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WORM marriages New Zealand 1896 - 1924

some WORM marriages New Zealand 1870 - 1924


the WORM GROOMS

Johann Julius Worm
- married Sarah Jane McDONALD in 1896
- were in Midhurt, Taranaki in 1886
- their known children:
1877 - Johann Richard Arthur Worm
1879 - Anna Minna Charlotte Worm
1881 - Maria Wilhelmiane Rosalie Worm
1887 - Emma Martha Edith Worm
1889 - Frederick William Prince von Prussia Julius Worm

John Richard Arthur Worm (1878-1918)
- married Gertrude TOMLINSON in 1902
- their known chidlren:
1903 - Horton Lusby Worm
1908 - Charles Maurice Worm

Oscar Paul Agathon Worm
- married Helena Malvina McBURNEY in 1907
- 1 known child:
1909 - Vera Charlotte Worm



the WORM BRIDES

Edith Emma Martha Worm
- married Frederick Alexander HOLLAND in 1910

Louise Friederike Worm
- married Frank EFFER in 1924

Rosalie Marie Worm
- married Francis James ROBERTSON in 1906

would like info on BEAR family of TIMARU NZ

I have one BEAR on my family tree - his name is George and he was born in Timaru NZ in 1875 and married Jessie Sutherland.
Can you add more to that?

WRAGG marriages New Zealand 1874 - 1927

known WRAGG marriages in New Zealand 1874 - 1927


the WRAGG GROOMS

Abraham Wragg
- married Emma BATE in 1889

Charles Wragg
- married Grace BUCKINGHAM in 1876

Arnold Adamson Wragg
- married Isabel Mary McGRATH in 1927



the WRAGG BRIDES

Marion Helen Grant Wragg
- married Thomas HUGHES in 1874

Maude Wragg
- married Sydney Ashmore DAWSON in 1927

WRIGGLESWORTH & BINNS - Wellington Photographers - 1863

taken from various scources ...


from NZETC, written about 1895:
James Dacie WRIGGLESWORTH and Frederick Charles BINNS, were photographers in Willis Street, Wellington.
They also had branches at Christchurch and Dunedin

The business of this celebrated firm of photographers was established in 1863 and was carried on by its originator, Mr. Wrigglesworth, until 1871, when he was joined by Mr. Binns.
Their premises are large and of good appearance, being five stories
high, and possessing a floorage space of something like 10,000 square feet.

Messrs. Wrigglesworth and Binns have always maintained a very high excellence in all their work, and in 1879 gained first award at the Sydney exhibition.
Again in 1881, they were similarly successful at Melbourne, and at the New Zealand exhibition of 1885 they carried off the only first award given in New Zealand for portrait photography.

Though they have at various times done a good deal in the landscape branch, their efforts have been mainly devoted to the production of high-class portraits.

The firm are patentees of the process which has become so well known under the name of the Matt-Opal Type Process, which gives a most delicate finish to the work. The perfecting of this process did much towards keeping the firm in the very foremost ranks of Australasian photographers.

The newest speciality in their work is the Mona portrait, which is a bromide enlargement upon a new principle, giving to the picture very much the appearance of a direct photograph, though there is a softness and delicacy of tint far surpassing the very finest direct prints by the process which science has so far revealed to us. Messrs. Wrigglesworth and Binns are producing these works of art at a price which places them within the reach of all, and at exceptionally low rates for so fine and costly a process as the Mona is known to be.

The Wellington business is personally superintended by Mr. Wilgglesworth; that at Christchurch by Mr. Binns; and the Dunedin branch, which is conducted under the name of Eden George, Limited, is in the charge of an experienced manager.

This is a firm to be thoroughly and unreservedly recommended. Their trade extends throughout the length and breadth of the Colony and even beyond, while tourists and others passing through the Empire City invariably take away with them a specimen of the work which New Zealand is capable of producing at the hands of Wrigglesworth and Binns.

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James Dacie WRIGGLSWORTH (1836-1906) was born in Middlesex, England the son of James WRIGGLESWORTH, an alchemist, and Elizabeth CLAYTON
He arrived in Lyttelton with his mother, on the "Samarang" on 31 July 1852, he was then a hairdresser aged 16. His mother Elizabeth Wrigglesworth was a Governess aged 48. He originally set up as a hairdresser and perfumer in London Street, Lyttelton.

Later after moving to Wellington his mother ran a circulating library, bookseller's and fancy goods shop in Lambton Quay. She died at her residence in Cuba Street, Wellington on 14 June 1864 aged about 62.

He married three times,

firstly in Wellington about 1864 to Jane Caroline de MONTMORENCY. There were two children of this marriage:
* James de Montmorency Wrigglesworth born 23 July 1866 at Cuba Street, Wellington and
* Harold de Montmorency Wrigglesworth born about 1868.

- His wife Jane and their two children lost their lives when the ship "Cyrus" ran aground near Wellington during a storm in 1874.


secondly at Saint Andrews Presbyterian Church, Hobart, Tasmania on 7 April 1875 to Jessie MARSHALL or PEARSON. There was one daughter of this marriage:
* Kate Wrigglesworth born about 1877. She was an actress known as Miss Kate Gair and married Dr. (Robert?) SCHACHNER the Professor of Political Economy at the University of Jena (he died March 1912).
- Jessie Wrigglesworth died at her residence in College Street, Wellington on 26 July 1886 aged 42


thirdly at St Johns Presbyterian Church, Willis Street, Wellington on 2 November 1887 to Isabella Waters Sutherland GUNN the daughter of William GUNN and Margaret (Isabelle ? see below) Gunn SIMPSON.
James Wrigglesworth was then aged 51 years, he gave his occupation as "artist".
There was one son of this marriage:
* Alfred Gunn Wrigglesworth who was born about 1891. Alfred Wrigglesworth was educated at Wellington College, and at the Church of England Grammar School in Melbourne. He served in the British Army during World War One as a Second Lieutenant with the 3rd Battalion Manchester Regiment and died in France on 4 September 1916 aged 25 years. He is buried at Thiepval Memorial, France. His next of kin was listed as: Son of Isabelle Gunn Wrigglesworth, of Jolimont Square, Melbourne, Australia, and the late James Dacie Wrigglesworth. Born at Wellington

... visit the link above fo a very indepth look at his life and work and many wonderful old photos to view...


From the EVENING POST 21 October 1901:
Wrigglesworth and Binn's New Studio.

The photographic business of Messrs. Wrigglesworth and Binns has more than a local reputation. The firm's work is to be seen in homes and offices and public places throughout the colony, and not a few people have in years part taken advantage of a visit to Wellington to "have a sitting" in the well-known Willis-street studio.

The unfortunate fire of some months ago not only caused the destruction of thousands of valuable negatives, but temporarily banished the firm from the place where its operation had been carried on so successfully and for so many years. But there has now risen upon the site a bigger, brighter, and better building than that of old. The new studio of the firm is located in premises which immediately catch the eye of the person who passes along Willis-street. The three-story, substantial looking building has been neatly designed by Mr. W. C. CHATFIELD, and well and truly built by Messrs. J. and A. Wilson. But it is upon the interior of the building that taste has been lavished by Mr. Wrigglesworth, the design having been carried out excellently by Messrs. R. and E. TINGLEY. The colouring on walls and ceilings is in harmony with an artistic scheme of furnishing; and embossed zinc, which has been used for the covering of the walls and ceilings, has been effectively toned and decorated.

Upon the first floor, the main business of the firm is to be done, and this is approached from the street front by a stairway of easy grade, flanked by such a fine collection of photographs as makes the visitor pause often in the upward journey to scrutinise the individual exhibits.

Overlooking busy Willis-street is one of the handsomest of reception-rooms, furnished with the upmost good taste, with a beautifully painted ceiling, and containing so many attractive objects as to make it a pleasure to wait within such a bower. There will be no complaints from patrons about weariness of waiting amidst surroundings so agreeable.

Off the reception-room is the public office, which is the centre of a house-telephone system, and which also contains a lift communicating with the work-rooms above. The office has a store-room attached, and alongside, is a dressing-room which ladies will declare to be "a dream," so tasteful is its decorative scheme of geranium pink, and its pretty furnishings. Approaching the studio, the visitor passes a dressing-room for gentlemen, containing, like all the other room's, a neatly-set gas-stove, to warm wintry temperature, and a lavatory for the use of patrons.

Then comes the studio, commodious, well-lighted, conveniently arranged. With an area of 40ft x 20ft, it gives facilities for the taking of the largest of groups, and is equipped with the most modern aids to the photographer's art. Mr. Wrigglesworth has secured a series of backgrounds specially painted to suit the gallery, which has an elaborate system of shades for regulating the lighting. Off the studios are the changing-room and the dark-room, the latter being lighted by both gas and electric light.

On the second floor are located the workroom, and what may be termed the hive of the industry. In the eastern corner of the floor, Mr. Wrigglesworth has his "snuggery," which is cosy and comfortable-looking. Adjoining are separate rooms for the re-touchers and the artists, the toning, fixing, enamelling, mounting, and burnishing rooms; also storerooms for chemicals, etc. The enlargement department of the firm's business has become one of the first importance, and a commodious room has been set apart for this work. Off this room access is obtained to the fire-escape, and the whole floor is well equipped with lighting and sanitary appliances.

Up another flight of stairs, and the visitor comes to the "printery," a room specially designed to catch the sun in its various aspects, and with ample provision for its purpose. As an adjunct, there is a balcony, overlooking the back-door of Willis-street." Altogether, Messrs. Wrigglesworth and Binns's new premises may be classed as among the most up-to-date, and, in some respects, the best-equipped of the colony's photographic establishments, and they should attract many visitors.

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Frederick Charles BINNS (1844-1915) was born in London in 1844, where he was brought up as a civil engineer, but devoted much of his leisure time to amateur photography. Shortly after his arrival in Wellington in 1864 he became associated with James Wrigglesworth and established the partnership of Wrigglesworth and Binns. He became one of the most prominent Freemasons in New Zealand

He married Harriet MILLS, their children included:
* Reginald William Binns also a photographer, who married in 1911 to Elizabeth ARROW and
* Stanley Walter Binns, a clerk, who married in 1909 to Grace Elizabeth HENEY.

While walking to work on 13 August 1915 with a friend Mr. W. I. Bolam he was struck by a motor vehicle in Victoria Street and received serious head and body injuries. He was taken to hospital unconscious and died early in the afternoon. At the time of his death he lived at 73 Winchester Street, Merivale, Christchurch. He was buried in the Papanui Churchyard on 16 August, his wife Harriet died in 1921 aged 72.

Fredericks obituary from his link above:
... While proceeding to business this morning Mr. F. C, Binns, of the firm of Wrigglesworth and Binns, was the victim of a collision which occurred between a motor-car and a motor-cycle with side-chair attached, in Victoria street. Mr. Binns, who is 71 years of age, was by some means knocked over by one of the vehicles and sustained severe injuries which necessitated his immediate removal to the Christchurch Hospital, where he expired as the result of the injuries he had sustained.

The late Mr. Binns was born in 1844 in London, where he was brought up as a civil engineer, but devoted much of his leisure time to amateur photography, and shortly after his arrival in Wellington in 1864 he became associated with Mr. Wrigglesworth, and established the partnership which had continued ever since. Mr. Binns was one of the most prominent Freemasons in New Zealand; he was initiated in 1873 in the Pacific Lodge, Wellington, and was Master of the Lodge in 1870 and 1880. Subsequently he became the Z.V. in the Royal Arch Chapter, was twice Grand Senior Warden of the Grand Lodge of Wellington (English Constitution), and for a time was also treasurer. With the Pacific Lodge he came over to the New Zealand Constitution, and later on, on coming to Christchurch, he affiliated with St. Augustine Lodge. He was installed as Grand Superintendent of Canterbury in 1902, and on the inauguration of the Provincial Grand Lodge, as Grand Master, an office which he held till his death. He was a foundation member of the Civic Lodge. Mr. Binns was also Grand Master (honoris causa) of Grand Lodge of New Zealand in 1911, and he was also Pro-Grand Master in 1906-08.

The funeral will take place on Monday, at 2.30 p.m.

... again, a MUST SEE site with lots of info and many wonderfu old photos

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Early New Zealand Postcards
... An article in the Wellington Independent of the 23rd of April 1863, mentioned views of Wellington being taken by a Mr Richards "...of a size suitable for albums so much in vogue..." The talents of Mr Richards were recognise New Zealand Exhibition in 1865. The Jurors stated "... Among them may be specially mentioned a little picture of Thorndon Flat, as deserving of great praise for the delicate manipulation and care bestowed upon it...." The same report mentioned another Wellington firm with the following criticism "... in two or three pictures, there is evidence of imperfection in the manipulation of the plate, a dullness that might have possibly been avoided....", this describes some of the entries from a newly formed partnership, SWAN and WRIGGLESWORTH.

Swan who had carried on alone for five years, since his brief association with Davis, must have yearned for a reliable partner to help him with the booming carte craze that inundated his Wellington studio. Doubtless he eyed with business acumen the areas to the north of Wellington that did not boast a resident photographer. When he journeyed to Napier to found his Hawke's Bay branch, he left his practise in the charge of James Dacey Wrigglesworth. This seeed a well-timed move, but there is speculation that his departure was motivated by the return of Mrs FOLEY's Theatrical Company to the area. Eventually Swan sold out his Napier photographic interests to Samuel Carnell in 1870, having previously dissolved his partnership with Wigglesworth after a three-year association. While Swan's career in photography was not a lengthy one when compared with some others, he made several important contributions to the craft. His coverage of news events and his involvement inthe theatre combined to add a touch of showmanship and personality to early New Zealand photography. His later life was by no means dull. For many years he held controlling shares of a brewery in Napier and later served a long term as major of the city. His interest in politics eventually took him to Wellington where he represented his district in parliament. The final years of his long and eventful lifes were spent in Wanganui.

