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SOLDIERS WOUNDED OR KILLED - 1917

AUCKLAND WEEKLY NEWS

Tribute to Jacqueline Walles

GAIR, Sergeant C, NZRR, has been awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He has performed consistent good work throughout and has at all times set a splendid example. [AWN 03.05.1917]

GALLAGHER, Mr. Dave, a well known and popular athlete, died of wounds received in France. He was born in Belfast about 45 years ago and came to NZ as a child with the Vasey Stewart immigration. He first lived at Tauranga before coming to Auckland and was a foreman at the freezing works. He was prominent in rugby football and was for many years with the Auckland Rugby Union and was captain of the All Black team, which toured England in 1905/06. He served in the Boer War and at the outbreak of the present war he was eager to join the forces but was detained for some time because of family ties. When his brother was killed in action he felt it was his turn to go and enlisted in the 22nd Reinforcements and left NZ about twelve months ago. His wife and child reside in Sydney. [AWN 18.10.1917]

GALLIE, Second Lieutenant Oscar E T, son of John Gallie of Wellington, aged 26, born Dunedin. He was in Samoa for 8 months from August 1914 being the first to join from the Wairarapa. He went to England and gained a commission in the Royal Field Artillery. About two months ago the Military Cross was awarded. A younger brother Lieutenant Victor J GALLIE is in a different division of the RFA. Both young officers are nephews of Major A R HISLOP of Wellington. [AWN 11.10.1917]

GARLAND, Lieutenant E H, Wellington, RFC, is now reported a prisoner of war in Germany. He was one of a squadron engaged in a bombing raid over Belgium. All the machines got back with the exception of two. He was seen from the British lines to make a forced landing on the beach at Ostend. He was one of the earliest pupils of the Auckland flying school and received his commission in the RFC six months ago. [AWN 29.11.1917]

GARLAND, Flight Lieutenant E H - Advice has been received through the Swiss Red Cross that Flight Lieutenant E H Garland, who recently was reported missing, is a prisoner of war at Karlsruhe, Germany. He is 20 years of age and is the son of Mr. F L Garland, Wellington. He received his preliminary aviation training at the NZ flying school at Kohimarama. [AWN 27.09.1917]

GARLAND, 2nd Lieutenant H G de F, Infantry, of Hamilton, has been awarded the Military Cross: "Kept the Brigade continuously supplied with munitions and stores under very heavy fire. He set a splendid example to his men throughout. He had previously done very fine work." [AWN 11.01.1917]

GARLICK, Private William GARLICK, late of Taneatua, who died on pneumonia in the Godfrey Hospital, England, was 28 years of age and the eldest of four brothers who enlisted. Thomas and Richard GARLICK went away with the Main Body, both were at Gallipoli and were invalided to England with enteric. Richard returned to Auckland but Thomas, who is still suffering from rheumatism, is at Hornchurch. James GARLICK has been serving with a machine-gun section on the Somme since last May. William GARLICK, deceased, did not get away until comparatively recently, arriving in England only four weeks prior to his death. His previous military training was in the Whakatane Mounted Rifles. He was a fine horseman and rough-rider. He always followed farming work. [AWN 04.01.1917]

GASSON, Corporal Ernest Walter, killed in action 7 June, was the youngest son of Mr. J Gasson, Devonport. He left NZ with the Rifle Brigade and was 21 years of age. He saw considerable fighting and went through the Somme battle. Before enlisting he was employed as a plumber at Morrinsville. An elder brother was killed in action last September.

GAWN, Trooper Thomas George GAWN, reported wounded on 12 December 1916, is the youngest son of Mrs. Julia Gawn, Victoria St, Auckland, and the late Mr. Frank Gawn of South Dunedin. He and his brother Charles GAWN enlisted at the outbreak of war and served in the original Samoan Expeditionary Force for twelve months. On return to NZ they again volunteered with the two other brothers. Thomas GAWN was the first to be wounded. These soldiers are the grandsons of the late Sergeant James KENNEDY who was under arms for the extremely lengthy period of 44 years. [AWN 25.01.1917]

GEANGE, Trooper J W, who saw service with the Wellington Mounted Rifles, Main Body, died at the Auckland Hospital on Friday. His father, Mr. John Geange, resides at Upper Hutt. Trooper Geange was discharged from the Expeditionary Force on 4 December. He was until recently a patient at Rotorua but was sent to Auckland and admitted to the hospital last Monday week. He was suffering from the effects of two bullet wounds in the chest. The late Trooper Genage will be buried at Lower Hutt. [AWN 05.04.1917]

GEARD, Sergeant A G, killed in action, is the second son of Mr. Charles Geard, Cape Colville. Born in Coromandel, at the age of 10 he came with his parents to Cape Colville. He worked on the farm until he enlisted at the age of 20, when he joined the Expeditionary Force as a Rifleman and was promoted in France. He was a good rifle shot and the first to enlist from the Cape Colville district. An older brother, Private C S A Geard, is presently serving in France. [AWN 05.07.1917]

GEDDES, Lieutenant William McK, awarded the Military Cross, is the second son of Mr. McKail Geddes of Wynyard Street. He was educated at the Auckland Grammar School and before leaving NZ as second lieutenant in an early reinforcement draft was in the employ of Brown Barrett Ltd. He received his first military training as a member of A Battery. [AWN 12.07.1917]

GIBBON, Private Harold, reported as killed on 5 May, was well known in Auckland as a seaman. For the last three years being enlisting, he was in the employ of the Auckland Harbour Board as deck hand on the tug Te Awhina. He is the third employee of the Harbourmaster's department who has been killed fighting for his country. His father and mother reside at Masterton. [AWN 31.05.1917]

