AUCKLAND WEEKLY NEWS
14 FEBRUARY 1918
These are extracts from the Auckland Weekly News magazines and have been extracted with permission.
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Auckland Detachment – with Next of Kin;
BLACK, Alexander J, Lieut – J R Black, Timaru
BOWIE, Lucy, S.Nurse – Mr Bowie, Temuka
BRAITHWAITE, Jack L, 2nd Lieut – R Braithwaite, Hastings
CHAPMAN, Richard F, Lieut – Miss B Chapman, Edenvale Rd, Mt Eden
CROSSLEY, Fred, Captain – Mrs I F Crossley, Palmerston North
GREENSILL, Florence L, S.Nurse – Miss E K Greensill, Picton
HOLLIS, William J, 2nd Lieut – J Hollis, Wellington
KITTELTY, Mabel E J, S.Nurse – Mrs E Kittelty, Eglinton Ave, Mt Eden
MARTIN, Andrew, 2nd Lieut . DCM – A Martin, Otaio
NORTH, Percy J, Lieut – M Dunbar, Raetihi
REDPATH, George, Captain – Mrs G Redpath, Rakauroa
SUTHERLAND, Hugha, S.Nurse – Mrs J D Sutherland, Waipu
AUCKLAND QUOTA – 37th Reinforcements
A contingent of about 240 men, comprising the Auckland quota of the 37th Reinforcements, left by special train for Trentham camp on Thursday. The troops assembled at the Drill Hall at 9 am for roll call and reassembled at 1.30pm. Headed by the Garrison Artillery Band, they marched through Queen Street to the station. The route was lined with people and flags and bunting were displayed on a number of business premises. As the martial music resounded down the street, business practically ceased and the staff of the shops poured outside to farewell the recruits. As usual, there was little cheering but its absence did not indicate indifference. There was evidence of suppressed excitement everywhere and the farewell was hearty, if rather silent. The general impression left on the spectator as the draft marched past, was its youth. Here and there older faces were seen but youth was the predominant characteristic of the draft. It was the first draft containing youths of 19 years who are now permitted to volunteer provided the consent of both parents is given and this fact doubtless accounted for the presence of some very boyish faces in the ranks. Arrived at the station the draft marched on to No.5 platform to entrain, the public being admitted on the other side. The train was festooned with greenery. The guard’s van was decorated on behalf of the American Navy League. On each side was a painting embodying an American eagle and a kiwi under clasped hands and bearing the words “Good Luck and God Speed”. “We are with you New Zealand to the finish.” To the strains of “Auld Lang Syne” and “Tipperary” the train steamed out at 2.50 pm.
QUOTAS FROM COUNTRY GROUPS:
The Waikato & Hauraki districts’ quotas for the 37th Reinforcements joined the troop train conveying the city quota at Frankton Junction:
No.4 Waikato Group:
BAYLY, Cyril T, Matapara; BELL, George, Te Rore; BLACK, Percy G, Cambridge; BROCKLEBANK, Thomas, Huntly; BURR, Charles H, Te Kuiti; COLLINS, Wm, Ngaruawahia; DAMEREU, J, Te Kuiti; DEATH, Sydney R, Waingaro; FISHER, James, Ohinewai; GOODARE, William A, Tauwharo; HALL, Robert McC, Rukuhia; HARINGTON, Charles P, Waingaro; INNES-JONES, Evan S, Te Awamutu (returned soldier); KIELEY, Percival C, Cambridge; LIMMER, William J, Te Kowhai; LOVETT, John, Puketata; McMILLAN, Charles, Cambridge; McNAUGHTON, Dugald, Hautapu; McQUAID, Patrick, Pukekohe; MEAGHER, Theo M, Maihihi; MILLS, Albert J, Ohaupo; MORRISON, Leonard A, Cambridge; NEWTON, Leo W, Puketotara; PALLESEN, Thomas, Cambridge; PAYNE, William H A, Hamilton; REDDA, R P, Te Kauwhata; SCHWARTLEGER, P V, Pirongia; SHANAGHAN, James G, Hamilton East; SPENCER, Lionel G, Waitomo; STEEL, Gordon N, Te Kuiti; SUTTON, Charles S, Waitetuna; THOMAS, Courtney J, Cambridge; THOMPSON, James A, Rangiriri; TRETHOWEN, Bertram S, Rototuna; TWIDLE, James J, Frankton Junction; TYRRELL, Walter G, Kiokio; WALKER, Clement L, Kopaki; WATKINS, Ed. J, Hamilton; WEBSTER, Henry, Taumatawaenga; WENSOR, Alfred E L, Mangapeehi.
