BOOTH, Edgar Normanby

Edgar Normanby Booth
 employed by Ellerbeck Studio, Newton, Auckland

born 7 April 1889 Blenheim
Killed in action 7 June 1915 Dardanelles
Private E. N. Booth.

Private Edgar Normanby Booth (Ted), killed in action at the Dardanelles on June 8th, was a son of Mr. K. Booth, of the Dunedin Telegraph Office, and was 24 years of age. He was born at Blenheim, and educated there and at Christchurch. For many years he was connected with Ellerbeck Studios before entering into business at Dominion Road. 
On the outbreak of war he enlisted, joining the 3rd Auckland Infantry Battalion, and also assisted the band as a cornet player. He served for some years in the volunteers as a member of the Engineer Corps, and was also attached to the Boy Scouts, holding the office of Scoutmaster. Besides being an all-round athlete, he had charge of the Mt. Eden and Epsom Methodist Gymnasium Clubs, while for a number of years he represented the W.Y.M.I. Club, and latterly Epsom Methodist Club, on the Association football field. 

In musical circles, as a member of the Harmonic Orchestra and Pitt Street Methodist Church choir, his services were valued. By his kindly and unselfish disposition he had a wide circle of friends, and his record was that of one who "played the game."

Auckland Star, Volume XLVI, Issue 157, 3 July 1915

Unknown Photographer

unknown photographer
Auckland Mounted Rifles 
8th Reinforcements

probably photographed about August -  October 1915 at Trentham

back row:
                                      1           2          3            4           5          6             7
1. John Kingstone Hull, 13/2520, Corporal, Otana, Waiuku, Auckland. Next of kin,G.G. Hull (father), Otana, Waiuku, New Zealand. Died 7 October 1954 aged 61 years, reg. 1954/28774.

2. McKay

3. Whiteman

4. Thomas Percy Shinton Cowern, 13/2551, Trooper, Kawhia, King-country, next of kin Fred Cowern (father), Kawhia, New Zealand. Died 26 March 1967 aged 89 years, reg,

5. Davis - 
Edward Bently Davies, 13/2554, Trooper, Papatoetoe, next of kin, T.B. Davies (father) Papatoetoe, Auckland
William Davies, 13/2555, Trooper, 83 Wellesley Street, Roslyn, next of kin, Mrs R. Bird (mother), 83 Wellesley Street, Auckland.

6. Walter James Norton, 13/2612, Trooper, Waimauku, next of kin Mrs E.E. Norton (mother), Waimauku, via Hokianga Heads. Died 13 June 1962 aged 71 years, reg. 1962/25599.   

 7. Gordon Thomas Gunson, 13/2575 , Trooper, 33 Arthur Street, Ponsonby, Auckland, next of kin, Mrs W. Gunson (mother), 33 Arthur Street, Ponsonby, Auckland. Died 12 July 1962 aged 68 years, reg. 1962/28143.

second row:
             8          9         10          11         12     13       14       15           16  

8. Thomas Murray, 13/2600, Trooper, Clevedon, next of kin, Mrs A. Murray (mother), Clevedon, Auckland

9. Edwin Joseph Binns, 13/2532, Trooper, Waiuku, next of kin Mrs F.M. Binns (mother), Waiuku, Auckland

10.  Herbert Wills Wyllie, 13/2632, Trooper, Papatoetoe, next of kin James Wyllie (father), Papatoetoe

11. Christopher T. Fawcett, 13/2562, Trooper, Clevedon, next of kin, C.A. Fawcett (father), Clevedon, Auckland

12. Alfred Linwood, 13/2586, Lance-Sergt., Mrs Jean Linwood (wife), Waiuku, Auckland

13.  Albert Sydney Wyllie, 13/2631, Trooper, Papatoetoe, next of kin James Wyllie (father), Papatoetoe

14.  James Archibald McNair, 13/2607, Trooper, Otaua, Waiuku, next of kin P. McNair (brother), Otaua, via Waiuku. Born 28 February 1894 Auckland - died 14 October 1917,
Killed in Action, Ypres, Belgium

15. Linton Hames, 13/2576, Private, Waiuku, next of kin J. Hames (father), Maungaturoto, Auckland.

16. Martin Murray, 13/2599, Trooper, Post-office, Oparau, next of kin, Mrs M. Hickey (sister), Pukekohe, Auckland. 

Died 28 March 1918
Lance Corporal Martin Murray who, as announced in our last issue, has been killed in action was 39 years of age. He was the second son of Mrs Bodkin, of Pukekohe, and of the late Mr John Murray. Born in Dunedin he received his earlier education from the Dominican Nuns and later from the Christian Brothers. He enlisted with the 8th Reinforcements and served in Egypt, Somme, Messines and at Passchendeale, in charge of a Lewis gun. Arriving in the North Island 16 years ago he was a road contractor in the King Country for some years prior to enlisting. His headquarters were, however, with his sister, Mrs M. Hickey, at Pukekohe. His step-brother, Sgt. A. Bodkin, is still on active service.

