Wednesday, 9 July 2014

And in the Newspaper...

nice news report


Update

I am still working in the background on this blog.

Happy to share and collaborate.

Recently I have bought a couple of medals of soldiers from the district.

Friday, 19 April 2013

Te Aroha War Memorial - World War One - Panel C


This is the final panel of the War Memorial in Te Aroha. I have linked each soldier to their respective pages at Auckland Museum's excellent Cenotaph database and to the Commonwealth War Grave Commission's database.
 
I have included photos of the soldiers; this is not complete, if you have a photo you would like to add please contact me.






Edward Roland Nutter  38849  Second Lieutenant
New Zealand Rifle Brigade
KIA 30 March 1918 Somme, France
Grevillers (New Zealand) Memorial


John O'Grady  12/1755  Private
Auckland Infantry Battalion
KIA 25 April 1915 Gallipoli, Turkey
Lone Pine Memorial









George Orr  24/1769  Private
Auckland Infantry Regiment
KIA 28 August 1918 Bapaume, France
Grevillers British Cemetery 









Thomas Albert Parr  10/2730  Private
Wellington Infantry Battalion
KIA 4 October 1917 Ypres, Belgium
Tyne Cot Memorial


Frank Newman Peterson  11528  Private
Auckland Infantry Regiment
DOW 22 February 1917 France
Estaires Communal Cemetery









 

Albert William Gresham Poole  10/3058  Corporal
Wellington Infantry Battalion
KIA 4 October 1917 Ypres, Belgium
Tyne Cot Memorial


Fredrick Phillip Presnell  32052  Private
Auckland Infantry Regiment
KIA 10 July 1917 Ypres, Belgium
Motor Car Corner Cemetery









 

Harold Douglas Puckridge  15319 Lance Corporal
New Zealand Rifle Brigade
KIA 20 June 1917 Belgium
Ploegsteert Wood Military Cemetery


Hugh Leslie Ross  12263  Private
Wellington Infantry Battalion
KIA 1 August 1917 Ypres, Belgium
Messines Ridge (New Zealand) Memorial









Kenneth Ross   any information about this man would be gratefully received.


Thomas Henry Ryan  24/272 Sergeant
New Zealand Rifle Brigade
KIA 1 October 1918 La Cateau, France
Fifteen Ravine British Cemetery









Robert Henry Victor Scott  13/2369  Private
Auckland Infantry Regiment
KIA 15 September 1916 Somme, France
Caterpillar Valley Cemetery









Robert Scott  12/459  Sergeant
Auckland Infantry Battalion
KIA 16 April 1918 Somme, France
Messines Ridge (New Zealand) Memorial



Victor Richard Stanley Scott  10275  Lieutenant
Auckland Infantry Regiment
KIA 4 October 1917 Ypres, Belgium
Tyne Cot Cemetery









Charles Simson  29501  Private
New Zealand Rifle Brigade
DOW 4 July 1917 No.2. New Zealand General Hospital, Walton on Thames, England
Brookwood Military Cemetery









Ralph Barry Lake Somers  44955  Second Lieutenant
Auckland Infantry Regiment
DOW 30 September 1918 France
Flesquieres Hill British Cemetery


Herbert Andrew Stanley  12/4093  Private
Auckland Infantry Regiment
DOD 30 November 1918 Te Aroha
Te Aroha Cemetery


Thomas James Stanley  12/4094
Auckland Infantry Battalion
DOD 4 September 1918 at sea, en route to England
Auckland Provincial Memorial


Arthur Stanley Sutton  12/471  Private
Auckland Infantry Battalion
KIA 25 April 1915 Gallipoli, Turkey
Lone Pine Memorial









Archie Walter Taylor  24/307  Rifleman
New Zealand Rifle Brigade
KIA 9 September 1918 Havrincourt, France
Gouzeaucourt New British Cemetery


Laurence Philip Thaxter  10/1682  Temporary Corporal
Wellington Infantry Battalion
KIA 15 October 1916 Somme, France
Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery









Ernest John Timblick  32095  Private
New Zealand Rifle Brigade
DOD 29 September 1916 Featherston, New Zealand
Te Aroha Cemetery


William Timmins  25/1211  Private
Auckland Infantry Regiment
DOW 16 September 1916 France
Heilly Station Cemetery









Arthur James Trythall  2/1941  Gunner
New Zealand Field Artillery
DOW 18 October 1916 France
Etaples Military Cemetery


William Doran Voysey  46251  Sergeant
Auckland Infantry Regiment
DOW 5 September 1918 France
Bagneux British Cemetery


Arthur Albert Wagstaff  13/2383  Private
Auckland Infantry Regiment
KIA 17 September 1916 Somme, France
Thistle Dump Cemetery









William Wallace  12/3856  Private
Auckland Infantry Regiment
DOW 30 May 1916 France
Bailleul Communal Cemetery









John Ward       any information about this man would be gratefully received.


