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Wayne Saillard
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Is someone in a position to help me with the date of enlistment for the following New Zealand servicemen who are buried on the island of Malta ?

ADAIR, 11/959

Trooper, Hugh

Enlisted

Wellington Mounted Rifles

Died of enteric - age 21

Sunday, 3 October 1915

Buried at Pieta Military Cemetery

Plot B. Row XVII. Grave 3

ALEXANDER, 10/205

Private, William Andrew

Enlisted

Wellington Regiment

Died of wounds - age 24

Monday, 23 August 1915

Buried at Pieta Military Cemetery

Plot A. Row X. Grave 4

ARMSTRONG, 7/1328

Trooper, Robert Vernon

Enlisted

Canterbury Mounted Rifles

Died of enteric - age 24

Sunday, 12 December 1915

Buried at Pieta Military Cemetery

Plot C. Row I. Grave 3.

ARNOLD, 6/883

Private, Ronald

Enlisted

Canterbury Regiment

Died of sickness - age 32

Sunday, 18 September 1915

Buried at Pieta Military Cemetery

Plot B. Row XII. Grave 1.

BESWICK, 3/834

Lance Corporal, Albert Edward

Enlisted

Field Ambulance, New Zealand Medical Corps

Died of dysentery - age 21

Tuesday, 26 October 1915

Buried at Addolorata Civil Cemetery

Division East. Section EA. Compartment A. Grave 675.

BIRDSALL, 13/232

Trooper, William John

Enlisted

Auckland Mounted Rifles

Died of wounds - age 20

Tuesday, 22 June 1915

Buried at Pieta Military Cemetery

Plot A. Row V. Grave 5.

BLACK, 10/280

Private, William

Enlisted

Wellington Regiment

Died of enteric - age unknown

Saturday, 2 October 1915

Buried at Pieta Military Cemetery

Plot B. Row XVI. Grave 2.

BOYLE, 11/740

Trooper, William

Enlisted

Wellington Mounted Rifles

Died of pneumonia - age unknown

Wednesday, 4 August 1915

Buried at Addolorata Civil Cemetery

Division East. Section EA. Compartment A. Grave 657.

BRIDLE, 6/2395

Private, Fred William

Enlisted

Canterbury Regiment

Died of sickness - age 25

Thursday, 9 September 1915

Buried at Pieta Military Cemetery

Plot B. Row IX. Grave 5.

BRISLANE, 7/533

Trooper, Michael Edward

Enlisted

Canterbury Mounted Rifles

Died of wounds - age 20

Friday, 20 August 1915

Buried at Pieta Military Cemetery

Plot A. Row IX. Grave 4.

BROWN, 2/1424/A

Private, John Martin

Enlisted

Wellington Regiment

Died of sickness - age unknown

Saturday, 28 August 1915

Buried at Pieta Military Cemetery

Plot A. Row XII. Grave 5.

BRYANT, 11/862

Trooper, John Joseph

Enlisted

Wellington Mounted Rifles

Died of sickness - age 24

Friday, 3 December 1915

Buried at Addolorata Civil Cemetery

Division East. Section EA. Compartment A. Grave 681.

BUNN, 12/1572

Private, Horace

Enlisted

Auckland Regiment

Died of sickness - age 35

Saturday, 25 September 1915

Buried at Pieta Military Cemetery

Plot B. Row XV. Grave 3.

CAMERON, 13/567

Trooper, John Stewart

Enlisted

Auckland Mounted Rifles

Died of wounds - age unknown

Tuesday, 17 August 1915

Buried at Pieta Military Cemetery

Plot A. Row VII. Grave 2.

CAMMOCK, 10/1060

Lance Corporal, William Roland

Enlisted

Wellington Regiment

Died of wounds - age unknown

Monday, 16 August 1915

Buried at Pieta Military Cemetery

Plot A. Row VII. Grave 3.

CRAIG, 9/262

Lance Sergeant, Robert

Enlisted

Otago Mounted Rifles

Died of enteric - age 24

Sunday, 22 August 1915

Buried at Pieta Military Cemetery

Plot A. Row X. Grave 5.

DENNISTON, 3/195

Sergeant, Thomas Hillier

Enlisted

Field Ambulance, New Zealand Medical Corps

Died of enteric - age 24

Wednesday, 28 July 1915

Buried at Pieta Military Cemetery

Plot B. Row III. Grave 3.

DOWNES, 16/508

Private, Albert

Enlisted

New Zealand (Maori) Pioneer Battalion

Died of enteric - age unknown

Thursday, 9 September 1915

Buried at Pieta Military Cemetery

Plot B. Row IX. Grave 6.

EVERETT, 7/194

Sergeant, Stewart Charles

Enlisted

Canterbury Mounted Rifles

Died of enteric - age 22

Saturday, 31 July 1915

Buried at Pieta Military Cemetery

Plot B. Row IV. Grave 2.

FAIRS, 13/327

Trooper, Cecil Sydney

Enlisted

Auckland Mounted Rifles

Died of sickness - age unknown

Tuesday, 5 October 1915

Buried at Pieta Military Cemetery

Plot B. Row XVIII. Grave 2.

FALDER, 2/873

Gunner, George Victor Wakefield

Enlisted

New Zealand Field Artillery

Died of enteric - age unknown

Tuesday, 27 July 1915

Buried at Pieta Military Cemetery

Plot B. Row III. Grave 1.

FORD, 10/14485

Private, David (Real name WADE)

Enlisted

Wellington Regiment

Died of wounds - age unknown

Saturday, 3 July 1915

Buried at Pieta Military Cemetery

Row XXV. Grave 7.

FOSTER, 9/968

Trooper, William

Enlisted

Otago Mounted Rifles

Died of enteric - age 27

Tuesday, 16 November 1915

Buried at Pieta Military Cemetery

Plot D. Row V. Grave 5.

FRANCIS, 10/2138

Private, Gilbert Bryan

Enlisted

Wellington Regiment

Died of enteric - age 28

Saturday, 13 November 1915

Buried at Pieta Military Cemetery

Plot D. Row VI. Grave 2.

FRASER, 11/254

Trooper, Geoffrey Erle

Enlisted

Wellington Mounted Rifles

Died of wounds - age 26

Monday, 20 September 1915

Buried at Pieta Military Cemetery

Plot B. Row XIII. Grave 5.

FRAZER, 9/820

Trooper, Robert McKinley

Enlisted

Otago Mounted Rifles

Died of enteric - age 24

Saturday, 4 September 1915

Buried at Pieta Military Cemetery

Plot B. Row VII. Grave 6.

GILLESPIE, 8/2339

Private, Frank

Enlisted

Otago Regiment

Died of fever - age unknown

Sunday, 1 August 1915

Buried at Addolorata Civil Cemetery

Division East. Section EA. Compartment A. Grave 692.

GRIPP, 11/492

Trooper, Hans Victor

Enlisted

Wellington Mounted Rifles

Died of wounds - age unknown

Saturday, 28 August 1915

Buried at Pieta Military Cemetery

Plot A. Row XI. Grave 4.

HALL, 7/498

Trooper, Stanley

Enlisted

Canterbury Mounted Rifles

Died of paralysis - age unknown

Saturday, 11 September 1915

Buried at Pieta Military Cemetery

Plot B. Row IX. Grave 2.

