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Lance-Corporal Charles Beeson (Reg. No 26535), also known as Bungee Beeson, was the fifth son of George and Joanna or (Anna) Beeson, of 81 Clonbern Road, Remuera. Charles was born 12 October 1886 and was educated at Waiorongomai, Te Aroha in the Bay of Plenty. He was one of nine sons, four of whom served in World War I. Click Here to Read More
John Stewart Dagg of Remuera was killed at the Battle of the Somme on 15th September 1917. He was the son of Robert and Rosalind Dagg of Ascot Avenue, Remuera. When he enlisted on 13 March 1915, he was working as an architect for Leonard Bidwell of Whitianga, Click Here to Read More
Edgar Woodward Boucher enlisted in New Zealand’s first military operation in World War 1 in Samoa and died in New Zealand’s bloodiest battle on the Western front of Europe when 846 young New Zealanders were killed in the Battle of Passchendaele on the 12th October 1917. Click Here to Read More
Henry John Innes Walker of Remuera was killed near Ypres on 25th April 1915 and his remains were found 101 years later in a Flanders field. A resident of Remuera, he had a distinguished career as an athlete and soldier. Click Here to Read More
Robert Armiger was killed in action at Somme on 20th April 1918. He was 23 years old when the Germans began their spring offensive on the site of the 1916 Battle of the Somme. Click Here to Read More
Captain Geoffrey Armstrong was killed in action by a sniper on the 15th September 1916 at the start of the New Zealanders’ push at the Battle of the Somme. Click Here to Read More
Gavin Alexander was promoted on the field to 2nd Lieutenant on 26 August 1916. On the day of the big push at the battle of the Somme he was wounded in action on 14 or 15 September 1916, and died one day later after being admitted to hospital at the 15th Corps main dressing station in the field. Click Here to Read More
Henry Choyce was one of the founding retailers of Auckland in Milne & Choyce and a long-term Remuera resident of Lucerne Road. Click Here to Read More
Cora Beattie Anderson of Remuera had a distinguished war record as a nurse during World War One after surviving a major shipwreck on the Elingamite when she was 20. Click Here to Read More
Between May and December 1915 a number of Remuera men fought and perished at Gallipoli. Click Here to Read More