AUCKLAND WEEKLY NEWS
05 OCTOBER 1916
PROMOTIONS ON THE FIELD
Wellington Mounted Rifles:
SAMUEL, Major A M — temp. rank of Lieutenant Colonel
Canterbury Mounted Rifles:
BRUCE, Captain R T — to be Major; GORTON, Lieut F — to be Captain; HINDLEY, 2nd Lt F L — temp.rank of Captain while seconded for duty as assistant to the officer commanding NZ Record Section.
Otago Mounted Rifles:
DENNISTON, 2nd Lt C G — to be Lieutenant; McCURDY, Lieut D A — to be Captain; McINTYRE, 2nd Lt E S — to be Lieutenant; MITCHELL, Lieut G R — to be Captain
CHAPMAN, Battery Sgt Major F L — to be 2nd Lieutenant; FALLS, Major N (temp. Lieut Col) — to be Lieutenant Colonel; JARDINE, Sgt L — to be 2nd Lieutenant; McLENNAN, Sgt William — to be 2nd Lieutenant; NIXON, Batt.S/M B — to be 2nd Lieutenant; PARK, Sgt G R — to be 2nd Lieutenant SEIVERS, Sgt W N — to be 2nd Lieutenant; SPEIGHT, Sgt H E — to be 2nd Lieutenant; WHYTE, Hon Capt H H — to be substantive Lieutenant; WHYTE, Lieut H H — granted the temporary rank of Captain
ANNABELL, Lieut N (temp.Captain) — relinquishes the temporary rank of Captain; CLARK, 2nd Lieut H M (temp. Lieut) — relinquishes the temporary rank of Lieutenant; MOORE, Sgt Major J J — to be 2nd Lieutenant — relinquishes the temporary rank of Captain
BODLEY, Lieut J R — granted the temp. rank of Captain; BROWN, Major C H J (temp. Lieut Col) — to be Lieutenant Colonel; CODD, Lieut F — granted the temp. rank of Captain; KNIGHT, Lieut C L — granted the temp. rank of Captain; MacLEAN, 2nd Lt E W — to be Lieutenant; McCLURG, 2nd Lt D W — granted temp. rank of Lieutenant; McKECHNIE, 2nd Lt M — to be Lieutenant; SENIOR, 2nd Lt G H A — to be Lieutenant
JACKSON, Cpl J W — to be 2nd Lieutenant; JARDINE, Lieut L H — to be Captain; MORGAN, Lieut F H E — granted temp. rank of Captain; PAUL, Sgt S V — to be 2nd Lieutenant; TREADWELL, 2nd Lt A L — granted temp. rank of Lieutenant; TURNBULL, Lieut F K — to be Captain; WILLIAMS, RSM A J — to be 2nd Lieutenant
CAMPBELL, Lieut H — granted temp. rank of Captain; CORMODY, 2nd Lt A F — granted temp. rank of Lieutenant; GALLAWAY, 2nd Lt G — to be Lieutenant; MARRIOTT, 2nd Lt W J — to be Lieutenant; RILEY, 2nd Lt H B — to be Lieutenant; TONKIN, 2nd Lieut J F — to be Lieutenant; WORLEY, 2nd Lt C P — to be Lieutenant
HARGEST, Lieut J — granted the temp. rank of Captain; HEWAT, 2nd Lt J P — to be Lieutenant; HILL, R J, RSM — to be 2nd Lieutenant; HOWDEN, W, Co. Sgt Major — to be 2nd Lieutenant; JONES, Sgt F — to be 2nd Lieutenant; McCLURE, Lieut G L — granted temp. rank of Captain; McDONALD, Staff Sgt S G — to be 2nd Lieutenant; PARR, Sgt C — to be 2nd Lieutenant; PETRIE, Sgt E R V — to be 2nd Lieutenant; RUTHERFORD, Lance Corporal Sgt W D — to be 2nd Lieutenant; SALMON, E H, Lieut (ty Captain) — relinquishes the temp. rank of Captain on being evacuated wounded; WIDOWSON, 2nd Lt W H S — to be Lieutenant
MACMORRAN, G B, 2nd Lieut — to be Lieutenant; MASSEY, F G, 2nd Lieut — granted temp. rank of Lieutenant; McALISTER, J L, 2nd Lieut — to be Lieutenant; STEDMAN, M A, RSM — to be 2nd Lieutenant; STRANG, J D K, 2nd Lieut — to be Captain
JACKSON, Sgt R H — to be 2nd Lieutenant; LEEDS, Sgt A T — to be 2nd Lieutenant; McKEE, J, Co.Sgt Major — to be 2nd Lieutenant; McMEEKING, Cpl G H — to be 2nd Lieutenant
DANSEY, R I Lieut (ty Captain) — to be Captain; GIBBS, Lieut L J — to be Captain; LEAF, Sgt Harding — to be 2nd Lieutenant; RICHARDS, 2nd Lt A H — granted temp.rank of Lieutenant; TIKAO, J C, 2nd Lt (ty Lieut) — to be Lieutenant
Army Service Corps:
QUINN, R M, Lieut (ty Captain) — relinquishes the temp.rank of Captain
MILL, Major T — granted temp.rank of Lieutenant Colonel; WYLIE, Major D S — granted temp.rank of Lieutenant Colonel
REID, Major H A — granted temp. rank of Lieutenant Colonel
DONNE, T E, Hon.Captain — having ceased to perform duty, relinquishes his honorary rank of captain and is struck off the strength of the NZEF; HINDLEY, 2nd Lt F L — granted temp. rank of Captain; HOVEY, Sgt Major G — to be 2nd Lieutenant; SMITH, Sgt Major J J — to be 2nd Lieutenant