HARDY, 6/1081

Private, James

Enlisted

Canterbury Regiment

Died of pneumonia - age 28

Thursday, 13 January 1916

Buried at Pieta Military Cemetery

Plot C. Row VI. Grave 4.

HARKER, 12/1653

Private, John William

Enlisted

Auckland Regiment

Died of enteric - age 25

Thursday 19, August 1915

Buried at Pieta Military Cemetery

Plot A. Row VII. Grave 6.

HENDLE, 2/1792

Gunner, Ernest Alfred

Enlisted

New Zealand Field Artillery

Died of enteric - age 26

Saturday, 18 September 1915

Buried at Pieta Military Cemetery

Plot B. Row XI. Grave 2.

HOURSTON, 9/710

Trooper, John

Enlisted

Otago Mounted Rifles

Died of dysentery - age 31

Monday, 30 August 1915

Buried at Pieta Military Cemetery

Plot A. Row XII. Grave 2.

HULME, 10/1263

Private James

Enlisted

Wellington Regiment

Died of sickness - age unknown

Sunday, 22 August 1915

Buried at Pieta Military Cemetery

Plot A. Row IX. Grave 3.

KEITH-MURRAY, 6/1593

Private, Walter Herbert

Enlisted

Canterbury Regiment

Died of wounds - age 26

Sunday, 27 June 1915

Buried at Pieta Military Cemetery

Row XXV. Grave 5.

LABRUM, 2/1601

Gunner, William Joseph

Enlisted

New Zealand Field Artillery

Died of sickness - age unknown

Thursday, 2 December 1915

Buried at Addolorata Civil Cemetery

Division East. Section EA. Compartment A. Grave 681.

LARKINS, 8/891

Private, Alfred

Enlisted

Otago Regiment

Died of sickness - age unknown

Tuesday, 20 July 1915

Buried at Pieta Military Cemetery

Plot B. Row II. Grave 3.

LUKEY, 6/1610

Private, Frank William

Enlisted

Canterbury Regiment

Died of sickness - age 22

Friday, 20 August 1915

Buried at Pieta Military Cemetery

Plot A. Row IX. Grave 5.

MANGAROA, 16/400

Private, Ngore William

Enlisted

New Zealand (Maori) Pioneer Battalion

Died of wounds - age unknown

Thursday, 30 December 1915

Buried at Pieta Military cemetery

Plot C. Row IV. Grave 2.

MARLOW, 9/846

Trooper, George Stanley

Enlisted

Otago Mounted Rifles

Died of enteric - age unknown

Sunday, 12 September 1915

Buried at Pieta Military Cemetery

Plot B. Row X. Grave 5.

MATTHEWS, 8/1800

Private, David

Enlisted

Otago Regiment

Died of wounds - age 35

Friday, 13 August 1915

Buried at Pieta Military Cemetery

Plot B. Row VI. Grave 1.

McINTOSH, 8/790

Private, Charles Bruce

Enlisted

Otago Regiment

Died of sickness - age 19

Saturday, 14 August 1915

Buried at Pieta Military Cemetery

Plot A. Row VII. Grave 1.

McKAIN, 6/686

Private, Thomas

Enlisted

Canterbury Regiment

Died of tetanus - age unknown

Friday, 23 July 1915

Buried at Pieta Military Cemetery

Plot B. Row III. Grave 2.

MERRICK, 12/2032

Private, John Joseph

Enlisted

Auckland Regiment

Died of wounds - age 27

Tuesday, 24 August 1915

Buried at Pieta Military Cemetery

Plot A. Row XI. Grave 4.

MILES, 8/600

Private, Arthur

Enlisted

Otago Regiment

Died of dysentery - age 32

Wednesday, 25 August 1915

Buried at Pieta Military Cemetery

Plot A. Row XII. Grave 4.

NANCARROW, 7/688

Lieutenant, Vincent Fosbery

Enlisted

Canterbury Mounted Rifles

Died of enteric - age 22

Wednesday, 4 August 1915

Buried at Pieta Military Cemetery

Plot B. Row V. Grave 1.

NEILSON, 9/979

Trooper, John William

Enlisted

Otago Mounted Rifles

Died of wounds -age 19

Friday, 3 September 1915

Buried at Pieta Military Cemetery

Plot B. Row VII. Grave 2.

NEWSON, 10/928

Private, Thomas John

Enlisted

Wellington Regiment

Died of wounds - age 21

Monday, 13 September 1915

Buried at Pieta Military Cemetery

Plot B. Row X. Grave 4.

PAORA, 16/201

Private, Paetaka

Enlisted

New Zealand (Maori) Pioneer Battalion

Died of phistis - age unknown

Friday, 4 February 1916

Buried at Pieta Military Cemetery

Plot C. Row VII. Grave 6.

PHELAN, 8/1599

Private, Phillip

Enlisted

Otago Regiment

Died of enteric - age unknown

Thursday, 30 September 1915

Buried at Addolorata Civil Cemetery

Division East. Section EA. Compartment A. Grave 666.

QUAYLE, 4/274

Sapper, Angus David George

Enlisted

New Zealand Engineers

Died of enteric - age unknown

Tuesday, 3 August 1915

Buried at Pieta Military Cemetery

Plot B. Row III. Grave 5.

RANDALL, 10/1624

Private, Joseph Henry

Enlisted

Wellington Regiment

Died of sickness - age 28

Saturday, 21 August 1915

Buried at Pieta Military Cemetery

Plot A. Row IX. Grave 4.

ROBERTS, 10/1632

Private Owen Henry

Enlisted

Wellington Regiment

Died of wounds - age 20

Wednesday, 26 May 1915

Buried at Addolorata Civil Cemetery

Division East. Section EA. Compartment A. Grave 642.

ROBINSON, 7/1280

Lance Corporal, Clifford Kossuth

Enlisted

Canterbury Mounted Rifles

Died of sickness - age 26

Wednesday, 8 December 1915

Buried at Pieta Military Cemetery

Plot D. Row XI. Grave 1.

ROUGHAN, 8/275

Sergeant, John Philip

Enlisted

Otago Regiment

Died of wounds - age 21

Tuesday, 17 August 1915

Buried at Addolorata Civil Cemetery

Division East. Section EA. Compartment A. Grave 660.

SARGISSON, 11/820

Trooper, Eric Arthur

Enlisted

Wellington Mounted Rifles

Died of wounds - age unknown

Monday, 13 September 1915

Buried at Pieta Military Cemetery

Plot B. Row X. Grave 2.

SCHOLLUM, 2/850/A

Gunner, Frederick Anton

Enlisted

New Zealand Field Artillery

Died of sickness - age unknown

Sunday, 1 August 1915

Buried at Addolorata Civil Cemetery

Division East. Section EA. Compartment A. Grave 657.

SCOTT, 13/1056A

Trooper John Edward

Enlisted

Auckland Mounted Rifles

Died of wounds - age 26

Saturday, 4 September 1915

Buried at Pieta Military Cemetery

Plot B. Row VIII. Grave 5.

SETTLE, 2/736

Gunner, Fred William

Enlisted

New Zealand Field Artillery

Died of wounds - age unknown

Saturday, 3 July 1915

Buried at Pieta Military Cemetery

Row XXV. Grave 8.

