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THAMES WAR MEMORIAL FOR WORLD WAR I (1914 - 1918).


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GREAT DEEDS ARE DEATHLESS THINGS
THE DOER DIES BUT NOT THE DEED.

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND THE HONOR OF
BRAVE MEN


THIS MEMORIAL IS ERECTED
BY A GRATEFUL PEOPLE
OUR SONS RESPONDING TO THEIR EMPIRE'S NEED
FOUGHT AND ENDURED
TO VICTORY AND PEACE

1914 - 1918.

LET THOSE WHO COME AFTER
SEE TO IT THAT THEIR NAMES
BE NOT FORGOTTEN.

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THAMES MEMORIAL ROLL OF HONOUR - WORLD WAR ONE.
Soldiers Killed or Missing in Action or Died of Wounds or Disease.
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Private Sydney Samuel AGNEW 70149
Died 3 May 1921 Thames. NOK: Mrs Annie Agnew (mother), Hape Rd, Thames. Thames Star 13 Oct 1917
Thames Star 19 Sept 1918


Corporal Alfred William ALLEY 9872 MM Killed In Action 20 Oct 1917 Belgium. NOK: Clara Alley (aunt), Hikutaia, Thames. Australian War Memorial
Thames Star 30 July 1917 Ohinemuri Gazette 29 Oct 1917 Thames Star 9 Nov 1917 Ohinemuri Gazette 9 Nov 1917 Thames Star 26 Nov 1917.


W. ALLEY
Not yet identified.

Corporal Leslie Harold ANDERSON 25/709
Died 16 Dec 1918 France. NOK: J.P. Anderson (father), MacKay St, Thames. Thames Star 30 Dec 1918

Private Charles ARNS 12/1141
Wounded, died 16 Feb 1921 Wanganui. NOK: Mrs E. Arns (mother), Davey St, Thames. Thames Star 8 March 1917

Rifleman Charles Humphry AUTRIDGE 40271
Killed In Action 12 Oct 1917 Ypres, Belgium. NOK: Son of Margaret and the late Humphrey Autridge, Richmond St, Thames.
Thames Star 14 Nov 1916 Thames Star 8 Nov 1917 Thames Star 9 May 1918
Thames Star 9 May 1918


L. AUTRIDGE
Not yet identified but probably Charles Humphry AUTRIDGE above

Private Fredrick BARRETT 62236
Killed In Action 23 Oct 1918 France. Born in Coromandel. NOK:Mrs F. Barrett (wife), Auckland.

Private John Arthur BRUNTON 34320
Died 28 Feb 1922. NOK: Mrs J.A. Brunton (wife), Omahu.
Tombstone at Omahu.


Gunner William John CAMPBELL 13/2308
Killed In Action 8 Apr 1918 Somme, France. NOK: Mrs Florence L. Campbell (wife), Beach Rd, Thames.
Thames Star 24 Apr 1918 Thames Star 25 Apr 1918
Thames Star 25 Apr 1918


Private Patrick CLARKEN 8/3216
Killed In Action 1 Aug 1917 Ypres, Belgium. Address: Brian Boru Hotel, Thames. NOK: Parents: The late John and Mary Ann Clarken. Brother: O. Clarken, Patetonga, Hauraki Plains.
Thames Star 20 Aug 1917 Thames Star 20 Aug 1917
Thames Star 25 Apr 1918


Rifleman George Francis CLINKER 68239
Killed In Action 8 Oct 1918 France. NOK: H.J. Clinker (father), Mackay St, Thames. Thames Star 21 Oct 1918

Private Austin Edward COAKLEY 12/326
Died (influenza) 11 Nov 1918, Whangarei. Address: Pollen St, Thames. NOK: Mrs J. Coakley (mother), Thames.
Thames Star 20 Oct 1915 Thames Star 21 Oct 1915


Private Oliver Walter COOPER 73188
Died 18 Dec 1918 Samoa. Born in Auckland. NOK: Mr T.A. Cooper (father) and Mrs E. Cooper (mother) of Hamilton, late of Matatoke.
Thames Star 28 Jan 1919


Private Thomas Joseph CORBETT 31951
Died of wounds: 2 Sept 1918 France. NOK: Parents: Thomas and May Corbett, Hikutaia, Thames.
Thames Star 22 July 1916 Thames Star 13 Sep 1918


Rifleman Robert James COX 25/740
Killed In Action 7 Jun 1917 Belgium. NOK: Robert Cox (father), Matakohe, Thames Valley.
Thames Star 16 July 1917 Thames Star 26 June 1917
Thames Star 29 Jan 1918


Sapper Walter Ernest DANBY 4/894
Killed In Action 30 July 1916 Somme, France. Address: 12 Mary St, Thames. NOK: John Danby (father), Pollen St, Thames.
Thames Star 31 March 1915 Thames Star 17 Apr 1915
Thames Star 25 May 1915 Thames Star 8 Aug 1916
Thames Star 19 Aug 1916 Thames Star 12 Nov 1917
Thames Star 25 Apr 1918


F. DANN
Not yet identified. There was a Thames soldier Frederick George DANN who returned, see below.

Sergeant Leslie Rotorua DARROW 12/290
Killed In Action 10 Aug 1915 Gallipoli. NOK: Son of the late James and Clara Darrow of Thames.
Thames Star 30 August 1915


Lance Corporal Earnest Henry DEMPSEY 38358
Killed In Action 24 Nov 1917 Ypres, Belgium. NOK: Son of Mrs G. Gulpan (formerly Dempsey), Heale St, Thames.
Thames Star 9 Jan 1918.


F. DEMPSEY
Not yet identified but probably E. Dempsy above.

Sergeant Francis (Frank) Robert DYNES 12/336
Killed In Action 26 Sept 1916 Somme, France. NOK: William Dynes (father), Matatoki, Thames. Mother: Edith Winnifred nee Cooper. O.W. Cooper and F. Dynes were cousins.
Thames Star 7 May 1915 Thames Star 14 Aug 1915
Thames Star 28 Aug 1915 Thames Star 16 Sept 1915
Thames Star 23 Sept 1915 Thames Star 17 Oct 1916
Thames Star 19 Oct 1916 NZ Herald 23 Oct 1916
Thames Star 29 Jan 1918




Second Lieutenant Edwin George ELLIS 25992
Killed In Action 4 Oct 1917 Ypres, Belgium. NOK: Son of Richard Henry and Cecelia Ellis of Tararu, Thames.
Thames Star 20 Oct 1917 Thames Star 23 Oct 1917


Private Henry George Herbert ENSOR 12/345
Killed In Action 30 Apr 1915, Gallipoli. NOK: Son of Cecelia Payne (formerly Ensor) of Tararu Thames, and the late Samuel Ensor.
Thames Star 14 June 1915 Thames Star 19 July 1915
Thames Star 17 Dec 1915
Thames Star 22 April 1916 An article regarding Central School Old Boys.


Second Lieutenant William Evelyn Francise FLOWER 12/296 Killed In Action 25 Apr 1915, Gallipoli. NOK: Margaret I. Flower (wife), Grey St, Shortland, Thames.
Newspaper clipping Thames Star 19 July 1915
Thames Star 20 Aug 1915


Lance Corporal Herbert Charles FURZE 12/353
Killed In Action 25 Apr 1915, Gallipoli. Address: Wharepoa, Thames Valley. NOK: Mrs M.E. Furze (mother), Norwich, England.

Corporal Lewis GARRY 34358
Killed In Action 9 Sept 1918 Havrincourt, France. NOK: A. Garry (father), Sandes St, Thames.
Thames Star 2 October 1918


Corporal Sidney GARRY 34468 Killed In Action 12 Sept 1918 Havrincourt, France. NOK: Mr A. Garry (father), Miss J. Garry (sister), Sandes St, Thames.
Thames Star 27 Sept 1918


Private Thomas Alfred Clare GEMMING 12/359
Wounded at Gallipoli, Died 26 Apr 1917 New Zealand. NOK: Son of Charles Bernard Gemming (alias Charles William Graham Gemming) and his wife Agnes Cecilia nee Hollis of MacKay St, Kopu, Thames.
Thames Star 18 May 1915 Thames Star 19 July 1915
Auckland Star 24 July 1915 Thames Star 18 Sept 1915
Thames Star 17 Dec 1915 Thames Star 13 Nov 1916
Thames Star 21 Apr 1918 Thames Star 28 Apr 1918
Thames Star 28 Apr 1917 Thames Star 30 Apr 1917
Thames Star 1 May 1917 Thames Star 25 Apr 1918

Headstone in Shortland Cemetery, Thames.


Corporal Theophilus John GEMMING 12/1956
Killed In Action 8 Aug 1915 Gallipoli. NOK: Son of Charles Bernard Gemming (alias Charles William Graham Gemming) and his wife Agnes Cecilia nee Hollis of MacKay St, Kopu, Thames.
Thames Star 19 July 1915 Northern Advocate 31 Aug 1915
Thames Star 18 Sept 1915 Thames Star 25 Oct 1915
Thames Star 17 Dec 1915 Thames Star 13 Nov 1916
Thames Star 1 May 1917 Thames Star 25 Apr 1918


Private George GLASGOW 12/2712
Wounded, Died 27 Apr 1920 New Zealand. NOK: Mrs Jane Kerr Glasgow (mother), Tararu Flat, Thames.
Thames Star 17 Apr 1915 Thames Star 28 July 1915
Thames Star 15 Oct 1918 Thames Star 27 April 1920
Thames Star 27 April 1920 Thames Star 29 April 1920
Buried in the Tararu Cemetery, Thames.


Private John Polton Hicks GLESSING 31990
Killed In Action 4 Jun 1917 Belgium. NOK: Son of John and Margaret Glessing, MacKay St, Thames.
Thames Star 21 June 1917 Thames Star 21 June 1917


W. GOODWIN
Not identified but this could be E. Goodwin (see list below of those missed off the memorial).

Second Lieutenant Albert William GORDON R.F.C.
Died of wounds 12 Aug 1917 France. NOK: Son of Frederick William and Margaret Alexandra Gordon, 88 Pollen St, Thames.
Thames Star 16 Aug 1917
Thames Star 17 Aug 1917 Thames Star 26 Oct 1917
Letter from his Commanding Officer Part I
Letter from his Commanding Officer Part II


Lance Corporal Albert Edward GRAHAM 24/769
Killed In Action 12 Oct 1917 Ypres, Belgium. NOK: Son of William & Nancy Graham, Terrace St, Thames.
Thames Star 1 Nov 1917 Thames Star 3 Nov 1917
Thames Star 6 Nov 1917 Thames Star 25 Apr 1918


Corporal William GRANT 12/3030
Died of wounds 23 Jan 1918 France. NOK: John Grant (father) Cochrane St, Thames. Thames Star 15 June 1915
Thames Star 10 Aug 1915 Thames Star 30 Jan 1918
Thames Star 25 Apr 1918


Acting Sergeant Joseph GRIFFIN 4/901
Killed In Action 7 June 1917 Belgium. NOK: Parents: Patrick and Eliza Griffin, Thames. Henry Griffin (brother), Sandes St, Thames.
Thames Star 28 Feb 1914 Thames Star 31 March 1915
Thames Star 17 Apr 1915 Thames Star 25 May 1915
Thames Star 6 July 1917 Thames Star 6 July 1917
Thames Star 25 Apr 1918


Trooper Charles GREAVES 559
Died of wounds: 9 Aug 1915, Gallipoli (at sea). Australian Army. NOK: Parents: Father: The late Mr W. Greaves, Waiotahi.
Thames Star 30 Aug 1915 Auckland Star 31 Aug 1915








Sergeant Frank Dynes,
Matatoki, Thames
Killed In Action 1916 France.

