Horace William Yaxley; Beattie, Phil; 2005; 2007.031.0181


Horace William Yaxley

About this object

Horace William Yaxley of Kaikoura, died of disease in Egypt, World War 1. Photograph scanned from contemporary magazine (1914-1918).

Notes: When the first casualty lists from Gallipoli began to come in, photographs of those who were wounded, or who died, began being printed in the main pictorial weekly newspapers of the day. This practice began with the Boer War and continued through the Second World War. These photographs are taken from the Auckland Weekly News, Christchurch Weekly Press and the Otago Witness. These men are all commemorated on the Marlborough War memorials.

Marlborough Museum would like to thank Phil Beattie for research and technical assistance.


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Terry Love 23 Jan 2016 08:47 AM,UTC

Horace is also remembered at Kaikoura Cemetery. R.I.P.

Carolyn Gliddon 19 May 2012 01:24 AM,UTC

Buried at Alexandria (Hadra) War Cemetery
Al Iskandariyah, Egypt
Plot: C. 206.
I have a photo of the headstone.

Marilyn Lowe, Office Manager, Marlborough Museum 17 Nov 2009 23:37 PM,UTC

We have no information of where Horace Yaxley was buried, but have been informed that bodies were not sent back to their homeland.

Sue 16 Nov 2009 03:34 AM,UTC

Good afternoon
Do you know where Horace Yaxley is buried? I am completing some genealogical research and it would be wonderful to have some more detail.
Thank you and kind regards


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