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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 13 Oct 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 13 Oct 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 26611
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. Thames Star 25 July 1916

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. Attended Thames High School. The Ohinemuri Gazette 21 Oct 1918

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: Panel 1


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
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: Panel 2


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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
Private Charles Henry ELLIS 56144 Born Thames. NOK: Mrs R.H. Ellis (mother), Tararu, Thames.

Private Frederick William EVANS 8/3250 Lived at Thames after discharge. NOK: D.E. Evans (brother), 116 Wright Street, Melbourne.

Trooper Albert Edward FELL 13/3204 Occupation coach-driver at Thames. NOK: Mrs G. Strude (sister), Vauxhall Road, Devonport.

Private Walter Donald FISHER 39657 Born Thames. NOK: Mrs A. Fisher (mother), Karaka Road, Thames.

Private George Frederick FISHER 12/351 D.C.M. Born Thames. NOK: Mrs G. Fisher (mother), Tararu Flat, Thames.Thames Star 12 Oct 1918

Private James Harold FISHER 12/2696 Born Thames. NOK: Mrs R. Fisher (mother), Tararu Road, Thames. Thames Star 12 Oct 1918

Private George Craig GARRY 34052 Occupation law clerk. NOK: Miss J. Garry (sister), Sandes Street, Thames.

Private John Alfred GARRY 25225 Occupation carpenter Thames. NOK: Mr A. Garry (father), Sandes Street, Thames.

Sergeant Major Frederick Effrice GEMMING 12/4309 Born Thames. NOK: Charles Gemming (father), Kopu, Thames. Thames Star 13 Oct 1915

Private James GIBSON 62299 Born Thames. NOK: J.C.M. Gibson (father), Baillie Street, Thames.

Private Frank Lipscombe GIBSON 12/357 Born Thames. NOK: J. C. M. Gibson (father), Star Office, Thames.Thames Star 28 June 1915

Sapper Alexander GILLAN 37582 Born Thames. NOK: Mrs Mary Ann Gillan (mother), Puriri, Thames.

G. GILMORE Not yet identified.

Corporal Thomas Edgar GODKIN 55947 Born Thames. NOK: Mrs M. Godkin (mother), Waitakaruru, Thames.

Private Philip Charles France GOODER 12/1960 Occupation Farmer at Wharepoa. NOK: Richard Gooder (father), Wharepoa.

Private Victor Thomas Herbert GORDON 64491 Born Thames. NOK: Mrs Jane Jenkins Gordon (mother), Augustus Street, Thames.

Gunner Charles William GRAHAM 10589 Occupation Fitter & Turner at Thames. NOK: Mrs L Graham (mother), Silverdale, Auckland. Thames Star 17 Dec 1915

Corporal William James GRAHAM 29392 Born Thames. NOK: Mrs C. Graham (mother), 91 Mackay Street, Thames.

Private William Thomas GREEN 38379 Born Thames. NOK: Mrs H. Green (mother), Omahu, Thames.

Rifleman Christopher John HALL 23/1651 Born Thames. NOK: Mrs E.F. Adams (sister), Sealey Street, Thames.

Private Patrick James HANDLEY 38383 Occupation farmer. NOK: M. Handley (father), Wharepoa, Thames.

Rifleman Stanley HARTNELL 21001 Occupation orchardist at Parawai. NOK: T.H. Hartnell (father), Port Albert, via Helensville. Thames Star 25 July 1916

E HAYWARD Not yet identified.

Trooper George Edward HAWKINS 13/2802 Born Thames. NOK: H. Hawkins (father), Kauaeranga, Thames.

H. HEALE Not yet identifed.

Private Ernest George HINDMAN 34472 Recorded as E Heinman on the Memorial. Born Thames. NOK: Mrs E. Hindman (mother), Karaka Creek, Thames.

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


Trooper Frederick William HINDMAN 13/2334 Born Thames. NOK: Mrs E. Hindman (mother), Karaka Creek, Thames.

Sergeant Frederick HILL 26/1190 Born Thames. NOK: Mrs A.M. Hill (mother), Hikutaia, Thames.

W. HILL Not yet identified.

Corporal William John HILL 48503 Born Thames. NOK: Mrs S J Hill (mother), Edward Street, Block 27, Thames.

