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In 2000 Eris Parker published a book called 'Cambridge World War One - Something to Remember' ©. In the forward she said - "I, like most New Zealanders, feel that Anzac Day is special.
A day to remember those who died and fought for us.
In the 1950s I can remember Alf 'Cocky' Swayne [a World War One veteran] coming to Goodwood School and talking to us just before Anzac Day. He spoke mainly to the boys but I do remember him saying 'Play the game'.

"Then there was the poem -

In Flanders field the poppies blow
Between the crosses row on row,
That mark the place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing fly
Scarce heard among the guns below.

"And I have no problem with 'Lest We Forget' - but more with 'what we should remember'. This is my interpretation of the information I have found on Cambridge and World War One.
Taking the names from the Cambridge cenotaph, the book tells a chronological story from 2 August 1914 when the announcement was made from the church pulpits, to 11 December 1923 when the cenotaph was unveiled. Service records, cards, letters and photographs have all been included to help immortalise our Cambridge soldiers."


There are soldiers, from various parts of New Zealand, in the Cambridge cemetery, who came back from the war with chest afflictions and TB, and were recuperating at Te Waikato Sanatorium when they died.
Leonard James Rawnsley 12 December 1916, Ira William Holdsworth 24 March 1917, Patrick Heath 19 November 1917, Percy Kettlewell 24 December 1917, Albert Ernest Chitty 13 January 1918 and Tipene Potatau 10 June 1919.

23457 Walter Beville Wade was the son of Albert and Mary Wade. He died in the Waikato Hospital 9 March 1918 after a long illness and was buried at the Pukerimu cemetery aged 22 years.
Herbert Strother died after being discharged from the army, on 20 December 1917 and is buried at Hautapu.
Victor Dons came to Cambridge about 1910 and had worked for the dairy company. He had been manager of the Fencourt Creamery and died from his war wounds 10 October 1922.
John Hally had been wounded in the thigh at Gallipoli and returned home February 1916. He died from the effects 19 August 1929.
Benjamin Seabourne was a married man when he enlisted in Cambridge in 1915. He went missing in the Waikato River 3 October 1929.
William Joseph Hickey had been wounded in October 1917 and awarded the Military Medal in May 1918 for gallantry in the field of action. He returned from three years service and married Blossie Armer. They had four daughters and Bill entered the Police Force. He died 21 September 1929 after a long illness and is buried at Leamington Cemetery.
Andrew Christie returned to Cambridge on Anzac Day 1919. He married and took up a farm at the Te Miro Settlement and after a short illness died 7 November 1931 age 36.
Robert Chambers died suddenly on 28 October 1936. He was a bachelor aged 44.


In 2006 Eris travelled to France, Belgium, Gallipoli and England to visit the cemeteries of our Cambridge soldiers. She left a message in the Visitors' Books 'Cambridge Remembers', and took away a photo of the headstones. (Still to visit Palestine and Egypt.)
These, along with photos of as many soldiers as we have, have been associated to this Roll of Honour. Click on each soldier's name to go to his page.
For soldiers who had associations with Cambridge but are not included on the Cambridge Cenotaph, click here to go to the Supplementary Roll of Honour.


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World War One Roll of Honour

A B C D E F G H I J K L M Mc N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

A

49683 Rifleman John Roderick Allwill
Son of Jared and Florence Allwill
Born 6 September 1890
Farmer
Enlisted 1917
New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Killed in Action 26 August 1918
Vaulx Hill Cemetery

40275 Private Keith Armer
Son of John and Alice Armer
Born 2 October 1892
Clerk
Wellington Infantry Regiment
Killed in Action 27 July 1917
Messines Ridge Memorial

16058 Trooper Bertie Edwin Atkinson
Son of Edwin Atkinson
Age 28
Farmer
Enlisted March 1916
Auckland Mounted Rifles
Died of Wounds 8 November 1917
Beersheba War Cemetery, Palestine

23945 Private Sidney James Attwood
Son of John and Ellen Attwood
Born May 1895
Sharemilker
Enlisted 7 March 1916
New Zealand Machine Gun Company
Died of Wounds 3 December 1917
Menin Road Cemetery, Ypres

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B

12712 Gunner Bombardier William Nevin Bell
Son of Henry Alan and Alice Bell
Age 19
Survey Cadet
Enlisted 1914 in Cambridge
New Zealand Field Artillery
Killed in Action 31 July 1917
Coxyde Military Cemetery, Belgium

