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AUCKLAND WEEKLY NEWS
27 JUNE 1918

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

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AWARDS FOR BRAVERY – Investiture at Auckland [Further information]

SANDERS, Lieut Commander Edward, RNR – award received by father, E H Sanders, of Takapuna. The announcement of the Naval hero’s name was received with deafening cheers. The Gazette stated that for 16 months the late Lieutenant Commander had been in command of one of His Majesty’s ships engaged in combating enemy submarines and he had been awarded the Victoria Cross and the Distinguished Service Order in connection with the great gallantry he had displayed on several occasions with enemy submarines.

HUBBARD, Capt Arthur Charles, Auckland Regt, M.C. – award for gallantry and devotion to duty received by mother, Mrs E A Hubbard, of Paeroa. He displayed great courage and initiative in leading his company in the assault on the enemy front line and later was largely instrumental in rescuing several wounded men.

CULLING, Flight Lieut T G – Distinguished Service Cross, a Naval decoration – award received by father, T S Culling, Remuera. This award was made in recognition of the late officer’s services when, with two other aeroplanes, he engaged a formation of 9 hostile scouts and two-seater machines. Two 2-seater machines were shot down, one by Flight Lieut Culling unassisted.

MYERS, Cpl R, M.M., NZRB – award for conspicuous bravery in the field, received by brother, Thomas Myers, Ranganui.

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PRESENTATION OF MEDALS AT WELLINGTON - [With Next of Kin]

BRILL, Pte F A, Military Medal – Father: T E Brill, Wellington; DANIEL, Capt G E, Military Cross – Father: P E Daniel, Foxton; EAST, Pte A, Servian Gold Medal; FITZGERALD, Pte J, Military Medal – Mother: Mrs N Fitzgerald, Wellington; SMITH, 2nd Lieut L, Military Cross – Mother: Mrs A Smith, Berhampore

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A Niue Island soldier, Private Make ALLAN, who returned recently from the front, died while under treatment on Sunday.

The body of Private William BEAUCHAMP, who died at Auckland Hospital on Monday, was interred with military honours at Waikumete Cemetery last week. Rev J R BURGIN officiated at the graveside and the firing party was supplied by the Garrison Artillery. The deceased soldier, who was a native of Scotland, returned recently from the front but owing to the fact that he was unconscious from the time he disembarked, little is known about him. It is believed he had a wife residing in Scotland.

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The name of Simon FLETCHER, formerly a teacher at the Kaimamaku School, who died of wounds, has been added to the Auckland Education Board Roll of Honour.

MEDICAL BOARD AT THAMES

Men passed fit for active service:
AITKEN, W; BAX, S J; BELL, E P; BROWN, J C; CHILTON, W; CHRISTIE, V A; CONNOLLY, J E; DONALDSON, G; DUFFIELD, L A; DYER, P C; HANDLEY, P O; KENNEDY, W; KNEEBONE, F A; MAYS, G C; MURRAY, T; PENNS, E A; PETERS, H H; RAE, W G; RENDALL, S H; ROSS, D J; RUST, D S; SEXTON, G P; SMITH, R J; TOWLER, T; TRETLOWEN, H J (sic); WILSON, D; WILTON, F P; WOODS, G C .

43rd REINFORCEMENTS

Waikato Group:
ANDERSON, E W H, Waimiha; ANTISS, C H, Hamilton; ARVIDSON, G DA, Patumahoe; BARNES, R, Frankton Junction; BATEMAN, K A, Taupiri; BOYD, D, Te Akau; BUCHANAN, C A, Frankton Junction; BUDGE, D W, Kio Kio; CLARK, C H, Roto-o-rangi; DEDATH, C L E, Waitomo; DISHER, J R, Waihuhu; FLEMING, A W, Kawhia; FLETCHER, J, Rangiriri; GORDON, J C, Waiterimu; HEYES, R, Huntly; HILL, A M, Hamilton; HOLMES, P H A, Cambridge; HOOKER, H D, Cambridge; HUNT, W T, Cambridge; JACKSON, H, Oniao; McBURNEY, A E, Te Akau; McCAW, D, Hamilton; McLEAN, W J, Cambridge; MARQUAND, C N, Frankton Junction; MELLARS, F J, Ngaruawahia; MILLS, A F, Te Kawa; NEILL, J H L, Te Kuiti; O’CONNELL, T M, Te Kuiti; ORMSBY, R J, Puketotara; PEAT, L H, Pirongia; PETERSON, J, Cambridge; PULHAM, R G, Te Kauwhata; REDMOND, T F, Te Mawhai; RUMNEY, J J, Komakorau; RYAN, J P, Frankton Junction; RYDER, J H, Onewhero; SHEA, G R, Te Mata; SMITH, R, Hamilton; STOKES, F J, Kinohaku; TOWNEND, H S, Kihikihi; WALKER, G, Korakoupu; WALLIS, W T J, Ohinewai; WASHER, J A, Horotiu; WHITTON, D H, Hamilton.

