Monday, 5 August 2019

Sinai Palestine Campaigns and WW1 Memorial Forest Pauanui R - Z

kauri planted Sinai Palestine Memorial forest WW1 Pauanui - photo courtesy Chris Ball
The Sinai Campaign began about January 1915 and continued on into about October  1918. The Palestine Campaign began in 1917. 

In January 1917, the New Zealand Herald reporting on railway construction of the Sinai operations, wrote:-


" Over 390 miles of railway have been constructed in connection with the Sinai operations. There are important trade prospects for this line after the war." ( New Zealand Herald 26/01/1917 p5)

The Sun wrote:-

" The main factor in the success in conquering the Sinai desert was intense and unremitting work. Hundreds of miles of roads and railways were built, and filters were installed, supplying 1,500,000 gallons of water daily. Quantities of stone were transported from distant quarries, and Kantara was transformed into an important railway and water terminus. Hundreds of miles of barbed-wire entanglements, aerodromes, wireless stations and sanitation works were necessary to make  the desert habitable. The work of the Camel Corps, including Australian and New Zealand units, was excellent throughout, and had done a great part of the work of supplying the troops" (Sun  09/071917  P 7)

Unremitting with the heat and the cold because of the high altitudes of the Sinai Desert. 

Rarotongan soldiers, World war One. Buckland, Alfred Francis, 1882-1971 :Photographs taken during World War I of the New Zealand Expeditionary Forces in Jerusalem, and the Auckland Mounted Rifles in Egypt, Sinai and Palestine. Ref: 1/2-066834-F. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. /records/22299038
The following are lists of those who lost their lives in the Sinai Palestine campaigns, World War One - through disease, or through war action. Since 2015  there has been continued research to identify those who lost their lives - this because little has been known about these 

 TCDC (Thames Coromandel District Council) has designated one of the Memorial Forests on the Coromandel Peninsula to be near Tangitaroria Lane, Pauanui. This is at the beginning of stage two of the Pauanui - Tairua cycleway.

 The following lists are to assist the process of knowing who lost their lives in the Sinai and Palestine Campaigns during World War One: -



Sinai Palestine Campaign and WW1 Memorial Forest Pauanui R – Z    This URL




                               Roll of Honour

                                        R - Z 

Note Red Text :  Denotes from Council areas TCDC / Hauraki / Matamata Piako based on birth place, NOK, place of work, family links including



    NAME               Service No        Rank                              
 Cemetery/                                                                                                      Memorial                

RAINE, John Henry

7/1276
Trooper
Canterbury Mounted Rifles
Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt
REES, Frederick Ormsby
7/1651
Trooper
Canterbury Mounted Rifles
Kantara Memorial, Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt
REID, Robert Aitken

11/2509
Trooper
New Zealand Mounted Machine Gun Squadron
Mazar, Palestine
Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt
RENALL, Richard Percy

12242
Lance Corporal
Machine Gun Squadron
Amman, Palestine
Jerusalem Memorial, Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel
REW, John Neil

11/1854
Trooper
Wellington Mounted Rifles
Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt
RIBBON, Charles

12476
Trooper
New Zealand Mounted Machine Gun Squadron
Deir el Belah War Cemetery, Palestine, Israel
RICHARDSON, Joseph William
17534
Trooper
Auckland Mounted Rifles
Jerusalem Memorial, Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel
ROBERTS, William Caleb
13/2245
Trooper
Auckland Mounted Rifles
Ayun Kara Memorial (destroyed), Palestine
ROBERTSON, Alexander Campbell
78933
Trooper
New Zealand Mounted Rifles
Suez War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt
ROBERTSON, Douglas
17363
Trooper
Canterbury Mounted Rifles
Kantara Memorial, Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt
ROBERTSON, Eion Alister
11/1365
Sergeant
Wellington Mounted Rifles
Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt
Alexander
35407
Trooper
Canterbury Mounted Rifles
Damascus Commonwealth War Cemetery, Syria
ROGERS, George
35925
Trooper
Canterbury Mounted Rifles
Damascus Commonwealth War Cemetery, Syria
ROLPH, Lionel  Edwin

