Topic: Memorial Park Cenotaph, Cenotaph Field, Tauranga (1990)

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Tauranga's Memorial Park is home to a cenotaph commemorating local people who have died in wartime. Text and photographs by Debbie McCauley.

In 1989 Tauranga RSA and Tauranga City Council started planning a new memorial in the south-eastern corner of Memorial Park. It was intended to bring together the names on the rolls of honour listed on the Tauranga First World War memorial gates, the World War II cenotaph already at Memorial Park (near the Devonport Road entrance), and the memorial at the Tauranga RSA. The new memorial was unveiled on Armistice Day 1990. It sits in the south-western corner of the park on the corner of 11th Avenue and Fraser Street. Steps lead up to the cenotaph and the series of black polished granite slabs. The slabs feature 86 local names from World War I (1914-1918), 72 names from World War II (1939-1945) and other plaques for South Africa and the Vietnam War. 

Memorial Park Cenotaph

World War I (1914-1918)

  1. Robert Sherer Baikie (1895-1918) France
  2. Raymond John Baker (1890-1915) Gallipoli
  3. Charles Ebenezer Bannatyne (1882-1917) Belgium
  4. Frederick B Beach (1889-1919) Trentham, NZ - Influenza Pandemic
  5. John Vernon Herbert Bellers (1886-1916) Belgium
  6. George Reeve Bettelheim (1889-1918) Tauranga, NZ - Tuberculosis
  7. John Cairncross (1877-1917) France
  8. Angus William Carnachan (1894-1918) Featherston, NZ - Influenza Pandemic
  9. Charles Alfred Walter Clarebrough (1879-1916) France
  10. Leslie Harvey Clark (1891-1915) Gallipoli
  11. Thomas Clemson (1871-1916) France
  12. Clive Franklyn Collett (1886-1917) Scotland
  13. Kenneth Wrigley Commons (1894-1915) Gallipoli
  14. E Cooper (1917) France
  15. Eric Corbett (1886-1918) France
  16. George Wickham Crosley (1884-1915) Gallipoli
  17. Thomas Patrick Cullen (1885-1917) France
  18. Walter Joseph Cunningham (1882-1917) Belgium
  19. George Frederick Samuel Davis (1893-1918) Belgium
  20. Frederick Hugh Dodson (1891-1915) Gallipoli
  21. George Alexander Douglas (1886-1915) Gallipoli
  22. Thomas Lewis Douglas (1889-1915) Gallipoli
  23. John Ellison (1881-1918) France
  24. Cecil Sydney Fairs (1888-1915) Malta ex Gallipoli
  25. Alvar Francis Fenton (1895-1917) France
  26. William John Francis (1888-1916) France
  27. James Frew (1883-1917) France [served as 'James Henry Francis']
  28. Cecil George Guinness (1894-1917) Belgium
  29. Alfred John Samuel Harris (1888-1917) France
  30. John Leslie Hartland (1890-1918) France
  31. Andrew Charles Haua (1890-1915) Gallipoli
  32. Samuel James Keam (1887-1917) France
  33. Alfred William Kent (1891-1915) Gallipoli
  34. John Andrew Bathurst Kerr (1879-1917) Gaza, Palestine
  35. Harry Wensley Kirk (1890-1918) England - Measles
  36. Hone Koti (1893-1920) Tauranga, NZ - Tuberculosis
  37. Charles Walter Allan Lilley (1896-1918) France
  38. Thomas Leslie Lochhead (1890-1918) France
  39. William Harcourt Lochhead (1895-1918) Palestine
  40. Tukapa Toi Makaraure (1896-1918) France - Pneumonia
  41. Herbert Pengelly Mansel (1895-1918) Palestine
  42. Ronald Tracey Matheson (1874-1915) South West Africa
  43. Sydney Carlton McCarthny (1894-1916) France
  44. Robert McConnell (1888-1917) France
  45. William McKinlay (1893-1918) Auckland, NZ - Influenza Pandemic
  46. William White McLaren (1892-1918) France
  47. Evan Oswald McRoberts (1883-1917) France
  48. Johnnie Moko Mokopapaki (1893-1921) NZ - as the result of War Service
  49. Samuel Pemberton (1893-1916) France
  50. Frank Pentelow (1880-1917) France
  51. Alexander Petherbridge (1891-1920) Auckland, NZ - Tuberculosis
  52. Henry Phillips (1883-1918) France
  53. Edwin John Plummer (1885-1918) France
  54. William Leslie Poad (1897-1918) France
  55. Charlie Wood Rakauhemo (1893-1917) France
  56. Frederick Hill Ralph (1881-1917) London, England - Died of Wounds
  57. Arthur Alexander Ramsay (1898-1918) Featherston, NZ - Influenza Pandemic
  58. William Charles Leslie Reeve (1896-1917) France
  59. George Rangitikei Rewa (1892-1916) France
  60. Para Davy Rewi (1896-1918) France - Bronchial Pneumonia
  61. Waru Davie Rewi (1894-1920) Tauranga, NZ - Influenza Pandemic
  62. Harry Dickson Rikihana (1894-1918) Tauranga, NZ - Tuberculosis, Influenza Pandemic
  63. Mark Wilmot Rowe (1893-1918) France
  64. John James Salt (1899-1918) France
  65. Claude Montefiore Samuel (1889-1918) Germany - POW
  66. Richard Wearne Sharplin (1894-1916) Featherston, NZ - Pneumonia following Measles
  67. Edgar Francis Sheppard (1893-1915) Gallipoli
  68. John Graham Snodgrass (1888-1917) Belgium
  69. William Nelson Spratley (1894-1918) France
  70. George Fisher Stephenson (1890-1917) Belgium
  71. Harry Stewart (1888-1918) France - Died of Wounds
  72. Leslie Parmenter Stewart (1895-1917) France
  73. Thomas Wahia (1894-1915) Gallipoli
  74. Moa Wahia (1890-1915)) Gallipoli - At Sea
  75. Cecil Lewis Walker (1887-1916)  France
  76. Eric Trevor Logier Walker (1896-1918) France
  77. Robert Francis Willis Wall (1892-1918) France
  78. G A M Wallace
  79. G G Wallace
  80. J J Wallas
  81. Sidney Lancelot Ward (1896-1918) France
  82. Albert Samuel Wasley (1888-1917) Belgium
  83. Reginald Alfred Watkins (1885-1916) France
  84. Tiaki Wepiha Jack Webster (1895-1917) France
  85. Guy Clark Wilson (1889-1918) France
  86. Roy Howard Woollams (1896-1918) France

