New Zealand Mounted Rifles
Wellington Mounted Rifles - Officer-in-Charge WW1

Wellington Mounted Rifles Officer, Major William James Hardham earned a Victoria Cross while serving as a Farrier-Sergeant - 28th January 1901 during The Boer War. William landed at Gallipoli in WW1 as a Captain in the WMR in 1915, seriously wounded during the campaign, he recovered to serve in both Sinai and Palestine, returning home a survivor of the Great War.
Officer Hardham is listed below as Officer-in-Charge of the Wellington Mounted Rifles on two different occasions during 1918.

The portrait above was commissioned by the New Zealand Government in 1920.
Artist: Harry Linley Richardson. - Oil, 1218 x 860mm
Major Hardham is buried in the Soldiers Section of the Karori Cemetery in Wellington. Servicemen's cemetery, Section 1, Plot 20, Row O.


Wellington Mounted Rifles Officer in Charge.
From Ferens Papers held in the Alexander Heritage and Research Library, Wanganui.

Author W Ricketts
Transcribed: July 2009 - Peter Reay
Research: Gillian Tasker - Alexander Heritage and Research Library.


Officer in Charge

Date From

Date To

Awards

From

Highest

Date

Appointment

Attested

Struck

Comment

 

ranks

Rank

Date

Rank

Date

Date

Off

Chisholm James

unknown

Elmslie J McG.

enlistment

09-08-15

d

M

05-08-14

M

05-08-14

09-08-15

KIA

Jensen, W

09-08-15

04-09-15

Not listed

Ricketts, W

04-09-15

04-10-15

DCM,d

+

L

24-09-18

2L

24-03-17

13-08-14

09-09-19

Crawshaw, V.

04-10-15

20-10-15

L

18-05-18

L

18-05-15

16-04-17

Davis J B

25-10-15

23-01-16

M

01-08-17

L

05-08-14

17-05-17

Harding M A

23-01-16

08-02-16

L

01-11-15

L

01-01-15

23-12-16

KIA

Davis J B

08-02-16

08-03-16

M

01-08-17

L

05-08-14

17-05-17

Armstrong J

08-03-16

18-10-16

+

M

18-03-16

C

01-11-15

25-05-17

Foley W R

23-10-16

30-10-16

MC

M

17-03-19

2L

01-10-15

09-10-19

Sommerville J

31-10-16

11-11-16

DSO d*2

M

28-02-17

L

05-08-14

21-01-18

Armstrong J

11-11-16

20-02-17

M

13-03-16

C

01-11-15

25-05-17

Sommerville J

21-02-17

12-05-17

M

17-03-19

L

05-08-14

21-01-18

Hine J B

12-05-17

31-08-17

M

28-02-17

C

23-09-16

03-07-19

Scott J O

31-08-17

26-10-17

M

13-03-16

L

18-05-15

30-12-19

Cotton P J

26-10-17

05-11-17

+

M

17-03-19

2L

30-05-15

28-08-14

07-09-19

Herrick A D

05-11-17

14-11-17

MC d*2

+

C

13-06-18

2L

30-05-15

14-08-14

14-11-17

KIA

Pierce C J

14-11-17

20-11-17

+

C

15-02-18

2L

21-10-15

12-08-14

15-08-19

Foley W R

20-11-17

25-11-17

M

17-03-19

2L

01-10-15

09-10-19

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.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.

Sommerville C

04-01-18

01-04-18

M

28-08-17

C

22-07-16

02-04-18

DW

Cotton P J

02-04-18

13-05-18

M

17-03-19

2L

30-05-15

28-08-14

07-09-19

Hardham W J

15-05-18

06-07-18

VC

M

15-05-18

C

05-08-14

15-10-19

Pierce C J

06-07-18

06-08-18

MC,d

+

C

15-02-18

2L

21-10-15

12-08-14

15-08-19

Hardham W J

06-08-18

07-09-18

VC

M

15-05-18

C

05-08-14

15-10-19

Hine J B

07-09-18

28-09-18

M

28-02-17

C

23-09-16

03-07-19

Davis J B

28-09-18

13-10-18

M

01-08-17

L

05-08-14

17-05-17

Cruikshank I B

14-10-18

21-10-18

+

C

02-04-18

2L

21-10-15

15-08-14

14-10-19

Sutherland R

21-10-18

08-11-18

+

L

27-03-18

2L

11-03-17

20-10-14

07-09-19

Jago G E

08-11-18

27-11-18

d

+

C

17-03-19

2L

15-07-16

07-09-19

Pierce C J

27-11-18

05-12-18

C

15-02-18

2L

21-10-15

12-08-14

15-08-19

Hine J B

05-12-18

19-01-19

M

28-02-17

C

23-09-16

03-07-19

Easther C B

19-01-19

03-04-19

+

C

17-03-19

2L

21-10-15

16-08-14

03-02-20

Cotton P J

30-03-19

03-04-19

M

17-03-19

2L

30-05-15

28-08-14

07-09-19

Easther C B

03-04-19

30-06-19

+

C

17-03-19

2L

21-10-15

16-08-14

03-02-20


Ranks and Awards from Studholme, J (1928). Record of the personal services during the War. - Government Printer
Archive of NZMR Lists, Maps, Letters and other documents available HERE.