THE FALLEN AND WOUNDED.
PERSONAL NOTES. KILLED IN ACTION. Major A; A. Martin. The late Major' A. A. Martin, N.Z.M.C., • of Palmerston North, received'the wounds which resulted in his death while attending to the wounded in a dressing station near the front. During an infantry attack a barrage of fire was plated in front of the' advancing force, and either a shell burst prematurely on the dressing station or a chance one from an enemy gun exploded there.
Lieutenant 7. H, Ban. . The late Lieutenant J. Haddin Ban was bom in Dunedin ou September 6, 1891. He was widely known and very popular in Dunedin. He went through the Kaikorai School, and completed his education at the Otago Boys' High School. Then he entered his father's firm, Messrs Paterson .and Barr, Ltd., and was one of their town travellers at the time of his enlistment. Very early lie developed a taste for military work, and was all through the school cadet corps, and at the date of his leaving for camp at Palmerston North l|e held the position of officer in charge ■of the. Waikari- Cadets. He, left New Zealand with 'he Eighth Keiuforcemeiits, iii li'omniaiid of one of the Canterbury companies, and there was much mutual regret when the tinrf} cauie for the dismemberment of. the company and its distribution amongst the Main Body. He took ill in ligyptjust us llic regiment was leaving for France, and, thus was held back. 31c wus tlien appointed to tlie staff in-Kgypt/aml did'good work
tlierei. Being; very keen to get back to Ills 'tiki unit, ho was filially sent to France, ami had several narrow escapes iiid'.'u. strenuous • linio while in. the trenehos. He used lo run with the Anglican harriers, and was J'oiul of outdoor athletics generally.. He was very ncil known in musical circles, mid held ViitT diploma, A.T.C.L., taking prizes t the Duncdin competitions.
Corporal P. B. Harding. '■./Corporal Philip Brett Harding, killed' in action in France 011 September 12j" was tweuty years of age, and ivas tlifl youngest son of Mr A, 13; Harding, Government Survey Department, AuckIrikl, 'iind the brother of Mr I'. Harding, Palmer 's Road, North New' Brighton. lie was educated at the Oneliunga Public School and • afterwards at the Auckland ; Grammar School, . where lie .(lisinguished. himself at rillc shooting, winning, a handsome medal ,by means of; consistently good firing. After leaving! school he spent three months in the tloyernmcnt Survey -Department, and then enlisted, leaving New Zealand with flic Seventh (liar! of Liverpool's. Own) Reinforcements', Wliiie in Egypt Corpora.! ]lal'(ting:.was' selected as a rangelinj.er, his training at school having fitted him for the position, Corporal Hardiiijr lias an elder brothe'r in Trance with the New' Zealand forces. ■
' Rifleman A. Stevenson, i News lias been received iu Greymouth of the death of Rifleman Alexander Stevenson, who was killed Oil .September 15. He was a sou of .Mr billies Stevenson, of Reel'lon, until recently proprietor of Stevenson's Hotel, in-, Broadway. He left New Zealand with Lord Liverpool's Own, and was a hsiiuHe. man. ■ Mr 'Arthur' Stevenson, a >i. } jji other of the deceased, ai ; id formerly of .the Postal Department, is .at 'the front. Mesdaines Tmleluijte, (Rccl'ton), Kenton. (Chrislclnirdi), Williams (Melbourne) and Johnson (Gisbornc) are si'st.ers of the deceased.
" ■ Private F. Wilkinson. ' "Private Frank Wilkinson, reported killed in France, who was the tliinl son of Jlr T. Jl. Wilkinson, of Spotswood. enlisted in the Seventh Canterbury Heinforccnients. lie was deservedly popular in the district, and was one of the mainstays of the local football team, News of his death was .received with deep regret, intensified by the fad that this is the third fatality announced in the Cheviot contingent during the last three days, all the men being of the best stamp.
Private H, Boyd. Private Henry Boyd, killed in Prance, was twenty-two years of age and was a boh uf Air ami Mrs Alexander Boyd, of Kaikoura. His twin brother, Private Arthur Boyd, was wounded in July. They were born in Kaikoura, and after obtaining. preparatory education iu the Suburban School became pubils of the local District High School. Private Henry Boyd joined the Bank of New Zealand in Kaikoura, o.iul having done good service was transferred to a branch in the .North Island, where he enlisted and left I lie Dominion with Hie Elcvculli .Kciuforccraents.
Rifleman D, L, Kellett. Rifleman D. L. Kellett, killed in France on September 11,. enlisted with the 2nd Battalion of the Earl of Liverpool's Own. Rifleman Kellett, who was born ami educated at Kavcnsbournc, Dunedin, was wounded in franco on •July IS, and rejoined his regiment llircc weeks later, lie had just celebrated his twenty-Jirst birthday when lie was killed. He was in the Public Trust Office at Auckland when he responded to the call of Empire. His brother George, who is some years older, is at present lighting with the .')rd Regiment of the Earl of Liverpool's Own.
