New Zealand Sportsmen

Discussion in 'Military Biographies' started by liverpool annie, Jan 3, 2009.

  1. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    Sportsmen who lost their lives in Flanders .... please add any that you know !!

    With huge goodwill and support from national sports federations and other organisations in New Zealand, two expats in Belgium have been enquiring into, researching and compiling a booklet that identifies and describes some of the prominent New Zealand sportsmen who lost their lives on or close to the Ypres Salient during World War One.

    By focusing on sportsmen they hope the publication will provide an insight into the very real impact the war in Flanders had across New Zealand society and in every corner of the country, as well as its legacy today. The booklet also aims to show in a representative way that those who died in Flanders are not simply names on graves and memorials but were real people with real lives, real ambitions, real achievements.

    The subjects range from All Blacks and New Zealand Maori players to cricketers, boxers, tennis players, mountaineers, motor racers and more. The most well-known is, of course, Dave Gallaher, Captain of the 1905 "Originals" who died of wounds he received at Passchendaele
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    liverpool annie New Member

    In Memory of
    Second Lieutenant AUTINI PITARA KAIPARA

    16/10, New Zealand Pioneer Battalion
    who died age 30
    on 04 August 1917
    Son of Takawhata Pitara Kaipara; husband of Hina Katerina Kaipara.
    Remembered with honour

    In Memory of
    Second Lieutenant ARTHUR TALBOT

    14037, 2nd Bn., Canterbury Regiment, N.Z.E.F.
    who died age 41
    on 12 October 1917
    Son of John and Emily Talbot, of Temuka; husband of Olivia Anne Talbot, of 55A, Evans St., Timaru.
    Remembered with honour

    In Memory of

    46635, 1st Bn., Canterbury Regiment, N.Z.E.F.
    who died age 30
    on 14 December 1917
    Son of Samuel and Jane Wilson, of Christchurch, New Zealand.
    Remembered with honour

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