SHANNON, 8/2726

Private, Ernest Arthur

Enlisted

Otago Regiment

Died of sickness - age 20

Thursday, 2 December 1915

Buried at Pieta Military Cemetery

Plot D. Row X. Grave 1.

SHRIMPTON, 3/106A

Private, Hugh Robert

Enlisted

Field Ambulance, New Zealand Medical Corps

Died of sickness - age 21

Wednesday, 29 September 1915

Buried at Pieta Military Cemetery

Plot B. Row XVI. Grave 1.

SLATER, 8/1838

Private, Edwin William

Enlisted

Otago Regiment

Died of wounds - age unknown

Thursday, 2 September 1915

Buried at Pieta Military Cemetery

Plot B. Row VII. Grave 2.

STRAWBRIDGE, 2/567

Gunner, Allan Joseph

Enlisted

New Zealand Field Artillery

Died of sickness - age 24

Monday, 27 December 1915

Buried at Pieta Military Cemetery

Plot C. Row IV. Grave 4.

TE WHARE, 16/421

Private, Taiawhinao

Enlisted

New Zealand (Maori) Pioneer Battalion

Died of wounds - age unknown

Saturday, 31 July 1915

Buried at Addolorata Civil Cemetery

Division East. Section EA. Compartment A. Grave 656.

TEMPERLEY, 12/261

Private, Christian Kerr

Enlisted

Auckland Regiment

Died of wounds - age unknown

Friday, 3 September 1915

Buried at Pieta Military Cemetery

Plot B. Row VIII. Grave 3.

THOMSON, 9/103

Trooper, Alec Leslie

Enlisted

Otago Mounted Rifles

Died of enteric - age unknown

Wednesday, 8 September 1915

Buried at Pieta Military Cemetery

Plot B. Row VIII. Grave 6.

TURTON, 13/466

Sapper, Lewis Cuthbert

Enlisted

Auckland Mounted Regiment

Died of wounds - age unknown

Wednesday, 25 August 1915

Buried at Pieta Military Cemetery

Plot A. Row XII. Grave 5.

VICKERS, 10/2346

Private, Edward Wright

Enlisted

Wellington Regiment

Died of dysentery - age 21

Wednesday, 25 August 1915

Buried at Pieta Military Cemetery

Plot A. Row XI. Grave 2.

VICKERS, 4/222B

Driver, Frank Henry

Enlisted

New Zealand Engineers

Died of wounds - age 19

Monday, 31 May 1915

Buried at Mtarfa Military Cemetery

Plot IV. Row 1A. Grave 1.

WADE, 10/14485

Private, David (Served as FORD)

Enlisted

Wellington Regiment

Died of wounds - age unknown

Saturday, 3 July 1915

Buried at Pieta Military Cemetery

Row XXV. Grave 7.

WAIRAU, 16/53

Private, Ra

New Zealand (Maori) Pioneer Battalion

Enlisted

Died of wounds - age unknown

Saturday, 11 September 1915

Buried at Pieta Military Cemetery

Plot B. Row X. Grave 4.

WHITTON, 11/398

Trooper, Frank Henry George

Enlisted

Wellington Mounted Rifles

Died of enteric - age 21

Sunday, 29 August 1915

Buried at Pieta Military Cemetery

Plot A. Row XII. Grave 6.

WORLEY, 10/2381

Private, Robin James

Enlisted

Wellington Regiment

Died of sickness - age 24

Saturday, 28 August 1915

Buried at Pieta Military Cemetery

Plot A. Row XII. Grave 5.

Thanks & regards

Wayne

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Hi,

Any reason in particular your wanting enlistments dates, short of getting their individual service records theres no way of determining the exact date when a solidier enlisted. It is reasonably easy to determine however when they left NZ and embarked for overseas service. looking through your list its very sad to see the true reality of war, particularly on the Gallipoli Penninsula where sickness took so manhy lives.

cheers Aaron.

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Hello Aaron !

Thank you for your input. The reason for my interest in obtaining the enlistment dates for members of the NZEF buried on Malta lies in the fact that I have already done the same for the members of the AIF. It would have been nice to be able to provide equal information for all in an Anzac Honour Roll.

I had been hoping that there might have been something like the Australian Embarkation Rolls, which also provide the date of enlistment. In view of your advice, it appears that I will have to put the NZEF part on hold.

Thanks & regards

Wayne

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Hi ,

I can certainly assist and provide embarkation dates from New Zealand if you want this info.

regards Aaron.

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Aaron,

I have used the same format as shown above for both NZEF and AIF burials on Malta - but only needed the NZEF enlistment dates to complete the Anzac Honour Roll as I had set out to do.

However, your offer to assist with NZEF embarkation dates (and names of transports ?) is very attractive - and I can always peruse the online AIF embarkation rolls to provide the same type of information for each.

Looking forward to your reply,

Thanks & regards

Wayne

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  • 5 months later...

Hi Wayne

I might be able to assist you as long as you are patient - 73 files is a lot to go through :) ! Are these all the New Zealanders recorded on the Malta memorials or are there more?

Zack

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Wayne, would you like a list of the nominal roll entries for these men?

I could send it to you privately.

It might also be worth looking at Cenotaph

http://www.aucklandmuseum.com/databases/ge...ataset=Cenotaph

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Hello Zack & Christine !

Thank you for taking an interest.

The names in post #1 are all the known members of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force buried on Malta from the First World War.

Any assistance in compiling as much detailed information on each individual would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks & regards

Wayne

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Wayne

I’ve check the CD Rom NZEF nominal role and noted the following:

1 Some differences re the spelling of names i.e. 9

ARNOLD, 6/883 Private, Ronald is recorded as Roland

CAMMOCK, 10/1060 Lance Corporal, William Roland is recorded as William Rowland CAMMOCK

EVERETT, 7/194 Sergeant, Stewart Charles is recorded as Stuart Charles EVERETT

BOYLE, 11/740 Trooper, William – only listed one is BOYLE William Regimental Number 11/859

HENDLE, 2/1792 Gunner, Ernest Alfred is recorded as Ernest Alf HENDLE

MANGAROA, 16/400 Private, Ngore William is recorded as Ngare William MANGAROA

PAORA, 16/201 Private, Paetaka is recorded as Paetaha PAORA

SETTLE, 2/736 Gunner, Fred William is recorded as Fred Warner SETTLE

TE WHARE, 16/421 Private, Taiawhinao is recorded as Taiawhiao TE WHARE

No problems here though as such mistakes are easy to make.

2 Name correct but regimental number different i.e. 2:

FOSTER, 9/968 Trooper, William is recorded as Regimental Number 9/698

FORD, 10/14485 Private, David (Real name WADE) is recorded as Jack FORD Regimental Number 10/1485

Again no problems as numbers can be transposed or written down incorrectly. I do it myself!

3 I can’t find the following names yet as they are not listed on the CD Rom Nominal Roll but I will check the nominal roll hard copy because sometimes people’s names were left off the CD rom i.e.: 5:

QUAYLE, 4/274 Sapper, Angus David George (There is listed an Angus David George QUAYLE Regimental Number 8/271)

ROUGHAN, 8/275 Sergeant, John Philip

SCHOLLUM, 2/850/A Gunner, Frederick Anton

VICKERS, 4/222B Driver, Frank Henry

WADE, 10/14485 Private, David (although he served as FORD and this name is recorded on the CD Rom nominal roll)

Rather than clog up the website with these minor issues if you send me your email address I can use that instead of the forum.

