Topic: New Plymouth Boys' High School Gates

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NPBHS, Coronation Ave, New Plymouth

NPBHS Gates 

NPBHS Gates

 

 

Bronze Lettering around the wall either side of the gate:

ERECTED BY THE OLD BOYS OF THE SCHOOL IN REMEMBRANCE

OF THEIR COMRADES WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918

Bronze plaque - left of Gate:

Killed or Died of Wounds

Ambury R                                      Eyre L G
Atkinson S                                     A Grey J
Baily R H                                         Grant E
Bendall G E                             Griffiths S J
Bollinger G W                             Guild W A
Bollinger H                                  Hall V J B
Brown D B                                   Harle D A
   Burkhardt A P                                  Hoby S   
Collis D                                         Kidd R D
Crone C                                         Kelly T B
Dustow E A                                 Kimbell E
N M Halcombe

Bronze plaque - right of Gate:

Killed or Died of Wounds

Kirton C                                                Potts C H
Lepper H M                                     Quilliam R P
Mason E F                                      Qulliam C W
   Mc Donald M A                                    Rider F H    
Moore W E                                   Rowlands F J
Mulloy W                                            Serpell S L
Newell R D                                            Sole L P
Okey R L                                         Stoddart J H
Okey S M                                         Taylor G B S
Okey A                                                Warren L A
Paul S                                                 White R W
Thompson B

 

 

Architect : Thomas H Bates, NP
Unveiled by Governor-General Lord Jellicoe, 21 February 1923. (See Documents below)

 

1. One of the above servicemen - C (Chudleigh Inwood) Kirton 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. (See Web Link  & Document below) He is also recorded on the Uruti, Urenui and Fitzroy memorials.

  2. Harper Mervyn Lepper MC joined the British Army (Middlesex Regiment) and served in France -  where he was awarded the Military Cross - Gallipoli and Mesopotamia. He was killed in action, 9 April 1916 at the Battle of Sannaiyat, Iraq. See obituary in Documents below.(TDN 15 April 1916) He is also recorded on the Lepperton memorial.

3. Sydney Melville Okey and cousin, Royden Lydiard Okey are also on family memorials in Te Henui Cemetery. (See Topics below)

4. See Documents below for the story of Leslie Perry Sole, KIA at the 'Daisy Patch', Cape Helles, 8 May 1915.

5.  Frederick J Rowlands, (as Rowlands, E.) is also on the Mangorei Hall memorial.

6.  Lewis Warren is also on the Mangorei Hall, Omata & Inglewood memorials.

7. Leslie Perry Sole is on a family memorialwith brother Reginald  in Te Henui Cemetery

 

 

 

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New Plymouth Boys' High School Gates


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