Tbe following extract from tbe letter of tbe London " Presa " correspondent is of interest:— " New Zealanders will be interested to read something about Major Robert Masefield, of the let King's Shropshire Light Infantry, son of Mr Valentine Masefield, of Akaroa, whose death el the front was recorded about a, fortnight ago. On October 24tb, Major Masefield waß second in command, as well as still commanding bis own company, short of officer?, arid of hip dea'h on that day bis captain writes: —• It was in tbe trerjches of A Corn patiy. We had been fighting bard f»r five days, and D Company bad lost all tbeir officers except one,, so at twelve o'clock I was taken from A to go to D Company trendies. I said goodbye and be took my seat. It was there at 4SO p.in he was killed instantaneously by sbrapnel shell in tbe back.' His Colonel—wounded— writes from Cambridge :—'Always cheerful and ready for work under all conditions, he will be bard to.replace.' Someone else who knew Major ' Boh ' writes:—'A fine soldier and keen sportsman, bis loss will be felt by both battalions of tbe regiment, by both officers and men "
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PERSONAL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3466, 1 January 1915
PERSONAL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3466, 1 January 1915
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