AUCKLAND WEEKLY NEWS
22 MARCH 1917

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

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RESERVISTS TO REPORT

No.1, Auckland City:
OGDEN, A – steward, Auckland Club; RALPH, W – gardener, Mt Eden; THOMAS, J J – labourer, Onehunga.

No.2, Hauraki:
BELCHER, A – miner, Waihi; HUMPHREYS, J T – farm labourer, Maungatautari.

No.3, North Auckland:
ALLAN, T – hotel porter, Whangarei; CHIGNELL, E – Komiti Estate, Mangonui; GLEESON, D – miner, Kaikohe; HOWE, H B – bushman, Kaikohe; KELLY, J – labourer, Moewhare; MANIHERA, T – farmer, Maunu; McCANN, G – labourer, Mangapai; NORMAN, T – labourer, Mangapai; SHARP, J W – farm labourer, Whangarei; WILLOUGHBY, J H – farmer, Wharehine

No.4, Waikato:
BRIGHTON, C J F – Pukekawa Sawmill hand, Ngapuke; CORBETT, W – labourer, Kihikihi; DAVIS, E – boxmaker, Hamilton; FAHY, T – labourer, Otorohanga; FLYNN, E G – labourer, Mokau; GILDS, M – Mangapiko, Pepepe, some time of Mt Eden; HOLLIDAY, J – farm labourer, Kiokio; KINEALY, W J – farm labourer, Te Kuiti; LEROY, F – carpenter, Te Kuiti; MANGAN, D – labourer, Meringa; MILLAR, E S – miner, Ngaruawahia; MORRISON, R – labourer, Owhia; O’BRIEN, J – drainer, Kawhia; PALMER, D – share-milker, Piopio; RILEY, E – labourer, Taumarunui; ROGERS, C W – plumber, Taniwha; SMITH, A W – labourer, Ohaupo; SMITH, E C S – labourer, Waimai; WILLIAMS, W – labourer, Taringamotu; WRIGHT, A T – Te Kuiti

APPOINTMENT OF OFFICERS

Officers proceeding on active service with the NZEF, with the rank stated, have been approved:
Staff:
MEEDINGS, Major W H, NZSC; PURDON, Capt E, NZSC
Mounted Rifles:
CHAPMAN, 2nd Lt G P; LAWRENCE, 2nd LtC H, NZFA; MORTENSEN, 2nd Lt H.
Infantry:
ABEL, 2nd Lieut A H; BAIN, 2nd Lieut W G; BANKS, 2nd Lieut H D; BELLERBY, 2nd Lieut O L; BLOOMFIELD, 2nd Lieut E R; BURRELL, Capt H E –NZ Engrs, Railway Batt; BUSHELL, 2nd Lieut F R, 1st, Canterbury, Regt; COWAN, Lieut D –NZ Engrs, Railway Batt; DAVIS, 2nd Lieut R O; DYER, 2nd Lieut H F; FARRELL, 2nd Lieut J P; FIRMAN, Capt A E –NZ Engrs, Railway Batt; GREER, S B – 5th Mounted Rifles; HARLE, 2nd Lieut D A; HUGGINS, 2nd Lieut F W; KELEGHER, P J F – 4th, Otago, Regt; KINGSFORD, 2nd Lieut F; LEPETIT, 2nd Lieut N V; MACALISTER, 2nd Lieut S; MACALISTER, 2nd Lieut S; MACKLEY, 2nd Lieut S; MARRIATT, Lieut A A; McCARTHY, Capt J C –NZ Engrs, Railway Batt; McQUEEN, Lieut J A –NZ Engrs, Railway Batt; PEARCE, 2nd Lieut F K; SEAWARD, 2nd Lieut C F; SMITH, 2nd Lieut A L; WALCOTT, 2nd Lieut E H; WAYMOUTH, 2nd Lieut S F N
Rifle Brigade:
BENNETT, 2nd Lieut J L; DONNE, 2nd Lieut S E, NZ Engrs, Railway Batt; JAMIESON, Lieut G R, 12th, Nelson, Regt; KELLY, 2nd Lieut F P; PAPPS, Lieut A J; REES, 2nd Lieut F L; RODGER, 2nd Lieut W J; SPIERS, 2nd Lieut R B; WAYMOUTH, Lieut H N ; WILLIS, 2nd Lieut D J.
Medical Corps:
BORRIE, Capt F J; DAVY, Lieut W H; EDIE, Capt E E; HAWORTH, Lieut A A; HOCKIN, Lieut M M; RINFOLD, Lieut F D; WALKER, Lieut D B; WILSON, Capt A
Dental Corps:
GRAY, Capt C G; SUTTON, Capt R I; VERNON, Capt D.
Chaplains’ Dept:
MULLINEAUX, Rev M; SEAMER, Rev A J
Pioneer Unit:
KOKIRI, 2nd Lieut T
Army Nursing Staff:
CHILD, Staff Nurse E; McLEAN, Sister A L; MILLS, Sister M; SMALE, Staff Nurse I M

