Friday, August 8, 2014

Thames (NZ): Thames WWI Soldiers from Auckland University

A new digital resource online thanks to the Auckland University, has the names of past students who served in World War One. More exciting is that one can view page by page the diaries. Or a search facility is available. (Click on the diaries photograph, then click top right pages to 'turn' the page to browse each diary)

The Auckland University College Roll of Honour contains information about five women and 715 men from the University who served in the First World War. It was compiled by the Auckland University College Students' Association and the College between about 1915 and 1920.
Made up of three leather-bound ring-binders, the Roll of Honour was donated to the Library during the Second World War on 20 June 1941. It is housed in Special Collections as MSS & Archives E-2.

Examples of pages above. One is for R Alley who attended Thames High School and for George Stevenson Bagnall of Turua.

Well worth a look and search for family names.