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Second World War Spitfire Pilot Ian S Lowman from New Zealand, wrote the following on typewriter sometime after his experiences
Clerk Roy Howard Woollams was killed in action in France on 8 May 1918.
Guy Clark Wilson (1889-1918) .
Ohauiti farmer Guy Clark Wilson was killed in action in France on 6 August 1918.
Tiaki Wepiha Jack Webster (1895-1917).
Tauranga labourer Tiaki Wepiha Jack Webster died of his wounds in France on 29 November 1917.
Reginald Alfred Watkins (1885-1916).
Salvation Army Officer Reginald Alfred Watkins died of his wounds on 23 July 1916.
Albert Samuel Wasley (1888-1917).
Tauranga bushman Albert Samuel Wasley was reported 'missing believed dead' in Belgium on 4 October 1917.
Sidney Lancelot Ward (1896-1918).
Bank clerk Sidney Lancelot Ward was killed in action in France on 25 August 1918.
Farmer Robert Francis Willis Wall was killed in action in France on 30 August 1918.
Eric Trevor Logier Walker (1896-1918) .
School teacher Eric Trevor Logier Walker was killed in action in France on 30 March 1918.
Accountant Cecil Lewis Walker was killed in action in France on 16 September 1916.
Bushman Moa Wahia died at sea of a fever on 9 September 1915 after fighting at Gallipoli.
Thomas Wahia (1894-1915).
Matakana Island farmer Thomas Wahia was killed in action at Gallipoli on 6 August 1915.
Driver George Henry Webbe Tobin was killed in action in France on 15 September 1916.
Harry Taylor (1888-1916).
Electrical Engineer Harry Taylor served as 'John Edward Stone' during World War I. He was killed in action in France
Mount Maunganui Carpenter Alban Taylor was killed in action in France on 27 August 1918.
Tauranga Hauraki Regiment Volunteer Warena Mokopapaki Tapsell died from influenza at Narrow Neck Miliary Camp on 4 November 1918.
Marine Engineer Samuel Tanner was aboard the ship 'City Of Perth'. The ship was torpedoed without warning by a submarine
Painter Leslie Parmenter Stewart died of disease in France on 5 January 1917.
Coach driver Harry Stewart died of his wounds in France on 24 October 1918.
Mount Maunganui school teacher George Fisher Stephenson was killed in action in Belgium on 26 July 1917.
Tauranga labourer Te Mete Smith died of tuberculosis in England on 27 December 1918.
Blacksmith William Nelson Spratley won a military medal before he died of his wounds in France on 25 June 1918.
Tauranga surveryor's assistant John Graham Snodgrass was killed in action in Belgium on 10 December 1917.
Sydney Elliott Skellern (1895-1915).
Tauranga mill hand Sydney Elliott Skellern died of his wounds at Gallipoli on 8 August 1915.
Edgar Francis Sheppard (1893-1915).
Tauranga clerk Edgar Francis Sheppard was killed in action at Gallipoli on 8 May 1915.
Whakamarama bushman Richard Wearne Sharplin died of pneumonia following measles at Featherston on 25 October 1916.
Claude Montefiore Samuel (1889-1918).
Prisoner of War (POW) Claude Montefiore Samuel died of disease in Germany on 13 September 1918.
John James Salt (1899-1918).
New Zealand Railways labourer John James Salt was killed in action in France on 12 September 1918.
Wairoa farmer Mark Wilmot Rowe was killed in action in France on 27 March 1918.
Oropi labourer Harry Dickson Rikihana died in Tauranga of tuberculosis and influenza on 13 November 1918.
Te Puke farmer Waru Davie Rewi died of influenza in Tauranga on 27 August 1920.
Maungatapu farmer Para Davy Rewi died in France on 8 November 1918 from bronchial pneumonia.
George Rangitikei Rewa from Motiti Island was killed in action in France on 31 August 1916.
William Charles Leslie Reeve (1896-1917).
Tauranga farmer William Charles Leslie Reeve was killed in action in France on 7 June 1917.
Arthur Alexander Ramsay died of influenza at Featherston in November 1918.

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Tauranga City Libraries is facilitating an online digital ‘knowledge basket’  Tauranga Memories  to capture the spirit  of Tauranga and its communities. Our vision is to capture these memories through your personal stories, photographs, video and audio footage.

It could be the stories of your migration or photos of a Tauranga event that you may have attended. Both individuals and community groups are welcome to contribute.So come join us in creating a vibrant resource that captures that true spirit of Tauranga, creating a legacy for our future generations to enjoy. For more details, email Tauranga Memories.

 

 

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