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AUCKLAND WEEKLY NEWS
04 November 1915

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

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ARRIVALS ON TROOPSHIP APARIMA – Officers & Orderlies - Arr. Port Chalmers, September 16, 1915

RASTRICK, Major S J – (Auckland) In command
SIDDALL, Staff Captain E L – (Opotiki) Veterinary Officer
MITCHELL, Lieut Chas N – (Wellington) Ship’s Adjutant
KENION, Lieut T L – (NZMC) Medical Officer

Orderlies furnished by the Medical Corps:
LASERON, E B M – Auckland
NAPIER, R W – Cardiff, Wales
SHAKESHAFT, A E S – Widnes, Lancashire
WALKER, J – Gisborne

Orderlies furnished by Artillery:
COLLARD, J H D – Blenheim

Orderlies furnished by Auckland Battalion:
MORROW, A N – Auckland
MURPHY, W J – Auckland;
OLDHAM, W A – Auckland

Escort:
Ak Batt: BANWELL, A H, Sgt – Bristol, England; RANDALL, F G, Pte – Staines, England; RHODES, W R, Pte – Amberley, Canterbury

Artillery Gunners:
CRAWFORD, C – Pahiatua;
BRAND, A – Norwich, England

Mounted Rifles:
HARLEY, F H – Christchurch

Otago Batt:
STORIE, Charles – Galashiels, Scotland

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HANCOCK, William, non commissioned officer, 11th Reinforcements, aged 31, native of Cornwall, England, fatally shot himself in the mouth with a revolver in the public gardens at Wellington on Sunday. He was a member of the Main Expeditionary Force and had returned invalided and rejoined the 11th reinforcements. It is understood that he left a letter explaining his reason for the deed.

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OFFICERS FOR 3rd MAORI REINFORCEMENTS
EMANUEL, 2nd Lt F; FROOM, 2nd Lt G A; GOODWIN, 2nd Lt E; KARAURIA, 2nd Lt; KARAUTI, Horo, 2nd Lt; McDONALD, 2nd Lt A; McKENZIE, 2nd Lt P; MELLIS, Lt A; MOORE, 2nd Lt S; POYNTER, Lt J B; YOUNG, 2nd Lt C Le F.

TUNNELLERS – Establishment of Officers
CAMPBELL, Capt L B; COLLYNS, Lt J S; DALDY, Lt E V; DURRANT, Lt T M; HOLMES, Lt J D; METCALFE, Lt H E; RONAYNE, Lt R H T; THOMPSON, Lt; VICKERMAN, Capt U; WATERS, Capt D B; WATKINSON, Lt H; WIGLEY, Lt A J.

BROTHERS DIED TOGETHER – Killed by the one shell
There appears to be little doubt that Major Frank STATHAM and Corporal Clive STATHAM of Dunedin were killed in action. Writing from the trenches to Mr C H Statham, Lieut L G WILSON, Adjutant of the Otago Battalion, 10th, North Otago, Regiment, to which both Mr Statham’s sons were attached, says ‘…The Battalion was almost decimated and the only information we could get was one man’s statement that he had seen the Major wounded and in an unconscious state early in the afternoon. After that he had not seen him. Now, however, three men who were wounded state that the Major and Clive were standing together and were killed by the explosion of one shell which landed very close to them. Beyond that I regret that I have been unable to gain any more details. It has been a terrible business and a loss that will never be fully realised. The Major, as an officer among officers, was placed on the highest pedestal of respect and admiration, by the men was loved, and was a born leader. In every operation in which our Battalion was engaged it was the Major and his Company which led the offensive…’

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AUSTRALIAN CASUALTIES - New Zealanders serving with Australian troops

ANDERSON, Pte H – at Tooting; BLACK, Pte, J P – hospital London; BROWN, Pte C J – hospital Heliopolis; CLARK, Pte G – hospital Cardiff; COLVILLE, Cpl P E – hospital London; CROFT, Pte N L – hospital London; CRUICKSHANK, Pte H – ill; DOWNEY, Pte F – wounded; GRAHAM, Pte M L – hospital Helouam; HENDERSON, Pte H J – hospital London; HIGGS, Pte A J – ill; JAMES, Pte T A – wounded; LACEY, Gnr D L L – embarked for England; LESTER, Pte G – embarked for England; LIDDLE, Pte J R – hospital London; LYTHGO, Sgt S H – hospital Cardiff; MARTIN, Bugler H W – sent to Alexandria; McGREGOR, Pte R – Tooting; McINTOSH, Bombardier J A – hospital Portsmouth; McMILLAN, Pte – hospital Portsmouth; McMILLAN, Pte E – ill; MELVIN, Dvr D – hospital Reading; NEVINE, Pte M – hospital Heliopolis; POWER, Spr R H W – ill; SHEARS, Gnr T E – hospital London; SIMPSON, Pte A F – Alexandria; SMITH, Sgt S V C – ill; STEPHENSON, Sgt J B – ill; SYKES, Pte G – hospital London; WATSON, Pte W Y – returned to duty, Egypt; WHITE, Pte – hospital Reading; WHITEMAN, Pte R G – died of wounds; WHITEMAN, Spr V G – hospital Reading; WILLIAMS, Pte T – hospital Reading; WILLIS, Pte, R H – returned to duty, Egypt; WILSON, Cpl A E – missing, believed drowned or Prisoner of War; WILSON, Pte R – hospital Cardiff; WRIGHT, Pte R Y – died of wounds.

