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AUCKLAND WEEKLY NEWS
14 MARCH 1918

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

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MILITARY HONOURS – Auckland Medal Winners

A presentation of war medals was made on Tuesday by Sir James Allen, Minister for Defence, to the next of kin of nine soldiers who have been killed in action and to one soldier who has been for some time in a Rotorua convalescent home.

Military Medal:
BOND, R J, Bombardier – Father: S Bond, Symonds Street; CROWHURST, S A, Corporal – Father: S G Crowhurst, Roxburgh St, Newmarket; FRANCIS, W A, Sergeant – Father: W Francis, Waitoa; MYERS, R, Corporal – Brother: R Myers, Young’s Point, Otamatea; SOMERVILLE, J, Private – Father: G Somerville, Howick; VAZEY, E, Private – E H Vazey, Edwin St, Newton; WELCH, H C, Sergeant – Father: G E Welch, Horsham Downs, Hamilton; WHITEHOUSE, C H, Private – Father: J J Whitehouse, Matatoke

Distinguished Conduct Medal:
ANDERSON, H, Sergeant – Rotorua Convalescent Home *; ROBINSON, S, CSM – Father: S Robinson, Clarence St, Devonport *

39th REINFORCEMENTS from Rotorua

BROWNLEE, William S; DICKEY, William C; HEALD, William; KING, Thomas C; MANDER, Guy J; MATHESON, Alister; O’BRIEN, Leslie J; PATON, John E; PROSSER, Claude T; RITCHIE, Patrick; TRAVELL, George P; WALSH, Ernest J

No. 4 WAIKATO GROUP

Returning soldiers were welcomed home and departing troops were farewelled at the Auckland station on Thursday. [Fuller report in ‘Soldiers’ Stories’]

WAIKATO & HAURAKI:
BARRIS, William, Auckland; BELL, George, Te Rore; BELL, Allen M, Te Rore; BOSWELL, Duncan W, Gordonton; BRUNSKILL, John C, Cambridge; CALVERT, Gilbert, Taupiri; CUSH, Henry A, Mercer; CAROLAN, David, Gordon; CARSWELL, William J, Waingaro; CHAPMAN, John H, Hamilton; CLARK, Arthur B, Ngaruawahia; CORGINS, Alfred, Ohaupo; COX, Owen O, Port Waikato; CRADDOCK, Tom, Cambridge; CRAWFORD, Alfred, Onewhero; FLEMING, George, Ngaruawahia; FULLERTON, Leslie H, Tauwhare; HANLIN, William J, Auckland; HERBERT, Cessford A, Aria; HOWARD, John A, Huntly; JOHNSTONE, John F, Frankton; KEMPTHORNE, Fredk J, Karamu; KENYON, Wilfred G, Waimai; KILMARTIN, James P, Piopio; McKINNON, Robert A, Te Rapa; OLDHAM, Ernest E, Frankton; OWEN, Zenas, Tuhikaramea; PICKUP, William, Hamilton; RILEY, Harry, Cambridge; SKINNER, Alfred W, Te Awamutu; SMITH, Frank E W, Hamilton; SMITH, Charles H, Cambridge; SYMES, Bradlaugh, Pirongia; TAYLOR, Archibald G, Arapue; TOWNSEND, James G, Tokanui; WALSH, Leslie J H, Te Awamutu; WARNEFORD, Charles H, Frankton; WHITTLE, Clarence V, Roto-o-rangi.

