AUCKLAND WEEKLY NEWS
21 NOVEMBER 1918
These are extracts from the Auckland Weekly News magazines and have been extracted with permission.
FYFE, Lieut R E, Otago — Military Cross; HOLLIS, Lieut R V, Wellington — Military Cross; MILLER, Lieut H, Auckland — Military Cross; SIEVERS, Lt S W N, Field Art — Military Cross; TODD, Lieut B A, Field Art — Military Cross; WATKINS, Lieut J, Field Art — Military Cross.
RECIPIENTS OF THE VICTORIA CROSS
LAURENT, Sgt H J, Rifle Brigade, awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions when charging the enemy support line where his group brought in 112 men who had surrendered, another 30 enemy having been despatched.
CRICHTON, Pte J, Auckland, has been awarded the Victoria Cross for his bravery in face of the enemy notwithstanding having been wounded.
Major McKENZIE, chief records officer at Trentham, died from influenza today.
DEATHS FROM INFLUENZA IN MILITARY CAMPS
Fifty-four more men have succumbed to influenza, the following are the names of the Auckland men:
BROWN, Pte Kenneth G, 14 Nov — Mrs Agnes Brown, Takapuna, Auckland (w); BURTON, Pte Edward, 14 Nov — Mrs M Burton, Auckland (w); CONNELL, Pte John, 14 Nov, influenza and pneumonia — M J Connell, Auckland (b); FOLLEY, Pte Lionel, Palmerston North Hospital, 13 Nov, bronchial pneumonia — Mrs Folley, Mt Roskill, Auckland; GALVAN, Pte Alfred, 14 Nov, pneumonia — Mrs Galvan, Raglan (m); HOOTON, Ptye Fred Wm R, 14 Nov — W Hooton, Auckland (f); MELVILLE, 2nd Lieut J A, 15 Nov — Mrs Melville Snr, Cambridge (m); PULLMAN, Pte Peter Webb, 15 Nov — Mrs E E Pullman, Onerahi, Whangarei (w); SMART, Pte Neil Alf H, 15 Nov, bronchial pneumonia — Mrs Agnes Smart, Remuera, Auckland; STEWART, Pte Robert, 14 Nov, pneumonia — Miss C Stewart, Auckland; SULLIVAN, Pte Arthur Geo, 14 Nov — Mrs A Sullivan, Epsom, Auckland (w)
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