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AUCKLAND WEEKLY NEWS
4 OCTOBER 1917

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

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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.

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APPEALS BY RESERVISTS

AUCKLAND

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.

HAMILTON

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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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NZ HONOURS

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
O’BRIEN, 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

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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.

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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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