AUCKLAND WEEKLY NEWS
06 DECEMBER 1917
These are extracts from the Auckland Weekly News magazines and have been extracted with permission.
The Wellington College closed on Friday for the Christmas holidays to allow the boys to assist the farmers. The Principal’s report stated that 1600 old boys were with the colours, among whom there had been 251 casualties of which 139 were fatalities. One hundred & three honours and decorations had been gained by old boys, two of whom were Captain BRANDEN and Brig.General FREYBERG who had risen to fame.
APPEALS BY RESERVISTS
ALLEY, James, farmer, Hikutaia; BROCKELSBURY, William, farmer, Hinuera; BROWN, Charles, orchadist/farmer, Parawai; CLARK, William, goldminer, Waihi; CURRIE, Joseph, miner, Waihi; DALGETY, Howard, farmer, Waitakaruru; DAVIS, William, farmer, Hungahunga; DIGNAN, Ferdinand, Catholic priest, Thames; GAMBLING, Harry, labourer, Paeroa; KAPPLEY, Henry, engineer, Te Aroha West; LOCKYER, William, farmer, Hungahunga; McLOUGHLIN, Frank, engineer/taxi driver, Thames; PALTRIDGE, James, plumber, Thames; PETERSON, Charles, farmer, Puketurua; RODGERS, Joseph, farmer, Wharepoa; ROE, Alfred, farm manager, Tirau & Mamaku; STEMBRIDGE, Herbert, farmer, Tatuanui; WILSON, George, farmer, Matamata; WORTH, Ernest, farmer, Okoroire; YANKS, John, farmer, Matamata.
ATKINSON, Alfred T, dairy farmer, Tamaki; BEACOCK, Frank, farmer, Maramarua; BURKE, Thomas, grocer, Jervois Road; BURTON, Christie J, Mt Eden; CASEY, John E, railway employee; DAVIDSON, William J, letter carrier; De YOUGH, Joshua, farmer, West Tamaki; DOUGLAS, Cyril J, Onehunga; EDWARDS, James H, telegraphist, Newmarket; FARRELL, Robert, farmer, Helensville; FORD, Frank L, Newmarket; GREENHEAD, John H, bakery manager, Ponsonby; PRINGLE, Robert R, dairy factory manager.
APPEALS BY RESERVISTS
ABBOTT, William, in camp; BRADY, John F; BROWN, Edward, grocer’s driver, Waihi; CLARKSON, William, Waihi, 2nd Division; COTTER, Phillip, dairy farmer, Hinuera; COX, William, dairy farmer, Waikino; CRANCH, Harold, farmer, Waiorongomai; DALDY, William F, sheep farmer, Amodeo Bay; DALGETY, Howard, farmer, Waitakaruru; DEARLOVE, Harold, farmer, Waihou; DUNBAR, Maurice, hotel manager, Thames; DUNN, William, dairy farmer, Walton; GOULDING, John, porter, Te Aroha; MARTIN, Henry, dairy farmer, Ngatea; McDONNELL, D, baker, Paeroa; McKAY, Randolph, dairy farmer, Pipiroa; MORIARTY, J T, farm labourer, Walton; MORRISON, Charles, goldminer, Waihi; PREECE, Thomas, carter, Thames; RUSHTON, Wilfred, sharemilker, Annandale; SAWYER, James, postal clerk, Thames; SHEEHAN, George, blacksmith, Manawaru; SMITH, James, farm labourer, Kopuaraiki; WARD, Edwin, farmer, Manawaru; WHEELER, Arthur, farmer, Thames; WIGGINS, Harry, farm hand, Feilding; WORTH, George, miner, Waihi.
APPEALS BY RESERVISTS
ABBOTT, Sidney, motor mechanic, Huntly; ANDERSON, Robert, farm hand, Te Kauwhata; BOYCE, Alfred, music teacher, Cambridge; BOYD, David, farmer, Waingaro; BRANTON, James, Frankton; COCHRANE, Richard, Pukemiro; COLLINS, William, farmer, Taupiri; COOK, Arthur, Huntly; COOP, Harry, well borer, Huntly; COWLEY, Thomas, farm hand, Raglan; DUNCAN, Hugh, Huntly; EARL, John, cheesemaker, Fencourt; FOSTER, Edwin, dredge engineer, Ohinewai; FURNISS, John H, farmer, Ruawaro; GALVEN, A L, ferryman, Raglan; HARKESBY, Harry, milker, Cambridge; HEALY, Francis, miner, Huntly; JACKSON, Alexander, Cambridge, 7th Day Adventist; JULL, Cecil, farmer, Te Rapa; JURY, William, motor driver, Hamilton; KILLEN, James, farmer, Matangi; LYNCH, J A, blacksmith, Ngaruawahia; MANCASTER, Joseph, Huntly; MANGUARD, Clarence, motor mechanic, Frankton; MORGAN, Gerald, Huntly; MORRIS, James, shearer, Cambridge; PARTRIDGE, Thomas, Huntly; PEAT, Leonard, farmer, Pirongia; RAYNER, Frank, Huntly; RAYNER, William, Pukemiro; REID, John, Huntly; RILEY, Harry, tailor, Cambridge; SANDERS, R H, millwright, Ohinewai; SHANKS, William, Pukemiro; SHAW, W, Te Kauwhata; SHILTON, Dick, Pukemiro; SLEVEEN, James, Pukemiro; STUBBING, James, Huntly; TUCKER, Edward, farmer, Ohinewai; VARNEY, Harold J, Hamilton (joining the Flying Corps); WHITE, James, Huntly; WINSTANLEY, Thomas, Huntly; WOOD, Frederick, Ohinewai
NZ ARTILLERY – Attached to a Canadian Unit
General CURRIE has awarded the Military Medal to:
ASHWORTH, A, Bombardier; GIRDLESTONE, G C, Gunner; MOORE, E W, Bombardier; MAUDSLEY, W, Bombardier; MURPHY, P, Gunner; SPERRY, R P, Driver.
The Military Medal has also been awarded to:
BIRNIE, W, Sergeant; EDMONDS, A E, Driver; HALL, A C, Sergeant; KIRTON, T, Corporal; TYNES, P W, Gunner; WHITE, H H, Gunner.
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