AUCKLAND WEEKLY NEWS
17 AUGUST 1916
These are extracts from the Auckland Weekly News magazines and have been extracted with permission.
HICKSON - Of the eight sons of Mr R J Hickson of Wellington, seven have enlisted and the youngest, who has not attained military age, will enter a training camp in November next. Mr Hickson’s eldest son lost his life in the South African campaign.
HARPER, Lieutenant Gordon, D.C.M., aged 31, s/o George Harper, Christchurch solicitor, has died of wound. He attended Christchurch Boys High School then went to Canada for two years before returning to Canterbury. Farmed at Waiau and was nominated as a Reform candidate for the Riccarton seat in 1914 but resigned his candidature and enlisted as a private in the main body expeditionary force. He was mentioned in despatches, subsequently receiving the D.C.M. He was wounded during the Hill 60 engagement at Gallipoli in August last and was invalided to London and subsequently rejoined his Regiment. He has two brothers at the front, one being Captain Robin Harper, D.C.M. A third brother, Mr Eric Harper, the ‘All Black’ footballer, of the legal firm of Harper Sons & Pascoe, leaves for Trentham next week.
AITCKEN, Alexander C — Buckland; BORD, James — Hamilton; BUDDEN, James A — Honekiwi; CARMICHAEL, Donald — Te Kuiti; EVANS, George R — Waiuku; GEE, Richard — Bombay; GRANT, Frederick W — Papakura; MacWILLIAMS, Gilbert - Eureka; MATTHEWS, Joseph — Taupiri; PAYNE, Frederick Jas. — Waitomo; PERRY, Henry C — Kawhia; RETTER, Norman — Te Kuiti; RYAN, William — Te Kuiti; SAMPSON, Richard R — Hamilton; SANDERSON, Arthur — Papatoetoe URIDGE, Frank — Hamilton; WATERS, Michael — Te Kuiti.
23rd DRAFT — INFANTRY SECTION
DIGNAN, Lieut A A — Divisional Signal Co.; KIDD, Lieut D S — 3rd, Auckland, Mounted Rifles; McCARTHY, Lieut C — Technical College Cadets; OTTY, Lieut — 3rd, Auckland, Mounted Rifles; POTTER, Captain F — Auckland Garrison Artillery Division
AUSTRALLIAN CASUALTIES - New Zealanders serving with Australian Forces
ALLEN, Cpl E L — wounded; BAKER, Pte R M — wounded; CAPPER, Pte A M — died of wounds; COMPORT, Pte A — killed in action; CREAGHS, Pte R P — ill; HILL, Pte S — returned to duty; LECKIE, Pte S — wounded; MOORE, Pte W H — Seriously ill; NELSON, Lieut Beresford — missing; PEGLEY, Pte S J — wounded; WHYTE, Lieut C W — killed in action.
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