Rifleman James HOGG 24/1079 NOK: Anthony Hogg (father), Kauaeranga. Thames Star 9 May 1918.

Lance Corporal John Summerville HOPE 38704 Born Thames. NOK: John S. Hope (father), 100 Grange Road, Mount Eden, Auckland.

T.H. INNES Not yet identified.

Rifleman Herbert JAMIESON 25/886 Born Thames. NOK: Mrs R. Jamieson (mother), Augustus Street, Thames.

Driver Leslie John JAMIESON 50552 Occupation brick-layer Thames. NOK: Mrs Kate Jamieson (mother), Queen Street, Thames.

Private Walter JAMIESON 33549 Born Thames. NOK: Mrs Phoebe Jamieson (mother), Governor Bowen Hotel, Thames.

H. JENKIN Not yet identified

Rifleman Hedley Oscar JENKIN 56437 Born Thames. NOK: Mrs Ada Jenkin (wife), care of Mrs Hill, Sealey Street, Thames.

Private Arthur Richard JENKIN 38398 Born Thames. NOK: Mrs M. Jenkin (mother), Willoughby Street, Thames. Thames Star 9 Sep 1918

Private Percy JOHNSTON 52433 Born Thames. NOK: R. Johnston (father), Queen Street, Thames.

Lance Corporal William John Scott JOHNSTON 33553 Born Thames. NOK: Miss Nellie Johnston (sister), Karaka Creek, Thames.

W.R.S. JOHNSTON Not yet identified.

Sapper Edward JOBE 55369 Born Thames. NOK: Mrs Rangi Jobe (wife), Komata North, Thames.

Private Arthur Edward JONES 65778 Occupation farmer at Wharepoa. NOK: Mr Wallace Francis Jones (brother), Wharepoa Rd, Thames.

Wm. JONES Not yet identified.

Private Leslie JURY 67689 Born Thames. NOK: Mrs M. Jury (mother), 31 Mackay Street, Thames.

Private Norman Gracie JURY 76090 Born Thames. NOK: Mrs M. Jury (mother), 31 Mackay Street, Thames.

HIRA KAREWA Not yet identified.

Private Edward KEOGHAN 11487 Born Thames. NOK: Mrs Lily Keoghan (mother), Mackay Street, Thames. Thames Star 12 Nov 1918

Rifleman Lewis Edward KILLGOUR 14276 Born Thames. NOK: Mrs Sarah Killgour (mother), Heale Street, Parawai, Thames.

Rifleman Robert Edward KILLGOUR 14227 Born Thames. NOK: Mrs Sarah Killgour (mother), Heale Street, Parawai, Thames.

Corporal Clarence Claude KING 12/3070 Born Thames. Last address: New Sylvia Mine, Thames. NOK: Mrs E Daly (mother), Roycroft Street, Waihi.
Thames Star 15 June 1915


R. KINGHAM Not yet identified.

Sapper William John KINGHAN 4/4809 Occupation telegraphist at Thames. NOK: Mrs Sarah Kinghan (mother), Puriri, Thames.

Private Henry Gordon LANG 38412 Born Thames. NOK: Mrs E. Lang (mother), Eureka Hill, Thames.

Private John LANGDON 12/397 Born Thames. NOK: Mrs F. Houghton (mother), Rolleston Street, Thames.

Major Dr George LAPRAIK 3/144 Occupation Medical Doctor Thames. 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 See an article: Dr George Lapraik M.B., Mast.Surg. in The Treasury Journal.


Corporal Albert Robert LOMAS 13/3045 Born Thames. NOK: Mrs A. Lomas (mother), Beach Road, Thames.

J. LOMAS Not yet identified.

Private Andrew John LOWRY 12/393 Occupation farmer at Hikutaia. NOK: James Lowry, sen. (father), Hikutaia, Thames Valley. Thames Star 17 May 1915.

Private David William MACKIE 59933 Born Thames. NOK: Mrs Isabella Mackie (mother), Pollen Street, Thames.

Private Leslie MADDERN 12/2779 Born Thames. NOK: Mrs B. Maddern (mother), Rolleston Street, Thames. Thames Star 17 Oct 1916.

