The New Zealand Mounted Rifles
Gravesites of Gallipoli.


Military Medal earned by forty-eight New Zealanders at Gallipoli.
In the background the annual pilgrimage to Gallipoli by thousands of young
New Zealanders helps ensure that those that gave their lives is not forgotten.
"We will remember them."

 

 

Photographs and maps of the Gallipoli gravesites will be available at a later date.

EXCERPTS FROM THE AUCKLAND WEEKLY NEWS
PUBLISHED AUGUST 1915

ARNOLD, Lance Corporal Rory Canterbury Mounted Rifles, who died of wounds received in action at the Dardanelles on July 17, was 24 yrs of age. He was a member of the Nelson Mounted Rifles for four years prior to enlisting for the front. [AWN 12.08.1915]
BIGG-WITHER, Trooper Lovelace Francis who has been reported wounded, is a son of Mr Frederick Bigg-Wither, district engineer for the Public Works Dept in Auckland. He was educated at the Christchurch High School and, with two brothers, was for some time a member of the 4th, Waikato, Mounted Rifles. Later he and one of his brothers went to Kaitaia where they were engaged in farming. Another brother joined the main expeditionary force and then Tpr Bigg-Wither and his second brother joined the third reinforcements draft as members of the Auckland Mounted Rifles.
BROOKFIELD, Lieutenant Geo. Leonard Auckland Mounted Rifles, reported to have been killed in action, was the youngest son of Mr F W Brookfield, St Heliers Bay. He was 23 yrs of age and an old boy of the Auckland Technical College. He was for some years in the service of the State Insurance Office at Auckland but was farming in the North when war broke out. [AWN 26.08.1915]
BRYANT, Trooper Alfred Henry The manner in which Tpr Bryant met his death has been related by Chaplain Major William Grant in a letter to his father, Mr R M Bryant of Tiritea, Palmerston North. Tpr Bryant was a member of the old Manawatu Mounted Rifles and went to the front with the main force. He left Egypt in the Mounted Rifles Brigade on May 9 and met his death on May 28. That day Major Grant wrote to Mr Bryant. “This place has been well named Shrapnel Gully. Quite a number of our men have been caught since we came here but your son was shot by ...
BURRAGE, Trooper Harry 3rd Auckland, Mounted Rifles, who was recently reported to have been killed in action on July 27, was the husband of Mrs H Burrage, Three Lamps, Ponsonby, whom he leaves with two children. He learned the trade of book-binding at the WEEKLY NEWS Office and subsequently went into business as a grocer, first in Ponsonby and later in Grey Lynn. He took a keen interest in the old volunteer movement and was for a time sergeant in the A Battery, Auckland Field Artillery. He later joined the No.2 Garrison Artillery and was, up to...
CHAMBERS, Major S Wellington Mounted Rifles, who has been reported killed in action, was 28 yrs of age and was the eldest son of Mr & Mrs T M Chambers of Havelock North. His unaffected manners and manly bearing made him popular everywhere. The deceased soldier was educated at Heretaunga school, Nelson Boys’ College and Lincoln Agricultural College. As quite a young man he took a deep interest in military affairs, joining the Hawkes Bay Mounted Rifles as a lieutenant. He subsequently attained a captain’s commission and he left Hastings for...
CHILDS, Sergeant H P F who has died of enteric, was born in Chertsey, Canterbury, 22 years ago, S/O Mr T Childs of Palmerston North. He became a student of the Wellington College and later was at the Otago University, as both of which institutions he distinguished himself. He competed in the university boxing championship and gained the amateur middle-weight championship of NZ. Whilst at the Otago University, Sgt Childs answered the call of the Empire and joined the reinforcements as a non-commissioned officer. He was in the fighting at the land...
