AUCKLAND WEEKLY NEWS
02 NOVEMBER 1916
SMITH, Private Charles Henry, B. Company, 21st Reinforcements, died at Trentham Military Hospital of cerebro-spinal meningitis.
SHARPLIN, Private Richard Wearne, died 25 October 1916 at Featherston Military Hospital, of pneumonia following measles.
OFFICERS AT THE FRONT — Promotions Approved
Auckland Mounted Rifles:
To be Lieutenants —
AVERILL, 2nd Lieut W W — 15 June; EVANS, 2nd Lieut (temp Lieut), J — 15 June
To be 2nd Lieutenants —
BROWNE, Sgt Major Samuel George; STEWART, RSM James Douglas
Wellington Mounted Rifles:
To be Major: HULBERT, Capt E J
To be 2nd Lieutenant: JAGO, Staff Sgt Major Gilbert Edward
Canterbury Mounted Rifles:
To be Lieutenant: MATHIAS, 2nd Lieut G
To be 2nd Lieutenants:
ALEXANDER, Cpl Harold Gilbert; BLACK, Sgt Alexander John; CRAVEN, Sgt Leslie Alic.; LUSK, Sgt David Arthur.
To be Captains:
HULBERT, Lieut L V; ROBINSON, Lieut F S (since killed in action); WILDING, Lieut H J.
To be 2nd Lieutenants:B WAINSCOTT, Sgt Major Albert George
Infantry — Auckland Regiment
Lieutenants granted temporary rank of Captain — DITTMER, G; ELLISDON, F J H (since killed in action); MEWETT, J E H To be Lieutenant:B 2nd Lieut INGRAM, C
Wellington Regiment —
MARDIE, Lieut R D — to be Captain; SCOTT, Capt R F C — temporary rank of Major
Lieutenants granted temporary rank of Captain:
MACMORRAN, Lieut J; McKINNON, Lieut H E; VARNHAM, Lieut F S
To be Lieutenant:
JUDD, 2nd Lieut A S
Canterbury Regiment —
To be 2nd Lieutenant: BROTHERS, Sgt W F
Otago Regiment —
Captains granted temporary rank of Major
RICE, Capt S; WRAY, Capt W G
To be Captains: McCRAE, Lieut J; SALMON, Lieut E H; WOODFIELD, Lieut T C
Rifle Brigade —
To be Captains: CALDWELL, Lieut K S; MACFARLANE, Lieut D B; McRAE, Lieut P F; REED, Lieut N J
To be 2nd Lieutenants:
BERRY, Sgt Albert James Frederick; BIRNS, Sgt Alexander Cecil; BONGARD, Sgt James Rossiter; GOULDING, Sgt Fritz Stanley; HARRISON, Co.Sgt Major Wilfred Gordon; KNOX, Co.Sgt Major Victor Albert; MOLLISON, Co.Sgt Major Benjamin; RABONE, RSM Clarence Noble
Pioneer Units —
To be Lieutenants:
HOTET, 2nd Lieut T; RIOTI, 2nd Lieut T H
To be 2nd Lieutenants:
EVANS, Sgt Major Thomas Charles; MONTGOMERY, RSM Henry Steele
COMMISSIONS IN THE FORCES
August nominees for commissions in the Imperial Forces
CALTHORPE, Sapper W — Divisional Signalling Service; JOHNSTON, Driver E — Field Artillery; LEAKE, Staff Sgt Major Halavaneo — Divisional Train;; SOLOMAN, Sgt H — Cycling Corps; WHITE, Sgt Major M — HQ, NZEF.
Commissions in the NZEF are to be granted to the following non-commissioned officers and men serving at the Front and returning to NZ to join reinforcement drafts:
ANDERSON, Trooper — Canterbury Mounted Rifles; GEORGETTI, Acting Sgt — 2nd A.N.Z.A.C. HQ; HARPER, Sgt N R — vice Sgt PETRIE; MILLS, Staff Sgt J S — NZ Records Section; SEAWARD, Sgt — Auckland Mounted Rifles; STOCKER, Sgt — Otago Mounted Rifles.
AUSTIN, Cpl W — Divisional Engineers; CRAIG, Sgt J — Div.Signalling Service; HAWKINS, Sgt Major G — WIB; HESSELL, QMS G — AIB; McCREA, Sgt J — WMR; NORRIS, Sgt Major T — CIB.
Candidates who passed the special examinations for first appointments at Trentham and Featherston Camps in August/September:
BENNETT, Sgt E B; BUDDLE, Sgt H D; CAIN, Sgt W G; DEAL, Sgt J R; DOUGHTY, Sgt Major W T; DREW, Sgt H T B; FARRELL, Sgt J P; HANNA, Sgt J S; HARLE, Sgt D A; HASTIE, Sgt W G; HUGGINS, Sgt F W; LUKE, Sgt Major K E; MíNIVEN, Sgt H G; MACALISTER, Sgt S; MARSDEN, Sgt Major H O F; MATTHEWS, Sgt F G; MILLS, Sgt W A St de C; OíCONNOR, Sgt D; PERRY, Sgt W; REID, L/Cpl A S; SMITH, Sgt A L; SPENCE, Sgt H; STUBBS, Sgt Major T E.
