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Service – 9.45 am Memorial Hall
Parade – 10.45 am from Sundial Square
Service – 11.00 am at War Memorial Gardens, Cambridge Street
Service – 9.00 am at Brightwater Memorial Hall Gates
Service –10.00 am at the Cenotaph
Parade – 6.15 am from Countdown Supermarket
Service – 6.30 am at the Cenotaph
Service – 11.00 am at the Memorial in Waller Street
(Murchison Sport, Recreation and Cultural Centre if wet)
Parade – 10.45 am Starts adjacent to tennis courts
Service – 11.00 am at Mapua RSA Memorial Library, followed by
morning tea at the Mapua Hall. A plate would be appreciated.
Service – 10.00 am at the Domain
Service – 10.00 am at the Memorial
Laying of Wreath – 9.00 am at the Riwaka Memorial
Laying of Wreath and Service – 10.30 am at the
Dawn Service – 6.30 am at Memorial Library
Dawn Parade – assemble 6.15 am
Service – citizens’ service 10.30 am in the Memorial Hall
Service – 10.30 am in the Lake Rotoiti Community Hall
ANZAC DAY, 25 APRIL 2015 – TASMAN SERVICES AND PARADES
OTHER ANZAC DAY CENTENNIAL
GALLIPOLI LANDING RECREATION
Saturday 25 April 2015, early afternoon (depending on tide),
Motueka’s War exhibition. Tues-Fri 10.00 am–3.00 pm,
Anzac Day and Sundays 10.00 am–2.00 pm. Closed Mondays and
20–24 April for a schools’ programme. Exhibition ends 1 May 2015.
GOLDEN BAY MUSEUM:
Exhibition about the effect the war had on those who served and
those who stayed home. Open daily 10.00 am–4.00 pm, except
Monday 27 April 2015.
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Turning killing into an artform
Jesse Wallingford was a sergeant
major in the British army.
Some people like fighting.
Some are very good at it –
even if they’re not fond of
the end result.
One of these was New Zealand
sniper Jimmy Swan.
His hunting ground was the
hellish area known as Quinn’s
Post. A linchpin of the entire
Anzac position, it was mere
metres away from Turkish
trenches and in such a poor
position, Turkish snipers could
fire on its rear area from
The Australians held it at great
cost for two months and then New
Zealand troops took over,
consolidating it into a solid
position under the supervision of
Colonel William Malone and the
protection of the machineguns of
Captain Jesse Wallingford.
Swan’s role was to reduce the
risk from Turkish sniping.
Military historian and former
New Zealand Army officer Chris
Pugsley said Swan was the
outstanding scout of the
Wellington Infantry Battalion.
‘‘He would drop off into the
gully below Quinn’s Post armed
with a German Mauser rifle that
the Turks used,’’ he said.
‘‘He would lie-up, out in no-
man’s land, for days.’’
Troops in Quinn’s Post would
throw a sugar sack or sandbag full
of bully beef and biscuits down
into the gully so he wouldn’t have
to make his way back into the
‘‘He would lie out there picking
off Turkish snipers in the scrub
and because he was using a
Mauser, when the shots were
fired the Turks near him assumed
it was one of them sniping,’’
Swan was originally from
Dunedin and survived Gallipoli.
He also survived the torpedoing of
the transport ship Marquette in
October 1915 in the Aegean Sea.
The sinking killed 32 New
Zealanders including 10 nurses,
the single worst day for New
Zealand’s military nursing
fatalities. The nurses are
commemorated by the Nurses’
Memorial Chapel in front of
Christchurch Women’s Hospital.
Swan was killed at the Somme
in September 1916, like many of
those who had survived Gallipoli.
The other key person helping
protect the post was Wallingford.
A crack shot, and an Olympic
gold medal shooter for England,
he joined the British army when
he was 14 and rose through the
ranks, before being sent to New
Zealand in 1911 to hone the New
Zealand Army’s shooting skills.
Within two days of landing at
Anzac Cove on April 25, he almost
single-handedly stopped a
Turkish assault down Monash
Gully. Finding the Wellington
machine gun section all dead or
wounded, he got a machine gun
working as the Turkish troops
readied for a charge.
Wallingford let them form up
in one rank, then ‘‘thought it best
to wipe them out’’.
‘‘This happened three times
and they tried every means in
their power to find me,’’ he later
He was then given command of
the New Zealand Infantry
Brigade’s machine guns and used
them to secure Quinn’s Post by
During the mass Ottoman
attack on Monash Gully on May
19 his 11 guns wiped out waves of
Wallingford then created a
crack group of 50 marksmen to
combat Turkish snipers. He
divided them into two watches
and would deploy them to
wherever Turkish fire was
causing the most damage. He also
went on his own patrols and it
was rumoured the Ottoman army
had placed a bounty on him.
On August 10 his machine
guns repelled another mass
Turkish attack at The Apex.
‘‘We let the poor beggars have
it,’’ he later said.
‘‘It was such a sight as I had
dreamt of but never expected to
see. When they arrived in the
death zone, they went down and
never rose and line upon line
followed them. It was magnificent
on their part. There were about
150 in each line.’’
By the end of August he had
developed heart troubles and was
evacuated. He died in 1944.
Pugsley said in the perilous
position of Anzac, key people
were vital. ‘‘In the end, the
difference between an absolute
disaster and hanging on rested on
the decisions of about three or
four guys,’’ he said.
‘‘War is personality. You can
have all the procedures and all the
planning in the world, but in the
end war is a personality business
because it is how people react in
crisis. ‘‘It’s guys who had the
stubbornness of Malone and
Wallingford who, when it was all
turning to custard, said ‘F*** it,
we’re digging in here. And if
anyone moves back I’ll shoot
‘‘And [for] frightened men,
who are shit-scared-, need
direction . . . they were tough
enough to provide it.’’
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