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Joseph Alexander Mercer

On 19 July 1916, 19-year-old Rifleman Joseph Mercer disappeared. After a bit of confusion he was finally tracked down in a German prisoner of war (POW) camp. Aside from a...

Sister Elizabeth Annie Wilson

Sister Elizabeth Annie Wilson 22/174 was one of the 26 New Zealand Nurses who survived the sinking of the Marquette on 23 October 1915. A German U-boat launched a torpedo at the...

Frederick Alan Westenra

Frederick Westenra was the son of Arthur Henry and Julia Westenra, of Akaroa, Canterbury, New Zealand.

Frederick Westenra is commemorated on the war memorial at Akaroa. 

Lieutenant Henry Herbert Ffitch

Born on 28th July 1888, Lieutenant Henry Herbert Ffitch (Serial Number 6/954) was the son of Henry and Florence Ffitch. He embarked for Egypt with the Canterbury Infantry Battalion in October 1914...

Percy John Clark

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William Henry Brookes

William Brookes was born at Penkridge in Staffordshire in 1881. After working as a farm labourer, William joined the North Staffordshire Regiment on 28 December 1899 and soon found himself on the...

Alfred Hodge

Alfred Hodge was one of eleven children of Mary and Edward Henry Hodge, from the small town of Riversdale, in Southland. He was a quiet, gentle person, called Alfie by his friends and family. One...