GIBSON, Lieutenant Mackenzie, reported killed in action in France, was the younger son of the Rev Mackenzie Gibson and was born at Akaroa. He was educated at Waimate and at Christ's College, afterwards joining the staff of the Bank of NZ. He enlisted at Greymouth on 7 August 1914 as a private and left with the main body. His first fighting was in the engagements on the Suez Canal. He took part in the landing at Gallipoli and in the storming of Achi Baba. After three months continuous fighting on the peninsula he was invalided to England but returned to Gallipoli and as sergeant major was in charge of a small band of men on the night of the evacuation. On returning to Egypt he received his commission. He was a keen soldier and during the last six months had made repeated application to be sent forward. On 8 August he was allowed to go forward to the firing line where he saw two months further fighting before his promising career was cut short. [AWN 15.11.1917]

GIBSON, Lieutenant Mackenzie, who has been killed in action, was an old boy of Christ's College, Christchurch. On leaving school he entered the service of the Bank of NZ. He sailed with the Main Body as a private and won promotion on Gallipoli for rescuing a wounded man under heavy fire. At the evacuation he was in charge of the Cheshire Ridge section. Later he was adjutant at Tel el Kobir, Sling and Etaples. He rejoined the division early in August last. His father also is on active service as a chaplain,. Mr. Noel GIBSON, headmaster of the Dilworth Institute, is a brother of Lieutenant Gibson. [AWN 25.10.1917

GIDDENS, Corporal C P, killed in action at Messines, was 24 years of age and a native of Brighton, England. Prior to enlisting he was employed in the Waihi mine. [AWN 12.07.1917]

GIESEN, Wilfred L, Rifleman, aged 20, killed in action, was the third son of Mr. C F Giesen of Auckland. He was born at Stratford and was at the Wanganui State School and Auckland Grammar School. He enlisted last year. He was farming for about eighteen months in the Northern Wairoa district. His brother, C F GIESEN, is at the front. [AWN 02.08.1917]

GILLETT, Captain Laurence Henry, aged 28, killed in action in France, was the son of R Gillett of The Drive, Epsom. He left NZ with the 2nd Reinforcements on 14 December 1914 as a Lieutenant in the Auckland Infantry Battalion. He was wounded at Gallipoli and invalided home. He returned to Egypt in May ?1916 with the 13th Reinforcements. He contracted enteric fever and spent two months in a Cairo Hospital. He later joined the staff at Sling Camp. He was promoted to Captain on 1 February 1917 and sent to France with the 4th Reinforcements. He was born at Hamilton and attended Hamilton East School. Prior to enlistment he farmed at Waikato. [AWN 18.10.1917]

GILLIES, Lieutenant T Sinclair, who recently was awarded the Military Cross, is a son of Mr. Bruce Gillies of Mt Nessing, Timaru, and a grandson of the late Mr. Justice Gillies of Auckland. He left with the 9th Reinforcements. [AWN 20.12.1917]

GLASTONBURY, Private A C, NZ Rifle Brigade, late of Ohingaiti, who died of gastritis in the Codford Hospital, England, was 34 years of age and was the eldest of four brothers who enlisted. Frank (then Corporal but advanced to Sergeant) went with the main body and being wounded at Gallipoli, was sent to England. On recovery he eventually arrived in France where he fell in a night raid on the enemy trenches on 14 July 1916. Len went with the 2nd Battalion of the NZ Rifle Brigade and Will with the Canterbury Infantry. The two latter are now in France after being in Egypt for a while. Mrs. A G Glastonbury (nee LECKS) has six brothers enlisted, three of whom have fallen, two on Gallipoli, the other in France, the same time as Frank GLASTONBURY. Another came safely through the 'great push' of September 15 last in France, two more are in the 21st and 22nd reinforcements respectively. The seventh brother has endeavoured to enlist more than once but was rejected for eyesight and the other, though willing to follow his brothers' example is under age. [AWN 18.01.1917]

GOLDSMITH, Lieutenant Henry, son of Mr. G Goldsmith, Manukau Rd, Newmarket, has been awarded the Military Cross for services in the field. He left with one of the early Australian brigades. He was formerly on the staff of Trinity Grammar School, Kew, Melbourne. He represented NSW on the football field. [AWN 25.10.1917]

GORDON, T J, CSM, who has been awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal, came to Motukaraka with his parents as a child and has lived in the Hokianga District ever since. He was educated at Kohukohu School then followed the occupation of bushman until the outbreak of war, when he enlisted immediately and left with the Main Body. He went through the Gallipoli campaign unscathed and during the early period of his service has been off duty only for a few days through shell shock. His father belonged to the 18th Royal Irish and his grandfather also was a soldier. [AWN 12.07.1917]

GORDON, Flight Lieutenant A W, son of Mr. L W Gordon of Thames, died of wounds on 12 August. Flight Lieutenant COOK, DCM, writes to the effect that "Lieutenant Gordon, with two other British scout pilots, attacked ten enemy aeroplanes, and was successful in bringing one down when an accident to his machine resulted in his having both legs broken. He was taken to a military hospital but his injuries unexpectedly proved fatal 13 days afterwards." Lieutenant Gordon obtained his first flying experience at the NZ Flying School at Kohimarama. [AWN 01.11.1917]

