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
George 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.
Evelyn 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.
Cox Brothers - Waipukurau Memorial (100nzmemorials.blogspot.com.au)
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.
Alexander 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.
William 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 (en.wikipedia.org)
Lieutenant-Colonel William Malone was born in England in 1859 and emigrated
to New Zealand in 1880.
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.
Paul 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.
Henare 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.
Francis 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