Died of Wounds" said the cable.
That is all the tale they tell
Of the brave young lad who loved us,
Of the lad we loved so well


George Francis Clinker,
Mackay St, Thames.
Killed In Action 1918 France

THAMES MEMORIAL ROLL OF HONOUR - WORLD WAR ONE.
Soldiers Killed or Missing in Action or Died of Wounds or Disease.
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Rifleman Thomas GURNETT 15364
Killed In Action 12 Oct 1917 Ypres, Belgium. NOK: Mrs M. A. Ellis (friend), Hikutaia, Thames.

Private William HADDOCK 3/128A
Killed In Action 9 Aug 1915 Gallipoli. NOK: Parents: William and Mina Hoddock of Mackay Street Thames.
Thames Star 23 Aug 1915 Thames Star 17 Dec 1915
Auckland Star 28 Aug 1916
Thames Star 22 April 1916 An article regarding Central School Old Boys.


Private Edward Llewellyn HAROLD 12/370 Died of disease 15 June 1915 Egypt. NOK: Parents: Peter and Annie Harold, MacKay St, Thames.
Thames Star 21 June 1915 Thames Star 1 Nov 1917
Thames Star 25 Apr 1918


Private Archless (Archie) Robert HANCOCK 29397
Killed In Action 1 Oct 1918 France. NOK: Son of William and Rosina Hancock, Karaka St, Thames.
Thames Star 16 Oct 1918 Thames Star 11 Nov 1918
Thames Star 14 Feb 1919


Private Thomas Michael HANDLEY 52419
Killed In Action 3 April 1918 Somme, France. NOK: M. Handley (father), Wharepoa, Thames.
Thames Star 18 Apr 1918 Thames Star 20 April 1918


Private Benjamin Arthur HAWKINS 64502
Died as a Prisoner of war 29 Nov 1918, Worms, Germany. NOK: Harvey Hawkins (father), Kauaeranga Valley, Thames.
NZ Herald 21 June 1918 Thames Star 24 May 1918


Private Robert Edwin HAWKES 24/1679
Died 30 Aug 1918 France. NOK: Mrs Mary Hawkes (mother) Tapu, Thames. Thames Star 23 Sep 1918

H HENDERSON
Not identified, but could be Harry Leonard HENDERSON who returned (see the returned section below).

Wm HENDERSON
Not identified.

Lance Corporal Wallace HENDERSON 12/3675
Died of wounds 30 October 1917, Belgium. Born Thames NOK: son of Harry and Elizabeth Henderson, late of Thames. Husband of Annie. Attended Kauaeranga Boys School.
Thames Star 12 Nov 1917 Thames Star 12 Nov 1917
Thames Star 13 Nov 1918 Thames Star 4 Nov 1918


Lance Corporal Alfred Edward INNIS 38395
Died of wounds: 3 Aug 1921 Wharepoa. NOK: Son of Arthur J. and Mary M. Innis (father), Wharepoa, Thames.
Ohinemuri Gazette 5 Aug 1921


Private Ernest James INNIS 62324
Killed In Action 8 May 1918 France. NOK: Son of Arthur J. and Mary M. Innis, Wharepoa, Thames.
Thames Star 28 May 1918


Private Thomas ISAACS 12/398
Died of Smallpox 18 Mar 1916 Cairo, Egypt. NOK: S. Isaacs (father), Parawai, Thames.
Thames Star 13 Aug 1915 Thames Star 20 Oct 1915
Thames Star 21 March 1916 Thames Star 25 Apr 1918
Thames Star 22 April 1916 An article regarding Central School Old Boys.


Private Ernest William JAMES 12/1681
Missing, believed dead 8 May 1915 Gallipoli. NOK: Brother: John Edwin James, Karaka Rd, Thames. Mother: Mrs Elizabeth James, Kirkwood St, Thames.
Thames Star 28 March 1916
Thames Star 22 April 1916 An article regarding Central School Old Boys.


Private Ernest Harold Albert JAMIESON 42112
Killed In Action 4 Oct 1917 Ypres, Belgium. NOK: Son of John and Kate Jamieson, Queen St, Thames.
Thames Star 19 Oct 1917 Thames Star 19 Oct 1917
Thames Star 3 Nov 1917 Thames Star 25 Apr 1918


Private Friedrich James JENKIN 38399
Killed In Action 28 Aug 1918 Bapaume, France. NOK: Son of Martha and James Jenkin, Willoughby St, Thames.
Thames Star 9 Sep 1918 Thames Star 9 Sep 1918


Rifleman Charles Phillips JENKIN 25/1199
Killed In Action 23 Sept 1916 Somme, France. NOK: Son of Emma Maria and the late John Jenkin, Karaka Creek, Thames. Note: He appears on the memorial as C. JENKINS.
Thames Star 18 Nov 1915 Thames Star 23 Oct 1916
Thames Star 25 Apr 1918


Private James JOBE 65791
Died 30 Aug 1918 France. NOK: Son of James and Mary Jane Jobe, Broad St, Thames, husband of Mary Catherine Jobe, Hamilton.
Thames Star 10 Sep 1918


Sergeant Ernest Richard JOHNSTON 12/381
Died 11 Nov 1919 New Zealand. Buried at Tararu Cemetery, Thames.. NOK: Son of Lucy and Richard Johnston, Queen street, Thames. Wounded at Gallipoli.
Thames Star 23 Jan 1915 Thames Star 18 May 1915
Thames Star 22 May 1915 Thames Star 3 Jun 1915
Thames Star 21 Jun 1915 Thames Star 19 Jul 1915
Thames Star 19 Jul 1915 Thames Star 20 Oct 1915
Thames Star 19 July 1915 Thames Star 19 Sept 1916
A Letter from Sergeant E. Johnston regarding his experiences in Gallipoli published in The Thames Star on 21 July 1915:
Part I Part II Part III
Thames Star 12 Nov 1919 Thames Star 12 Nov 1919


E. JOHNSON
Not identified, but could be Ernest JOHNSTON above. Note the Thames Star clipping dated 19 Sept 1916 above, where he is referred to as Sergt E. JOHNSON.

Corporal Sydney Carl JORDAN 24/482
Killed In Action 12 Oct 1917 Belgium. NOK: Son of Mr and Mrs James Jordan, Thames.
Poverty Bay Herald 12 Nov 1917
Bay of Plenty Times 12 Nov 1917


S. JORDON
Not identified, but could be Sydney Carl JORDAN above.

Gunner Reginald Augustine JUDD 42942
Died 5 Nov 1918 France. NOK: James Charles Judd (father), Iron-foundry, Thames.
Thames Star 7 Nov 1918 Thames Star 13 Nov 1918
Thames Star 13 Nov 1918


Sergeant William Craig KEARNEY 13/85
Died of wounds 9 Aug 1915 at Gallipoli. N.O.K.: Son of Mr and Mrs Daniel Kearney.
NZ Herald 11 Sept 1915 Auckland Star 9 Dec 1915
NZ Herald 9 Aug 1916
Thames Star 22 April 1916 An article regarding Central School Old Boys.


Private Francis Walpole KELLER 52047
Killed In Action 30 Aug 1918 France. Born in Thames, Son of John Walpole Keller and Alice Ann Keller, of Thames. Attended Waiokaraka School.
Thames Star 21 Sep 1918.


F J KELLOR
Not identified but could be Francis Walpole KELLER above.

Sergeant John Thomas KENDALL 8/3304
Died 5 Apr 1918 France. NOK: Son of Henry and Sarah E. Kendall, Tararu Rd, Thames.
Thames Star 21 Aug 1915 Thames Star 24 Aug 1915
Thames Star 17 April 1918 Thames Star 18 April 1918
Thames Star 25 Apr 1918 Thames Star 18 April 1918


Private George William KILGOUR 12/388
Died 15 Sept 1916 Somme, France. NOK: Son of Thomas and Sarah Kilgour, Komata North, Thames Valley.
Thames Star 4 October 1916 Thames Star 7 Oct 1916


Private John Royston (Roy) LACK 32021
Killed In Action 23 Aug 1917 Ypres, Belgium. NOK: Mrs W. Lack (mother), MacKay St, Thames.
Thames Star 28 Sept 1917


Trooper Louis Henry LOWE 12679
Died of wounds: 15 Nov 1917 Palestine. NOK: Only son of Henry and Sarah Lowe, Mary St, Thames.
Thames Star 20 Nov 1917
His father was Henry Lowe, Mayor of Thames.


Private Samuel Thomas Alexander LOWRY 12/394
Killed In Action 8 May 1915 Gallipoli. NOK: James Lowry Snr (father) Hikutaia, Thames Valley.
Thames Star 16 June 1915 Thames Star 23 Aug 1915


Private Albert Leslie LOWSON 64084
Killed In Action 2 Oct 1918 France. NOK: Son of George William and Margaret Lowson, Beach Rd, Thames.
Thames Star 17 Oct 1918 Thames Star 17 Oct 1918


L. LOWSON
Not identified but could be Albert Leslie LOWSON above.

Private John William LYES 27921
Killed In Action 3 Dec 1917 Ypres, Belgium. NOK: Joshua Lyes (father), Irish Town, Thames.
Thames Star 21 Dec 1917 Thames Star 21 Dec 1917
Thames Star 25 Apr 1918


Corporal William David MAXWELL 48796
Killed In Action 8 May 1918 France. NOK: Son of Peter and Mary Jane Maxwell, Grey St, Thames.
Thames Star 28 May 1918 Thames Star 28 May 1918


Private Alexander Harold MAXWELL 13604
Killed In Action 24 Nov 1917 Belgium. NOK: Son of Alexander Kerr Maxwell and Margaret Maxwell, Matatoki, Thames Valley, Husband of Catherine M. Maxwell, Levin.
Thames Star 12 Dec 1917 Thames Star 12 Dec 1917
Thames Star 13 Dec 1917 Thames Star 25 Apr 1918


Private Charles Leslie MOUNCE 12/3431
Died of wounds: 15 July 1916 France. NOK: Parents: James and Eileen Mounce.
Thames Star 26 July 1916 Thames Star 26 July 1916
The NZ Herald 29 July 1916


G. MOUNCE
Not identified but could be Charles Leslie MOUNCE above.

Lance Corporal Raika Whakarongatai MURRAY 20846 Killed In Action 31 Dec 1917 Ypres, France. NOK:Father: T. Murray (believed to be Teretiu Mare)and his wife: Wikitoria Tengahue Murray (mother), Kopu, Thames.
Thames Star 18 Jan 1918 Thames Star 19 Jan 1918
Thames Star 31 Dec 1918 Thames Star 29 Jan 1918


Private Sydney Carlton McCARTHNY 12/3098
Killed In Action 18 Aug 1916 France. NOK: Son of Minnie and William McCarthny (father), Kopu, Thames.
Thames Star 29 Aug 1916 Thames Star 2 Sept 1916
Thames Star 19 July 1915


S. McCARTNEY
Not identified but could be Sydney Carlton McCARTHNEY above.

Rifleman Ernest McCOLLUM 23/222
Died of wounds: 2 July 1916 France. NOK: Son of Theophilus and Annie McCOLLUM, Wharepoa Rd, Thames.
Thames Star 20 July 1916 Thames Star 25 Apr 1918
Extract only of an article about Lord Liverpool's Own:
Wanganui Chronicle 8 June 1915




