900 at New Zealanders' Hill, was the first New Zealander actually killed on the battlefield

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ABBOTT, Harold Louis (1883-1971)
RANK & NUMBER Farrier-Sergeant 5297, CONTINGENT 8th
ADDRESS Manakau, Auckland
NEXT OF KIN father, Mr William Abbott, Auckland
* also served as Shoeing-smith 2342 with the 5th
- (database has him as 2 separate soldiers)

ABBOTT, Frederick William (1865-1912)
RANK & NUMBER Captain #n/n, CONTINGENT 5th
ADDRESS c/o Abbott Oram and Co, Auckland
NEXT OF KIN brother, Mr R. H. Abbott
* also served as Lieutenant Colonel with the 7th & 9th

ABSOLOM, James Lewis (1876?-)
- arrived in Auckland 1892 on the 'Ionic'. Very active member of the Rissington Athletic Club & played cricket for Olrig, Hawkes Bay
RANK & NUMBER Private 818, CONTINGENT 3rd
ADDRESS Olrig farmstead, Rissington, Hastings
NEXT OF KIN Mrs J. H. Absolom, Pukera Rissington Post Office (John Herbert Absolom (1866-1944) was possibly a brother)
* James's death particulars not found

ABURN, Frank George (1880-1953)
RANK & NUMBER Private 7858, CONTINGENT 9th
ADDRESS 38 Leith street Dunedin
NEXT OF KIN father, Samuel Aburn, Dunedin
* 1 of at least 8 sons & ? daughters of Samuel Aburn & Elizabeth Ann Gidley
* Frank married Mary McPherson in 1903

ACKINS, William Richard
RANK & NUMBER Private 9484, CONTINGENT 10th
ADDRESS Bathgate street Dunedin
NEXT OF KIN mother, Margaret Ackins

ACKLAND, Leopold George Dyke
RANK & NUMBER Private 620, CONTINGENT 3rd (1876-1948)
- Explorer, soldier, author, sheep farmer, Leopold was born in Christchurch on 2 July 1876, son of Thomas Dyke Acland, of Exeter, who farmed at Ellesmere for some years, and of Flora Margaret, daughter of Robert Waitt of Teviotdale
ADDRESS Glentanner, Aoraki
NEXT OF KIN uncle, Mr B. D. Ackland, Bath, England
* He was posted to the main body NZEF (1914), serving with Army Service Corps as a second lieutenant 14/97, and won the M.C. at Gallipoli. His address was then 25 Armagh Street, Christchurch, his next of kin was H. M. Reeves, 43 Fendalton Road, Christchurch. He later joined General Godley's staff, rising in rank to major, and gaining the O.B.E. and three mentions in dispatches.

A'COURT, Sydney Charles (1870-1902)
RANK & NUMBER Farrier Sergeant 2570, CONTINGENT 5th
ADDRESS 179 Durham street north Christchurch (brother of William below)
NEXT OF KIN parents, Samuel & Sarah A'court
* also served as Farrier Quartermaster-Sergeant 9103, with the 10th
- (database has him as 2 separate soldiers)
* 20 Aug 1902 ARRIVAL OF THE MONTROSE
... At about one o'clock this morning, Dr Sharman, port Health Officer, accompanied by Dr Makgill, went out to inspect the troopship Montrose, a rigid inspection of all being determined on. No one but the doctors were permitted to board the vessel. There was an outbreak of measles and scarlatina and about fifty were suffering from one or other of those complaints or from pneumonia.
... Farrier-Sergeant Sydney Charles A'Court, whose death is reported above, was the second son of of Mr S. A; Court of Durham street north. He first went to South Africa as farrier-sergeant with the Fifth and went safely through the campaign, returning to the colony with the main body of the Fifth. Subsequently he volunteered for the Tenth Contingent and was accepted. For several years the deceased, who was in his thirty-second year, was in the employ of Mr J. Brightling, as shoeing smith and was highly esteemed by his employer and fellow-workers

A'COURT, William Henry (1872-1947)
RANK & NUMBER Corporal-Dispenser 9108, CONTINGENT 10th
ADDRESS 179 (cenotaph has 379) Durham street north Christchurch
NEXT OF KIN - as for his brother Sydney above
* William was a Chemist. He also served as Corporal 61039 in WWI with NZEF, 30th Reinforcements Canterbury Infantry Regiment, C Company

ACTON, Francis (1875-)
RANK & NUMBER Private 5625, CONTINGENT 8th
ADDRESS Pleasant point, Timaru
NEXT OF KIN father, Edward Acton
* 7th of 11 known children of Edward Acton & Flora Augusta Rayner
26 May 1863 ACTON - RAYNER May 26, at Arowhenua, Timaru, by Rev. Lawrence Brown, B.A., Edward Acton, Esq., of the Fordlands, to Flora Augusta, eldest daughter of Dr. Rayner, M.D., of Arowhenua

ADAIR, John William Ashman (1854-1820)
RANK & NUMBER Bugler 8901, CONTINGENT 10th
ADDRESS 73 Hopper St, Wellington
NEXT OF KIN father, J. Adair
* John was a Carver. He married Nina Eliza Thompson in 1909. He died 28 June 1920 aged 66 & buried Karori, Wellington

ADAM, Alexander (1878-)
RANK & NUMBER Lance-Corporal 7987, CONTINGENT 9th
ADDRESS Owaka, Otago
NEXT OF KIN father, Alexander Adam
* brother of William Challoner Adam below

ADAM, Leonard Bruce (1883-)
RANK & NUMBER Private 9140, CONTINGENT 10th
ADDRESS Spohr street Addington, Christchurch (Named after Louis Spohr (1784-1859), later re-named Feilding Street)
NEXT OF KIN father, George Adam
* born in Christchurch, 15th of 17 known children of George Adam (1838-1906), originally from Scotland & Jane Thompson (1842-1922)

ADAM, William Challoner (1877-)
RANK & NUMBER Private 1601, CONTINGENT 10th
ADDRESS Owaka, Otago
NEXT OF KIN father, Alexander Adam
* brother of Alexander Adam above
- 2 of 7 known children of Alexander Adam & Christina McIvor

ADAMS, William John
RANK & NUMBER Private 6311, CONTINGENT 7th, sailed with 8th
ADDRESS North street, Palmerston North
NEXT OF KIN mother, Rose Hannah Adams, Palmerston North
* also served as Sergeant 36733 in WWI when his next of kin was his mother, Rose Adams, Swinburne Street, Dannevirke (brother of Robert below)
* their parents were Robert Adams & Rose Hannah Perrin

ADAMS, Robert Stafford (1878-1959)
RANK & NUMBER Shoeing-smith 5175, CONTINGENT 8th
ADDRESS North street, Palmerston North
NEXT OF KIN mother, Rose Adams (brother of William above, 2 of 9 known children)
* also served as #1560

ADAMS, Robert Allen (1882-1911)
RANK & NUMBER Private 5181, CONTINGENT 8th
ADDRESS Lansdowne, Masterton
NEXT OF KIN father, William Adams
* Robert was born in Masterton, 1 of 16 children of William Adams & Emma Dixon who married in Masterton 1854
* Robert married Ellen Ackerman (1887-1974) in Masterton 1903. Robert died in Wellington 8 March 1911 aged 29 & buried Archer street, Masterton.
8 March 1911 It is with regret that we have to record the death in Wellington of Mr Robert Allen Adams, son of Mrs William Adams, of Masterton. Deceased, who was 30 years of age, served in the South African war, where he contracted fever, which seriously impaired his health. He was a married man and a brother of Mrs Shaw, wife of Mr W. Shaw and Mrs Tounsley and Mrs A. Crawford, of Masterton.
- Ellenor remarried to William James Flaws (1887-1966) in 1915

