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:
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
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:
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.”
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.
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.