Topic: Lepperton War Memorial

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Manutahi Road and Highway 3A, Lepperton

Lepperton War Memorial

Lepperton War Memorial

Large square obelisk made from local andesite stone blocks - quarried on a neighbouring farm - on a concrete base. Black granite panels bear the names of the men of the district who fell in the Great War (1914-18). Also includes H B Lepper, who fell in the World War II.

Unveiled by Lieut-Colonel C H Weston on 28 November 1920 (See Document below)


North Panel:

by the Residents of
Lepperton and Sentry Hill
to the Memory of their men
who fell in the Great War

East Panel:

In the Cause of
Liberty Justice and Humanity

   Pte A. Burnard                                       Lieut H. M. Lepper M.C. 

            A. L. Cartwright                                        Pte Bert Luke                

  L/Corp J. Crofskey                                     Tpr R. Paul            

Gnr T. V. Feakins                                    Pte G. Payne       

              J. H. Griffin                                             T. F. Stewart        

           Pte W. H. Harrold                                   Rilmn J. G. C. Simpson 

    Sergt H. J. Jeffery D.C.M.                       Pte S. West            


1939 - 1945

H. B. (Brison) Lepper




Harper Mervyn, Lieut,  MC

KIA  Age 20, Iraq (Mesopotamian Front)  Battle at Sanniayat, 9 April 1916.

 With British forces – 13th Division, & Middlesex Regiment.

Military Cross won at Hooge (Belgium) 
in 1915. Sent to Sandhurst from NPBHS and obtained commission 3 months

 One of the above servicemen - West Smay be Sidney Ennis West ,(NOK Mrs F Sampson, Sentry Hill) who was killed in the Bere Ferrers rail accident, 24 Sept 1917, when 10 Kiwi soldiers were killed by an oncoming express after alighting on the wrong side of their carriage. He is also commemorated on the Inglewood memorial.

See other Bere Ferrers deaths on Fitzroy, Uruti, NPBHS and Urenui memorials.


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