GORRIE, Trooper Donald B, who was about 32 years of age, eldest son of Mr. H T Gorrie of Auckland, has been killed in action in Palestine. He was married and is survived by his widow, formerly Miss WEST, and a five year old daughter. He was educated at the Auckland Grammar School and King's College. On leaving the latter he joined the firm of Alfred Buckland & Sons, of which his father is the principal and entered the auctioneering branch. He enlisted about 18 months ago and went to Egypt as a member of the Camel Corps but at the time of his death was serving with the Mounted Rifles. He was a thorough sport and took a keen interest in horses, being a polo player and always following the hounds with the Pakuranga Hunt Club. His younger brother, Lieutenant Jack GORRIE, who went home early in the war and enlisted in an Imperial regiment, was killed in France on 19 July 1916. [AWN 29.11.1917]

GRAY, Lieutenant Wynne P, awarded the Military Cross for gallantry in the Battle of Messines, is the only son of the late Mr. John A F Gray and Mr. Gray of Remuera. He was educated at King's College and served his articles with Russell & McVeagh, later taking charge of a branch at Opotiki for Reed, Bailey & Towle. He left NZ with an early reinforcement as second lieutenant and has been on active service ever since. He was promoted to first lieutenant at Gallipoli and after the battle of the Somme was transferred to the machine gun section and since has been acting as adjutant to his battalion. [AWN 12.07.1917]

GRAY, Lieutenant W A, reported prisoner of war in Germany, is a son of Mr. S Gray, town clerk of Mt Eden. He left NZ in the 3rd Battalion of the Rifle Brigade and has been on active service for 18 months. He has been once wounded and received the Military Cross for gallantry at the battle of the Somme. [AWN 04.10.1917]

GRAY, 2nd Lieutenant W A, Rifle Brigade, of Mt Eden, has been awarded the Military Cross: "Assumed command of his company and led it with great courage and determination, capturing the position and re-organising his line. He set a splendid example to his men." [AWN 11.01.1917]

GREEN, Private Arnold, who was killed in action 21st February, was the son of Mrs. Ellen Green, Brixton Rd, Mt Eden. He was a native of Sheffield and had lived in Auckland for three years. At the time of his enlistment he was in the employ of Hellaby's Ltd in Shortland Street. [AWN 15.03.1917]

GREEN, 2nd Lieutenant J L, killed in action on 12 October, was the second son of Mr. Chas Green of Motueka, Nelson and nephew of Mr. George Green of Thames. He sailed with the main body and served in Egypt and Gallipoli as corporal, gaining his commission in England. He was 25 years of age and we well known in NZ cycle racing circles. [AWN 01.11.1917]

GREER, Private Samuel, who died on 17 March from wounds received on 21 February, was not quite 20 years of age. He was the eldest son of Mr. Samuel Greer of 16 Williamson Ave, Auckland and was educated at the Napier Street School. He was a good swimmer, having won several medals at school sports and he was an enthusiastic footballer, being a member of the Rovers Club. He was also successful as a rifle shot, having won a second class badge at Trentham and a first class in England. [AWN 05.04.1917]

GREY, Lieutenant George Leslie, Royal Flying Corps, son of Mr. C Grey, Balmoral Rd, Mt Eden, was reported seriously injured on 3 September. He left Auckland with the Main Body and served at Gallipoli. He was invalided to England with enteric and was subsequently attached to the Pay Office. He sat for his commission and afterwards joined the Royal Flying Corps. Mr. Grey had four sons at the front, one returned wounded and three are still serving. [AWN 13.09.1917]

GRIBBIN, Gunner Raymond Lewis, son of Mr. G A Gribbin of the legal firm of Nicholson & Gribbin, was killed in action on 11 September. He left with the 22nd Reinforcements and was 20 years old. He was educated at the Devonport School and the Auckland Grammar School and prior to his enlistment was a clerk in the office of his father's firm. He was a keen footballer and was a member of the Grammar School Old Boys first fifteen. [AWN 27.09.1917]

GRIFFITHS, Lance Sergeant G G, who has gained the Military Medal, is the son of the Rev Mr. Griffiths, Congregational minister of Waipu. He left for the front with the 12th Reinforcements. Prior to enlistment he was farming at Kauroa. [AWN 19.07.1917]

GRIMWADE - A number of letters from officers in France have been received by Mr. E E Grimwade, in connection with the death of his son Lieutenant E N GRIMWADE, who succumbed to wounds on 1 August. He left NZ with the 20th Reinforcements. His brother Leonard was killed at Gallipoli soon after the landing. Writing of his death, Lieutenant P WILLIAMSON says: "When he was hit he was not on duty but was at his own risk looking around and attending to the comfort of his men. As an officer he was beloved and respected by all who knew him." Lieutenant F de la MARE wrote: "Your son was in charge of several advanced posts. Having established himself in one, he made his way across the open to see if all was well with the non-commissioned officers in charge of the others. It was a duty under the circumstances, which only a very gallant man would have attempted. He placed as he always did, the safety and comfort of his men before his own." Captain W WATSON wrote: "Your son proved himself a most gallant and courageous officer, with a supreme contempt for danger and a high regard for duty." [AWN 08.11.1917]

GRIMWADE, 2nd Lieutenant Edward N, reported died of wounds in France, is the son of Mr. E E Grimwade of Takapuna. He was 28 years of age and prior to leaving with one of the later reinforce-ments was farming at Waerenga. His only brother Corporal L R GRIMWADE, was killed at the landing on Gallipoli. [AWN 16.08.1917]

GRUNDY, Private H R, awarded the Military Cross for gallantry in the Battle of Messines, is the eldest son of Mr. H Grundy, Mt Eden. He arrived in Auckland with his parents about five years ago and up to the time of his enlistment was in the office of Mr. W McKeich, Fort Street. He left NZ with an early reinforcement and after a short period of training in England, went to France where he has served for the past 12 months. [AWN 12.07.1917]

