AUCKLAND WEEKLY NEWS
2 JANUARY 1919
These are extracts from the Auckland Weekly News magazines and have been extracted with permission.
COOPER, Sgt George B, youngest son of W H Cooper of Leslie Ave, Morningside, has been awarded the Military Medal for gallantry in the field.
PHILLIPS, Cpl Robert, eldest son of F W Phillips of Greenwoods Corner, Epsom, has been awarded the Military Medal for gallantry on the field of action.
MEENEY, L/Cpl Niel D, aged 21, son of A Meeney, Waihi, has been awarded the Military Medal for bravery on the field of action.
On Page 17 there is a tribute to New Zealand soldiers from a French Officer
Lieutenant BASSETT, V.C., recipient of a reception by the citizens of Auckland. Also page 29.
HOME FROM THE WAR – Arrival in Auckland of Transport No. 199
Col. E H SAUNDERS – O/C Troop; Captain BUXTON – Ship’s Adjutant; Lt. A R McISAACS, M.C., Asst Ship’s Adjutant; Majors R L WITHERS and T R RITCHIE - Medical Officers, both served on Gallipoli; Dr Hilda NORTHCROFT – on board for duty; Sisters Mary HOVEY and Olive MALCOLM, Nurse ERNEST, Royal Red Cross – nursing staff; Rev G F NELIGAN of Blenheim, ship’s Chaplain; Sgt C TAYLOR, YMCA representative
Main Body men:
Lt. C G CHILCOTT, MC; Major FARR, DSO, MC; Lt. A R McISAACS, MC; Lt H MILLER, MC; Lt. D W STRONACH, MM; Lt W WARING; Major WICKENS, DSO
OLIPHANT, Lieut J, MC, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, son of Peter Oliphant, Auckland, was a passenger by the Niagara from Vancouver.
FINDLAY, Major J W and Captain J I FINDLAY, sons of Sir John FINDLAY, MP for Hawkes Bay, who have been on active service returned to NZ on furlough by the Niagara. They were accompanied by Lady FINDLAY.
DICKINSON, Pte Cecil T, aged 20, son of T Dickinson, Williamson St, Epsom, has been awarded the Military Medal.
FORBES, Captain Alexander McRae, Birkenhead, only son of J McRae FORBES, has been awarded the Military Medal.
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