Cheers

Zack

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Zack , here are their entries on Archway.

3 I can’t find the following names yet as they are not listed on the CD Rom Nominal Roll but I will check the nominal roll hard copy because sometimes people’s names were left off the CD rom i.e.: 5:

QUAYLE, 4/274 Sapper, Angus David George (There is listed an Angus David George QUAYLE Regimental Number 8/271)

QUAYLE, Angus David George - WW1 8/271 - Army 1914 - 1915

agency series accession box / item record part alternative no.

AABK 18805 W5550 48 0095284

ROUGHAN, 8/275 Sergeant, John Philip

probate; Dunedin

ROUGHAN John Philip - Lawrence - Sergeant New Zealand Expeditionary Force 1915 - 1915

agency series accession box / item record part alternative no.

DAAC 9075 D239 339 3254

ROUGHAN, John Philip - WW1 8/275 - Army 1914 - 1915

agency series accession box / item record part alternative no.

AABK 18805 W5550 97 0100198

SCHOLLUM, 2/850/A Gunner, Frederick Anton

SCHOLLUM, Frederick Auton - WW1 2/850a - Army 1914 - 1915

agency series accession box / item record part alternative no.

AABK 18805 W5550 119 0102301

VICKERS, 4/222B Driver, Frank Henry

SCHOLLUM, Frederick Auton - WW1 2/850a - Army 1914 - 1915

agency series accession box / item record part alternative no.

AABK 18805 W5550 119 0102301

WADE, 10/14485 Private, David (although he served as FORD and this name is recorded on the CD Rom nominal roll)

WADE, David - [a.k.a. FORD, Jack] - WW1 10/1485 - Army 1914 - 1918

agency series accession box / item record part alternative no.

AABK 18805 W5557 31 0117593

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Thanks Christine - I've only started checking Archways and other databases. I hope Wayne isn't in any hurry as this will take some considerable time to accomplish! Fun thought! :)

Zack

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Zack,

The names, etc. were obtained from the CWGC register of war graves on Malta published in 1930. A quick look at the CWGC online Debt of Honour Register confirms details given in the former.

I am not in a hurry for the information requested. As far as I am concerned, I would like to try and present both AIF and NZEF servicemen buried on Malta on an equal footing. Obviously, it has been much easier with the Australians because of the available online resources.

A pm is on its way with my email address as requested - together with the format used for the AIF as an example.

Thanks & regards to both yourself and Christine,

Wayne

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If information is still required, drop me a PM. It looks like Christine & co are on the case though :-)

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Wayne

Well the journey begins!

Details from National archives files for you on Hugh Adair.

The original file was rather brief i.e. 4 pages with usual insert attachments – 3 of the pages are Military History Sheet (with the same information) and one of the three page is crossed out – not that it had much on it anyway. Then the master file (remember this is a print out of the microcforms) totalled 24 photocopy pages. In total there are four main documents (A to D) of interest. The order of the document below is in the order of the files. As usual the files are difficult to read let alone interpret (which I try to afford) and where I can’t read it I place the usual ? I also tried to define the medical term where it appears BUT please don’t take my word on it.

A History sheet

Unit: 9th sq W M R

Rank: Tpr

Surname: Adair

Christian Name Hugh

No: 11/959

Occupation: Station hand

Last employer: Geo Wither Makauri

Born: Ireland

Date of birth: 11.10.1893 and 9.10.1893 (not certain why there are two dates recorded – perhaps he didn’t know and the attesting officer wrote down both the dates given although it is only a couple of days difference.)

Last NZ address: Makauri Gisborne

Next of kin: Henry Adair (Brother) c/o Wm Adair Nigri Sembilan Malay States

Note in red “Public Trustee adv unable to state of the live brothers (Wm & Henry Adair) which is the soldier & cannot adv to whom the medals should be sent.”

Service

NZ Date from 15.12.14 date to 13.2.15

Foreign 14.2.15 date to 3.10.15

In this portion of the file “Henry Adair” is crossed out and “Miss McCullough Silama Perak Federated Malay States” written over top in red.

Sick

Adm to hosp Zeitoun 13.4.15

Adm hosp Malta gastritis 10.9.15

Died of enteric at Malta 3.10.15

Buried in Pieta cemetery Malta

In this portion of the file the following was written:

“Adv re medals authorised to Mr H Adair (Bro) c/o/ J Crawford Belfast Ireland”

“Vic medal to Mr W Adair (Eld Bro) c/0/ Miss McCullough Selama Park Federated Malay States”

Plaque and Scroll

Soldiers Name Adair Hugh Reg No 11/959

Roll No 500020 (Scroll forwarded to W Adair (B) 20/1/22)

Plaque 9.3.22

Recipient address Mr W Adair (Eld Bro) c/o Miss McCullough Selama Park Federated Malay States

Military History Sheet

The following information is recorded in the following order: Country or Troopship; Date from; Date to; days:

New Zealand; 15.12.14; 12.2.15; - ; 60

HMNZT 19; 13.2.15; 26.3.15; Dis Suez; 42 days

Next of kin: 2 names listed:

Henry Adair c/0 William Adair Nigri Sembilan Fred Malay States

Mrs Dean 36 Osborne Rd Uxbridge Rd W

Regiment or Corps B Squadron 3rd W M R Rank Trp 15.12.14

A note written that he “rejoined unit at D’dadelles Tpr 16.8.15”

B Casualty Form Active Service

Enlisted 15.12.14

The information below is recorded in the following order: From who received; Records of promotions, reductions, transfers, causalities etc. during active service, as reported on Army Form B 213, Army Form A 36 or in other official documents. The authority to be quoted in each case; Place; Date:

?; Admit to hospital; Zeitoun; 13.4.15

? ; Returned to duty; Zeitoun; 19.4.15

?; Rein? joined unit; Anzac Cove; 16.8.15

16th CC Stat; Admit Adenitis trans to; Mudros; 4.9.15 (Mesenteric adenitis is a condition characterized by fever, abdominal pain, nausea, and, occasionally, diarrhea. Pain and tenderness are often centered in the right lower quadrant, but they may be more diffuse than in appendicitis. Source the web)

HS Neuralia; Admit Hosp Gastritis; Malta; 10.9.15

Cablegram ?; Died of enteric; Malta; 3.10.15

Written at the bottom of this form is the name “N Fitzherbert”

Please note I’ve not shown two other columns of this form because they refer to (1) entry dates which are often at variance to the actual date (which I do show) and (2) a column for remarks taken from various army forms – none of which mean anything because they refer to forms long since lost.

