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AUCKLAND WEEKLY NEWS
17 JUNE 1915

These are extracts from the Auckland Weekly News magazines and have been extracted with permission.

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NEW ENLISTMENTS

SEDDON, T E Y, Member of Parliament for Westland; STEWART, Downie, M.P. for Dunedin West; STRONGMAN, Rev P B, Methodist home missionary, Wakefield

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TWO CHRISTCHURCH BROTHERS IN THE HIGHLANDERS

CAMPBELL, Lieutenant Ian, s/o P Campbell, late of Christchurch, aged 18 or 19, First Battalion, Cameron Highlanders - Killed in action.

CAMPBELL, Lieutenant Kinlock, brother of the above, First Battalion Black Watch, wounded 14 September at Aisne, invalided home and returned to the front where he was wounded again.

NZ FORCES - FIFTH REINFORCEMENTS - Appointment of Officers

GAMBRILL, Lieut Reginald Francis, Adjutant, 9th, Hawkes Bay, Regt Mounted Rifles; JENKINS, John, Captain, 5th Mounted Rifles, Otago Hussars; MACFARLANE, Robert Leslie Cathcart, Lieutenant, 1st Mounted Rifles, Canterbury, Yeomanry Cavalry; MILLIGAN, Robert Gracie, Lieutenant, NZ Garrison Artillery, Auckland; SOMERVILLE, Clive, Captain, reserve of officers, NZ Garrison Artillery; STEWART, Major George Hepburn, Staff Commander, 12th, Otago, Mounted Rifles; WILKINSON, Albert Edward, Captain, reserve of officers, 3rd, Auckland, Mounted Rifles; WOOD, Derisley Thayer, Lieutenant, 1st Mounted Rifles, Canterbury Yeomanry Cavalry

NZ Artillery Reinforcements

FORSYTHE, Gordon Harris, Lieutenant D Battery, NZ Field Artillery; HOUGHTON, Vivian Palmer, Lieutenant, NZ Garrison Artillery, Wellington Division; PEARCE, Edward Wardell, Lieutenant, NZ Garrison Artillery, Wellington Division

No.6 Howitzer Battery

JOHNSON, Lieutenant Wm Howard, NZ Garrison Artillery, Wellington Division; McQUARRIE, Captain Robert Stirrat, D Battery, NZ Field Artillery; MICKLE, Major George Edward Benson, RNZ Artillery

B Howitzer Battery, ammunition column

MARSHALL, Lieutenant Albert James, NZ Garrison Artillery, Auckland Division

Field Engineers

ANNABELL, Lieutenant Norman, unattached list B, Wellington district; GIBBS, Captain David John, No.4 Co., NZ Engineers; KERAN, Captain Percy St John, NZ Railway Battalion

Infantry

BACKAY, Lieut John Sy(d)ney, 17th, Ruahine, Regt; BUTLER, Lieut Arthur Sidney Todd, 17th, Ruahine, Regt; CLARK, Lieut Alexander James, 11th Regt, Taranaki Rifles; DOMIGAN, Capt William T D, 13th, South Otago, Regt; FLETCHER, Major Walter Harold, 11th Regt, Taranaki Rifles; FORD, Lieut Leonard James, 12th, Nelson, Regt; GRAY, Lieut Arthur Lansdel, unattached list B, Canterbury district HUNT, Lieut Frank Leslie, unattached list B, Otago district; JACK, Lieut Alexander Douglas, unattached list B, Auckland district; KEITH, Lieut Joseph Fleming, unattached list B, Auckland district; McCOMISH, Lieut James Doran, 2nd, NZ Railway, Battalion; McRAE, Lieut John, 14th, South Otago, Regt; STEPHENS, Lieut Percy Arthur Seymour, 2nd, South Canterbury, Regt; WRIGHT, Lieut Allan Henry, unattached list B, Canterbury district

