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391 Lance Corporal Hoani Te Okoro WiNeera aka John Jogles Naylor - Australian Imperial Forces
 
Hoani Te Okoro WiNeera was the son of Wiremu WiNeera & Hanna Cootes born in Porirua in 1888.
 
Hoani was registered in the Porirua School class of 1895 as John Wi Neera. Hoani’s secondary education was at the Maute College in Hawkes Bay.
 
On the 17th May 1915 he was in Sydney, Australia where he enlisted in the Australian Imperial Forces as 391 Private John Jogles Naylor, A Company, 18th Battalion, AIF. Private Naylor is listed as a single man employed as a labourer.[i] John Jogle Naylor is probably the 'anglisiced' version of Hoani's maori name. 
 
The 18th Battalion, AIF, sailed from Australia on 25th June 1915 and Private Naylor embarked from Egypt on 16th August 1915 for action at Gallipoli.  On 27th August 1915 Lance Corporal Naylor was admitted to the 16th Casualty Clearing Station with a gunshot wound to the thigh. The newly arrived 18th Battalion had been committed to an assault on Hill 60. Lance Corporal Naylor was then transferred to the King George Hospital, England where he remained from 16th September to 30th September 1915 when he was discharged to
No2 Australian Command Depot, Larkhill. Lancce Corporal Naylor meet
Getrude Victoria Kemp, either while he was in hospital or at the No 2 Command Depot, the couple married on 27th November 1915.

Gertrude Victoria Kemp lived in the area of the King George Hospital and had also registered as a VAD (Voluntary Aid Division) where her skills as a semstress 
would have been appreciated. 
 
It is possible that Lance Corporal Naylor's wound was sufficient for him not to
be classified as fit for active service as he remained in the No 2 Command Depot. While at the No2 Command Depot Lance Corporal Naylor was appointed Temporary Sergeant on 11th September 1916.

391 Temporary Sergeant John Jogles Naylor AIF - 1916
 

In March 1917 John and Gertrude Naylor (WiNeera)  registered, in London, the birth of a son Stanley Henry Naylor,[ii] their son was born on Christmas Day 1916.


Temporay Sergeant Naylor reverted to Private on 25th January 1917 there were
a number of acting roles but on 20th August 1917 Private Naylor was considered
fit enough for active serive and proceeed oveseas to France to join the
39th Battalion, In the Field, France. The 39th Battalion was committed to both
the Broodseinde and Passchendale Battles, in the later the 39th suffered heavy
casualties. On 12th November 1917 Private Naylor was promoted to 
Lance Corporal Naylor. 

On 10th February 1918 was wounded a second time and taken to the

10th Australian Field Ambulance transferred to the 2nd Australian Casualty
Clearing Station on 11th February 1918 where he died from his wounds. 
Lance Corporal Naylor is buried in the Trois Arbes Cemetery, Steenwerk,
Nord, France.
 
 
391 Lance Corporal Naylor’s grave at Trois Arbes Cemetery.
  
 
Gertrude Victoria Naylor and her son travelled to New Zealand after the end
of the war to honour a promise made to her husband that if anything
happened to him, his son would return to New Zealand[iii].
 
In New Zealand on 4th September 1919 Gertrude married Hoani’s older brother Te Kanawa WiNeera.[iv]
 
References:
The AIF Project: https://www.aif.adfa.edu.au/showPerson?pid=220765
The Auckland Cenotaph: http://www.aucklandmuseum.com/war-memorial/online-cenotaph/record/C132462
http://www.nzwargraves.org.nz/casualties/hoani-te-okoro-wineera
 
Photos:
L/Corporal J J Naylor (Hoani Te Okoro WiNeera)_NZ War Graves Project
Sergeant J J Naylor (while a sergeant see notes) - WiNeera family 
 
[i]      391 Lance Corporal J J Naylor: The AIF Project
[iv]    Stanley H Naylor (March 1917) FreeBDMUK
[iii]    Oral history: unsource  Porirua
[vi]    1919/7071 Naylor / WiNeera: NZ BDM online
 
Graves at Trois Arbes Cemetery