GUINNESS, Corporal Cecil G, who was killed in action on 19 October, was a son of the late Mr. Frank H Guinness of Dunedin and Mrs. J G Green of Tauranga. He left with the 12th Reinforcements and was for some time attached to the musketry instruction staff at Sling Camp, leaving for France in May. He attended King's College and at the time of enlisting was a member of the firm of Guinness Bros., Tauranga. [AWN 27.12.1917]

GUNION, Rifleman Alan Douglas, severely wounded in the head and arm, is the youngest son of Mr. E Gunion and the late Mr. Robert Gunion. He was born in Otago Central and was educated at the Otago Boys' High School. He entered the Bank of NZ at Alexandra and moved to different towns. He was stationed at Taihape when he enlisted in the 17th Reinforcements. His older brother, V H Y GUNION, who was wounded in the Somme battle last September, is back again in France on active service. [AWN 12.07.1917]

GUTTERIDGE, 2nd Lieutenant R Howard, previously reported missing on 1 October 1916, was killed by shell fire on that date. He is the son of Mr. R Gutteridge of the Colonial Sugar Refining Co. staff. [AWN 04.01.1917]

GUY, Mr. John A, of Ngatimoto, has received advice that his son, Company Sergeant Major Albert Hector GUY, has been killed in action. He was the second son of Mr. Guy and left NZ with the Main Body. Mr. Guy has two other sons at the front. Prior to enlisting Albert was farming at Ngatimoti. [AWN 15.11.1917]



HADDOW, Regimental Sergeant Major Robert W, who has been awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for bravery on the field, is the only son of Mrs. H Phillip, Scotland. He enlisted in August 1914 and went to Samoa as QMS. Upon returning to NZ he re-enlisted in April 1915 as Sergeant Major and was later promoted to RSM while on active service. Before going overseas he won a number of medals for Highland piping and dancing. On the eve of leaving with the 2nd Battalion, NZ Rifle Brigade, in October 1915, he was appointed Pipe Major of St Andrews Scottish Society. [AWN 06.12.1917]

HALL, Corporal Lionel W B, who is reported to have died of wounds on 12 June, was the second son of Mr. Thomas Hall, District Land Registrar at Auckland. He was born in 1893 at Auckland and educated at Napier High School and Victoria College, Wellington. He joined the Government Survey Dept at Wellington and when the war broke out was with a survey party in the King Country. He immediately enlisted, was transferred to the Divisional Signal Co. and went away with the Main Body. He was in the landing on Gallipoli and afterwards at Cape Helles. Like his elder brother, Corporal V J B HALL, who fell at Gallipoli and who went with the Main Body as a private, though holding a commission in the territorials, Cpl LWB Hall was diffident about accepting promotion, owing to defective night sight. [AWN 12.07.1917]

HALL - A member of the NZ Divisional Signalling Co. has written from France to a friend in Wellington as follows: "You remember I mentioned that Lionel HALL was one of our non-commissioned officers. From the casualty lists you will have seen that he was killed in action on 12 June but I do not know whether you have heard the circumstances. He had just been out repairing a wire under shell fire and had got back safely. He was standing in the doorway of a billet we used to go in and out of frequently during the day, when a shell burst and killed him almost instantaneously. At any rate, he did not regain consciousness, so it was practically instantaneous. A large piece of high explosive shell had struck him in the middle of the body. After going through nearly three years of war it was really hard luck he did not live to go back to his people. Lionel was fearless of death and was an example of coolness and courage. His simple, quiet ways won the respect of everybody he met. A more thoughtful and more conscientious fellow one would hardly meet anywhere. His life was exemplary. It is sad that so many of our best University men have lost their lives while serving their country." Captain GROVER, O.C., 4th NZ Brigade Signalling Section, to which Cpl HALL had lately been attached, has written: "Although I had only known Lionel for two months, I can say that he was one of the best living and most conscientious soldiers I have ever met and his loss is dearly regretted by the whole of the NZ Division Signalling Co." [AWN 06.09.1917]

HAMILTON, Second Lieutenant H D, RFC, is one of many officers in that branch of the service who have been reported missing during the last few weeks. He belongs to Nelson, served with the NZ Mounted Rifles on Gallipoli where he was wounded. He received his commission in the RFC last June. [AWN 31.05.1917]

HAMILTON, 2nd Lieutenant H D, RFC, previously reported missing, is now known to be a prisoner in German hands. He belongs to Nelson and was formerly with the 10th NZ Mounted Rifles. Lieutenant Hamilton was a Main Body man, was wounded in Gallipoli, lockjaw developing, but on recovery in June 1916, he obtained a commission in the RFC. [AWN 30.08.1917]

HAMPTON, Gunner Herbert Thomas, the only surviving son of Mr. George Hampton of the Colonial Ammunition Co., has been awarded the Military Medal for conspicuous bravery on the field. He was educated at the Normal School, Auckland, and was later employed at the Post & Telegraph Dept. before he went to Australia. He enlisted with the Australian Imperial Force on 2 September 1914. He was wounded in May last and severely wounded a second time on 6 September when he lost his right leg. He is now reported to be convalescing. [AWN 06.12.1917]

