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KOPU, HIKUTAIA, MATATOKI, WHAREPOA & OMAHU WWI MEMORIALS

ALLEY MEMORIAL PARK, HIKUTAIA


ALLEY MEMORIAL PARK
Lest We Forget.
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HIKUTAIA
SOLDIERS MEMORIAL

Great War 1914 - 1919

THEY DIED

ALLEY D. C.
ALLEY F.
ALLEY A.W.
BROGAN F.
CORBETT T.
ENSOR H.
GURMETT T.
LOWRY S.
RAE T.
SCOTT H.
SCOTT V.R.S.













THEY SERVED
ALLEY A.K.
ALLEY A. W.
ALLEY C.
ALLEY C.E.
ALLEY R.
ALEXANDER A.K.
ANGEL D.
CLARK H.
CLAY R.
CORBETT P.
CROMBIE R.
DICKSON R.
DOWNES C.
GIBB S.C.
GIBB T.C.
HILL F.
LAMING F.H.
LOWRY A.J.
McCORMICK R.
MORRISON R.
MOYLE W.J.
OLIVER J.
REID C.
REID W.
ROYAL R.
TAYLOR F.
THOMAS H.
WALTERS M.
YOUNG V.






HIKUTAIA
SOLDIERS MEMORIAL

Great War 1914 - 1919

THEY DIED

Private David Clifford ALLEY 12/2932 K.I.A. 26 September 1916, France. NOK: Parents: Charles and Emily Alley, Hikutaia, Thames.
Thames Star 16 October 1916 Thames Star 16 October 1916


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

Corporal Alfred William ALLEY 9872 MM KIA 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.


BROGAN F. Not yet identified

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


Private Henry George Herbert ENSOR 12/345 KIA 30 Apr 1915, Gallipoli. NOK: Son of Cecelia Payne (formerly Ensor) of Tararu Thames, and the late Samuel Ensor. Newspaper clipping regarding Central School Old Boys.

Rifleman Thomas GURNETT 15364 KIA 12 Oct 1917 Ypres, Belgium. NOK: Mrs M.A. Ellis (friend), Hikutaia, Thames.

GURMETT T. Not yet identified but probably Thomas GURNETT above.

Private Samuel Thomas Alexander LOWRY 12/394 KIA 8 May 1915 Gallipoli. NOK: James Lowry Snr (father) Hikutaia, Thames Valley.

Second Lieutenant Thomas Handley RAE 12/3453 KIA 4 November 1918 Le Quesnoy, France. NOK: Mrs Anne Rae (mother), Thomas Rae (father), Hikutaia, Thames Valley.

SCOTT H. Not yet identified

Victor Richard Stanley SCOTT 10275 KIA 4 October 1917 Ypres, France. Born, Coromandel. NOK: H.J.W. Scott (brother) Ngarua, Waitoa, Thames Valley. Parents: William Greer and Elizabeth Scott.

ALLEY FAMILY REFERENCES

  1. Descendants of John Alley
  2. Early Hikutaia Settlement by Tui Murdoch, Ohinemuri Regional Journal 15, June 1971.
  3. Vic and Leila Ally - Diamond Wedding Ohinemuri Regional History 45, September 2001.
  4. THE ALLEY FAMILY OF HIKUTAIA

WWI MEMORIAL FOR WHAREPOA & OMAHU


IN MEMORY OF
THE MEN FROM
WHAREPOA & OMAHU
WHO FOUGHT IN THE WAR
1914 - 1918.

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W. JONES
A. JONES
D. FISHER
J. BRUNTON
G. DAVIS
W. GREEN
W. CLARK
R. ODLUM
C. GREEN
P. BARRON
W. HILL
A. HILL +
R. BEDFORD
V.R. McCOLLUM +
E. McCOLLUM +
A. McCOLLUM +
W.M. O'HARA
G. RODGERS
J. RODGERS
W. MITCHELL
G. BOOT
P. GOODER
W. ALGIE
A. BLACKWELL
B. THORN +
H. CLARK



WWI MEMORIAL FOR WHAREPOA & OMAHU
THEY DIED

Private Alexander HILL 59898 K.I.A. 14 April 1918, Somme, France. NOK: Mrs C. C. Hill, Auckland. NZ Herald 14 Apr 1919.

Lance Corporal Victor Alexander McCOLLUM 26/873
KIA: 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

Rifleman Ernest McCOLLUM 23/222
Died of wounds: 2 July 1916 France. NOK: Son of Theophilus and Annie McCOLLUM, Wharepoa Rd, Thames.

Private Ben THORN M.M. 23/301
KIA 20 Nov 1917 Ypres, Belgium. Lived at Wharepoa. NOK: Son of Ben and Jessie Thorn, Waihi.







KOPU HALL HONOUR BOARD


Kopu World War I Memorial
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1914-1918
KOPU
ROLL OF HONOUR
for King & Country


L.Corp. R.W. Murray
of Kopu
Killed in Action
Corporal Theophilus John GEMMING 12/1956
KIA 8 Aug 1915 Gallipoli.
NOK: Son of Charles W. G. and Agnes C. Gemming of MacKay St, Kopu, Thames.


Lance Corporal Raika Whakarongatai MURRAY 20846
KIA 31 Dec 1917 Ypres, Belgium.
NOK: Son of Wikitoria Te Ngahue and S. Murray of Kopu, Thames.


Private Sydney Carlton McCARTHNY 12/3098
Died of wounds 18 Aug 1916 France.
NOK: Son of W. McCarthny (father) of Kopu, Thames.

_______________________________


ANDERSON G.
ANDERSON W.
COWLES R.K.
CRAWFORD G.J.
GEMMING F.E.
GIBBONS, Charles Francis
GREGORY G.
HOLDEN A.
HUDSON R.L.
JENNER F.L.
MELLOR C.G.
NEWLAND A.V.
ONION J.
TEPENE J.
ANDERSON W.G.
CLUNE J.
CRAWFORD T.H. Corp.
FLYNNE E.
GEMMING T.A.
GIBBONS C.P.
HOLDEN I.A.
HOLDEN V.W. Lieut.
IFWERSON R.
KIPA G.
McCARTHNY A.
NEWLAND F.
RICHARDS M.A.
WILLIAMS V.L. Corp.
WILLIAMS G.P. Sergt Major

LEST WE FORGET


MATATOKI ROLL OF HONOUR as seen in the Thames Star 29 Jan 1918.


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. Waihi Casualties from WWI
  11. The New Zealand Tunnelling Company.
  12. New Zealand WW100: Remembering WWI - 100 years on.
  13. Australian War Memorial



Information for this webpage compiled by Kae Lewis from photos by David Wilton. Assistance from Althea Barker is much appreciated. If you can help to identify any of these soldiers, correct any errors or provide copies of photos and more information on any soldier, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please contact The Treasury staff or Webmaster, Kae Lewis:


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