Anselm Jerome Beehan was killed in action on 27 March 1917, leading the charge against the Germans, in France between Hebuterne and Serre. He died alongside a fellow Officer, and three Privates from his regiment, New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 3rd Battalion. The brothers were all keen athletes, excelling in swimming, hockey and cricket and later golf. Like his brother Anselm, Kyrle St James Beehan (Service number 13404) was in the Mounted Rifles, was wounded in the head and invalided out on 2 May 1918. Anselm Jerome Beehan’s other brother, Frederick Joseph Beehan (Service number 76398) was discharged from the Army in 1919 and returned to New Zealand. Click Here to Read More
William Brian de Laval Willis was born in Cambridge, New Zealand on 17 May 1888, to Archdeacon William Newcombe de Laval Willis, of Cambridge, Waikato, and his wife Mary Agnes (Clarke), who had arrived in New Zealand from Ireland, via England in 1866. William Brian de Laval Willis attended Kings College and from 1904 – 1905, St John’s College and was a member of the College Rifles Rugby Football Club in Remuera. He died from wounds received at Gallipoli. Click Here to Read More
Reginald Delmage Pell Woods lived at 55 Clonbern Road, Remuera. He officially enlisted on 10 October 1918; one month later, on 8th November 1918, Reginald became ill and was admitted to Trentham Military Hospital for 17 days and died on 24 November 1918 of influenza. His son Peter also died while a prisoner of war in WW2 . Click Here to Read More
William Monr o was the son ofReverend George Bissett Monro and wife Agnes of Arney Road, Remuera, and St. Luke's Presbyterian Church, Remuera. He received his early education at Remuera School, and then at Auckland Grammar School (1909-10). He survived Gallipoli to be kiiled in action at the Battle of the Somme on the 15th October 1916. Click Here to Read More
Gordon Milligan lived at Mt Hobson in Remuera near where his father had a grocery business in Newmarket. He went to Remuera School. He arrived at Gallipoli on 26th April 1915 and was killed at the start of the Battle of the Somme on 10 September 1916. Click Here to Read More
The New Zealand contingent of the Imperial Camel Corps sufferred 41 deaths in WW1. The list of names here is on the Imperial Camel Corps Memorial in London. There are 4 possible names missing. Click Here to Read More
George McNeil was living and working in Remuera as a carpenter when he joined the 23rd Reinforcements in the Auckland Infantry Regiment. He was badly wounded at the Battle of the Somme and died on 9 November 1918. Click Here to Read More
Donald Buckland Gorrie of Remuera was working as an auctioneer in 1916 when he attested to join the N Z Mounted Rifles, transferring to the Imperial Camel Corps. He was killed in action in Palestine in November 1917 at the end of the Battle for Beersheba. His brother jack Gorrie was also killed at the Battle of the Somme in 1916. Click Here to Read More
Rupert McKenzie was born 4 September 1894 in Remuera to Violet and Norman Roderick McKenzie, a schools inspector. He attended Remuera primary school and Whangarei High School before entering Auckland Grammar in February 1910. While at the Auckland University College from 1912-1915 doing his teacher training, he was a pupil-teacher at Remuera Primary School in 1912. He transferred to the Imperial Camel Corps, 4th (Anzac) Battalion, 16 (New Zealand) Company on 5 December 1916 Click Here to Read More
Gunner Robert Roderick Creighton Corbett McFarland was killed near Ypres in Belgium on 31st October 1917 aged 22. Three of his cousins were killed in the same battle and in the same month, viz. Corporal T. Nigel McFarland, Lance-Corporal Hugh Douglas Forde, and Private Norman Forde, and two of his cousins in the Old Country, Flight Lieutenant Curran, to whom the V C. and Legion of Honour were awarded for bravery. Click Here to Read More