12/325 Lance Corporal Claudius Bertelsen
Son of Hans and Gertrude Bertelsen
Born 17 August 1888
Engineer
Enlisted 24 August 1915
Auckland Infantry
Killed in Action 15 September 1916
Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Somme, France

12/2963 Private Benjamin Bland Booth
Son of George and Jessie Booth
Age 23
Enlisted May 1915
New Zealand Infantry Regiment
Died of Wounds 11 October 1916
Oxford (Botley) Cemetery, England

20960 Rifleman George Herbert Booth
Son of George and Jessie Booth
Age 22
Farm Hand
Enlisted with 16th Reinforcements
New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Died of Wounds 4 February 1917
Croix-Du-Bac Cemetery, Steenwerck

Private 12/1563 Christie Harold Boyce
Son of Charles and Sarah Boyce
Born 1 April 1893
Secretary
Auckland Infantry Regiment 16th Waikato Co
Died of Wounds 3 May 1915
Chatby War Memorial Cemetery, Alexandria, Egypt

16267 Lance Corporal John Budge
Son of John and Margaret Budge
Age 29
Farmer/Contractor
Enlisted 1916
16th Coy Imperial Camel Corps
Killed in Action 13 November 1917
Ramleh War Cemetery

12/3571 Lance Corporal Martin Raymond Butler
Son of Martin and Annie Butler
Age 19 years 9 months
Electrical Engineer
Enlisted in Cambridge
Auckland Infantry
Killed in Action 21 September 1916
Caterpillar Valley Memorial, Longueval, France

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C

14225 Private Colin Victor Cameron
Son of Alex and Martha Cameron
Age 20
Farmer
Enlisted March 1916
Auckland Infantry Regiment
Died of Wounds 8 June 1917
Bailleul Cemetery, France

35512 Private John Sharp Cameron
Son of Alexander and Martha Cameron
Born 1887
Bushman
Auckland Infantry Regiment
Killed in Action 30 September 1918
Marcoing British Cemetery, France

12/1911 2nd Lieutenant Charles Raymond ‘Max' Carter MM
Son of George and Elizabeth Carter
Born 6 April 1894
Telegraphist
Enlisted 20 October 1914
Auckland Infantry Regiment
Died of Wounds 18 September 1918
Bagneux Cemetery, Gezaincourt, France

10/2387 Private George Stanley Carpenter
Brother of E C Carpenter
Born 17 February 1892
Labourer for Auckland Harbour Board
Enlisted in Wellington 11 August 1914
Samoan Advance Force /Wellington Infantry Regt
Killed in Action 8 August 1915
Chunuk Bair Memorial

48620 Private Joseph Chambers, a member of the 26th reinforcements, was coming home on leave when he slipped at the Frankton Railway Station while getting off the train. He died of injuries 4 April 1917 and was buried at the Leamington cemetery, with the Territorials, Senior Cadets and members of the National Reserve on parade.

12/713 Bugler Norman Douglas Cooke
Son of Evelyn Isherwood & late Frederick Cooke
Born 26 September 1894
Enlisted 16 August 1914 in Cambridge
16th Waikato Co Auckland Regiment
Killed in Action 8 May 1915
Cape Helles Twelve Tree Copse Memorial

12/2672 Private Herbert George Cooper
Son of Thomas Cooper
Born 9 May 1895
Butcher
Enlisted 17 April 1915 in Cambridge
Auckland Infantry
Died of Wounds 22 July 1916
Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, France

26/739 Rifleman Edwin Arthur Corden
Son of Robert
Age 18 years 2 months
Teamster
Enlisted 12 October 1915
New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Died of Wounds 17 September 1916
Dartmoor Cemetery, France

2/175 Gunner Andrew Cornaga
Son of Victor and Margaret Cornaga
Born 13 February 1892
Warehouseman
Enlisted 13 August 1914
New Zealand Field Artillery
Killed in Action 26 September 1916
Guards' Cemetery, Les Boeuf, France

Private 12/710 Ernest Wilkin Cox
Son of Edmund and Ann Cox
Born 11 April 1893
Farmer
Enlisted 13 August 1914
Auckland Infantry Regiment 16 Waikato Co
Killed in Action 25 April 1915
Plugges Plateau Lone Pine Missing Memorial

