Monday, 22 May 2017

Blighty

From the humdrum existence of camp life to the horrors of the front line trenches, soldiers lived for the day to get a trip to 'dear old Blighty'. 'Blighty' was a slang term referrring to Britain, and New Zealand soldiers deployed in France and Belgium longed for their chance of either gaining a leave pass to England or receiving a 'blighty wound' that was just enough to pull them out of the trenches and send them to hospital and eventually a convalescent depot in Britain. What follows, are examples of some of the many Blighty-themed postcards in distribution during the First World War...









Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Girls in Khaki


Two ladies identified only as Sylvia and Nell, dressed in khaki military uniform as a show of support to New Zealand soldiers on active service overseas.

This portrait postcard was taken at Alva Studios on Cuba Street in Wellington c.1915.

"The Alva Studio, 26 Cuba street, is now under entirely new management, Mr H. Fawson, a well-known Auckland photographer, having purchased the business. General alterations and improvements have been effected, and the studio is now one of the most up-to-date in the city. First-class work and entire satisfaction is guaranteed all patrons." NZ Times, 9 July 1915.

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Special Anzac day post - Remembering the Fallen (Wellington Infantry at Messines)

The Wytschaete-Messines Ridge in Western Flanders, Belgium was strategic high ground held by the Germans in 1917. Over a year in the making, Allied forces ambitiously tunnelled their way underground, far beneath No Man's Land and beyond to the German front line. Many tunnels were created and they all led to chambers laden with high explosives. Secrecy was paramount during construction of these tunnels and in the lead-up to Zero Hour, at 3.10am on 7 June 1917. It was at that moment that nineteen of these high explosive mines were detonated. Many veterans remembered the ferocious blasts, the massive upheaval of earth which shook both sides like an earthquake, and the deafening sound which was reportedly heard as far away as London. 

After detonation the Allied forces began their advance on to the Wytschaete-Messines Ridge. Their objective was to win the Ridge and push back the German regiments. 
The New Zealanders were successful in their bid to drive the Germans out of the village of Messines but in doing so, lost many casualties. Among them was my great great uncle Private George Douglas Fox, All Blacks James Baird, George Sellars, Jim McNeece and Reg Taylor, New Zealand boxer James Penrose and New Zealand Rugby League representative William Bussell.

Ruins of the church and monastry, Messines, Belgium.




In this special Anzac day post, and in the hundred years since the Battle of Messines, I pay tribute and remembrance to the men of the Wellington Infantry who were killed in this battle. The fallen are;