Sgt Ernest Richard JOHNSTON
of Thames



THAMES MEMORIAL ROLL OF HONOUR - WORLD WAR ONE.
Soldiers Killed or Missing in Action or Died of Wounds or Disease.
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Lance Corporal Victor Alexander McCOLLUM 26/873 Killed In Action: 26 Sept 1916 Somme, France. NOK: Son of Theophilus and Annie McCOLLUM, Wharepoa Rd, Thames.
Thames Star 16 Oct 1916 Thames Star 18 Oct 1916
NZ Herald 23 Oct 1916


Lance Corporal Edward James McCONNELL 11506
Died of wounds 1 Aug 1917 Belgium. NOK: Son of John and Emily Jane McCONNELL, Turua, Thames River.
Thames Star 14 August 1917 Thames Star 14 August 1917 Thames Star 29 Jan 1918


Sapper Joseph Francis McGUINN 4/1372
Died of wounds: 22 Aug 1920 Thames. NOK: Mrs Mary McGuinn (wife) Thames
Thames Star 23 Jan 1918 Thames Star 23 Aug 1920
Thames Star 23 Aug 1920
Gravestone Shortland Cemetery, Thames


Rifleman Colin McONIE 26661
Killed In Action: 7 June 1917 Belgium. NOK: Peter McOnie (father), Baillie St, Thames South.
Thames Star 25 June 1917


J. McMILLAN
Not identified.

Private Leonard Arthur NEWMAN 18891
Killed In Action: 23 July 1918 France. NOK: Son of William Henry Francis and Jane Newman, Auckland. Born at Thames.
Thames Star 9 Aug 1918 Thames Star 9 Aug 1918


Lance Corporal Norman Charles OTTO 10/3048
Killed In Action: 25 Sept 1916 Somme, France. NOK: Son of Charles and Jessie Marie Otto, Ongarue, Hamilton. Native of Thames.
NZ Herald 31 Aug 1916 Thames Star 10 Nov 1916


Lance Corporal James Coutts PAUL 23760
Killed In Action: 8 June 1917 Belgium. NOK: Son of Matthew and Margaret Paul, Galbraith St, Waihi.
Thames Star 28 Jun 1917 Thames Star 28 Jun 1917


Rifleman William Charles PATTON 25/1198
Killed In Action: 12 Oct 1917 Ypres, Belgium. NOK: Son of John and Annie Jane Patton, formerly of Tairua.
Thames Star 8 Nov 1917 Thames Star 8 Nov 1917


Sergeant Robert Petherbridge PEARSE 12/121.
Killed In Action: 25 Apr 1915 Gallipoli. Note that he died on the first ANZAC Day. NOK: Mrs Wilhelmina Pearse nee Severs (wife). NZ Herald 25 April 1916
Thames Star 22 April 1916 An article regarding Central School Old Boys.


R. PEARCE
Not identified. Probably R. PEARSE above.

Gunner Rupert Leslie PEARSON 50560
Died of wounds 19 Apr 1918 Belgium. NOK: Son of Agnes E. Pearson, stepson of Peter Pearson, Sealey St, Thames.
Thames Star 2 May 1918 Thames Star 3 May 1918
Thames Star 21 October 1918


Private John Kirker POTTS 10/1142
Killed In Action: 8 Aug 1915 Gallipoli. NOK: Son of William Henry and Jane Potts, Thames. Thames Star 19 July 1915
Thames Star 25 Sept 1915 Observor 29 July 1916
Thames Star 22 April 1916 An article regarding Central School Old Boys.


Private Philip Joseph PREECE 12/3129
Killed In Action: 13 Jul 1916 Somme, France. NOK: Son of Richard and Elizabeth Ann Preece, Waiotahi Creek, Thames.
Thames Star 15 June 1915 Thames Star 26 July 1916
Thames Star 26 July 1916 Thames Star 29 July 1916
The NZ Herald 29 July 1916 Thames Star 25 Apr 1918


Private Edward Thomas RICE 12/974
Killed In Action: 6 June 1915 Gallipoli. NOK: Son of James and Sarah Rice of Waihi. Native of Thames.
Auckland Star 2 July 1915
Thames Star 22 April 1916 An article regarding Central School Old Boys.


Trooper Anthony John (Jack) SARICH
East African Expeditionary Force. Died 26 Nov 1915, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Thames Star 8 Jan 1916 Thames Star 19 Sept 1918
Memorial at Shortland Cemetery, Thames with his two brothers, Alphonso Edward and Norman Maximillian Sarich.


Private Alfred Charles SHERLOCK 34447
Killed In Action: 4 Oct 1917 Ypres, Belgium. NOK: Son of Alfred and Mary Gertrude Sherlock, Collarbone Spur, Thames.
Thames Star 19 Oct 1917 Thames Star 19 April 1918
Thames Star 20 Apr 1918


Trooper James Thomas (Tom) SIMPSON 11/1596
Killed In Action: 25 Nov 1917 Palestine. NOK: Son of Joseph F. and Beatrice Simpson, Karaka Rd, Thames.
Thames Star 28 July 1915 Thames Star 5 Jan 1918
Thames Star 7 Jan 1917 Thames Star 25 Apr 1918
Thames Star 21 October 1918


Rifleman Ralph John STEVENS 24/586
Killed In Action 9 Aug 1917 Belgium. NOK: Son of Frederick and Esther Stevens, Thames.
Thames Star 28 Aug 1917 Thames Star 25 Apr 1918


Sergeant Lindsay STEVENSON 3/819
Died 20 Dec 1917 Taihape, New Zealand. NOK: Son of Robert Stevenson, Pollen St, Thames. Buried in the Shortland cemetery, Thames.
Thames Star 20 Dec 1917 Thames Star 21 Dec 1917
Thames Star 21 Dec 1917 Shortland Cemetery, Thames.


F. STEWART
Not identified, no obvious connection to Thames found.

W. SULLIVAN
Returned (See below.) His death in 1920 was not war-related, and he is not officially on NZ'S Roll Of Honour of War Dead.

Sapper James TAYLOR 4/1637
Died 29 Mar 1917, Waihi. Buried Waihi Cemetery. NOK: Mrs E. Taylor (mother) Melbourne, Australia.
The Auckland Star 31 March 1917 Thames Star 2 April 1917


Driver William Henry TAYLOR 1806A
Australian Forces. Died 21 August 1918, France. N.O.K. Parents: James and Amelia TAYLOR, Irish Town, Thames.
Thames Star 23 Aug 1917 Thames Star 6 Sept 1918
Thames Star 7 Oct 1918


Lance Corporal Henry Robert (Harry) THAYER 42425
Killed In Action: 4 Oct 1917, Ypres, Belgium. NOK Henry and Elizabeth Thayer, Napier. Worked in the Thames Post Office.
Thames Star 27 Feb 1917 Thames Star 27 Oct 1917
Thames Star 24 Apr 1918


Rifleman Charles Sidney THORBURN 25651
Killed In Action 28 Mar 1918 Somme, France. NOK: Mrs Lucy Thorburn (mother), 9 Martha St, Thames.
Thames Star 18 Apr 1918 Thames Star 19 Apr 1918


Private Ben THORN M.M. 23/301
Killed In Action 20 Nov 1917 Ypres, Belgium. Lived at Wharepoa. NOK: Son of Ben and Jessie Thorn, Waihi. He is also remembered on a Memorial in at St Peter's Church, Upwell, Cambridgeshire, England.

Private Walter Edward TORRENS 1458
Killed In Action 25 June 1917, Belgium. Australian Imperial Forces Born Whakatete Bay, Thames. NOK: Hugh Thomas Torrens (father).

Private Francis Herbert TRAINER 56681
Killed In Action 30 September 1918, France. NOK: son of Edward and Emily Trainer (mother), Tararu Rd, Thames.
Thames Star 24 May 1917 Thames Star 15 Oct 1918


W. TRAINOR
Not identified.

Private Cyril Hale WHITEHOUSE M.M. 12/3193
Killed In Action 8 June 1917 Belgium. NOK: Parents: Joseph Isbister and M. L. Whitehouse, Matatoki, Thames.
Thames Star 21 July 1917 Thames Star 14 March 1918


Private George Thomas WILLIAMS 12/2516
Died 31 Jan 1923, buried Shortland, Thames. NOK: Mrs P. Owens, Tasmania. Address at enlistment: North St, Thames.
Thames Star 16 Feb 1915 Thames Star 18 May 1915
Thames Star 1 Feb 1923 Thames Star 2 Feb 1923


Private Henry Richard WILLIAMS 24/1864
Died of wounds: 27 April 1918 France. NOK: Eliza and the late Thomas Keen Williams of Te Mata, Tapu.
Thames Star 9 May 1918 Thames Star 9 May 1918


H. W. WILLIAMS
Not yet identified, but probably Henry Robert WILLIAMS above.

Private Stanley Robert Earl WILLIAMS 38471
Killed In Action: 24 Aug 1918 France. NOK: Son of Kate Susan and Samuel Edward Williams, Auckland.
NZ Herald 26 Oct 1918 Stanley R.E. Williams attended Thames High School in 1915.


Private Stanley Peter WILTON 47613
Killed In Action 3 June 1918 Somme, France. NOK: Son of Frederick G. and Emma Wilton, Gray St, Thames. Newspaper clipping

Private William WALLACE 12/3856
Died of wounds: 30 May 1916 France. NOK: Mrs R. Wallace, Pollen St, Thames. Thames Star 13 June 1916


The Battle of Messines Ridge showing an Advanced Dressing Station.
Source: The Treasury: A.T. Brokenshire Postcard Collection.
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The three sons of Alfred and Mary Gertrude Sherlock of Collarbone Spur, Thames.

From left: Edwin James Sherlock (12/458),
Lawrence Arthur Sherlock (21104),
Alfred Charles Sherlock (34447) who was Killed In Action 1917.


Photo from Auckland Weekly News, 1918.

Thames Star 31 January 1923

ROLL OF HONOUR SOLDIERS MISSING FROM THE MEMORIAL

There are many WWI soldiers who were Killed in Action or Died of Wounds, Accident or Disease and do have a Thames connection but their names were not recorded on the Thames Memorial. In fact almost exactly half the Thames Soldiers who died during WWI were left off the Thames Memorial.

Private David Clifford ALLEY 12/2932
Killed In Action 26 September 1916, France. NOK: Parents: Charles and Emily Alley, Hikutaia, Thames. Thames Star 16 October 1916 Thames Star 16 October 1916 Thames Star 25 Apr 1918

Rifleman Frederick ALLEY 25/1196
Killed In Action 13 Dec 1917 Ypres, Belgium. NOK: Alfred Alley (father), Hikutaia, Thames. Thames Star 8 Jan 1918

Private Owen Bertrum ALLOM 1002
Killed In Action 7 August 1915 Gallipoli. NOK: Mrs E. Allom (mother), Auckland. Born: Thames. Australian Imperial Force.

