Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Thames (NZ): WWI ROH Commemorations July-August 1917-2017

During July to August 1917, nine Thames servicemen died while on active service in World War One.

Given how busy the TCDC staff were yesterday organising the big Goldfields 150 event at the War Memorial Civic Centre, it was special that they had remembered the two men who died 1st August 1917. Namely Private Clarken and Lance Corporal McConnell. Two crosses were placed at the Thames World War One Field of Remembrance in their honour. (photo below)
Tuesday 1 August 2017
Remembrance crosses for Patrick Clarken and Edward McConnell at the Field of Remembrance

Thames War Memorial Civic Centre, Mary Street, Thames
Details of the WWI ROH July-August 1917-2017
23/07/1917 In the Field, France or Belgium; RHODES Ernest William28631; Private 3rd Batt WIR 
1/08/1917 In the Field, France or Belgium; CLARKEN Patrick8/3216; Private 2nd Batt AIR 
1/08/1917 In the Field, France; MCCONNELL Edward James11506; Lance Corporal  2nd Batt AIR 
5/08/1917 In the Field, France or Belgium; DAVIES George Everett4/1645; Sapper NZETC
8/08/1917 Manurewa, New Zealand; CARTWRIGHT Joseph57403; Private NZTU
9/08/1917 In the Field, France or Belgium; STEVENS Ralph John24/586; Rfmn 2nd Batt 3rd NZRB 
10/08/1917 In the Field, France; MCCOLLUM Allan Norman15401; Rifleman 2nd Batt 3rd NZRB 
12/08/1917 France; GORDON Albert William; 35954; Flight Lieutenant RF Corps
23/08/1917 In the Field, France; LACK John Royston32021; Private 2nd Batt WIR

LINK for all the known Thamesites on the WWI ROH Board