HANNA, Lieutenant Samuel, younger son of Mr. A Hanna, solicitor, of Auckland, has been awarded the Distinguished Service Cross. Lieutenant Hanna, who was employed in his father's office, left Auckland for England in March 1915, when he was partly through his legal examination and enlisted in the Royal Navy Air Service. He was for some six months in Flanders and afterwards went to Russia with the armoured motor-car portion of the Royal Naval Air Corps under Commander Locker-Lampson. Lieutenant Hanna who is 26 years of age, has since served with distinction in Roumania, the Caucasus and other parts of the eastern theatre of war. He is now on leave and he will pay a visit to Auckland shortly. His older brother Lieutenant Hugh HANNA, is on active service with the 28th Reinforcements of the NZ Expeditionary Force. [AWN 01.11.1917]

HANNA, Lieutenant Samuel, younger son of A Hanna, solicitor, arrived in Auckland last week on furlough. He left NZ for England in March 1915 and enlisted in the Royal Army Air Service, serving in Roumania, the Caucasus and other portions of the eastern theatre of the war. He subsequently went to Russia with the Armoured Motorcar Section of the Royal Naval Air Corps. He left Petrograd about 7 weeks ago. He was recently awarded the Distinguished Service Cross. [AWN 22.11.1917]

HARBORD, Rev F R, C.F., Vicar of Dunchurch, Rugby, son in law of Mr. T Field of Remuera, was killed in action on 8 August. He had been at the front for a year and went through the battle of Messines. In his letters he always spoke in admiration of the NZ soldiers. He also served through the South African war as chaplain. He visited NZ some time ago. [AWN 30.08.1917]

HARDIE, R D, Major, whose NOK is his father, G M Hardie, Palmerston North, has been awarded the Distinguished Service Order. Although wounded in the eye, he led his men through a heavy barrage to new positions and continued with great skill and courage to direct gunfire. He remained throughout the action. [AWN 23.08.1917]

HARDIE - Cable advice received by Mr. Hardie of Northcote, that her son Engineer Sidney White HARDIE died on service on 1 April. He was born in Auckland 33 years ago and went to England to complete his education, where he subsequently established a successful business as a dentist in Chester, which he relinquished after the outbreak of war. For some time he did duty in the Civic Guards but eventually joined the Red Cross Boat Patrol Service. [AWN 10.05.1917]

HARDING, Captain Ernest, awarded the Military Cross for gallantry in the Battle of Messines, is the son of Mr. A E Harding of Aoroa. He was educated at Wanganui College where he commanded the college cadets. He left with the original Rifle Brigade as a first lieutenant and in Egypt gained his captaincy. He was wounded at the Somme and was invalided to England, rejoining his company two months ago. He is 22 years of age and is a brother of Corporal Ralf HARDING, who last week was awarded the Military Medal. [AWN 12.07.1917]

HARDING, Private Rolf W, Auckland Infantry, who has been awarded the Military Medal for gallantry in the field during the battle of Messines, is a son of Mr. A E Harding of Aoroa. He was born at Aoroa and completed his education at the Wanganui Collegiate School. While at Trentham he passed the examination for a commission but being unwilling to wait for a vacancy, he sailed for the front as a private. He is 22 years of age and is famed as a good shot. [AWN 12.07.1917]

HARDING, Lieutenant Maurice A, killed in action on 24 December 1916, was the son of the late Mr. Arthur Harding, Ashhurst and has relations in Auckland and Dargaville. He was presumably killed in the El Arish engagement. He was well known in Palmerston North and surrounding districts where he enjoyed much popularity. He was a keen footballer and captain of the team for which jerseys were recently despatched from Palmerston. [AWN 04.01.1917]

HARKNESS, Flight Lieutenant D E, R.N., a New Zealander, is visiting Auckland. He was born in Nelson and went to England in 1915, training at Hendon then gained a commission in the Royal Naval Air Service. He went to the western front early in 1916 and was engaged in flying for several months. He was wounded and awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for valuable service rendered in the bombing of German zeppelin sheds at Brussels. In December 1916 he was forced to descend on Dutch soil. A short time ago he was allowed leave to visit England, then extended leave to visit NZ. [AWN 29.11.1917]

HARLEY, Captain H S, Infantry, of Nelson, has been awarded the Military Cross: "Handled his men with great courage and skill under very trying circumstances. Later during an enemy attack he himself bombed the enemy from the open." [AWN 11.01.1917]

HARRISON, 2nd Lieutenant W G, Rifle Brigade, of Christchurch, has been awarded the Military Cross: "With twenty men established a strong-post near the enemy trenches under very heavy fire, thereby assisting greatly in maintaining the line at a critical time." [AWN 11.01.1917]

HARTMANN, Bombardier Leo, 12th Battery, NZ Field Artillery, who has been awarded the Military Medal, is the youngest son of F W Hartmann, Reimers Ave, Kingsland. He left with the Main Body, 3rd, Auckland, Rifles. He was wounded at Gallipoli and sent to England but later returned to Egypt and was drafted into the Artillery and sent to France. Before enlistment he was employed with Messrs Hutchinson Bros., Queen Street. [AWN 20.12.1917]

HARVEY, Private David, NZMC, killed in action, was the eldest son of Mr. J Harvey, late of Huntly, and now of Valley Road, Auckland. Prior to enlisting he was a miner. A brother was killed at Gallipoli two years ago. [AWN 08.11.1917]

HASTE - Advice was received in Levin recently of the death in action of Private Fred HASTE, brother of Miss Haste, librarian, and before his enlistment a well known and highly respected resident of Levin. He was a member of the firm of Pringle & Haste, builders. He was one of the first businessmen of Levin to enlist, leaving with the Fighting Fifths. He saw service on Gallipoli and then went on to France where he passed unscathed through all the heavy fighting on the Somme. [AWN 15.11.1917]

