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Lieutenant Colonel Conrad Gordon Saxby joined the 4th Contingent to go to the South African War and volunteered his services for WW1. He was appointed Major & Lieut. Colonel of the N Z Maori Battalion in France. He was mentioned in despatches and awarded the Distinguished Service Order (DSO). He died of influenza in 1918 in England. Click Here to Read More
William Thompson of Norana Avenue, Remuera was working as a traveller for grocers Hutchinson Bros., of Queen Street, Auckland on enlistment. He was killed in action in the field in France on 26 January 1918, aged 28 years. Click Here to Read More
Frank Vickerman was aged 37 when he embarked overseas as part of the 40th Reinforcements, which was devastated by the influenza epidemic before their troop ship RMS Tahiti reached England in September 1918. He died on the 5th September 1918 and was buried at sea. Click Here to Read More
Tom Smith was born on 22 September 1894 to Frederick and Elizabeth Smith, of 4, Walton St., Remuera, which was off Victoria Avenue and up to 1917, was called Hobson Place. He was educated at Remuera Primary School and on enlistment on 13th November 1916 was a self-employed builder. He was in the 22 Cyclists Corps when he was killed in action on 23 July 1918, age 23. Click Here to Read More
George Nicholls from Remuera and Helensville survived the perils of Gallipoli but was killed at the Battle of Messines on 7 June 1917, aged 24. Click Here to Read More
Henry Adam Madill was farming at Tuakau on enlistment in 1917. He was killed at Bapaume, France aged 21 on 26 August 1918. Click Here to Read More
John Edward Nicholls, known as Jack, was born 18 December 1888 and died at18 Armadale Rd of influenza in November 1918. He served on the Western Front as a driver and gunner. Click Here to Read More
Reginald Frederick Morten was wounded at Gallipoli in 1915 and died of his wounds on the Hospital Ship Sicilia on 10th June 1915, aged 21 years. Click Here to Read More
George McCabe attended Auckland Grammar School and Auckland Teacher Training College. He taught at Remuera Primary School before sailing to Suez in 1916. He was 20 years old when he was killed in a German trench on 21st February 1917. Click Here to Read More
Robert (known as Bob) Jackson Proude was the son of Thomas and Kate (nee Jackson) Proude of 9 Orakei Road, Remuera. He was born on the 10th August 1892 (his war record says 1893) and was only three years old when his father died in 1895 aged only 36. He had an older brother Harry born in 1888. [1] His mother’s father was Samuel Jackson who was known as the father of the legal profession in Auckland after the establishment of the law firm Jackson Russell, which still exists today. He was killed at the Battle of Messines in June 1917. Click Here to Read More