CAP BADGE WAIKATO REGIMENT

76898 Lieutenant Howard Garrett Wine
4th Waikato Regiment - prewar Reserve
43rd NZ Mounted Rifles
(WW1 Home Guard)
44th NZ Mounted Rifles
(WW1 Home Guard)
No 8 Coy, Mechanical Transport
(WW2 Home Guard)

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CAP BADGE MECHANICAL TRANSPORT COMPANY


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Howard Garrett Wine was born 25 Nov 1897 in AUKLAND, NEW ZEALAND, the 7th child of father Alfred James Wine, 34 and Catherine née Barry, 28. He died on 28 Jan 1956 in TIRAU, AUKLAND at the age of 58 and was buried in TIRA.

His siblings were Alfred James Wine (1887-1958) who also served in WW1, Rosa Jane Wine (1888-1972), George Richard Wine (1890-1979), Flora Alice Wine (1892-1970), Elsie May Wine (1893-1963), Myra Viola Wine (1895-1982), Victor Frederick Wine (1904-1914), Olga Zilla Wine (1905-1992), Daisy Catherine Vera Wine (1907-1991), Laurence Leonard Wine (1909-1987), Lila Mabel Winifred Wine (1911-1991).

He married Zilpha Batley (1894-1984), who was born in England. I have been unable to identify any children of the union.

The following information and chronological table are a summary of the entries from the World War 1 and World War 2 service record of Howard Garrett Wine. Born in New Zealand he had enlisted in New Zealand Army Reserve with the 4th Waikato Regiment (4th Waikato Mounted Rifles) prior to WW1.

It can be seen that he is keen to serve, despite some physical limitations which might have deterred anyone else. Due to these conditions he remains with the home guard during both World Wars.

Other than his appointment as Temporary 2nd Lieutenant and Temporary Lieutenant as Second in Command of the 8th Line of Communications Motor Transport Company, from the rank of Sergeant, there is no detail on his World War Two career which was again in the Home Guard.

Readers should note that there were a number of iterations of the enlistment forms over time, and perhaps other versions used where it was known before-hand that the recruit was then serving in the New Zealand forces.

See Howard's Service Record, Certificate in Lieu of Discharge, and WW1 Discharge Certificate. The latter two documents are also shown at the bottom of this document.

His brother Alfred James Wine served in the New Zealand Army as a Gunner and Driver while their first cousin Albert Newton Wine, while born in New Zealand, enlisted and served in the Australian Army.

This record of service compiled by Clive Mitchell-Taylor for the Wine family members of Australia and New Zealand.

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Service Numbers

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Dates of Occurrence and Reporting

The date of reporting an incident may be hours, days or months after the date on which incident actually occurred.

The original service record is amended only when the incident is reported which means that events are not necessarily recorded in in strict chronological sequence. This is the date shown on the left of the page of the original record, and also on the left in my transcription but readers should note that at times there may be no date of reporting at all, particularly when service personel are repatriated for discharge at the end of hostilities.

To assist the reader, when transcribing the military record I have done my best to record events in their chronological sequence. This is date is on the right of the page of the original record and also on the right in my transcription.

For clarity I have transcribed all dates into the format d MMM yyyy.

New Zealand had a similar scheme with 26 prefixes. Howard's regimental number reflects his service as an "other rank" from Private to Sergeant. New Zealand also had the same system as Australia in that officers did not have regimental numbers.

Prepared for Margaret Anne Wine, 1st cousin (twice removed) of Howard Garrett Wine and Alfred James Wine by Clive Mitchell-Taylor - 27 Sep 2019.

New Zealand Service Records are best viewed with the proprietory software used by their Archives but a copy is here.


Enlistment Details

1.

What is your name?

1.

Howard Garrett Wine

2.

Where were you born?

2.

Aukland, New Zealand

3.

Are you a British subject?

3.

Yes

4.

What is the date of your birth?