17575
Trooper
Canterbury Mounted Rifles
Egypt to Palestine 
Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt
ROPE, Charles Manfred
13/432
Corporal
Auckland Mounted Rifles
Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt
ROSS, Thomas

7/1511
Lance Corporal
Canterbury Mounted Rifles
Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt
ROSS, William Williams
7/1653
Trooper
Canterbury Mounted Rifles
Chanak Consular Cemetery, Turkey
ROWLAND, John Beetham

11/2366
Trooper
New Zealand Machine Gun Corps
Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel
Ayun Kara Memorial (destroyed), Palestine
ROUSE, Claude

11/368
Sergeant
Wellington Mounted Rifles
Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel
Ayun Kara Memorial (destroyed), Palestine
RUDD, Frank  Watson
36019
Trooper
Canterbury Mounted Rifles
Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt
RYAN, Rowan

13/436
Trooper
Canterbury Mounted Rifles
Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt
SAMUEL, William

43782
Trooper
Canterbury Mounted Rifles
Damascus Commonwealth War Cemetery, Syria
SANDERS, Owen Frederick
16343
Sergeant
Imperial Camel Corps (New Zealand)
Beersheba War Cemetery, Israel
SANDERSON, William
7/1410
Trooper
Canterbury Mounted Rifles
Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt
SANDFORD, Carroll Henry Thomas

17446
Trooper
Imperial Camel Corps, 4th (Anzac) Battalion
Egypt to Palestine
Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt
SAUNDERS, James  Henry

13/949
Trooper
Auckland Mounted Rifles
died while prisoner of war in Turkey
Died of Disease
Turkey to Egypt
SCOTT, Alfred Edward Lionel
35382
Trooper
Auckland Mounted Rifles
Damascus West Mil. Cemetery.
SCOTT, William Thomas
13475
Trooper
Canterbury Mounted Rifles
Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt

13/1093
Corporal
Auckland Mounted Rifles
Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt
SHARLAND, Thomas  John
7/1783
Lance Corporal
Canterbury Mounted Rifles
Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel
SHEEHAN, Patrick

11/2238
Trooper
Canterbury Mounted Rifles
Beersheba War Cemetery, Israel
SHEPHERD, Charles Samuel

36051
Trooper
Imperial Camel Corps (New Zealand)
Sydenham Cemetery, end of Simeon Street, Christchurch, New Zealand
SHIELDS, John

7/1004
Lance Corporal
Canterbury Mounted Rifles
Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt
SIMPSON , Gordon

13/651
Sergeant
Machine Gun Squadron
Jerusalem Memorial, Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel
SIMPSON, Jonathan Newby
9/1489
Private
New Zealand Machine Gun Corps
Karori Cemetery, Wellington, New Zealand
SIMPSON, James Thomas
11/1596
Trooper
Machine Gun Squadron
Ramleh War Cemetery
Thames family links
SINCLAIR, David Henry
57150
Trooper
Wellington Mounted Rifles
Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt
SLATER, Arthur  John  Stevens

24935
Trooper
Auckland Mounted Rifles
Egypt to Palestine
Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt
SMART, Charles

7/1142
Lance Corporal
New Zealand Mounted Machine Gun Squadron
Damascus Commonwealth War Cemetery, Syria
SMITH, Alexander

16127
Trooper
Canterbury Mounted Rifles
Damascus Commonwealth War Cemetery, Syria
SMITH, Athol Wallace
11/1493
Trooper
Wellington Mounted Rifles
Ayun Kara Memorial (destroyed), Palestine
SMITH, Francis  Guthrie
7/1557
Trooper
New Zealand Machine Gun Corps
Quatia, Sinai
Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt
SMITH George William Hay
50071
Trooper
Canterbury Mounted Rifles
Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel
SOMMERVILLE, Charles Leslie
16038
Major
Wellington Mounted Rifles
Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel
STANBURY, Harry

