AUCKLAND WEEKLY NEWS
30 AUGUST 1917
These are extracts from the Auckland Weekly News magazines and have been extracted with permission.
For service in Egypt, the Commander in Chief there has made the following awards to officers and men of the NZ Mounted Rifles:
CRAVEN, L A, Lieut, MGC – MC
GIFFNEY, J A, Spr – MM
PARKINSON, L, Lieut – MC
ROUSE, Claude, Sgt – MM
SOMMERVILLE, J A, Major – DSO
TROTTER, J R, Tpr – MM
WILDER, A S, Captain – MC
GRACE, H G, Captain of Blenheim, 21st Cavalry (Daly’s Horse), has been awarded the MC for gallantry in Mesopotamia.
REID, W Douglas, Captain, RAMC, Blenheim, attached to the Manchester Regiment – Has been awarded the Military Cross.
GILLESPIE, C T, Lieutenant, NZFA - MC
MANNING, L I, Lieutenant, Rifle Brigade - MC
CAMPBELL, Victor Lindsay Arbuthnot, Commander, R.N., who received the DSO decoration in June 1915, has now been awarded a bar for subsequent acts of gallantry. He was a member o the Scott expedition. He has been reinstated on the active list as a commander in recognition of his distinguished services during the war.
CULLING, Thomas Grey, Flight Lieut, RANS, who has just had conferred upon him the Distinguished Service Cross, is the only son of Mr T S Culling of Remuera. On 23 April 1917, with two other machines, he engaged a formation of nine hostile scouts and two-seater machines. Two two-seater machines were shot down, one of them by Flight Lieut Culling unassisted, for which deed his work has been honoured.
JENNINGS, A G, Lieutenant, Northumberland Fusiliers, has been awarded the Military Cross. He is the only surviving son of Mr W T Jennings, MP, New Plymouth. At the opening of the battle of Arras, he was the only officer left in charge of the company. He assumed command of the remnants and managed to knock out a German machine gun crew and to capture the gun. This gun was holding up the attack and had stopped two parties who had previously tried to get it. Mr Jennings was a Main Body NZEF man and was invalided from Gallipoli with shell shock. He received his commission at the beginning of this year.
O’RORKE, D C, Major, King’s Royal Rifle Corps, has been awarded the Military Cross for taking command of another company in addition to his own and handling a difficult position with the greatest skill. He set a fine example to his men. He has just been promoted Major, at the early age of 21 years. He has seen much service since the outbreak of war, for he was in France by the end of 1914. He was wounded in the early days and has twice been gassed. He is a son of Mr E D O’Rorke, of Auckland.
SPEIGHT, Harold, 2nd Lieut, NZFA, has received the Military Cross. The official record says that his battery was suddenly subjected to an intense bombardment. He at once went into the open and visited the battery positions and directed the removal of all his men to cover. His prompt action and great courage saved many casualties to the battery.
HUMPHRIES, Cecil F G, Captain, Christchurch, who has been awarded the Military Cross, commenced his military career as a private in August 1914, and won the DCM at an early stage of the war. He has been twice wounded, the last time as an officer of the Highland Light Infantry. Returned to France he was given command of a Labour Battalion and his services in this capacity have been recognised by the MC.
EVANS, E R G R, Captain, C.B., D.S.O., R.N., has had the Croix de Guerre conferred upon him by the President of France.
General GODLEY has awarded the Military Medal to:
BELTON, L D, Gnr, NZFA; BRYANT, L M, Dvr, ASC; DENT, I, Sgt OMR; DOBSON, T, Bdr, NZFA; DOWNEY, S G, Pte, AM Corps; PHILLIPS, N, Spr, NZE; ROSANOWSKI, H, Cpl, NZRB; SELBY, H, Ftr, NZFA; WILLIAMSON, J, Spr, NZE; YOUNG, J H, Spr, NZE.