4.

25 Nov 1897

5.

Where were your parents born? State town and country of birth—
     Father
     Mother

5.



Sydney, Australia
Aukland, New Zealand

6.

What is your trade or calling

6.

Soda Fountain Assistant

7.

Where is your home in New Zealand?

7.

39 Wellspark Ave, Grey Lynn

8.

To what address during the next three months should
     letters be addressed so as to reach you without delay?

8.

Same as above

9.

What is the name and address of your present or last      employer?

9.

W.K. Cooke and Son, Aukland

10.

Are you single, married, widower, divorced, or legally      separated from your wife?

10.

Single

11.

If married, a widower, divorced, or legally separated from      your wife how many children under sixteen years of age      have you?

11.

Ticked to indicate 'Not applicable'

12.

Have you ever served in any Military or Naval Force

     If so, state which and cause of discharge

     Have you ever been in a New Zealand
     Expeditionary Force Camp?

12.

Yes

4th Waikato Regt     Serving

No

13.

Have you ever been medically examined for service with the New Zealand Expeditionary Force? If so,
     When?
     Where?
     Were you found fit or unfit?

13.

No

Ticked to indicate 'Not applicable'
Ticked to indicate 'Not applicable'
Ticked to indicate 'Not applicable'

14.

Are you willing to serve in the New Zealand Expeditionary
     Force in or beyond the Dominion of New Zealand for the
     duration of the present war with Germany and six
     months thereafter, if your service is so long required?

14.

Yes

NOTE.— Your discharge will not be granted before your return to New Zealand unless permission for discharge elsewhere be obtained from the G.O.C. the New Zealand Expeditionary Force.

     I do solemnly declare that the above answers made by me to the above questions are true, and that I am will to fulfil the engagement made.

Signature of Recruit     H. G. Wine      


Oath to be taken by Recruit on attestation

     I,      Howard Garrett Wine      do sincerely promise and swear that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to our Sovereign Lord the King, and that I will faithfully serve in the New zealand Expeditionary Forces against His Majesty's enemies, and that I will loyally observe and obey all orders of the Generals and Officer set over me, until I shall be lawfully discharged. So help me, God.


Certificate of Attesting Officer

     The above questions were read to the above-named recruit in my presences. i have taken care that he understands these questions, and that his answer to each question has been duly entered. The said recruit has made and signed the declaration and take the oath of allegiance before me, at      Aukland      , N.Z. on this       eighteenth       day of       February       1918

Signature of Attesting Officer      A.J. Bailey     Lieut


Medical Examination

[Description of Howard Garrett Wine on Enlistment]

Apparent age
(To be determined according to the instructions given in the Regulations for Army Medical Service)

20 years

Distinguishing marks

Wears Brace(?) for two years for Pain in Back - Lumbago Always had Health issues(?)

Height

5 foot 9 inches [175.25 cm]

Weight

151 pounds [10 stone 11 lbs or 68.5 Kg]

Chest

35½-38½ inches [ 90cm - 97.5 cm]

Complexion

Dark

Eyes

Brown

Hair

Black

Religious profession

Church of England


1.

Sight: Right eye

6/12

11.

Is he free from hernia?

Yes

2.

Sight, Left eye

6/12

12.

Is he free from varicocele?

Yes

3.

Hearing: Right ear

Good

13.

Is he free from varicose veins?

Yes

4.

Hearing: Left ear

Good

14.

Is he free from haemorrhoids?

Yes

5.

Colour-vision

Normal

15.

Is he free from inveterate or contagious skin-disease?

Yes

6.

Are his limbs well formed?

Yes

16

Is he in good bodily and mental health?

Yes

7.

Are the movements of all his joints full and perfect?

Yes

17.

Are there any slight defects, but not sufficient to cause rejection?


[The space for comments is struck out]

8.

Is his chest well formed?

Yes

9.

Is his heart normal?

Yes

10.

