Monday, September 25, 2017

Thames (NZ): WWII ROH update

Reminder that I am always on the lookout for names for the Thames WWII Roll of Honour List.

Another name and photograph just added to the list is for Walter Selwyn MCMAHON. Lance Corporal McMahan was serving with the 21st Infantry Battalion during World War Two, he died in Italy 10 April 1945. He is remembered in the Faenza War Cemetery in Italy.

Walter's parents were Mary and Manfred McMahon. The McMahon families were well known at Tapu. Walter attended the Thames Central School during 1923-24, and in later years had been a Thames Valley Rugby representative. Walter married Madeline Estelle Flavell in 1938, and the couple lived in Hamilton.

NEW ZEALAND HERALD, 27 APRIL 1945
If you know of any further names that have been omitted from the Thames WWII ROH, 
can you please email details.

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