4th Maori Reinforcements:
DANSEY, Sgt G R; GANNON, CSM A T; KOKIRI, Sgt T.
NZ Army Service Corps
Fisher, Sgt G B: STANDISH, Sgt A R
ENLISTMENTS IN NO.4 GROUP — Hamilton
ALDERSON, Joe — Rira; ALDERSON, Luke R — Rira; BERNETT, Percy J — Ngaruawahia; BLUNDELL, Harry D — Frankton; BRIDGE, George — Hamilton; BROWN, John Garde — Orini; CAMPBELL, Robert — Ongarue; CONNELL, John — Aria; DUNCAN, David — Waimiha; EVANS, Frank — Hamilton; EYRE, Clarence R — Te Awamutu; GODDARD, Reginald E — Te Awamutu; HALL, Robert F — Hamilton; HERRIGAN, James G — Frankton; JOHNSON, Joseph — Mokauiti; LEWIS, Frederick G — Hamilton; MATCHETT, Robert J — Hamilton; RYDER, Herbert M S — Hamilton; TWIDLE, John J J A — Frankton; TWIDLE, Vincent S — Hamilton.
No.1 Group: WHYTE, Frank W — Mt Eden
MOTOR BOAT PATROLS
Auckland volunteers selected for Royal Navy Patrol Motor Boat Reserve.
ADAMS, R; ALDERTON, G L; ALEXANDER, E C; ALEXANDER, T M; CHOYCE, A; COZENS, C; FOOTE, G F; FOOTE, L; FRY, R E; HANNA, D V; HEMUS, H; HEWSON, C; INGRAM, W R; JENKINSON, L; KIRKWOOD, R; LE HUQUET, T E; MAYS, C; McILVEEN, S; NOLAN, W; PALMER, C H; PHILSON, R T; REID, S; SPINLEY, A H; SWALES, A V; URQUHART, R.
ALLEN, W J — Chief Motor Mechanic; DRYLAND, A O — Motor Mechanic; LAWLOR, J — Chief Motor Mechanic; LECKY, S — Chief Motor Mechanic; McLEAN, E W — Motor Mechanic; MESSENGER, A - Motor Mechanic; PAYNE, J H — Motor Mechanic; WALLACE, C — Motor Mechanic.
RETURNING FROM SAMOA
Discharged medically unfit:
GRANT MACKIE, W J — engine driver; YOUNG, W R — Driver
Returning on Leave:
BELLERBY, Cpl E — settler; COLLIER, W J — shoemaker; ELLEBY, H J — gum digger; FINCH, L/Cpl W A — battery hand; FITZGERALD, T B — stoker; FOULGER, F — labourer; HARRAP, A C — engineer; HERMISTON, W — labourer; HOWARD, A — baker; VICTOR, C — labourer; WALLACE, Sgt W J — farmer.
BOULNOIS, Captain Edmund, a New Zealander, of the West Yorkshire Regiment, has been killed in action.
AUSTRALIAN CASUALTIES - New Zealanders serving with Australian Forces
BLACK, Pte J J — wounded, prisoner of war; CREEVEY, Pte W T — ill; FREEMAN, 2 Lt D — ill; KEARNS, Pte F O — seriously ill; MORRELL, Pte C — killed in action; PENNELL, Pte G — returned to duty; ROOD, Cpl L C — ill; SIBBELD, L/Cpl H E — convalescent; SINCLAIR, Pte J R — convalescent; TOBIN Cpl A — ill.
RECRUITING — NO.1 GROUP Franklin District
BARRIBALL, S M — farmer, Waiuku; BLACK, S — tailor, Waiuku; BRIGHT, J — farrier, Waiuku; BURBASH, F H — journalist, Devonport; DODD, F W — salesman, Grey Lynn; FINLAY, J B — farmer, Mauku; FITCHETT, F H — saddler, Waiuku; FISHER, L H — clerk, Grey Lynn; GODSMARK, A G — painter, Grafton Road; JEFFRIES, W J — farmer, Buckland; McDONALD, A K — farm hand, Aka Aka; MACKAY, C — bank clerk, Waiuku; McPHERSON, G — porter, Buckland; NEWHAM, F N — barman, Cook Street; ROBINSON, J J — farmer, Patumahoe; SUMMERVILLE, W J — farmer, Mauku; TURNER, J — farm hand, Glen Brook; WYNYARD, L H — traveller, Waiuku.
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