WW1 Remuera Families With More Than One Son Killed in WW1
There were several Remuera families with more than one son killed in WW1:
- The Crowhurst family who had 11 sons, with 5 serving in WW1, 3 of whom died – Arthur, Francis and Samuel; there is a family grave memorial in St Mark’s Anglican Churchyard at 95 Remuera Road, Remuera.
- Blackie brothers Bernard at Messines and Owen from wounds at Passchendaele and influenza;
- Augustus and John Irving, at Messines and Passchendaele;
- Harold and Bert Stilton of influenza on 10th & 11th November 1918 respectively, followed by their mother Fanny on the 14th November 1918, also from influenza
- Thomas and David Ernest at the Battle of Messines & Battle of the Somme;
- Randolph and Eric Coates, who died at the Battle of Messines and of influenza in November 1918 after serving continuously at Gallipoli, respectively
- Major George Holland, M.C. who died at the Somme one week after his brother Frederick was killed near Ieper (Ypres) in 1918.
- Edgar and Arthur Boucher at Passchendaele & from influenza; and
- the Birnie brothers (3 of 7) Robert at the Battle of the Somme, Charles at the Battle of Etaples and Arthur in Palestine.
- Vincent and Lionel Hall who died at Gallipoli in 1915 and at the Battle of Messines, respectively.