NZ Medical Corps

McARA, William, M.B., Captain, temporary Major; TAPPER, Kenneth Edwin, M.B., Captain

AUSTRALIAN CASUALTIES (NZers serving with Australian troops)

ADAIR, Pte R A - died of wounds; BAIRD, Pte - missing; BAKER, Pte R M - wounded; BALLAN, Pte A - wounded; HOSKINS, Pte G - died of wounds; LAYTHER, Pte W J - wounded; MORGAN, Pte G - wounded; REYNOLDS, Spr F A - KIA; THOMPSON, Pte W – KIA

WELL KNOWN YACHTSMAN KILLED AT DARDANELLES

Dardanelles - Lieutenant Oscar FREYBERG, eldest s/o late Mr James Freyberg of Wellington, brother to Lieutenant Commander Bernard FREYBERG, who was last week included in the distinguished service order.....34 yrs of age, unmarried...born at Kensington, London.....arrived in Wellington with his parents in 1891.....law clerk at Wellington but engaged in journalism before he left for London in October to enlist. Information was that Lieut Freyberg had been in charge of a section of trawlers engaged in mine-sweeping operations in the North Sea when he had the experience of being blown up no less than three times.....promoted and went to the Dardanelles whence comes news of his death. Prominent yachts-man and recently vice-commodore of the Port Nicholson Yacht Club.....well known throughout New Zealand as a very successful competitor in that form of sport, also well known in swimming circles.

SEVENTH REINFORCEMENTS - NORTH AUCKLAND

Mounted - BRADLEY, S, Mangawai; CLARKE, H K, Whangarei; CRESWELL, B, Waipu; DAVIES, J M, Otoria; DOWNS, W G, Whangarei; ELLIOTT, F C, Tanekaka; FILL, C W R, Kawakawa; FINLAYSON, J D, Waipu; FOOTE, F J, Helena Bay; GARDINER, L, Kai(w)aka; LESLIE, H K, Maungaturoto; LESLIE, R D, Kaiwaka; MAHANGA, B, Parua Bay; McCAULEY, S J, Waipu; McKENZIE, N A, Whangarei; NASH, M J, Whangarei; NOVELL, S C, Whangarei; PEARSON, J S, Tangiteroria; WILLIAMS, W H, Kaiwaka; WOODCOCK, A H, Waipu.

