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AUCKLAND WEEKLY NEWS
28 SEPTEMBER 1916

AUSTRALIAN CASUALTIES - New Zealanders serving with Australian Forces

ADAMS, L/Cpl W – wounded; BENNELL, Pte G – missing; CAMERON, L/C J – wounded; CAMERON, Pte E J – wounded; COSGROVE, Pte R – wounded; FORBES, Pte F – progressing favourably; GIBBS, Pte B O T – missing; GILLIATT, Pte T – wounded; HARSEN, Pte J – wounded; HENDERSON, Pte F – wounded; HENRY, Pte W (2nd) – wounded; HERBERT, Pte B W J – wounded; HICKSON, Sgt H J – wounded; JESSER, Pte J – wounded; JOHNSON, Sgt C H – wounded; JOHNSTON, Pte E A – wounded; LANDLESS, Pte A – wounded; LYON, Pte E N – wounded; MARPLEADER, Pte A – wounded; McNEIL, Cpl – wounded; PURCHASE, Pte R G – wounded; RILEY, Pte J – wounded; SMITH, Pte D – wounded; SMITH, Pte O (2nd) – wounded; SUTHERLAND, Pte N A – wounded; TREASURE, Pte W – missing.

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RETURNING FOR COMMISSIONS

BELLERBY, L/Cpl John – Field Engrs; BERRYMAN, Sgt Stanley – CMR; CRAWFORD, Tpr Lewis Watson – Div HQ; DYER, Sgt Major Herbert Francis – Cty Batt; GEORGETTI, Sgt Austine – Field Artillery; GILLIES, Sgt Major John Munro – Otago Batt; HARPER, Sgt Major Norman Robert – Cty Batt; STOCKER, Sgt Ernest – OMR.

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PROMOTED IN THE FIELD - Nominees for Commissions

NZEF nominees for commissions in the Imperial Forces for July 1916:
ABBEY, Sgt Major A W – NZFA
BOYS, Sgt J D – 1st, Auckland, Battalion
CAMERON, Cpl J D – Otago Mounted Rifles
INGALL, Cpl C G – NZMC
QUARTLEY, Sgt Major – Canterbury Mounted Rifles

NZEF Commissions granted to non-commissioned officers & men serving at the front and returning to NZ to join reinforcement drafts:
ANDERSON, Gnr J – NZFA
BROOK, Sgt Major J C – 1st, Auckland, Battalion
DEANS, Sgt D – Canterbury MR
McLEAN, Sgt L H – 1st, Auckland, Battalion
MORGAN, Sgt H L – 1st, Auckland, Battalion

REES, Sgt Major Frank L – nominated for an Imperial commission in April, has since been transferred for appointment to a commission in a reinforcement draft, NZEF.

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FIRST APPOINTMENTS

List of candidates passing the special examination in August for first appointments to commissions:

Featherston:
ABEL, Sgt A H; ANGUS, Sgt H J; BARCLAY, Cpl J W; BATHGATE, Co.Sgt Mjr C M; BEECHEY, Sgt F J; BUCHANAN, Sgt A E; CHIRNSIDE, Battery Sgt Mjr W; CLOSS, Sgt W O; DE LA MARE, Sgt F A; DE LAMBERT, Sgt F C; DENDY, Sgt A E; HIGHET, Sgt H A; HOBBS, Sgt S M; KING, Co.Sgt Mjr W R; LARSEN, Sgt A J; LE LIEVRE, Sgt C A; LORD, Sgt H J; MACKLEY, Sgt C; MACLEOD, Sgt M K; MARRIOTT, Sgt A A; MARTIN, Sgt A; McKEOWN, Sgt A E; McROBERTS, Sgt EO; MILNES, Sgt H A E; MOORE, Co.Sgt Mjr F W; NEAVE, Sgt D E; OLSEN, Sgt O R; PARK, Sgt J; SMITH, Sgt G G; STABLES, Sgt R H; WILLIAMSON, Sgt P.

Trentham:
AICKIN, Sgt T W; BAIGENT, Sgt I E; BISLEY, Sgt E A H; BOSCAWEN, Cpl E A; CHAMBERS, Sgt Major; HARRIS, Sgt C J; KING, Sgt G L; LAWRENCE, Cpl C H; PATERSON, Cpl L McK; RYAN, Cpl L C; TREWEEK, Sgt F G.

