AUCKLAND WEEKLY NEWS
16 AUGUST 1917
These are extracts from the Auckland Weekly News magazines and have been extracted with permission.
DECORATED ON THE FIELD
Croix De Guerre:
AUSTIN, Lt Col; FURBY, Rfm S R; JONES, Sgt T; KING, Lt Col; LAUGHLIN, Rfm A; McNAIGH, Rfm G N; PUA, Pte; RILLSTONE, Sgt M J; ROCHE, Lt Col; STEWART, Lt Col; STURGESS, Rfm S O; TAIMIHANA, Pte; TOI KARINI, Pte; WARREN, Rfm C H.
CRAWFORD, Pte T H; LYNCH, Cpl F G; MOORE, Pte K S; SINTON, Cpl W A; WHITELAW, Spr L C.
APPEALS BY RESERVISTS - Auckland
BOLER, Chas. R, farmer, Kapara; BREEN, James, able seaman; COTTON, William, able seaman; DENNIS, Joseph (Warumate); DUGGAN, Michael E, able seaman; DUNNING, William, able seaman; EBERHARDT, Conrad, able seaman; FIRTH, Jos. B, dentist; GORMAN, Samuel B, able seaman; GRANT, Roy, farmer, Hoteo North; GULLING, Walter G, farmer, Warkworth; HARTLAND, Owen T, farmer, Buckland; HOLMES, Herbert, Waiuku; LE GALLAIS, Kenneth, farmer, Maungakura; MUIR, Stuart H, able seaman; MURRAY, Thos. J, farmer, Pukekawa; NICHOLSON, John D, able seaman; PARKER, Harry A, farm manager, Pokeno; PENNELL, Fred. G, driver, Panmure; PIZER, Louis, Ponsonby; RAMSEY, Wm. B., farm manager, Bombay; RINTOUL, Andrew, farmer, Maungaturoto; ROBERTS, Thos., Takapuna; ROGERS, George B, farmer, Bombay; ROSEMAN, Alfred; SHAW, Thos., farmer, Clevedon; SIDDELL, Joseph, able seaman; SINCLAIR, Albert, able seaman; SURENCY, Michael, able seaman; WHITE, William, able seamanp WOODLEY, Alfred D T, able seaman
GORDON, Flight Lieutenant A W of the Royal Flying Corps, had both legs broken in an aerial combat on the French front. He is progressing favourably.
APPEALS BY RESERVISTS
ARTHUR, Carpenter (sic) — auctioneer, City Markets; CLARK, Albert — clerk; CLARK, John B - farmer, Papakura; COOKE, Arthur J — fireman, Gov. Railways, Henderson; PALMER, Lewis G — ledger-keeper; PULHAM, Roy G — store manager, Te Kauwhata; REID, William — postal clerk; TRANE, Harold V — carter; WOOD, Glen A — farmer, Bombay; WOOTEN, Fred. J — farmer, Bombay; ; HUMPHREYS, Richard — land agent.
CARTWRIGHT, Joseph, single, aged 38, a soldier on final leave, was killed instantly at Manurewa on 8 August by the Rotorua Express. He had been seen walking down the main line. He was a Private in D Company, 29th Reinforcements. His father is Nelson Cartwright of Paparoa, Kaipara. Pte Cartwright had been rejected on several occasions because of deafness but when called in the ballot was passed as physically fit. It was raining heavily at the time of the accident. He was buried at Papakura Cemetery, with six soldiers acting as pall bearers with a firing party from the Auckland Garrison.
NZ MEDICAL CORPS
Three members have been created Companions of the Order of St Michael and St George.
ACLAND, Major H T D, Canterbury
MYERS, L/Col B
WHYTE, Major D S, Wellington
Lt Col MYERS is the son of Hon A M Myers, Minister for Munitions. He joined the Medical Corps in London and was for a time in charge of the Walton on Thames Hospital. Latterly he has been attached to Base Records, London, as Assistant Deputy Director of Medical Services.
Soldiers receiving awards for gallantry in the field:
DEVERY, Sgt C N, of a Wellington Unit — Distinguished Conduct Medal
GAELIE, Victor J, 2nd Lieut, Royal Field Artillery, Military Medal — Father: J Gaelie, Wellington
INCH, Sgt Victor William — Military Medal — Mother: Mrs H Inch, Lithgow, NSW
JENNINGS, Alfred G, 2nd Lieut, Northumberland Fusiliers, Military Medal — Father: W T Jennings, M.P.
MALCOLM, Cpl Henry — Military Medal
McLEAN, Capt W H, Wellington — Military Cross
O’RORKE, Captain C Dennis — Military Cross
QUINN, Pte Chas — awarded bar to Military Medal — La Basse Ville. NOK: Father: C Quinn, Matatoke
SMITH, Pte Robert Richard — Military Medal — Mother: Mrs J Smith, Wyndham
VESTEY, Private, of a Wellington Unit — Distinguished Conduct Medal
APPEALS BY RESERVISTS
BELL, David T, Pakuranga; BROOKES, Norman H, Kokako; CROSBY, William, Mt Albert; DOUGLAS, Allan, farmer, Maramarua; ENNOR, Harold, volunteer recruit; HAMILTON, John, master mariner; STODDARD, Arthur B, Mt Eden; VAUGHAN, Thomas F, farmer, Oneroa.
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