13/308 Lance Corporal William Crickett
Son of Robert and Mary Crickett
Age 33
Farmer
Enlisted 18 August 1914
Auckland Mounted Rifles
Died of Wounds 19 May 1915
Ari Burnu Cemetery, Gallipoli

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D

17178 Gunner Geoffrey William Davies
Only son of William and Mary Davies
Age 22
Surveyors Cadet
New Zealand Field Artillery
Killed in Action 10 October 1917
Coxyde Military Cemetery

12/3973 Private Charles 'Eddie' Davis
Only son of Charles and Mary Davis
Age 20 years 9 months
Timber worker
Auckland Infantry Regiment
Killed in Action 7 June 1917
Messines Ridge Cemetery

45481 Private John Devitt
Son of Michael and Ellen Devitt
Born 23 January 1875
Labourer
Enlisted 9 January 1917
Otago Infantry Brigade
Killed in Action 30 March 1918
Euston Road Cemetery, Colincamps, France

62276 Rifleman William Alfred Mason Dray
Son of Frederick and Letitia Dray
Husband of Elsie nee Chambers
Born 23 September 1888
Motor Mechanic
Enlisted 23 February 1917
New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Killed in Action 26 August 1918
Vaulx Hill Cemetery

10/113 Private Robert Gordon Dunnage
Son of Mrs Mary Ada Dunnage
Enlisted at Dannevirke
Wellington Infantry Regiment
Killed in Action 8 May 1915
Cape Helles Twelve Tree Copse Memorial

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E

38831 Rifleman Cyril James Entwisle
Son of John and Emily Entwisle
9 November 1896
Farmer
Enlisted September 1916
New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Died of Wounds 3 November 1917
Boulogne Cemetery

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F

12/3316 Lance Corporal Edwin John Alexander Ferguson
Son of George and Ella Jane Ferguson
Husband of Annie Steele nee Fleming
Born 22 October 1875
Tailor
Enlisted 23 August 1915
Auckland Infantry Regiment
Died 21 November 1918
Cambridge Cemetery, Hautapu

23367 Rifleman Douglas Muir Fisher
Son of Robert and Marion Fisher
Born 11 June 1891
Farmer
Enlisted in Cambridge
Auckland Rifle Brigade
Died of Wounds 3 February 1918
Lijssenthoek Cemetery, Belgium

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G

90604 Private William Douglas Gow
Son of Rev William J and Jane Gow
Born 13 April 1897
Bank Clerk
Enlisted 10 May 1917
New Zealand Training Unit
Died 17 November 1918
Featherston NZ

49705 Private Robert William Gray
Only son of William and Elizabeth Gray
Age 23
Farmer
Enlisted 24 February 1917
Auckland Infantry Regiment
Died of Wounds 16 September 1918
Bagneux Cemetery, Gezaincourt, France

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H

12/363 Corporal Charles James Hally
Son of James and Elizabeth Hally
Born 18 May 1889 in Cambridge
Engineer
Enlisted 11 August 1914 in Cambridge
Auckland Infantry Regiment
Died of Wounds 26 July 1915
Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli

23935 Lieutenant Colin Hally M.C.
Son of James and Elizabeth Hally
Born 24 June 1892
Solicitor
Enlisted 12 October 1915 in Cambridge
Auckland Infantry Regiment / Machine Gun Bn
Killed in Action 6 April 1918
Euston Road Cemetery, Colincamps, France

26/810 Rifleman John Joseph Hickey
Son of William and Ellen Hickey
Born 12 October 1892
Farming / Coach Driver
Enlisted 11 October 1915
New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Died of Wounds 6 May 1917
Maple Leaf Cemetery

2/761a Gunner John Allan Hicks
Son of Francis and Mary Hicks
Born 9 April 1892
Farmer
Enlisted 13 August 1914
New Zealand Field Artillery
Killed in Action 24 October 1918
Vertigneul Churchyard, Romeries, France

28588 Sergeant Vincent Aemilian Holbeche
Husband of Alice
Born 14 November 1886
Farmer
Enlisted 26 June 1916
Auckland Infantry Regiment
Killed in Action 18 October 1917
Tyne Cot Memorial

23383 Corporal Arthur Newton Hooker
Son of James and Hannah Hooker
Age 23
Farmer
Enlisted 1916
New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Killed in Action 29 October 1918
Cross Roads Cemetery, Fontaine-au-Bois, France