Swan's successor, Wigglesworth, had a long and extensive association with Wellington, which began as a hairdresser in 1854. After his association with Swan was dissolved in1867 he carried on alone for several years before joining up with Frederick C. Binns in 1874.

Their names virtually became household words throughout the country, as they followed their Wellington success with branches in all the major centres. Wellingtonians have every reason to regret the disastrous fire which enguulfed the premises of Wigglesworth & Binns inlower Willis Street in 1901. Undoubtly the bulk of Swan's plates, along with those views Wigglesworth took in late 1860 and early 1870 were destroyed by the flames. The criticism made by the jurors in the exhibition in 1865 must be taken at face value with littl hope of a fresh evalution. Whether the photographs in question originated from either Swan's or Wigglesworth's camera is of little consequence. A reassessment of their talent through a comparison of their work with that of their contemporaries, is reduced to a handful of authenticated prints which have fortunately survived. Because of the small number involved, this can hardly be considered absolute and definitive

WRIGHTs buried at Mangaoranga Cemetery EKETAHUNA, New Zealand

The Maori name Eketahuna means 'to run aground on a sandbank' so named by the tangata whenua to describe that location where their waka could travel no further up the Makakahi River, which bisects the township.


The Wright family buried at the Mangaoranga Cemetery in Eketahuna are:

Arthur Charles Wright
- born February 1923
- died 21st November 1923 aged 9
- buried PLOT 51 BLOCK AA with 1 month id Margaret and 8 month old Mildred

Arthur Herbert Wright
- born 1865
- Arthur was a farmer
- died 1st November 1951 aged 86
- buried PLOT 128B BLOCK AA with his wife Catherine

Catherine Tait Robertson Wright
- born 1868
- died 30th October 1944 aged 76
- buried PLOT 128B BLOCK AA with husband Arthur

Margaret Guthrie Wright
- born May 1905
- died 18th January 1906 aged 8 months
- burie PLOT 51 BLOCK AA with 1 month old Mildred and 9 year old Arthur

Mildred Evelyn Wright
- born January 1911
- died 3rd Gebruary 1911 aged 1 month
- buried PLOT 51 BLOCK AA with 8 month old Margaret and 9 year old Arthur

WRONGLY CALLED for MILITARY SERVICE - Auckland 1941

from the Auckland Star 20 November 1941

WRONGLy CALLED for MILITARY SERVICE
GAZETTE NOTICES CANCELLED


A notice cancelling for various reasons the calling up of 36 reservists in the No 1 (Auckland) Area for service with the armed forces under the National Service Regulations, 1940, appears in a special Gazette isuued yesterday.
The men concerned are:-

Eric Hooper BISS
- Pharmaceutical Chemist, City

Edward Trevor Vivian BOAKES (1924-1992)
- Labourer, Te Papapa

Hendrik Jacob BODE (1923-1997)
- Clerk, Balmoral Road

Roy Noel BOWDEN (1912-1979)
- Clerk, Devonport

William Dalgleish BURNS (1912-1980)
- Gardener, Mangere

David Henry BUTTERWORTH (1908-1999)
- Soldier, Papakura

William McKenzie CAMPBELL (1912-1992)
- Factory Hand, City

Arthur Harold CLEAVER (1922-1984)
- Labourer, Onehunga

Terence William DEIGHTON
- Carpenter, City

Cosmos GEORGE (1922-2005)
- Seaman, City

Desmond James GILLIES (1918-1969)
- Clerk, Otahuhu

Nelson Lockyer HALL (1914-1989)
- Driver, City

John Graham HEDLEY (1919-2003)
- Carpenter, Balmoral

Robert William KING
- Labourer, Grey Lynn

William KIRBY
- occupation not stated, Point Chevalier

Clive Kenneth LAW (1916-1982)
- Bricklayer, Grafton

Selwyn James McGIVERN (1914-1950)
- Nurse, City

Arthur McNEILL
- Clerk, Point Chevalier

Donald MUNRO
- Shop Assistant, Glendowie

Frederick Raymond NEILSON
- Steward, City

David Roy NENO (1920-2007)
- Farmer, City

Harold Douglas NICHOLSON
- Soldier, Devonport

Robert Noel OTTER (1920-1967)
- French Polisher, Takapuna

Albert Leslie PINFOLD (1917-1956)
- Porter, Newmarket

John PYE
- Farmer, Awhitu

Joseph RATCLIFFE (1910-1962)
- Labourer, Parnell

David Charles RAWNSLEY (1921-2006)
- Nurseryman, Avondale

Robert MacLaren ROBERTSON (1905-1965)
- Manager, City

Albert Lloyd ROUSELL
- Ordance Artificer, Devonport

Maurice Richard SCHLESINGER (1907-1980)
- Delicatessen Hand, Point Chevalier

John Rankine Ramsay SIMPSON (1901-1948)
- Locomotive Fireman, Ponsonby

William Roy SNELGAR (1923-1999)
- Baker, Devonport

Donald Linsley TWEEDLE
- Motor Driver, Devonport

Herbert Rex WALDEN
- Radio Announcer, City

Henry Alfred WHEELER
- Packerman, Onehunga

Clive Comet Edwin WILLIAMS (1910-1960)
- Freezing Worker, Devonport

WURM marriages New Zealand 1870 - 1928

some WURM marriages in New Zealand 1870 - 1928


the WURM GROOMS

Frederick Alexander Wurm (1863-1915)
- married Margaret Sim MCewan (1866-1933) in 1885
- their known children
1888 - 1955 Frederick Henry Wurm
1891 - 1961 William George Louie Wurm
1893 - Agnes Maud Wurm

Frederick Henry Wurm
- married Elizabeth Josephine O'CONNELL (1883-1961) in 1920

George Louis Wurm (1867-1925)
- married Alice BROWN in 1891
- their known children
1893 - 1870 George Louis Wurm
1895 - Irene Adelaide Wurm
1898 - 1899 Charles Henry Adolph Wurm
- Charle died aged 14 months

George Louis Wurm
- married Vera Myrtle MOFFAT (1896-1974) in 1919

George Louis Wurm
- married Bertha Louise PARK in 1920

William George Louie Wurm (1891-1981)
- married Elizabeth Ann CLINCH (1888-1982) in 1914



the WURM BRIDES

Eveline Augusta Wurm (1834-1916)
- married Adam Robert DUFF (1843-1929) in 1870
- their known child:
1876 - 1876 Albert Comyn Duff
- Albert died aged 6 weeks
- he is buried in Dunedin

Agnes Maud Wurm (1891-1965)
- married James Hicks PALMER (1888-1970) in 1916

Irene Adelaide Wurm (1895-1976)
- married James William Seagar PENNALLIGEN (1895-1949) in 1928

WWI ANZACs of MARTINBOROUGH Wairarapa

MARTINBOROUGH is a town in South Wairarapa, a district in the Wellington region on the North Island of New Zealand
John Martin is regarded as the towns founder and set out the first streets in the pattern of the Union Flag in the 19th century. Many of the town's streets are named after foreign cities visited by Martin. Before Martinborough was established the southern part of the region was known as Waihenga, a point that seems to be lost at times in the history of the district. A feature is the colonial architecture, one example of which is the historic Peppers Martinborough Hotel, built in 1882.

The 1880s depression meant Martinborough grew slowly. The town provided a stopover for workers heading to the coast, so transport and accommodation became key industries.

Unlike in other towns, Maori retained a significant presence. Residents included Niniwa Heremaia, the eldest daughter of Ngati Kahungunu tribal leader Heremaia Tamaihotua (also known as Ngapuruki, the leading chief of Ngati Hikawera of Ngati Kahungunu and Ani Kanaara, one of his 3 wives); and Maata Mahupuku, great-niece of Papawai marae leader Hamuera Tamahau Mahupuku and a childhood friend of Katherine Mansfield

Martinborough First World War Memorial

Martinborough on NZETC written about 1904

The following soldiers names were taken from the War Memorial gates
- it is still a work in progress and photos of some of the soldiers can be seen on this page

BARTON, Harry Charles aged 23
RANK LAST HELD - Private
SERIAL NUMBER - 41723
FIRST KNOWN RANK - Private
OCCUPATION - Farm labourer
NEXT OF KIN - Robert & Mary Ann Barton of Hayward St, Pirinoa, Featherston
ENLISTMENT ADDRESS -
MILITARY DISTRICT - Wellington
BODY ON EMBARKATION - New Zealand Expeditionary Force
EMBARKATION UNIT - 23rd Reinforcements Wellington Infantry Regiment, B Company
EMBARKATION DATE - 14 March 1917
PLACE OF EMBARKATION - Wellington
TRANSPORT - HMNZT 79
VESSEL - Ruapehu
DESTINATION - Devonport, England
LAST UNIT SERVED - Wellington Infantry Regiment
CAUSE OF DEATH - Killed in action
PLACE OF DEATH - Ypres, Belgium
DATE OF DEATH - 1 August 1917
CEMETERY/MEMORIAL NAME - MESSINES RIDGE (NZ) MEMORIAL, Mesen, West-Vlaanderen, BELGIUM

BEATTY, Arthur aged 24
RANK LAST HELD - Private
SERIAL NUMBER - 10/2853
FIRST KNOWN RANK - Private
NEXT OF KIN - the late Alexander & Jessie Beatty, of Matamau, Hawke's Bay & Fowcliffe, Hinds
ENLISTMENT ADDRESS - Martinborough
MILITARY DISTRICT - Wellington
BODY ON EMBARKATION - 7th Reinforcements
EMBARKATION UNIT - Wellington Infantry Battalion
EMBARKATION DATE - 9 October 1915
PLACE OF EMBARKATION - Wellington
TRANSPORT - HMNZT 32 OR 33 OR 34
VESSEL - Aparima or Navua or Warrimoo
DESTINATION - Suez, Egypt
LAST UNIT SERVED - Wellington Infantry Regiment
CAUSE OF DEATH - Killed in action
PLACE OF DEATH - Somme, France
DATE OF DEATH - 30 March 1918
CEMETERY/MEMORIAL NAME - III.C.5. EUSTON ROAD CEMETERY, COLINCAMPS, Somme, FRANCE

BOYD, Alexander Colin aged 19
born 1896 in Marinborough to William BOYD & Jessie Isabella ROSS
their children were:
1881 John Boyd (the first child born in Martinborough, as anarchitect he designed many town and country residences in Martinborough and surrounding districts)
1882 Mary Boyd
1883 Donald Ross Boyd
1885 Hugh Boyd
1889 Agnes May Boyd
1891 David McLeod Boyd
1894 Kate Ruth Boyd
1896 Alexander Colin Boyd
RANK LAST HELD - Trooper
SERIAL NUMBER - 13/980
FIRST KNOWN RANK - Trooper
NEXT OF KIN - parents William & Jessie Isabella Boyd, Martin St, Upper Hutt
ENLISTMENT ADDRESS - Martinborough, Wairarapa
MILITARY DISTRICT - Auckland
BODY ON EMBARKATION - 3rd Reinforcements
EMBARKATION UNIT - Auckland Mounted Rifles
EMBARKATION DATE - 14 February 1915
PLACE OF EMBARKATION - Wellington
TRANSPORT - HMNZT 17 OR 18 OR 19
VESSEL - Maunganui or Tahiti or Aparima
DESTINATION - Gallipoli
LAST UNIT SERVED - Auckland Mounted Rifles
CAUSE OF DEATH - Killed in action
PLACE OF DEATH - Gallipoli, Turkey
DATE OF DEATH - 28 August 1915
CEMETERY/MEMORIAL NAME - HILL 60 (NZ) MEMORIAL, Turkey

CAMPBELL, Murdock McLeod aged 20
- born 1897
- 5th of 5 children of Simon CAMPBELL & Jessie HARRISON
- his siblings were:
1886 Mary Campbell
1888 William Harrison Campbell
1890 Flora Colina Campbell
1894 Jane Frances Campbell
RANK LAST HELD - Private
SERIAL NUMBER - 32129
FIRST KNOWN RANK - Rifleman
OCCUPATION - Shepherd
NEXT OF KIN - Mr & Mrs Simon Campbell, Stoney Creek, Martinborough
ENLISTMENT ADDRESS - ?
MILITARY DISTRICT - Wellington
BODY ON EMBARKATION - New Zealand Rifle Brigade
EMBARKATION UNIT - 13th Reinforcements 2nd Battalion, F Company
EMBARKATION DATE - 15 November 1916
PLACE OF EMBARKATION - Wellington
TRANSPORT - HMNZT 68
VESSEL - Maunganui
DESTINATION - Plymouth, England
LAST UNIT SERVED - Wellington Infantry Regiment
CAUSE OF DEATH - Killed in action
PLACE OF DEATH - Somme, France
DATE OF DEATH - 30 march 1918
CEMETERY/MEMORIAL NAME - GREVILLERS (NZ) MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, FRANCE

COMESKEY, (Martinborough Memorial has COMESKI) Peter 'LEO' Le Cuthbert aged 23
born 1893 in Wellington
RANK LAST HELD - Private
SERIAL NUMBER - 10/2894
FIRST KNOWN RANK - Private
NEXT OF KIN - James & Sarah Comeskey, 105 Grange Rd, Dominion Rd, Auckland
- Address also seen as Upper Hutt but this was probably James & Sarah, parents of James
ENLISTMENT ADDRESS - Post-office, Martinborough
MILITARY DISTRICT - Wellington
BODY ON EMBARKATION - 7th Reinforcements
EMBARKATION UNIT - Wellington Infantry Battalion
EMBARKATION DATE - 9 October 1915
PLACE OF EMBARKATION - Wellington
TRANSPORT - HMNZT 32 OR 33 OR 34
VESSEL - Aparima or Navua or Warrimoo
DESTINATION - Suez, Egypt
LAST UNIT SERVED - Wellington Infantry Regiment
CAUSE OF DEATH - Killed in action
PLACE OF DEATH - Somme, France
DATE OF DEATH - Somme, France
CEMETERY/MEMORIAL NAME - III.C.10. GOMMECOURT WOOD NEW CEMETERY, FONCQUEVILLERS, France

