Saturday, January 24, 2015

Thames (NZ): Changes to Auckland War Memorial Cenotaph Online

Big changes to the Cenotaph database, which now allows for contributions of both text and photos.

You can also lay a "poppy" of remembrance. Check out some of your Thames names and see if you can add some family details.

William Clement Augustus Cornes, was the grandson of Clement Augustus Cornes, one of the first miners on the Coromandel and Thames Goldfields. Rifleman Cornes was Killed in Action at the Somme, France on 30 September 1916. William was but 23 years of age, native of Te Aroha.

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