Infantry - ALDRED, J R, Waihopo; ALLAN, J, Helensville; ANDREWS, K, Whangarei; BARROW, W J, Whangarei; BAWDEN, O W, Rawene; BAYLIS, J R, Whangarei; BILLINGS, B, Whangarei; BLUTCHER, C T, Waihopo; BLUTCHER, F D, Waihopo; BREWER, J W, Whangarei; BRIGEHOUSE, J S, Kaeo; BRIGGS, C R, Ruatangata; BROWN, E G, Kamo; BUCKTON, R, Warkworth; BUTTERWORTH, R, Taupaki; CAMPBELL, F M, Parua Bay; CATES, H, Dargaville; CHAPPELL, M, Whangarei; COE, H G, Parua Bay; CRICKET, A G, Whangarei; CULLEN, O, Whangarei; DEEMING, J, Rawene; DELAHOYDE, W, Onerahi; DIXON, A L, Whangarei; DIXON, H A, Whangarei; EDWARDS, S, Kohukohu; FATT, J, Kamo; FITZPATRICK, J A, Whangarei; GAINE, H, Dargaville; GALLAHER, E M, Whangarei; GARRY, W E, Helensville; GIBBONS, R F, Dargaville; GODFREY, F, Dargaville; GOODWIN, N, no address; GRIBBLE, W, Whangarei; GRIMSHAW, E J, Nukutauhiti; GROVES, G H, Broadwood; GUEST, D R, Warkworth; HALLIWELL, H, Kohukohu; HARROW, R M, Whangarei; HAWKINS, T F, Dargaville; HAYWARD, L B, Maungakaramea; HEATHER, E H, Whangarei; INCH, V W, Rawene; IZOD, L K, Dargaville; JACKSON, H, Whangarei; JAMES, A, Houhora; KELSEY, T H, Motukaraka; KENWORTH, F, Waihopo; LANG, G, Dargaville; LOBB, S C, Warkworth; LOLERGAN (sic), R A, Dargaville; LOVELOCK, S, Dargaville; MARSHALL, R, Waipapakauri; MASTERS, G S, Helensville; McFARLANE, W S, Dargaville; McINTOSH, L A, Pukenui; McKAY, J C, Dargaville; McNICKLE, M, Kumeu; MONKHOUSE, H R, Whangarei; MOUSLEY, L, Whangarei; NELSON, M E, Dargaville; O'CONNELL, D P, Kaikohe; O'DONALD, P, Takahue; O'NEILL, H A, Towai; OVENS, J, Dargaville; PARKES, J, Hukerenui; PENNELL, J J, Kaikohe; POTTER, G, Whangarei; RAMSEY, A N, Rawene; RICKMAN, J G, Whangarei; ROYCROFT, K D, Warkworth; RUSSELL, L, Helensville; SHELTON, W W, Kaiwaka; SMITH, G, Hukerenui; STANLEY, G, Dargaville; STEWART, J, Takahue; TAAFFE, J T B, Pukenui; TAYLOR, A, Whangarei; THOMPSON, J H, Whangarei; TURNBULL, L, Dargaville; URWIN, E W, Houhora; WATCHORN, J F, Whangarei; WATSON, T M, Whangarei; WILKINSON, H, Whangarei; WILLIAMS, A P, Hakaru; WORTHINGTON, H H, Whangarei; WRACK, G S, Whare........; WYATT, G, Dargaville.

RECRUITS FROM NO.3 AREA GROUP, WHANGAREI (Listed twice)

Mounted Rifles - BRADLEY, S, Mangawai; BREWER, J W, Whangarei; CLARKE, H K, Whangarei; CRESSWELL, B, Waipu; DOWNS, W G, Whangarei; ELLIOTT, F C, Tanekaka; FELL, C W R, Kawakawa; FOOTE, F J, Helena Bay; GARDINER, L, Kaiaka; GRIMSHAW, E J, Nukutawhiti; LESLIE, H K, Maungaturoto; LESLIE, R D, Kaiwaka; McCAULEY, S J, Waipu; McKENZIE, N A, Whangarei; NOVELL, S C, Whangarei; PEARSON, J S, Tangiteroria; PENNELL, J J, Kaikohe; PENNY, B, Whangarei; WOODCOCK, A H, Waipu.