65815 Rifleman Kenneth Aubrey Hooker
Son of James and Hannah Hooker
Age 20
Farmer
Enlisted July 1917
New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Killed in Action 28 August 1918
Favreuil British Cemetery, France

28883 Private David Houston
Born 24 January 1891 in Ireland
Enlisted in Ashton Canterbury Infantry Regiment
Killed in Action 29 March 1917
Berks Cemetery, Ploegsteert

12/3053 Corporal Frederick William Hunter
Son of Charles and Jessie Hunter
Age 26
Agent for Loan & Mercantile
Auckland Infantry
Killed in Action 29 June 1916
Cite BonJean, Armentieres, France

24/1553 Sergeant Major Robert Wallace Hunter
Son of Charles and Jessie Hunter
Husband of Florence nee Bollard
Age 29
Land and Commission Agent
Enlisted 1915 in Cambridge
Auckland Infantry
Killed in Action 15 September 1916
Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Somme, France

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I

10/624 Eric Cecil Irving
Son of Edward and Isabella Irving
Age 25 Years
Enlisted in Cambridge
Wellington Regiment
Killed in action 29 April 1915
Listed on the Lone Pine Memorial

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K

56614 Private William Fred Keeley
Son of Fred and Blanche Keeley
Born 31 March 1897
Carpenter
Enlisted 31 March 1917
Auckland Infantry Regiment
Killed in Action 1 October 1918
Anneux Cemetery, France

64527 Private William Thomas Kelly
Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Kelly
Born 28 November 1893
Farmer
Enlisted 17 July 1917
Otago Regiment Entrenching Battalion
Killed in Action 23 October 1918
Grevillers Memorial, France

12/774 Corporal William David Kemp
Son of David and Alice Kemp
Age 22
Enlisted 13 August 1914 in Cambridge
Auckland Infantry Regiment
Killed in Action 13 August 1915
Chunuk Bair Missing Memorial

2/898 Bombardier William George 'Bob' Krogman
Son of the late Charlotte Baldwin and stepson of Samuel Baldwin
Age 23
Enlisted in Wanganui
New Zealand Field Artillery
Died of Wounds 15 September 1916
Longueval Road Cemetery, France

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L

11493 Private Alfred George Libeau
Son of Theodore and Elizabeth Libeau
Husband of Annie
Age 35
Enlisted 11 January 1916
Auckland Infantry
Killed in Action 17 September 1916
Caterpillar Valley Memorial, Longueval, France

13/2339 Gunner Eric John Libeau
Son of Frederick and Flora Libeau
Born 17 June 1895
Farmhand
Enlisted 23 August 1915 in Cambridge
New Zealand Field Artillery
Died of Wounds 29 September 1917
Gwalia (Senalia) Cemetery, Belgium

10/1884 Private Samuel John Liddington
Son of Samuel and Annie Liddington
Born 1889
Enlisted 6 January 1915 in Cambridge
Wellington Infantry Regiment
Died of Wounds 24 August 1915
Chatby War Memorial Cemetery

28745 Private Thomas Leslie Liddington
Son of Samuel and Annie Liddington
Born 24 December 1895
Farmer
Enlisted 26 June 1916 in Cambridge
Auckland Infantry Regiment
Accidentally killed on 21 April 1917
La Plus Douve Cemetery, Belgium

12/4041 Lance Corporal Basil Arthur Lockley
Son of Basil and Mary Lockley
Born 8 March 1893
Farm Labourer
Enlisted 16 November 1915
Auckland Infantry
Killed in Action 24 June 1916
Cite BonJean, Armentieres, France

13/2840 Gunner Arthur Gordon Low
Son of John and Margaret Low
Born 20 January 1895
Baker
Enlisted 19 October 1915
New Zealand Field Artillery
Died of disease 21 February 1917
Bailleul Cemetery, France

13/1062 Trooper William James Lunnon
Son of James and Sarah Lunnon
Born 15 July 1889
Farm Hand
Enlisted 1914 in Cambridge
Auckland Mounted Rifles
Died of Wounds 16 November 1917
Ramleh War Cemetery

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M

14455 Private John Martyn
Jack was born at Tamahere in 1887, the son of John and Elizabeth Martyn. He had married Elsie nee Vosper two years prior to being called up and they had a daughter Gwendoline.
Jack was with the 14th Reinforcements and went into camp at Trentham on 7 March 1916. While in training, on 27 May 1916, Jack died of cerebro spinal meningitis. He was 27 years old. The Waikato Hunt abandoned its meet that day - Jack was very well known and respected in the district.
His body was brought by train to Bruntwood and buried at St Stephens Church, Tamahere.

