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AKAROA CITIZENS' DEFENCE CORPS.

APPOINTMENT OF PLATOON AND SECTION COMMANDERS.

An enthusiastic meeting of tbe newly formed Akaroa Citizens' Defence Corps was held at the Akaroa Borough Council Chambers on Wed nesday evening, when there were about fifty members of the corp pre -ent, the president (Mr G. Armstrong) prepiding.

The president, in addressing preaent.'eaid the object of tbe meeting was to form tbe company into sections where tbey could be most conveniently called together, and elect a platoon commander and non corns in charge of each section. Tbe number enrolled at present was 74, and be was sure everyone wtts willing to do bis best to belp tbe interests of tbe new corps. (Applause). The Rev. J W. Hayward, hon sec, Baid be thought that a platoon commander should first be appointed,

Those enrolled were then split up into five sections, and the following corporals were appointed as section leaders :—

No 1 section—Akaroa central, Corporal A. Whitley. No. 2 section—North end, Corporal T. Lawrence.

No.B section—South end, Corporal J. D. Bruce. No. 4 section—South end, Corporal Geo. Checkley.

No, 5 seotion— General, Corporal H. W. Wilkins

Mr C. Fredericksen was appointed to the position of platoon commander. It was pointed out that these ap pointmenta were only temporary in view of tbe visit of Major Barnett on Saturday, January 9tb. It was decided that tbe platoon commander and section leaders meet Major Barnett prior to the parade on tbe Recreation ground at 7 p.m. Tbe question of the most convenient time for future parades was left for. a later date to arrange.

It was decided to levy Is per mem ber for general expenses. An enthusiastic meeting was then brought to a close,

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AKAROA CITIZENS' DEFENCE CORPS., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3468, 8 January 1915

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AKAROA CITIZENS' DEFENCE CORPS. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3468, 8 January 1915

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