COOK, Trooper W D, who has been wounded, left Gisborne with the first draft of mounted men on August 15. He came from the South and drew a section in the Ngatapa Settlement and was farming there when war broke out. [AWN 12.08.1915]
CORLIESON Trooper W A who fell on June 11, was killed outright while on guard at the end of one of the saps which was only about 200 yds from the Turkish trenches. He was guarding the sappers and leaned over the sap to shoot a bomb-thrower when a sniper caught him from the right. Sergeant G E Drower who was among those killed, is described by the men in his section as a hero. Of Lieutenant W S Simpson, who was killed in action, Tpr Foley states that he was sniped while near his ‘bivvy’ attending to a man who had been wounded by a sniper a coupl
CULLEN, Sergeant E J who is reported to have been wounded, is the eldest son of Mr John Cullen of Tauranga. He is 32 yrs of age and is a blacksmith by trade. For two years he was employed as a goods checker at the Auckland railway station and then joined the main expeditionary force as a farrier-sergeant in the 3rd, Auckland, Mounted Rifles. He was a member of the tenth contingent which went to South Africa. [AWN 12.08.1915]
DENNISTON, Sergeant Thomas H, Mr A L Denniston, solicitor, of Auckland, received news on Friday of his brother’s death in Malta Hospital on Thursday. He was a son of Mr G L Denniston, the Belgian Consul in Dunedin, and nephew of Mr Justice Denniston and Mr A J Denniston (secretary of the Auckland Chamber of Commerce). Before leaving NZ with the main expeditionary force, Sgt Denniston, who was 23 yrs of age, was a medical student at Otago University and was in his final year. Information was received recently that he was one of those members of the Army Medical Corps who were being sent back to NZ to complete their medical course, afterwards to return to the front as doctors. Death was due to enteric fever. [AWN 05.08.1915]
DREAPER, Trooper R C Wellington Mounted Rifles, who died of wounds, left Gisborne with a small draft of mounted men on October 17. When he enlisted he was engaged in sheep farming at Ruakituri where he had resided for some years and was very popular. He was 32 yrs of age and came from England. [AWN 05.08.1915]
EDWARDS, Trooper L Otago Mounted Rifles, who is reported to have been wounded, is the third son of Mr F Edwards of Balclutha. He is 18 yrs of age and was educated at the Mataura School. [AWN 05.08.1915]
ELMSLIE, Major J McG of Waverley, who has died of wounds, served in the South African war with the second NZ contingent and was the recipient5 of a medal with five clasps. He held the rank of captain at the time he offered his services with the expeditionary force and when Major CHISHOLM was invalided, Capt Elmslie was promoted to the rank of major. He was an old representative footballer. [AWN 26.08.1915]
ELMSLIE, Trooper Hamilton s/o Mr & Mrs Elmslie of Geraldine, who was badly wounded at the Dardanelles and has been two months in the Abbgassia Hospital, Cairo, is now convalescent and staying with his relations in England at North Park, Epsom Downs, Surrey. [AWN 12.08.1915]
EMERSON, Lieutenant Percy T Wellington Mounted Rifles, whose name has been mentioned in the casualty lists, had been in the service of the live stock and meat division of the Agricultural Dept for nine years. The present war was not his first experience of active soldiering. He did good service in South Africa where he obtained a commission in the field. [AWN 12.08.1915]
EVERETT, Sergeant Stewart of Nelson, who died from enteric at the Dardanelles, was a son of Mr Horatio Everett (chairman of the Waimea County Council). Sgt Everett went with the first NZ forces and had taken part in the Dardanelles fighting. He was 21 yrs of age and was a well known footballer and a district lawn tennis champion. [AWN 12.08.1915]
FEA, Sergeant John Haddon who has died of wounds, was educated at the Kaikorai school, Otago. Prior to his departure with the main expeditionary force as a member of the 5th, Otago, Mounted Rifles, he was a member of the Otako Hussars for many years. He was 29 yrs of age. [AWN 26.08.1915