Private John James MANGAN 40455 Born Thames. NOK: Mrs Mary Mangan (mother), 31 Grosvenor Street, Grey Lynn.

A. MARTIN Not yet identified.

Rifleman James Harold MARWICK 23/1520 Born Thames. NOK: Mrs E.M. Marwick (mother), Gray Street, Thames.

A.S. MAXWELL Not yet identified.

Trooper Ernest Walker MAXWELL 13/2342 Occupation farmer at Matatoki. NOK: A.K. Maxwell (father), Matatoki, Thames.

RETURNED SOLDIERS: Panel 3


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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
Private Alfred Rudolph MAYO 3/2721 Born Thames. NOK: Mrs A.R. Mayo (mother), Parawai, Thames.

Gunner James Kenneth MCLEAN 57735 Born Thames. NOK: Mrs Margaret McLean (mother), Tararu, Thames.

Rifleman William Walker MEIKLE 25/893 Occupation farmer at Hikutaia. NOK: Thomas Meikle (father), Stockport, England.

Corporal Allan Gillies MENZIES 46238 Occupation cordial maker. NOK: Robert R. Menzies (father), Eden Crescent, Auckland.

Private Kiwi MERRIMAN aka Makiwi MERIMANA 16/674 Born Thames. NOK: Tata Merriman (brother), Parawai, Thames. Thames Star 11 Sept 1915

Rifleman Allan Falls MILLAR 24/518 Occupation baker at Thames. NOK: C.H. Millar (father), Komata, North Paeroa.

D. MILLAR Not yet identified.

F. MILLAR Not yet identified.

G. MILLAR Not yet identified.

N. MILLAR Not yet identified.

Rifleman William Henry John MILNE 26/850 Born Thames. NOK: Mrs Ruby P. Milne (wife), Waiotahi Creek, Thames.

L. MITCHELL Not yet identified.

Private William Richard Bainbridge MITCHELL 12/3089 Born Thames. NOK: A.W. Mitchell (father), Omahu, Thames.

T. MORGAN Not yet identified.

Rifleman Roy Cameron MORRISON 14295 Born Scotland. NOK: Miss Elvie Phillips (friend), Tararu Road Thames.

Trooper William Herbert MOYLE 36187 Born Thames. NOK: Mrs J. Moyle (mother), Puriri, Thames.

Private Alec MUDGWAY 8/3368 Occupation farmer at Thames. NOK: Mrs M. Mudgway (mother), Te Aroha West. Thames Star 20 Oct 1917

C. MUDGWAY Not yet identified.

Sapper Henry Guy MURRAY 4/193 Occupation: butcher at Thames. NOK: Thomas Murray (father), Caledonian Spur, Thames. Thames Star 19 July 1915

Private Alfred John Faulkner MCMILLAN 11510 No inital given to identify soldier, possible match. NOK: Norman McMillan (father) Tapu

Rifleman John MCCONNELL 25/787 Enlistment address Matatoki. NOK: Mrs Emily J. McConnell (mother), Turua.

Sapper William Sharpe MCCORMICK 4/1627 Born Thames. NOK: W. McCormick (father), Roycroft Street, Waihi.

Trooper Allen Loughlin MCCORMICK 16109 Born Thames. NOK: F. McCormick (father), Lower Tararu, Thames.

Private Ernest Bert MCDONALD 65773 Born Thames. NOK: Mrs Sarah McDonald (mother), Edward Street, Thames.

Sapper John William MCDONALD 4/1370 Born Thames. NOK: Mrs S McDonald (mother), Block 27, Thames.

K. McDONALD Not yet identified.

O. McDONNELL Not yet identified.

Sapper Peter Edward MCGREGOR 4/1373 Born Thames. NOK: Mrs E McGregor, Irishtown (mother), Thames. Thames Star 27 Sept 1918

R. McGREGOR Not yet identified.

Rifleman Hugh MCGUINN 23/510 There are two H McGuinn's. Born Thames. NOK: Mrs C. Cameron (sister), Augustus Street, Block 27, Thames.

Private Hugh Richard MCGUINN 12/421 There are two H McGuinn's. NOK: Mrs C. Cameron (sister), Augustus Street, Block 27, Thames.

