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returned soldiers at HAWERA Memorial RSA

Journal by ngairedith

the men and women who served for NZ in the wars, buried OR memorialised at the HAWERA Memorial Returned Service Association to March 2014

ALLEN, Ian Johnston
born: May 31 1924
died: June 22 1995 aged 71
buried: Plot 19663, Block XVI

BAKER, Godfrey John
born: Jan 19 1923
died: Oct 9 1989 aged 66
buried: Plot 19701, Block XXI

BARKLA, Edith Thelma
born: Aug 29 1924
died: May 13 1992 aged 67
buried: Plot 19692, Block XX

BARRY, Roland Wilfred
born: Sep 25 1912
parents: William Patrick BARRY & Ethel Linda MAYS
died: Sep 14 1997 aged 85
buried: Plot 19713, Block XXII

BAYLISS, Arthur
born: Feb 13 1902
died: May 10 1983 aged 81
buried: Plot 19502, Block I

BELL, Arthur Ernest
born: Oct 3 1925
died: Dec 5 1994 aged 69
buried: Plot 19643, Block XV

BLOOR, Mavis Dorothy
born: May 29 1922
died: April 21 1992 aged 69
buried: Plot 19651, Block XVI

BLOOR, Vincent Bernard Cleaver
born: June 8 1920
died: Dec 3 1987 aged 67
buried: Plot 19651, Block XVI

BROGDEN, Gilbert
born: July 17 1908
parents: George William BROGDEN & Rose Olif WAIN
siblings: 5 known brothers & a sister
died: May 5 1993 aged 84
buried: Plot 19543, Block V

CANN, Maxwell Ian
born: Jan 23 1915
died: Sep 9 1994 aged 79
buried: Plot 19603, Block XI

CARD, Dorothy Louise
born: May 12, 1916
died: Jan. 16, 1996 aged 80
buried: Plot 19681, Block XIX

CARD, William Andrew
born: Feb 27 1911
parents: William Bennett (1870-1953, buried Waverley) & Isabel CARD
died: Oct 8 1989 aged 78
buried: Plot 19681, Block XIX

CORKIN, Arthur Bruce
born: Jan 30 1931
died: Oct 29 1992 aged 61
buried: Plot 19532, Block IV

COULSON, Frederick
born: Jan 20 1916
died: Oct 5 1989 aged 73
buried: Plot 19521, Block III

COX, Dawson Charles
born: Jan 14 1921
died: Jan 3 1994 aged 73
buried: Plot 19573, Block VIII

DEATH, Lawrence Albert
born: Sep 30 1915
died: Dec 11 1993 aged 78
buried: Plot 19633, Block XIV

EASTAUGHFFE, S.
born: unknown
died: April 5 1993 aged unknown
buried: Plot 19513, Block II

EMBLING, Marian Francis
born: July 22 1924
died: Aug 8 1982 aged 58
buried: Plot 19693, Block XX

EMBLING, Noel Raymond John
born: Sep 11 1919
died: Dec 11 1996 aged 77
buried: Plot 19693, Block XX

FOREMAN, Noel Clinton
born: Jan 14 1922
died: Aug 27 1991 aged 69
buried: Plot 19572, Block VIII

FRANK, Elizabeth Albreda (nee Beare)
born: Aug 13 1895
married: Eric Theodore Frank in 1920
died: Sep 15 1986 aged 91
buried: Plot 19652, Block XVI

FRANK, Eric Theodore
born: Aug 17 1895
parents: August Theodore FRANK & Florence Jane Dutten ROWE
siblings: 2 known brothers & 4 sisters
died: Jan 15 1991 aged 95
buried: Plot 19652, Block XVI

FYALL, Robert
born: May 11 1913
died: July 17 1994 aged 81
buried: Plot 19613, Block XII

GRANT, John Gildroy VC
born: Aug 26 1889 in Hawera
parents: George & Jane GRANT
volunteered: for the New Zealand Expeditionary Force in June 1915. Served with the battalion throughout 1916 and 1917, and the following year had reached the rank of sergeant. He was 29 years old when he performed the deed for which he was awarded the Victoria Cross. On 1 Sep 1918 near Bancourt, the leading waves of the battalion on reaching a crest of high ground, found that a line of enemy machine-gun posts offered a serious obstacle to further advance. The company, however, advanced against these posts under point-blank fire and when about 18m away Grant, closely followed by a comrade, rushed ahead of his platoon, entering the centre post and demoralising the garrison so that the platoon were able to mop up the positions. In the same manner he rushed the post on the left and the remaining posts were quickly occupied and cleared by his company.
Shortly afterwards he was promoted to second lieutenant and traveled to Cambridge in England for officer training in October 1918. He was wounded in November, within days of his return to the front. His service with the NZEF ended with his repatriation to New Zealand in 1919
died: Nov 25 1970 aged 81
memorial: Plot 19571, Block VIII
buried: SOLDIERS BURIAL M Row 9, Plot 95 at Waikumete