No.17 Bay of Plenty Group:
BLACK, William T ; BRIGHTWELL, Earl F, Tauranga; CATLEY, Jason, Rotorua; CHESTER, Charles, Tauranga; CHRISTOPHER, Charles B, Tauranga; COLEBROOK, Robert S, Whakatane; COLLINS, Victor A, Tauranga; COSKIN, Albert H, Opotiki; CRUICKSHANK, Milford C, Tauranga; EMMETT, James D, Opotiki; FLINT, Norman S, Opotiki; GORDON, Arthur L, Opotiki; GREAVES, Joseph E, Whakatane; HARDING, George C, Whakatane; HARPHAM, Frank, Tauranga; HARPHAM, William W, Tauranga; HAY, Donald, Tauranga; HOWELL, Noah A, Whakatane; HUSBAND, John W G, Whakatane; KUSABS, Prentice A, Rotorua; LOUDEN, John, Opotiki; McINTYRE, John, Whakatane; PATTERSON, Samuel, Opotiki; RICHMOND, William T, Rotorua; SCOTT, James, Tauranga; SHARPLIN, Alfred L, Tauranga; STEPHEN, Arthur, Whakatane; SUTCLIFFE, Frederick G M, Whakatane; VERCOE, Alwyn, Tauranga; VINCENT, Earl E, Tauranga; WASHER, Walter H, Whakatane; WOOD, Reginald G, Tauranga
No. 2 Group:
ARNOLD, Arthur C, Matamata; BLAIN, James H, Tokoroa; BLYTHE, John T, Komata; BOSWELL, Thomas E, Waihi; BRIEN, Herbert L C, Thames; CAMPBELL, Cecil K, Paeroa; COUBROUGH, Malcolm, Tirau; CRESS, Goulbourn C, Te Aroha; FISK, Alexander D, Waitoa; GIBBS, Edward C, Morrinsville; GORDON, Alexander C, Waitekauri; GORDON, Norman R, Whitianga; HALL, Frederick, Netherton; HILDRETH, J W, Putaruru; HODGSON, Robert B, Tahuna; KHUZ, Wm W, Okoroire; LEACH, Richard M, Paeroa; LONG, Thomas, Tirau; McCOLLUM, Henry A, Thames; McLEAN, Chas. R, Waitawheta; O’SULLIVAN, John D, Thames; PENTECOST, Edward, Mangawhara; PORTLAND, John J, Walton; RAYNER, Victor A, Thames; REID, George C, Thames; RICE, Alexander J, Parawai; ROSS, John, Ngarua; RUTHE, Maurice J, Puketurua; SANSON, James W, Omahu; SCOTT, Wm H, Waihi; SMALLFIELD, Ernest E, Kaihere; WAGSTAFF, Harold A, Thames; WIGGINS, Harold, Thames; WILLIAMS, Wm B, Te Aroha; WIND, Sydney H, Thames.
No. 3 North Auckland Group:
ANDERSON, ? H; AUSTIN, L E; BARKER, G P; BAXTER, E N; BENNETT, W H C; BISSETT, W C; BRYANT, J S; BUNTING, S M; CLAPHAM, M G; CLARKE, J A; CORK, F E; COXHEAD, G P; DENT, W J B; DRUMMOND, C P; FIELD, A E; GANE, A O; GIBBONS, T S; GRIFFIN, C G; GRIFFIN, F; HARGREAVES, H H; HARVEY, E H; HOEY, A E; IRISH, P F G; JOHNSTON, H P; JOSEPH, H F; CULLEN, E V; MACFARLANE, F E; MACKWOOD, F M; MAHON, J; McLEOD, H; NORTON, R A; PALMER, F; PALMER, W J; PULLMAN, A W; PULLMAN, W W P; RAINER, F; SCHOLLUM, B; SECCOMBE, G G; SKEATES, E H; SMITH, H E G; STONE, T R; THOMAS, A E; VALPY, J A; WALTER, A E; WHISKER, J A; WRIGLEY, A W.