AUKLAND MEN RETURNING ON WILLOCHRA
[No Surname] Wm, Private, Wairiki Rd, Epsom; BENNETT, L W, Private, Alma St, Parnell; BLACKMORE, J H, Sapper, Coromandel; BROOKE, L, Private, Hargreaves Street; CAMPBELL, J D, Lieutenant, Ponsonby; CLARK, C, Corporal, Railway St, Ellerslie ; CLAY, Sam, Private, Khyber Pass Road; CORKILL, A, Private, Ponsonby; COTTLEE, J, Private, Taupaki; CRAWFORD-WATSON, L, Trooper, Taupiri; DAVIDSON, W A, Farrier, John St, Ponsonby; DRAKE, E R, Trooper, Waiuku; FALANTA, Private, Niue Island; GALLAGHER, F C, Private, Eden Terrace; HARAWIRA, Private, Te Kao, North Auckland; HARROWELL, E, Major, Auckland ;JACK, A D, Lieutenant, Henderson; JACK, J, Corporal, Hobson Street, Auckland; KAUATAU, Private, Niue Island; KAWHENA, Tuoro, Private, Auckland Hospital; LANGLEY, J H, QM Sergeant, Kingsland; LITTLE, A E, Private, Church St, Devonport; MASON, F, Bombardier, Otahuhu; MAYNE, R H, Private, Grey Street; McDONALD, A G, Trooper, Pencarrow Ave, Mt Eden; McDONALD, W, Corporal, GPO Auckland; MIDDLETON, H C, Trooper, Pukeatua; MITCHELSON,D V, Private, Woodward St, Mt Albert; MURPHY, J S, Major, Remuera; OTTER, A, Private, Parish Rd, Mt Albert; PILLINGER, A G, Driver, Mt Eden; POTTER, Wm H, Private, Avondale ;REED, F G, Rifleman, Marlborough St, Mt Eden; RIDLEY, H E, Private, Surrey St, Grey Lynn; ROBERTSON, Carrick H, Major, Auckland; RYAN, A, Lance Corporal, Auckland ; SINGLETON, J M, Sergeant Major, Auckland; SMITH, A, Private, Liverpool Street; STANCOMBE, W J, Private, 406 Queen St; TONKS, S B, Trooper, Burnley Tce, Mt Eden; VEAR, W T, Lieutenant, Kingsland; WHITTLE, T, Private, Auckland; WILSON, H, Rifleman, Papakura.
WATSON, Trooper Dick Crawford, DCM, who returned on Saturday was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal by General Sir William Birdwood for gallant work done on the occasion of the memorable landing at Gallipoli. He displayed commendable courage during the work of transferring the German vessel Lutzow into a hospital ship. He risked his life repeatedly in carrying wounded men to safety while under fire. He resided in Orini, Waikato, and was the first man in the Ngaruawahia Mounted Rifles to enlist. He was a medical student prior to going on active service and during the absence of medical officers was able to render invaluable aid to wounded men at the Front. He is much scarred by wounds and showed a decided disinclination to talk about his achievements when approached.
ABBOTT, Sub Lieutenant Victor, Royal Flying Corps, whose death is recorded through the breakdown of an aeroplane engine while he was flying in England. He was the only son of Mr M Abbott of Battle Hill, Pahatanui and left for England last April. His father received a letter from him a few days ago, notifying that he had gained his commission in the Flying Corps. He was 23 years of age, well known in tennis circles, having at one time won the singles championship of the Manawatu district.
BEDGGOOD, Lance Corporal Wallace, Military Medal, only son of E A H Bedggood, formerly of Kaihu. He was accepted on his third effort at enlistment and joined the 1st Battalion of the NZ Rifle Brigade. He fought in Egypt last December and earned his lance corporal stripe. He was part of an incursion into no manís land to rescue wounded men under machine gun fire.
RETURNING FOR COMMISSION
AUSTIN, Sgt William — Field Engineers — clerk
RETURNING ON DUTY
SMITH, Captain Wm George Chas. — Veterinary Corps — Veterinary Surgeon
TIMMINS — The sons of Mr John Timmins of Te Aroha responded willingly to the call for men and have suffered severely in recent engagements of the NZ forces. Last week it was reported that one of the sons, Private W M Timmins, had died of wounds and that two other, Charles and Edward, had been wounded. Later casualty lists contain the names of two other members of the family, Temporary Corporal T Timmins and Private Eugene Timmins, both wounded.
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