CORRIE, R - NO R CORRIE FOUND AT THIS TIME -
RANK LAST HELD -
SERIAL NUMBER -
FIRST KNOWN RANK -
NEXT OF KIN -
ENLISTMENT ADDRESS -
MILITARY DISTRICT -
BODY ON EMBARKATION -
EMBARKATION UNIT -
EMBARKATION DATE -
PLACE OF EMBARKATION -
TRANSPORT -
VESSEL -
DESTINATION -
LAST UNIT SERVED -
CAUSE OF DEATH -
PLACE OF DEATH -
DATE OF DEATH -
CEMETERY/MEMORIAL NAME -

CURTIS, Edmund Canute (Martinborough Memorial has CURTISS) aged 29
born 1887, possibly England
RANK LAST HELD - Temorary Sergeant
SERIAL NUMBER - 24/1622
FIRST KNOWN RANK - ?
NEXT OF KIN - John & Charlotte Curtis, 12 Rotterdam Rd, Lowestoft, Suffolk. England
ENLISTMENT ADDRESS - ?
MILITARY DISTRICT - Auckland
BODY ON EMBARKATION - NZEF
EMBARKATION UNIT - Auckland Regiment, 2nd Battalion
EMBARKATION DATE - ?
PLACE OF EMBARKATION - ?
TRANSPORT - ?
VESSEL - ?
DESTINATION - ?
LAST UNIT SERVED - Auckland Infantry Regiment
CAUSE OF DEATH - Killed in action
PLACE OF DEATH - Somme, France
DATE OF DEATH - 15 September 1916
CEMETERY/MEMORIAL NAME - CATERPILLAR VALLEY (NZ) MEMORIAL, Albert, Somme, France

DANGER, James aged 25
born 1892 to Hiu te Miha Danger & Te Iwi Ngaro Hiu, Greytown, Wairarapa
RANK LAST HELD - Corporal
SERIAL NUMBER - 16/575 (A)
FIRST KNOWN RANK - Private
NEXT OF KIN - Mrs Eria te Whaiti (aunt), Greytown
ENLISTMENT ADDRESS - Greytown, Wairarapa
MILITARY DISTRICT - Wellington
BODY ON EMBARKATION - 2nd Maori Contingent
EMBARKATION UNIT - New Zealand Pioneer Battalion
EMBARKATION DATE - 18 September 1915
PLACE OF EMBARKATION - Wellington
TRANSPORT - HMNZT 29
VESSEL - Waitemata
DESTINATION - Suez, Egypt
LAST UNIT SERVED - Pioneer Battalion
CAUSE OF DEATH - Died of wounds
PLACE OF DEATH - Belgium
DATE OF DEATH - 3 September 1917
CEMETERY/MEMORIAL NAME - VI.A.12. WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas-de-Calais, FRANCE

DONNELLY, Francis Patrick aged 20
born 1896 1 of 6 children to Joseph DONNELLY & Minnie WILSON
brother of George Joseph Donnelly (below)
his other siblings were:
1890 Catherine Donnelly
1891 William Hugh Donnelly
1894 Thomas Digby Donnelly
1897 Arthur James Donnelly
- also served Trooper, (/810, 3rd Reinforcements, Otago Mounte Rifles. Embarked 14th Feb 1915
RANK LAST HELD - Private
SERIAL NUMBER - 10/2588
FIRST KNOWN RANK - Private
NEXT OF KIN - J. Donnelly (father), Contractor, Martinborough, late of Pirinoa
ENLISTMENT ADDRESS - Upper Plain, Masterton
MILITARY DISTRICT - Wellington
BODY ON EMBARKATION - 6th Reinforcements
EMBARKATION UNIT - Wellington Infantry Battalion
EMBARKATION DATE - 14 August 1915
PLACE OF EMBARKATION - Wellington
TRANSPORT - HMNZT 27 OR 28
VESSEL - Willochra or Tofua
DESTINATION - Suez, Egypt
LAST UNIT SERVED - Wellington Infantry Regiment
CAUSE OF DEATH - Killed in action
PLACE OF DEATH - Somme, France
DATE OF DEATH - 2 October 1916
CEMETERY/MEMORIAL NAME - CATERPILLAR VALLEY (NZ) MEMORIAL, Somme, FRANCE

DONNELLY, George Joseph aged 21
born 1893 1 of 6 children to Joseph DONNELLY & Minnie WILSON
brother of Francis Patrick Donnelly (see above)
RANK LAST HELD - Private
SERIAL NUMBER - 10/157
FIRST KNOWN RANK - Private
NEXT OF KIN - Mr & Mrs J. Donnelly, Pirinoa, Martinborough, Wairarapa
ENLISTMENT ADDRESS - Martinborough
MILITARY DISTRICT - Wellington
BODY ON EMBARKATION - Main Body
EMBARKATION UNIT - Wellington Infantry Battalion
EMBARKATION DATE - 16 October 1914
PLACE OF EMBARKATION - Wellington
TRANSPORT - HMNZT 7 OR 10
VESSEL - Limerick or Arawa
DESTINATION - Suez, Egypt
LAST UNIT SERVED - Wellington Infantry Battalion
CAUSE OF DEATH - Killed in action
PLACE OF DEATH - Gallipoli, Turkey
DATE OF DEATH - 8 May 1915
CEMETERY/MEM0RIAL NAME - TWELVE TREE COPSE (NZ) MEMORIAL Turkey

DUNBAR, Robert aged ?
RANK LAST HELD - Private
SERIAL NUMBER - 10/236
FIRST KNOWN RANK - Private
NEXT OF KIN - Mrs E. Dunbar, Burwah Street, Berhampore, Wellington
- ALSO: Jeremiah (1858-1942) & Elizabeth (1859-1943) Dunbar 38 Rhodes St, Wellington
- Jeremiah was a carpenter and in 1912 they lived in Burwah St, Berhampore Wellington
ENLISTMENT ADDRESS - Naples Street, Martinborough
MILITARY DISTRICT - Wellington
BODY ON EMBARKATION - Main Body
EMBARKATION UNIT - Wellington Infantry Battalion
EMBARKATION DATE - 16 October 1914
PLACE OF EMBARKATION - Wellington
TRANSPORT - HMNZT 7 OR 10
VESSEL - Limerick or Arawa
DESTINATION - Suez, Egypt
LAST UNIT SERVED - Wellington Infantry Regiment
CAUSE OF DEATH - Killed in action
PLACE OF DEATH - Belgium
DATE OF DEATH - 8 June 1917
CEMETERY/MEMORIAL NAME - MESSINES RIDGE (N.Z.) MEMORIAL Mesen, West-Vlaanderen BELGIUM

DAVIS, Thomas age 22
born 1893, 3rd of 6 children of William DAVIS & Leah HOLMES
his siblings were:
1890 William Charles Davis
1892 William Cyril Holmes Davis
1897 Ella Elizabeth Davis
1901 Victoria Marjory Davis
1904 William John Davis
RANK LAST HELD - Private
SERIAL NUMBER - 10/1222
FIRST KNOWN RANK - Private
NEXT OF KIN - William & Leah Davis, Tauherenikau, Featherston, Wairarapa,
ENLISTMENT ADDRESS - Tauherenikau
MILITARY DISTRICT - Wellington
BODY ON EMBARKATION - 2nd Reinforcements
EMBARKATION UNIT - Wellington Infantry Battalion
EMBARKATION DATE - 14 December 1914
PLACE OF EMBARKATION - Wellington
TRANSPORT - HMNZT 13 OR 14 OR 15
VESSEL - Verdala or Willochra or Knight of the Garter
DESTINATION - Suez, Egypt
LAST UNIT SERVED - Wellington Infantry Battalion
CAUSE OF DEATH - Killed in action
PLACE OF DEATH - Gallipoli, Turkey
DATE OF DEATH - 8 May 1915
CEMETERY/MEMORIAL NAME - TWELVE TREE COPSE (NZ) MEMORIAL Turkey

FAIR, Bertram Rudolf aged 21
parents were Johan 'John' Oscar Skogsborg FAIR & Emily Mary LONGDILL (1860-1928 married 1895), Emily was a daughter of Pynson Wilmot LONGDILL (1810-1875, died of heart disease in Parnell, Auckland) &
Harriet ROBINSON (1832-1911 emigrated with her husband in 1859, also died in Parnell) his mother remarried in 1908 to Horace Ruston RICH (1862-1937)
- a brother, Horace Charles Skogsborg Fair married Marjory Winifred PRITCHARD in 1928
RANK LAST HELD - Private
SERIAL NUMBER - 21237
FIRST KNOWN RANK - Private
OCCUPATION - Shepherd
NEXT OF KIN - Mrs Emily Mary Rich (mother), Birkdale, Birkenhead, Auckland
ENLISTMENT ADDRESS -
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EMBARKATION UNIT - 16th Reinforcements Wellington Infantry Battalion, B Company
EMBARKATION DATE - 21 August 1916
PLACE OF EMBARKATION - Wellington
TRANSPORT - HMNZT 62
VESSEL - Mokoia
DESTINATION - Plymouth, England
LAST UNIT SERVED - Wellington Infantry Regiment
CAUSE OF DEATH - Killed in action
PLACE OF DEATH - Messines, Belgium
DATE OF DEATH - 20 April 1917
CEMETERY/MEMORIAL NAME - IV.C.7. LA PLUS DOUVE FARM CEMETERY Comines-Warneton, Hainaut BELGIUM

GRIBBEN, Robert
RANK LAST HELD - Rifleman
SERIAL NUMBER - 23/1393
FIRST KNOWN RANK - Rifleman
NEXT OF KIN - Miss R. Gribben (sister), Broughshane, Antrim, Ireland
- ALSO: Son of James Gribben of The Race Course, Lower Broughshane, Ballymena, Co. Antrim
ENLISTMENT ADDRESS - Martinborough
MILITARY DISTRICT - Wellington
BODY ON EMBARKATION - 2nd Reinforcements to 1st Battalion, New Zealand Rifle Brigade
EMBARKATION UNIT - E Company
EMBARKATION DATE - 13 November 1915
PLACE OF EMBARKATION - Wellington
TRANSPORT - HMNZT 35 OR 36
VESSEL - Willochra or Tofua
DESTINATION - Suez, Egypt
LAST UNIT SERVED - New Zealand Rifle Brigade
CAUSE OF DEATH - Died of wounds
PLACE OF DEATH - France
DATE OF DEATH - 17 June 1916
CEMETERY/MEMORIAL NAME - II.E.213. BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION (NORD) France

HARRIS, George Edward aged 27
born December 1889 the 6th of 17 children of Abraham John HARRIS (1855 Taita-1933 Martinborough) & Margaret Mary O'BRIEN (1861 Thomaston, Limmerick, Ireland-1915 Martinborough)
.. this George's father Abraham and the George Harris's (below) father were brothers
RANK LAST HELD - Private
SERIAL NUMBER - 31268
FIRST KNOWN RANK - Private
OCCUPATION - Farmer
NEXT OF KIN - Abraham John Harris (father), Dyerville, Martinborough
ENLISTMENT ADDRESS - ?
MILITARY DISTRICT - Wellington
BODY ON EMBARKATION - New Zealand Expeditionary Force
EMBARKATION UNIT - 19th Reinforcements Wellington Infantry Battalion, B Company
EMBARKATION DATE - 15 November 1916
PLACE OF EMBARKATION - Wellington
TRANSPORT - HMNZT 68 OR 69
VESSEL - Maunganui or Tahiti
DESTINATION - Plymouth or Devonport, England
LAST UNIT SERVED - Wellington Infantry Regiment
CAUSE OF DEATH - Killed in action
PLACE OF DEATH - Belgium
DATE OF DEATH - 08 Jun 1917
CEMETERY/MEMORIAL NAME - IV.A.28. WULVERGHEM-LINDENHOEK ROAD MILITARY CEMETERY Belgium

HARRIS, George Pain Hutchinson aged 24 (Martinborough War Memorial has GHP)
- 5th of 5 children of George HARRIS & Charlotte HUTCHINSON
.. this George's father George and the George Harris's (above) father Abraham were brothers
RANK LAST HELD - Private
SERIAL NUMBER - 10172
FIRST KNOWN RANK - Private
OCCUPATION - had a Motor Business
NEXT OF KIN - Mrs G. Harris (wife), Masterton
- ALSO: Son of the late George & Charlotte Harris, husband of the late Ethel Louisa Harris
ENLISTMENT ADDRESS - ?
MILITARY DISTRICT - Wellington
BODY ON EMBARKATION - New Zealand Expeditionary Force
EMBARKATION UNIT - 11th Reinforcements, K Company
EMBARKATION DATE - 1 April 1916
PLACE OF EMBARKATION - Wekkington
TRANSPORT - HMNZT 49 OR 50
VESSEL - Maunganui or Tahiti
DESTINATION - Suez, Egypt
LAST UNIT SERVED - Otago Infantry Regiment
CAUSE OF DEATH - Killed in action
PLACE OF DEATH - Somme, France
DATE OF DEATH - 15 September 1916
CEMETERY/MEMORIAL NAME - CATTERPILLAR VALLEY (NZ) MEMORIAL Somme, FRANCE

HAUGHEY, CA - NO CA HAUGHEY FOUND AT THIS TIME -
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HAWKE, Charles Joseph aged 28
born in Greytown, Wairarapa to
RANK LAST HELD - Lance Corporal
SERIAL NUMBER - 24/1999
FIRST KNOWN RANK - Rifleman
OCCUPATION - Grocer
NEXT OF KIN - Mrs Mary Hawke (mother), Martinborough
- ALSO: Son of Charles & Mary Mortimore Hawke, 113 Bannister Street, Masterton
ENLISTMENT ADDRESS - ?
MILITARY DISTRICT - ?
BODY ON EMBARKATION - New Zealand Rifle Brigade
EMBARKATION UNIT - 4th Reinforcements 2nd Battalion, F Company - Although Lance Corporal Hawke
left with the 10th Reinforcements, he was in fact part of the 4th Reinforcements to the 1st and
2nd Battalions, New Zealand Rifle Brigade
EMBARKATION DATE - 4 March 1916
PLACE OF EMBARKATION - Wellington
TRANSPORT - HMNZT 47 OR 48
VESSEL - Willochra or Tofua
DESTINATION - Suez,Egypt (8 April 1916)
LAST UNIT SERVED - Canterbury Infantry Regiment, 2 Battalion
CAUSE OF DEATH - Killed in action
PLACE OF DEATH - Ypres, Belgium
DATE OF DEATH - 12 October 1917
CEMETERY/MEMORIAL NAME - XVI.A.19. TYNE COT CEMETERY Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen BELGIUM
OBITURAY FROM THE AUCKLAND WEEKLY NEWS, 15th Nov 1917, paged 21 = "Lance-Corporal C. J. Hawke, aged 28 years, who was killed in action in France on October 12, was the second son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hawke, of Martinborough, late of Greytown. He was well-known in Greytown and Martinborough. He worked for the W.F.C.A. at Greytown for a number of years, also for Mr. Kershaw, Martinborough. He enlisted with the tenth reinforcements, and went through practically all the heavy fighting in France, being right through the Somme, Messines, and other big battles. He came through without hurt until October 12, when he was killed."