ADAMS, Edmund Alfred (1881-1965)
RANK & NUMBER Private 4381, CONTINGENT 7th
ADDRESS Randolph street, Woolston, Christchurch
NEXT OF KIN mother, Jane Adams
- his parents were Joseph Adams & Jane Red

ADAMS, Albert (1879-)
RANK & NUMBER Private 7405, CONTINGENT 9th
ADDRESS 12 Lloyd street, Wellington
NEXT OF KIN mother, Mary Ellen Adams (father, Joseph Albert)

ADAMS, John
RANK & NUMBER Private 7601, CONTINGENT 9th
ADDRESS Fairlie, Canterbury
NEXT OF KIN father, William Adams, Archdale, Bealiba, Victoria, Australia
* also served as Private 62897 with NZEF, 30th Reinforcements Otago Infantry Regiment, D Company in WWI (13 Oct 1917) when his father was at same address

ADAMSON, George Townsend (1872-1948)
RANK & NUMBER Private 2446, CONTINGENT 5TH
ADDRESS Ahataroa Post Office, Westland
NEXT OF KIN brother, Robert Adamson (parents were Peter & Jane Adamson)
* also served as #7989 with the 9th when his address was Ross, via Hokitika and next of kin was his brother John
- (database has George as 2 separate soldiers)

ADAMSON, Percy Lorenzo (1873-1952)
RANK & NUMBER Private 8629, CONTINGENT 10th
ADDRESS 9 Ellice street, Wellington
NEXT OF KIN John William Adamson, same address
* also served as Trooper 16253, NZEF, 16th Reinforcements NZ Mounted Rifles Brigade when his next of kin was his wife Elizabeth (nee Hazelhurst & 5 children) at Cameron Road, Tauranga

AITKEN, James Andrew
RANK & NUMBER Private 113, CONTINGENT 1st
ADDRESS Gore, Southland
NEXT OF KIN father, John Aitken at same address
* also served as Trooper 9/416 with Otago Mounted Rifles in WWI when his father was next of kin at Mataura. James was Killed in Action 30 Sep 1916 at Delville Wood, Somme, France

AITKEN, George (1875-1951)
RANK & NUMBER Private 4258, CONTINGENT 7th
ADDRESS Jackson street east Invercargill
NEXT OF KIN mother, Agnes Aitken
* parents were John & Agnes Aitken

AITKEN, William Scott (1873-1945)
RANK & NUMBER Private 502, CONTINGENT 2nd
ADDRESS Southbrook, Waimakariri, Canterbury
NEXT OF KIN brother, John Aitken of Hororata
* also served as 88209 in WWI. His parents were Robert Aitken & Christina Stewart McNiven

AITKEN, Hugh Alexander (1879-1936)
RANK & NUMBER Veterinary Dispenser Corporal 8518, CONTINGENT 10th
ADDRESS Kumara
NEXT OF KIN father, Alexander Aitken, of Kumara
* his mother was Esther MARK (married 1868)

AITKEN, George
RANK & NUMBER Private 1602, CONTINGENT 5th
ADDRESS Stirling, Otago
NEXT OF KIN Mrs Christina Dowett of Cheviot

AITKEN, William (1877-)
RANK & NUMBER Private 7262, CONTINGENT 9th
ADDRESS c/o Mrs Moon, Brougham street New Plymouth
NEXT OF KIN mother, Jessie Aitken c/o Mrs Grace, Castle st, Dunedin

AITKEN, Robert
RANK & NUMBER Private 1603, CONTINGENT 5th
ADDRESS Elles road, Invercargill
NEXT OF KIN Mr J. Aitken, of same address

AITKEN-CONNELL, Arnold Douglas (1870-)
- Arnold Douglas Aitken-Connell did not die in war and has been confused in the databases with his brother John Vaille Douglas below (who is on database as John Connell). Arnold is recorded as Killed in Action 15 Jan 1900, that was his brother. They also record him embarking 6 April 1901, 15 months after they have recorded him dead!.
* Arnold was still living in April 1901 when he was was made Lieutenant, whilst serving with the 7th.
* He was still serving with the 7th in March 1902.
* He was Captain A. D. Aitken Connell in August 1902 when they returned on the 'Orient' and were transferred to Somes Island.
* given bronze medallion of the Empire Veterans' Association, May 1903.
* He was dredging in East Portugese territory in Nov 1903 and was then on his way back to Johannesburg. As his death in NZ not yet found, he may have stayed there
RANK & NUMBER Private #n/n, CONTINGENT 7th
ADDRESS Pukekohe, Auckland
NEXT OF KIN mother, Mary Aitken-Connell nee Jones, same address
- he was born in Dunedin, the 1st of 8 children
* his father was John Aitken Connell
* brother of John Vaille Douglas Aitken-Connell below who is on database as John Connell
* brother Rodney Douglas Aitken-Connell also served and is in the database as R. D. Connell but I have added him here below
* Arnold also served as Lieutenant 9th New Zealand Mounted Rifles.
4 March 1901 The following appointment has been made at the Newtown encampment of the Seventh Contingent:- Lieut. Aitken Connell, Auckland, to be Acting Lieutenant

AITKEN-CONNELL, John Vaille Douglas (1876-1900)
- on database as John Connell & confused with his brother Arnold Douglas above
RANK & NUMBER Trooper 119, CONTINGENT 1st
ADDRESS Manukau, Auckland
NEXT OF KIN mother, Mary Aitken-Connell nee Jones at Paerata,Pukekohe, Auckland
- he was born in Dunedin, the 3rd of 8 children
* his father was John Aitken Connell
* brother of Arnold Douglas Aitken-Connell above
* brother Rodney Douglas Aitken-Connell also served and is in the database as R. D. Connell but I have added him here below
Trooper John Vaille Douglas Aitken-Connell was Killed in Action on 14 January 1900 at New Zealanders' Hill
* he was the first New Zealander actually killed on the battlefield
18 Jan 1900 Cable from Capetown ... In a gallant charge by the New Zealanders, Troopers Connell, of Auckland, and Gourley, of Dunedin, were killed. J. Connell joined from the Auckland College Rifles, anbd was aged 23. He was a son of the late Mr J. Aitken Connell
21 Jan 1900 to Mrs Aiten Connell, Paerata, Pukekohe, Auckland. Madam, Adverting to my telegram of the 19th inst., I have the honour to enclose herewith an extract from a report received from Major Robin dated at Slingerfontein, 21st January 1900, with reference to the death of your son, Private John Vaille Douglas Connell, of the First New Zealand Contingent - I have the honour to be, Madam, your obedient servant, A. P. Penton, Colonel Commander N.Z. Forces
- LETTER from Major Robin to Mrs Connell:
... Dear Madam, It is my mournful duty to write you the sad news that on the 15th January 1900, about 11.30 a.m., your brave son met his death while in action on New Zealand Hill, Slingerfontein. The Contingent officers and men wish to convey their deep sympathy with you in your sad trial. Your son proved himself a splendied soldier, and liked by all his comrades. His personal friends are writing you, and will forward to you his belongings. Dear madam, may God grant you strength to bear your loss, and let your grief be tempered with pride. Your son has done more for his country and the cause than any of us. He has given all a man can, his life, the rest of us only live, and may we all when our time comes meet our death as bravely. Your son was buried tenderly alongside Sergeant Gourley and a New South EWales trooper. Photos of the spot have been taken, and wil be sent to you. - Yours most sincerely, A. W. Robin, Major, Commanding New Zealand Mounted Rifles, S.A.
Mrs Connell has also received an official letter from Colonel Pole-Penton, announcing the death of Trooper Connell

