My goal is to personally visit and collate information from 100 New Zealand World War One memorials throughout New Zealand to commemorate the Centenary of World War One and to remember those who paid the ultimate price.
Friday, August 26, 2011
Private Peter Gilbert Richards - Queenstown Memorial
Private Richards embarked with the NZ Medical Corp, No. 1 Stationary Hospital on 21 May 1915 aboard the 'Marama'. Private Richards was killed in action (most likely drowned) on 23 October 1915 aboard the 'Marquette' troop ship which was torpedoed and sunk on its way to Lemnos Island in Greece.
There are a couple of older posts which give more details about the sinking of the 'Marquette':