NB: H A LOVE – reported KIA – should have been BATSTON, Harry Love

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LOST TRANSPORT
The staff of No.1 NZ stationary hospital, under Surgeon Colonel McGAVIN, was aboard the British transport Marquette, which was torpedoed and sunk in the Aegean Sea on October 23.

Drowned:
ROGERS, M – Staff nurse, Army Nursing Services

Missing, Believed to be Drowned – Staff Nurses:
BROWN, M S; CLARK, I; FOX, C A; GORMAN, M; HILDYARD, M M; ISDELL, H K; JAMIESON, M E; RAE, M H; RATTRAY, L A.

Nurses Saved:
CAMERON, M O – Acting Matron, ANS, seriously ill; ABBOTT; ANSTEY, Winifred; BESWICK, Mary B; BLACKIE, Catherine; CHRISTMASS, Mary L; COSTER, Ina; DONEY; ERWIN; GOULD; GRIGOR; HATTE, Maude; HODGES; HOOKER, Hilda; McCOSH; McKAY; McLEOD; NICOLL; POPPLEWELL; SINCLAIR, Jeannie; SMITH; WALKER, M; WETHRELL, Gladys; WILKIN, E; WILSON; WRIGHT, Mabel; YOUNG.

Male Survivors:
***HAN, S D, Private; ABBEY, G, Private; ACLAND, T D, Major; ALLAN, W E, L/Corporal; BELL, B, Private; BELL?, W J, Private; BENJAMIN, A R, L/Corporal; BRITTAIN, N C, Private; BROODS, I, Private; BROOM, J J, Private; BURRIDGE, H N, Captain; CAPPER, C H, Private; CHRYSTALL, J W, Private; CLARKE, S J, Private; CLAYTON, E W, Private; COLLEY, F, Private; COOPER, E, Private; CROUCHER, E W, Private; CULLING, A, Private; DEMPSEY, G W, Private; DILLETT, J B, Private; EDWARDS, A R, Sergeant; ELLIOTT, L E, Private; ENGLAND, C W, L/Corporal; FAWCETT, J, Private; FELL, W J, Private; FERGUSON, P B C, Captain; FERGUSON, R A, Sergeant; FINCH, L, Private; FISHER, I W, Private; FRAZER-HURST, J L, Captain; GAPPER, G H, Private; GOLDSWAN, ? R, Private; HAGGETT, L D, Corporal; HAIGH, W D, Private; HANNA, G L, Sergeant; HANNILL, G, Private; HARDLOW, W S, Private; HARRISON, T, Captain; HARTIGAN, J F, Private; HAZARD, P, Private; HEREMITH, A G, Private; HONORE, D A, Private; HYDE, H S, Sergeant; INKSTER, J L, Private; ISAACS, D N, Captain; JACKSON, A, Private; JONES, S G, Corporal; JUDGE, A W, Private; KAY, V J, Private; KEAT, J S, Private; KINGSFORD, A R, Corporal; LEEHY, J P D, Captain; MALCOLM, R C E, Private; MARCHANT, T, Captain; MARTIN, R B, Private; McCALL, W A, Private; McCONNELL, Sergeant; McGAVIN, Colonel; McGRATH, W, Private; McGREGOR, R, Private; McINNES, A, Sergeant; McLAREN, P M, Sergeant; MILDINSON, P C, Private; MOORE, F, Private; MOSELEN, W, Private; MUNRO, F S, Private; MURFIN, M, L/Corporal; NATHAN, S D, Private; NICHOLSON, C S, Private; PETERS, V C, Private; PETTIT, H, L/Corporal; PITKETHLEY, Private; PREATINKEE (sic), A Sergeant; RAINE, S, Private; ROACH, N R, Corporal; ROOTS, Private; SANDER, S F, Private; SHEEHAN, B C, Sergeant; SMITH, P, Private; STEVENS, K M, Private; STONE, W F, Private; STOUT, T D N, Captain; TEICHELMANN, Captain; TENNANT, W, Private; WATSON, J, Private; WILLIAMS, J W, Private; WILSON, A W, Private; WILSON, A, Private; WILSON, L T, Sergeant; WYLIE, D S, Major.

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FITZHERBERT, Mr P B – who left Auckland about eight weeks ago and who is now in London, has received a commission in the Royal Horse Artillery. Mr Fitzherbert, who is a member of the legal firm of Fitzherbert and Fitzherbert, had intended to join the aviation corps.

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