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Edward Augustus (1867-1918) and Jane (nee Ross) (1869-1958) Irving, were married in 1888, and lived at 260 Remuera Road, Remuera, Auckland. They had ten children, six sons and four daughters. Two sons, Augustus Irving and John Irving fought and perished in World War I. They were both based on the Western Front, with the New Zealand battalions. Augustus was in the New Zealand Rifle Brigade, B Company and John was in the Rifle Brigade, C Company. Augustus Irving was killed on 7 June 1917 at Messines (Mesen) and John Irving, the eldest son, at Passchendaele (Passendale) on 12 October 1917. Click Here to Read More
David Keith Duthie was an excellent tennis player and sportsman who attended Kings College and College Rifles in Remuera, and who was killed in action at Ypres in 1917. Click Here to Read More
Hugh Forrest was an Auckland solicitor and member of College Rifles who was killed in action on 12 October 1917, the day 845 New Zealanders were killed in the advance on Gravenstafel in the First Battle of Passchendaele. Click Here to Read More
Private Erni Bond was the youngest of five children of the late Mr Erni Bond (1852- 20 December 1914) and of Mrs Alice Bond (nee Freeman, (1858 – 1941)) of 51 Remuera Road, Remuera. He was born in Wade, near Silverdale on 30 June 1896. Erni Bond was killed at Passchendaele on 4th October 1917. Click Here to Read More
Henry George Blackie (1857- 8 April 1916), a Baptist missionary and tea dealer, and his wife Louisa Rose Blackie (nee Murphy (3 March1858 – 17 June 1923), married in 1878 and had seven children, four sons of whom served in World War I. They had sailed from England to New Zealand via India, where their first son, Owen Campbell Blackie was born in 1884. Later, the family sailed to Tasmania, Australia, where, the second son, Allan Stuart Blackie was born in 1892. Whilst in Melbourne, two more sons were born - Bernard Blackie in 1893 and Walter Palmer Blackie in 1894. Click Here to Read More
Henry George Blackie (1857- 8 April 1916), a Baptist missionary and tea dealer, and his wife Louisa Rose Blackie (nee Murphy (3 March1858 – 17 June 1923), married in 1878 and had seven children, four sons of whom served in World War I. They had sailed from England to New Zealand via India, where their first son, Owen Campbell Blackie was born in 1884. Click Here to Read More
Henry George Blackie (1857- 8 April 1916), a Baptist missionary and tea dealer, and his wife Louisa Rose Blackie (nee Murphy (3 March1858 – 17 June 1923), married in 1878 and had seven children, four sons of whom served in World War I. They had sailed from England to New Zealand via India, where their first son, Owen Campbell Blackie was born in 1884. Later, the family sailed to Tasmania, Australia, where, the second son, Allan Stuart Blackie was born in 1892. Whilst in Melbourne, two more sons were born - Bernard Blackie in 1893 and Walter Palmer Blackie in 1894. Click Here to Read More
Henry George Blackie (1857- 8 April 1916), a Baptist missionary and tea dealer, and his wife Louisa Rose Blackie (nee Murphy (3 March1858 – 17 June 1923), married in 1878 and had seven children, four sons of whom served in World War I - Bernard, Walter, Owen and Allan. Click Here to Read More
Lance-Corporal Charles Beeson (Reg. No 26535), also known as Bungee Beeson, was the fifth son of George and Joanna or (Anna) Beeson, of 81 Clonbern Road, Remuera. Charles was born 12 October 1886 and was educated at Waiorongomai, Te Aroha in the Bay of Plenty. He was one of nine sons, four of whom served in World War I. Click Here to Read More
John Stewart Dagg of Remuera was killed at the Battle of the Somme on 15th September 1917. He was the son of Robert and Rosalind Dagg of Ascot Avenue, Remuera. When he enlisted on 13 March 1915, he was working as an architect for Leonard Bidwell of Whitianga, Click Here to Read More