A posed photograph of Australian, British, New Zealand and Indian camel troops
They lie, their bodies now at rest.
They came from far, —the sea-girt isles.
The crowded mart, the hills wind-swept,
But now they sleep in hallowed ground
O’erlooking where, of yore, the Master slept.
Or scorched by desert’s sun, or chilled by rain,
By fiery bullet scarred, or naked, sword, —
Repose in dust, their souls, set free,
Are called to higher service by their Lord.
Horses being embarked at Wellington courtesy http://nzetc.victoria.ac.nz/tm/scholarly/tei-WH1-Effo-t1-body-d9-d4.html
Major J. Stafford;
Major P. M. Edgar;
Major C. R. Neale;
R. H. Meade,
W. C. Ring,
E. L. Siddall,
C. S. Simpson,
W. C. Barry,
W. P. Begg,
E. E. Elphick,
A. A. Johnson,
T. G. Lillico,
D. H. Rait,
W. G. Taylor,
D. H. McHattie,
J. H. Primer,
and G. N. Waugh.
|Tairua Valley Hills Coromandel Peninsula – Photo Courtesy Chris Ball 2015|
- Moore, A. Briscoe. n.d. The Mounted Riflemen in Sinai and Palesne: The Story of New Zealand’s Crusaders. Auckland: Whitcombe and Tombs Limited. http://nzetc.victoria.ac.nz/tm/scholarly/tei-WH1MRif-t1-body-d1.html
- Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database http://www.aucklandmuseum.com/war-memorial/online-cenotaph