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AUCKLAND WEEKLY NEWS
11 MAY 1916

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

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NZ SOLDIERS – LATEST PROMOTIONS

General Staff Officers
GARDNER, Major Murray Menzies – to be DAQMG, dated 7 Dec 1915
McNEILL, Captain A G, Royal Engrs – to be temp. major whilst acting CRE of a division, 20.11.1915

Auckland Mounted Rifles
The undermentioned to be Second Lieutenants, dated 21 Oct 1915:
MANNERS, R.S.M. Douglas; ALLSOPP, Staff S.M. Frank; MARTIN, Staff S.M. Alexander; BIGG-WITHER, R.Q., S Vernon Clifton; COATES, Staff S.M. William Henry; HINMAN, Sergeant Arthur Charles.

Field Artillery
The undermentioned Second Lieutenants to be Lieutenants, dated 5 Dec 1915:
TURNER, Frederick Malcolm; MORTON, Stanley William; PURDY, Norman Harry; MOORE, Walter Lancelot; JEFFERY, James Gordon; WARNOCK, Henry Purse; BAXTER, William John; MACDOUGALL, Henry; ELLIS, Philip John; JONES, Victor George; McKENZIE, James Goodwood.

Engineers
The undermentioned Lieutenants to be Captains:
COOKE, Charles Darwin; HULBERT, Edward James; CLARK, 2nd Lieut Henry Masterton – to be temp. Lieutenant, dated 23 Jan 1915

The undermentioned Second Lieutenants to be temporary Lieutenants:
BLACK, Ralph John, dated 15 Nov 1915; SALMON, C W, dated 15 Nov 1915; NEWMAN, Horace William, dated 15 Nov 1915

The undermentioned to be Second Lieutenants:
DOLLIMORE, Thomas, Staff Sgt Major (temp. 2nd Lieut), dated 21 Oct 1915; NEWMAN, Horace William, Sgt (temp.2nd Lieut), dated 21 Oct 1915; STILLWELL, Wilfred Fosberry, Sergeant, dated 9 Nov 1915

NZ Infantry Headquarters
FALCONER, Alexander Smith, 2nd Lieut – to be Orderly Officer, dated 9 Aug 1915

Auckland Infantry
ANDREWS, Captain Charles Eric – to be temp. Major whilst in command of a company, 28.11.1915

NZ Medical Corps
BEGG, Lieut Colonel Charles Mackie – to be temp. Colonel whilst employed as Asst Director of Med.Services, 12 Nov 1915
BEGG, Lt Col (temp Col) Charles Mackie – relinquishes his temp. rank & appt as A.D. of Medical Services, 5 Jan 1916.
HOLMES, Major Mathew – to be deputy assistant director of medical services, 12 Nov. 1915

Chaplains’ Department
MITCHELL, The Rev Arthur – chaplain to the forces, 4th Class, to be 3rd Class, 1 Jan 1916

Army Ordnance Corps
BOND, Sgt Alfred James – to be 2nd Lieutenant, 19 Jan 1916

NZ Pay Corps
MARTIN, Sgt James Seaton – to be hon.Lieutenant, 1 Feb 1916

NZ Rifles
POWLEY, Captain Alfred James – to be temporary Adjutant
COLE, Band Sgt P E, 1st Battalion – to be hon. 2nd Lieutenant, 11 Jan 1916

Maori Contingent
The undermentioned to be 2nd Lieutenants, dated 15 Nov 1915:
VERCOE, S.M. Henry Ray; BROUGHTON, Sgt Edward Renata Muhunga