10/2512
Allgood, William
Private
9th Coy, 1st Bn
25 June 1917
Killed in Action
Messines Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
10/2842
Andrewes, Leonard Charles
Private
9th Coy, 1st Bn
8 June 1917
Killed in Action
Messines Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
33500
Andrews, Thomas
Private
17th Coy 3rd Bn
13 June 1917
Killed in Action
Motor Car Corner Cemetery, Belgium
11/2022
Astbury, Eric David
L-Corp
2nd Bn
9 June 1917
Killed in Action
Messines Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
29351
Ballinger, Thomas Edwin
Private
1st Bn
23 June 1917
Killed in Action
Strand Military Cemetery, Belgium
14558
Bannister, Stanley Masters
Private
2nd Bn
20 June 1917
Died of Wounds
Pont-d'Achelles Military Cemetery, Nieppe, France
11/1405
Barnett, Herbert Ernest
Private
2nd Bn
10 June 1917
Killed in Action
Messines Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
31214
Black, Hugh Robert
Private
1st Bn
7 June 1917
Killed in Action
Wulverghem-Lindenhoek Road Military Cemetery, Belgium
10/1024
Bollinger, George Wallace
2/Lt
2nd Bn
10 June 1917
Died of Wounds
Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, France
10/3195
Borthwick, John Rutherford
Private
1st Bn
7 June 1917
Killed in Action
Lindenhoek Chalet Military Cemetery, Belgium
10/3196
Bouttell, John Arthur
Private
17th Coy 1st Bn
8 June 1917
Killed in Action
Messines Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
22683
Bowden, William Richard Higgs
Private
3rd Bn
17 June 1917
Killed in Action
Motor Car Corner Cemetery, Belgium
29345
Bradley, Victor Seaton
Private
1st Bn
18 June 1917
Killed in Action
Messines Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
38114
Brown, David Thompson
Private
3rd Bn
12 June 1917
Died of Wounds
Strand Military Cemetery, Belgium
31220
Calder, Willie Bunting
Private
17th Coy 1st Bn
8 June 1917
Killed in Action
Messines Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
17/382
Caswell, William
Private
2nd Bn
23 June 1917
Killed in Action
Messines Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
13294
Campbell, George Colin
L-Corp
3rd Bn
21 June 1917
Died of Wounds
Nieppe Communal Cemetery, France
15685
Carr, Percy Richard
Private
2nd Bn
9 June 1917
Killed in Action
Messines Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
17/382
Caswell, William
Private
2nd Bn
23 June 1917
Killed in Action
Messines Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
23763
Christensen, Arthur Ring
L-Corp
2nd Bn
9 June 1917
Died of Wounds
Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, France
10/765
Christie, Augustus
Private
1st Bn
1 June 1917
Died of Wounds
Trois Arbres Cemetery, Steenwerck, France
10/3217
Clague, William Andrew
Private
11th Coy 1st Bn
8 June 1917
Killed in Action
Messines Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
28093
Codd, Herbert Henry
Private
2nd Bn
7 June 1917
Killed in Action
Messines Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
10/2893
Collinson, Robert William
Private
17th Coy 1st Bn
8 June 1917
Killed in Action
Messines Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
10/1006
Cook, Henry George
L-Corp
1st Bn
7 June 1917
Killed in Action
Lindenhoek Chalet Military Cemetery, Belgium
15694
Corbett, Albert
Private
11th Coy 2nd Bn
23 June 1917
Killed in Action
Messines Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
20971
Cowan, James Lockhead
Private
1st Bn
8 June 1917
Died of Wounds
Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, France
10/2564
Cranswick, Thomas Bertram
Private
1st Bn
7 June 1917
Killed in Action
Messines Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
10/3445
Creamer, Robert Henry
Private
1st Bn
8 June 1917
Killed in Action
Messines Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
10/3227
Crofskey, John
L-Corp
11th Coy 2nd Bn
23 June 1917
Killed in Action
Messines Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
10/3158
Crombie, Frederick William
Corp.
9th Coy 2nd Bn
7 June 1917
Killed in Action
Messines Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
14589
Crosbie, Andrew
Private
1st Bn
26 June 1917
Killed in Action
Messines Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
10/1460
Cunningham, Duncan
L-Sgt
3rd Bn
22 June 1917
Died of Wounds
Trois Arbres Cemetery, Steenwerck, France
10/3526
Currie, Arthur Fredrick
Private
17th Coy 1st Bn
7 June 1917
Killed in Action
Messines Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
12358
D’Ath, Cuthbert
Private
2nd Bn
10 June 1917
Died of Wounds
Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, France
28106
Dixon, James Arthur
Private
9th Coy 2nd Bn
20 June 1917
Died of Wounds