FINDLAY, Lieutenant Colonel J reported seriously wounded, is a son of the late Mrs C Findlay of North Taieri. He was born in Taieri and educated at North Taieri school and was a member of the second contingent which went to South Africa. In that campaign he was wounded. He left with the main expeditionary force in command of the Canterbury Mounted Brigade. [AWN 26.08.1915
FINDLAY, Lieutenant Colonel John who is reported to have been seriously wounded, went to Egypt in command of the Canterbury Mounted Regiment. He saw a great deal of service in the South African war, where he was wounded and he wears the Queen’s Medal with five clasps. Before volunteering for service in the present war Colonel Findlay was engaged in farming near Ashburton where he is well known and very highly respected. [AWN 19.08.1915]
FINLAYSON, Lieutenant A C M Private advice has been received that JOHNSON, Lieutenant Olaff P & Lieutenant A C M FINLAYSON, both of the 11th, North Auckland, Squadron of the Auckland Mounted Rifles, have been wounded in action at the Dardanelles and have been admitted to hospital at Malta. Lieut Johnson has been wounded in the jaw and Lt Finlayson in one of his legs. By death wounds, or sickness, the 11th, North Auckland, Squadron has now suffered the loss of all its officers who left New Zealand with the main body of the NZ expeditionary force. Lt Finlayson is a son of Mr Angus Finlayson of Whangarei. He was born at Whangarei 23 yrs ago and was educated at King’s College. He took a keen interest in the territorial movement and was a prominent figure at military tournaments. [AWN 26.08.1915
FOLEY, Trooper E J Particulars of some of the casualties among Auckland soldiers are given in a letter received by Mrs T Foley, Edenvale Rd from Tpr Foley, 3rd, Auckland, Mounted Rifles. He states that Tpr Martin A Brooke, who was wounded on June 15, had his left forearm also cut off by a shell cap. [AWN 19.08.1915]
FOSTER, Quartermaster Sergeant W J who was wounded in May, has written to his father, Mr J H Foster of Te Akatea, stating that having recovered from his wounds, he has returned to his duties at the front. QM/Sgt Foster is serving with the Wellington Mounted Rifles. [AWN 05.08.1915]
GILLESPIE, Sergeant A R who was wounded at Cape Helles, went away with the third reinforcements. On arrival in Egypt he gave up his stripes and joined the main body as a private. On being wounded he was sent to Cairo but returned to the trenches just a month later. Private advice has been received that he has again been promoted. Sgt Gillespie, who is a member of a Wellington family, also served in the Boer War. [AWN 05.08.1915]
GREY, Trooper A S who has been admitted to No.2 Australian General Hospital, Ghezireh, Cairo, suffering from gunshot wounds in the chest and arms received at the Dardanelles, is the third son of Mr E H Grey, Church Road, Epsom. He was a school teacher and law student prior to the outbreak of war, when he enlisted with the 3rd, Auckland, Mounted Rifles (main body) and up to the time of being wounded had completed nearly three months in the trenches at Gallipoli. Tpr Grey is one of four sons of Mr E H Grey who have joined the forces in differe...
HADDOCK, Private William Mounted Field Ambulance, who was killed in action on August 9, was the eldest son of Mr W J Haddock, Symonds St, Auckland. He was born in Debton Town near Greymouth and was 26 yrs old. He was for some time in the employ of the Auckland Gas Co. and had been in Christchurch for a few months before the outbreak of war, when he immediately enlisted. [AWN 26.08.1915]
HEAYS, Corporal R J Auckland Mounted Rifles, who is reported to have been wounded in the right shoulder, is the third son of Capt W H Heays of Galatea. Cpl Heays was educated at the Bayfield school and afterwards took up a seafaring life. On his father leaving the sea to engage in farming, Cpl Heays joined him and was thus employed when war broke out. He enlisted with the 11th, North Auckland, Mounted Rifles and left with the main body. Cpl Heays has a brother, Wilbert Heays, serving in Egypt with the veterinary section of the first reinforcements...
