Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Thames (NZ): RSA Section Totara Cemetery & Auckland War Memorial Cenotaph

Did you know that thousands of 'new' World War Two names have been added to the Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph? This is accessed online, and you can add photographs and details for any of the entries.

For instance, Douglas Owen Barker, a Thamesite who served in the 2nd N.Z. Divisional Signals (Italy and Japan) has had extra biographical details and photographs added. (screenshot of part of the page above)

It is an easy process to contribute information. Just click on the CONTRIBUTE button at the appropriate section. The first time you will just need to give basic information that verifies your source. (see example below)
The names for the majority of the Thames servicemen and women interred at Totara Memorial Cemetery, Thames have been entered at Findagrave,  If you can help with photographs or further information, just sign up as a member (its free) and submit information.

Sample below, showing the page for Doug at the Findagravesite.
ABOVE LEFT: Gravesite of Douglas Owen Barker & Ivy Muriel Doris Barker nee Cornes
ABOVE RIGHT: View across the top of the RSA section to the WWI section in the distance.