C Military History Sheet Form No 3

11/959 Adair Hugh

Service record

The information below is recorded in the following order: Country; From; To; Years; Days:

New Zealand; 15.12.14; 12/2/15; - ; 60

HMNZT 19; 13/2/15; 26/3/15; Dis Suez; 42

Egypt; 27/3/15; - ; -

B Squadron Trpr 15.12.14

D NZEF Medical History Form No 4

Examined: 4th Dec 1914

Birthplace: Bangor County Down Ireland

Declared age: 21 year 1 month

Trade or occupation: Station hand

Height: 5 ft 8 ¼

Weight: 94 lb

Chest measurement: Min 33 in Max expansion 36 ½ in

Enlisted on 27th December 1914 at Trentham Camp

Joined WMR 11/959 27/12/14

Signed Approved by J W Williams Capt NZMC

Arrived in Trentham 15/12/14

Embarked HMNZT 19 12/2/15 (This transport was the Aparima, one of three ships carrying the 3rd reinforcements) The OC Troops was Major Herbert and the Ship’s master was J E Macdonald.

(As an aside the following may be of interest:

“Obituary

Captain Macdonald USS Co

Many of the NZEF will regret to hear that Captain Macdonald, the popular commander of the transport Aparima, died suddenly on Thursday, November 2nd. He had for many years been in charge of the Union SS Co’s cadets on the training-ship Dartford, and later on the Aparima.”

Source Chronicles of the NZEF Nov 15 1916 page 124

The other two ships carrying the 3rd reinforcements were Maunganui (no 17) and Tahiti (no 18). The Aparima left New Zealand on 14 Feb 1915 and arrived Suez on 26 March 1915.)

Inoculated typhoid

Vaccinated 7/3/15

Description of Adair Hugh on enlistment

Apparent Age: 21 years 1 month

Height: 5 feet 8 ¾ inches

Weight: 9.4 lb

Chest measurements: Min 33 inches max 36 ½ inches

Complexion: Brown

Colour of eyes: Blue

Colour of hair: Brown

Religious profession: Presbyterian

Everything else is recorded as ‘normal’ i.e. teeth, heart, veins, free of haemorrhoids etc.

Reference Source:

Agency AABK

Series 18805

Accession W5520

Box / item 2

Record 000612

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Information on Robert Vernon Armstrong (7/1328) Trooper for you.

This is contained in two parts – the military file (three very sparse pages of data plus 19 pages of photocopy print out from microfilm with lots of repetition).

In total there are three main documents (A to C) of interest with the usual inserts on the original file. The order of the document / information below is in the order of the files. As usual the files are difficult to decipher in parts.

A HISTORY SHEET

Unit: CMR (Canterbury Mounted Rifles)

Rank: Tpr

Surname: Armstrong

Christian Name: Robert Vernon

No: 7/1328

Occupation: Farmer

Place of birth: Akaroa

Date of birth: 2.8.92

Religion: Church of England

Last NZ Address: Akaroa Canterbury

Name, relationship, and address if next of kin (if not resident in New Zealand, insert also name and address of nearest relative in New Zealand): George Armstrong (Father) Akaroa Canterbury

Service:

Information is recorded in the following order: Country or Troopship; Date from; Date to; days:

New Zealand; 14.6.15; 14.8.15; 61

Foreign (at sea); 14.8.15; - ; -

(The 6th Reinforcements (2,363 troops) left on two transport ships: the Willochra (no 27) (OC Troops Major S S Allen, Ship’s master R Neville) and the Tofua (no 28) (OC Troops Major Studholme, Ship’s master D Todd). Both ships l;eft New Zealand on 14 Aug 1915 and arrived Suez 19 September 1915. Unfortunately no clue from the file as to which ship Armstrong was on but I’m sure I will come across it in a newspaper search at some point.)

Sick

Information is recorded in the following order: Date; Message and remarks:

Malta 5.12.15; Dangerously ill St Andrews Hosp Malta

7.12.15; Still dangerously ill, enteric Dec 4th St Andrews Hos Malta

9.12.15; Slightly sick Disem Malta Dec 3th Hosp Ship “Glenark Castle.”

4.12.15; Dangerously ill Dec 4

Died 12 Dec 1915 in St Andrews Hos Malta from enteric

Advice re medals auth to G Armstrong F Akaroa 7 / 21

PLAQUE AND SCROLL

Soldier‘s name: Armstrong Robert Vernon Reg No 7/1328

Roll No 500377

Scroll despatched (date) 19 May 1921

Plaque 2 Mar 1922

Recipient and address M G Armstrong (Mayor) Akaroa Canterbury

(Cert posted 7.8.22) written on right side of insert

B 8th REINFORCEMENTS NZEF (Form No 1)

Regiment G SQUADn 7th

C ATTESTATION FORM No 2

Name: Robert Vernon Armstrong

Born: Akaroa Canterbury

British subject

Date of Birth: August 2nd 1892

Trade or calling: Farmer

Address at which you last resided: Akaroa Canterbury

Passed the Fourth educational Standard Yes

Name and address if your present or last employer: Self

Married: No

Do you now belong to any military or naval force? If so, to what corps? Territorial

Date of attestation Trentham 15th June 1915

(Can’t read signature of Attesting Officer Capt)

Description of Armstrong on enlistment

Apparent age: 23 years

Height: 5 feet 10 ½ inches

Chest: Min 30 ½ inches Max 35 ½ inches

Complexion: Fresh

Colour of eyes: Blue

Colour of hair: Black

Religious profession: Church of England

Distinctive marks, and marks indicating congenital peculiarities or previous disease: Pigmented mole on right iliac crest

Medical examination – all normal except “What is the condition of the teeth? Plate to be remodelled.”

“Remarks Teeth require attention”

Reference source:

Agency AABK

Series 18805

Accession W5520

Box / item 28

Record 0009300

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The following information is the probate file on William Andrew Alexander 10/205, plus an obituary and a photograph. The probate file is much clearer to read as it is mostly all typed. Ye ha! Please bear in mind that the photograph is a photo of a microform print out – not ideal but you would be able to get a proper photograph taken from the Alexander Turnbull Library in Wellington - this is the research library within the National Library of New Zealand. They have a website.

I’ve ordered the master file on Alexander so will return to you once I’ve examined it.

Here's the probate file:

“In the matter of the real and personal estate of William Andrew Alexander late of Gore in the provincial district of Otago School teacher, but as his death a Private No 10/203 in the New Zealand Expeditionary Force operating at the Dardanelles.

DECEASED INTESTATE

ORDER TO ADMINISTER

I FREDERICK FITCHETT, of the City of Wellington in the Dominion of New Zealand, Solicitor, make oath and say as follows:

1 That I am duly appointed the Public Trustee of the said Dominion.

2 The said decease died of gun-shot wounds received in action at Gallipoli on the 23rd day of August 1915, as I am able to dispose from the Military Certificate of Death hereto annexed and marked “A”, and I verily believe the said deceased to be one and the same as the deceased person mentioned in such Certificate.

3 After due enquiries, I, in my corporate capacity, am satisfied that the said deceased died intestate:

(a) No will of the said deceased can be found in the Public Trust Office or after enquiry elsewhere.

(B) The father of the said deceased who was nominated as his next-of-kin has received no letters or postcards operating as testamentary instruments.

© The Quartermaster-General has informed the Public Trustee that the Pay-Book of the said deceased has not been received from the front, and it is assumed that it will never be recovered.

4 To the best of my knowledge and belief the estate of the said deceased to be administered is under the value of £600.

5 The said deceased left him surviving as his next-of-kin his father David Alexander of Gore, who has requested the Public Trustee to administer the estate of the said deceased.