The following non-commissioned officers of the NZASC have been awarded the Meritorious Service Medal:
SLINGSBY, T W, CSM, No.1 Field Ambulance
HOLLAND, J, CQMS, No.2 Field Ambulance
SMITH, S H, SSM, No.3 Field Ambulance
KEAT, McCAW The army commander expresses his appreciation of the gallant conduct of Pte W A McCAW and Pte G H KEAT, both of the NZMC, in the following circumstances: “On 16 June, Pte E LUCAS, North Staffordshire Regt, while bathing in 11ft of water, abounding with weeds, got into difficulty and sank. Pte McCAW plunged in to his assistance and, aided by Pte KEAT, after many attempts, succeeded in bringing the unconscious man to the bank and eventually resuscitating him by artificial respiration.
LANE, Cpl Donald B, NZEF, killed in action at the Gallipoli landing was the elder son of Mr William Lane, (dec) editor of the NZ Herald. His younger son, Trooper R LANE, is now on his way to the Front.
Arthur W ROBERTS, a returned soldier, who fell from the Auckland Express at Hamilton on Wednesday, was buried with military honours on Saturday. He left as a Bombardier with the Main Body Artillery and was invalided home about six months ago on account of wounds received at Gallipoli. He also served in the South African War, being a Sergeant in the 4th and a Lieutenant in the 8th, Contingents.
MENTIONED IN DESPATCHES - Egypt
ACTON-ADAMS, Major P M; ALDRED, Capt M; BARR, Sgt J A; BELL, Sgt B; CHADWICK, Sgt J; CHAYTOR, Brig Genl E W C; CHAYTOR, Lt Col D A, MC; CLARKE, Sgt S B; CONDICK, Sister; CREED, L/Sgt W H P; DIVE, Capt R H, RAMC; EARLY, Staff Nurse; EVANS, Lt J; FINLAYSON, Lt A C M; HARPER, Capt R P; HAWKE, Sgt R A, NZMC; HERCUS, Major C E; HERRICK, Lt A D; HEWTON, Lt Col, C T H; HIGGINS, Miss M, NZ Volunteer Sisterhood; HOLLIS, RSM, W J; HURST, Major H C; JACOBSEN, Sister; JOHNSTON, 2nd Lieut A B; LEE, Shoeing-Smith Cpl C G; MACKESY, Lt Col C E R; MATHIAS, Lt G; MAXWELL, Sgt F J; McCOSH, sister; McKAY, Sgt W; McKENZIE, TP, SM; MELDRUM, Lt Col W; MURCHISON, Major D S; O’BRIEN, Sgt M J; PALMER, Sqd SM, W; RHODES, Lt A E T; ROUT, Miss E, Hon.Sec., NZ Vol. Nursing Sisters; SAMUEL, Lt Col A M; SMITH, Major H W; SOMMERVILLE, Major J A; STRACHAN, Cpl L, ; THOMPSON, Sgt W J; TITMUS, Dvr C, ASC; VICKERMAN, Capt P S; WHYTE, Major J H; WILKIE, Major A H; WILLIAMS, 2nd Lt E G; WITHERS, Capt K L; YOUNG, J, SM .
APPEALS BY RESERVISTS – Whangarei
ALLAN, Charles H, stock owner, Hukerunui; BEASLEY, James, farmer, Parua Bay; CALLAGHAN, James, 2nd Div. re-enlisted, Maromaku; COCHRANE, David H, coal trucker, Hikurangi; DURHAM, Angus, Waipu; HANSEN, Stanley M, farmer/mail contractor, Purerua; LITTLE, James, miner, Hikurangi; MACKWOOD, Francis, farmer, Waipu; McKAY, Alex. W, Waipu; RICHARDSON, George W, farmer, Waipu; RUTHERFORD, James, storekeeper, Whangarei; SANDERS, Frank, coal miner, Kiripaka; SANKEY, George S, seaman, Parua Bay; STOCK, Samuel, trucker, Hikurangi Coal Co.; WILSON, Andrew H, miner, Hikurangi.
