Monday, 23 September 2019

Unlocking Their Story - glimpses Coromandel family history- Part I


Compiled 2014 for a lecture Heritage Week Thames  - Unlocking Their Story - glimpses Coromandel family history- Part I

Many families came to the Coromandel Peninsula for many reasons. Some for gold mining, timber processing or kauri gum digging. Some for farming. Then there were other occupations born out of those industries -  to provide machinery, goods  or services. Banking, stock broking, journalism, book selling, shipping, railway and tramway construction, cement, providing of food stuffs, tools for extracting gold , timber or gum, hardware merchants.


Family members came - some for a short time; some settled in what are small towns or places around the Coromandel Peninsula. Their occupations very much a part of the community they lived in - whether it be the timber milling of  Tairua and Whitianga, the gold mining and banking at Thames, or the farming at Coromandel. Today relics of those occupations remind us of a history of our past and provide an attraction for tourists the world over. Also including our own domestic tourists. 

Typical of any family history are those members who died of illness, accident or just plain old age. Typical are the cemeteries where they were buried. The local council - Thames Coromandel District Council  has an online cemetery search which includes the cemeteries of the Coromandel Peninsula.  The Treasury ( The Coromandel Heritage Trust ) - a purpose built Archive in a former Carnegie Library - also has very extensive written photographs and stories. The blog spot  Thames NZ Genealogy and History  also provides a wealth of information and photographs of the Thames cemeteries.

All these databases are  well used by those around the world doing their family history and genealogy. Geneology tourism bring a number to the Coromandel - genealogy tourists travel to the land of their ancestors to reconnect with their past and "walk in the footsteps of their ancestors “

Two such records I searched for in cemetery records were the sons of Thomas Leitch Murray and his wife Sophia Hooper ( nee Holmden) - buried at Tararu cemetery.



Thomas Leith Murray was sent to Thames, not long after the Thames Goldfields opened in 1869, as a bank agent.  In February 1869 the Grahamstown Branch of Bank New Zealand   was opened. This branch became very busy, being near many of the lucrative goldmines - amongst them the Caledonian Goldmining Company ( Thomas Russell, a director of this goldmine was also a provisional founding trustee of the Bank New Zealand in 1861) The Grahamstown branch was involved with gold buying, assaying and arranging shipments of gold from Thames. Henry Thomson Gorrie spent a short time at the bank AKA BNZ in the early 1870s as a clerk, learning the trade of gold buying, before being sent to the Westland Goldfields on the West Coast South Island.

In 1881 a new bank building was opened on the corner of Brown and Queen Street in Grahamstown and known as the Bank of New Zealand, Thames. Typical of bank managers of the era, Murray and his family lived on the premises and were an integral part of the Thames community via church, school and the volunteer militia.  Thomas Leitch Murray was manager of this branch of the BNZ for almost twenty five years, before being transferred to Dunedin and then Auckland.


The volunteer militia was the other passion of Thomas Leitch Murray. Rising to Captain of the Thames Scottish rifles in 1872; he progressed to major and on to Lieutenant Colonel.




Sophia was a founding member of the Thames Baptist Church in 1869, putting much energy into the fund raising activities. 



Sophia and Thomas Leitch Murray saw the marriage of their daughter Jessie to 
John Stewart at the Thames Baptist Church where they had long worshipped.



The occasion of this wedding marked a connection for four families and the marriage of the eldest son of the late Andrew Stewart – John W Stewart to Jessie M Murray – daughter of Thomas Leitch Murray “ A large wedding party ” us cousins of 2011 , noted as we poured over the newspaper article which listed the six bridesmaids in all and familiar family names – the two Annies - Murray and Stewart, Effie Murray and sisters of the groom – Florence, Nellie and Beta (Agnes Beatrice ) Family name connections in the four groomsmen Messrs William F Stewart, Robert L  Stewart, William H  Didsbury and Leslie G  Murray. Yes this Thames wedding must have been an exciting and a fun family occasion. One that had Andrew Stewart still been alive would have been a definite on his list to be there.

Typical of the many marriages held in the various Thames and other Coromandel Peninsula  churches. Ones where families of the communities were linked together by the weddings held. 

Jessie Murray a former and foundation pupil of Thames Highschool, learned singing from Dr. Payne's wife and took part in many musical events which raised money for the Thames charities. Jessie continued singing throughout her life and returned to Thames from time to time to share her music skills .



Andrew Stewart, father of John W Stewart, died in 1889 - just two years before the marriage of his son to Jessie M Murray.  Although Andrew Stewart lived in Auckland and not the Coromandel, there were regular visits, amongst them a steamer trip - Rotomahana -  with his brother James to the starting of the new Mercury Bay sawmill at Whitianga in 1883. This enterprise was the project of the Mercury Bay Timber Company - one of the provisional directors being John Buchanan who had been in partnership on Queens Wharf - Buchanan and Stewart - January 1962 to September 1869. Merchants, shipping agents and brokers, all manner of goods and products were imported , exported and negotiated . 