Trois Arbres Cemetery, Steenwerck, France
23812
Doherty, Adam Thomas
Private
1st Bn
7 June 1917
Killed in Action
Wulverghem-Lindenhoek Road Military Cemetery, Belgium
28111
Donald, William Kenneth
L-Corp
11th Coy 3rd Bn
15 June 1917
Died of Wounds
Cite Bonjean (N.Z.) Memorial, France
23/1375
Doria, Leonard Jack
Private
9th Coy 2nd Bn
8 June 1917
Killed in Action
Messines Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
25489
Doyle, Arthur Edgar
Private
17th Coy 1st Bn
8 June 1917
Killed in Action
Messines Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
10/236
Dunbar, Robert
Private
17th Coy 1st Bn
8 June 1917
Killed in Action
Messines Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
22490
Elliott, Norman Leslie
Private
17th Coy 1st Bn
8 June 1917
Killed in Action
Messines Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
20131
Falconer, James Johnson
Private
B Coy 1st Bn
8 June 1917
Killed in Action
Messines Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
10/2816
Fell, Gerald Horton
Lieut.
11th Coy 1st Bn
7 June 1917
Killed in Action
Wulverghem-Lindenhoek Road Military Cemetery, Belgium
19136
Fife, Douglas Alexander
Private
2nd Bn
22 June 1917
Killed in Action
Messines Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
29383
Finlay, Andrew Campbell
Private
17th Coy 1st Bn
8 June 1917
Killed in Action
Wulverghem-Lindenhoek Road Military Cemetery, Belgium
31247
Fitzmaurice, Harman Samuel
Private
9th Coy 1st Bn
7 June 1917
Killed in Action
Wulverghem-Lindenhoek Road Military Cemetery, Belgium
10/2935
Flavell, Carleton
Corp.
7th Coy 1st Bn
7 June 1917
Killed in Action
Messines Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
10/3258
Foster, Alfred Melvin
Private
1st Bn
10 June 1917
Died of Wounds
Abbeville  Communal Cemetery Extension, France
10/2137
Fox, George Douglas
Private
17th Coy 1st Bn
8 June 1917
Killed in Action
Messines Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
10/2139
Francis, William Arthur
L-Sergt
17th Coy 1st Bn
7 June 1917
Killed in Action
Messines Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
31251
Fraser, Douglas
Private
1st Bn
8 June 1917
Killed in Action
Wulverghem-Lindenhoek Road Military Cemetery, Belgium
8/2596
Frew, David Hay
Private
2nd Bn
7 June 1917
Killed in Action
Wulverghem-Lindenhoek Road Military Cemetery, Belgium
1/279
Godsell, Amos William
Private
1st Bn
7 June 1917
Killed in Action
Messines Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
29390
Gordon, Robert
Private
1st Bn
10 June 1917
Died of Wounds
St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France
39589
Hales, Wilfred Francis
Private
9th Coy 3rd Bn
15 June 1917
Died of Wounds
Pont-d'Achelles Military Cemetery, Nieppe, France
31263
Haliday, Edward Austin Randal
Private
7th Coy 1st Bn
8 June 1917
Killed in Action
Messines Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
31259
Hall, Thomas Bernard
Private
1st Bn
7 June 1917
Killed in Action
Kandahar Farm Cemetery, Heuvelland,  Belgium
13438
Hallett, James Thomas
Private
1st Bn
8 June 1917
Killed in Action
Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
25517
Hamblyn, Thomas Day (brother below)
Private
1st Bn
8 June 1917
Killed in Action
Wulverghem-Lindenhoek Road Military Cemetery, Belgium
25516
Hamblyn, William Charles
Private
11th Coy 1st Bn
8 June 1917
Killed in Action
Wulverghem-Lindenhoek Road Military Cemetery, Belgium
25868
Hansen, Viggo
Private
1st Bn
8 June 1917
Killed in Action
Messines Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
29401
Harnett, Francis Joseph
Private
17th Coy 1st Bn
8 June 1917
Killed in Action
Cement House Cemetery, Langemark-Poelkapelle, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
31268
Harris, George Edward
Private
11th Coy 1st Bn
8 June 1917
Killed in Action
Wulverghem-Lindenhoek Road Military Cemetery, Belgium
24618
Harris, William Henry
Private
1st Bn
8 June 1917
Killed in Action
Wulverghem-Lindenhoek Road Military Cemetery, Belgium
33359
Hart, Henry Ernest
Private
17th Coy 3rd Bn
13 June 1917
Died of Wounds
Trois Arbres Cemetery, Steenwerck, France
13761
Harwood, Herbert Richard
Private
17th Coy 1st Bn
8 June 1917
Killed in Action
Messines Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
10/3288
Headifen, Leonard
Private
17th Coy 1st Bn
22 June 1917
Died of Wounds
Calais Southern Cemetery, France
10/900
Heathcote, Herbert Henry
Private
1st Bn
7 June 1917
Killed in Action
Wulverghem-Lindenhoek Road Military Cemetery, Belgium
27655
Hende, Peter Borresen
Private
17th Coy 1st Bn
8 June 1917
Killed in Action
Messines Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
4/1128
Hickson, Arnold Gordon
Sgt.
17th Coy 2nd Bn
7 June 1917