Second Lieutenant Arthur Bernard AYLING 23/58.
Died of wounds 4 November 1918 France. NOK: Parents: Stanley & Minnie Ayling, Rolleston St, Thames. Thames Star 13 Nov 1918 Thames Star 14 Nov 1918

Bombardier Herbert AYLING 2/128.
Died of disease 14 July 1915 Malta to Gallipoli. NOK: Parents: Stanley & Minnie Ayling, District Accountant, Rolleston St, Thames.
Thames Star 7 August 1915 Thames Star 11 August 1915


Private Norman Climo BATEMAN 51676
Died of Wounds 1 February 1918 France. NOK: Parents: James and Elizabeth Emma Bateman, Parawai, Thames. Thames Star 13 Feb 1918 Thames Star 13 Feb 1918
Thames Star 25 Apr 1918


Private Albert Victor BRAME 52370
Killed In Action 24 August 1918 Bapaume, France. NOK: J.W. Brame (father) Auckland. Born: Thames. Auckland Star 18 Oct 1918 Auckland Star 18 Oct 1918

Corporal Errol Lyndon BRENAN 12/290
Killed In Action 4 Oct 1917 Ypres, Belgium. NOK: son of Joseph and Amy Frederica Brenan of Paeroa, Thames. Ohinemuri Gazette 19 Oct 1918 Obituary Part I Ohinemuri Gazette 19 Oct 1918 Obituary Part II Ohinemuri Gazette 19 Oct 1918

Private William BROWN 31935
Died in Training 22 August 1916 Trentham, New Zealand. NOK: son of James and Sarah Brown, husband of Evelyn G. Brown, Williamson St, Thames.
The Dominion 24 Aug 1916 The NZ Herald 29 Aug 1917


Private Claude Ernest BURGESS 12/3570
Died of Wounds 11 July 1916 France. NOK: F.J. and Georgina Burgess, Courthouse, Thames, later Auckland. Thames Star 17 July 1916

Private Henry B. BUTTERWORTH 30739
Died of Wounds 9 June 1917 Belgium. NOK: Brother of Charles Herbert Butterworth of Thames who also served. NZ Herald 11 July 1917

Private Joseph CARTWRIGHT 57403
Died in Training 8 August 1917 Manurewa, New Zealand. Born Thames. Buried Papakura. NOK: son of Nelson and Betty Bartholomew Cartwright.
Auckland Star 8 Aug 1917 NZ Herald 9 Aug 1917


Private Frederick Arthur CLARK 12/1588
Died 2 Apr 1922 Rotorua, New Zealand. Enlistment address: Baille St, Thames. NOK: H.J. Clark (brother), Auckland. NZ Herald 26 June 1922

Private John Peter CLEAVE 30755
Died of Wounds 30 Oct 1917 Belgium. NOK: Martha and the late Richard Cleave of Thames. NZ Herald 14 Nov 1917

Private James CLUNE 16/570
Died 5 Dec 1918 New Zealand. Enlistment address: Thames. NOK: Miss Daisy Clune (sister) Auckland. Born: Hikuai, Coromandel Peninsula.
Thames Star 11 Sept 1915


Private James COOPER 12/328
Wounded at Gallipoli. Died of Wounds 24 June 1915 Netley Hospital, England. Enlistment address: Thames. NOK: son of Charles and Janes Cooper, Kirkwell, Orkney Islands, Scotland.

Private William Albert COPLAND (also known as William THAXTER) 10/1351
Killed In Action 8 Aug 1915 Gallipoli. NOK: Parents: The late James & Grace Copland, Thames. Thames Star 30 Aug 1915 The NZ Herald 15 Aug 1917

Second Lieutenant John Mainer CORBETT 12/1600
Killed In Action 14 Feb 1915 Gallipoli. NOK: Parents: Edward M and Mary Ann Corbett of Waitekauri, Thames. Thames Star 23 Feb 1915 Thames Star 16 June 1915
NZ Herald 8 Oct 1915


Corporal William Bennett CORIN 2524
Australian Army. Died of Wounds 14 June 1917 United Kingdom. Born Thames. NOK: Fanny Jewell Corin (wife) Auckland, New Zealand. Thames Star 16 July 1917

Sergeant William Henry COWAN 7153
Died of Wounds 15 September 1916 Somme, France. NOK: son of Henry and Sarah Cowan of Mangatainoka and husband of Kathleen Cowan, Edwards St, Thames.
NZ Herald 26 Oct 1916


Private George COX 12/1849
Killed In Action 8 May 1915 Gallipoli. NOK: Son of George and Elizabeth COX, husband of Mildred Cox of Thames.

Sapper George Everett DAVIES 4/1645
Killed In Action 5 Aug 1917 France. NOK: Son of George and Elizabeth COX, husband of Ruby Pearl Davies, Rosemore St, Waihi, also of Thames.
Auckland Star 27 Sept 1917


Private William DEEBLE 45487
Gas Poisoning 14 November 1917 Ypres, Belgium. Died of influenza 9 November 1918 New Zealand. Born Thames. NOK: Son of John and Harriet Deeble, husband of Ada Deeble, Papatoetoe. Auckland Star 9 Nov 1918 Auckland Star 11 Nov 1919

Private Patrick DELAHUNTY 12359
Died 13 June 1919 Whangarei. Born Thames. NOK: Miss R. Delahunty (sister), Auckland. Hawera & Normanby Star 14 June 1919

Private Bertram Charles DENYER 12/729
Killed In Action 8 May 1915 Gallipoli. Born Thames. NOK: Henry Frederick and Annie Denyer, Rotorua and Auckland.

Sergeant John Watt DOBSON 12158
Killed In Action 5 April 1918 Somme, France. Occupation: Miner, of Thames. NOK: Mrs M. Dobson (wife), River Street, Karangahake.
Thames Star 11 Nov 1915 Thames Star 18 Apr 1918 Thames Star 18 Apr 1918 continued Thames Star 22 Apr 1918


Rifleman James Conroy DUNN 12/3626
Died of Wounds 25 March 1917 Somme, France. NOK: son of Margaret Ann Dunn, Queen St, Thames and the late James Dunn.

Rifleman John Victor ELVIN 73330
Killed In Action 5 October 1918, France. N.O.K Father: W. R. Elvin, Turua, Thames. Thames Star 23 Oct 1918

Private Charles Hedley Vickers ENSOR 17853
Died of Wounds 6 June 1917, Belgium. N.O.K Father: W. R. Elvin, Turua, Thames. N.O.K. Mrs W.L. Ensor (wife) Hokianga. Born and educated in Thames. NZ Herald 25 June 1917

Private Thomas FINDLAY 3263
Killed In Action 7 June 1917, Belgium. Australian Army. Born Thames. N.O.K son of Elizabeth Mary and James Alexander Findlay of Auckland. Thames Star 21 Aug 1917

Private Joseph Michael FOY 33025
Killed In Action 21 February 1917 France. Born Thames. N.O.K son of Jospeh Michael and Maria Foy of Auckland. NZ Herald 28 Aug 1917

Second Lieutenant Robert Andrew FRATER 12/1026
Died of Wounds 30 April 1915 at sea ex Gallipoli. Joined his father's firm Frater Bros sharebrokers in Auckland and Thames. N.O.K son of Robert Frater of Auckland.
Thames Star 4 May 1915.


Private Ernest Henry GOODWIN 30785
Killed In Action 4 October 1917, Ypres, Belgium. N.O.K Mother: Mrs M. Goodwin, Auckland.
Thames Star 19 Nov 1917. Thames Star 25 Apr 1918


Major Samuel Alexander GRANT 15/131
Died of Wounds 11 August 1915, at sea, HMHS Dongola ex Gallipoli. Also served South African War. Born Thames. N.O.K: Captain John Grant (father) of Auckland and Margaret Todd Symon Grant (wife) Auckland. Auckland Star 14 Aug 1915. Thames Star 16 Aug 1915.

Private Otto Undrio GRUBB 31631
Killed In Action 1 October 1918, France. Born in Thames. N.O.K sister: Miss F. Grubb, Auckland. Thames Star 15 Oct 1918.

Sergeant Walter Ernest HALL 7/603
Died of influenza 25 November 1918 at Thames Hospital. Residence: Kerepeehi.(There is an error in his date of death on his official record and on his headstone. See Burial record at Shortland Cemetery and Thames Star report). N.O.K: Herbert Edwin & E.A. Hall (parents), Waipukerau, Hawkes Bay.
Thames Star 26 Nov 1918 Thames Star 27 Nov 1918 Headstone in Shortland Cemetery, Thames.


Rifleman William Henry HANNA
Killed In Action 12 Oct 1917 Ypres, Belgium N.O.K. Mrs Alice Tempest (sister) Una Hill, Thames. Thames Star 21 Dec 1917.

Rifleman Samuel HARROD 17781
Died of Wounds 29 Aug 1918, France. N.O.K. Son of Henry S. and Anna Harrod, Thames. Thames Star 6 Sep 1918.

Private Sydney Haldane HEALD 12/130
Killed In Action 8 May 1915 Gallipoli. Born Thames. N.O.K. Son of Richard Arthur and Caroline Heald, Auckland. Thames Star 16 June 1915.

Private Alexander HILL 59898 Killed In Action 14 April 1918, Somme, France. Born Thames. On the Wharepoa War Memorial. NOK: Mrs C. C. Hill, Auckland.
NZ Herald 6 May 1918. NZ Herald 14 Apr 1919.


Lance Corporal Alexander HOGG 12/4013
Killed In Action 3 December 1917, Ypres, France. NOK: Parents: Mr & Mrs Anthony HOGG, Kauaeranga, Thames. Thames Star 9 May 1918

Private John Anthony HOGG 52425
Killed In Action 14 April 1918, Somme, France. NOK: Parents: Mr & Mrs Anthony HOGG, Kauaeranga, Thames. Thames Star 9 May 1918

Private John Joseph HUNTER 49153
Killed In Action 4 November 1918, Le Quesnoy, France. Born Thames. Enlistment Address: Thames. NOK: Son of G.J. Hunter, Hastings and the late Emma Hunter.

Rifleman William James JENKIN 11045
Died 10 Dec 1920. N.O.K. Mrs E.M. Jenkin (mother), Karaka Creek, Thames. Vera F. Jenkin (wife). Thames Star 10 Dec 1920
Buried at Shortland Cemetery, Thames.


Private David LEMON 12/4037
Killed In Action 25 June 1916 Somme, France. Enlistment Address: Thames. N.O.K. Son of Margaret Jane and Alexander Lemon of Taumarere, Bay of Islands. Auckland Star 14 Aug 1916

Private John Stuart LOGAN 2423
Killed In Action 7 June 1917 Belgium. Australian Army. Born Thames. N.O.K. Mr James Logan (brother), Nabiac, NSW, Australia.

Corporal Cecil James Cunningham MARSHALL 89710
Died 24 November 1918 Trentham Camp, New Zealand. Born Thames. N.O.K. Mrs M. Marshall (wife), Auckland. NZ Herald 26 Nov 1918

Lance Corporal George Peter MARTIN 23/2235
Died 21 September 1918 Apia, Samoa. N.O.K. Son of Mrs G.P. Martin, Auckland. Husband of the late C. Martin, Thames. Thames Star 7 Dec 1918 Thames Star 11 May 1920
Thames Star 29 Nov 1920


Rifleman David McCLEARY 23/1449
Killed In Action 13 September 1916 Somme, France. Born in Thames. N.O.K. James McCleary (brother) Waipawa. Son of Mrs T.J. McCleary of Auckland and the late David McCleary.
Auckland Star 19 Sept 1916


Lance Corporal Frederick George McCLYMONT M.M. 4/1369
Died of Wounds 30 December 1917 France. Enlistment address: Karangahake. N.O.K. Mrs McClymont (mother), Auckland. Auckland Star 23 Apr 1918

Rifleman Allen Norman McCOLLUM 15401
Killed In Action 10 August 1917, France. NOK: Father: Thomas D. McCollum, Karangahape, Thames. Thames Star 21 Aug 1917 Thames Star 21 Aug 1917
Thames Star 22 Aug 1917


Driver Stuart McCORQUINDALE 34480
Killed In Action 25 Aug 1918, Bapaume, France. 'of Thames' NOK: son of Mrs M. Moore, Auckland.
Thames Star 8 Sept 1918


Private Thomas McDERMOTT 3181
Killed In Action 25 April 1918, France. Australian Army. Born Thames. NOK: John McDermott (father), Perth, Australia.