GREIG, G. R.
born: 1918
died: Aug 3 1989 aged 71
buried: Plot 19731, Block XXIV

GRINDLAY, Iris Evelyn (nee EMENY)
born: Aug 5 1918
married: William Charles Gindlay
children: 2 known daughters
died: Dec 11 1991 aged 73
buried: Plot 19553, Block VI

GRINDLAY, William Charles 'Bill'
born: April 16 1894
parents: William GINDLAY (1857-1935) & Kezia/Kaziah CHILES (1866-1938)
history: His father was from Scotland, arrived in Invercargill, moved to Adelaide & there married Kaziah. They moved back to NZ in 1901 & farmed/settled in Taranaki
siblings: 4 known brothers & 4 sisters
died: Aug 24 1993 aged 99
buried: Plot 19553, Block VI

HARPER, James George
born: Feb 22 1922
died: June 24 1997 aged 75
buried: Plot 19723, Block XXIII

HAWKINS, I. M.
born: unknown
married: Lloyd George Hawkins
died: unknown aged unknown
buried: Plot 19533, Block IV

HAWKINS, Lloyd George
born: June 10 1916
served: as Private 557420 with 34 Battalion
died: June 25 1993 aged 77
buried: Plot 19533, Block IV

HEADLEY, Ethel
born: March 7 1911
parents: Frederick (1874-1947) & Rosa (1880-1955) HEADLEY
sister: Phyllis Maude Headley (1909-2001) m. Leslie James GOWER in Hawera 1930
died: June 15 1989 aged 78
buried: Plot 19541, Block V

HINE, Ernest Wilfred
born: Dec 1 1915
died: Jan 10 1994 aged 78
buried: Plot 19503, Block I

HOWELL, Errol John
born: Dec 5 1922
died: Nov 22 1987 aged 2 weeks from 65
buried: Plot 19591, Block X

IRVING, Henry
born: May 11 1889
died: Sep 27 1986 aged 96
buried: Plot 19641, Block XV

KELLY, Christopher Campbell
born: July 3 1925
died: Dec 6 1990 aged 65
buried: Plot 19642, Block XV

LAURENT, Ethel Montgomery (nee Homewood)
born: March 12 1903 in London
married Henry 'Harry' John Laurent 20 July 1921 in St Mary's, Hawera
children: 3 known
died: Sep 7 1986 aged 83
buried: 19581, Block IX

LAURENT, Henry 'Harry' John VC
born: April 15 1895 Tarata, Taranaki
parents: John Martin LAURENT (1867-1951) & Mary Martha KNOFFLOCK (1876-1959)
siblings: 2 brothers & 4 sisters
served as: Lieutenant Colonel 24/213 2nd Battalion, New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Sergeant Laurent was awarded "for conspicuous bravery, skill and enterprise" when, during an attack at Gouzeaucourt Woods on 12 September 1918, he was in charge of an advance group, leading a party of twelve. The squad advanced quickly to attack a German support line that was being strongly held. In the initial attack and in the subsequent hand-to-hand fighting he displayed initiative and leadership, his squad killing a number of the enemy and captured an officer and 111 other ranks at the cost of just four casualties.
married: Ethel Montgomery HOMEWOOD in 1921
died: Dec 9 1987 aged 92 in Hastings
buried: Plot 19581, Block IX
memorial: Dunedin, Victoria Cross winners' plaque, Queens Gardens, Dunedin

LEWIS, Chloris Edith Christina
born: Feb 20 1918
died: April 15 1990 aged 72
buried: Plot 19671, Block XVIII

LEWIS, Douglas Arthur
born: May 17 1915
died: Oct 29 1988 aged 73
buried: Plot 19671, Block XVIII

LONG, Jane
born: 1899
died: Sep 19 1987 aged 87
buried: Plot 19662, Block XVII

LONG, Thomas William
born: Feb 19 1897
died: April 12 1983 aged 86
buried: Plot 19662, Block XVII

LOONEY, Kenneth Thomas
born: May 4 1919
died: March 18 1991 aged 71
buried: Plot 19602, Block XI

MacRAE, John Sellar Leel
born: July 12 1913 in Wellington
parents: James Grant MacRAE & Christina Mowat LEEL from Scotland
siblings: 2 known
married: Kathleen Jean STANLEY
died: Sep 22 1989 aged 76
buried: Plot 19531, Block IV

MARKWICK, Helen Mabel
born: May 15 1914
died: Oct 30 1992 aged 78
buried: Plot 19561, Block VII

MARKWICK, John Paton
born: July 19 1913
parents: John James MARKWICK & Jane PATON
died: March 17 1989 aged 75
buried: Plot 19561, Block VII