JAMES, Captain Thomas Parry of the Wellington Mounted Rifles, who is reported to have died of wounds, was the eldest son of Mr S H James, of Stratford. He had always taken a keen interest in volunteering. He was a lieutenant of the Stratford Mounted Rifles. [AWN 26.08.1915
JOHNSON, Lieutenant Olaff P Private advice has been received that JOHNSON, Lieutenant Olaff P & Lieutenant A C M FINLAYSON, both of the 11th, North Auckland, Squadron of the Auckland Mounted Rifles, have been wounded in action at the Dardanelles and have been admitted to hospital at Malta. Lieut Johnson has been wounded in the jaw and Lt Finlayson in one of his legs. By death wounds, or sickness, the 11th, North Auckland, Squadron has now suffered the loss of all its officers who left New Zealand with the main body of the NZ expeditionary force. Lt Finlayson is a son of Mr Angus Finlayson of Whangarei. He was born at Whangarei 23 yrs ago and was educated at King’s College. He took a keen interest in the territorial movement and was a prominent figure at military tournaments. [AWN 26.08.1915
KERSALL, Captain V A of the Wellington Mounted Rifles, wounded, is a member of the NZ Staff Corps, being adjutant of the 6th, Manawatu, Mounted Rifles, when he was posted to the Wellington Mounted Regiment of the main expeditionary force. When the territorial scheme first came into operation Captain Kelsall was appointed area group officer at Christchurch. He was engaged with the New Zealanders in the South African war from 1900 to 1902 and he received the Queen’s Medal with four clasps and the King’s Medal with two clasps. In 1906 he took part in operations against the Zulu rebels and for his services received the Zulu Medal. [AWN 26.08.1915]
MACKAY, Lieutenant Peter Otago Mounted Rifles, reported killed, was the son of Mr & Mrs John Mackay of Braemore, Otago. He left with the Otago Mounted Rifles section of the main expeditionary force. He was born and educated at Otama and was well known throughout the district. [AWN 19.08.1915]
MACKENZIE, Trooper C Wellington Mounted Rifles, son of the High Commissioner for NZ and a brother of Dr Kenneth Mackenzie of Auckland, has been severely wounded at the Dardanelles. The message states that Tpr Mackenzie has lost the sight of both eyes, due to the explosion of a shell and that the injury is of a permanent mature. Tpr Mackenzie is only 20 yrs of age and is the youngest son of the Hon T Mackenzie. Prior to enlisting he was farming in the Wellington district. [AWN 26.08.1915]
MACKESY, Lieutenant Harry of the Auckland Mounted Rifles, killed in action, was a son of Lieut Colonel Mackesy, who is at the front. He left NZ with the main body as sergeant in the North Auckland Mounted Rifles and was promoted to lieutenant for meritorious service in the field. Lieut Mackesy married the eldest daughter of Mr Thomas Barnes of Kamo and has a family of two young children. He was for a time in charge of Harrison Bros refrigerating plant at Whangarei and was afterwards manager of the Parua Bay Co-operative butter factory. Captain...
