Monday, April 17, 2017

Thames (NZ): WWI ROH Thames - 100 year anniversary April 1917-2017

The following soldiers lost their lives one hundred years ago (April 1917). For a full list of names CLICK HERE.

Sergeant William Hector TREWHELLA, Killed in Action in the field of France 11 April 1917. Serial No. 492, part of the Australian Imperial Forces. Born in Thames, next-of-kin his daughter Doreen Trewhella of Auckland. Aka Trewheela.

Private Alfred Percy GRANT, Died of Disease at sea on way back to New Zealand. Serial No. 12/354 2nd Battalion, Auckland Infantry Regiment 6th Coy. Born at Tairua, son of Mr & Mrs V Grant of Matatoki, Thames.

Private Thomas Alfred GEMMING, Died of Disease at Thames 26 April 1917. Serial No. 12/359, Auckland Infantry Regiment. Born and educated at Thames, son of Charles and Agnes Gemming. Worked at Coakley's Grocery shop before the war. Served in Egypt and Gallipoli where he was wounded.