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Also found a photo of "Ernest Alfred Hendle, NZ Field Artillery, died of enteric" in the New Zealand Free Lance Frid Oct 8 1915 page 8.

Will shortly post this man's file plus another five file reviews.

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Information on HENDLE, 2/1792 Gunner, Ernest Alfred, New Zealand Field Artillery, 5th Reinforcements, 2nd Battery, 2nd Brigade, for you.

This file is 16 pages of photocopy print out from microfilm. In total there are nine documents (1 to 9) of interest. The order of the document / information below is in the order of the files. Abbreviations are as recorded on the file.

This man’s family is interesting because it seems that six sons all served in WW1. Three of the six never returned home: Ernest Alfred Hendle (2/1792) died of disease on 18 September 1915 in Malta, William George Hendle (8/2274) was killed in France on 27 September 1916 and Leonard Hendle (2/49) was killed in France on 10 April 1916. Ernest Campbell Hendle, Frederick Hendle and George Hendle seemed to have survived the war.

Leonard Hendle and William George Hendle both served in the New Zealand Samoan Advance force before going to Egypt and on to other theatres of war.

As mentioned there is a photo of this man in the following New Zealand newspaper of the time: New Zealand Free Lance October 8th 1915, page 8.

Overview

Ernest Alfred Hendle was born in Kaiwarawara, Wellington, North Island, New Zealand on 24 May 1889.

He underwent his medical examination on 6 April 1915 (place not given) and attested at Trentham, on 7 April 1915. On enlistment he joined the New Zealand Field Artillery 5th Reinforcements, 2nd Battery, 2nd Brigade.

His ‘apparent age' on enlistment was 26 years.

Ernest Alfred Hendle was a ‘painter by ‘occupation’ working for A W Palmer, Kaiwarawara. Ernest was single. His next of kin was Mr William and Mrs Eliza Agnes Hendle 2 Pickering Terrace Kaiwarawara, Wellington, New Zealand.

Ernest Alfred Hendle’s medical description on enlistment was that he was 5 feet 8 ¾ inches tall and weighed 10 st 10 lb. The condition of his teeth was described as ‘sufficient’. His complexion was described as dark; colour of eyes brown and colour of hair brown. His religious profession was Church of England.

He left Wellington, New Zealand on HMNZT No 24 (Maunganui) as part of the 2,299 5th reinforcements. Prior to leaving New Zealand he was inoculated against typhoid on 2 May 1915 and again on board the transport (date stamp illegible.)

He arrived in Egypt on 24 July 1915. He was taken on strength of the 2nd Battery at Anzac on 13 August 1915. Barely twenty days later on 2 September 1915 he was sent to hospital at Anzac suffering from enteric fever and from here was sent to Malta where he died of enteric at 12.15 am on the 17th September 1915, in St George’s Hospital. Ernest Hendle was buried the same day in Pieta Cemetery in grave No 2, row No 11b. (Note that the death date is in the Base Records letter to Ernest’s mother below is different from that recorded in the list and the file – 18th September 1915.)

One wonder’s why his mother would be sent a letter on 3rd January 1916 starting with the words “It will be of interest to you to learn that advice has been received from the military authorities at the front that the above named solder (2/1792 E A Hendle) died of Enteric at ….” This was her son!

1 HISTORY SHEET (EF Form No 3A)

Unit: NZFA

Rank: Gunner

Surname: Hendle

Christian Name: Ernest Alfred

No: 2/1792

Occupation: Painter

Religion: Ch of Eng

Place of Birth: Kaiwarra

Date of Birth: May 24 1889

Last New Zealand address: Kaiwarra Wellington (correct spelling is Kaiwarawara)

Last employer: A W Palmer Kaiwarra

Name, relationship of next of kin (if not resident in New Zealand, insert also name and address of nearest relative in New Zealand): Eliza Agnes HENDLE Mother Kaiwarra Wellington

Medal action

Surname: Hendle

Christian names: Ernest Alf

Rank on death: Gun

Highest rank held: Gun

Reg No: 2/1792

Legatee and address: Mrs Eliza Agnes Hendle (M) 2 Pickering Terrace Kaiwara Wtgn

Legal next of kin, relationship and address: Mr and Mrs W Hendle (F) 2 Pickering Terrace Kaiwara Wtgn

STAMPED MEDAL ACTION COMPLETE 25 FEB 1924

Service

Data shown in order as Country; Date from; Date to:

NZ; 7.4.15; 12.6.15

Foreign; 13.6.15

Sick

Died of sickness 219 - 24.9.15 Died of Enteric Sept 18 1915

AFB103 Died of enteric – Malta 18th September 1915

Buried Pieta Cemetery Malta

PLAQUE AND SCROLL

Soldier’s name: Hendle Ernest Alfred

Reg No: 2/1792

Roll No: 505800

Scroll despatched: (Date) 14 JUN 1921

Plaque: 13 DEC 1921

Recipient and address: Mr W J Hendle 2 Pickering Tce Kaiwarra

Written down left hand side “Cert posted 6/9/21?

STATEMENT OF THE SERVICE OF

Hendle Ernest Alf

No 2/1792

Data is shown in order as: Regiment or Corps; Promotions, Reductions, Casualties, &c; Rank; Dates; Signature of Officer certifying Correctness of Entry:

NZFA; Posted to; Gnr; 7.4.15; H H Doughty Lieut

2nd Bty 2nd Bde; Taken on strength 2nd Bty; Gnr; 13.8.15; AFB103

2 Army Form 396 Plaque No 505800

RECEIPT FOR MEMORIAL PLAQUE

I HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE RECEIPT OF MEMORIAL PLAQUE ISSUED ON ACCOUNT OF

2/1792 Ernest Alfred Hendle

Next of kin: Mr W J Hendle

Signature: E A Hendle

Address: 2 Pickering Terrace Kaiwarra

IMPORTANT This receipt must be signed only by the person entitled to receive, & return to office i/c War Accts & Records Wellington

3 Letter typed to Mrs Hendle

BASE RECORDS

3rd January 1916

Mrs E A Hendle

Kaiwarra

WELLINGTON

Dear Madam,

Re 2/1792 E A Hendle

It will be on interest to you to learn that advice has been received from the military authorities at the front that the above named solder died of Enteric at 12.15 am on the 17th September, 1915, in St George’s Hospital, Malta, and was buried the same day in Pieta Cemetery, in grave No 2, row No 11b.

Yours faithfully

Illegible initial

Chief Clerk

For Major

Director of the Base Records

4 EF Form No 33

NEW ZEALAND MILITARY FORCES

(This is a faded but typed file)

Record No 2/1792

Certified that it appears by an official telegram received at this

Office that No 2/1792 GUNNER ERNEST ALFRED HENDLE

Of the NEW ZEALAND FIELD ARTILLERY, New Zealand

Expeditionary Force DIED OF ENTERIC

At NOT STATED (note: we know it was St George’s Hospital Malta from 3 Jan 1916 Base Records letter to mother above)

on the EIGHTEENTH day of SEPTEMBER 1915 (Note date in this letter is different from Base Records letter above. Wayne – what records exist on Malta?)

Illegible signature

Lieut Colonel Adjutant General NZ Forces

Dated at Headquarters, New Zealand Military Forces, Wellington

This FIFTH day of NOVEMEBER 1915

The Controller

General Post Office

WELLINGTON

5 NEW ZEALAND EXPEDITIONARY FORCE ATTESTATION (FORM No 2)

ATTESTATION OF

No 2/1792

Name Hendle Ernest Alfred

Regiment or Unit: NZFA

Questions to be put to the recruit before enlistment (NOTE recruit responses are also numbered 1 – 18)

1 What is your name? Ernest Alfred Hendle

2 Where were you born? Kaiwarra

3 Are you a British subject? Yes

4 What is the date of your birth? May 24th 1889

5 What is your trade or calling? Painter

6 Are you an indentured apprentice? If so where and to whom? No

7 What was the address at which you last resided? Kaiwarra, Wellington

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

9 What is the name and address of your present or last employer? A W Palmer

10 Are you married? No

11 Have you ever been sentenced to imprisonment by the Civil power? If so, when and where? No

12 Do you now belong to any military or naval force? If so to what corps? No

13 Have you ever served in any military or naval force? If so state which and cause of discharge. No

14 Have you truly stated the whole (if any) of your previous service? Yes

15 Have you been registered for compulsory military training under the Defence Act 1909? If so, where? No

16 Have you ever been rejected as unfit for the military or naval forces of the Crown? If so, on what grounds? No Initialled E A H

17 Are you willing to be vaccinated or revaccinated? Yes

18 Are you willing to serve in the Expeditionary Force in or beyond the Dominion of New Zealand under the following conditions, provided your services should so long be required: For the term of the present European war and for such further period as is necessary to bring the Expeditionary Force back to New Zealand and to disband it? Yes

NOTE – Your discharge will not be granted before your return to New Zealand unless permission for discharge elsewhere be obtained from the GOC the New Zealand Expeditionary Force.

I Ernest Alfred Hendle do solemnly declare that the above answers made by me to the above questions are true, and that I am willing to fulfil the engagement made.

Signature of Recruit Ernest Alfred Hendle

Signature of Witness Illegible

Oath to be taken by recruit on attestation

I, Ernest Alfred Hendle, do sincerely promise and swear that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to our Sovereign Lord the King, his Heirs and Successors, and that I will faithfully serve in the New Zealand Military Forces, according to my liability under the Defence Act, and that I will observe and obey all order of His Majesty, his Heirs and Successors, and of the Generals and Officers set over me, until I shall be lawfully discharged So help me, God.

Certificate of Magistrate or Attesting Officer

The above questions were read to the above recruit in my presence. I have taken care that he understands each question, and that his answer to each question has been duly entered as replied to, and the said recruit has made and signed the declaration and taken the oath before me at Trentham, NZ on this 7th day of April 1915.

Signature of Attesting Officer G Beattie Major

If any alteration is required on this page of the Attestation, the Attesting Officer should be requested to make it and initial the alteration.

Description of Hendle Ernest Alfred on Enlistment

Apparent age: 26 years - months

Height: 5 feet 8 ¾ inches

Weight: 10 st 10 lb

Chest measurement Minimum 36 inches Maximum 38 inches

Complexion: Dark

Colour of eyes: Brown

Colour of hair: Brown

Religious profession: English

Distinctive marks, and marks indicating congenital peculiarities or previous disease. None

Medical Examination

Sight: right eye 6/6

Sight: Left eye 6/6

Hearing: Right ear Normal

Hearing: Left ear Normal

Colour vision Normal

Are his limbs well formed? Yes

Are the movements of all his joints full and perfect? Yes

Is his chest well formed? Yes

Is his heart normal? Yes

Are his lungs normal? Yes

What is the condition of his teeth? Sufficient

No fits No illnesses written in

Is he free from hernia? Yes

Is he free from varicocele? Yes

Is he free from varicose veins? Yes

Is he free from haemorrhoids? Yes

Is he free from inveterate or contagious skin disease? Yes

Is there a distinct mark of vaccination? Yes

Is he in good bodily and mental health and free from any physical defect likely to interfere with the efficient performance of his duties? Yes

Are there any slight defects, but not sufficient to cause rejection? No

Remarks

None stated

Certificate of Medical Examination

I have examined the above named, and find he does not present any of the causes of rejection specified in the Regulations for Army Medical Services.

I consider him fit for service in the New Zealand Expeditionary Force.

6/4/ 1915

SIGNED looks like “Hughes Steele” Capt Medical Officer

6 NEW ZEALAND EXPEDITIONARY FORCE (FORM NO 4) MEDICAL HISTORY

Of

Surname: Hendle

Christian Name: Ernest Alf

Examined On: 6 day of April, 1915

At: Not stated

Birthplace Town: Kaiwarra

Country: New Zealand

Declared age: 26 years

Trade or occupation: Painter

Height: 5 ft 8¾ in

Weight 150 lb

Chest measurement Minimum, 36 in Maximum expansion 38 in

Approved by H Hughes Steele Capt Medical Officer

Enlisted on BLANK day of APRIL 1915, at Trentham

Joined on enlistment NZFA

Regimental No 2/1792

7 FORM - NO TITLE

Written down left hand side of form:

Surname: Hendle

Christian Name: Ernest Alf

Data shown in order as: Station or Troopship; Date Arrival at the Station or of Embarkation; REMARKS ON NATURE OF DISEASE:

Trentham; 7.4.15; Inoculated typhoid 2.5.15

Troopship No 24; 12.6.15; Inoculated typhoid (date stamp illegible)

8 Military History Sheet

No 2/1792

Name Hendle Ernest Alfred

Data shown in order as: Country; From; To; Days:

1 Service record: NZ; 7/4/15; 11.6.15; 66 days

1 Service record: Foreign; 12.6.15

10 Name and address of next of kin: Eliza Agnes Hendle Mother Kaiwarra Wellington

Intended place of residence on discharge: NZ

STATEMENT OF THE SERVICE

Regiment of Corps: 5th Reinforcements NZFA

Rank: Gunner

Dates: 7/4/15

Signature of Officer certifying Correctness of Entry: H Doughty Lieut

9 ARMY FORM B 103 Casualty Form – Active Service

Regimental Number 2/1792

Regiment or Corps NZ Field Artillery 2nd Btty 2nd Bde

Rank Gunner

Name Hendle Ernest Alfred

Enlisted (a) 7/4/15

Terms of Service (a) period of war

Service reckons from (a) 7/4/15

Data shown in order as: Date; From whom received; Record of promotions, reductions, transfers, causalities &c active service as reported on Army Form B 213, Army Form A33 and in other official documents; Place of casualty; Date of Casualty; Remarks

Taken from Army Form B213, Army For A 35 or other official documents:

22/8/15; O/C 2nd Btty; Taken on strength 2nd Battery; Anzac; 13/8/15; B213

5/9/15; O/C 2nd Btty; Sent to hospital; Anzac; 2/9/15; B213

19/9/15; Commandant; Died of enteric; Malta; 18/9/15; Cable WB1576 A10290

Signed N Fitz Herbert CAPT OC Records Section New Zealand for DAG GHO 3rd Echelon MEF

Stamped “Entered on History Sheet 20.3.17”

Reference source

Agency AABK

Series 18805

Accession W5539

Box / item 111

Record 0053521

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Information on James Hume, Private 10/1263 Wellington Infantry, 7th Wellington West Coast Company, for you.

This file is 17 pages of photocopy print out from microfilm. In total there are seven documents (1 to 7) of interest. The order of the document / information below is in the order of the files. Abbreviations are as recorded on the file.

Overview

James Hume was born in Glossop, Derbyshire, England on 26th April 1889.

He underwent his medical examination on 13th October 1914 at Palmerston North, New Zealand and attested at Trentham, on 26th October 1914. On enlistment, which is dated 20 October 1914, he joined the Wellington Infantry, 7th Wellington West Coast Company. His service reckons from 26th October 1914.

His ‘declared age' on enlistment was 25 years 5 months.

James was a ‘labourer’ by occupation’ working for Mr Alford, Shannon, North Island New Zealand. James was single. While his legal next of kin is recorded as Mr William Hume (father) first at 29 Charlestown Glossop Derby England and then c/o Mrs H Mison 22 Dickson Rd Blackpool England, the file also features in place of his father Mrs Lizzie Watson Bennett (sister) 33 Charlestown Glossop Derbyshire England.

James Hume’s medical description on enlistment was that he was 5 feet 5¼ inches tall and weighed 150 lb. The condition of his teeth was described as “good.” He had a distinctive small mole on his left fore arm. His complexion was described as fair; colour of eyes grey and colour of hair brown. His religious profession was Anglican.

While his departure from New Zealand is not recorded on the file but it is almost certain to be on one of the three transports (Verdala (no 13), Willochra (No 14) or the Knight of Garter (no 15) carrying the 2nd reinforcements, which left NZ on 14 December 1914 and arrived at Suez on 28 January 1915. We know that James Hume was in Zeitoun, Egypt on 17 March 1915 because he was admonished for breaching orders. James Hume would have arrived off Gaba Tepe via the ‘Achaia’ (which carried the Wellington West Coast Company) at about 1 pm on 25th April 1915 and he would have landed about 3.30 am on 26th April 1915. James would have seen a lot of action on Gallipoli – Plugge’s Plateau, Courtney Post, Quinn’s Post, Krithia, Chunuk Bair prior to his evacuation for sickness in August 1915. Unfortunately his file doesn’t record these details and more checking would be required to validate this view.

However, we know that on 12 August 1915 James Hume was sent sick to hospital on the Dardanelles and on 15 August 1915 he was diagnosed with diarrhoea and was transferred from the Hospital Ship ‘Guildford Castle’ to the ‘Andania’. He was transported to Malta where he died from dysentery on 22 August 1915. He is buried at Pieta Cemetery Malta Plot A. Row IX. Grave 3. He was 26 years old.

He had survived over three months on Gallipoli.

1 New Zealand Expeditionary Force Form No 1

Personal Record of Registration No 10/1263

NAME: Hulme James

Regiment: Wgton Inf

Written “Died of sickness 22.8.15”

2 NEW ZEALAND EXPEDITIONARY FORCE ATTESTATION (FORM No 2)

Very faded

ATTESTATION OF

No 10/1263

Name

Regiment or Unit:

Questions to be put to the recruit before enlistment (NOTE recruit responses are also numbered 1 – 18)

1 What is your name? James Hulme

2 Where were you born? Glossop England

3 Are you a British subject? Yes

4 What is the date of your birth? 26th April 1889

5 What is your trade or calling? Labourer

6 Are you an indentured apprentice? If so where and to whom? No

7 What was the address at which you last resided? Shannon

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

9 What is the name and address of your present or last employer? Mr Alford, Shannon

10 Are you married? No

11 Have you ever been sentenced to imprisonment by the Civil power? If so, when and where? No

12 Do you now belong to any military or naval force? If so to what corps? No

13 Have you ever served in any military or naval force? If so state which and cause of discharge. No

14 Have you truly stated the whole (if any) of your previous service? Yes

15 Have you been registered for compulsory military training under the Defence Act 1909? If so, where?

16 Have you ever been rejected as unfit for the military or naval forces of the Crown? If so, on what grounds? No

17 Are you willing to be vaccinated or revaccinated? Yes

18 Are you willing to serve in the Expeditionary Force in or beyond the Dominion of New Zealand under the following conditions, provided your services should so long be required: For the term of the present European war and for such further period as is necessary to bring the Expeditionary Force back to New Zealand and to disband it? Yes

NOTE – Your discharge will not be granted before your return to New Zealand unless permission for discharge elsewhere be obtained from the GOC the New Zealand Expeditionary Force.

I James Hulme do solemnly declare that the above answers made by me to the above questions are true, and that I am willing to fulfil the engagement made.

Signature of Recruit J Hulme

Signature of Witness illegible

Oath to be taken by recruit on attestation

I, James Hulme, do sincerely promise and swear that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to our Sovereign Lord the King, his Heirs and Successors, and that I will faithfully serve in the New Zealand Military Forces, according to my liability under the Defence Act, and that I will observe and obey all order of His Majesty, his Heirs and Successors, and of the Generals and Officers set over me, until I shall be lawfully discharged So help me, God.

Certificate of Magistrate or Attesting Officer

The above questions were read to the above recruit in my presence. I have taken care that he understands each question, and that his answer to each question has been duly entered as replied to, and the said recruit has made and signed the declaration and taken the oath before me at Trentham, NZ on this 26th day of October 1914.

Signature of Attesting Officer A Frandi Capt

If any alteration is required on this page of the Attestation, the Attesting Officer should be requested to make it and initial the alteration.

Description of James Hulme on Enlistment

Apparent age: 25 years 5 months

Height: 5 feet 5¼ inches

Weight: 10 st 10 lb

Chest measurement 34½ inches Maximum 38 inches

Complexion: Fair

Colour of eyes: Grey

Colour of hair: Brown

Religious profession: Anglican

Distinctive marks, and marks indicating congenital peculiarities or previous disease. Small mole left fore arm

Medical Examination

Sight: right eye Normal

Sight: Left eye Normal

Hearing: Right ear Normal

Hearing: Left ear Normal

Colour vision Normal Yes

Are his limbs well formed? Yes

Are the movements of all his joints full and perfect? Yes

Is his chest well formed? Yes

Is his heart normal? Yes

Are his lungs normal? Yes

What is the condition of his teeth? Good

Is he free from hernia? Yes

Is he free from varicocele? Yes

Is he free from varicose veins? Yes

Is he free from haemorrhoids? Yes

Is he free from inveterate or contagious skin disease? Yes

Is there a distinct mark of vaccination? Yes

Is he in good bodily and mental health and free from any physical defect likely to interfere with the efficient performance of his duties? Yes

Are there any slight defects, but not sufficient to cause rejection? No

Remarks

None stated

Certificate of Medical Examination

I have examined the above named, and find he does not present any of the causes of rejection specified in the Regulations for Army Medical Services.

I consider him fit for service in the New Zealand Expeditionary Force.

13 Oct 1914

SIGNED Illegible Medical Officer

3 NEW ZEALAND EXPEDITIONARY FORCE (FORM NO 4) MEDICAL HISTORY

Of

Surname: Hulme

Christian Name: James

Examined On 13th day of Oct, 1914

At Palmerston North

Birthplace Town Glossop

Country England

Declared age: 25 years 5 months

Trade or occupation Labourer

Height: 5 ft 5¼ in

Weight 150 lb

Chest measurement Minimum, 34½ in Maximum expansion 38 in

Approved by W F Greig Medical Officer Palmerston North

Enlisted on 20th day of Oct 1914, at Trentham

Joined on enlistment: Wgtn Infantry

Regimental No: 10/1263

Date: 20/10/14

4 ARMY FORM B 103 Casualty Form – Active Service

Regimental Number 10/1263

Regiment or Corps Wellington Infantry Btn (7th WWC Coy)

Rank Pte

Name Hulme James

Enlisted (a) 26.10.14

Terms of Service (a) duration of war

Service reckons from (a) 26.10.14

Data shown below in order as: Date; From whom received; Record of promotions, reductions, transfers, causalities &c active service as reported on Army Form B 213, Army Form A33 and in other official documents; Place of casualty; Date of Casualty; Remarks Taken from Army Form B213, Army For A 35 or other official documents:

15.8.15; O/C WIB; Sent to hospital; Dardanelles; 12.8.15; B213 Sick

15.8.15; HS Guildford Castle; Adm Guildford Castle 11.8.15 & transferred to Andania or Anclania; - ; 15.8.15; Diarrhoea A36 A4512

25.8.15; Cable Commandant Malta WB 1107; Died at Hospital; Malta; 22.8.15; Dysentery Cable WB1107 (A5155) Cabled 31.8.15 Buried at Malta

Signed N Fitz Herbert CAPT OC Records Section New Zealand for DAG GHO 3rd Echelon MEF

Stamped “Entered on history sheet MM 30.3.17

5 FIELD SERVICE Army Form B2090A

Note: A typed file but very faded

Report of Death of a Soldier to be forwarded to the War Office with the least possible delay after receipt of notification of death on Army Form B 213 or Army Form A 36 or from other official documentary sources.

Regiment or Corps: Wellington Infantry

Squadron Troop, Battery or Company: 7th WWC Coy

Regtl No: 10/1263

Rank: Private

Name: HULME James

Died Date: August 22 1915

Place: Malta

Cause of Death* Dysentery

*Specially state if killed in action or died from wounds received in action, or from illness due to field operations or to fatigue, privation or exposure while on military duty, or from injury while on military duty.

State whether he leaves a will or not

(a) in Pay Book (Army Book 64)

(B) in Small Book (if at Base)

© as a separate document

All private documents and effects received from the front or hospital, as well as the Pay Book, should be examined, and if any will is found it should be at once forwarded to the War Office.

Any information received as to verbal expressions by a deceased soldier of his wishes as to the disposal of his estate should be reported to the War Office as soon as possible.

A duplicate of this report is to be sent to the Paymaster at the Base (see Field Service Regulations, Part II), together with the deceased’s Pay Book (after withdrawal of any will from the latter.) If the deceased’s Small Book is at the Base, it should be forwarded to the War Office with this Report.

Signature of Officer in charge of

Section Adjutant-General’s

Office at the Base N Fitzherbert Capt

Station and date Alexandria Sept 12 1915

6 Military History Sheet

No: 10/1263

Name Hulme James

Data shown in order as: Country; From

1 Service record; New Zealand; 20/10/14

10 Name and address of next of kin: William Hulme (father) Glossop 29 Charlestown Derbeyshire England - Written ”Will to PT for sister”

Intended place of residence on discharge: NZ

STATEMENT OF THE SERVICE

Regiment of Corps Wellington Infantry

Rank Private

Date 20/10/14

7 HISTORY SHEET (EF Form No 3A)

Unit: Wgtn Infantry

Rank: Pte

Surname: Hulme

Christian Name: James

No: 10/1263

Occupation: Labourer

Religion: Anglican

Place of Birth: England

Date of Birth: 26.4.89

Last New Zealand address: Shannon NZ

Last employer: Mr Alford Shannon

Name, relationship of next of kin (if not resident in New Zealand, insert also name and address of nearest relative in New Zealand): Father crossed out and Mrs Lizzie Watson Bennett (sister) No 33 Charlestown Glossop Derbyshire England written in

Medal action

Legatee and address: Mrs L W Bennett (sister) No 33 Charlestown Glossop Derbyshire England

Nominated next-of-kin, relationship and address

Legal next of kin, relationship and address: Wm Hulme (F) c/- Mrs H Mison 22 Dickson Rd Blackpool Eng written in

Stamped MEDAL ACTION COMPLETED 18 FEB ?

Conduct Sheet

Regiment or Corps WIB

Place Zeitoun

Date 17/3/15

Offence Breach of orders

Punishment Admonished

Authority for Entry Major Cunningham

Sick

AFB103 – 22.8.15 Malta Died at Hospital Malta

Buried at Pieta Cemetery Malta

Died of dysentery 22.8.15

Reference source:

Agency: AABK

Series: 18805

Accession: W5541

Box / item: 33

Record: 0057739

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Information on Keith-MurrayPrivate Walter Herbert , 6/1593, Canterbury Infantry Battalion, for you.

This file is 17 pages of photocopy print out from microfilm. In total there are seven documents (1 to 7) of interest. The order of the document / information below is in the order of the files. Abbreviations are as recorded on the file.

Overview

Walter Herbert Keith-Murray was born in Albemarle County, Virginia, USA on 7th June 1888.

He underwent his medical examination on 2 December 1914, place not given, and enlisted on 29 day of December 1914, at Trentham. On enlistment he joined the Canterbury Infantry Battalion. His ‘apparent age' on enlistment was 26 years 6 months. His last New Zealand address was Battery Hill View, Matariki, Nelson, New Zealand.

Walter Keith-Murray was a ‘farm labourer’ by occupation’ working for someone called Harrison Jones, Nelson, South Island, New Zealand. Walter was single. His legal next of kin is recorded as his mother Mrs M E I Keith-Murray 98 Queens Rd Richmond Surrey England.

Walter Keith-Murray’s medical description on enlistment was that he was 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighed 9 st 5 lb. The condition of his teeth was described as “good.” His complexion was described as fair; colour of eyes blue and colour of hair sandy. His religious profession was Anglican.

Walter was inoculated against typhoid on 24 January 1915 and vaccinated on board the transport on 1 March and 4 March 1915.

He left New Zealand on HMNZT No 18 (Tahiti) along with 1,719 3rd reinforcement troops on two other transports on 14 February 1915. He arrived at Zeitoun, Egypt on 26 March 1915 and Gallipoli on 6 May 1915. He would have been at the 2nd Battle for Krithia and on returning to Anzac he was wounded on 5 June 1915. His wounds were caused by ‘by a bomb to his right side and a bullet’ resulting in paralysis to his “ lower extremities.” Horrible!! He was taken by Hospital ship to Malta where he arrived on 20 June 1915, and was reported dangerously ill on 23 June 1915. He died of wounds on June 27 1915 at Andrews Hosp Malta and was buried in Pieta Military Cemetery.

He had survived 30 days on Gallipoli.

1 New Zealand Expeditionary Force Form No 1

Note: Three of these brief files exist

Personal Record of Registration No 6/1593

NAME Keith-Murray Walter Herbert

Regiment CIB 3rd Reinforcements

Stamped “DECEASED”

2 ARMY FORM B 103 Casualty Form – Active Service

Note: 2 of these exist – one clearer to read than the other

Regimental Number: 6/1593

Regiment or Corps: Canterbury Inf Bn

Rank: Pte

Name: Keith Murray Walter Herbert

Enlisted: (a) 14.12.14

Terms of Service: (a) Period of war

Service reckons from: (a) 14.12.14

Information is recorded in order as: Date; From whom received; Record of promotions, reductions, transfers, causalities &c active service as reported on Army Form B 213, Army Form A33 and in other official documents; Place of casualty; Date of Casualty; Remarks Taken from Army Form B213, Army For A 35 or other official documents:

6/6/15; OC CIB; Wounded; Gallipoli; 5/6/15; AF B213

6/6/15; 4th Aust Fd Amb; Transfd to Hosp Ship; Gallipoli; 6/6/15; Paralysis lower extremities Bomb r side & bullet

20/6/15; St Andrew’s Hosp (D1); Admitted to Hosp; Malta; 20/6/15; Hosp report A482

26/6/15; C in C Malta; Dangerously ill; Malta; 23/6/15; Cablegram WB427 A68

27/6/15; C in C Malta; Died of wounds; Malta; 27/6/15; Cablegram WB469 A227

Signed N Fitz Herbert CAPT OC Records Section New Zealand for DAG GHO 3rd Echelon MEF

“Ent on card”

3 NEW ZEALAND EXPEDITIONARY FORCE ATTESTATION (FORM No 2)

ATTESTATION OF

No 6/1593

Name W H K Murray

Regiment or Unit: CIB

Questions to be put to the recruit before enlistment (NOTE recruit responses are also numbered 1 – 18)

1 What is your name? W H Keith-Murray

2 Where were you born? Albemarle County Virginia USA

3 Are you a British subject? Yes

4 What is the date of your birth? June 7th 1888

5 What is your trade or calling? Farm labourer

6 Are you an indentured apprentice? If so where and to whom? No

7 What was the address at which you last resided? Battery Hill View, Matariki, Nelson

8 Have you passed the Fourth Educational Standard or its equivalent? Not stated

9 What is the name and address of your present or last employer? Harrison Jones Nelson

10 Are you married? No

11 Have you ever been sentenced to imprisonment by the Civil power? If so, when and where? No

12 Do you now belong to any military or naval force? If so to what corps? No

13 Have you ever served in any military or naval force? If so state which and cause of discharge. No

14 Have you truly stated the whole (if any) of your previous service? Yes

15 Have you been registered for compulsory military training under the Defence Act 1909? If so, where? No

16 Have you ever been rejected as unfit for the military or naval forces of the Crown? If so, on what grounds? No

17 Are you willing to be vaccinated or revaccinated? Yes

18 Are you willing to serve in the Expeditionary Force in or beyond the Dominion of New Zealand under the following conditions, provided your services should so long be required: For the term of the present European war and for such further period as is necessary to bring the Expeditionary Force back to New Zealand and to disband it? Yes

NOTE – Your discharge will not be granted before your return to New Zealand unless permission for discharge elsewhere be obtained from the GOC the New Zealand Expeditionary Force.