third row:

                           17      18       19        20           21       22          23           24

17. William Griffin Yeates, 13/2633, Sergeant, 48 Ardmore Road, Ponsonby, Auckland, next of kin George Yeates (father), East Tamaki, Auckland

18. George Herbert Erickson, 13/2561, Trooper, Post Office, Whitford, Akaaka, Auckland, next of kin P. Erickson (father), Belwood Avenue, Dominion Road, Auckland

19. Norman Edward John Rossiter, 13/2617 Trooper, Waiuku, next of kin S.T. Rossiter (father), Waiuku, Auckland

20. Alan Lindsay Stuart Ferguson, 13/2517, Sergeant, Mount Smart Road, Penrose, Auckland, next of kin, Thomas Ferguson (father), Mount Smart Road, Penrose, Auckland

21. Maxwell Aldred, 13/2510, Captain, Waiuku, Auckland, next of kin, Mrs. M. Aldred (wife), St. Stephen's Avenue, Parnell, Auckland.

22. Leslie Wilfred Basley, 13/2519, Lance-sergt., Manukau Road, Parnell, Auckland, next of kin G.W. Basley (father), Solicitor, Auckland

23. Charles Rainsford Barriball, 13/2527, Trooper, Waiuku, next of kin on embarkation, A.M. Barriball (father), Waiuku. Died 17 April 1970

24. Robert Alexander Bruce, 13/2536, Trooper. Waiuku, next of kin, R. Bruce (father), North Rowe, Shetland Islands, Scotland. Killed in Action, Palestine, 14 November 1917 aged 26 years; the Auckland Mounted Rifles was involved in the Battle of Ayun Kara on that day. Son of Robert and Andrina Bruce, of Lochend, Northmavine, Lerwick, Shetland Islands. Native of North Rowe, Lerwick.

 fourth row"

                               25            26               27            28           29             30

25. George Black, 13/2533, Trooper. P.O., Silverdale, next of kin Mrs Mary Black (mother), Papakura, Auckland

26. Harry Crabtree Frost, 13/2566, Trooper. Wiri, Papatoetoe, next of kin John Frost (father), Wiri, Papatoetoe, Auckland

27. Charles Quinney, 13/2616, Trooper. Post-office, Mauku, Auckland, next of kin Mrs Sadie Quinney (wife), G.P.O., Wellington. Died 11 August 1916.

28. James Frederick Doak, 13/2558, Trooper, Care of Miss O'Rorke, Ramarama, next of kin John George Doak (father), Fernside, North Canterbury. Son of Rose Annie and John George Doak

29. John Cornelius Finn, 13/2563, Trooper, Clevedon South, Auckland, next of kin Mrs Alice Ann Finn (mother), Clevedon South, Auckland.

30. Alfred Walker, 13/2627, Trooper, Papakura, next of kin John Lewis Walker (father), Papakura.


Local Representation.

The Auckland Provincial quota  for the Eighth Reinforcement Draft of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, to go into training about the middle of August, includes the following, viz:

Mounted Rifles.
Charles R. Barriball,
Robert A. Bruce,
Edwin J. Burns,
Linton Hames,
John K. Hull,
Alfred Linwood,
James A, McNair,
Norman E. J. Rossiter,
all of Waiuku; 

Christopher T. Fawcett,
James C. Ghezzi,
Thomas Murray,
all of Clevedon; 

John C. Finn, of Clevedon South;
Harry C. Frost, of Wiri;
Harold A. Marshall, of Buckland;
Charles Quinney, of Mauku;
Alfred J. D Sharp, of Pukekawa; and
Alfred Walker, of Papakura.
Pukekohe & Waiuku Times, Volume 4, Issue 63, 30 July 1915

Charles Quinney with Beauty 

Harry Crabtree Frost

MACKENZIE, Allan Alexander Penman

A. A. P. MacKenzie
 Military Photographer, Featherston Camp

Allan Alexander Penman MacKenzie

born 11 February 1885 Aberdeen, Scotland 
youngest son of Roderick MacKenzie, Architect, Aberdeen
 died 13 January 1952, reg. 1952/17813

married 18 December 1912 at her sister's residence, Wellington by the Rev' J. Gibson Smith
Constance Florence Mundle
youngest daughter of George V. Mundle and granddaughter of Captain Mundle.


Constance Elizabeth Fraser MacKenzie, born 5 October 1913 Wellington

This unidentified soldier wears a NZ Field Artillery cap badge