PROMOTIONS, TRANSFERS – Officers now at the Front

Commands & Staff:
BROWN, Lt Col C H J, DSO, NZSC, granted the temp. rank of Colonel
Cyclist Corps:
RICHARDS, Lieut A H, to be Captain
Engineers, Field Companies:
REEVE, Lieut B L R, to be Captain
Tunnelling Company:
DALDY, Lieut R H, to be Captain
Infantry:
BONGARD, 2nd Lieut, to be Lieutenant – Auckland Regt; FRASER, Sgt J W, to be 2nd Lieut supernumerary, to establishment – Canterbury Regt; HALL, Pte H F, to be 2nd Lieut supernumerary, to establishment – Auckland Regt; HANNA, Cpl G P, to be 2nd Lieut, supernumerary, to establishment – Otago Regt; LANG, Cpl S M, to be 2nd Lieut, supernumerary, to establishment – Wellington Regt; McLEAN, CSM G A L, to be 2nd Lieut, supernumerary, to establishment – Wellington Regt; MUIR, Lieut A S, is granted the temporary rank of Captain; OLIVER, Cpl S, to be 2nd Lieut, supernumerary, to establishment – Wellington Regt; RIDDIFORD, 2nd Lieut R E W, MC, to be Lieutenant; ROBBIE, L/Cpl G A, to be 2nd Lieut, supernumerary, to establishment – Wellington Regt; STANDRING, Bdr H E, to be 2nd Lieut, supernumerary, to establishment – Otago Regt; WILKIE, Cpl C F, to be 2nd Lieut, supernumerary, to establishment – Otago Regt; WITHELL, Cpl E C D, to be 2nd Lieut, supernumerary, to establishment – Canterbury Regt;
Rifle Brigade:
WINTER-EVANS, Major (ty Lt Col) A, to be Lieutenant Colonel
Machine-gun Corps:
CHAMBERLAIN, Pte A O T, to be 2nd Lieut, supernumerary, to establishment; GALLIEN, Lieut R G – transferred from Rifle Brigade; GAWS, Lieut R B, is granted temp. rank of Captain; HARPER, 2nd Lieut (ty Captain) R P, to be Lieutenant and to retain the rank of Captain; INGLIS, Capt L M – transferred from Rifle Brigade; SHACKELFORD, 2nd Lieut H W – transferred from Rifle Brigade; TINGEY, Lieut E, relinquishes the temp. rank of Captain on transfer to Pioneer Batt.
Medical Corps:
BERRY, Lieut J A – taken on strength from RAMC; EVANS, Capt A O, MB, FRCS Eng – taken on strength from RAMC
Dental Corps:
ASTLEY, Sgt M P, to be Lieutenant; CLARKE, Sgt H K, to be Lieutenant, supernumerary, to establishment; RAWSON, Captain E H, transferred to RFA, is struck off the strength.
Army Postal Service:
McCURDY, Lieut D A, to be Captain

