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AUCKLAND WEEKLY NEWS
12 DECEMBER 1918

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

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CRICHTON, Pte James, VC, Auckland – reference to his experiences at Canal de Nord in a letter to Rev E Palgrave DAVY, Bayswater.

SOUTH AFRICAN VETERANS – Deaths from Influenza

Four members of the First NZ Contingent which fought in South Africa have died from influenza. Their names are:
Mr T CASEY, son of the late Mr Maurice Casey of Auckland
Major W C MORRISON, NZSC, General Staff Officer, Canterbury Military District
Mr James THORPE, Hawkes Bay, employed in the Public Works Dept
Mr R S YOUNG of Ohau, who was rather severely injured as the result of his service in South Africa and never entirely recovered.

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The names of three soldiers have been added to the Education Board’s Roll of Honour:
HARE, Private Hubert D, killed in action
DAVIS, Private C B, wounded
NICHOLSON, Private Arthur M, wounded

Sons killed in action
PERRY, Mrs A M
RAMSAY, J B

Staff Sergeant Major F R SLEVIN, teacher at Araparapara, has been awarded the Military Cross.

Lance Corporal S D BARR, assistant, Bayfield, has been awarded the Military Medal

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NZ HONOURS

ASHBY, Lieut R E, Wgtn Regt – Bar to Military Cross
BELL, Lt Col P H, Rifle Brigade – DSO
HOLLIS, Lieut R V, Wgtn Regt – Bar to Military Cross
McCLELLAND, Major C H, Ak Regt – DSO
SINEL, Major C W, Ak Regt – DSO
TURNBULL, Major F K, Wgtn Regt – DSO
WILLING, Major H G, NZFA – Bar to DSO


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