HEWITT, Arthur Lifford Oliver aged ?
RANK LAST HELD - Second Lieutenant
SERIAL NUMBER - 11/1395
FIRST KNOWN RANK - Sergeant Major
NEXT OF KIN - Mrs J.D.R. Hewitt (mother), Te Maire, Palmerston North
- ALSO: Son of J. D. R. and Thomasine Hewitt, of New Zealand
ENLISTMENT ADDRESS - Masterton, Wairarapa
MILITARY DISTRICT - Wellington
BODY ON EMBARKATION - 6th Reinforcements
EMBARKATION UNIT - Wellington Mounted Rifles
EMBARKATION DATE - 14 August 1915
PLACE OF EMBARKATION - Wellington
TRANSPORT - HMNZT 27 OR 28
VESSEL - Willochra or Tofua
DESTINATION - Suez,Egypt (19 September 1915)
LAST UNIT SERVED - Wellington Mounted Rifles
CAUSE OF DEATH - Egypt to Gallipoli
PLACE OF DEATH - Egypt to Gallipoli
DATE OF DEATH - 9 February 1916
CEMETERY/MEMORIAL NAME - D.35. CAIRO WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY Egypt
BIOGRAPHY FROM THE WANGANUI COLLEGIATE SCHOOL = Entered the School sixteen years ago, and was
here till 1906. He left New Zealand as a non-commissioned officer with the 6th Reinforcements, and
in a very short time attained the rank of lieutenant. He was severely wounded at Anzac, on Nov.
22nd, 1915, while on duty at divisional headquarters, and sent to Malta. Two subsequent operations
unfortunately proved unavailing, and he died on the 10th of February, 1916. During his School
career he was a Prefect, in the XI., the XV., and the shooting VIII."

INWOOD, Godfrey Alan aged aged 23
born 1894 9th of 10 children to William James INWOOD & Elizabeh Neasham ROBERTS
RANK LAST HELD - Lance Corporal
SERIAL NUMBER - 12399
FIRST KNOWN RANK - ?
NEXT OF KIN - Son of the late Mrs. E. Inwood, of Westport, Greymouth
ENLISTMENT ADDRESS - ?
MILITARY DISTRICT - ?
BODY ON EMBARKATION - New Zealand Rifle Brigade
EMBARKATION UNIT - 4th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcements
EMBARKATION DATE - ?
PLACE OF EMBARKATION - ?
TRANSPORT - ?
VESSEL - ?
DESTINATION - ?
LAST UNIT SERVED - ?
CAUSE OF DEATH - Killed in action
PLACE OF DEATH - Belgium
DATE OF DEATH - 12 October 1917
CEMETERY/MEMORIAL NAME - N.Z. Apse, Panel 7. TYNE COT MEMORIAL Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen
BELGIUM

KEARNEY, POSSIBLY THIS James (Memorial has just J)
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KERSHAW, Harry aged 32
born 1884 to John William & Alice KERSHAW (bio at 1st link above)
he had a sister Alice (born 1881)
RANK LAST HELD - Trooper
SERIAL NUMBER - 11/2137
FIRST KNOWN RANK - Corporal
NEXT OF KIN - John and Alice Kershaw, 34 Austin St, Wellington
ENLISTMENT ADDRESS - ?
MILITARY DISTRICT - Wellington
BODY ON EMBARKATION - New Zealand Expeditionary Force
EMBARKATION UNIT - 9th Reinforcements Wellington Mounted Rifles, B Squadron
EMBARKATION DATE - 8 January 1916
PLACE OF EMBARKATION - Wellington
TRANSPORT - HMNZT 37
VESSEL - Maunganui
DESTINATION - Suez, Egypt
LAST UNIT SERVED - Wellington Mounted Rifles
CAUSE OF DEATH - Died of Wounds
PLACE OF DEATH - Messines, Belgium
DATE OF DEATH - 9 January 1917
CEMETERY/MEMORIAL NAME - KANTARA MEMORIAL Egypt

KINGDON, Roy Raynor aged
born 1892 to John Holman KINGDON & Elizabeth Jane RAYNER
RANK LAST HELD - Private
SERIAL NUMBER - 10/1873
FIRST KNOWN RANK - Private
NEXT OF KIN - Mrs E.J. Kingdon (mother), Lower Hutt, Wellington
- ALSO: Son of John Holman Kingdon and Elizabeth Jane Kingdon, of Wellington
ENLISTMENT ADDRESS - Lower Hutt, Wellington
MILITARY DISTRICT - Wellington
BODY ON EMBARKATION - 4th Reinforcements
EMBARKATION UNIT - Wellington Infantry Battalion
EMBARKATION DATE - 17 April 1915
PLACE OF EMBARKATION - Wellington
TRANSPORT - HMNZT 21 OR 22 OR 23
VESSEL - Willochra or Knight Templar or Waitomo
DESTINATION - Suez, Egypt
LAST UNIT SERVED - Wellington Infantry Battalion
CAUSE OF DEATH - Killed in action
PLACE OF DEATH - Gallipoli, Turkey
DATE OF DEATH - 16 June 1915
CEMETERY/MEMORIAL NAME - II.A.19. SHRAPNEL VALLEY CEMETERY Turkey

LAMB, the Memorial has J Lamb
- the only J Lamb to die in WWI was Joseph Lamb of Dunedin
- the only J Lamb to serve from Martinborough was John, who did not die in war
RANK LAST HELD - Trooper
SERIAL NUMBER - 9/840
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NEXT OF KIN - H. Lamb, Romsey, Victoria, Australia
ENLISTMENT ADDRESS - Club Hotel, Martinborough
MILITARY DISTRICT - Wellington
BODY ON EMBARKATION - 3rd Reinforcements
EMBARKATION UNIT - Otago Mounted Rifles
EMBARKATION DATE - 14 February 1915
PLACE OF EMBARKATION - Wellington
TRANSPORT - HMNZT 17 OR18 OR 19
VESSEL - Maunganui or Tahiti or Aparima
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LISTER, Oswald Herbert (Memorial has OL Lister) aged 25
born 1897 to David McGill LISTER (1866-1923) & Emma BEARD (1869-1938)
their children were:
1897 Oswald Herbert Lister
1895 Dorice Elizabeth Alma Lister
1901 John David Lister
1903 Annie Myra Lister
1905 David Malcolm Lister
RANK LAST HELD - Rifleman
SERIAL NUMBER - 57104
FIRST KNOWN RANK - Rifleman
OCCUPATION - Baker in his father's business in Martinborough
NEXT OF KIN - David & Emma Lister, Martinborough
ENLISTMENT ADDRESS - ?
MILITARY DISTRICT - Wellington
BODY ON EMBARKATION - New Zealand Rifle Brigade
EMBARKATION UNIT - Reinforcements J Company 1st Battalion 3rd Reinforcements
EMBARKATION DATE - 26 July 1917
PLACE OF EMBARKATION - Wellington,
TRANSPORT - HMNZT 90
VESSEL - Ulimaroa
DESTINATION - Plymouth, England
LAST UNIT SERVED - New Zealand Rifle Brigade
CAUSE OF DEATH - Killed in action
PLACE OF DEATH - Bapaume, France
DATE OF DEATH - 30 August 1918
CEMETERY/MEMORIAL NAME - I.D.11. BANCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY Pas de Calais FRANCE

LOUGHMAN, DP
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LUIS, George aged ?
RANK LAST HELD - Private
SERIAL NUMBER - 1304
FIRST KNOWN RANK - Rifleman8
NEXT OF KIN - Campbell (friend), Stone Creek, Martinborough
ENLISTMENT ADDRESS - ?
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BODY ON EMBARKATION - New Zealand Rifle Brigade
EMBARKATION UNIT - 3rd Reinforcements to 3rd Battalion, G Company
EMBARKATION DATE - 6 May 1916
PLACE OF EMBARKATION - Wellington
TRANSPORT - HMNZT 52 OR 53
VESSEL - Mokoia or Navua
DESTINATION - Suez, Egypt
LAST UNIT SERVED - Canterbury Infantry Regiment
CAUSE OF DEATH - Killed in action
PLACE OF DEATH - Somme, France
DATE OF DEATH - 1 October 1916
CEMETERY/MEMORIAL NAME - IV.G.37. WARLENCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY Pas de Calais FRANCE

McCORMICK, William (Memorial has W McCormack)
- this is the only William McCormick who died in WWI from this area, the other was William
Raymond, a farmer of Te Aroha, he embarked on 1 April 1916, there were NO McCormacks)
RANK LAST HELD - Private
SERIAL NUMBER - 10/2216
FIRST KNOWN RANK - Private
NEXT OF KIN - Mrs G.W. Watson (sister), 10 Union Street, Kirkeudbright, Scotland
ENLISTMENT ADDRESS - 165 Owen Street, Wellington,
MILITARY DISTRICT - Wellington
BODY ON EMBARKATION - 5th Reinforcements
EMBARKATION UNIT - Wellington Infantry Battalion
EMBARKATION DATE - 13 June 1915
PLACE OF EMBARKATION - Wellington
TRANSPORT - HMNZT 24 OR 25 OR 26
VESSEL - Maunganui or Tahiti or Aparima
DESTINATION - Suez, Egypt (24 July - 6 August 1915)
LAST UNIT SERVED - Wellington Infantry Battalion
CAUSE OF DEATH - Killed in action
PLACE OF DEATH - Gallipoli, Turkey
DATE OF DEATH - 11 August 1915
CEMETERY/MEMORIAL NAME - 21. CHUNUK BAIR (NZ) MEMORIAL Turkey

McDONALD, K
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McGILLICUDY, DP
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MOWLEM, James aged 39
born 1877 in Wainuiomata to Captain John Mowlem (1840-1910) of the ship Electra, of London & Agnes SINCLAIR
(1846-1914) eldest daughter (& twin with brother Duncan, 1st white children born in Wainuiomata
lived in Feilding) of Hugh Sinclair Esq., of Mownui (married 18-2-1868 in Wainuiomata and was also
a Coroner in Palmerston North)
their children were:
1868-1950 Jessie Mowlem, married John Gordon ELLIOTT, died in Whangarei
1870-1951 John Mowlem, All Black debut 1893, slected playing for Manawatu, married Annie DANKS,
lived for a time in Masterton as an auctioneer, died in Tauranga
1875-1897 Fred Mowlem, married Rose Emma Green of Masterton
1877-1916 James
1879-1881 Hugh Mowlem, of Feilding, was an Engineer in Feilding, buried Palmerston North
1881-1906 Agnes Mowlem, married George Alexander Sinclair ROSS, died in Remuera, Auckland
1884-1911 Percy Mowlem, left as bugler with the Sixth Contingent to South Africa, worked in SOuth
Africa with a diamond firm, died Belgian Congo, unmarried
1888-1962 Hilda Mowlem, married Harold Watkinson, buried Purewa Auckland
1890-1971 Vera Mowlem, married Leonard Davidson PATERSON
RANK LAST HELD - Sergeant
SERIAL NUMBER - 23/42
FIRST KNOWN RANK - Sergeant
NEXT OF KIN - Mrs Mowlem (wife) c/o J. Thompson, Church Square Cape Town, South Africa
- ALSO: Son of Capt. & Mrs. John Mowlem of Palmerston North, husband of Gladys Victoria Phillips
(formerly Mowlem) of 8 Bank Place, Portmadoc, Wales.
Also served in the South African Campaign and in Egypt
ENLISTMENT ADDRESS - Post-office, Martinborough
MILITARY DISTRICT - Wellington
BODY ON EMBARKATION - 1st Battalion, New Zealand Rifle Brigade
EMBARKATION UNIT - A Company
EMBARKATION DATE - 9 October 1915
PLACE OF EMBARKATION - Wellington
TRANSPORT - HMNZT 30 OR 31 OR 32 OR 33 OR 34
VESSEL - Maunganui or Tahiti or Aparima or Navua or Warrimoo
DESTINATION - Suez, Egypt
LAST UNIT SERVED - New Zealand Rifle Brigade
CAUSE OF DEATH - Killed in action
PLACE OF DEATH - Somme, France
DATE OF DEATH - 15 September 1916
CEMETERY/MEMORIAL NAME - CATERPILLAR VALLEY (NZ) MEMORIAL Somme FRANCE

