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George McNeil was living and working in Remuera as a carpenter when he joined the 23rd Reinforcements in the Auckland Infantry Regiment. He was badly wounded at the Battle of the Somme and died on 9 November 1918. Click Here to Read More
The New Zealand contingent of the Imperial Camel Corps sufferred 41 deaths in WW1. The list of names here is on the Imperial Camel Corps Memorial in London. There are 4 possible names missing. Click Here to Read More
Donald Buckland Gorrie of Remuera was working as an auctioneer in 1916 when he attested to join the N Z Mounted Rifles, transferring to the Imperial Camel Corps. He was killed in action in Palestine in November 1917 at the end of the Battle for Beersheba. His brother jack Gorrie was also killed at the Battle of the Somme in 1916. Click Here to Read More
Rupert McKenzie was born 4 September 1894 in Remuera to Violet and Norman Roderick McKenzie, a schools inspector. He attended Remuera primary school and Whangarei High School before entering Auckland Grammar in February 1910. While at the Auckland University College from 1912-1915 doing his teacher training, he was a pupil-teacher at Remuera Primary School in 1912. He transferred to the Imperial Camel Corps, 4th (Anzac) Battalion, 16 (New Zealand) Company on 5 December 1916 Click Here to Read More
Gunner Robert Roderick Creighton Corbett McFarland was killed near Ypres in Belgium on 31st October 1917 aged 22. Three of his cousins were killed in the same battle and in the same month, viz. Corporal T. Nigel McFarland, Lance-Corporal Hugh Douglas Forde, and Private Norman Forde, and two of his cousins in the Old Country, Flight Lieutenant Curran, to whom the V C. and Legion of Honour were awarded for bravery. Click Here to Read More
Rifleman and Lance Sergeant William Mason was wounded at the first Battle for the Somme in September 1916 but was killed at the second Somme offensive in March 1918. His brother Reginald also served as a Rifleman and was wounded. Click Here to Read More
Rowley William Hay Chapman was born in 1894 at Auckland to Helene and Frank (Francis Frederick Angerstean Hay) Chapman, of Tainui Road Devonport, although his birth date on attestation is given as 17 July 1895. He attended Devonport and Remuera primary schools and Kings College Remuera in 1907. he was killed in action on 21 February 1917 somewhere on the front line near Fleurbaix between the Battle of the Somme (November 1916) and the Battle for Messines (June 1917) Click Here to Read More
Doy Llewellyn White was born in Nelson on 26 November 1895, the son of Alfred Henry and Alice Isabel White nee (Willmette), of 25 Aratonga Avenue, Epsom, Auckland. On 5.10.1916 Doy was wounded in action at the Battle for the Somme with a severe gunshot wound in his left shoulder and admitted to No.22 General Hospital at Camiers. He died of tuberculosis in Auckland Military Hospital Annexe on 6 August 1919 and was buried at Purewa Cemetery. Click Here to Read More
John White was born in Waiuku Auckland on 2 November 1884 to Ann and Samuel Coupland White. On attestation on 24 July 1916, he was employed as a wheelwright in Seddon, Marlborough and his next of kin was his mother Mrs Ann White of Clonbern Rd, Remuera. He also served in WW2. J White is on the Remuera Primary School memorial gates as having died in WW1. However it is likely that this was an error and it was John Leigh White. Click Here to Read More
John Leigh White left New Zealand for Suez on 5 February 1916 on the Mokoia as a Rifleman with the N Z Rifle Brigade, 4th Battalion, D Company. On the 7th April 1916 he embarked for France from Alexandria on the Alaunia. He was killed in action by a shell in the Battle for the Somme on 15th July 1916. Click Here to Read More