Killed in Action
Wulverghem-Lindenhoek Road Military Cemetery, Belgium
39534
Holz, Allan (brother below)
Private
17th Coy 3rd Bn
13 June 1917
Killed in Action
Motor Car Corner Cemetery, Belgium
39535
Holz, Ernest John Julius
Private
17th Coy 3rd Bn
13 June 1917
Killed in Action
Motor Car Corner Cemetery, Belgium
36866
Hope, Robert
Private
3rd Bn
14 June 1917
Killed in Action
Motor Car Corner Cemetery, Belgium
1/384
Howard, Frederick
2/Lt
1st Bn
8 June 1917
Killed in Action
Wulverghem-Lindenhoek Road Military Cemetery, Belgium
20351
Hume, Samuel Stewart
Private
1st Bn
7 June 1917
Killed in Action
Messines Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
28136
Humphries, Wharton Larwill
Private
2nd Bn
23 June 1917
Killed in Action
Messines Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
27656
Irving, Walter John
Private
2nd Bn
5 June 1917
Killed in Action
Maple Leaf Cemetery, Belgium
25532
Jackson, Ewan Alfred
Private
2nd Bn
23 June 1917
Killed in Action
Messines Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
19096
James, David
Private
1st Bn
7 June 1917
Killed in Action
Messines Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
10/1865
Johanson, William L. (M.M.)
Sgt.
1st Bn
8 June 1917
Killed in Action
Messines Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
25165
Jones, Henry Earle
Private
1st Bn
7 June 1917
Killed in Action
Wulverghem-Lindenhoek Road Military Cemetery, Belgium
29413
Jones, Richard William
Private
11th Coy 1st Bn
9 June 1917
Killed in Action
Messines Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
20360
Karalus, Frederick Stanley R.
Private
17th Coy 1st Bn
9 June 1917
Died of Wounds
Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, France
10355
Kean, John
Private
2nd Bn
8 June 1917
Killed in Action
Wulverghem-Lindenhoek Road Military Cemetery, Belgium
20362
Kirkland, John
Private
1st Bn
15 June 1917
Died of Wounds
Etaples Military Cemetery, France
36985
Knight, Edgar Shannon
Private
3rd Bn
14 June 1917
Killed in Action
Motor Car Corner Cemetery, Belgium
20364
Laidlaw, James Strang
Private
1st Bn
7 June 1917
Killed in Action
Messines Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
27673
Lewis, Lionel
Private
2nd Bn
4 June 1917
Died of Wounds
Underhill Farm Cemetery, Belgium
20369
Lilly, Clarence Henry
Private
1st Bn
8 June 1917
Killed in Action
Messines Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
15737
Limpus, Percy
Private
2nd Bn
7 June 1917
Died of Wounds
Underhill Farm Cemetery, Belgium
33390
Lippett, Albert Henry
Private
3rd Bn
18 June 1917
Killed in Action
Motor Car Corner Cemetery, Belgium
12421
Loughman, Daniel Patrick
Private
1st Bn
7 June 1917
Killed in Action
Messines Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
10/3637
Lugg, Albert Henry
L-Corp.
1st Bn
26 June 1917
Killed in Action
Messines Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
37000
McClure, John Bennett
Private
3rd Bn
12 June 1917
Killed in Action
Messines Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
32042
McConnell, Robert
Private
2nd Bn
19 June 1917
Killed in Action
Strand Military Cemetery, Belgium
25283
McEwan, William
L-Corp.
17th Coy 1st Bn
8 June 1917
Killed in Action
Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
19167
McEwen, Stanley Hugh
Private
11th Coy 2nd Bn
7 June 1917
Killed in Action
Messines Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
10/695
McGonagle, Cyril
Private
1st Bn
8 June 1917
Killed in Action
Messines Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
39867
McGrath, Charles
Private
3rd Bn
14 June 1917
Killed in Action
Motor Car Corner Cemetery, Belgium
14139
McGrath, John
Private
17th Coy 1st Bn
11 June 1917
Died of Wounds
Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, France
24382
Mackay, John Campbell
Sgt.
3rd Bn
21 June 1917
Killed in Action
Motor Car Corner Cemetery, Belgium
12445
McKay, John William
L-Corp.
2nd Bn
10 June 1917
Killed in Action
Messines Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
23/847
McKegney, Hugh
Private
2nd Bn
7 June 1917
Killed in Action
Wulverghem-Lindenhoek Road Military Cemetery, Belgium
32043
McKelvey, Daniel Alexander
Private
3rd Bn
19 June 1917
Died of Wounds
Trois Arbres Cemetery, Steenwerck, France
24671
McKey, Michael Dominick C.
Private
1st Bn
8 June 1917
Killed in Action
Messines Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
10/3675
McLaughlin, John Joseph
L-Corp.
2nd Bn
7 June 1917
Died of Wounds
Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, France
29454
McLeay, Ian McKenzie
Private
17th Coy 1st Bn
7 June 1917
Killed in Action
Messines Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
29456
