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AUCKLAND WEEKLY NEWS
28 NOVEMBER 1918

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

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Sergeant W E WILLIAMS, son of Mrs D Williams of Weymouth, has been awarded the Military Medal for Gallantry in the field.

MILITARY DECORATIONS

Military decorations have been conferred on the following NZ soldiers whose next of kin reside in the Auckland district:

Military Cross:
HARE, Captain Edgar, 1st Battn, Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry late of Invercargill. (As this officer is not a member of the NZEF, his next of kin is unknown at Base Records); HOLLIS, 2nd Lieut Robert V – Father: W Hollis, Waihi; O’GORMAN, 2nd Lieut Frederick R – Wife: Mrs H E O’Gorman, Grey Lynn; SLEVIN, SSM Frank R – Father: J E Slevin, Waihi

Distinguished Conduct Medal All **:
GILBERT, Cpl Hugh P – Sister: Miss E Gilbert, Te Kuiti; HILL, L/Cpl Cecil T – Mother: Mrs K Hill, Whenuakura; HUNTER, L/Cpl George – Father: A Hunter Scotland, and brother, H Hunter, Waihi; MURRAY, Sgt William – Father: J Murray, Scotland, and friend, J Redpath, Mangaweka; ROBERTS, CQMS Arthur, MM – Mother: Mrs C Roberts, Devonport; THOMSON, Robert [?Raymond] – Sister: Miss A Thomson, Mangatangi

Bar to Military Medal:
THOMAS, Sgt Leonard, MM – Mother: Mrs M J Thomas, Ponsonby

Military Medal:
BARLOW, Frank – Mother: Mrs A J Barlow, Waihou; BARR, L/Cpl Samuel D – Father: S Barr, Onehunga; BIRD, Alexander W – Mother: Mrs M Bird, Thames; BROWN, Cpl Frank E – Father: J Brown, Matata; BURGESS, Gladstone – Mother: Mrs S G Burgess, Frankton; EBERT, George – Wife: Mrs I Ebert, Auckland; FRUIN, Cpl Franklin C, died of wounds 16 September 1918 – Sister: Mrs G Hare, Waiuku; HOLMES, Oliver S – J A Holmes, Auckland; HUGGINS, Edward M – Mother: Mrs G Shellews, Mangere; JONAS, Charles t – Mother: Mrs M Jonas, Rocky Nook; LONG, Wilfred E – Miss F Long, Auckland; McMILLAN, William – Wife: Mrs E E McMillan, Bucks, and father, J McMillan, Auckland; MIDGLEY, Sgt Herbert L – Father: E S Midgley, Auckland; PETERS, Sgt Frederick J F – Father: J Peters, Putaruru; RENNIE, Charles H – Father: W H Rennie, Te Kuiti; RYAN, L/Cpl Richard – Father: D Ryan, Auckland; SMYTH, John F – Father: J J Smyth, Hamilton; SNOWDEN, Albert S C – Mother: Mrs Snowden, Auckland; STONE, Norman G – Mother: Mrs Stone, England, and E A Duplantier, Whangarei; SUTHERLAND, L/Cpl Hugh J – Mother: Mrs M Sutherland, Waipu

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AUCKLAND MEN WHO HAVE DIED IN CAMPS FROM INFLUENZA & PNEUMONIA

13 Nov 1918:
BRUNTON, Pte Ralph B – Father: R L Broughton, Kaipara Flats near Auckland; RUSH, Pte Edward J – Mr Rush, Whangarei

14 Nov 1918:
CORCORAN, Cpl Hugh T – Miss Corcoran, Harapepe, Waikato

15 Nov 1918:
ALEXANDER, Pte G – Mrs C Alexander, Clevedon, Auckland; SHANAGHAN, Pte H O – Wife: Mrs M S Shanaghan, Auckland; SMART, Pte N A H – Mrs A S Smart, Remuera

16 Nov 1918:
COBELDICK, Cpl Francis J – Mrs M A Cobeldick, Rotorua; SIMPSON, Pte L L – Mrs P Simpson, Parnell, Auckland

17 Nov 1918:
BURKE, Pte T L – Mrs L Burke, Tatarariki, Wairoa; PRESCOTT, Gnr G – Mrs L M Prescott, Tuakau, Auckland; RAMSAY, Pte A A – Mrs J B Ramsay, Tauranga

18 Nov 1918:
EARLY, Pte Harold – Mrs B Early, Huntly; FOWLER, Pte Frederick J – Mrs C Fowler, Ponsonby; HOGAN, Pte Michael – Mrs M Hogan, Ponsonby; HUNTER, Pte Edward – Wife: Mrs F C Hunter, Auckland; MARSHALL, Cpl Joseph T – Wife: Mrs J Marshall, Parnell; TAYLOR, William Miles – Mrs Elizabeth Taylor, Maungaturoto

?? Nov 1918:
AMBROSE, Pte James O – Sister: Mrs C Crawford, Auckland; McADAM, Gnr Roland W – W C McAdam, Auckland

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DEATHS OF RETURNED MEN

COBELDICK, Cpl F T, son of W Cobeldick, Government ranger, Rotorua, died in camp from pneumonia following upon influenza. His brother, Pte Eric W COBELDICK, was killed in action in France in July 1917.

GRACE, Pte David P, son of Mrs C Grace, Upper Vincent St, died of influenza and was buried at Waikumete Cemetery with military honours.

LYE, Pte E V, 18th Reinforcements, died at the Auckland Hospital Annexe of pneumonia.

SPEIGHT, Lieut Harold Ellison, MC, only son of Mrs Marion Speight & late Mr Wm C Speight, St Georges Bay Rd, Parnell, died at Whakatane.


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