MAISEY, Trooper Norman Wellington Mounted Rifles, who was reported last week to have died of wounds on July 21, was a son of Mr & Mrs R J Maisey of Turanga-0-Moana, Matamata. Tpr Maisey, who was 21 yrs of age, died on the hospital ship Cecilia and was buried at sea. [AWN 12.08.1915]
McMAHON, Trooper Samuel Auckland Mounted Rifles, who has been wounded in the left shoulder, is a native of Scotland. He served in the South African war in one of the British regiments. Tpr McMahon came to Auckland about 18 months ago and enlisted in the third reinforcements. He is about 30 yrs of age. [AWN 26.08.1915]
McTAVISH, Trooper Roderick of the OMR, wounded, was a member of the Legion of Frontiersmen, who left Gisborne in October last to make up the Otago quota of mounted reinforcements. Tpr McTavish was a farmer at Motu where he has resided for about four years. His parents reside at Pahiatua. [AWN 12.08.1915]
MELLING, Sergeant James Auckland Mounted Rifles, who is reported to have been wounded on July 15, is a married man, his wife now living in Calliope Rd, Devonport. He is 37 yrs of age and was born at Wigan, England. He began work as a clerk with the North Western Railway Co., with which he served for 18 yrs. For the past five years he had been in the employ of Amburys Ltd, leaving their service to join the third reinforcements. While in England, Sgt Melling served in Lord Gerard’s Yeomanry. [AWN 05.08.1915]
MILLIKEN, Lieutenant Morris James of the 4th, Waikato, Mounted Rifles, killed in action, was the eldest son of Mr & Mrs W H Milliken of Tatua, Morrinsville. Born at Christchurch, he spent the early part of his life in North Canterbury. He attended the Culverden Public School and subsequently the Boys’ High School in Christchurch. Eight years ago he came to the Thames Valley. When he enlisted, Lt Milliken was farming on his own account at Tirau. He was 23 yrs of age. [AWN 26.08.1915]
MOIR, Trooper Alex. McCandlish who has died of enteric fever, was formerly employed at the Dunedin City Corp. tram sheds. When the war broke out he promptly enlisted. His brother, Major J H Moir, is second in command of the Otago Regiment. [AWN 26.08.1915]
NELL, Trooper A G Canterbury Mounted Rifles. Mr George Nell of Tauranga has received a letter from his son who was shot through the shoulder, stating that he is quickly recovering. The letter is dated June 12 and on that date Tpr Nell was in the Egyptian Army Hospital at Cairo. [AW N 05.08.1915]
NICOL, Sergeant C G who has been wounded, was born and educated in Oamaru and his relatives are engaged in farming near the town. He was for some time employed on the commercial staff of the Otago Daily Times and later was engaged as a reporter on the Patea Press and the Timaru Post newspapers. Sgt Nicol joined the reporting staff of the WEEKLY NEWS in November 1913 and six months later he was appointed to the sub-editorial staff. From that position he enlisted in the first contingent of the 3rd, Auckland, Mounted Rifles as a trooper. Advice...
O’BRIEN, Trooper William Thomas of the Wellington Mounted Rifles, who has died of wounds, is the youngest son of Mr Joseph O’Brien of Lower Riccarton, late of Hokitika. Tpr O’Brien, who was 27 yrs of age, was born at Hokitika and educated at the Hokitika High School. About three years ago he was transferred to Lower Hutt and when the war broke out he immediately enlisted with the Wellington Mounted Rifles. [AWN 26.08.1915
OLLARD, Trooper Aubrey C is reported to be sick and is now at the Pont de Kkoubbeh Hospital, Cairo. [AWN 05.08.1915]
OVERTON, Major Percy J Private advice has been received in Christchurch of the death in action of Major Overton, second in command of the Canterbury Mounted Rifles. He was the eldest son of Mr Charles Overton of Hereford St, Christchurch and in civilian life was a well known North Canterbury farmer. He served in the South African campaign from 1900 to 1902 and holds the Queen’s Medal with three clasps and the King’s Medal, with two clasps. Major Overton’s younger brother, L/Cpl Overton of the same regiment, died of wounds received in action last month. The messages announcing the deaths of the two brothers were received by the parents within a few hours of each other. Major Overton leaves a widow and family. [AWN 26.08.1915
OVERTON, Major Percy John and Corporal Guy Stanley OVERTON, whose deaths have been announced recently, were grandsons of the late Rev Gideon SMALES of Hampton Park, East Tamaki and nephews of Mrs James WALLACE of Epsom. [AWN 26.08.1915
PADDON, Captain C J S W second in command of the C Squadron, Southland Mounted Rifles, reported wounded, was born in England in 1875. In 1892 he went to South Africa and in the following year he fought through the Matabele campaign in an artillery corps. He next joined the Shangani patrol for service and then spent some time at the Natal Mounted Police. Thence he went to the Klondyke where he remained from 1899 to 1901. He came to NZ a couple of years ago and on the declaration of war offered his services to the NZ Government. [AWN 19.08.1915]
PRIMROSE, Trooper John Thomas Canterbury Infantry Battalion, who is reported to have been killed in action on July 13, was the youngest son of Mr J Primrose of Hamilton. He was 22 yrs of age and was born at Hukanui near Hamilton. Mr Primrose was advised a few weeks ago that his second son Thomas, was amongst the missing. [AWN 05.08.1915]
PRIMROSE,Trooper John Thomas A private message from the Minister for Defence was received by Mr John Primrose of Claudelands, Hamilton, stating that his son, who left with the Nelson Squadron of the Canterbury Mounted Rifles in the main body, had died of wounds on July 13. This is the second of Mr Primrose’ sons who have fallen at the Dardanelles. The other, Stanley, who was with the Auckland Infantry Battalion, was reported as missing on the first day of the landing. Tpr Primrose was born at Hukanui and educated at the Hamilton East and Hamilton High...
