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VOLUNTEERS ' PLENTIFUL. Tha officer commanding the Ist (Canterbury) Regiment has issued a notice that volunteers are required'to form a field company of members.of the regiment. The members required are—Sergeants (6), , corporals (10), and privates (217). Applications will be received by Captain Burn, adjutant lit (Canterbury) Regiment. ;.:■ During the past fcwo or three days there has been a steady stream N of applicants for (enrolment at the Headquarters Office and the Area Office of the Defence Department. Inspection parades of the various pquadron3 of the Ist Mounted Rifles (0.V.0.) will be held on Saturday throughout the regimental districts. . The officer commanding the "B" squadron 0.V.0. has issued the following" orders to his unit: —"All young men who wish to volunteer for service with the New Zealand field force must parade mounted at Yaldhurst on Saturday, August Bth, at 1 p.m., when conditions of service will be explained. The dress will be drill order." Wellington, August 6. The Wellington Education Board has passed a resolution that they will not place any difficulty in the way of teachers desiring i>o join the expedi' ticnary forces. , EAGER RFSPONSE; ' "'. The officers of, the defence forces in Cbristchurch have been besieged all day by eager volunteers who are willing to serve in the expeditionary force. The response in Canterbury alone from both mounted and infantry regiments has been extraordinary. The adjutants of the respective regiments are receiving the applications. FUNDS AND GARMENTS FOR VOLUNTEERS.

The Mayoress has received the following telegram from Lady Liverpool, and as will bs seen elsewhere calls a ladies meeting for Monday ;— "May I invite your cordial co-op-eration in forming a ladies' committee in your town for collecting funds and suitable garments for New Zealand forces n,ow mobilising as suggested in my letter published in the newspapers on Friday, the 7th of August."


More than a mild excitment was created in Akaroa on Wednesday after noon, when it became known that Britain had declared war with Germ any, There was a hungry news seek ing crowd waitihg for news at the Mail office and the messages posted as Mail extras were keenly sought after.

The French and British elements of the population which have •mingled and thrived for'over seventy years on Banks Peninsula joined in singing Eule Britannia, the Marseillaise and the National Anthem were sung en thusiasticaily by British and French during the evening. Many Peninsula Territorials are keen to be included in the New Zealand expeditionary force. A parade of the Peninsula troop of the G.Y.C. wilkbe held at Duvauchelle today under Lieutenant Mase> field in conjunction with orders for the mobilisation of the Ist (Canterbury) Mounted Regiment 'in Christ , church tomorrow-

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FIRST CANTERBURY REGI MENT CALLED OUT., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 4419, 7 August 1914

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FIRST CANTERBURY REGI MENT CALLED OUT. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 4419, 7 August 1914

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