Ref: Bruce Ringer, Outside the Kentish Hotel, Waiuku, 2015.
Ref: Volunteers, Waiuku, August 1914, photograph reproduced courtesy of Waiuku Museum Society, South Auckland Research Centre, Auckland Libraries, Footprints 04686.
All five men survived the war, although Frank Knight was wounded at Gallipoli in 1915. Henry Eisenhut was awarded the DCM for gallantry in action at Beersheba, Palestine, in 1917. Captain Herrold (by then Major Herrold) was also wounded, and won the DSO for gallantry in action in Palestine in 1918.
Thanks to the generosity of the Waiuku Museum Society we will also shortly be able to release photographs of the four troopers taken at Heliopolis, Egypt, in April 1915, and later in life at an Anzac Day service in Waiuku in 1947.
Author: Bruce Ringer, South Auckland Research Centre