HASTIE, Corporal John Malam, killed in action, was the oldest son of Mr. J Hastie of Te Awamutu and was 26 years of age. Prior to enlisting in the 6th Reinforcements he was in trade as a butcher at Whangarei. He saw service at Gallipoli and afterwards joined the Canadian tunnellers. [AWN 08.11.1917]

HAUGHIE, F, Corporal, enlisted in an early reinforcement. He fought at Gallipoli and went through the Somme battle. He was at Messines until wounded. All the eligible sons of his family are serving at the front. [AWN 02.08.1917]

HAVILL, F G, Private, died of wounds, was born at Otahuhu 24 years ago. He was at the Otahuhu School and Auckland Technical College and was one of the No.2 Native Rifles before the territorial scheme was introduced and later was acting-sergeant major in charge of the Papatoetoe cadets. He served his apprenticeship at Messrs Fraser & Sons, engineers. He left NZ last year. [AWN 02.08.1917]

HAWKE, Lance Corporal C H, aged 28 years, who was killed in action in France on October 12, was the second son of Mr. & Mrs. Charles Hawke of Martinborough, late of Greytown. He was well known in Greytown and Martinborough. He worked for the WFCA at Greytown for a number of years, also for Mr. Kershaw, Martinborough. He enlisted with the 10th Reinforcements and went through practically all the heavy fighting in France, being right through the Somme, Messines and other big battles. He came through without hurt until 12 October, when he was killed. [AWN 15.11.1917]

HAWKINS, Sergeant William Henry, who has been killed in action, was the eldest son of Mr. & Mrs. P J Hawkins of Archhill. He was born in Auckland in 1877. Prior to enlisting he was on the staff of Messrs Winstone Ltd for 18 years. For a long time he was a Sunday-school teacher and for many years a member of the Pitt St Methodist Choir. He was an active member of the West End Rowing Club and Auckland Mounted Rifles. He leaves a widow and young daughter. A younger brother is now in camp. AWN 06.12.1917.

HAWKINS, Sergeant William Henry, killed in action, was the eldest son of Mr. P Hawkins of Archhill. He was born in Auckland in 1877 and at the time of his enlistment in March 1916 he had been in the employ of Messrs Winstone Ltd for a period of 18 years. He was an active member of the West End Rowing Club. As a territorial he was a member of the Auckland Mounted Rifles and whilst in camp he attained the rank of sergeant-major. He leaves a widow and one child. [AWN 06.12.1917]

HAYWARD, Private Lionel B, aged 20 years, died of wounds, was the second son of Mr. F Hayward, Maungakaramea. After leaving Maungakaramea school he entered the Whangarei post office but after a year's service he resigned and assisted on his father's farm until he enlisted with the 7th Reinforcements. He went through the Somme and Messines battles. His eldest brother Albert is now in camp. Private Hayward was a grandson of the late Mr. Albert Reed of Whangarei. [AWN 01.11.1917]

HEALEY, Private Martin, killed in action 5 June, was the third son of Mr. T Healey of Huntly and was 27 years of age. Prior to enlisting he was employed by the Huntly Brick & Fireclay Co. He was a keen cricketer, having played for Huntly, also for Hikurangi,. He was also a member of the Huntly Gun Club. He left NZ in September last with his brother, Private T H HEALEY who is still with the NZ forces in France. [AWN 12.07.1917]

HEALEY - The Army Commander in Chief expresses appreciation in orders of the gallant conduct of Private P HEALEY, Otago Battalion, who on 28 July 'whilst himself a patient in hospital, voluntarily acted as donor for blood transfusion, with the object of saving the life of an officer lying dangerously wounded.' [AWN 27.12.1917]

HELLABY, Captain F A, has been awarded the Military Cross and promoted to Major. Aged 25, he is the son of the late Mr. Richard Hellaby and brother of Mrs. Frank BINNEY, Auckland. He attended Kings College and on the outbreak of war enlisted as a private in the King Edward's Horse. He was granted a commission and attached to the 1st Devons; he took part in the battle on Hill 60 and was promoted to Captain. His mother is presently in England. [AWN 01.02.1917]

HELMORE, 2nd Lieutenant Ernest Craswell, Sherwood Forresters, died of wounds in France on 1 January 1917. He was the younger son of Mr. George Helmore of Fendalton, Christchurch. He was educated at Christ's College. Shortly before the outbreak of war he went Home and passed through Sandhurst. It was only recently that he left for the Front. His brother is ADC to Lord Liverpool. [AWN 11.01.1917]

HENDERSON, Captain C D, M.C., Royal West Kent Regt, son of A D HENDERSON of Wellington, has been awarded the Distinguished Service Order. He first saw service in the ranks of the Honourable Artillery Co., and was wounded in 1915. The following year he received a commission and was again wounded. He was promoted Captain a year ago and awarded the Military Cross. He is now in England recuperating. [AWN 13.12.1917]

HENDERSON, E M, is a son of Mr. G L Henderson, of the process department of the Weekly News Printing Works. He left with the 10th Reinforcements, going to Egypt with the mounted rifles but was transferred to the 12th NZ Field Artillery. He was in the NZ Insurance Co's office prior to enlisting. [AWN 06.09.1917]

HENDERSON, Staff Sergeant Hamish, who was mentioned in despatches on the 7 August, is the second son of Mrs. J Henderson, Fordell, Remuera. He left NZ with the 5th Reinforcements as a Corporal in the NZ Medical Corps and was promoted to Sergeant in Egypt. He was previously on the staff of the 20th NZ General Hospital, Brockenhurst. His brother, Private G W Henderson, is stationed in Samoa. [AWN 27.09.1917]