Stewart was to continue as a merchant and broker  forming  a partnership with Richard Garlick - Messrs Stewart and Garlick -  who were negotiating brokers for the giant Kauri Timber Company Limited in 1888 - not many months before Andrew died. The Kauri Timber Company acquired the sawmills at Port Charles, Kennedy's Bay, Whangapoua , Tairua, Whitianga - Mercury Bay Sawmill Company and Schappe and Ansenne's - along with the Shortland Sawmill at Thames.



Andrew Stewart's nephew, William John Gorrie, also worked in the timber industry. Gorrie was firstly clerk of the mill from 1883, then bush manager in 1887 for the Union Steam Saw, Moulding ,Sash and Door Company, Tairua.There followed a short spell as temporary manager in 1888 just before the giant NZ Kauri Timber Company took over and William John went on to live in Australia.

It was reported by newspapers in 1887  that W J Gorrie of Tairua County, Thames, was appointed a Justice of Peace, one of the first at Tairua, The newspapers of Papers Past also recorded that a coroner’s inquiry into a death, noted that there were no Justices of the Peace in the Tairua area.

Several months before Gorrie left for Melbourne permanently, a meeting was held at the then Tairua Public Hall - the purpose to set up a football club ( in 2019  called rugby). W J Gorrie  appears amongst the elected officers as one of the Vice Presidents, the other being a C J Winder. The Auckland Star of 5th  April 1888 also reported that " some 30 members have joined".  Today in 2019, the Tairua Rugby Club is still there - one of the oldest rugby clubs in New Zealand - celebrated 125 years in 2012 


John Henry Upton also had links with the timber companies, including the Union Steam Saw Moulding Sash and Door Company. Upton was director and auditor of several companies along with partnership in the booksellers and stationers Upton and Co.  


William Brown Upton died suddenly in 1870. His brother John Henry Upton was joined in partnership with  his brother - in-law William Gorrie jnr to run the book sellers and stationers. This company also went into publishing. Tony Millett's Website Upton and Co. History and Bibliography carries a bibliography of Upton and Company's publications.

Approval was read to the Thames Borough Council in 1880, from the Board of  Education for purchase of a list of books for the Thames Free Library ( handed to Upton and Co). ( Thames Advertiser 27/08/1880 )This would have been the first official free library established in the goldfields town of Thames.

Upton, a shareholder of the Union Steam Saw Moulding Sash and Door Company, was appointed onto a company committee to inquire into the company's position" ( NZ Herald 02/02/1886) 

Courtesy Papers Past National Library NZ 


The early 1880's proved unfortunate for the Union Steam Moulding Sash and Door Company with its head office in Mechanics Bay, Auckland, sawmills at Aratapu Wairoa and Tairua. Along with bush contracts at Tairua, Whangamata,  Hikutaia and Northland. The depression of the '80's strike, fire, bush fires, flood along with  over valuing of timber and logs was impacting on the company's balance sheet.

The committee reported back, Upton and McLaughlan were nominated directors and the directorship with Chairman of directors, W.M. Ware,  continued to apply  solutions to turn the company around.


To no avail - Upton and Boardman were elected auditors at the Annual  General Meeting in February 1887.  A heavy loss was recorded at the 1888 Annual General Meeting, with lower prices for kauri exported to Australia noted ( NZ Herald 01/02/1988) Towards the end of May, saw mortgaged operations of Union Steam Moulding Sash and Door Company for sale by auction. Mid July of the same year the  giant Kauri Timber Company ( base Melbourne) was floated and some of the Union Steam Moulding Sash and Door Company mills and operations sold to this new timber giant. For those at Tairua, there were difficult times of uncertainty, the mill ceasing operations for a short time until the Kauri Timber Company commenced their operations in the Tairua area - headed by new manager Thomas J Edwards.
   
The former owner of the Tairua mill and bush contracts " limped on." A meeting in November 1888  proposed winding the company up, calling in debts and liquidating.

( New Zealand Herald  14/11/ 1888). It was not until well into 1890 that final steps were taken - thus ending an era of a company that had been to the fore of the business world, employer of many and a long history of operations in the Tairua area.

Footnote:

More of glimpses of Coromandel family history -  go to web link  Unlocking Their Story - glimpses Coromandel family history- Part II

Reference Source:



  •  Papers Past National Library NZ New Zealand Herald  2 February 1885  Page 3
  • Papers Past National Library NZ  New Zealand Herald  1February 1886  Page 4
  • Papers Past National Library NZ Auckland Star 17 March 1886 Page 4
  • Papers Past National Library NZ New Zealand Herald 17 March 1886 Page 4
  • Papers Past National Library NZ  New Zealand Herald  1 February 1887  Page 6
  • Papers Past National Library NZ New Zealand Herald  8 July 1887  Page 5
  • Paper Past National Library NZ Auckland Star 5 April 1888 Page 5
  • Papers Past National Library NZ Auckland Star 15 February 1900 Page 10
  • Papers Past National Library NZ Auckland Star 30 July 1934 Page 9
  • 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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    ·         Commonwealth War Graves Commission http://www.cwgc.org

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

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    ·         Australia Light Horse Studies Centre


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    ·         Photo of Poppy from Pauanui Garden - CRB