Are his lungs normal?

Yes


Questions which the Recruit must be asked.

1.

Have you ever had a fit?

No

4.

Have you ever been discharged from H.M. Service?

No

2.

Have you ever been notified for consumption?

No

5.

Have you ever been absent from work through ill-health or accident?

Rueumatic Fever 1908 away from school 18 months

3.

Have you ever been under treatment in a sanatarium or mental institution?

No

Determining Disability (if any):—

          In training for observation(?)


A.

Fit for active service beyond the seas.

We have examined this recruit, and classify him      C-1

B1.

Fit for active service beyond seas (after
     operation in camp or public hospital)

[Signature Illegible] LIEUT COL NZMC President

B2.

Fit for active service beyond seas (after
     recovery at home)

[Signature illegible] LIEUT COL NZMC Member

C1.

Likely to become fit for active service after
     special training

Member

C2.

Unfit for active service beyond seas, but fit for service of some nature in New Zealand.

1st District Medical Board

D.

Wholly unfit for any service whatsoever.

18 FEB 1918


Chronological Events

Rank

Received
From

Event/Casualty

Medical     Other     Disciplinary

Date of
Occurence

Place of
Occurence

Not noted

Not noted

Underwent initial Medical Examination for acceptance by the NZEF while a serving member of the Waikato Regiment. Medically classified as C1

19 Feb 1918

Not noted

Private

Underwent supplementary Medical Board
Original disability Lumbar fibrosis, Dermatitis? exfoliate of hands
Determined to exist prior to enlistment and acquired,
Caused by rheumatism and causing slight pain, progressing satisfactorily
Determined to be fit for overseas duty. Classified A.

Tuakau

Pte

D Coy C1

Posted to D Coy C1 [Camp]

CampCam13 Mar 1918

F.R.O. 780

Tpr

Not noted

Transferred to 43 NZMR

9 May 1918

F.R.O. 820

Tpr

Not noted

Transferred to 44 NZMR

29 May 1918

F.R.O. 837

Tem Cpl

Not noted

Transferred to 48th M.R.N.C.O'S and promoted

24 Aug 1918

F.R.O. 912

Pte

Illegible

Admitted to hospital, Influenza, routine

1 Oct 1918

Illegible

Pte

Hospital

Discharged

5 Oct 1918

Illegible

Temp Cpl

Not noted

Transferred to Mtd Details

7 Dec 1919

F.R.O. 1062

Temp Cpl

Mtd Details

Granted L.W.P. on DEMOB.

7 Jan 1919

F.R.O. 1025

Temp Cpl

Mtd Details

L.W.P Deleted

17 Jan 1919

F.R.O.1028

Temp Cpl

Mtd Details

Granted L.W.P. till further orders on Demobilisation (see Certificate of Leave in lieu of Discharge below)
Demobilised from Featherstone Camp 4 Mar 1919
Classed Medically fit for Service beyond the seas 18 Feb 1918

4 Mar 1919

F.R.O. 11059

Corporal

Comd NZ Mil Forces

Discharged at the termination of his period of engagement (see Certificate below)

18 Jul 1919

NZDF

Sgt

Commandant
Northern
Command

Signs Appointment to a Commission in No 8 Company, Line of Communications M.T. Company, to take effect from 13 Mar 1943. Approved by Army Headquarters  

13 Mar 1943

Sergeant

Northern Command

Northern Command District seeks approval for appointment of Sgt Wine as Temporary Lieutenant. Approved at all levels including Commissioner for Transport and Adjutant-General of New Zealand Forces.

24 Jun 1943

Lieutenant

NZDF

Home Guard Appointments include Howard Garrett Wine to be temp. 2nd Lieutenant and posted to No 8 Coy [Lines of Communication (Mechanical Transport) Units] and is granted the temporary rank of Lieutenant. Dated 13 March 1843
No further information available on WW2 activities.

15 Jul 1943

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