Tuesday, November 10, 2015
These photographs are from the World War I Album of Gordon Stuart Watt taken at El Arish and the Sinai. Wattie's service in WWI is detailed as proceeding abroad as No. 13/2628 on the 9th of August 1915 with the NZEF Auckland Mounted Rifles. He was promoted to Signal Sergeant on 19 April 1919 and awarded the Military Medal along with the 1914/15 Star; General Service Medal and Victory Medal. At the end of the war Gordon lived on Norfolk Island with his wife. He was the company Secretary/Auctioneer of the Norfolk Island Co-Operative Dairy. He also built “Mokutu” at Steeles Point which still operates as tourist accommodation today.