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NEW ZEALANDERS’ GRAVES IN FRANCE

Writing to us from the N.Z. Base in France, Private C. T. Wildsmith, with a thoughtfulness that deserves every commendation and sincere gratitude, says:— Just a few lines to give you the names of the boys of New Zealand buried in the Cemetery at Camiers, near the base, mostly of those killed in action in the Somme. It may be of interest to the people of New Zealand to know that these graves are well looked after, and often visited by the New Zealand boys. In plot G the following graves are to be found: 2346 Rifleman J. Riordan, 3rd N.Z.R.B. ; buried, 11th October, 1916 (Grave No. G 209). 24/1460 Rifleman C. Peddar, 2nd N.Z.R.8.; buried, 10th October, 1916 (Grave No. G 218). 6/307 Lance-Corporal S. R. McIsaac, Ist Canterbury Regiment; buried 11th October, 1916 (Grave No. G 215). 23466 Private W. H. Woods, 15th Auckland Regiment; buried 11th October, 1916 (Grave No. G 211). 26/591 Sergeant G. E. Israel, 4th N.Z.R.8.; buried 10th October, 1916 (Grave No. G 223). 12/259 Lance-Corporal Yates, Ist Auckland Regiment; buried 22nd October, 1916 (Grave No. G 101). 24/2224 Rifleman B. Howard, 3rd N.Z.RiB. ; buried 15th October, 1916 (Grave No. G 126). 23755 Private E. J. Carey, 2nd Hawke’s Bay Company; buried 14th October, 1916 (Grave No. G 160). 8/752_Private C. 11. Harvey, Ist Otago Regiment; buried 12th October, 1916 (Grave No.

188). - 8/3086 Private L. V. Symons, Ist Otago Regiment ; buried 12th October, 1916 (Grave No. -G191): 11/194 Private A. A. Haunett, Ist Wellington Regiment; buried 11th October, 1916 (Grave No. G2OOI 25/937 Private M; L. Brown, 3rd N.Z.R.8.; buried 24th October, 1916 (Grave No. GBS). In plot J are the following boys' graves •—26/562 Rifleman J. Gordon* 4th N.Z.R.Bj; buried 13th November, 1916 (Grave No. J 49). 6/2945 Lance-Corporal L. C. Brighting, Ist Canterbury Regiment; buried 6th November, 1916 (Grave No.. J 87) 2/1914 Gunner A. \J. Trythall, 3rd B. Detachment, Ist N. Z.F. A. buried 18th October, 1916 (Grave No J 184). 21/15 Gunner M. A. Knubley, N.Z.F.A. • buried 19th October, 1916 (Grave No. J 166)! 23/2572 Private B. J. Jones, 2nd Otago Regiment; buried 20th October, 1916 (Grave No. J 157) 25/905 Rifleman F. J. Roberts, 3rd N.Z.R.8., 2nd Wellington Regiment; buried 21st October, 1916 (Grave No. J 159) 23392 Private M. Kelly, 15th Auckland Regiment; buried 9th November,'l9l6 (Grave No. J 65). In plot P the graves of the following New Zealand boys are to be found 20993 Private D. C. Guild, 3rd N.Z.R.B. ; buried 4th December, 1916 (Grave No. P 151). 16/1479 Private 11. T. Towhai, 4th Maori Reinforcements, N.Z. Infantry; buried 7th December, 1916 (Grave No. P 141). 10832 Private C. V. Hobbs, Ist N.Z. Cyclist Corps; buried Ist December, 1916 (Grave No. P 105). If there is anything eles that may be of interest to the parents of these boys that I may be able to find out I will do so.”

Address—3l3B6 Private C. T. Wildsmith, , Ist Wellington Company, Ist Brigade, Section 17, 8.E.F., France.

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NEW ZEALANDERS’ GRAVES IN FRANCE New Zealand Tablet, 26 July 1917

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