NORSEWOOD War MEMORIAL

Sgt. M. Beck M.M.

10/2855 Sergeant Matthias Beck, Military Medal & Bar, 1st Bn., Wellington Infantry Regt. Killed in Action, Passchendaele, 4/10/1917, aged 30. Son of Matthew Petersen Beck, Norsewood.

Cr. C. Thomson M.M.

44535 Corporal Colin Thomson, Military Medal, 1st Bn., Wellington Infantry Regt. Killed in action, France, 4/11/1918, aged 22. Son of William Malcolm & Anne Elizabeth Thomson, of Norsewood. Buried in the Le Quesnoy Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France.

N. Andersen

22914 Rifleman Neils Andersen, 'A'. Coy. 3rd Bn, 3rd NZ Rifle Brigade. Killed in Action, Passchendaele, 12/10/1917, aged 34. The son of Jens and Amalie Andersen, Norsewood. His name appears on the Tyne Cot Memorial for the Missing, Passchendaele, in Belgium

O. Andersen

54316 Rifleman Ole Andersen, 1st Bn. 3rd NZ Rifle Brigade. Killed in action, France, 15/1/1918, age not given. The son of Mr & Mrs Knud Andersen, South Norsewood. Buried at Dochy Farm New British Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

R. Andersen

10/2840 Private Robert Andersen, 1st Bn. Wellington Infantry Regt. Killed in action, France, 27/9/1916, aged 31. The son of Knud Andersen & the late Rangdi Andersen, Norsewood. His name appears on the Caterpillar Valley (NZ) Memorial, Somme, France.

A.D. Grant

T.R. Hirst

W. Hollins

69407 Private Walter Hollins. 1st Bn., Wellington Infantry Regt. Killed in action, France, 1/9/1918, aged 34. The son of Mrs F. Hollins, Norsewood. Buried at Bancourt British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

A. Larsen

10240 Private Alexander Larsen, 2nd Bn., Canterbury Infantry Regt. Killed in action France, 21/9/1916, aged 22. Son of Mrs Lawrits (sic) Larsen (probably should be "Lauritz"), Ngamoko. His name appears on the Caterpillar Valley (NZ) Memorial, Somme, France

E.A. Laurvig

26/492 Private Edward Anderson Laurvig, Ent. Bn. Wellington Regiment. Died of wounds France, 8/5/1918, aged 22. The son of Edward Anderson Laurvig & Lena Laurvig, Norsewood. Buried at Esquelbecq Military Cemetery, Nord, France.

A. Lund

24431 Rifleman Alfred Lund,  2nd Bn. 3rd NZ Rifle Brigade. Killed in action, France, 30/12/1916, age not given. The son of Mr & Mrs O. Lund, Norsewood. Buried at Y Farm Military Cemetery, Bois-Grenier, Nord, France.

W. Lund

2705 Private William Lund, 55th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F. Died 20/7/1916, aged 30. The son of Ole & Mary Lund, Norsewood. Buried at V.C. Corner Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, Nord, France.

R. Mustchin

23855 Private Richard Mustchin, 2nd Bn. Canterbury Regt. Killed in action, (Passchendaele) France, 12/10/1917, aged 20. Son of George Arthur & Helen Mustchin, Waipawa. Buried at Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

R.E. Nicholson

J. Noble

J.C. O'Leary

 10/2458 Private Jeremiah Cornelius O'Leary,1st Bn. Wellington Infantry Regt., Killed in action, France, 24/8/1918, aged 28. Son of John & Annie O'Leary, Norsewood. He had previously served at Gallipoli and Samoa. Buried at Adanac Military Cemetery, Miraumont, Somme, France.

K. Olsen

38207 Rifleman Kenneth Olsen, 1st Bn. 3rd NZ Rifle Brigade. Died of wounds, France, 8/10/1918, aged 40. The son of Torkel & Andrea Olsen, Norsewood. Buried at Ribecourt British Cemetery, Nord, France.

J. Peck

W.M. Powell

14677 Rifleman William Martin Powell, 'B' Coy, 3rd Bn., NZ Rifle Brigade, Killed in action, France, 22/11/1917, aged 21. The son of Christopher Major Powell & Alice Powell, St. John's Rd., Taradale, Napier. Buried at Buttes New British Cemetery, Polygon wood, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

C.J. Souness

15788 Gunner Cecil John Souness, NZ Field Artillery. Died of accidental injuries (bursting of bomb), France, 4/7/1917, age and next of kin not given. He is buried at the Longuenesse (St. Omer) Souvenir Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

J. Torkilsen

25/244 Rifleman John Torkilsen, 3rd Bn. 3rd NZ Rifle Brigade. Killed in action, France, 15/9/1916, aged 21. The son of Ole & Maren Torkilsen, Norsewood. His name appears on the Caterpillar Valley (NZ) Memorial, Somme, France.