I W H Keith Murray do solemnly declare that the above answers made by me to the above questions are true, and that I am willing to fulfil the engagement made.

Signature of Recruit Walter Herbert Murray

Signature of Witness illegible

Oath to be taken by recruit on attestation

I, W H Keith-Murray, do sincerely promise and swear that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to our Sovereign Lord the King, his Heirs and Successors, and that I will faithfully serve in the New Zealand Military Forces, according to my liability under the Defence Act, and that I will observe and obey all order of His Majesty, his Heirs and Successors, and of the Generals and Officers set over me, until I shall be lawfully discharged So help me, God.

Certificate of Magistrate or Attesting Officer

The above questions were read to the above recruit in my presence. I have taken care that he understands each question, and that his answer to each question has been duly entered as replied to, and the said recruit has made and signed the declaration and taken the oath before me at Trentham, NZ on this 29 day of Dec 1914.

Signature of Attesting Officer W Aldridge

If any alteration is required on this page of the Attestation, the Attesting Officer should be requested to make it and initial the alteration.

Description of W H Keith-Murray on Enlistment

Apparent age: 26 years 6 months

Height: 5 feet 7 inches

Weight: 9 st 5 lb

Chest measurement Minimum 35½ inches Maximum 33½ inches

Complexion: Fair

Colour of eyes: Blue

Colour of hair: Sandy

Religious profession: Anglican

Medical Examination

Sight: right eye Normal

Sight: Left eye Normal

Hearing: Right ear Normal

Hearing: Left ear Normal

Colour vision Normal

Are his limbs well formed? Yes

Are the movements of all his joints full and perfect? Yes

Is his chest well formed? Yes

Is his heart normal? Yes

Are his lungs normal? Yes

What is the condition of his teeth? Good

Is he free from hernia? Yes

Is he free from varicocele? Yes

Is he free from varicose veins? Yes

Is he free from haemorrhoids? Yes

Is he free from inveterate or contagious skin disease? Yes

Is there a distinct mark of vaccination? Yes

Is he in good bodily and mental health and free from any physical defect likely to interfere with the efficient performance of his duties? Yes

Are there any slight defects, but not sufficient to cause rejection? No

Remarks

Not stated

Certificate of Medical Examination

I have examined the above named, and find he does not present any of the causes of rejection specified in the Regulations for Army Medical Services.

I consider him fit for service in the New Zealand Expeditionary Force.

DATE 19 YEAR NOT STATED

SIGNED Medical Officer NOT STATED

4 NEW ZEALAND EXPEDITIONARY FORCE (FORM NO 4) MEDICAL HISTORY

Of

Surname: Keith Murray

Christian Name: Walter Herbert

Examined On 2nd day of Dec, 1914

At not stated

Birthplace Town Albemarle County, Virginia, USA

Country STATE

Declared age: Not recorded years 6 months

Trade or occupation Farm labourer

Height: 5 ft 7 in

Weight 131 lb

Chest measurement Minimum, 31½ in Maximum expansion 35½ in

Approved by T A Gibb Medical Officer

Enlisted on 29 day of Dec 1914, at Trentham

Joined on enlistment: CIB

Regimental No: 6/1593

5 FORM – NO TITLE

Written down left hand side of form:

Surname: Keith-Murray

Christian Name: Walter Herbert

In formation shown in order as: Station or Troopship; Date Arrival at the Station or of Embarkation; REMARKS ON NATURE OF DISEASE:

Trentham; 29/12/14; Inoculated Typhoid 24.1.15

HMNZT 18; 13/2/15; Vaccinated 1.3.15 & 4.3.15

6 Military History Sheet

Note: 2 of these – compilation follows:

No: 6/1593

Name: Keith-Murray W H

Information is shown in order as: Country; From; To; Days; Initials of Officer making Entry:

1 Service record: NZ; 14/12/15; 12.2.15; 60 days; JH

1 Service record: HMNZT 18; 13.2.15; 26.3.15 dis Suez; 42 days; AG

1 Service record: Egypt; 27.3.15; all else blank

5 Wounded: Dardanelles; all else blank

10 Name and address of next of kin: Mother Mrs M E I KEITH-MURRAY 103 Central Hill Upper Norwood London. This address however, is crossed out and the following address included: 1 Rotherwood Mansions, Madeira Rd Streatham London written in. (See History Sheet below re 1 Rotherwood Mansions Madeira Rd Streatham London SW.)

Intended place of residence on discharge: NZ

STATEMENT OF THE SERVICE OF No 6/1593

NAME: W H Keith-Murray

Regiment of Corps: CIB

Rank Pte

Date: 14/12/14

Dardanelles Wounded 17.6.15

7 HISTORY SHEET (EF Form No 3A)

Unit: CIB

Rank: Pvte

Surname: Keith-Murray

Christian Name: Walter Herbert

No: 6/1593

Occupation: Farm labourer

Place of Birth: Abermarle County Virginia USA

Date of Birth: 7 June 1888

Religion: Ch of E

Last New Zealand address: Battery Hill Matariki Nelson

Last employer: Harrison Jones

Name, relationship of next of kin (if not resident in New Zealand, insert also name and address of nearest relative in New Zealand): Mother M E I Keith-Murray 98 Queens Rd Richmond Surrey England 11/1/23 other addresses crossed out: 103 Central Hill Upper Norwood London and 1 Rotherwood Mansions Madeira Rd Streatham London SW (not found 8.10.21)

Surname:

Christian names:

Rank at death: Pte

Reg No: 6/1593

Casualty or reason for discharge: died of wnds

Legal next of kin, relationship and address: MRS M E I Keith-Murray (mother) 98 Queens Rd Richmond Surrey

Service

Data shown in order as: Country or troopship; Date from; Date to; Days:

NZ; 14.12.14; 12.2.15; 60 days

HMNZT 18; 13.2.15; 26.3.15; 42 days

Egypt; 27.3.15; all else blank

Wounds (note recorded as written – out of date sequence)

Data shown in order as: Date; Where soldier located; Message and Remarks:

16.6.15; BLANK; Wounded

24.6.15; BLANK; Seriously ill 22.6.15

27.6.15; Malta; Dangerously ill

Ent 30.10.18; Gallipoli; Wounded 5.6.15

Ent 30.10.18; Gallipoli; Trs to Hosp Ship 6.6.15. Paralysis lower extremities Bomb R side & Bullet

Ent 30.10.18; Malta; Dang ill 23.6.15

Sick

Died of wounds June 27.6.15 S Andrews Hosp Malta. Buried 27.6.15 Pieta Mil Cemetery Malta (Grave no not available)

PLAQUE AND SCROLL

Written on top side “Plaque receipt red 7/9/23

Soldier’s name: Keith-Murray Walter Herbert

Reg No: 6/1593

Roll No: 506962

Scroll despatched: (Date) 11 JAN 1923

Plaque: -

Recipient and address: MRS M E I Keith-Murray (mother) 98 Queens Rd Richmond Surrey

Written on left hand side “Certificate posted to mother 11/1/23”

Reference source

Agency: AABK

Series: 18805

Accession: W5549

Box / item: 65

Record: 0084998

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Information on LABRUM, 6/1601, Gunner, William Joseph New Zealand Field Artillery 2nd Battery for you. (NOTE the regimental number uses the prefix ‘6’ not ‘2’. This man transferred from the Canterbury Infantry Battalion to the New Zealand Field Artillery and his number was changed to ‘2/1601A’ initially and then reverted to his original number of 6/1601.)

This file is 20 pages of photocopy print out from microfilm. In total there are nine documents (1 to 9) of interest. The order of the document / information below is in the order of the files. Abbreviations are as recorded on the file.

Overview

William Joseph Labrum was born in ‘Topaki’, New Zealand on 21st Aug 1890. (I have no idea where Topaki is – perhaps one of the pals knows!)

He underwent his medical examination on 8 December 1914, place not given, and enlisted on 22 December 1914 at Trentham. On enlistment he initially joined, as a private, the Canterbury Infantry Battalion – 3rd reinforcements. On 3 April 1915 he transferred from the Canterbury Infantry Battalion to the New Zealand Field Artillery 2nd Battery and was given the regimental number ‘2/1601A’ and rank of ‘gunner’. (This transfer is also recorded on file as taking place on 14 December 1914 before he formally attested on 22 December 1914.) Prior to enlisting he recorded his prior military experience as a member of the 16th (Waikato) Regiment and 6th (Hauraki) Regiment.

His ‘declared and apparent age' on enlistment was 25 years.

William Labrum was a ‘farm hand’ by occupation’ working for someone called Mr C W Ross Walla, Walton New Zealand. William was single. His next of kin is recorded as his friend: Ethel May Portland Walton Rotorua Line. His father, Mr T A Labrum is listed as c/o K S Caldwell Esq Solicitor (Father) Huntley – which sounds rather intriguing.

William Labrum’s medical description on enlistment was that he was 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighed 151 lb. The condition of his teeth was described as “good.” His complexion was described as medium; colour of eyes brown and colour of hair brown. His religious profession was Anglican.

William was inoculated against typhoid on 31 January 1915 and vaccinated again on 4 and 9 March 1915.

He left New Zealand on HMNZT No 18 (Tahiti) along with 1,719 3rd reinforcement troops on two other transports on 14 February 1915. He arrived at Zeitoun, Egypt on 26 March 1915 and Gallipoli on 4 August 1915 where he was taken on strength of NZFA 2nd Battery on 13 August 1915.

On 1 September 1915 he was sent to hospital at Anzac and from there on 5 September he was transferred to the Hospital Ship ‘Maheno’ and again on the same day to the Hospital Ship ‘Nile’, which transported him to Malta where he disembarked on 8 September 1915. On Malta at St John’s Hospital he was variously described as suffering from diarrhoea (8 September 1915) and dysentery (10 September 1915). However, the Commandant Malta, described William Labrum’s death on 2 December 1915 as “died heart failure following malaria.”

William had survived 28 days on Gallipoli and a further 91 days before his death.

1 HISTORY SHEET (EF Form No 3A)

Unit: NZFA

Rank: Gnr ('Private' crossed out)

Surname: Labrum

Christian Name: William Joseph

No: 6/1601

Occupation: Farmhand

Religion: Anglican

Place of Birth: Topaki

Date of Birth: 21/8/1890

Last New Zealand address: Walton

Last employer: Mr C W Ross Walla

Name, relationship of next of kin (if not resident in New Zealand, insert also name and address of nearest relative in New Zealand): Ethel May Portland Walton Rotorua Line Friend Mr T A Labrum c/o K S Caldwell Esq Solicitor (Father) Huntley

Medal action

Surname: Labrum

Christian names: Wm Joseph

Rank on discharge: Gnr

Highest rank held: Gnr

Reg No: 6/1601

Legatee and address: No evidence of will

Nominated next-of-kin, relationship and address

Legal next of kin, relationship and address: Mr T A Labrum (F) c/o K S Caldwell Solicitor Huntley

FILE STAMPED MEDAL ACTION COMPLETE 18 Feb 1924

Service

NZ from 14.12.14 to 13.2.15

Foreign from 14.2.15

Sick

Information shown in order as: Date; Where soldier located; Message and Remarks

22.9.15; Malta; Slightly sick

- ; Malta Died of heart failure following malaria Dec 2nd 1915. Buried Addolorata Cemetery Malta

Died of sickness 4.12.15 Died of heart failure following malaria Dec 2nd 1915

Medals auth to Mr T A Labrum c/o K S Caldwell Solicitor Huntley 28/9/21

Statement of services of

Labrum William Joseph

Regiment or Corps: C I B

Promotions, Reductions, Casualties &c: Posted to 2nd Bty 2nd Bde (AFB 103 & 2090H)

Rank: Pte

Date: 14.12.14

Authority for entry: J H

PLAQUE AND SCROLL

Written on top “Cert posted 7.11.22”

Soldier’s name: Labrum Wm Jos

Reg No: 6/1601A

Roll No: 507252

Scroll despatched (Date): illegible JUN 1921

Plaque: 24 JAN 1922

Recipient and address: Mr T A Labrum c/o K S Caldwell Solicitor Huntley

2 Casualty Form – Active Service

Note: Two of these files exist both identical information recorded.

Regimental Number: 6/1601 ('A' crossed off last number)

Regiment or Corps: NZ Fd Artillery 2nd Battery

Rank: Gnr

Name: Labrum, William Joseph

Enlisted (a) 14.12.14

Terms of Service (a) Period of war

Service reckons from (a) 14.12.14

Information shown in order as: Date; From whom received; Record of promotions, reductions, transfers, causalities &c active service as reported on Army Form B 213, Army Form A33 and in other official documents; Place of casualty; Date of Casualty; Remarks Taken from Army Form B213, Army For A 35 or other official documents:

22.8.15; OC 2 Btty; Taken on strength; Anzac; 13.8.15; B213

5.9.15; OC 2 Btty; Sent to Hospital; Anzac; 1.9.15; B213

5.9.15; H S Maheno; Transferred HS Nile; Anzac; 5.9.15; Enteric A36 A9857

8.9.15; H S Nile; Disembarked ex H S Nile; Malta; 8.9.15; Diarrhoea A36 A10188

11.9.15; St Johns; Admitted St John’s Hosp; Malta; 10.9.15; Dysentery A36 C3836

2.12.15; Commandant; Died Heart failure following malaria; Malta; 2.12.15; Cable WB3384

Signed N Fitz Herbert – rest is illegible

3 Military History Sheet

Note: There two of these files again both identical information.

No 2 (‘6’ crossed out) / 1600A (NOTE INCORRECT NUMBER)

Name William Joseph Labrum

Information shown in order as: Country; From; To; Days; Initials of Officer making entry:

1 Service record: NZ; 14/12/14; 12/2/15; 60 days; L H

1 Service record: HMNZT 18; 13.2.15; 26.3.15 Dis Suez; 42 days; A G

1 Service record: Egypt; 27.3.15; rest is blank

10 Name and address of next of kin: (No next of kin) Ethel May Portland Walton Rotorua Line New Zealand

Intended place of residence on discharge: NZ

STATEMENT OF THE SERVICE

OF No 6/1601

NAME: Labrum W J

Regiment of Corps: C I 3rd R - Transf to NZFA - 14/12/14

Rank Pte – Driver 3.4.15

4 New Zealand Expeditionary Force Form No 1

Personal Record of Registration No 6/1601

NAME LABRUM, William Joseph

Regiment NZFA

Subsequent papers “2/1601 A”

5 NEW ZEALAND EXPEDITIONARY FORCE ATTESTATION (FORM No 2)

ATTESTATION OF

No 6/1601

Name William Joseph Labrum

Regiment or Unit: 'N 2 A Inf B' (as it appears?)

Questions to be put to the recruit before enlistment (NOTE recruit responses are also numbered 1 – 18)

1 What is your name? William Joseph Labrum

2 Where were you born? Topaki

3 Are you a British subject? Yes

4 What is the date of your birth? 21st Aug 1890

5 What is your trade or calling? Farmhand

6 Are you an indentured apprentice? If so where and to whom? No

7 What was the address at which you last resided? Walton

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

9 What is the name and address of your present or last employer? C/o Mr C W Ross Walton

10 Are you married? No

11 Have you ever been sentenced to imprisonment by the Civil power? If so, when and where? No

12 Do you now belong to any military or naval force? If so to what corps? Yes 6th (Hauraki) Rgt

13 Have you ever served in any military or naval force? If so state which and cause of discharge. 16th (Waikato) Rgt and 6th (Hauraki) Rgt

14 Have you truly stated the whole (if any) of your previous service? Yes

15 Have you been registered for compulsory military training under the Defence Act 1909? If so, where? Yes

16 Have you ever been rejected as unfit for the military or naval forces of the Crown? If so, on what grounds? No

17 Are you willing to be vaccinated or revaccinated? Yes

18 Are you willing to serve in the Expeditionary Force in or beyond the Dominion of New Zealand under the following conditions, provided your services should so long be required: For the term of the present European war and for such further period as is necessary to bring the Expeditionary Force back to New Zealand and to disband it? Yes

NOTE – Your discharge will not be granted before your return to New Zealand unless permission for discharge elsewhere be obtained from the GOC the New Zealand Expeditionary Force.

I William Joseph Labrum do solemnly declare that the above answers made by me to the above questions are true, and that I am willing to fulfil the engagement made.

Signature of Recruit William Joseph Labrum

Signature of Witness illegible

Oath to be taken by recruit on attestation

I, William Joseph Labrum, do sincerely promise and swear that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to our Sovereign Lord the King, his Heirs and Successors, and that I will faithfully serve in the New Zealand Military Forces, according to my liability under the Defence Act, and that I will observe and obey all order of His Majesty, his Heirs and Successors, and of the Generals and Officers set over me, until I shall be lawfully discharged So help me, God.

Certificate of Magistrate or Attesting Officer

The above questions were read to the above recruit in my presence. I have taken care that he understands each question, and that his answer to each question has been duly entered as replied to, and the said recruit has made and signed the declaration and taken the oath before me at Trentham, NZ on this 22nd day of December 1914.

Signature of Attesting Officer illegible Lieut

If any alteration is required on this page of the Attestation, the Attesting Officer should be requested to make it and initial the alteration.

Description of William Joseph Labrum on Enlistment

Apparent age: 25 years

Height: 5 feet 9 inches

Weight: 151 lb

Chest measurement Minimum 35 inches Maximum 38 inches

Complexion: Medium

Colour of eyes: Brown

Colour of hair: Brown

Religious profession: Anglican

Medical Examination

Sight: right eye D6

Sight: Left eye D6

Hearing: Right ear Normal

Hearing: Left ear Normal

Colour vision Normal

Are his limbs well formed? Yes

Are the movements of all his joints full and perfect? Yes

Is his chest well formed? Yes

Is his heart normal? Yes

Are his lungs normal? Yes

What is the condition of his teeth? Good

Is he free from hernia? Yes

Is he free from varicocele? Yes

Is he free from varicose veins? Yes

Is he free from haemorrhoids? Yes

Is he free from inveterate or contagious skin disease? Yes

Is there a distinct mark of vaccination? No

Is he in good bodily and mental health and free from any physical defect likely to interfere with the efficient performance of his duties? Yes

Are there any slight defects, but not sufficient to cause rejection? No

Remarks

None stated

Certificate of Medical Examination

I have examined the above named, and find he does not present any of the causes of rejection specified in the Regulations for Army Medical Services.

I consider him fit for service in the New Zealand Expeditionary Force.

Dec 8 1914

James Walls Medical Officer

6 NEW ZEALAND EXPEDITIONARY FORCE (FORM NO 4) MEDICAL HISTORY

Of

Surname: Labrum

Christian Name: William Joseph

Examined On 8th day of Dec, 1914

At not stated

Birthplace Town Topaki

Country NZ

Declared age: 25 years

Trade or occupation Farm hand

Height: 5 ft 9 in

Weight 151 lb

Chest measurement Minimum, 35 in Maximum expansion 38 in

Approved by J Walls Medical Officer

Enlisted on 22nd day of Dec 1914 at Trentham

Joined on enlistment: CIB;

Regimental No 6/1601

Date 22/12/14

Transferred to NZFA

Regimental 2/1601A

Date 3/4/15

7 FORM – NO TITLE

Written down left hand side of form:

Surname: Labrum

Christian Name: William Joseph

Information shown in order as: Station or Troopship; Date Arrival at the Station or of Embarkation; REMARKS ON NATURE OF DISEASE:

Trentham; 22/12/14; Inoculated Typhoid 31.1.15

HMNZT 18; 13/2/15; Vaccinated 9.3.15 – 4.3.15

8 FORM – NO TITLE

Information shown in order as:

New Zealand: 12.12.14;

Embarked on Active Service NZ: 14.2.15

Egypt up to 18/3/16: 26.3.15

Gallipoli: 4.8.15

Malta: 8.9.15 to 2.12.15

NZ Service 62 Days

Overseas service 292 days

Total NZEF service 354 days

9 RECEIPT

Received from the Officer In charge War accounts and Records Office, Memorial Scroll relative

6/1601 William Joseph Labrum

Signature T A Labrum

By his Solicitor K S Caldwell Huntley

STAMPED “FILE 15 Jul 1921”

Reference source

Agency: AABK

Series: 18805

Accession: W5541

Box / item: 112

Record: 0065684

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Information on LARKINS, 8/891 Private, Alfred, Otago Infantry Battalion - 4th Otago Company for you.

While there are 18 pages on this file with 8 files (1 – 8) of interest, the file is very poor quality as it is very faded with duplication galore! It is the worst I’ve examined to date in terms of quality i.e. lack thereof! The order of the document / information below is in the order of the files. Abbreviations are as recorded on the file.

Overview

Alfred Larkins was born in Careys Bay, Port Chalmers, South Island, New Zealand (near Dunedin) on 24 May 1894. (His file actually has two dates for his birth - 21 and 24 May 1894 – I’ve chosen the 24 May 1894 because on the attestation file this date has a tick against it. I’m sure one of the pals could check the actual date of birth for you to be 100% certain.)

He underwent his medical examination on 13 August 1914; place not given but very likely to be Dunedin, and he attested on 23 August 1914 at Dunedin. On enlistment he joined, as a private, the Otago Infantry Battalion (4th Company). Prior to enlisting he recorded his prior military experience as a member of the A Company, Coast Defence, Port Chalmers - 4th Otago Regt.

His ‘apparent age' on enlistment was 20 years and 3 months.

Alfred Larkins was a ‘labourer’ by occupation’. He was single. His next of kin is recorded as Mrs A Larkins (M) C/0 PO Box Port Chalmers and Alfred W Larkins (F) Lower Harbour St Port Chalmers. (Note second initial of father’s name on file looks very like a ‘W’ not ‘N’ as shown on nominal roll.)

Alfred Larkins medical description on enlistment was that he was 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighed 9 stone 12 lb. The condition of his teeth was described as “upper good, lower fair.” His complexion was described as fair; colour of eyes light brown and colour of hair light. His religious profession was not recorded.

According to the NZEF War Diary (published 1915, page lxxxiv) he left Wellington, New Zealand (leaving initially from Port Chalmers) on HMNZT No 5 (Ruapehu) along with 8,444 Main Body troops on 10 transports. He arrived at Alexandria, Egypt on 3 December 1914 and left Egypt 12 April 1915 on the transport ‘Annaberg’ for Mudros, Lemnos and landed on Gallipoli on 25 April 1915. He would have been in action on the Suez Canal in February 1915, at Anzac, Cape Helles (2nd battle for Krithia) and would have just arrived back at Anzac on 18 May 1915 to be admitted to the No 11 Casualty Clearing Station at Anzac suffering from dysentery and rheumatism. His condition was such that he was sent from Gallipoli to Malta where he died from enteric fever on 20 July 1915.

Alfred Larkins had survived 23 days on Gallipoli and a further 63 days before his death.

1 HISTORY SHEET (EF Form No 3A)

Unit: Otago I B

Rank: Pte

Surname: Larkins

Christian Name: Alfred

No: 8/891

Occupation: Labourer

Religion: No stated

Place of Birth: Port Chalmers

Date of Birth: 24/5/1894 and 21/5/94

Last New Zealand address: Carey Pay St Chalmers

Last employer: Not stated

Name, relationship of next of kin (if not resident in New Zealand, insert also name and address of nearest relative in New Zealand): Alfred N Larkins Carey’s Bay Pt Chalmers

Medal action

Surname: Larkins

Christian names: Alfred

Rank on discharge: Pte

Highest rank held:

Reg No: 8/891

Legatee and address: Mrs A Larkins (M) C/0 PO Box number illegible Port Chalmers very faded

Legal next of kin, relationship and address: Alfred W Larkins (F) Lower Harbour St Port Chalmers

FILE STAMPED MEDAL ACTION COMPLETE 18 FEB 1924

Service

NZ: 23.8.14

Foreign: 16.10.14

Statement of the Services of Larkins Alfred No 8/891

Regiment or corps OIB

Rank Pte

Date 23.8.14

Sick

Died of enteric 20th July 15

Died of sickness 20.7.15 Died of enteric 20th July

AFB103 Died of enteric fever July 20th 1915 Malta

BR9/2 Buried Pieta Cemetery

Medals auth to Mrs A Larkins (M) PO Box Chalmers 29/9/21

PLAQUE AND SCROLL

Soldier’s name Larkins Alfred

Reg No 8/891

Roll No 507349

Scroll despatched (Date) mostly illegible 1921

Plaque 30 Jan 1922

Recipient and address: Mr Alfred N Larkins Lower Harbour Port Chalmers

Written down left hand side “Certificate posted 6.10.22”

Issued:

1914 15 Star

British War Medal

Victory Medal

2 ARMY FORM B 103 Casualty Form – Active Service

Regimental Number 8/891

Regiment or Corps Otago Infantry Battalion

Rank Private

Name Larkins Alfred

Enlisted (a) 23.8.14

Terms of Service (a) End of war

Service reckons from (a) 23.8.14

Information shown in order as: Date; From whom received; Record of promotions, reductions, transfers, causalities &c active service as reported on Army Form B 213, Army Form A33 and in other official documents; Place of casualty; Date of Casualty; Remarks Taken from Army Form B213, Army For A 35 or other official documents:

22.5.15; No 11 CCS; Adm No 11 Cas Clear Stat; Dardanelles; 18.5.15 / 21.5.15; Dysentery / Rheumatism

21.7.15; C in C Malta; Died of enteric fever; Malta; 20.7.15; Cablegram WB677 A1411

Signed N Fitz Herbert CAPT OC Records Section New Zealand for DAG GHO 3rd Echelon MEF

FILE STAMPED

17 NOV 1915 CAM

Entered on History Sheet 30.3.17

3 NEW ZEALAND EXPEDITIONARY FORCE ATTESTATION (FORM No 2)

ATTESTATION OF

No 8/891

Name Larkins Alfred

Regiment or Unit: 4th Regt

Questions to be put to the recruit before enlistment (NOTE recruit responses are also numbered 1 – 18)

1 What is your name? Larkins Alfred

2 Where were you born? Careys Bay Pt Chalmers

3 Are you a British subject? Yes

4 What is the date of your birth? 24/5/1894 (this item is ticked)

5 What is your trade or calling? Labourer

6 Are you an indentured apprentice? If so where and to whom? No

7 What was the address at which you last resided? Careys Bay Pt Chalmers

8 Have you passed the Fourth Educational Standard or its equivalent? BLANK

9 What is the name and address of your present or last employer? None

10 Are you married? No

11 Have you ever been sentenced to imprisonment by the Civil power? If so, when and where? No

12 Do you now belong to any military or naval force? If so to what corps? 4th Otago Regt

13 Have you ever served in any military or naval force? If so state which and cause of discharge. A Coy Coast Defence Pt Chalmers

14 Have you truly stated the whole (if any) of your previous service? Yes

15 Have you been registered for compulsory military training under the Defence Act 1909? If so, where? Yes Pt Chalmers

16 Have you ever been rejected as unfit for the military or naval forces of the Crown? If so, on what grounds? No

17 Are you willing to be vaccinated or revaccinated? Yes

18 Are you willing to serve in the Expeditionary Force in or beyond the Dominion of New Zealand under the following conditions, provided your services should so long be required: For the term of the present European war and for such further period as is necessary to bring the Expeditionary Force back to New Zealand and to disband it? Yes

NOTE – Your discharge will not be granted before your return to New Zealand unless permission for discharge elsewhere be obtained from the GOC the New Zealand Expeditionary Force.

I Alfred Larkins do solemnly declare that the above answers made by me to the above questions are true, and that I am willing to fulfil the engagement made.

Signature of Recruit Alfred Larkins

Signature of Witness A V Spedding Capt

Oath to be taken by recruit on attestation

I, Alfred Larkins, do sincerely promise and swear that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to our Sovereign Lord the King, his Heirs and Successors, and that I will faithfully serve in the New Zealand Military Forces, according to my liability under the Defence Act, and that I will observe and obey all order of His Majesty, his Heirs and Successors, and of the Generals and Officers set over me, until I shall be lawfully discharged So help me, God.

Certificate of Magistrate or Attesting Officer

The above questions were read to the above recruit in my presence. I have taken care that he understands each question, and that his answer to each question has been duly entered as replied to, and the said recruit has made and signed the declaration and taken the oath before me at Dunedin, NZ on this 23 day of August 1914.