AITKEN-CONNELL, Rodney Douglas (1879-1940)
RANK & NUMBER Private 2357, CONTINGENT 5th
- he was born in Dunedin, the 5th of 8 children
* his father was John Aitken Connell
* brother of Arnold Douglas & John Vaille Douglas Aitken-Connell above
ADDRESS Auckland
NEXT OF KIN mother, Mary Aitken-Connell, Paerata, Pukekohe, Auckland
* their sister, Theodora Douglas Aitken Connell (1883-1902) accidently shot herself while rabbit shooting in Paerata. She died 27 May 1902 aged 19 & Rodney was the last to see her alive. She is buried with their father at Purewa

ALDERDICE, Walter
RANK & NUMBER Private 7135, CONTINGENT 9th
ADDRESS Pukekohe, Auckland
NEXT OF KIN father, William Walter Alderdice, Green Haven, Malone Park, Belfast, Ireland
- friend of R. F. Sinclair, customs street Auckland
* also served as Trooper 13/962A, Auckland Mounted Rifles, 3rd Reinforcments in WWI. He enlisted from Mercer

ALDRIDGE, William Henry (1876-1964)
RANK & NUMBER Private 5182, CONTINGENT 8th
ADDRESS Levin, Horowhenua
NEXT OF KIN mother, Mrs E. Finnis, Levin
* his parents were William Henry Aldridge (1841-1875) & Emma Butler (1844-1920) from West Wycombe who arrived on the 'La Hogue' in 1874. His father died 18 Dec 1875 in Palmerston North when a tree fell on him. William was born 6 months after his father's death and was their 8th child. His mother Emma married Edwin Frederick Jones FINNIS the following year, & had 5 more children

ALDWORTH, Robert Hooper (1867-1936)
- born in Wallingford, Berkshire
RANK & NUMBER Private 357, CONTINGENT 2nd
ADDRESS Silverhope, Rangitikei
NEXT OF KIN William Hayward Aldworth (1871-1959) same address (also born Berkshire, possibly brothers)

ALEXANDER, John
RANK & NUMBER Private 3580, CONTINGENT 6th
ADDRESS Fairview, Timaru
NEXT OF KIN sister, Mrs J. T. Whittaker, same address
* his sister was Hannah Maria Alexander (1871-1954) who maried John Thomas Whittaker in 1894

ALEXANDER, Arthur Herbert
RANK & NUMBER Private 3204, CONTINGENT 6th
ADDRESS Onehunga, Auckland
NEXT OF KIN father, Walter Alexander, Onehunga

ALEXANDER, John Edward (1879-1948)
RANK & NUMBER Corporal 1408, CONTINGENT 4th
ADDRESS Mount Eden, Auckland
NEXT OF KIN mother, Mrs C. Alexander, Mount Eden, Auckland
- 2nd of 7 children of John Macky Alexander & C/Katherine Waters
* John also served as Quartermaster-Sergeant 8514 with the 10th.
- (database has him as 2 separate soldiers & as John Edward twice)
- he married Vida Louise DICKEY (1882-1943) in 1910

ALEXANDER, James Taylor (1876-1960)
RANK & NUMBER 1133, CONTINGENT 10th
ADDRESS Orepuki, Invercargill
NEXT OF KIN not recorded, but his father was Rev Thomas Alexander of Woodlands
* James also served in WWI as Private 32802 with NZEF, 19th Reinforcements, J Company. His next of kin then was his sister, Marion Jane Alexander (1884-1978) of 69 Mary Street, Invercargill

ALFORD, Edward Henry Micklewaite (1859-1926)
- possibly a son of Dr Henry James Alford & Matilda Micklewaite from Taunton
RANK & NUMBER Corporal-Dispenser 7548, CONTINGENT 9th
ADDRESS Doon House, Rose road, Auckland
NEXT OF KIN wife, Florence Alford
* Edward married Florence Jane DICKIE in 1898 amd had a daughter in 1898, Florence Constance Alford

ALGER, Edward Ambrose (1880)
RANK & NUMBER Private 1517, CONTINGENT 4th
ADDRESS Preston road, Greymouth
NEXT OF KIN father, Charles Edward Alger, Stratford
* also served as #1057 with ?
- his parents were Charles Edward & Mary Ann ALGER
- Edward married Catherine Grace Rothall in 1902

ALGIE, John Alexander (1858-1948)
RANK & NUMBER Lieutenant 4058, CONTINGENT 9th
ADDRESS Arrowtown, Otago
NEXT OF KIN father), James Stewart Algie, Balclutha
- he also had a brother named James (1862-1931) 27 Jan 1831 at his residence, Balclutha, James Stewart Algie, brother of Captain J. A. Algie, "Merksworth" Takapuna
* also served as Captain 20/33 with 3rd Samoan Relief Force in 1916 when he enlisted from Taihape

ALLAN, Alexander
RANK & NUMBER Private 5624, CONTINGENT 8th
ADDRESS Waikari North Canterbury
NEXT OF KIN father, John Allan, Waikari

ALLAN, William Kirk (1881-1904)
RANK & NUMBER Private 5183, CONTINGENT 8th
ADDRESS Eltham, Wanganui
NEXT OF KIN father, Thomas Allan, Hawera
- son of Thomas Allan & Ann Cheyne (born 1858 in Aberdeen, Scotland)

ALLAN, William
RANK & NUMBER Corporal 1008, CONTINGENT 4th
ADDRESS Invercargill
NEXT OF KIN Mr J. Allan

ALLAN, John
RANK & NUMBER Farrier 819, CONTINGENT 3rd
ADDRESS Dannevirke
NEXT OF KIN n/n

ALLAN, Richard
RANK & NUMBER Private 3287, CONTINGENT 6th
ADDRESS Fairlie
NEXT OF KIN father, R. Allan, Fairlie
* also served as #8310 with ?

ALLAN, Daniel
RANK & NUMBER Private 2339, CONTINGENT 5th
ADDRESS Waitekauri, Ohinemuri
NEXT OF KIN Mr J. Allan, Arch Hill, Auckland

ALLAN, John Kenneth
- incorrectley spelt on databases, see ALLEN below & photo at end

ALLARDICE, Albert William (1873-1952)
- incorrectly spelt Allardyce on database
RANK & NUMBER Private 7401, CONTINGENT 9th
ADDRESS Dannevirke
NEXT OF KIN father, James Allardice, Dannevirke
* 2nd of 5 known children of James Allardice & Elizabeth Harding
* brother of George Henry below
* he also served as Trooper 17/2 with Veterinary Corps, 2nd Reinforcements when his next of kin was his mother E. Allardice of Puniho, Taranaki

ALLARDICE, George Henry Frederick (1877-1951?)
RANK & NUMBER Corporal 6309, CONTINGENT details for 7th, sailed with 8th
ADDRESS Mangatera, Dannevirke
NEXT OF KIN mother, Elizabeth Allardice, Dannevirke
* 4th of 5 known children of James Allardice & Elizabeth Harding
* brother of Albert William above
* he was a Farmer and a reservist in 2nd Division Roll, NZEF, for WWI at Puniho, South Taranaki