6 The estate of the said deceased has been collected and got in by the Public Trustee under Section 16 of the Public Trust Office Act 1908 until the Public Trustee could be definitely satisfied that there did or did not exist in the pay-book of the said deceased a will.

SWORN at Wellington aforesaid

This 10 day of July

1916, before me

(Can’t read signatures)

A Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New Zealand

FORM “A” Stamped as “Public Trust Office received 1 Nov 1915 Wellington NZ”

EF Form No 33

NEW ZEALAND MILITARY FORCES

Record No 10/203

Certified that it appears by an official telegram received at this office that No 10/203 Private William Andrew Alexander of the Wellington Infantry Battalion, New Zealand Expeditionary Force died of gunshot wounds received in action at Gallipoli on the twenty Third day of August 1915.

Signed Norton Francis Major for Lieut Colonel Adjutant General NZ Forces

Dated at Headquarters, New Zealand Military Forces, Wellington this Twentyninth day of October 1915.

Order to administer

Dated 11 July 1916 was authorised by the Supreme court of New Zealand – signed by G S Clark Deputy Registrar

Recorded that

“UPON reading the affidavit of Frederick Fitchett filed in this Court and the annexure thereto:

It is ordered that the PUBLIC TRSUTEE shall be administrator of all

The real and personal estate of William Andrew Alexander

Late of Gore

In the Provincial District of Otago, School-teacher, but at his death a private No 10/203 in the New Zealand Expeditionary Force operating at the Dardanelles, deceased.

Type on the left side of the document:

“Died: On or about the 23rd day of August 1915

Estate sworn under £600”

Probate Reference

Agency AAOM

Series 6029

Accession W32650

Box / item 18982/1916

OBITUARY

“PRIVATE W ALEXANDER

Private W Alexander (killed) was the second son of Mr D Alexander, of Gore. Private Alexander, who was 23 years of age, had a distinguished scholastic career, having attained his MA degree, and at the time of his enlistment in the Wellington Battalion of the Main Body of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, was assistant master at the Dannevirke High School. He was a prominent footballer and cricketer, and represented Otago and the South Island at the former game as a wing three quarter on several occasions.”

Source: The Press Saturday September 4 1915 Page 16 COL F

Photo

I will send this to you via personal email as I can’t get it smaller to place on the forum. Sorry! You might be able to do it though.

Source: Photo Otago Witness September 15 1915 Page 38

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I've manage to track the following 15 photos for you:

ALEXANDER, 10/205 - a slightly better one than the one I sent you.

BIRDSALL, 13/232

GRIPP, 11/492

MANGAROA, 16/400

MERRICK, 12/2032

NANCARROW, 7/688

NEILSON, 9/979

PAORA, 16/201

PHELAN, 8/1599

ROBERTS, 10/1632

ROUGHAN, 8/275

SCHOLLUM, 2/850/A

SHRIMPTON, 3/106A

TURTON, 13/466

WORLEY, 10/2381

I will send them through to you. I will also send you further transcriptions of archive files for your Malta men.

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Information on Private Arnold Ronald 6/883, Canterbury Infantry Battalion, for you.

This is file is 12 pages of photocopy print out from microfilm.

In total there are seven main documents (A to G) of interest with the usual inserts on the original file. The order of the document / information below is in the order of the files. As usual the files are difficult to decipher in parts and information recorded on forms is repetitive.

Your man enlisted 24th August 1914 at Greymouth, New Zealand and was on board the Athenic (HMNZT No 11) that left Wellington, New Zealand on Oct 16 1914. It seems he had been married in 1907 and had three children but he enlisted as a single man. He was in a lot of action on Gallipoli and was wounded twice (GSW in ankle and then a bomb wound in right foot – the latter getting him sent to Malta where he died. Sad thing is that at Malta he seemed to be coming right and then he died. Blood poisoning!

A Army form B 103

Casualty Form – Active Service

Regiment or Corp Canterbury Inf Bn (12th)

Regimental No 6/883 Rank Pte Name Arnold Ronald

Enlisted (a) 24.8.14 Terms of Service (a) period of war service reckons from (A) 24.8.14

B Casualty Form Active Service Army Form B 103

The following information is set out in a table as follows: Date; From Whom Received; Record of promotions etc; place; date; remarks taken from Army From B 213 Army Form A 26, or other official documents: (A blank indicates no data provided and a ? indicates I can’t decipher the writing – sorry!) The first date is when an event was recorded and the second date when it happened.

Enlisted 24.8.14

15/8/15; ?; Wounded; D’nelles; 11/8/15; B213

- ; Nth CCS; Adm to clearing station; Anzac; 11/8/15; A36 GS wd ankle

20/8/15; C C Malta; Adm to Hospital; Malta; 20/8/15; A5758 Bomb wd rt foot

9/9/15; C C Malta; Dangerously ill; Malta; 7/9/15; Cablegram from C in C Malta WB1386 A8033

18/9/15; C C Malta; Taken off Dangerous list; Malta; 17/9/15; C in C Malta WB 1560 A10105

19/9/15; Malta; Died of Pyaemia; Hospital Malta; 18/9/15; C in C Malta WB 1576 A10290

Signed N Fitzherbert CAPT OC Records Section New Zealand for AAG GHQ 3rd Echelon MEF

C Medical History Form No 4

Surname: Arnold

Christian Name: Ronald

Examined on 24 August at Greymouth

Birthplace: Bedfordshire England

Declared age: 29

Trade or occupation: Gun Maker

Height: 5 ft 8 in

Weight: 131 lb

Chest measurement: Min 33 ½ in Max expansion 36 in

Enlisted: 24th August 1914 at Greymouth (New Zealand)

Joined on enlistment: Canty Infantry Btn

Regimental number: 6/883

D Military History Sheet form No 3

No 6/883 Name Arnold Ronald

Data recorded in the following order: Country; From; To; Years; Days

NZ; 24.8.14; 14.10.14; -; 52

HMNZT No 11; 15.10.14; 3.12.14; - ; 50

Egypt; 4.12.14; -; -; -

Name and address of next-of-kin Robert Arnold Goldinslow? Bedford England

Statement of service

Dardanelles wounded 24.8.14 (5) Signature of Officers Certifying correctness of entries J J Smith (Serg) Record Clerk

Died of pyemia 18.9.15

E HISTORY SHEET

Unit: CIB 12thCoy Pte Arnold Ronald (Roland crossed out) 6/883

Occupation: Gun maker

Religion: Anglican

Surname Arnold Christian Name Ronald

Examined on 24 August 1914 at Greymouth

Birthplace Town Bedfordshire Country England

Date of birth: 2.1.85

Last NZ Address: Otira

Next of kin and address: Robert Arnold Godlington Bedford Eng

Declared age: 29

Trade or occupation gun maker

Height 5 ft 8 in

Weight 131 lb

Chest measurement Min 33 ½ in max 36

Enlisted 24th day of August 1914 at Greymouth

Service

Country of Troopship NZ Date from 24.8.14 Date to 16.10.14

Foreign 16.10.14 date to 18.9.15

Legal next of kin Mrs Florence Dallimore (W) 18 Beaconsfield St Bedford England remarried

NZ from 24.8.14 to 14.10.14. 52 days

HMNZT No 11 15.10.14 to 3.12.14 - 50 days (This transport was the Athenic OC Troops Col A H Russell, Ship’s master J E Crossland, left Wellington, New Zealand on 16 Oct 1914 and arrived Suez 3 Dec 1914.)

