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MEN WHO HAVE FALLEN., New Zealand Herald, Volume LII, Issue 16017, 8 September 1915
MEN WHO HAVE FALLEN.
PERSONAL PARAGRAPHS. , •CAPTAIN NEIL GUTHRIE. A private cable message has been received stating that Captain R. Neil Guthrie, N.Z.M.C., regimental surgeon to the Canterbury Mounted Rifles Regiment, was wounded for the fourth time on August 21 in the back of the neck. He is doing well and is proceeding to England. CAPTAIN JENNINGS. Dr. Jennings, of Christchurch, received a cablegram from his son, Captain W. A. K. Jennings, stating that he was recovering from his wounds and asking that his letters be addressed to the High Commisi sioner's Office in London. The inference is that he is being sent to England to recuperate. LIEUTENANT H. A. SHAIN. Lieutenant H. A. Shain, Canterbury Mounted Rifles, killed in action on August 6 or 7, was a son of the late Mr. W. A. Shain, formerly district engineer of the Public Works Department. He was 23 years of age, and was educated at Nelson j College.
LIEUTENANT CYRIL HATTER. Mrs. Hayter, of|ftollesby Station, Mackenzie County, has received news that her youngest son, Lieutenant Cyril Havter, had been killed in; action at the Dardanelles on August 28. Lieutenant Hayter was 25 years of age. On. leaving school he took an appointment in Timaru to gain mercantile experience, after which he returned home and worked on his mother's run. Up to the time he left for the war he war- a member of the South Canterbury Mounted Rifles, and in 1912 filled the position of second lieutenant, twelve months later being promoted to first lieutenant. Ho left New Zealand with ' the main Expeditionary Force- His brother, Lieutenant Chilton Hayter, left -with the fifth reinforcements. '/
LIEUTENANT RAYMOND LAWRY. The Rev. S. Lawty has received the following message from the Defence Department:"Cable advice reports „ that Lieutenant Raymond Alexander Reid Lawry embarked for England on the hospital ship Grantley Castle on August 21 "
SERGEANT E. MCCARTHY. Sergeant Eric McCarthy, 3rd Auckland Mounted Rifles, who is reported " missing and believed to be killed, ' was born in Ponsonby 28 years ago. He was the second son of Mr. J. McCarthy, well known for manj years as a general storekeeper in the Birkenhead district. Sergeant McCarthy was a carpenter by trade, and was well known in building circles in Auckland, Gisborne, and Opotiki. He left with the main body, and was promoted to sergeant shortly after arriving in Egypt.
SERGEANT G. BROWN. Sergeant Gordon Brown, Aucklai.<l Infantry Battalion, who is reported wounded, is 30 years of age. He resided in Auckland for two years, during which time he was employed by Messrs. R. and W. Hellaby. Sergeant Brown eaw service in the South African War. v His wife resides in Sydney.
CORPORAL W. S. BURNS. Corporal Wm. Saxon Burns, wounded on August 8, is a son of Mr. W. P. Burns, New Street, Newmarket. Corporal Burns is 21 years erf age, and is an old Grammar School boy. He was in the service of Messrs. Briscoe and Co., Customs Street, when he enlisted with the fifth reinforcements. Corporal Burns was an enthusiastic footballer and cricketer, and played football for Parnell Seniors. He is now in a hospital in London.
TROOPER F. G. MARSH. . Trooper Frederick George Marsh, of the 4th, Waikato, Squadron of the Auckland Mounted Rifles, who was killed on August 8 at the Dardanelles, was the eldest son of Mr. George Marsh, of Te Pahu. Trooper Marsh left with the ' main body of the Expeditionary Force, and was three months in the -firing-line. He was well known in sporting circles, being a prominent footballer.
TROOPER J. PATERSON. Trooper James Paterson, who has been wounded while serving with the 11th North Auckland, Mounted Rifles, is the only son of Mrs. R. Robertson, Aitken Terrace, Kingsland, and the late Mr. B. Paterson. He was born in Auckland, and is 32 years old. Trooper Paterson went to South Africa with the Ninth Contingent, and on his return went to Fiji, where he remained for five years. He was a steward at the Workingmen's Club when he enlisted, and is a well-known footballer, being a member of » the City Club.