ALLEN, Arthur Arnold (1879-)
RANK & NUMBER Private 2340, CONTINGENT 5th
ADDRESS Drew road, Mount Eden, Auckland
NEXT OF KIN Mr T. W. Allen, Mount Eden
* Arthur also served as Sergeant 5438 with the 8th and his next of kin was his father, T. W. Allen of Northcote Hotel, Auckland.
- (database has him as 2 separate soldiers)
* son of Thomas William Allen & Cartherine Isabella Sergent

ALLEN, John Kenneth
- incorrectly spelt ALLAN
RANK & NUMBER Trooper 800, CONTINGENT 3rd
ADDRESS Westland
NEXT OF KIN brother, W. Allan, Rangiora, Canterbury
* John died of Enteric Fever on 5 Feb 1901 in Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa. (At the time of the Boer War, there were no antibiotic remedies for the Enteric Fever)

ALLEN, Walter
RANK & NUMBER Lance-Corporal 7730, CONTINGENT 9th
ADDRESS c/o Dr Baber, Rangiora, Canterbury
NEXT OF KIN father, John Allen, Oxford road, Rangiora
* also served as Driver 25/479 with New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 3rd Battalion, embarking from Wellington 12 Feb 1916. His next of kin was his mother, Mrs E. Allen of High street, Rangiora
* his parents were John Allen & Elizabeth (Feeney?)

ALLEN, William (1878-)
* - ACCORDING TO THE TOP DATABASE:-
.. 1 RANK & NUMBER Sergeant 8916, CONTINGENT 10th
ADDRESS New Plymouth
NEXT OF KIN mother, Fanny Allen, New Plymouth
* - THEY ALSO HAVE HIM AS:-
ALLEN, William
.. 2 RANK & NUMBER Private 1568??, CONTINGENT 4th
ADDRESS New Plymouth
NEXT OF KIN Mrs Fanny Allen, New Plyumouth
* son of William Samuel Allen & Fanny Wheeler
* - CENOTAPH HAS HIM AS:-
ALLEN, William
.. 3 RANK & NUMBER Private 8916, CONTINGENT 4th
ADDRESS Matawai, Gisborne
NEXT OF KIN Joseph Allen, Hagley, England
- the serial number 1568 does not appear on other databases

ALLEN, Eustace Frank (1879-1958)
RANK & NUMBER Private 3702, CONTINGENT 6th
ADDRESS Roxburgh
NEXT OF KIN sister, Annie Allen, Pleasant Point, South Canterbury
* he married Johanna George in 1905

ALLEN, Oswald
RANK & NUMBER Gunner 543, CONTINGENT hotchkiss detachment sailed with 2nd
ADDRESS Motu, Gisborne
NEXT OF KIN father, J. S. Allen, Rock Ferry, Cheshire, England
* Oswald married Ethel Maude Walker Lowe in 1917

ALLEN, Edwin Thomas (1875-1950)
RANK & NUMBER Private *9624, CONTINGENT details (for 7th, 8th and 9th, afterwards formed into I squadron of 10th, sailed with 10th)
ADDRESS North Rangiora
NEXT OF KIN father, John Allen, North Rangiora
* number not verified - that serial number was that of Thomas Weir Daly who served in WWI as Warrant Officer Class 2 of Timaru. He died on the Western Front
* son of John & Elizabeth Allen
- Edwin married Phoebe Rosalie Marett in 1915

ALLPORT, Joseph
RANK & NUMBER Private 3464, CONTINGENT 6th
ADDRESS Wanganui
NEXT OF KIN mother, Mrs R. Allport, Picton

ALLSOP, Richard Coleman
RANK & NUMBER Private 5758, CONTINGENT 8th
ADDRESS Brightwater, Nelson
NEXT OF KIN father, Arthur Allsop, Halswell, Canterbury

ALMOND, Edwin
RANK & NUMBER Private 9487, CONTINGENT 10th
ADDRESS Waiwera South Otago
NEXT OF KIN mother, Elizabeth Almond, Waiwera
* Edwin married Margaret Ellen Barnett in 1911

AMBROSE, Arthur
RANK & NUMBER Private 9253, CONTINGENT 10th
ADDRESS Ferguson street, Palmerston North
NEXT OF KIN father, John Ambrose, Palmerston North

AMOS, Arthur
RANK & NUMBER Lance-Corporal 7402, CONTINGENT 9th
ADDRESS c/o Mrs J. Chalmers
NEXT OF KIN aunt, Mrs J. Chalmers, Weir Marsh Ashburton

ANDERSON, Alexander
RANK & NUMBER Private 2212, CONTINGENT 5th
ADDRESS Nelson street, Petone
NEXT OF KIN brother, W. Anderson, Kirkstall, Yorkshire, England

ANDERSON, Alexander
RANK & NUMBER Private 4499, CONTINGENT 7th
ADDRESS Otepopo, Otago
NEXT OF KIN father, Adam Anderson, Oamaru

ANDERSON, Alexander
RANK & NUMBER 7993, CONTINGENT 9th
ADDRESS c/o Mr J. W. Newport, Nelson
NEXT OF KIN friend, J. W. Newport, Brook street, Nelson

ANDERSON, Alexander
RANK & NUMBER Private 5622, CONTINGENT 8th
ADDRESS Camside, Kaiapoi
NEXT OF KIN mother, Elizabeth Anderson, Kaiapoi

ANDERSON, Andrew
RANK & NUMBER Private 5759, CONTINGENT 8th
ADDRESS Exchange Hotel, Hokitika
NEXT OF KIN adopted brother, Fred King, Hokitika

ANDERSON, Anthony
RANK & NUMBER Private 7002, CONTINGENT 9th
ADDRESS Matakohe Morther Wairoa
NEXT OF KIN father, J. Anderson

ANDERSON, Charles August
RANK & NUMBER Private 5619, CONTINGENT 8th
ADDRESS Le Bons Bay, Akaroa
NEXT OF KIN father, Peter Anderson, Akaroa

ANDERSON, Charles David
RANK & NUMBER Private 7734, CONTINGENT 9th
ADDRESS Glenburnie, Reefton
NEXT OF KIN father, D. M. Anderson
* brother of John Thomas below

ANDERSON, Clement Henry 'Harry' (1878-1931)
NUMBER & RANK Private 9485, CONTINGENT 10th
- on database twice
ADDRESS c/o F. T. Anderson, Standard Insurance, Dunedin (probably his brother Frederick Thomas Anderson 1873-1954)
NEXT OF KIN father, A. T. Anderson, 45 Leith street, Dunedin
* his parents were Andrew Turnbull Anderson (1841-1924 from Scotland) & Louisa Stephenson
* article of interest for those researching this family...
9 July 1883 the DUNEDIN TRAGEDY concerning Louisa Stephenson's brother George Timothy Stephenson blowing up himself and his wife Mary Blyth (nee Stenhouse) with dynamite

ANDERSON, Duncan (1883-)
RANK & NUMBER Private 4603, CONTINGENT 7th
ADDRESS 29 Sydney street, Wellington
NEXT OF KIN father, Duncan Anderson, same address
* 2nd of 3 children of Duncan Anderson & Louisa Elizabeth Collins

ANDERSON, Edward John
RANK & NUMBER Private 8917, CONTINGENT 10th
ADDRESS Maxwelltown, Wanganui
NEXT OF KIN mother, Mrs John Anderson, Wanganui