NO.4 GROUP ENLISTMENTS – Hamilton

ANDREWS, Thomas – Hamilton; CAMERON, Ewen – Onewhero; DUGGAN, James – Hamilton; ENTWISTLE, Cyril J – Fencourt; EYRE, Clarence R – Te Awamutu; FAIR, Richard A – Hamilton; FOSTER, Stanley – Ohinewai; GRANT, Ralph T – Ramarama; HOFFMAN, Charles A – Tamahere; JOHNSTONE, Thomas – Mercer; KENNY, Charles – Aria; LEITCH, Thomas – Glen Massey; LITTLE, Leonard H – Te Awamutu; ; ONGHRIN, Samuel – Pukekohe; McIVOR, John – Pukekohe; McSHERRY, Frederick G – Hamilton; ; PARLANE, Sidney G – Hamilton; RYAN, Edward – Pukekohe; SHARP, Henry – Pukekohe;SMITH, Albert G F C – East Tamaki; WHITE, Stanley W – Raetihi; WILEY, Benjamin C – Taupiri; WILSON, John – Tuakau; WINTERINGHAM, Thomas, – Hamilton.

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MILITARY MEDALS

Awarded to the following New Zealanders:
BEDGOOD, L/Cpl – Rifle Brigade; BRISTER, Sgt – Canterbury; CRAWFORD, Sgt – Auckland; GEANEY, Pte – Rifle Brigade; HOLMES, Sgt – Wellington; KENNEDY, Bdr F – Field Artillery; KULITZ, Bdr – Field Artillery; LINKLATER, Spr – Field Engineers; MILLAR, Gnr W – Field Artillery; OCKENDRY, Pte – Otago; OSMERS, Gnr – Field Artillery; RECOTTE, L/Cpl – Rifle Brigade; SAVIGNY, Gnr – Field Artillery; SIMMERS, Sgt – Rifle Brigade; WILLIAMS, Sgt S – Field Artillery; WRIGHT, Cpl A – Rifle Brigade.

GALLANT NEW ZEALANDERS

BEDGOOD, L/Cpl, Rifle Brigade – Military Medal
BRISTER, Sgt, Canterbury – Military Medal
COWLES, Capt John, Rifle Brigade – Military Cross
CRAWFORD, Sgt, Auckland – Military Medal
ELLIS, Lieut Philip, Field Artillery – Military Cross
FRONT, Private, WIB – Distinguished Conduct Medal
GEANEY, Pte, Rifle Brigade – Military Medal
HOLMES, Sgt, Wellington – Military Medal
KENNEDY, Bdr F, Field Artillery – Military Medal
KIBBLEWHITE, Lieut Edward, WIB – Military Cross
KULITZ, Bdr, Field Artillery – Military Medal
LEPPER, Rifleman, NZRB – Distinguished Conduct Medal
LINKLATER, Spr, Field Engineers – Military Medal
McCORMICK, Rifleman, NZRB – Distinguished Conduct Medal
MILLAR, Gnr W, Field Artillery – Military Medal
NIMMO, Rifleman, NZRB - Distinguished Conduct Medal
OCKENDRY, Pte, Otago - Military Medal
OSMERS, Gnr, Field Artillery – Military Medal
POTTER, Private, WIB - Distinguished Conduct Medal
POWLEY, Capt Alfred, Rifle Brigade – Military Cross
RECOTTE, L/Cpl, Rifle Brigade – Military Medal
SAVIGNY, Gnr, Field Artillery – Military Medal
SIMMERS, Sgt, Rifle Brigade – Military Medal
WILLIAMS, Sgt S, Field Artillery – Military Medal
WRIGHT, Cpl A, Rifle Brigade – Military Medal

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WOOD, Sergeant John, on leave from Hanmer, died on the Pateena en route from Lyttelton. NOK: Mrs M Wood, Mornington, Dunedin. One time Secretary of the Early Settlers Assn. Had been to Wellington in order to say goodbye to his son leaving with the 17th Reinforcements.


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