Private Claude McENTEER 76955
Killed In Action 13 September 1918, France. Born Thames. NOK: Son of James and Elizabeth McEnteer, Grey St, Waihi. Thames Star 19 Sept 1918

Private Arthur Barry McKEE 32040
Killed In Action 4 June 1917, Belgium. NOK: Mother: Mrs E. McKee, Mackay St, Thames.
Thames Star 21 June 1917 Thames Star 21 June 1917 Thames Star 25 Apr 1918


Rifleman James Patrick McNEIL 23/234
Died of Wounds 19 September 1916, France. Enlistment Address: Thames. NOK: Alice Mary McNeil (wife), Crackham Rd, Thames.
Thames Star 30 Sept 1916 Thames Star 30 Sept 1916


Driver John Joseph MERRICK 5/313
Died of Disease 20 June 1915, at sea en route to Egypt. Enlistment Address: Puriri, Thames. NOK: Son of Caroline and John M. Merrick, Auckland.
Thames Star 29 June 1915 Thames Star 2 July 1915


Gunner Gilbert Victor MOLLER 13/2857
Killed In Action 14 Jun 1917 Belgium. NOK: Father: Victor Moller, Franklin St, Thames. Thames Star 28 June 1917 Thames Star 28 June 1917

Sapper Harry MORRISON 4/1571
Died 7 November 1918 Auckland, New Zealand. Born Thames. NOK: Son of John and Louisa Jane Morrison, Auckland. Auckland Star 8 Nov 1920

Private Charles James MORTON 51760
Died of Wounds 6 May 1918 Somme, France. N.O.K. Son of Charles and Ellen Morton, Sandes St, Thames. Thames Star 13 May 1918 Thames Star 13 May 1918

Private Leo MULLIGAN 464
Australian Army. Died of Wounds 27 April 1915 at sea between Dardanelles and Alexandria. N.O.K. Son of Michael and Catherine Mulligan, late of Thames, now Sydney.
The NZ Herald 26 May 1915


Sapper Claude Clarence NEVILLE 19/199.
Died 15 May 1918 in Thames. Occupation Miner, single. Died in Thames after discharge from NZEF from wounds inflicted while on active service. Headstone in Shortland Cemetery, Thames.
Thames Star 16 May 1918 Thames Star 16 May 1918


Private Frederick Obadiah NICHOLLS 19371
Died of Wounds 6 Oct 1918 France. Born in Thames. N.O.K. Father: Son of Humphrey Nicolls, Thames.

Private William NICOLAI 39670
Died of Wounds 9 June 1917 Belgium. N.O.K. Father: Son of Robert and Elizabeth Nicolai, Thames. NZ Herald 25 June 1917

Private Samuel James OWENS 21318
Killed In Action 4 October 1917 Ypres, Belgium. Native of Thames. N.O.K. Ethel May Owens (wife) Auckland. NZ Herald 19 Oct 1917

Private William Claude PARSONS 34425
Killed In Action 28 September 1918 Havrincourt, France. Born Thames. N.O.K. Son of John and Lucy Adelaide Parsons, Waihi and Thames. Auckland Star 18 Oct 1918

Private William PEARCE 5/894
Killed In Action 12 October 1917 Ypres, Belgium. Native of Thames. N.O.K. Mary Ann Pearce (mother) Te Kuiti and Wellington and the late Alexander Pearce.

Rifleman William PETERS 26672
Killed In Action 1 October 1917 Ypres, Belgium. N.O.K. Son of Wiremu and Roko Peters of Parawai, Thames. Thames Star 20 Oct 1917

Private Henry Charles PHILLIPS 34421
Died 15 September 1916 in Featherston Camp Hospital. N.O.K. Parents: Harriet and the late Jesse Phillips of Ngatea, Hauraki Plains. Thames Star 19 Sept 1916 Thames Star 19 Sept 1916
Thames Star 20 Sept 1916 Headstone in Shortland Cemetery, Thames.


Private William James PHILLIPS 10/3368
Killed In Action 29 June 1916, Somme, France. N.O.K. Parents: Gertrude and James Phillips, Mackay St, Thames. Thames Star 22 July 1916 Thames Star 22 July 1916

Gunner Hugh Francis (Frank) POLAND 10659 Killed In Action 4 October 1917 Ypres, Belgium. NOK: Son of Hugh and Ellie Poland, Paeroa, Thames. Thames Star 26 Oct 1917

Sergeant Claude Searle POWNCEBY
Killed In Action 14 Sept 1916 Somme, France. NOK: Husband of A. Lillian Pownceby, Wokingham, England. Lived in Thames and Waihi. Thames Star 26 Sept 1916 Thames Star 14 Nov 1916

Private John Valentine PORTER 12/1769
Killed In Action 4 June 1917 Belgium. Enlistment Address: Thames. NOK: Son of John Valentine Porter (father) Australia and M. Porter (mother) Puha, Gisborne.

Private Harold Vivian RAMSAY 18080
Killed In Action 2 April 1918, Somme, France. N.O.K. Father: John Ramsay, Auckland. Occupation: Schoolmaster, Thames. Thames Star 24 Apr 1918 Thames Star 24 Apr 1918

Rifleman Thomas Michael REDDY 26/1179
Killed In Action 27 March 1917 Messines, Belgium. NOK: Annie Reddy (wife), Karaka Road, Thames. Thames Star 11 Apr 1917

Private Ernest William RHODES 28631
Killed In Action 23 July 1917 Ypres, Belgium. NOK: Thomas William Rhodes M.P. (father), Thames. Thames Star 10 Aug 1917

Private George Thornton ROWE 695
Died 11 August 1920 Australia. Born Thames. Australian Army. NOK: Emily Rowe (mother), Auckland. The Daily News, Perth, Western Australia 21 Aug 1920

Corporal Mark Wilmot ROWE 6/3449
Killed In Action 27 March 1918 Somme, France. Born Thames. NOK: Son of William John and Catherine J. Rowe, Tauranga.

Lieutenant Victor Richard Stanley SCOTT 10275
Killed In Action 4 October 1917 Ypres, France. Born Thames. NOK: H.J.W. Scott (brother) Ngarua, Waitoa, Thames Valley. Parents: William Greer and Elizabeth Scott of Ngarua. Husband of Ruby Scott. NZ Herald 22 Oct 1917 NZ Herald 26 Oct 1917

Captain Samuel Llewellyn SERPELL M.C. 3/2874
Killed In Action 15 December 1917 Ypres, Belgium. NOK: Samuel James Serpell (father), Thames. North Otago Times 19 Dec 1917 Thames Star 28 Dec 1917

Private Gerald Edwin SHAW 12/2898
Killed In Action 3 July 1916 Somme, France. Enlistment Address: Thames. NOK: Minnie Shaw (sister) and Eugene L. Shaw (brother) of Paeroa.

Gunner Reginald William SKEEN 2/2730.
Killed In Action 5 September 1918 France. N.O.K. Mrs P. Jane Skeen (mother), Auckland, late of Thames. Thames Star 13 Sep 1918 Thames Star 16 Sep 1918

Sergeant Albert Harrison SMITH 35522
Died (influenza) 21 November 1918, Featherston Camp. Born in Thames. N.O.K. Mrs M. Smith, Auckland. NZ Herald 22 Nov 1918

Rifleman Edward Percy SMITH 26/239
Killed In Action 12 September 1916, Somme, France. N.O.K. Mrs Emily E. Smith (wife), Karaka Road, Thames. Thames Star 30 Sept 1916 Thames Star 19 Oct 1916

Private James SMITH
Died 6 July 1916, Featherston Camp. Born in Thames. N.O.K. Mrs Annie Soloman (sister), Auckland. Thames Star 14 July 1916

Sergeant Ernest Oliver STAYTE
K.I.A. 11 Jan 1918, France. Attended school in Thames. N.O.K. Mrs Eliza Stayte (mother), Riverton. The NZ Herald 5 Feb 1918

Corporal Victor John Huia TAYLOR 23/931
Killed In Action 5 October 1918 Le Cateau, France. N.O.K. Son of William Huia and Elizabeth Taylor, Paeroa.

Private James TEPENE 16/922
Died of Disease 10 November 1916 Thames, New Zealand. N.O.K. Te Hau Tapene (uncle) Thames. Son of Hohepa Tepene and Matete Tepene. Born at Otamatea, Kaipara.
Thames Star 19 Sept 1916 Thames Star 10 Nov 1916 Thames Star 13 Nov 1916


Private William THAXTER (also known as William Albert COPLAND) 10/1351
Killed In Action 8 Aug 1915 Gallipoli. NOK: Parents: The late James & Grace Copland, Thames. Thames Star 30 Aug 1915 The NZ Herald 15 Aug 1917

Lance Corporal James TIPPER 60228
Died of disease 8 December 1918 France. Born Thames. N.O.K. Son of Christopher and Mary A. Tipper, Auckland. The NZ Herald 30 Dec 1918

Private Charles Edward TRAINOR 12/4109
Killed In Action 15 Sept 1916, Somme, France. NOK: son of Edward and Emily Trainor, Tararu Rd, Thames.
NZ Herald 23 Oct 1916 Thames Star 15 Oct 1918 Thames Star 25 Apr 1918


Private George Henry TREMBATH 31748
Killed In Action 1 October 1918, Le Cateau, France. NOK: son of Francis and Emma Trembath, Epsom, late of Thames. Thames Star 24 Oct 1918 Thames Star 4 Nov 1918

Bombardier Alexander Nelson TWEEDIE 2/1909
Died 9 November 1918, Auckland. Enlistment Address: Mackay Street, Thames. NOK: Mrs Margaret Tweedie (mother) Glasgow, husband of L.M. Tweedie, Takapuna. NZ Herald 9 Nov 1918

Sergeant William Hector TREWHELLA 492
Killed In Action 11 April 1917 France. Australian Army. Born Thames. NOK: Doreen A. Brideson nee Trewhella (daughter), Auckland. Auckland Star 6 June 1917 Auckland Star 25 June 1917

John aka Anthony TRUSCOTT 10/3139
Died 15 November 1918 Palmerston North. NOK: Mrs Mary Truscott (mother), Bird-in-Hand, Thames. Auckland Star 23 Nov 1918

Private Pareiha TUATI 16/123
Died of Wounds 16 August 1915, Gallipoli. Also known as David Apanui STEWART. N.O.K. Son of David S. and Emily (Emere) Stewart, Parawai, Thames. NZ Herald 27 Aug 1915

Sapper George Alfred VIVIAN 118
Died of illness 30 May 1915, North Africa. Australian Army. Born in Thames. N.O.K. Son of J.G. Vivian, Mine manager of Thames and Coromandel. Auckland Star 9 Aug 1915

Private Moa WAHIA 16/482
Died of disease 9 September 1915, At sea from Gallipoli. Enlistment address: Thames N.O.K. Ani Ngarae, Matakana, Tauranga. Auckland Star 22 Sept 1915

Rifleman William Campbell WHITE 26726
Killed In Action 12 October 1917, Ypres, Belgium. Born Thames. N.O.K. F.H. White (father), Tahuna, Morrinsville. Auckland Star 12 Oct 1920

Corporal Charles Philip WHITEHOUSE 21129
Died of Wounds 25 November 1917, Belgium. Lived in Thames. N.O.K. Mrs E.E. Whitehouse (mother) Auckland. Auckland Star 4 Dec 1917 Auckland Star 1 Feb 1918
Thames Star 25 Apr 1918


Private Francis George WHITMORE 12/2155
Killed in Action 28 September 1916 Somme, France. Born in Thames N.O.K Cornelius Whitmore, Paeroa.

