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A large gathering met at Mr Small's shed to welcome home Corporal Hugh Gillcspie. The social opened with singin" a verse, of the National Anthem, after which an excellent programme o£ songs and recitations was submitted, the following taking part:—Mrs. S.Tavlor aud Miss Oakley (Ashburton), Messrs S. Taylor, Russell (Ashburton), Manson, Smith, and Kane. All the items were encored.

On behalf of the residents of the district. Mr J. , Bell, who presided, presented Corporal Gillespie with a gold albert and medal, suitably inscribed. The gathering: srnig "For he's a. jolly good fellow" and gave three hearty cheers, and as there was n number of: returned men present the residents also; sane " For they are jolly good fellows": and gave them three cheers. . ; In the. course of his remarks the 1 chairman referred to the supreme sacrifice made bv"those-who had been asso-^ dated with the district, and a motion of sympathy was carried in silence. Oornoral Gillespio and Mr B. Wotten. suitably replied. Refreshments were handed round, after which the room was. cleared,, for, dancing, to music generously, supplied, by Miss Hampton and Mr Milne. Mr W. Reeves making an efficient M.C.

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WHEATSTONE., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9595, 26 April 1919

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WHEATSTONE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9595, 26 April 1919

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