WAIKATO RECRUITS – 33rd Reinforcements
ALLEN, N H, Frankton Junction; ANDERSON, L A, Puketaha; ARMSTRONG, H A, Rimunui; BARRY, D G, Frankton Junction; BROWNE, L R, Te Kauwhata; BROWNE, F K S, Roto-o-rangi; BAKER, A, Hamilton; BOYD, D, Te Akau; CAPEWELL, H, Kaipaki; CLIFTON, N A, Mokau Ferry; CONNOR, G, Ohaupo; COINES, D, Glenmassey; CORNES, A V, Te Mata; CRAWFORD, E S, Mahoenui; CURRIE, A H, Newstead; CLARKE, F G, Hamilton; DAVIES, J, Claudelands; DUNSMUIR, J, Huntly; DUNCAN, E A, Eureka; DYER, H, Te Kuiti; FLOYD, S, Puketiti; FRAEI, N H, Kopaki; GRANT, W A, Ohinewai; GIBB, H, Churchill; GOLLARD, L F, Kinohaku; GILLANDERS, A J, Te Kuiti; GRAY, R H, Kihikihi; GORDON, E T H, Te Kawa; HOGAN, J S, Matangi; HALL, A G, Hamilton (home reserve); HARRINGTON, D G P, Huntly; HODGSON, W J, Tamahere; ILLING, F A, Te Kawa; JACKSON, A H, Aotea; JAMIESON, S, Hautapu; KAY, P C, Ngaruawahia; KELLY, W T, Cambridge; KEMP, B C, Glenmassey; LANKEY, R E, Te Kowhai; LOWRIE, H, Waitangaruru; MARSHALL, J L, Gordonton; MONTGOMERY, J, Cambridge; McKINNON, A M, Taupiri; McCONNELL, J E, Orini; MURRAY, P, Aria; MAGNER, W L, Te Kowhai; MURRAY, A S, Puketutu; NESBIT, L J, Kawhia; O’HARA, F, Te Awamutu; PEAKE, I C, Maungatautari; POWELL, A T, Huntly; PARKER, E V, Pukeroro; PELLOW, W H, Onewhero; POTTER, A, Rangiriri; QUIRK, A E, Waimae; RAINBOW, A H, Pio Pio; RITCHIE, G, Te Kuiti; REDSHAW, J E, Kio Kio; RICKARD, D T, Hamilton; RUSH, W F, Cambridge; SVENSEN, B A, Awakino; SARGEANT, W, Te Kuiti; THOMPSON, James, Frankton Junction; THOMPSON, John, Awakino; TRETHOWEN, R S, Rototuna; TREANOR, J D, Hamilton; THOMSON, A H, Gordonton; TRISTRAM, L F, Hamilton; TURNER, J T, Te Kuiti; WALMSLEY, J A E, Te Mata; WEBSTER, H, Taumatawaenga; WILKINSON, J, Hamilton; WILLIAMS, J H, Mangapeehi; WARSLEY, H H, Hamilton; WHYMAN, A J, Cambridge; YARNDLEY, A W, Otorohanga.
