AUCKLAND WEEKLY NEWS
22 FEBRUARY 1917
These are extracts from the Auckland Weekly News magazines and have been extracted with permission.
BIGGER, Matthew James, B. Co., 22nd Reinforcements, was found dead near Trentham Military Camp on Friday. He was believed to have been strangled. His father, Matthew Bigger, lives at Kaponga.
An unusual instance of father and son serving together in the NZEF is given in the case of Privates Augustus CLEMENT and Frederick CLEMENT, of Christchurch. The son, Pte Frederick Clement, left NZ in December 1914 and went to Egypt and but for a bad attack of pneumonia would no doubt have been in the landing on Gallipoli. The father left in August 1915 and was at the evacuation of Gallipoli. It was three months before they met, at midnight, in camp in Egypt. Together they left for France in May last as drivers in the NZ Army Service Corps and except for a few weeks’ the son had in Wimmereux Hospital in France, have been together ever since.
REINFORCEMENT OFFICERS PASSED FOR COMMISSIONS
Featherston Camp, December 1916 and January 1917
21st Infantry Reinforcements:
ANDREWS, Cpl S C; BEGG, Sgt J C; BROWN, Sgt T E; BUTT, Sgt C C; CARR, Cpl N M; CHAPMAN, Sgt E J; DAVIES, Cpl H A; DOMIGAN, Sgt H R; FAGAN, Sgt F W F; FAIRMAID, L/Cpl R L; FELL, Cpl H R; FINLAY, Sgt W T; GIBBONS, Sgt H C; GOLDFINCH, Sgt S; GRIERSON, CSM O K; HAMMOND, Sgt W R; HARGEST, Sgt E; HARRISON, Sgt J F; HART, L/Cpl G W; IRWIN, Sgt T G; JOHNSTON, Sgt H C; JOHNSTON, Sgt H S; LANE, Cpl C H O; LEE, Sgt C; LOCKLEY, Sgt J S; M’DONALD, Cpl M A; MACKAY, Sgt W C; MOORE, L/Cpl M J; NEWLAND, Sgt A S; PEARSE, Sgt H L; POCKNALL, Sgt W T; RUSSELL, Sgt D W; SHELLY, Sgt P B; STEVENS, Cpl E B ; SUTHERLAND, CSM N G; TATTERSALL, Sgt H J; TOWLE, Sgt R P.
22nd Infantry Reinforcements:
AIMER, Sgt K W; ALEXANDER, Sgt C S; AMBLER, Sgt F N; ANDERSON, Sgt E J; BARNETT, Sgt J; BERESFORD, Sgt St G R; BIRKETT, CSM D D; BISHOP, Sgt R F; CAVERHILL, Sgt K J; CLEVERDON, Sgt R; COOPER-SMITH, Sgt A G F; CUTHBERTSON, CSM D; Du VALE, Sgt V H; GUTHRIE, Cpl D C; HARGREAVES, Cpl W F ; HEDGES, Sgt A E; HUTTON, CSM W B; JOHNSON, Sgt L E ; LEDLIE-GIBSON, Sgt R; McGECHIE, Sgt J W; MENZIES, Sgt W G; NIXON, CSM H W; PAINE, Sgt H W G; PATTERSON, Sgt S L; ROSS, Sgt W; ROWNTREE, Sgt E H W; RUSSELL, Sgt H R; SMERDON, Sgt S V; STEPHENS, Sgt A C; STYLES, CSM A J L; TENNENT, Sgt H C; THOMAS, CSM J T; THOMSON, Sgt A M; TUCKER, Sgt W R; WEIR, Sgt A; WHITING, Sgt A F; WILLIAMS, Sgt A D.
BOLES, Sgt G H, Distinguished Conduct Medal – NOK: F – John Boles, Thames
DOVE, Lieut W W, Military Cross – NOK: F – J C Dove, St Stephens Ave, Parnell
GOLDING, Private R G – Meritorious Service Medal
McCONACHY, Sgt W, Distinguished Conduct Medal – NOK: Argyleshire, Scotland
MOLLISON, Lieut B, Military Cross – NOK: M – Mrs B Mollison, Meadowbank, Oamaru
WAUGH, Gunner H, Meritorious Service Medal – NOK: F – James Waugh, Dannevirke
The King and Queen from time to time entertain wounded men from overseas. The latest to visit Buckingham Palace included a number of New Zealanders amongst whom were Captain LEVIN and Lieutenants ASTLEY, CARROLL and WESTMACOTT.