Regimental Sergeant Major Samuel WILSON 12/1836
Died of Disease 1 Dec 1918 Trentham Camp, New Zealand. N.O.K. James Wilson, (brother) Tapu, Thames. The Evening Post 3 Dec 1918

Sapper Frank William WILTSHIRE 12687
Killed In Action 10 June 1917, Somme, France. N.O.K. William Wiltshire, (father) Witney, England. Auckland Star 25 June 1917

Rifleman Herbert Oscar WISELEY 24/329
Killed In Action 15 September 1916, Somme, France. Lived in Thames. N.O.K. Mrs A. Wisely (mother) Auckland. NZ Herald 12 Dec 1916

Private John William WREN
Died 15 December 1918 New Zealand. N.O.K. Harry Wren (brother), Thames. NZ Herald 18 Dec 1918

Private James Bullock WYLLIE 12/2162
Killed In Action 8 August 1915. Enlistment Address: The Coast, Thames. N.O.K. A Wyllie (father), Juniper Green, Scotland.




WWI SOLDIERS WHO VOLUNTEERED FOR ACTION OVERSEAS AND LATER RETURNED SAFELY.

The Thames Memorial also has plaques that record the names of soldiers who joined up from Thames and surrounding districts.
Thames Star 27 April 1954, page 4:
Few people in Thames today know that the memorial on the hill at the northern end of the town is not a memorial to the dead but a memorial to all those who joined up from Thames and surrounding district to fight World War I.
Last year the Thames Returned Services' Association canvassed widely thoughout the country to ascertain whether all the names of the men who volunteered were on the plaques which surround the base of the memorial.
A few more names were sent in from various quarters, including towns in the South Island. The R.S.A. is now certain that it has every name on the memorial.



RETURNED SOLDIERS - WORLD WAR ONE
Click to enlarge the photo.
K.E. ADAMS
W.J. ADAMS
A.L. ALEXANDER
H. ALEXANDER
W. ALEXANDER
W. ALGIE
A.K. ALLEY
C. ALLEY
I. AMY
W. ARNS
H. BAKER
N. BARKER
P. BARRON
J. BAYLDON
T. BAYLDON
W. BEATON
A. BEALE
L.K. BEALE
R. BEDFORD
A. BLACKWELL
G.H. BOLES
J. BOLES
V. BOLES
G. BOOT
H. BRIEN
A. BRIGHT
A. BROKENSHIRE
G. BUCHAN
W. BUCKLEY
C. BUNTING
H. BURRETT
J. CARTWRIGHT
G. CHALLIS
E.A.R. CHALLIS
T. CHILDERHOUSE
A.J. CLARK
G. CLARK
J.P. CLARK
H. CLARK
R. CLAY
H. CLINKER
D. COAKLEY
C. COAKLEY
E.P. COOKE
C. COOMBES
P.CORBETT
J. COUTTS
R.K. COWLES
W.T. COX
T. COXHEAD
G. CRAWFORD
T.H. CRAWFORD
J. CULPAN
A. DANBY
S. DANBY
A. DARE
G. DAVIS
DEMPSEY
H. DOUGLAS
A. DOVELL
P. DOWNES
C. DOWNS
H. DRIVER
S. DRIVER
D. DYNES
W.E. DYNES
A. DYSART
F.A. ELLIS

Returned Soldiers Panel 1

Private Kenneth Ernest ADAMS 1/270 Born Thames. NOK: E.F. Adams (father), Sealey Street, Thames. Thames Star 19 July 1915

Private John William ADAMS 56212 Born Auckand. NOK: Ernest Feltus Adams (brother), Sealey Street, Thames.

Private Alfred William Leach ALEXANDER 12/3932 A farmer at Hikutaia. NOK: Alfred K. Alexander (father), Hikutaia, Thames, Auckland.

Corporal Henry Lewis ALEXANDER 17580 Born Thames. NOK: L.C Alexander (father), Turua, Thames.

W. ALEXANDER Not yet identified.

Private William ALGIE 12/1877 Born Thames. NOK: Mrs J. Algie (mother), Omahu.Thames Star 17 Dec 1915

Private Alfred Keith ALLEY 38330 Born Hikutaia. NOK: Alfred Alley (father), Hikutaia, Thames. Thames Star 20 Oct 1916

Private Charles Robert ALLEY 12/1541a Born Hikutaia. NOK: Charles Alley (father), Hikutaia, Thames. Thames Star 16 June 1915

Private Isaac Thomas AMY 62227 Born Thames. NOK: Mrs S.H. Amy (wife), Terrace Street, Thames.

Rifleman William ARNS 45649 Born Thames. NOK: Mrs L. Thorburn (sister), Tararu Road, Thames.

Private Harold Jerves BAKER 47575 Born Thames. NOK: William Baker (father), Hape Road, Thames.

Gunner Norman BARKER 58057 Born Auckland, attended Karangahake School. NOK: Mrs Maria Barker (mother), Mackay Street, Thames South.

Rifleman Percy BARRON 31939 Born Auckland, occupation farmer at Omahu. NOK: James Barron (father), 33 Scarborough Terrace, Parnell, Auckland.

Corporal John BAYLDON 2/2058 Born Thames. NOK: T.C. Bayldon (father), Thames. Thames Star 16 June 1915

Rifleman Thomas BAYLDON 25/713 Born Thames. NOK: T.C. Bayldon (father), Beach Road, Thames.

Private William Henry BEATON 34315 Farm labourer at Wharepoa. NOK: Mrs C.J. Smith (sister), Herekino, North Auckland.

A. BEALE Not yet identified.

Private Leslie King BEALE 78143 Born Thames. NOK: Mrs O.M. Beale (wife), care of Mrs Phelan, Manukau Road, Avondale, Auckland.

Trooper Roy BEDFORD 35868 Born Puriri. NOK: F. Bedford (uncle), Green Lane, Remuera, Auckland.

Sapper Albert Edward BLACKWELL 4/1601 Occupation contractor. NOK: D. J. Blackwell (father), Wharepoa Road, Auckland.

Corporal George Herbert BOLES 23/366 Born Thames. NOK: J. Boles (Father), Thames.

Sergeant Major Joseph Hislop BOLES 22542 Awarded Military Medal. NOK: J. Bo(w)les (father), Thames.

Private Malcolm Victor BOLES 56411 Born Thames. NOK: John Boles (father), Tararua Road, Thames. Thames Star 13 Aug 1915.

Rifleman George BOOT 25/718 A carpenter in Thames. NOK: A. Boot (brother), Omahu, Thames Valley.

Private Herbert Laurence Claude BRIEN 72915 Born Thames. NOK: Mrs Edith Lavinia Brien (mother), Tararu Road, Thames. Thames Star 27 Nov 1918

Gunner Arthur Grahame BRIGHT 24974 Occupation commercial traveller at Thames. NOK: J.W.H. Bright (father), Royal Hotel, Thames.

Sapper Albert Thomas BROKENSHIRE 4/889 Born Thames. NOK: James Brokenshire (father), Sandes Street, Thames.

Driver Gilbert Shepherd BUCHAN 50535 Born Thames. NOK: Mrs Emily Buchan (mother), Beach Road, Thames.

Corporal William Henry BUCKLEY 67686 Born Thames. NOK: Mrs Catherine Anne Buckley (mother), Bella Street, Thames.

Private William Charles BUNTING 29608 Occupation electrician in Thames. NOK: Mrs Caroline Bunting (mother), Karangahake.

Trooper Herbert James BURRETT 43760 Born Thames. NOK: Mrs M.E. Burrett (mother), Waiotahi Creek, Thames.

Private John Frederick CARTWRIGHT 77043 Born Thames. NOK: Mrs S. Cartwright (mother), Sealey Street, Thames.

Sapper Henry Gay CHALLIS 4/1607 Born Thames. NOK: Frederick Challis (father), Tararu, Thames.

Rifleman Eric Allan Roy CHALLIS 20965 Born Thames. NOK: F.C. Challis sen. (father), Tararu Road, Thames. Thames Star 22 July 1916.

Private Thomas Harold Barosa CHILDERHOUSE 38347 Born Thames. NOK: Mrs Isabella Taylor (sister), Upper Pollen Street, Thames.
Thames Star 15 Oct 1918.


Private Arthur John CLARK 51687 Born Parawai. NOK: Joseph Clark (father), Puriri, Thames.

Corporal George Smeaton CLARK 45823 Born Thames. NOK: Miss Mira Clark (sister), care of Miller and Sons, Solicitors, Thames.
Thames Star 18 Apr 1918.


Sapper James PATTERSON CLARK 25059 Born Thames. NOK: G.S. Clark (brother), Supreme court, Wellington.

Trooper Henry John CLARK 13/674 Occupation labourer at Hikutaia. NOK: G.W. Clark, Omahu, Thames.

Trooper Ralph CLAY 66089 Occupation farmer at Hikutaia. NOK: Mrs J.M. Clay (mother), Hikutaia.

Rifleman Herbert Sydney CLINKER 23346 Born Thames. NOK: Mrs Hanna Clinker (mother), Mackay Street, Thames. Thames Star 6 Sep 1918.

Sergeant Daniel Francis COAKLEY 36772 Occupation Grocer's Assistant Thames. NOK: J. Coakley (father), Pollen Street, Thames.
Thames Star 11 Oct 1918.


Trooper Cornelius Herbert COAKLEY 13/2312 Occupation Grocer at Thames. NOK: Mrs J. Coakley (mother), Thames. Thames Star 21 Aug 1915.

Private Ernest Philip COOKE 17/408 Born Matatoki. NOK: Mrs S. Cooke (mother), Matatoki.

Private Charles Sydney COOMBES 12/3825 Born Thames. NOK: James Coombes (father), Station Road, Paeroa.

Private Patrick CORBETT 75119 Born Hikutaia. NOK: Mrs J. Corbett (mother), Hikutaia, Thames.

Gunner John Elrick COUTTS 2/2801 Born Thames. NOK: John Coutts (father), Beach Road, Thames.

Sergeant Richard Kenneth COWLES 27667 Occupation Engineer Thames. NOK: E. Cowles (father), Khandallah, Wellington.

Sapper William Thomas COX 56414 Born Matatoki. NOK: Robert Cox (father), Matatoki.

Private Albert Thomas COXHEAD 70156 Occupation cabinetmaker Thames. NOK: Mrs I. Coxhead (mother),McKay Street, Thames.
Thames Star 21 Aug 1915.


Private George James CRAWFORD 44828 Born Thames. NOK: Mrs A.M. Crawford (mother), Totara Point, Thames.

Rifleman Thomas Henry CRAWFORD 31957 Born Thames. NOK: Mrs A.M. Crawford (mother), Parawai, Thames. Thames Star 19 Oct 1917.

Rifleman William John CULPAN 25/742 Born Tairua. NOK: G. Culpan (father), Mackey Street, Thames.

Rifleman Albert William DANBY 24/1259 Born Thames. NOK: John Danby (father), Bootmaker, Thames. 16 Oct 1918.

Gunner Stanley Leonard DANBY 17275 Born Thames. NOK: J. Danby (father), 12 Mary Street, Thames. Thames Star 8 Aug 1916.

Private Albert Edward DARE 8/3231 Born Thames. NOK: Mrs Mary Ann Dare (mother), Waiotahi Creek, Thames. Thames Star 21 Aug 1915

Private George Garfield DAVIS 70160 Occupation Carter at Wharepoa. NOK: W. Davis (father), Omahu, Thames.

