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Predicate Object 03 Jun 2015 2015-06-03T00:00:00.000Z 2015-06-03T00:00:00.000Z 2015.28.4 Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 2015.28.4 Gift of Mary, William, Kenneth and Bruce Grant 2015-06-30T00:00:00.000Z 1 2021-05-17T23:57:16.011Z 65 NZS Amokura cap tally that belonged to William Waihora McNeil who served on NZS Amokura and the ferry steamer Maori, pre-WW1. NZS Amokura was a warship of the Royal Navy, then a training ship of the New Zealand Government. Privates Sutherland and Waihora McNeil were brothers and members of the McNeil family, one of the oldest settler families in Otago. Their grandfather James McNeil arrived from Scotland in 1849 on board the “Mooltan.” 10/463 Private William Waihora McNeil (known as “Waihora” and nicknamed “Scotty”), born 17/08/95, was a seaman prior to the outbreak of war. He served on the New Zealand training ship “Amokura”, and later on the ferry steamer “Maori”. Waihora was killed in action on 8 August 1915, on Chunuk Bair: “West Coast Company on the left, and Hawkes Bay on the right were to lead the advance, supported by Taranaki right and Ruahine left… “Into the welter of the 8th August, the 5th Reinforcements had been plunged. Not many of them survived. The Regiment was but a shattered remnant now as it bivouacked on the side of Cheshire Ridge. Including the additions from the 5th Reinforcements, West Coast Company numbered only 51 instead of its full strength of 227. Other companies were in similar plight.” Source: sailor's cap tally : NZS Amokura : pre-WW1 : William Waihora McNeil ribbon, black tally, cap
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