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Typo here with his name
Lieutenant Walker is a son of Mr. H. C. H. Walker, of the firm of A. Clark
and Sons. Appointed Second Lieutenant of the Warwick Regiment. He received
his instruction at King's College, Auckland.
Cecilia Kathleen and Henry Charles Holden WALKER. Children:
1890 Walker Henry John Innes
1891 Walker Alan Innes m. Eileen Graham Buckleton in 1919
1898 Walker Charles Innes m. Katherine Spencer HOOKEY in 1924
1918 Walker Henry Charles Holden 59Y
1951 Walker Alan Innes 59Y
1983 Walker Charles Innes b. 2 March 1898
Evening Post 7 August 1918 Page 8
The death occurred in Auckland on Sunday of Mr. Henry Charles Holden
Walker, aged 59, who for a great many years had a responsible position with
Messrs Arch. Clarke and Sons. Deceased's eldest son, Captain H. T. J.
Walker, was killed at the second battle of Ypres, being attached to the
Royal Warwickshire Regiment, which he accompanied to France with the first
British Expeditionary Force. The second son, Major Alan Walker, went with
the first expedition to Samoa, and later departed for France with the Ist
Battalion, Rifle Brigade. Major Walker has now been invalided home. His
third son, Corporal Charles Walker, is at present in camp with the 45th
Auckland Star 16 December 1914 Page 7 LIFE IN A TRENCH.
Young Aucklander's Letter. Lieutenant J. H. Walker, son of Mr. H.C. H.
Walker, of Remuera, who is at present with his regiment on active service
in Flanders, in a letter to his people here in Auckland, under date October
1. describes life in the trenches in the cheerfully mischievous sort of way
that is characteristic of the British soldier. "I'm fit as I can be." he
says, "but a bit short on exercise. We have gone to earth again, i.e. we
have dug ourselves in. So have the Germans."
SPORTING RIVALRY. Lieutenant Walker explains how in that portion of the
lines where his company is quartered, the trenches of the opposing forces
are only some 600 or 700 yards apart. "When we get tired," he says, "we
exchange shots." So far the bags are about equal, but I think to-day we
will be a bit up as we have already got an officer and three men. I caught
sight of them at dawn strolling about together. I turned twenty rifles on
to them and stuppered the lot."
A GERMAN HUMORIST. This young Auckland officer tells with glee about a
German over in the opposite trenches who is "an amusing chap." If anyone
gets a near shot he signals an "inner" after the manner of the rifle range
code, and if the shooting is wide sends up a 'miss." One day, one of Lieut.
Walker's men got a turnip and put a cap on it and struck it up for
exhibition. After a short "life" it was caught, but the enemy was let into
the joke, when the "head" of the victim was held up on a pole.
A BIT DULL. Walker admits at the same time that life in the trenches is a
bit dull. About an hour before daybreak they are all on the qui vive in
case of an alarm. Then they cook and have something to eat, and perhaps
sleep a little till mid day. After lunch, those who are lucky read what
papers and letters they have. All the time the 'sniping" goes on. And
occasionally bursts of shrapnel. After dusk they get to work to get some
exercise digging at the trenches. 'We do anything to give the men exercise,
because otherwise we had to go on they would crack up." They work till
midnight, and then wash and do other things till about dawn again. All the
time they are ready for an attack."
Underground Homes. These underground homes get more and more comfortable
as one gets used to them, states Lieut. Walker. They first dig a hole six
feet long, six feet broad and five feet deep. Then they undercut the side
facing the enemy so that the occupants of the trench he completely under
the earth. Then you get hold of some straw if you are lucky, "and there you
In time the various trenches are joined up by communication trenches, and
the men are able to walk about. The soldiers make flippant references to
the objection that their hips and sides have to being laid upon the earth
of the trenches, but take everything into consideration, they appear to be
in wonderfully high spirits. Lieut. Walker adds a fervent footnote to his
letter home: "I hope the billy old censor won't wash all this out"
I've been a member of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists (NZSG) for
For anyone who doesn't already know, their web site is at
To view members-only features at the web site, log in as a member. But
there's also a lot to see if you're not a current member, so have a good
The Certificates Collection is excellent, and good use of this alone can
be worth the cost of your annual membership. See more information about
it at Resources > Collections > NZSG Certificates.
You will find an index to the Certificates Collection's holdings on the
Kiwi Collection, which you can purchase through the web site - note this
is a resource for members only. Shop > Members Only Products.