O'CALLAGHAN, P
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ORR, James aged 26
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SERIAL NUMBER - 38062
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OCCUPATION - Farmer
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- Brother of Mrs. Charles William Barker (Winifred Mary), of Mangatoro, Dannevirke
ENLISTMENT ADDRESS - ?
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BODY ON EMBARKATION - New Zealand Expeditionary Force
EMBARKATION UNIT - 22nd Reinforcements Wellington Infantry Regiment, B Company
EMBARKATION DATE - 16 February 1917
PLACE OF EMBARKATION - Wellington
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VESSEL - Aparima
DESTINATION - Plymouth, England
LAST UNIT SERVED - Wellington Infantry Regiment, 1 Battalion
CAUSE OF DEATH - Killed in action
PLACE OF DEATH - Ypres, Belgium
DATE OF DEATH - 29 July 1917
CEMETERY/MEMORIAL NAME - MESSINES RIDGE (NZ) MEMORIAL Mesen, West-Vlaanderen BELGIUM

PARKES, T
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PLAYLE, SE
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PLUMMER, Douglas Algernon aged ?
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SERIAL NUMBER - 12249
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OCCUPATION - Station hand
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- ALSO: Son of Mrs. E. E. Plummer of Martinborough, Wairarapa
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BODY ON EMBARKATION - New Zealand Rifle Brigade
EMBARKATION UNIT - 3rd Reinforcements to 3rd Battalion, G Company
EMBARKATION DATE - 6 May 1916
PLACE OF EMBARKATION - Wellington
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VESSEL - Mokoia or Navua
DESTINATION - Suez, Egypt
LAST UNIT SERVED - New Zealand Rifle Brigade
CAUSE OF DEATH - Killed in action
PLACE OF DEATH - Somme, France
DATE OF DEATH - 2 October 1916
CEMETERY/MEMORIAL NAME - II.F. 5. A.I.F. BURIAL GROUND, FLERS Somme FRANCE

RESTON, J
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SCALES, Cecil Hastings 'JACK' aged 25
- born 1889 in Lower Hutt
- 3rd of 5 children of George Herbert SCALES & Gertrude Maynard SNOW
- brother of George below
- other siblings were:
1885 Edward Herbert Athol Scales (also served)
- SAPPER, #4/959, 5th Reinforcements, Field Engineers, Embarkation 13th June 1915
1887 Helen Flora Victoria Scales
1892 Gertrude Maude Margorie Scales
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SERIAL NUMBER - 11/372
FIRST KNOWN RANK - Trooper
NEXT OF KIN - G.H. Scales (father), Lower Hutt, Wellington
ENLISTMENT ADDRESS - Hinakura, New Zealand
MILITARY DISTRICT - Wellington
BODY ON EMBARKATION - Main Body
EMBARKATION UNIT - Wellington Mounted Rifles
EMBARKATION DATE - 16 October 1914
PLACE OF EMBARKATION - Wellington
TRANSPORT - HMNZT 6 OR 10
VESSEL - ORARI or ARAWA
DESTINATION - Suez, Egypt
CAUSE OF DEATH - Killed in action
PLACE OF DEATH - Gallipoli, Turkey
li>DATE OF DEATH - 30th May 1915
CEMETERY/MEMORIAL NAME - 72. at LONE PINE MEMORIAL, Turkey

SCALES, George 'ARTHUR' Maynard aged 22
- born 1891
- 4th of 5 children of George Herbert SCALES & Gertrude Maynard SNOW
- brother of Cecil above, see other siblings at Cecil's name
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FIRST KNOWN RANK - Private
NEXT OF KIN - G.H. Scales (father), Lower Hutt, Wellington
ENLISTMENT ADDRESS - Martinborough
MILITARY DISTRICT - Wellington
BODY ON EMBARKATION - 2nd Reinforcements
EMBARKATION UNIT - Wellington Infantry Battalion
EMBARKATION DATE - 14 December 1914
PLACE OF EMBARKATION - Wellington
TRANSPORT - HMNZT 13 OR 14 OR 15
VESSEL - Verdala or Willochra or Knight of the Garter
DESTINATION - Suez,Egypt (28 January 1915)
LAST UNIT SERVED - New Zealand Engineers
CAUSE OF DEATH - Died of disease
PLACE OF DEATH - evacuated ill off Gallipoli to England, where he died
DATE OF DEATH - 18 December 1915
CEMETERY/MEMORIAL NAME - I1. 31. at Oxford (Botley) Cemetery, Oxfordshire, England

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WARREN, William Henry aged 26
born 16th Jan 1890 to Lewis Benjamin WARREN & Alice Ellen BARBER
their known children were:
1887-1927 Ernest George Warren, married Georgina HARDING in 1914
1890 William Henry
1893 John Samuel Warren Warren
1895 Amy Esther Warren. married Benjamin OSBORNE in 1919
1898-1956 Herbert Lewis Warren, married Gwendeline Pearl MANGHAM in 1929
1900-1983 Charles Robert Warren, married Nellie Doris TURK in 1923
1903-1966 Leonard Norman Warren
1904 Ethel Diment Warren, married Francis NALTON in 1925
1908-11989 Albert Edward Warren
and an unknown stillborn child
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ENLISTMENT ADDRESS - ?
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EMBARKATION UNIT - Reinforcements G Company
EMBARKATION DATE - 14 March 1917
PLACE OF EMBARKATION - Wellington
TRANSPORT - HMNZT 79
VESSEL - Ruapehu
DESTINATION - Devonport, England
LAST UNIT SERVED - New Zealand Rifle Brigade
CAUSE OF DEATH - Died of wounds
PLACE OF DEATH - Belgium
DATE OF DEATH - 23 October 1917
CEMETERY/MEMORIAL NAME - XXX.G.1. ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY Pas de Calais FRANCE

WILKINS, Thomas Frederick aged 31
born 18th Oct 1885 to Henary WILKINS (1860-1918) & Margaret EVANS
their children were:
1880 Margaret Louisa Evans Wilkins, married Leonard John CLARK in 1904
1882 Amelia Emily Wilkins, married Henry HAMMOND in 1921
1883-1963 Joseph George Henry Wilkins
1884 William Wilkins
1885 Thomas Frederick
1888 Charles Burtrand Wilkins
1889 Florence Elder Bray Wilkins
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SERIAL NUMBER - 22898
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OCCUPATION - Draper
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BODY ON EMBARKATION - New Zealand Rifle Brigade
EMBARKATION UNIT - 7th Reinforcements 2nd Battalion, F Company
EMBARKATION DATE - 27 May 1916
PLACE OF EMBARKATION - Wellington
TRANSPORT - HMNZT 54 OR 55
VESSEL - Willochra or Tofua
DESTINATION - Plymouth or Devonport, England
LAST UNIT SERVED - New Zealand Rifle Brigade
CAUSE OF DEATH - Died of wounds
PLACE OF DEATH - France
DATE OF DEATH - 6 May 1917
CEMETERY/MEMORIAL NAME - III.B.131. BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION (NORD) France

WILLIAMS, Leslie John aged 20
born 16th Feb 1896 to John Alexander WILLIAMS (1865-1912) & Eleanor HAMBLETON (1870-1939) -
married 2nd Nov 1892 in Knox Church Dunedin. Buried together in Timaru their known children were:
1894-1954 Herbert Ralph Williams, married Gertrude Margaret HANNA (1886-1962)
1896 Leslie John
1898-1948 Florence Rita Williams, not married
1899-1962 Norman Williams
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ENLISTMENT ADDRESS - Post-office, Martinborough
MILITARY DISTRICT - Wellington
BODY ON EMBARKATION -7th Reinforcements
EMBARKATION UNIT - Wellington Infantry Battalion
EMBARKATION DATE - 9 October 1915
PLACE OF EMBARKATION - Wellington
TRANSPORT - HNZT 32 OR 33 R 34
VESSEL - Aparima or Navua or Warrimoo
DESTINATION - Suez, Egypt
LAST UNIT SERVED - Wellington Infantry Regiment
CAUSE OF DEATH - Killed in action
PLACE OF DEATH - Somme, France
DATE OF DEATH - 16 September 1916
CEMETERY/MEMORIAL NAME - CATERPILLAR VALLEY (NEW ZEALAND) MEMORIAL Somme FRANCE

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WWI OFFICERS returning 1917

some of the OFFICERS who returned by a hospital ship into Auckland on the 4th March 1917, Wellington on the 6th, Lyttelton on the 7th and Port Chalmers on the 8th
* with their next of kin

* Second Lieutenant AITKEN, Alexander Craig 'Alec' (1895-1967) - student
* William Aitken, 71 Albany street, Dunedin, father
* eldest of 7 children of William AITKEN & Elizabeth TOWERS
* served as #8/2524 with the 6th Reinforcements, Otago Infantry Battalion
in Gallipoli, Egypt, and France
* Alexander married Mary Winifred BETTS in 1920
* Alexander, FRSNZ FRSE FRS, was one of New Zealand's greatest mathematicians. He was educated at Otago Boys' High School in Dunedin (190813) and won the Thomas Baker Calculus Scholarship in his last year at school. He saw active service during World War I with the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, at Gallipoli, in Egypt, and at the Western Front. He was wounded at the Somme. He graduated MA from the University of Otago in 1920, then worked as a schoolmaster at Otago Boys' High School from 1920-3. He studied for a PhD at the University of Edinburgh, in Scotland, where his dissertation, "Smoothing of Data", was considered so impressive that he was awarded a DSc in 1926. Alec's impact at the University had been so great that he had been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh the year before the award of his degree, upon the proposal of Sir Edmund Whittaker, Sir Charles Galton Darwin, Edward Copson and David Gibb. He was awarded the Makdougall-Brisbane Prize for 1930-2 and was very active in the affairs of the RSE, serving as Councillor (1934-6), Secretary to Ordinary Meetings (193640), and Vice-President (194851; 1956-9). He was also an active member of the Edinburgh Mathematical Society and a Fellow of the Faculty of Actuaries.
He spent his entire career at Edinburgh University, working as Lecturer in Actuarial Mathematics & Statistics (192536), Reader in Statistics (193646), and finally Professor of Mathematics (194665).
During World War II he worked in Hut 6 Bletchley Park decrypting ENIGMA code
He was one of the best mental calculators known and had a prodigious memory. He knew the first 1000 digits of pi, the 96 recurring digits of 1/97, and memorized the Aeneid at high school. Unfortunately, his inability to forget the horrors he witnessed in World War I led to recurrent depression throughout his life.
Alec was elected to the Royal Society of London in 1936 for his work in statistics, algebra and numerical analysis. He was an accomplished writer, being elected to the Royal Society of Literature in 1964 in response to the publication of his war memoirs. He was also an excellent musician, being described by Eric Fenby as the most accomplished amateur musician he had ever known and was a champion athlete in his younger days.
Through his collaboration with Herbert W. Turnbull on a book on canonical matrices (published in 1932), he acquired an Erdos number of 6.
Alec died on 3 November 1967, in Edinburgh aged 72
An annual "Aitken Prize" is awarded by the New Zealand Mathematical Society for the best student talk at their colloquium. The prize was inaugurated in 1995 at the University of Otago's Aitken Centenary Conference, a joint mathematics and statistics conference held to remember Aitken a hundred years after his birth.
another Biography for Alexander Craig Aitken


* Second Lieutenant BONGARD, Stanley (1890-1983) - clerk
* Mrs E. Bongard, 15 Vauxhall road, Devonport, Auckland, mother
* 1 of at least 13 children of Captain James BONGARD & Emily ROSSITER
* he served as #12/3915 with the NZEF, 10th Reinforcements Auckland Infantry Battalion, A Company, embarking from Wellington 4 March 1916
* Stanley married Hilarie Evelyn LEPPER (1894-1983) in 1917. Daughter of Harper Brison LEPPER & Annie Evelyn CLIFF of Lepperton, Taranaki
* brothers #15290 Arthur Bongard & #24/55 James Rossiter Bongard also served. A son of Stanley & Annie, Harper Mervyn Bongard died as a prisoner of war in Japan in 1943 aged 24
- Stanley & Hilarie were living in Leeston, North Canterbury at that time


* Second Lieutenant GARDEN, George Edgar Henderson (1892-1972) - mercer/trader
* Mrs Rosina Annie Garden, 5 Young street, Dunedin, mother
* born Xmas Day in Australia to Alexander Polson GARDEN (1865-1941) & Rosina Annie HENDERSON (1868-1951)
* served as #13843 with the NZEF, 14th Reinforcements Otago Infantry Battalion, D Company
* embarked from Wellington 26 June 1916
* brother, William Alexander HendersOn Garden also served


* Second Lieutenant, GASPARICH, Joseph George (1890-1985) - school teacher
* A. Gasparich, Raimer's avenue, Kingsland, Auckland, father
* Joseph, #12/553, enlisted from Grey street, Whangarei, embarking with the Auckland Infantry Battalion, Main Body on 16 Oct 1914
* 3 brothers, #6/2420 Edward Anthony Gaspraich (1896-1966) embarked 13 June 1915 with the 5th Canterbury, #25/758 Francis Clement Gasparich (1894-1977) embarked 5 Feb 1916 with the 3rd Rifle & #44902 John Weldon Gasparich (1897-1970) embarked 9 June 1917 with the 26th Specialists, Machine Gun Section
* sons of Antonio 'Anthony' GASPARICH (1857-1918) from Porec (Parenzo), Istria County, Croatia, & Jane RHODES (1871-1952) from Liverpool, England
* Joseph married Ada Elizabeth WYLIE (1890-1959) in 1918


* Second Lieutenant GENDALL, John William (1890-1964) - clerk
* Mrs Agnes W. Gendall, 104 Majoribanks street, Mount Victoria, Wellington, wife
* John married Agnes Williams HOPKIRK (1891-1964) in 1915. Daughter of William HOPKIRK & Mary DANIEL of 86 Marjoribanks street, the owner of Hopkirk Timbers Ltd, in Kaiwharawhara between the railway line and the Hutt Road, later bought by Fletchers Timber Company
* John embarked from Wellington on 8 Jan 1916 with NZEF, 9th Reinforcements New Zealand Field Artillery


* Second Lieutenant HANCOX, George Gilbert (1892-1966) - teacher
* Mrs Ethel M. Hancox, 102 Queen street, Dunedin, wife
* George married Ethel May WILKINSON (1894-1984) in 1916
* he embarked 26 June 1916 with the NZEF, 14th Reinforcements Canterbury Infantry Battalion, C Company


* Captain HAUGHTON, Vivian Palmer (1891-1956) - draughtsman
* R. S. Haughton, 78 Pirie street, Wellington, father
* son of Richard Stone HAUGHTON (1862-1934) & Elizabeth Jane WOODGATE (1860-1930)
* had a sister, 1892 - Eileen Mildred Haughton who married Frederick George Alfred GRAY in 1914
* served as #2/1541 with the 5th Reinforcements, Field Artillery
* Vivian was an architect based in Wellington. From Bulleyment.Fortune Architects Ltd ... Vivian Palmer Haughton was the first New Zealand born partner in the practice, joining Crichton & McKay in 1909 as a pupil, partner from 1926 and principal from 1928. Volunteering for service in 1914 he served at Gallipolli and received a severe head wound at the battle of the Somme. In his 47 years with the company he designed many buildings including The Dominion Building, Wellington, and numerous bank branches throughout New Zealand, the most famous of which is probably the fomer Bank of New Zealand in Napier, with its conspicuous Maori motifs.