McKENZIE, Moira Urquhart
born: Sep 15 1923
died: July 19 1984 aged 61
buried: Plot 19703, Block XXI

McKENZIE, Trevor Lloyd
born: Oct 23 1922
died: Jan 16 1997 aged 74
buried: 19703, Block XXI

MITCHELL, Thomas Gilbert
born: April 9 1896
parents: Matthew & Jessie MITCHELL
married: Dora Felicia GIBSON (1897-1980) in 1924
died: July 14 1989 aged 93
served: as Private 36346 NZEF, 21st Reinforcements Canterbury Infantry Battalion, C Company
buried: Plot 19511, Block II

MOORE, Arthur John
born: May 27 1902
parents: John MOORE & Fanny VOLYKE(?)
died: Aug 14 1988 aged 86
buried: Plot 19661, Block XVII

MORTLOCK, Stanley George
born: July 2 1911
parents: George MORTLOCK & Evelyn Mary BRYANT
died: Nov 21 1991 aged 80
buried: Plot 19672, Block XVIII

MUSCHAMP, Dudley Francis
born: Feb 21 1910 in Waitara
parents: Robert Francis MUSCHAMP & Gertrude Emeline HAMBLYN
died: Jan 14 1977 aged 66
buried: Plot 19512, Block II

NICHOLAS, Basil Walter
born: Sep 6 1917
died: Aug 13 1989 aged 71
buried: Plot 19711, Block XXII

ORMOND, Henry Robert
born: July 19 1922
died: March 23 1988 aged 65
buried: Plot 19691, Block XX

ORR, James
born: Dec 10 1905
died: Sep 17 1991 aged 85
buried: Plot 19682, Block XIX

PEPPERELL, Alfred James
born: Aug 21 1915
died: Aug 20 1986 aged 1 day from 71
buried: Plot 19601, Block XI

PERRETT, Claude Patrick
born: May 9 1914
served as: Flying Officer NZ36132
died: June 19 1991 aged 77
buried: Plot 19582, Block IX

PERRETT, Winifred Jean
born: Sep 5 1916
died: April 29 1994 aged 77
buried: Plot 19582, Block IX

PETRIE, Hazel Margaret
born: Oct 1 1911
died: Oct 11 1996 aged 85
buried: Plot 19523, Block III

PETRIE, William Walter
born: Jan 3 1911
parents: William PETRIE & Maude Zealandia RUSH
died: March 7 1993 aged 82
buried: Plot 19523, Block III

PHILIP, William Roy
born: June 5 1908
parents: Alexander PHILIP & Ellen Maria GLENN
died: June 1 1995 aged 87
buried: 19673, Block XVIII

QUINN, Alva Eileen Mary
born: April 20 1921
died: Sep 15 1996 aged 75
buried: Plot 19683, Block XIX

ROBSON, Avis Gladys
born: March 8 1914
died: Oct 2 1986 aged 72
buried: Plot 19551, Block VI

ROBSON, George
born: July 19 1911
died: Nov 20 1986 aged 75
buried: 19551, Block VI

SHARP, S. W.
born: 1927
died: July 27, 1992 aged 65
buried: Plot 19593, Block X

SIMPSON, Richard David Logan
born: Oct 3, 1899
parents: Alexander SIMPSON & Clara BENNETT
siblings: 2 known sisters
died: Sep 17 1992 aged 92
buried: Plot 19742, Block XXV

SPALDING, Leonard
born: April 18 1911
parents: Thomas Joseph SPALDING & Mary Jane McCARTNEY
siblings: 3 known brothers
died: Aug 21 1992 aged 81
buried: Plot 19722, Block XXIII

SWAINSON, C. R.
(possibly Charles Rodney, but years here don't match)
born: 1907
died: April 26, 1994 aged 87
buried: 19592, Block X

VOICE, Ivy Marguerite
born: Sep 17 1906
died: Dec 4 1980 aged 73
buried: Plot 19562, Block VII

WALKER, Frank
born: Sep 19 1917
died: Aug 3 1989 aged 71
buried: Plot 19721, Block XXIII

WALKER, R. S.
born: 1902
died: Aug 22, 1989 aged 87
buried: Plot 19741, Block XXV

WEST, Ernest Walter
born: Nov 18 1924
died: July 9 1992 aged 67
buried: Plot 19552, Block VI

WOODS, Maurice John Alfred
born: Oct 23 1920
died: Sep 30 1987 aged 66
buried: Plot 19501, Block I


PHOTO
Harry John Laurent
VC
served in:
* WWI aged 20 as Lieutenant Colonel 24/213
* WWII aged 44 commanding a battalion in the Home Guard

Grave photo of Harry & Ethel at Hawera

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