HENDERSON, Bombardier Bruce - Advice has been received by Miss Maggie KNIGHT, an Aucklander, who is a member of the Florence Rockwell Company, that her son has been severely wounded in France and is in hospital in London. He has been at the front for over two years. He is a grandson of the founder of the firm of Henderson & McFarlane and the old Circular Saw shipping line. [AWN 12.04.1917]

HENEY, Private W, severely wounded in France on 21 February during the raid of the Auckland Battalion, was formerly on the staff of the Bank of Australasia, Auckland. He was for some years a member of the Eden District Cricket Club. He left NZ with reinforcements in July of last year and had served in France for about four months when he was wounded. [AWN 22.03.1917]

HEWITT, W J, Signaller, son of Mr. J Hewitt of Wood St, Ponsonby, is 22 years of age and was at the Newton East School. He was employed in the city telephone exchange. [AWN 02.08.1917]

HINE, Captain John Bird, wounded, is the member for Stratford in the House of Representatives. He was elected as a member of the Reform Party in 1908 and re-elected in 1911. Captain Hine has a farm at Toko near Stratford where his wife now resides. He left for the front last year. [AWN 15.11.1917]

HIRST, Trooper Ernest P I, son of Mr. S L Hirst, Hamilton Road, received a gunshot wound in the neck on 11 January in one of the recent engagements with the Turks and that he is now in the 24th Stationary Hospital at El Kantara, Egypt. Trooper Hirst, who is an old King's College boy, has already been mentioned in despatches. [AWN 01.02.1917]

HISLOP, Private Alexander, who died of wounds on 11 June in France, was a son of Mr. C Hislop of Waihi. For some years he followed the occupation of miner and prior to enlisting for active service last year was employed by a coaching firm. [AWN 12.07.1917]

HOE, Sergeant Stanley R, died of wounds in France on 8 June, was the eldest son of Mr. R Hoe, Woodhill, Kaipara. He was educated at Woodhill School and Auckland Technical College. He served in Egypt with the Mounted Brigade and in France. After the Somme engagements he was selected to assist in training a brigade in England just before the battle at Messines. [AWN 05.07.1917]

HOGAN, Private William, missing, is the youngest son of Mr. Hogan, Mt Eden. He was a farrier at Rotorua when he enlisted and took a keen interest in football and other sports. [AWN 26.07.1917]

HOLBROOK, Patrick J, killed in action 29 May. The deceased, who had been on active service since September 1914, was attached to the 12th Royal Lancers (Prince of Wales's Own). He had been wounded three times previously. He was a brother of the Very Rev Father HOLBROOK and Messrs A J and F P HOLBROOK of Auckland. [AWN 02.08.1917]

HOLLOWAY, Herbert, Private, aged 19, son of the late Mr. W Holloway of Kihikihi, was employed by Mr. W F Marks of Onehunga. His uncle, Private C HOLLOWAY, also has been wounded. [AWN 02.08.1917]

HORSCROFT, Private C A, reported killed on 4 October, is the youngest son of Mr. C Horscroft, Church St, Onehunga. He volunteered for service and left with the 20th Reinforcements. He was educated at the Mangere Bridge school. He was interested in cycling and won several races. He was a letter carrier at Onehunga. Two brothers are at the front, one in Egypt and one on the western front. [AWN 25.10.1917]

HORWOOD, Major Alfred, who was killed in France on 1 August, was the third son of Mr. J A Horwood of Dunedin. He joined the Royal NZ Artillery in 1900 and prior to the outbreak of war was stationed at the Central Battery, Ocean Beach, holding at that time the rank of sergeant-major. He left with the Main Body as a second lieutenant in the artillery. He received his captaincy on Gallipoli and afterwards went to France where his services were further recognised by his being awarded the Military Cross and being promoted to the rank of major. He leaves a widow and two sons. [AWN 16.08.1917]

HOUCHEN, The Rev. Clement, senior Anglican chaplain with the NZ Division in France, recently wounded, is reported to be progressing satisfactorily. His injury is a gunshot wound near the eye. He received the Military Cross for gallantry in tending the wounded under heavy shell-fire at Flers and was with an advanced dressing-station during the Messines battle. [AWN 01.11.1917]

HOUCHEN, Rev Clement, who has been wounded, left NZ in October 1915 as a chaplain to the Rifle Brigade. He had been in the Anglican ministry in the Auckland district for about ten years. When he left for the front he was vicar of Te Kuiti. He formerly resided at Takapuna. He was awarded the Military Cross about a year ago. [AWN 25.10.1917

HOUCHEN, Rev Clement, NZ Chaplain Dept, of Te Kuiti, has been awarded the Military Cross: "Attended and dressed the wounded under very heavy fire with great courage and determination. He set a splendid example throughout the operations." [AWN 11.01.1917]

HOUGH, Gunner R, of the Chatham Islands, who was awarded the DCM, left with the 12th Reinforce-ments. He earned his decoration during a fight by picking up a burning shell and throwing it over a parapet. He was invalided owing to an attack of pleurisy. [AWN 01.11.1917]

HOUSTON, Private D, killed in action on 29th March 1917, came from Co. Antrim in 1910 and was farming in the north of Auckland but latterly went to the south. He was a brother of Mr. W Houston of Cambridge. [AWN 29.04.1917]