McNamara, Clive John
Private
17th Coy 1st Bn
8 June 1917
Killed in Action
Messines Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
20373
Main, Stephen Robert
Private
17th Coy 1st Bn
8 June 1917
Killed in Action
Messines Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
11/1828
Marsh, Howard Edgar
Private
2nd Bn
20 June 1917
Killed in Action
Messines Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
29438
Maxwell, David
Private
1st Bn
8 June 1917
Killed in Action
Messines Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
31314
Miers, Ernest Walter
Private
2nd Bn
23 June 1917
Killed in Action
Messines Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
29442
Milne, Douglas
Private
17th Coy 1st Bn
9 June 1917
Died of Wounds
Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, France
31317
Mitchell, Joseph
Private
3rd Bn
17 June 1917
Killed in Action
Motor Car Corner Cemetery, Belgium
28177
Moffett, Thomas
Private
2nd Bn
7 June 1917
Killed in Action
Wulverghem-Lindenhoek Road Military Cemetery, Belgium
14837
Moloney, James
Private
1st Bn
8 June 1917
Killed in Action
Messines Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
11076
Moore, Joseph William
Private
17th Coy 1st Bn
8 June 1917
Killed in Action
Messines Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
31323
Morgan, Thomas
Private
1st Bn
4 June 1917
Killed in Action
Messines Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
10/3653
Morris, Gerald Walter
Sgt.
11th Coy 2nd Bn
23 June 1917
Killed in Action
Messines Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
28175
Mowat, Herbert Gavin
Private
2nd Bn
4 June 1917
Died of Disease
Brookwood Military Cemetery, England
14659
Murray, William
Private
2nd Bn
4 June 1917
Died of Wounds
Trois Arbres Cemetery, Steenwerck, France
10/2713
Mutton, Charles Thomas
L-Corp
1st Bn
7 June 1917
Killed in Action
Messines Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
31333
Nelson, Thomas
Private
1st Bn
8 June 1917
Killed in Action
Messines Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
33425
Nelson, William George
Private
3rd Bn
16 June 1917
Killed in Action
Motor Car Corner Cemetery, Belgium
11/1940
Newlove, Leighton Lionel
L-Corp
2nd Bn
13 June 1917
Died of Wounds
Etaples Military Cemetery, France
12/609
Nicholls, George Henry
L-Corp
2nd Bn
8 June 1917
Killed in Action
Messines Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
25168
Nickolls, Frederick Charles
Private
1st Bn
7 June 1917
Killed in Action
Messines Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
25572
Norris, John Henry Marryat
Private
1st Bn
8 June 1917
Died of Wounds
Westhof Farm Cemetery, Belgium
10/1937
O’Brien, Michael
Private
1st Bn
7 June 1917
Killed in Action
Messines Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
29462
O’Connor, Michael Francis
Private
17th Coy 1st Bn
9 June 1917
Killed in Action
Messines Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
10/3968
Old, Edgar
Private
11th Coy, 1st Bn
7 June 1917
Killed in Action
Messines Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
10/3822
Old, Harry Alexander
L-Corp
11th Coy, 1st Bn
8 June 1917
Killed in Action
Messines Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
11925
Oliver, Richard Albert
Private
1st Bn
8 June 1917
Killed in Action
Messines Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
10/2270
Parkinson, Walter Henry
Sergt.
2nd Bn
9 June 1917
Killed in Action
Messines Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
10/3699
Paterson, William Henry
Private
17th Coy 1st Bn
8 June 1917
Killed in Action
Messines Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
23760
Paul, James Coutts
L-Corp
2nd Bn
8 June 1917
Killed in Action
Messines Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
16577
Phillips, Cecil Tasman
Private
1st Bn
9 June 1917
Died of Wounds
Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, France
24/2073
Pierce, Daniel William
Private
2nd Bn
7 June 1917
Killed in Action
Wulverghem-Lindenhoek Road Military Cemetery, Belgium
29477
Preston, John
Private
1st Bn
7 June 1917
Killed in Action
Messines Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
24/2555
Quealy, Thomas
Private
2nd Bn
3 June 1917
Died of Wounds
Berks Cemetery Extension, Belgium
12330
Redmond, William John
L-Corp.
2nd Bn
9 June 1917
Died of Wounds
Hazebrouck  Communal Cemetery, France
31350
Reid, James
Private
2nd Bn
7 June 1917
Killed in Action
Messines Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
10/2463
Robinson, Archibald James
Corp.
3rd Bn
15 June 1917
Died of Wounds
Pont-d'Achelles Military Cemetery, Nieppe, France
6/2533
Robinson, Arthur Gordon
Private
1st Bn
7 June 1917