OFFICERS ON PROBATION – Appointments in Camps

Non-commissioned officers of the 23rd Reinforcements have been appointed Second Lieutenants on probation and have been transferred to a later draft:

AICKIN, Sgt E G – C Company ; BURN, Sgt G M – Specialist Company ; GIBBONS, Sgt A B – F Company ; GOULDING, Sgt A M – E Company; HAMILTON, Sgt H S – A Company ; MARK, CSM L J – J Company ; REEVE, Sgt L W P – B Company; SPRATT, Sgt W J – G Company ; WEBSTER, Sgt G – J Company

Company Sergeant Majors allocated to the units named in the 27th Reinforcements:
CHESNEY, J A – B Company; CHRISTENSON, A B – J Company ; HOAR, A – F Company ; REDGRAVE, F – A Company; ROWE, A W – E Company ; SCHOFIELD, W H – C Company ; STEELE, J H – H Company ; THOMSON, G W G – G Company ; WILSON, N A – D Company .

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APPEALS re EXEMPTIONS

ADOLPH, Joseph L, farmer, Kaipara Flats; ANDERSON, Colin, uni. Student; ANDERSON, John J, saddler, Kihikihi; BAYLY, Harry L, flying student; BLACKETT, T W, farmer, Te Kowhai; BOLTON, Charles E, farmer, Cabbage Bay; BOWATER, Gordon, Alfred St; BOWERS, Albert L, farmer, Cabbage Bay; BRONLUND, Edward F, seaman, Coromandel; BUSH, Samuel Edward; CARSWELL, William J, farmer, Ngaruawahia; CARTWRIGHT, George, commercial photographer, Hamilton; CHRISTIE, Robert, returned soldier uni. Student; CLARK, Charles B, farmer, Kihikihi; CRAMP, Percy Gibson, farmer, Wellsford; DAVIES, Thomas H, farmer, Coromandel; DRAY, William A M, plumber, Cambridge; GEORGE, Douglas G, flying student; GILLARD, H D, farmer, Rototuna; GLEESON, William T, farmer, Waipipi; GORDON, S C, Taupiri; GREEN, Gabriel, Hamilton; HEDLEY, S, farmer, Rukuhia; HUBBARD, Henry Bartran, farmer, Riccarton; HYLANDS, James F, hotel manager, Maungaturoto; JACKSON, Edwin, warehouseman, Remuera; JOHNSTON, C J, Ngaroto; KING, David, University student; KING, George; LAVER, Fred, Te Akatea; LEATHER, Thomas, dairy farmer, Huntly; LINNELL, Thomas F, farmer, Kaiwaka; LOCK, James, Hamilton; McCUNE, Thomas, mill hand, Whitianga; McINNES, T, Te Awamutu; McNUTT, David A, farmer, Wiri; MUIR, Douglas, university student; MUIRHEAD, P, Whitehall; OSBORNE, David Mitchell, farmer, Hamilton; PEARMAN, Alfred E, dairy farmer, Wellsford; PERRY, Oswald O, farmer, Rangiahua; RASMUSSEN, John Christian, farmer/shearer, Ruawara; REID, John, fishcurer, Auckland; ROBB, Joseph M, farmer, Opononi; RODDA, Richard P, dairy farmer, Te Kauwhata; RYAN, Timothy, dairy farmer, Newstead; SCHOLLUM, Benedick, farmer, Puhoi; SMEDLEY, F W, Cambridge; STOKES, J H, farmer, Cambridge; THOMAS, Philip V, farmer, Silverdale; TIMMS, Henry M, farmer, Te Awamutu; TUCKER, R H, sheep farmer, Ohinewai; WALKER, Dr George, Whangarei Hospital; WALKER, John Stanley, chaff cutter; WALLACE, William Craig, dairy farmer, Fencourt; WALLS, John, medical officer; WECK, Walter E, farmer, Ahuroa; WHITSITT, Richard, farmer, Koromatau; WILES, William, farmer, Whitford; WOOLLEY, H J, Newstead; WYLLIE, Arthur James, farmer, Te Awamutu