Private James MCGUINN 12/406 Born Thames. NOK: Mrs C. Cameron (sister), Augustus Street, Thames. Thames Star 11 Oct 1915

Private Norman MCMILLAN 12/3413 Occpuation carpenter at Tapu. NOK: Mrs N.A. McMillan (mother), Tapu, Thames.

H. McNEIL Not yet identified.

Sapper Percy MCNIECE 31764 Born Thames. NOK: Mrs A. McNiece (mother), Waiotahi Creek, Thames. Thames Star 22 July 1916

Private George MCONIE 10/3022 Awarded Military Medal. NOK: P. McOnie (father), Mackay Street, Thames.

Private Ernest MCPIKE 6/3393 Born Thames. NOK: Mrs J. McPike (mother), Kauaeranga.

Rifleman Samuel MCPIKE 32039 Born Thames. NOK: C. McPike (father), Parawai, Thames.

Trooper Robert Crawford MCROBERTS 50030 Born Thames. NOK: Robert Crawford McRoberts (father), Wharepoa, Thames.

Lance Corporal Albert Victor NEWLAND 33589 Born Thames. NOK: Mrs C. Gibbons (sister), Matatoki, Thames.

Lance Corporal Frederick NEWLAND 34410 Born Warahoe. NOK: Mrs C. Gibbons (sister), Matatoki, Thames.

H. NICHOL Not yet identified.

Rifleman John NOEL 23/243 Possible match, lived at Omahu after war. NOK: Edward Gavery (friend), Gorrey, Jersey, England.

Rifleman Walter Martin O'HARA 25/795 Occupation farmer. NOK: P. O'Hara (father), Wharepoa Road, Thames Valley.

Private James Victor OLIVER 12/2426 Born Hikutaia. NOK: James Oliver (father), Hikutaia, Thames. Thames Star 18 Sept 1915

J. OSBORNE Not yet identified. Thames Star 16 Oct 1918

Private John Desmond O'SULLIVAN 72918 Born Thames. NOK: John William O'Sullivan (father), Karaka Road, Thames.

Corporal Ennis Thomas O'SULLIVAN 33595 No initial on cenotaph, possible match. Born Thames. NOK: John William O'Sullivan (father), Karaka Road, Thames.

Private Albert Michael PAGE 8/3378 Enlistment address Thames. NOK: Mrs A. Buller (mother), Mansion Hotel, Sydney, Australia. Thames Star 24 Aug 1915

Private Leonard Walter Horace Ensor PARSONS 52461 Born Thames. NOK: Mrs Emily Parsons (mother), Parawai, Thames.

Private William PARSONS 12/2816 Occupation carter at Thames. NOK: William T. Parsons (father), Kepple Island, Tonga. Thames Star 19 July 1915

H. PEARCE Not yet identified.

Private Edward PENNO 12/1763 Born Details. NOK: Thomas Bray Penno (father), Sealey Street, Thames. Thames Star 28 Sept 1915

Private William Harold PENNO 12/2542 Born Thames. NOK: T.B. Penno, sen (father), Sealey Street, Thames.Thames Star 31 March 1915 Thames Star 28 Sept 1915

C. PERRY Not yet identified.

Trooper Louis Thomas PETERSON 13/2361 Born Thames. NOK: J.H. Burch (friend), District Valuer, Opotiki. Thames Star 21 Aug 1915

Private Edward Arthur PHILLIPS 38440 Known as Arthur. Born Thames. NOK: Mrs E. Phillips (mother), Tararu Road, Thames. Thames Star 11 Oct 1918

Private William George PHILLIPS 12/2442 Born Thames. NOK: Mrs E. Phillips (mother), Tararu Road, Thames. Thames Star 25 May 1915

Trooper Phillip Armstrong PLUMMER 71623 Possibly the A Plummer on the memorial. Born Thames. NOK: Robert Armstrong Plummer (father), Tapu, Thames.

Private Hugh Charles PLUMMER 51773 Born Thames. NOK: Mrs S.M. Plummer (wife), care of A. McLean, Tararu, Thames.

