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A patriolio meeting m< held in the Town Hall, Little River, Inst night, Mr h 0. Coop, Wairewa County Chairman, presiding over a luge nnd eathii'iaet'O attendaooe. The in a speech, explained ibat the meeting had been called so that the residents could do their part towards helping the Government in preparing the departure of the N.Z. Expeditionary Force. , as they had rtono in the case of the South African war. The reat of the Dominion was doing its best, and they must do the pame, t Messrs G. Barclay, T. Thompson and Kicharda also spoke, and suggested holding concerts to raise funds for the New Zealand Fo'rce3.-' ■. . .•'.;.■■ .:.

The following concert committee was formed .—Misses Emms and Dawber, Messrs W. A. Kichards, i>, Wright. H. Beed, W. B. Newton, T. Skipper, H. Lewthwaite, W. Aitken, T. Brankin and J. B. Swaddell.

Songe were contributed by. Me?frs ,H. Hutohinsoij, J, 0, Coop. J> McSwaddel, T, Skipper, and a selection by the Little Kiver orchestra. Mr Dougall gave an interesting var lecture, pointing out the main points in tße concert of Avar. A committee was formed to start a fewing guild consisting of Mrs J> F. Buohanan, Mrs W, H Montgomery and Miss Coop.

>11 the ladies in the ball volunteered to < ive assistance, and the Library and Hall will be placed at their disposal free of obarge also for use of meetings to assist during the war. •.■'■' ■".' ■ .. ( -. " .•' Apologise were received from Messrs Wynn-Williams, Ailen and J. F. Buchanan The chairman rrad tbe Premier's telegram and announce'! that £250 had been raised Lnd eleven herses offered for the Expeditionary Force. " PENINSULA . MOUNTED \ VOLUNTEERS. '

A pa>ale of ths 'Peninsula Troop of the C.Y.O. was cal aat Davauahelle. on Friday last;,'when tV c was a full parade under Lieutenant Captain T. Over ton and., Lieutenant J. Coe w.ere present, the former explaininf; the probable condition pf peryioe required by those joining the Expo ditionary Force. t ; '

The following volunteered to join the Expeditionary Force:— A. Maopbai!. T. Warner, Waghorn (4). T, Lolievre, A. Lelievre, A. Ferris, H. J. Moore and 8. B. Sefton. ■ ' ■ : .\*-' - ' '■,■'•■. INFANTRY VOLUNTEERS. Lieutenant Priest, in charge of : tbe X Coast Defence, is calling for volunteers, and, (we understand a number of Peninsula men / have sent in their names,

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PATRIOTIC LITTLE RIVER, Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 4420, 11 August 1914

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PATRIOTIC LITTLE RIVER Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 4420, 11 August 1914

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