Signature of Attesting Officer R Price Capt

If any alteration is required on this page of the Attestation, the Attesting Officer should be requested to make it and initial the alteration.

Description of Larkins Alfred on Enlistment

Apparent age: 20 years 3 months

Height: 5 feet 9 inches

Weight: 9 st 12 lb

Chest measurement Minimum 33 inches Maximum 35 inches

Complexion: Fair

Colour of eyes: Light brown

Colour of hair Light

Religious profession: Not given

Medical Examination

Sight: right eye Normal

Sight: Left eye Normal

Hearing: Right ear Normal

Hearing: Left ear Normal

Colour vision Normal

Are his limbs well formed? Yes

Are the movements of all his joints full and perfect? Yes

Is his chest well formed? Yes

Is his heart normal? Yes

Are his lungs normal? Yes

What is the condition of his teeth? Upper good Lower fair

Is he free from hernia? Yes

Is he free from varicocele? Yes

Is he free from varicose veins? Yes

Is he free from haemorrhoids? Yes

Is he free from inveterate or contagious skin disease? Yes

Is there a distinct mark of vaccination? Yes

Is he in good bodily and mental health and free from any physical defect likely to interfere with the efficient performance of his duties? Yes

Are there any slight defects, but not sufficient to cause rejection? No

Remarks

Fit

Certificate of Medical Examination

I have examined the above named, and find he does not present any of the causes of rejection specified in the Regulations for Army Medical Services.

I consider him fit for service in the New Zealand Expeditionary Force.

Aug 13 1914

SIGNED A V Baigent Medical Officer

4 NEW ZEALAND EXPEDITIONARY FORCE (FORM NO 4) MEDICAL HISTORY

Of

Surname: Larkins

Christian Name: Alfred

This file is totally blank!

5 FIELD SERVICE Army Form B2090A

Report of Death of a Soldier to be forwarded to the War Office with the least possible delay after receipt of notification of death on Army Form B 213 or Army Form A 36 or from other official documentary sources.

Regiment or Corps Otago Inf Bn

Squadron Troop, Battery or Company 4th Co

Regtl No 8/891 Rank Private

Name Larkins Alfred

Died Date July 20th 1915

Place Malta

Cause of Death* Enteric fever

*Specially state if killed in action or died from wounds received in action, or from illness due to field operations or to fatigue, privation or exposure while on military duty, or from injury while on military duty.

State whether he leaves a will or not

(a) in Pay Book (Army Book 64)

(B) in Small Book (if at Base)

© as a separate document

All private documents and effects received from the front or hospital, as well as the Pay Book, should be examined, and if any will is found it should be at once forwarded to the War Office.

Any information received as to verbal expressions by a deceased soldier of his wishes as to the disposal of his estate should be reported to the War Office as soon as possible.

A duplicate of this report is to be sent to the Paymaster at the Base (see Field Service Regulations, Part II), together with the deceased’s Pay Book (after withdrawal of any will from the latter.) If the deceased’s Small Book is at the Base, it should be forwarded to the War Office with this Report.

Signature of Officer in charge of

Section Adjutant-General’s

Office at the Base N Fitzherbert Major

Station and date Alexandria July 24th 1915

Statement of the services of no 8/891 Name Larkins A

Two of these forms exist – see above

Information is shown in order as: Regiment or corps; Promotions, Reductions, Casualties &c; Rank; Date; Authority for Entry:

OIB; BLANK; Pte; 23.8.14; BLANK

OIB; Adm 11 Cas C Stn & trasnf to HS (dysent); Pte; 18.5.15; K Richards

6 FORM – NO TITLE

Written down left hand side of form:

Surname: Larkins

Christian Name: Alfred

Information shown in order as: Station or Troopship; Admission into Hospital date; REMARKS ON NATURE OF DISEASE:

Adm 11 Cas C Stn - trasnf to HS; 18/5/15; Dysentery

7 FORM – NO TITLE

Faded = illegible

NZ Service 31 Days

Overseas 301 days

Total NZEF service 332 days

8 MILITARY HISTORY SHEET

No 8/891

Name Larkins Alfred

10 NOK Larkin Alfred N Carey’s Bay Pt Chalmers

STATEMENT OF THE SERVICES OF no 8/891 Name Larkins Alfred

Otago Infty Pvte 23/8/14 – all else blank

Reference source

Agency: AABK

Series: 18805

Accession: W5541

Box / item: 119

Record: 0066380

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Information for you on LUKEY, 6/1610 Private, Frank William Canterbury Infantry Battalion 3rd reinforcements.

There are 20 pages on this file with 8 files (1 – 8) of interest. The order of the document / information below is in the order of the files. Abbreviations are as recorded on the file.

Overview

Frank William Lukey was born in Waikari, South Island New Zealand on 12 October 1892.

He underwent his medical examination on 14 December 1914; place not given, and he attested on 20th December 1914 at Trentham. On enlistment he joined, as a private, the Canterbury Infantry Battalion 3rd reinforcements. Prior to enlisting he recorded his prior military experience as a member of the Territorials 13th North Canterbury.

Note that while he attested on 20 December 1914 one of his files has him enlisted on 12 December 1914 and his service reckons from the same date.

His ‘apparent age' on enlistment was 22 years.

Frank Lukey was a ‘farmer by occupation’ working for his father Francis William Clark Lukey at Morden, Waikari North Canterbury, New Zealand. He was single. His next of kin is recorded as his father.

Frank Lukey’s medical description on enlistment was that he was 5 feet 5 1/8 inches tall and weighed 147 lb. He had a distinctive scar on front right thigh. His complexion was described as dark; colour of eyes light brown and colour of hair black. His religious profession was Church of England.

He left New Zealand on 14 February 1915 with the 3rd reinforcements (1,719 troops) on HMNZT 17 (‘Maunganui’) and arrived in Suez on 26 March 1915. He was inoculated against typhoid prior to leaving New Zealand on 24 January 1915 and again on 13 March 1915 on board the transport. While on board the transport he spent 13 days in hospital sick (nature of illness not given) and made a “complete recovery” just prior to arriving in Suez on 26 March 1915. However, for reasons not contained in his file on 12 June 1915 he was attached to the strength of the New Base depot at Mustapha and it was not until 9 July 1915 that he embarked on SS Minnewaska for Gallipoli. He rejoined his unit on 14 July 1915. On 16 August 1915 he was admitted to St Andrews hospital in Malta suffering from pneumonia, described as “dangerously ill” on 18th Aug and he died on 20 August 1915. He was buried the same day in the Pieta Cemetery Malta (grave no not available).

Frank Lukey had survived about 30 days on Gallipoli prior to his sickness evacuation to Malta.

1 New Zealand Expeditionary Force Form No 1

Personal Record of Registration No 6/1610

NAME Lukey Frank William

Regiment C I B 3rd Refts

2 NEW ZEALAND EXPEDITIONARY FORCE ATTESTATION (FORM No 2)

2 of these one very faded

ATTESTATION OF

No 6/1610

Name Lukey Frank William

Regiment or Unit: CIB

Questions to be put to the recruit before enlistment (NOTE recruit responses are also numbered 1 – 18)

1 What is your name? Frank William Lukey

2 Where were you born? Waikari

3 Are you a British subject? Yes

4 What is the date of your birth? 12 Oct 1892

5 What is your trade or calling? Farming

6 Are you an indentured apprentice? If so where and to whom? No

7 What was the address at which you last resided? Waikari N Canterbury

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

9 What is the name and address of your present or last employer? F W C Lukey Waikari

10 Are you married? No

11 Have you ever been sentenced to imprisonment by the Civil power? If so, when and where? No

12 Do you now belong to any military or naval force? If so to what corps? Territorials 13th N Canterbury

13 Have you ever served in any military or naval force? If so state which and cause of discharge. See above

14 Have you truly stated the whole (if any) of your previous service? Yes

15 Have you been registered for compulsory military training under the Defence Act 1909? If so, where? Yes at Waikari

16 Have you ever been rejected as unfit for the military or naval forces of the Crown? If so, on what grounds? No

17 Are you willing to be vaccinated or revaccinated? Yes

18 Are you willing to serve in the Expeditionary Force in or beyond the Dominion of New Zealand under the following conditions, provided your services should so long be required: For the term of the present European war and for such further period as is necessary to bring the Expeditionary Force back to New Zealand and to disband it? Yes

NOTE – Your discharge will not be granted before your return to New Zealand unless permission for discharge elsewhere be obtained from the GOC the New Zealand Expeditionary Force.

I Frank William Lukey do solemnly declare that the above answers made by me to the above questions are true, and that I am willing to fulfil the engagement made.

Signature of Recruit F W Lukey

Signature of Witness illegible

Oath to be taken by recruit on attestation

I, Frank William Lukey, do sincerely promise and swear that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to our Sovereign Lord the King, his Heirs and Successors, and that I will faithfully serve in the New Zealand Military Forces, according to my liability under the Defence Act, and that I will observe and obey all order of His Majesty, his Heirs and Successors, and of the Generals and Officers set over me, until I shall be lawfully discharged So help me, God.

Certificate of Magistrate or Attesting Officer

The above questions were read to the above recruit in my presence. I have taken care that he understands each question, and that his answer to each question has been duly entered as replied to, and the said recruit has made and signed the declaration and taken the oath before me at Trentham, NZ on this 20th day of December 1914.

Signature of Attesting Officer Garth Gallaway Lieut

If any alteration is required on this page of the Attestation, the Attesting Officer should be requested to make it and initial the alteration.

Description of Frank W Lukey on Enlistment

Apparent age: 22 years - months

Height: 5 feet 5 1/8 inches

Weight: 147 lb

Chest measurement Minimum 34 inches Maximum 37 inches

Complexion: Dark

Colour of eyes: Light brown

Colour of hair: Black

Religious profession: C of England

Distinctive marks, and marks indicating congenital peculiarities or previous disease. Scar of front right thigh

Medical Examination

Sight: right eye 6/6

Sight: Left eye 6/6

Hearing: Right ear NORMAL

Hearing: Left ear NORMAL

Colour vision NORMAL

Are his limbs well formed? Yes

Are the movements of all his joints full and perfect? Yes

Is his chest well formed? Yes

Is his heart normal?

Are his lungs normal? Yes

What is the condition of his teeth? Fair

Is he free from hernia? Yes

Is he free from varicocele? Yes

Is he free from varicose veins? Yes

Is he free from haemorrhoids? Yes

Is he free from inveterate or contagious skin disease? Yes

Is there a distinct mark of vaccination? Yes

Is he in good bodily and mental health and free from any physical defect likely to interfere with the efficient performance of his duties? Yes

Are there any slight defects, but not sufficient to cause rejection? No

Remarks

Fit

Certificate of Medical Examination

I have examined the above named, and find he does not present any of the causes of rejection specified in the Regulations for Army Medical Services.

I consider him fit for service in the New Zealand Expeditionary Force.

14 November 1914 (NOTE Month is an error because it should be “December.”)

SIGNED illegible Medical Officer

3 NEW ZEALAND EXPEDITIONARY FORCE (FORM NO 4) MEDICAL HISTORY

Of

Surname: Lukey

Christian Name: Frank William

Examined On 14 day of Dec, 1914

At not given

Birthplace Town Waikari

Country New Zealand

Declared age: 22 years

Trade or occupation Farmer

Height: 5 ft 5 1/8 in

Weight 147 lb

Chest measurement Minimum, 34 in Maximum expansion 37 in

Approved by illegible Medical Officer

Enlisted on 20 day of Dec 1914, at Trentham

Joined on enlistment: CIB

Regimental No 6/1610

4 FORM – NO TITLE

Written down left hand side of form:

Surname: Lukey

Christian Name: Frank William

Information shown in order as: Station or Troopship; Date Arrival at the Station or of Embarkation; Admission into Hospital; Discharge from Hospital; REMARKS ON NATURE OF DISEASE:

Trentham; 20/12/14; BLANK; BLANK; Inoculated Typhoid 24.1.15

Transport No 17; 13/2/15; BLANK; BLANK; Vaccinated 13/3/15

HMNZT 17; 13.2.15; 12.3.15; 24.3.15; 13 days in hospital; Complete recovery

5 ARMY FORM B 103 Casualty Form – Active Service

Regimental Number 6/1610

Regiment or Corps Canterbury Inf Bn (2nd)

Rank Pte

Name Lukey, Frank William

Enlisted (a) 12.12.14

Terms of Service (a) period of war

Service reckons from (a) 12.12.14

Information shown is order as: Date; From whom received; Record of promotions, reductions, transfers, causalities &c active service as reported on Army Form B 213, Army Form A33 and in other official documents; Place of casualty; Date of Casualty; Remarks Taken from Army Form B213, Army For A 35 or other official documents:

13/6/15; OC Adv Base; Attached to strength NZ Base Depot; Mustapha; 12/6/15; B213

10/7/15; OC Adv Base; Emb on SS Minnewaska for; D’nelles; 9/7/15; B213

18/7/15; OC Adv Base; Rejoined unit; D’nelles; 14/7/15; B213

16/8/15; Malta; Adm to Hospital; Malta; 16/8/15; A5690 pneumonia

22/8/15; Malta; Dangerously ill; Malta; 18/8/15; Cablegram WB1037 from C in C Malta A4941

22/8/15; Malta; Died of disease (pneumonia); Malta; 20/8/15; Cablegram WB1107 from C in C Malta A5155

Signed N Fitz Herbert CAPT OC Records Section New Zealand for DAG GHO 3rd Echelon MEF

Stamped “entered on history sheet 30.3.17”

STAMPED “FILE 17 NOV 1915 CAM”

6 HISTORY SHEET (EF Form No 3A)

Unit: (2nd) CIB

Rank: Pte

Surname: Lukey

Christian Name: Frank William

No: 6/1610

Occupation: Farmer

Religion: Anglican

Place of Birth: Waikau?

Date of Birth: 10.10.1892 and 12.10.1892

Last New Zealand address: Wakari N Canterbury

Last employer: F W C Lukey Wakari

Name, relationship of next of kin (if not resident in New Zealand, insert also name and address of nearest relative in New Zealand): Francis William Clarke Lukey (Father) Morden Wakari N Canterbury

Medal action

STAMPED MEDAL ACTION COMPLETE 13 FEB 1924

Legatee and address: Mr F W C Lukey (F) Morden Waikari Nth Canterbury

Legal next of kin, relationship and address: as above

Service

NZ 12/12/14

Emb 13.2.15

Sick

Information shown in order as: Date; Where soldier located; Message and Remarks:

24/8/15; BLANK; Dangerously ill 18th Aug Died of pneumonia 20 Aug

16.8.15; Malta; Adm to hosp pneumonia

20.8.15; Malta; Died of disease (pneumonia) Malta

Died of sickness 20/8/15 Died of pneumonia 20th Aug 1915 St Andrews Hosp Malta Buried 20.8.15 Pieta Cemetery Malta (Grave no not available)

Medals to Mr F W C Lukey (F) Morden Waikari Canterbury

7 Military History Sheet

NOTE: There two of these forms.

No 6/1610

Name Lukey Frank William

Information shown in order as: Country; From; To; Days

1 Service record: NZ; 12/12/14; 12/2/15; 62 days

1 Service record: Transport No 17; 13/2/15; 26.3.15 Dis Suez; 42 days

1 Service record: Egypt; 27.3.15; all else is blank

10 Name and address of next of kin: Mr Francis William Clarke Lukey Morden Waikari Canterbury Father

Intended place of residence on discharge: NZ

STATEMENT OF THE SERVICE

OF No 6/1610

NAME: Lukey, Frank William

Information shown in order as: Regiment of Corps; Promotions, Reductions, Casualties, &c; Rank; Dates

CI 3rd R; BLANK; Pte; 12/12/14

CIB; Discd Hosp Attacd Strgt Base Depot Mustapha; Pte; 12.6.15

CIB; Embrkd for D’nlle to rejoin unit; Pte; 9.7.15

CIB; Rejoined unit D’nelles; Pte; 11.7.15

8 Form no title – very faded

NZ Service 68 days

Overseas 184 days

Total NZ Service 252 days

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Series 18805

Accession W5544

Box / item 33

Record 0069791

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Information on George Stanley Marlow, Trooper No 9/846, Otago Mounted Rifles 7th Squadron, D, 3rd Reinforcements for you.

There are 17 pages on this file with 10 files (1 – 10) of interest. The order of the document / information below is in the order of the files. Abbreviations are as recorded on the file.

Overview

George Stanley Marlow was born in New Maldon, Surrey, England on 18 November 1894.

He underwent his medical examination on 11 December 1914; place not given, and he attested on 12th December 1914 at Trentham. On enlistment he joined, as trooper No 9/846, the Otago Mounted Rifles, 7th Squadron, D group, 3rd reinforcements. His file presents a number of dates with respect to his enlistment. It is recorded that he ‘attested’ on 12 December 1914 and his ‘enlistment’ is dated both 15 December 1914 and 22 December 1914. His service reckons from the 15 December 1914.

His ‘apparent age' on enlistment was 20 years and one month.

George Marlow was a ‘surveyor’ by occupation’ working for Robinson & Christopher Stratford, New Zealand and he was boarding with Miss Christie, Stratford New Zealand prior to enlisting. He was single. His recorded next of kin was his father Mr George William Marlow, Waitara, Taranaki, North Island, New Zealand.

George Marlow’s medical description on enlistment was that he was 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighed 131 lb. The condition of his teeth was described as “five unsound,” and the comment written that his “unsound teeth to be put right in camp.” His complexion was described as fair; colour of eyes grey and colour of hair fair. His religious profession was Church of England.

He left New Zealand on 14 February 1915 with the 3rd reinforcements (1,719 troops) on HMNZT 19 (‘Aparima’) and arrived in Suez on 26 March 1915. He was inoculated against typhoid prior to leaving New Zealand on 31 January 1915 and again on 7 March 1915 on board the transport. Prior to leaving New Zealand he completed on 1 February 1915 what is known as a short form of will in which he states “In the event of my death I give to my father William George Marlow, Waitara, Taranaki New Zealand.”

On 15 August 1915 he was admitted to the 16th Casualty Clearing Station at Anzac with enteritis and the same day he was transferred to Mudros for treatment. His poor condition was such that on 19 August 1915 he was to be transported on Arcania for England but ended up on SS Scotian which took him to Malta where he disembarked on 25 August 1915. He died of enteric at Malta 12 September 1915.

He had survived 29 days since leaving Gallipoli.

1 New Zealand Expeditionary Force Form No 1

Personal Record of Registration No 9/846

NAME Marlow George Stanley

Regiment OMR D Squadron 3rd Reinf

2 HISTORY SHEET (EF Form No 3A)

Unit: 7th Squadron O M R

Rank: Tpr

Surname: Marlow

Christian Name: George Stanley

No: 9/846

Occupation: Surveyor

Religion: C of E

Place of Birth: England

Date of Birth: 18/11/1894

Last New Zealand address: C/O Miss Christie Stratford

Last employer: Robinson & Christopher Stratford

Name, relationship of next of kin (if not resident in New Zealand, insert also name and address of nearest relative in New Zealand): (Father) Mr George William Marlow Stratford crossed out and’ Waitara, Taranaki’ written in

STATEMENT OF THE SERVICES OF Marlow George Williams No 9/846

Information shown in order as: Regiment or Corp; Promotions, Reductions, Casualties &c; Rank; Date:

OMR; BLANK; Tpr; 15.12.14

7th Sq OMR; Emb Arcania for Eng; Tpr; 19.8.15

7th Sq OMR; Disembarked Malta; Tpr; 25.8.15

Medal action

Casualty or reason for discharge: Died of sickness

Legatee and address: Wm Geo Marlow, Waitara

Legal next of kin, relationship and address: Wm G Marlow (F) Waitara

Service medals issued:

1914 – 25 Star

British War Medal

Victory Medal

FILE STAMPED “MEDAL ACTION COMPLETE 4 DEC 1923”

Service

Information shown in order as: Country or Troopship; Date from; Date to:

New Zealand; 15.12.14; 12.6.15

Foreign; 13.2.15; BLANK

Sick

Information shown in order as: Date; Where soldier located; Message and Remarks:

15.8.15; Anzac; Adm Enteritis

BLANK; Mudros; Trans to Mudros

BLANK; Malta; Died of enteric 12.9.15

Died of sickness 239 21.9.15 Died of enteric at Malta Sept 12

Adv re medals auth to Mr Wm G Marlow (F) Waitara 4.10.21

PLAQUE AND SCROLL

Soldier’s name: Marlow Geo Stanley

Reg No: 9/846

Roll No: 508789

Scroll despatched (Date): 11 JUL 1921

Plaque: 21 FEB 1922

Recipient and address: Mr G Marlow Waitara

Written down left hand side “Cert posted 1.10.22 GLB”

3 SHORT FORM OF WILL

9/846, Geo S Marlow

In the event of my death I give to my father William George Marlow, Waitara, Taranaki New Zealand.

Sgn Geo S Marlow

February 1st 1915

Written “Certified true copy” signature illegible

4 EF Form No 33

NEW ZEALAND MILITARY FORCES

NOTE This form is typed mostly.

Record No 9/846

Certified that it appears by an official telegram received at this

Office that No 9/846 TROOPER

GEORGE STANLEY MARLOW

Of the OTAGO MOUNTED RIFLES, New Zealand

Expeditionary Force DIED OF ENTERIC FEVER

At MALTA

on the TWELFTH day of SEPTEMBER 1915

N H Montgomery (or MS)

A.D.B.R.

for Colonel Adjutant General NZ Forces

Dated at Headquarters, New Zealand Military Forces, Wellington

This TWENTIETH day of SEPTEMBER 1916

The Public Trustee

Public Trust Office

WELLINGTON

Per QMC (4)

5 ARMY FORM B 103 Casualty Form – Active Service

Regimental Number: 9/846

Regiment or Corps: Otago Mounted Rifles 7th Sqdn

Rank: Trooper

Name: Marlow George Stanley

Enlisted (a) 15.12.14

Terms of Service (a): duration of war

Service reckons from (a): 15.12.14

Information shown in order as: Date; From whom received; Record of promotions, reductions, transfers, causalities &c active service as reported on Army Form B 213, Army Form A33 and in other official documents; Place of casualty; Date of Casualty; Remarks Taken from Army Form B213, Army For A 35 or other official documents:

16.9.15; O/C 16th CCS; Admd enteritis; Anzac; 15.8.15; A36 A4712

BLANK; BLANK; Tranfd to; Mudros; 15.8.15; A36 A4712

BLANK; Mudros; Embarked Arcania for; England; 19.8.15; Roll B145

BLANK; SS Scotian; Disembarked; Malta; 25.8.15; A36 A6808

14.9.15; Cdct Malta; Died of enteric; Malta; 12.9.15; Extract from cable from Cdth from Malta 14.9.15 WB1494 A9654

Signed N Fitz Herbert CAPT OC Records Section New Zealand for DAG GHO 3rd Echelon MEF

Stamped “FILE 17 NOV 1915 CAM”

6 NEW ZEALAND EXPEDITIONARY FORCE ATTESTATION (FORM No 2)

ATTESTATION OF

No 9/846

Name Marlow, George Henry Stanley

Regiment or Unit: BLANK

Questions to be put to the recruit before enlistment (NOTE recruit responses are also numbered 1 – 18)

1 What is your name? Marlow, George Stanley

2 Where were you born? New Maldon Surrey England

3 Are you a British subject? Yes

4 What is the date of your birth? 18/11/1894

5 What is your trade or calling? Surveyor

6 Are you an indentured apprentice? If so where and to whom? No

7 What was the address at which you last resided? C/O Miss Christie Stratford

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

9 What is the name and address of your present or last employer? Robinson & Christopher Stratford

10 Are you married? No

11 Have you ever been sentenced to imprisonment by the Civil power? If so, when and where? No

12 Do you now belong to any military or naval force? If so to what corps? No

13 Have you ever served in any military or naval force? If so state which and cause of discharge. No

14 Have you truly stated the whole (if any) of your previous service? Yes

15 Have you been registered for compulsory military training under the Defence Act 1909? If so, where? No

16 Have you ever been rejected as unfit for the military or naval forces of the Crown? If so, on what grounds? No

17 Are you willing to be vaccinated or revaccinated? Yes

18 Are you willing to serve in the Expeditionary Force in or beyond the Dominion of New Zealand under the following conditions, provided your services should so long be required: For the term of the present European war and for such further period as is necessary to bring the Expeditionary Force back to New Zealand and to disband it? Yes

NOTE – Your discharge will not be granted before your return to New Zealand unless permission for discharge elsewhere be obtained from the GOC the New Zealand Expeditionary Force.

I Geo Stanley Marlow do solemnly declare that the above answers made by me to the above questions are true, and that I am willing to fulfil the engagement made.

Signature of Recruit Geo S Marlow

Signature of Witness illegible

Oath to be taken by recruit on attestation

I, George Stanley Marlow, do sincerely promise and swear that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to our Sovereign Lord the King, his Heirs and Successors, and that I will faithfully serve in the New Zealand Military Forces, according to my liability under the Defence Act, and that I will observe and obey all order of His Majesty, his Heirs and Successors, and of the Generals and Officers set over me, until I shall be lawfully discharged So help me, God.

Certificate of Magistrate or Attesting Officer

The above questions were read to the above recruit in my presence. I have taken care that he understands each question, and that his answer to each question has been duly entered as replied to, and the said recruit has made and signed the declaration and taken the oath before me at Trentham, NZ on this 12th day of December 1914.

Signature of Attesting Officer illegible

If any alteration is required on this page of the Attestation, the Attesting Officer should be requested to make it and initial the alteration.

Description of Marlow George Henry on Enlistment (Note name “Henry”)

Apparent age: 20 years 1 month

Height: 5 feet 8 inches

Weight: 131 lb

Chest measurement Minimum 33 inches Maximum 35 inches

Complexion: Fair

Colour of eyes: Grey

Colour of hair: Fair

Religious profession: C of E

Medical Examination

Sight: right eye 6/6

Sight: Left eye 6/6

Hearing: Right ear Normal

Hearing: Left ear Normal

Colour vision Normal

Are his limbs well formed? Yes

Are the movements of all his joints full and perfect? Yes

Is his chest well formed? Yes

Is his heart normal? Yes

Are his lungs normal? Yes

What is the condition of his teeth? Five unsound

Is he free from hernia? Yes

Is he free from varicocele? Yes

Is he free from varicose veins? Yes

Is he free from haemorrhoids? Yes

Is he free from inveterate or contagious skin disease? Yes

Is there a distinct mark of vaccination? Yes

Is he in good bodily and mental health and free from any physical defect likely to interfere with the efficient performance of his duties? Yes

Are there any slight defects, but not sufficient to cause rejection? No

Remarks

Fit

Unsound teeth to be put right in camp

Certificate of Medical Examination

I have examined the above named, and find he does not present any of the causes of rejection specified in the Regulations for Army Medical Services.

I consider him fit for service in the New Zealand Expeditionary Force.

11 Dec 1914

SIGNED J R Purdy Col Medical Officer

7 NEW ZEALAND EXPEDITIONARY FORCE (FORM NO 4) MEDICAL HISTORY

Note this form is typed mostly.

Of

Surname: MARLOW

Christian Name: GEORGE STANLEY

Examined On 11th day of December, 1914

At BLANK

Birthplace Town New Maldon Surrey

Country England

Declared age: 20 years 1 month

Trade or occupation Surveyor

Height 5 ft 8 in

Weight 131 lb

Chest measurement Minimum, 33 in Maximum expansion 35 in

Approved by J R Purdy Colonel Medical Officer

Enlisted on 22nd day of December 1914, at Trentham

Joined on enlistment: OMR

Regimental No: 9/846

Date: 22/12/14

8 FORM – NO TITLE

Form below mixture of typed and written – very faded

Written down left hand side of form:

Surname: Marlow

Christian Name: George Stanley

Information shown in order as: Station or Troopship; Date Arrival at the Station or of Embarkation; Admission into Hospital; Discharge from Hospital; Disease; REMARKS ON NATURE OF DISEASE; Signature of Medical Officer

Illegible; 15/12/14; BLANK; BLANK; Inoculated typhoid 31.1.15; W K Jaffe(?) Capt

HMNZT No 19; 12/2/15; BLANK; BLANK; BLANK; Vaccinated 7.3.15; Illegible

Hospt; BLANK; 15.8.15; BLANK; Enteritis BLANK; BLANK

9 FORM – NO TITLE

Form below faded totally almost as reflected by the total not being accurate:

NZ service 61 days

Overseas 218 days

Total NZEF service 272 days

10 Military History Sheet

Note: Two of these forms exist and what follows is a compilation

No 9/846

Name Marlow George 'Henry' crossed out and 'Stanley' written in

Information shown in order as: Country; From; To; Days:

1 Service record: NZ; 15/12/14; 12/2/15; 59 days

1 Service record: HMNZT No 19; 12/2/15; 26/3/15 dis Suez; 42 days

1 Service record: Egypt; 27/3/15; all else blank

10 Name and address of next of kin: Father George Wm Marlow Stratford

Intended place of residence on discharge: NZ

STATEMENT OF THE SERVICE

Information shown in order as: Regiment of Corps; Promotions, Reductions, Casualties, &c; Rank; Dates; Signature of Officer certifying Correctness of Entry:

D Squadron OMR: BLANK; Trooper; 15/12/14; E H Beamish Capt

D Squadron OMR; Admtd hospital; Trooper; 15/8/15; F M Pyle

D Squadron OMR; Died of enteric Malta; Trooper; 12.9.15; illegible

Reference source:

Agency: AABK

Series: 18805

Accession: W5544

Box / item: 114

Record: 0077891

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I thought I’d give you information on one of your last men on the list.

Information on Private Robin James WORLEY, 10/2381, Wellington Infantry Battalion, 17th Ruahine Co “B” Coy 4th Reinforcements for you.