Infantry - ALDRED, J R, Waihopo; ALLAN, J, Helensville; ANDREWS, K, ; Whangarei; BADLEY, W; BARROTT, W J, Whangarei; BAWDEN, O W, Rawene; BAYLIS, J R, Whangarei; BEEHRE, H M, Whangarei; BILLINGS, B, Whangarei; BLUTCHER, C T, Waihopo; BLUTCHER, F D, Waihopo; BRENNEN, L J, Whangarei; BRIGGS, C R, Ruatangata; BRIGHOUSE, J S, Kaeo; BUCKTON, R, Warkworth; BUTTERWORTH, R, Taupaki; CAMPBELL, F M, Parua Bay; CHAPPELL, M, Whangarei; COE, H G, Parua Bay; CRICKET, A G, Whangarei; CULLEN, O, Whangarei; DEEMING, J, Rawene; DELAHOYDE, W, Onerahi; DICKSON, H A, Whangarei; DIXON, A L, Whangarei; EDWARDS, S, Kohukohu; FATT, J, Kamo; FITZPATRICK, J A, Whangarei; GALLAHER, E M, Whangarei; GARRY, W E, Helensville; GODFREY, H, Dargaville; GOODWIN, N, no address; GRANT, G J; GRIBBLE, L G, Whangarei; GROVES, G H, Broadwood; HALLIWELL, B, Kohukohu; HARROW, R M, Whangarei; HAYWARD, L B, Maungakaramea; HEATHER, E H, Whangarei; HENDERSON, R, Whangarei; INCH, V W, Rawene; IRWIN, W E, Houhora; JACKSON, H, Whangarei; JAMES, A , Houhora; KELSEY, T H, Motukaraka; KENWORTHY, F, Waihopo; KNIGHT, F, Whangarei; LAING, G, Dargaville; LOBB, S C, Warkworth; LOLERGAN, R A, Dargaville; LOVELOCK, S, Dargaville; MARSHALL, R, Waipapakauri; MASTER, G S, Helensville; McINTOSH, L A, Pukenui; McKAY, J C, Dargaville; McNICKLE, M, Kumeu; MONKHOUSE, H R, Whangarei; MOUSLEY, L, Whangarei; O'CONNEDLL, D P, Kaikohe; O'DONALD, P, Takahue; O'NEILL, H A, Towai; PARKES, J, Hukerenui; POTTER, G, Whangarei; RAMSEY, A N, Rawene; RICKMAN, J G, Whangarei; ROYCROFT, K D, Warkworth; RUSSELL, L, Helensville; SHELTON, W W, Kaiwaka; SMITH, G, Hukerenui; STANLEY, G, Dargaville; STEWART, J, Takahue; TAAFFE, J T B, Pukenui; TAYLOR, A, Whangarei; THOMPSON, J H, Whangarei; TURNBULL, L, Dargaville; URWIN, E W, Houhora; WALMSLEY, J H, Whangarei; WATCHHORN, J F, Whangarei; WATSON, T M, Whangarei; WEEKS, L, Whangarei; WILKINSON, H, Whangarei; WILLIAMS, A P, Hakaru; WORTHINGTON, H H, Whangarei; WRACK, G S, Whare...; WYATT, G, Dargaville

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WOUNDED AT THE DARDANELLES

FRAME, E A; MILLER, Pte Thomas; PARSONS, Cyril

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ALLEN, Lieutenant J H, aged about 25, KILLED IN ACTION, Dardanelles, s/o Hon James Allen, Minister for Defence, born NZ.....ex Wanganui College and Cambridge University.....had brilliant scholastic career at St Johns College, honours in law and economics. Later at Oxford....president of the Union......degree in law in this country. When war broke out he joined the Inns of Court Officers' Training Corps. Subsequently transferred to the Worcester Regt as Lieutenant, stationed in Devon.

RECRUITS FROM NO.4 AREA GROUP, HAMILTON

Mounted Rifles - APPELBE, W J, Glen Murray; CLARKE, F, Pukekawa; CLARKE, R A, Otorohanga; COX, A O, Te Kuiti; COX, W E B, Ohaupo; CROSSLAND, F, Masterton; DAVIS, A, Claudelands; DOBSON, W, Hamilton; DUNNING, A M, Karapio; FIELD, F, Waitomo; FLEMING, H M, Putaruru; FORSTER, W L, Rotorua; HARRIS, E J, Pirongia; HENDERSON, W J, Otorohanga; JEFFREYS, R F, Ngaruawahia; JURY, H T, Hamilton; KIRCHER, S J, Pukekawa; LITTLE, W G, Ngaruawahia; MARWOOD, W, Waitomo Caves; McDONALD, C E, Te Akau; MURRAY, A, Te Kuiti; ROBERTS, W C, Aria; SANGSTER, E W, Aria; SMITH, A E, Putaruru; TOA, T, Otorohanga; VAIL, R L, Hamilton; WATERS, S F, Pukekohe; WELLS, G, Te Kuiti; WRIGHT, F H, Raglan.