13/2485
Trooper
Auckland Mounted Rifles
Ayun Kara Memorial (destroyed), Palestine
STEEL, George

13/2487
Corporal
Auckland Mounted Rifles
United Kingdom to Palestine
Gravesend Cemetery Kent, United Kingdom
STEELE, Thomas

7/1899
Trooper
Canterbury Mounted Rifles
Deir el Belah War Cemetery, Palestine, Israel
Arthur Frank
69732
Trooper
Wellington Mounted Rifles
Ismailia War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt
STEVENS, Duncan Burrell

24934
Trooper
Wellington Mounted Rifles, 2nd (Wellington West Coast) Squadron
Jerusalem Memorial, Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel
STEVENS, Leslie Gordon
11/383
Lance Corporal
Wellington Mounted Rifles
Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel
STEWART, James Douglas


16/514
Sergeant Major
Also
Lieutenant
Headquarters Staff; 1st Maori Contingent
Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel
Ayun Kara Memorial (destroyed), Palestine
STRACHAN, Laurie


11/557
Sergeant
Wellington Mounted Rifles
Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel
Ayun Kara Memorial (destroyed), Palestine
STRATFORD , Rossland, Cecil
13/1065a
Trooper
Auckland Mounted Rifles
Jerusalem Memorial, Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel
SUTHERLAND, Hugh Charles
13/2084
Trooper
Auckland Mounted Rifles
Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt
Family links Matamata
SUTHERLAND, William  Joseph

13/2494
Corporal
Auckland Mounted Rifles
Jerusalem Memorial, Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel
SUTTON, Ralph

7/1420
Trooper
Canterbury Mounted Rifles
Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt



A GROUP OF "OUR BOYS" LEAVING CAIRO TO MEET THE ENEMY ON THE SINAI PENINSULA. *. They are being conveyed part of the way in railway trucks. . —Photo t>y Frank Wade, Cairo.
 AUCKLAND STAR, VOLUME XLVII, ISSUE 237, 4 OCTOBER 1916 courtesy Papers Past National Library NZ 

    NAME                        Service No        Rank                     Cemetery/                                                                                                              Memorial                       

TAIT, Gifford

16446
Trooper
Wellington Mounted Rifles, 6th (Manawatu) Squadron
Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel
TAIT, Kenneth James
1/185
Captain
Auckland Mounted Rifles
Jerusalem Memorial, Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel
TAPAPA, Akala
19239
Private
New Zealand (Maori) Pioneer Battalion
11th Reinforcements, Rarotongan Contingent
Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt
TATHAM , John Harding
43291
Trooper
Wellington Mounted Rifles
Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel
TALIAULI, Jione

16/1335
Corporal
New Zealand (Maori) Pioneer Battalion, Rarotongan Contingent
Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel
TETE, Nikau
19284
Private
New Zealand (Maori) Pioneer Battalion Rarotongan Contingent
Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt
THEOBOLD, Ernest
11/1749
Trooper
Wellington Mounted Rifles
Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt
THOMPSON, Walter Weber
13/2086
Trooper
Auckland Mounted Rifles
Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel
THOMSON, Allan James Carroll
7/1663
Trooper
Canterbury Mounted Rifles
Gaza War Cemetery, Israel
THORBY, Charles Frederick
11/612
Second Lieutenant
Imperial Camel Corps (New Zealand)
Jerusalem Memorial, Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel
THORTON, William Claude
17569
Trooper
Canterbury Mounted Rifles
Jerusalem Memorial, Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel
THROP, Gilbert Worsfold
49208
Trooper
Canterbury Mounted Rifles
Damascus Commonwealth War Cemetery, Syria
TOOLE, Edward John
24860
Trooper
Wellington Mounted Rifles
Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel
TOWNSEND, George Albert
43243
Trooper
Canterbury Infantry Regiment
Damascus Commonwealth War Cemetery, Syria
TUCKER, Frederick
50113
Trooper
Wellington Mounted Rifles, 2 Squadron
Jerusalem Memorial, Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel
TUCKER,  Joseph

