To-day it is our sad duty to report a large number of names of New Zealanders killed in action in the operations about the Dardanelles. For various reasons connected with the nature of the operations, it has apparently been impossible until now to secure exact information concerning those gallant men who gave their lives in the first desperate fighting on the Gallipoli Peninsula. We have all of us felt very sincerely for those of our people who, not reading the names of their boys in the lists hitherto published, have been racked by anxiety as to whether I they were well or whether they were amongst the unrecorded slain. The country is full of sorrow and of sympathy for those who are stricken.
24 May 2015