HAURAKI RECRUITS – 33rd Reinforcements
BACON, C L, Te Aroha; BRONLUND, E F, Coromandel; BURCH, L, Morrinsville; CHRISTIE, S F, Thames; CLARK, S F, Te Aroha; CONWAY, A E, Thames; COOKSON, W, Morrinsville; DICKINSON, F T, Morrinsville; DONOVAN, W, Waiorongomai; DUNBAR, M W, Thames; GEORGE, W H, Waihi; GREGAN, E A, Te Aroha; GROGAN, E, Thames; HALL, J, Te Aroha; HOSKING, F W, Matamata; HUMPHREYS, R C, Morrinsville; JENNINGS, A, Thames; KENDALL, A G, Thames; LAMBIE, T, Waitoa; LENNARD, M, Ngatea, Thames; LOCKWOOD, H A, Tahuna; LOWSON, A L, Thames; LYNCH, P, Waikino; MAYN, G H, Patetonga; McCORD, S, Te Aroha; MONTAGUE, J, Matamata; MORIARTY, J, Waihi; MUNRO, H J, Waihi; NORTON, F J, Morrinsville; ODLUM, R, Te Aroha; PARK, O W, Coromandel; PHELPS, S, Netherton; ROSS, J K, Pipiroa; SAUNDERS, E, Thames; SMITH, E C, Waihi; SNWLING, H, Thames; SOUTHON, H S, Patetonga; STEWART, L T, Thames; SYLVESTER, J B, Te Aroha; TOOKE, J, Tahuna; TRIPLOW, F J, Waihi; WALLACE, G M, Tatuanui; WALLACE, H, Te Aroha; WALLS, H T, Matamata ; WATT, J, Hinuera; WENZLICK, A, Tapu; WENZLICK, M, Tapu; WHATFORD, A H, Te Aroha; WHITE, W, Thames; WIGGINS, A, Paeroa; WILSON, J E, Paeroa; WORTHINGTON, W J, Waihi.
THOMS, Major N W, NZ Staff Corps – Distinguished Service Order for valuable reconnoitering under heavy fire.
MARR, Captain, a New Zealander serving in Mesopotamia – Military Cross
ARMSTRONG, Lt D C, 4th, Dunedin, Batt, NZRB – Military Cross
WINCHESTER, Lt E A, 17th, Ruahine, Regt – Military Cross
APPEALS BY RESERVISTS – Waikato
ABSOLUM, R M; ALLAN, E; ARMSTRONG, Charles, solicitor, Hamilton; BEER, E; BOYD, David, farmer; BRIGHT, John T, railway employee; BROOKS, J G, chemist; COGGINS, Alfred; COLLINS, William; DAVIS, W J S; DAWSON, W J; DESCOMBE, F; EDGE, Rev M J; GIENAN, A; GODLEY, W A; GORDON, John C; HENDERSON, J E; HETT, William, refrigeration engineer; HIGGINSON, T G; KEITH, A W; LEBAILLY, H W; LEECE, William, analytical chemist; MAIN, Thomas A; MANNINGTON; MAY, D S, share-milker; McDOUGALL, Neil; McLEAN, W J; ROUTH, F; SHANAHAN, Michael; SMITH, Alfred L; SMITH, Charles; STACE, E E; STOREY, F J; TERRY, Alfred D; THOMPSON, Alfred H; TYSON, J; WENDT, H R; WOOD, W N.
June nominations by the G.O.C., NZEF, for temporary Imperial commissions were:
BARKER, W B, Cpl, Auckland MR; RONALDSON, A C, Cpl, Wgtn Regt; THOMAS, H M, SSM, Wellington MR; WHEELER, E R, Sgt, Engineers; WILSON, P F A, Dvr, FA.
LEESE, H C, Sgt, Auckland Regt, and HUTCHINSON, G A, S.Sgt, Wellington Regt, have been appointed to Imperial commissions and have been discharged from the NZEF.
Nominations for commissions in the R.F.C. by the G.O.C. are:
GIBBS, H I J, Tpr, Wellington MR; MASON, S D, Tpr, NZMGC; NEILSON, P, Sgt, Wellington MR; PARRISH, A, Sgt, Auckland MR; RASSMUSSEN, H P, Cpl, CMR; REED, A C, L.Cpl, NZMGC; STEELE, T L, L.Cpl, NZMGC.