There are 19 pages on this file with 9 files (1 – 9) of interest. The order of the document / information below is in the order of the files. Abbreviations are as recorded on the file. I have a photograph of this man, which I will send you.

Overview

Robin James Worley was born in Reigate, Surrey, England on 7 December 1890.

He underwent his medical examination on 13 January 1915; place not given, and he attested on 15th February at Trentham. Robin Worley’s medical description on enlistment was that he was 5 feet 4¾ inches tall and weighed 126 lb. The condition of his teeth was described as “good.” His complexion was described as fair; colour of eyes, blue and colour of hair yellow. His religious profession was congregational.

His ‘declared age' on enlistment was 25 years.

Robin Worley was a ‘farmer by occupation’ working for himself, at Eiffelton, an area near Ashburton, Canterbury South Island, New Zealand. He was single. His recorded next of kin was his father Mr C Worley (father) and Mrs Fannie Worley Priorymead Park Lane Reigate Surrey England.

Prior to enlisting he gave his prior military experience as being in the Officers Training Corps at Reigate and lists service on Soames Island. The latter is situated in Wellington Harbour New Zealand and was a quarantine station and prison for aliens during WW1.

On enlistment he joined Wellington Mounted Rifles B squadron 5th reinforcements and had the regimental number 11/1245 but on 15 March 1915 he transferred to B Coy 5th reinforcements and was given the regimental number 10/2381. Then on 13 April 1915 he transferred again to the Wellington Infantry Battalion, 17th Ruahine Coy and became part of the 4th reinforcements. Whether these transfers were made to meet any desire he had to speed up his transport from New Zealand to fight is hard to say but it worked. He left New Zealand on 17 April 1915 with the 4th reinforcements (2,254 troops) on HMNZT 21 (‘Willochra’) and arrived in Suez on 25 May 1915. (OC Troops Major Childs, Ship’s Master R Neville). He was inoculated against typhoid prior to leaving New Zealand at Trentham camp on 15 March 1915 and revaccinated on 16 May 1915 on board his transport.

On the day he arrived in Egypt he completed two short form of wills on 25 May 1915 in which he states “in the event of my death I give to my mother Mrs Fannie Worley all articles and money found on my person and all deferred pay from the New Zealand Government.”

He joined the Wellington Infantry Battalion at Anzac Cove on 28 July 1915 from Egypt. Eleven days later on 8 August 1915 in the attack on Chunuk Bair he received gun shot wounds to his right shoulder and arm and was admitted on 11 August 1915 to the 16th Casualty Clearing Station. From here the Hospital Ship ‘Valdivia’ took him to Malta where he was admitted to hospital on 20 August 1915.

He died of cardiac failure, following wounds received in action on August 28th 1915.

1 HISTORY SHEET (EF Form No 3A)

Unit: WIB – note ‘O’ for Otago crossed out and ‘W’ for Wellington written in

Rank: Pvte

Surname: Worley

Christian Name: Robin James

No: 10/2381

Occupation: Farmer

Religion: Congregational

Place of Birth: Surrey England

Date of Birth: 7.12.1890

Last New Zealand address: Eiffelton Ashburton Canterbury

Last employer: not stated

Name, relationship of next of kin (if not resident in New Zealand, insert also name and address of nearest relative in New Zealand): C Worley (father) (Legal N/K) Priorymead Park Lane Reigate Surrey England

Medal action

Medal action complete

Surname: Worley

Christian names: Robin James

Rank at death: Pte

Reg No: 10/2381

Casualty or reason for discharge: Died from cardiac failure (following wounds)

Legatee and address: Mrs F Worley Park Lane Reigate Surrey England

Service of Worley Robin James No 10/2381

Information is shown in order as: Regiment or Corps; Promotions, Reductions, Casualties, &c; Rank; Date:

WIB; Posted; BLANK; 15.2.15

BLANK; Transferred; BLANK; 15.3.15

BLANK; BLANK; BLANK; 13.4.15

BLANK; Died of cardiac failure: BLANK; 28.8.15

Sick

AFB103 Died from cardiac failure at Malta following wounds received in action August 28 1915

Buried in Pieta Cemetery Malta

Service medals issued:

1914-15 Star

British War Medal

Victory Medal

Advice medals auth to Mrs F Worley (M) Priory Mead Park Lane Reigate Surrey England

PLAQUE AND SCROLL

Soldier’s name: Worley Robin James

Reg No: 10/2381

Roll No: 57668

Scroll despatched (Date): 12 JUL 1921

Plaque: ticked

Recipient and address: Mr C Worley Priory Mead Park Lane Reigate Surrey England

Written down left hand side “Cert posted 6.11.22”

2 New Zealand Expeditionary Force Form No 1

Personal Record of Registration No 10/2381

NAME Worley Robin James

Regiment “B” Coy 4th Rfts

3 Short Form of Will

Note: This form is mostly typed and two of them exist on the file both dated 25 May 1915.

Form One

In the event of my death I give to

(a) Mrs Fannie Worley

(B) All articles and money found on my person and all deferred pay from the

© New Zealand Government

Sgd) Robin James Worley

Signature (sgd)

R J Worley

Date May 25th 1915

10/2381

Mrs Fannie Worley

3 Park Lane

Reigate

Surrey

England

Written in hand “Certified true copy pay book” initial illegible date 2/5/21

Form Two

SHORT FORM OF WILL

10/2381 ROBIN JAMES WORLEY

In the event of my death I give to Mrs Fannie Worley All articles and money found on my person and all deferred pay from the New Zealand Government.

Signed

Robin James Worley

R J Worley

May 25th 1915

Mrs Fannie Worley

3 Park Lane

Reigate

Surrey

ENGLAND

STAMPED “QMC (4) FILE 2 JAN 1916 W H W”

3 EF Form No 33

Note: This form is mostly typed.

NEW ZEALAND MILITARY FORCES

Record No 10/2381

Certified that it appears by an official telegram received at this

Office that No 10/2381 PRIVATE

ROBIN JAMES WORLEY

Of the WELLINGTON INFANTRY BATTALION, New Zealand

Expeditionary Force DIED OF CARDIAC FAILURE

At MALTA

on the TWENTY-EIGHTH day of AUGUST 1915

Illegible signature

COLONEL

Adjutant General

Dated at Headquarters, New Zealand Military Forces, Wellington

This THIRTEENTH day of JUNE 1916

The Public Trustee

WELLINGTON

4 FIELD SERVICE Army Form B2090A

Report of Death of a Soldier to be forwarded to the War Office with the least possible delay after receipt of notification of death on Army Form B 213 or Army Form A 36 or from other official documentary sources.

Regiment or Corps Wellington Inf Bn

Squadron Troop, Battery or Company 17th Ruahine Co

Regtl No 10/2381 Rank Private

Name Worley Robin James

Died Date August 28th 1915

Place Malta

Cause of Death* cardiac failure, following wounds received in action

*Specially state if killed in action or died from wounds received in action, or from illness due to field operations or to fatigue, privation or exposure while on military duty, or from injury while on military duty.

State whether he leaves a will or not

(a) in Pay Book (Army Book 64)

(B) in Small Book (if at Base)

© as a separate document

All private documents and effects received from the front or hospital, as well as the Pay Book, should be examined, and if any will is found it should be at once forwarded to the War Office.

Any information received as to verbal expressions by a deceased soldier of his wishes as to the disposal of his estate should be reported to the War Office as soon as possible.

A duplicate of this report is to be sent to the Paymaster at the Base (see Field Service Regulations, Part II), together with the deceased’s Pay Book (after withdrawal of any will from the latter.) If the deceased’s Small Book is at the Base, it should be forwarded to the War Office with this Report.

Signature of Officer in charge of

Section Adjutant-General’s

Office at the Base N Fitzherbert Capt

Station and date Alexandria September 19th 1915

5 ARMY FORM B 103 Casualty Form – Active Service

Regimental Number: 10/2381

Regiment or Corps: Wellington Infantry Batn (17th Ruahine Coy)

Rank: Pte

Name: Worley, Robin James

Enlisted (a) 15.2.15

Terms of Service (a) Duration of war

Service reckons from (a) 15.2.15

Information shown in order as: Date; From whom received; Record of promotions, reductions, transfers, causalities &c active service as reported on Army Form B 213, Army Form A33 and in other official documents; Place of casualty; Date of Casualty; Remarks Taken from Army Form B213, Army For A 35 or other official documents:

1.8.15; O/C WIB; Joined Battalion; Anzac Cove; 28.7.15; From Cairo

15.8.15; O/C WIB; Wounded in action; Dardanelles; 8.8.15; B213

10.8.15; 16 Cas C Stn; Adm 16th Cas Clearing Stat & trans to; Base; 11.8.15; GSW arm & rt shlder A36 illegible

20.8.15; HS Valdivia; Disembarked HS Valdivia & adm Hosp; Malta; 20.8.15; GSW rt shldr & ? to most rt arm

1.9.15; Cable WB1239; Died from cardiac failure; Malta; 28.8.15; Cable A6261

Signed N Fitz Herbert CAPT OC Records Section New Zealand for DAG GHO 3rd Echelon MEF

STAMPED “FILE 17 NO 1915 CAM”

6 NEW ZEALAND EXPEDITIONARY FORCE ATTESTATION (FORM No 2)

ATTESTATION OF

No 10/2381

Name Worley Robin James

Regiment or Unit: B Coy 4th Rtn

Questions to be put to the recruit before enlistment (NOTE recruit responses are also numbered 1 – 18)

1 What is your name? Robin James Worley

2 Where were you born? Reigate, Surrey England

3 Are you a British subject? Yes

4 What is the date of your birth? 7 Dec 1890 ticked

5 What is your trade or calling? Farmer

6 Are you an indentured apprentice? If so where and to whom? No

7 What was the address at which you last resided? Eiffelton, Ashburton Canty

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

9 What is the name and address of your present or last employer? Self

10 Are you married? No

11 Have you ever been sentenced to imprisonment by the Civil power? If so, when and where? No

12 Do you now belong to any military or naval force? If so to what corps? No

13 Have you ever served in any military or naval force? If so state which and cause of discharge. Yes. Officers Training Corps Reigate, left. Soames Island

14 Have you truly stated the whole (if any) of your previous service? Yes

15 Have you been registered for compulsory military training under the Defence Act 1909? If so, where? No

16 Have you ever been rejected as unfit for the military or naval forces of the Crown? If so, on what grounds? No

17 Are you willing to be vaccinated or revaccinated “or inoculated R J N?”? Yes

18 Are you willing to serve in the Expeditionary Force in or be yes yond the Dominion of New Zealand under the following conditions, provided your services should so long be required: For the term of the present European war and for such further period as is necessary to bring the Expeditionary Force back to New Zealand and to disband it? Yes

NOTE – Your discharge will not be granted before your return to New Zealand unless permission for discharge elsewhere be obtained from the GOC the New Zealand Expeditionary Force.

I Robin James Worley do solemnly declare that the above answers made by me to the above questions are true, and that I am willing to fulfil the engagement made.

Signature of Recruit R J Worley

Signature of Witness James R Feather

Oath to be taken by recruit on attestation

I, Robin James Worley, do sincerely promise and swear that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to our Sovereign Lord the King, his Heirs and Successors, and that I will faithfully serve in the New Zealand Military Forces, according to my liability under the Defence Act, and that I will observe and obey all order of His Majesty, his Heirs and Successors, and of the Generals and Officers set over me, until I shall be lawfully discharged So help me, God.

Certificate of Magistrate or Attesting Officer

The above questions were read to the above recruit in my presence. I have taken care that he understands each question, and that his answer to each question has been duly entered as replied to, and the said recruit has made and signed the declaration and taken the oath before me at Trentham, NZ on this 15th day of Feby 1915.

Signature of Attesting Officer Clive Sommerville Capt

Description of Robin James Worley on Enlistment

Apparent age: 25 years - months

Height: 5 feet 4 ¾ inches

Weight: 126 lb

Chest measurement Minimum 30 ¾ inches Maximum 34 inches

Complexion: Fair

Colour of eyes: Blue

Colour of hair: Yellow

Religious profession: Congregational

Medical Examination

Sight: right eye 6/9

Sight: Left eye 6/10

Hearing: Right ear Good

Hearing: Left ear Good

Colour vision Normal

Are his limbs well formed? Yes

Are the movements of all his joints full and perfect? Yes

Is his chest well formed? Yes

Is his heart normal? Yes

Are his lungs normal? Yes

What is the condition of his teeth? Good

Is he free from hernia? Yes

Is he free from varicocele? Yes

Is he free from varicose veins? Yes

Is he free from haemorrhoids? Yes

Is he free from inveterate or contagious skin disease? Yes

Is there a distinct mark of vaccination? Yes

Is he in good bodily and mental health and free from any physical defect likely to interfere with the efficient performance of his duties? Yes

Are there any slight defects, but not sufficient to cause rejection? No

Remarks

None

Certificate of Medical Examination

I have examined the above named, and find he does not present any of the causes of rejection specified in the Regulations for Army Medical Services.

I consider him fit for service in the New Zealand Expeditionary Force.

Jan 13th 1915

SIGNED W J Mullin for Lt Col Rendle Medical Officer

7 NEW ZEALAND EXPEDITIONARY FORCE (FORM NO 4) MEDICAL HISTORY

Of

Surname: Worley

Christian Name: Robin James

Examined On 13th day of Jany, 1915

At BLANK

Birthplace Town Reigate Surrey

Country England

Declared age: 25 years

Trade or occupation Farmer

Height: 5 ft 4¾ in

Weight 126 lb

Chest measurement Minimum, 30 ¾ in Maximum expansion 34 in

Approved by N or W J Mullin WIB for Lieut Col Rendle Medical Officer

Enlisted on 15th day of February 1915, at Trentham

Information shown under headings in order as: Corps; Regimental No; Date:

Joined on enlistment: ?? B Sqd (5th ?); 11/1245; 15.2.1915

Transferred to: “B” Coy (5th R) B Coy 4th Rfns; 10/2381; 15.3.1915 - 13.4.15

8 FORM – NO TITLE

Written down left hand side of form:

Surname: Worley

Christian Name: Robin James

Information shown in order as: Station or Troopship; Date Arrival at the Station or of Embarkation; REMARKS ON NATURE OF DISEASE

Trentham camp; 15/2/15; Inoculated typhoid 15.3.15 / 21.3.15

HMNZT No 21; 17/4/15; Vaccinated 27/4/15 / Revaccinated 16/5/15

9 Military History Sheet

Note: Three of these forms exist and what follows is a compilation.

No 10/2381

Name Worley, Robin James

Information shown in order as: Country; From; To; Days

1 Service record: NZ; 15/2/15; 16/4/15; 61 days

1 Service record: Foreign; 17/4/15; all else blank

10 Name and address of next of kin: Mr C Worley (father) Park Lane Reigate Surrey England

Intended place of residence on discharge: BLANK

STATEMENT OF THE SERVICE OF No 10/2381

NAME: Worley Robin James

Information shown in order as: Regiment of Corps; Promotions, Reductions, Casualties, &c; Rank; Dates; Signature of Officer certifying Correctness of Entry:

WIB B Sqd; Posted; Private; 15/2/15; Clive Sommerville Capt

B Coy 5 Rfts; Transferred; Private; 15/3/15; Clive Sommerville Capt

B Coy 4 Rfts; Transferred; Private; 13/4/15; Illegible

1st WIB; Rejoined unit at D’nelles; Private; 28.7.15; Illegible

Reference source

Agency AABK

Series 18805

Accession W5557

Box / item 110

Record 0125404

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Information on McINTOSH, 8/970 Private, Charles Bruce Otago Infantry Battalion, 8th (Southland) Regiment for you.

This file is 15 pages of photocopy print out from microfilm. In total there are eight documents (1 to 8) of interest. The order of the document / information below is in the order of the files. Abbreviations are as recorded on the file. Please note that his correct military number is 8/970 not 8/790.

Overview

Charles Bruce McIntosh was born in Winton, South Island New Zealand on 9 March 1894.

He underwent his medical examination on 29 August 1914 at Invercargill, South Island New Zealand and attested at Invercargill, on 31st August 1914. On enlistment, which is dated 31st August 1914, at Invercargill, he joined the Otago Infantry Battalion, 8th (Southland) Regiment. His prior military experience was with the 8th (Southland) Regiment.

His ‘apparent age' on enlistment was 20 years 6 months.

Charles was a ‘farm hand by occupation’ working for Alec McLeod, Hedgehope South Island New Zealand. (See Wikipedia for description of Hedgehope.) Charles was single. His legal next of kin is recorded as his father Chas McIntosh Hedgehope Southland.

Charles McIntosh’s medical description on enlistment was that he was 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighed 153 lb. The condition of his teeth was described as “uppers bad” but they would “be attended to in Dunedin.” His complexion was described as fair; colour of eyes blue and colour of hair light brown. His religious profession was Presbyterian.

He departed Wellington New Zealand on HMNZT No 9 (Hawke’s Bay) on 16 October 1914 as part of the Main Body. OC Troops Lt Col Bauchop, CMG and Ship’s Master J C Lidstone. He disembarked in Alexandria, Egypt on 3 December 1914. He would have arrived in Anzac Cove via Lemnos on 25 April 1915 on board the ‘Annaberg’ with the rest of the Otago Battalion. He survived the landing, 2nd battle for Krithia and was sent to Hospital in Malta suffering from dysentery via the Hospital ship Dunluce Castle on 12 August 1915. He died from dysentery on 14 August 1915 and is buried at Pieta Cemetery, Malta.

He had survived over three months on Gallipoli.

I wonder if his sister Miss Jessie McIntosh ever did get the “little Egyptian box and watch chain which is in my kit” that he bequeathed to her in his will? I hope so!

1 New Zealand Expeditionary Force Form No 1

Personal Record of Registration No 8/970

NAME McIntosh Charles Bruce

Regiment Otago Infantry

Group: 15

2 NEW ZEALAND EXPEDITIONARY FORCE ATTESTATION (FORM No 2)

ATTESTATION OF

No 8/970

Name McIntosh Charles Bruce

Regiment or Unit: 10th crossed out and ‘8th (Southland) Reg’ written in

Questions to be put to the recruit before enlistment (NOTE recruit responses are also numbered 1 – 18)

1 What is your name? Charles Bruce McIntosh

2 Where were you born? Winton

3 Are you a British subject? Yes

4 What is the date of your birth? 9 March 1894

5 What is your trade or calling? Farm hand

6 Are you an indentured apprentice? If so where and to whom? No

7 What was the address at which you last resided? Hedgehope

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

9 What is the name and address of your present or last employer? Alec McLeod Hedgehope

10 Are you married? No

11 Have you ever been sentenced to imprisonment by the Civil power? If so, when and where? No

12 Do you now belong to any military or naval force? If so to what corps? 8th (Southland) Regt

13 Have you ever served in any military or naval force? If so state which and cause of discharge. Not stated

14 Have you truly stated the whole (if any) of your previous service? Not stated

15 Have you been registered for compulsory military training under the Defence Act 1909? If so, where? Yes. Hedgehope

16 Have you ever been rejected as unfit for the military or naval forces of the Crown? If so, on what grounds? No

17 Are you willing to be vaccinated or revaccinated? Yes

18 Are you willing to serve in the Expeditionary Force in or beyond the Dominion of New Zealand under the following conditions, provided your services should so long be required: For the term of the present European war and for such further period as is necessary to bring the Expeditionary Force back to New Zealand and to disband it? Yes

NOTE – Your discharge will not be granted before your return to New Zealand unless permission for discharge elsewhere be obtained from the GOC the New Zealand Expeditionary Force.

I Charles Bruce McIntosh do solemnly declare that the above answers made by me to the above questions are true, and that I am willing to fulfil the engagement made.

Signature of Recruit B C McIntosh

Signature of Witness T M Wilkes

Oath to be taken by recruit on attestation

I, Charles Bruce McIntosh, do sincerely promise and swear that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to our Sovereign Lord the King, his Heirs and Successors, and that I will faithfully serve in the New Zealand Military Forces, according to my liability under the Defence Act, and that I will observe and obey all order of His Majesty, his Heirs and Successors, and of the Generals and Officers set over me, until I shall be lawfully discharged So help me, God.

Certificate of Magistrate or Attesting Officer

The above questions were read to the above recruit in my presence. I have taken care that he understands each question, and that his answer to each question has been duly entered as replied to, and the said recruit has made and signed the declaration and taken the oath before me at Invercargill, NZ on this 31st day of August 1914.

Signature of Attesting Officer T M Wilkes Lieut NZSC

If any alteration is required on this page of the Attestation, the Attesting Officer should be requested to make it and initial the alteration.

Description of McIntosh, Charles on Enlistment

Apparent age: 20 years 6 months

Height: 5 feet 8 inches

Weight: 153 lb

Chest measurement: Minimum 33 inches Maximum 37 inches

Complexion: Fair

Colour of eyes: Blue

Colour of hair: Light brown

Religious profession: Presbyterian

Distinctive marks, and marks indicating congenital peculiarities or previous disease. None

Medical Examination

Sight: right eye 6/6

Sight: Left eye 6/6

Hearing: Right ear Normal

Hearing: Left ear Normal

Colour vision Not stated

Are his limbs well formed? Yes

Are the movements of all his joints full and perfect? Yes

Is his chest well formed? Yes

Is his heart normal? Yes

Are his lungs normal? Yes

What is the condition of his teeth? Uppers bad

Is he free from hernia? Yes

Is he free from varicocele? Yes

Is he free from varicose veins? Yes

Is he free from haemorrhoids? Yes

Is he free from inveterate or contagious skin disease? Yes

Is there a distinct mark of vaccination? No

Is he in good bodily and mental health and free from any physical defect likely to interfere with the efficient performance of his duties? Yes

Are there any slight defects, but not sufficient to cause rejection? No

Remarks

Teeth to be attended to in Dunedin

Certificate of Medical Examination

I have examined the above named, and find he does not present any of the causes of rejection specified in the Regulations for Army Medical Services.

I consider him fit for service in the New Zealand Expeditionary Force.

Aug 29 1914

SIGNED William Stewart Medical Officer

3 NEW ZEALAND EXPEDITIONARY FORCE (FORM NO 4) MEDICAL HISTORY

Of

Surname: McIntosh

Christian Name: Charles Bruce

Examined: On 29 day of Aug, 1914

At: Invercargill

Birthplace Town: Winton

Country: NZ

Declared age: 20 years 6 months

Trade or occupation: Farm Hand

Height: 5 ft 8 in

Weight 153 lb

Chest measurement: Minimum, 33 in Maximum expansion 37 in

Approved by W Stewart Medical Officer Invercargill

Enlisted on 31st day of August 1914, at Invercargill

Joined on enlistment: Otago Infantry

Regimental No: 8/970

Date: 31/8/14

4 FORM – NO TITLE

Note: Illegible and inaccurate because of fading.

Written down left hand side of form:

Surname: McIntosh

Christian Name: Charles Bruce

NZ Service 51 days

Overseas 336 days

Total 1 year 12 days

5 ARMY FORM B 103 Casualty Form – Active Service

Regimental Number 8/970

Regiment or Corps Otago Infantry Batn 10th

Rank Private

Name McIntosh Charles Bruce

Enlisted (a) 31.8.14

Terms of Service (a) duration of war

Service reckons from (a) 31.8.14

Information shown in order as: Date; From whom received; Record of promotions, reductions, transfers, causalities &c active service as reported on Army Form B 213, Army Form A33 and in other official documents; Place of casualty; Date of Casualty; Remarks Taken from Army Form B213, Army For A 35 or other official documents:

12.8.15; SMO Dunluce Castle; Disembarked to Hospital ex HS Dunluce Castle; Malta; 12/8/15; Dysentery A4510

16.8.15; C in C Malta; Died in hospital; Malta; 14.8.15; Dysentery A3932 WB 950

Signed N Fitz Herbert CAPT OC Records Section New Zealand for DAG GHO 3rd Echelon MEF

6 HISTORY SHEET (EF Form No 3A)

Unit: OIB Main Body

Rank: Privt

Surname: McIntosh

Christian Name: Chas Bruce

No: 8/970

Occupation: Farm Hand

Religion: Preby

Place of Birth: Winton

Date of Birth: 9.3. 1894

Last New Zealand address: Hedgehope

Last employer: Alex McLeod Hedgehope

Name, relationship of next of kin (if not resident in New Zealand, insert also name and address of nearest relative in New Zealand): Father Chas McIntosh Hedgehope Southland

Medal action

Surname: McIntosh

Christian names: Charles Bruce

Reg No: 8/970

Casualty or reason for discharge: died of sickness

Legatee and address: Mrs J McIntosh (M) Hedgehope Southland

Legal next of kin, relationship and address: Mr C McIntosh (M) Hedgehope Southland

FILE STAMPED “MEDAL ACTION COMPLETE 29 JAN 1924”

Issued:

1914 – 15 Star

British War Medal

Victory Medal

Sick

Date: 14.8.15

Where soldier located: Malta

Message and Remarks: Died in Hosp Malta Dysentery 14th Aug 1915

BR9/2 Buried in Pieta Cemetery Malta

Died of sickness 78 - 24.8.15 Died of dysentery at Malta 14/8/15

Advice re medals auth to Mrs J McIntosh (M) Hedgehope Southland

STATEMENT OF SERVCIES OF McIntosh Chas Bruce No 8/970

Regiment or Corps: OIB

Rank: Pte

Date: 31/8/14

PLAQUE AND SCROLL

Soldier’s name McIntosh, Chas Bruce

Reg No 8/970

Roll No 508170

Scroll despatched (Date) 21 JUN 1921

Plaque 16 NOV 1921

Recipient and address: Mr C McIntosh Hedgehope Southland

Written on top hand side “Cert posted 9.10.22”

7 Military History Sheet

Noter: Three of these on file – compilation follows:

No 8970

Name McIntosh, Charles Bruce - 10th Rgt – 8th (Southland) Reg crossed out

Information shown in order as: Country; From; To; Days; Initials of Officer making Entry:

1 Service record: New Zealand; 31/8/14; 15/10/14; 46 days; CH

1 Service record: At sea Transport No 9; 15/10/14 (note: date is wrong it should be 16/10/14; Disembarked Alexandria 3/12/14; 49 days; CH

1 Service record

10 Name and address of next of kin: Charles McIntosh (father) Hedgehope

Intended place of residence on discharge: Hedgehope

STATEMENT OF THE SERVICE OF No 8/790

NAME: McIntosh Charles Bruce

Regiment of Corps: Otago Infantry

Promotions, Reductions, Casualties, &c: Attested

Rank: Private

Dates: 31/8/14

Signature of Officer certifying Correctness of Entry: Illegible

8 Short Form of Will

In the event of my death I give to

(a) Mrs C McIntosh

(B) All money now due to me in NZ & also all my belongings

*and I give to -

(a) Miss Jessie McIntosh

(B) a little Egyptian box and watch chain which is in my kit.

Signature C B McIntosh

Date 30 Jan 1915

STATE REG NUMBER 8/970

Written on this form is “Next of kin Charles McIntosh Hedgehope”

FORM STAMPED “DEFENCE EF RECORDS 17 JAN 1916 RECEIVED”

FORM STAMPED “DEFENCE EF RECORDS 18 JAN 1916 RECEIVED”

Reference source

Agency: AABK

Series: 18805

Accession: W5544

Box / item: 74

Record: 0073858

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Information on McKain, 6/686 Private, Thomas Canterbury Infantry Battalion, 13 Coy (North Canterbury and Westland) for you.

This file is 17 pages of photocopy print out from microfilm. In total there are seven documents (1 to 7) of interest. The order of the document / information below is in the order of the files. Abbreviations are as recorded on the file.

Overview

Thomas McKain was born in Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand on 8th April 1888.

He underwent his medical examination and attested on 14 August 1914 at Greymouth, South Island New Zealand. On enlistment he joined the Canterbury Infantry Battalion 13th Coy (North Canterbury and Westland). His prior military experience was two years with the Hutt Valley Rifles Lower Hutt - No 11/105.

His ‘declared age' on enlistment was 26 years 4 months.

Thomas was a ‘wood machinist’ by occupation’ working for Shatford Blair & Co Greymouth, South Island, New Zealand. Thomas was single. His legal next of kin is recorded as his father Mr Daniel McKain, Weraroa, Levin, North Island, New Zealand.

Thomas McKain’s medical description on enlistment was that he was 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighed 142 lb. The condition of his teeth was described as “good”. The only “slight defect” noted was that “part of finger left hand absent.” His complexion was described as fair; colour of eyes blue and colour of hair fair. His religious profession was Anglican.

He departed Wellington New Zealand on HMNZT No 11 (“Athenic”) on 16 October 1914 as part of the Main Body. OC Troops Col A H Russell, CMG and Ship’s Master J E Crossland. He disembarked in Alexandria, Egypt on 3 December 1914. He would have arrived in Anzac Cove via Lemnos on 25 April 1915 on board either the ‘Itonus’ or the Lutzow’ with the rest of the Canterbury Infantry Battalion – unfortunately the file doesn’t record this detail.

On 8 May 1915 he was wounded for the first time (GSW thigh) and sent to Alexandria on the Hospital Ship ‘Franconia’ where he was admitted to 15th General Hospital. He recovered and was sent to the Convalescent Camp at Mustapha where he was well enough to be returned to his unit in Gallipoli where he joined them on 1 June 1915. However, on 10 July 1915 he was wounded for the second time’ this time by a Turkish bomb that caused injuries to his foot and hand. He was admitted to the 1st Australia Casualty Clearing Station, transferred to a fleet sweeper and transported to Malta where he was admitted to hospital on 18 July 1915 where he was described as “dangerously ill.”

He died from tetanus on 23 July 1915 and was buried on 24 July 1915 at Pieta Cemetery, Malta, Grave no 2 Row 2B.

