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AUCKLAND WEEKLY NEWS
17 FEBRUARY 1915

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

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AUSTRALIAN CASUALTIES (New Zealanders serving with Australian troops)
AUSTIN Pte J – hospital Malta; BLADIN, Pte H H – at Cairo; BLADIN, Pte H I – hospital Alexandria; BROWN, Pte D – ill; BURRELL, Pte D S F – Malta; CLARKEN, Pte J – hospital Cairo; CONN, Capt J – hospital Ghezireh; CONN, Capt J – removed from serious list; DALKEITH, 2nd Lieut E L – hospital Heliopolis; FRASER, Pte W A – ill; GEDDESS, Pte W – hospital Malta; GENTIL, Pte B G – ill; GIBBES, Pte B O T – hospital Cairo; GRIGGS, Pte D – ill; HALL, Sgt E L – Shoubrah Hospital; KERNICK, Pte E – removed from serious list; LUMSDEN, Pte N H (at Heliopolis); LUMSDEN, Pte N H – returned to duty; MAREE, Pte J – Cairo; MASON, Pte J – Alexandria; McCARDIE, Pte L F – ill; McKAY, Pte L F – ill; McKNIGHT, Cpl H – ill; RICHMOND, Pte J H – died from illness; RYAN, Pte J – hospital Ghezireh; SHALDERS, Cpl H – hospital Ghezireh; SMITH, Pte W – returned to duty; WHITE, Pte H – returned to duty; WITHEM, Lieut A – ill; WOODHOUSE, Sgt R – out of danger.

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GRIFFITHS, Lieutenant Graham, died at Somalia after being thrown from his horse and sustaining a fracture skull. He left NZ with the 8th Reinforcements, then holding the rank of Corporal. He was a Blenheim borough councillor and a member of the firm Griffiths Bros. and a very popular resident.

London, February 3, 1916
At the Royal Investiture of the New Zealanders and other Gallipoli heroes today, the King pinned the V.C. on the breast of Corporal BASSETT of Auckland, shook his hand and paid a warm tribute to Australasian gallantry at ANZAC. The band escorted Cpl Bassett from the palace and crowds greeted him with great cheering.


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