June nominations for commissions in the NZEG, after training with officer cadet units, are:
BUDDO, C D, Dvr, ASC; CALAME, P E, Sgt, Wgtn Regt; FLOOD, J W, Cpl, ASC; GILSHINAN, S E, Sgt, Wgtn Regt; GORDON, T J, CSM, Auckland Regt; LEYLAND, A I, S.S., Wellington Regt; RAEBURN, D A, Cpl, ASC; THOMPSON, J E, Pte, Otago Regt; THOMPSON, J, Sgt, RB; THOMPSON, S F J, Sgt, RB; THOMSON, R, CSM, Otago Regt; WALSH, J W, Sgt, RB; WILLSTEED, W B, S.S., Otago Regt.
HARPER, J, Sgt, FA; HOLLAND, D D, Sgt, FA; NELSON, W T, Sgt, FA; PULHAN, L R, Sgt, FA.
For Machine-gun Corps:
BROWN, A W, L.Sgt, MGC; FORSYTH, D D, CSM, MGC
GEORGE, E W, Spr, Engineers
An unusually lengthy list has been prepared, giving the names of men in the NZEF who have completed their course and now have commissions in the NZ Division. Those who have been working in Egypt are:
ARMSTRONG, L J, SSM, posted to the NZMGC; BELLINGHAM, L V, SSM, posted to WMR; COMPIGNE, E L, QMS, posted to the CMR; DINES, J H, RSM, posted to the CMR; GRAY, C A, RSM, posted to the CMR; PATON, G, Sgt, posted to AMR; REID, C H, RSM posted to AMR; SCOTT, G W, L.Sgt, posted to WMR.
Commissions have been granted to the following on completion of their training:
Posted to Canterbury Regt:
BELL, T, CSM; BRISTED, E G, Pte; BROAMAN (sic), A M, Sgt; BROSNAN, R K B, Pte; BURNARD, A T E, Pte; CHOTE, F H, Pte; CORNFORD, E S, Pte; DALZIELL, N, L.Cpl; DAVIE, F L, Sgt; DAVIES, O Y, Sgt; ; AVIS, A G, Pte; DAVY, T H, Sgt; EDRIDGE, T, Sgt; ELL, A H W, Pte; FARQUHAR, A, L.Sgt; FODEN, W R, Cpl; GRAY, R N, Sgt; GREEN, J L, RSM; GRIFFITHS, D V, L.Cpl; HAROLD, H, Sgt; HOLFORD, L A, Cpl; HOSIE, R, SSM; HOWLETT, D, Sgt; KAY, H P, L.Cpl; KORNER, W, Sgt; MOGRIDGE, S J, CSM; MUIR, J, L.Cpl; NORTON, R H I, Pte; OXLEY, J V, Pte; SCOULLAR, W A, Sgt; SHALLCRASS, C A, Pte ; STRATFORD, H E, RSM; TREMEWAN, W H, Sgt; WANDEN, W M, Sgt; WEST, J A, Rflm
Posted to Wellington Regiment:
BENTON, J E R, Pte; BLENNERHASSETT, H E, Cpl; BOLES, G H, CSM; BRAILSFORD, S F, L/Cpl; BROOKES, B, Sgt; BUSH, H G, Sgt; CHAMBERLAIN, H F, Sgt; CORNWALL, F C, CSM; FOSTER, H G, Pte; GRIBBLE, H, Cpl; HASTEDT, B C, Cpl; HOLLIS, R V, CSM; HOWDEN, C, Cpl; HULBERT, W, Cpl; KINVIG, J G, Cpl; LITTLE, K M, SSM; LOVE, R, Sgt; MILNER, C W, CSM; POTT, G F, CSM; ROBERTSON, W J, Sgt; ROSS, G McK, Sgt; STEWART, C G, Sgt; STRACK, H J, Sgt; TAYLER, R J, L/Cpl; TREVENA, A J, L/Cpl; WARD, T L, L.Cpl.