No.2 PAEROA GROUP:
BARUGH, William, Matamata; BRADY, John F, Te Aroha; BROCKELSBY, William A, Hinuera; CLARKE, William, Waihi; CORBETT, Patrick, Hikutaia; COX, Wilfred J, Waikino; DALBY, William F, Amodeo Bay; DALGETY, Howard, Pipiroa; DUNBAR, Maurice W, Thames; GORDON, Norman R, Coromandel; HAWKES, William, Thames; KERBY, Joseph F, Thames; LINDSAY, Frank Y, Waihi; MARTIN, Henry H, Ngatea; O’BRIEN, John, Hikutaia; PRIESTLY, William E, Paeroa; PREECE, Thomas G, Thames; VOLLEMAARE, Henry A, Thames; WALSH, Frank, Putaruru; WARD, Edwin, Manawaru; WHEELER, Arthur O, Thames; WORTH, John, Okoroire

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NZ HONOURS

FOLEY, J R, Lieutenant – Military Cross; MAGNUSSON, James Werner, Trooper, NZ Mounted Rifles – Albert Medal; McCARROLL, J N, Colonel, NZ Mounted Rifles – Bar to Distinguished Service Order; MURCHISON, D B Lieutenant – Bar to Military Cross; SANDERS, Lieut Cdr W E – Victoria Cross

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APPEALS BY RESERVISTS – Whakatane

WALTERS, F W, driver; WITHERS, William, quarryman, Whale Island; BRENNAN, Daniel; NIXON, Francis Matthew

PRESENTATION OF MEDALS

ANDERSON, Sergeant H, 3rd Rifle Brigade (wounded twice) – Distinguished Conduct Medal with bar *

Presented to next of kin:
BOND, Bdr R J – Father: S Bond, Symonds Street; CROWHURST, Cpl S A – Father: S G Crowhurst, Roxburgh St, Newmarket; FRANCIS, L/Sgt W A – Father: W Francis, Waitoa; MYERS, Cpl R – Brother: T Myers, Young’s Point, Otamatea; ROBINSON, Company Sgt Major S – Father: S Robinson, Clarence St, Devonport; SOMERVILLE, Pte J – Father: G Somerville, Howick; VAZEY, Pte E – E H Vazey, Edwin St, Newton; WELCH, Sgt H C – Father: G E Welch, Horsham Downs, Hamilton; WHITEHOUSE, Pte C H – Father: J Whitehouse, Matatoke

[Long report on paged 45]

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APARIMA SURVIVORS RETURN TO NZ

BARR, H H, 4th Engineer; HIRST, W B, 2nd Engineer; COOPER, G M, 3rd Officer ; MAYO, H M, 7th Engineer; FLEMING, N S, 5th Engineer; McKEEGAN, J J, 6th Engineer; GUNN, K A, 3rd Engineer; VIPAU, A F, Wireless-operator.

Cadets:
ADAMS, J; ANNANDALE, N H; BEVAN, T E; DAVIS, T H; DENHOLM, A; EVERY-CLAYTON, J; MILLWARD, W; MURRAY, J, Auckland; SCANTLEBURY, W; SHAKESPEARE, W; SUTHERLAND, E; WILLIAMS, D.

Seaman:
DWYER, A, AB; ELDER, E, AB; FOX, V, AB; JOHNSON, A, Boatswain; McINTYRE, A, AB; McKINNON, L, AB

BUSHMEN AT THE FRONT

New Zealand bushmen have been making a name for themselves in France. Private R E SHEWRY*, Taranaki’s champion axeman in a letter to his father at Tahora, gives some interesting experiences. He and Private S KENNEDY, world’s champion sawyer, gave an exhibition of sawing and chopping at the YMCA Hut at the Base in France. The wood was soft poplar and with their own tools they would have surprised the spectators. He asks for two NZ axe heads to be forwarded. In a big competition in which all the Empire was represented, Australia secured one win, Canada one and NZ three. The final axemen’s championship was between BUTLER of the French Forestry Dept. and himself, and he won. He had been offered a permanent job in the forests but declined it.
* Should be J E SHEWRY - Surname SHEWRY Given Name John Edward Category Nominal Roll Vol. 2 Regimental Number 10912 Rank Private Next of Kin Title R E Next of Kin Surname SHEWRY Next of Kin Relationship Father Next of Kin Address Hurimoana Taranaki Roll 31 Page 6 Occupation Farmer


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