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John Alfred Kemp (known as Jack) was wounded at Gallipoli and died at Gibraltar. He is remembered on the Remuera Primary School World War One Gates 1914-1918, 25 Dromorne Road, Remuera, Auckland. Click Here to Read More
Ivan Prosser was the elder son of Captain Thomas Harries and Laura Prosser of ‘Arawa’, Victoria Avenue, Remuera and later 12 Westbourne Rd, Remuera. He was killed in action in the field at the Battle of the Somme on 15 October 1916. He is buried at the Bulls Road Cemetery, Flers, Somme, France. Ivan is also remembered at the Silverdale RSA and at St. Aidan’s Church, Remuera. Click Here to Read More
Revel Kelly attended Remuera Primary School and Auckland Grammar School. He was killed at the Battle of the Somme aged 21 years old in September 1916. He was in a BAC Brigade Ammunition Column whose job was to haul ammunition from shell dumps behind the lines to the gun positions. Its men used horses and mules to tow vehicles stacked with shells. Click Here to Read More
Remuera Heritage was very sad to hear of the death of John Stacpoole on September 5th 2018. John was a past resident of Remuera, a friend to Remuera Heritage and a gentleman and a scholar. He was New Zealand's first heritage architect. His 1976 book Colonial architecture in New Zealand was the first to piece together the story of New Zealand’s notable buildings and their architects. Remuera Heritage recently completed an oral history with him on social life in Auckland between the two wars. Click Here to Read More
Frederick John Holland of Tuakau and Remuera was killed in action on the 8th May 1918 at Dickebusch, near Ieper (Ypres) in Belgium, one week before his brother George was killed at the Somme. They are both commemorated on the memorial cross at St Aidan's Church, Remuera. Click Here to Read More
There were several Remuera families with more than one son killed in WW1 - Crowhurst, Barnard Brown, Blackie, Irving, Stilton, Ernest, Boucher, Holland, Coates and Birnie families. Click Here to Read More
Barbara Sybil Greig enlisted in England, was mobilised and appointed staff nurse on February 17th 1915 with Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve of the British Expeditionary Force (37/4558) (QAIMNSR-BEF) and left for France on that date. She was on active service until 21st March 1917 when she married Stanley Carr in London. They lived at Marivare, Ranfurly Rd, Epsom. Click Here to Read More
Elsie Stewart Greig trained a a nurse at Sydney Hospital and served overseas with the Australian Army Nursing Services in Lemnos, Greece and Abbeville, France in WW1. She was Mentioned in Despatches twice and was awarded the Royal Red Cross. From 1928 Elsie lived at 4-10 Victoria Avenue Remuera until her death in 1966. Click Here to Read More
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