12/4053 Private Eric Harold Marx
Son of Jacob and Eliza Marx
Born 30 March 1886
Farmer
Enlisted 16 November 1916
Auckland Infantry Regiment
Killed in action 7 June 1917
Messines Ridge Memorial

12/413 2nd Lieutenant James Alexander Melville
Son of James and Margaret Melville
Born 25 November 1892
Clerk
Enlisted 11 August 1914
Auckland Infantry Regiment
Died 15 November 1918
Featherston Cemetery

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Mc

12558 Trooper Francis John McCarthy
Husband of Wilhemina nee Young
Age 34
Accountant
Enlisted January 1916
Auckland Mounted Rifles
Killed in Action 9 August 1916
Kantara War Memorial Cemetery

32528 Private Malcolm McKinnon
Son of Donald and Margaret McKinnon
Born 10 June 1886
School Teacher
Enlisted 25 July 1916
Wellington Infantry Regiment
Killed in Action 1 August 1917
Messines Ridge Memorial

23931 Corporal Roderick Angus McKinnon
Son of Donald and Margaret McKinnon
Husband of Marjory
Born 13 August 1884
School Master
Enlisted 14 December 1915 in Cambridge
Otago Infantry Regiment
Killed in Action 31 July 1917
Ploegsteert Wood Cemetery, Belgium

25922 Rifleman Frederick Thomas McLarnon
Only son of Thomas and Katherine McLarnon
Born 14 September 1892
Farmer / blacksmith
Enlisted 29 May 1916
New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Killed in Action 21 May 1917
La Plus Douve Cemetery, Belgium

25/510 Lance Corporal Duncan Benjamin Stevenson MacLean
Son of Rev Alec MacLean
Born 23 March 1890
Farmer
Enlisted 12 October 1916
New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Died of Wounds 6 September 1917
Longuenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery, France

12/3104 Private Leonard McMillan
Son of Joseph and Caroline McMillan
Age 24
Carpenter
Enlisted May 1915
Auckland Infantry
Killed in Action 30 September 1916
Caterpillar Valley Memorial, Longueval, France

13/210 Sergeant George Francis McNeish
Son of James and Jane McNeish
Age 22
Enlisted 13 August 1914 in Cambridge
Auckland Mounted Rifles
Killed in Action 8 August 1915
Chunuk Bair Missing Memorial

2/768 Seargeant James Alfred McNeish
Son of James and Jane McNeish
Born 14 February 1881
Husband of Louie nee Norgrove
Age 37
Enlisted 14 September 1914
Driver - New Zealand Field Artillery
Died 19 November 1918
Karori Cemetery

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N

14310 Gunner George Jonathan Norris
Son of George and Sussanna Norris
Farmhand
New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Died of Disease 20 October 1918
Advent (St Adwen) Churchyard, UK

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O

932 Sergeant Francis Herbert O'Neill
Son of the late William and Mary O'Neill
Age 35
1st Australian Battalion
Killed in Action 21 September 1917
Ypres Menin Gate Memorial

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P

Private 12/830 Francis Asbury Paine
Son of Mr and Mrs Frank Paine
Farmer
Enlisted 1914 in Cambridge
Auckland Infantry Regiment 16 Waikato Co
Killed in Action 25 April 1915
Plugges Plateau, Lone Pine Missing Memorial

14319 Private Robert Sydney Peppercorn
Son of James and Sarah Peppercorn
Born 19 September 1883
Farmer
Enlisted 7 March 1916
Auckland Infantry Regiment
Killed in Action 23 June 1917
Messines Ridge Memorial

12/3124 Private Rhys Perkins
Son of William and Margaret Perkins
Age 21 years 5 months
Farmer
Enlisted 15 June 1915
Auckland Infantry
Killed in Action 21 June 1916
Cite BonJean, Armentieres, France

23/879 Rifleman William 'Mick' Petersen
Son of Mrs Florence Davies
Age 18 years 9 months
Plumber
Enlisted in Cambridge May 1915
New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Killed in Action 13 September 1916
Thistle Dump, High Wood, Longueval, France

13/728 Corporal Thomas Wallace Phillips
Son of Mathew and Mary Phillips
Age 20
Farmer
Enlisted in Cambridge
Auckland Mounted Rifles
Died of pneumonia 18 October 1915
St Mary's Church, Walton-on-Thames

12/3122 Private Rowland James 'Jack' Pearce
Son of Charles Pearce. Gloucestershire UK
Enlisted in May 1915
Auckland Infantry Regiment
Accidentally killed 6 August 1916
Cite BonJean Military Cemetery, Armentieres.

