WW100 – New Zealand's First World War Centenary Programme ran from 2014 to 2019

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NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

New Zealand pharmacists killed in the First World War

Researching their pharmacy and military experiences, the circumstances of their death and where they are commemorated. The Pharmaceutical Society will record a tribute to these men.

Names of NZ pharmacists killed in WW1

Over 200 First World War New Zealand servicemen on enlistment entered 'chemist' as their occupation. They included registered pharmacists, pharmacy apprentices, unqualified assistants, and probably a few 'shop boys'. In the army they served in various roles, not necessarily in the Medical Corps or compounding and dispensing medicines. 25 of them died while on active service. A brass plaque hanging in the Pharmaceutical Society Board Room records the names of nine registered pharmacists who were members of the Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand and who were killed.

Euan Galloway has researched these nine men, gathering information about their pharmacy and military experiences, their civilian lives before the war, the circumstances of their death and where they are commemorated. The Pharmaceutical Society records a tribute to these men in the attached article (PDF, 4 MB).

If you have names and information about any pharmacist who served in the First World War please contact Euan Galloway at euan.galloway@a.co.nz.

This activity is being worked on from
February 2014
 to 
February 2015
Date added: 23 July 2014 | Last updated: 26 June 2019