* Lieutenant HIGGINSON, William Scott (1877-1952) - clerk
* Mrs Anna Scott-Higginson, his wife c/o John Richard Higginson, Ngaruawahia, Waikato, his brother (address also): Mrs Anna Scott-Higginson (wife), c/o J. R. Higginson, Whatawhata, Waikato
* son of William Willson HIGGINSON & Louisa MEREDITH
* his siblings were:
1877 - William Scott Higginson
1879 - Emily Higginson
1881 - Ellen Higginson
1882 - John Richard Higginson
1884 - Louisa Higginson
1886 - Frank Higginsons
1889 - Rose Higginson
1893 - Nicholas Leslie Higginson
* he married Anna RUGE in 1902 & had a daughter in 1905 - Iris Scott Higginson


* Captain HOLDGATE, Ernest Arthur George (1875-1964) - ironmonger's assistant
* James Herbert Holdgate, 11 Butler street, Timaru
* son of James Herbert HOLDGATE (1882-1972) & Winifred Jane COLLINS (1888-1962)
* served as #6/1873 with the 4th Reinforcements, Canterbury Infantry Battalion, enlisting from his father's house, embarking from Wellington 17 April 1915. He was wounded at Gallipoli


* Major LEEMING, Charles Victor - clerk
* Mrs Margaret Leeming, 39 North Avon rd., St Albans, Christchurch, wife
* served as #2/120, with the Canterbury Field Artillery, Main Body, enlisting from 199 Bealey Avenue, Christchurch, embarking from Wellington 16 Oct 1914
* he married Margaret Imelda McDONALD in 1914
* they moved to New South Wales


* Second Lieutenant McCLELLAND, William Wallace (1884-1954) - draper
* Mrs M. H. McClelland, 376 Gloucester street, Linwood, Christchurch, wife
* William married Mabel Hannah GERKEN (1883-1964) in 1908. 1 of 4 daughters of Frederick William GERKEN & Mary MOOR
* he served as #23/2129 with the NZRB, 5th Reinforcements 1st Battalion, E Company, embarking from Wellington 1 April 1916


* Lieutenant McDOUGALL, Joseph Henry Garroway (1890-1942) - jeweller
* Allan McDougall, 14 Beta street, Roslyn, Dunedin, father
* son of Allan McDOUGALL & Jane WHITTEN
* his siblings were:
1882 - Mary McDougall
1882 - William Ernest McDougall
1885 - Allan McDougall
1887 - Albert Edward Alexander McDougall
1890 - Joseph Henry Garroway McDougall
1895 - Sydney George McDougall
1899 - Margaret Theodocia McDougall
* Joseph married Helena Marion DUNCAN (1897-1983) in 1922



* Captain McNAB, Peter (1884-1918) - medical practitioner
* Mrs S. J. McNab, Normanby road, Mount Eden, Auckland
* son of Peter McNAB & Cathleen/Catherine DOUGLAS
* he married Annie ELDER in 1912
* he served as #3/1246 with the Medical Corps, 7th Reinforcementsin Egypt & France
* enlisted from Dominion Rd, embarked from Wellington 9 Oct 1915
* Peter died after discharge, on 15 Nov 1918. He was 34
* Auckland Star 15 November 1918 - The death occurred this morning of Dr Peter McNab, of Dominion Road, a well known medical practitioner of Auckland, son of Mr Peter McNab, monumental mason, of Auckland. After receiving part of his education in Auckland, he obtained his medical degree at the University of Edinburgh. Dr McNab, who was away with the New Zealand Expeditionary Force for a time had been suffering from heart trouble some time prior to his death



* Lieutenant MILNE, Alexander Smith (1884-1972) - accountant
* Mrs Elsie Milne, Ashburn Hall, Wakari, Roslyn, Dunedin, mother
* son of John MILNE & Elspet DUNCAN
* served as #2/1048 with the 2nd reinforcements, Field Artillery
* enlisted from Flat Point Station, Wairarapa, embarking from Wellington 14 Dec 1914
* Alexander married Catherine Prentice BLACK in 1923


* Second Lieutenant MORRIS, Guy Norman (1887-1949) - civil servant
* Mrs G. N. Morris, Palmerston South, Otago, wife
* 1st of 4 sons of Charles Barham MORRIS & Sophia Frances Goddard TUKE
* Guy married Maude Emily COX (1886-1977) in 1912. Daughter of William Augustus & Emily FITZGERALD
* he served as #26/1548 with the NZRB, 2nd Reinforcements 4th Battalion, H Company, embarking from Wellington 1 April 1916. His wife's address at that time was 8 Landeross Street, Kelburn, Wellington


* Second Lieutenant PETRIE, Edward Robert Victor (1895-1942) - auction clerk
* Mrs Annie Y. Petrie, 23 Epuni street, Wellington, mother
* Edward was born in 1895 the 5th of at least 11 children of Edward PETRIE, Builder, & Annie Young CASSELL
* Edward served as #8/2374 in 1914 with the Samoan Advance Party & with the 4th Reinforcements in 1915
* Edward married Phyllis Ann RATHBURN in 1930


* Lieutenant SCOON, William Hudson (1869-1957) - truant officer
* Mrs W. H. Scoon, 143 The Terrace, Wellington, wife
* he married Annie MILLS (1869-1925) in 1889
- their known children:
1889 - 1960 Francis William Scoon
1891 - 1980 Mabel Isabella Scoon
1893 - 1042 Alfred John Scoon
* William Hudson Scoon served as #10/4031 with the NZEF, 11th Reinforcements Wellington Infantry Battalion, B Company, embarking from Wellington 1 April 1916. His next of kin was his wife Annie, then at 7 Roslyn Road, Napier
* Annie died 5 June 1925 at 50 Ellice street, Mount Victoria, Wellington and is buried Plot 41H, CH ENG2 at Karori
* he died 1 July 1957 aged 89 & buried Plot 14 M/4, SOLDIERS, at Karori, Wellington


* Lieutenant SHELDON, Harold John Drummond (1891-1962) - farmer
* James C. Sheldon, Mount somers, Canterbury, father
* son James Christian SHELDON & Ada Jane SIMPSON
* his siblings were:
1891 - Harold John Drummond
1893 - Muriel Eva May Sheldon
1895 - Gerald McLellan Sheldon
1901 - Arthur Raisford Sheldon
1906 - Dorothy Myra Sheldon
1911 - Geoffery Noel Sheldon
* he served as #10/3148 with the 8th Reinforcements, Wellington Infantry Battalion, enlisting from Mount Somers, Canterbury, embarking from Wellington 13 Nov 1914
* harold married Mary Elizabeth DAVIS (1885-1953) in 1917


* Second Lieutenant SIGNAL, Hamish Allen (1892-1959) - cabinetmaker
* Mrs Elizabeth Signal, Bulls, mother
* Hamish was born in 1892 to John SIGNAL & Elizabeth WATSON
* he served as #15835 with the NZRD, 6th Reinforcements 3rd Battalion, G Company, embarking from Wellington 26 July 1916


* Lieutenant THOM, William Michael (1889-1956) - clerk
* Mrs Annie Thom, 4 Spohr street, Addington, Christchurch, mother
- (named after Louis Spohr (1784-1859), later re-named Feilding Street)
* William served as #6/2030 with the 5th Reinforcements, Canterbury Infantry Battalion, embarking from Wellington 13 June 1915


* Second Lieutenant TURNER, Archibald Ray/Roy Hoyte (1893-1964) - commercial traveller
* Mrs M. E. G. Turner, 14 Russell street, Devonport, Auckland, mother
* Archibald was a son of Charles Barker Ross TURNER (1855-1932) & Mary Ella Sheelah HOYTE (1869-1948, from Dublin, Ireland)
* Archibald served as #23/2530 with the NZRB, 5th Reinforcements 1st Battalion, E Company, embarking from Wellington 1 April 1916


* Second Lieutenant, VIAL, Robert Forster (1892-1976) - warehouseman
* H. Vial, Kelburn, Wellington, father - also:
* H. Vial (father), c/o Ullathorne, Hartridge and Co. (Ltd), Harris St, Wellington
* born in Australia
* served as #2/88 with Samoan Advance party in 1913, with 5th Reinforcements in 1915 & 29th Reinforcements New Zealand Field Artillery in 1917
* Robert married Ada Isobel ELLINGHAM (1896-1935) in 1925



PHOTO
Alexander Craig AITKEN

Although one of New Zealand's greatest mathematicians, his war experiences were to haunt him for the rest of his life


WWI soldiers - OTIRA, New Zealand

OTIRA is a small township 7km north of Arthur's Pass in the central South Island of New Zealand. It is on the northern approach to the pass, a saddle between the Otira and Bealey Rivers high in the Southern Alps.
The population of Otira and its surrounds was 87 in the 2006 Census

The History of Otira Gold was discovered in Otira c1860. The first hotel was opened in 1864. By 1900 the railway from the Coast had been extended as far as Otira. Up until 1907 the settlement consisted of a railway station the terminus of the railway from the West Coast, the Terminus Hotel, Cobb and Cos busy stables, a school, two stores, a bakery and a handful of cottages near the station. The majority of the workers were housed in tents at the work site...

Stories of life in Otira Mona Tracy in West Coast Yesterdays (published 1960 A. H. & A. W. Reed) writes about the drinking that made life bearable for many amid the hardships experienced by those working on the tunnel. Evidence of the quantity consumed comes from the money made by those who gathered up the empties. Two young men furnished a bach with everything needed, and another man amassed enough money to start a successful merchandising business on the West Coast by sending away more than forty tons of empties...

Today the village of Otira, 18 railway houses, a hall, the hotel and the fire station
is up for sale for $1 million, negotiable

The following names were taken from the (4,000) results on Papers Past for the war years of 1914-1918 of those who were working in Otira at the time of the Ballots
Some names may have been missed & many not on Cenotaph
Leave a comment if you know of others and they will be added

L. H. ARMSTRONG, tunneller
- not found

John ASPIN, blacksmith and farrier, Otira
- not found

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the surname of the following three brothers is variously written Beyer OR Beyers in the newspaper reports, on BDM & on the Cenotaph records
NOTES
* Peter Anton (Haig or Beyer(s)) (1849-1925) was born in Norway
* He arrives as a seaman into Napier on the Hovding & jumps ship
* family members researching him believe he changed his name to evade authorities
* On researching the Otira soldiers, I discovered that a soldier named Thomas Haig recorded his mother as Sarah Ann Beyer(s)
Long story short:
* A Thomas Haigh (1878-1959) was born to Sarah Ann & Thomas HAIGH
(there is a recorded death (1837-1885) for a Thomas Haigh)
* In 1882 & 1884 2 children were born to Sarah Ann & Peter Anton HAIGH ??
(there is no recorded marriage or death for a Peter Anton or Sarah Ann Haigh)
* On 13 March 1886 Sarah Ann Haig Arnold (1851-1928) married a Peter Anton Beyer(s)
* Peter was naturalised on 24 June 1887
(I throw all that into the mix as it's too much of a coincidence and because of all the confusion of the spelling of their name Beyer(s). Some are recorded as born Beyer, marry as Beyers, die as Beyer, or a mix of. Recorded in war as Beyer but next of kin as Beyers or vice versa and the same in newspaper articles. So why?
Expected occasionally in one media but not all the time in all three. You decide.
I have written all as Beyers

Thomas HAIGH, Otira
born: unknown - see above
served as: Rifleman 44106
enlisted from Inangahua Landing. The Otira link is with his mother
unit: Reinforcements G Company, New Zealand Rifle Brigade
embarked: 14 March 1917
next of kin: Mrs S. A. Beyers (mother), Otira

Adolphus 'Alfred' Otto BEYERS, c/o Post Office Otira
born: (1886-1955) to Peter Anton BEYERS & Sarah Ann Haig ARNOLD
served as: Rifleman 24/366
unit: B Company, 2nd Battalion, New Zealand Rifle Brigade
embarked: 9 Oct 1915
next of kin: Mrs P. A. Beyers (mother), Masters Street, Greymouth