43118
Trooper
Imperial Camel Corps, 4th (Anzac) Battalion, 16 (New Zealand) Company
Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel
TURNBULL, Thomas
13/2497
Trooper
Auckland Mounted Rifles
Kantara Memorial, Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt
TURNWALD, John Francis
13/1103
Trooper
Imperial Camel Corps (New Zealand)
Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt
16/1220
Private
New Zealand (Maori) Pioneer Battalion Rarotongan Contingent
Gaza War Cemetery, Israel
TWISLETON Francis, Morphet

9/622
Major
Auckland Mounted Rifles
New Zealand (Maori) Pioneer Battalion
New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel
TWOMEY, Francis Hugh
24942
Trooper
Canterbury Mounted Rifles
Beersheba War Cemetery, Israel
VAILE, William Ralph

3/2629
Trooper
New Zealand Medical Corps, Mounted Field Ambulance
Palestine
Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt
VINCENT, Raymond  Stanley
7/1300
Trooper
Canterbury Mounted Rifles
Beersheba War Cemetery, Israel
VIPOND, Mark
13/562
Sergeant
Auckland Mounted Rifles
Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt


Overlooking Judea, Palestine. Buckland, Alfred Francis, 1882-1971 :Photographs taken during World War I of the New Zealand Expeditionary Forces in Jerusalem, and the Auckland Mounted Rifles in Egypt, Sinai and Palestine. Ref: 1/2-066832-F. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. /records/22675418



NAME


WAGHORN, Sydney David

Service No


24944

Rank


Trooper



Canterbury Mounted Rifles

Cemetery/
Memorial

Jerusalem Memorial, Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel
WALLACE, Leslie

13/174
Sergeant
Auckland Mounted Rifles, C Squadron
Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt
WALKER, Douglas
35870
Trooper
Imperial Camel Corps
Jerusalem Memorial, Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel
WALKER, George
35866
Trooper
Auckland Mounted Rifles
Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel
WALKER, John

7/1165

Trooper
Canterbury Mounted Rifles
Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt
WALKER, Ralph Lewis
17545
Trooper
Canterbury Mounted Rifles
Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt
WALSH, Eric Charles Alex
50401
Trooper
Wellington Mounted Rifles
Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel
WANDEN, Eric Win
7/566
2ND Lieutenant
Canterbury Mounted Rifles
Damascus Commonwealth War Cemetery, Syria
WATERS, Mervyn Leigh
13/1106
Sergeant
Auckland Mounted Rifles
Kantara Memorial, Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt
WATKINS Richard Reginald
11/936
Trooper
Wellington Mounted Rifles
Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt
WATSON, Norman Allan
7/1304
Lance Corporal
Canterbury Mounted Rifles
Damascus Commonwealth War Cemetery, Syria
WATT, Alexander
57775
Trooper
Canterbury Mounted Rifles
Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel
WATTS, William Evan
34995
Trooper
Canterbury Mounted Rifles
Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel
WEBSTER, David Richard
11/422
Sergeant
Wellington Mounted Rifles
Deir el Belah War Cemetery, Palestine, Israel
WELSH, Frederick Daniel
13/867
Trooper
Auckland Mounted Rifles
Damascus Commonwealth War Cemetery, Syria
WEST, John
17548
Trooper
Auckland Mounted Rifles
Jerusalem War Cemetery
WETHERALL, John Henry