TE AROHA

BELL, Gilbert, farm manager, Tatuanui; GYDE, Clarence, farmer; HARKNESS, Robert, dairy farmer, Waitoa; HAWKEN, Edward, dentist, Te Aroha; HILL, Ernest, asst. manager, Thames; IRWIN, Campbell, farmer, Waitoa; MALFROY, Jules, clerk, Magistrates Court, Thames; SMITH, Leonard, farmer, Morrinsville; WATT, Jack, storekeeper, Whangamata

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MILITARY MEDALS awarded to NZEF

ALLAN, Bdr E F, Field Artillery
ANDREWS, Act Sgt T W, Auckland Infantry
BUTLER, Pte W H, Rifle Brigade, s/o S V Butler, Te Kauwhata, served in Egypt & France. Acted as a Lewis machine-gunner while in France. Was wounded on 10 December and now in Brockenhurst Hospital.
JONES, Gunner, W A, Field Artillery
KEYS, Pte J, Rifle Brigade
McCONNELL, Gunner G, Field Artillery
O’BRIEN, Pte J W, Otago Infantry
PHELAN, Pte E M, Rifle Brigade
SAMPSON, Cpl C O, Machine-gun Section
STEEL, Cpl R W, Field Artillery
WAUGH, Gunner H, Y Battery – Meritorious Service Medal
WELCH, Sgt H C, Rifle Brigade

AUCKLAND BLUEJACKETS HOME ON LEAVE

Six Auckland Province members of the crew of a warship of His Majesty’s navy, which is partly manned by New Zealanders, were passengers by Monday afternoon’s express train. The men were –
Leading Signalman Val ATKINSON
Mechanician W C CLARK
Signalman T PATTEN
Stoker Geo RUSSELL
Seaman F TAYLOR
Seaman T TURVEY.

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DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT MEDAL

BROWN, Cpl A W, Machine-gun Section
BROWN, Sgt C, Army Service Corps
EGAN, L/Cpl J P, Otago Regt
GAIR, Sgt C, Rifle Brigade
MARKS, Rifleman R, Rifle Brigade
VICKERY, CSM E M, Div. Signals Co.

MERITORIOUS SERVICE MEDAL

BEATTIE, Sgt J N, Rifle Brigade
GALBRAITH, Sgt D, Brigade HQ
HOTS, Sgt A E, MMP
SIMMONS, CSM W H, Army Ordnance Corps
THOMPSON, Sgt Major A S, Auckland Regt

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NZ OFFICERS ON ACTIVE SERVICE

ADOLPH, Sgt Major, Auckland Mounted Rifles, has been promoted Second Lieutenant in the 1st NZ Camel Co.

APPLEGARTH, Mr R G of Auckland is attached to one of the French military hospitals as assistant in x-ray work and expects to remain there for the duration of the war. He was recently in England on 16 days Christmas leave.

BLACK, Lt Col A, CMG, who left NZ in command of the Auckland Battalion (main body) and has held that command ever since, has now been appointed Officer in Charge of the Divisional Physical Training. He is succeeded in the Auckland Battalion by Major S S ALLEN.

DICKSON, Flight Sub-Lieut E, RNAS, late of Thames, is stationed in Lincolnshire. A few weeks ago he had a remarkable escape. When descending in a Caritas bi-plane he was caught in a fog and couldn’t see the ground with the result that the machine crashed down but the airman escaped without personal injury. He went to Edinburgh for Christmas leave.