Rifleman George Turner POOLE 25/517 Born Thames. NOK: A T Poole (father), Sandes St, Thames. Thames Star 11 Oct 1915

Private Thomas Edward POWDRELL 12/3787 Born Thames. NOK: T. Powdrell (father), Matatoki, Thames Valley.

Private Thomas Greenwich PREECE 75130 Born Thames. NOK: Mrs E.A. Preece (mother), Waiotahi Creek, Thames.

Private George Warner PREECE 70188 Born Thames. NOK: Mrs E. Preece (mother), Waiotahi Creek, Thames.

Private Edward Thomas PRICE 46386 Born Thames. NOK: Mrs A. Price (mother), Karaka, Thames.

Rifleman John Lawrence PRICE 25/805 Born Thames. NOK: George Price (father), Thames.

W.G. PRICE Not yet identified.

Rifleman Henry Woolles PRICE 24/888 Enlistment address Auckland. NOK: George Price (father), Engineer, Thames. Thames Star 15 Jan 1919

Private Basil Frank Hooker PULFORD 12/2824 Enlistment address Thames. NOK: Mrs B. Sommerville (mother), Hape Creek, Thames. Thames Star 16 Oct 1918

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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




Private Charles QUINN 14479 Born Matatoki. NOK: C Quinn (father), Matatoki Post Office, Thames. Thames Star 9 Nov 1917.

Private William John QUINN 70656 Born Matatoki. NOK: C. Quinn (father), Matatoki, Thames.

Private Herman Carl RABE 62383 Born Thames. NOK: Mrs J Rabe (mother), Nixon Street, Claudelands, Hamilton.

C.J. REED Not yet identified.

Rifleman James Garfield REID 14325 Born Thames. NOK: Mrs Alice Reid (mother), Parawai, Thames.

W. REID Not yet identified.

Private Maurice Augustus RICHARDS 33609 Born Thames. NOK: Mrs Mary Ann Richards (mother), Kopu, Thames.

E. RICKITT Not yet identified. Thames Star 15 Oct 1918

Lance Corporal Robert Pooley ROBERTS 21097 Occupation plumber at Thames. NOK: Mrs M. Roberts (mother), Edward Street, Thames. Thames Star 25 July 1916 Thames Star 25 June 1917

Sergeant Thomas George RODGERS 12/2918 A farmer at Turua, query right person for memorial. NOK: William John Rogers (father), Turua, Thames.

Trooper John Lionel RODGERS 13/531 Query correct person for memorial. NOK: M.J. Rodgers, Turua, Thames.

Private James Percival ROWE 12/1404 Born Thames. NOK: Mrs J. Bennett (mother), Moanataiari Creek, Thames.

Private Huke ROYAL 16/728 Enlistment address Thames. NOK: Turoa Royal (father), Thames. Thames Star 11 Sept 1915

Lance Corporal George Edward RYAN 62394 Born Thames. NOK: Mrs A. Ryan (wife), McKay Street, Thames.

J. RYAN Not yet identified Thames Star 14 March 1918

Lance Corporal Leonard RYAN 24/566 Enlistment address Thames. NOK: George Ryan (father), Richmond Street, Thames. Thmaes Star 13 Aug 1915

Sapper Alphonso Edward SARICH 4/1388 Born Thames. NOK: Mrs Rose Sarich (mother), Waiotahi Road, Thames.

Trooper Norman Maximillan SARICH 43773 Born Thames. NOK: Mrs R Sarich (mother), Waiotahi Creek Thames.

Lance Corporal Ernest SAUNDERS 58082 Attended school in Thames. NOK: Mrs Annie Saunders (mother), care of Mrs Tuakui, 39 Anglesea Street, Ponsonby.
Thames Star 7 Sept 1918


Private James Harry SAWYER 52471 Born Thames. NOK: Miss Luttana Sawyer (sister), Owen Street, Thames.

Rifleman Thomas Balford SENIOR 24/276 Born Thames. NOK: T. Senior (father), Karaka Creek, Thames.

Private Arthur Leith SHAND 12/268 Born Dunedin. NOK: Mrs R.H. Shand, Mackay Street, Thames. Thames Star 5 Feb 1916

Captain James Arthur SHAND 12/4304 Worked at the Thames Star. NOK: Mrs J.A. Shand (wife), 3 Mackay Street, Thames. Thames Star 23 Oct 1915

Rifleman William Groombridge SHAW 11122 Two William Shaw's at Thames, query correct one for memorial. NOK: F. Shaw (father), Tararu Flat, Thames.

