Our club is immensely proud to acknowledge the contributions of club members who served our nation in battle, and to honour the memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.
The following Roll of Honour has been compiled from newspaper clippings and articles of the period about members of West Christchurch Cricket Club. The list is not complete and it may never be known who all those brave men were. Some records are not available online and we have not been able to completely confirm who made the supreme sacrifice for their country.
The Great War 1914-1918
Rev. G.S. Bryan-Brown+
Sir A.T. Donnelly
JL Findlay II CBE
K. de Maas*
BWCUCC members have beeen attending ANZAC Dawn services and laying a wreath on behalf of the club members.
IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THOSE FROM THIS CRICKET CLUB WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
Rev. Guy Spencer Bryan-Brown – 4th October 1917 – killed in service – Passchendaele, Ypres, Belgium Biography
David Godfrey – 5th September 2015 – died of wounds – Gallipoli
Robert James Patrick (Bob) McConnell – 12th October 1917 – Passchendaele, Ypres, Belgium
Guy Stanley Overton – 10th of August 1915 – died of wounds – Gallipoli
Charles LeFanu Young -10th of February 1921 – as result of disease following gas attacks on the western front.
Charles Geoffrey Harrison – 27th November 1917 – Killed in Action – France
ALSO IN HONOUR OF THOSE WHO SERVED
J.L Findlay – Army in WWI, RNZ Air Force in WWII
K. de Maas
Further information about our members who served in the Great War can be found on this link: BWCUCC Roll of Honour, The Great War
IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THOSE FROM THIS CRICKET CLUB WHO FELL IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR
John Frederick Burton (Jack) – RNZAF 14th Squadron, Missing in Operations, Pacific – Died 1st July 1943
IN HONOUR OF THOSE WHO SERVED IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR
Photo Archives New Zealand.
Air Commodore J.L. Findlay CBE, MC – Also served in WWI Wikipedia
Sir J.S. Rumbold QC Law Society Obituary
For further reading please download the following PDF BWCUCC Roll of Honour World War II
Current and recently serving club members of New Zealand Defence Forces
The club thanks the following club members for their service.
- Corporal Geoffrey Fosbender – 2/1 Bn RNZIR
- Lance Corporal Nicholas Johnston – RNZLR
- Sergeant Jeff Roy
- Ren Watene – 2/1 Bn RNZIR
We apologise for omissions and inaccuracies, this is an ongoing project – please contact the club if you have information or amendments.