Infantry - JEFFERSON, T, Pukemiro; ALDRIDGE, R B, Te Awamutu; AULDING, G, Aria; BAILEY, W H, Cambridge; BAKER, C H, Otahuhu; BANNISTER, H S, Te Awamutu; BARFORD, H J, Claudelands; BLAND, R, Morrinsville; BONNAR, W H, Cambridge; BOOTH, B J, Bruntwood; BOYD, J, Kaipaki; BRADLEY, T G, Hamilton; CAMERON, C, Cambridge; CAMPBELL, F A, Matangi; CARSON, J, Temawhai; CHRISTENSEN, N, Te Kuiti; CLOSEY, R V, Otorohanga; DAKING, C, Te Awamutu; DULLEN, G, Hamilton East; EADE, A J, Hamilton; EAST, A F, Hamilton; EDGAR, M, Pukekohe; FINLAYSON, J, Matamata; GOUGH, J L, Te Kauwhata; GREEN, T V, Raglan; HARDEN, L H, Hamilton; HARRIS, W J, Frankton; HINTZ, P B, Tauwhare; HOOKER, J S, Cambridge; HOWE, A, Hamilton East; HUCKIN, A, Te Awamutu; HUNTER, F W, Hamilton; IRVINE, T, Hamilton; IRVING, T L, Hamilton; JOHNSTON, R H, Tahaia; JOHNSTON, W F, Hamilton; JUPP, W J, Kihikihi; KIDDLE, T, Claudelands; LOFTUS, T H, Waerenga; LOWE, H, Ohaupo; MacINTOSH, J, Paterangi; McKINSTRY, L G, Frankton; McMILLAN, T, ; Cambridge; McMILLAN, W A, Frankton; MENZIES, J, Huntly; MOONEY, A, Ngaruawahia; OSBORNE, L, Hamilton; PATTON, H B, Okahukura; PEARCE, R J, Cambridge; PERKINS, W R, Leamington; POTTS, W, Stratford; PRICE, T, Cambridge; QUARRIE, L, Otahuhu; REYNELL, H T, Cambridge; RIDDLE, H, Te Kuiti; RIDDLE, J, Te Kuiti; RIDDLE, H, Te Kuiti; ROBB, R R, Frankton; RUSSELL, E, Hamilton; RUTTER, H C, Cambridge; RYAN, J, Hamilton East; SHAW, L B, Pirongia; SMITH, W J, Hamilton; STEPHENSON, A, Kihikihi; TAYLOR, S A, Cambridge; THRUPP, F, Te Kuiti; TOMBS, H G, Te Poi; TORKER, G T, Te Rapa; URWIN, G, Kihikihi; WAGENER, W E, Ohaupo; WAUGH, C, Kihikihi; WICKS, H W, Cambridge; WILCOCK, T, Hamilton; YORKSTON, T M, Ohaupo; YOUNG, J J, Ohaupo; YOUNG, R G, Papakura.

OFFICERS FOR FORCE

Mounted Rifles:

A Squadron: SAXBY, Capt C G; CARR, Lieut S H

B Squadron: BIRD, 2nd Lieut R J; CRAWSHAW, 2nd Lieut V; NORTH, 2nd Lieut P J; SAMUELS, Major

C Squadron: FREETH, 2nd Lieut J C W; MATTHIAS, 2nd Lieut G; MELVILLE, 2nd Lieut W J; WRAY, Capt W G

D Squadron: GARDNER, Capt R M; MILLARD, Capt A J; SHORT, 2nd Lieut

Infantry:

A Company: HERMAN, Capt C A; INGRAM, 2nd Lieut C; JAMIESON, 2nd Lieut R L; PARRY, Lieut E C; SENIOR, 2nd Lieut C H A; SILCOTE, Lieut J W; TAYLOR, 2nd Lieut F A

B Company: BAILEY, 2nd Lt J H; CANNAN, Lt W H; JOPLIN, Lt C H C; MERTON, Lt J L C; SIEVWRIGHT, 2nd Lt A E; WARDROP, Capt W G

C Company: BUSH, 2nd Lieut L L T; FAWCETT, 2nd Lieut E J; LAVIE, 2nd Lieut G S; TOLL, 2nd Lieut J A; WAKELIN, Lieut W R; WARD, Lieut W; WIDDOWSON, 2nd Lieut W H S.