ANDERSON, George Robert
RANK & NUMBER Private 9256, CONTINGENT 10th
ADDRESS Kaiapoi
NEXT OF KIN father, Alexander Anderson, Kaiapoi

ANDERSON, George Alfred Heath (1882-)
RANK & NUMBER Private 9138, CONTINGENT 10th
ADDRESS Armadale Bowen street, Christchurch
NEXT OF KIN Thomas Henry Anderson, Christchurch
* 2nd of 8 children (7 sons) of Thomas Henry Anderson & Lydia Foster

ANDERSON, Henry
RANK & NUMBER Private 3338, CONTINGENT 6th
ADDRESS Palmerston North
NEXT OF KIN father, P. P. Anderson, Palmerston North

ANDERSON, James
RANK & NUMBERPrivate 7991, CONTINGENT 9th
ADDRESS Avenui, invercargill
NEXT OF KIN father, Andrew Anderson, Invercargill

ANDERSON, James Henry
RANK & NUMBER 1604, CONTINGENT 5th
ADDRESS Outram, West Taieri, Otago
NEXT OF KIN brother, John Anderson, Taieri
* also served as Corporal 9356 with the 10th. His next of kin was his brother John Anderson of Outram West Taieri
- (database has him as 2 separate soldiers)

ANDERSON, John
RANK & NUMBER 721, CONTINGENT 3rd
ADDRESS Ruanui Station
NEXT OF KIN uncle, H. Hogg, Brunswick

ANDERSON, John Thompson
RANK & NUMBER Trooper 817, CONTINGENT 3rd
ADDRESS Napier
NEXT OF KIN J. Anderson, Kereru, Hawkes Bay
* John died of Enteric Fever 20 Nov 1900 at Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa

ANDERSON, John
RANK & NUMBER Private 9486, CONTINGENT 10th
- on database twice
ADDRESS Kaikorai, Dunedin
NEXT OF KIN mother, Jean Anderson
* John was a horse-breaker

ANDERSON, John Thomas
RANK & NUMBER Private 4257, CONTINGENT 7th
ADDRESS c/o Mrs D. M. Anderson, Reefton
NEXT OF KIN father, Glenburnie, Reefton
* brother of Charles David above

ANDERSON, M. C.
- this is Martin Christian ANDRESEN (see below)

ANDERSON, Robert
RANK & NUMBER Private 7729, CONTINGENT 9th
ADDRESS North Moeraki Downs, Cust, Rangiora
NEXT OF KIN father, William Anderson, same address

ANDERSON, Thomas
RANK & NUMBER Lance-Corporal9360, CONTINGENT 10th
ADDRESS Luggate, Wanaka
NEXT OF KIN uncle, John Anderson, Queensbury, Luggate

ANDERSON, Thomas George
RANK & NUMBER Private 522, CONTINGENT 2nd
ADDRESS Otatara, Invercargill
NEXT OF KIN father, William Anderson, Otatara

ANDERSON, Thomas Theodore
RANK & NUMBER Private 9575, CONTINGENT 10th
ADDRESS 1 Bowen street, Christchurch
NEXT OF KIN father, Thomas Henry Anderson, Armadale House, Bowen St., Christchurch

ANDERSON, Thomas Leonard
RANK & NUMBER Corporal 9474, CONTINGENT 10th
ADDRESS Queenstown
NEXT OF KIN brother, Alfred E. Anderson, Queenstown

ANDERSON, William
RANK & NUMBER Private 2413, CONTINGENT 5th
ADDRESS Keruru, Hawkes Bay
NEXT OF KIN father, J. Anderson, Keruru

ANDERSON, William
RANK & NUMBER Trooper 720, CONTINGENT 3rd
ADDRESS Feilding
NEXT OF KIN Annie Anderson, Palmerston North
* William died of Enteric Fever 21 June 1900 at Pretoria, Transcaal, South Africa

ANDERSON, William Charles
RANK & NUMBER Private 9255, CONTINGENT 10th
ADDRESS Onamalutu, Blenheim
NEXT OF KIN brother, Joseph Armstrong, Blenheim

ANDRESEN, Martin Christian
- entered at database as M. C. ANDERSON
RANK & NUMBER 2573, CONTINGENT 5th
ADDRESS Inglewood, Taranaki
NEXT OF KIN J. Andresen, Inglewood

ANDREW, Albert William (1866-1941)
RANK & NUMBER n/n, CONTINGENT 6th
ADDRESS not stated
NEXT OF KIN n/n
* taken from the link at his name:-
Albert Andrew was an officer in the New Zealand Volunteer Force in Christchurch when he became the first New Zealander to take advantage of a scheme which offered commissions in the British Army to officers of colonial defence forces.. He served with the British Army in India and transferred to the Indian Army.
During the Boer War he was seconded to the New Zealand Military Forces and was attached to the 6th and 10th Contingents.
He took an interest in military affairs and published several books on the subject. He was also an accomplished linguist, fluent in Persian, Arabic, Hindustani and Mahratti.
During World War 1 he commanded an Indian Army infantry brigade group in Mesopotamia and was mentioned in despatches five times. He was made CMG.
He retired from the Indian Army in 1920 and returned to Christchurch and was Chief Commissioner of the Boy Scouts' Association to 1929.
* his headstone at Bromley, Christchurch reads: In Loving Memory of Brigadier General Albert W. Andrew C.M.C. Indian Army, Died April 19th 1941. Also his beloved wife, Isabella Alice Andrew died Sept. 16th 1948
* also on database as A W Andrew with the 10th

ANDREW, John
RANK & NUMBER Private 1605, CONTINGENT 5th
ADDRESS c/o Outram Post Office, Otago
NEXT OF KIN Mr A. Andrew, sa,e address
* also served as Farrier-Sergeant 9119 with the 10th. His next of kin was then his mother Mrs J. M. Andrew of Outram.
- (database has him as 2 separate soldiers)

ANDREWS, William (1883-1918)
- database has surname as Andrew (instead of Andrews)
RANK & NUMBER Private 4380, CONTINGENT 7th
ADDRESS Gleniti road, Timaru
NEXT OF KIN father, William Andrews, Seddon street, Highfield, Timaru
* also served as Trooper 11/2021 with the NZEF, 9th Reinforcements Wellington Mounted Rifles, B Squadron, embarking from Wellington 8 Jan 1916. William died of his wounds 31 August 1918 at France
* William was born at Waimate, 1 of possiblyt 15 children of William Andrews & Mary Wilson

ANDREWS, Charles Barnes
RANK & NUMBER Private 7001, CONTINGENT 9th
ADDRESS Lower Hepburn street, Ponsonby, Auckland
NEXT OF KIN mother, Caroline Andrews

ANDREWS, Horatio George G
RANK & NUMBER Private 2571, CONTINGENT 5th
ADDRESS Mount Somers, Canterbury
NEXT OF KIN Mr M. J. Andrews, Longbeach, Canterbury
* brother of Thomas Andrews below

ANDREWS, Hastings
RANK & NUMBER Corporal 4260, CONTINGENT 7th
ADDRESS Heathcote Bridge, Woolston
NEXT OF KIN father, Samuel Paul Andrews

ANDREWS, John Richard
RANK & NUMBER Private 5621, CONTINGENT 8th
ADDRESS New Brighton, Christchurch
NEXT OF KIN mother, Elizabeth Andrews, same address
* brother of Valentine Andrews below