Posted to the Auckland Regiment:
ALLAN, M, CSM; BAILEY, F E, CSM; BANNISTER, H S, L/Cpl; BAXTER, R T, CSM; CARNAHAN, W H, SS; CARTER, C R, Sgt; DONALDSON, L T, CQMS; GARROWAY, R, CSM; GRIBBIN, C R, CSM; HARE, F, Sgt; HOLMES, A A, Pte; ISAACS, H C, Sgt; LYNCH, R H, CSM; McADAM, H H, Pte; McINTYRE, R, Sgt; MELVILLE, J A, CSM; MURRAY, A, Sgt; SNOW, C H G, Sgt; THOMPSON, A S, RSM; WALKER, D J V, Sgt; YOUNG, E H, L/Cpl
Posted to the Pioneer Battalion:
CHARTERS, R G, Sgt; CLIFTON, E C, Sgt; DUFAUR, D, Sgt.
Posted to the Field Artillery:
HAMILTON, T G, Cpl; LAWRENCE, L B, Gnr.
Posted to the Machine-gun Corps:
MULLINS, T, Sgt
Posted to NZ Rifle Brigade:
MANTTAN, H B, SS; ALLEN, E W, Rfm; CHALMERS, H R H, CQMS; COBBE, E, Rfm; CROOKS, D L, Rfm; DAY, J E, Sgt; DICKEY, C V, Sgt; DRYSDALE, T J H, Spr; EVANS, H W, Sgt; FLINN, A, CSM; FRENCH, A, CSM; GUINNESS, A G, SS; HARVEY, H W, Sgt; HOPKINS, V P, CQMS; JAMIESON, J E, Sgt; LITTLE, G C, Sgt; LOADSMAN, A C E, SS; LUXFORD, M G, Cpl; McKINNON, K J, Sgt; McLEAN, W H, Sgt; O’BRIDGEMAN, F, Sgt; REEVE, W A, Sgt; SALT, C H, Cpl; SHEPARD, A W, Cpl; SMITH, F A, Sgt; STEVENS, W E, Sgt; WALKER, L G, Sgt WINN, C C, L/Cpl; WOOD, A C, Spr; YEO, F G, Sgt
Posted to Otago Regiment:
BISHOP, J J, Cpl; BYRNE, A E, Pte; COOK, S, Sgt; CORBETT, I P, Sgt; CORBETT, T, Sgt; COSTMAN, A S M, Sgt; EMMS, F, SSM; FYFE, R E, CSM; HISLOP, A, Pte; HODGSON, R I, Pte; INGSTER, A, CSM; ISRAEL, A W, Sgt; KNIGHT, G B, Cpl; MacDONALD, A R, Cpl; MACDONALD, A, Sgt; MACKY, T R B, Sgt; MacPHERSON, S D, Pte; MALCOLM, E, Cpl; MARSHALL, F M, Sgt; MURPHY, W, RQMS; NEWTON, E W, L.Cpl; NICHOLSON, H, RSM; O’CONNELL, W, L.Cpl; PRYCE, J S, Sgt; RENNIE, G C, Sgt; ROBINSON, E G, Sgt; RYBURN, E M, Sgt; SAVAGE, R A, CSM; SIMMERS, R, Sgt; SMITH, O C, Cpl; STUART, W A, Pte; TAPPER, R, QMS; TOMPSETT, N, Pte; WATSON, N F, Sgt; WILSON, G S, Sgt.
LOSS OF THE AVENGER
HMS Avenger has been torpedoed in the North Sea on the night of 13-14 June and subsequently sunk. This armed merchant cruiser was designed and built for the Union Steam Ship Co. for the NZ-Vancouver mail route and was to have been christened Ao-tea-Roa. So nearly ready was she that a number of her officers had arrived from NZ to take the vessel out and they too were commissioned by the Admiralty. At the time she was lost the Avenger had on board the following New Zealanders:
COOK, Robertson, Engineer-Lieutenant, RNR, Dunedin
DUNLOP, J, Engineer-Commander, RNR, Auckland
GATLAND, A Leslie, Engineer-Lieutenant, RNR, Onehunga
KIRKLAND, Hugh, Engr-Sub-Lieut, RNR, Mosgiel – injured by the explosion, but is progressing satisfactorily.
