AUCKLAND WEEKLY NEWS
13 SEPTEMBER 1917
These are extracts from the Auckland Weekly News magazines and have been extracted with permission.
APPEALS BY RESERVISTS
BOWERS, A B, farmer/flax cutter, Cabbage Bay; BRUNT, Charles, soldier on leave; CAIN, James, Papakura; COOKE, Arthur J, railway employee; CROSBY, William, Mt Albert; FOLEY, Bartholomew, farmer, Albany; FOUHY, Daniel, general foreman, Canada Casing Co.; GLANVILLE, Henry P, farmer, Parakakau; GOFFIN, Alfred, Grey Lynn; MATTHEWS, Alex. B; McCALLUM, Joseph F, farmer, Paparoa; PARSONS, Victor C, Grey Lynn; STEWART, David A, farmer; WALKER, John G, farmer, Papakura.
CAMPBELL, Donald C, Marsden Point; CARMAN, Joseph, winder, Whangarei; CLAUSEN, Peter A, farmer, Pakotai; COCHRANE, David Hamilton, Hikurangi; DRUMMOND, Claude L, railway carpenter; DWYER, Robert F, farmer, Hikurangi; GILBEY, Ed. J, coal miner, Hikurangi; HANLON, Lionel, Whangarei; INKSTER, Andrew M, farmer, Towai; McGREGOR, John R, farmer, Whangarei; McKAY, Daniel J R, farmer, Waipu; McKAY, John C, Waipu; McKINLEY, Robert, on leave from camp.; ROSS, John M, farmer, Parua Bay; RUSSELL, Robert, farmer, Waipu; SUTHERLAND, John A, farmer, Helena Bay; VICKLES, Joseph, coal miner & expert jigger, Hikurangi; WALSH, John, engineer, Hikurangi Coal Co.; WHISKER, Neil E, station master, Whangarei; WILSON, Andrew H, miner, Hikurangi; WILSON, Edward, farmer, Hukerunui.
BAXTER, Capt Headley, Royal Warks. Regt, formerly resident at Ashburton, has been killed in action.
KEMPTHORNE, Lt Harold of the Field Artillery, son of Archdeacon Kempthorne of Brightwater near Nelson, has been killed in action.
Nine awards of the Victoria Cross have been made. The recipients include Corporal Leslie Wilton ANDREW of the NZ Infantry. He showed conspicuous bravery while in charge of a small party taking an enemy position. Andrew’s objective was a machine-gun post which had been located in an isolated building. Leading his men forward he encountered unexpectedly a machine-gun post which was stopping the advance of another company. Andrew immediately attacked, capturing the machine-gun and killing several of the crew. He then continued the attack on the machine-gun post which was the original objective and displayed great skill and determination. He finally captured the post and killed several of the enemy, putting to flight the remainder. Andrew’s conduct throughout was unexampled for cool daring, initiative, and fine leadership, and was a magnificent example and a fine stimulant to his comrades.
A soldier named Frederick WALLACE, aged 20, was drowned in the Mataura River on Monday. Accompanied by Joseph MURNEY, another soldier on leave, Wallace was crossing the traffic bridge when his hat was blown into the river. He proceeded down a gravel beach to intercept the hat and waded into the stream. He was swept off his feet and carried down the river and drowned before assistance could be rendered.
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