ANDREWS, Percy George
RANK & NUMBER Private 5456, CONTINGENT 8th
ADDRESS Mangatainoka, Pahiatua, Manawatu
NEXT OF KIN mother, Mrs G. Andrews, same address

ANDREWS, Robert Alexander
RANK & NUMBER Private 3202, CONTINGENT 6th
ADDRESS c/o post Office, Devonport, Auckland
NEXT OF KIN father, James Andrews, Eldersley, Ringarooma, Tasmania, Australia

ANDREWS, Thomas
RANK & NUMBER Private 2572, CONTINGENT 5th
ADDRESS Longbeach, Ashburton
NEXT OF KIN mother, Mrs M. J. Andrews, Longbeach
* brother of Horatio George Andrews above

ANDREWS, Valentine
RANK & NUMBER Private 5623, CONTINGENT 8th
ADDRESS New Brighton, Christchurch
NEXT OF KIN mother, Elizabeth Andrews
* brother of John Richard Andrews above

ANGLE, GEORGE
RANK & NUMBER Private 8788, CONTINGENT 10th
ADDRESS Stratford, Taranaki
NEXT OF KIN father, E. Angle, Sydney, Australia
* New Zealand friend: J. Maloney, Pukekohe, Auckland

ANGUS, Henry James
RANK & NUMBER Private 9625, CONTINGENT details for 7th, 8th and 9th contingents, afterwards formed into I squadron of 10th, sailed with 10th
ADDRESS Ratoiti, George street, Dunedin
NEXT OF KIN father, John Angus, Dunedin

ANNETT, Charles James McClure (1867-1952)
RANK & NUMBER Private 1606, CONTINGENT 5th
ADDRESS Maniototo, Otago
NEXT OF KIN Mr J. Annett, same address (possibly his brother John Morris Annett (1872-1951))
* their parents were William (1828-1890) & Margaret Ellen Annett (1836-1918), his father arrived about 1862 from Kent and was a miner in Otago in at least 1869 & died at Hyde, Otago 7 Sep 1890

ANNING, Wilfred James (1881-1936)
RANK & NUMBER Private 7731, CONTINGENT 9th
ADDRESS Redcliffe, Glenavy, South Canterbury
NEXT OF KIN father, Frederick Anning, same address
* 3rd of 7 children of Frederick Thomas Anning & Isabella Sunckell

ANSLOW, Robert Ernest (1871-)
RANK & NUMBER Private 7992, CONTINGENT 9th
ADDRESS c/o Miss Anslow, Post Office, Wellington
NEXT OF KIN sister, Mary Fordyce Anslow, Wellington
* 2 of 5 known children of Thomas Anslow & Mary McGregor
- Mary married Henry Brenton Rule in 1903

ANTHONY, Frederick William (1879-1956)
RANK & NUMBER Private 8785, CONTINGENT 10th
ADDRESS Wellington
NEXT OF KIN stepsister, Gertrude Lydia Elsie Anthony, 298 Madras st., Christchurch. (born 1889, Gertrude was the daughter of Frederick's father & his 2nd wife Emma Petty 1861-1948, who married in 1887)
* Frederick was born in Napier, 1st of 2 sons of William Henry Anthony (1849-1895 born Channel Isles-died Napier) & Lydia Whiffen (1853-1881, born England-died Lambton Quay & married 1878)
* Frederick married Amy Louisa Franks in 1905, had 7 children & died in Lower Hutt

ANTHONY, William
RANK & NUMBER Private 4379, CONTINGENT 7th
ADDRESS Meredith street, Addington, Christchurch
NEXT OF KIN father, William Arnold Anthony, same address

APPLETON, Ernest George
RANK & NUMBER Private 5453, CONTINGENT 8th
ADDRESS Opotiki, Bay of Planty
NEXT OF KIN father, John Appleton, same address
* also served as #10/1268 in WWI
* brother of John Appleton below
* Ernest was the 3rd of 12 known children of John Appleton (1838-1909) who served with the 1st Waikato Militia Regiment #173 & Josephine Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Shouls (1856-1922)

APPLETON, John (1876-1930)
RANK & NUMBER Private 2717, CONTINGENT reserves
ADDRESS Opotiki, Bay of Plenty
NEXT OF KIN father, John Appleton
* brother of Ernest George Appleton above
* John was the 1st of 12 known children (parents above)
* John married Mary Wharenui in 1909. He is buried with his father (see link at John's name)

ARCHER, William Arthur (1881-1969)
RANK & NUMBER Private 7988, CONTINGENT 9th
ADDRESS Clifton, Invercargill
NEXT OF KIN father, Charles Robert Archer
* parents were Charles Robert Archer (1832-1911) & K/Catherine Granger (1844-1903) from Kent

ARCHIBALD, Robert
RANK & NUMBER Private 7600, CONTINGENT 9th
ADDRESS Wadestown, Wellington
NEXT OF KIN father, James Archibald

ARDEN, Leslie Hamar (1879-)
RANK & NUMBER Trooper 7263, CONTINGENT 9th
ADDRESS Frankley road, New Plymouth
NEXT OF KIN stepmother, Mrs Fanny Arden, same address
* Leslie was the 2nd of 3 children of Francis Hamar Arden (1842-1899) & Mary Frances Oldfield (1840-1882) who married in 1873. His father next married Fanny Eliza Godfrey (1859-1956) in 1887 & had 3 more children (the youngest only 4 when Francis died)
* Leslie was a Wood-carver. He served with the 9th New Zealand Mounted Rifles. North Island Regiment. G Squadron, embarking from Auckland 19 March 1902. He was accidentally shot on active service at Germiston, South Africa on 28 June 1902.

ARLIDGE, Arthur James (1870-)
RANK & NUMBER Private 4500, CONTINGENT 7th
ADDRESS Roslyn, Dunedin
NEXT OF KIN father, Mr Arlidge, same address
* his parents were Frederick Jacob Arlidge (1833-1922) & Mary Sutherland Allan (1838-1883)

ARMER, Ernest (1879-1954)
RANK & NUMBER Corporal 8653, CONTINGENT 10th
ADDRESS Cambridge, Waikato
NEXT OF KIN father, Henry Armer, same address
* Ernest was born in Cambridge, Waikato, a son of Henry Armer (1828-1907) & Rachel Day (1837-1914)
* He rejoined the Waikato Mounted Rifles in 1903 and was the drill instructor of the (newly formed) Cambridge Fire Brigade in 1904. He married Elizabeth Cowan Jamieson in 1909
- a brother of George William below

ARMER, George William (1875-)
RANK & NUMBER Private 2343, CONTINGENT 5th
ADDRESS Cambridge, Waikato
NEXT OF KIN father, Henry Armer , same address
* George re-enlisted and served as Sergeant 5454 with the 8th in 1902
* database has him as 2 separate soldiers
- a brother of Ernest Armer above

ARMSTRONG, Francis John
RANK & NUMBER Private 3339, CONTINGENT 6th
ADDRESS Brooklyn, Wellington
NEXT OF KIN father, Edward Patrick Armstrong, Elizabeth street, Wellington

ARMSTRONG, Frederick Gordon
RANK & NUMBER Private 490, CONTINGENT 2nd
ADDRESS Kekerengu, Marlborough
NEXT OF KIN mother, Mrs M. Anderson, Mount Vernon, Akaroa