Ralph William Warren  18437  Second Lieutenant
New Zealand Machine Gun Corps
DOD 26 November 1918
Grantham Cemetery









Aubrey Hamilton Wild  15440  Rifleman
New Zealand Rifle Brigade
KIA 27 March 1917  Messines, Belgium
Berks Cemetery Extension









William Baynard Williams  72914  Private
Otago Infantry Regiment
KIA 8 October 1918 Le Cateau, France
Marcoing British Cemetery


Charles Wood  13/581  Lance Sergeant
Auckland Mounted Rifles
DOD 19 August 1916 Egypt
Port Said Memorial Cemetery

Friday, 12 April 2013

Te Aroha War Memorial - World War One - Panel B


This is the second panel of the War Memorial in Te Aroha. I have linked each soldier to their respective pages at Auckland Museum's excellent Cenotaph database and to the Commonwealth War Grave Commission's database.
 
I have included photos of the soldiers; this is not complete, if you have a photo you would like to add please contact me.

 
 




Charles Harry Glover  25/762 Rifleman
New Zealand Rifle Brigade
KIA 2 October 1916
Somme, France
 
 
 
 
 
Alan Thomas Gordon  24/1056  Sergeant
New Zealand Rifle Brigade
DOW 25 May 1916 France
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
George Henry Hall  70168  Private
Auckland Infantry Regiment
DOD 18 October 1918 UK
 
 
John William Harkin  2/1233  Gunner
New Zealand Field Artillery
DOD 6 October 1917 Te Aroha
 
 
Albert Samuel Harris  62203  Private
Auckland Infantry Regiment
KIA 24 August 1918 Bapaume, France
 
 
August Harwood  12/1071  Private
Auckland Infantry Battalion
KIA 5 May 1915 Gallipoli, Turkey
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
James Harold Hawkins  12/1978  Corporal
Auckland Infantry Regiment
KIA 4 October 1917 Ypres, Belgium
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Walter Henry Hewin  10077  Corporal
Canterbury Infantry Regiment
KIA 17 Dec 1917 Ypres, Belgium
 
 
Robert Alfred Hines  26/1063  Rifleman
New Zealand Rifle Brigade
DOI 17 April 1920 Te Aroha
 
 
Herbert Jesse Howe  12/1437  Private
Auckland Infantry Battalion
DOW 5 June 1915 at sea from Gallipoli
 
 
George Samuel Jennings  12/1997  Private
Auckland Infantry Battalion
died 19 November 1918 Te Aroha
 
Alfred Charles Johnson  24/475  Rifleman
New Zealand Rifle Brigade
KIA 15 September 1916 Somme, France
 
Charles Benjamin Johnson  13/2208  Trooper
Auckland Mounted Rifles
DOW 27 January 1916
 
Ernest George Johnson  12794  Driver
New Zealand Field Artillery
DOW 4 November 1918 France
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
John Patrick Kirby  3/3410  Private
New Zealand Medical Corps
DOD 23 November 1918 Te Aroha
 
John Henry Knight  62339 Private
Canterbury Infantry Regiment
KIA 24 August 1918 Bapaume, France
 
Alfred Frederick Land  31418  Rifleman
New Zealand Rifle Brigade
KIA 26 March 1918 Somme, France
 
Charles A Lindner  21034  Lance Corporal
New Zealand Rifle Brigade
KIA 21 August 1918 Bapaume, France
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
William Lusby  59925  Private
Auckland Infantry Regiment
DOD 1 March 1918 France
 
Walter Henry Cyril Mace  12/3711  Private
Auckland Infantry Regiment
KIA 21 February 1917 Messines, Belgium
 
Arthur Collin Mackie  73332  Private
Auckland Infantry Regiment
DOW 19 December 1918 UK
Brookwood Military Cemetery
 
 
John Herbert Mackwood  25/776  Rifleman
New Zealand Rifle Brigade
DOD 17 July 1916 France
Wimereux Communal Cemetery
 
 
Kenrick Charles Maclean  20927  Sergeant
Auckland Infantry Regiment
KIA 4 October 1917 Ypres, Belgium
Tyne Cot Memorial
 








Roderick Fraser Maclean  12/2773  Corporal
Auckland Infantry Battalion
DOD 26 November 1915 Alexandria, Egypt
Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery
 
 







Norman Maisey  11/481  Trooper
Wellington Mounted Rifles
DOW 21 July 1915 At sea, H.M.H.S Sicilia ex Gallipoli
Lone Pine Memorial
 
 
James T Marshall - any information about this man would be gratefully received.
 