35342
Trooper
Machine Gun Squadron
Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel
Ayun Kara Memorial (destroyed), Palestine
WHITE, Hugh Macallister
11/1608
Sergeant
Wellington Mounted Rifles
Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt
WHITE, Peter  George
12887
Trooper
Auckland Mounted Rifles
Beersheba War Cemetery, Israel
WILLIAMS, Allan
16/1385
Private
New Zealand Expeditionary Force (NZEF), Rarotongan Contingent
Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel
WILLIAMS, Frank
11/1243
Trooper
Wellington Mounted Rifles
Deir el Belah War Cemetery, Palestine, Israel
WILLIAMS, Haswell
50340
Trooper
Canterbury Mounted Rifles
Damascus Commonwealth War Cemetery, Syria
WILLIAMS, Shirley Wynn Vaughan
7/1930
Trooper
Canterbury Mounted Rifles
Egypt to Palestine
Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt
WILLOCKS, James Charles
12663
Trooper
Canterbury Mounted Rifles
Damascus Commonwealth War Cemetery, Syria
WILKE, Roland Leslie
17458
Trooper
Imperial Camel Corps (New Zealand)
Jerusalem Memorial, Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel
WILKINSON, George

12662
Lance Corporal
Canterbury Mounted Rifles
Gaza War Cemetery, Israel
WILSON, Cyrus

7/1307
Lance Corporal
Canterbury Mounted Rifles
Jerusalem Memorial, Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel
WILSON, John Leslie 

7/149
Lieutenant
Canterbury Mounted Rifles
Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt
WISNOFSKI, Alexander Charles
11/1612
Armourer Sergeant
New Zealand Army Ordnance Corps
Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel
WITHERS, Thomas William
50050
Trooper
Canterbury Mounted Rifles
Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel
WOOD, Ashton Owen
13/1114
Trooper
Auckland Mounted Rifles
Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt
WOOD, Charles


13/581
Lance Sergeant
Auckland Mounted Rifles
Port Said War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt
Link Morrinsville
WOOD, George  Henry
11/1746
Trooper
Wellington Mounted Rifles
Jerusalem Memorial, Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel
WOOD, Robert John Victor
12664
Trooper
Imperial Camel Corps (New Zealand)
Deir el Belah War Cemetery, Palestine, Israel
WOODHOUSE, Lionel John

17459
Trooper
Imperial Camel Corps (New Zealand)
Jerusalem Memorial, Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel
WRIGHT, Cecil  William

50436
Trooper
Auckland Mounted Rifles
Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt
YAXLEY, Horace William
7/295
Sergeant
Canterbury Mounted Rifles
Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt




Sinai Palestine Memorial Forest Pauanui 2015 - photo courtesy Chris Ball


Reference Source:
Sinai Palestine Campaigns WW1 Those Who Lost Their Lives – Researched, Transcribed and Compiled by Anne Stewart Ball    August 2015 reviewed researched transcribed and updated 2019


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·         Robertson, John. 1938. With the Cameliers in Palestine. Dunedin: Reed Publishing (NZ) Ltd.


·         Powles, Lieut.-Colonel C. Guy. 1922. The New Zealanders in Sinai and Palestine. Auckland: Whitcombe and Tombs Limited.


·         Reakes, C J. 1923. New Zealand Veterinary Corps In Egypt, Sinai, and Palestine In: The War Effort of New Zealand . Auckland: Whitcombe and Tombs Limited.


·         Sergeant , Nicol. C.G 1921. The Story of Two Campaigns: Official War History of the Auckland Mounted Rifles Regiment, 1914-1919 . Auckland: Wilson and Horton. http://nzetc.victoria.ac.nz/tm/scholarly/tei-WH1-Stor.html



·         Official War History of the Wellington Mounted Rifles Regiment 1914-1919 by Major Alexander Herbert Wilkie Whitcombe and Tombs Limited, 1924, Auckland


·         The History of the Canterbury Mounted Rifles 1914-1919 by Lieutenant Colonel Charles Guy Powles     http://nzetc.victoria.ac.nz/tm/scholarly/tei-WH1CMRi.html

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·         Australian War Memorial https://www.awm.gov.au/unit/U51065/

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·         Wikipedia – Imperial Camel Corps https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imperial_Camel_Corps

·         Photo of Poppy from Pauanui Garden - CRB