HOWARTH, Karl Feibling, son of T B Howarth, Auckland, was admitted to NZ Hospital Brockenhurst on 31 January 1917, with severe gunshot wound in the chest. He was previously employed with the South British Ins Co. office at Calcutta and was in Auckland on holiday when he enlisted. [AWN 15.02.1917]

HOWIE, Corporal Harold, son of George Howie, Morrinsville, is in a London Hospital where he has been for some months, undergoing five serious operations but is now reported to be making good progress. He enlisted at the age of 20 and left NZ in August 1915. He went through the Gallipoli campaign and was severely wounded when the battalion was at the Somme in September last. [AWN 29.03.1917]

HOWITT, Captain A Gordon, East Surrey Regt, killed in action, is a cousin of Mr. W K Howitt of Stanley Bay. He was in South Africa at the outbreak of war and joined the Cape forces, serving through the West Africa campaign, in which he obtained his commission. He subsequently went to England and joined the East Surrey Regt as lieutenant. Shortly after reaching the front he obtained his captaincy and a few days before being killed he was decorated with the Military Cross for organising and conducting a raid. Capt Howitt, who was 33 years of age, had a distinguished career as a chemistry expert. He took his B.Sc. in agriculture in 1910 and was on a mission to South Africa to study the soils there when the war started. His eldest sister is the wife of Mr. J MILNE, inspector of schools at Wanganui. [AWN 04.10.1917]

HOWLETT, Sergeant David, son of H Howlett, St James Street, was awarded the Military Medal for an act of gallantry in the field. Before he left NZ with the Main Body he was employed by Massey Harris Co., Christchurch. He has been wounded three times and is present in the NZ convalescent camp at Hornchurch, Essex, and expects to be back in the trenches at an early date. Three of Mr. Howlett's sons have gone to the Front. [AWN 01.02.1917]

HUBBARD, Captain A C, who has been reported as killed was one of the oldest residents of the Paeroa district, owning two farms at Komata. He was one of the first to start the Thames Valley Dairying Co., of which he was chairman of directors up to the time he enlisted. [AWN 25.10.1917]

HUBBARD, Captain A C, killed in action, was a son of Mrs. Hubbard of Paeroa. When he enlisted he was farming in the Thames Valley where he was very well known and highly esteemed. He was one of those who started the dairy industry in that district and was chairman of directors of the Thames Valley Co-op. Dairying Co. A few months ago he won the Military Cross for conspicuous bravery. [AWN 01.11.1917]

HUBBARD, Captain A C, Auckland Infantry, awarded the Military Medal, displayed great courage and initiative in leading his company in the assault on the enemy front line. Later he was largely instrumental in rescuing several wounded men. [AWN 31.05.1917]

HULME, Sergeant George, son of Mr. J P Hulme, Thackeray St, Hamilton, was killed in action on 22 June. He left with the fourth reinforcements and had been all through the Gallipoli, Flanders and Somme campaigns. Subsequent to the latter battle he was invalided to England and after a short rest returned to the firing line. In recognition of his bravery on the Somme he was promoted from the rank of corporal to sergeant and had also been recommended for decoration. Sergeant Hulme was born in Auckland 23 years ago and went to Hamilton about 11 years later. He spent 18 months at the Moscow University, Idaho, where his cousin is one of the professors. When the war broke out he left the university to come home and subsequently joined the fourth reinforcements. He distinguished himself as an athlete in running, swimming and football, winning events in Auckland and other places. He also competed in France, winning the NZ championship and the relay race. [AWN 12.07.1917]

HUMPHRIES, Cecil F G, Captain, Christchurch, who has been awarded the Military Cross, commenced his military career as a private in August 1914, and won the DCM at an early stage of the war. He has been twice wounded, the last time as an officer of the Highland Light Infantry. Returned to France he was given command of a Labour Battalion and his services in this capacity have been recognised by the MC. [AWN 30.08.1917]

HUMPHRIES, Private Walter John, who died of wounds on 8 October 1917, was the youngest son of Mr. & Mrs. F Humphries of Carrington, Carterton. He was a descendant of some of the earliest pioneer settlers of Wellington. His grandfather, the late Mr. Thomas Kempton of Elm Grove, Greytown, came to NZ in the early forties and for a long time was a volunteer in the time of the Maori troubles. His grandfather, the late William Kempton, came out to NZ was in the 65th Regiment and took part in the Maori war. Jack was very eager to enlist at the commencement of the war but owing to his youth, was unable to gain his parents' consent. As soon as he came of military age he enlisted and finally left NZ with the 21st Reinforcements. [AWN 08.11.1917]

HUTCHEON, Sergeant Thomas Douglas, who died of wounds in France on 16 August, was the only son of Mrs. Hutcheon, 107 Ponsonby Road. He was educated at St Johns College and prior to enlistment was on the staff of the Union Bank. He was a member of the College Rifles and at the outbreak of the war went as a signaller to Samoa. He remained there for 10 months and upon his return enlisted in the 10th Reinforcements. [AWN 20.09.1917]

HUTCHISON, Three sons of the late Mr. Alan Hutchison of Arthur St, Onehunga, are on active service. Privates W W & H F A Hutchison are both serving with the Rifle Brigade in France. Sapper T M HUTCHISON is with the wireless troop. [AWN 18.01.1917]

HYNES, Private A L (Barney), killed in action at the Battle of the Somme, was the second son of Mrs. E M Hynes, Mt Eden. He was educated at Mt Eden School and Marist Brothers College, and later employed by Messrs John Court Ltd. He was the first of the JCL men and also of St Benedict's Club Old Boys to lose his life in the field. He took an active part in cricket and tennis. [AWN 15.02.1917]