DUIGAN, Major J E has relinquished command of the Tunnelling Co. and is appointed GSO third class, NZ Division, in succession to Major W H HASTINGS, DSO of the 92nd Punjabis who becomes Brigade Major to the Third Brigade.

ERCEG, Rifleman P I, Rifle Brigade, has been discharged from the NZEF to join the Servian Army.

HAMILTON, Lt Col N C, DSO, has relinquished the appointment of DAQMG to the NZ Division and has been succeeded by Major H E Avery, DSO, NZ Service Corps.

HANNA, Lieut S J of Auckland, who has spent the last 13 months with the British Armoured Cars in Russia, was in London this week. The first winter was spent in the ice bound region of the far north, largely on constructional work. When the thaw came, the cars went through to the Caucasus, a journey of 14 days, and took a valuable part in the expulsion of the Turks from the highlands of Erzerum and Trebizond. Then they came round the Caspian and Black Seas to Roumania and fought their valiant rear guard action throughout the retreat. Lt Hanna, who has been adjutant to the unit, has enjoyed the best of health throughout but had to return to England for a minor operation which has now been found unnecessary. Sub Lieutenant Clive HALL, another Aucklander, recently transferred from the NZEF, has also gone to Russia to join the Armoured Cars.

HELLABY, Captain F A, Machine-gun Corps, of Auckland, has been promoted Temporary Major.

HOLDEN, Private W, Leicestershire Regt, of Auckland, has been wounded.

KIDDIFORD, Lieut R E W, M.C., has been appointed to the position of ADC to General Godley.

Sappers H G LUKE, and W B WHYTE, both of NZ Engineers, have been transferred to the RNR with commissions.

The death from wounds received in France of Major A G McNEILL, M.C., of the Royal Engineers, is reported. He was 33 years of age. He obtained his captaincy in the Royal Engineers just before the war. He was then employed with the Egyptian Army and when the NZ main body reached Egypt he was attached, with Major PRIDHAM, in the organisation of the NZ Engineers with whom he served throughout. He was given the temporary rank of Major last year and awarded the Military Cross in the Birthday Honours.

MILLS, Staff Sergeant J S, Auckland Infantry, has been discharged from the NZEF to take a commission in the Royal Field Artillery.

PLUMMER, Mr G, of Auckland, a New Zealander engaged in the work of mine sweeping, has just completed 7 months duty.

SPEIGHT, Sergeant V B, Auckland Mounted Rifles, is promoted to 2nd Lieutenant as Signalling Officer to the 2nd Anzac Camel Battalion.

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ENLISTMENTS AT HAMILTON

CAIRNS, S, labourer, Kihikihi; CLARK, C, labourer, Hamilton; CLAYTON-GREENE, E F, bank clerk, Hamilton; COCKING, F W, farmer, Kiokio; DAY, C, farmer, Te Akau; JACKSON, J B, farmer, Aotea; LITCHFIELD, N G, farmer, Hamilton; LYNCH, P L, freezing-works hand, Horotiu; PAIN, G L, labourer, Te Mata; PAYTON, H S, farmer, Leamington; PRATT, J, bush work, Whangarei; SNOSWELL, C, cook, Hamilton; STEWART, P, coach-builder, Cambridge

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PASSED FOR ROYAL AERO CLUB PILOT CERTIFICATES AT KOHIMARAMA

BLACKWELL, H H, Kaiapoi
FOUBISTER, J L, Epsom
GEORGE, D G, Wellington
GOULD, K J, Napier
WARNER, W F, Christchurch

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CALDWELL, Lieut Keith, Royal Flying Corps, has been promoted to the rank of Flight Commander. He is the son of D R Caldwell, Cambridge.

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MYERS, Corporal Richard, aged 33, son of T Myers, Youngs Point, Otamatea, has been awarded the Military Medal for his conduct in the heavy fighting on the Somme and at the same time was granted his Corporal’s stripe. He was in partnership with his brother as a shepherd-farmer on the Bickerstaffe Estate.


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