Cpl S. Widt

15821 Corporal Christian Sigvart Widt, 2nd Bn. Wellington Infantry Regt. Killed in action, France, 1/9/1918, age not given. The son of Mr & Mrs Carl Widt, South Norsewood. His name appears on the Grevilliers (NZ) Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

G. Wood

F. Wood

J. Woods

C.H. Thoresen

12/945 Private Carl Henry Thoresen, 16th (Waikato) Coy. Auckland Infantry Regt. Killed in action, Gallipoli, 25/4/1915, aged 24. The son of John Carl & Emily Thoresen of Makoenui, Te Kuiti, but a 'native' of Norsewood. His name appears on the Lone Pine Memorial, Turkey.

Sgt. O.W.J. Bishop

402976 Flight Sergeant Omer Wilbur John Bishop, 82 Squadron, RNZAF. Died Europe 26/8/1941, aged 22. Son of Louis Cuthbert Bishop & Ruth Bishop, Norsewood. His name appears on the Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, UK.

Sgt. L.E.G. Bishop

415737 Flight Sergeant Leon Eric Gordon Bishop, 207 Squadron, RNZAF. Died Europe 11/6/1943, aged 21. Son of Louis Cuthbert Bishop & Ruth Bishop, Norsewood. His name appears on the Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, UK.

Sgt E.A.J. Bradford

415742 Flight Sergeant Edward Albert John Bradford, 115 (R.A.F.) Squadron RNZAF. Died United Kingdom 14/9/1943, aged 23. Son of John William & Lottie Florence Bradford, Norsewood. Buried at Cambridge City Cemetery, Cambridgeshire, UK.

Pte I.E. Harris

30353 Private Ivan Ernest Harris, 22 Infantry Bn. Died Egypt 13/6/1941, aged 26. Son of John Harris & Clara Bertha Harris (nee Fischer), Norsewood. Buried at Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.

Cpl M. Hawker

33754 Lance Corporal Maurice Hawker, 25 Infantry Bn. Died Italy 27/4/1945, aged 22. Foster-son of William Te Tau & Rona Te Tau (nee Mason), Norsewood. Buried at Padua War Cemetery, Italy.

Sgt T.O. Metcalfe

414386 Sergeant Thomas Otto Metcalfe, 75 (R.A.F.) Squadron, RNZAF. Died Europe 9/11/1942, aged 19. Son of Joseph William Metcalfe & Dorothy Mary Metcalfe (nee Moore), Norsewood, and nephew of Ellis Todd, Hastings. Buried at Rheinberg War Cemetery, Germany (after initial burial elsewhere in Germany).

Pte C. Nikolaison

35073 Private Clifford George Nikolaison, 22 (Motor) Infantry Bn. Died Italy 25/3/1944, aged 32. The son of Peter Aron Nikolaison & Mary Ann Nikolaison (nee Palleson), Norsewood. Buried at Cassino War Cemetery, Italy.

Cpl C.T. Nordbye

83245 Corporal Colin Thomson Nordbye, 20 Regt., Armoured Corps. Died Italy 26/9/1944, aged 25. Son of Louis & Mabel Nordbye, Norsewood. Buried at Ravenna War Cemetery. Italy.

Cpl E.C. Read

21967 Corporal Ernest Christopher Read, 2nd NZ Divisional Cavalry, Armoured Corps. Died Western Desert 29/11/1941, aged 27. Son of Frederick & Maud Oline Read, Norsewood. His name appears on the Alamein Memorial, Egypt.

Sgt S.H. Scholfield

404950 Sergeant Siddle Henry Scholfield, Obs., 107 (R.A.F.) Squadron, RNZAF. Died Europe 28/7/1942, aged 22. Son of Charles James Schofield & Elsie Schofield (nee Siddle), Norsewood. Buried at Bergen General Cemetery, Netherlands.

Pte P.E. Taylor

44549 Private Percy Edward Taylor, 25 Infantry Bn. Died Greece 22/8/1942, aged 26. Son of Edward George & Jessie May Taylor of Feilding. Buried at Phaleron War Cemetery, Greece.

Tpr P.S.T Walsh

406935 Trooper Patrick Sarsfield Thomas Walsh, 19 Regt. Armoured Corps. Died Italy 13/1/1944, aged 22. The son of Martin Walsh & Margaret Mary Walsh (nee Murphy), Norsewood. Buried at Sangro River War Cemetery, Italy.

Pte M.P. Wehi

39802 Private Matua Petuha Wehi, 28 (Maori) Bn. Died Crete 23/5/1941, aged 23. The son of Pire Hani Wehi & Ripeka R. Wehi, Norsewood. Buried at Suda Bay War Cemetery, Greece.