I don't know what you've been told about Ancestry, but NZSG does not
give you access to that any more than any other person with or without a
personal subscription. But you do get access to the Gale Newspapers,
and Discovery (The National Archives' online documents). Again, these
are under Resources in the menu on the web site, along with the
NZSG also has its own mailing list, which I administer. You can ask
about the society and its resources, and your own research queries
there. If you'd like to join it, send an email to
forum(a)genealogy.org.nz asking to be added, and include your name and
Hope this helps. :-)
aotueka wrote on 29/08/2016 10:24 PM:
> Evening all.I am getting so frustrated! Hoping that someone can assist.I have just joined the NZSG. I was told that I could view a list of held certificates and access Ancestry and other things as well. BUT I cannot find anything on their website.I can log in but it is a most unfriendly site!Anyone know why I am struggling with this site? Is there another site for members that I don't know about? Please help.Beth
I have sent aotueka a reply, and hope it helps in her frustration. cheers
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Sent: Monday, August 29, 2016 10:24 PM
Subject: [nz] NZSG
> Evening all.I am getting so frustrated! Hoping that someone can assist.I
> have just joined the NZSG. I was told that I could view a list of held
> certificates and access Ancestry and other things as well. BUT I cannot
> find anything on their website.I can log in but it is a most unfriendly
> site!Anyone know why I am struggling with this site? Is there another site
> for members that I don't know about? Please help.Beth
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Evening all.I am getting so frustrated! Hoping that someone can assist.I have just joined the NZSG. I was told that I could view a list of held certificates and access Ancestry and other things as well. BUT I cannot find anything on their website.I can log in but it is a most unfriendly site!Anyone know why I am struggling with this site? Is there another site for members that I don't know about? Please help.Beth
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Wouldnt ever want to be a list owner, but get very frustrated with all
these *messages* spam ones, only spam I like is in a sandwich!
Chin up, it can only get better.... we hope... Adele
Carterton Cemetery Clareville Researcher
Featherston. WW1. Cemetery.
Make that LIST owners !!!
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> Thank you to Hugh and all the voluntary lost owners for all the time and
> effort you put in to keep this list and others going for the benefit of us
> On Thursday, August 18, 2016, Wendy Howard <wendy.howard(a)gmail.com
>> Rootsweb has been undertaking some MAJOR maintenance on its servers
>> recently. As a result, some list settings that used to prevent spam going
>> to lists was inadvertently changed - and at the same time, the list owners
>> (volunteers who administer the lists for Rootsweb) were not able to get
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>> on the Listowner's mailing list as we all try to deal to it. (I administer
>> several lists, not this one.)
>> Just today (NZ time), list owners have been able to get into their list
>> tools again. Yay! I'm sure Hugh (our own list owner here on the New
>> Zealand list) will go and do what needs to be done as soon as he's able.
>> (Hugh - it's Privacy Options > Sender Filters > then choose Hold or
>> Discard as is appropriate for you - it may have been changed from what you
>> had set before. I prefer Discard so I never see them, but many use Hold
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Now that is a great picture and the follow up message very
My Great Uncle was in the Wellington Rifle Brigade and
killed on the very first day of the Somme battle. From Norsewood,
Southern Hawkes Bay - - Private JOHN LEWIS TORKILSEN. - - I have never
been able to locate a photograph of him.
Born John Lewis Hansen but
his Mother Jørgine Hansen died 10 days after his birth and he was taken
in by family friends Maren and Ollie Torkildsen of Norsewood and raised
as their son.
I would love a picture for my tree.
On 15/08/2016 00:09, Joy wrote:
> My Great-Grandfather,
Henry Thomas Norton, was killed in the Battle of the Somme on the 15th
September, 1916. Family members of mine are going
> over for the
> Hi Olwyn,
> This photo was almost
certainly taken at Armentieres probably in late July
> or early August
and certainly before the 8th August which is when Kearton
> was wounded
and shipped off to Hospital and thence invalided back to New
So the group could not have been together after the 8th August
Although Armentieres was a quiet section (at the time), the trenches
were in very poor shape having not been maintained by their previous
occupants and so it was the job of the Kiwis to carry out repairs.
Murphy was eventually killed at Armentieres on 29 September 1916 and
Turnbull severely wounded on 17 September 1916.
[nz] Anniversary of the first Battle of the Somme. A photo of these
> Hello List members,
> Does anyone recognise any of these
> http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nzlscant/#photo 
Caterpillar Valley (New Zealand) Memorial, Caterpillar Valley
> Longueval, Somme, France. Time: 11.00 am Date: 15 September
> National Service of Remembrance.
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