1 New Zealand Expeditionary Force Form No 1

Personal Record of Registration No 6/686

NAME MCKAIN Thomas

Regiment 13th

Group: 11

Faintly written “his will in book” (NOTE – there is no will on this file.)

2 HISTORY SHEET (EF Form No 3A)

Unit: CIB

Rank: Private

Surname: McKain

Christian Name: Thomas

No: 6/686

Occupation: Wood machinist

Religion: Anglican

Place of Birth: Lower Hutt

Date of Birth: 8.4.1888

Last New Zealand address: Paroa Westland

Last employer: Shatford Blair & Co Greymouth

Name, relationship of next of kin (if not resident in New Zealand, insert also name and address of nearest relative in New Zealand): Daniel McKain (Father) Weraroa Levin

Service

Information shown in order as: Country or Troopship; Date From:

NZ; 14/8/14

Foreign; 16.10.14

Medal action

FILE DETAILS MISSING BUT STAMPED: “MEDAL ACTION COMPLETE 26 JAN 1924”

Wounds

Information shown in order as: Date; Where Soldier located, and Message and Remarks:

8.5.15; Dardanelles; Wnd

9.5.15; Dardanelles; Adm to “Franconia” GSW thigh

12.5.15; Alexandria; Adm to Hosp (15th Gen Hosp)

15.5.15; Mustapha; Transfd to Con Camp

10.7.15; Dardanelles; Wounded

10.7.15; Dardanelles; Adm to Clearing Stat & trans to sweeper Bombard foot & hand

18.7.15; Malta; Adm to hosp

18.7.15; Malta; Dang ill

Sick

AFB103 23.7.15 Malta Died of tetanus

BR9/2 Buried in Pieta Cemetery Malta

Died of sickness 25/7/15 Tetanus 23rd July 1915 Buried 24.7.15 Pieta cemetery, Malta Grave no 2 Row 2B

Medals to Mr D McKain Weraroa Levin 13.1.21

STATEMENT OF THE SERVICES OF McKain Thomas No 6/686

Regiment or Corp: CIB

Rank: Private

Date: 14/8/14

Died 23/7/15

PLAQUE AND SCROLL

Soldier’s name: McKain Thos

Reg No: 6/686

Roll No: 508205

Scroll despatched: (Date) 22 JUN 1922

Plaque: 23 FEB 1922

Recipient and address: Mr Daniel McKain Weraroa Levin

Written down left hand side “Cert posted 9.10.22 CG”

Issued:

1914 – 25 Star

British War Medal

Victory Medal

3 ARMY FORM B 103 Casualty Form – Active Service

Note: Two of these forms exist.

Regimental Number 6/686

Regiment or Corps Canterbury In Bn (13th)

Rank Pte Name: McKain Thomas

Enlisted (a) 14.8.14

Terms of Service (a) period of war

Service reckons from (a) 14.8.14

Information shown in order as: Date; From whom received; Record of promotions, reductions, transfers, causalities &c active service as reported on Army Form B 213, Army Form A33 and in other official documents; Place of casualty; Date of Casualty; Remarks Taken from Army Form B213, Army For A 35 or other official documents:

15/5/15; OC CIB; Wounded; Dardanelles; 8/5/15; AFB213

BLANK; HMT “Franconia”; Adm to “Franconia”; Dardanelles; 9/5/15; A36 GS wd thigh

12/5/15; 15th Gen Hosp; Adm to Hospital; Alexandria; 12/5/15; A36

21/5/15; 15th Gen Hosp; Transfd to Con Camp; Mustapha; 15/5/15; A36

BLANK; O/C Adv Base; Attached to strength NZ Adv Base; Mustapha; 18/5/15; AF B213

21/5/15; O/C Adv Base; Embarked for; Dardanelles; 26/5/15; Emb roll

6/6/16; O/C CIB; Rejoined unit; Dardanelles; 1/6/15; AF B213

11/7/15; O/C CIB; Wounded; Dardanelles; 10/7/15; AF B213

11/7/15; 1st Aus CCS; Adm to Clearing Stat & transfd to sweeper; Dardanelles; 10/7/15; A36 C2540 Bomb wd foot & hand

18/7/15; Malta; Adm to Hospital; Malta; 18/7/15; A1991

21/7/15; C in C Malta; Dangerously ill; Malta; 18/7/15; Cablegram WB677 A1411

Signed N Fitz Herbert CAPT OC Records Section New Zealand for DAG GHO 3rd Echelon MEF

4 Form No title

Information shown in order as: Date; From whom received; Record of promotions reductions, transfers, casualties etc during active service, as reported on Army Form B213, Army Form A36 or in other official documents; Place; Date; Remarks taken from Army Form B213, Army Form A36 or other official documents:

24/7/15; C in C Malta; Died of tetanus; Malta; 23/7/15; Cablegram WB 700 A1588

Signed N Fitz Herbert CAPT OC Records Section New Zealand for DAG GHO 3rd Echelon MEF

5 NEW ZEALAND EXPEDITIONARY FORCE ATTESTATION (FORM No 2)

ATTESTATION OF

No 6/686

Name McKain Thomas

Regiment or Unit: 13th (I C & W) CHECK

Questions to be put to the recruit before enlistment (NOTE recruit responses are also numbered 1 – 18)

1 What is your name? McKain Thomas

2 Where were you born? Lower Hutt Wellington

3 Are you a British subject? Yes

4 What is the date of your birth? 8th April 1888 ticked

5 What is your trade or calling? Wood machinist

6 Are you an indentured apprentice? If so where and to whom? No

7 What was the address at which you last resided? Paroa Westland

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

9 What is the name and address of your present or last employer? Shatford Blair & Co Greymouth

10 Are you married? No

11 Have you ever been sentenced to imprisonment by the Civil power? If so, when and where? No

12 Do you now belong to any military or naval force? If so to what corps? No

13 Have you ever served in any military or naval force? If so state which and cause of discharge. Hutt Volunteers 2 years resigned

14 Have you truly stated the whole (if any) of your previous service? Yes

15 Have you been registered for compulsory military training under the Defence Act 1909? If so, where? No

16 Have you ever been rejected as unfit for the military or naval forces of the Crown? If so, on what grounds? No

17 Are you willing to be vaccinated or revaccinated? Yes

18 Are you willing to serve in the Expeditionary Force in or beyond the Dominion of New Zealand under the following conditions, provided your services should so long be required: For the term of the present European war and for such further period as is necessary to bring the Expeditionary Force back to New Zealand and to disband it? Yes

NOTE – Your discharge will not be granted before your return to New Zealand unless permission for discharge elsewhere be obtained from the GOC the New Zealand Expeditionary Force.

I Thomas McKain do solemnly declare that the above answers made by me to the above questions are true, and that I am willing to fulfil the engagement made.

Signature of Recruit Thomas McKain

Signature of Witness Wm S Austin Major

Oath to be taken by recruit on attestation

I, Thomas McKain, do sincerely promise and swear that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to our Sovereign Lord the King, his Heirs and Successors, and that I will faithfully serve in the New Zealand Military Forces, according to my liability under the Defence Act, and that I will observe and obey all order of His Majesty, his Heirs and Successors, and of the Generals and Officers set over me, until I shall be lawfully discharged So help me, God.

Certificate of Magistrate or Attesting Officer

The above questions were read to the above recruit in my presence. I have taken care that he understands each question, and that his answer to each question has been duly entered as replied to, and the said recruit has made and signed the declaration and taken the oath before me at Greymouth, NZ on this 14 day of August 1914.

Signature of Attesting Officer Wm S Austin Major

If any alteration is required on this page of the Attestation, the Attesting Officer should be requested to make it and initial the alteration.

Description of McKain Thomas on Enlistment

Apparent age: 26 years - months

Height: 5 feet 9 inches

Weight: 142 lb

Chest measurement Minimum 34 ½ inches Maximum 38 inches

Complexion: Fair

Colour of eyes: Blue

Colour of hair: Fair

Religious profession: Anglican

Medical Examination

Sight: right eye D - 6

Sight: Left eye D 6

Hearing: Right ear Normal

Hearing: Left ear Normal

Colour vision Normal

Are his limbs well formed? Yes

Are the movements of all his joints full and perfect? Yes

Is his chest well formed? Yes

Is his heart normal? Yes

Are his lungs normal? Yes

What is the condition of his teeth? Good

Is he free from hernia? Yes

Is he free from varicocele? Yes

Is he free from varicose veins? Yes

Is he free from haemorrhoids?

Is he free from inveterate or contagious skin disease? Yes

Is there a distinct mark of vaccination? Yes

Is he in good bodily and mental health and free from any physical defect likely to interfere with the efficient performance of his duties? Yes

Are there any slight defects, but not sufficient to cause rejection? Part of finger left hand absent

Remarks

Fit for Field Force

Certificate of Medical Examination

I have examined the above named, and find he does not present any of the causes of rejection specified in the Regulations for Army Medical Services.

I consider him fit for service in the New Zealand Expeditionary Force.

August 14th 1914

SIGNED A? Wilson Capt Medical Officer

6 NEW ZEALAND EXPEDITIONARY FORCE (FORM NO 4) MEDICAL HISTORY

Of

Surname: McKain

Christian Name: Thomas

Examined On 14th day of August, 1914

At Greymouth

Birthplace Town Lower Hutt

Country NZ

Declared age: 26 years 4 months

Trade or occupation Wood machinist

Height: 5 ft 9 in

Weight 142 lb

Chest measurement Minimum, 34½ in Maximum expansion 38 in

Enlisted on 14th day of August 1914, at Greymouth

Joined on enlistment: Canterbury Infantry Battn

Regimental No: 6/686

Date: 14.8.14

7 NEW ZEALAND EXPEDITIONARY FORCE (Form No 3 Military History Sheet

NOTE: Three of these forms exist – compilation follows

No 11/105 (Number for Hutt Valley Rifles)

No 6/686

Name McKain Thomas

Information shown in order as: Country, From, To, Days, Initials of Officer making Entry:

1 Service record: Hutt Valley Rifles Lower Hutt - 2 years, - all else blank

1 Service record: NZ; Aug 14 1914; 14/10/14; 63 days; FWM

1 Service record: At sea HMNZT No 11, 15/10/14 (date should be 16/10/14) Disembarked Alexandria 3.12.14; 50 days; JJS

1 Service record: Egypt; 4.12.14; all else blank

10 Name and address of next of kin: Daniel McKain Weraroa North Island

Intended place of residence on discharge: Greymouth W Coast South Island New Zealand

STATEMENT OF THE SERVICE

In formation shown in order as: Regiment of Corps; Promotions, Reductions, Casualties, &c; Rank; Dates; Signature of Officer certifying Correctness of Entry:

Cant Infty Battn; Dardanelles Wounded; Pvt; 14/8/14; F D Maurice Lieut

13th Coy CIB; Embkd for D’nelles to rejoin unit; Pvt; 26.5.15; Geo Dick

13th Coy CIB; Rejoined unit D’nelles; Pvt; 1.6.15; GD

Form STAMPED: “Dardanelles Wounded 16 May 1915”

Reference source

Agency AABK

Series 18805

Accession W5544

Box / item 76

Record 0074092

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Information on MILES, 8/600 Private, Arthur, Otago Infantry Battalion for you.

This file is 21 pages of photocopy print out from microfilm. In total there are 12 documents (1 to 12) of interest. The order of the document / information below is in the order of the files. Abbreviations are as recorded on the file.

I have not completed researching this man, as another file exists that I haven’t yet got to.

Overview

Arthur Miles was born in Dunedin, South Island New Zealand in 1884. The file gives no specific day or month.

He underwent his medical examination and attested on 17 August 1914 at Dunedin, South Island New Zealand. On enlistment – 24 August 1914- he joined the 4th Otago Infantry Battalion.

His ‘declared age' on enlistment was 32 years.

Arthur was a ‘drainer’ (drain layer) by occupation working for the Dunedin City Council and residing at Glasgow Rd Dunedin. He was single. His legal next of kin is recorded as Mrs Susan Miles (mother) 258A High St Dunedin.

Arthur Miles’ medical description on enlistment was that he was 6 feet tall and weighed 169 lb. The condition of his teeth was not described. The only “slight defect” noted was that he had "slight varicocele on L side ent.” His complexion was described as fair; colour of eyes bluish grey and colour of hair black. His religious profession was Anglican.

He departed Wellington New Zealand on HMNZT No 5 (“Ruapehu”) on 16 October 1914 as part of the Main Body. OC Troops Lt Col T W MacDonald, and Ship’s Master Clifford. Arthur disembarked in Alexandria, Egypt on 3 December 1914. He got into a bit of strife in March 1915 at Zeitoun when he was absent from parade and received 7 days punishment by being confined to barracks by Major Price 8/1094.

Arthur missed the landing on 25 April 1915 because had been hospitalised in Malta from 1 April 1915. His file records that he was discharged from hospital in Malta on 30 June 1915 and attached to the strength of the advanced base depot at Mustapha on 7 July 1915. He embarked for the Dardanelles from Alexandria on 9 July 1915 and rejoined the Otago Infantry Battalion unit on 14 July 1915. 29 days later he was wounded (nature not known) on 12 August 1915 and transported to hospital in Malta where he was reported on 21 August 1915 as “dangerously ill.”

On 31st January 1915 he had made out a short will where he bequeathed to his mother Mrs Susan Miles “all my personal belongings and all money due to me.” The appropriate amount was £15.7.0.

He died in hospital of dysentery on 25 August 1915 – 13 days after leaving Gallipoli.

He had survived just over 4 weeks on Gallipoli.

1 HISTORY SHEET (EF Form No 3A)

Unit: OIR

Rank: Pte

Surname: Miles

Christian Name: Arthur

No: 8/600

Occupation: drain layer

Religion: C of E

Place of Birth: Dunedin

Date of Birth: /1884

Last New Zealand address: Glasgow Rd Dunedin

Last employer: City Council Dunedin

Name, relationship of next of kin (if not resident in New Zealand, insert also name and address of nearest relative in New Zealand): Mrs Susan Miles (mother) 258A High St Dunedin other addresses crossed out are 4 Glasgow Rd, 13 Cutten St Dunedin Sth

Mr Thos Miles (father) address 39 Reid Rd Dunedin Sth crossed out as well as 258A High St

Medal action

Rank at death: Pte

Highest rank held:

Reg No: 8/600

Country resident in: In case of death, country next of kin are resident in: NZ

Casualty or reason for discharge: died of sickness

Legatee and address: Mrs Susan Miles addresses crossed out 39 Reid Rd Dunedin Sth, 258A High St Dunedin Note “G advise not found at this ad 11/5/28

Legal next of kin, relationship and address: Thos Miles (F) 39 Reid Rd Dunedin Sth crossed out

Issued

1914 – 25 Star

British War Medal

Victory Medal

STATEMENT OF THE SERVICES OF Miles Arthur No 8/600

Regiment or Corp: OIB

Rank: Pte

Date: 24/8/14

Died of dysentery August 26th 1915 (note date incorrect!)

CONDUCT SHEET

Regiment or Corps: OIB

Place: Zeitoun

Date: 1.3.15

Offence: Absent from parade at 7.30 am & covered up on file

Punishment: 7 days C B

Authority for Entry: Major Price

PLAQUE AND SCROLL

Soldier’s name Miles Arthur

Reg No 8/600

Roll No 509097

Scroll despatched (Date) 20 JUN 1921

Plaque 15 DEC 1921

Recipient and address: Mr Thos Miles 258A High St Dunedin

Written down left hand side “Cert posted 20.10.22 GLB”

Sick

AFB103 Malta Died in hospital of dysentery 25.8.15 death certificate made out for 25th Aug

? 30.3.17 Buried in Malta (Pieta cemetery)

Died of sickness 31/8/15 Died of dysentery 26th August

Pension

MEDALS to Mrs S Miles (M) 258A High St Dunedin

2 ARMY FORM B 103 Casualty Form – Active Service

Note: Two of these forms exist on the file – compilation follows.

Regimental Number 8/600

Regiment or Corps Otago Infantry Battn

Rank Private Name Miles Arthur

Enlisted (a) 24.8.14

Terms of Service (a) Duration of war

Service reckons from (a) 24.8.14

Information in order as: Date; From whom received; Record of promotions, reductions, transfers, causalities &c active service as reported on Army Form B 213, Army Form A33 and in other official documents; Place of casualty; Remarks Taken from Army Form B213, Army For A 35 or other official documents:

BLANK; BLANK; Attested; Dunedin NZ; 24.8.15; BLANK

BLANK; Malta; Discharged from Hospital; Malta; 30.6.15; Nominal Roll A326

9.7.15; O/C Adv Base Depot; Attached strength of Adv Base Depot; Mustapha; 7.7.15; B213

9.7.15; O/C Adv Base Depot; Embarked for Dardanelles; Alexandria; 9.7.15; Nominal Roll

16.7.15; O/C OIB; Rejoined unit; Dardanelles; 14.7.15; B213

14.8.15; O/C OIB; Wounded in action; Dardanelles; 12.8.15; B213 14.8.15

25.8.15; C in C Malta; Dangerously ill; Malta; 21.8.15; WB1107 A5155

31.8.15; C in C Malta; Died in hospital of dysentery; Malta; 25.8.15; WB1168 A5692

Signed N Fitz Herbert CAPT OC Records Section New Zealand for DAG GHO 3rd Echelon MEF

3 Document (typed) No title

8/600 PRIVATE ARTHUR MILES

Personal Details

Date and place of birth: 1884 Dunedin

Religion: Anglican

Marital status: Single

Occupation: Drain layer

Employer: City Council Dunedin

Description

Height 6 feet

Weight 169 pounds

Complexion Fair

Eyes Bluish Grey

Hair Black

Next of kin Mrs Susan Miles

Service record

War Time Service: Marched into camp on 24 August 1914

Rank: Private

Unit: Otago Infantry Battalion

Chronological sequence of postings, hospitalisation and promotions:

Embarked from NZ on His Majesty’s Troop Ship Number 5 SS RUAPEHU on 16 October 1914

Disembarked at Alexandria on 3 December 1914

Discharged from Hospital: Malta on 30 June 1915

Attached to Advance Base, Mustapha on 7 July 1915

Embarked from Alexandria for the Dardanelles on 9 July 1915

Rejoined Otago Infantry Battalion on 14 July 1915

Wounded in action on 12 August 1915

Died in hospital, Malta of dysentery on 25 August 1915

Medals Awarded

1914-15 Star

British War Medal

Victory Medal

Note: The above is unusal to be a soldier's file and the source is probably from a relative seeking a copy of the file.

4 New Zealand Expeditionary Force Form No 1

Personal Record of Registration No 8/600

NAME Miles, Arthur

Regiment Otago Infantry

Group: 13

5 FORM NO TITLE – VERY FADED

This form is very faded.

Casualty and date: Died of dysentery 28.8.15

If paybook received BLANK

If paybook form of will executed Yes copy on file

Any evidence of a will

If being administrated state name mostly illegible looks something like ‘Public Trustee to administer will for mother’?

If pension granted BLANK

If Probate or Letters of Administration granted BLANK

Balance £13.13.4

Remarks BLANK

Initials of Officer illegible

Date: 23.5.16

6 MEMO

21st February 1916

8/600

MEMORANDUM FOR:

The Public Trustee

WELLINGTON

8/600 Private A Miles deceased

The following particulars regarding the above-named soldier are forwarded for the favour fo your instructions as to the disposal of the balance of pay due to his estate.

(1) Occupation and address in civil life: Drainer, Glasgow Road DUNEDIN SOUTH

(2) Where he has left a will or not. Yes. With you.

(3) Name, relationship (if any) and address of next-of-kin Mrs Susan Miles (Mother) 13 Cutten Street DUNEDIN SOUTH

(4) Amount due. £15.7.0 approximate

(5) A certificate of death is enclosed

(Sgd) G C RODDA

Quartermaster –General (4)

Enclosure

(COPY)

7 Will

8/600 A Miles

SHORT FORM OF WILL

In the event of my death I give to Mrs Susan Miles all my personal belongings and all money due to me

A Miles 8/600

31st January 1915

STAMPED QMG (A) FILE 2 JAN 1916 W H W”

8 NEW ZEALAND EXPEDITIONARY FORCE ATTESTATION (FORM No 2)

ATTESTATION OF

No 8/600

Name Miles Arthur

Regiment or Unit: 4th Regt

Questions to be put to the recruit before enlistment (NOTE recruit responses are also numbered 1 – 18)

1 What is your name? Miles Arthur

2 Where were you born? Dunedin

3 Are you a British subject? Yes

4 What is the date of your birth? 1884

5 What is your trade or calling? Drainer

6 Are you an indentured apprentice? If so where and to whom? no

7 What was the address at which you last resided? Glasgow Rd Dunedin

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

9 What is the name and address of your present or last employer? City Council Dunedin

10 Are you married? no

11 Have you ever been sentenced to imprisonment by the Civil power? If so, when and where? No

12 Do you now belong to any military or naval force? If so to what corps? No

13 Have you ever served in any military or naval force? If so state which and cause of discharge. No

14 Have you truly stated the whole (if any) of your previous service? Yes

15 Have you been registered for compulsory military training under the Defence Act 1909? If so, where? No

16 Have you ever been rejected as unfit for the military or naval forces of the Crown? If so, on what grounds? No

17 Are you willing to be vaccinated or revaccinated? Yes / yes

18 Are you willing to serve in the Expeditionary Force in or beyond the Dominion of New Zealand under the following conditions, provided your services should so long be required: For the term of the present European war and for such further period as is necessary to bring the Expeditionary Force back to New Zealand and to disband it? Yes

NOTE – Your discharge will not be granted before your return to New Zealand unless permission for discharge elsewhere be obtained from the GOC the New Zealand Expeditionary Force.

I Arthur Miles do solemnly declare that the above answers made by me to the above questions are true, and that I am willing to fulfil the engagement made.

Signature of Recruit A Miles

Signature of Witness illegible

Oath to be taken by recruit on attestation

I, Arthur Miles, do sincerely promise and swear that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to our Sovereign Lord the King, his Heirs and Successors, and that I will faithfully serve in the New Zealand Military Forces, according to my liability under the Defence Act, and that I will observe and obey all order of His Majesty, his Heirs and Successors, and of the Generals and Officers set over me, until I shall be lawfully discharged So help me, God.

Certificate of Magistrate or Attesting Officer

The above questions were read to the above recruit in my presence. I have taken care that he understands each question, and that his answer to each question has been duly entered as replied to, and the said recruit has made and signed the declaration and taken the oath before me at Dunedin, NZ on this 24 day of Aug 1914

Signature of Attesting Officer illegible

If any alteration is required on this page of the Attestation, the Attesting Officer should be requested to make it and initial the alteration.

Description of Miles, Arthur on Enlistment

Apparent age: 32 years - months

Height: 6 feet

Weight: 12 st 1 lb

Chest measurement Minimum 35 inches Maximum 38 inches

Complexion: Fair

Colour of eyes: Bluish grey

Colour of hair: Black

Religious profession: Anglican

Medical Examination

Sight: right eye 6/6

Sight: Left eye 6/6

Hearing: Right ear GOOD

Hearing: Left ear GOOD

Colour vision GOOD

Are his limbs well formed? Yes

Are the movements of all his joints full and perfect? Yes

Is his chest well formed? Yes

Is his heart normal? Yes

Are his lungs normal? Yes

What is the condition of his teeth? BLANK

Is he free from varicocele? Slight on L side

Certificate of Medical Examination

I have examined the above named, and find he does not present any of the causes of rejection specified in the Regulations for Army Medical Services.

I consider him fit for service in the New Zealand Expeditionary Force.

17 Aug 1914

SIGNED Alex R Falconer Medical Officer

9 NEW ZEALAND EXPEDITIONARY FORCE (FORM NO 4) MEDICAL HISTORY

Of

Surname: Miles

Christian Name: Arthur

Examined On 17 day of August, 1914

At Dunedin

Birthplace Town Dunedin

Country NZ

Declared age: 32 years

Trade or occupation Drainer

Height: 6 ft - in

Weight 169 lb

Chest measurement Minimum, 35 in Maximum expansion 38 in

Physical development: Good

Marks indicating congenital peculiarities or previous disease: None

Approved by A R Falconer Dunedin Medical Officer

Enlisted on 24 day of August 1914 at Dunedin

Joined on enlistment: 4th Otago Bn NZR

Regimental No: 8/600

Date: 24/8/14

10 Form – No title

Form is very faded and cannot be read in parts.

Written down left hand side of form:

Surname: Miles

Christian Name: Arthur

Station or Troopship: Anafarta Malta

Admission into hospital: 1.4.15

Discharge from Hospital: 27.5.15

Number of Days in Hospital: 57

11 Form – no title

Very faded – hence inaccurate numbers below

New Zealand 24.8.15

NZ Service 30 Days Overseas 337 days

Total NZEF service 1 year 2 days

12 NEW ZEALAND EXPEDITIONARY FORCE (Form No 3 Military History Sheet

Note: Two of these exist on file – compilation follows.

No 8/600

Name Miles Arthur

Information in order as: Country; From; To; Days Initials of Officer making Entry:

1 Service record: NZ; 24/8/14; 15/10/14; 53 days; R Price

1 Service record: At sea HMNZT 5; 15/10/14; Disembarked Alexandria 3/12/14; 49 days; BLANK

1 Service record:

10 Name and address of next of kin: Mrs Susan Miles 11 Glasgow St Dunedin crossed out 13 Cutten Street Dunedin South

STATEMENT OF THE SERVICE

Information in order as: Regiment of Corps; Promotions, Reductions, Casualties, &c; Rank; Dates; Signature of Officer certifying Correctness of Entry:

Otago Infty; Attested; Pte; 24/8/14; Price

BLANK; DARDENLLES WOUNDED; BLANK; 12.8.15; BLANK

Reference source

Agency AABK

Series 18805

Accession W5549

Box / item 22

Record 0080654

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Information on MERRICK, John Joseph, 12/2032 Auckland Infantry Battalion, A Coy, 4th reinforcements for you.

There are 20 pages on this file with nine files (1 – 9) of interest. The order of the document / information below is in the order of the files. Abbreviations are as recorded on the file. I have a photo of this man, which I will send you.

Overview

John Joseph Merrick was born in Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand in 1889 – no month or date provided.

John Merrick underwent his medical examination on 15 January 1915; place not given, and he attested on 16 January 1915 at Trentham. On enlistment he joined, as a private No 12/2032, the Auckland Infantry Battalion, A coy, 4th reinforcements. It is recorded that he ‘attested’ at Trentham, New Zealand on 17 January 1915. His service reckons from the 16 January 1915.

John Merrick’s apparent age' on enlistment was 25 years.

He also had two brothers - Alexander (12/172) who served with the Auckland Infantry Battalion and George (8/3354) who served with the Otago Infantry Battalion.

John was a ‘boundary rider’ by occupation’ working for Mr Thorn Buckland, South Head, Kaipara, New Zealand. He was single. His recorded next of kin was his father Mr Jacob Merrick, 12 Ireland Street, Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand.

John’s medical description on enlistment was that he was 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighed 11 stone 6 lb. The condition of his teeth was described as “good.” His complexion was described as fair; colour of eyes grey and colour of hair light brown. His religious profession was described on one document as ‘Methodist’ and on another as ‘Church of England.’

He left New Zealand on 17 April 1915 with the 4th reinforcements (2,254 troops) on HMNZT 21 (‘Willochra’) and arrived in Suez on 25 May 1915. He was inoculated against typhoid prior to leaving New Zealand on 28 February 1915 and 7 March 1915 and again on 1 May 1915 on board the transport. Interesting that his conduct sheet file records that on 1 May 1915 he forfeited 5 days pay for overstaying his leave – presumably on a transport stopover on the journey to Egypt.

He joined his Auckland Infantry unit at Dardanelles on 8 June 1915. On 16 August 1915 he received a gun shot wound to his neck and was taken by the Hospital Ship ‘Gascon’ to Malta where he was first described as “dangerously ill” on 21 August 1915 and then on 24 August 1915 he died in hospital from a haemorrhage as a result of his wound received in action. He was buried on 24 August 1915 in Pieta Cemetery, Malta, Grave No 4 Row 11a.

He lasted 8 days after being wounded.

He had survived almost 10 weeks on Gallipoli.

