Thursday, October 12, 2017

Thames (NZ): 12 October 1917 - Eight Thamesites amongst the ROH

An earlier post on Thames' darkest month in WWI, gave the names of twenty-two men known to have been Killed in Action or classified as a war death in October 1917.

New Zealand today commemorates the Battle of Passchendaele On the 12th October 1917, 843 New Zealand soldiers were Killed In Action or mortally wounded at Passchendaele in Flanders, Belgium.

Today, 12 October 2017, a cross stands outside the Thames War Memorial Civic Centre in honour of those men who never made it back home. (photo above)
Names of those men who died on this day 100 years ago are: (date of death, place, name, link to Cenotaph, service summary)

12/10/1917 In the Field, Belgium; AUTRIDGE Charles40271; Rifleman 2nd Batt 3rd NZRB
 
12/10/1917 In the Field, Belgium; GRAHAM Albert Edward24/769; L/Corporal  2nd Batt 3rd NZRB
12/10/1917 In the Field, Belgium; GURNETT  Thomas15364; Rifleman 2nd Batt 3rd NZRB 
12/10/1917 In the Field, Belgium; HANNA William Henry26611; Rifleman 2nd Batt 3rd NZRB 
12/10/1917 In the Field, Belgium; JORDAN Sydney Carl24/482; Corporal 2nd Batt 3rd NZRB 
12/10/1917 In the Field, Belgium; PATTON William Charles25/1198; Rifleman 3rd Batt 3rd NZRB 
12/10/1917 In the Field, Belgium; PEARCE William5/894; Private NZMG 3rd Coy
12/10/1917 In the Field, Belgium; WHITE William Campbell26726; Rifleman 4th Batt 3rd NZRB 

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