 

World War II (1939-1945)

  1. J Aorangi
  2. R M Baker
  3. A E W Bradmore
  4. N Breward
  5. B H Budd
  6. G H E Carswell
  7. C A Carter
  8. K A Chittock
  9. G H Collins
  10. P T Cullen
  11. J L Curtis
  12. D H Elder
  13. W H Flower
  14. C L M Forsyth
  15. G Gardiner
  16. R Gilmore
  17. N Griffin
  18. C W Guiness
  19. A H Gumbley
  20. F A Hogan
  21. J M Hall
  22. A F Hampshire
  23. J L Harrison
  24. A Heke
  25. A Heke
  26. A T Heke
  27. J Heke
  28. T Heslop
  29. W Jones
  30.  P W Kirk
  31. E R Lloyd
  32. S J Luke
  33. W H McMaster
  34. W R Mansell
  35. F W Marshall
  36. J L Marshall
  37. J L Marshall
  38. R L Martin
  39. R H T Martin
  40. L E Maxfield
  41. G E C Mayfield
  42. C L R Milne
  43. R G Morris
  44. F S Norris
  45. O H Oden
  46. K W Papps
  47. F S Pillans
  48. G V Riggir
  49. T B Rimmer
  50. M T Rosevere
  51. C J Sargent
  52. R L Sharplin
  53. C M Smith
  54. R D Smith
  55. D H Stephens
  56. O K Sutherland
  57. R J Sutherland
  58. N H Tanner
  59. T B Tanner
  60. D Tawhiao
  61. M Tawhiao
  62. F W C Thomson
  63. D H Tovey
  64. H N Tutahi
  65. G W Washer
  66. W A Watts
  67. S D Wells
  68. R Whareaitu
  69. B Wharepapa
  70. P A Williams

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Memorial Park Cenotaph, Cenotaph Field, Tauranga (1990)


Year:2012
City:Tauranga, New Zealand
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Memorial Park Cenotaph, Cenotaph Field, Tauranga (1990) by Debbie McCauley (Tauranga City Libraries) is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 New Zealand License