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AUCKLAND WEEKLY NEWS
27 JANUARY 1916

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

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RECENT APPOINTMENTS

NZ Mounted Rifle Brigade:

KING, Captain George Augustus, NZSC, from staff captain Otago Mounted Rifle Brigade, to the rank of major and his appointment as second in command vice Major Frank CHAPMAN (died of wounds) is cancelled. He now resumes the duties of staff captain, NZ Mounted Rifle Brigade.

GLENDINNING, Captain Hubert Cecil, NZSC, appointment as staff-captain, is cancelled. He resumes the duties of adjutant, Otago Mounted Rifle Regiment. He is to be major, vice Major Donald Bruce McKENZIE, invalided. Dated June 9, 1915. Captain Bruce Somerville HAY, NZ Staff Corps, to be major (since killed in action), vice Major and Adjutant Hubert Cecil GLENDINNING, who retains the appointment of adjutant. Dated June 9, 1915. Captain Cecil John Somerset PADDON to be major, vice Major Bruce Somerville HAY (KIA). Dated August 7, 1915.

Wellington Mounted Rifle Regiment:

BEETHAM, 2nd Lieutenant Ralph FitzRoger, Wellington Mounted Rifles Regiment, is appointed orderly officer to the brigadier-general commanding, vice Lieutenant John Burnett DAVIS, who has vacated that appointment and is seconded from his regiment. Dated 15 Oct 1915.

NZ & A. DIVISIONAL ARTILLERY:

DAVIES, Captain Henry Arthur, to be staff captain vice Captain James Macdonald RICHMOND, who vacates the appointment. Dated Oct 2, 1915.

CARRINGTON, Lieutenant Christopher, RNZ Artillery, adjutant, 1st NZ Field Art. Brigade, to be captain. Dated Sept 13, 1915.

WICKENS, Lieutenant & Adjutant Robert Charles, NZ Field Artillery, to be captain and to complete establishment, 1st NZ Field Artillery Brigade, vice Major George Edward Benson MICKLE, returned to NZ. Dated Sept 13, 1915.

WILDING, Lieutenant Henry Gordon, NZ Field Artillery, is appointed adjutant, 2nd NZ Field Art. Brigade, vice Lieut and Adj. Robert Charles WICKENS, who vacates the appointment. Dated Oct 2, 1915.

NZ Field Artillery:

JONES, Sergeant-Major Victor George, is granted the temporary rank of 2nd Lieutenant, vice 2nd Lieutenant Norman Harry PURDY (wounded). Dated Sept 6, 1915.

ADAMS, Sergeant Gilbert is granted the temporary rank of 2nd Lieutenant vice Lieutenant Duncan Eric GARDNER (sick). Dated Sept 24, 1915.

MACDONALD, Sergeant Archibald Campbell, is granted the temporary rank of 2nd Lieutenant vice 2nd Lieutenant Frederick Malcolm TURNER (sick). Dated Sept 25, 1915.

LYON, Corporal Gerland, is granted the temporary rank of 2nd Lieutenant vice Captain Charles Victor LEEMING (sick). Dated Sept 28, 1915.

LEWIN, Bombardier Lancelot is granted the temporary rank of 2nd Lieutenant vice 2nd Lieutenant Walter Lancelot MOORE (sick). Dated Sept 30, 1915.

WEBSTER, Sergeant Henry Norman, is granted the temporary rank of 2nd Lieutenant vice Captain Henry James DALTRY (sick). Dated Sept 31, 1915.

NZ Engineers:

MOORE, Staff Sergeant Major John Joseph (Royal Engineers) is granted the temporary rank of 2nd Lieutenant vice Lieutenant William Stevens McCRORIE (appointed adjutant). Dated Oct 2, 1915.

DOLLIMORE, Staff Sgt Major Thomas William (Royal Engineers), is granted the temporary rank of 2nd Lieutenant, vice 2nd Lieut Henry Masterton CLARK (sick). Dated 2 October 1915

KING, 2nd Lieut Hugh Sebastian, relinquishes his appt. Dated 27 Sept 1915.

