Katikati e-memorial for soldiers who left from Katikati to serve in World War One

A project completed in association with the Katikati Returned Services Association.

Information kindly researched and provided by P.R.Lascelles NZEF Research Service with additional material provided by local families.

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Serial No.1 25/289
Rank Rifleman
Full Name William Nassau STEWART
Status/Occupation -- / Master Mariner
Body 14th Reinforcement, NZEF
Unit B Company, Wellington Infantry Regiment
Last Address
Next of Kin George Vesey Stewart (Father), Katikati, Tauranga
WW1 Medal Entitlement British War Medal 1914-19
Victory Medal
Embarked 2 Embarkation on 26th June 1916
either aboard HMNZT 56 (ss Maunganui)
or HMNZT 57 (ss Tahiti)
and disembarked 22nd August 1916 at Devonport, ENGLAND
Casualty List 3 No
Roll of Honour 4 No
1. New Zealand Expeditionary Force - Embarkation Roll 1914-1918
2. Studholme, J. Some Records of the N.Z. Expeditionary Force
3. New Zealand Expeditionary Force - List of Casualties
4. New Zealand Expeditionary Force - Roll of Honour
Left: William Nassau Stewart, son of George Vesey Stewart who led the Irish settlement of Katikati.

These photographs were kindly provided by Debbie Midson of Australia. William Nassau Stewart was one of nine children and the brother of Debbie's great great grandmother.

Above: George Vesey Stewart's daughter Mary Phoebe Dumbleton (née Stewart) with her sons Lawrence (known as Budge), Gordon and Douglas Dumbleton. Douglas was killed in the First World War. Gordon (centre) was a train conductor in Wellington. The number 35 is visible on his hat.

Lance Corporal Douglas Horatio Dumbleton, "J" Company. 3rd Bn. 3rd, N.Z. Rifle Brigade died aged 28 on Friday, 12th October 1917. He is remembered with honour at Passchendaele New British Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

Lance Corporal Douglas Dumbleton was the son of Mrs.Mary Dumbleton, of 34, Ponsonby Rd., Auckland, New Zealand; husband of the late Ellen Louise Dumbleton. He was the nephew of William Nassau Stewart (left) and the grandson of George Vesey Stewart.

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