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AUCKLAND WEEKLY NEWS
06 JANUARY 1916

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

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STAFF ON THE MAHENO
COLLINS, Col the Hon. W E, M.B.; DUTTON, Rev Daniel; GILLAM, Rev W E; INGLIS, Lt Col Tracy R, M.B.; McCAW, Capt W, M.B.; SEGRIEF, Rev T B; SIMPSON, Capt W H, M.D.; SLOANE, Capt A D, 5th Wgn Regt, Adjutant & Quartermaster; SPEDDING, Capt L A, M.B.; TOLHURST, Capt A M, M.D.

STAFF COMMISIONED FOR THE NEXT SIX MONTHS
BARCLAY, Capt W J, FRCS, DPH, Edinburgh
BERNAU, Major H F, MRCS England, LRCP London, NZMC
BETT, Capt F A, M.B., B.S., New Zealand
CHRISTIE, Major (temporary) J McNaughton, M.D. Glasgow, FRCS Edinburgh
CLARK, Capt A, FRCS, Edinburgh
DENNISTON, Capt Maurice, Adj. & Q/Mstr, NZ Garrison, Artillery Reserve
ELLIOTT, Lt Col J S, M.D., B.S. Edinburgh, NZMC
WILSON, Capt H M, B.S. Cantab., NZMC

When the Maheno left Wellington in July, the nursing staff comprised one Matron and nine Nurses. Arrangements were made in Egypt for the appointment of four more nurses and Nurses EDMISTON, GARRARD, McLEAN and CUMMING joined the staff. They have all returned with the ship. Nurses CUMMING, HAWKEN & LE GALLAIS were detailed for duty at the Auckland Hospital to assist in the care of the isolation cases. Nurses G MUIR and BURTON, who recently contracted enteric fever were admitted to the Auckland Hospital on Saturday and are progressing favourably.

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The hospital ship Tahiti arrived recently at Port Chalmers:
BECK, Capt, DSO, in charge of the men; MacCORMICK, Capt. K, NZMC; McDONALD, Chaplain Capt M; NEWDICK, Nursing Sister, of Auckland

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MEN FROM SAMOA
Twenty-six members of the Samoan garrison, 2 Army nurses and 11 half-caste Samoan recruits, arrived by the steamer Talune on Monday. Except for one case, the men of the garrison have returned for transfer or on expiry of their time of service. ATKINSON, Sister; AUKETELL, Pte; BENNETT, Pte; BLACKLAW, Pte; BLAKE, Pte; BURNS, Pte; CAMPBELL, Pte; DARBY, Pte; ERRIDGE-EVANS, Pte ; HALE, L/Cpl; HAMMOND, Pte; HARRISON, Pte; JEFFERY, Pte; LAWRENCE, Sgt; LEE, Pte; LUNN, Pte; LYNCH, Pte; MANDELL, Pte; MENCE, Pte; ORCHARD, L/Cpl; ORME, Sgt; POTTER, Pte; PREEN, Cpl; SMITH, Pte; STRONACH, Sister; WRIGHT, Pte. QUAINTON, L/Cpl – invalided home.

TAYLOR, Pte Arthur Edward, E.Co., 9th Reinforcements, died at Trentham Hospital on New Year’s Day from cerebro-spinal meningitis, aged 24, s/o John Taylor, Whakapirau, North Auckland.

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STUCKEY, Major Frederick, 6th Hauraki Co, AIB, Main Body of the NZEF – A memorial tablet has been laid in the Nelson Cathedral in memory of the Major.

PATTERSON, F T – The decomposed body of a soldier was found floating off Miramar Wharf, Wellington, on Monday. In one of the pockets was a camp pass bearing the name ‘F T Patterson’, New Zealand Rifles.

DIXON, Private William, Ninth Reinforcements, aged 35, who came from Dunedin, committed suicide in Trentham Hospital on Sunday. He was admitted a few days ago suffering from an apoplectic fit. While his attendant was getting tea for him he hanged himself. Verdict returned of suicide while temporarily insane, no blame being attached to anyone.

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HELLABY, Lieut F A - Mentioned in Despatches Mentioned by Viscount FRENCH for favourable notice for gallant service in the field. He is one of four sons of Mrs A M Hellaby of Mountain Road, Auckland, who are on active service with the British Forces in France. Lt Hellaby is serving with the Devonshire Regt. During the tremendous fighting in Flanders some months ago he was Acting Commander of the defence of Hill 60 for six days.

RECRUITS (Auckland)
ASHLEY, Robert J, Nelson St; BARKER, Michael, New Edendale Road; BETTRIDGE, Wm, Pitt Tce; BRICKELL, Wm E, Cardwell St, Onehunga; BUSSELL, Chas., Ponsonby Road; CARTER, Alex. K, Northborough Rd, Takapuna; CHALMERS, Alexander, Horopito; GRAHAM, Peter, Te Kuiti; HALL, Jos. H, Royal George Hotel; HARRIS, Arthur, Anglesea St; JESSON, Ernest H, Ngahape, Kihikihi; JOHNSON, Albert, Kiwi Rd, Devonport; KING, Stuart W, Queen’s Pde, Devonport; McDOWELL, Daniel C, c/o C.P.O.; MESSANT, David, Galatea; MOOREHOUSE, William, Waiuku; O’CARROLL, Jos. A, Ohura; SKINNER, Wm C, Mokai; SLY, Lindsay W, ?New North Rd; STEERS, Oscar, Kaikohe; STEWART, Wm, College Hill; SUTTON, Leonard J B, Ascot Ave, Remuera; TILSLEY, Walter A, Rotorua; VINCENT, Joseph, Rangiriri; WARD, Wm R, Cook St; WATKINSON, Percy, Sherwood Rd; WHITE, Frederick C, Graham St; WINTER, Ernest A, Mercer; WRIGHT, Kenneth, Ngaruawahia.

