Tinui war memorial.
The Tinui Memorial is interesting in that it records Dunn JR, the Jack Dunn who was sentenced to death on Gallipoli (the only New Zealander so sentenced)*.
The place is also significant in that a cross was erected on the Tinui Taipos (a huge lump of rock, 1200ft high) behind the town in April 1916 to commemorate the dead (this was one of the first Great War memorials unveiled in New Zealand).
A photograph in a display at Tinui shows a service at this Memorial in 1924, may be the year it was built. Behind it is the Second World War Tinui War memorial hall.
I see that the memorial includes my great uncle, Jack Dunn, ("Dunn JR") who was indeed the first New Zealander to be sentenced to death at Gallipoli.
However the caption does not state that the sentence was remitted by General Sir Ian Hamilton, and that Jack Dunn was subsequently killed in action during the Wellington Regiment's famous attack on Chunuk Bair under the respected Colonel Malone. So Jack Dunn's name is on the memorial for an honourable death, rather than death by firing squad.
|Site||Style||Ornamentation||Unveiling Date||No of Dead|
|Near public building||Square obelisk||Rifle, sword, hat||1924?||36|