Killed in Action
Berks Cemetery Extension, Comines-Warneton, Belgium
29485
Robinson, Claud
Private
17th Coy 1st Bn
26 June 1917
Killed in Action
Messines Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
32066
Robinson, Francis John C.
Private
1st Bn
7 June 1917
Killed in Action
Messines Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
28542
Ryan, David William
Private
3rd Bn
19 June 1917
Killed in Action
Motor Car Corner Cemetery, Belgium
29492
Ryan, Joseph
Private
1st Bn
7 June 1917
Killed in Action
Messines Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
10/2482
Scott, Robert Francis C. (M.I.D.)
Captain.
9th Coy, 2nd Bn
9 June 1917
Died of Wounds
Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, France
10/1647
Seagrave, Ambrose
Private
1st Bn
7 June 1917
Killed in Action
Messines Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
11955
Shannon, Ronald Lenon
Private
2nd Bn
5 June 1917
Died of Wounds
Trois Arbres Cemetery, Steenwerck, France
27701
Shea, John Henry
Private
3rd Bn
11 June 1917
Died of Wounds
London Rifle Brigade Cemetery, Belgium
29971
Shearer, Charles Hans
Private
1st Bn
8 June 1917
Died of Wounds
Hazebrouck  Communal Cemetery, France
10/3872
Shefford, James
Private
1st Bn
8 June 1917
Killed in Action
Messines Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
25598
Shepherd, Orr
Private
1st Bn
7 June 1917
Killed in Action
Messines Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
20434
Shield, Ronald Coode
Private
1st Bn
8 June 1917
Killed in Action
Messines Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
30410
Shrimpton, Arthur Vincent
Corp.
3rd Bn
15 June 1917
Died of Wounds
Pont-d'Achelles Military Cemetery, Nieppe, France
28221
Simmons, Emanuel
Private
2nd Bn
6 June 1917
Killed in Action
Messines Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
23/2088
Simson, Fred. George Osbourne
Private
E Coy 2nd Bn
11 June 1917
Died of Wounds
Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, France
10/2772
Stevenson, Claude
Private
9th Coy 1st Bn
7 June 1917
Killed in Action
Messines Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
10/998
Stevenson, Hugh Kenneth
Sergt.
1st Bn
7 June 1917
Killed in Action
Messines Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
10/4190
Stewart, Alexander
Private
2nd Bn
28 June 1917
Died of Wounds
Trois Arbres Cemetery, Steenwerck, France
25611
Stott, James Thomas
Private
11th Coy 1st Bn
9 June 1917
Died of Wounds
Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, France
10/947
Struthers, Andrew
T-Corp.
1st Bn
8 June 1917
Killed in Action
Messines Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
10/3096
Stubbs, Pearson
Private
1st Bn
11 June 1917
Died of Wounds
St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France
29508
Sturch, Edward Joseph
Private
1st Bn
8 June 1917
Killed in Action
Messines Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
10/2777
Sutton, Enoch
L-Corp.
17th Coy 1st Bn
8 June 1917
Killed in Action
Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
24/2106
Symons, Benjamin
Private
2nd Bn
27 June 1917
Killed in Action
Underhill Farm Cemetery, Belgium
8/2738
Taylor, Reginald (All Black)
L-Corp.
1st Bn
20 June 1917
Killed in Action
Underhill Farm Cemetery, Belgium
11971
Thrupp, Ernest
Private
1st Bn
8 June 1917
Killed in Action
Messines Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
20457
Thrush, Edward Walter
Private
1st Bn
8 June 1917
Killed in Action
Messines Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
24/1218
Turner, Arthur Henry
Private
3rd Bn
14 June 1917
Died of Wounds
Motor Car Corner Cemetery, Belgium
6/2309
Vine, William Lightfoot
Private
2nd Bn
23 June 1917
Killed in Action
Messines Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
12517
Waby, Benjamin
Private
1st Bn
7 June 1917
Killed in Action
Wulverghem-Lindenhoek Road Military Cemetery, Belgium
20471
Ward, Reuben Oscar
Private
17th Coy 1st Bn
8 June 1917
Killed in Action
Messines Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
10/2473
Williams, Bertram Victor
Private
17th Coy 1st Bn
8 June 1917
Killed in Action
Messines Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
16023
Wilson, Richard
Private
2nd Bn
7 June 1917
Killed in Action
Wulverghem-Lindenhoek Road Military Cemetery, Belgium
10/1328
Wilson, Walter
Private
1st Bn
7 June 1917
Killed in Action
Lindenhoek Chalet Military Cemetery, Belgium
17849
York, Henry Maldron
Private
1st Bn
7 June 1917
Killed in Action
Wulverghem-Lindenhoek Road Military Cemetery, Belgium
16035
Young, Alfred Charles
Private
7th Coy 1st Bn
8 June 1917
Killed in Action
Messines Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium