Archives for May 2015

ALEXANDER WESTWOOD CRAIG – Medal was just 5km away from family.

2/2102 GNR. / PTE. Alexander Westwood CRAIG – 7th Reinf, NZ Field Artillery & NZ Medical Corps (NZ Mounted Field Ambulance), NZEF     On May 4th, I received an email from Mavis G. of Birkenhead in Auckland.  Mavis had recently come across a WW1 medal that had been in the family’s ‘bits n bobs’ tin for years.  Having recently found our MRNZ website, … [Read more...]

‘Northern Outlook’ – Saturday, 23 May 2015

This article written by reporter Kim Knutbrown of the 'Northern Outlook' follows an appeal by Ross Mathieson of Kaiapoi to return a WW1 medal to the family of Trooper Alexander Ferguson.  Toss's original appeal was published in the Rangiora 'Northern Outlook' on 28 February 2015. … [Read more...]

DONALD JAMES ALEXANDER FERGUSON – Beersheba and the link to the Westport dump.

7763 PTE. Donald James Alexander FERGUSON was born in Geraldine and later after the family had moved to Timaru, he sought work as a meat preserver.  Still single at 22 years of age, Private Ferguson enlisted for service in the Anglo-Boer War in February 1902, embarking with the 9th Contingent, New Zealand Mounted Rifles. On his return to New Zealand he took up work as a … [Read more...]

CHARLES & BENJAMIN BOULT – The Boult Brothers of Ashley Clinton, Hawkes Bay.

MRNZ was offered the medals of 10/4056 Pte. Charles BOULT – 2nd Battalion, Wellington Infantry Regt., 11th Reinforcements, and 61506 Pte. Benjamin BOULT – Wellington Infantry Regt., 33rd Reinforcements, which became available as the result of a second-hand business liquidation.            Three of the five Boult brothers from Ashley … [Read more...]