AUCKLAND WEEKLY NEWS
11 FEBRUARY 1915
These are extracts from the Auckland Weekly News magazines and have been extracted with permission.
ARMY SERVICE CORPS
The Auckland section of the ASC of the expeditionary force now at Trentham has been completed. This body will have the important departments of commissariat and transport to look after. The men enlisted very readily for this corps. The names of those chosen are as under:-
ALDRIDGE E; ALP A; ANDREWS A P; ANGUS W; CAMPBELL R J; CUMMACK T; DOBLE F W; DOYLE; DRINNAN H E; EVANS W H; FAIRLEY W M; PATTERSON W J; PRICE R W; SANDERS P H; SCOTT A G S; SPEARY H; THOMPSON R; TUBBS J E; WILKINSON J F; WILLIAMS E L.
REINFORCEMENTS DRAFT - THIRD INFANTRY
Most of those accepted will join the fifth reinforcements and make up the Otago shortage. In addition to these, there are 35 men enlisted here who will be posted to the 15th, North Auckland, Infantry, and another nine to the 11th, North Auckland, Mounted Rifles.
The examination of about 50 non-commissioned officers of the territorials and senior cadets, who are aspirants for commissioned rank, was commenced on Tuesday.
3rd Regiment, C.R.O. - The nominal roll of the 3rd Infantry Regt, fifth reinforcements, for Trentham:-
ADAMS John; BARLOW Alfred; BENNETT Arthur G; BOGUE Edward J; BOYD Gladstone; BROOKING Fred. A; BURNS William S; BURTON Athelston R; CAMPBELL Daniel R; CARROLL Felix; COLE Percy O; COLLINS James R; COLLINS John H; COOPER John G; COSSEY Sidney P; COWPER John A; DANIELS George; DAVIES Roy S ; DAWSON Jack R W; DEAN Edward J; DEAN Thomas; ELLIS William; FARQUHAR Alex. B; FRASER Albert J; GALL James; GEORGE Arthur; GREENHALGH Wallace; HAMILTON Chris; HARRIS Thomas; HASTINGS Wm C; HAVARD Fredk G; HAY Vernon; HESKETH William; HODGEN Thomas H; HODSDON Leonard; KENDALL Lewis H; LARDNER Alfred; LEE Eustace; LEGG Charles; MARSHALL Trevarth; MARTIN Claude; MARTIN Emanuel; MAUNSELL George; MAXWELL Albert; McKANDRY William; McLAREN George; McLEAN William; MILES Benjamin; MILLS Leonard; MOLLER Richard; MURPHY James; OBERG John G; OSBORNE William; OTTER Robert A; PAYNE Ernest; PRICE Robert; REEVE Joseph; ROPER Edward; ROSE Arthur W; SCOTT John F; SKINNER Harry; SMITH Harold W; SMITH Harry; SULLIVAN Charles W; SULLIVAN Michael N; SWAN George P; TAYLOR John F; THOMPSON Russell; THOMSON John; TOWERS Matthew A; VIPOND Edward; WATSON William E; WEBSTER Arnold R; WELLS John J; WHEELER C B V; WHITBURN Alex J; WOULDES George C.
NURSES FOR THE FRONT - Auckland Volunteers
Auckland Hospital nursing staff selected for service at the front:
CLARKE, Louisa, Sister
COMMONS Daphne, Sister
HARRIS Emma, Sister
SUTHERLAND Mary, Sister
YOUNG Carrie, Sister
TROOPS IN SAMOA
Railway Engrs: FUREY Spr B J; RIESOP Cpl C R
Field Engineers: GIBBS Capt D J; PROUDE Signaller L/Cpl
Machine-gun Sect: TREVELYAN Sgt G A; THOMPSON Pte B.
Army Svce Corps: BROCKLEBANK Pte W
Auckland Regiment: KAY Major; BELL Pte F ?; CRAWFORD Pte C; MARSICKS R J; PEARCE G W; MILLS E; PEEK T E; HEWITT Pte A G.
Wellington Regt: CIMINO Cpl F A; DIXON Pte W; HOARE Pte B L; KILLOP E R M; SMITH Pte L H.
Medical Corps: CROKER A S; HAMILTON Pte D S; JENKINSON H; MURRELL L/Cpl S G; STUBBS H.
THE ROLL OF HONOUR - NEW ZEALAND NAMES - DEATHS IN ACTION
Following is a list, complete at January 5, of the New Zealanders who had been killed in action or died of wounds or on service:-
ANDREWS Lieut Fred George, 4th Batt., King's Liverpool Regt, KIA, November (Christchurch)
CUSTANCE Dr G W M, drowned in the loss of HMS Hawke
DAWSON William, able seaman, drowned HMS Hawke
GEE 2nd Lieut. R F, Wiltshire Regt, died of wounds (Wellington)
ILES Dr C C, R.A.M.C., died of wounds, Dec 24 (Gisborne)
MASEFIELD Major Robert, Shropshire Light Inf., killed Oct 24 (Akaroa)
McNAB Dr Angus, London Scottish, missing at Messines; unofficially reported killed (Southland)
POWELL William Oliver, stoker petty officer, killed in loss of HMS Bulwark
RAWLINS Corporal G E C, 28th County of London Regt (Artists' Rifles), killed December 11 (Tuapeka)
RUSSELL Captain W R, Northamptonshire Regt, KIA, Oct 23 (Hawkes Bay)
STEELE Captain Oliver, Royal Berkshire Regt, KIA, Oct 25 (Waikato)
WATTS Captain C H R, Northamptonshire Reg, KIA, December.
YOXHALL Pte E, NZEF (British section), died at Alexandria of meningitis, December 27.
THE REINFORCEMENTS - MOUNTED RIFLES DRAFT - THE ARMY SERVICE CORPS
Auckland has been called upon to supply a quota towards the Wellington military police. A separate body is being formed so as not to interfere with the training of recruits. Three men, Sgt E NEAREY, A J KEARNS and W WILLIS, left for Wellington on Monday to join the force.
The 3rd Regt Mounted Rifles for the fifth reinforcement draft is comprised as under:
The following are territorials:-
WATER QM Sgt R L, Clevedon
CARTER J A, Northcote; CRIGHTOM (sic), J W, Glenbrook, Waiuku; DEVENY J M, Razorback, Pokeno; FLAVELL F L, Waiuku; JACKSON C A Mc, Woodhill; OAKDEN P V, Waiuku; PULMAN W P, Aka Aka, Waiuku; ROBINS A, Waiuku; SANDS D, Waiuku; SHANAHAN R, Bombay; WATERS Sgt M L, Clevedon
The following joined recently to go with the Mounted Rifles:-
ADDIS H D, Ellerslie; BILKEY E E, Pukekohe; BILKEY R W, Pukekohe; CAMPBELL J B, Clevedon; FOWLER L E, Waiuku; HARTLEY J, 207 Hobson St; HARVIE W L D, 7 Burleigh St; HEARD G H, Parnell; HILL R, East Tamaki; HOLMES A, Waiuku; HOLMES W, Ramarama; HUNT C R, Port Albert; HYLTON T, Maramarua; JEPHCOAT H W, Clevedon; LUCAS G H, Waiuku; MARSHALL J L, Khyber Pass; O'CONNOR C J, Otau, Waiuku; RYAN E J, Ponsonby; SMITH C, 75 Newton Road; WATERS S, Waiuku; WAYMOUTH B N, Mt Albert; WOOD A D, Mt Eden; WORDSWORTH F, Aratapu.
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