F NZEF Attestation form No 2

Ronald Arnold

Born Bedfordshire (England)

British subject

Are you married “No” (but read on….)

DOB Jan 26th 1885

Trade Gun Maker

Passed the Fourth Educational standard or its equivalent

Name and address of last employer NZ Government Public Works Otira

Signed by him at Greymouth on 24 August 1914

Description on Arnold Ronald on enlistment

Apparent age: 29 yeas

Height: 5 feet 8 inches

Weight: 131 lb

Chest Measurements: Min 33 ½ Max 36 inches

Complexion: Fair

Colour of eyes: Blue

Colour of hair: Fair

Religious profession: Anglican

Remarks: “Fit for field force”

Remarks fit for field force

Can’t read signature of Medical Officer

Scroll and Plaque

Soldier’s name: Arnold, Roland (first name crossed out) Reg No 6/885

Roll No 55346

Scroll despatched 19 July 1921

Cert posted 8.7.22 (written on left hand side)

Plague ticked

Recipient and address Mrs F Dallimore 18 Beaconsfield St Bedford England

Particulars of Marriage

Wife’s maiden name Florence

Place of marriage not given

Date of marriage 5.5.07

Particulars of children (no date of birth, age, where born or where registered provided) – their names:

Doris Margaret

Ethel Florence

Robert Ronald

Wounds D’nelles Wnd 11.8.15

Malta Adm hospital 20.8.15 Bomb wd rt foot

Died of pyaemia (following wounds in action Sept 18th 1915 Hosp Malta

Died of pyaemia St Elmo Hosp

Buried 18/9/15 Pieta Cemetery Malta Grave No 1

Medals authorised to Mrs F Dallimore 18 Beaconsfield St Bedford England

G MAIN BODY NEW ZEALAND EXPEDITIONARY FORCE Form 1

Personal Record of Registration No 6/883 ARNOLD RONALD

Regiment Canty Inf

Group 11A

DECEASED Died of sickness 18.9.15

Reference

Agency AABK

Series 18805

Accession W5520

Box / item 29 0009374

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Information on Trooper Birdsall, William John 13/232, Auckland Mounted Rifles, for you.

This is file is 13 pages of photocopy print out from microfilm.

In total there are five main documents (A to E) of interest with the usual inserts on the original file. There are two History files recorded. The order of the document / information below is in the order of the files. As usual the files are difficult to decipher in parts and information recorded on forms is repetitive.

Your man enlisted on either 6 or 8 September 1914 at Auckland, New Zealand (both dates given on file). He was posted to 2nd reinforcements but “recalled by wire” on date of sailing and left on board the Waimana (HMNZT No 12) that left Wellington, New Zealand on 16 October 1914. His file states “Applicant attestations made out on Waimana No 12. Original attestation dates not available.” His file does have a copy of the original attestation form. His file is confusing because it actually records he was on the Willochra (no 14) but he definitely left New Zealand with the Main Body on the Waimana and is recorded in the NZEF War Diary. (OC Troops Lt Col Mackesy and ship’s master – Holmes.) He arrived Suez 3 Dec 1914. On Gallipoli Birdsall got dysentery and was transported to No 1 Stationary Hosp Mudros on 28 May 1915, got well and was sent back to Gallipoli on 11 June 1915 where he got wounded (GS wounds to his back) and was sent to Malta where he landed from either the Hospital Ship Soudan or Sicilia on 20 June 1915 (file records both Hospital ships). He died in Malta of wounds on 22 June 1915.

A History Sheet

Unit AMR

Rank: Trooper

Surname: Birdsall

Christian: Name William John

No 13/232

Occupation: Farmer

Last employer: Mr J B Birdsall

Religion: Anglican

Birthplace: Big Omaha

Date of Birth: 10.8.94

Last New Zealand Address Whangateau

Name and address of next of kin: Mr J B Birdsall Whangateau Rodney Auckland

Medals to Mr John B Birdsall Whangateau Auckland

26.6.15 Died of wounds at Valetta Hosp Malta 22 June 1915

AFB103 (Army Form B103) Died of wounds Dardanelles 22.6.15

Sick

Information is set out in a table as follows: Cable No and date; where soldier located; Message and remarks:

AFB103; 27.5.15; Dardanelles; Adm Hosp Ship Dysentery

AFB103; 28.5.15; Mudros; Trans to No 1 Stat Hosp

AFB103; 11.6.15; Dardanelles; Discharged to duty

Interred at Pieta Cemetery Malta Grave No 5 Row 5a on June 22 1915

Plaque and scroll

Roll No 501023

Scroll despatched 26 May 1921

Recipient and address Mr J Birdsall Whangateau Rodney Auckland

B Casualty form Active Service Army Form B 103

The following information is set out in a table as follows: Date; From Whom Received; Record of promotions etc; place; date; remarks taken from Army From B 213 Army Form A 26, or other official documents: (A blank indicates no data provided.) The first date is when an event was recorded and the second date when it happened.

7.6.15; H S Newmarket; Admitted to Hosp Ship; Dardanelles; 27.5.15; Dysentery

7.6.15; H S Newmarket; Trans to No 1 Stationary Hosp; Mudros; 28.5.15; -

12.6.15; No 1 Stat Hosp Lemnos; Discharged to duty; Dardanelles; 11.6.15; -

23.6.15; C in C Malta; Died of wounds; 22.6.15; Cable from Malta dated 23/6/15

Service (note transport listed below is Willochra No 14, (2nd reinforcements) but he was on board the Waimana (No 12). At least the recorder got the disembarkation date correct. Information set out as follows: Country or troopship; Date from; Date to; Total years / days:

NZ; 12/10/14; 12/10/14; - / 52

HMNZT 14; 13/10/14; Disembarked Alexandria 3/12/14; -; -

Egypt; 4/12/14; 22.6.15; -; -

Died of wounds 22 June 1915

C History sheet Form No 3

Birdsall Wm John

This man was posted to 2nd reinforcements but recalled by wire on date of sailing. Applicant attestations made out on Waimana No 12. Original attestation dates not available.

Country NZ 12.10.14 to 12/10/14 52 days

HMNZT No 12 13/10

Egypt 4/12/14

D NZEF Card

Personal record of

Birdsall Pte

Registration No 13/232 Regiment 3rd Auckland Rgt

Landed in Malta ex H S Soudan or Sicilia GSW back 20/6/15

DIED OF WOUNDS 22/6/15

E ATTESTATION FORM (Very faded!)

When he attested he was already a member of the 3 AMR.

Attestation was dated 8 or 6 September 1914 at Auckland.

Description of William John Birdsall of enlistment

Apparent age: 20 years 1 months

Height: 6 feet

Weight: 168 lbs

Chest: Min 37 Max 41

Complexion: Fair

Colour of eyes” Blue

Colour of hair: Fair

Religious profession: Church of England

Medical examination – all normal

Certificate signed and dated 10 9 1914 Frederick Cameron, Med Officer

I will send his photo separately - he looks very young!