CHURCH MEMORIAL
Bronze tablet unveiled in St Peter’s Church, Takapuna, in memory of five young soldiers from the District who have been killed at Gallipoli:
BROWN, Pte Geoffrey; DODSON, Lieut Eric; FRATER, Lieut R A; GRIMWADE, Cpl L R; NORTHCROFT, L/Cpl H C.

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AUSTRALIAN CASUALTIES - New Zealanders serving with Australian troops
ARMSTRONG, Pte J A – hospital Malta; CLARK, L/Cpl F W – hospital Heliopolis; HAILWOOD, Pte C W – KIA; KELLY, L/Cpl J E – hospital Ghezireh; KNOWLES, W G – hospital Malta; RAINES, Gnr P – hospital Cairo; ROBINSON, Pte J J – now out of danger; SALEK, Spr L – ill; TAYLOR, Pte O – wounded; WARD, L/Cpl, L G H -ill

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NEWBOLD, Lieut M G, who returned from England on Tuesday on the Ruahine, has on at least two occasions been reported killed. He was wounded in the back of the head in July and sent to England. He hopes to return to the front immediately.

RECRUIT DRAFT
ALISON, H A – King’s Parade, Devonport; ABBOTT, R – c/o W Coltman, Queen Street; BLACKMAN, Thomas – Kawhia; BRAIN, Alfred G – Sussex Street; BRUCE, George F – Runciman; BASSETT, Charles F – Burleigh Street; BROWN, Henry – Hobson Street; CARR, William – Stanmore Road; CULLEN, Henry Y – c/o C.P.O.; DYKE, Stanley O – c/o C.P.O.; EVANS, Joseph T – Houhora; FERGUSON, George F – Kaeo; FRANCIS, Frederick W – c/o C.P.O.; FLEMING, Wm – Tokirima, King Country; HARNDEN, Arthur T – Sarsfield Street; HARRIS, William, T – Pakuranga; HARTY, R L – Beach Road, Devonport; HEWLETT, Gordon – Liverpool Street; HENDREY, James L – Symonds Street; HUMPHREYS, Alexander – Federal Street; IMPEY, Alfred S – Gladstone Street; JAMES, G – Roslyn Tce, Devonport; JONES, Norman L – Taringamutu; KANE, A M – New Bond Street; LAWLESS, Ernest J – Scotia Place; LEE, Wm G – Campbell Rd, Grey Lynn; LEGG, Reginald – Great North Road; McDONALD, Hubert N – Clarke Street; McDONALD, William J – Patetonga; McCOWEN, Richard O – Hinemoa, Alfred St; McKILLIP, Gordon – Nelson Street; McLEAN, Alexander J – Avondale; MALONE, Henry – Manning Street; MANSEY, Bernard – Kaeo; MATTHEWS, William J – Fernley Street; MONSTEDT, John A – Dominion Road; O’NEILL, John – Te Wera, Taranaki; OLNEY, S B – Selwyn Street, Onehunga; PRINCE, Albert – Great North Road; PULMAN, Jas. A – Beach Rd, Devonport; QUEENIN, A – Crescent Road, Birkenhead; RAYSON, E C – Queen Street, Birkenhead; REID, William C – c/o Winstone Ltd; ROWSELL, R B – Domain St, Devonport; ROWLES, Thomas J – Panmure; RICHARDSON, Alfred B – Bombay; RYAN, Butler – Hakaru; RYKERS, W B – Albert Rd, Devonport; SHARP, Robert H – Anglesea Street; SERGEANT, Henry V – Waikumete; SOTNIKOFF, Paul A – Parliament Street; STEWART, William – Exchange Hotel; SMITHERS, George A – Henderson; STREET, Charles A J – Thames Hotel; TIERNEY, H J – Campbell Road, Onehunga; THOMPSON, John M – Mount Albert; WARDLEWORTH, T L – Vauxhall Rd, Devonport; WOODS, Rueben – Papatoetoe; YEARBURY, S L – Liverpool St, Epsom.

ELEVENTH REINFORCEMENTS
EVANS, Joseph T – Houhora; FERGUSON, Geo. F – Kaeo; CLINTON, Ernest J Lawless – Scotia Place; LEGG, Reginald – Great North Road; McLEAN, Alexander J – Avondale; MANSEY, Bernard – Kaeo; O’NEILL, John – Te Wera, Taranaki; PRINCE , Alb – Great North Road; QUEENIN, A – Crescent Road, Birkenhead; REID, Wm C – c/o Winstone Ltd; ROWSELL, R B – Domain St, Devonport; TIERNEY, H J – Campbell Road, Onehunga.


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