Private William SHAW 62152 Two William Shaw's at Thames, query correct one for memorial. NOK: Miss Annie Shaw (sister), Globe Hotel, Thames.

Private Edwin James SHERLOCK 12/458 Born Thames. NOK: A. Sherlock (father), Parawai, Thames, New Zealand. Thames Star 16 Oct 1916

Private William Joseph SIMPSON 29634 Occupation plumber at Thames. NOK: Mrs B.F. Simpson (mother), Karaka Road, Thames. Thames Star 9 Nov 1917

Sapper Reginald Trevor SMITH 26468 Born Thames. NOK: W.T. Smith (father), Rolleston Street, Thames.

Private William Roydon SMITH 12/3157 Born Thames. NOK: Mrs A. Smith (mother), Matatoki, Thames.

E. STEVENS Not yet identified.

R. STEVENS Not yet identified.

J. STEWART Not yet identified.

Private Leonard Thomas STEWART 64675 Occupation fisherman at Thames. NOK: Mrs Jane Elizabeth Stewart (wife), Waiokaraka, Thames. Thames Star 15 Oct 1918

Private Matthew STEWART 12/451 Born Thames. NOK: Mrs D. Stewart (mother), Parawai, Thames. Thames Star 19 Oct 1917

Private James Elbery Louis STRANGE 70197 Born Thames. NOK: Mrs M Strange (mother), Mount Pleasant Thames.

Private William STRANGE 33624 Born Thames. NOK: Mrs Sarah Strange (mother), Mount Pleasant, Thames.

W. STRATTON Not yet identified.

Trooper Albert STRONG 43774 Born Thames. NOK: Mrs E. Strong (mother), Lambert Street, Thames.

Trooper Lennard SUTCLIFFE 13/2378 Born Thames. NOK: E. Sutcliffe (father), Franklyn Street, Thames. Thames Star 21 Aug 1915

G. TAYLOR Not yet identified.

Rifleman Henry James THOMAS 15434 Born Thames. NOK: Mrs James Thomas (mother), Hikutaia, Thames.

L. TILSLEY Not yet identified.

Sergeant Major Edward TINGEY 16/515 Past Drill Sergeant Thames. NOK: Mrs Bertha Tingey (wife), care of Lieut Mellows, Narrow Neck, Devonport.

Rifleman Leonard Claude THOMAS 32091 Born Thames. NOK: Mrs Fanny Thomas (mother), Hills Street, Thames.

Rifleman Len (Leonard William) TOWERS 26/930 Born Thames. NOK: L. J. Towers (father), Heale Street, Thames. Thames Star 17 Oct 1916

Private Laurie (Laurence Joseph) TOWERS 12/3172 Born Thames. NOK: L.J. Towers (father), Heale Street, Thames. Thames Star 15 June 1915

Private William John Russell TROTTER 12/912 Born Thames. Known as Russell. NOK: Mrs R.R. Trotter, Waiomio, Thames. Thames Star 7 June 1915

Rifleman Francis Albert Leslie VEDDER 56489 Born Thames. NOK: Mrs Mary Ann Vedder (mother), Waiotahi Creek, Thames. Thames Star 6 Sept 1918

Trooper William James VERRAN 51797 Born Thames. NOK: Mrs W.J. Verran (mother), Queen Street, Thames.

Gunner Edgar John WAITE 2/2335 Born Thames. NOK: Charles Waite (father), 4 Selwyn Street, Ponsonby.Thames Star 12 Aug 1915

Driver James Norman WAITE 42238 Born Thames. NOK: David A. Waite (brother), Hopai, via Thames.

Private Esau WALTERS 12/1522 Born Thames. NOK: Edward Walters, Matatoki.

Private James WATSON 12/485 Enlistement address Wharepoa. NOK: J.C. Watson, Reimers Avenue, Kingsland.

Lance Corporal William WATSON 13/2384 Born Thames. NOK: Mrs J. Watson (mother), care of A & G Price, Thames. Thames Star 9 July 1915

Lance Corporal Leslie Thomas WHITE 60029 Born Thames. NOK: J. White (father), Rolleston Street, Thames.