Hauraki Group:
ALLEY, A W, Hikutaia; BLENNERHASSETT, R, Matamata; BRAMLEY, F F B, Matamata; CUMMING, R B F, Te Aroha; COTTER, P J, Hinuera; DUNN, W W, Waihou; FIELDING, J T, Waitekauri; FISHER, L T, Netherton; FRISKER, R A, Matatoki; GILCHRIST, J, Hinuera; HART, R B, Waitoa; JOHNSON, G R, Thames; LAWSON, W, Te Aroha; MacLAUGHLAN, H, Walton; McDERMOTT, W, Waihi; MELROSE, G W, Thames; MOORHEAD, J, Waihi; NIXON, H E, Mangatapu; OLSEN, A E, Mangatapu; O’BRIEN, J, Hikutaia; PETERSON, A C, Waihou; PEARCE, A E, Karangahake; PERCY, A S, Omahu; RICHARDS, I, Kopu; SMITH, F S, Walton; SMITH, W J L, Waihi; TOMALIN, F, Putaruru; TONGE, T L, Mangaiti; VERNER, R G, Te Aroha; WELLS, J H, Waitoa; WILLS, V E U, Morrinsville; YANKO, J H, Matamata

North Auckland:
COOK, E E, Waiwera; DAVIDSON, G W, Te Kopuru; DELL, W J, Maungaturoto; FISHLOCK, E W, Tamarata; GILLAN, W, Matakohe; McCULLOUGH, P, Waiharara; McKAY, J C, Waipu; MARTIN, A, Dargaville; MORGAN, B W, Avondale; PAUL, J, Ahuroa; REYNOLDS, F, Whangarei; ROBBINS, A C, Tutamoe; ROWLEY, H J, Hukerenui; RUPE, C W, Aratapu; SMITH, W F O, Paparoa; WHITE, C S, Rangiahua; WORTH, W J, Kaingaroa; YEOMAN, C J, Mangawai

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NZ DIVISION

Medal ribands awarded to members of Entrenching Battalions who distinguished themselves in recent fighting.

COOK, Sgt J A, Otago; De COURCY, Sgt H P (dead); EMPSOM, Pte O C, Canterbury; GERKIN, Pte G (wounded); HARPER, 2nd Lieut N R (dead); HOLMAN, Pte E W, Otago; KELLOH, Sgt L W (gassed); LEYS, Lieut J R (dead); McBRIDE, Sgt M D, Canterbury; McLELLAND, Pte J P, Otago; MOFFATT, Pte W A, Canterbury; MORRISS, Sgt W P; MULLINEAUX, Rev Matthew, Military Cross; PAULING, Sgt W J; STARK, Pte G A, Canterbury; WILLIAMS, Pte R S, Canterbury.

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APPEALS BY RESERVISTS

BRAIN, Alfred E, finisher-machinist, Onehunga; CORBETT, Isaac, timber steamer captain; MAHONEY, James H, farmer, Richmond; MALTHUS, Arthur P, refrigerating engineer; MARRIOTT, Fred. R, manager; MARTYN, Charles, optician, Mt Eden; McCONNELL, Albert W, farmer, Aka Aka; McLEOD, Farquhar, farm manager, Tetoki; MONDS, Herbert J, shipwright, Grey Lynn; NORRIS, Sid. R; PERSTON, William, ship’s plumber; SMITH, George W, farmer, Matakohe.

