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World War I
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The project is to erect poppies to commemorate each person who went from the Waihi district to serve in World War 1, as part of the commemoration of the centenary of World War one.
Photos of Waihi memorials to our World War I soldiers and memorial list.
Rudolf (known as Barry) was the third of the six children of Christoph Rudolf Friedrich Pfundt (born Wurttemberg, Germany) and Isabel Pfundt (known as Gabel) nee Barry.
Harry Keven was in a shell-proof, ferro-concrete dugout captured by the 6th from the Huns and a shell burst outside. Two pieces of the shell came through a window about a foot square and struck Harry in the neck and chest. I am not sure which wound killed him...
Harold Beilby, son of Edwin Thomas Beilby and Julia Ann nee Podmore, was born 20 May 1894, Willoughby, North Sydney, NSW, Australia. The family moved to New Zealand pre 1900.
Leonard Truscott was living in Baker street Waihi, possibly with his parents, when he enlisted in May 1915. Truscott was the son of John Truscott and Mary Denton nee Towers.
Allan Morpeth was the eldest son of Henry Douglas Morpeth and Kate, nee Allan of Waihi, New Zealand. He first attended Pirongia School in the Waikato and then Bayfield School, Auckland.
Gerald Morpeth, born 1886, was the second of seven sons of Henry Douglas Morpeth, Waihi Borough Town clerk, and Kate nee Allan.
George Morpeth and his brothers were well known in sporting circles that included tennis, rugby and especially golf in Waihi and across New Zealand.
Robert Nicol Morpeth, born 1891, known as Nick, was the fourth of the seven sons of Henry Douglas Morpeth and Kate nee Allan.
Moore Morpeth was born 10 May 1894, the fifth of the seven son’s of Henry Douglas and Kate nee Allan of Waihi.
Sloan Morpeth was a keen and accomplished golfer and member of the Waihi Golf Club prior to WW1.
A name listed on the roll of honour on the lychgate at St John Anglican Church in Waihi is that of John Nathaniel Williams. Known as Nat Williams, he was a remittance man exiled to the Dominion of New Zealand by his influential father.
While Alexander Hislop was growing up, his family moved around New Zealand living in various mining towns, in the North and South Islands.
Alexander Yarr, known as Alex, was born 14th May 1880 at Glenavy, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland, the sixth son and seventh of the eight known children of Richard and Jane nee Lennon. The 1901 Northern Ireland census shows Alexander, unmarried and living with his family at Lurgill, Antrim.
Clive Arthur McLeod SWEARS was born Drury Auckland, August 1893, the fourth of the five known children of William Arthur (born Kensington, London, 1852-1907) and Frances Mary Woodward Swears nee FERRIER (1859-1941).