Sapper Ernest WHITEHEAD 55368 Born Thames. NOK: Mathias Whitehead (father), Parawai, Thames.

Gunner Harold WIGGINS 72922 Born Thames. NOK: G.E. Wiggins (father), Haven Street, Thames.

William Ellis WIGGINS M15245 Service in Royal Navy. Father was G E Wiggins. Thames Star 31 March 1915

Private William WILLETTS 67684 Born Thames. NOK: Mrs E. Willetts (mother), Davy Street, Thames.

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

M. WILSON Not yet identified.

Private Ernest Henry WILTON 40406 Born Thames. NOK: Mrs E. Wilton (mother), Tararu Road, Thames.Thames Star 14 Nov 1916

Private Sidney Herbert WIND 72923 Born Thames. NOK: Mrs Rose Wind (mother), Franklin Street, Thames.

Rifelman Joseph WYATT 26/954 Born Onehunga. NOK: George E. Wyatt (father), Townsend Road, Hikutaia, Thames Valley.

RETURNED SOLDIERS: Panel 5


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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

Frank ROBINSON Not yet identified.

Sapper Reginald Mervyn RHODES 23727 Occupation farmer at Thames. NOK: T.W. Rhodes M.P. (father), Thames.

W.J. JENKINS Not yet identified. There is William James Jenkin, but he died of wounds in 1920 and is on the Roll of Honour above.

Private Wallace Howe SPARKE(S) 12/1508 Born Thames. NOK: Mrs E. Trembath (mother), Moresby Avenue, Waihi.

Lance Corporal Reuben Harold NICHOLLS 3/3445 Born Thames. NOK: J.R.W. Nicholls (father), 11 Karaka Creek, Thames.

Private James OSBORNE 12/424 Occupation manufacturer at Thames. NOK: Mrs E. Osborne, Karaka Creek, Thames.

Rifleman Leslie LOMAS 25/1187 Born Thames. NOK: Mrs Catherine Lomas (mother), Thames.

Private Henry LOMAS 12/3078 Born Thames. NOK: Mrs H. Lomas (mother), Sands Street, Block 27, Thames. Thames Star 16 Oct 1916

Trooper Percy LOMAS 43769 Born Thames. NOK: Mrs P. Henry Lomas (mother), Sandes Street, Thames.

Private Sydney Thomas SPARKE 12/460 Born Kopu. NOK: Mrs E. Trembath (mother), Moresby Avenue, Waihi.

Rifleman Ernest Charles MORGAN 25720 Occupation teacher at Waiomio, Thames. NOK: Edward Charles Morgan (father), Paeroa.

Rifleman Thomas Harold GRAHAM 24/770 Born Thames. NOK: Thomas Graham (father), 91 Mackay Street, Thames.

Private Basil Conran SMITH 12/3823 Born Thames. NOK: R.D. Smith (father), Bank of New South Wales, Thames. Thames Star 27 Sept 1918

Gunner Reginald Hardy SMITH 2/2265 Born Thames. NOK: R.D. Smith (father), Bank of New South Wales, Thames. Thames Star 27 Sept 1918

Private James Harry SAWYER 52471 Born Thames. NOK: Miss Luttana Sawyer (sister), Owen Street, Thames.

Lance Corporal William Arthur SAWYER 17104 Born Thames. NOK: Mrs A.W. Sawyer (mother), Owen Street, Thames.

Private Joseph ROSS 38445 Born Thames. NOK: Mrs Francis Ross (mother), Eureka Hill, Thames. Thames Star 19 Oct 1917

Private John Henry CLINKER 70155 Born Thames. NOK: Mrs J. Clinker (mother), McKay Street, Thames.

Private Isaac Andrew HOLDEN 3/3852 Working at Kopu on enlistment. NOK: W.George Holden (father), Kopu.

Second Lieutenant Vernon Weston HOLDEN 40676 Law student of Kopu. Details. NOK: Mrs M. Holden (mother), Kopu.

Private Albert Edward HOLDEN 12/4193 Born Te Aroha. NOK: Mrs M. Holden (mother), Kopu, Thames.