1 HISTORY SHEET (EF Form No 3A)

Unit: AIB

Rank: Pte

Surname: Merrick

Christian Name: John Joseph

No: 12/2032

Occupation: Boundary rider

Religion: Meth

Place of Birth: Auckland

Date of Birth: /89

Last New Zealand address: Ireland Street Ponsonby

Last employer: Mr Thorn Buckland South Head Kaipara

Name, relationship of next of kin (if not resident in New Zealand, insert also name and address of nearest relative in New Zealand): Jacob Merrick (father) Ireland Street Ponsonby

Service

NZ; Date from 16.1.15

Foreign; Date from 17.4.15

Medal action

Reg No: 12/2032

Country resident in: In case of death, country next of kin are resident in: NZ

Casualty or reason for discharge: died of wounds

Legatee and address: “no evidence is held”

Legal next of kin, relationship and address: Mr Jacob Merrick (F) 12 Ireland St Ponsonby

STAMPED “MEDAL ACTION COMPLETE 29 NOV 1923”

Service medal issued:

1914 – 15 Star

British War Medal

Victory Medal

Advice re medals authorised to Mr J Merrick (F) 12 Ireland St Ponsonby Auckland

STATEMENT OF THE SERVICES OF Merrick, John Joseph No 12/2032

Regiment or Corp: AIB

Rank: Pte

Date: 16.1.15

CONDUCT SHEET

Date: 1/5/15

Offence - overstaying leave

Punishment forfeits 5 days pay

PLAQUE AND SCROLL

Soldier’s name: Merrick John Jos

Reg No: 12/2032

Roll No: 509053

Scroll despatched (Date): 18 JUN 1921

Plaque: 14 DEC 1921

Recipient and address: Mr Jacob Merrick Ireland St Ponsonby Auckland

Written down left hand side “Cert posted 18.10.22 GLB”

Buried Aug 24 1915 Pieta Cemetery Malta Grave No 4 Row 11a

2 ARMY FORM B 103 Casualty Form – Active Service

Regimental Number 12/2032

Regiment or Corps Auckd Infy Batt

Rank Private

Name Merrick John Joseph

Enlisted (a) 16/1/15

Terms of Service (a) period of war

Service reckons from (a) 16/1/15

Information shown in order as: Date; From whom received; Record of promotions, reductions, transfers, causalities &c active service as reported on Army Form B 213, Army Form A33 and in other official documents; Place of casualty; Date of Casualty; Remarks Taken from Army Form B213, Army For A 35 or other official documents:

16/8/15; HS “Gascon”; Admitd to Hosp; Malta; 16/8/15; GSWd neck Nom Roll A5690

21/8/15; Commandant of Malta; Placed on dangersly ill list; Malta; 17/8/15; Cable WB1015 A4413

26/8/15; C in C; Died in Hosp from haemorrhage; Malta; 24/8/15; Cable WB1124 A5361

Signed N Fitz Herbert Major OC Records Section New Zealand for DAG GHO 3rd Echelon MEF

Stamped “Entered on history sheet” GG 21.9.16”

3 NEW ZEALAND EXPEDITIONARY FORCE (Form No 3) Military History Sheet

NOTE: Three of these exist on the file – compilation follows

No 12/2031

Name Merrick, John Joseph

Information shown in order as: Country; From; To; Days:

1 Service record: NZ; 16/1/15; 16/4/15; 91 days

1 Service record: Foreign; 17/4/15; BLANK

10 Name and address of next of kin: Mr Jacob Merrick (F) Ireland St Ponsonby Auck

Intended place of residence on discharge: NZ

STATEMENT OF THE SERVICE OF

No 12/2032

NAME: Merrick J J

NOTE: Two of these exist on the file – compilation follows

Regiment of Corps: Auckland Infantry A Company Infy 4th Reft

Rank: Pte

Date: Enlisted 16/1/15

Joined unit at Dardanelles: 8.6.15

Died of haemorrhage: 24/8/15

4 New Zealand Expeditionary Force Form No 1

Personal Record of Registration No 12/2032

NAME: Merrick, John Joseph

Regiment: A Coy 2 4th R

5 FORM R 3

Please supply the following particulars from History Sheet:

REG NO: 12/2032

RANK: Pte

NAME (in full): John Joseph Merrick

UNIT: AIB

CASUALTY (nature of): died in hosp from haemorrhage

PLACE: Malta

DATE: 24.8.15

CIVIL OCCUPATION: Boundary rider

LAST EMPLOYER: Mr Thorn Buckland South Head Kaipara

LAST NZ ADDRESS Ireland St Ponsonby

NEXT OF KIN Jacob Merrick – father Ireland St Ponsonby Auckland

H S CLERK

Initials G R G

DATE 21.4.16

Signature illegible

O/C CORRESPONDENCE

6 FORM NO TITLE

New Zealand: 16.1.15

Embarked on Active Service NZ: 17.4.15

Egypt: 25.5.15

Gallipoli 6.6.15

Malta: 24.8.15 Died of wounds

Service ranks as:

NZ 91 days

Egypt 50 days

Balkans 72 days

Egypt 8 days

NZ Service 91 Days

Overseas Service 130 days

Total NZEF service 221 days

7 NEW ZEALAND EXPEDITIONARY FORCE ATTESTATION (FORM No 2)

Note: This form is typed mostly

ATTESTATION OF

No 12/2032

Name Merrick J J

Regiment or Unit: BLANK

Questions to be put to the recruit before enlistment (NOTE recruit responses are also numbered 1 – 18)

1 What is your name? John Joseph Merrick

2 Where were you born? Ponsonby Auckland

3 Are you a British subject? Yes

4 What is the date of your birth? /89

5 What is your trade or calling? Boundary rider

6 Are you an indentured apprentice? If so where and to whom?

7 What was the address at which you last resided? Ireland Street Ponsonby

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

9 What is the name and address of your present or last employer? MR Thorn Buckland South Head Kaipara

10 Are you married? No

11 Have you ever been sentenced to imprisonment by the Civil power? If so, when and where? No

NAME & ADDRESS NEXT OF KIN (Father) Jacob Merrick Ireland Street Ponsonby Auckland

12 Do you now belong to any military or naval force? If so to what corps? No

13 Have you ever served in any military or naval force? If so state which and cause of discharge. No

14 Have you truly stated the whole (if any) of your previous service? Yes

15 Have you been registered for compulsory military training under the Defence Act 1909? If so, where? No

16 Have you ever been rejected as unfit for the military or naval forces of the Crown? If so, on what grounds? No

17 Are you willing to be vaccinated or revaccinated? Yes

18 Are you willing to serve in the Expeditionary Force in or beyond the Dominion of New Zealand under the following conditions, provided your services should so long be required: For the term of the present European war and for such further period as is necessary to bring the Expeditionary Force back to New Zealand and to disband it? Yes

NOTE – Your discharge will not be granted before your return to New Zealand unless permission for discharge elsewhere be obtained from the GOC the New Zealand Expeditionary Force.

I John Joseph Merrick do solemnly declare that the above answers made by me to the above questions are true, and that I am willing to fulfil the engagement made.

Signature of Recruit J Merrick

Signature of Witness J Turner SSM

Oath to be taken by recruit on attestation

I, John Joseph Merrick, do sincerely promise and swear that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to our Sovereign Lord the King, his Heirs and Successors, and that I will faithfully serve in the New Zealand Military Forces, according to my liability under the Defence Act, and that I will observe and obey all order of His Majesty, his Heirs and Successors, and of the Generals and Officers set over me, until I shall be lawfully discharged So help me, God.

Certificate of Magistrate or Attesting Officer

The above questions were read to the above recruit in my presence. I have taken care that he understands each question, and that his answer to each question has been duly entered as replied to, and the said recruit has made and signed the declaration and taken the oath before me at Trentham, NZ on this 17th day of January 1915.

Signature of Attesting Officer Leslie S Achton(?)

Description of Merrick J J on Enlistment

Apparent age: 25 years - months

Height: 5 feet 5 inches

Weight: 11 st 6 lb

Chest measurement Minimum 34 inches Maximum 37 inches

Complexion: Fair

Colour of eyes: Grey

Colour of hair: Lt brown

Religious profession: ‘A’ crossed out and ‘Methodist’ written in

Medical Examination

Sight: right eye Normal

Sight: Left eye Normal

Hearing: Right ear Normal

Hearing: Left ear Normal

Colour vision Normal

Are his limbs well formed? Yes

Are the movements of all his joints full and perfect? Yes

Is his chest well formed? Yes

Is his heart normal? Yes

Are his lungs normal? Yes

What is the condition of his teeth? Good

Is he free from hernia? Yes

Is he free from varicocele? Yes

Is he free from varicose veins? Yes

Is he free from haemorrhoids? Yes

Is he free from inveterate or contagious skin disease? Yes

Is there a distinct mark of vaccination? Yes

Is he in good bodily and mental health and free from any physical defect likely to interfere with the efficient performance of his duties? Yes

Are there any slight defects, but not sufficient to cause rejection? No

Remarks

No illness

No fits

Certificate of Medical Examination

I have examined the above named, and find he does not present any of the causes of rejection specified in the Regulations for Army Medical Services.

I consider him fit for service in the New Zealand Expeditionary Force.

15.1. 1915

SIGNED W D Ferguson Medical Officer

8 NEW ZEALAND EXPEDITIONARY FORCE (FORM NO 4) MEDICAL HISTORY

Of

Surname: Merrick

Christian Name: John Joseph

Examined On: 15th day of January, 1915

At: BLANK

Birthplace Town: Ponsonby Auckland

Country: NZ

Declared age: 25 years

Trade or occupation Boundary rider

Height: 5 ft 5 in

Weight 11 st 6 lb

Chest measurement: Minimum, 34 in Maximum expansion 37 in

Approved by W D Ferguson Medical Officer

Enlisted on 16th day of January 1915, at Trentham

Joined on enlistment: A Coy 2 4th R

Regimental No: 12/2032

Date: 16/1/15

9 FORM NO TITLE

Written down left hand side of form:

Surname: Merrick

Christian Name: John Joseph

Information shown in order as: Station or Troopship; Date Arrival at the Station or of Embarkation; REMARKS ON NATURE OF DISEASE; Signature of Medical Officer”

Trentham; 16/1/15; Inoculated against typhoid 28/2/15; A W Izard

BLANK; BLANK; Inoculated against typhoid 7/3/15; St Boyle

HMNZT 21; 17/4/15; vaccinated 1/5/15; W K Fyffe

Reference source:

Agency: AABK

Series: 18805

Accession: W5549

Box / item: 18

Record: 0080258

Interestingly on John Joseph Merrick’s archive file outlined above is the following document (which shouldn't be there!):

NEW ZEALAND EXPEDITIONARY FORCES (Form EF 60)

Trentham Camp

Date admitted Hospital October 20th 1916

No and rank: Private

Name (in full): Merrick, Joseph

Unit: J Coy 22

Religion: Church of England

Disease: Influenza

Hospital admitted: Tents

Name and address to advice case of necessity: Mrs J Merrick 60 Howe Street Newtown Auckland

Discharge: 28/10/16

This Joseph Merrick is:

Surname MERRICK

Given Name Joseph

Category Nominal Roll Vol. 3

Regimental Number 38561

Rank Rifleman

Next of Kin Title Mrs Annie

Next of Kin Surname MERRICK

Next of Kin Relationship Wife

Next of Kin Address 60 Howe Street Newton Auckland

Roll Roll 55

Page Page 36

Occupation Driver

Joseph Merrick married Annie Lang in 1909.

Just goes to show that the archive files get muddled at times! Sadly not an isolated incident in my experience.

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Information on Newson, Private Thomas John, 10/928, Wellington Infantry Battalion, 11th Taranaki Coy for you.

There are 17 pages on this file with nine files (1 – 9) of interest. The order of the document / information below is in the order of the files. Abbreviations are as recorded on the file.

Overview

Thomas John Newson was born in London 5th March 1894.

Thomas underwent his medical examination on 13 August 1914 at New Plymouth. It is recorded that he ‘attested’ and enlisted at Awapuni Camp (near Palmerston North) New Zealand on 25th August 1914. On enlistment he joined, as a private No 10/928, the Wellington Infantry Battalion, 11th Taranaki Company. His service reckons from 25th August 1914. Prior to enlisting he had served for four years (1911 – 1914) in the Volunteer & Territorial Force at Taupiri.

Thomas Newson’s apparent age' on enlistment was 20 years 5 months.

Thomas was a ‘sawmiller by occupation’ working for Ellis & Burnand at Manunui, New Zealand, a well-known saw milling operation. (Manunui is a small settlement in the North Island of New Zealand.) Thomas was single. His recorded next of kin was his sister Miss Lottie Newson, 9 Barbara Street, Barnsbury, London N7 and also listed was his (older?) brother Charles Stephen Newson c/o his sister Lottie.

His medical description on enlistment was that he was 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighed 140 lb. The condition of his teeth was described as “good.” His complexion was described as fair; colour of eyes brown and colour of hair brown. His religious profession was Anglican.’

He left Wellington, New Zealand on 16 October 1915 with the Main Body (8,444 troops) on HMNZT 10 (‘Arawa’), which carried the bulk of the Wellington Infantry Battalion and arrived in Alexandria on 3 December 1914. (O/C Troops Lieut Col G N Johnstone, RA, Ship’s Master H Clyden.)

He would have landed on Gallipoli on 25 April 1915 although his file is silent on this event.

In August 1915 he was admitted to the 16th Casualty Clearing Station (9.8.15) with shrapnel wounds to his right leg and thigh, which he had received, on 8 August 1915. His file records that he had first been admitted to the Hospital Ship ‘Itonus’ on 8 August where his wounds were described as “slight.” He was then transferred and transported by the Hospital Ship “Gascon” (probably better equipped to deal with the seriously wounded) to Malta where he was received into hospital on 16 August 1915. He died of shrapnel wounds to his knee and right leg on 13 September 1915.

The official cable advising his death to his sister Lottie reads “Your brother 10/928 Thomas John Newson died of wounds Sept 13th.” Brutal and short!

He had made a short form of will in favour of his sister Lottie and she received his medals in 1923.

He lasted just over five weeks after being wounded.

He had survived just over three months on Gallipoli.

1 HISTORY SHEET (EF Form No 3A)

Unit: WIB

Rank: Pte

Surname: Newson

Christian Name: Thomas John

No: 10/928

Occupation: Sawmiller

Religion: Anglican

Place of Birth: London

Date of Birth: 5.3.1894

Last New Zealand address: Manunui

Last employer: Ellis & Burnand, Manunui

Name, relationship of next of kin (if not resident in New Zealand, insert also name and address of nearest relative in New Zealand): Miss L Newson (sister) 9 Barbara Street Westbourne Rd Barnsbury London – the following addressed crossed out: 16 Crossley St Holloway London – Also the following note written “Memo from PTO Wgton 20.8.19 states medals to be handed to Miss Lottie Newson (s) 9 Barbara Street Barnsbury London

Medal action

Rank at death: Pte

Highest rank held:

Reg No: 10/928

Legatee and address: Miss Lottie Newson (s) 9 Barbara St Barnsbury London

Nominated next-of-kin, relationship and address

Legal next of kin, relationship and address: Miss Lottie Newson (s) 9 Barbara Street Barnsbury London also listed Charles Stephen Newson (EB)

FORM STAMPED “MEDAL ACTION COMPLETE 14 NOV 1923”

Service Medals issued:

1914 – 15 Star

British War Medal

Victory Medal

STATEMENT OF THE SERVICES

Regiment or Corp: WIB 11th Tara Coy

Rank: Private

Date: 25.8.14

Service

Information shown in order as: Country or Troopship; Date from; Date to:

NZ; 25.8.14; 15.10.14

Foreign; 16.10.14; BLANK

Wounds

Date: 1/9/15

Where soldier located: Malta

Message and Remarks: 8/8/15 from Hosp Ship ‘Itonus’ slight

Sick

AFB103 (En HS 30.3.17) Died of shrapnel wounds knee & right leg at Malta on Sept 13th 1915

Died of wounds 241 – 26/9/15 died Malta 13th September 1915

Buried in Malta Pieta Cemetery

Pension Advice re medals to Miss L Newson (S) 9 Barbara St Barnsbury London England

PLAQUE AND SCROLL

Soldier’s name: Newson Thos John

Reg No: 10/928

Roll No: 56491

Scroll despatched (Date): 24 NOV 1921

Plaque BLANK

Recipient and address: Mr Charles Stephen Newson (B) c/o Miss Lottie Newson 9 Barbara Street Barnsbury N7 London

Written on top left hand side “Cert posted 6.10.22”

2 Zealand Expeditionary Force Form No 1 (typed)

Personal Record of Registration 10/928

NAME NEWSON Thomas John

Regiment WIB

Group: 6

3 ARMY FORM B 103 Casualty Form – Active Service

Regimental Number: 10/928

Regiment or Corps: Wellington Infantry Battn (11th Tara Coy)

Rank: Pte

Name: Newson Thomas John

Enlisted (a): 25.8.14

Terms of Service (a): duration of war

Service reckons from (a): 25.8.14

Information shown in order as: Date; From Whom Received; Record of promotions, reductions, transfers, causalities &c active service as reported on Army Form B 213, Army Form A33 and in other official documents; Place of casualty; Date of Casualty; Remarks Taken from Army Form B213, Army For A 35 or other official documents:

15.8.15; O/C WIB; Wounded in action; Dardanelles; 8.8.15; B213

10.8.15; 16 Cas C Stn; Adm to Cas C Stn & trasn to; Base; 9.8.15; GSW rt leg A36 A4600

16.8.15; HS “Gascon”; Adm “Gascon” disemb & admitted Hospital; Malta; 16.8.15; GSW rt thigh (Roll A5690)

15.9.15; Cable WB1511 Commandant Malta; Died of shrapnel wounds knee and right leg; Malta; 13.9.15; Cable WB1511 from Commandant Malta 15.9.15 (A9768)

Signed N Fitz Herbert CAPT OC Records Section New Zealand for DAG GHO 3rd Echelon MEF

FORM STAMPED “FILE 17 NOV 1915 C.A.M”

Also stamped Entered on history sheet 30.3.17 initials illegible

4 PUBLIC TRUST OFFICE LETTER

Note: This is a typed copy.

PUBLIC TRUST OFFICE

Stamped three times “received 22, 23, 24 May 1916”

The Quartermaster-General 4,

Headquarters

NZ Military Forces

Brandon Street

WELLINGTON

DECEASED SOLDIERS’ ESTATES:

10/928: Thomas John Newson, deceased:

The above named left with the Main Body and I understand he died from wounds on the 13th September last.

Kindly advise me what amount of pay is due to his estate; also as to any other assets of which you may have a record.

I hold short form of will under which all his estate is left to Miss L Newson, 16 Crossbey (note spelling a ‘b’ instead of an ‘l’) Street, Holloway, London.

Stamped: FRED FITCHETT

Public Trustee

Per Geo P Purnell

5 Cable 241 advising death

Newson T J 10/928

Miss L Newson

16 Crossley St

Holloway London

England

Your brother 10/928 Thomas John Newson died of wounds Sept 13th

Written on this form is “26/9/15 Confirmed above died of wounds Malta.”

6 NEW ZEALAND EXPEDITIONARY FORCE ATTESTATION (FORM No 2)

ATTESTATION OF

No 10/928

Name Thomas John Newson

Regiment or Unit: 11th Regt

Questions to be put to the recruit before enlistment (NOTE recruit responses are also numbered 1 – 18)

1 What is your name? Thomas John Newson

2 Where were you born? London

3 Are you a British subject? Yes

4 What is the date of your birth? 5th March 1894

5 What is your trade or calling? Sawmiller

6 Are you an indentured apprentice? If so where and to whom? No

7 What was the address at which you last resided? Manunui

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

9 What is the name and address of your present or last employer? Ellis & Burnand Manunui

10 Are you married? No

11 Have you ever been sentenced to imprisonment by the Civil power? If so, when and where? No

12 Do you now belong to any military or naval force? If so to what corps? Vol Terr Force

13 Have you ever served in any military or naval force? If so state which and cause of discharge. Vol & Terr Force

14 Have you truly stated the whole (if any) of your previous service? Yes

15 Have you been registered for compulsory military training under the Defence Act 1909? If so, where? Yes Vol & Terr Force Taupiri

16 Have you ever been rejected as unfit for the military or naval forces of the Crown? If so, on what grounds? No

17 Are you willing to be vaccinated or revaccinated? Yes

18 Are you willing to serve in the Expeditionary Force in or beyond the Dominion of New Zealand under the following conditions, provided your services should so long be required: For the term of the present European war and for such further period as is necessary to bring the Expeditionary Force back to New Zealand and to disband it? Yes

NOTE – Your discharge will not be granted before your return to New Zealand unless permission for discharge elsewhere be obtained from the GOC the New Zealand Expeditionary Force.

I Thomas John Newson do solemnly declare that the above answers made by me to the above questions are true, and that I am willing to fulfil the engagement made.

Signature of Recruit Thomas John Newson

Signature of Witness A B McColl Lieut

Oath to be taken by recruit on attestation

I, Thomas John Newson, do sincerely promise and swear that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to our Sovereign Lord the King, his Heirs and Successors, and that I will faithfully serve in the New Zealand Military Forces, according to my liability under the Defence Act, and that I will observe and obey all order of His Majesty, his Heirs and Successors, and of the Generals and Officers set over me, until I shall be lawfully discharged So help me, God.

Certificate of Magistrate or Attesting Officer

The above questions were read to the above recruit in my presence. I have taken care that he understands each question, and that his answer to each question has been duly entered as replied to, and the said recruit has made and signed the declaration and taken the oath before me at Awapuni Camp, NZ on this 25th day of August 1914.

Signature of Attesting Officer A B McColl Lieut

If any alteration is required on this page of the Attestation, the Attesting Officer should be requested to make it and initial the alteration.

Description of Thomas John Newson on Enlistment

Apparent age: 20 years 5 months

Height: 5 feet 8 inches

Weight: 10 st 0 lb

Chest measurement Minimum 35 inches Maximum 37 inches

Complexion: Fair

Colour of eyes: Brown

Colour of hair: Brown

Religious profession: Anglican

Medical Examination

Sight: right eye 6/6

Sight: Left eye 6/6

Hearing: Right ear N (Normal)

Hearing: Left ear N (Normal)

Colour vision

Are his limbs well formed? BLANK

Are the movements of all his joints full and perfect? Yes

Is his chest well formed? Yes

Is his heart normal? Yes

Are his lungs normal? Yes

What is the condition of his teeth? Good

Is he free from hernia? Yes

Is he free from varicocele? Yes

Is he free from varicose veins? Yes

Is he free from haemorrhoids? BLANK

Is he free from inveterate or contagious skin disease? Yes

Is there a distinct mark of vaccination? Yes

Is he in good bodily and mental health and free from any physical defect likely to interfere with the efficient performance of his duties? Yes

Are there any slight defects, but not sufficient to cause rejection? No

Remarks

Fit

Certificate of Medical Examination

I have examined the above named, and find he does not present any of the causes of rejection specified in the Regulations for Army Medical Services.

I consider him fit for service in the New Zealand Expeditionary Force.

13th August 1914

SIGNED George Home Medical Officer

7 NEW ZEALAND EXPEDITIONARY FORCE (FORM NO 4) MEDICAL HISTORY

Of

Surname: Newson

Christian Name: Thomas John

Examined On 13th day of August, 1914

At New Plymouth

Birthplace Town London

Country England

Declared age: 20 years 5 months

Trade or occupation Sawmiller

Height: 5 ft 8 in

Weight 140 lb

Chest measurement Minimum, 35 in Maximum expansion 37 in

Physical development: Normal

Small pox marks: Nil

Marks indicating congenital peculiarities or previous disease: Nil

Approved by George Home Medical Officer

Enlisted on 25th day of August 1914, at Awapuni

Approved by George Home Medical Officer

Enlisted on 25th day of August 1914, at Awapuni

Joined on enlistment: Wellington Infantry

Regimental No: 10/928

Date: 25/8/14

8 Form - no title

Very faded

NZ Service 29 days

Overseas 356 days

Total 1 year 24 days

9 NEW ZEALAND EXPEDITIONARY FORCE (Form No 3) Military History Sheet

Note: Two of these forms exist – compilation follows

Name Thomas John Newson

Information shown in order as: Country; From; To; Days

1 Service record: Vol & Terr Force; 1911; 1914 4 years

1 Service record: NZ; 25.8.14; 14.10.14; 51 days

1 Service record: NZHMT No 10; 15.10.14; 3.12.14; 50 days

1 Service record: Egypt; 4.12.14; BLANK; BLANK

10 Name and address of next of kin: Miss L Newson (sister) 16 Crossley St Holloway London crossed out and 9 Barbara Street Barnsbury London written in

Intended place of residence on discharge: Manunui

STATEMENT OF THE SERVICE OF No 10/928

NAME: Thos John Newson

Information shown in order as: Regiment of Corps; Promotions, Reductions, Casualties, &; Rank; Dates:

NZEF Wellington Infantry; Attested; Private; 25.8.14

BLANK; DARDENELLES WOUNDED; BLANK; 8.8.15

Reference source

Agency AABK

Series 18805

Accession W5549

Box / item 76

Record 0086092

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Information on PAORA, Paetaka (16/201) Private, New Zealand Maori Contingent Infantry Battalion for you.

There are 17 pages on this file with nine files (1 – 9) of interest. The order of the document / information below is in the order of the files. Abbreviations are as recorded on the file. I have a photo of this man, which I will send you.

Overview

Paetaha Paora was born in Haroto, New Zealand on 28 June 1891.

Paetaha underwent his medical examination on 20 November 1914 at Avondale Military Camp, Auckland, New Zealand. It is recorded that he ‘attested’ and enlisted at Avondale Military Camp (near Auckland) New Zealand on 16 November 1914. On enlistment he joined, as a private No 16/201, the New Zealand Maori Contingent Infantry Battalion. For some reason his service reckons from 22 October 1914.

Paetaha’s ‘apparent age' on enlistment was 23 years.

Paetaha was a ‘farmer’ by occupation’ working for Mr Fraser at Waiwhare (near Hastings), North Island, New Zealand. He was single. His recorded next of kin was his father Paora Kohatu, Taupo, Rotorua. However, there is a written note on the file that states “All medals to go to (apparently) Father Paul Rokino, Taupo, Memo PTO Auckland 30.9.?” (Paetaha’s father was perhaps deceased.)

Paetaha’s medical description on enlistment was that he was 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighed 114 lb. The condition of his teeth was described as “good.” His complexion was described as dark; colour of eyes brown and colour of hair black. His religious profession was ‘England.’

He left New Zealand on HMNZT 20 (‘Warrimoo’) with the 1st Maori (515 troops) on 14 February 1915 and disembarked Suez 26 March 1915. OC Troops Captain W T Pitt; Ship’s Master A M Edwin.

His file is silent on when would have landed on Gallipoli.

On 13 August 1915 he received a gun shot wound to his right hand and was sent to hospital (St Andrews) in Malta on 17 August 1915 on the Hospital Ship “Salter.” Somewhere between 23 and 28 December 1915 he was described initially by the Commandant Malta as “seriously ill” with ‘dysentery’ and then on 30 January 1916 as “dangerously ill.”

He died of phthisis (TB) on 4 February 1916. Chaplain H T Wheeler buried him on 5 February 1916 in Pieta Cemetery Grave No 6, Row 70.

1 New Zealand Expeditionary Force Form No 1

Personal Record of Registration No 16/201

NAME Paora Paetaha

Regiment NZ Maori Contingent

Group: 1

2 FORM OF DECLARATION (JP – 50)

Note: The form is typed mostly.

I, Matere Paora

Of Runanga, Rangitaiki, TAUPO

do solemnly and sincerely declare that:

(1) I am the natural mother of the deceased soldier 16/201 Paetaha Paora.

(2) The deceased soldier 16/201 Paetaha Paora was not married.

(3) To the best of my knowledge information and belief, there is no later Will or other testamentary document in existence.

and I make this solemn declaration conscientiously believing he same to be true and by virtue of the Justices of the Peace Act, 1908.

Declared at Taupo

This 22nd day of April

One thousand nine hundred and twenty

Signed X her mark Makere Paora (note spelling of first name different from typed first name above)

Before me

Wm John E O Frace (looks like) JP

Justice of the Peace

And licensed interpreter of the first grade of Tokaanu (near Taupo North Island New Zealand)

3 NEW ZEALAND EXPEDITIONARY FORCE ATTESTATION (FORM No 2)

ATTESTATION OF

No 16/201

Name Paetaha Paora

Regiment or Unit: NZ Maori Cgt

Questions to be put to the recruit before enlistment (NOTE recruit responses are also numbered 1 – 18)

1 What is your name? Paetaha Paora

2 Where were you born? Haroto

3 Are you a British subject? Yes

4 What is the date of your birth? 28 June 1891

5 What is your trade or calling? Farmer

6 Are you an indentured apprentice? If so where and to whom? No

7 What was the address at which you last resided? Taupo

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

9 What is the name and address of your present or last employer? Mr Fraser Waiwhare Near Hastings North Island New Zealand

10 Are you married? No

11 Have you ever been sentenced to imprisonment by the Civil power? If so, when and where? No

12 Do you now belong to any military or naval force? If so to what corps? No

13 Have you ever served in any military or naval force? If so state which and cause of discharge. No

14 Have you truly stated the whole (if any) of your previous service? Yes

15 Have you been registered for compulsory military training under the Defence Act 1909? If so, where? No

16 Have you ever been rejected as unfit for the military or naval forces of the Crown? If so, on what grounds? No

17 Are you willing to be vaccinated or revaccinated? Yes

18 Are you willing to serve in the Expeditionary Force in or beyond the Dominion of New Zealand under the following conditions, provided your services should so long be required: For the term of the present European war and for such further period as is necessary to bring the Expeditionary Force back to New Zealand and to disband it? Yes

NOTE – Your discharge will not be granted before your return to New Zealand unless permission for discharge elsewhere be obtained from the GOC the New Zealand Expeditionary Force.

I Paetaha Paora do solemnly declare that the above answers made by me to the above questions are true, and that I am willing to fulfil the engagement made.

Signature of Recruit Paetaha Paora

Signature of Witness T Houpapa (looks like)

Oath to be taken by recruit on attestation

I, Paetaha Paora, do sincerely promise and swear that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to our Sovereign Lord the King, his Heirs and Successors, and that I will faithfully serve in the New Zealand Military Forces, according to my liability under the Defence Act, and that I will observe and obey all order of His Majesty, his Heirs and Successors, and of the Generals and Officers set over me, until I shall be lawfully discharged So help me, God.

Certificate of Magistrate or Attesting Officer

The above questions were read to the above recruit in my presence. I have taken care that he understands each question, and that his answer to each question has been duly entered as replied to, and the said recruit has made and signed the declaration and taken the oath before me at Avondale M C , NZ on this 16 day of November 1914.

Signature of Attesting Officer L G Ashton Lieut

If any alteration is required on this page of the Attestation, the Attesting Officer should be requested to make it and initial the alteration.

