AUCKLAND WEEKLY NEWS
28 JANUARY 1915
SOLDIERS FROM EGYPT - ARRIVAL OF THE ATHENIC -FIFTY-FOUR MEN RETURNED - THIRTEEN INVALIDED HOME
Fifty-four members of the New Zealand expeditionary force that left the Dominion in October last and disembarked in Egypt early in December, returned to Auckland on Friday on board the steamer Athenic, Troopship No.11. Among the men on board were 13 men who had been invalided home, two of the number being from the Auckland military district, 32 men - including 8 Auckland men - who refused to allow themselves to be inoculated with anti-typhoid serum, and 9 men, of them from Auckland, who were to be discharged from the force for misconduct. No officer was sent back in charge of the men. The Athenic was docked during the morning and the men were brought to the city by Major J E Barton of the Auckland district staff. The following are the men invalided home:
ABBOTT Pte S, Wgtn Inf. Batt; BARMAN Tpr W J, NZ Field Art; BARTLETT Pte C C A, Otago Inf. Batt; BAXTER Tpr F L, Ak Mounted Rifles; BOWLER Tpr C P, Wgtn Mounted Rifles; FOSTER Pte C, Otago Inf. Batt; KNIGHT Tpr O L, Wgtn Mounted Rifles; MINSHALL Tpr P A, NZ Field Art; PARKES Pte F L, Divisional Train; PEARSON Tpr D, NZ Field Art; REID Pte W L, Wgtn Inf. Batt; SHORE Dvr E H, NZ Field Art; WOODCOCK Pte P T, Ak Inf. Batt
The men who refused inoculation are the following:
BRENNAN Pte J, Wgtn Inf. Batt; CARTER Pte A K, Wgtn Inf. Batt; CARTER Pte C, Otago Inf. Batt; CHIDLEY Pte D, Wgtn Inf. Batt; CHOLDCROFT Pte H, F Ak Inf. Batt; COLE Dvr A R, NZ Field Art; CRUICKSHANK Pte O D, Wgtn Inf. Batt; EDDY Pte W H, Ak Inf. Batt; FINNEY Gnr W, NZ Field Art; FORBES Pte L, Ak Inf. Batt; GILL Pte P E, Wgtn Inf. Batt; HARRISON Pte M H, Ak Inf. Batt; HOLFORD Pte F, Wgtn Inf. Batt; HOLLAND Pte C, Wgtn Inf. Batt; HOWAT Pte F, Wgtn Inf. Batt; HULME Pte H J, Ak Inf. Batt; JAMES Pte W, Ctby Inf. Batt; LIPPIATT Pte G E K, Ak Inf. Batt; MANNING Pte F E, Ak Inf. Batt; MAYER Dvr H, NZ Field Art; MULLER Dvr N V, NZ Field Art; NEVILL Pte J A, Ak Inf. Batt; OLDHAM Dvr F, Divisional Train; ROONEY Pte J J, Ctby Inf. Batt; SCOULLAR Pte L, Divisional HQ; SMITH Pte B, Wgtn Inf. Batt; STOKES Pte A J S, Ctby Inf. Batt; THOMSON Dvr R M, NZ Field Art; TOWGOOD Pte A T, Ctby Inf. Batt; WALLACE Pte L J, Wgtn Inf. Batt; WARD Pte A F, Wgtn Inf. Batt; WYKES Dvr A R, ASC.
The men invalided home are to be allowed to proceed to their homes and at a later date will be medically examined. Those who have recovered sufficiently will then be sent to Trentham to join a reinforcement draft............
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