2/1462 Gunner Alexander Archibald Playfair
Son of George and Elizabeth Playfair
Age 29
Enlisted 3 February 1915
New Zealand Field Artillery
Died of Wounds 28 September 1916
Etaples Military Hospital, France

23/883 Company Sergeant Major Fred Leslie Prebble MM
Son of late John and Susan Prebble
Born 4 March 1893
Barman
Enlisted 29 May 1915
New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Died of Wounds 7 November 1917
Longuenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery, France

29477 Private John Preston
Son of William and Nancy Preston
Born 15 April 1891
Farmer
Enlisted 27 June 1916
New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Killed in Action 7 June 1917
Messines Ridge Memorial

12/3128 Private Thomas Price
Son of Mrs Maria Price
Age 21
Farmer
Enlisted 15 June 1915 in Cambridge
Auckland Infantry
Died of Wounds 19 February 1917
Wimereux Cemetery, France

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12/227 Private Holgar Bro Randrup
Son of Niel and Andrea Randrup
Age 27
Surveyor
Enlisted 12 August 1914
Auckland Infantry Regiment
Killed in Action 8 May 1915
Cape Helles Twelve Tree Copse Memorial

Sergeant 11/360 John Lauderdale Stewart Richardson
Son of Sir James and Lady Harriet Stewart Richardson
Born 18 January 1879
Commission Agent
Enlisted 15 August 1914
Wellington Infantry
Killed in Action 17 May 1916

12/234 Private Macinroy Robertson Roberts
Only son of Charles and Lucy Roberts
Born 23 October 1893
Clerk
Enlisted 7 September 1914
Auckland Infantry Regiment
Killed in Action 8 May 1915
Cape Helles Twelve Tree Copse Memorial

Lieutenant William Owen Nelson Rout
Son of William and Mary Rout
Husband of Sarah Habicht
Age 22
Medical Student
Enlisted in UK
10th Bn. Highland Light Infantry
Killed in Action 25 September 1915
Cambrin Churchyard, France

12/3804 Lance Corporal William Arthur Rutter
Son of William and Mary Rutter
Born 11 October 1892
Carrier
Enlisted 19 October 1915
Auckland Infantry Regiment
Died of Wounds 30 March 1918
Doullens Cemetery, France

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S

16343 Sergeant Owen Frederick Sanders
Son of Frederick and Emma Sanders
Born 29 July 1893
Farmer
Enlisted 8 February 1916
16 th Coy Imperial Camel Corps
Died of Wounds 6 November 1917
Beersheba War Cemetery, Palestine

13/2366 Private Edwin Searle MM
Son of Thomas and Mary Searle
Born 26 March 1895
Farmer
Killed in Action 20 January 1918
Menin Road Cemetery, Ypres

13/651 Sergeant Gordon Simpson
Son of Robert and Henrietta Simpson, England
Age 19
New Zealand Mounted Machine Gun Squad
Killed in Action 30 March 1918
Jerusalem Memorial, Israel

12/858 Private David Stewart
Brother of Mrs R Campbell
Farm Labourer at Monavale
Enlisted 13 August 1914 in Cambridge
Auckland Infantry Regiment 16th Waikato Co.
Died of Wounds 27 July 1915
Cairo Memorial Cemetery

2/643 Gunner Samuel James Stewart
Son of David and Nancy Stewart
Age 37
Enlisted 1914
NZ Field Artillery
Died 22 February 1919
Cambridge Cemetery, Hautapu

12/4280 Private Stanley James Stewart
Son of W and Letitia Stewart
Born 31 March 1895
Farm Labourer
Enlisted 14 December 1915 in Cambridge
Auckland Infantry
Killed in Action 15 September 1916
Caterpillar Valley Memorial, Somme, France

2/567 Sergeant Allan Strawbridge
Son of Joseph and Elizabeth Strawbridge
Born 30 June 1891
Farmer
Enlisted 18 August 1914 in Cambridge
New Zealand Field Artillery
Died of Disease 27 December 1915
Pieta Cemetery Malta

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T

12/3167 Private Secil Alder Ratcliffe Taylor
Son Mr and Mrs C R Taylor
Railway Cleaner
Enlisted 15 June1915
Auckland Infantry Regiment
Secil died of wounds on 28 September 1916 age 20
Heilly Station Memorial Cemetery, Mericourt-L'Abbe, France.

