Monday, September 9, 2013

Thames (NZ): WWI resources

The NZSG has an updated CD that helps with researching World War One service personnel.

"New Zealand World War I Service Personnel & Reserves Index"

This along with other World War One resources are available for researchers at The Treasury in Thames.

Of notice for Thames and Paeroa, the photo on the front cover is of:
Driver Hugh Francis POLAND 10659
Died 4 Oct 1917 Ypres, Belgium. NOK: Son of Hugh and Ellie Poland, Paeroa, Thames.

Poland is on the Thames High School War Memorial Memorial and Plaque and also the Thames Peace Memorial.
Photos of these are available at The Treasury website: THAMES WAR MEMORIAL FOR WORLD WAR I (1914 - 1918).
It will be learnt with regret that one of those who has just been killed in action is Mr Hugh Poland, son of the member for Ohinemuri. Very great sympathy will be felt for Mr Poland and his family in their sad loss.
Do you have of items related to WORLD WAR ONE Thames/Hauraki personnel
letters/postcards/photos - copies/originals??