PYE-SMITH, Sergeant Major H who is reported to have been wounded on the Gallipoli Peninsula, is a brother in law of Mr J Donlad of the firm of A B Donlad Ltd. He was farming at Wanganui and enlisted in the Wellington Mounted Rifles which formed part of the main Expeditionary Force. [AWN 05.08.1915]
RICHARDSON, Sergeant J L S is recovering from wounds received at the Dardanelles. He is in the Perth Hospital, Scotland. Letters received by his uncle, Mr J R S Richardson of Cambridge, indicate that Sgt Richardson was struck on the thigh by a shell, the concussion causing him to spin round. The shell glanced off his body and buried itself 4ft in the ground where it burst. His escape was simply miraculous. [AWN 19.08.1915]
RIDDELL, Corporal John who was recently reported to have died on August 5 of wounds received while serving with the machine-gun section of the Auckland Mounted Rifles, was the second son of Mr James Riddell, Gordonton, Waikato. He was 24 yrs of age, born at Kohi, Taranaki and educated at Waverley. He moved to the Waikato with his people about 10 yrs ago and since that time had been engaged in farming with his father. Cpl Riddell was an enthusiastic member of the Waikato Mounted Rifles at the time of the introduction of the territorial scheme and...
ROBERTS, Lieutenant J M 4th Waikato, Mounted Rifles – As a result of private inquiries, Colonel Roberts, NZC, has learned that his son is in hospital in Malta suffering from pneumonia and that his condition is improving. [AWN 05.08.1915]
SAMPSON, Trooper William Benjamin of Ngaruawahia, Auckland Mounted Rifles, who is reported to have been killed in action, was a son of Mr G Sampson of Waerenga, Waikato. He was 29 yrs of age. Prior to enlisting he was a farrier and wheelwright at Ngaruawahia. The late Tpr Sampson was the leader of the Ngaruawahia squadron of the Legion of Frontiersmen and was extremely popular. [AWN 05.08.1915]
SAVORY, Lance Corporal Chas. who has died from wounds, was reported wounded in a casualty list published on June 16. On June 25 a message was received stating that he was progressing favourably and later a similar message was received but no particulars were given of the nature of his wounds. On July 7 a message from Alexandria stated that no further reports had been received since L/Cpl Savory was reported wounded. Private letters from men at the front who knew him indicated that he was dead. The Records Dept at Wellington was communicated withy but...