Corporal Arthur DEMPSEY 25/860 Occupation bushman at Waikino. NOK: Mrs J. Culpan, Mackay Street, Thames.

Private Henry DOUGLAS 53909 Born Thames. NOK: W.J. Douglas (brother), Matatoki, Thames.

Private Archibald Phillip DOVELL 73354 Born Thames. NOK: Mrs R. Dovell (mother), Walter Street, Thames.

Sapper Philip Owen DOWNES 4/2074 Born Thames. NOK: Joseph Downes (father), Queen Street, Thames.

Sapper Christopher DOWNS 55371 Born Australia. NOK: Mrs Julia Corbett (friend), Hikutaia.

H. DRIVER Not yet identifed.

Corporal Samuel DRIVER 47583 Born Thames. NOK: Mrs E. Driver (mother), Sandes Street, Thames.

Rifleman David DYNES 26585 Occupation miner at Kopu. NOK: Miss Margaret Dynes (sister), Hamilton Hospital, Hamilton.

Rifleman William Edgar DYNES 23360 Born Puriri. NOK: William Dynes (father), Matatoki, Thames. NZ Herald 23 Oct 1916.

Private Archie DYSART 51707 Occupation miner at Tararu. NOK: Mrs M. Dysart (mother), Augnnaclagh, County Antrim, Ireland.
Thames Star 18 April 1918.


Private Frederick Allen ELLIS 12/738 Born Thames. NOK: Mrs R.H. Ellis (mother), Tararu, Thames. Thames Star 21 Oct 1915.


RETURNED SOLDIERS - WORLD WAR ONE
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C.H. ELLIS
F.W. EVANS
A FELL
D. FISHER
G. FISHER
J.H. FISHER
G. GARRY
J. GARRY
F.E. GEMMING
J. GIBSON
F.L. GIBSON
A. GILLAN
G. GILMORE
T. GODKIN
P. GOODER
V. GORDON
C. GRAHAM
W. GRAHAM
W. GREEN
C.J. HALL
J. HANDLEY
S. HARTNELL
E. HAYWARD
G. HAWKINS
H. HEALE
E. HEINMAN
H. HENDERSON
F. HINDMAN
F. HILL
W. HILL
W. HILL
J. HOGG
J. HOPE
T.H. INNES
H. JAMIESON
L. JAMIESON
W. JAMIESON
H. JENKIN
H. O. JENKIN
A. JENKIN
P. JOHNSTON
W. JOHNSTON
W.R.S. JOHNSTON
E. JOBE
A. JONES
Wm. JONES
L. JURY
N. JURY
HIRA KAREWA
E. KEOGHAN
L. KILGOUR
R. KILGOUR
C. KING
R. KINGHAM
W. KINGHAM
H. LANG
J. LANGDON
Dr LAPRAIK
A. LOMAS
J. LOMAS
A.J. LOWRY
D. MACKIE
L. MADDERN
J. MANGAN
A. MARTIN
H. MARWICK
A.S. MAXWELL
E.W. MAXWELL

RETURNED SOLDIERS - WORLD WAR ONE
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R. MAYO
J.K. McLEAN
W.W. MEIKLE
A. MENZIES
K. MERRIMAN
A. MILLAR
D. MILLAR
F. MILLAR
G. MILLAR
N. MILLAR
J. MILNE
L. MITCHELL
W. MITCHELL
T. MORGAN
R. MORRISON
W. MOYLE
A MUDGWAY
C. MUDGWAY
H. MURRAY
MacMILLAN
J. McCONNELL
W. McCORMICK
A.L. McCORMICK
E. McDONALD
J. McDONALD
K. McDONALD
O. McDONNELL
P. McGREGOR
R. McGREGOR
H. McGUINN
J. McGUINN
N. McMILLAN
H. McNEIL
P. McNIECE
G. McONIE
E. McPIKE
S. McPIKE
R. McROBERTS
A. NEWLAND
F. NEWLAND
H. NICHOL
J. NOEL
W. O'HARA
J. OLIVER
J. OSBORNE
J. O'SULLIVAN
O'SULLIVAN
A. PAGE
H. PARSONS
W. PARSONS
H. PEARCE
E. PENNO
W. PENNO
C. PERRY
L.T. PETERSON
A. PHILLIPS
W.G. PHILLIPS
A. PLUMMER
C. PLUMMER
G. POOLE
T.E. POWDRELL
GREN. PREECE
G. PREECE
E. PRICE
J.L. PRICE
W.G. PRICE
H. PRICE
B. PULFORD

RETURNED SOLDIERS - WORLD WAR ONE
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C. QUINN
W.J. QUINN
C. RABE
C.J. REED
G.J. REID
W. REID
M. RICHARDS
E. RICKITT
R. P. ROBERTS
G. RODGERS
J. RODGERS
J.P. ROWE
H. ROYAL
G. RYAN
J. RYAN
L. RYAN
F. SARICH
M. SARICH
E. SAUNDERS
J. SAWYER
T. SENIOR
A. SHAND
J.A. SHAND
W. SHAW
E. SHERLOCK
W. SIMPSON
T. SMITH
W.R. SMITH
E. STEVENS
R. STEVENS
J. STEWART
L. STEWART
M. STEWART
E. STRANGE
W. STRANGE
W. STRATTON
A. STRONG
L. SUTCLIFFE
G. TAYLOR
H. THOMAS
L. TILSLEY
E. TINGEY
L. THOMAS
LEN TOWERS
LAURIE TOWERS
R. TROTTER
F. VEDDER
W. VERRAN
E. WAITE
N. WAITE
E. WALTERS
J. WATSON
W. WATSON
L. WHITE
E. WHITEHEAD
H. WIGGINS
W. WIGGINS
W. WILLETTS
P. WILLIAMS
M. WILSON
E. WILTON
S. WIND
J. WYATT





RETURNED SOLDIERS - WORLD WAR ONE
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FRANK ROBINSON
R.M. RHODES
W.J. JENKINS
W.H. SPARKES
R.H. NICHOLLS
JAMES OSBORNE
LESLIE LOMAS
HENRY LOMAS
PERCY LOMAS
S.T SPARK
E.C. MORGAN
T.H. GRAHAM
B.C. SMITH
R.H. SMITH
H.J. SAWYER
W.A. SAWYER
JOSEPH ROSS
H. CLINKER
L.A. HOLDEN
V.W. HOLDEN
A.E. HOLDEN
A.E. MOYLE
L.A. SHERLOCK
F.W. ROBINSON
A.G. PRICE
ALEXANDER JENNINGS
R.T. HENDERSON
A. CAMPBELL
M. SIMMONDS
J. HOFFMAN
G. HOFFMAN
D. HOFFMAN
W.H. SCOTT
G.R. NIGHTINGALE
K. CASEY
J.W. DOBSON
R.H. McDONALD
R.R. LAW
G. DUNCAN
M.W. DUNBAR
TAU MATIU
R. FORD
A.B. HUDSON
C.R. HUDSON
R.L. HUDSON
R.R. LAW
G. P. SHAND




Private Clarence Claude KING 12/3070 Born Thames. Last address: New Sylvia Mine, Thames. NOK: Mrs E. Daly, Waihi.

Surgeon-Major George LAPRAIK 3/144 NOK: Mrs Marion Eliza Lapraik (wife), Blythswood House, Queen Street, Thames.
Thames Star 19 Sept 1916 Thames Star 19 Sept 1916 Thames Star 10 May 1918


RETURNED THAMES SOLDIERS MISSING FROM THE THAMES MEMORIAL PANELS

Private William ARNS 45649 Born Thames. NOK: Mrs L. Thornburn, Tararu Road, Thames.
Thames Star 15 Jan 1919


Bombardier Stanley Vincent AYLING 59184 NOK: Mrs I.P.P. Ayling (wife) Napier. Mr S. Ayling (father) Thames postal staff.
Thames Star 27 Nov 1918


Private William BUCHANAN 8/3197 NOK: J. Buchanan (father) Patetonga, Thames
Thames Star 24 Aug 1915


Private Charles Herbert BUTTERWORTH 12/302 Enlistment address: Thames. NOK: Henry B. Butterworth (brother), Papakura.
NZ Herald 11 July 1917
Thames Star 13 Aug 1918


Rifleman Norman Percy CAMPBELL 40774 Died 28 Feb 1953, Thames. NOK: A. Campbell (brother), Christchurch.
Thames Star 24 Aug 1915


Private Hugo CAPEWELL 64440 NOK: Mrs Lena Capewell (wife), Queen St, Thames. Thames Star 7 Sept 1918

Driver Richard CARGILL 2/525 NOK: Mrs R.W. Cargill (mother), Pollen St, Thames.Thames Star 21 Oct 1915 Thames Star 3 Nov 1915

Private Robert Alexander COXHEAD 8/3223 NOK: Mrs R. Coxhead (mother), Haig Creek, Thames. Thames Star 24 Aug 1915

Corporal Tom CRADDOCK 75085 NOK: Mrs T. Craddock, Parawai, Thames. Thames Star 26 Nov 1918

Private Basil Warren CROKER 8/3228 NOK: P.W. Croker (father) Architect, Thames. Thames Star 21 Aug 1915 Thames Star 24 Aug 1915

Rifleman Frederick George DANN 23/111 NOK: Miss Ivy Dann (sister) Pollen St, Thames. Thames Star 25 May 1915 Thames Star 19 July 1915

Sergeant Adrian Wilmott DELAMORE 12/543 NOK: A.J. Delamore (father) Remurewa, Auckland. Enlistment address: Pollen St, Thames.
Thames Star 19 July 1915 Thames Star 10 Aug 1915


Corporal Gordon Aitken DUNLOP 11/1540 NOK: Mrs T.A. Dunlop (mother), Parawai, Thames. Thames Star 17 Dec 1915 Thames Star 28 July 1915

Private Stephen FISHER 70163 NOK: S. Fisher Snr, (father), Netherton, Thames Valley. Thames Star 19 July 1915

Private John FLYNN 8/3259 NOK: Mrs P. Flynn (mother) Parawai, Thames Valley. Thames Star 24 Aug 1915

Lance Corporal Oliver Joseph DOIDGE 46878 N.O.K. J.B. Doidge, Bowen St, Thames. See Oliver's Travels.

Private Francis Joseph FOY 33025
Born Thames. N.O.K son of Jospeh Michael and Maria Foy of Auckland.

Private James GRAHAM 12/3654 N.O.K William Graham (father) Terrace St, Thames. Thames Star 20 Oct 1915. Thames Star 1 Nov 1917

Corporal George GRANT 6/1545 N.O.K Mr and Mrs John Grant, Cochrane St, Thames. Thames Star 10 Aug 1915.

Corporal George GRANT 6/1545 N.O.K Mr and Mrs John Grant, Cochrane St, Thames. Thames Star 10 Aug 1915.

Private Edgar William HARRIS 8/3287 Enlistment Address: Pipiroa, Thames. N.O.K: Mrs Lois Harris (wife) Kaihere, Ohinewai. Thames Star 24 Aug 1915.

Private George Albert HARRIS 8/3288 Enlistment Address: Turua. N.O.K: A. W. Harris (brother) Helensville, Auckland. Thames Star 24 Aug 1915.

Rifleman Vere HARRISON 26/813 N.O.K: Mrs J. Connett (mother), Albert St, Thames. Thames Star 11 Oct 1915.

