Topic: Patea & Districts War Memorial

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Egmont Street, Patea

Patea Memorial Wall 

Memorial to those from Patea, Whenuakura,Opaku, Patea, Kakaramea, Alton, Hurleyville and Manutahi 

The World War I plaques were removed from their original position on gate pillars of the Domain/sports ground in Egmont Street (see Document & Image below) in the 1950s and reinstalled with the WWII additions on the War Memorial feature wall between the Library and Town Hall (demolished in 1981).

Hawera Star, 26 July 1921

The Patea District War Memorial Committee are erecting a memorial gateway to the Patea Domain at the cost of £400, the work being in the hands of Messrs Jones Bros., of Hawera. This is to be a district memorial to the men of Alton, Hurleyville, Manutahi, Kakaramea and Whenuakura who were killed in action or died on service.

It was hoped that the memorial would be erected in time for unveiling by the Governor-General, Lord Jellicoe, when he passed through Patea from Whanganui to New Plymouth on 27 October 1921. Newspaper reports do not mention his opening of the gates but only the District High School's memorial;avenue.(See Topic & Documents below)

Central plaque

Lest We Forget
Erected to the Memory of

the Honoured Dead of Three Wars

1899-1902: 1914-1918: 1939-1945

White Marble Plaque:

British South Africa

9th Nov 1900


This plaque was transferred from the base of the South African War memorial light standard

 (See South Arfican War Memorials Kete)

Plaque 1:

In Memory
of the Men of
Whenuakura Opaku
Who fell in the
Great War

   Gnr C Freakins
                Rfmn H H Southcombe
Pvt  F Hurley
   "   J Mulcahy

"     A Pym
     "   N A Pollard
           "    G Widdowson


"    A Giles
   "    L Speight
  "    A Wilson

Plaque 2:

In Memory
Of the men of
Who fell in the
Great War

Lieut G A Robbie
  Sgt A Christensen
    "    H Christensen
"           A Eden
Cpl       F Rule
L Cpl  C Dunn

           "    H L C Peterson
Dvr     J Scott
Tpr   B Deane
      "     K Matheson
     Rflmn D G Williams
Pvt    F W Willis
 "     J Thacker
"   O Roberts
"       D Ryan
       "   R H McQueen
"    G Moyes
  "   S I Mercer
         "   L E Champion
 " J Carradus
"     S Floyd
"   W Butler

 World War II Panels

1939- 1945

Barnett P E

Bodker W H

Boyce T W

Callander D C

Close P J

Davidson G L

Drury J M

Gillon A A

Hamblyn E C

Handley E T


1939 - 1945

Hardy R

Hamlin J G

Honeyfield E R

Hurley T E

Jeffery L

Jones R

Joblin G R

Martin S G

Milham F K

Minton F J

Moreland R S


1939 -1945

Pokau G

Siddal W J

Skipper W

Stevens R G

Sutherland E H

Taylor A

Turner W

Usher B

Wells G

Wilson E H

Wilson J S

Wereta W

Plaque 3:

In Memory
Of the Men of
Kakaramea Alton
Who fell in the
Great War

Cpl M C Mitchell
Gnr S A W Myles
Tpr       A Gould
"      F Winks
Rflmn T Marshall
Pvt   H Derriman
"       K Grant
"    M Hodge
"    J Penzer
    "    R R Scown
"    C Taylor
"    W White
 "  G W Ward
          "   W O McDiarmid
    "    F H Rogers
     "   W Tamarapa
   "   J Matthews

"      R Allen
         "    H L Anderson
       "     P D Vincent


Plaque 4:

In Memory
Of the Men of
Who fell in the
Great War

Gnr  T Cameron
Dvr     G Brewer
Rflmn F Furnival
Pvt    N Wheeler
    "        G Richards
   "      H Rhoades
"        E Smith
"       T Harvie
   "      W Simpson
"       J Ritchie
"       E Lacey
    "       T Oldridge

      "     H R Hoades

 (Is this H Rhoades - see above & there is no Hoades in casualty lists or Cenotaph - See Image below)


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