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Sidney and Ella Chapman lived at 3 Wairere (now Wairua) Road, Remuera. He was wounded in action near Somme and was taken to No 3 Canadian Station Hospital, where he died of his wounds on 26 March 1918. He is buried at Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No. 1, Somme, France V.E. 16 Click Here to Read More
Wiliam Henry Caughey was the second eldest son of the department store proprietor Smith and Caughey, Andrew Clarke Caughey and Lucy Hannah Caughey of ‘Rahiri’, Murdoch Road, Mount Albert, Auckland. He was sent to the front in Germany with the Divisional Signallers of the 25th Reinforcements and was at the Front until he took ill and was hospitalised in Cologne but died of pneumonia on 16 February 1919, with his brother Andrew Leonard Caughey at his bedside. Click Here to Read More
Norman Carter of Norana Avenue, Remuera attended Auckland Grammar School. He tried to volunteer for the war effort and passed the medical examination on 23 February 1916 but was rejected because of his young age (17). He volunteered again on 6 October 1917, having been given permission by his parents on the condition he remained home until after Christmas. Click Here to Read More
Charles Carr of Remuera was mentioned in despatches for his bravery: For excellent services rendered during the past six weeks when on patrol duty at night in ‘no man’s land’. Shortly after he was killed in action on 23 July 1916 whilst on night patrol in the Somme. There is a family plot in Purewa Cemetery, Meadowbank, Auckland. Click Here to Read More
Herbert East was born on 12 April 1897, eldest of the seven children of Mabel and Ernest Alfred East, of 42 Armadale Rd., Remuera, Auckland. He attended Remuera Primary School and in 1912, Auckland Grammar School. He was badly wounded at the Battle of the Somme, recovered but on rejoining his unit, he was gassed in a German attack. He was killed at Passchendaele on 2nd December 1917 at age 20. Click Here to Read More
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. Kyrle St James Beehan (Service number 13404) of the Mounted Rifles, was wounded in the head and invalided out on 2 May 1918. 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 Monro was the son of Reverend 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