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Use Minecraft® to learn about WWI

Personal stories from Gallipoli

Percival Fenwick

Doctor Pecival Fenwick was on the first New Zealand boat to land at Gallipoli. No stranger to death or the horrors of war, he treated huge numbers of soldiers at the medical stations of Anzac Cove. During his time at Gallipoli he wrote a diary for his wife which described his experiences. This diary became a key primary source in the development of Anzac Cove in Minecraft.

  • Find out more about Percival Fenwick using the Person Search at Online Cenotaph
  • Complete an Advanced Search to access photographs taken by Fenwick in the Museum collection.

Frank Clark

Hear a first-hand account of Gallipoli, written by a New Zealand soldier, Frank Clark.

Read Frank Clark’s Online Cenotaph Record to find out more about his service experience, his unit, where he served, and where and how he died.

Frank Clark at Online Cenotaph

Use the Auckland Museum Library catalogue to access other letters Frank Clark wrote to his brothers Herbert and Fred from Trentham Camp (England), Egypt and Gallipoli.

William George Malone

Lieutenant Colonel William George Malone commanded the Wellington Battalion at Gallipoli. He played a key role, helping to secure the vulnerable parts of the Anzac perimeter. Read his service record to find out more about his service experience and how he died at Chunuk Bair.

William George Malone at Online Cenotaph

More than a name

Unpack a personal story of someone who served at Gallipoli. It could be a name that is familiar to you or one that you have come across in your research.

  • Use Online Cenotaph and visit the Auckland Museum Library and Armoury Information Centre to view service records, access rare books, source photographs and ephemera.
  • Lay a poppy in their memory within Online Cenotaph or in the Sanctuary at Auckland War Memorial Museum.