SMEDLEY, Lieutenant Charles F Auckland Mounted Rifles. Advice has been received by Mrs F B Smedley of Wellington, that her son, who was admitted to hospital in Alexandria on July 8, is progressing favourably. Lieut Smedley left NZ with the main expeditionary force in October last. Prior to that he had been officer commanding the machinegun section of the North Auckland Mounted Rifles. [AWN 12.08.1915]
SMEDLEY, Lieutenant Charles F, Auckland Mounted Rifles. Cable advice has been received by Mrs F B Smedley, Park Tce, Wellington, that her son, who was admitted to hospital in Egypt on July 8, is now progressing favourably. [AWN 19.08.1915]
STOCKLEY, Corporal F H, who is reported to have been killed in action on July 22, was the third son of Mrs Stockley of West Tamaki and was born and educated in that district. He served in the South African War with the sixth and ninth contingents and gained the rank of Sergeant. He held the medal with five clasps. Cpl Stockley was engaged in farming until he enlisted in the main body of the expeditionary force. He joined the 3rd, Auckland, Mounted Rifles as a trooper and received his stripes in the field. Cpl Stockley was 36 years old. [AWN 12.08.1915]
SUMMERS, Private Thomas Acton Divisional Train, who was reported to have been wounded in the chest and right arm on July 6, is a son of Mr Frank Summers of Paeroa. He is 27 yrs of age and was born at Tolaga Bay. For many years he lived at Taneatua, Whakatane. He was a surveyor by occupation. [AWN 12.08.1915]
THOMPSON, Trooper T R 11th, North Auckland, Mounted Rifles. Word has been received by Mr William Thompson of Gordonton, that his son, who was reported on May 31 to have been wounded, has lost his right eye. Tpr Thompson was at first in Victoria College, Alexandria, but has since been sent to England. [AWN 12.08.1915]
WILLIS, Trooper A It was with particular regret that Otorohanga residents received news of the death at the front of Tpr Willis of the Otorohanga Squadron of the 4th, Waikato, Mounted Rifles. The trooper was a son of Mr J Willis, farmer, of Otorohanga and was also well known in the Hawera district. He was enthusiastically interested in sports. Prior to the outbreak of war Trooper Willis was engaged with his brother Arthur in farming at Puketarata, Otorohanga, and immediately the call came the two brothers joined the colours. [AWN 26.08.1915
WILLIS, Trooper P A who died of wounds received in action on August 10, was the fourth son of Mr J Willis, auctioneer, Otorohanga. He was born at Fernside and educated at the Hawera and Kapuni schools and was in his 25th year. He joined the 4th, Waikato, Rifles with his brother Arthur when the war broke out and went with the main body to Egypt. [AWN 26.08.1915]
WINDER, Lieutenant Holloway Private advice was received in Wellington on Friday of the death in action of Lieut Holloway Winder, son of Mr George Winder, a well known business man of Wellington. Lt Winder left with the mounted section of the third reinforcements and letters received from him lately indicated that he was stationed in Egypt looking after horses so that he could not have been long at the Dardanelles before he was killed. [AWN 26.08.1915]
WOOD, Captain Ferdinand August NZ Staff Corps, reported wounded in action at the Dardanelles, is adjutant of the 3rd, Auckland, Mounted Rifles Regiment, a unit of the NZ main body expeditionary force. He was permanent adjutant of the Auckland Mounted Territorial Regt before the troops were mobilized for service. Prior to this he was area officer with headquarters at Whangarei. Captain Wood served as a trooper with the First NZ Mounted Rifles in South Africa and won his commission in the field with the sixth contingent. He wears the Queen’s (five clasps...
WREN, Trooper James Victor Auckland Mounted Rifles, who is reported to have been wounded, is a son of Mrs P P White of Thames. He is 23 yrs of age and was born at Dunedin. He was farming at Ohinewai when he enlisted. [AWN 05.08.1915]
WYMAN, Captain Ralph 3rd, Auckland, Mounted Rifles. A cablegram was received on Monday by Mr Benson H Wyman from his brother, Capt Ralph Wyman, stating that he had been wounded in the left arm and had been admitted to the Ghezireh Hospital, Cairo. In his message he mentions that he is ‘progressing favourably’. Capt Wyman is the second son of Mr W H Wyman of Avondale South and was born in Auckland. [AWN 19.08.1915]
Transcribed: January - June, 2001 by Jackie Walles, New Zealand.
Note:This list above covers only members of the NZMR, the full list of transcriptions done by Jackie Walles is available on GENIE'S JOTTINGS

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