Two more candidates for the Royal Flying Corps have passed their flight tests at the Kohimarama Aviation School. They are Arthur D MORRIS of Napier, and Horace D RIDDELL of Dannevirke.
AWARDS & DECORATIONS
The following Naval awards are announced
BEAMISH, H F, Flight Lieut; HANNA, S J, Lieutenant.
Croix De Guerre:
BOYLE, A D, Lieutenant, Christchurch – formerly of HMS New Zealand; GRACE, H E, Captain, RN – formerly of HMS New Zealand; JANION, A C A, Paymaster, RN – formerly of HMS New Zealand; NORTH, D B N, Commander, RN – formerly of HMS New Zealand
ROCHE, E H, 2nd Lieutenant, RGA
McLEOD, W M, Acting Lieutenant, DSC, RNR, Auckland; MUIRHEAD, M, Acting Lieutenant, RNR
Captains Promoted Major, Auckland Regiment:
DEVEREUX, G de B, MC, vice Captain C A MERMAN, seconded; WEST, F L G, vice Major A G Mahan, killed in action; MOORE-JONES, H J, vice Captain West, seconded
GRAY, W P, Lieutenant, MC, Auckland Regiment, is promoted Captain but remains adjutant.
Lieutenants in the Auckland Regiment promoted Captain:
BOOTH, C H; CHAMPION, L; COBOURNE, C T; EDWARDS, E; FORBES, A M; INGRAM, C; McARTHUR, A K; McCLURG, D W; McGREGOR, A G; METCALFE, L W, MC; PITT, E S (since killed); SENIOR, C H A, MC; SEXTON, A C A; TAYLOR, F A; THOMAS, F (since killed); WATSON, W, MC; WOOD, S
NZ Sub-lieutenants RNVR, Motor-boat Patrol Service, promoted Lieutenants:
ATKINSON, H W M; HASZARD, H V M, Waihi; HEWSON, J C; INGRAM, W R; LE HUGUET, T E, Auckland; LE PINE, H A; MAYS, R P H; McILVEEN, S H J; NOLAN, W J T; PHILSON, R T P; REID, G S; SMITH, W A; WEBSTER, T C, Auckland
OLIPHANT, J, 2nd Lieutenant, MC, KOSB, Auckland; TACO, G L, Gloucester Regt, Nelson
NATHAN, L M, Lieutenant, Auckland, Army Service Corps; WHITEMAN, E H, Wanganui, Army Service Corps
DEATHS ON ACTIVE SERVICE
GALLIE, Capt O E, DSO, MC, RFA; BROWN, Lieut C I, NZFA, died Chelsea Hospital; GAVIN, Capt Noel, MC & Bar, RAMC, Wellington, thrown from horse; MOORE, Capt Wm Ernest, MC, RFA, Auckland, aged 34, KIA 14 November
The following members of the NZEF have been nominated during November by General Godley to be trained as officers:
BRADY, E F, Cpl; DELANEY, A A, RQMS; GREVILLE, R H, Sgt; HUNTER, H G, Sgt; JACKA, F C, CSM; McKENZIE, J H, CSM; PATTON, H L, Sgt; RANDELL, W E, Sgt; TODD, N T, CSM; TROTTER, W J R, Sgt; WYLIE, L T, Sgt
GILMOUR, E M, Sgt; HOLDER, A G, CQMS; LLOYD, F B, Sgt; McCALL, J J, Sgt McCUSKER, G, CSM; McHAFFIE, J T, Sgt; RIDLEY, R A, Sgt; ROWLAND, A E M, Sgt; STOBIE, G L, Sgt
NZ Medical Corps:
FARNSWORTH, E E, Cpl
ANDERSON, A, RQMS; CLOUSTON, W F, Sgt; ENSON, F W, Sgt; TURNER, H, CQMS
NZ Rifle Brigade:
BREACH, S F, CQMS; HUNTER, G D, Sgt; JODELL, H, QMS; MATHEWS, T H, Sgt; PAIN, J C, Sgt; PEACOCK, J; SHEPPARD, F W H, CSM; YORKE, W H, Sgt
BAY, O, Sgt; SISSONS, T H, Sgt