Sergeant Major Albert Nelson HAROLD 12/3924 NOK: Mrs Annie Harold (mother), 33 MacKay St, Thames. Thames Star 1 Nov 1917

Rifleman Leonard James HARVEY 24/177 NOK: J Harvery (father), Terrace St, Thames. Thames Star 7 Sept 1918

Sergeant Claude Vincent HENDERSON 12/1981 NOK: son of Harry and Elizabeth Henderson, late of Thames. Thames Star 12 Nov 1917

Private Harry Leonard HENDERSON 12/3674 Died of influenza 3 Nov 1918 Auckland. NOK: son of Harry and Elizabeth Henderson, late of Thames. Thames Star 12 Nov 1917 Thames Star 4 Nov 1918 NZ Herald 4 Nov 1918

Private William HENDERSON 41810 Died of influenza 12 November 1918, Auckland. Born Thames. NOK: son of Harry and Elizabeth Henderson, late of Thames. Husband of Mary Anne Coombs Henderson of Karaka Creek, Thames.
Thames Star 12 Nov 1917 Thames Star 13 Nov 1918 NZ Herald 14 Nov 1918


Private Ernest Trevor Rice HILL 3/3686 NOK: Allice E.M. Hill (sister), Auckland. Thames Star 28 Aug 1917

Private George HUI 16/607 NOK: Miss Roka Hui (sister), Thames. Thames Star 3 June 1915

Private Arthur Louis KIRK 12/391 NOK: Mrs C.H. Coghlan, Thames. Thames Star 18 May 1915

Private Robert Henry LOUDEN 8/3322 NOK: Mrs M. Louden (mother), Karaka Road, Thames. Thames Star 24 Aug 1915

Gunner John Donald MacMILLAN 65782 NOK: Mrs M.S. Rees, Parawai, Thames. He could be the MacMillan on the 'Returned' panels above.

Private Alfred John Faulkner MacMILLAN 11510 NOK: Norman Archie McMillan (father), Tapu, Thames.
Thames Star 17 Oct 1916 Thames Star 17 Oct 1916


Sergeant Thomas Scott MacMILLAN 13/2284 NOK: son of A.M. McMillan, Waitahuna, Otago. Enlistment address: Lands and Survey Dept, Thames. Thames Star 9 July 1915

Driver Leslie MARTIN 5/133 Born in Thames. NOK: J. Martin, Auckland. Thames Star 13 July 1915

Rifleman Angus MATHESON 62104 NOK: H.D. and J Matheson, Parawai, Thames. Thames Star 21 Sept 1918

Trooper Louis MELHOSE 13/397 NOK: Mrs L. Melhose, Mount Pleasant, Thames. Thames Star 20 Aug 1915 Thames Star 24 Aug 1915
Thames Star 23 Sept 1915 Thames Star 7 Oct 1915


Trooper John Bryce Hamilton MILLER 13/2345 NOK: W. Miller, Willoughby St, Thames. Thames Star 21 Aug 1915

Private Tu MITA 60545 NOK: Mrs Mate Mita (wife), Puriri, Thames.

Private Richard MERRICK 12/792 Enlistment address: Thames. NOK: Mrs J. Merrick, Auckland.
Thames Star 18 May 1915 Thames Star 2 July 1915


Private Makiwi MERRIMANA 16/674 Enlistment address: Thames. NOK: Mrs Roma Merimana (wife), Parawai, Thames Thames Star 11 Sept 1915

Private Te Huku MERRIMANA 16/67 Enlistment address: Parawai, Thames. NOK: Tata Meriman (brother), Parawai, Thames Thames Star 11 Sept 1915

Gunner Gerald Victor MOORE Enlistment address: Thames. NOK: Mrs M. Moore (mother), Rotorua. Thames Star 28 July 1915

Captain Robert Nicoll MORPETH 12/295 Wounded at Gallipoli in 1916, leg amputated. NOK: Father: H.D. Morpeth, Waihi. Enlistment address: Queens Hotel, Thames.
Thames Star 19 June 1915 Thames Star 28 June 1915 Thames Star 13 July 1915 Thames Star 28 July 1915


Trooper Herbert Lewis MUDGWAY 57589 NOK: Mrs Jessie Mudgway (wife), Tararu, Thames. Thames Star 20 Oct 1917

Sapper William Anderson MURRAY 4/1367 NOK: Mrs Sarah Ann MURRAY (wife), Martha St, Thames. Thames Star 26 July 1916

Rifleman William MURRAY 32028 NOK: Mrs Sarah Ann MURRAY (mother), Martha St., Thames. Thames Star 26 July 1916

Private Charles NEILL 12/1750 NOK: Mrs Jane Burt (mother), Thames. Thames Star 13 Aug 1915

Sapper Harry John OSBORNE 4/814 NOK: J Osborne (father) Hamilton. Thames Star 11 Oct 1915

Sergeant Joseph Lionel PAUL 11/678 NOK: Mr J. Paul (father) saddler, Pollen St, Thames. Thames Star 18 Sept 1915

Private Fred PEARSON 70186 NOK: Son of Elizabeth J and Edward Pearson, Davey St, Thames. Thames Star 23 Oct 1918

Rifleman Roland Noah PENK 23/256 NOK: George A. Penk, Grafton Rd, Parawai, Thames. Thames Star 18 Oct 1916

Private Thomas William PENK 70187 NOK: Mrs P. M. Penk, Grafton Rd, Parawai, Thames. Thames Star 23 Oct 1918

Private Gilbert PHILLIPS 6/4329 NOK: Mrs Harriet Phillips (mother), Ngatea, Thames. Thames Star 24 Aug 1915

Private Victor Alfred RAYNER 72920 NOK: Lydia Rayner, Waihi. Born Thames, Last address: Bird-in-The-Hand Hill, Thames.

Lieutenant Edward Thomas REES M.M. 10418 NOK: Mrs Mabel Saunders Rees (wife), Augustus St, Thames. Thames Star 15 Oct 1918

Private Thomas SAVAGE 16/170 NOK: Thomas Savage, Wanganui. Enlistment Address: Thames. Thames Star 21 Oct 1915

Gunner Henry Claude SKEEN 17324 NOK: Mrs P. Jane Skeen (mother), Auckland, late of Thames. Thames Star 13 Sep 1918 Thames Star 16 Sep 1918

Private Leslie John SMITH 12/868 NOK: John Smith (father), Rolleston St, Thames. Thames Star 9 Aug 1915

Private Sydney Thomas SPARKE 12/460 NOK: Mrs E. Trembath (mother) Waihi. Enlistment address: Thames. Thames Star 19 July 1915

Corporal Wallace SPARKE 12/1508 NOK: Mrs E. Trembath (mother) Waihi. Enlistment address: Tararu, Thames. Note: This could be the W.H. SPARKES on the memorial.
Thames Star 7 Jan 1915 Thames Star 7 May 1915 Thames Star 19 July 1915 Thames Star 21 Oct 1915


Private William John SULLIVAN 42222 Died 20 Feb 1920. NOK: Mrs Annie Sullivan (mother), Pollen St, Thames. Thames Star 19 Feb 1920 Thames Star 19 Feb 1920
Buried in the Shortland Cemetery, Thames.


Private John James TAYLOR 45754 NOK: Mrs Amelia Taylor (mother), Irishtown, Thames. Thames Star 22 Oct 1918

Private Llewellyn Mahura THOMAS 70199 Born in Thames. NOK: Mrs E.J. Thomas (mother) Waihi.

Sapper William David TILSLEY 4/1316 Tunnelling Company. NOK: Mrs L. Tilsley (wife), Pollen St., Thames.

Trooper William Osborne TILSLEY 13/3088 NOK: Mrs G. Tilsley (aunt), Thames.

Private Albert Diamond Jubilee TRAINOR/TRAINER 89412 NOK: son of Edward and Emily Trainor, Tararu Rd, Thames. Thames Star 15 Oct 1918

Private Reginald Carlyle TREMBATH 12/2579 Born and educated in Thames. NOK: Francis Trembath (father) Auckland.

Private William Frederick TREMBATH 75211 Born and educated in Thames. NOK: Mrs S.D. Trembath (wife) Auckland.

Private William John Russell TROTTER 12/912 Known as Russell Trotter so he was the R. TROTTER on the Thames Memorial. NOK: Mrs R.R. Trotter, Waiomio, Thames.
Thames Star 7 June 1915 Thames Star 28 June 1915 Thames Star 11 Oct 1918


Gunner Albert Victor Horner WALLIS 2/1685 NOK: William W. Wallis (father), Thames. Thames Star 19 July 1915

Private Thomas WARREN 16/483 NOK: Hari Taiteore, Puru, Thames. Thames Star 15 Jan 1919

Private Sydney Charles WELLS 12/486 Wounded at Gallipoli NOK: F. Wells, Tararu Rd, Thames. Thames Star 20 Oct 1915

Sergeant George Harold WHITE 15/98 NOK: George William Henry White, Turura, Thames. Thames Star 19 July 1915

Captain Thomas Martin WILKES M.M. born Thames. NOK: Walter Wilkes (father) Pollen St, Thames. Thames Star 13 Aug 1915
Thames Star 28 Aug 1915


Private Thomas Percy WILLIAMS 52515 NOK: Mrs Ellen William (mother), Kauaeranga, Thames.

Lance Corporal Stanley Herringshaw WOOD 23321 NOK: son of William Wood, 21 Sealey St, Thames. Thames Star 9 Feb 1916 Thames Star 11 Feb 1916
Thames Star 2 Dec 1916 Part 1 Thames Star 2 Dec 1916 Part 2 Thames Star 10 May 1918 Part 1 Thames Star 10 May 1918 Part 2


THAMES ROLL OF HONOUR


On 25th August 1916, The Thames Star published The Roll of Honour: 'Under this head we are publishing a list of those who have enlisted for active service from this district, and who have either gone to the front, or are in training camps. The list is not complete...' Part I Part II Part III

An amended list was published in The Thames Star on 29 September 1916: Part I Part II Part III Part IV

The list was amended and republished frequently throughout 1916 and 1917. On 20 February 1917, the following list was published in the Thames Star: Part I Part II





OTHER WARS

THE SOUTH AFRICAN WAR MEMORIAL, THAMES

Returned Serviceman from the Napoleonic Wars who died in Thames:
Private R. ROYCROFT, 42nd Regiment of Foot. Died 18 October 1875, aged 79 years. Buried at Shortland Cemetery.
Thames Star 20 Oct 1875.

British Army, India:
Patrick CULHANE. Buried Shortland Cemetery, 29 Jan 1900.



REFERENCES

  1. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
  2. The New Zealand WW1 Service Personnel and Reserves Index. CD published by the St Johns Branch of the NZ Society of Genealogists 2002.
  3. The Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database.
  4. WW1 Soldiers' photos.
  5. Archway, Archives New Zealand for WWI Military Records.
  6. New Zealand and World War One Roll of Honour.
  7. All newspaper clippings are from The Thames Star or The Ohinemuri Gazette, both of which can be searched online at PapersPast
  8. Thames Cemetery Search.
  9. Coromandel Memorials.
  10. Australian War Memorial.
  11. National Archives of Australia for Australian Military Records.
  12. Mapping Our ANZACs.
  13. Waihi Casualties from WWI
  14. The New Zealand Rifle Brigade.
  15. ANZAC Cyclists.
  16. The New Zealand Tunnelling Company.
  17. The New Zealand Tunnelling Company: Men from the Thames-Coromandel Area.
  18. New Zealand WW100: Remembering WWI - 100 years on.
  19. World War One in Color: Slaughter in the Trenches
  20. The Battle of the Somme.
  21. Digging up the Trenches of World War One.



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