1899, NZ answers Empire's call to arms in South Africa
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Balclutha war memorial
Balclutha war memorial c1986.
Balclutha war memorial in 2009, showing names of First and Second World War soldiers.
Top image: Jock Phillips and Chris Maclean, c1986 Bottom images: Jock Phillips, 2009
Find out more about the people listed on this memorial on the Auckland Museum's Cenotaph website
'Balclutha war memorial ', URL: http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/media/photo/balclutha-war-memorial, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 15-Jul-2013
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Posted: 08 Sep 2015
I have found this site just now. My mother was Moss and Rhyls niece,Elza,daughter of Charles.
Frances recently made contact with me
Our Tauranga library made short film clips on first ww.relations of locals.for the archives and net viewable.its called Threads of memory. Frances saw my one on 3 great uncles.I am getting more info to her from brothers etc over the next month or so. I can be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.I am interested in your branch of the family too having seen you mother in the family tree.
Regards, Phil Sinclair
Posted: 20 May 2015
Dear Ross - how great to read your post as I keep an eye on this site from time to time since my postings below in case a relative makes comments. Since the below I have done a lot of research on the family including have lots more information and photos of Mostyn and Rhyl. I would be very happy to share it all with you. i cannot find your phone number in the on-line white pages for sydney. I have now with this post included my current email which has changed since below. The website people here will contact you with it as I'm giving permission here and then we can connect. I live in Darwin. Kind regards, Frances nee Fleming.
Posted: 22 Apr 2015
Now 5 years on from the posts below, but I too have been trying to find out more about Mostyn and Rhyl Fleming as they were also my father's uncles / my grandmother's brothers. I have found a couple of interesting websites that mention them but this one was a surprise. I lived in Balclutha for a while with my grandmother (Muriel Gunthorp nee Fleming) but I don't remember seeing the memorial. She did have some large bronze discs that were presumably given to the families of those who died in WW1. I now live in Sydney and can be contacted by telephone (the number is in the book). Regards Ross
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