12/881 Private Alexander Thomason
Son of John Thomason
Born 19 December 1893
Farmer
Enlisted 13 August 1914 in Cambridge
Auckland Infantry
Died of wounds 19 September 1916
Heilly Station Memorial, Mericourt-L'Abbe

60011 Sergeant James Thomas Thompson
Son of William and Ellen Thompson
Born 9 April 1893
Farmer
Enlisted 23 February 1917
New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Died of influenza 24 February 1919
Cologne Cemetery, Rhine Province

Sapper Daniel Thornton
At the beginning of December 1916 the Waikato Independent reported that Dan Thornton had been killed in action. He was the only son of William and Hilda Thornton late of Maungakawa and 17 years old when he enlisted in Britain in 1914. He joined the munition column of the Army Service Corp going through the retreat at Mons and in the second battle of Ypres.
He had seen 22 months service in France when he was killed in action serving as a dispatch rider to the Royal Engineers.

Trooper Herbert Stanley Tyler
was training at Featherston when his parents received word that he was seriously ill. He died the next day - 20 March 1916.

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V

45579 Private Harry Vickers
Son of Thomas and Emma Vickers
Born 16 September 1883
Farm Labourer
Enlisted 10 January 1917
Otago Infantry Regiment
Killed in Action 30 March 1918
Euston Road Cemetery, Colincamps, France

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23457 Walter Beville Wade
Son of Albert and Mary Wade
Age 22
Died of Illness 9 March 1918
Pukerimu Cemetery, NZ

15315 Rifleman Kenneth James Wallace
Son of James and Mary Wallace
Born 16 February 1895
NZ Railways Cleaner
Enlisted 3 April 1916
New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Killed in Action 12 October 1917
Tyne Cot Memorial

12/3861 Private Reginald Alfred Watkins
Son of Matthew and Mary Watkins
Age 30
Farmer
Enlisted 18 October 1915
6th Hauraki Coy. Auckland Infantry
Died of Wounds 23 July 1916
Bailleul Cemetery, France

12/478 Private William Wilson Webb
Son of Seth and Mary Webb
Born 3 June 1892
Sheep Farmer
Enlisted 14 August 1914 at Opotiki
Auckland Infantry Regiment
Died of Disease 7 December 1917
Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey, England

17548 Trooper John West
Son of William West
Born 7 October 1882
Farmer
Enlisted 1916
Auckland Mounted Rifles
Died of Wounds 24 September 1918
Jerusalem War Cemetery

12/3194 Private Harry William Wicks
Son of Harry and Annie Wicks
Age 35
Gardener
Enlisted May 1915
Auckland Infantry
Killed in Action 30 September 1916
Australian Infantry Force Burial Ground, Flers

12/289 Corporal William Brian de Laval Willis
Son of Rev William and Mary Willis
Born 17 May 1888
Surveyor
Enlisted 12 August 1914
Auckland Infantry Regiment
Died of Wounds 12 May 1915
Chatby War Memorial Cemetery, Alexandria, Egypt

12/3515 Private Johnson 'Jack' Livingstone Wilson
Son of John and Annabella Wilson
Born 3 April 1889
Hairdresser
Enlisted 24 August 1915
Auckland Infantry
Killed in Action 15 September 1916
Caterpillar Valley Memorial, Somme, France

23/956 Lance Corporal Robert James Wilson
Son of R J and Winifred Wilson
Age 23
Enlisted 28 May 1915
New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Died of wounds 21 October 1916
Rue-David Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix

2/1261 Driver William Worthing
Son of John Worthing
Born 11 April 1893
Farmer
Enlisted 14 December 1914 in Cambridge
New Zealand Field Artillery
Killed in Action 7 October 1916
Bulls Road Cemetery, Flers

Researched and written by Eris Parker
Ref: Cambridge Museum Archives
National Archives Wellington
Auckland City Library

 

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