BARR, Thomas, mine deputy, Pukemiro; BARTLETT, Frederick, contractor, Cambridge; BASTABLE, Harold, sexton, Hamilton; BATES, George W, farmer, Te Herua; BEACH, Frederick B, blacksmith, Hamilton; BLACKBURN, Francis J, 7th Day Adventist; BRIGHT, John T, engine driver, Cambridge; BROCKLEBANK, Wm G, Taupiri Mine; BROWNLIE, Joseph M, coal miner, Pukemiro; CARKEY, Samuel B, ploughman, Glenmurray; CATCHPOLE, Alfred, miner, Glenmassey; CLOVER, Leonard A, engineer, Hamilton; CURWEN, Arthur, 7th Day Adventist; DAVIS, Edward R, farm hand, Claudelands; DIPROSE, James Oliver, farmer, Karapiro; DOW, George, carpenter, Cambridge; DUNNING, Allan Roy, farmer, Cambridge; EDGAR, John T, schoolmaster, Claudelands; FISHER, John, 7th Day Adventist; FLYNN, J B, 7th Day Adventist; FOSTER, Edwin, engineer, Ohinewai; FOSTER, Louis, dredger, Ohinewai; GEE, Charles Martin, storekeeper, Hamilton; GOOSMAN, W, farmer, Tamahere; GRUNDY, John Thomas, farmer, Waiterimu; HICKS, J R, deputy, Pukemiro; HOLMES, P H, Cambridge; HUTCHEON, G P, machine expert, Hamilton; JAMES, David, (4 brothers at the front) 7th Day Adventist; JARVIS, Ernest, farmer, Ruakiwi; KELLY, Albert, share-milker, Fencourt; KERR, John Russell, clerk, Huntly; Le HERON, Alfred A, farmer, Te Hoe; LEARTY, Geo. Leonard, refrig. Eng., Horotiu; LEONARD, James W, 7th Day Adventist; LETTS, F B, 7th Day Adventist; MacDUFF, Victor John, cartage contractor, Hamilton; MAHON, William, miner, Pukemiro; MAKENSON, Job, 7th Day Adventist; McINTYRE, John, 7th Day Adventist; McMAHON, Alfred Richard, farmer, Ngaruawahia; McQUILLAM, Thomas, (3 brothers serving) 7th Day Adventist; MORRIS, Charles S, 7th Day Adventist; MURPHY, Gilbert O B, farm hand, Tamahere; NICHOLLS, Henry, gardener; PATTERSON, Robert; PEART, Joseph, farm hand, Okete; PEEL, George, 7th Day Adventist; POWELL, D J; RUSSELL, Hugh, miner, Glenmassey; SHAW, Trooper G J – appeal for return by mother Mrs Bryant; SIMON, E, baker, Cambridge; SLOAN, J, surfaceman, Ngaruawahia; SMART, Matthew, 7th Day Adventist; SMITH, Charles, farmer, Karamu; SMITH, Herbert D, farmer, Karamu; STEWART, E J, solicitor, Hamilton; THOMSON, G J, school teacher, Ohautua; TYSON, John Henry, farmer, Leamington; WAITE, George, farmer, Pukekura, Leamington; WATSON, James, 7th Day Adventist; WEAVER, Joseph, 7th Day Adventist; WEAVER, Leonard, 7th Day Adventist; WILSON, Robert, 7th Day Adventist; WILSON, Thomas, farmer, Waimai; WRIGHT, Thomas, 7th Day Adventist; YOUNG, John W, 7th Day Adventist.

ADAMS, Gunner Arnold, eldest s/o Mrs Adams; AMBURY, Clarence, farmer; BARTLETT, John, farmer; BERRIDGE, Sydney, farm manager; BRADLEY, George, Engineer; BRADLEY, S, Te Kopuru; BUTLER, Frank, farmer, Whatoro; FOSTER, Reginald; HALE, Joseph, plumber; HAYWOOD, Percy; PARKER, Edward, storekeeper; ROFE, Basil Vernon; SIMPKIN, Ralph, Arapohue; WADEY, Walter, Tangowahine; WELLS, George, mill hand, Te Kopuru; WIDDUP, John, Te Kopuru


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