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NZ Gallipoli biographies

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Biographies of New Zealanders who were at Gallipoli
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Charles Mackie BEGG
George Wallace BOLLINGER
Evelyn Gertrude BROOKE
COX Brothers (Edward Percy COX, George Turnley COX, Mervyn Francis COX)
Alexander John GODLEY
William George MALONE
Horace Millichamp MOORE-JONES
Paul Thomas SILVA
Henare Wepiha TE WAINOHU
Pirimi Perearika TAHIWI
Francis Morphet TWISLETON

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New Zealanders Some New Zealanders who played a role at Gallipoli:



Begg, Charles Mackie

Charles Mackie BeggCharles Mackie Begg (
Charles Begg was a medical practitioner who was placed in charge of the New Zealand Field Ambulance
at the start of World War 1. He was wounded at Gallipoli, where he had set up a medical station on the beach at Anzac Cove. He died in 1919 after contracting influenza and pneumonia.

See also Charles Begg for a large photograph.

Bollinger, George Wallace

George Wallace BollingerGeorge Wallace Bollinger (
George Bollinger was a bank clerk who was born in New Zealand to a father who had emigrated from the Kingdom of Bavaria, which was later to become part of the German Empire. George volunteered for the New Zealand Expeditionary Force in which he was found to have served with loyalty. However, he was faced with claims that he was sympathetic to the Germans. George Bollinger criticised the management of the Gallipoli campaign and the way his mates were treated
George's brother, Herman, also served at Gallipoli.

See also George Bollinger for a large photograph and diary extracts.

Brooke, Evelyn Gertrude

Evelyn Gertrude BrookeEvelyn Gertrude Brooke (
Eva Brooke joined the New Zealand Army Nursing Service and became a hospital ship matron. Many male soldiers had difficulty accepting that she and the other women nurses possessed the courtesy rank of officer. Her ship visited Anzac Cove five times (but she would not have landed there). Eva was mentioned in dispatches and was presented with the Royal Red Cross and bar at Buckingham Palace. Eva Brooke died in 1962.
(See also Women.)

See also Evelyn Brooke for a group photograph and short summary.

Cox Brothers

George Turnley cox

Edward Percy Cox

Mervyn Francis Cox

George Turnley Cox

Edward Percy Cox Mervyn Francis Cox

Cox Brothers - Waipukurau Memorial (
This blog entry provides information about six brothers, three of whom served in Gallipoli: Edward Percy Cox, George Turnley Cox and Norman Davidson Cox. Only Edward survived. (Another brother, Norman, was killed in France.)
Edward's diary is covered on our New Zealand diaries page.


Godley, Alexander John

Alexander John GodleyAlexander John Godley (
Alexander Godley was a British-born New Zealand military commander who was praised for his administrative skills and organisation of training (though certainly not for any training for handling the unexpected steep and rugged ground at Gallipoli). However, he was criticised for some of his practical decisions in the field. He died in 1957.

See also Alexander Godley for a large photograph and short summary.

Malone, William George

William George MaloneWilliam George Malone (
English-born New Zealand military commander William Malone emigrated to New Zealand where he took on a variety of occupations, which included being a member of the Armed Constabulary, and being a farmer and becoming a barrister. He displayed strong leadership as part of the ANZAC Corps at Gallipoli but received some (apparently unfair) criticism. He was killed when his side's fire burst above him.

William George Malone (
Lieutenant-Colonel William Malone was born in England in 1859 and emigrated to New Zealand in 1880.


Moore-Jones, Horace Millichamp

Horace Moore-JonesSapper Horace Moore-Jones (
Horace Moore-Jones joined the New Zealand Expeditionary Force at the beginning of World War 1 while living in Britain. He was tasked with drawing maps of the landforms at Gallipoli to assist in battle planning but he injured his drawing hand. He is known for the almost 80 Gallipoli watercolour paintings that he produced while recovering in England. He is even better known for the image of Simpson and his donkey which he painted from a photograph in 1918 while in New Zealand.

Horace Millichamp Moore-Jones (
A longer biography of Horace Moore-Jones.

Horace Moore-Jones (
Horace Moore-Jones displayed heroism after the war when he rescued people from a hotel fire in 1922. However, he died from the burns he received from that fire.

Commemorative statue of Sapper Horace Moore-Jones (
A bronze statue to commemorate the post-war heroism displayed by Sapper Moore-Jones is to be installed at Hamilton by 2015.

Silva, Paul Thomas

Paul Thomas SilvaPaul Thomas Silva (
Paul Silva was born on Great Barrier Island to a Fijian-born mother and a Brazilian-born father. He enlisted in the Auckland Battalion, New Zealand Infantry Brigade in 1914 and on 25 April 1915 he landed at Gallipoli but was shot in the face three weeks later, losing an eye. Following the war he showed extraordinary skills in competitive wood-chopping and in single-handedly building timber bridges.

See also Paul Silva for a large photograph and short summary.

  Tahiwi, Pirimi Pirimi TahiwiPirimi Pererika Tahiwi (
(The spelling "Perearika" on the page would appear to be incorrect.)
Pirimi Tahiwi, also known as Prim, was a teacher and rugby player who joined the Maori Contingent in World War 1, landing at Gallipoli on 3 July 1915. He also fought in World War 2.

Tahiwi, Pirimi Pererika (
Pirimi Tahiwi joined the Territorial Force in May 1911 as a private and by April 1915 he was promoted to captain in the Maori Contingent.

Pirimi Pererika Tahiwi (
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Te Wainohu, Henare Wepiha

Henare Wepiha Te WainohuHenare Wepiha Te Wainohu (
Henare Wepiha Te Wainohu was a skilled rugby player who studied at theological college and became a priest. At the beginning of World War 1 he was made chaplain to the Maori Contingent. He risked his life at Gallipoli in the course of supporting the soldiers.

See also Henare te Wainohu for a large photograph and short summary.

Twisleton, Francis Morphet

Francis Morphet TwisletonFrancis Morphet Twisleton (
English-born New Zealand soldier Frank Twisleton landed at Gallipoli on 20 May 1915. He wrote letters vividly describing the war action and later expressed his strong views about the incompetence he saw in the British leadership. He died in 1917 after being shot in the Middle East.

See also Francis Twisleton for a large photograph and short summary.

Westmacott, Spencer

Spencer Westmacott (Image courtesy Yvonne Riddiford)Spencer Westmacott (
Farmer Spencer Westmacott landed at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915 but later lost his right arm yet continued to serve in the war.

See also:

Westmacott, Herbert Horatio Spencer (
Dictionary of New Zealand Biography entry on Spencer Westmacott.

Gallipoli The Scale of Our War: World War 1 Teacher's Pack [13MB pdf file, opens at page 9]

See pages 9-10. Information, images and some learning activities on Spencer Westmacott. (More information.)

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