DIED OF WOUNDS. j I Lance-Corporal W. Wing. Lance-Corporal Walter Wing, who died in France on September 17 as the result of wounds, had been in the employ of the Christchurch Tramway Board for some .-years previous to his enlistment .with the Ninth Reinforcements. Prior to his arrival in the Dominion he had been'twelve years with the Ist Northumberland Fusiliers (the Fighting Fifths), including live years in the Reserve. Ife. had had three years' service in the youth African war and took part .in several actions, including the Poplar Grove. Driefontein, Vet River, Garni River, Johannesburg, Pretoria, Diamond Hill, and Reit Ylei, ami received medals with clasps as follows: Cape Colony, Driefontein, Johannesburg. and Diamond Hill. Ho came through without a scratch, although three horses were shot under him. He was a first-class marksman and .swimmer, and was it member of the Druids' and Orange Lodges, and took ai'tive interest in the Tramway Riile CJub. He leaves a widow and two young children. His two brothers and a sister also reside in Christchurch.
Rifleman A. J. McCav?. Rifleman A. J. McCaw, died of wounds on September 16, was the second son of Mr J. McCaw of Matamata, who has been appointed a member of the Auckland District Military Service 'Board. Rifleman McCaw was born .in Cambridge,,and educated at the Matamata Public- School, where he gained a scholarship. He then went to the Auckland Grammar School to- finish his education, where lie gainetl a further scholarship with honours, On leaving school lie joined the staff of the Farmers' Co-operative Auctioneering Company at Hamilton. Previous to enlisting in the machine-gun section: of the Bilje Brigade, he was a .member of the G Buttery. He was twenty-one years of age. , • Rifleman A. M. Stuart. Mr D. T. Stuart, of Wellington,,has iiwived advice that his son, Rifleman
Alfred Meliss Stuart, died, of wounOs in Prance oil September 16. Eiflenifin Stuiirt at the .time of his enlistmeut was a -sharebroker in Wellington, and ;i very popular man. 1" tho past lie had been prominent in amateur sporting circles. Yachting* rowing, football and athletics .shared in.liis.energies.
Private W. 11. Sutcliffo. Private W.'H. ftitcliffc, of the Canterbury Infantry, Twelfth Reinforcements, who died of wounds in I' ranee on September 25, was, prior to enlisting, town traveller for Messrs Sargood, Son. and Ewcn, and was very popular and highly thought of by the firm and by his fellow-employees. He "'as a prominent member, of the Uu'istcluuch Hockey Club, and a well-known member of tho Commercial Travellers' Association. lie was unmarried, and about twenty-nine years of age.
MISSING. | Corporal T. 0. Jenkins. Corporal Thomas Oxncr Jpiikins, who was posted as missing on July bfl, is the son of Mr Walter l'\ Jenkins, of AVaitara. He was born in Wellington in ]B9-, and received his education at the State schools in Urenui and Waitara, and.High School, Stratford. Ho served liis apprenticeship with Messrs Jenkins and Mack, engineers, Wellington. After completing his time with this linn, he went to Australia and worked at his trade in Sydeny, When war broke out lie volunteered for-ac-tive service, ami on September'll, 1!)lu, was with the Australian expedition in the capture of the German headquarters in New Guinea. On completing six months' service, for which he enlisted, lid returned to Sydney with the expedition and discharge as corporal, lie came to New Zealand in February, 11115, to visit his pareiits,/aiid after remaining for six weeks returned to Sydney and joined the Australian Imperial Forces as corporal in the 20th Battalion. He went witli the battalion to Egypt, and later on to Gallipoli, where he remained until the evacuation, being amongst the last seventy-five men to leave the peninsula. After a short spell on Lennios island, he was transferred with his battalion to France, where he,has remained in the tiring line up to the day of his bereported as missing.
Lieutenant H, F. Iteon, Lieutenant Harold Frederick Monson, reported missing and believed to have been killed in action on September 22, was born at Moriiingfon, Dimcdin, twenty-six years ago. He entered the legal profession, aud was with the Timaru firm of Uaymond, Eaymond and Campbell when ho enlisted, going away •with the Eighth Eeinforcemcnts as second lieutenant. He weiit ..through a military school in. Egypt with very high marks,, and,-was detailed to at-' tenil n special school in- France for instructions in bayonet fighting. At this fehooJ he did so well thai: he war. picked as an instructor, and was highly complimented for his work in that capacity by General Braithwaitc. He was n liccn footballer, being in the lirst fifteen at the Otago High School, then playing for Otago University, and having at Timaru a place in •the. intcrprovincial loam. He also gained honours in gymnastics.