NZ Maori (Pioneer) Battalion:
BUTT, E, Sgt; DAVIS, W, CQMS; McMANUS, C, Sgt
NZ Army Service Corps:
EVANS, D T, SSM
BROWN, A, Sgt; CURREY, A A, Cpl; MACALISTER, T A, Sgt; PAGE, R H, Cpl; THOMSON, A M, BQMS; WATSON, A F, Sgt
FOR MACHINE-GUN CORPS
IRONSIDE, G E, Sgt; KENNEDY, P, CQMS; MIDDLEMAS, N A, Sgt; PRICE, H W, Sgt
FOR IMPERIAL COMMISSIONS
For temporary Imperial commissions:
CARTWRIGHT, G E, Wellington Regt; BOWIE, J L, Sgt, Otago Regt; WARBURTON, H G, Sgt, Canterbury Regt; WHITE, P S, Cpl, NZ Section, Anzac Provost Corps
Selected for commissions in the Indian Army reserve of officers: HALL, R G, Sgt, Canterbury Mtd Rifles; ROBERTSON, J, SQMS, Wellington Mtd Rifles
Promoted 2nd Lieutenants in NZEF:
NZ Field Artillery:
DINNIE, D R, Sgt; GRIEG, C W, Sgt; HARPER, J, Sgt; HUSE, W, Sgt; McMILLAN, D G, Sgt; NELSON, W T, Sgt; PULHAM, L R, Sgt; SPENCE, F J, Sgt
KNUBLEY, H C J, Sgt
Engineers (Signal Service):
WALLIS, A L, Sgt
MACDONALD, D A, SS; MAISEY, T D, CSM; SAGE, A H, Sgt
ALLISON, G, Sgt; BURT, H P, CSM; PRENTICE, G H, Sgt; STOCKDILL, T, Sgt
HARTLEY, J H, Sgt; MITCHELL, G, Cpl ; MURPHY, J, Sgt
BIGGAR, W O, Sgt; FIELD, P T, Sgt; HOLMES, C E, RSM
ABERCROMBIE, T R, Sgt; CLARKE, R A, SSM; CLINKARD, A E, CSM; FRANKLIN, T L, Sgt
TE HAU, K, Sgt
BOOTH, G R, Sgt; THOMSON, J D, Sgt
MENTIONED IN DESPATCHES
NZ personnel conspicuous for good work 26 February 1917 – 21 September 1917, considered deserving of special mention:
BABINGTON, Sir J M, Major General
BEGG, C M, Colonel, CMG, NZMC
BIRDWOOD, Sir W R, Lieut General, KCB
BOEUFVE, A M C H E, Lieutenant, OMR
BROWN, C H J, Brig General, DSO, killed
BROWN, J A, Sgt, DHQ
BURNETT-STUART, J T, Brig-General, CB, DSO
CHAYTOR, J C, Lieut Col, MC (South Staffordshire Regt)
DAVIES, H B, Major General, CB
EASTWOOD, T R, Major, MC, (Rifle Brigade)
FALCONER, A S, Captain, MC (Otago Regt)
FERGUSSON, Sir Charles, Bart., Lieut General KCB, MVO, DSO
FREYBERG, B C, Brig General, VC DSO (Royal West Surrey Regt)
GLASGOW, A E, Brig General, DSO (Royal Sussex Regt)
GODLEY, Sir A J, Lieut General, KCB, KCMG
GRIGG, E W M, Captain, MC (Grenadier Guards)
HEATHER, V J, Major, RA (Auckland)
HINDLEY, F L, Major (CMR)
JENNINGS, W I K, Major (M G Corps)
JOHNSTON, F E, Brig General, CB (North Staffordshire Regt), killed
JOHNSTON, G N, Brig General, DSO, RA
RUSSELL, Sir A H, Major General, KCMG, CB
TEMPERLEY, A C, Major, DSO (Norfolk Regt)
THOMS, N W B B, Major, DSO, MC (Canterbury Regt)
WARD, H D O, Brig General, CMG (Royal Artillery)
WILLCOX, H B D, Captain, MC (Notts & Derby Regt)
