AUCKLAND WEEKLY NEWS
4 OCTOBER 1917
These are extracts from the Auckland Weekly News magazines and have been extracted with permission.
GILLON, Francis H, Trooper, 34th Mounted Rifles, died in Featherston Military Hospital on Thursday night, the certified cause of death being cerebro-spinal meningitis.
WALLER, Rifleman Henry T, third son of Mrs J H Waller, Nurse, Te Kuiti, has been awarded the Military Medal for gallantry in the field. He left NZ with the 7th Reinforcements and was wounded on 10 September 1917. He took part in the Somme and Messines engagements.
APPEALS BY RESERVISTS
BOCKMAN, Ferdinand J P, farmer, Pahi; BOGGS, George, farmer, Mangatawhiri Valley; BUTLER, James, farmer, Papakura; CAMPBELL, Ronald G, Ponsonby; CANNICK, John T, Grey Lynn; CARDNO, George McF, Devonport; CHURCHES, Fred. H; COWLEY, William T, Ponsonby; DARE, John A, fisherman; GIBSON, Hugh, agricultural contractor/farmer, Albany; HOUGHTON, John H, farmer, Henderson.
BAKER, Eric B, farmer; BROOKS, John T, chemist, Cambridge; CAMPBELL, William F, miner; DEAN, James V, stoker, Taupiri Coal Mine; FITZPATRICK, storekeeper, Kihikihi; GORDON, John G, farmer, Ohinewai; GRAHAM, Sidney H, farm hand, Paterangi; GREGG, James, manager, Para Rubber Co; GUFFEN, Charles, miner, Te Aroha; HALL, William H, farm manager, Hamilton; LEWIS, Francis H, Cambridge; MASON, Richard, Hamilton; MITCHELL, J, linesman, Cambridge; ROBINSON, Thomas H, miner; SAMUEL, Norman R G, Otorohanga; SIMON, Percy, blacksmith, Ohinewai; WALLACE, W, farmer, Cambridge; WOOLLEY, H J, farm hand, Newstead; WRIGHT, Cecil E, fireman, Frankton.
DAVEY, Edmund, a returned soldier, was drowned last week while attempting to ford the Ahuriri River on horseback. He leaves a widow.
Two young Auckland soldiers have distinguished themselves in the final examinations of non-commissioned officers camp which they were sent to on arrival in England. Out of 300 candidates from all parts of the Empire, the highest place in the awards was won by Sergeant BRICKELL of Howick and Corporal R C G WESTON of Takapuna, who were bracketed first with 308 marks out of a possible 380 in four subjects. Cpl Weston passed first in drill and second in musketry out the whole class.
Three more pupils of the NZ Flying School at Kohimarama have qualified for Royal Aero Flying Club certificates:
de LISLE, R M, Hastings
GILLIES, C W, Hakataramea, South Canterbury
WOODS, James, Wellington
ORNSTEIN, Captain S, 39th Brigade, Australian Forces, son of Mr Lewis Ornstein of Wanganui Ave, Ponsonby, has been recommended for the D.S.O. Capt Ornstein has been resident in Australia for the last few years and joined the forces at the beginning of the war.
MAY, D G, Lance Corporal, of the NZ Rifles, while awaiting discharge owing to ill health and shell shock, died through falling through a window at Torquay. It is supposed that he walked in his sleep. A verdict of accidental death was returned.
BARGH, W Military Medal NOK: J Bargh, Te Kuiti, father
BEEHRE, H M Military Medal NOK: S Beehre, Whangarei, father
BLAKEMORE, B H Military Medal NOK: J J B Blakemore, College Hill, father
BORALISE, W, Cpl Military Medal NOK: Mrs T Schaef, Greymouth, aunt
BOYCE, T, L/Cpl Military Medal NOK: T Boyce, Wellington, father
BROWN, T Military Medal NOK: T Brown, Waiomio, father
CHIRNSIDE, T Military Medal NOK: Mrs A Chirnside, Wellington
COATES, J G, Captain, Infantry (Auckland) Military Cross
COOMBES, A N Military Medal NOK: Miss S E Coombes, Wanganui, sister
DEVERY, C N, L/Cpl Distinguished Conduct Medal NOK: Mrs E Devery, Gisborne, mother
DOLMAN, W Military Medal NOK: Mrs A Dolman, England
DOWNIE, H C Military Medal NOK: R A Downie, Maramarua
GARDNER, J E, Lieut, Artillery Military Cross
GOLDSTEIN, H M, Captain, Medical Corps (Auckland) Military Cross
GORDON, P A, Sgt, Wellington Bar to the Military Medal
HANNAN, W C Military Medal NOK: Mrs H Hannan, Levin
HART, G H C Military Medal NOK: G H Hart, Ohura, father
INCH, V W Military Medal NOK: Mrs H Inch, New South Wales, mother
JACKSON, F Military Medal NOK: Mrs Walsh, Onehunga, sister
JOHNSON, A E Military Medal NOK: Mrs A Aldridge, Stratford, aunt
JOHNSON, O H Military Medal NOK: C Johnson, Napier, father
KELSALL, E Military Medal NOK: Mrs E Freeman, Ashhurst
KNIGHT, N R Military Medal NOK: Mrs G E Knight, Hawera, wife
LARSEN, D H Military Medal NOK: Mrs N A Larsen, Matamau, Hawkes Bay, mother
LEAF, H J, Lieut, Pioneers Military Cross
LEAF, H W, Lieut Military Cross NOK: H Leaf, Hokianga, brother
MacDONALD, H Military Medal NOK: A MacDonald, Dunedin
McANDREW, J Military Medal NOK: Mrs J J McAndrew, Wairoa, mother
McCULLY, A, Cpl Military Medal NOK: W McCully, Marton
McKINNON, H E, Captain, Infantry (Wellington) Bar to Military Cross
McLEAN, W H, Captain Military Cross NOK: Mrs F B McLean, Feilding, wife
McLEAN, W H, Captain, Infantry Military Cross
McPHEE, J Military Medal NOK: J McPhee, Gisborne, father
MELVILL, C W, Lieut Col (temp.Brigadier-General), D.S.O. Ordre de la Couronne, awarded by His Majesty the King of the Belgians.