Auckland Infantry Battalion:

WOOLEY, Lieut George Henry is temporarily appointed adjutant, vice Capt Athol Graham Bissell PRICE (sick). Dated 15 October 1915.

NZ Medical Corps:

TWEEDY, Sgt Major (WO) William, to be lieut. And is appointed quartermaster vice Lieut & Quartermaster George PURDY (struck off strength). Dated Sept 15, 1915.

NZ Army Ordnance Corps:

LEVIEN, 2nd Lieut. Norman Joseph, to be Lieut dated 6 Oct 1915
KING, 2nd Lieut, Thomas Joseph, to be Lieut dated 6 Oct 1915

THE DEFENCE FORCES – Promotions & Transfers

Staff Corps
OSTLER, Lieut (temp) F E – to be temp. Captain; PETTY, Lieut (temp) P N – to be temp. Captain

Third, Auckland, Mounted Rifles
ALDRED, Captain – to be Major; CARTER, Lieut W E – to be Captain; ELLINGHAM, Lieut N J – to be Captain; MAXWELL, Captain – to be Major; SCHOFIELD, Captain S C – to be Major; SKIDD, 2nd Lieut D – to be Lieutenant; WALTERS, Lieut W H – to be Captain.

16th, Waikato, Regiment
LUXFORD, Lieut John Hector – to be Captain

Medical Corps
BERNAU, Capt Henry F – to be Major while employed with NZEF
HURLEY, John Alexander – to be granted the honorary rank of Major during the war
MAUNSELL, Daniel B – to be Captain
ROBERTSON, Ernest – to be Captain

Chaplains Dept
WILSON, Rev Jas D McL – to be chaplain to the forces (fourth class)

Unattached List (B)
BAKER, Capt V H – to be transferred to the 5th, Wellington, Regt
DUIGAN, 2nd Lieut Denis F – to be Lieutenant
PATIENCE, Lieut F – from the 11th, North Auckland, Mounted Rifles, to be Lieutenant
POTTER, 2nd Lieut Arthur A – to be Lieutenant
THOMAS, 2nd Lieut Fred – to be Lieutenant
TREGEAR, 2nd Lieut H V – to be transferred to the 4th, Otago, Regt

Motor Service Corps: Car Section
ANDREW, Benjamin H – to be Lieut dated 6 Oct 1915
BENNETT, Charles F – to be Lieut dated 6 Oct 1915
CAUGHEY, James M - to be Lieut dated 6 Oct 1915
DAWSON, C G – to be 2nd Lieutenant on probation
SCOTT, Clement Chas – to be Lieut dated 6 Oct 1915

Field Artillery: J Battery
SALMON, C T – to be 2nd Lieutenant (temp) during the absence of 2nd Lieut WARNOCK with the NZED
D Battery
GAUNTLETT, John B – to be 2nd Lieutenant (temp) during the absence of 2nd Lieut MITCHELL with the NZEF.

NZ Engineers: Post & Telegraph Corps
COTTER, Thos. M – to be 2nd Lieutenant

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HARRIS, Lieutenant Norman Chambers, 6th Wellington, Mounted Rifles, died of wounds; eldest son of Mr & Mrs George Harris, Fendalton. Educated at Christ’s College. He was 25 yrs of age.

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AUSTRALIAN CASUALTIES - New Zealanders serving with Australian troops
BLACK, Pte P A – hospital Heliopolis; BRADLEY, Pte L – returned to duties; CLARKEN, J – at Malta; HARGRAVES, Pte G – returned to Front; HAY, Pte R W – returned to duties; LOGAN, Pte G H – wounded & missing; PEEVIN, Pte B – returned to Front; POTTER, A G – at Malta; RANKIN, Sgt H – hospital Ghezireh; RICHMOND, J H – hospital Ghezireh.


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