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Grace de Courcy of Remuera was amongst the first New Zealand women to qualify as a doctor. She was born Matilda Hetty Grace Russell in Auckland in 1874, the youngest of seven children born to John Benjamin Russell, a prominent Auckland lawyer, and Mary Ann Nolan. Click Here to Read More
Frederick Spratt joined the N Z Cyclists Corps and was wounded at the start of the Battle of Messines on 7 June 1917. His name is on the Remuera Primary School memorial gates. Click Here to Read More
Edward Newton Matthews lived at 18 Benson Road, Remuera and attended Auckland Grammar School. Corporal Matthews was killed while leading a daytime patrol near Bapaume on August 26 1918. Click Here to Read More
Leo and Vivian Walsh lived in Remuera in Orakei Road. They were foundation pupils at King’s College on Remuera Rd in 1896. Vivian became the first New Zealander to receive a pilot’s certificate. They assembled the first aeroplane 'Manurewa' in the basement of their house and flew it in February 1911. Click Here to Read More
Jean Batten lived in Remuera and attended Ladies College. She was New Zealand's most famous aviator - she was the first person, male or female, to fly solo direct from England to New Zealand in 1936 and the first person to hold both England-Australia and Australia-England solo records at the same time. Click Here to Read More
Gunner Gordon Larner was the son of Victor Larner of Elmstone, Remuera. He was 20 years old when killed at the Battle of Transloy Ridge as part of the Battle of the Somme on 7 October 1916. Click Here to Read More
Major George Holland of Ohinerau St Remuera won the Military Cross at Gallipoli September-December 1915. He was killed near Somme on 15 May 1918. Click Here to Read More
Evan Gibb Hudson lived at 28 Clonbern Rd Remuera. He was a civil engineer when he enlisted in November 1917. He was killed at Trescault Ridge in France , age 22, on 9 September 1918. He is remembered on the lychgate at St Aidan's Church Remuera. Click Here to Read More
Thomas Hoare of Ada Street, Remuera was born 22 July 1888. He was a member of St. Benedict's Sports Club and the City Junior Football Club. Before enlistment he worked as a carpenter at the Railway Workshops in Newmarket, Auckland. He was killed at the Battle of the Somme on 20 September 1916. Click Here to Read More
William and his brother George were self-employed motor importers and pioneers in the New Zealand motor car industry. George Henning and W. M. Service were attributed with importing the first motor vehicle into New Zealand to Auckland in November 1895. He was awarded the Military Cross in the field for Conspicuous Gallantry and Resource. William died of his wounds in France on 13 September 1918 aged 33. Click Here to Read More