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.
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 [email protected]co.nz.