D Company: BEVIS, Lt W J; JOLLY, Capt; McCLURE, Lt G L; McKENZIE, Lt J; SMITH, Lt C M

RECRUITS FROM NO.2 AREA GROUP, PAEROA

Mounted Rifles - ANDREWS, E J H, Whakatane; CANNING, A E P, Whakatane; CARSON, R, Manawaru; CLARK, P, Mokai; FORSYTH, W, Waitoa; FRANCIS, G, Whakatane; GIBSON, S, Mokai; HARRYS, J, Whakatane; HOWIE, A W, Motumaoho; HUGHES, J, Manawaru; LOW, S D, Waikino; MALSEY, J M, Matamata; MARTIN, J W, Mokai; PRIEST, F C, Waihou; ROSS, T, Te Aroha; TORRENS, R, Te Teko; WHITMORE, G A, Paeroa; WILSON, A, Whakatane; WILSON, K W, Te Teko; WISHART, B, Te Teko.

Infantry - ALLEY, D C, Hikutaia; BARNETT, R, Rotorua; BARTELS, E T, Waihou; BEAUFOY, J H, Opotiki; BILLENS, G T, Te Aroha; BLONQUIST, F, Tauranga; BURT, J, Rotorua; CLARK, A, Rotorua; CLAYTON, W, Cape Runaway; COLLINS, A, Waikino; COOPER, H W, Weaitoa; CREEDON, P, Mokai; DALZIELL, R, Whakatane; DELAREAU, L, Waihou; DIXON, C, Cambridge; FENTON, O G, Matata; FOSTER, A J, Waihou; FRIIS, E, Mokai; GEARY, W G, Te Aroha; GIGGLE, W, Tauranga; GRANT, William, Thames; GRUBB, D H W, Waikino; GUY, R J, Pipiroa; HALL, A, Rotorua; HAMILTON, H S, Opotiki; HARD, C A H A, Waikino; HAYDEN, G G, Rotorua; HOMAS [?THOMAS], A D T, Thames; HORN, W B, Matata; JOHNSON, C B, Mangaiti; JOHNSON, H A, Waihi; KELLY, E, Tirau; KELLY, J, Waihi; KING, C C, Thames; LAMB, H O, Paeroa; LAWRIE, J C, Rotorua; LOOMAS, H, Thames; McCARTHY, S C, Kopu; McCLOSKY, W, Whakatane; McLAUGHLIN, D, Mokai; McMILLAN, N, Mokai; MITCHELL, W R GB, Omahu; MOLLOY, A R, Te Aroha; MURRAY, J H, Mokai; NEELS, F A, Paeroa; NEEVE, R W, Manawaru; NELSON, E G, Paeroa; O'DONNELL, J, Waikino; OWEN, J N, Waikino; PERFECT, A, Tauranga; PHILPOT, M J, Morrinsville; PREECE, P J, Thames; ROBBINS, P C, Paeroa; SMITH, W R, Matatoki; SPARK, A, Waihi; SPENCE, D G, Te Aroha; STOWELL, A, Whakatane; TOWERS, L J, Thames; VICKARY, H E P, Waihi; VOYSEY, W A, Waihou; WADSWORTH, T, Paeroa; WALMSLEY, J HY, Paeroa; WHITE, S H G, Tirau; WHITEHOIUSE, C H, Matatoki; WILSON, A R C, Rotorua; WOOD, J, Te Teko; YOUNG, A, Mamaku.

