AUCKLAND WEEKLY NEWS
31 JANUARY 1918
These are extracts from the Auckland Weekly News magazines and have been extracted with permission.
APPEALS BY RESERVISTS
AITKEN, Peter W, miner, Hikurangi; ALDER, Henry G, Pakotai; ANDREWS, Arthur E, milk vendor/fruitgrower, Whau Valley; ARNOLD, Albert, Towai; BECKER, William, farmer, Whangarei; BULLIANS, William, Whangarei; CALLAGHAN, Alfred, Kiripaka; CAMERON, Jeremiah, saddler, Whangarei; CLARK, Cyril S, dentist, Whangarei; CLARKE, Charles C, Puhipuhi; COUGHLIN, John T, engine-cleaner, Whangarei; COURTNEY, Alfred, Whangarei; CRAWFORD, Charles, Whangarei; CRAWFORD, John P, farmer, Maungakaramea; CROSS, Arthur O, Mareretu; DAVISON, William W, Wairua; EDWIN, Peter, miner, Hikurangi; FINNERTY, Joseph T; FLEET, D F, Ruakaka; FORSYTH, James, Waipu; GOODHUE, George J, Hikurangi; GREEN, Henry H, Oakleigh; HARDY, Edwin B, farmer; HARGREAVES, John, miner, Hikurangi; HOLMAN, F S; JOHNSON, Albert A, factory manager, Waimamaku; JONES, Thomas, Whangarei; KELLS, Frederick K, Hikurangi; LANGLEY, Frederick, Whangarei; MacDONALD, Frederick P, aged 19, with the naval forces in England; MAHANGA, Henry S, Kamo; McANDREW, D, Whangarei; McAULEY, Sid. J; McCARTHY, Mat, Hikurangi; McKENZIE, D J, Waipu; MILLWARD, Percival, Waipu; MORGAN, Andrew, Kamo; NORTH, Clinton B; PARKER, William; PICKENS, Thomas, Hikurangi; SHEPHERD, Frederick C, farmer; SMYTH, Arthur W, Whangarei; STONNEN, George A, Whangarei; SWAIN, William C, Whangarei; TAYLOR, Isaac, Towai; WHITE, Ambrose E, Whangarei
BUTLER, Frank; EVANS, Robert; FINLAYSON, Edward, farmer, Raupo; HALE, Joseph; HAWTHORNE, Robert, farmer; JONES, Charles, sheep farmer, Mangatu; KITCHING, Lionel T, river master; LEQUESNE, Jack, labourer, Aratapu; ORD, John, Waimatanui; SHEPHERD, Walter, dairy farmer, Ruawai; STEWART, Kenneth, dairy farmer, Hoanga; WALKER, Gilbert, farmer, Aratapu; WIDDUP, John.
DOOLAN, Alfred P, slaughterman; FINLAY, William, farmer, Patumahoe; HERBERT, F G, farmer, Pukekohe; KELLY, John, slaughterman; SCALLY, Hugh, farmer/contractor, Hobsonville; TEUTONBERG, Ludwig, R, registrar, Tokerau Land Board.
GENERAL COURT MARTIAL - TRIAL OF LT.COL. TURNER - PARTICULARS OF CHARGES – TRIBUNAL OF SEVEN OFFICERS
A General Court-martial for the trial of Lieutenant Colonel C H TURNER of the 5th, Wellington, Regiment, late commandant of the Motuihi Island internment camp, was opened in Auckland on Tuesday morning.
Lt Col Turner stands arraigned as a result of the escape from Motuihi Island, on 13 December, of 10 prisoners of war and one civilian.
The Court is constituted as follows:
President: Colonel N P ADAMS, CMG, NZ Field Artillery
Members: Lt Col J L SLEEMAN, Imperial General Staff
Lt Col D PRINGLE, 2nd, Wellington & West Coast, Mounted Rifles
Lt Col E W PORRITT, 6th, Hauraki, Regt
Lt Col J A P FREDERICK, Otago Coast Defence Infantry
Lt Col J DEANS, 1st Mounted Rifles, CYC
Lt Col F T BELLRINGER, 11th Regt
Lt Col J HISLOP, 9th, Hawkes Bay, Regt
Lt Col J P STEVENSON, Auckland Coast Defence Infantry
Lt Col G J BEATTIE, NZ Field Artillery
Prosecutor: Captain P E BALDWIN
Counsel may appear on behalf of the prosecutor.
The Judge Advocate General, Col J R REED, K.C., will also be present. Captain J F PULLEN, Garrison Artillery, will appear for Lt Col TURNER.
The charges preferred against Lieut Col Turner are: That, being a member of the Defence Forces of New Zealand he, without reasonable excuse, allowed to escape persons committed to his charge, in that he, at Motuihi Island, on or about 13 December, 1917, while commandant of the said island and having the care, charge and custody of certain prisoners of war and interned alien enemies, to wit, one Lieutentant Commander Count von Luckner, Lieutenant Kirscheiss, Wireless Operator Grun, Wireless Engineer Freund, Naval Cadets von Zatorsi, Paulsen, Schmidt, Mellert & Klohn, Seaman H Erdmann, and one von Egidy, a Samoan Government official, allowed the said Lieut Cdr Count von Luckner and the others mentioned to obtain possession of a launch and to make other preparations for their escape, without taking reasonable means to prevent it and thus permitted the escape of the said Lieut Cdr Count von Luckner and the others mentioned...
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