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Pt Chevalier Times 32

Pt Chevalier Times 32

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Published by Lisa Truttman
Newsletter for the Pt Chevalier Historical Society, Auckland.
Newsletter for the Pt Chevalier Historical Society, Auckland.

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 Newsletter for the Point Chevalier Historical Society
 No. 32 September 2013
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Meetings—201310.30 at the Horticultural Society rooms, 990 Great North Road, Western Springs
17 October—Ted Scott and his old postcards21 November—Lisa Truttman, Partington’s Mill
“Noble Boys of Point Chevalier — Roll of Honour1914-1918”
If you’re related to any of these names — we needyour info. More, inside.
 Lisa Truttman
I can’t say that I have any close relatives who servedduring the First World War. At the time, my father was born in 1916 and his father was a railways porter living on the North Shore; on my mother’s side in theBritish Army, there were two distant cousins namedKillerby who served during 1917-1918, and at leastone died in France.But — I do think that lists of names from the war withno further information should be expanded, so that weremember that these were real people who went off toserve in a conflict which (starting next year) was acentury away from now.In the Pt Chevalier RSA, the “Noble Boys of PointChevalier” roll of honour bears the following names.I’d like anyone reading this to contact me (somethingwritten down would be great, thanks) to tell me moreabout them. So far, I’ve accessed the Cenotaph data- base (Auckland War Memorial Museum) and PapersPast.These are the names, in order on the roll:
F Goodwin (wounded)J Hosken (wounded)G McIvorS FairweatherA Walker (killed)T Cleal (wounded)T QuelchH OwensJ Dutton (killed)D McPhersonW ForrestR MidgleyJ MonaghanR MonaghanG HarrisH Dawson (wounded)J DawsonA H Windsor (killed)W Fairweather (killed)N Fairweather (wounded)G J Howes (wounded)W L Norris (wounded)C J NorrisM RobertsR FryR BradburyJ Bull
Pt Chevalier Historical SocietyMinutes of meeting Thursday 15th August 2013Auckland Horticultural Council Rooms
Meeting started at 10.30 am. Present: 45 people Apologies: Pam Burrell, G Perkins Elaine Read, D Tasker, Alison Turner, Jan WilliamsWelcome extended to our guest speaker Sue ThomsonPresident’s reportPaid up membership is now 99The fire at Pt Chevalier Primary School was noted & it was suggested that members with informationthat might help complete the school records please notify MargaretWestern Springs College, with a view to forming an alumni, requests old students of both the Col-lege and Seddon College to contact them.Guest Speaker Sue Thomson – The history of Carrington HospitalMeeting Concluded: 12.45 pmNext meeting17
October: Ted Scott on Old Postcards
“Noble Boys of PointChevalier” project.
A BathO DysonL Meyer (wounded)R McVeigh (wounded)R MotionJ Alexander (wounded)W EdwardsH French (killed)W HoskenA ShirtcliffeG KingA AlpeW H Hanna (killed)R PriceR M GatfieldF MackieH B Howes
So far, what I have includes the following:
“F Goodwin”
Francis “Frank” Goodwin, Albert Street, Water-view. Incorrectly noted in war records (and onCenotaph) as “Franklin”. Embarked 9 October 1915, bound for Suez, part of 1
Battalion, NZ Rifle Bri-gade. His next-of-kin was his father John Goodwin,who was Chief Attendant, Auckland Mental Hospi-tal. Frank Goodwin was reported wounded Septem- ber 1918, as a Sergeant.Luckily, I know Tony Goodwin, a fellow member of the Avondale-Waterview Historical Society, andFrank Goodwin’s nephew. This from Tony:“[Frank] was born at Wellington 12th September 1894, the middle of three children, Theresa beingthe eldest and my Father Stan, the youngest. MyGrandparents were working at the Porirua Mentalhospital at the time and eventually moved to Water-view where my Grandfather was head attendant atthe Avondale Mental Hospital [The Whau]“Frank was attested for military service on 29thMay 1915 and arrived in Egypt November that year and embarked for France April 1916. The next men-tion is 26th August where he had 3 days stoppage of  pay "for neglecting to obey an order" and the nextmention is his being wounded in action 15thSeptember and admitted to hospital at Etaples. Thefollowing month he rejoined the Battalion in thefield and continued in service doing a course at theSniper school and attaining the rank of Sergeant. Hewas wounded a second time 14th September 1918and transferred to 1st NZ General Hospital Brock-enhurst. Then sailed for NZ from Plymouth aboard
 SS Briton
Christmas eve 1918 and was dischargedfrom military service as "No longer physically fit for war service" 28th May 1919.“He had two daughters, Daphne and Vera, and fol-lowing the death of his first wife he married again[Aunt Rita] and they had a fruit and vegetable shopat Papakura for a number of years. In 1940 he ap- plied for "Home Service" but with a medical classi-fication PU Grade lV, hair grey, complexion florid,he was not accepted. Following retirement Frank and Rita lived at 11 John Street Ponsonby. BothDaphne and Vera lived at 43 Alford Street with their Grandmother [and me] I clearly remember him hav-ing a row of bullet wounds across his chest and hewas not a well man, and how we attempted to avoidAunty Rita as she tried to kiss us. Frank died 29thMarch 1957.”There are others on the roll who directly worked atthe Auckland Mental Hospital and enlisted fromthere:
“J Dutton”
James Heywood DuttonEmbarked 16 October 1914, Auckland Infantry Bat-talion. Enlistment address: Care of Auckland MentalHospital. NoK: Thomas Dutton, Buersill Head, Rockdale,Lancashire, EnglandDied 8 August 1915, Gallipoli. Reported as killed inaction. But … he was mis-reported as being in hos- pital June 1915.
“Private J H Dutton, reported wounded, was amember of the Auckland Mental Hospital staff, and resigned his position at that institution in order to go to the front when war broke out. He was a nativeof England, but had been a good many years in New Zealand.”
 NZ Herald 
23 June 1915)Reported as killed and included on casualty lists, asresult of a later court of inquiry into breakdown of communication between the front and NZ, whichresulted in families mistakenly told their relativeswere just wounded.Memorial: Chunuk Bair (New Zealand) Memorial,Chunuk Bair Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey.
“D McPherson”
Possibly Donald MacPherson. Embarked 16 Octo- ber 1914, Auckland Infantry Battalion. NoK: PriceMacPherson, Ajax Road, Port ChalmersEnlistment address: Auckland Mental HospitalDestination: Suez. Possibly reported May 1915 as being injured in shoulder and thigh. Out of danger the following month.

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