Qualified for Commissions
11th Infantry non-commissioned officers passed exams for first appointment to commissions, Featherston, March 1916:
ACKHURST, Sgt G; ALLISON, Cpl K W; ANDREWS, Sgt A; ANGUS, QMS A J C; BRAMBLEY, Sgt P R; COULL, Sgt Major J; DIGBY-SMITH, Sgt H; FERGUSON, Sgt D; FLUX, Sgt A L; FYFFE, Sgt C H; GILMAN, Sgt A J; GOOD, Sgt G; HAIR, Sgt Major H G; HAY, Sgt J R B; HAYDON, Sgt E; HENDERSON, Sgt :H; HICKSON, Sgt T E; HILL, Cpl J HORAN, Sgt E A; HOWDEN, Sgt P; HUNTER, Sgt A C C; HURSTHOUSE, Sgt J F; JONES, Sgt C W; JONES, Sgt E A R; JUBB, Sgt J T; LEWIS, Sgt A H H; LONGHURST, Sgt W T; MEREWETHER, Sgt Major E W; ; ILLAR, Cpl J MURRELL, Sgt S A; NEWTON, Sgt E; O’LEARY, Sgt Major J F; PARK, Sgt V H; REDMOND, Sgt H L J; REED, Sgt H W; ROWE, Sgt Major L T; SIM, Sgt Major T M; SMITH, Sgt H C; STEWART, Sgt H; TAYLOR, Sgt C H; TENNENT, Sgt R; TOLHURST, Cpl R N; VAUGHAN, Sgt R P; WARREN, Sgt Major R W; WILSON, Sgt A C.

PROMOTIONS – SOUTHERN OFFICERS

The following is a list of additional promotions in the Wellington, Canterbury & Otago branches of the NZ military forces:

Wellington Mounted Rifles
DAVIS, Lieut John Burnett – to be temp. Captain, dated 22 Oct 1915.

Canterbury Mounted Rifles
FREE, Lieut Cuthbert William – to be temp. Captain, dated 21 Oct 1915

The undermentioned to be 2nd Lieutenants, dated 21 Oct 1915:
ANDERSON, QMS A and temp. Quartermaster; HARPER, Sgt C G; HARPER, Sgt Robert Paul; MENZIES, Sgt William Barnet; MURCHISON, Sgt Duncan Bain; PRIEST, Sgt Roy Simpson; RHODES, Sgt A E; STEDMAN, RSM Gerald Lomax; WILSON, SSM John Leslie

Wellington Infantry
FURBY, Lieut Wm Eugene Stafford – to be Captain, 22 Sept 1915
MacINTYRE, Sgt Ewen – to be 2nd Lieut and is temp. appointed Adjutant, 21 Oct 1915
NORTH, 2nd Lieut Percy James – to be temp. Quartermaster, 11 Oct 1915
TURNBULL, Lieut Frank Kingdon – to be temp. Captain, 21 Oct 1915

The undermentioned to be Second Lieutenants, dated 21 October 1915:
ALLISON, Sgt Cecil Howard Melbon; BATCHELOR, Sgt D E; BICKNELL, Sgt C A; BRINSLEY, SM, C C; CRUICKSHANK, Sgt Ian Barton; DALLINGER, Regimental QMS James Type; EASTHER, Sgt C B; FOSSETT, Sgt Edward Stewart; GUTHRIE, Sgt S G; HALL, Sapper Abraham; HEWITT, Cpl A L O; LEVIEN, SM Edward; LYONS, Sgt W G; PIERCE, Sgt Caro James; WILLIAMS, Cpl E G.

Canterbury Infantry
ROW, Major Robert Amos – to be temp. Lieutenant Colonel whilst holding a command, 3.11.1915
ROW, Major Robert Amos – relinquishes temp. rank of Lt Col on ceasing to command a battalion, 20 Nov 1915.
YOUNG, Major (temp. Lt Col) Robert – to be Lt Col & to command a battalion, 20.11.1915

The undermentioned Captains to be Majors:
CRITCHLEY-SALMONSON, Arthur Cunliffe Bernard (Adjutant) – dated 25 Sept 1915 and to remain seconded.
BROWN, Felix Ballard, dated 25 Sept 1915
CONWAY, Lieut Albert Edward – to be Captain, dated 25 Sept 1915
HENDERSON, Peter Bain, dated 11 August 1915
LANGRIDGE, Company SM, J W – to be 2nd Lieut, dated 21 Oct 1915
RUTHERFORD, Company QMS, T W L – to be 2nd Lieut, dated 21 Oct 1915
STEWART, Captain Hugh – to be temp. Major, dated 21 Oct 1915
THOMAS, Nathan William Benjamin Butler, dated 25 Sept 1915 and to remain seconded.

