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One of the largest funerals ever seen in the Done district took place yesterday, when the remains of. the late Private. Dudley Harrison were laid to rest'in the iDorie Cemetery. Private Harrison was twice wounded in the wrist and once in the head. He was invalided home, and died after an operation designed to assist in the healing of his wounds. Previous to the funeral a short service was conducted in St. Patrick's Anglican Churdh by the Rev. E. N. Blakiston, of Rakaia. The funeral was of a semi-military character, the pall-bearers and many followers being in khaki, and the coffin being draped with a Union Jack. The pallbearers were:—Lieutenant W. Harrison, R.F.C., Private A. Ridhards (Overdale), Private S. Richards (Waihao .Downs), Lieutenant Lloyd, Captain Lumley, and Sergeant G. Weir. The first-mentioned three wore cousins of the deceased. The chief mourners were :—Messrs H. J. Harrison (father), T. S. Harrison, and H. Harrison, jun. (brothers). The Defence Department was represented by Lieutenant Blathwayt, of Ashburton. Trumpeter fID. Moore, of the South Canterbury Mounted Rifles sounded the "Last Post." The cortege was an extremely long one, and included tlie Mayor (Mr, 11. Galbraith), representatives of the County Council, Hospital Board, and War Relief Committee, and the scores of wreaths leceived, and the messages of condolence from all parts of New Zealand, pointed to the esteem in which the deceased was held.

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DORIE., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9575, 2 April 1919

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DORIE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9575, 2 April 1919

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