ATKINS, C J, Battery Sgt Major; BOSCAWEN, S, Captain; DOWNEY, J M, Lieutenant; FALLA, N S, Lieut Colonel, DSO; GARDNER, D E, Major; GLENDINING, H C, Lieut Colonel; HOARE, V H, Sgt; JAMIESON, R C, Sgt; JOPLIN, C H G, Captain; KNOWLES, E F H, Lieutenant; KNOX, W A, 2nd Lieutenant; KYNE, J J, Lieutenant; LILICO, D H, Bombdr; MILLIGAN, R G, Captain; NEWMAN, C N, Major; NORMAN, W C, Gunner; PASCOE, H W, Corporal; RICHMOND, J H, Major, MC; SOMMERVILLE, C, Major; WEBSTER, H M, Lieutenant; WILSON, S A, Gunner.
BARCLAY, G, Major, V.D.; CAMPBELL, D R, Sapper; DARE, H J, Sergeant; FIELD, H G, Sergeant; GIBBS, D J, Major; LOKE, A H, Corporal; McKAY, J, Sergeant; SAWERS, J, CQMS; SHERA, L M, Major, MC; VICKERMAN, H, Major; WATKINSON, H, Lieutenant; WILSON, F C, Captain.
ALLEN, R C, Lieut Colonel, DSO; ALLEN, S S, Lieut Colonel; BLAIR, D B, Lieut Colonel, DSO, MC; FINLAYSON, L, Lance Corporal; FITCHETT, W B, 2nd Lieutenant; HUNTER, H C, Sgt; LORIE, A, 2nd Lieutenant; MORRIS, B J, Sgt; SLOAN, M H, Private; SUTHERLAND, D E, Sgt; THOMPSON, A S, 2nd Lieutenant (killed); TODD, N T, CSM; WATSON, S D, Sgt.
LEGION OF FRONTIERSMEN - Recently returned wounded or invalided home:
ADAMSON, P L, Tauranga; CANAVAN, S J, Northern Wairoa; FORSYTHE, W A, Hamilton; HILL, P S, Riverton; HUTCHISON, T, Auckland; JONES, J A, Mahoenui; LOISIL, E A, Gisborne; McMAHON, J M, Ngaruawahia; NOBLE, R, Hawkes Bay.
HESEBECK, Frontiersman, Raurimu – died of wounds. Was always a keen and enthusiastic member, joining the Legion in 1912 and he carried the spirit and traditions of the Brotherhood with him to the front. He was liked by all who knew him and was deservedly popular in his battery. In his last letter he spoke of a Legion meeting in a dug-out on the Western Front and referred to many well known members as being present.
FARRINGTON, Frontiersman, Canterbury – who went to the Front as a private, has now gained his commission.
McGREGOR, Sergeant Ken – died of sickness at the Palestine front. He joined the Legion soon after the departure to war and went to the front with the Wellington Mounted Rifles. The Legion has lost another good member and his comrades at the front have lost a sterling soldier and a fine Frontiersman.
A doctor recently returned from the Front after much service, expressed this opinion of the Legionnaires: “They are the finest, cleanest, straightest crowd of men I ever met. They never had half the credit they deserved for the work they did.” This was quoted by way of contrast to the opinion of a drawing-room military officer who prior to the war declared the Legion was a crowd of drunken swashbucklers. That officer, by the way, has not yet reach the Front!
Delayed notice has been received from London HQ that the following new members have been admitted to the Legion:
HOLLEY, W R, Palmerston North; HOLMES, J, Trentham; KYDD, C, Marton; MATTHEWS, A J, Kaitaia; PRIEST, F M, Whangamomona; READE, J B, Awapuni Camp
All of whom are on service or returned from the front.