AUCKLAND WEEKLY NEWS 17 June 1915

CHAMPION, Lieut Leslie - of the Auckland Infantry Battn, who has been wounded, is a Christchurch boy and a nephew of Mr C Champion, Edgeware Road, and of Mr Champion of the Christchurch Drainage Board office staff. He is also a nephew of Mr Justice Stringer. He is about 21 yrs of age, having celebrated his coming of age at the front. He was educated at Christ's College, Christchurch. Lieut Champion is an accountant by occupation and was in Hamilton when he enlisted.

McLAREN, Pte E A - Auckland Infantry Battn, who has been KIA, was 23 yrs of age and when he enlisted he was in the employment of the Auckland City Council.

CLARK, Pte L G - Auckland Infantry Battn, KIA, was a son of the late Mr John Clark, Karaka, Drury, and followed farming pursuits. He was 22 years of age and enlisted in the 16th, Waikato, Company.

LAMBERT, Sgt Roy Wilson - of the Auckland Infantry Battn, who was killed in action on May 24, was the youngest s/o Mr William Lambert, district secretary in Auckland of the Mutual Life & Citizen Assurance Co. and was 26 yrs of age. He was a member of the staff of Macky, Logan, Caldwell Ltd.

MOSSMAN, Pte James Dilworth Bradley - KIA, is the son of Mr W G Mossman, late of Ellerslie and now of Gisborne. Dilworth Mossman is regarded by a large circle of friends as an Ellerslie boy. He was educated at the Auckland Grammar School and is now 21 years of age. After leaving school he went to his father's sheep run in the Gisborne district. In June last he took a trip home and war rumours being then very thickly in the air, he enlisted in the King Edward's Horse. Subsequently he transferred to the British section of the NZEF and on arrival in Egypt, after a period of training at Bulford, he was attached to the Auckland Regt of the Mounted Rifles Brigade. Thomas MOSSMAN, a member of the Legion of Frontiersmen, who died in Egypt from pneumonia, was a brother.

HARROWELL, Major Edwin - Second in Command, Auckland Infantry Battalion, reported wounded May 14 last.. The following cablegram has been received by his relatives in Remuera. "Hit in both arms. Doing well, but am told recovery will take months.'

COMMONS, Sgt Kenneth Wrigley - Aged 20, reported missing, 2nd s/o Mr W M Commons, Mountain Rd, Mt Eden. Educated at the public school, Tauranga, the Normal School, Auckland, the Auckland Grammar School and Nelson College. As a representative footballer he was well known.

DROWER, Sgt George Edward - reported to have been killed in action, was a member of the Gisborne draft of mounted rifles who left with the main expeditionary force. He was a Corporal in the A Squadron and was promoted to the rank of troop sergeant. He was a son of Mr & Mrs G B Drower of Sunnyside Rd, Mt Eden, Auckland and was a brother of Mr N Drower of the Gisborne Hardware Co's staff. He was 32 years in No.1 Native Rifles, Auckland, also with the 8th and 10th South African Contingents for which he received the King's medal.

ANDREWS, Pte William F C - whose name appears amongst the list of wounded, is the only son of Mr Albert C Andrews of 79 Ardmore Road, Ponsonby.

PHILSON, Pte Wilmot Napier - 16th Waikato Regt, is reported amongst the missing. He is the s/o Mr Matthew T Philson of Stanley Point, Devonport, and formerly manager of the Bank of NZ at Russell. Pte Philson is 29 years of age. He was farming at Te Kuiti when the war broke out.

LOWRY, Pte Samuel Thomas Alexander - 6th Hauraki Regt, reported to have been killed in action on May 8, was the 2nd s/o James Lowry, farmer, Hikutaia. He was 35 yrs of age and was born near Londonderry Ireland, coming to NZ in 1901. He was a member of the old Victoria Rifles, Auckland. His single brother, Cpl Andrew John Lowry, reported dangerously ill, received his wound at about the same time. Pte Lowry was the first to enroll in the Hikutaia district.


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