Description of Paetaha Paora on Enlistment

Apparent age: 23 years

Height: 5 feet 7 inches

Weight: 111 lb

Chest measurement Minimum 33 inches Maximum 38 ½ inches

Complexion: Dark

Colour of eyes: Brown

Colour of hair: Black

Religious profession: England

Medical Examination

Sight: right eye Normal

Sight: Left eye Normal

Hearing: Right ear Normal

Hearing: Left ear Normal

Colour vision Normal

Are his limbs well formed? Yes

Are the movements of all his joints full and perfect? Yes

Is his chest well formed? Yes

Is his heart normal? Yes

Are his lungs normal? Yes

What is the condition of his teeth? Good

Is he free from hernia? Yes

Is he free from varicocele? Yes

Is he free from varicose veins? Yes

Is he free from haemorrhoids? Yes

Is he free from inveterate or contagious skin disease? Yes

Is there a distinct mark of vaccination? No

Is he in good bodily and mental health and free from any physical defect likely to interfere with the efficient performance of his duties? Yes

Are there any slight defects, but not sufficient to cause rejection? No

Remarks

Certificate of Medical Examination

I have examined the above named, and find he does not present any of the causes of rejection specified in the Regulations for Army Medical Services.

I consider him fit for service in the New Zealand Expeditionary Force.

Nov 20 1914

SIGNED illegible Medical Officer

4 NEW ZEALAND EXPEDITIONARY FORCE (FORM NO 4) MEDICAL HISTORY

Of

Surname: Paora

Christian Name: Paetaha

Examined On: 20 day of November, 1914

At: Avondale M C

Birthplace: Town Haroto

Country: NZ

Declared age: 23 years

Trade or occupation: Farmer

Height: 5 ft 7 in

Weight 114 lb

Chest measurement Minimum, 33 in Maximum expansion 38 ½ in

Enlisted on 16th day of November 1914, at Avondale M C

Joined on enlistment: NZ Maori Contingent

Regimental No: 16/201

Date: 16.11.14

5 Form – No title

Written down left hand side of form:

Surname: Paora

Christian Name: Paetaha

Information is shown in order as follows: Station or Troopship; Date Arrival at the Station or of Embarkation; Admission into Hospital; REMARKS ON NATURE OF DISEASE:

St Andrews Hosp; BLANK; 28/12/15; Dysentery

Died Phthisis 4/2/16

6 ARMY FORM B 103 Casualty Form – Active Service

Regimental Number 16/201

Regiment or Corps NZ Maori Contingent

Rank Private

Name Paora Paetaha

Enlisted (a) 22.10.14

Terms of Service (a) term of war

Service reckons from (a) 22.10.14

Information shown in order as: Date; From Whom Received; Record of promotions, reductions, transfers, causalities &c active service as reported on Army Form B 213, Army Form A33 and in other official documents; Place of casualty; Remarks Taken from Army Form B213, Army For A 35 or other official documents:

15/8/15; O/C Maori Contg; Sent to hospital wounded; Anzac; 13/8/15; B213

17/8/15; H S Salter; Sent to hospital; Malta; 17/8/15; A5691 GSW Rt hand

21/8/15; St Andrews; Commandant Malta; Adm to hospital; Malta; 17/8/15; A6900 A36 C3448

BLANK; BLANK; Seriously ill; Malta; 23/12/15; WB4015 o/c447 Dysentery

31/1/16; Commandant Malta; Dangerously ill; Malta; 30/1/16; WB4844

4/2/16; Commandant Malta; Died of phthisis; Malta; 4/2/16; Cable No 186 o/c8427

Signed N Fitz Herbert Major OC Records Section New Zealand for DAG GHO 3rd Echelon MEF

7 NEW ZEALAND EXPEDITIONARY FORCE (Form No 3) Military History Sheet

Note: Two of these forms exist – compilation follows

No 16/201

Name Paora Paetaha

Information shown in order as: Country; From; To; Years, Days:

1 Service record: NZ; 22.10.14; 9.2.15; 11 days

1 Service record: HMNZT 20; 10.2.15; 25.3.15 44 days

1 Service record: Egypt; 26.3.15; 5.4.15; 11 days

10 Name and address of next of kin: Paora Kohatu (father) Rotorua

Intended place of residence on discharge: NZ

STATEMENT OF THE SERVICE OF No 16/201

Name Paora Paetaha

Information shown in order as: Regiment of Corps; Promotions, Reductions, Casualties, &c; Rank; Dates; Signature of Officer certifying Correctness of Entry:

NZ Maori Contingent; BLANK; Private; 22.10.15; Illegible

NZ Maori Contingent; Wdd Dardanelles; BLANK; 13.8.15; BLANK

NZ Maori Contingent; Seriously ill St Andrews Hospital Dysentery; BLANK; c28.12.15; BLANK

NZ Maori Contingent; Died Phthisis 4.2.16; BLANK; C5.2.16; F or H G Bryan Sgt

8 HISTORY SHEET (EF Form No 3A)

Unit: Maori

Rank: Pte

Surname: Paora

Christian Name: Paetaha

No: 16/201

Occupation: Farmer

Religion: Anglican

Place of Birth: Haroto

Date of Birth: 28 June 1891

Last New Zealand address: Taupo

Last employer: Mr Fraser Waiwhare

Name, relationship of next of kin (if not resident in New Zealand, insert also name and address of nearest relative in New Zealand): Paora Kohatu Taupo, Rotorua Note written “All medals to go to (apparently) Father Paul Rokino, Taupo Memo PTO Auckland 30.9.?

Medal action

Rank at death: Pte

Legatee and address: Kohatu Paora (F) Taupo

Service Medals issued:

1914 – 15 Star

British War Medal

Victory Medal

Form is stamped “MEDAL ACTION COMPLETE 8 NOV 1923”

STATEMENT OF THE SERVICES OF Paora Paetaha No 16/201

Regiment or Corp: Maori

Rank: Pte

Date: 22/10/14

Service

Information shown as: Country or troopship; Date from; Date to:

NZ; 22/10/14; 13.2.15

Foreign; 14.2.15; all else blank

Wounds

4.9.15: Malta; Wounded Aug 13th

Sick

30.1.16 Malta Seriously ill to dang ill Jan 30th Dysentery

Died of phthisis Malta 4.2.16

Buried by Chap H T Wheeler 5.2.16 in Pieta Cemetery Grave No 6 Row 70

Died of sickness 1081 - 6.2.16 Died Feb 4th reported dang ill Jan 30th Phthisis

Medals to Kohatu Paora (F) Taupo 10/10/21

PLAQUE AND SCROLL

Soldier’s name Paora Paetaha

Reg No 16/201

Roll No 510191

Scroll despatched (Date) 14 Sept 1921

Plaque 22 Feb 1922

Recipient and address: Mr Kohatu Paora Taupo

Written down left hand side “Cert posted 13/10/22”

9 Form - no title

Note: Form is very faded and numbers not accurate

Service ranks as:

NZ: 115

Egypt: 136

Balkans: 47

Egypt: 171

NZ Service 145 Days

Overseas 356 days

Total NZEF service 1 year 46 days

Reference source

Agency AABK

Series 18805

Accession W5549

Box / item 114

Record 0089873

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Information on SCOTT, Trooper John Edward, 13/1056A, Auckland Mounted Rifles, 3rd reinforcements for you.

There are 20 pages on this master file (lots of duplicates) with 10 files (1 – 10) of interest. The order of the document / information below is in the order of the files. Abbreviations are as recorded on the file. Please note that the file presents some ambiguous statements particularly with regard to John Scott’s burial – one form refers to his death and burial at sea and another form to his burial at Malta. He may well have died at sea shortly before arriving in Malta and was buried in Malta. There are also some other conflicting pieces of information on the file.

Overview

John Edward Scott was born in Akaroa, South Island, New Zealand on 26 February 1888.

He underwent his medical examination on 2 December 1914; place not given, enlisted on 15 December 1914 and

attested on 18 December 1914 at Trentham. His service reckons from 15 December 1914. On enlistment he joined the Wellington Mounted Rifles, B Squadron, as Trooper No 11/1056 but for reasons not recorded on his file he transferred to the Auckland Mounted Rifles as Trooper No 13/1056A - possibly because Auckland was closer to where he had been living and his parents lived or he wanted to team up with another mate but any number of reasons could exist. The file gives two dates for the transfer - 2 November 1915, which has to be incorrect and probably reflects the inattention of the officer or clerk recording the date and 2 April 1915.

His ‘apparent age' on enlistment was 25 years and 9¼ months.

John was a ‘labourer’ by occupation’ working for F G Stokes, Kinohaku, King Country, North Island, New Zealand. He was single. His recorded next of kin was his father James Edwin Scott (father) Kinohaku via Kawhia, King Country, North Island, New Zealand.

John’s medical description on enlistment was that he was 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighed 144 lb. The condition of his teeth was described as “sufficient.” His complexion was described as medium; colour of eyes dark grey and colour of hair medium dark. He had a distinctive axe wound near the metacarpus at the back of his left hand and one good and one faint vaccination mark. His religious profession was Presbyterian.

He left New Zealand on 14 February 1915 with the 3rd reinforcements (1,719 troops) on HMNZT 19 (‘Aparima’) and arrived in Suez on 26 March 1915. He was inoculated against typhoid prior to leaving New Zealand on 31 January 1915 and again on 7 March 1915 on board the transport. While on board the transport on 10 March 1915 John had completed a short form of will in which he left “all real and personal estate whatsoever” to his mother Lucy Cardelly Scott of Kinohaku, Kawhia.

Two dates are provided for when he was posted to his unit on Gallipoli – 11 June and 30 June 1915, which is interesting because the 3rd reinforcements arrived at Anzac, and were sent down to Helles on 6 May 1915. However, what is clear is that in the August attack on Hill 60 which is described by Sergt C G Nichol in The Story of Two Campaigns Official War History of the Auckland Mounted Rifles Regiment, 1914 – 1919 page 81 ff, John Scott was wounded in the thigh on 28 August 1915 and was transported by the Hospital Ship ‘Devanha’ to Malta. He died from gas gangrene caused by his wounds. The file then records that he died of wounds and was ‘buried at sea’ on 5 September 1915 and buried in Pieta Cemetery Malta, Grave No 5, Row 8B. The cablegram about his death on 4th September 1915 was sent by the Commandant Malta on 9 September 1915.

John Scott’s death is listed on in the Roll of Honour on page 249 of C G Nichol’s book.

1 New Zealand Expeditionary Force Form No 1

Personal Record of Registration No 13/1056A

NAME Scott John Edward

Regiment A crossed out and W written in MR

2 Short Form of Will

In the event of my death I give to

(a) My mother Lucy Cardelly Scott of Kinohaku, Kawhia Auckland New Zealand all my real and personal estate whatsoever

Signature John Edward Scott

Date 10th March 1915

13/1056A

3 Memorandum – no title

Date 25.5.16

DECEASED SOLDIER

No: 13/1056A

Name: Scott John Edwd

Casualty and date: Died of wound 4.9.15

Rank held: Trooper

Account required No 1 Statement final

Hospital Dates: BLANK

If paybook received: No book to hand 19/5/16

If will executed: Yes will on file

If pension granted: No

Remarks: Statement attached (regretfully not on file)

Initials of officer W L R

Date 26/5/16

4 NEW ZEALAND EXPEDITIONARY FORCE ATTESTATION (FORM No 2)

ATTESTATION OF

No 11/1056 crossed out not number written in

Name John Edward Scott

Regiment or Unit: 3rd WMR

Questions to be put to the recruit before enlistment (NOTE recruit responses are also numbered 1 – 18)

1 What is your name? John Edward Scott

2 Where were you born? Akaroa

3 Are you a British subject? Yes

4 What is the date of your birth? 26 Feb 1888

5 What is your trade or calling? Labourer

6 Are you an indentured apprentice? If so where and to whom? No

7 What was the address at which you last resided? Kinohaku

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

9 What is the name and address of your present or last employer? F G Stokes

10 Are you married? No

11 Have you ever been sentenced to imprisonment by the Civil power? If so, when and where? No

12 Do you now belong to any military or naval force? If so to what corps? No

13 Have you ever served in any military or naval force? If so state which and cause of discharge. No

14 Have you truly stated the whole (if any) of your previous service? Yes

15 Have you been registered for compulsory military training under the Defence Act 1909? If so, where? No

16 Have you ever been rejected as unfit for the military or naval forces of the Crown? If so, on what grounds? No

17 Are you willing to be vaccinated or revaccinated? Yes

18 Are you willing to serve in the Expeditionary Force in or beyond the Dominion of New Zealand under the following conditions, provided your services should so long be required: For the term of the present European war and for such further period as is necessary to bring the Expeditionary Force back to New Zealand and to disband it? Yes

NOTE – Your discharge will not be granted before your return to New Zealand unless permission for discharge elsewhere be obtained from the GOC the New Zealand Expeditionary Force.

I John Edward Scott do solemnly declare that the above answers made by me to the above questions are true, and that I am willing to fulfil the engagement made.

Signature of Recruit John Edward Scott

Signature of Witness H D Williams

Oath to be taken by recruit on attestation

I, John Edward Scott, do sincerely promise and swear that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to our Sovereign Lord the King, his Heirs and Successors, and that I will faithfully serve in the New Zealand Military Forces, according to my liability under the Defence Act, and that I will observe and obey all order of His Majesty, his Heirs and Successors, and of the Generals and Officers set over me, until I shall be lawfully discharged So help me, God.

Certificate of Magistrate or Attesting Officer

The above questions were read to the above recruit in my presence. I have taken care that he understands each question, and that his answer to each question has been duly entered as replied to, and the said recruit has made and signed the declaration and taken the oath before me at Trentham, NZ on this 18th day of Dec 1914.

Signature of Attesting Officer H D Williams Lieut

If any alteration is required on this page of the Attestation, the Attesting Officer should be requested to make it and initial the alteration.

Description of John Edward Scott on Enlistment

Apparent age: 25 years 9¼ months

Height: 5 feet 7 inches

Weight: 144 lb

Chest measurement Minimum 33½ inches Maximum 37¼ inches

Complexion: Medium

Colour of eyes: Dark Grey

Colour of hair: Medium Dark

Religious profession: Presbyterian

Distinctive marks, and marks indicating congenital peculiarities or previous disease. Axe wound near metacarpus of L hand (back)

Medical Examination

Sight: right eye D = 5

Sight: Left eye D = 5

Hearing: Right ear Normal

Hearing: Left ear Normal

Colour vision Normal

Are his limbs well formed? Yes

Are the movements of all his joints full and perfect? Yes

Is his chest well formed? Yes

Is his heart normal? Yes

Are his lungs normal? Yes

What is the condition of his teeth? Sufficient

Is he free from hernia? Yes

Is he free from varicocele? Yes

Is he free from varicose veins? Yes

Is he free from haemorrhoids? Yes

Is he free from inveterate or contagious skin disease? Yes

Is there a distinct mark of vaccination? 1 good 1 faint

Is he in good bodily and mental health and free from any physical defect likely to interfere with the efficient performance of his duties? Yes

Are there any slight defects, but not sufficient to cause rejection? No

Remarks

Next of kin

Father

James Edwin Scott

Kinohaku via Kawhia Auckland

Certificate of Medical Examination

I have examined the above named, and find he does not present any of the causes of rejection specified in the Regulations for Army Medical Services.

I consider him fit for service in the New Zealand Expeditionary Force.

Dec 2 1914

SIGNED C Campbell Jenkins Capt NZMC Medical Officer

5 NEW ZEALAND EXPEDITIONARY FORCE (FORM NO 4) MEDICAL HISTORY

Of

Surname: Scott

Christian Name: John Edward

Examined On 2nd day of Dec, 1914

At BLANK

Birthplace Town Akaroa

Country NZ

Declared age: 25 years 9 ¼ months

Trade or occupation Labourer

Height: 5 ft 7 in

Weight 144 lb

Chest measurement Minimum, 33½ in Maximum expansion 37¼ in

Marks indicating congenital peculiarities or previous disease: Axe wound over metacarpus of left hand

Approved by C Campbell Jenkins Capt NZMC Medical Officer

Enlisted on 18 day of Dec 1914, at Trentham

Information under headings shown in order as: Corps; Regimental No; Date:

Joined on enlistment: WMR Corp; 11/1056; 18/12/14

Transferred to: AMR; 13/1056A; 2.11.15 (Date?)

6 ARMY FORM B 103 Casualty Form – Active Service

Regimental Number 13/1056A

Regiment or Corps Auckland Mounted Rifles

Rank Trp

Name Scott John Edwards

Enlisted (a) 15/12/14

Terms of Service (a) period of war

Service reckons from (a) 15/12/14

Information shown in order as: Date; From whom received; Record of promotions, reductions, transfers, causalities &c active service as reported on Army Form B 213, Army Form A33 and in other official documents; Place of casualty; Date of Casualty; Remarks Taken from Army Form B213, Army For A 35 or other official documents:

4/7/15; AMR; Posted to unit at; Dardanelles; 30/6/15; AFB213

31/8/15; AMR; Reported wounded; Dardanelles; 28.8.15; AFB213

9/9/15; Commandant Malta; Died of wounds on HS Devanha; At sea; 4.9.15; (Gas gangrene.) Buried at sea. Cablegram WB1390. 9.9.15 from Malta A8033

Signed N Fitz Herbert Major OC Records Section New Zealand for DAG GHO 3rd Echelon MEF

7 Form – no title

Written down left hand side of form:

Surname: Scott

Christian Name: John Edward

Information shown in order as: Station or Troopship; Date Arrival at the Station or of Embarkation; REMARKS ON NATURE OF DISEASE; Signature of Medical Officer:

Trentham; 18.12.14; Inoculated against typhoid 31.1.15; H R Illegible Capt.

HMNZT 19; 12/2/15; Vaccinated 7/3/15; H R Illegible Capt.

8 HISTORY SHEET (EF Form No 3A)

Unit: AMR

Rank: Trooper

Surname: Scott

Christian Name: John Edward

No: 13/1056A

Occupation: Labourer

Religion: Presbyterian

Place of Birth: Akaroa

Date of Birth: 26.2.1888

Last New Zealand address: Kinohaku King Country

Last employer: F G Stokes Kinohaku

Name, relationship of next of kin (if not resident in New Zealand, insert also name and address of nearest relative in New Zealand): J E Scott (father) Kinohaku King Country. Written “Pay Book will returned in favour of (mother) Mrs Lucy Cardelly Scott all real and personal estate whatsoever

Medal action

Rank at death: Tpr

Reg No: 13/1056A

Casualty or reason for discharge: died of wounds

Legatee and address: Mrs Lucy C Scott, Kinohaku, Kawhia

Nominated next-of-kin, relationship and address Mr J Scott (Father) Kinohaku via Kawhia

FORM STAMPED “ MEDAL ACTION COMPLETE 13 OCT 1923

Service Medals issued:

1914 – 15 Star

British War Medal

Victory Medal

STATEMENT OF THE SERVICES OF Scott John Edward No 13/1056A

Regiment or Corp: AMR

Rank: Trooper

Date: 15/12/14

Service

NZ from 15/12/14 to 14.2.15

Foreign from 14.2.15

Wounds

Information shown in order as: Cable No; Date; Where Soldier located; message and remarks:

139; 16/9/15; BLANK; Wounded 28/8/15

AFB103; BLANK; Reptd wndd 28.8.15 (Dardanelles); BLANK

Sick

AFB103 Ent on HS 30.3.17 Died of wounds (received I action at Dardanelles) on Hos Ship “Devanha” at sea Sept 4th 1915. Buried in Pieta Cemetery Malta Grave No 5 Row 8B

Died of wounds 139 16/9/15 Gas Gangrene – buried at sea 5/9/15

Missing – Reg Gen of shipping and seamen BR 23/18 Died of GSW thigh & gas poisoning 4.9.15 Malta on H Ship Devanha

Ad re medals auth to Mrs L C Scott (m) Kinohaku Kawhia 18.10.21

PLAQUE AND SCROLL

Soldier’s name Scott John Edward

Reg No 13/1056A

Roll No 511730

Scroll despatched (Date) 29 JUNE 1921

Plaque 28 Nov 1921

Recipient and address: Mr J E Scott Kinohaku King Country

Written down left hand side “Cert posted 20/10/22 AWE”

9 Form - no title

NZ Service 61 days

Overseas 203

10 NEW ZEALAND EXPEDITIONARY FORCE (Form No 3) Military History Sheet

Note: Two of these forms exist on file – compilation follows:

No 13/1056A

Name Scott John Edward

Information shown in order as: Country; From; To; Days:

1 Service record: NZ; 15/12/14; 12/2/15; 59 days

1 Service record: HMNZT 19; 13/2/15; 26/3/15 Dis Suez; 42 days

1 Service record: Egypt; 27/3/15

10 Name and address of next of kin: Father J E Scott Kinohaku King Country

11 Particulars of marriage: Single

Intended place of residence on discharge: New Zealand

STATEMENT OF THE SERVICE OF No 11/1056

NAME: Scott, John Edward

Information shown in order as: Regiment of Corps; Promotions, Reductions, Casualties, &c; Rank; Dates; Signature of Officer certifying Correctness of Entry:

B Sqdn WMR; BLANK; Tpr; 15/12/14; Illegible

AMR; Transferred; Tpr; 2.4.15; E Horn

BLANK; Posted to unit D/nelles; 11.6.15; Illegible

BLANK; Died of wounds D/nelles; BLANK; 4.9.15; Illegible

Reference source

Agency AABK

Series 18805

Accession W5553

Box / item 2

Record 0102641

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Information for you on ROBERTS, 10/1632 Private Owen Henry, Wellington Infantry Battalion, (7th Wellington West Coast B Coy), 3rd Reinforcements.

There are 23 pages on this master file (lots of duplicates) with 11 files (1 – 11) of interest. The order of the document / information below is in the order of the files. Abbreviations are as recorded on the file. I have a photo of this man which I will send you.

Overview

Owen Henry Roberts was born in Meremere, Hawera, North Island, New Zealand on either the 8 or 6 December 1892 (both dates given).

He underwent his medical examination on 19 November 1914; place not given, although probably Wanganui where he was living and working; enlisted on 15 December 1914 and attested on 20 December 1914 at Trentham. His service reckons from 15 December 1914. On enlistment he joined the Wellington Infantry Battalion (7th Wellington West Coast B Coy), as Private No 10/1632. Prior to enlistment he stated he was a member of the New Zealand Defence Territorials.

His ‘apparent age' on enlistment was 20 years and 11 months. (One form records his “declared age†as 22 years).

Owen was a ‘painter and Decorator’ by occupation’ working for Tucker & Co Wanganui, North Island, New Zealand. He was living at 78 Bell St Wanganui on enlistment. He was single. His recorded next of kin was his father Henry James Roberts, Patea, Provincial District of Taranaki, North Island, New Zealand. Henry Roberts subsequently moved to Leicester Street, Patea (south of Hawera) where he was living in December 1916

Owen’s medical description on enlistment was that he was 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighed 145 lb. The condition of his teeth was described as “good.†His complexion was described as dark; colour of eyes grey and colour of hair light brown. His religious profession was Church of England.

He left New Zealand sailing on HMNZT No 17 (‘Maunganui’) on 14 February 1915 as a member of the 3rd Reinforcements of 1,119 troops; O/C Troops: Capt W S Cooper, Ship’s master L Worrall. The ‘Maunganui’ along with ‘Tahiti’ (No 18) and ‘Aparima’ (No 19) arrived in Suez on 26 March 1915. He was inoculated against typhoid on 31 January 1915 at Trentham and vaccinated again while at sea on 13 March 1915.

The 3rd reinforcements arrived at Anzac, and were sent down to Helles on 6 May 1915 to join the second battle for Krithia. Owen sadly didn’t last very long on Gallipoli before he was wounded and transported to Malta for treatment. He died from gunshot wound to the abdomen at Malta on 26th May 1915. He was buried in Addolorata Cemetery Malta.

Owen’s death is listed in the Roll of Honour on page 387 of The Wellington Regiment NZEF 1914 – 1919 by W H Cunningham, C A L Treadwell and J S Hanna.

1 HISTORY SHEET (EF Form No 3A)

Unit: WIB

Rank: Pte

Surname: Roberts

Christian Name: Owen Henry

No: 10/1632

Occupation: Painter

Religion: Ch of E

Place of Birth: Hawera

Date of Birth: 8.12.92

Last New Zealand address: 78 Bell St Wanganui

Last employer: Tucker Wanganui

Name, relationship of next of kin (if not resident in New Zealand, insert also name and address of nearest relative in New Zealand): Roberts, H J Patea (Father)

Medal action

Surname: Roberts

Christian names: Owen Henry

Rank on death: Private

Reg No: 10/1632

Casualty or reason for discharge: Died of Wounds

Legatee and address: No will

Legal next of kin, relationship and address: Mr H J Roberts (F) Patea

Service Medals issued

1914 – 25 Star

British War Medal

Victory Medal

FORM STAMPED “MEDAL ACTION COMPLETE 24 OCT 1923â€

STATEMENT OF THE SERVICES OF Roberts Owen Henry No 10/1632

Regiment or Corp: WIB

Rank: Pte

Date: 15.12.14 crossed out and 20.12.14 written in

Service

NZ; from 15.12.14 to 12.2.15; 59 days

Transport No 17; from 13.2.15 to 26.3.15

Egypt; from 27.3.15

Wounds

26.5.15 at Malta Died from GSW abdomen and Buried in Addolorata Cemetery

Died of wounds 21.6.15 (Note date is wrong)

PLAQUE AND SCROLL

Soldier’s name Roberts Owen Henry

Reg No 10/1632

Roll No 511232

Scroll despatched (Date) 28 JUN 1922

Plaque 6 FEB 1922

Recipient and address: Mr H J Roberts Leicester St Patea

2 New Zealand Expeditionary Force Form No 1

Personal Record of Registration No 10/1632

NAME Roberts

Regiment WIB 3rd Reinforcements

3 NEW ZEALAND EXPEDITIONARY FORCE ATTESTATION (FORM No 2)

Note: Two of these forms exist.

ATTESTATION OF

No 10/1632

Name Owen Henry Roberts

Regiment or Unit: B Coy 3rd R

Questions to be put to the recruit before enlistment (NOTE recruit responses are also numbered 1 – 18)

1 What is your name? Owen Henry Roberts

2 Where were you born? Merry Merry Hawera

3 Are you a British subject? Yes

4 What is the date of your birth? 6th December 1892 ticked

5 What is your trade or calling? Painter and Decorator

6 Are you an indentured apprentice? If so where and to whom? No

7 What was the address at which you last resided? 78 Bell St Wanganui

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

9 What is the name and address of your present or last employer? Tucker & Co Wanganui

10 Are you married? No

11 Have you ever been sentenced to imprisonment by the Civil power? If so, when and where? No

12 Do you now belong to any military or naval force? If so to what corps? Yes NZ Defence (Territorials)

13 Have you ever served in any military or naval force? If so state which and cause of discharge. Yes

14 Have you truly stated the whole (if any) of your previous service? Yes

15 Have you been registered for compulsory military training under the Defence Act 1909? If so, where? Yes

16 Have you ever been rejected as unfit for the military or naval forces of the Crown? If so, on what grounds? No

17 Are you willing to be vaccinated or revaccinated? Yes

18 Are you willing to serve in the Expeditionary Force in or beyond the Dominion of New Zealand under the following conditions, provided your services should so long be required: For the term of the present European war and for such further period as is necessary to bring the Expeditionary Force back to New Zealand and to disband it? Yes

NOTE – Your discharge will not be granted before your return to New Zealand unless permission for discharge elsewhere be obtained from the GOC the New Zealand Expeditionary Force.

I Owen Henry Roberts do solemnly declare that the above answers made by me to the above questions are true, and that I am willing to fulfil the engagement made.

Signature of Recruit O Roberts

Signature of Witness Looks like F Frayner

Oath to be taken by recruit on attestation

I, Owen Henry Roberts, do sincerely promise and swear that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to our Sovereign Lord the King, his Heirs and Successors, and that I will faithfully serve in the New Zealand Military Forces, according to my liability under the Defence Act, and that I will observe and obey all order of His Majesty, his Heirs and Successors, and of the Generals and Officers set over me, until I shall be lawfully discharged So help me, God.

Certificate of Magistrate or Attesting Officer

The above questions were read to the above recruit in my presence. I have taken care that he understands each question, and that his answer to each question has been duly entered as replied to, and the said recruit has made and signed the declaration and taken the oath before me at Trentham, NZ on this 20 day of December 1914.

Signature of Attesting Officer F A Ruck 2/Lieut

If any alteration is required on this page of the Attestation, the Attesting Officer should be requested to make it and initial the alteration.

Description of Owen Henry Roberts on Enlistment

Apparent age: 20 years 11 months

Height: 5 feet 4 inches

Weight: 145 lb

Chest measurement Minimum 31 inches Maximum 35 inches

Complexion: Dark

Colour of eyes: Grey

Colour of hair: Light Brown

Religious profession: Church of England

Medical Examination

Sight: right eye 6/6

Sight: Left eye 6/6

Hearing: Right ear Normal

Hearing: Left ear Normal

Colour vision Normal

Are his limbs well formed? Yes

Are the movements of all his joints full and perfect? Yes

Is his chest well formed? Yes

Is his heart normal? Yes

Are his lungs normal? Yes

What is the condition of his teeth? Good

Is he free from hernia? Yes

Is he free from varicocele? Yes

Is he free from varicose veins? Yes

Is he free from haemorrhoids? Yes

Is he free from inveterate or contagious skin disease? Yes

Is there a distinct mark of vaccination? No

Is he in good bodily and mental health and free from any physical defect likely to interfere with the efficient performance of his duties? Yes

Are there any slight defects, but not sufficient to cause rejection? No

Remarks

None stated

Certificate of Medical Examination

I have examined the above named, and find he does not present any of the causes of rejection specified in the Regulations for Army Medical Services.

I consider him fit for service in the New Zealand Expeditionary Force.