TROOPER GILLANDERS. Trooper Charles Mcßae Gillanders, who is reported to have been wounded, is the second son of Mr. and Mrs. C. of Ngaruawahia. He joined the 4th, Waikato, Mounted Ttifles, and left with the main Expeditionary Force with two of his brothers, one of whom, Bugler
Norman Gillanders, was killed in action last May, and the other, Vincent Gillanders,, is still in action at the' Dardanelles. Trooper Charles Gillanders saw service in the South African war. He was employed by the New Zealand Dairy Association at Ngaruawahia prior to the outbreak of the war. TROOPER C. M. ROPE. Trooper C. M. Rope, reported wounded, left with the main Expeditionary Force as a member of the 4th, Waikato, Mounted Rifles. He was educated at Te Kopuru school and Aratapu High School, and*"was headmaster of Pukeatua school when he enlisted. He is the son of Mr. E. M. Rope, Te Kopuru, Northern Wairoa. TROOPER E. R. DRAKE. Trooper E. R. Drake, who was wounded on August 8, left with the first reinforcements for the 11th, North Auckland, Mounted Rifles. He is a son of Mr. James Drake, Park Estate, Papakura. Trooper Drake was born in Auckland and educated at the Mount Eden school. He was employed as a cadet on a farm at Hunua when he enlisted. TROOPER H. C. JONES. Trooper Harrv Compton Jones, Auckland Mounted Rifles, who was wounded on August 8 for the second time, is a married man, 32 years of age. His wife and child— has one son.—reside at Ponsonby. Trooper Jones was born at Newport, England, and is the third son of the late Armourer-Sergeant David Jones, 4th Vol. Battalion, 5.W.8., a wellknown Bisley rifle shot. He came to New Zealand ten years ago. Trooper Jones, who enlisted with the main body of the Expeditionary Force, has two brothers also serving on Gallipoli.
PRIVATE W." GRIFFEN. Private William Griffen, 6th, Hauralri, Regiment, wounded, is the brother of Mrs. H. Laddite, Wellesley Street. He was for many years employed on the goldfields at Waihi and Karangahake, and was engaged as a contractor at Te Aroha. He left for the front with the fourth reinforcements. Private Griffen is 33 years of age.
PRIVATE L. BROOKES. Private Leo Brookes, who has been reported wounded, is the son of Mr. Samuel Brookes, Hargreaves Street, Ponsonby. Private Brookes is 23 years of age. He went to the front with the third reinforcements. He took a keen interest in sport while in Auckland. ■ For many years ho worked with his father. Private Brookes comes from a fighting stock, and for five generations his people were soldiers.
PRIVATE J. S. STLVIERA. Private Joseph Antone Silviera. whose name is included in the list of those recently wounded, is the son of Mr. J. Silviera, Picton Street, Ponsonby. 'Private Silviera is 22 years of age. He went to the front with the fourth reinforcements as a member of the Auckland Infantry Battalion. He was engaged as a deck hand on coastal scows.
PRIVATE R. A. MOORE. Private R. A. Moore, who was wounded on August 9, left New Zealand with the main force as a member of the 3rd, Auckland, Infantry Company. He was born in Waiuku, and his mother, Mrs. M. C. Moore, now resides in Calliope Road, Devonport. Private Moore is well known as a commercial traveller for various firms. He was for some time proprietor of the Mansion House, Kawau.
PRIVATE J. H. WHELLAN. Private John Horrocks Whellan, Wellington Infantry Battalion, reported wounded, is the only son of Mrs. J. A Whellan, of Walters Road. He was' born in Liverpool, and came to New Zealand when quite young. He lived in Wellington for many years, and was for some years a member of the Ambulance Corps there. At the time of enlisting Irivate Whellan was manager in Levin for Messrs. Thomson, Lewis, and Co He comes of a fighting stock, two of his great-grandfathers having taken part in the battle of Waterloo.
PRIVATE R. J. CAPSTIOK. Private R. J. Capstick killed in action on August 8, was the eldest son of Mr. *• F. Capstick, Huntly. He was 23 years of age, and came out to Now Zealand with his parents when he was three years old from Kendal, England. He attended the Huntly school and served his apprenticeship with the Government as a builder.
THREE BROTHERS. Advice as been received by Mr. George Harper, the well-known Christchurch solicitor, from his son, Corporal Gordon Gerald Harper, machine-gun section of the Canterbury Mounted Rifles, that ho has been wounded in the shoulder, but not dangerously. Corporal Harper, with two of his brothers, Lieutenant P. Harper and Lance-Corporal R. P. Harper, left for the front with the main Expeditionary Force. Lieutenant Harper is reported to be at Malta sick. Corporal Harper was the selected Reform candidate for Riccarton at the last general election, but the war breaking out, patriotism proved a stronger force with him than politics, and he withdrew from the contest in order to proceed to the front..
MEN WHO HAVE FALLEN., New Zealand Herald, Volume LII, Issue 16017, 8 September 1915
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