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APPEALS re EXEMPTIONS
ANDERSON, Charles W, bookseller, Wellesley St; BERESFORD, Albert, boot salesman; BIRD, Herbert Joseph, Kingsland; CREBER, H R, Auckland; DUNN, John, dispatch clerk, Mt Eden; ELDERTON, F F, Auckland; HALL, R V, Mt Eden; HORNER, F C, Auckland; HOWE, Charles Gibson, furniture packer, Parnell; LAMBERT, F, 72 Beresford St; McWILLIAM, C F, Parnell; MOSCHIEM, W V L, Archhill; PARSONS, Victor Charles, butcher, Grey Lynn; ROGERS, George Thomas, boot manufacturer; TOBIN, Wm Gregory, waterside worker, 87 Beresford St; VOKES, John, Mt Eden; WALLACE, Robert A, Birkenhead; WATKIN, E A, Epsom; WHITE, George Allan, law clerk, Auckland; WILLIAMS, A R, Ponsonby
BARRIBALL, Daniel Henry I, farmer, Pukeoware; BARRIBALL, W R W; McGEE, Thomas, builder; PETERSEN, Alfred C, farmer, Taitumu; PETERSEN, Ernest L
BURNIE, David, coal miner, Glen Massey; BURNIE, John Douglas Wm, coal miner, Glen Massey; DAVISON, T B, miner, Huntly; HICKEY, Michael, farm labourer, Karapiro; JONES, Alfred H, miner, Huntly; LINDSAY, James, miner, Huntly; NICHOLSON, Alexander, miner, Huntly West; PREEST, Stanley, farmer, Orini; RILEY, Fred, miner, Huntly; ROBINSON, Arthur, miner, Huntly; TIMS, William, motor driver, Pukenui Mines
DOXEY, Samuel, blacksmith, Dargaville; GRAHAM, Harold Arthur, farmer, Whakapirau; HAWTHORNE, Francis, farmer, Whakapirau; MILNE, Sydney S, farmer, Dargaville; PARTRIDGE, Albert Henry, farm manager, Horehore; SPIERS, Wm, returned soldier (wounded); STALLWORTHY, George, farmer, Te Kopuru; WARREN, Thomas Joseph, settler, Naumai
BARRON, John, sharemilker, Shaftsbury; BENNETT, James, farmer, Turua; MONTAGUE, Denis, farmer, Turanga-0-Moana; MONTAGUE, Frank, farmer, Turanga-0-Moana; MONTAGUE, John, farmer, Turanga-0-Moana; O’DONOGHUE, Daniel, farmer, Waihou; O’DONOGHUE, Joseph, farmer, Waihou; O’DONOGHUE, Michael, farmer, Waihou; ONIONS, James, contractor, Thames; ORBELL, George, fruit farmer, Thames; SAWYER, A F, miner, Karangahake; SPEEDY, Elwin, farmer, Tahuna; WHITEHEAD, Ernest, plumber, Thames
SOLDIERS COMING HOME – Auckland Contingent
BADDILEY, Lieut A G – clerk, Walters Rd, Kingsland; BEAMISH, R J – quarryman, Williamson St, Epsom; BOOTH, A C – Auckland; BRADLEY, W – Beresford St, Auckland; CAMPBELL, Sgt A H – Paeroa; COGSWELL, A E – Church St, Devonport; COWAN, F C H – Mt Eden; CRAWLEY, L/Cpl G T – Milford Rd, Takapuna; ELLISDEN, A L – Kingsland Ave, Kingsland; HAMILTON, Sgt Major E D’Arcy – farmer, Canal Rd, Avondale; HILL, Sgt W J R – journalist, Auckland; HINTON, Sgt Major T G – Eureka, Hamilton; HOLLYWOOD, L/Cpl J E – Te Aroha; JOLLY, Sgt F L G – engineer, Auckland; KENNEDY, J R – Belleview Ave, Northcote; LINDSAY, J H – surveyor, Mt Eden; McLARNON, J A – farmer, Otahuhu; NEELEY, Capt J B – clothier, Valley Rd, Mt Eden; NORFOLK, F W – farm hand, East Tamaki; RAMSON, W S M – storeman, Rose Rd, Grey Lynn; SMITH, W T – Dairy Flat, Auckland; TAYLOR, D – Clarence St, Auckland; TODD, J W – clerk, Auckland; WAINWRIGHT, C H – farm hand, Grey Lynn; WOLFENDEN, J T – farm labourer, Avondale
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