Miss E Grant, Auckland, has been admitted to honorary membership in recognition of splendid work done for the Legion.
APPEALS BY RESERVISTS
BARRETT, William, Ramarama; BOON, William R, grocer, Epsom; BROWN, William D, farmer, Waitakere; BRUNNING, Walter, expert fruit-grader/packer; BULLIVANT, Edward J, carpenter, Mt Eden; CHAMBERLIN, George R, farmer, Ponui Island; CLARK, Albert D, hairdresser, Pukekohe; CODLIN, Alfred T, tailor/presser, Mt Roskill; CROSS, George F, confectioner/sugar-boiler, Victoria St; GRIMMOND, Emslie, farmer, Otaua; HEMMING, Ray L, railway employee; NEWMAN, James, farmer, Helensville; PLANK, William M, oil engineer, Te Teko; PUDNEY, Robert W E, a Quaker; RAINFORD, Edmund, farmer, Ramarama; RAUNER, Fritz, farmer, Big Omaha; ROGERS, Stanley E, farmer, Leigh; SYMONDS, James, Grey Lynn; WYLLIE, Alexander W, Warkworth
BAKER, John, Manawaru; BARKER, Charles, farmer, Wardville; BARLOW, Ernest S, farm hand, Waihou; BOWERS, Albert, farmer, Okoroire; BREWERTON, William W, flax miller, Waitoa; CORBETT, Peter, farmer, Hikutaia; COTTER, Philip J, farmer, Hinuera; CUMMING, D Bruce, Te Aroha; FEE, Thomas L, dairy farmer, Matamata; HARKNESS, Henry P, dairy farmer, Waitoa; HART, Robert B, farmer, Waitoa; JAMIESON, Herbert D, farmer, Morrinsville; JONES, Arthur H, miner, Waihi; McDONALD, Raymond L, farmer, Mangaiti; MISSON, Harold S, dairy farmer, Litchfield; MURPHY, Charles H, farmer, Tahuna; PERKINSON, Richard, sawmill foreman, Te Whetu, Rotorua line; POTTER, William R, slaughterman, Morrinsville; ROGERS, Vincent A, farmer, Waitoa; SMETHURST, Fred. J, farm hand, Netherton; SNOWLING, Leonard, ironmoulder, Thames; SWANN, Albert, miner, Waihi; TAYLOR, Harold W M, dairy farmer, Turua; WHITMORE, Philip B, farmer, Paeroa; WILLIAMS, James G
ABBOTT, James, Dominion Rd; BATTYE, Rhodes, taxi proprietor, Mt Eden; BERESFORD, Raymond W, dental mechanic, Grey Lynn; BROWN, Charles A, Ponsonby; CRAWFORD, John D, farmer, Otaua; HAYES, William, volunteer in camp; McANNALLEY, Storey, railway cadet, Helensville; MILLER, Robert, Pukekohe; MOROS, George M, Sheridan Street; MURPHY, William F, chef, now in camp; PHILLIPS, James P, farmer, Kaipara Flats; RYAN, Cuthbert J, Ponsonby; SCHISKA, John L, Devonport; SMITH, Eldred E, dairy farmer, Makarau; SPOONER, Frank T O, plasterer, Edendale; STEVENSON, Alan R, farmer, Ramarama; ULRICK, Frederick D H, chemist, Dominion Portland Cement Co.; WEBB, William J, manager, Commerce St; WHITE, Irwin G, Onehunga; WHITE, Robert A, Richmond
COYLE, Charles, farmer; DOUGLAS, William, grocer’s assistant; DUCKWORTH, Thomas, teacher; GLASGOW, Donald, farmer; HARGRAVES, Philip, farmer; HARRIS, Ruben, factory manager, Otorohanga; HEROLD, Thomas, Mangapehi; HYLEE, Philip, Te Kuiti; McHUGH, Francis, farmer, Haku; SELLARS, John Rendall, farmer, Mairoa; SOLE, George, Mahoenui; STIRLING, Andrew, dairy factory manager, Te Kuiti
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