Saturday, December 2, 2017

Thames (NZ): WWI 100 ROH Commemorations December 1917-2017

During the month of December 1917, 100 years ago, NINE Thames men lost their lives in the Great War. During the month, crosses will be placed by TCDC staff in the Field of Remembrance outside the Thames War Memorial Civic Centre. The photograph below was taken today, the crosses have been put out to remember Alex Hogg and John Lyes who died 3 December 1917.

They were:
3/12/1917 In the Field, France or Belgium; HOGG Alexander12/4013; L/Corporal  NZMG No 2 Coy
3/12/1917 In the Field, Belgium; LYES John William27921; Private 1st Batt OIR 10th Coy
13/12/1917 In the Field, France; ALLEY Frederick25/1196; Rifleman 3rd Batt 3rd NZRB
14/12/1917 In the Field, Belgium; RICE Patrick James38071; Private 2nd Batt WIR 17th Coy
15/12/1917 In the Field, Belgium; SERPELL Samuel Llewellyn3/2874; Cap NZMC No 3 Coy Fld Amb
20/12/1917 Taihape, New Zealand; STEVENSON Lindsay3/819; Sergeant NZMC
c25/12/1917 In the Field, Palestine; MATHESON Harry Mackay306; 2nd Lieut Royal Flying Corps
30/12/1917 In the Field, France; MCCLYMONT Frederick George4/1369; Lance Corporal  NZETC
31/12/1917 In the Field, Belgium; MURRAY Raika Whakarongatai20846; L/Corporal  NZ Maori Batt