George Henry BEYERS, c/o Post Office Otira
born: (1894-1977) to Peter Anton BEYERS & Sarah Ann Haig ARNOLD
(he was a twin with Maud Rose Beyer)
served as: Rifleman 24/367
unit: B Company, 2nd Battalion, New Zealand Rifle Brigade
embarked: 9 Oct 1915
next of kin: Mrs P. A. Beyers (mother), Masters Street, Greymouth

Peter Barnard BEYERS, c/o Post Office Otira
born: (1889-1953) to Peter Anton BEYERS & Sarah Ann Haig ARNOLD
served as: Rifleman 18952
unit: 6th Reinforcements 4th Battalion, H Company, New Zealand Rifle Brigade
embarked: 29 July 1916
next of kin: P. Beyers (father), Post-office, Otira
~~~

Charles BATES, laborer, Otira
born: (1886-1962) to George BATES (1852-1894) & Margaret O'BRIEN
served as: Rifleman 26/986
unit: 1st Reinforcements, 4th Battalion, NZ Rifle Brigade
embarked: from Wellington 5 Fe 1916
next of kin: Mrs W. Hudson (mother), Awarua Plains, Southland
* his mother Margaret remarried in 1901 to William Hudson

Rocco BEBAN, miner, Otira (1889-1972)
born: (1889-1972) in Goldsborough, West Coast, 11th of 11 children of Stephen BEBAN (from Croatia) & Catherine MacDONALD (from Scotland) of Westland
served as: not on Cenotaph (enlisted in Feb 1917)
married: Rose Galvin in 1915 (divorced)
married: Alice Pearl Burnette in 1925
* was the President of the Otira WOrkers Union in Otira
* his brother James Beban (1885-1930) had the Terminus Hotel in Otira. The licence of which was transferred to Ernest William Penhalluriack (1883-1921) in 1920
* his brother Arthur Beban (1887-1955) had the Gilner Hotel in Greymouth
died: 23 Jan 1972 in Miramar, Wellington

George BLAIR
born: (1893-) 8th of 9 children of Adam BLAIR & Norah CROWLEY
served as: Trooper 7/699
unit: Canterbury Mounted Rifles, 2nd Reinforcements
embarked: from Wellington 14 December 1914
next of kin: A. Blair (father), Totara, Otira line, Greymouth

James BOHAN, jnr., labourer, Otira
born: (1889-1962)
served as: not on Cenotaph

Frank 'Nugget' BOLAND
born: (1877-1915) in Camperdown, Victoria, Australia to Thomas & Ellen Boland
served as: Private 6/885
unit: Canterbury Infantry Battalion, NZEF
embarked: from Lyttelton 16 October 1914
next of kin: W. J. Moore, Eastcourt Street, Terang, Victoria, Australia
Press, 27 May 1915
Frank 'Nugget' Boland, Canterbury Battalion, wounded, is a native of Victoria. He came to New Zealand some fourteen years ago and engaged in mining on the West Coast. On the Otira tunnel being started he at once went there and was one of the first to enlist from Otira
FRANK was Killed In Action at Gallipoli 31 July 1915 aged 38

Charles BROMLEY, laborer, Otira
born: (1884-) possibly to Edwin (1851-1910) & Mary (1848-1938) BROMLEY (arrived NZ c1873)
served as: Private 6/3260
unit: Canterbury Infantry Battalion, 8th Reinforcements
embarked: from Wellington 13 November 1915
next of kin: Mrs M. Bromley (mother), 276 Tuam Street, Christchurch

James BROOKES, miner, Otira
served as: (possibly Private 81425)

Henry Joseph BROWN, Otira
born: (1893-) to Thomas BROWN & Myra Jane ROONEY
Evening Post, 6 September 1913 BROWN - On the 31st August, 1913, at Blue Spur, Westland, Myra Jane, beloved wife of Mr Thomas Brown and sister of Mrs Dean Samuel Allen, of this city
enlisted: from Otira
served as: Private 6/2949
unit: Canterbury Infantry Battalion, 7th Reinforcements
embarked: from Wellington 9 Oct 1915
next of kin: Thomas Brown (father), Hoho, Hokitika
married: Winifred Monica Griffin in 1928

George Wallace CAMERON, labourer, Jackson's, Otira Line
- not found

Hugh CAMERON, Otira
born: (?-?)
served as: Sergeant 6/3228
unit: Canterbury Infantry Battalion, 8th Reinforcements
embarked: from Wellington 13 November 1915
next of kin: R. G. Cameron (brother), Public Works Department, Otira

William CARSON, labourer, c/o Post Office, Otira
- not found

Denis CLARKE, driver, c/o Cassidy and Co., Otira
born: in County Donegal, Ireland
served as: Private 70646
unit: 36th Reinforcements C Company, NZEF
embarked: from Wellington 23 April 1918
next of kin: Miss Kate Clarke (sister), Ballywagowan, Dunkineely, County Donegal

Richard COMMERFORD, Otira
- not found in Birth, Death or Marriage
- not on Cenotaph

Charles Edwin COOPER, miner, Avoca, Otira
- not found

John COURTNEY, miner, Otira
- not on Cenotaph

William John CRAWFORD, miner, Otira
only 2 on Cenotaph
- possibility
- possibility

Gordon Jason DAVIES, motor driver, Otira
born: (1888-1975) to Arthur DAVIES & Jeannie BURRIDGE
- not on Cenotaph

Edgar Norman DAVIS
born: (1895-1915) to Herbert Bowen DAVIS & (his 2nd wife) Mary BREEZE
served as: Rifleman 23/402
unit: B Company, 1st Battalion, New Zealand Rifle Brigade
embarked: from Wellington 9 October 1915
next of kin: Mrs M. Davis (mother), Otira
EDGAR died of his wounds 28 December 1915 aged 20 in Egypt

Harold Llewellyn DAVIS, blacksmith's stroker, Otira
born: (1887-1943) to Herbert Bowen DAVIS & (his 2nd wife) Mary BREEZE
served as: Private 72934
unit: 37th Reinforcements D Company, NZEF
embarked: from Wellington 16 May 1918
next of kin: Mrs Mary Davis (mother), Otira
NOTE the father of Edgar & Harold
Grey River Argus, 10 September 1919 On Sunday last there passed away at the Hokitika Hospital one of
Canterbury's best-known workers in the industrial field, in the person of Mr. H. B. Davis (aged 69). In early life Mr. Davis, as an ironworker, made his way to the United States from his native place, Birmingham. He returned soon, however, and decided to emigrate to New Zealand, arriving at Lyttelton in 1879, in the ship Glenlora (Captain Scotland). For many years he was a prominent figure in the metal and engineering works in Christchurch, and was conspicuous in local politics and Friendly Society work, being one of the original founders of the Anchor Lodge of Druids at Woolston. His kindly and generous disposition was widely known amongst his neighbours and associates. Some years ago he accepted a position on the West Coast Railway, where he continued till illness
compelled him to relinquish his task, and he passed away at the age of sixty-nine. He had a fairly large family, one son, Edgar, falling the the late war, in the Egyptian Desert. There are two married daughters, one at Balcairn and the other in the North Island. His eldest surviving son is Mr. Herbert Davis, of Wellington, and he is also survived by a widow and other children. (7 known NZ children WITH mARY)

Percy Theophilus DODGE, labourer, Otira
- nothing found

Albert Edward DUNCAN, labourer, c/o boardinghouse, Otira
born: (1898-1964) to William James Angus Archibald DUNCAN & Marion STEWART
served as: Private 23285
unit: 30th Reinforcements Canterbury Infantry Regiment, C Company
embarked: from Wellington 13 October 1917
next of kin: Mrs W. Duncan (mother), South Street, Hokitika

James Stewart DUNCAN, 69994
born: (1895-1961) to William James Angus Archibald DUNCAN & Marion STEWART
served as: Private 69994
unit: 38th Reinforcements B Company, NZEF
embarked: from Wellington 5 June 1918
next of kin: J. Beban (friend), Otira Gorge Hotel, Otira

Walter Goldie DUTTON, hairdresser, Otira
born: (1881-1937) to Walter Tom DUTTON & Elena BROWN
served as: not on Cenotaph

George ELLIS, tunneller, Otira
born: Suffolk, England
served as: Sapper 37539
unit: 3rd Reinforcements, New Zealand Engineers Tunnelling Company
embarked: from Wellington 15 November 1916
next of kin: John Ellis (father), Westwood Lodge, Blythburgh, Suffolk, England

Patrick FARRELLY, labourer, Otira
- possibility only -
born: (1890-1982) to James & Susan FARRELLY
served as: Rifleman 26588
unit: 8th Reinforcements 4th Battalion, H Company
embarked: from Wellington 23 September 1916
next of kin: James Farrelly (father), Mill Road, Paeroa

William Bernhard FARISSEY, Otira
born: (1892-1956) probably in Australia
served as: Private 6/3011
unit: Canterbury Infantry Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
embarked: from Wellington 9 October 1915
next of kin: J. Farissey (father), Eudunda, South Australia
married: Kathlynne Sara Ryan (1901-1987) in 1932

John Edward FELL, shop assistant, Otira
born: (1897-1977) 1st of 10 children of Frederick William FELL & Charlotte GOODALL
served as: not on Cenotaph

Thomas John FELL, storeman, Otira, Westland
- nothing found

Alfred William FERGUSON, miner, Otira
1 on Cenotaph
- possibility

Michael 'Mick' FITZGERALD, storekeeper, Otira
born: (1882-1955) to John FITZGERALD & Bridget BURGESS
served as: Rifleman 56422
unit: Reinforcements G Company, New Zealand Rifle Brigade
embarked: from Wellington 15 August 1917
next of kin: Mrs Bridget Fitzgerald (mother), Ikamatua, via Greymouth

Francis Edward FLYNN, Otira
born: (1897-1965) to David & Ellen FLYNN
served as: Private 63325
unit: 32nd Reinforcements F Company, New Zealand Rifle Brigade
embarked: From Wellington 21 November 1917
next of kin: David Flynn (father), Otira
at one time Francis was believed to be a prisoner of war

Benjamin FOXALL, miner, Otira
born: (1877-1957)
served as: not on Cenotaph

John FREEBAIRN, Jacksons, Otira line
born: (1895-1916) in Scotland
served as: Rifleman 24/141
unit: A Company, 2nd Battalion, New Zealand Rifle Brigade
embarked: 9 October 1915
next of kin: J. G. Freebairn (father), 36 Walters St, Dennistoun, Glasgow, Scotland
JOHN was killed in action 19 May 1916 Somme, France

H. W. GARDNER, miner
- not on Cenotaph

Samuel John GODFREY, miner, Otira
born: (1892-1973) 5th of 9 children of Francis Robert GODFREY & Elizabeth Ann RABONE
married: Amy Rosina Jamieson in 1914
served as: Lance Sergeant 32948
unit: 10th Reinforcements 4th Battalion, H Company
embarked: from Wellington 15 November 1916
next of kin: Mrs Amy R. Godfrey (wife), Koiterangi, Hokitika

Thomas Henry GOUGH, labourer, Otira
- not on Cenotaph

William James HAIGH, railway employee, Otira
- not on Cenotaph

Gordon Edward HARCOURT, miner, Otira
- not found

James Joseph HINES
born: (1897-) to James John HINES & Sarah McCLURE
served as: Private 64638
unit: 32nd Reinforcements Canterbury Infantry Regiment, C Company
embarked: from Wellington 16 November 1917
next of kin: Mrs Sarah Hines (mother), Ruru, Otira Line, Greymouth

Edmund HODGE,
born: (possibily) (1885-) to Charles & Alice Pearce HODGE
served as: not on Cenotaph

William Redmund HONEY, miner
born: (1881-1918)
married: Grace Alexandra SCOTLAND in 1914
served as: Private 49543
unit: 27th Reinforcements Canterbury Infantry Regiment, C Company
embarked: from Wellington 12 June 1917
next of kin: Mrs G. A. Honey (wife), Kokiri, via Greymouth
WILLIAM was killed in action 5 April 1918 aged 37 at Somme, France

Allan William HOOPER, coach driver, Otira
born: (1890-) to Lilla Hooper
served as: not on Cenotpah

Henry HYNDMAN, machineman
- not found

John JACOBSON, fitter, c/o Post Office, Otira
- not found

Charles JAMES, Civil Servant, c/o Public Works Department, Otira
- not found

J. D. JAMES, mechanic
- not found

Thomas Arthur JOHNSON, assistant engineer, Otira
- not found

Percy John JONES, labourer, Otira
born: (possibly) (1882-) to John & Emily JONES
served as: not on Cenotaph

William George KIDD, labourer, Otira
born: (possibly) (187-) to Niel & Annie KIDD
served as: not on Cenotaph

G. KIRK, tunnel-digger
- not found

William Edmund LAKE, miner, Otira
- not found

David LARKIN, Rotomaua, Otira Line
born: (1890-) 2 of 7 children of David LARKIN & Ellen ROHAN
served as: Private 10/1555
unit: Wellington Infantry Battalion, 3rd Reinforcements
embarked: from Wellington 14 February 1915
next of kin: D. Larkin (father), Rotomana, Otira Line, Westland

James Francis LAWLER, labourer, c/o Post-office, Otira
born: in Australia
married Elizabeth Martha Schultz in 1915
served as: Rifleman 59813
unit: 30th Reinforcements H Company
embarked: from Wellington 13 October 1917
next of kin: Mrs L. Lawler (wife), Post-office, Otira

Horace Victor LEE
born: in Victoria, Australia
served as: Private 6/909
unit: Canterbury Infantry Battalion
embarked: from Lyttelton 16 Oct 1914
next of kin: Mrs Lionel Lee, Hargreaves Street, Bendigo, Victoria
Press, 18 May 1915
Horace Victor Lee, wounded, is 21 years of age and a native of Victoria, where his mother resides, his father being dead. About four years ago he came to New Zealand and secured employment on the Otira tunnel works, where he was employed till he enlisted

William LEE, tunnel worker, Otira
born: too many

