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The Makura, which arrived from Vancouver to-day, brought back 24! lieutenants, all of the Royal Navy or Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. They/ were all participants in naval operations about the 'North. Sea, taking part in submarine phasing a^d general patrol work, whilpmost of them had a hand in the bombardments rlof the Belgian con st. Lieutenant-Commander : Lionel Robinson. E.N., is on his way to Melbourne to take up a naval appointment there.' When in charge of an armoured train in the north of France early in the war this officer did such damage to the Germans that the Kaiser offered £1000 for lub head. He was also one of the Naval Brigades in Antwerp, took part in the 'Heligoland fight and. the storming of Zeebrugge, and latterly was engaged in shelling the Belgian coast. Besides pos«sessing the Distinguished Service. Cross, ho received a decoration from'the Belgian King. Great tales are told of the deeds of 38 chief potty officers who are. part of the force of motor-boat patrolmen to come buck. -They arc all in Auckland now. and every one of them has seen service, bombing the Belgian coast, working against mines, and in mystery ships chasing submarines. ...

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RETURNED SAILORS, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9603, 7 May 1919

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RETURNED SAILORS Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9603, 7 May 1919

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