19 Nov 1914

SIGNED E E Porritt Capt Medical Officer

4 NEW ZEALAND EXPEDITIONARY FORCE (FORM NO 4) MEDICAL HISTORY

Of

Surname: Roberts

Christian Name: Owen Henry

Examined On 19 day of Nov, 1914

At BLANK

Birthplace Town Merry Merry Hawera (Spelling should be ‘Meremere’)

Country NZ

Declared age: 22 years

Trade or occupation Painter & Decorator

Height: 5 ft 4 in

Weight 145 lb

Chest measurement Minimum, 31 in Maximum expansion 35 in

Approved by E E Porritt Medical Officer

Enlisted on 20 day of Dec 1914, at Trentham

Joined on enlistment: B Coy 3rd R

Regimental No: 10/1632

Date: 20/12/14

5 FORM – NO TITLE

Written down left hand side of form:

Surname: Roberts

Christian Name: Owen Henry

Information shown in order as: Station or Troopship; Date Arrival at the Station or of Embarkation; REMARKS ON NATURE OF DISEASE:

Trentham; 20.12.14; Inoculated Typhoid 31 Jan 1915

HMNZT No 17 (Maunganui); - ; Vaccinated 13.3.15

6 ARMY FORM B 103 Casualty Form – Active Service

Note: Two of these forms exist.

Regimental Number 10/1632

Regiment or Corps Wellington Infantry Battn (7th WW C Coy)

Rank Private

Name Roberts, Owen Henry

Enlisted (a) 15.12.14

Terms of Service (a) duration of war

Service reckons from (a) 15.12.1914

Information shown in order as: Date; From whom received; Record of promotions, reductions, transfers, causalities &c active service as reported on Army Form B 213, Army Form A33 and in other official documents; Place of casualty; Date of casualty; Remarks Taken from Army Form B213, Army For A 35 or other official documents:

26.5.15; Cable from Commandant Malta; Died from GSW Abdomen; Malta; 26.5.15; Cable received 27/5/15 death cabled 27/5/15

Stamped “Entered on History Sheet 30.3.17†initialled ‘GCE’

Signed N Fitz Herbert Major OC Records Section New Zealand for DAG GHO 3rd Echelon MEF

7 FIELD SERVICE Army Form B2090A

Typed mostly

Report of Death of a Soldier to be forwarded to the War Office with the least possible delay after receipt of notification of death on Army Form B 213 or Army Form A 36 or from other official documentary sources.

Regiment or Corps Wellington Battalion NZEF

Squadron Troop, Battery or Company 7th

Regtl No 10/1632 Rank Private

Name ROBERTS Oliver Henry

Died Date 26th May 1915

Place Malta

Cause of Death Died of wounds received in action at Dardanelles.

Signature of Officer in charge of Section Adjutant-General’s Office at the Base N Fitzherbert Capt

Station and date Alexandria, 8th June 1915

8 Declaration re estate

Note: the following form is mostly typed.

IN THE ESTATE of Owen Henry Roberts

(10/1632), a Member of the New Zealand

Expeditionary Forces, deceased

I HENRY JAMES ROBERTS of Patea in the Provincial District of Taranaki, Painter, do solemnly and sincerely declare:

1 THAT I am the father and next of kin of the above named Owen Henry Roberts, deceased.

2 THAT the said deceased at the time of his death was a bachelor.

3 THAT I have made diligent search amongst the said deceased’s papers and repositories and have made enquiries from all persons who might reasonable be expected to know whether the deceased ever made a Will and have been unable to find that he did make a Will and I verily believe that the deceased died intestate.

4 THAT I do not intend to apply for grant of Letters of Administration in respect of the estate of the said deceased.

AND make this solemn declaration conscientiously believing the same to be true and under and by virtue of an Act of the General Assembly of New Zealand intituled “The Justices of the Peace Act 1908.â€

DECLARED at Patea this

Seventh day of December 1916 Signed H J Roberts

Before me

H S illegible last name

A Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New Zealand

9 FORM

TYPED (mostly)

Dated 7th December 1916

IN THE ESTATE of Owen Henry

Roberts (10/1632) a Member

Of the New Zealand Expeditionary

Forces, deceased.

DECLARATION

By next-of-kin

Adams & Fleming

Solicitors, Patea

10 Form – no title

Form is illegible mostly as very faded

Arrived Gallipoli: 5.5.15

NZ Service 61 Days

Overseas 102 days

Total NZEF service 163 days

11 NEW ZEALAND EXPEDITIONARY FORCE (Form No 3) Military History Sheet

Note: Two of these forms exist – compilation follows

No 10/1632

Name Roberts Owen Henry

Information shown in order as: Country; From; To; Days:

1 Service record: NZ; 15/12/14; 12/2/15; 59 days

1 Service record: Transport No 17; 13/2/15; 26.3.15 Dis Suez; 42 days

1 Service record: Egypt; 27.3.15; all else blank

10 Name and address of next of kin: H J Roberts (Father) Patea

STATEMENT OF THE SERVICE OF No 10/1632

NAME: Roberts, Owen Henry

Regiment of Corps: Wgt Infantry

Rank: Pte

Dates: 15/12/14

Signature of Officer certifying Correctness of Entry: C Saunderson Cooper Capt

Reference source

Agency AABK

Series 18805

Accession W5550

Box / item 80

Record 0098451

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I also have a photo of Paetaha Paora which I will send to you.

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Paora Paetaha was mentioned in the Auckland Weekly News of 30 Sept 1915 as being wounded

"PAORA, Paetaha Wounded, slightly Maori Cont 9th Sep 1915 Paora Kohatu, Taupo "

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Many thanks Zack & Christine !

Providing there are no hiccups, all this material will be added to the Australian and put to good use in producing a detailed Roll of Honour for First World War Anzacs buried on Malta - as was the declared intention when approaching you for assistance with my research.

I cannot possibly thank everyone enough for all the time and trouble undertaken on my behalf thus far.

Thanks & regards

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I think Zack deserves a medal :) He has done and is doing a terrific amount of work here.

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Well we are getting there slowly! Only about 22 to go!

Information on ROBINSON, 7/1280 Lance Corporal, Clifford Kossuth, 8th Canterbury Mounted Rifles 6th Reinforcements for you.

There are 22 pages on this master file with 10 files (1 – 10) of interest. The order of the document / information below is in the order of the files. Abbreviations are as recorded on the file.

Overview

Clifford Kossuth Robinson was born in Bristol, England on 17 December 1889.

He underwent his medical examination on 6 February 1915; place not given, enlisted on 15 March 1915 and attested on 16 March 1915 at Trentham. His service reckons from 15 March 1915.

On enlistment he joined the Canterbury Mounted Rifles, 8th © Squadron, 6th Reinforcements as Trooper No 7/1280. He was promoted on to Corporal on 19 April 1915 and then, on a date and for reasons not stated on his file, he was given his “correct rank” of Lance Corporal. He stated in his attestation form that prior to enlisting his previous military service was a member of the “RFA (Territorials)” for “four years.” His reason for “discharge” was “time expired and (he) left (the) district.”

His ‘declared age' on enlistment was 25 years.

Clifford was a ‘farmer’ by occupation’ working for J Bolton Woodville, North Island, New Zealand. He was single. His recorded next of kin was his father Kossuth Robinson 47 Downleaze Street Bristol, England. This address to my amazement exists and it’s for sale according to Goggle!

Clifford’s medical description on enlistment was that he was 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighed 134 lb. Unfortunately his file doesn’t have any medical record or description of him. His religious profession was Baptist.

His file doesn’t record which transport he left New Zealand on but he was in the 6th reinforcements. These 2,363 troops left New Zealand in two transports - No 27 (‘Willochra’) and No 28 ‘Tofua’ - on 14 August 1915. They arrived in Suez on 19 September 1915. He was posted to his unit at Anzac on 13 November 1915. His time on Gallipoli was very short. 12 days later he was disembarked in Malta from the Hospital Ship Galeeka” suffering from pneumonia and admitted to Cottonera Hospital on 24 November. (The weather on Gallipoli in November 1915 was getting very cold and Clifford’s departure was just prior to the Great Blizzard 27/28 November that claimed so many lives.)

For reasons not stated on the file Clifford was moved from Cottonera Hospital and admitted to Imtarfa Hospital where on 26 November he was described as “dangerously ill pneumonia.” However, shortly afterwards on 8 December 1915 he died of enteric and was buried in the Pieta Cemetery.

1 HISTORY SHEET (EF Form No 3A)

Unit: CMR 8th Sqdn

Rank: L/Cpl

Surname: Robinson

Christian Name: Clifford Kossuth

No: 7/1280

Occupation: Farmer

Religion: Baptist

Place of Birth: England

Date of Birth: 27.12.1889

Last New Zealand address: Gleniti Timaru

Last employer: J Bolton Woodville

Name, relationship of next of kin (if not resident in New Zealand, insert also name and address of nearest relative in New Zealand): Mrs Kossuth-Robinson (Father) 47 ‘Downlease’ crossed out and ‘Downleage’ written in Bristol England.

Written Note: “Memo received from Public Trust dated 22.8.19 states all medals to be handed to Mr K Robinson (father) Haleham Downlease.”

Medal action

Rank on death: L/Cpl

Highest rank held: L/Cpl

Reg No: 7/1280

Casualty or reason for discharge: Died of sickness

Legatee and address: No evidence of will

Legal next of kin, relationship and address: Mr K Robinson (F) 47 Downleaze Bristol England

Service Medals issued

1914 – 15 Star

British War Medal

Victory Medal

STATEMENT OF THE SERVICES OF Robinson Clifford Kossuth No 7/1280

Information shown in order as: Regiment or Corp; Promotions, Reductions, Casualties &; Rank; Date; Authority for Entry:

CMR; Posted; Tpr; 15.3.15; J Studholme Major

BLANK; Promoted; Cpl; 19.4.15; J Studholme Major

C Mt R 8th; Correct rank L/Cpl; L/Cpl; BLANK; AFB103

Service

Foreign: 14.8.15

Wounds

Information shown in order as: Date; Where soldier located; Message and Remarks:

28.11.15; Malta; Disembarked Hos Ship ‘Galeeka dangerously ill Cottonera Hos Nov 26 Pneumonia No 26 Died Enteric Dec 8

29.11.15; Malta; BLANK

8.12.15; Malta; Died of enteric

Buried in Pieta Cemetery

Sick

Died of Enteric Cottonera Hos Dec 8th /15

Died of sickness

Medals to Mr K Robison (F) Heleham 47 Downleage Bristol England

PLAQUE AND SCROLL

Soldier’s name: Robinson, Clifford Kossuth

Reg No 7/1280

Roll No 56673

Scroll despatched (Date) 15 JUL 1921

Plaque 20 MAR 1922

Recipient and address: Mr K Robinson 47 Downleaze Bristol Eng

Written top left hand side “Cert posted 20.10.22”

2 ARMY FORM B 103 Casualty Form – Active Service

Regimental Number 7/1280

Regiment or Corps Canty Mt Rifles 8th

Rank L/Cprp

Name Robinson Clifford Kossuth

Enlisted (a) 15.3.15

Terms of Service (a) period of war

Service reckons from (a) 15.3.15

Date of promotion to present rank 19.4.15

Information shown in order as: Date; From whom received; Record of promotions, reductions, transfers, causalities &c active service as reported on Army Form B 213, Army Form A33 and in other official documents; Place of casualty; Date of Casualty; Remarks Taken from Army Form B213, Army For A 35 or other official documents:

14.11.15; O/C CMR; Arrived & posted to 8th MR; Anzac; 13.11.15; B213

27.11.15; Cdth Malta; Dangerously ill pneumonia; Imtarfa Hosp Malta; 26.11.15; Ext cable WB3209 Dated 27.11.15 from Cdth Malta E671

BLANK; Cottonera Hosp; Admtd; Malta; 24.11.15; x HS Galeeka Roll F200

8.12.15; Cdth Malta; Died of enteric; Malta; 8.12.15; Ext cable WB3600 from Cdth Malta 8/12/15 E2490

Signed N Fitz Herbert Major OC Records Section New Zealand for DAG GHO 3rd Echelon MEF

3 New Zealand Expeditionary Force Form No 1

Personal Record of Registration No 7/1280

NAME: Robinson Clifford Kossuth

Regiment: 6th Refmts

4 NEW ZEALAND EXPEDITIONARY FORCE ATTESTATION (FORM No 2)

Typed

ATTESTATION OF

No 7/1280

Name Robinson Clifford Kossuth

Regiment or Unit: 6ths rfts

Questions to be put to the recruit before enlistment (NOTE recruit responses are also numbered 1 – 18)

1 What is your name? Robinson Clifford Kossuth

2 Where were you born? Bristol England

3 Are you a British subject? Yes

4 What is the date of your birth? 27 December 1889

5 What is your trade or calling? Farmer

6 Are you an indentured apprentice? If so where and to whom? No

7 What was the address at which you last resided? Gleniti Timaru

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

9 What is the name and address of your present or last employer? J Bolton, Woodville

10 Are you married? No

11 Have you ever been sentenced to imprisonment by the Civil power? If so, when and where? No

12 Do you now belong to any military or naval force? If so to what corps? No

13 Have you ever served in any military or naval force? If so state which and cause of discharge. Yes RFA (Territorials) 4 years. Time expired and left district.

14 Have you truly stated the whole (if any) of your previous service? Yes

15 Have you been registered for compulsory military training under the Defence Act 1909? If so, where? No

16 Have you ever been rejected as unfit for the military or naval forces of the Crown? If so, on what grounds?

17 Are you willing to be vaccinated or revaccinated? Yes

18 Are you willing to serve in the Expeditionary Force in or beyond the Dominion of New Zealand under the following conditions, provided your services should so long be required: For the term of the present European war and for such further period as is necessary to bring the Expeditionary Force back to New Zealand and to disband it? Yes Willing to be inoculated CKR initialled

NOTE – Your discharge will not be granted before your return to New Zealand unless permission for discharge elsewhere be obtained from the GOC the New Zealand Expeditionary Force.

I Clifford Kossuth Robinson do solemnly declare that the above answers made by me to the above questions are true, and that I am willing to fulfil the engagement made.

Signature of Recruit Clifford Kossuth Robinson

Signature of Witness James R Feather

Oath to be taken by recruit on attestation

I, Clifford Kossuth Robinson, do sincerely promise and swear that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to our Sovereign Lord the King, his Heirs and Successors, and that I will faithfully serve in the New Zealand Military Forces, according to my liability under the Defence Act, and that I will observe and obey all order of His Majesty, his Heirs and Successors, and of the Generals and Officers set over me, until I shall be lawfully discharged So help me, God.

Certificate of Magistrate or Attesting Officer

The above questions were read to the above recruit in my presence. I have taken care that he understands each question, and that his answer to each question has been duly entered as replied to, and the said recruit has made and signed the declaration and taken the oath before me at Trentham, NZ on this 16 day of March 1915.

Signature of Attesting Officer N P Gray Lieut

If any alteration is required on this page of the Attestation, the Attesting Officer should be requested to make it and initial the alteration.

Description of Clifford Robinson on Enlistment is missing

5 NEW ZEALAND EXPEDITIONARY FORCE (FORM NO 4) MEDICAL HISTORY

Of

Surname: Robinson

Christian Name: Clifford Kossuth

Examined On 6th day of Feb, 1915

At PLACE

Birthplace Town Bristol

Country England

Declared age: 25 years

Trade or occupation Farmer

Height: 5 ft 7 in

Weight 134 lb

Chest measurement Minimum, 31 in Maximum expansion 35 in

Approved by C W Peach Medical Officer

Enlisted on 15th day of M’ch 1915, at Trentham

Joined on enlistment: C Sqd 6th

Regimental No 7/1280

Date 15.3.15

6 Form – no title

Note: This form is very fade and difficult to impossible to read

Arrived Egypt: 19.9.15

Arrived Gallipoli: 13.11.15

Arrived Malta: 26.11.15

Died of sickness 8.12.15

7 LETTER

COPY FOR FILE

4th April

Mr K Robinson’

47 Downlease

Bristol, England

Dear Sir

Re 7/1280 (‘3/2726’ crossed out) C K Robinson

I have to inform you that the above named soldier was interred in the Pieta Cemetery, Malta.

You will I am sure be pleased to receive these few additional particulars concerning his burial.

Yours faithfully

Illegible

Chief Clerk

For Major

Director of Base Records

8 EF Form No 33 NEW ZEALAND MILITARY FORCES

Typed mostly

Record No 7/1280

Certified that it appears by an official telegram received at this

Office that No 7/1280 CORPORAL

(rank)

CLIFFORD KOSSUITH ROBINSON

(Name)

Of the CANTERBURY MOUNTED RIFLES, New Zealand

(Unit)

Expeditionary Force ENTERIC

At COTTONERA HOSPITAL, MALTA

(Place)

on the EIGHT day of DECEMBER 1915

BLANK

Minister of Defence

Dated at Headquarters, New Zealand Military Forces, Wellington

This TWENTYTHIRD day of MAY 1915

Mr Robinson

C/o Captain Vine

9 LETTER

Note this letter is typed but NOTE SPELLINGS

6th March 1916

Mr R Robinson

47 Doulease (note spelling)

Bristol

ENGLAND

Dear Sir

RE 7/1280 CORPORAL CLIFFORD K ROBINSON

I have to advise you that the Official Army Form in connection with the death of the above soldier has now been received from the Front and the following particulars taken therefrom for your information:

Arrived and posted to Anzac 13/11/15

8th Mounted Rifles

Admtd Cororinera Hosp ex H S “Galeeka” 24/11/15

Admtd Intarfa Hosp Malta 26/11/15 dangerously ill pneumonia

Died of Enteric Malta 8/12/15

Yours faithfully

“DAE”

LIEUTENANT

For MAJOR

DIRECTOR OF BASE RECORDS

10 NEW ZEALAND EXPEDITIONARY FORCE (Form No 3) Military History Sheet

Note three of these forms exist on the file – compilation follows.

No: 7/1280

Name: Robinson, Clifford Kossuth

Information shown in order as: Country; From; To; Days

1 Service record: NZ; 15.3.15; 13/8/15; 152 days

1 Service record: At sea; 14/8/15; BLANK

10 Name and address of next of kin: Typed: (Father) Mr Kossuth Robinson 47, Downleaze Bristol England

STATEMENT OF THE SERVICE OF No 7/1280

NAME: Robinson Clifford Kossuth

Information shown in order as: Regiment of Corps; Promotions, Reductions, Casualties, &c; Rank; Dates; Signature of Officer certifying Correctness of Entry:

? Sqd; Embarks; Tpr; 15.3.15; John Studholme Major

BLANK; Promoted; Cpl; 19.4.15; John Studholme Major

8th CMR; Posted to unit; Tpr; 13/11/15; BLANK

Reference source

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Series 18805

Accession W5550

Box / item 84

Record 0098894

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Information on Frank Henry George Whitton 11/398 Wellington Mounted Rifles (East Coast Squadron) for you.

This file is 15 pages of photocopy print out from microfilm. In total there are seven main documents (1 to 7) of interest with the usual inserts on the original file. There is another form but it is completely illegible. The order of the document / information below is in the order of the files. Abbreviations are as recorded on the file.

Overview

Frank Henry George Whitton was born in Masterton, North Island, New Zealand on 21 June 1894.

He underwent his medical examination on 13 August 1914, place not stated but was likely to be Masterton and attested at Masterton, on 13 August 1914. His stated prior military experience had been gained as a member of the Masterton School Cadets for three years. On enlistment he belonged to “G” Squadron 9th Mounted Rifles and joined the Wellington Mounted Rifles East Coast Squadron. The condition of his teeth is described as “good.”

His apparent age' on enlistment was 20 years and 2 months.

Frank was a ‘farm hand’ by ‘occupation’ and was working for F E Perry Dyeville, Martinborough, prior to enlisting and he was living in Martinborough. He was single. His next of kin was his father Frank Whitton, PO Box 86 Masterton.

Frank’s medical description on enlistment was that he was 5 feet 4¾ inches tall and weighed 127 lb. His complexion was fair; colour of eyes blue and colour of hair light brown. His religious profession was Church of England.

He left Wellington, New Zealand on HMNZT No 4 (Tahiti) with the Main Body (8,444 troops) on 16 October 1914 and arrived in Alexandria on 3 December 1914. (OC Troops Lieut Col John Finlay and Ship’s Master F P Evans RNR.) He would have been vaccinated against typhoid. His file doesn’t record when he actually landed on Gallipoli but by 16 August he was reported dangerously ill (enteric) in Malta.

He didn’t last long after arriving in Malta – he died of enteric on 29 August 1915.

He is buried at Pieta Military Cemetery.

1 New Zealand Expeditionary Force Form No 1

Personal Record of Registration No 11/398

NAME: WHITTON FRANK HENRY GEORGE

Regiment: WMR

Group: 6

Died of sickness 29.8.16 (note: wrong year)

2 HISTORY SHEET (EF Form No 3A)

Unit: WMR

Rank: Trooper

Surname: Whitton

Christian Name: Frank Henry George (Harvey crossed out)

No: 11/398

Occupation: Farmhand

Religion: C of E

Place of Birth: Masterton

Date of Birth: 21.6.1894

Last New Zealand address: Martinborough

Last employer: F E Perry Dyeville Martinborough

Name, relationship of next of kin (if not resident in New Zealand, insert also name and address of nearest relative in New Zealand): Father – Frank Whitton Masterton

Medal action

Surname: Whitton

Christian names: Frank Henry George

Rank on discharge: Tpr

Reg No: 11/398

Casualty or reason for discharge: Died of sickness

Legatee and address: Frank Whitton (F) PO Box 86 Masterton

Service Medals issued:

1914 – 15 Star

British War Medal

Victory Medal

Statement of the Services of Whitton Frank Henry George No 11/398

Regiment or Corps: WMR

Rank: Trooper

Date: 13.4.15

Sick

AFB 103 16.8.15 Malta Adm Hosp Enteric 16.8.15

AFB103 Died of enteric Malta August 29th 1915

Buried in Pieta Cemetery Malta

Died of sickness 111 10.9.15 Died of enteric at Malta August 29 1915

Medals to Mr F Whitton PO Box 86 Masterton

PLAQUE AND SCROLL

Soldier’s name: Whitton Frank Henry Geo

Reg No: 11/398

Roll No: 514047

Scroll despatched (Date): 9 SEPT 1921

Plaque: 25 FEB 1922

Recipient and address: Mr F Whitton PO Box 86 Masterton

Written on top “Cert posted 10.11.22”

3 EF Form No 33

NEW ZEALAND MILITARY FORCES

Typed mostly

Record No 10/1485

Certified that it appears by an official telegram received at this

Office that No 11/398 TROOPER

(rank)

FRANK HENRY GEORGE WHITTON

(Name)

Of the WELLINGTON MOUNTED RIFLES, New Zealand

(Unit)

Expeditionary Force DIED OF ENTERIC

At MALTA

(Place)

on the TWENTYNINTH day of AUGUST 1915

Illegible initials for Lieut Colonel Adjutant General NZ Forces

Dated at Headquarters, New Zealand Military Forces, Wellington

This TWENTYFIRST day of APRIL 1915

The Public Trustee

Per W?MG (4)

4 NEW ZEALAND EXPEDITIONARY FORCE ATTESTATION (FORM No 2)

Typed mostly

ATTESTATION OF

No 11/398

Name Frank Henry George Whitton

Regiment or Unit: NZMR

Questions to be put to the recruit before enlistment (NOTE recruit responses are also numbered 1 – 18)

1 What is your name? Frank Henry George Whitton

2 Where were you born? Masterton

3 Are you a British subject? Yes

4 What is the date of your birth? 21/6/1894 ticked

5 What is your trade or calling? Farmhand

6 Are you an indentured apprentice? If so where and to whom? No

7 What was the address at which you last resided? Martinborough

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

9 What is the name and address of your present or last employer? F E Perry Dverville, Martinborough

10 Are you married? No

11 Have you ever been sentenced to imprisonment by the Civil power? If so, when and where? No

12 Do you now belong to any military or naval force? If so to what corps? “G” Squadron 9th Mtd Rifles

13 Have you ever served in any military or naval force? If so state which and cause of discharge. Masterton School Cadets, 3 years. Left school

14 Have you truly stated the whole (if any) of your previous service? Yes

15 Have you been registered for compulsory military training under the Defence Act 1909? If so, where? Yes Gladstone

16 Have you ever been rejected as unfit for the military or naval forces of the Crown? If so, on what grounds? No

17 Are you willing to be vaccinated or revaccinated? Yes

18 Are you willing to serve in the Expeditionary Force in or beyond the Dominion of New Zealand under the following conditions, provided your services should so long be required: For the term of the present European war and for such further period as is necessary to bring the Expeditionary Force back to New Zealand and to disband it? Yes

NOTE – Your discharge will not be granted before your return to New Zealand unless permission for discharge elsewhere be obtained from the GOC the New Zealand Expeditionary Force.

I Frank Henry George Whitton do solemnly declare that the above answers made by me to the above questions are true, and that I am willing to fulfil the engagement made.

Signature of Recruit F H G Whitton

Signature of Witness A Jackson Lieut 17th Regt

Oath to be taken by recruit on attestation

I, Frank Henry George Whitton, do sincerely promise and swear that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to our Sovereign Lord the King, his Heirs and Successors, and that I will faithfully serve in the New Zealand Military Forces, according to my liability under the Defence Act, and that I will observe and obey all order of His Majesty, his Heirs and Successors, and of the Generals and Officers set over me, until I shall be lawfully discharged So help me, God.

Certificate of Magistrate or Attesting Officer

The above questions were read to the above recruit in my presence. I have taken care that he understands each question, and that his answer to each question has been duly entered as replied to, and the said recruit has made and signed the declaration and taken the oath before me at Masterton, NZ on this 13th day of August 1914.

Signature of Attesting Officer A Jackson Lieut 17th Regt

If any alteration is required on this page of the Attestation, the Attesting Officer should be requested to make it and initial the alteration.

Description of Frank Henry George Whitton on Enlistment (Note: very faded)

Apparent age: 20 years 2 months

Height: 5 feet 4¾ inches

Weight: 127 lb

Chest measurement Minimum 33 ½ inches Maximum 37 inches

Complexion: Fair

Colour of eyes: Blue

Colour of hair: Light Brown

Religious profession: Anglican

Medical Examination

Sight: right eye 6/6

Sight: Left eye 6/6

Hearing: Right ear Normal

Hearing: Left ear Normal

Colour vision Normal

Are his limbs well formed? Yes

Are the movements of all his joints full and perfect? Yes

Is his chest well formed? Yes

Is his heart normal? Yes

Are his lungs normal? Yes

What is the condition of his teeth? Good

Is he free from hernia? Yes

Is he free from varicocele? Slight

Is he free from varicose veins? Yes

Is he free from haemorrhoids? Yes

Is he free from inveterate or contagious skin disease? Yes

Is there a distinct mark of vaccination? Yes

Is he in good bodily and mental health and free from any physical defect likely to interfere with the efficient performance of his duties? Yes

Are there any slight defects, but not sufficient to cause rejection? No

Remarks

None stated

Certificate of Medical Examination

I have examined the above named, and find he does not present any of the causes of rejection specified in the Regulations for Army Medical Services.

I consider him fit for service in the New Zealand Expeditionary Force.

13th Aug 1914

SIGNED A Horking Capt NZMC Medical Officer

5 NEW ZEALAND EXPEDITIONARY FORCE (FORM NO 4) MEDICAL HISTORY

Of

Surname: Whitton

Christian Name: Frank Henry George

Examined On 13 day of Aug, 1914

At BLANK

Birthplace Town Masterton

Country NZ

Declared age: 20 years 2 months

Trade or occupation Farm hand

Height: 5 ft 4¾ in

Weight 127 lb

Chest measurement Minimum 33 ½ in Maximum expansion 37 in

Approved by A Horking Capt NZMC Medical Officer

Enlisted on 13 day of August 1914, at Masterton

Joined on enlistment WMR

Regimental No 11/398

6 NEW ZEALAND EXPEDITIONARY FORCE (Form No 3) Military History Sheet

Note: There are three of these forms on file – compilation follows:

No 11/398

Name Whitton Frank Henry George

Information shown in order as: Country; From; To; Days:

1 Service record: NZ; 13.8.14; 14.10.14; 63 days

1 Service record: HMNZT No 4; 15.10.14; 3.12.14; BLANK days

1 Service record: Egypt; 4.12.14; all else BLANK

10 Name and address of next of kin: Frank Whitton (Father) Masterton

Intended place of residence on discharge: Masterton

STATEMENT OF THE SERVICE

Regiment of Corps WMR

Promotions, Reductions, Casualties, &c

Attested Rank Trooper

Date 13.8.14

Written

“Dangerously ill (enteric) 17.8.15”

“Died of enteric 29 8 15”

7 ARMY FORM B 103 Casualty Form – Active Service

Note – form is very faded

Regimental Number 11/398

Regiment or Corps Wellington MR 9th Sqdr

Rank Trooper name Whitton Frank Henry George

Enlisted (a) 13.8.14

Terms of Service (a) period of war

Service reckons from (a) 13.8.14

Information is shown in order as: Date; From whom received; Record of promotions, reductions, transfers, causalities &c active service as reported on Army Form B 213, Army Form A33 and in other official documents; Place of casualty; Date of Casualty:

21/8/15; Cablegram Commandant; Report dangerously ill; Malta; 17.8.15

16/8/15; Roll; Admitted Enteric; Malta; 16.8.15

1/9/15; Cable Commandant Malta; Died of enteric; Malta; 29.8.15

Signed N Fitz Herbert CAPT OC Records Section New Zealand for DAG GHO 3rd Echelon MEF

File stamped “FILE 17 NOV 1915 CAM”

Reference source

Agency AABK

Series 18805

Accession W5557

Box / item 75

Record 012192

Zack

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