ARMSTRONG, George Wilson
RANK & NUMBER Private 4605, CONTINGENT 7th
ADDRESS 11 Courtenay Place, Wellington
NEXT OF KIN father, George Armstrong, Opawa street, Blenheim

ARMSTRONG, John Robert
RANK & NUMBER Private 4378, CONTINGENT 7th
ADDRESS Amberley, Christchurch
NEXT OF KIN mother, Jessie Armstrong, same address

ARMSTRONG, John William
RANK & NUMBER Private 9254, CONTINGENT 10th
ADDRESS Christchurch
NEXT OF KIN mother, Charlotte Armstrong, Blenheim

ARMSTRONG, Leonard
RANK & NUMBER Private 4604, CONTINGENT 7th
ADDRESS 17 Thompson street, Wellington
NEXT OF KIN sister, Mrs Annie Livick, Grove street, Nelson (this was his sister Annora Priscilla Jane Armstrong who married Jonathan Livick in 1894)

ARMSTRONG, William Lincoln
RANK & NUMBER Private 9805, CONTINGENT details for regiments now serving in South Africa, sailed with 10th
ADDRESS Mount Vernon, Akaroa, Canterbury
NEXT OF KIN father, G. Armstrong
* also served as Private 1250 with the 4th
- (database has him as 2 separate soldiers)

ARNOLD, George
RANK & NUMBER Private 112, CONTINGENT 1st
ADDRESS Stirling, Otago
NEXT OF KIN Mr James Arnold, Stirling, Otago

ARNOLD, Henry
RANK & NUMBER 6310, CONTINGENT 8th
ADDRESS Cambridge, Waikato
NEXT OF KIN father, John Arnold, Cambridge
* brother of John Arnold below who also served with the 8th

ARNOLD, John (1868-1948)
RANK & NUMBER Corporal 5452, CONTINGENT 8th
ADDRESS Cambridge, Waikato
NEXT OF KIN father, John Arnold, Cambridge
* John's headstone at hautapu cemetery, Cambridge
* brother of Henry Arnold above who also served with the 8th

ARNOLD, Thomas Nasmith
RANK & NUMBER Private 4000, CONTINGENT 7th
ADDRESS Napier Street, Auckland
NEXT OF KIN mother, Mrs C. Arnold, Frederick Place, Napier street, Auckland

ARNOTT, Arthur
RANK & NUMBER Private 7403, CONTINGENT 9th
ADDRESS Apiti via Feilding
NEXT OF KIN father, William Arnott, same address

ARNST, William Charles
RANK & NUMBER Private 4261, CONTINGENT 7th
ADDRESS Tai Tapu, Canterbury
NEXT OF KIN father, Philip Hermann Arnst, Ladbrook, Canterbury

AROA, Robert
RANK & NUMBER Private 4259, CONTINGENT 7th
ADDRESS Morrisville, Waikato
NEXT OF KIN mother, Ellen Aroa, The Willows, Blind River, Blenheim

ARTHUR, Beckham
RANK & NUMBER Lieutenant 1383, CONTINGENT 4th
ADDRESS Te Hapara, Gisborne
NEXT OF KIN Mrs Mere Inoi Arthur, c/o Mr C. Arthur of Gisborne
* he embarked with the 4th on the 'Gymeric' 31 March 1900 and also served as Captain with the 9th, leaving on the 'Devon' 19 March 1902
- (database has him as 2 separate soldiers)

ARTHUR, James
RANK & NUMBERPrivate 5314, CONTINGENT 8th
ADDRESS Chief Post Office, Auckland
NEXT OF KIN half brother, Charles Ernest Arthur, same address

ASHBY, George
RANK & NUMBER Trooper 2447, CONTINGENT 5th
ADDRESS Dannevirke
NEXT OF KIN none recorded
* George was of Anglo-Irish descent and was the eldest son of a well-to-do Irish farmer and magistrate, Robert Ashby of Clonamondra and Kilbraugh in the Parish of Kilcooley-Gortnahoe, to the east of Thurles, County Tipperary. A keen huntsman and distinguished horserider, George came to New Zealand with the intention of buying a farm of his own, but instead volunteered for service with the New Zealand Contingent to the Boer War. (see his link for more) He died of Enteric Fever 27 April 1901 at Krugersdorp, South Africa

ASHDOWN, Alfred
RANK & NUMBER Private 8515, CONTINGENT 10th
ADDRESS Matawhero, Gisborne
NEXT OF KIN father, John Ashdown
* joined the same time as his brother Sydney below

ASHDOWN, Sydney John
RANK & NUMBER Private 8516, CONTINGENT 10th
ADDRESS Matawhero, Gisborne
NEXT OF KIN father, John Ashdown
* joined as time as his brother Alfred above

ASHENDEN, Claude
RANK & NUMBER Private 7261, CONTINGENT 8th
ADDRESS Grey street, Marton
NEXT OF KIN mother, Anne Matilda Ashenden, 6 Crawford street, Wellington

ASHMORE, Joseph William
RANK & NUMBER Private 4501, CONTINGENT 7th
ADDRESS Owaka, Otago
NEXT OF KIN father, Joseph Ashmpore

ASHMORE, Rupert William George
RANK & NUMBER Private 7136, CONTINGENT 9th
ADDRESS c/o W. Collett, Coachbuilder, Dannevirke
NEXT OF KIN mother, Mrs Kate Spiers, Foxton, Manawatu

ASHTON, John
RANK & NUMBER Corporal 4491, CONTINGENT 7th
ADDRESS South Dunedin
NEXT OF KIN father, Isaac Ashton, Prince Edward road, Dunedin

ASHTON, Herbert
RANK & NUMBER private 9139, CONTINGENT 10th
ADDRESS Stewarts Gully, Canterbury
NEXT OF KIN father, W. L. Ashton, same address

ASHWORTH, Caldwell
RANK & NUMBER Corporal 3203, CONTINGENT 6th
ADDRESS Tauranga
NEXT OF KIN father, Caldwell Ashworth, The Cottage, Dormans Land, East Grinstead, Sussex, England
* (from "The London Gazette" about his father? or him?) 9 Sep 1903 CALDWELL ASHWORTH, deceased. Notice is herby given, that all persons having any claims against the estate of Caldwell Ashworth, late of The Cottage, Dorman's Land, East Grinstead, in the county of Sussex (who died on the 15th day of June 1903 and whose will was proved in the Principal Registry of the Probate Division of the High Court of Jiustice, on the 14th day of August, 1903, by Jessie Campbell Ashworth, Armine Pipon Ashworth and Edward Hopton Swayne, the executors therein named), are hereby required to send in the particulars, in writing, of their claims to us, the undersigned, on or before the 9th day of October, 1903, after which date the said executors will proceed to distribute the assets of the said deceased amongst the parties entitled thereto, having regard only to the claims of which they shall then have had notice, and they will not be liable for the assets of the said deceased, or any part thereof, so distributed to any person of whose claim they shall not then have had notice - Dated this 9th day of September 1903, BATCHELOR, COUSINS, and WARREN, 3 Pancras lane, Queen-street, London, E.C., Solicitors for the said Executors

ATKIN, William James
RANK & NUMBER Private 3703, CONTINGENT 6th
ADDRESS Oamaru
NEXT OF KIN father, William Atkin, Oamaru

ATKINS, Harry
RANK & NUMBER Sergeant 8654, CONTINGENT 10th
ADDRESS Clevedon, Te Wairo, South Auckland
NEXT OF KIN fatherm George Atkins, same address
* brother of George Arabia & William Atkins below who served with the 8th