 
William Raymond McCormick  12/4305  Second Lieutenant
Auckland Infantry Battalion
KIA 7 June 1917 Belgium
La Plus Douve Farm Cemetery
 
 
Duncan Charles McNicol  18278  Gunner
New Zealand Field Artillery
KIA 10 January 1918 France
Divisional Cemetery








 
Edmund McSweeney  12/2062  Private
Auckland Infantry Battalion
11 November 1918 NZ
Te Aroha Cemetery
 
 
Morris James Milliken  13/279  Lieutenant
Auckland Mounted Rifles
DOW 8 August 1915 Gallipoli, Turkey
Embarkation Pier Cemetery
 
 







Clifford David Neve  12/2795  Private
Auckland Infantry Regiment
DOW 21 November 1916 UK, ex France
Birmingham (Lodge Hill) Cemetery
 








Evander Norrell  54291  Private
New Zealand Machine Gun Corps
DOD 17 May 1919 UK, ex France
Brookwood Military Cemetery
 
 
Augustus Bernard Paul Rosenfeldt  10/92  Lance Sergeant
Wellington Infantry Battalion
KIA 8 May 1915  Gallipoli, Turkey
Twelve Tree Copse (New Zealand) Memorial
 
 

Saturday, 6 April 2013

Te Aroha War Memorial - World War One - Panel A

This is the first panel of the War Memorial in Te Aroha. I have linked each soldier to their respective pages at Auckland Museum's excellent Cenotaph database and to the Commonwealth War Grave Commission's database.
 
I have included photos of the soldiers; this is not complete, if you have a photo you would like to add please contact me.

 
 
 
 

Arthur Heather Aitken   34304  Private
Auckland Infantry Battalion
KIA 4 October 1917  Ypres, Belgium
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Frank Bower Baine   12/2206  Private
Auckland Infantry Battalion
KIA 8 August 1915  Chunuk Bair, Gallipoli, Turkey
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
George Baker   34317  Private
Auckland Infantry Regiment
DOW 4 October 1917  Belgium
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 Joseph Baker   52359  Rifleman
New Zealand Rifle Brigade
DOW 21 April 1918  France
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


George Anderson Bayne   10/2068  Private
Wellington Infantry Battalion
KIA 8 August 1915  Gallipoli, Turkey
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Ronald James Bell   12/1148  Private
Auckland Infantry Battalion
KIA 25 April 1915  Gallipoli, Turkey

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
John Blythe    any information about this man would be gratefully received.

 
 
John Bougen   61507  Private
Wellington Infantry Regiment
DOW 1 September 1918  Somme, France
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Albert Bovett   50009  Private
New Zealand Rifle Brigade
DOD 14 November 1917  Wisques, France


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Henry Frederick Bowman  56407  Rifleman
New Zealand Rifle Brigade
KIA 12 September 1918  Havrincourt, France

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Albert Victor Brame  52370  Private
Wellington Infantry Regiment
KIA 24 August 1918 Bapaume, France

 
 


Merson Templer Gore Brett 12/2653 Corporal
Auckland Infantry Battalion
KIA 3 October 1916 Somme, France
 
 


Ernest Brokenshire  2/2587  Driver
New Zealand Field Artillery
DOW 27 November 1916 France
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
William Brown  31935  Private
New Zealand Training Unit
Died 28 August 1916  New Zealand
 

Athelstane Roy Burton  12/2228  Private
Auckland Infantry Battalion
DOW 12 August 1915  HMHS Valdivia ex Gallipoli

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
James Seddon Butterworth (MM)  14386  Private
Wellington Infantry Regiment
DOW 29 September 1918  France
 

William George Capstick  41273  Private
Auckland Infantry Regiment
KIA 26 March 1918 Somme, France

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Henry Carswell   12/2237  Private
Auckland Infantry Battalion
KIA 8 August 1915 Gallipoli, Turkey

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Joseph Clark   any information about this man would be gratefully received.

 
Clifford Clarence Cornelius  69462  Private
Otago Infantry Regiment
KIA 25 August 1918  Bapaume, France
 

John James Cowan  12/330  Corporal
Auckland Infantry Regiment
DOW 16 July 1916 France

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Charles Harold Cribb  45269  Corporal
Otago Infantry Regiment
KIA 13 January 1918  France

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thomas M Cronin  1/607  Rifleman
New Zealand Rifle Brigade
KIA 30 March 1918 Somme, France

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alexander Gordon Davey  57581  Rifleman
New Zealand Rifle Brigade
KIA 8 October 1918 Le Cateau, France

 
Richard John Dunphy  12/341  Private
Auckland Infantry Battalion
KIA 25 April 1915 Gallipoli, Turkey
 
 

Fredrick John Eastwood  31980  Private
Auckland Infantry Regiment
DOW 24 June 1917 Prisoner of War, Limberg, Germany

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Albert Everitt (MM)  20979  Corporal
New Zealand Rifle Brigade
DOW 7 August 1918 France

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
John Farrow  12/2694  Corporal
Auckland Infantry Regiment
KIA 26 September 1916 Somme, France
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Zealand Rifle Brigade
KIA 3 January 1918  France

Thomas Fleming  29385 Private
New Zealand Training Unit
DOD 9 August 1916 Trentham Camp
 
 

John Leask Foubister  Second Lieutenant
Royal Flying Corp
Accidental death 8 October 1917 England

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alfred Gardner  10/923  Private
Wellington Infantry Battalion
KIA 8 August 1915 Gallipoli, Turkey

 
Ernest Eady Gibbons  12/356  Private
Auckland Infantry Regiment
DOW 9 October 1916 France

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thomas Western Hayward  12/751  Private
Auckland Infantry Battalion
KIA 25 April 1915 Gallipoli, Turkey