William LINKLATER, Otira
- not on Cenotaph

Julian MANGONI, miner, Otira
born: (1880-1961)
served as: not on Cenotaph

Claude Oswald MILLER, clerk, Otira
born: (1892-) to James MILLER & Alice Priscilla KEATES
- not on Cenotaph

R. M. MacDONALD, Public Works everseer
- not found

Alexander Grant McALPINE, bushman, Inchbonnie, Otira Line
born: (1899-) to George Grant McALPINE & Annie WALLACE
served as: Lance Corporal 18407
unit: 20th Reinforcements (First Section) New Zealand Mounted Rifles
embarked: from Wellington 5 December 1916
next of kin: G. G. McAlpine (father), Blackball, Greymouth
* brother George Alexander McAlpine (Private 6/90) also served

Charles Andrew McCRACKEN
born: (1893-1918) to George & Margaret Jane (1875-1923) McCRACKEN
served as: Private 64657
enlisted from: Waiuta, Greymouth
unit: 32nd Reinforcements Canterbury Infantry Regiment, C Company
embarked: from Wellington 16 November 1917
next of kin: Mrs M. J. McCracken (mother), 48 Chapel Street, Greymouth
CHARLES died of measles 23 February 1918 aged 24

William Thomas McEWAN, cabinetmaker, Otira
- not found

John James McGUIGAN, schoolteacher, Otira
- not on Cenotaph

Alexander McHARRY, storekeeper, Otira
- not found

Peter McKENDRY, railway porter, Otira Railway
born: (possibly) (1877-1944) to Denis & Catherine 'Kate McKENDRY
served as: not on Cenotaph

William McKENDRY, Otira
born: (possibly) (1890-) to Denis & Catherine 'Kate McKENDRY
served as: not on Cenotaph

Duncan McKENZIE, labourer, Otira
born: Scotland
served as: possibly, Private 55523

Charles McKINTY, tunnel-worker, Otira
- not found

John MacRAE, Otira
born: (1884-1918) Scotland
served as: Private 40831
unit: 23rd Reinforcements Canterbury Infantry Regiment, C Company
embarked: from Wellington 2 April 1917
next of kin: Mrs K. MacRae (mother), Kayle of Lochalch, Ross-shire, Scotland
JOHN was killed in action 8 October 1918 aged 34 at Le Cateau, France

Roderick MacRAE, labourer, Otira
born: Scotland
served as: Rifleman 41340
unit: H Company, New Zealand Rifle Brigade
embarked: from Wellington 26 April 1917
next of kin: Mrs Farquhar Macrae (mother), Sallachy, Ardelve, Ross-shire, Scotland

John Raymond McLEAN, Otira
born: (1885-1915) to Murdoch McLEAN & Isabella Welsh RATCLIFFE
enlisted from: Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
served as: Private 354
unit: 14th Battalion, Australian Infantry Regiment, 14 Battalion, AIF
JOHN was killed in action 27 April 195 at Gallipoli aged 29
Poverty Bay Herald, 1 June 1915
John Raymond McLean, killed in action with the Australian forces, was 29 years of age and had lived most of his life on Auckland. He was one of the first pupils at King's College, and received his complete education there, He was therefore one of the oldest members of the King's College Old Boys' Association, and was also a well known member of the College Rifle. For some years he was engaged at the Otira tunnel, and three years ago he proceeded to Australia and engaged in mining. He enlisted in the 13th battalion of the first Australian expeditionary force and his last letter to his parents was dated from Egypt on the 11th April, just prior to the departure of the Australian and New Zealand troops for the Dardanelles. The letter shows that the members of the expedition fully realised the dangerous character of the military operations in which they were to be engaged, but showed that the force was inspired by courage and enthusiasm. Great sympathy will be felt for the parents in the loss which they have sustained.
Another son, Neil, aged 19 years, left Auckland for Trentham on Friday last, and a third son, who holds a commission in the territorial force, is only awaiting appointment to a company before proceeding to the front
NOTES His father, Murdoch McLean was the Mayor of Mount Albert, Auckland
* his brother Neil Clifford Neil Clifford McLean served as Rifleman 23/230
* his brother, Ronald Douglas McLean, Second Lieutenant 12/3759 was killed at the Somme

William Hugh MEATES, Otira line
born: (1892-1958) to William Anthony MEATES & Rose O'FLAHERTY
served as: Trooper 7/2007
unit: 9th Reinforcements Canterbury Mounted Rifles, C Squadron, NZEF
embarked: from Wellington 8 January 1916
next of kin: W. A. Meates (father), Eldon Street, Greymouth
married: Ellen LARKIN (1894-1952) in 1920
NOTE possible that 2 of William's sons were Otago All Blacks
* William Anthony 'Bill' Meates (see also obituary)
* Kevin Meates

Luther MOORE, farm hand, c/o Post Office, Otira
born: (possibly 1879-1951)
served as: not on Cenotaph

James O'CONNOR, railway guard, Otira
- possibly -
born: (1882-1915) to Edward & Bridget O'Connor
served as: Private 6/1675
unit: Canterbury Infantry Battalion, 3rd Reinforcements
embarked: from Wellington 14 February 1915
next of kin: Edward O'Connor (father), Revell Street, Hokitika
JAMES died of his wounds 24 August 1915 at Gallipoli

James O'MALLEY, 2/830, labourer, Terminus Hotel, Otira
born: (1880-) to James O'MALLEY & Ellen COOKLEY
served as: Driver 2/830
unit: Field Artillery, main Body
embarked: from Wellington 16 October 1914
next of kin: James O'Malley, Terminus Hotel, Otira

Ernest Nolan PAHL, mail-coach driver, Otira
born: (1883-1962) in Nelson to George William PAHL & Emma Lavinia HARFORD
married: Rose Eva Nicolson 1909 in Reefton
served as: not on Cenotaph
Grey River Argus , 24 May 1918
The Greymouth Military Service Board sat yesterday when the following appeals were dealt with:-
Archibald Hall, coach proprietor and contractor for Arthur's Pass-Otira mail service, appealed on behalg of Ernest Nolan Pahl, coach driver. This was adjourned for one month for enquiries
* brother Kenneth Stanley Pahl (1889-1964) served as Trooper 58244
* brother Edward John Pahl (1895-1957) served as Sapper 4/1020

Henry PATTERSON, postmaster, Otira
- not found

Charles Henry PEARCE, tunneller, Otira
born: (1880-1964) ?
served as: Sapper 4/1536
unit: Headquarters, No. 3 Relief, Tunnelling Company
embarked: from Auckland 18 December 1915
next of kin: Mrs Love (friend), Otira Tunnel
* Papers Past has various reports of Charles as being sick and wounded & listing his next of kin as Mrs Lone, Love, Long or Lane

A. PRICE, motorman
- Cenotaph has at least 19 A. Price

Edward James PRIEST, Otira
born: (1893-1918) to John & Catherine PRIEST
served as: Corporal 44152
unit: Reinforcements G Company (part), New Zealand Rifle Brigade
embarked: from Wellington 5 April 1917
next of kin: J. Priest (father), Baxter's, Otira Line, Greymouth
EDWARD died of his wounds 29 March 1918 in France, aged 25
(Cenotaph has aged 22)

George Patrick RICH, miner, Otira
born: (1879-1939) to George RICH & Mary Ann Josephine CLARKE
served as: not on Cenotaph

Thomas RITCHIE, laborer, Otira
born: (?-?)
served as: Private 6/3445
unit: Canterbury Infantry Battalion, 8th Reinforcements
embarked: from Wellington 13 November 1915
next of kin: Mrs A. Ritchie (mother), Marton

Roy William ROONEY, labourer, Otira
born: (1893-1942)
served as: not on Cenotaph

Samuel Arthur ROSE, chucker, Upper Otira
born: (1875-1946) 11th of 12 children of Thomas ROSE (1832-1911) & Sarah ELLIOTT (1834-1913) from Yorkshire, England & died in Cobden, Westland. His first 8 siblings born Australia
served as: Rifleman 56470
unit: 30th Reinforcements H Company
embarked: from Wellington 13 October 1917
next of kin: Mrs L. McLeod (sister), Cobden, Greymouth
* his sister Louisa Rose (born Buninyong) married Daniel McLeod

Neil SELLARS, Kotuku, Otira line
born: (1894-1916) to Neil SELLARS & Jane Ann McCALLUM
served as: Rifleman 24/275
unit: A Company, 2nd Battalion, New Zealand Rifle Brigade
embarked: 9 October 1915
next of kin: Neil Sellars (father), Gorge Road, Southland
NEIL died of his wounds 14 June 1916 in France

Thomas SHANNON, police constable, Otira
- not found

Charlies Henry SMITH, labourer, Otira
- 9 Charles Henry Smith to choose from
- best possibility

Edgar King SMITH, miner, Otira
- not found

John SMITH, laborer, Otira
- about 90 on Cenotaph

Hugh Campbell STEEL, fitter, Public Works Department, Otira
born: (1897-1960) to James & Amelia STEEL
served as: not on Cenotaph

Sidney George STOCKLEY, tunnel
born: (1878-1960) to Joseph & Mary Ann STOCKLEY
served as: not on Cenotaph

William TRACEY, labourer, Otira
- not found

Con TREACY, labourer, Otira
born: (1873-1954)
served as: Rifleman 46900
unit: Reinforcements J Company, New Zealand Rifle Brigade
embarked: from Wellington 26 April 1917
next of kin: Mrs Eliza Treacy (mother), Christchurch Road, Kumara

Robert THOMSON, miner, Kokiri, Otira Line
- many to choose from

Leslie James THOMPSON, sawmiller, Ruru, Otira Line
born: in Australia
served as: Rifleman 56485
unit: Reinforcements G Company, New Zealand Rifle Brigade
embarked: from Wellington 15 August 1917
next of kin: A. R. Thompson (brother), Moana

James TOOHEY, machinist, Otira
- not found

George TRILL, miner, Otira
- not found

Edwin WALDIE, tunnel-digger, Patara, Otira Line
born: (1888-1930) in Australia
served as: Rifleman 56490
unit: Reinforcements G Company, New Zealand Rifle Brigade
embarked: from Wellington 15 August 1917
next of kin: Mrs Eliza Ann Waldie (mother), 15 Collins St, South Brunswick, Melbourne

Hector Ernest WALKER, Otira
born: (?-?)
served as: Private 6/3192
unit: Canterbury Infantry Battalion, 7th Reinforcements
embarked: from Wellington 9 October 1915
next of kin: Mrs M. F. Le Marchand (mother), Palliser Rd, Roseneath, Wellington

John WALSHE, laborer, Otira
- not found

Piers Acton Eliot WARBURTON
born: (1885-1915) Palmerston North to George Hartop Eliot WARBURTON & Sophia Isabella BUDD
served as Sapper 4/63A
unit: New Zealand Engineers, British Section
embarked: from England
next of kin: not listed
PIERS died of his wounds 30 April 1915 at sea aged 30 on board HMHS Mashobra ex Gallipoli
Hawera & Normanby Star, 10 May 1915
Piers Acton Eliot Warburton, mentioned as having died of wounds at the Dardanelles, was for two years shift engineer at the power house of the Hawera Electric Light Company. He left this employment to take up a position as electrical engineer on the Otira tunnel works some five years ago, but had latterly held a position in Vancouver. At the outbreak of the war he went to England to join the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, and was attached to the engineers section
NOTES
* Piers was an Inventor. An original printed Patent Application in 1910, Number 18,307, was for a combined reciprocating engines and turb0-electric generator and motors for driving steamships and machinery
* see also Sophia Isabella Budd

Henry WATSON, miner, Otira
- not found

William WESTON, Otira
born: (?-?)
served as: Private 6/3504
unit: Canterbury Infantry Battalion, 8th Reinforcements
embarked: from Wellington 13 November 1915
next of kin: Mrs Maria Weston (mother), 3 Bute Street, Wellington

Charles WHITE, labourer, Otira
- not found

Edward Neil WHITTEN, porter, Otira tunnel
born: (1894-1971) to John & Elizabeth WHITTEN
served as: not on Cenotaph

Richard Percival WILLETTS, surfaceman
born: (1892-1968) to George & Alice Mary WILLETTS
- not on Cenotaph
next of kin: George Willetts (father), Hokitika
His brother George Counsellor Willetts was killed in action at Gallipoli

Leonard Albin WILLIAMS, sawmill hand, Kotuku, Otira Line
- not found

William WILLIAMS, bricklayer, Otira
- many on Cenotaph

William WILMOTT, labourer, Otira
born: (1898-1964)
served as: Lance Corporal 37653
unit: 5th Reinforcements, New Zealand Engineers Tunnelling Company
embarked: from Wellington 26 April 1917
next of kin: Mrs Esther Kerr (mother), 626 Barbadoes St, Saint Albans, Christchurch
* his mother, Esther Ann Wilmott (1874-1945) married Bendix Hallenstein Kerr (1873-1947) in Opawa 12 Dec 1916 (both widowed). I believe Bendix was related to Bendix Hallenstein (1835-1905)

Alexander John WILSON, machine-man, Otira
- not found

Thomas Campbell WILSON, Otira
born: (1887-) to William WILSON & Elizabeth (possibly nee Curran)
served as: Private 69986
unit: 36th Reinforcements D Company, NZEF
embarked: from Wellington 2 May 1918
next of kin: Miss Amelia Kate Wilson (sister), Park Hotel, Greymouth


PHOTO
Sapper 4/63A, Piers Acton Eliot Warburton

died at sea on board the HMHS Mashobra ex Gallipoli


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