Otago Infantry
COLQUHOUN, Captain Duncan – to be temp. Majors, dated 21 Oct 1915
FALCONER, 2nd Lieut Alexander Smith – to be temp. Lieutenant, dated 21 Oct 1915
KER, 2nd Lieut Henry Robert – to be temp. Lieutenant, dated 21 Oct 1915
WHITE, Captain David – to be temp. Majors, dated 21 Oct 1915
WILSON, Lieut Louis Geldart – to be temp. Captain, dated 21 Oct 1915

The undermentioned to be 2nd Lieutenants, dated 21 Oct 1915:
BIGGAR, Sgt James Edward; BLACK, Sgt Ernest Richard; CHAPMAN, QMS Albert Arthur; McCORMACK, QMS Augustus Philip; RUSSELL, Sgt Philip Dorham; WOOD, QMS Sydney

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MILITARY OFFICERS – Staff Changes
GODLEY, Major General A J – temporary Lieutenant General
RUSSELL, Brig.General – temporary Major General
CHAYTOR, Colonel – temporary Brig. General
CHARTERIS, temporary Lt Colonel – Lieutenant Colonel
ESSOM, Lt Colonel J – Colonel
HALL, temporary Lt Colonel – staff officer with rank of Lieut Colonel

General Staff Officers:
PINWILL, Major – first grade, to have temporary rank of Lieut Colonel
TEMPERLEY, Major & REID, Major G H – second grade, to be A.A. & Q.M.G. with temp rank of Lieut Colonel.
MELVILLE, Captain C W – to be Brigade Major with temp. rank of Major

Artillery:
STANDISH, Major – to be temporary Colonel

Infantry:
CHESNEY, Major – to be Brigade Major
LAMPDEN, Captain F H – to be staff Captain
YOUNG, R – temp. Lt Colonel, to be Lieut Colonel & command B Battalion

Medical Corps:
O’NEILL, Lt Col E J – to be temp. A.D. of medical services
FENWICK, Lt Col – to be senior medical officer
PARKES, Lt Colonel – to be temp. Colonel while employed as D.D. of medical services

NZ Rifles:
GARDNER, Major M M – to be Brigade Major
EASTWOOD, T R – to be Staff Captain

PILKINGTON, Lt Col H E, NZ Artillery, presently Adjutant-General, NZ Defence Forces, is joining the Expeditionary Force. He will be succeeded by –
TATE, Colonel R W , Commander of the Wellingtoln Infantry Brigade, presently commanding the Wellington military district , who will be succeeded Palmerston North by –
HUME, Colonel J E, officer commanding the Auckland military district. He is also inspector of garrison artillery and was stationed at Wellington for many years.

PATTERSON, Colonel G W S – new commander Auckland military district.

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MEN RETURNING FOR DUTY

Auckland Battalion
BROUGHTON, 2nd Lt E R M – land broker; BUSH, 2nd Lt G A – accountant; GOODWIN, 2nd Lt E; MELLES, 2nd Lt A G – dental; METTRIE, Sgt Major J – railway shunter; YOUNG, Lt C C F – law student.

Headquarters Staff
GREEN, W – motor engineer

Field Engineers
NORRIS, E C – Wireless telegraphist

Army Pay Dept
JONES, Lt T H – Clerk; SEARCH, Sgt S L – Civil servant

Rifle Brigade
RENSHAW, F – labourer

Army Service Corps
DOUBLEDAY, Sgt W F – commercial traveller; SMITH, K G – Journalist; WHITE, A T – Storeman.

Nursing Service
LEES, W Brooke; LIVESEY, E M; OWEN, E M W.

Veterinary Corps
TAYLOR, Captain W G – veterinary surgeon

Medical Corps
SCOTT, Captain F L – medical practitioner; GOWER, Corporal P F – chemist; BUTCHER, L S P – clerk; FISHER, J W – medical student

CHAPLAIN
ROBERTS, Captain W H

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NEW ZEALANDERS SERVING WITH AUSTRALIANS
DICK, R W – ill; FISHER, A E – out of danger; MORAN, H – ill; ORIN, F J – ill; ROWLING, M J – ill; STONE, J – injured; WILLING, R – returned to duty; WOODS, G M – returned to duty; WOODS, W J – ill

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NORTON
The 7 Norton brothers, the sole occupants of Campbell Island, have all returned to Bluff by the schooner Rachel Cohen to enlist in the 17th Reinforcements, attached to the contingent from Picton, whence they all hail.


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