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AUCKLAND WEEKLY NEWS
2 JANUARY 1919

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

Page 16

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.

Page 17

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.

Page 18

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

Page 22

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.

Page 23

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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