Rifleman Alfred Ernest MOYLE 24/842 Born Thames. NOK: William Moyle (father), Upper Albert Street, Thames. Thames Star 19 Oct 1917

Rifleman Lawrence Arthur SHERLOCK 21104 Enlistment address Parawai. NOK: A. Sherlock (father), Bowen Street, Parawai, Thames.

Private Frank Walter ROBINSON 11540 Born Thames. NOK: Harriett Robinson (wife), Tararu Road Thames.

Sergeant Arthur Gorton PRICE 36791 Born Thames. NOK: George Price (father), Queen Street, Thames.

Private Alexander JENNINGS 64845 Born Thames. NOK: Mrs Julia May Jennings (wife), 115 Franklin Road, Ponsonby.

Private Robert Thomas HENDERSON 40313 Born Thames. NOK: Mrs E.K. Henderson (mother), Karaka Road, Thames. Thames Star 14 Nov 1916

Rifleman Alexander CAMPBELL 18963 Born Thames. NOK: Mrs E.M. Campbell (wife), Karaka Road, Thames.

Corporal Mervyn SIMMONDS 52333 Born Thames. NOK: W.J. Simmonds (father), Sandes Street, Thames. Thames Star 26 Sept 1917

Sergeant John HOFFMAN 24/187 Born Northern Wairoa. NOK: John O. Hoffman (father), Waitakaruru, Thames. Thames Star 14 Nov 1916

Private George HOFFMAN 62312 Occupation farmhand at Waitekauri. NOK: Mrs G. Hoffman (wife), Queen Street, Thames.

Sapper David HOFFMAN 4/1620 Occupation miner at Thames. NOK: John Hoffman (father), Thames.

Rifleman William Henry SCOTT 15424 Enlistment address Thames. NOK: Mrs Compta Alice Scott (wife), Waiotahi Creek, Thames.

Private George Richard NIGHTINGALE 47601 Occupation electrician at Thames. NOK: Mrs Emma Nightingale (mother), Fenton Street, Thames.
Thames Star 15 Nov 1918


Private Kenneth McElroy CASEY 59860 Born Thames. NOK: Mrs M. Casey (mother), Albert Street, Thames.

J.W. DOBSON Not yet identified.

Gunner Robert Henry MCDONALD 2/143 Born Thames. NOK: Mrs S. McDonald (mother), Edward Street, Thames.

Private Robert Ruther-Glen LAW 62341 Born Thames. NOK: Mrs E. Law (mother), Karaka Road, Thames.

Private George DUNCAN 40306 Born Thames. NOK: Miss E. Duncan (sister), Block 27, Lambert Street, Thames.

Private Maurice William DUNBAR 75123 Occupation hotel manager at Thames. NOK: Mrs M. Robinson (mother), Lady Bowen Hotel, Thames.

Private Tauranga MATIU (MATUI/MATTHEWS) 16/667 Born Thames. NOK: David Matthews (brother), Thames.

Rifleman Richard Edwin FORD 26592 Occupation moulder at Thames. NOK: Mrs Mary Ford (mother), Upper Albert Street, Thames.

Gunner Arthur Bramwell HUDSON 2/2844 Born Thames. NOK: R.B. Hudson (father), Parawai, Thames.

Gunner Charles Richard HUDSON 2/315 Born Thames. NOK: R.B. Hudson (father), Parawai, Thames. Thames Star 15 Oct 1918

Trooper Robert Leslie HUDSON 50022 Born Thames. NOK: Mrs Julia Violet Hudson (wife), Kopu, Thames.

R.R. LAW Duplicated on the Memorial. See above.

Private George Page SHAND 12/450 Occupation engineer at Thames. NOK: J. A. Shand (father), Star Office, Thames. Thames Star 28 Sept 1915

Private Makiwi MERIMANA 16/674 Born Thames. NOK: Tata Merriman (brother), Parawai, Thames.

Private Te Nuku MERIMANA 16/67 Born Thames. NOK: Mrs Roma Merrimana (wife), Parawai, Thames.

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 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

Private Richard Henry NEWMAN 46474 Born in Thames. NOK: Mrs A. Newman, (Stepmother) Auckland.

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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