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DEPARTURE OF MOUNTED TROOP.

The three Akaroa members of the mounted foroe who have volunteered—Messrs T. Lelievre, A. Lelievre and A, Ferris—left yesterday morning for Little River, where they entrained their horses for Cbristchnrch.

On Wednesday evening, a number of citizens, pave them an informal sendoff, a large party -gathering later at Mr E. E. Lelievre's residence in Akaroa, where patri> otic songs were sung, and the health of the volunteers-drunk enthusiastically.

In spite of tbe fact that when the three volunteers left yesterday morning about 8 o'clock it was raining bard, a large number of Akaroa residents had gathered to see tbem off, and as they rode along the streets on their way they were cheered heartily.

In addition to to those mounted Peninsula men whose names wore given as volunteering last issue, Mr L, J. Smith, of Little River, has also gone up to Christchurch among the mounted volunteers.

On Wednesday some Barry's Bay residents save a send-off at the Hill Top Hotel to Trooper A. R. Sefton, who has left with tbe mounted Peninsula troop, when a very pleasant and enjoyable time was spent.

Yesterday Mr L, A. Ditely, of Akaroa, received word he was to leave on Saturday for Christchurch. We understand Mr Ditely will aot as transport officer.jj

Staff Sergeant-Major Quarterly, of Akaroa, has also volunteered for service at the front.

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DEPARTURE OF MOUNTED TROOP., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 4421, 14 August 1914

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DEPARTURE OF MOUNTED TROOP. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 4421, 14 August 1914

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