Names on memorial

First World War memorial to those from the Mesopotamia sheep station who died in the First World War. The names listed are:

F. Boucher, R. Dalton
J. Jobberns, J. McNeil
A. McRae, J. McRae

This article claims that of the 8 members of the mustering gang that served in the First World War, only two returned.

Mesopotamia Station is one of the South Island’s best-known high-country sheep runs. This is because of its association with the English writer Samuel Butler, who used it as the setting for his novel Erewhon. The sites of Butler’s two huts, up Forest Creek and near the present Mesopotamia homestead, are marked by plaques.

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