The Mayor of Auckland telegraphed the Minister of Health pleading that the R.M.S. Makura,, due at Auckland in a few days, will be quarantined, if necessary. It was subsequently stated that the vessel in question was free of the ‘flu’.“
The only New Zealand soldier to die #OnThisDay Jun 11 1918 was Lieutenant THOMAS HOWARD DAWSON, Service Number 2/2602, Aged 24, 3rd Div, Ammunition Col, New Zealand Field Artillery. He had previously been gassed and wounded. Son of Thomas C. and Jessie C. Dawson, of Wellington, New Zealand
Captain PERCY WILLIAM SKELLEY, Service Number 41235, Aged 43, H.Q. 3rd New Zealand Rifle Brigade. Son of John and Elizabeth Skelley, of Wellington; husband of Agnes S. Skelley, of 24, Overton Terrace, Hataitai, Wellington, New Zealand.