WOUNDED. Captain Bremner. Two sons of Mr William Bremner, of Drury, Auckland, have been mentioned in (lie casualty lists. Captain Bremner, the younger brother, is reported wounded, and Second-Lieutenant- A. D, Bremner is missing. Both are old hoys of the Auckland Grammar School. Captain Bremner won a scholarship which tool; him to the Duutroon Military College in Australia for a term of three years, after which he was appointed to the New Zealand Staff Corps. He joined one of (lie early reinforcement contingents as a lieutenant of mounted infantry, but was afterwards transferred to tlic infantry. In tli& fighting at Gallipoli lie received a wound in the shoulder, and also won his promotion to the nuik of captain. Lieutenant Brcntner left New Zealand as a. sergeant in the mounted corps, :nn! he also was transferred to the infantry, where he grilled his commission.
Major C, 11, Weston. Major Claude H. Weston, who is reported wounded in France, is a son of flic late Mr 'J'. Sliailer Weston, exJudge of the District Court, and a member of the- firm of Weston and Weston, banisters at New Plymouth. Major Weston was for many years an officer in the Taranaki Rille Volunteers and took a keen interest in public matters generally in Taranaki, where lie is very popular. Mrs Weston is the daughter of Mr F. J. Steuart, formerly /of Stratford.
Lieutenant W, G. Harrison, Second-Lieutenant W. 0. Harrison, reported wounded and gassed, is the youngest son of Mr Joshua Harrison, of 90 Holly Road, St. Albans. He was born in Christchurch and was educated at the St. Albans School. After leaving school lie entered- the employ of Messrs Scott .Bros., engineers, and later joined the stall' of the Defence Department as an instructor, with the rank of • sergeairi-major, lie joined the Second Battalion of the New Zealand Rifle Brigade as a rifleman, and was promoted to his former rank of ser-geant-major while in camp, receiving promotion in France to the . .rank of second lieutenant. Lieutenant. Harrison is twcnty;live years of age.
Sergeant L. M. Isitt. Sergeant L. M. , Isitt,' reported wounded, is the elder son . of Mr L. 51. Isitt, M,P,, and is twenty-four years of age. Ho ivas boru iu Ckrisfchurcli anil received liis early education at Mostyn House, Park Gate,; Liverpool,
in! IMS-while Mr Isitt was engaged in A a•' lecturing /tour throughout Britain. Sergeant'. Isitt's '• • education ■ was 'coil}ploted v at the Boys' High School, Christcliu'rch. .He was well known iu all athletic sports,', and was a prominent . member, of tin; .Canterbury Rowing Club and -High - School • Old Boys' football Club. Sergeant'|siH ]*as always keen oir TerritoriAl work and was sitting'for' his-lieutenant;'s commission in the Territorial? 'when;the Earl' of Own was fovmed for active \ immediately enlisted in the ranks of • the -First Battalion, but before'leaving New Zealand, had received his acr- ■ gcant's stripes. He proceeded with his regimfcuf to' Egypt, and took part in two. oi' .three eugagenwiits. against the Scniissi, escaping uiiwouiuled. The riregiment , afterwards left 'for France. Mr Isitt ? s younger sou, Rilleuiay Willard,lsitt', -enlisted'in a later battalion of the Earl of Liverpool's' Own, and left with' the 'Twelfth Ecinforcemoiits in order to ' join .his "brother at the / front. • ■
' Fitter S, C., W. Jones. ' 1 Sydney Charles W,' Jones, :4th Howitzer Battery (N.Z.F.A.), wounded in ; . the abdomen 'on September 15, is the- eldest soil of Mrs- E, 'Jones, High _ street, Kaiapoi. : .Hc wits educated at. the Kangiora Borough School,. and oii finishing his education went on to. the farm of his grandfather (the latp Mr W. Smith), where he'followed up, faring ing.for about, eight years, lie then took up engine-driving in the Kangiora district, but prior to enlisting had been engine-driving in the Ashburt.on district, for about eight years, where he is v.ery well known. He was very popular in athletic circles. , He left with the Ninth Keinforeements.
' ■ ' Sergeant A.' Maxwell. Sergeant Allan Maxwell wounded ..in France, is the 'youngest' sou of Mr and Mrs John Maxwell,' old and respected residents of W'aikouaiti. Sergeant Maxwell (who was tliefl, about, twenty-jive years of age) enlisted at the outbreak of the war and left' New Zealand with the Main Body. He was at the laud* iujv at the Dardanelles, where he was wounded and sent to hospital. Recovering lie again took part in the Gallip* oli operations .aud was later at the cvac* uation and for a few months in Egypt before going to France, Sergeant Maxwell has ut least twelve relatives serving their country. One cousiu, Private J. N. Muldrmv gave his life at Gallipoli, another. Private Youart, was wounded in France two months ago, but is now progressing favourably, while the names of two other cousins, Trooper John, and Private William Muldrew, appeared in the casualty lists a few- days ago.
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THE FALLEN AND WOUNDED., North Otago Times, Issue 13692, 6 October 1916
THE FALLEN AND WOUNDED. North Otago Times, Issue 13692, 6 October 1916
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