McLAREN, Thomas J, Engr-Sub-Lieut, RNR, Dunedin
McLEOD, George H, Engr-Sub-Lieut, RNR, Auckland
RICHARDSON, Walter H, Engr-Sub-Lieut, RNR, Dunedin
TYLEE, Errol T, Engr-Sub-Lieut, RNR, Napier
URQUHART, William J, Engr-Sub-Lieut, RNR, Dunedin
WELLS, J Stanley,, Engineer-Lieutenant, RNR, Christchurch
WILSON, Henry H, Engr-Sub-Lieut, RNR, Mosgiel
The report by cable stated that all on board the Avenger were saved, except one man, who was killed by the explosion.
The vacancy in the command of the 1st NZ Infantry Brigade, caused by the death in action of Brigadier-General C H J BROWN, has been filled by the appointment of Lieut Colonel C W MELVILL, D.S.O.
Colonel E W C CHAYTOR, is granted the temporary rank of major-general while commanding the Australian & New Zealand Mounted Division, to which he has been appointed in succession to Major-General CHAUVEL.
Lieutenant Colonel W MELDRUM, WMR, succeeds to the command of the NZMR Brigade.
Lieutenant A E T RHODES, CMR, has been appointed ADC to General CHAYTOR. Lieutenant C B EASTHER, WMR, succeeds him as ADC to the Commander of the Mounted Rifle Brigade.
Major C DICK will command the WMR while Lieutenant Colonel MELDRUM is commanding the brigade.
Lieutenant-Colonel C E R MACKESY, DSO, commanding the AMR, has been seconded for duty with the eastern force and has returned to NZ on leave. He is succeeded in command of his regiment by Major J N McCARROLL.
Major A M SAMUEL, who has been in command of the training units in Egypt for some time and has returned to NZ on account of ill health, is succeeded by Major C R SPRAGGE.
Major Willoughby C GARSIA, M.C., Hampshire Regt, is now General Staff Office, 1st Grade, with the rank of lieutenant colonel.
Commander Robert NEWTON, RN, of HMS Ferret, belongs to Horsham Downs, Hamilton, where he was farming when war was declared.
Dr O W ANDREWS, has been appointed deputy surgeon general, HMS New Zealand.
Lieutenant Alexander COE-SMITH, formerly of the Union Steam Ship Co, and subsequently of the Southern Cross, is in the Royal Indian Marine service, with headquarters at Bombay, doing patrol duty.
Sub Lieutenant Dawson V HANNA, RNVR, of Auckland, is in the Mediterranean on a patrol launch.
Sub Lieutenant G S REID, RNVR, of Auckland, has completed his instruction course at Southampton and is now second in command of one of HM motor launches.
Lieutenant H ERLAM, Cheshire Regt, formerly Sergeant, 1st, Auckland, Battalion, is now Captain, South Lancashire Regt . He served for 14 years in the Royal Navy; has the Persian Gulf Medal and has held a commission in the 12th Cheshires since August 1915.
Lieutenant R H MARRYATT, Worcester Regt, of Te Kuiti, has been promoted captain. He received his commission early in 1915.
2nd Lieutenant Wm FORREST, Royal Fusiliers, of Morrinsville, is quite fit again. He was laid up by shell shock following by influenza. Lt Forrest is under orders for overseas with one of the labour companies.
An Auckland man serving in the South African Heavy Artillery in France is Sergeant E M McINDOE, son of Mr W J C McIndoe of Tamaki West. He joined the Cape Garrison Artillery in October 1914 for service in the rebellion and German South West Africa.
Sergeant Major A J RIDLER of Wellington, NZFA, has been appointed superintendent clerk at the NZ Military HQ, in place of Sergeant Major MILLINGTON who is returning to NZ. Having been discharged on account of eye trouble. He left NZ with the second reinforcements, saw service in Gallipoli and has been at Hornchurch for the past year.
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