ATKINS, Thomas Henry
RANK & NUMBER Private 3340, CONTINGENT 6th
ADDRESS Levin, Horowhenua
NEXT OF KIN father, John Atkins, Motueka, Nelson

ATKINS, Arthur Albert
RANK & NUMBER Private 2341, CONTINGENT 5th
ADDRESS Northcote, Auckland
NEXT OF KIN Mrs M. Nicholson, Ramarama, Auckland
* also served as: Gunner 7000, with the 5th, 7th and 9th Contingents in South Africa 1900 to 1902 and Baden Powell Police 1903 to 1904 enlisting from the Mansion, Northcote & Private 6/884, with Canterbury Infantry Battalion, enlisting from Lyttelton, embarking 16 Oct 1914. He was wounded at Gallipoli 8 Sep 1915
- (database has him as 2 separate soldiers)
* he was born in Herder, India 10 Jan 1884, married Jessie Louisa Morgan in 1916 & had 2 sons. He died in Hokitika, Westland 22 Nov 1918 aged 34. At the time of his death he was temporarily attached to permanent Staff. 3 months after his death Jessie gave birth to their daughter Frances Joan
* he received the Distinguished Conduct Medal. "For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty on the 7th August, 1915, during the attack on Chunuk Bair (Dardanelles).

ATKINS, Bernard Neil
RANK & NUMBER Private 6148, CONTINGENT reliefs
ADDRESS Motueka, Nelson
NEXT OF KIN father, John Atkins, same address
* also served as 87555 with ? in WWI

ATKINS, George Arabia (1881-1941)
RANK & NUMBER Private 5316, CONTINGENT 8th
ADDRESS Clevedon, Te Wairo, South Auckland
NEXT OF KIN father, George Atkins, same address
* son of George Atkins & Anne
* joined same time as his brother William Atkins below

ATKINS, William
RANK & NUMBER 5315, CONTINGENT 8th
ADDRESS Clevedon, Te Wairo, South Auckland
NEXT OF KIN father, George Atkins, same address
* son of George & Anne Atkins
* joined same time as his brother George Arabia Atkins above. Also brother of Harry Atkins above who served with 10th

ATKINSON, Arthur
RANK & NUMBER Private 6149, CONTINGENT reliefs for 6th & 7th contingents, sailed with 8th
ADDRESS Beachville, Nelson
NEXT OF KIN father, Frederick Atkinson, same address
* also served as 13500 in WWI

ATKINSON, Harry
RANK & NUMBER Private 8787, CONTINGENT 10th
ADDRESS Wellington
NEXT OF KIN brother, T. A. Atkinson, 42 Abel Smith street, Wellington

ATKINSON, Herbert Swainson (1879-1927)
RANK & NUMBER Lieutenant 1414, CONTINGENT 4th
ADDRESS St Stephens Avenue, Parnell, Auckland
NEXT OF KIN father, Alfred Atkinson, same address
* also served as 39718 with NZEF, Headquarters, Ships' Adjutants in WWI. His next of kin was then his mother, Margaret Atkinson of Saint Stephen's Avenue, Parnell, Auckland
* Herbert was the 8th of 10 known children of Alfred Atkinson & Margaret McNamara

ATKINSON, James Hattersley (1879-1901)
RANK & NUMBER Trooper 2574, CONTINGENT 5th
ADDRESS Sheffield, Canterbury
NEXT OF KIN mother, Mary Jane Atkinson, same address
* James served with the 5th New Zealand Mounted Rifles, 14 Company, C Squadron, New Zealand Mounted Rifles, embarking from Wellington 31 March 1900. He was Killed in Action 29 April 1901 in Paardeberg, Orange Free State, South Africa. He is buried near Paardeburg, O.R.C., under trees in garden of Leeuwfontein Farm, about 5 miles south of drift
* he was the 3rd of 10 known children of Thomas Atkinson & Mary Jane Jebson

ATKINSON, Norman
RANK & NUMBER Farrier 7900, CONTINGENT 9th
ADDRESS Fortrose, Otago
NEXT OF KIN brother, John Harold Atkinson, Fox St., Invercargill

ATTWOOD, Walter Newman
RANK & NUMBER Private 3201, CONTINGENT 6th
ADDRESS Tennyson street, Cambridge, Waikato
NEXT OF KIN father, Charles Henry Attwood, same address

AUCKRAM, Edward Henry
RANK & NUMBER Private 8517, CONTINGENT 10th
ADDRESS Albert street, Onehunga, Auckland
NEXT OF KIN father, George Henry Auckram, same address

AUGUST, Ernest john
RANK & NUMBER Private 5185, CONTINGENT 8th
ADDRESS Waiwetu, Lower Hutt
NEXT OF KIN father, John Samuel August, same address

AURELIUS, David
RANK & NUMBER Sergeant 8786, CONTINGENT 10th
ADDRESS Wellington
NEXT OF KIN father, R. D. Aurelius, Newcastle, NSW, Australia

AUSTIN, Charles Harold
RANK & NUMBER Corporal 6028, CONTINGENT 8th
ADDRESS 130 Leet street, Invercargill
NEXT OF KIN father, Charles Austin, Beaconsfield, Orange Colony, South Africa
* his friend recorded as William Wilson at his address

AUSTIN, Edgar (1881-1949)
RANK & NUMBER Private 7341, CONTINGENT 9th
ADDRESS Wellington
NEXT OF KIN father, R. W. Austin, Wattle Grove, Sheffield, Tasmania, Australia
* had a half brother, B. Austin, in Wellington

AUTRIDGE, William James
RANK & NUMBER private 9034, CONTINGENT details for regiments now serving in South Africa, sailed with 10th
ADDRESS Brown street, Thames
NEXT OF KIN father, James Autridge, Thames

AVENELL, Henry
RANK & NUMBER Private 9806, CONTINGENT details
ADDRESS Summer street, Ponsonby, Auckland
NEXT OF KIN father, William Avenell, same address

AVERY, William
RANK & NUMBER 7733, CONTINGENT 9th
ADDRESS Caramea, West Coast
NEXT OF KIN father, Robert Avery, Caramea

AVERY, Bertram Richard
RANK & NUMBER Private 81, CONTINGENT 1st
ADDRESS Waimea
NEXT OF KIN John Avery, Spring Grove, Nelson

AYRES, Herbert
RANK & NUMBER Private 5620, CONTINGENT 8TH
ADDRESS Avonside, Christchurch
NEXT OF KIN mother, Isabella Ayres


PHOTO
HEADSTONE of John Kenneth Allen
family say Allen is the correct spelling although spelt Allan on records
taken from Ross War Memorial
last updated 1-10-12

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on 2012-02-08 16:50:18

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by ngairedith on 2012-10-01 04:23:43

I began this project 8 months ago !!
the idea was to research all the 6,500 soldiers who served in the South Africa 1899-1902 war and put their profiles on here for other researchers to find

Being 'home alone' this weekend I decided to tackle it again.
So, 8 months (and many excuses) later, I have added all the A names although as at this date I have still to research a number of them

You will notice that the B names is still under construction and if you do the maths ...
about 160 A names - took 8 months
about 600 B names - will take ???

what they call an ongoing project :)

by marieresearch on 2013-03-17 02:50:16

Guess it might be a while before you get to the Ws. Will check in from time to time. And thanks for tackling this project - your work is truly appreciated.
regards Marie

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