Source reference

Agency AABK

Series 18805

Accession W5520

Box / item 84

Record 0014876

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Information on Lance Corporal Beswick, Albert Edward, 3/834, Field Ambulance, New Zealand Medical Corps, for you.

There two files – military file of 15 pages of photocopy print out from microfilm and a brief probate file.

In total there are five main documents (A to E) of interest with the usual inserts on the original file plus the probate file. The order of the document / information below is in the order of the files. As usual the files are difficult to decipher in parts and information recorded on forms is repetitive.

Your man enlisted on 15th July 1915 at Palmerston North, New Zealand. In early October 1915 he got ill on Gallipoli with lumbago / debility and was sent to Malta where he died of dysentery on 26 October 1915.

I can’t find the London Gazette notice but maybe on eof the pals can.

A Casualty Form – Active Service Army Form B 103

Name Beswick Albert Edward

Regiment Ambulance

Regiment NZMC

Regimental Number 3/834 Rank L/C

Enlisted 15.7.15 Terms of service duration of war

Service reckons from 15.7.15

Date of appointment to lance rank 27.7.15

The following table records date in order: Date; From whom received; Record of promotions, reductions, transfers, casualties etc; Place; Date; Remarks taken from Army Form B 213, Army Form A36 or other official documents

17.7.15; - ; Promoted to Lance Corp; NZ; 27.7.15; -

-; N Roll; Admitted to Hosp “St Patrick’s” x “Assage”; Malta; 10.10.15; Lumbago A 15169 Debility A36

24.11.15; Commandant Malta; Died of dysentery; Malta; 26.11.15; Commandant Malta Buried 27.10.15 Addol Cemetery Malta Grave 1651/1

Section 1 Buried by CAC Acomp RC

N Fitzherbert

B Military History Sheet Form No 3

Service NZ from 15/7/15

Name and address NOK William Beswick (Father) Postmaster Palmerston North

Died of dysentery

Buried in Addolorata Cemetery Malta Grave no 651 Division East Section? Component A

C Medical History Form No 4

Surname: Beswick

Christian Name: Albert Edward

Examined on 28 April 1915 at Palmerston North

Birthplace: Wellington New Zealand

Declared age 21 years

Trade or occupation: Clerk

Height: 5 ft 8 in

Weight: 136 lbs

Chest measurement: Min 32 in Max expansion 34 ½ inc

Enlisted on 15th July 1915 at Palmerston North

Joined on enlistment Ambulance corps Regimental no 3/834

Approved by G A Forrest Medical Officer

The following table records date in order: Service or Troopship; Date of arrival at the station or of embarkation; Remarks on nature of disease; Signature of Medical Officer

R M S Persia; 7.8.15; Inoculated typhoid; R S Orbete ?

R M S Persia; 17.8.15; Inoculated typhoid; R S Orbete ?

R M S Persia; 29.8.15; Vaccinated; R S Orbete ?

Died 26/10/15 Dysentery

D Attestation of Albert Edward Beswick 3/834 Ambulance

Name: Albert Edward Beswick

Born: Wellington

British subject

Date of birth: 12 April 1894

Trade / calling: Clerk

Address at which you last resided: 37 Liston St Palmerston North New Zealand

Have you passed the Fourth Educational Standard or its equivalent? Yes

Name and address of your present or last employer T A Preece Main St N Palmerston North

Married? No

Do you now belong to any military or naval force? If so, to what corps? B Coy 7th Reg

Are you willing to be vaccinated or revaccinated and inoculated Yes

Are you willing to serve in the EF in or beyond the Dominion of NZ etc yes

Next of kin: Father Wm Beswick Postmaster Palmerston North New Zealand

Signed declaration and Oath taken before me at PN (Palmerston North) on 15 July 1915

Attesting office H G Ashworth Major 6th MR

Description of Albert Edward Beswick on enlistment

Apparent age: 21 years

Height: 5 feet 8 inches

Weight: 9 st 10 lb

Chest min 32 inches Max 34 ½ inches

Complexion: Pale

Colour of eyes: Blue

Colour of hair: Fair

Religious profession: Roman Catholic

Sight, hearing, colour vision, heart lungs, etc all ok (Only issue) ‘what is the condition of the teeth?’ ‘Need attention’

“3 teeth require filling”

Remark “Has never been ill or had a fit.”

Signed and dated April 28 1915 G A Forrest Medical Officer

Medal action to Mrs A Beswick 323 Victoria Ave Wanganui

Mentioned in despatches

London Gazette Ambulance details per Manuka 29/7/15

E History Sheet

Unit: NZMC Ambulance L/Cpl Beswick Albert Edward 3/834

Occupation: Clerk

Last employer: T A Preece Palmerston North

Religion: Roman Catholic

Born: Wellington

Date of birth: 12 April 1894

Last NZ Address: 37 Linton St Palmerston North

Next of kin: Wm Beswick (Father) Postmaster PN crossed out and 323 Victoria Avenue Wanganui written in place

Public Trustee 5.6.19 Please account for active service gratuity to be sole beneficiary under the will viz Mrs A Beswick College St Palmerston North. Medals also to be handed to same beneficiary – mother of deceased

Service

The following table lists data in the following order: Country or troopship; Date from; Date to

New Zealand; 15.7.15; -

Foreign; 29.7.15; 26.10.15

Died of sickness 26.10.15

Sick

The following table lists data in the following order: Date (recorded); Where soldier located; Messages and remarks

19.10.15; Malta; Disembakd H S Assay Oct 15 slightly sick

27.10.15; Malta; Died of dysentery 26.10.15

16.10.15; Malta; Adm St Patrick’s Hosp

26.10.15; Malta; Died of dysentery

Buried 27.10.15 in Addd Cemetery Malta Grave 651/1 Section 1 Addolorata cemetery

Died of sickness 27.11.15 died of dysentery St Patrick’s Hosp Malta 26.10.a5 Buried 27.10.15 Addol Cemetery Malta Grave # 651/1 section #1 by Rev E A E Alcome? Clome?

Plaque and scroll

Soldier’s name Beswick Albert Edward Reg No 3/834

Roll No 500969

Scroll despatched 26 May 1921 Plaque 6 Jan 1922

Recipient and address Mrs W Beswick 323 Victoria Ave Wanganui

Reference Source:

AABK

Acc W5520

79/0014370

Albert Edward Beswick Probate

The following is a summary of the probate file – New Zealand Supreme Court Wellington:

No 3/834

Clerk Palmerston North

Said deceased died on or about the 26th day of October 1915

Executed while on actual military service

“A” short form of will

In the event of my death I give to

a) Mrs Annie Beswick

B) All my possessions other than Insurance Policy

and I give to

a) William Beswick

B) Insurance policy in NZ Govt Life Insurance

Signed A E Beswick

Date 11 Sept 1915

“B” schedule

Cash in Post Office Savings Bank £9 12

Life Policy £300

Military Pay approximately £10

£319 12

This is the schedule marked “B” referred to in the annexed election dated the 13th day of May 1916

Signed ?

Public Trustee

Reference Source

Agency AAOM

Series 6029

Accession W3265

Record 18687/1916

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