MORGAN, C E C, Lieut, Infantry Military Cross
MORGAN, H C Military Medal NOK: Mrs J Hall, Newcastle on Tyne, sister
NICOL, R K, Lieut, Infantry Military Cross
NORTHE, R P Military Medal NOK: Mrs M A A E Northe, Napier
OBRIEN, J H, Cpl, D.C.M. Decoration Militaire, awarded by His Majesty the King of the Belgians Mrs Alice Parr, Denniston.
QUINN, C, Pte, Auckland Bar to Military Medal NOK: C Quinn, Thames Valley, father
REES, R T, Sgt Military Medal NOK: Mrs M S Rees, Thames
RODGERS, J, Lieut, Infantry Military Cross
ROSSITER, A A Military Medal NOK: F Rossiter, Wellington
SHOVE, S, T.Bombr Military Medal NOK: E Shove, Opotiki
SMITH, R R Military Medal NOK: Mrs J Smith, Wyndham
STEDMAN, A J Military Medal NOK: W G Stedman, England
STILL, A E Military Medal NOK: Mrs J Still, Petone, mother
STRODE, A Military Medal NOK: Mrs E Strode, Kyeburn
SUTHERLAND, H Military Medal NOK: Mrs M A Sutherland, Gonville
TOD, A N, Sgt Military Medal NOK: Mrs J Tod, Stratford
TREMBATH, J Military Medal NOK: Mrs J A Trembath, Wellington, wife
TUKE, E A Military Medal NOK: Mrs W Emerson, Taihape
UNDERWOOD, H Military Medal NOK: W Underwood, Kaipara
URE, R J, L/Cpl Military Medal NOK: Miss L M Ure, Christchurch, sister
URQUHART, M, Captain, Infantry (Auckland) Military Cross
VESTY, M Distinguished Conduct Medal NOK: Mrs M Vesty, Havelock North, mother
WASLEY, W A, T.L.Sgt Military Medal NOK: C E Wasley, Stratford
WORLEY, R, Lieut, Engineers Military Cross
APPEALS BY RESERVISTS
ATKINSON, Arthur S, Onehunga; BAXTER, Thomas, Ponsonby; BIRLEY, Gladstone, Mt Albert; BLACK, Arthur A, ; BLAKE, Thomas, farmer, Tamaki East; COLEY, Wesley, Devonport; COURTNEY, Charles Arthur, Grey Lynn; DARLEY, Joseph, Parnell; DAVIDSON, George, Mt Eden; DRUCE, Oscar, farmer, Wiri ; DACRE, George C, shipwright, Devonport; RUNCIMAN, Syd. H, Mt Eden, soldier; SOMERVELL, William B, Mt Albert.
RAILWAY ACCIDENT, DEVONSHIRE
One of the three New Zealanders injured in the railway accident at Beer Ferrars in Devonshire, W J TRUSSELL, died at Tavistock. To ascertain the identity of the dead has proved difficult owing to their mutilation. The other two injured, N J GATLEY and R J BARNES, who are suffering from fractures and severe shock, are progressing favourably.
The New Zealanders killed in the Devon railway disaster were buried this afternoon in the corporation cemetery at Egg Buckland, outside Plymouth. Anglican, Catholic & Presbyterian services were read. The funeral was attended by a party of New Zealanders and garrison troops. The coffins were taken on gun carriages and motor ambulances. The graves are situated in various denominational sections but all are within a small radius.
Men who were killed (with next of kin):
GILLANDERS, William S Wife: Mrs M A Gillanders, Christchurch
GREAVES, W F Mother: Mrs C Greaves, Woodville
JACKSON, J S Father: J Jackson, Featherston Camp
JUDGE, Joseph Mother: Mrs C Judge, Lancashire
KIRTON, Chudleigh Father: R Kirton, New Plymouth
McBRYDE, B A W Mrs T H Mortimer, Dunedin
McKENNA, R V J J McKenna, Pahiatua
WARDEN, John Mother: Mrs S Warden, Co. Antrim
WEST, S F H Sampson, Sentry Hill
BARNES, James R Wife: Mrs G N Barnes, Gisborne admitted to hospital
GATLEY, N Mrs W McDonald, Southland admitted to hospital
TRUSSELL, W J Mother: Mrs C Trussell, Wanganui East died in hospital
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