AUCKLAND WEEKLY NEWS
23 DECEMBER 1915
These are extracts from the Auckland Weekly News magazines and have been extracted with permission.
ARRIVAL OF HOSPITAL TRANSPORT MAUNGANUI AT PORT CHALMERS
All invalided home on leave;
BORRIE, Sister, Canterbury; BROOKER, Lieut, Canterbury; KING, Chaplain-Captain.; KNOWLES, Lieut, Canterbury PETERSON, Lieut, Otago; SAUNDERS, Lieut C N, D.C.M., Otago.
HOSPITAL SHIP MAHENO — New staff appointed
Upon her return to NZ at the end of the month, the hospital ship Maheno will be recommissioned and sail again for Europe. A new commissioned staff has been appointed as follows:-
Officer commanding, Lieut Colonel J S ELLIOTT
Staff-Major H F BERNAN
Major (temporary) J M NAUGHTON CHRISTIE
Captain H M WILSON
Captain A CLARK
Captain W J BARCLAY
Captain F A BETT
Adjutant & Quartermaster, Captain Maurice DENNISTON, NZ Garrison Artillery Reserve
Lieutenant Colonel ELLIOTT has been principal medical officer of the Wellington military district since April.
Captain BARCLAY is superintendent of the Wellington Hospital
Major BERNAU has a practice in Napier
Major CHRISTIE has a practice in Wellington
Captain WILSON has a practice in Hastings
Captain BETT has a practice in Nelson
Captain CLARK is a radiologist at the Auckland Hospital
OLD BOYS AT THE FRONT — Auckland Grammar School record
[Over 560 names — 33 have fallen — 9 reported missing]
BASSETT, Cpl Cyril, Victoria Cross; TILSLEY, Sgt Robert, DCM
Mentioned in Despatches:
STEELE, Oliver — KIA; TREACHER, Bugler Donald — Missing; WALLACE, Sgt Alan — KIA
NEW ZEALANDERS SERVING WITH AUSTRALIAN FORCES
BRADY, Pte Samuel — died of wounds; BURRELL, Pte B F S — hospital Malta; COULSON, Pte [s/o Mrs Jessie Coulson of NZ]; COULSON, Pte J H — killed in action; DUNN, Pte W — at Bristol; FRASER, Pte — hospital Valetta; GARDEN, Spr A — Alexandria; GIBBS, Pte B O T — hospital Malta; HULL, Pte J J — ill; MATHIESON, Spr W D — hospital Alexandria; MATHUSE, Pte F J — at Bristol; MORELL, Pte G — missing; O’CONNELL, Sgt M E — wounded; O’LEARY, Pte J - killed in action;POTTER, Pte A J — hospital Alexandria; RICHARDS, Pte E S — killed in action; TAYLOR, Gnr W H — at Malta; TELFORD, Pte A L — Heliopolis; TURLEY, Pte P — returned to duty.
11th REINFORCEMENTS — WAIKATO
ANGOVE, J, Frankton; CRADDOCK, J, Cambridge; DIX, G, Puekohe; McKINNON, J, Morrinsville; SELRIGHT, E V, Hamilton
BEAVER, Sgt H — wounded; BOARD, Pte J R — in hospital at Bristol; BURNET, Pte T — killed in action; ELLIS, L/C R J — in hospital at Bristol; GEDDES, Pte W — ill; KEARNS, Pte E A — ill; MATHIESON, Spr W D — died of wounds; SMITH, Gnr A A — disembarked Malta.
Lieutenant Athol HUDSON
The NZ Rhodes Scholar for 1916 was selected on Tuesday. Lieutenant Athol Hudson of the ninth reinforcements, was the successful candidate. He was nominated as a candidate for the scholarship by the Victoria College Professorial Board. He is a son of the late Dr James Hudson of Tapawera, Nelson, who was formerly in medical practice in Nelson for many years. Lieut HUDSON, who is now in camp at Trentham, has lately gained his commission.
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